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Dragon's Den

Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 911874)

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely apartment, friendly host, beautiful walks along river and in Grosvenor Park."

    Watched as Chester shut down day by day, but Dragon's Den was a welcome sanctuary. Would have loved to stay longer but would have become fugitives! Great holiday, sadly the last anyone will have for a very long time.

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2020

  • "I loved how the Dragon's Den felt very much like home with its beautiful house decor, beautiful natural lighting, cleanliness and its peaceful location."

    The host, Mike, was very kind to my boyfriend and I, and we appreciated his advice about the more scenic routes to get to the city center and his homely touches in the house. It was an excellent stay and we highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by AnnaFeb 2020

  • "Lovely self contained apartment which is very well equipped."

    We loved the location, car parking space and being able to have a bath! Perfect for families with young children.

    Reviewed by MelissaDec 2019

  • "Nice apartment above owners home, you have your own door and this can be locked."

    (Own keys). Milk, butter and bread awaits you in the kitchen. Nice touch. We are tall so sloped ceilings were a problem when washing up and getting out of the bath. Lots of hot water, I preferred the Bath to using the shower. Traffic noise starts early, (6am) I am a light sleeper!! Rest of our stay we didn't notice it. Space to hang your clothes, lots of other storage if you need it. Kitchen has all you need. Supermarkets are minutes away in a car, Morrisons, Asda and Aldi. We walked into Chester during our week many times, there is a good bus service if you prefer. Good base for Chester and Wales.

    Reviewed by LynetteAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed staying in dragons den some road noise however would go back ..."

    We enjoyed staying in dragons den some road noise however would go back Central to everything we wanted to do without having to use the car we walked

    Reviewed by JAug 2019

  • "Dragon Den is a lovely accommodation, plenty room everything you need for a holiday We enjoyed the 25min walk into Chester."

    Michael Martin the owner was very pleasant, considerate always wondering if we were comfortable.We would definitely recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "Nice cottage."

    Very friendly owner.

    Reviewed by RoderickJun 2019

  • "This is a very nice flat and I highly recommend it."

    The only point I would draw to a potential visitor's attention is the low ceilings. I am 5ft 11ins tall and was just about ok with the low ceilings, but if you are over 6ft tall you may have difficulties.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2019

  • "Dragon's Den is central to Chester so easy to walk into the city centre."

    It is comfortable and spacious and well stocked with kitchen equipment. The owner, Michael, provided bread, butter and milk, and shower gel, soap and shampoo, together with lots of towels, which was very much appreciated. It was quiet, with a lovely garden, yet on a bus route, so the best of both worlds. I hope to return.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2019

  • "Great base for visiting Chester."

    Very clean and comfortable with all necessary amenities. Apartment is above the owner's House who is very friendly and not at all intrusive. There is a nice garden to sit out in if the weather is nice. It's a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk into Chester centre. The stairs up to the apartment are a little steep if you have severe walking difficulties although I managed them ok with my ms. Close to local shops and food outlets, and supermarkets a 5 minute drive away. As the apartment is an attic conversion there are sloping ceilings in all rooms but I was ok with them, and I'm 6ft 3ins tall. All in all we had a lovely relaxing 4 nights here and will definitely stay here the next time we visit Chester.

    Reviewed by RickFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs and a nice living space."

    Reviewed by WillDec 2018

  • "Dragon's Den proved to be an excellent choice."

    The accommodation was clean, warm ( on chilly November days ), central to Chester and other tourist attractions. This was our first visit to Chester, having read other reviews which advised walking into the City and following the route info provided in the Dragon's Den information pack, we enjoyed a 20 minute walk to and then from the City. On the second day of our visit, we went to the Ness Botanic Gardens which were stunning, then continued on to Port Sunshine. Where we had an amazing walk seeing the houses, the war memorial, a visit to the Sunshine Museum and the art gallery. While in Chester we went to the tourist office and by chance found a leaflet 'Ultimate Attractions and shopping map' which was so useful and had money off vouchers to lots of places to visit. Dragon's Den was a great base for our stay, near to shops, a good walk to Chester City ( bus stops nearby if you don't want to walk). Clean and warm, we can recommend it. We would definitely book again if we are in the area. Many thanks to Michael for an enjoyable stay at Dragon's Den.

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2018

  • "A very well equipped spacious and comfortable apartment in a good location."

