We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Vine Cottage. The owners, Peter and Wendy were extremely welcoming, and could not do enough to ensure we felt comfortable in the cottage. As we were travelling with our young son, they arranged use of a travel cot, booster seat, and even provided a new safety gate for the stairs. We also received a lovely welcome basket including wine, tea and cake, which was great to tuck into after a long journey.
The cottage was well equipped in every room - including a dishwasher, and a washing machine (which would have been invaluable had we been staying more than a few days), and plenty of information available about the local area and places to visit. The level of cleanliness was excellent - and all cleaning equipment was to hand, just in case. From a decorative perspective, I particularly liked the chunky oak furniture - really in keeping with the age of the cottage. I wish the second bedroom had been a little larger, as our son is not yet ready for a big bed, and it was difficult to fit the travel cot in that room - and selfishly we did not want to give up the lovely main bedroom!!
Locally, there is plenty to do , for example only a short drive (4 mins) or walk to Chester Zoo, and easy access to the centre of Chester. We were attending a wedding, so would have explored further had we more time - there seemed to be a couple of decent pubs within walking distance, and there were supermarkets nearby, the closest being only 5 mins drive away.
The cost of the cottage is slightly more than I would normally want to pay, but not extortionate by any means. Overall we had a great long weekend, and only wish we could have stayed a little longer! We would absolutely love to stay again. Thanks Wendy and Peter!
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