Local Area Information

The Historic Chester Rows

Chester's unique walled city centre is packed with history ranging from ancient Roman ruins and a 900 year old Cathedral, to 13th Century half timbered shops, known as The Rows. Chester races is an excellent day out and is England's oldest racecourse.

Chester Zoo is a short drive from Ashtree House it is one of the UK's largest zoos at 125 acres and is featured on Channel 4's 'Secret Life of the Zoo'.


The house is located in Hoole, locally known as 'NottingHoole' is the perfect place to stay for exploring the historic city of Chester, not only does it benefit from being close to Chester City Centre but Hoole is also a bustling and vibrant suburban village, filled with independent shops (local butchers, fishmongers etc), bars & restaurants, winning awards in the Great British High Street Competition. A few of our favourite places to go to in Hoole on an evening are The Lodge, The Faulkner, the award winning Sticky Walnut restaurant and The Suburbs.

A few minutes walk is the lovely Alexandra park which offers children play facilities, bowling greens, tennis courts.

A large Waitrose supermarket is just a few minutes drive from the house, Chester City Centre is just a short drive away, you can easily walk into chester along the canal in approximately 20 minutes, buses run regularly from a bus stop nearby, the train station is approximately a 15 minute walk away.