    Near enough to the city centre to be there in minutes with easy access by car or public transport without the hassle and noise of staying in the centre. Also ideal for visiting North Wales and Liverpool while in the area.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "Lovely flat with an easy walk into centre of Chester."

    It had all we needed for a comfortable stay. Would highly recommend the flat and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by LizOct 2018

  • "Location and facilities were above what we expected, which enabled us to have a very enjoyable and interesting week."

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "We booked Dragon's Den as it was one of the closest properties to Chester."

    Communications with and from the owner; Michael (via email) were very good just prior to the week or so before our arrival as I needed to check a couple of things. The apartment was ready on arrival and we were extremely impressed with it. It is light, spacious, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Kitchen items included a microwave, halogen oven, numerous pots/pans, array of knives and glasses. I think there was also a sandwich maker although we didn't use it. There was a 4pt carton of semi skimmed milk, butter and a loaf of freshly sliced bread left for us which was very much appreciated. All towels, tea towels, oven gloves, cleaning items including washing up liquid, liquid hand soap in both the kitchen and bathroom, washing powder, anti bacterial spray, bleach and toilet rolls were all provided. We always go well prepared when self catering but it left our pre-packed items redundant! There was also spare bedding if needed and a fan heater and a pedestal fan. There are literally dozens and dozens of tourist information leaflets for not just Chester but surrounding areas, takeaway food menus, bus timetables and an array of books in the lounge including several on the history of Chester. Sadly we didn't get the time to read any of them. There are also books in the main bedroom, a chess set, playing cards and a jigsaw puzzle provided. Michael came to see us shortly after we'd arrived to welcome us and to run through how things worked e.g. the freesat/tv, procedure incase of a fire etc. My husband mentioned that I have fibromyalgia and can get cold so Michael said he'd turn the central heating up. I found the apartment to be nice and warm anyway so did have to turn some of the radiators down on some of the days but this wasn't an issue. Within the "Welcome Information" sheet there is also a suggested walking route into Chester which takes you through a very pleasant residential area. It took us around 25 mins to walk it but we're not fast walkers. Due to the time of year we didn't get the chance to sit out and enjoy the shared garden - there is a small patio area with chairs for your use. We wouldn't hestitate to recommend this apartment and certainly plan to try and return within the next 1-2 years. There is also so much to do in the area and also the surrounding area such as Liverpool that we just didn't fit it all in! Thank you again Michael for a great stay in your apartment.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2018

  • "This is a very well equipped and comfortable flat with quality fittings etc."

    built in to the roof space of the owners house. As a result there are areas where there is not much headroom but this is not a major problem if you remember to duck! It is well situated for buses to and from Chester or it is a pleasant 30 minute walk in to the town along quiet streets and then along the banks of the River Dee. There are supermarkets within a few minutes by car for all your grocery needs. The owner had left milk, butter and bread for us on arrival. Recommended, but mind your head!

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2018

  • "We choose self-catering accommodation for – location, comfort and convenience."

    If a place adds style and character that's a nice bonus. The Dragon's Den ticked all the boxes handsomely! It's a very clever (and totally self-contained) loft conversion above the owner Mike's bungalow. The accommodation is spacious, light, airy, and very thoughtfully furnished and equipped. The large living area is welcoming and comfortable, with two big leather sofas plus matching armchair, TV, loads of books, CDs, a classy chess set plus other games, and three drawers full of tourist information. The kitchen is 'compact', but has everything you need for a week (including some good kitchen knives, which are a rarity in holiday lets!) There's a thoughtful supply of kitchen essentials for people like me who manage to forget the teabags. The fridge was stocked with milk and butter, and there was a crusty loaf. Much more useful than the usual little packets of biscuits! The bathroom is a good size, with a bath and separate shower cubicle, and lots of fluffy towels, and some sachets of shampoo in case you have forgotten that as well as the teabags. The two bedrooms have comfy beds and there's plenty of storage space. The décor is cool, clean, stylish, with some very attractive modern oak furniture. It's also quirky, with sloping ceilings (and floor), beams, and a lot of little dragons hiding in the corners. It's near a busy road, but well set back. There's a good bus service from just round the corner into Chester, but Mike's information sheet includes instructions for a very pleasant walking route, along quiet, leafy avenues and lanes. We hadn't visited Chester for twenty five years, it hasn't changed much, still a lovely city. But to see it at its best, avoid Saturday afternoon / evening – unless you appreciate aspiring Footballers' Wives unable to stand up reliably on their heels, let alone walk, and young men with a taste for extreme hairstyling and noisy cars. The rest of the week it's a very civilised place to wander around and soak up the atmosphere! Thanks to Mike for making us feel welcome and at home. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by MoiraJun 2018

  • "Michael the owner was extremely pleasant and helpful."

