The flat is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in an area designated as a 'Home Zone'. This means that, while cars are permitted, there is a 20 mph speed limit, and the streets are designed with pedestrians and pedestrian safety in mind. The 'Home Zone' status of the area benefits residents by limiting traffic noise and pollution, thus ensuring that despite being so close to the city and local amenities, the area is quiet, clean and safe.
The flat is less than a minute's walk from Chester's vibrant Brook Street, which boasts an eclectic selection of independent businesses including restaurants, takeaways and food stores. Want to go Chinese, Indian, Italian, vegetarian, Polish, Thai, Turkish or even English? Go Brook Street!
Once you've sampled what Brook Street has to offer, you may want to take a stroll in the other direction towards the canal. If you have kids in tow, they'll want to stop at the play area and feed the ducks before crossing, then, once on the other side, they'll certainly want to grab a bite to eat and have a play at CoffeeTots play cafe (which adults will be pleased to hear serves fantastic coffee). For those without kids, walk on a little way further to find one of Chester's most popular pubs, The Old Harker's Arms (adults only and dog friendly. Tip: dog treats are on the bar to your left as you enter). Next to Harker's is the popular bar/eatery Artichoke (child and dog friendly). From here, you'll be able to see Chester's newest supermarket, a mulit-million pound Waitrose where you can stock up on groceries if you fancy utilising the flat's newly fitted out kitchen (it has a bar for those on shopping duty needing a pit stop...well, you are on holiday right!?).
Still want more? Ok, so from Harkers, head back in the direction you came, but go up the stairs and you'll find yourself on City Road. Here there are more pubs, a selection of Indians (we recommend The Koconut Grove, which serves some fantastic Southern Indian dishes that you won't find on the menu in an average Indian), modern Italian, a cocktail bar and, if you like a show with your dinner, Siam Thai & Teppan-Yaki, where the chefs will entertain you with feats of juggling, balance and percussion as they cook up delicious food. Oh and another thought, if you fancy getting off-land, you could board the Mill Hotel & Spa's restaurant boat for a lunch or dinner cruise. And all of that is before you even get to the city walls, where you will of course find a plethora more options for eating, drinking and entertainment.
With the city centre just a leisurely 7 minute walk away, there's plenty to see and do within walking distance - the Cathedral (with its falconry, don't miss that!), the racecourse (oldest and smallest in England, known as the 'Roodee' to locals), historic walls (total length 1.8 miles), the Roman Amphitheatre (largest in Britain), Grosvenor Park, river boat trips, city sightseeing bus tours, guided historic and ghost walks, museums, and the brand new Storyhouse theatre to name just a few things to do on foot. However, if you want to explore the wider area and don't have a car, the flat is just 5 minutes walk from both the city's main bus and train stations offering easy access to attractions beyond the city (such as Chester's famous zoo).