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Cheshire Self Catering cottage, Ivy Cottage, Chester, sleeps 5

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Ivy Cottage

Ivy Cottage, Chester, Cheshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £644.00

This well-appointed cottage rests in the city of Chester and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.

Ivy Cottage is a charming, three-storey cottage tucked away in the city of Chester. Hosting three bedrooms over the ground and first floor; including two doubles and a twin, plus a bathroom and a shower room, this cottage can sleep up to five people. There is also an open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric fire.

To the exterior there is a champagne terrace on the first floor and an enclosed courtyard on the ground floor, with off-road parking for one car. Ivy Cottage is a wonderful escape for families to explore this magnificent city.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Not ideal for a relaxing holiday
Although this cottage has two downstairs bedrooms, they are not at all suitable for infirm or disabled people. This is because the downstairs "bathroom" is an understairs cupboard containing a shower, basin and a toilet! You need to be a contortionist to enter and exit this cupboard - even my teenage children thought it was ridiculous. The proper bathroom is on the middle floor up a steep flight of stairs. The main double bedrooom is also on the middle floor, and is perfectly acceptable, just across the landing from the very large bathroom, which was all clean and functional. However, the main bedroom had very thin curtains with no lining, so don't expect to get a good night's sleep. What is worse, and perhaps not obvious, is that Sandy "Lane" is a very busy road, so if you open one of the windows for ventilation you will get even less sleep. We were kept awake most nights by very noisy 'idiot' cars blasting past at high speed, police cars with sirens, and people parking just outside. The top floor contains an open plan kitchen and sitting room (packed with clutter on every available surface) with great views across the meadow on the other side of the river. It becomes very hot in summer, even with all the windows open. Ivy Cottage is situated a good distance from Chester city centre, so be prepared for quite a long walk there and back (check Google Maps if you have small children). It is not possible to walk along the riverside to reach the city centre. The car parking space, behind a brick wall to the side of the property, is quite difficult to exit, so you'll need to be very careful to avoid the walls as you back out onto the busy road, with your view obscured by parked cars. One final disappointment is the mean arrival/vacation times. You cannot arrive until 4pm (IIRC) and you must be out by 10am on your final morning. On the day we left, the cleaner was hovering around at 09:50 waiting for us to get out, which was irritating and unwelcoming.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


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Gas central heating with electric fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, selection of books and games
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off-road parking for one car
Enclosed courtyard with furniture
First-floor terrace with furniture
One well-behaved pet welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop less than 1 miles, pub 200 yards
Note: Restricted head room in ground-floor shower room
Note: Due to steep stairs, children are to be supervised and it is not recommended for those with mobility issues
Note: Check in time 5pm
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of 150
Please note: The driveway to the property is steep

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Nearest Attractions

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

Roman Garden - 0.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Chester, St John the Baptist Church - 0.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Eastgate Clock - 0.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

The Rows - 0.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Chester Cathedral - 0.9 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

Grosvenor Museum - 0.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Chester Roman Amphitheatre - 0.9 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Chester Castle, Agricola Tower - 1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Hawarden Old Castle - 6.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Hawarden, St Deiniol's Church - 6.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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