We arrived by train on a Saturday afternoon and were intending to walk to the apartment through the historic town centre but Gill helpfully let us know that it was a Chester Race Day and the streets would be very busy. A very reasonable £5 taxi ride later and we found ourselves in a very spacious, well presented, warm and cosy one bedroom apartment.
The living/kitchen space was well appointed with comfortable couches, plenty of bench space and, for my husband, an nicely sized TV to watch a bit of the world cup. The bedroom had plenty of storage with room for luggage and faced the centre courtyard making it quiet. The overall feeling was one of comfort and relaxation. Something which is very important when you are staying for a few nights.
The apartment is situated within the historic walls of Chester and is perfectly placed being just a very short walk to the main shopping, dining and sightseeing areas. We didn't have to go far to buy groceries and Gill and Eddie supply a great list of their favourite eateries for all occasions. Not having a car was definitely not a problem, when we decided to visit Conwy on a whim we just walked to the station and caught the train.
We found Gill really great to communicate with, quickly responsive when we had a query, and overall and excellent host. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
This apartment exceeded our expectations. The décor was contemporary and the designer furniture was immaculate. Everything was clean and we felt as though we were staying in a top rate hotel. The main shopping centre was just a short walk from the front door and everywhere around was historic and full of character. The cathedral, the city walls and the many Tudor buildings give Chester a charm that is rivalled only by York.
If you want to enjoy a stay within a short easy walk of all Chester offers - shops, bars, restaurants, historical places of interest, riverside walks - this is the ideal place! The apartment is equipped with all you might possibly need - modern presentation in a heritage building; within a peaceful character courtyard setting - hard to believe you are in the heart of a city? High standard finish apartment - not surprising when you meet Gill and Eddie, the friendly and helpful owners who greeted us at the start of our stay. One to return to :-)