With architecture so picture-perfect that tourists pause to snap selfies before it, No 3, Bath Street in
the city centre embodies the sense of history and heritage that has come to define Chester.
Only a stroll away from the main high street and only moments’ walk from the opening to the greenery of Grosvenor Park and the River Dee beyond, No 3, Bath Street is poised on the cusp of both tranquillity and bustling city life.
Utterly unique, welcome to the ultimate city refuge.
With parking at a premium, make the most of the availability of residents’ parking permits, a snip at
£60 p/a, and park up directly outside the stone mullion windows and stained glass of this imposing Victorian abode.
Built by John Douglas in 1903, a renowned architect responsible for designing more than 500 buildings in and around Chester, English Gothic elements that heralded his style have been recreated and lovingly instilled within the modern interior design by the current owners.
Immediately upon entry, the monochromatic Victorian tiling underfoot, emblazoned with the insignia ‘No 3’, heralds your arrival home instantly setting the scene for the stylish, heritage vibes that await within.
In the entrance hall ahead, a traditional column radiator and copper handrail on the stairs imbue No 3 with a timelessness that transports you out of the modern city centre and into a haven of tranquillity.
Throughout this home, the motif of warm copper recurs in the chic pendant light fittings, hinting at the industrial period of No 3’s past.
Turning left, slip through into the living room, a warm, cosy and welcoming space where classic and contemporary combine in seamless style.
Original oak block flooring underfoot has been painted in a rich charcoal, in contrast to the creamy white ceiling and panelled walls.
OWNER QUOTE: “You forget you’re in the centre of the city as soon as you step inside. You feel away
from everything, cocooned.”
Open plan to the dining room at the rear, a dainty bay window captures views out to the walled garden beyond, with light constantly flowing from front and rear throughout the day.
Snuggle up on the sofa and watch your favourite shows before the warmth of the log-burner effect fire.
High above, copper pendant lighting can be adjusted to different heights, suspended from within the elegant ceiling rose. In the dining room, lower the level of the pendant light to an intimate setting for a romantic dinner or elevate it when catering to a larger gathering of family and friends. The open nature of the space, with the kitchen located through an archway to the rear allows for a freeflowing and sociable feel.
An entertaining haven, gather here for pre-dinner drinks with friends before heading out to dine at one of Chester’s sumptuous restaurants. Flexible in its design, No 3 is just as inviting for a cosy couples’ night in; a versatile retreat, ready to serve your needs. Superfast broadband speeds also mean it is an easy home in which to work from.
OWNER QUOTE: “You always feel at home -even in the middle of the city.”
Flow through from the dining room into the kitchen, where original red quarry tiling imprints its history upon the culinary hub of the home.
Wood effect worktops provide plenty of preparation space, whilst integrated appliances include an electric oven and induction hob and dishwasher, washing machine and separate dryer and room for a tall fridge- freezer in the rear utility-style area.
Returning to the entrance hall, take the light-filled stairwell up to the first floor, where an original roof light showers natural light down from above.
Sneak a peek at the master bedroom, where the motif of black floorboards is extended to the walls which fade into dusky pink to the uppers for a perfect harmony of industrial chic and feminine flair.
Snugly set back in a fireplace alcove is the television, with storage also tucked back into the recess. Spacious enough for a super-king-size bed, there is ample room for your furnishings in here. Captivating the eye is the striking dormer-style window, resplendent in its period style.
Catching the sun’s glow from the rear of the home is the second bedroom, where a vintage style ceiling light aids illumination as evening settles. Housing a double bed, the pink tones contrast once more with the charcoal black notes.
Slip through to the house bathroom and soak away the stress of the day in the jet pool bath, with shower head attachment.
Perfect your look for the evening in the LED mirror. There is also a wash basin and WC.Above, accessed by drop down ladders is a fully boarded room, which has been used to store clothes and also for overnighting guests, with space for a double bed. Ideal for those impromptu evenings out with friends; it’s what city centre living is all about.
Returning downstairs, step outside into your sun trap walled garden to the rear. Block paving underfoot counterbalances the warm cream walls, with views out towards the roof of St Werburgh’s French gothic design 19th century church.
Soak up the summer sunshine ’til late in the afternoon in this sunny, Mediterranean-feel pocket of
A quiet alley runs behind the garden, accessible only by a coded keypad. Other security measures at No 3 include a fully functional alarm system.
Out and about
OWNER QUOTE: “It’s the perfect location for socialising and foodies; everything is within walking
A short stroll from the front door, turn left to arrive at the opening to Grosvenor Park and the banks of the river beyond, perfect for sunny summer days. Dine out at a different restaurant every night of the week, with great restaurants all within walking
distance. Why not head to the Sticky Walnut, an award-winning bistro in Hoole, or Opera Grill, where you can dine on steak to the regular accompaniment of music. For a southern Louisiana smokehouse vibe, call in at Hickories.Enjoy all the convenience of city centre living, with a handy off licence only 100 yards away.
Waitrose and M&S are both only a 5 minute walk from the property making the food shop a doddle.
The property is on the cusp of all the shops and retailers of the high street, Primark is a mere stroll
Commuters are perfectly positioned within close proximity of the train station which is just an 8
minute walk away – the train to London takes a little over 2 hours which is ideal for either business
Walk to the Storyhouse in a just over ten minutes, stopping for a pre-show bite to eat at one of the
many fine establishments in the vicinity. Look out for the new food market, scheduled to open in the
coming year on Northgate Street, ideal for bon viveurs and epicureans.
When it’s home time, step away from the buzz of the city within your own city cocoon at No 3 Bath
Street, a refined, homely, stylish haven in amidst the vibrancy of Chester
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