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The Watermill

Cefn-y-Bedd - Nr Chester

The Watermill

Cefn-y-Bedd - Nr Chester

 174 people are considering this CoolStay!

"A stunning and unique five bedroom watermill conversion near Chester"

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3


  • A truly remarkable getaway this historic building has been cleverly modernised to take full advantage of its riverside location.
  • Relax indoors or outside, beside the log burner in the living room or by the fire pit on the substantial wooden decking overlooking the river & pond
  • On the lower ground floor settle in for a movie night in the Cinema, or play vintage pinball in the games room
  • Five luxurious bedrooms (two en-suite) including the fabulous Waterwheel Suite with slipper bath and rain shower.
  • Excellent location for visiting the many attractions of historic Chester or the beautiful scenery of the North Wales mountains and coast line.

  You should know...

  • The property is arranged over three floors, so there are a lot of stairs.
  • The minimum stay is 3 nights.

The Details...

Nestled into the hillside on a private stretch of river sits The Watermill, a gorgeous converted mill which sleeps up to 10 guests across three floors. This generously proportioned brick and stone mill has been cleverly architected to take advantage of the abundance of still and flowing water nearby. From the sun-drenched conservatory to the reading room with its views over the pond, every space in this beautiful building will ensure an intense feeling of tranquillity and peace. From rising in the morning to drink a cup of coffee while you watch the trout in the river outside, to curling up by the woodburning stove, listening to the soothing trickle of the river, every moment spent in The Watermill feels magical.

From your own private meadow, cross a wooden bridge and arrive into the perfect escape in North Wales. Everything has been thought of by the landscaping architects, from the gently undulating wooden bench to the choice of two expansive timber decks overlooking the natural mill pond. After soaking up the sun with friends or family, step onto the ground floor of the Watermill, where you’ll find the wood-burner lounge with, and the reading room, two idyllic space to snuggle up and watch the river from. The full size kitchen is also on this floor, with its dining table for ten, Neff double oven and capacious American style fridge-freezer; everything you need to cater for a multi-family getaway.

Down a spiral staircase from the ground floor you’ll find the cinema, which boasts a serious home entertainment system. The cinema screen is connected to Apple TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime, and sits across from a substantial sofa for multiple generations to sit back for a movie night. On this floor you’ll also find the games room with its vintage pinball machine and jukebox, and the Waterwheel Suite replete with slipper bath, rain shower, walk in wardrobe, smart TV and direct access to the garden. The other four bedrooms are on the first floor, two storeys up.

Up to eight vehicles can park at The Watermill, making it ideal for larger families or groups of couples. Alternatively, come through the gorgeous landscape by train, arriving at the station mere minutes away. The Watermill is the dream holiday spot for larger groups looking for somewhere to stay in serious luxury while taking in the breath-taking vistas of North Wales or the wonderful attractions that Chester has to offer. Right on your doorstep is an excellent local, The Holly Bush pub, and you can enjoy a leisurely lunch at Honeys Riverside Café. Cook up a feast in the well appointed kitchen if you feel like entertaining, with major supermarkets just five minutes away, or take the night off cooking and visit the brilliant local fish and chip shop. The theatre, cinema, city of Chester and Hawarden farm shop are all a half hour round trip away.


Essential Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Rural Location
Living Spaces
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Games equipment
  • Games room
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Computer games console
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking

Cinema Room, Pinball Machine, Juke Box, Spa Bath, Riverside Reading Room, Riverside Views, Indoor /Outdoor Kitchen, Sun Terrace, Riverside Deck, Pondside Deck, Riverside Picnic Area,


  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Wildlife
  • Wine tasting
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

The Watermill

  Nearest Airport

Liverpool Airport 40mins, Manchester Airport 45mins

Detailed Pricing Information...

February Special Rate (M,T,W,Th) - £250/day
February Special Rate (F,S,S) - £350/day

Standard Weekday Rate (M,T,W,Th) - £400/day (3nt Min)
Standard Weekend Rate (F,S,S) - £500 /day (2nt Min)
Standard Weekly Rate - £2800 (7nt Min)

Easter - £500 / Night (4nt Min)

High Season - 24th May to 2nd June and 6th July to 8th Sept
High Season Weekday Rate (M,T,W,Th) - £500/day (4nt Min)
High Season Weekend Rate (F,S,S) - £600/day (3nt Min)
High Season Weekly Rate - £3300 (7nt Min)

Christmas / New Year - £600/day (3nt Min)



Have you stayed at The Watermill?

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CoolStays user: Miglena Ivanova
"We styed at the Watermill cottage for the NYE with friends of ours.
We had an amazing time.The place is very cozy and stylish and the owners went a mile further to make us feel welcomed and made our stay a very pleasant experience.We will definitely visit the cottage again."
(Stayed: January 2019)

CoolStays user: Sam Dumigan
"Stayed at the Watermill to celebrate my wife’s 30th Birthday last weekend with a group of friends. Firstly, contact with Robin and Wendy was second to none and communication was prompt and easy. On arrival we were totally blown away by property and this continued as we explored the inside. The facilities were amazing and everything was such high quality. There was plenty of space for the whole group and lots of large communal spaces. We spent a lot of time in the cinema room and games room and the kitchen was a lovely social space too. Can’t recommend this place highly enough. Quiet, picturesque, unique and definitely somewhere we hope to return to soon!"
(Stayed: January 2019)

CoolStays user: Emiliya Velinova
"We booked the Watermill for three nights to celebrate New Years there and we absolutely loved it! It is spacious, beautifully decorated and stylish! The whole property is equiped to make your stay comfortable and very enjoyable! We were 4 families and we all loved it! There was plenty of entertainment for the kids with the screen projector and the games downstairs! The adults could relax by the fireplace and enjoy the lovely sound with fun movies! The kitchen was big enough for all if us to enjoy meals together, and the grill works perfect if you want to have barbecue. You can find something for everybody, as it’s very close to Chester and the local pub! A place I would definitely like to come back to! Thanks Robin and Wendy we had such a lovely time!"
(Stayed: December 2018)

CoolStays user: Petya Pinaleva
"This is a stunning property, beautifully and tastefully done! It has the ‘wow’ factor the momment you enter.
In reallity, it surpassed our expectations.
The watermill has an abundance of character where new and old merge. It is extremely spacious with a large sitting room, reading room and a cool cinema room where our kids disappeared and didn’t bother us throughout the whole stay.

The beds are very comfortable. The kitchens is well equipped. The house is just perfect and I wholeheartedly recommend it and would love to return. ."
(Stayed: December 2018)

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