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The Lodge

(Ref. 915519)

Saughall near Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Really pleased with our stay, the lodge was perfect for us in every way!"

    The kitchen was well equipped and the bed was super comfortable. Location was great for everything we wanted to do in and around Chester (Cheshire Oaks, Chester Zoo) and we’ll be coming back again soon!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property, very tastefully decorated."

    Loved the cozy rustic feel. Was well equipped and the little things had even been thought about such as sugar and oil left in the cupboard which was a lovely touch! Had a great washroom and very powerful warm shower (although the water heading towards the door is a little scary). There were a few little things like the windows were hard to shut and we couldn’t shut the bedroom doors but ultimately these didn’t really matter. However, there was a bigger issue and that was that the mattress was very worn in. It had 2 massive dips either side where people had been sleeping, and it had become so soft we’d hit the bottom of the mattress when we sat on it, and of course this wasn’t great for our backs. Despite this we had a lovely stay, everything felt great, homely, cozy, clean and comfortable and I would love to come back. If we plan to go to Chester again this is definitely where I’d stay. Was a lovely weekend away thank you.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.1Nov 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our months stay, we managed to do everything we had planned."

    Watching the animals and bird life was lovely. We were made to feel very welcome. If we return to the UK again, The Lodge will be the accommodation of our choice. Thank you so much for a comfortable stay.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely stay at The Lodge,everything was just perfect."

    So tastefully furnished with everything that one would need.The owner was lovely and came to check that everything was OK. Never intrusive, but on hand if needed.We loved meeting all the animals, 3 horses,1 cat and 1 dog.The Lodge is the perfect peaceful getaway within easy reach of Chester and Wales.Loved our stay there.

    Thank you so much for your lovely words. Hope to see you again next year. Lisa. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lylyan5.0Jul 2023

  • "The lodge is an excllent retreat in a peaceful setting but only 10 mins by car to Chester."

    It is very comfortable and well equipped for a short or long stay.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Jul 2023

  • "The kitchen area is small with only the minimum of equipment for four visitors."

    There is no storage facility for dry foodstuffs. There is a dishwasher but a note left that the 4 dinner plates prevent it from operating correctly making it a redundant facility. Perhaps it should be replaced with a small freezer and cupboard. The shower water does not drain away leaving the floor area awash. This is a comment also recorded by past visitors. There was some clean water leakage surrounding the toilet which we brought to the attention of the owner alongside the above points of view. On the positives - during the week we learned to live within the limitations of the above comments and now, knowing the set up, we would consider a return visit. The site has fine views into the distance and was calm and peaceful overnight even with other campers present. There was no wedding party while we were there. We slept comfortably and the wifi worked well.

    Thank you for your comments. The listing does state it’s for three only. With just one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area. More than three adults would definitely be too snug. Thank you. Lisa. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerry4.4Jun 2023

  • "The only thing we found could be better was the shower The water was speading close to the toilet and had to walk through it until it was dry."

    Everything else was excellent.

    Thank you for your review. I have added an additional rubber squeegee trying to help with this problem. I think the new one it much more effective and will help keeping socks and feet dry. Thank you. Lisa. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2023

  • "We loved our stay at The Lodge."

    It was very comfortable and quiet; from the picture window we watched birds. It was easy to get to the sights of the Wirral and Chester. We had our e-bikes and used the local Sustrans cycle routes.

    Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated. Lisa. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely warm and comfortable lodge with wide doors suitable for disabled but would be improved with a couple of grab rails in the wet room."

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in gorgeous surroundings."

    Everything we could need. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely review. Very kind of you. Lisa. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very pleased with the comfort and quiet surrounding."

    Potholes in lane can be challenging. Really enjoyed the short stay and would recommend. Really convenient for local attractions in Chester and for shopping addicts in Cheshire Oaks.

    Reviewed by William4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property!"

    Nice and cosy, comfort all around and a great location.

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Dec 2022

  • "Loved our stay."

    Was very comfortable despite the extremely cold weather and enjoyed a very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely property in a location which is convenient for Chester, Chester Zoo, Port Sunlight and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet."

    Spotless property cannot fault it. Just need to be careful on the unmade road.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Lodge was perfect for my needs while I was working in the area."

    Clean, tidy and with everything I needed for 2 separate stays there. It was only 15 minutes away from where I was working so very convenient. Very peaceful and picturesque (I went late October early November) Great kitchen facilities, superb wet room, all round good facilities, outside space looked lovely for summer stays. Although I never got the chance to meet the owner she was on the end of the phone, which was reassuring for me. Although the road leading to the property is an unmade road and bumpy in places, it is stated on the property details so I was aware (just take your time driving down the road) I would definitely recommend this place especially as a base for exploring the area as convenient to Chester, Liverpool and Wales.

