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Childe of Hale Cottage

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Hale Village, Cheshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Historic, thatched cottage, with exposed stonework, woodburner and beams, Knowsley Safari Park, Speke Hall and Aintree racecourse nearby.

This detached, Grade II listed, thatched holiday cottage, dates back to the 15th century and was the birthplace and home of John Middleton, the 9ft 3in giant known as the Childe of Hale. The village, home to two local pubs serving food, is on the Trans Pennine Trail and the area is great for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers. Visit include Speke Hall, Liverpool, Albert Dock, Knowsley Safari Park, Chester, Haydock and Aintree racecourses. The north west also has miles of unspoilt coastline including beaches at Ainsdale, Formby and Crosby. Shop 500 yards, pub 150 yards, restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and beams.
Dining room: With beams.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and slate floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and beams.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Open-tread stairs to...
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and beams.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking. No smoking.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    beautiful cottage and location. could have had a better bus service and shops. but there again it is a village

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    This is a gem of a cottage with a beautiful garden, a piece of local history, set in a peaceful & friendly village, lots of countryside for walks, local shops & places to eat out, great food. Fantastic hosts too. We used it as a base to visit Liverpool without staying in the city & it was perfect with a direct bus service. It's well located for visiting the wider area, there's so much to see, another trip beckons!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2018
    Lovely cottage - very friendly and helpful owners

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/05/2018

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    We are definitely booking again, was the most beautiful cottage and location. Top hospitality from the owners. 110/100 😁

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/03/2018
    Beautiful Cottage in a lovely location. Had great days out exploring the local area. Very comfy beds and the cottage had everything we needed.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    Wonderful holiday. The Cottage is absolutely lovely!! It has everything you need. We couldn't fault anything. We took our dog and enjoyed the local walks. We enjoyed going into Liverpool. Julie and Simon were very helpful. It was great from start to finish!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2018
    The best cottage we have stayed in,and we holiday 3 times a year.It felt very warm and cosy from the start.Comfy beds and the story of the Childe of Hale made the holiday.Fasinating.The ponies next door are just lovely.The village is very friendly,lovely park that our granddaughters enjoyed also the dogs loved it too.Every where is dog friendly.This is the only cottage we would like to return to.Thanks to Simon and Julie.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/02/2018
    Beautiful period cottage full of real character. A true piece of history in today's modern world . A little gem .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/01/2018
    Lovely cottage

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/01/2018
    The cottage is full of character and simply beautiful. Ideally situated for my visit and for anyone who is looking to visit Liverpool and the surrounding areas. Hale is a great little village. We spent the weekend there with our daughter and two dogs who all loved it. Was great for us as I was able to complete a belated Christmas catchup with my family. Everything was tidy, clean and all you needed was present.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/01/2018
    Really lovely comfy cosy cottage in a village full of history. Great use of space. Everything available in the kitchen for a self catering break. There is however, a lovely local pub providing good food at reasonable prices along with good cask ales. Half hourly bus service into Liverpool city which runs until 22.00 which is excellent. If you want fast Wi-Fi this isn't the place for you but everything else first class.

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 27 reviews collected by Reevoo
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