Self Catering in Cheshire - Christleton

Duck Cottage

Duck Cottage, Christleton, Cheshire
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £250.00 - 526.00

This semi-detached cottage in the village of Christleton sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

Duck Cottage is a semi-detached cottage situated in the village of Christleton, three miles from Chester. With canal views, this cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, consisting of one double and one twin, as well as a family bathroom with corner bath. The cottage also has a kitchen, dining room with multi-fuel stove and a sitting room with multi-fuel stove. Outside there is off road parking for one car and a lawned and gravelled garden with furniture, barbecue and steps leading up to the Shropshire Union canal towpath. Duck Cottage is an excellent base for discovering all of Cheshire, North Wales and the Wirral.


Cottage quite comfortable, but we found the traffic too noisy at night
We usually book self-catering holidays directly with an owner, but as this booking was through a well known company, our expectations were high that the cottage would be well equipped and comfortable. While it was quite comfortable (the reclining sofas were amazing!), I was disappointed by the kitchen equipment, and would have appreciated more towels and bed linen per person during our two week stay. Location-wise, the cottage is a good base from which to enjoy many of the local attractions (it's a two mile walk along the canal into Chester), and Wales and even Liverpool are within easy reach. However we found the noise of the lorries and cars on the A41 throughout the night, quite a disturbance. (As an estimate, I would say the traffic is not even 20 feet from the master bedroom window.) In the details of the cottage it says 'some road noise can be heard', but to us this understated the situation. Having said that, there are quite a few entries in the visitors' book of people who've stayed more than once, so presumably they don't find the traffic noise a problem.

I've already written one review for this cottage and for some reason it hasn't been published so I'll try again. My husband and I stayed at Duck Cottage with our son for the half term week. The place was filthy and ill equipped. I couldn't even cook in the cooker as it was so dirty. There was rubbish all over the back lawn, the skirting boards were covered in dust and the curtains in the lounge didn't even fit the window. I would not recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing break away.

This is my second stay at Duck Cottage. It's an ideal base for a holiday located on the canal for easy access to Chester and plenty to do in the surrounding area. The cottage is clean, well equipped and very well presented. I'll definitely return and also recommend the property to friends and family.
Miss Cameron

Lovely comfortable homely cottage ideally placed for exploring either on foot or by road.
Miss Coupland

The property was well placed for Chester, Manchester & Liverpool, with good access to motorways. Nice walk along the canal just outside the garden gate, in one direction into the centre of Chester and the other into open countryside. Good internet connection.
Mrs Render

Services / Facilities:

Gas central heating with multi-fuel stoves. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Enclosed lawned and gravelled garden with furniture, BBQ and 3 steps leading up to canal towpath. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk. Note: This property is situated by the A41, and as such some road noise can be heard. Note: Property is next to the canal, children should be supervised at all times.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Roman Garden - 1.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Chester, St John the Baptist Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Eastgate Clock - 2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

The Rows - 2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Grosvenor Museum - 2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Chester Roman Amphitheatre - 2 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Chester Castle, Agricola Tower - 2.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Chester Cathedral - 2.1 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

Farndon, St Chad's Church - 7.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Holt, St Chad's Church - 7.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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