River House, Chester
Neighbouring House & Apartment
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About Melanie Warburton
I worked on the board of a large company for many years but delighted in running the River House as a top end holiday cottage. So I decided to make it my full time job and dedicate myself to making it the best self-catering property in Chester. After nearly 9 years I'm an experienced provider of short stay holidays.
Melanie Warburton purchased this House in 2010
Why Melanie Warburton chose Chester
I would like the River House and Riverside Apartment to be as comfortable as your own house, if not more so. We like to think we have covered every little detail to surpass your expectation of your stay. My aim is to give you a taste of what it is like to live in the very best location in Chester in one of the best positions on the river. In the middle of city, busy by day and tranquil by night, our guests have left wonderful reviews about their visits and I'm delighted that I can provide an important part of a lovely holiday experience.
What makes this House unique
Location, location, location. The river is literally in front of you. The boats pass by, the ducks waddle along and the salmon come a leaping in Spring. Every day there is something wonderful to see. We saw the property for sale from the footbridge and immediately fell in love with what is now, our forever holiday home. When you arrive, simply park up, forget the car, and enjoy all the benefits of the city centre within a 5 minute walk. Chester has plenty of festivals to enjoy. It is full of wonderful shops hidden in the Tudor rows, good restaurants, museums and great connections to North Wales, Liverpool and Manchester. The properties back on to a beautiful park with a wonderful miniature railway for children. Chester Race course is a 10 minute walk away, Chester Zoo and the Blue Planet Aquarium are a short drive away.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely spacious, comfortable accommodation, well maintained and located in a lovely area for exploring Chester. We look forward to staying again.
Thank you for your lovely review. Good to welcome you back to the River House again. I look forward to your next visit. In the meantime, thank you very much for coming to stay again.
River View Cottage, Chester - May 2019
Charmingly located on a quiet road by the River Dee and overlooked by Grosvenor Park at the rear, our enjoyment of a peaceful stay was not marred by the proximity of an Ice Cream café and popular walkways.
The accommodation and facilities were clean and above average but could be improved by rectification of some of the issues we encountered:
The shower room toilet seat was loose on our arrival and worsened during the 9 day stay;
The bath plug was very difficult to release;
There was no shelf in the shower on which to place shower wash/shampoo/conditioner and unlike all other similar properties in which we have stayed there were no toiletries provided;
The lounge corner seating unit was not at all comfortable however the beds were very comfortable;
Not all TVs were functional;
The instructions for rubbish disposal were unclear and resulted in our rubbish not being removed by the Council;
The stairs were narrow and steep (not that this could be addressed but it might be worth advising older less mobile patrons of this fact).
I am very glad you enjoyed our charming location and your peaceful stay in the River House. Most of our guests comment on the beautiful location and how fresh and clean the house is and how comfortable the beds are. I’m glad you agree.
Thank you for pointing out areas for improvement. I’m struggling to understand the reason you cancelled my planned housekeeping visit during your stay. I am very responsive to guests needs as I live nearby.
I have been fortunate to receive so many 5 Star reviews over the last 10 years. So a 3 star review will be a tough one to overcome but I’ll take it onboard and do better.
Couldn’t be better!
Exactly what it said on the label!
Property was in top notch condition and the little extras such as milk, bread and flowers were appreciated.
Perfectly located, just wish the weather had been a little better.
Thank you Alan. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the River House and our welcome pack. I hope to host you again one day and I'll do my best to order in sunshine!
Thank you for your visit.
Beautiful place, fantastic location, we couldn’t have wished for more.
Had a lovely couple of days, beautiful rental, fantastic location.
My friends & I will most definitely be back.
Hi Liz - I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay at the River House. Thank you for looking after the house and I hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future.
Thank you for choosing to stay at the River House.
Special memories in a lovely home
Fantastic property and weekend away, the only downside was we weren’t there long enough ..... but we will return in the future
Thank you for your heartfelt review, Peter. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again.
A beautiful property in central Chester
What a wonderful find, River House, this property is furnished to a high standard and within walking distance to the city centre. It overlooks the River Dee and the hosts Melanie and Craig were helpful and friendly. Can’t wait to return next year.
Hello and thank you, Denise. I really appreciate your visits and your lovely review. I look forward to your next visit in 2019!