    Reviewed by Heidi4.7Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful place, had a peaceful relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage which forms a lovely base for exploring Wales, Cheshire and Lancashire due to its proximity to an excellent series of motorways."

    The cottage is set on the owners grounds in beautiful open countryside, yet is close to local facilities and only 10 minutes from a major shopping park on the edge of Chester. My one negative point would be that we would have preferred a washing machine rather than a dishwasher but that is a personal preference.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely find!"

    Just perfect for us. The Lodge is a great base for seeing Chester and the surrounding areas. It was clean and comfortable, with bespoke fittings and features. We particularly enjoyed opening the large doors and sitting out on the patio. The super-king bed was so comfy and my our 17 year said that the sofa bed was surprisingly comfy too. The Lodge has all we needed and more. I think we’ll be back soon.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great location, very quiet and the Lodge has all the amenities you would ever want."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2022

  • "This could be a lovely place to holiday but really needs a good thorough clean, also some drawers in bedroom would be a great help and a sun parasol for patio as it’s a really sunny place to sit."

    There was a dish washer but no washing machine where we it only sleeps 3 so not enough dishes to justify using a dish washer where everyone likes to wash towels and underwear . The family were really lovely and I hope they take these comments in the spirit they are meant as I would recommend the lodge and the things iv mentioned would only enhance the quality of peoples experience.

    Dear Mr B Thank you for your feedback. I would like to say however that most feedback states how clean the lodge is. Also it does state in the information that it has a dishwasher rather than a washing machine. There was not space to include both. I would have happily supplied you with fresh towels on request. I hope this did not impact on your holiday too much. Apologies for any inconvenience. Thank you once again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas2.5Jul 2022

  • "This was a fantastic lodge."

    The owners were very friendly and happy to help if needed.The lodge was clean and well equipped and it is central for all the attractions that Chester offers.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2022

  • "The lodge is first class for roomy accommodation, clean and comfortable, I will very visit it again quite happily."

    Only real detraction was the access road which was very poor, badly potholed, otherwise it would have five stars.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was an extremely comfortable cottage."

    The owners were welcoming and available if needed, which they weren't. everything was clean and in good condition. It was a tranquil and relaxing cottage close to Chester for shopping and sightseeing, and not far from Chester Oaks Shopping, the Blue Planet Aquarium, and Chester Zoo, as well as easy access to the M56 for other destinations. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage for people wanting a relaxing and quiet holiday in comfort.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2022

  • "We spent three full weeks at The Lodge and found it had everything we needed, from the welcome wine, milk and chocolate to the useful little things like cleaning cloths, washing-up liquid, shower gel etc."

    Not all rentals are so thoughtfully equipped! The design of the Lodge itself and its stylish, comfortable interior were terrific and it was great to breakfast admiring the open countryside and the lovely horses. Lisa and her family were great hosts - helpful when needed but never intrusive. For us, the location was perfect as it was only minutes from Town, but there was no parking problem when you got 'home'. Yes, the approach road IS very bumpy but the cottage description warns you fairly. Just take it slowly! We would wholeheartedly recommend 'The Lodge' to visiting couples.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage and very convenient location for visiting Chester and the Wirral."

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Feb 2022

  • "We stayed at The Lodge for 3 nights just to mainly relax and it was absolutely wonderful."

    The owner and all we spoke to were friendly. The Lodge has all the facilities you could ask for, comfortable, beautiful decor and extremely peaceful. We stayed in the middle of winter, I can imagine this place being even more beautiful in spring/summer. Would definitely recommend we will be looking stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very well presented, everything catered for, even early access into the property which was appreciated, would recommend."

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    Reviewed by Shiralee5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic, rustic accommodation with everything needed for an extremely comfortable stay."

    Close to Zoo and Chester City, and a number of other places. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "What an excellent, well thought out, relaxing lodge."

    Spent 3 nights here in September 2021 and will definitely be rebooking. Beautiful surroundings, easy access to Wales and Chester. Stunning property

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a really tastefully designed lodge."

    The bespoke fittings and furniture really make the place. It is a great base for exploring The Wirral, Liverpool, Chester, North Wales. It is a very roomy lodge. To really be nit picky the lack of freezer caught us out and we would have preferred that over the dishwasher, but understand this is a very personal choice. The bumpy road to the Lodge can be annoying but it is a short stretch and it is really a small handicap over what is a great holiday base. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2021

  • "The actual lodge was lovely however a dung heap of rotting grass etc at the side of the patio was not too pleasant - also if the bushes in front of the patio had been lopped a few feet we would have gained a bit more of the lovely sunshine ."

