The Chapel Chester

Chester, Cheshire

Three glitzy boltholes in the centre of Chester just minutes from the city wall, shops and restaurants. A private alternative to a hotel


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


A Victorian Welsh Congregational Chapel, solidly built and now converted into apartments, one on each of the three floors. There’s a car park directly opposite and you can walk to everything – endless beautiful shops (this is WAG central) cafes and restaurants. The City wall is 100 yards away, a mini Hadrian’s Wall which you can climb up and walk along for city views. The river Dee has intriguing walks along its banks – and more places to eat.You let yourself in with an entry code to find light and bright spaces, not cramped, with good sized bedrooms and hanging space, photos of Chester on the walls and open plan living rooms and kitchens. In the top two flats you come across the odd archway or part of a stained glass window to remind you of the bones of the building. The ground floor apartment has a small patio area with heaters.Shop till you drop, brush up on your Roman history at the Grosvenor Museum or just people-watch in the cafes. You’ll return to much comfort and warmth, a pub round the corner and restaurants and cocktail bars aplenty. It’s also deliciously quiet considering how close to the action you are.

The Chapel Chester living room with paintings and stairs leading up

We think you'll love

  • Walking out your door and straight into the centre of Chester
  • The cool architecture
  • Sitting out on the sunny, quiet terrace
The Chapel Chester - Gallery

Home truths

  • There's no lift
  • More boutique hotel than cosy holiday home.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Sofabeds available.
Pubs/restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £770
Damage deposit
1 Apartment for 2
From £1201 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 4
From £1703 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From £1101 bed1 bedroom


Our family of 2 adults and 2 older kids stayed in the Penthouse for the weekend. Wonderful location, beautifully decorated - just what we needed in a city break pied-a-terre!

Claire, Winchester

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The neighbourhood

Chester is a delightful surprise to those who don't know it. With its encircling Roman Wall, the largest Roman amphitheatre and the oldest racecourse in Britain, it's a rewarding place for a short break. There are galleries to browse, a famous zoo, a new theatre and excellent shops in The Rows - expensive but fun. Short cruises on the river Dee can take you to the ornate Iron Bridge at Alford. You're near to the Welsh Borders and to Liverpool.

Local points of interest from Janice Atlay

  • A favourite for everyone is Chester Zoo which is one of the UK's top ten visitor attractions, just a 10 minute drive from The Chapel its a must for families and worth checking out their special events.
  • f you’re looking for an exciting day out, we’re just a short journey away from the award-winning Chester racecourse. Some enjoy the flutter with the bookies, others love the day to dress up for ladies day, particularly lovely when the sun is shining.
  • The River Dee is a hop, skip and jump away, its a perfect place for lazy afternoon strolls. Sit by the bandstands on a summers afternoon for traditional entertainment. Hire a rowing boat or paddle boat, can recommend breakfast at the The Moorings.
  • Chester Walls is next to the Chapel a very scenic 2 mile stroll. This is a great way to explore the local area from a height. Lots of pitt stops too! Perfect for the more energetic as popular running route of 3k.
  • Chester has everything you need for a day of retail therapy, from popular high street chains to a selection of smaller independent boutiques many situated on the historic rows. We are also very near to Cheshire Oaks outlet village for top designer bargains
  • Choose from award winning fine dining restaurants, casual eateries, chic cocktail bars and trendy coffee shops all within a few minutes walk. We have a list of favourites and happy to share our inside knowledge.


Janice Atlay

You won't see anything of the Atlays, this is a let-yourself-in sort of place, perfect for those who prefer privacy. But in the bedrooms you will see Mr Atlays good black and white photographs of Chester and they leave you a friendly letter with suggestions of places to see. Also a bottle of prosecco and some fancy cakes.