Chapel Story

How It All Started

The story starts in 1866 when the Welsh Chapel in Chester was built. Very much a product of its era, the chapel reflects the architectural styles of the day with its distinct red brick contrasting with Chester’s traditional timber Tudor style. In time the Chapel fell out of use, sitting unloved in the heart of Chester until being given a new lease of life with a sympathetic re-development. Much of the historic architectural detail, such as the original windows and decorated beams have been retained in the thoughtful restoration of the building.

Having lived all over the world we chose to return to the North West to make a home with our young family in this beautiful thriving city. Running a business in Chester city centre, we quickly became aware of a growing demand for good quality short let accommodation for visitors. We know from our own travels with our family – and as a couple - that renting an apartment over a traditional hotel room gives us greater flexibility, freedom and privacy. 

And so, in May 2017 Chapel Chester was born! Our mission is to provide luxury boutique style accommodation to the discerning visitor. Each unique apartment is furnished to a high specification in tasteful chic colours with designer furniture and everything from Netflix to feather pillows provided. So, all the delights and luxury of a top-class boutique hotel but with exclusive use and your own Chapel door key!

We want you to feel as welcome to Chapel Chester as if staying in our own home, and this is reflected in the thoughtful little ‘extras’ that will await you on arrival. In addition, if you need recommendations on where to visit or where to eat just drop us a line and we will be delighted to share our insider knowledge!

Enjoy your stay!


Janice & Steve