    The flat was lovely and we were not disappointed. Sometimes we have been to cottages ( not Sykes cottages) and they do not look anywhere as nice as in the brochures because they have not been decorated since the photos were taken!, Dragons Den was exactly as in the pictures online. We would be happy to recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2018

  • "Owner was polite and not overpowering, lovely garden and ideal location."

    Their cats are adorable too. Many thanks and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dragon's Den."

    The owner was very welcoming and helpful. Bread, butter and milk was provided for our arrival - a nice touch. The apartment is located close to the centre of Chester, we walked the route suggested by the owner on a couple of occasions and, even with a 4 year old, we were on the main high street within 20 minutes. The apartment was very clean - lovely fresh bed linen, plenty of towels and even soap, washing up liquid and washing powder was provided. We used to apartment as a base to visit Chester Zoo, Llandudno and Liverpool - all within easy reach. We would definitely return to Dragon's Den in the future. 5 * from us!

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Dragons Den and will definitely visit again."

    The apartment is just lovely, every need was catered for. It's very homely with lovely features, making you feel very at home. There is so much to see and do. We didn't have the best weather but that didn't stop us from enjoying our time in Chester, which is about a 15 / 20 minute walk. We also went for a wonder into the little village Saltley which is just over the border (but only a few mins walk) in Wales. Thank you for a lovely stay. *****

    Reviewed by HannahApr 2018

  • "Enjoyed at Christmas stay, near to family."

    perfect for a short break

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2017

  • "Great host - really helpful."

    Apartment really spacious and had everything you could want.

    Reviewed by DeborahDec 2017

  • "The cottage was all we expected and lived up to all the facilities listed."

    The location was just right for us and the owners were friendly and accommodating. No hesitation in recommending the cottage or the site.

    Reviewed by KenAug 2017

  • "The welcome pack (milk, bread, butter etc."

    ) was a really nice touch and having other consumables available to use was very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay in Chester and Dragon's Den was a big part of that.

    Reviewed by MartynJun 2017

  • "Dragon's Den was a very comfortable and well equipped holiday home."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. There was a good bus service into the centre of Chester and we had a very good week exploring the area.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2017

  • "Friendly host, great position (lovely walks into town, if you avoid main road), very comfy."

    Worried that we were disturbing our hosts with creaky floor but were assured this was not the case!

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2017

  • "Absolutely an amazing cottage."

    Clean and roomy. The hosts were lovely..I woul stay there again. Easy to get too and down the road from boundary lane....wales and England border

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2016

  • "We enjoyed being in a self contained flat with the ease to come and go as we pleased."

    Reviewed by VivienneJun 2016

  • "A lovely property, had everything you could need for a comfortable stay, with lots of thoughtful extras."

    A short walk into Chester with regular buses from just outside the house. The owners were lovely and we will definitely go back!

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2016

  • "The accommodation was really light and airy, and also larger than expected."

    The walk into Chester was lovely.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2016

  • "A very comfortable cottage conveniently situated for buses and within walking distance of the city."

    The owners, who live on site, were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by TerenceMar 2016

  • "The place was clean and comfortable."

    The owner was very pleasant and helpful. The information on local amenities was very helpful.

    Reviewed by MarionFeb 2016

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Dragon's Den."

    The property was perfect for our family, it is much bigger than it looks on the pictures. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2015

  • "A perfect location, only a 20minute walk into Chester City Centre."

    A stunning property, couldn't fault it at all.

    Reviewed by AmyDec 2015

  • "DRagon's Den was perfect for the 2 of us, although it would sleep 3."

    It was also in an ideal location too. We parked our car in the private driveway and used the excellent bus service for the whole week to get into Chester, which is also in walking distance. We also used the buses to get to Liverpool, Nantwich and Cheshire Oaks. We looked forward to returning to 'our' apartment each evening as it was so cosy and comfortable. We are already thinking about returning in the Spring.

    Reviewed by JoanNov 2015

  • "The accommodation was perfect for us."

