If you’re dreaming of a riverside stay in Chester, you won’t find better accommodation than Edgar House, a hidden gem tucked away in the city’s ancient walls and a stone’s throw from the Old Dee Bridge.
Despite being off the beaten track, Chester’s historic attractions, shops, bars and restaurants are only a short walk away, making it the perfect base for a weekend stay. It’s an ideal starting point to walk the Roman walls around the city and with such a peaceful location, it’s no surprise that this boutique hotel has picked up multiple awards since opening with special mentions for its romantic atmosphere.
The big draw at Edgar House is its intimate setting and you’ll always have the undivided attention of your hosts, who pride themselves on a warm welcome, personal service and attention to detail. With just seven bedrooms and plenty of beautiful spaces to relax, you’ll rarely bump into other guests, giving it the edge over some of the bigger hotels in Chester.
All rooms feature an immense bed, LED television, underfloor heating and Molton Brown toiletries and most offer a river view, but for a little extra you can grab something exceptional, like the whimsical copper bath, courtesy of the Junior Suite or a river view balcony. It’s adults only too, so no interruptions from little ones while Romeo and Juliet enjoy a starry moment.
The tree-lined riverside terrace garden is a delight in spring and summer, while the inside lounge areas offer lots of opportunity to snuggle up on dark nights, including a cosy drawing room hideaway and a mini cinema room that you can book out all for yourself. Another quirky feature is the old phone box which doubles as an ‘Honesty Bar’. No, you hang up first.
Edgar House serves breakfast, brunch and afternoon tea and the evening menu at Twenty2 is fast becoming a rising star in Chester’s restaurant scene.
Big brands and chains begone – this is a hotel with a big heart, run by genuine and lovely people. Welcome to your new favourite hangout; you might never want to leave.