Fancy a long weekend break to put your feet up, have a bit of a pamper and fill your lungs with fresh air, but don't want to stray too far from Chester?
Then look no further because we've compiled a list of 10 luxurious hotels within easy reach of the city which offer ample unwinding opportunities.
The 18th century Georgian country hotel and spa is only a few miles from Chester's city centre but set in eight acres of private lawns, pasture land and award-winning gardens, guests could be forgiven for thinking they're a world away.
Every one of its 37 rooms is different, 'thoughtfully equipped and blissfully homely'.
Built in 1900, Nunsmere Hall sits in ten acres of manicured gardens and is bounded on three sides by a 60 acre lake within the beautiful Delamere Forest.
With 36 individually-designed bedrooms, plus a 2 rosette restaurant, impressive conference and events facilities, it’s billed as the ultimate ‘romantic’ wedding venue, so it should shape up pretty well for a romantic break too.
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa
Just a five minute drive from Chester city centre and a stone's throw from the Welsh border, the 4* privately-owned hotel has not one but two restaurants for guests to choose from.
Spa by Kasia offers six indulgent treatment suites, three relaxation rooms, a couple’s VIP suite, traditional Hamman, Roman-style swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, gymnasium, outdoor tennis court, Spa Boutique, Spa Eatery and the Asian Sensory Garden.
And dog-owners can even bring their pooches along if they feel so inclined.
Inglewood Manor Hotel
Originally built in 1909 as a private residence for a millionaire from Liverpool, it has been welcoming guests as a country house hotel since 2011.
But its website proudly states it 'retains all the charm and warmth of a lavish period home', nestling in 38 acres of gardens in Ledsham.
Most of its 29 bedrooms offer views of the grounds.
This stunning country house built in the style of a medieval castle has 48 individually designed bedrooms on offer, as well as all the vaulted dining rooms and open fires you'd need to enjoy a cosy getaway.
Spa facilities at Peckforton Castle include a hot tub, sauna and even a Caribbean experience shower.
Those wanting to indulge their sense of adventure can take advantage of activities including archery, laser clays or Segways.
Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa
This hotel in the picturesque village of Thornton Hough on the Wirral underwent a £580,000 makeover last summer to further improve the guest experience.
Its spa won Best Beauty Spa in the UK at the World Spa Awards 2013 and 2014. Among the facilities are a thermal zone, tranquility suite and outdoor hydro pools.
This independent 4* hotel is set within 1,000 acres of gorgeous Cheshire countryside.
Winner of the Best Large Hotel in Cheshire at the Marketing Cheshire Awards 2015, it boasts 196 rooms and suites, a spa, two championship golf courses and award-winning restaurants.
Ruthin Castle Hotel and Spa
This authentic Welsh castle in the heart of Ruthin has successfully been welcoming guests - including royalty - for hundreds of years, so its staff know a thing or two about how to deliver excellent hospitality.
The Moat Spa lies in the castle's rustic woodland grounds and dining options include a la carte at Bertie's Restaurant, afternoon tea or even a medieval feast fit for a king or queen.
Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa
An Elizabethan-style mansion listed at grade II and owned by the Hand Picked Hotels group.
Its award-winning health club and spa has an 18 meter swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room, sauna and relaxation rooms.
It is located just off the B5074 road near the village of Worleston.
The historic manor house in Mollington is surrounded by splendid gardens and promotes a mind, body and soul philosophy with its 18-metre indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
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