    We felt at home. It was very comfortable and exactly what we needed. Close to shops and walking distance to the city centre. We had a lovely stay and look forward to when we might be able to visit again.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2015

  • "It was a well equipped, clean apartment and good for purpose."

    We enjoyed our stay very much and the owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2015

  • "Dragon's Den is well equipped with good quality equipment."

    We spent a very enjoyable 10 days here. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by DianaJul 2015

  • "We found the Dragon's Den a great base to explore Chester and the surrounding area."

    We could easily walk into Chester as it only took 20 mins. The place was exactly as we expected and it suited us well. Very clean and nicely decorated, we were made to feel very welcome by the owners and the welcome pack was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2015

  • "A modern clean apartment with all amenities not far from the City Centre."

    Had a friendly helpful owner, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    Reviewed by JaneJan 2015

  • "A very comfortable nicely furnished apartment ideal for 2 people."

    It was useful to have a garage where we could keep our bikes overnight.

    Reviewed by JudithDec 2014

  • "Dragons' Den was very nice and convenient for Chester."

    Had everything we needed and we would stay again. The owner was very helpful and couldn't do enough for us.

    Reviewed by WinifredSep 2014

  • "The owner was very friendly and helpful and the accommodation was very comfortable."

    Chester city centre is fairly close, about 15 to 20 minutes walk or an easy drive, although it is as easy to get the bus (bus stop nearby). Chester is a great place to visit and there is lots to see in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2014

  • "We loved Dragon's Den and would recommend it to anyone."

    It was very comfortable and quiet and the condition of all of the furnishings and appliances was excellent. Our hosts were wonderful as well and were available if we needed them. Dragon's Den is well located in Chester - in a nice neighbourhood and a good walk to the down town area.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2014

  • "The Dragon's Den apartment was very tastefully decorated and was well equipped with everything we needed."

    The apartment is ideally located for the city centre, being only a 20-25 minute walk into town, or just a short bus ride away.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2014

  • "Just one word - fantastic!"

    Perfect location and the owner was extremely helpful and thoughtful.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2014

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much and it was a surprise to find a "Den" so spacious."

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2014

  • "Fantastic location and convenience to local shops and tourist sites."

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2014

  • "A lovely property and would recommend it."

    A 20 minute walk into Chester town or a bus stop a minute from the property.

    Reviewed by LorraineJun 2014

  • "The accommodation was light and airy."

    The gardens were beautiful and the owners were so welcoming and hospitable, nothing was too much trouble. I would stay here again as it is a perfect distance to Chester with both comfortable and pleasant surroundings. Also there is parking which is handy considering its very close to the city centre.

    Reviewed by KimMay 2014

  • "The apartment is very comfortable, very nice, well equipped, very clean and well heated."

    An ideal den! The reception is very friendly and the owners are always reachable and ready to assist you if needed. We had a wonderful holiday at Dragon's Den.

    Reviewed by NicolasApr 2014

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The property

Chester Centre 1 mile.

A high quality, first floor apartment situated above the owners' home in a desirable area close to the racecourse and River Dee in Chester.

This attractive apartment offers very comfortable accommodation, pleasingly styled with original wooden beams and stained glass windows in the Art Nouveau style, to offer a perfect base for exploring Chester and the surrounding countryside.

This beautiful apartment is accessed by a private internal staircase from a shared and secure porch, and opens up into a spacious lounge with ample seating on luxury leather sofas, one of them offering a double sofa bed for occasional guests.

There is also a welcoming dining area and fitted kitchen, along with an attractive double bedroom, a single room and a bathroom.

The owner has provided FreeSat TV and unlimited fibre optic WiFi broadband.

Outside is a private parking space on the shared gated driveway, and your own seating area in the pretty shared gardens where you can sit and relax with coffee and newspapers in the morning, or a refreshing drink in the late afternoon.

Chester city centre can be reached in a 20 minute stroll or by a short taxi or bus ride, making this an ideal location to access the Roodee Racecourse, or sample one of the many the superb restaurants and bars for which Chester is renowned.

A perfect Chester apartment for a romantic city break all year round.


  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and electric flame-effect fire
  • This property is much bigger than the photographs suggest
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, halogen oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of CDs and DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage on request
  • Shared use of enclosed lawned front garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Reduced head height to side of rooms and under beam in lounge
  • Note: Some road noise may be heard during peak times
  • Note: It is a no smoking property.

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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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Region Information

Please note: It is a no smoking property.
Please ask owner if aware if workers booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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