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Higher Kinnerton, Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Very spacious cottage ."

    beautiful area. Close to so many places. My only issue was the sofa found it to be uncomfortable but we'll definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Pam4.1Apr 2024

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and the owners were on hand if we needed anything - they offered directions when we discovered the brook near the place had flooded and we had to go around."

    There were dog towels, a bowl, baggies and treats for our pooch and we even had a few treats for the humans (and milk for a cuppa). Very well appointed cottage, peaceful surroundings. The nearby royal oak pub was also dog friendly and did really nice food, with a good kids menu too.

    Reviewed by Rosie4.7Dec 2023

  • "Delightful, spacious bungalow that was very well equipped for a comfortable stay."

    Cosy and warm , well placed for north wales and Chester. Lovely owners who gave us a very warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Nov 2023

  • "Cannot fault the place , lovely clean, warm, comfy, plenty of room, good sized bedrooms, ample cooking and cleaning items to use, nice out door area`s, friendly welcome on arrival, good parking spaces, close to beach`s, villages, town`s and of course Chester zoo, very tranquil good views over the farm land."

    and the log fire made our stay even better. The only thing we would suggest is to put some coat hooks and shoe rack in the hall way. Many thanks for our stay.

    Reviewed by Averil5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous hosts, lovely bungalow has everything you would need and more, ideal location for all that's to see in North Wales, no complaints from us at all and we will definitely be going back."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely, spacious property in a quiet rural setting, with everything anyone could possibly need."

    It is within reach of many places of interest in North Wales and North-West England. Our hosts, Mandy and Les, were friendly and helpful, and we thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Lovely and clean. Bathroom with walk in shower also very clean. Comfy beds and pretty lounge area, kitchen a dream to be in. Really peaceful place to stay. Only drawback is the garden area. The private area outside the side door was very unkempt. Its only a small area but it's a perfect sun trap to be able to enjoy outdoor eating, lounging and sunbathing but unfortunately the grass and borders are too overgrown and really need to be much better maintained. There was dog mess around the borders..not nice to be sitting near to. There were no chairs or even a small table to put a drink on although 3 small garden chairs we provided when we asked the owner as we got fed up hauling kitchen chairs outside in order to be able to sit down with a drink and sunbathe, not very comfortable sitting on a straight back dining chair. Really nice pond containing pond flowers but water so dirty and full of grass cuttings we couldn't see any fish although we knew they were in there somewhere! Perhaps a small team of gardeners could be brought in to maintain that rear garden on a weekly basis during summer so that it can be maintained to that beautiful little area that it should be.

    Reviewed by Glenys4.1Jun 2023

  • "We had an excellent week at the holiday home."

    The accommodation was well appointed and Mr and Mrs Cannon made us welcome. The bungalow is on a farm in a rural location so a car is essential. However there is a village nearby which has an excellent pub, a village store and a surprisingly upmarket coffee shop! For exploring the area Chester (including the Zoo) is within easy reach with Park & Ride buses (£2 return) from Wrexham Road about 5 miles away. Also Wrexham, Flint and Mold are less than 10 miles so there are other places to explore. Erddig National Tust is well worth a visit and we spent a whole day there. The large Chester Oaks Designer Outlet at Ellesmere Port is also within range. In all a good week exploring a new area from a comfortable base.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely 4 night break at Sandmartins."

    On a farm on a nice quiet country lane but within easy reach of the village. Owners were very friendly and helpful and always on hand. The bungalow is really large and very well equipped. We had a small problem with the hot tap in the kitchen, but wasn’t a big deal as there was a dishwasher and tablets supplied. We would definitely stay there again and will recommend to friends and family. If there had been a second toilet that would have been useful.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a great holiday, quiet and restful."

    The bungalow was warm and comfortable, the weather cold, wet and snow. That did not spoil our break away. Many thanks. Next time maybe in the summer!

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Mar 2023

  • "Sandmartins is a comfortable, spacious, well equipped bungalow."

    It is well placed to visit Chester and the North Wales coastline. The bungalow is situated in a yard with the farmhouse and there is adequate parking. It would have been even better to been able to park on the drive to the bungalow rather than running in the rain from the car to the front door, but really very little else to mention.

