Play landed gentry in a Cheshire wonder

At Amber Hall, seven acres of rolling Cheshire grounds separate you from the mayhem of everyday life. Switch off and celebrate in a 20-sleeping Cheshire country house high above Earthly concerns. Bubble in the hot tub, wander the walled gardens, play at landed gentry amid the bucolic beauty.

Time, friends and homely comfort

Seven acres of rolling Cheshire grounds and a long, long driveway separate you from the mayhem of everyday life. The house gazes down on the rise and fall of Flintshire’s landscape, high above Earthly concerns. Amber Hall admits nothing but the gentle tick-tock of time, a sense of homely comfort and the company of those who matter most.

Beautifully proportioned rooms flood with light. Use them to celebrate or rejuvenate with family and friends or hens amid the high ceilings, cornicing and original fireplaces. Act grand, feel great and have fun giggling in the bubbling hot tub, chilling on the outdoor seating beneath the parasol and cracking croquet balls around the lawn.

Dine al-fresco in the 300 year old walled garden beneath endless skies with a meat feast from the coal barbie, pause by the pond, find nooks and crannies to congregate or escape. This is the Cheshire country-house experience for 20 that makes you feel like landed gentry amid the bucolic beauty.

Inside, in grandly appointed period rooms, you’ll get together to binge box-sets in the drawing room, slip apart to the games room for table football, raid the toys and books, and stay up way past bedtime with hot meals from the Aga and fruity Prosecco from the fridges. Wrapped in crisp cotton, you’ll want to make it a late, late breakfast.

Hot tub, gardens and grounds

When you eventually reach the house – it’s a long driveway – you’ve got seven acres to yourselves. Wander the 300-year-old walled garden, take your Prosecco out and sit by the pond, feel like a country squire with shotgun cocked under your tweedy arm.

Sit under the stars and bubble in the hot tub, towel off and chill on the sofas beneath the parasol, then crack the croquet balls through the hoops. Spark up the coal barbie and get the steaks sizzling in the clean country air. Dine al-fresco, toast the views, enjoy the hotel with the best guests in the world.

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Living spaces

Rooms here are grand and great, the kind of interior spaces once given over to reprimanding children for apple-scrumping or for discussing the decline in the grouse population. But there’s nothing stuffy or formal about Amber Hall today. These are spaces in which to revive, rejuvenate and reconnect with the people who matter most.

Amber Hall’s living areas form a beautiful period tapestry of ornate cornicing, vaulted ceilings, Queen Anne legs and high skirts. You’ll love the august atmosphere but you’ll never forget that this is a home. Family pictures hang on the walls, sofas are deep and comfy, and log fires abound.

Traditional features of yesteryear here blend perfectly with the conveniences of today. You can stream away on the EE wifi, dock your iPod, delve into the Blu-Ray DVDs and stay up as late as you like bingeing box-sets on the drawing-room TV. Yes, there’s a drawing room. Of course there is.

Escape the madding crowd in the games room, with its flatscreen TV and table football. Keep on top of your email, or just bag a little quiet me-time, in the two studies. Amber Hall offers 8000 square feet of accommodation, with spaces in which to gather and gossip or just bury your head in a book.

Cooking and dining

Whose turn is it to cook? Form an orderly queue for the Aga, sitting king-like in the white inglenook at the head of the well-appointed kitchen. Backing that up, you’ve got a fan-assisted gas oven, two fridges, a microwave and dishwasher. Eat around the 14-seater table in the baronial dining room among the family portraits and busts.

If you fancy eating outdoors beneath the sky and the stars, then there’s coal to load onto the barbie. Break out the steaks and the sausages, pour the Prosecco and drop a toast to the long horizon. Or leave it all to the experts: call up our chefs for a one-off meal or fully catered break. When you’re done, chill awhile with a Nespresso under the parasol.

Pubbing it? It doesn’t get much better than Welsh Pub of the Year The Glynne Arms, with its lovage and lettuce soup and 6oz burgers. Pop into the farm shop when you’re done. Sit out on the terrace at Glasfryn with your rump steak sandwich and cask ales. Or how about spiced lamb kofta at Pant-yr-Ochain?

Get behind the neoclassical Greek facade of the Opera Grill in Chester to discover yellowfin tuna sashimi and Isle of Man scallops washed down with tasteful music. Or maybe you’d prefer braised featherblade of beef or beech-smoked duck breast at the renowned Sticky Walnut in Hoole. Can 1500 five-star reviews be wrong?

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Bedrooms

And so to bed. Choose from eight classically elegant bedrooms plus a double sofa bed for teens. Rooms here are a symphony of deep skirts, heavy drapes and sash windows.

Bedroom one, the master, offers a superking with a sumptuous private bathroom, while bedroom two is a kingsize with a shared bathroom.

Bedroom three provides a double bed with a shared bathroom and bedrooms four, five and six offer kingsize beds with shared bathrooms. Bedroom seven is a double with a shared bathroom and bedroom eight is a single. Pick from four bathrooms and one shower room. Three good-quality z-beds are available by request.

