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Spacious living area with a fully equipped kitchen leading to conservatory which opens into a courtyard garden ideal for alfresco dining and a well earned glass of wine after a hard day's exploring. Modern refitted bathroom in 2018.
The 400 year old cottage situated in the village of Upton, only 2.5 miles from the centre of Chester.
Perfect for visiting Chester Zoo only 2 minutes away by car. Snowdonia and the North Wales coast are only a 40 minute drive away. Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village offers guilt free shopping and a variety of Restaurants for every taste. There is a direct rail link to Liverpool within walking distance. Vine Cottage offers something for everyone. Perfect!
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
2 Fulls2 Twins
1 Full bath
Meet the host
Wendy & Pete C
Hosting since May 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: Owners on hand to welcome guests on arrival and provide information on cottage and surroundings.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom3 contributions
Fantastic cottage in a great location close to lots of places to eat and Chester zoo. Hosts were very friendly and I would not hesitate to recommend or stay here again. Cottage was lovely and clean and just what we were looking for.
Visited August 2021
Written January 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Home from home
Our second stay in 2 years. It's the most beautiful cottage and the owners make sure every little detail is remembered. From the welcome basket to the fresh tomatoes and herbs in your own garden Vine Cottage is superb
Visited August 2016
Written August 22, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Warm and friendly welcome
After traveling a long way it was a pleasure to meet Peter, the owner of Vine Cottage. Peter was on hand when we arrived and was caring and attentive with a warm and friendly welcome and thoughtfully provided a hamper of milk, teabags, juice, wine and cake. Peter lives in the house next door to the cottage and was available throughout our stay if we needed anything.
Vine Cottage is very cosy, clean and comfortable, has off road parking and is in a great location with plenty to offer visitors to Chester. It quickly became a home from home for us.
The cottage is on a pleasant road in a quiet picturesque and private location but within easy access of many pubs, restaurants and take-aways, and of course the cultural cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester, and the many attractions of North Wales.
Visited April 2016
Written May 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Lovely cottage perfect for Chester and the Zoo.
A lovely well maintained cottage. The hosts, who live next door are lovely - even returned something by post we left behind. Lots of up to date info in the cottage about the surrounding area, think its the most organised cottage I have stayed in. 5 minutes from the zoo and a great park and ride into Chester (although you could walk into Chester - about 45 minutes). 10 minutes walk to 2 family pubs serving food. 20 minute walk to Morrisons for supplies. Also walk straight down church lane, past the library and a good childrens play area is on your right. Cant think of a single negative thing. Try it.
Visited May 2015
Written June 8, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Kent, United Kingdom5 contributions
We'll be back. Perfect place for a holiday
After reading the other reviews I was sold. And all so true. The arrival basket was lovely especially the thoughtful Easter eggs for the kids, bottle of wine, tea bags, milk in the fridge. Morrisons a few mins drive away and Chester Zoo 5 mins drive.
After having a problem with a non-stick pan, the following day Peter turned up with a pile of metal saucepans.
The double bed is a double. The main bedroom was ideal, which the kids enjoyed. Definitely would go back!
Visited April 2015
Written April 11, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We were delighted with this cottage! Everything we needed had ben thought of: the cottage has a good size, a lovely conservatory with views into a beautiful garden. The bedrooms were very clean and airy, the beds comfortable. Peter next door made sure we had everything we needed - thanks again! We highly recommend this cottage!
Visited October 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written February 9, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed at the cottage for 3 nights in October . Peter was a pleasure to deal with - nothing was too much trouble. We arrived on a cold wet afternoon but found the cottage very warm and cosy. It is well stocked with everything you may need and was impeccably clean. It is ideally located to explore the many delights that Chester has to offer. We especially loved the shopping at Cheshire oaks , an easy 5-10mins drive away. I would definitely like to stay there again !! Many thanks Peter and Wendy!
Visited October 2014 Traveled with family
Written October 27, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
We could have stayed longer in this well appointed cottage.
All our dealings with Peter and Wendy have been excellent right from our initial contact with them, through the booking process and down to the greeting we received. The cottage was very well presented and equipped. We spent quite a bit of our time in the conservatory whee we could look out onto the well maintained garden. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was very clean. The location was excellent as it was close to Chester Zoo, the train (for Liverpool) and the Park and Ride into Chester City. (Why take the car when there is a facility such as the Park and Ride provided by Chester Council?)
Visited July 2014 Traveled with family
Written August 5, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mauchline, United Kingdom190 contributions
Stayed here for a week and had a very nice time. Nice welcome from the owners who live next door and a nice arrival pack including milk, wine, apple juice and tea etc.
The cottage is well situated within easy reach of Chester, Liverpool, Cheshire Oaks and Wales.
Located in a quiet residential area with a pub at the top of the road which was child friendly and reasonable.
Cottage spotlessly clean and has absolutely everything we needed.
Nice to have breakfast in the conversatory in the morning.
After a busy day exploring
exploring and having dinner, back to the cottage for a
film and a few drinks.
We self catering most years and Vine Cottage is one of the very best.
Visited July 2014
Written July 27, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Lovely cottage, a real home from home.
We have just enjoyed a great week at the very aptly named Vine Cottage. It is tastefully decorated and furnished and is equiped and maintained to a very high standard. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and made sure we had everything we could possibly need, including a lovely welcome basket full of goodies.
The cottage is well placed for local amenities. There are shops and two pubs within 10 minutes walking distance and a major supermarket with a fuel station less than 10 minutes drive. The centre of Chester is 2 miles away and easy to get to. The cottage has a detailed folder with all the information on how to access local amenities and, as Peter and Wendy are local, they are happy to give any advice if needed. The cottage also has plenty of information for those that wish to explore further afield, in fact we got so engrossed in the walking books, we left it too late to go out!!
We were visiting relatives in the area so we are very familiar with all the region has to offer, but, if you have never visited the north-west before, this cottage is an ideal base to explore this part of the UK. Chester Zoo, the world oldest zoolological gardens is just a few minutes either by car or on foot. The city of Chester is worthy of at least a day to take in all it's glories. We crossed the fields and walked into the city along the tow path of the Shropshire Union Canal, a route I have never taken before. Liverpool is accessible by road or train and other towns and cities in the region can be easily accessed by road. For cyclists, a good network of cycle paths exists in Chester and for walkers and cyclists alike there is plenty of exploring to do in North Wales, Wirral and Cheshire. The North Wales Coast is easy to access and the Lake District is about a one and a half hour drive.
Visited December 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written December 29, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The historic Roman City of Chester is an all season attraction from summer days lazing on the river or enjoying the excitement of the oldest horse racing course in the Country to finding all those unique presents for friends and family when doing your Christmas shopping. Perfect!
Chester Zoo is the UK's largest Zoological attraction, world renowned for it's conservation work.
Enjoy the delights of the City of Chester's midnight ghost tour, City Tours in an open top bus or be guided by a 'Roman' tour guide and much, much more.
River cruisers make a lovely way to see the sights.
The Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Village is a must for all 'Shopaholics' - go grab a bargain.
For Golfer enthusiasts Upton 18 hole Golf Course is literally across the road, so don't forget your clubs!
The perfect Indian is a short walk away, local pubs and many recommended Restaurants are within easy access.
Direct line station to Liverpool 1 mile away. Bus stop for service to Chester & Liverpool directly outside property.
Very reliable taxi firms.
If arriving by train, pick up from station is possible with prior arrangement.
Car not needed
How to get there
Directions to the cottage supplied on confirmation of payment.
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Tennis court
Things to know
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Check in after 3 PM • Check out by 10 AM
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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