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Old Hollow Cottage

Banks, nr. Hesketh Bank Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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Old Hollow Cottage is truly a bird lovers’ paradise with the Ribble Estuary Nature Reserve literally on the doorstep.

Situated in the grounds of the owner’s working farm, Old Hollow Cottage is a wing of a larger property and provides cosy and comfortable holiday accommodation. It borders Natural England’s Nature Reserve of 5,000 acres of salt marsh on the Ribble Estuary Nature Reserve. The reserve is one of the UK’s sites for wintering wildfowl, and is literally right on the doorstep with direct access to a designated footpath. With RSPB Hesketh Out Marsh within 2 miles and RSPB Marshside and Martin Mere both within 5 miles, this is the perfect base for nature lovers and bird watchers. The network of footpaths and dedicated cycle routes make this a great destination for those who love the outdoors. There are some great walks from the doorstep and you can cycle into Southport which then connects to the Trans Pennine Trail. There are also 10 golf courses within 10 miles. Whilst the cottage has its own patio and seating area, guests also have access to the owner’s fantastic garden. With views towards the Pennines, this beautiful garden has a large pond which is home to a couple of resident swans as well as several pieces of sculpture made from driftwood, one of which has been romantically named ‘The Embrace’ by the owner. The Victorian seaside town of Southport which as well as offering lots of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, also has a fairground, cinema, bowling and indoor water park, providing lots of leisure activities for when the weather is not so great. The train station in Southport provides easy access into Liverpool, approximately 30 minutes, with all its museums, theatres, shopping, Liverpool One, Albert Dock, and other attractions too numerous to mention. Trains also operate to the historic city of Chester, approximately 60 minutes. Other places of interest nearby include National Trust’s Rufford Old Hall, 6 miles, Preston ,15 miles, and the coastal town of Formby, a conservation area whose protected pine woods and sand dunes are home to red squirrels and natterjack toads, 15 miles. If you fancy a longer drive, Ribble Valley and the city of Lancaster can both be reached in an hour. Just over an hour’s drive will take you into the southern Lake District or Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beach 3 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared lawned garden. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pets must be kept on a lead at certain times of year. No smoking. NB: 2 steps to patio. Large pond, 50 yards.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-17
    Very pleasant holiday retreat and friendly hosts. It was a delight to receive fresh vegatables, eggs, and salad from the farm and samphire from the marshland. Lovely garden and quiet rural surroundings.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-02
    Excellent accomodation

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-01
    Old Hollow Cottage is situated right on the coastal path near the salt marshes and is a lovely location for walking and bird watching. We chose this cottage because of its nearness to many golf courses. Alec and Janet are lovely, welcoming people who were charming, kind and very generous in sharing their beautiful garden, knowledge of the locality and time.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-06-15
    my third visit to this wonderful cottage. Excellent time, & weather not too bad. 7ml hike along ribble valley well worth it. Real home from home. 5*+. Already booked for my 4th visit later in the year.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-03
    it was very friendly comfortable but the weather was very bad

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-03-08
    A wonderful cosy cottage on the edge of a peaceful nature reserve. Very friendly and helpful interesting hosts. Would love to visit again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-02-14
    Fantastic cottage cant wait to go again,The owner's Janet and Alec were the nicest people I have ever come across, they had so much time for you .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2014-11-20
    Had a brilliant short break, the owners were so welcoming and accomadating, they made us feel so at home, would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2014-12-15
    this was my 2nd visit to this wonderful cottage. Excellent home from home. The owners are great, very welcoming & tend to your every wish. Log fire kept us very warm and toasty and the electric blanket was a very nice touch. Had some lovely freshly laid eggs for breakfast. The farm, garden & wildlife very entertaining. Very enjoyable holiday break once again. Hopefully will be revisiting in 2015. 5* + throughout.

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews collected by Reevoo

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