Edgar House is an elegant riverside residence, an outstanding and stylish holiday home, right in the
heart of the city. Its elevated views over the River Dee from its enviable location, high above the
Roman sandstone walls which circle the city must be among Chester’s finest.
Having undergone a full scheme of refurbishment to mark its new chapter as an exclusive holiday
home, this handsome Regency Villa can accommodate up to sixteen guests. Its size, city centre
location, and classic contemporary interior styling make it the ideal gathering place for groups of
close friends and family. The views from here, across the River Dee, the Old Dee Bridge, and its tidal
weir, create a stunning backdrop for your stay.
Edgar House enjoys its own walled garden and river view terrace, once described by travel writer,
Alistair Sawday, as ‘Chester’s equivalent to the Royal Box’. Watching the world go by, both on the
river itself and along the promenade below is an enjoyable pastime from this vantage point. The
terrace has outdoor dining with comfortable seating, and blankets are provided for guests to enjoy
cooler days and evenings.
This nineteenth-century house, with its generously proportioned rooms and high ceilings, is rich in
original features and period detailing. These are complemented by sophisticated schemes, which
blend traditional elegance with contemporary, bold interior design.
There are seven bedrooms in total, each individually styled, with décor themes such as ‘Horse’, after
the city’s legendary racecourse; ‘Zoo’, Chester Zoo is one of the best in the world; the ‘Copper Suite’,
with its glorious deep copper bathtub, and ‘Blue’, all inspired by the nature and cultural heritage of
the local region. The ‘Copper Suite’, enjoys its own living room, equipped with a sofa bed, which can
be used to accommodate younger guests, as an interconnecting family room. Four of the bedrooms
enjoy a terrace or balcony with river views.
The light-filled, spacious interiors are thoughtfully designed for practicality as well as their good
looks and include a sumptuously furnished living room with shuttered windows overlooking the
river, a classic-contemporary dining room with modern décor sparkling beneath a crystal chandelier;
a well-equipped and convivial open-plan kitchen, which can switch effortlessly from preparing
home-cooked ‘kitchen table’ suppers, to more elaborate menus, created by a personal, ‘in-house’
Chef, recommended by Edgar’s House Manager to suit your needs.
The local wine merchant or cheese merchant can also be booked for an ‘in-house’ wine and/ or
cheese tasting, and wines can be pre-ordered to ensure that the cellar is suitably well-stocked. These
extra services are optional and can be arranged courtesy of the concierge team.
Families will love the media/cinema room with its BT/Sky Sports and internet connection, which
features a large wall-mounted screen and surround sound experience; there is also a games room,
highlights here include air hockey, table football, darts, and a wi-fi jukebox, for fun and games to be
There is much to explore out and about, Chester itself is rich in heritage and offers a Medieval
Cathedral, Roman Amphitheatre, as well as England’s oldest racecourse, ‘The Roodee’. Golfers are
spoilt for choice, with several challenging courses in the area, including The Royal Liverpool Club at
Hoylake. Chester Zoo, renowned for its global conservation work is a wonderful family day out. The
Welsh mountains, including the Snowdonia National Park and the long sandy beaches of Wirral
Peninsula is all just a short drive away.
Chester’s Storyhouse theatre is a hub of varied entertainment and its great selection of restaurants,
bars, coffee shops, and independent boutiques and stores are all within easy walking distance. This small,
the historic city is a haven for foodies – traditionalists will adore the five red star, Chester Grosvenor
Hotel, with its private dining, chic Brasserie, and elegant afternoon teas; alternatively sample plant-
based, modern menus at ‘Michelin green starred’ Hypha; or authentic Italian cuisine, created with a
passion at Da Noi.
Edgar’s in-house concierge team is at hand to advise on what to do and see in the area; to secure
restaurant table bookings and theatre tickets, arrange an ‘in-house’ Chef or sommelier, or book a
personal VIP shopping experience or chauffeur-driven tour – whatever it takes to make a stay in
Chester is that bit more special.
Need to Know:
- Completely refurbished Regency Villa, built in the early C19th
- Professionally interior designed for ultimate comfort and style
- Previously the building was successfully run independently for 15 years as a multi-award-
winning boutique hotel (Awards included ‘Best Small Hotel in The World, 2016’, and many
- Accommodates up to 14/16 – 7 ensuite bathrooms, three super king,s and four with zip link
twin bed option
- Use of the sofa bed in the ’Copper Suite’, brings sleeping max. capacity to 16
- Enviable city centre, riverside location with outside garden terrace and dining area
- Reception rooms include the living room, dining room, open-plan kitchen
- Snug/’book nook’, cinema/media room, games room (games facilities include air hockey,
table football, darts board, jukebox)
- Free wi-fi throughout
- Private parking for 10 vehicles
- Electric charging point
- Welcome ‘meet and greet’
- Free Concierge service is included in your stay to arrange a personal Chef, wine tasting and
supply, restaurant and theatre bookings, and more, to optimise your staycation in Cheshire
Edgar House, Chester is the first property developed for ‘Daisy Joy Escapes’: a privately-owned
collection of unique holiday homes, each one developed exclusively for the discerning traveler, to
invite them to spend memorable time away with their loved ones. Other properties in the Lake
District and Angelsey are currently under development for launch in 2022/3.
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