Drift off in the splendid silence of the Welsh countryside wrapped in crisp cotton in the embrace of deep mattresses.

Children welcome

Keeping kids buzzing and behaving on holiday can be bigger than any challenge you face at the office. But give them a big house with plenty of rooms, seven acres of garden and the company of their favourite people and they’ll make memories out of every moment.

Out there in the gardens, with its miry paths, alcoves and walled garden, there’s an endless game of hide and seek to be had. Follow that up with croquet on the lawn and you’ll have delivered a healthy dose of vitamin D while you bubble and boil in the hot tub (but be mindful of the pond).

Back inside, exhibit A might well be the games room. Kids can twiddle and twist their way to victory on the table football game. When they’re done with that, they get their own TV in the same room. Raid the Blu-Ray DVDs, get stuck into some games, compete on the Playstation or just stream away on the EE wifi. Little ones will adore the playroom, complete with teepees, toy shop, blackboards and games.

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Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Gone are the days when the only way to view a house was solely by way of poring over flat and sometimes confusing floor plans. With the emergence of 360-degree video we have an exciting new way of being introduced to the layout of a house.

With a few clicks you can be leisurely making your way through living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms – the whole house in all its beauty waiting for you to step on in for an effortless and insightful virtual tour.

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What people say

What people say

What a stunning house! Our family group had such a lovely time and we are already discussing when we can return. The house had everything that we needed and was in a great location for exploring the area. Thank you. - Sarah
We've recently returned from my best friend's hen celebration in this house which was just perfect in all aspects. The location was great for a night in Chester and we also enjoyed the peacefulness when back at the house and we enjoyed eating, drinking and plenty of time in the hot tub. I hope to return with more friends and my extended family. - Cassandra
From start to finish Kate & Toms looked after us exceptionally well and their communication is outstanding. This is the second time we have booked a property with them and they are consistent in the level of service they offer. Without a question we would highly recommend Kate & Toms. - Colin
Our recent Christmas trip to Amber Hall was completely magical. The residence was very well kept, extremely clean and our host Julie had left every amenity we required for our stay. She had also decorated the home with a beautiful large real Christmas tree for our holiday which the children loved. The house had everything we required for the children. Julie was easy to communicate with throughout our trip and very welcoming. We would recommend this place to everyone and definitely will return in the future. - Priya
A spectacular house with a wonderful host. Julie couldn't have done more to help us make the most of our stay and we had a brilliant time. The character of the house gave it a real sense of occasion. - Pete
We wanted to celebrate my dads 90th birthday with a family party for 16 and booked Amber Hall for 3 days in late Jan. Wow!! - If you think the house looks impressive in the pictures, its jaw dropping in real life. From the entrance hall to the bedrooms everything is on a grand scale and of the highest quality. It's like being in your own episode of Downton Abbey. The kitchen is fully stocked with a fantastic aga and enough mod cons, pans and glasses to feed an army. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are beautifully finished (the master bathroom is the size of a small house!) We had a great time with champagne and 4 course dinner in the dining room around an antique table. After dinner we moved to the lounge with its log fire and great stereo. Those brave enough to go outside spent the late hours in the jacuzzi and sitting at the outside bar. The house was always warm, bright and absolutely spotless. Our only regret is that we didn't book for a week. - Peter
We stayed at Amber Hall for a hen weekend. Beautiful house with beautiful grounds. Host was wonderful, really responsive and accommodating. Couldn’t recommend more. - Naomi
We stayed at Amber Hall in Chester for a stag do. Julie the owner was nothing but communicative, always offered if anything was needed for our stay. She came to the house with a couple of supplies for the fridge which helped for the morning after! We would 100% recommend Amber Hall for any sort of mass group gathering! - Carl
We stayed at Amber Hall for a friend’s hen do and would highly recommend it. The house is even more beautiful than it appears on the photos - we didn’t leave it all weekend, other than to go for a walk to explore the grounds and nearby countryside! It is very well appointed with everything you could possibly need (and more!) The dining room is an ideal space for a dinner party and the hot tub is the perfect sun trap! Julie the home owner was super helpful - she had decorated the dining table beautifully and we really appreciated her taking the time to give us a tour of the house (as it’s huge!) - Gabrielle
We stayed at Amber Hall for a 30th birthday weekend, the house is just amazing and Julie the owner was so nice and helpful, couldn’t recommend this place enough. kate & tom's have also been great, helpful and quick at responding throughout the booking. Thank you, would definitely book through this company again! - Jess
We had the most wonderful stay at Amber Hall for my hen do. Not only was the place absolutely spectacular and so relaxing, we were also left a wonderful welcome hamper with some chilled Prosecco! The estate had everything we could’ve needed and we enjoyed every moment of our stay. We will definitely be returning for future celebrations! - Faye

Karting, diving and zipping

Enjoy heats and sprints at Apex Kart, diving with sharks at Blue Planet, or going ape in Delamere Forest. Meet 20,000 animals at Chester Zoo or play adventure golf at The Ice Cream Farm. For grown-ups, will it be a saunter around Chester’s walls, cathedrals and tower, a spa day at Carden Park, or an adrenaline rush at Zip World?

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