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Ivy Cottage

Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1062218)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house about 15 mins walk from the centre of Chester."

    Really liked the upside down configuration and the sitting area / kitchen was the best part of the house, really relaxed space. Everything slightly smaller than I was expecting from the photos - but fine.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our 5 days."

    Very comfortable stay with great view, everything the advert said. Would recommend to friends and will look at staying somewhere else with you guys. Thanks V much. Rob and Sam Plymouth

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2022

  • "The house was very clean and comfortable, suited us well and was in a good location for walking into the city and getting out and about."

    Please pass on our thanks for the Prosecco, biscuits, tea and coffee, they were appreciated - a minor detail, milk would have been useful too. We'd all come a long way and not brought milk for that much needed cuppa. Our negative points would be - one towel per person is mean, and the bed linen would benefit from being ironed!!! Lack of coat hangars, though plenty of hooks. The bathroom in the cupboard was difficult for us to use, but an excellent use of space for those who are contortionists. A bit too much unnecessary clutter. We all enjoyed our stay in Chester and it's a place to re-visit, thank you to the Sykes team for their help.

    Reviewed by MMay 2022

  • "Lovely holiday home."

    Comfortable beds, gorgeous bathroom, clean throughout. Great views from the top floor. 10-15 min walk to the centre of Chester. Parking a little tight but plenty of spots on the road. Lots of mirrors for those who are a little self conscious! Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SuzyApr 2022

  • "Only moan was the small downstairs toilet and shower."

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2022

  • "This is a fabulous holiday rental, which proved to be perfect for the needs of my weekend group."

    Great location, and great views from the sitting room on the top floor. Fantastic value for money.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable upside down house, with cracking view over the river, near enough to the town centre to walk in."

    The outside spaces were well used for relaxing in the afternoon sun.

    Reviewed by JackyMar 2022

  • "Overall a comfortable stay, lovely location to the city and beautiful views."

    Unfortunately kitchen was not stocked sufficient for such a large house, or as well as other sykes cottages that we have stayed in. Shortages of teaspoons (only 3), broken and worn out frying pans, no basics provided at all for cooking (oil etc). Internet very temperamental especially in the late afternoon and evening. TV kept losing signal and buffering because of this. No hairdryer although the host did offer to buy one once informed.

    Reviewed by BronwenMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Ivy Cottage ."

    Meg was so helpful. The welcome of procecco and biscuits with a personal card was a very nice welcome. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom was a delight. Very close to town 15 minutes walk , Waitrose is 10 minutes , and a great pub across the road. Ivy Cottage is vey homely and comfortable I would definately reccommend a stay. This is my 6th time using Skyes in 10 months .

    Reviewed by TracyJan 2022

  • "Ivy cottage is a wonderful property in a great location and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Previous reviews had criticised things like lack of cleaning materials & frivolous matters like too much clutter in the living area & a tight parking space which is really unfair. Ivy cottage compares favourably with many properties we have stayed in both here & abroad.The open plan top floor & wonderful views make us think it may be worth a return visit in the summer as the proximity to the river & indeed the town would be even better in the sunshine.We loved the local pub as well & won't hesitate to recommend to our friends...Thanks once again to Meg for a fantastic stay !

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "The Cottage was great."

    We all had a good time and the main bedroom, bed was soooo comfy. Almost to the point where i would like to ask she got it from?????????!! The cottage was very clean which was really nice to see. I will be staying here again for sure. Oh PS i think it was because of the rain and cold at the time over christmas when we were there but I would like to flag with the owner that the front gate after the entry code was inputted once the handle was turned the gate was very stiff and got stuck when trying to open. The only way of getting in was to unfortunately give it a good shove. I think it was because of the wet and the wood maybe could have swelled or dropped slightly. BUT thats all!! Kind Regards, Spencer

    Reviewed by SpencerDec 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated house with great outside space nice road to be on with quick access to a river walk."

    welcome package including biscuits and prosseco was a lovely surprise ! Slightly too many accessories, coffee tables, cluttering the living room area, and sofa. Not particularly comfy as the base cushions slide off . Owner was very attentive and helpful.

    Reviewed by KateDec 2021

  • "A brilliant holiday cottage in great location."

    The owner had thought of everything to make for a great holiday, and couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you

    Reviewed by RossNov 2021

  • "We had a great family get together at Ivy Cottage."

    We found everything to be as expected and comfortable. It is a great location with views out over Chester and the river and is a straightforward walk into the centre as well as to food shops. The property was clean and welcoming and we would definitely come again for a weekend away!

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2021

  • "Although kitchen and bathroom was modern ."

    . the bedroom furniture is very old and falling apart.. too much clutter ... and too many scatter cushions ..especially in bedrooms ... courtyard needs attention ... going by photo on website .. expected a better view of the river... getting out of parking space takes bit of skill .. as you have to reverse out onto quite a busy road ... p s. The property had plug in air fresheners in almost every socket .. had to turn them all off as the smell was too over powering......

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "We found the cottage to be quite dirty in places, and in need of some redecoration/maintenance."