    The boiler in the lodge seemed to have a mind of its own coming on and off at random times and as it was in the bedroom in a cupboard that didn’t close properly it disturbed sleep. However the wet room was amazing - king size bed so comfortable - overall let down by attention to detail - stacks of brochures in the drawer some 3 years old ! Welcome pack consisted of a small jug of milk ! We do appreciate though that due to Covid the owners have had and are still having a dreadful time with the loss if revenue from weddings etc.

    Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! I would like to assure you that we have taken onboard all of your comments and ensured that the garden work outside has been taken away. We have cleared out the draws and freshly decorated the property for future bookings. Thank you again for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Sep 2020

  • "The lodge is a perfect place to go and get away from it all."

    Has everything you need, the owners are very friendly and there are loads of places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved the cottage and the peaceful location!"

    The whole place felt very clean and had everything we needed including milk for a brew on arrival which was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our stay was brilliant, we thought the lodge was beautiful and spacious, lovely views outside."

    Although the owners lives on site, we had complete privacy but felt very welcome. Very comfortable accommodation with a well equipped kitchen and the bed was so soft. The location was a fantastic base for exploring both Wales and the cities of Chester and Liverpool, we will definitely be back again in the future!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage lovely surrounding area and only 10 minutes outside of Chester such a fantastic getaway"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jan 2020

  • "Stay was relaxing"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely place, and a very good location for all the attractions in that part of the world."

    The lodge was comfortable and stylish and we will be booking again to do all the things we didn't have time for on this trip. Only small criticism is the kettle, an electric kettle would be so much easier and safer.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Sep 2019

  • "It was a quiet location which is exactly what I wanted."

    Easy to organise key collection. The whole holiday to booking to staying was just so easy.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2019

  • "Booked a week at this wonderful lodge."

    Really comfortable, good amenities and owners were extremely friendly and helpful. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Lodge is a comfortable space - bedroom separated from the kitchen/lounge area - with bathroom off the lounge area."

    The kitchen space is very small if you intend to cook from scratch - very little worktop space and the lighting not adequate in that area - we solved this by moving one of the standard lamps from the lounge area - otherwise you are cooking in your own shadow. Basic cooking implements supplied, 2 saucepans and one frying pan. The oven gloves were missing as were two dinner plates, but a replacements were quickly provided by the owner. No welcome pack at all. 1" of washing up liquid and 1" liquid hand soap left by the kitchen sink, washing-up sponge not new - these seem like false economies! Bed huge and very comfortable, lots of storage space and extra bedding provided if needed. The lounge area has a lovely view with fully opening doors, unfortunately it rained the entire week so we were unable to take advantage of this. Lounge has two sofas and lots of space to move around. WiFi excellent and TV with Freeview. Fantastic piece of wall art. There was a stag-party over the weekend, they were staying in tents further along - we heard nothing from them - but be aware that everyone who stays in their own tent or in the glamping tents has to walk or drive past The Lodge. Brilliant location for visiting Chester and lovely walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Adele3.8Jun 2019

  • "Your original description of the property described an idyllic location, but what you did not mention was that this was a glamping site that hosted Hen Party events."

    The Lodge itself was in need of attention as some of the crockery was old and chipped and the dining chairs were rickety. To make matters worse, the calor gas supply stopped working during our stay which meant that we had no cooking facilities, heating or hot water during a rather cold period. An engineer was called in to solve the problem which was rectified within 24 hours. The outdoor seating patio area boasted weeds and cane patio furniture that was literally falling apart. As for the fabulous views, horse manure dumped to the left, horse manure in the paddock, insight, to the right just left to rot. Of course, once again there was no mention of horse and stables facilities on site in your description. Due to the state of the property and its surrounding areas we actually cut short our holiday and left earlier than originally planned. Disappointed is not the word to describe this property but the term 'a waste of money' is a more apt description. I suggest you do your property research more carefully.

    Reviewed by Susan2.2May 2019

  • "I will recommend accommodation like that while holiday."

    Reviewed by Hak Ming4.7May 2019

  • "We found it well equipped and very comfortable with nice views to sit out and enjoy, parking next to the lodge is good, and the underfloor heating was great."

    Would suit people who like the peaceful location and close to lots of places of interest. Nice visit from the cat and dog, however I think the dog wanted to stay too! cute. We used this as a stay for Chester Zoo, well worth a visit, and only a couple of miles away. The local village has a great Co-op for all those things you forgot, or for when you drink too much wine on the first night, you can get extra supplies.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2019

  • "The road leading up to the lodge is very bad, not the owners fault but worth considering if you have a new car."

    The Lodge is situated in a central position for Chester and has everything that you need for a brilliant short stay,

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2019

  • "Nice and quite with no traffic anywhere near."

    Very handy for Chester being a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Troy5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Lodge was in a beautiful, very peaceful location on a quiet farm."