    Reviewed by Ros5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful place and beautiful bungalow."

    Very large and very clean and Tidy. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tara4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely and spacious"

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Dec 2022

  • "We had an absolutely lovely stay."

    This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. Cottage is exactly as described and extremely clean. We will be back again in the spring.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have just returned from a weeks stay here."

    The owners Mandy and Les are so lovely and helpful. Our grandson loved seeing the animals and tractors. The bungalow is really lovely and would recommend it. This is not a negative but just a thought that the replacement of the freezer, and a baking sheet would be very useful for families that intend to eat at the property. We would return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Oct 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow near village."

    Well equipped and clean. Great road links to North Wales and Chester. We had a relaxing stay. On site owners friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Sep 2022

  • "Sandmartins was clean and comfortable."

    Lots of places to visit in the area and good places to eat

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Sandmartins was a very good stay would recommend"

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Jul 2022

  • "I had a great time while staying at the cottage."

    Just what I wanted. Mandy & Les are great hosts and very helpful.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2022

  • "This a very comfortable cottage and much larger than we expected."

    It is in a great position being down a long quiet country lane and yet close to the attractions that Chester has to offer. The owners were very helpful and on site if we needed anything. The flowers and milk on arrival were a nice touch. We would definitely recommend it. The kitchen is spacious and has everything you would need to cook for a family but the local pub is just down the lane and is very welcoming.!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow."

    Lovely base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Mar 2022

  • "Excellent accomodation and owners raally enjoyed the stay thanks very much."

    Reviewed by Egan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow on a quiet road."

    The owners were welcoming and had put up a Xmas tree for us.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "A deceptively large cottage ideally placed to explore Chester and the surrounding area."

    Great facilities with the owners on hand if you need them. The pictures dont do the cottage justice - plenty of room for our family of 4 for a week's stay. Definitely one to return to

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Oct 2021

  • "The couple were friendly and easy to talk to"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property is really nicely presented and seems to have had a recent refresh."

    Rooms are spacious with lots of storage. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need, including dishwasher tablets and washing capsules. We cooked ourselves an entire Sunday roast and had everything we needed. Beds comfy with nice thick duvets. Kids were a bit disappointed by the lack of Netflix etc but learnt to watch 'real' TV :). A lovely location to explore the North Wales beaches, Chester Zoo, and the Wirral. A local shop and two friendly pubs in walking distance (but take a torch). We found some lovely dog walks in local nature reserves and Mandy let us wash down the muddy pooches in the old dairy. We had three adults and two kids so had to negotiate around the one bathroom. One recommendation would be a lock on the bathroom door. Thank you, a lovely holiday xx.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Aug 2021

  • "Our original cottage was cancelled so we were grateful to be able to book this house over half term."

    The owner was welcoming on arrival, and let us know about some local amenities for our small children. The bungalow is on farm on a country road and was peaceful. It is not far from main roads. The house was clean. I hope to be constructive in mentioning that I have stayed in a number of Sykes cottages and I felt that this house, in this price bracket, would benefit from: a king/super king instead of a double in the largest bedroom. The mattress felt raised in the middle so that you were rolling off. The bed was also squeaky. A larger fridge. The under counter fridge is rather small if you planned to cook your own meals. An indoor clothes airer. There is a rotary in the garden which needs more pegs. I also felt that outside furniture and a BBQ, in a screened off area of the garden would greatly add to the amenity. The garden is open to the shared drive. Overall I would recommend this location.

    Reviewed by Eleanor3.8May 2021

  • "Very spacious accommodation and, although in a very rural setting, just 10 mins from Chester Park and Ride terminal and 10 mins from the excellent Broughton Retail Park."