    We thought for self catering there should have been more basic items present, for example there were no toilet rolls, or a tin opener! The road outside the cottage was noisy all day, even with the windows closed. The parking space stretched my reversing skills to the limit, a large 4x4 type vehicle would not fit!

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2021

  • "Strongly recommend that black out blinds/curtains are put in the main double bedroom on the 2nd floor."

    The curtains were so light that sun light streamed in from the very early hours. With the very noise road outside and neighbours on the balcony to the side of the property it was not a great place to stay to get a good night's sleep.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "We had an excellent week in Ivy cottage."

    The accommodation was exactly as described and catered for all our family needs. Ivy cottage provides a great base for exploring Chester and surrounding areas. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2021

  • "Well equipped kitchen, lots of hot water, bright living area with nice decor and furnishings but ."

    .. Downstairs shower room was very small, uncomfortable to use and was always damp with condensation, One bath towel per person for one whole week was inadequate and 2 hand towels for 6 people is very unsatisfactory. Although there was a washer/dryer this hardly compensated. No hanging space in either of the downstairs bedrooms, Outside terraces need spruced up. Single parking space provided was a challenge to access

    Reviewed by John BrianJul 2021

  • "More towels would have been better."

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2021

  • "Great place to explore Chester, Liverpool and North Wales."

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 2021

  • "Ivy Cottage was great, very clean, close proximity to local parks, bus routes and the town centre."

    The cottage was fully equipped and was great to have the outdoor space. Would definitely recommend and we will be back.

    Reviewed by AntonyMay 2021

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with double ended bath, walk-in shower, double basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, selection of books and games
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • First-floor terrace with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Restricted head room in ground-floor shower room
  • Note: Due to steep stairs, children are to be supervised and it is not recommended for those with mobility issues
  • Note: Check in time 5pm.

The property

Boasting sensational views across the River Dee and Chester skyline, Ivy Cottage is a delightful Georgian detached property ideally located close to all the excitement of the city centre.

Set over three floors, this inviting residence is perfectly placed for enjoying all that Chester has to offer, ideally suited for a family or group looking for an action-packed break.

Internally, the property has been recently redesigned in a reverse level layout, having a loft-style open-plan living area on the second floor which takes full advantage of spectacular elevated views.

The well-equipped kitchen offers all you could need for a short break away, including an electric oven and hob, microwave and a fridge/freezer, allowing you to rustle up some home-cooked feasts, while there is also a pull-out dining table where these meals can be enjoyed.

After eating, get comfortable on the large L-shaped in front of the Smart TV, catching up on your favourite shows whilst the faux fire provides a gentle warmth to the room.

As the evening comes to a close, walk down to the first floor to find a double bedroom, elegantly presented in neutral tones, while across the landing is the stunning bathroom, fitted with a lavish double-ended bath and a walk-in shower cubicle, so you can best decide how to prepare for the day.

From this level you can access the characterful champagne terrace, complete with patio furniture that offers a relaxing spot to enjoy an evening drink.

The ground-floor occupies two further bedrooms, including a double and twin, along with a compact shower room.

The enclosed courtyard features further outdoor seating and leads to the off-road parking space for one car.

Chester is a fine city to enjoy a family getaway; from the door there is a superb selection of shops, ranging from convenience stores, supermarkets (Waitrose is just a short stroll away) and high-street shops, accompanied by a plethora of quirky cafés, fine-dining restaurants, cosy pubs and fun-filled bars.

Brush up on local history by exploring the walls and the Cathedral, by visiting the amphitheatre of Roman times, as well as by shopping in and around the famous Tudor Rows, home to a quality selection of independent shops and boutiques.

Sunny afternoons can be spent strolling alongside the River Dee, in Chester Meadows or enjoying a picnic in Grosvenor Park.

Why not plan a visit to the renowned Chester Zoo, home to 35,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens, promising a great day out for families?

Further afield the natural beauty of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park awaits, where you can find a wide choice of outdoor activities or take off in other directions to explore Liverpool and Manchester, which are both easily accessible from the train station.

Ivy Cottage is a substantial property for families to enjoy, whatever of time of year.

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About the location


Liverpool 17 miles; Manchester 36 miles.

Chester has quite rightly been described as 'the jewel of the North-West of England'. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the city is that within a very small area there is evidence of every period of history - from the old walls and amphitheatre of Roman times, through medieval churches, Elizabethan timber-framed townhouses and Georgian terraces, to Victorian restorations and 21st century architecture. The city has much to offer the tourist, including excellent shopping in and around the famous Tudor 'Rows' and lovely walks along the Roman Walls, beside the River Dee and through the picturesque Grosvenor Park. Explore Chester's beautiful medieval cathedral, visit Chester Racecourse or spend a day at the world renowned Chester Zoo. Further afield, the stunning Welsh mountains and coastline, the quaint market towns and villages of Cheshire and the Wirral Peninsula with its first class golf courses, are all within easy touring distance, whilst frequent rail services make Liverpool, Manchester and the North Wales coast readily accessible.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas