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The Old Kings Arms

Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1052773)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


6 customer reviews

  • Lovely, clean cottage - loved it!

    “Cosy, has everything you need. Well styled and spacious. So near to the centre and village pubs - highly recommended. Arrived to Prosecco - so kind. Thank you for having us.”

    “Cosy, has everything you need. Well styled and spacious. So near to the centre and village pubs - highly recommended. Arrived to Prosecco - so kind. Thank you for having us.”

    - Gibson Family, Nov 2020

The property

An old, rustic and traditional mid-terrace cottage, The Old Kings Arms presents a quirky and stylish setting for a trip to the ancient Roman city of Chester, resting in the quaint district of Handbridge.

Featuring low ceilings with exposed beams and red brick feature fireplaces, The Old Kings Arms, being a former Coaching Inn, is full of classic cottage character, and is within easy reach of all of Chester's wonderful attractions.

Step inside and be welcomed into the sitting room after a fun-filled day, relax on the corner sofa amidst the vibrant furnishings and watch some TV, with an open fire in here too, it's a homely setting.

Prepare a home-cooked meal in the fitted kitchen, complete with an electric oven and hob and a dishwasher, while a living room/diner awaits to seat everyone at the table and enjoy some quality time with a feature fireplace in here too.

A shower room can also be found on the first floor, while upstairs there is a bathroom too.

Choose from three beautiful bedrooms, each with quality furnishings and elegant decor; there are two double bedrooms and one twin room, so would easily suit a family of six or two couples.

There is a bench to the front of the cottage which is the perfect place to grab a coffee and sit in the morning sun.

On a sunny evening you can relax out in the enclosed garden space, with a gravelled area with outdoor dining furniture for alfresco meals, and decking round the side with sunloungers for some holiday sunbathing. The rear of the property overlooks gardens and a church yard giving a great rural feel yet only a stones throw from the city.

Walk down the road to the Handbridge shops to find all you need for essentials and food, with some delightful cafés here too, as well as several pubs, including The Ship Inn lying just next to the Old Dee Bridge with views over the River Dee.

On a sunny afternoon head down to the riverside and grab an ice cream from one of the vintage ice cream stands, wander by the bandstand and see if there's anyone playing for you to sit and watch, or head straight to the pedalos and enjoy floating along the River Dee.

Take a walk around the city walls and pass by the beautiful Chester Cathedral, take a look inside and if you're okay with heights then experience 'Cathedral at Height' and be taken up the tower to get the best view of Chester from 125 feet above ground.

The Old Kings Arms is just a stone's throw from the beautiful Chester Meadows which run alongside the river, perfect for taking the dog too for a run around across the fields.

A great day out can always be had at Chester Zoo, with over 35,000 animals spread out across 128 acres, you can see lions, tigers and even jaguars, as well as elephants and giraffes and many more, with a fabulous gift shop to visit at the end to pick a cute souvenir!

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet near Ellesmere Port is home to a wealth of your favourite designer shops at discount prices, as well as a great selection of restaurants, a cinema, adventure golf and the Blue Planet Aquarium with one of the longest underwater tunnels in the world.

Discover a wealth of attractions in Chester from the comfort of The Old Kings Arms.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On street parking in front of the property and plenty nearby
  • Enclosed courtyard with decking and seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Due to style of property, care to be taken as steep stairs and low beams
  • Note: Check in is 5pm onwards

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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.

Region Information

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  • Christmas