    A small shop and two pubs are within walking distance. The property is owned by an extremely nice couple, Les and Mandy, who were very helpful. They even provided a Christmas tree during our stay and fitted lights around the outside of the cottage. It was a pleasure spending time at this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Dec 2020

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  • All ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Off-road parking for one, can be two on request
  • Garden with lawn, covered pond, clothes airer, and picnic bench
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed, dogs should be supervised at all times
  • Note: The property is next to the owners farmhouse with a shared driveway
  • Note: The fish pond in the garden is covered with a grate
  • Note: The owners live next door so please be mindful of noise in the garden at night Note: This property can comfortably fit 5 adults and a baby in a cot, there is not space for 6 adults
  • Please contact owner if having additional guests to visit
  • Note: This property only takes a minimum of 3 night bookings.

The property

Bring the family along for an unforgettable experience at this delightful bungalow, a welcome base for pets and small children.

Sandmartins is nestled within Higher Kinnerton village, benefiting from far-reaching countryside views of the heavenly Flintshire county.

The property is based on a tranquil country road where a shared driveway brings you to the cottage, and a lush garden lawn wraps around the bungalow with the rear garden holding a lovely picnic bench for outdoor dining, along with a handy clothes airer, and a covered fish pond.

Spend a relaxing Sunday evening cooking up a homemade meal in the spacious kitchen/diner, equipped with top-notch amenities and a generous dining table providing room for all the family, there's also a highchair available in the porch area for a little one.

Cuddle up in front of the open fire on a cold winter's night in the sitting room, whilst the family watch a Christmas film with a tasty hot chocolate on the Smart TV from the comfort of one of the sofas or armchairs.

Three nicely decorated bedrooms await you and your loved ones; the double room boasts an abundance of natural light from the windows, the twin benefits from a built-in wardrobe, while the single room has plenty of hanging space.

Choose between a soothing bubble bath with a good book and glass of wine, or a refreshing shower in the family bathroom, a place for all the family to prepare for a day of fun activities.

This beautiful abode is nestled within 65 acres of stunning farmland, with the owner's farmhouse resting next door and the working farm being a good distance away.

A stroll down the peaceful country roads will take you to a convenience store where you can stock up on snacks and essentials, and two country pubs for you to sample the local ales.

Higher Kinnerton itself is a rural village, perfect for a quiet break, but still within a prime destination to be able to travel lots of different villages, towns and cities.

Ramblers will adore the chance to visit the Wales Coast Path and Offa's Dyke Path, both offering long walking trails, picturesque scenery and local wildlife for nature enthusiasts.

Other amazing locations where you can delve into the countryside include the Clwydian Range, Moel Famau, Loggerheads Country Park, or further afield at Snowdonia National Park.

Wrexham is a fantastic Welsh town with lots to offer, home to National Trust property Erdigg manor house, Xplore!

Science Discovery museum, and St Mary's Cathedral, as well as a wide selection of restaurants, bars and pubs.

Higher Kinnerton is right on the outskirts of Chester, a bustling city centre with a whole host of activities and attractions to choose from, including Chester Zoo, Chester Cathedral , Grosvenor Museum, and the super fun Escapism escape room challenge, there's also a wide choice of independent boutiques, historic pubs, and contemporary dining.

Sandmartins is the perfect base for a family to enjoy quality time in this relaxing location, in short distance of a wide choice of attractions.

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About the location


Chester 7 miles; Liverpool 23 miles

A delightful little village close to the City of Chester yet within the borders of North Wales. There is a primary school, village shop and two pubs, as well as a village hall hosting various community clubs and events. Just a short drive will bring you over the English border to the Roman City of Chester, with its Elizabethan timber-framed townhouses, famous Tudor 'Rows' and lovely walks along the Roman Walls. Take a gentle stroll through Grosvenor Park and along the River Dee, and pick an ideal spot for a picnic with the family. Many a fun-filled day out can be had at the Racecourse or Chester Zoo. The Snowdonia National Park and Welsh coastal towns of Colwyn Bay and Llandudno are within easy reach along the A494 and the A5 roads, with plenty of outdoors activities and beach walks waiting when you arrive. The cities of Liverpool and Manchester offer many fantastic shopping opportunities and vibrant nightlife to discover. A lovely location to base your break in Flintshire.

The charging of electric cars is by prior arrangement with the owner.
Note: This property only takes a minimum of 3 night bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas