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Tower View Cottage

(Ref. 1007949)

Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Impressive use of space in what is a small house."

    Nicely furnished and instructions provided at key points in the form of stickers and small notices. The back yard has a view of a loop of the canal and a section of Roman wall with the tower. You can see a whole geological progression while watching the canal boats go past. Ducks and moorhens nest a bit further down the canal by Cow Bridge.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent property with lots of charm!"

    It was clean and comfortable with everything you could ever need. The welcome tray of wine, cheese and biscuits was such a treat! The cottage was just a short walk from the city centre and everything Chester has to offer (the walls, the river, and fabulous shops, restaurants cafes' etc). The courtyard backdrop looked across the canal to the Kings Tower and it was delightful just to sit, relax and enjoy the view after a busy day of taking in all the sights. Also close at hand was the bus station which was handy for our trip to Chester Zoo, and the short walk to the train station gave us the opportunity to head to Llandudno for the day. All in all, we thoroughly recommend this property!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and there was lots of useful labels and information."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming, and easy to contact. Really appreciated the welcome note, drinks and nibbles!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    It is ideally located for a visit to Chester and the North West. The facilities lived up to our expectations and we would certainly stay again

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Dec 2022

  • "Cosy, excellent location, good view, comfy sofa."

    Whole process of getting the key was very straightforward.

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Nov 2022

  • "Loved our stay fantastic location well equipped cottage would definitely stay again."

    Only one negative comment the shower could do with a deep clean.

    Thanks, John. We have attacked it with mould cleaner as for some reason there had been a build up of mildew. It's as good as new now! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2022

  • "A lovely presented house that is ideal for exploring Chester on foot and the surrounding area by bus."

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Jul 2022

  • "An excellent place for a short city break."

    Ideal location just on the edge of the city. A small but very well designed house with everything you could need. We especially liked that the kitchen was usable to cook full meals. The living area is very comfortable, the shower room has a GREAT shower. Perfect for a couple or with one young teen. ( the steps are quite steep and narrow not great for very young or elderly in my opinion.)

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Tower View Cottage."

    The cottage is so characterful and the location is perfect. The icing on the cake is the wonderful little terrace garden which looks out onto King Charles Tower, the ancient city walls and the canal. My son and I felt so privileged to be there (we normally reside in very unpicturesque London). We wanted to go out more but couldn't drag ourselves away from the view! The cottage owner is lovely and obviously really cares about her guests. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Well equipped, comfortable, excellent position for both the city and the buses out of the city. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay at this cottage, ideal location close to all amenities."

    We had lovely weather so made good use of the court yard. Cottage had everything you need for a break away from home. Great communication from Fiona the owner very helpful information from her. Thank you for a wonderful stay will definitely be returning in the future

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was ideal for our holiday and our host was very helpful and attentive."

    It has excellent facilities and in a great location for exploring the city and the wider area.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Mar 2022

  • "Thanks very much for a lovely stay in your quaint cottage, so centrally positioned giving great access into all the delights of Chester."

    Would definitely like to book this property again.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great stay and hopefully we will be back."

    I should have mentioned to the owner that the TV seems to freeze all the time. Tried changing remote batteries but didn't resolve the issue.

    Sorry about the TV, Katharine. Could you let me know when this happens, on live TV or on playback? No one else has mentioned it and we have not found a problem ourselves. Thanks in advance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katharine4.1Jan 2022

  • "Perfect setting for a visit to the North West and Chester."

    The cottage was comfortable warm and welcoming an ideal location to stay during the Christmas week.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Dec 2021

  • "Good location just a bit noisy from road nice touches with wine etc would stay ..."

    Good location just a bit noisy from road nice touches with wine etc would stay again would be handy to have a parking permit as unpacking was a bit hard but would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Nov 2021

  • "Was a wonderful short break in Chester, cottage was delightful, and so close to centre and amenities."

    . Will definitely be going back ..

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is wonderfully situated to enjoy the delights of Chester."

    The facilities were excellent and everything you could need was provided to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a very convenient location for seeing the city ,walking the walls and the canal tow path ."

    Parking was in a paid car park - we used the Delamare car park at £7.50 for a day and overnight . Only downside - very noisy in the double bedroom at night especially Friday and Saturday when loud shouting went on to the early hours!! Location virtually opposite the bus station which was good for travelling by bus but also perhaps the source of the noise at night . Having said that we loved the cottage and the south facing courtyard garden . The owner was very friendly and left us food , milk and wine to welcome us . We had a very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great place."

    Convenient location. Lovely host. Really enjoyed our stay in Chester and this cottage was the hub for our activities and a lovely place to chill in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2021

  • "An ideal little place, just right for our needs."

    All comforts, convenient for all Chester's many tourist and cultural facilities, and ideal for bus tours and river cruising. We were always out for meals, but the kitchen facilities were comprehensive. The owner, Fiona, was especially kind and personable, always a plus. We would readily go back there.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location with the centre of Chester within 2-minute walking distance."

    The rear patio area is fabulous in the sunshine as it looks out on the walls of Chester but you don't feel over looked. The property is very well equipped, clean and idea for a 2/3 visitors and a bottle of Prosecco was waiting for us on arrival which was a nice touch. The owner has gone to all the trouble of putting little notes around the property about how things work so you don’t have to trawl through a long how to guide. To the front you are close to the Bus station which was a bit noisy but I’d trade this for the rear view any day. If anything, it encouraged us to use the bus to go Chester Zoo which was only 20mins away! Highly, recommend this property for anyone able bodied (the steps out front are a bit tricky).

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    It had everything we could have needed. Lovely little extra touches and exceptionally clean. Warm, comfortable and really handy for all facilities. Only downside would be for parking as would have to move car about to adhere to restrictions but we were carless for the week so wasnt a problem. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2021

  • "Tower view cottage was a perfect choice for us."

    It was within walking distance of the City centre and proved to be a perfect base for our visit. Ffiona our host went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed and the cottage itself was well equipped and welcoming. Life is about making memories and our memories of this short break will be something we both will cherish.

    Reviewed by Pointer5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful few days in Tower View Cottage."

    A great location for seeing the city (only a few minutes' walk to the centre), and to travel further afield (Liverpool, Wallasey) to see family. Everything about the cottage was lovely, with many thoughtful touches. The wine and treats were very welcome too! We have already recommended it to friends and family, and will definitely stay again if we decide to revisit the area. Thank you Fiona.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2021

  • "A small yet perfectly formed little house."

    It is in a great position to walk around Chester. Although small it is comfortable and well laid out with a nice outdoor space that is good to sit out in. There is plenty of information provided to help make your stay enjoyable. We would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Alfred5.0Apr 2021

  • "This was a really nice place to stay, both in its location and the little extras left for us by the owner."

    We hope to return to this property again some time .

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Tower View Cottage."

    The whole experience with Sykes was flawless. The cottage had so many nice luxurious little touches. So much thought had been put into our stay by the owner. We would certainly consider another visit here.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything provided in the cottage was excellent, eventhough we tried to ensure we bought everything due to COVID."

    It was lovely to return there after being out exploring the city.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The holiday cottage is extremely well equipped and comfortable."

    It is well positioned to access all areas of the city. There are numerous eateries and pubs nearby. The only downside was the parking - free overnight parking 9pm - 8am outside the cottage only. Once we’d got our bearings there was a reasonable pay on foot car park a short walk away, which was ideal.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear patio area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • City centre paid public parking nearby
  • Note: The rear garden wall is around 2.5ft high, care to be taken as this leads to steep bank of canal
  • Please also note that in keeping with the character of the property as per the pictures, there are four sandstone steps to access the property which are approx 9 inches high, please do take care on these steps
  • Please note: The closest car park to the property is Delamere Street, however parking can also be located on Garden Lane
  • Please note: Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Please note: this property only accepts a Monday and Friday check in
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Set amidst the excitement of Chester’s city centre is this Grade II listed canal side gem, Tower View Cottage.

This 200-year-old property is perfectly positioned for that long-awaited city escape that you have been seeking, ideally suited for a couple looking for a romantic getaway or for an action-packed break.

Up three old stone steps, you will enter this friendly and inviting home with its cosy sitting room, where you will find a comfy sofa and a wall-mounted TV.

In the spacious fireplace is a multi-function electric fire, which you can flick on for additional warmth and atmosphere during the winter months.

The adjoining dining area is perfect for indulging in a takeaway, popping open a bottle of wine or delighting in your home-cooked meal.

Step into the kitchen, where you will find a range of quality appliances, inviting you in to cook up a family favourite dish, with the stable door providing easy access to the attractive courtyard and the Georgian paned window with its lovely views to the back of the property.

Head upstairs to find the two bedrooms, with the single bedroom providing views of the city walls and the tower, which is lit up in the evening with a rosy glow.

The double bedroom with its ample storage gives a calm and serene atmosphere, thanks in part to the triple glazed windows.

Continuing to impress is the south-facing courtyard, where you can look forward to a spot of alfresco dining, with the city walls as your backdrop, or listen to the faint peel of Cathedral bells on a Sunday morning while you enjoy your morning coffee.

In addition to the choice of picking up the ‘hop on, hop off’ tourist bus just down the road, you have on the doorstep a superb selection of shops, ranging from convenience stores, supermarkets and high-street shops, accompanied by a plethora of quirky cafés, fine-dining restaurants, cosy pubs and fun-filled bars.

Uncover the city’s past 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 fine selection of independent shops and boutiques.

Summer afternoons and evenings can be spent walking beside the River Dee, in Chester Meadows or enjoying a picnic and an open air performance in Grosvenor Park.

You might even be lucky enough to experience one of Chester's famous Mystery Plays.

Spend glorious days at the Chester Racecourse or meet the animals at the world renowned Chester Zoo, home to 35,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens, promising a great day out for families.

For those feeling more adventures, take a scenic journey across North Wales to the Snowdonia National Park, where you will find a wide choice of outdoor activities, as well as climbing the highest mountain in the country, Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa as it is known in Welsh.

See the lovely Cheshire countryside with easy access via public transport links from the bus station just down the road or from Chester train station where you can also travel directly to Liverpool and Manchester, both hosting their own unique experiences for a family of all ages and tastes to enjoy.

A wonderful city break for a couple or a small family.

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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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Note: The rear garden wall is around 2.5ft high, care to be taken as this leads to steep bank of canal.
Please also note that in keeping with the character of this property as per the pictures, there are four sandstone steps to access the property which are approx 9 inches high, please do take care on these steps.
Please note: City centre paid public parking nearby. The closest car park to the property is Delamere Street, however parking can also be located on Garden Lane.
Please note: Minimum stay: 3 nights. Please note: this property only accepted a Monday and Friday check in.
Please note: Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Please note: this property only accepts a Monday and Friday check in.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas