We’ve just had a lovely weekend over Chester way in Jolly. We headed out on our annual Jolly Christmas Market Jaunt with the parent folks, and thought that Chester would make a nice change and would look pretty magical at this time of year. We were not wrong!
We booked a room at the historic, and apparently haunted, ‘Pied Bull’ for Lesley & Malcolm which was a very comfortable stay for them. We also ate there together on our first evening and the food was lovely.
Our base for the weekend was a little gem of a find, approx. 3 miles outside Chester, in Bretton. It’s a Caravan & Motorhome Club CL site called Digby Farm in a peaceful, off road location. The owner, Barry, that we dealt with from the time of booking was great with detailed directions and a warm welcome on our arrival. It’s very easy to drive past the site lane entrance, even the taxi drivers struggled. The lane is beside a small Methodist chapel with black railings outside. Blink and you’ll miss it!
We would happily recommend this site and will definitely return. The CL area is a circular area of 7 well spaced hardstanding pitches with grass area and views looking out across the fields. There seems to be an area for other caravans in a separate field also. Facilities were as you’d expect, although as usual we used our onboard shower and not the site one which requires 20p pieces.
We used the local taxi service to travel into the centre – KingKabs Taxis, tel: 01244 343434 – but found it much quicker to download their app and book that way. The average cost of the journey was between £8-£10.
Here’s a few photos of our weekend …
The second evening we had a really excellent meal at Chez Jules (left outside the Pied Bull and just a few yards along the street). Top notch 👍. For both evening meals we booked well in advance as it was busy and places were turning people away who hadn’t booked.
The weather was quite wild at night but we were cosy as we were buffeted about in Jolly and we awoke to glorious sunshine before the rain set in one and off for much of the day.
And before we knew it our weekend was over and it was time to head home. The weather was kind, it had stopped raining and the journey home traffic-wise was fine.
Not long til our next Christmas jaunt with our camping buddies. Roll on that one!
Suzie & Bri