    The owners were very respectful of your privacy but were still there if you needed them and very friendly. The building had been renovated from old stables, using local materials and had everything you could need for your stay and more!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Apr 2019

  • "Unfortunately the boiler had broken during our stay."

    I appreciate this doesn't always mean conditions are like this, however, it did mean during our stay that there was no central heating or hot water throughout the duration of our stay. Our host Lisa was accommodating and let us use the Shower in the house, however this is not the situation that we signed up for and if we knew this would have been the case before hand then we wouldn't have booked this lodge.

    Many thanks for your valuable feedback, we are very disappointed that one of our properties has seemingly let us down and not provided you with the experienced that we had hoped for. I can see we have contacted the owner in relation to this complaint and a gesture of has been issued to you due to the inconvenience. If Sykes can do anything further, please make contact with us. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick3.1Nov 2018

  • "Excellent little property, in a great position for touring around North Wales, The Wirral, Cheshire and Liverpool."

    Quiet rural location on the edge of a small camp site.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2018

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    The best ever! Every detail was bespoke and so, so unusual. We loved it. Would highly recommend this property. The location was very quiet and peaceful. Weather was perfect and all in all a great week away!

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2018

  • "No, everything was as expected from having booked with Sykes cottages before."

    Always clean, in good places . Nearly home from home!!

    Reviewed by Harold4.4Jun 2018

  • "The 'Lodge' was in 20 acres of the owners land and was peaceful and relaxing."

    The cottage was well equipped and furnished - bed was extremely comfortable. We were 45 minutes from the middle of Liverpool and 45 minutes from the Welsh coast and, an added bonus, the weather was excellent.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2018

  • "The Lodge was the perfect retreat for a cold wintry weekend."

    Beautifully presented and well equipped and the right accommodation for my mum who has mobility issues. The location was stunning too. The ideal place to unwind and get away from it all. We were only disappointed that our weekend went so quickly.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2018

  • "A beautiful lodge in beautiful surroundings."

    We will definitely be staying here again :)

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2017

  • "The lodge in Saughall was excellent."

    There were good facilities, and was only a ten minute drive to the center of Chester. There are lovely views of the Welsh hills in the distance and the owners are very friendly.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2016

  • "The location is great, especially for people who want to explore around Cheshire, The Wirral and North Wales."

    The cottage was ideal as a base to get up and ready, set off along the many paths and trails, then wind down with the French doors and patio looking out onto the countryside and a huge sky. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Arthur4.2Sep 2016

  • "Lovely holiday, only negative extremely uncomfortable bed."

    Overall love, good location and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.2Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Gas underfloor central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge without freezer compartment, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFI
  • DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Access to owner's 20 acres of fields and lake
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: All ground floor with ramped access, wide doors and wet room, may be suitable for accompanied wheelchair users
  • Patio area surrounded by land
  • Note: Owner can provide stabling by prior arrangement
  • Note: Owner runs events in the grounds with an on-site bar at certain times of the year
  • Note: There is a very small camping site Open May to August only
  • Only four pitches and three bell tents which are glamping pods
  • Guests are welcome to use the on-site bar by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Note: This property is near a small lake, children to be supervised
  • Note: The lane to the cottage is not Tarmaced and can be very bumpy.

The property

Chester 3.6 miles.

This stunning detached cottage is located in the grounds of the owners smallholding, which is now part of very small Glamping Site, situated down a private lane in the small village of Saughall, just a short distance from Chester.

With exceptional attention to detail, this high quality cottage near Chester is a superb base for a retreat in beautiful surroundings.

Set all on the ground floor, the super king-size double bedroom with bespoke furniture, is situated next to the modern wet room.

The open plan living area has stone-flagged floors, bespoke kitchen units, a slate worktop and a cosy sitting area with a double sofa bed, a truly exceptional room.

Step out of the glass doors onto a patio area where you can sit with a morning cup of coffee, with the Welsh hills in the distance, as you plan the day’s adventures.

The grounds surrounding this cottage run to twenty acres and were historically part of the King’s Forest.

Nowadays there are numerous footpaths in the area, and the owner has a small lake in the grounds with its very own bar which is open at certain times of the year.

Just four miles away from this Saughall cottage is the Roman city of Chester.

Enjoy the city's superb selection of shops, bars and restaurants, visit the racecourse, or walk around the city walls and along the River Dee.

Chester Zoo is world-renowned and makes for a wonderful day out for all ages; or you may wish to head up the Wirral Peninsular where you can find quaint villages, sandy beaches and a superb selection of golf courses, including Hoylake which was the venue for The Open in 2014.

Just a short drive will take you into North Wales where you can explore traditional seaside resorts, historic castles and the Snowdonia National Park.

This delightful cottage will live long in the memory and is a wonderful choice for a holiday in Chester, no matter what time of year you visit.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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