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Lancashire

A cottage holiday provides the perfect base for exploring this varied area, whether you''re looking for a restful and relaxing break or an exciting adventure with friends or family Lancashire is a hidden gem and provides a great self-catering holiday destination.

The county has many facets; wild and beautiful countryside, seaside character, bustling cities and remote rural landscapes.

Wherever you choose to stay, there''s plenty to see and do. You could visit Clitheroe''s Norman Keep and enjoy the view over the surrounding area to Pendle Hill, made famous by the legend of its witches. Don''t leave this quaint market town without a visit to D.Byrne and Co. where you can explore the cellars of this quirky Victorian wine shop and choose a tipple to enjoy back at your cottage after supper.

The historic city of Lancaster offers great shopping and tempting restaurants as well as a famous castle, where you can enjoy an exciting tour of the courtrooms, cells and ancient towers. When you''ve finished at the castle, why not take a walk around the beautiful Williamson Park with its butterfly house and copper-topped Memorial.

Lancashire offers plenty of coastline to explore, most famously, the bustling seaside resort of Blackpool with its tower and the Pleasure Beach theme park. You could head South to picturesque Lytham St Anne''s, or North to the massive expanse of Morecambe Bay. Don''t miss the chance to visit Carnforth Station to have a cup of tea in the cafe and play out your own version of ''Brief Encounter'' under the station clock.

Close to the small village of Hurst Green visit the stunning Stonyhurst College. This prestigious school is famous as a film location and has many literary associations: Arthur Conan Doyle is a former pupil and it is also reported that J.R.R.Tolkien wrote part of The Lord of the Rings here.

If walking is your thing you could tackle a section of the scenic Ribble Way during your stay. This wildlife rich trek follows the River Ribble along its valley, traditionally walked from mouth to source. Why not take the little ones along to Bowland''s Wild Boar Park where they''ll feed chicks and see boar, deer, meerkats and even a white wallaby as well as enjoying a tractor ride.

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  • Starfox Cottage

    Lytham St Annes

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    Ref: 30261


    Located right in the centre of Lytham St Annes, tucked down a little street of terraced cottages, Starfox Cottage offers comfortable and well-proportioned holiday accommodation in the heart of one of the North West’s most popular and cosmopolitan coastal towns. There is a good selection of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, including several antique shops and designer boutiques, right on the doorstep. It is a popular destination for couples wanting a coastal escape, with plenty of lovely walks and lots of nice places to dine. There is a wide choice of entertainment and leisure facilities in the area, not least, Lytham’s 5 championship golf courses which are well-known internationally. It is also known for the Lytham Proms event, which takes place at the beginning of August every year. Other activities available locally include boating, bowling, cycling and swimming. Due to its proximity to the reeds and marshes of the Ribble Estuary, the area is popular with birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. The bright lights of Blackpool, with its famous tower, Pleasure Beach, zoo, Sealife Centre and Sandcastle Waterpark, is just 9 miles away, making this a great choice for families who want lots to see and do without being in the thick of it. Other towns worth visiting on the north west coast include Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood, whose designer shopping outlet village is very popular. Apart from the coast, there are so many other places to visit that are within easy reach of Starfox Cottage, and its proximity to the M55, which connects to the M6, makes it very accessible. Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland AONB, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District can all be reached in just under an hour. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Second living room. Kitchen. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in external utility room. Freezer. Wi-Fi. Small enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Car park 1/2 mile. No smoking.

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  • Harrop Fold Cottages - Manor House Cottage

    Harrop Fold, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
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    Ref: W43318

    Rural Ribble Valley location.

    Located at the end of a well maintained country road lies the small hamlet of Harrop Fold which has a history dating back to the 12th century and has been judged ’Best Kept Hamlet’ in Lancashire for 3 consecutive years. There are good garden centres and an equestrian centre nearby.
    The beautiful unspoilt villages of Bolton by Bowland and Slaidburn are only 3 miles away and the impressive Trough of Bowland, the market towns of Clitheroe and Skipton, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are all within easy driving distance.
    A great holiday base for walkers, cyclists and families. Shop 4 miles, pub, 2.5 miles and restaurant, 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil fired stove in living room. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: First £20 electricity and electric heaters included (first £10 for short breaks), remainder by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 50-acre natural grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Pendle View

    Barley, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 28606

    Forming part of the owner’s 19th-century farmhouse, Pendle View is a welcoming and comfortable holiday cottage with a private terrace and stunning views over Pendle Hill and the surrounding Lancashire countryside. Accessed via a private track and located on the outskirts of the pretty little village of Barley, it is very well located for exploring the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland AONB. Walkers and cyclists are well catered for and Clitheroe with its Norman castle is close by, with shops, bars and restaurants. The Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the north west coast can all be reached in under an hour by car. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/ kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double bedroom with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet. Beams and wooden floor throughout.

    Oil central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • 5 The Maltings

    Whittington near Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
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    Ref: CC131157
    Just two miles from the pretty market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, Whittington is a true village set in a triangle of three counties so ideal for exploring the delights of Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire in one visit. Life in Whittington revolves around the historic Estate, the village hall and the annual races. Wonderful walks can be enjoyed along the riverbank to the River Lune or why not take advantage of the regular bus service into nearby Kirkby Lonsdale where you will find and eclectic selection of shops, tea rooms, pub and restaurants to suit every pocket and palate.
    5 The Maltings is comfortably furnished and presented to provide a good base for visitors at any time of the year. The conservatory to the rear offers fine views across lush green fields dotted with horses and livestock to the Whittington Hall Estate beyond, a pleasant view at any time of the year.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Inner porch leading to...
    Kitchen/Dining room; With electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer and microwave.
    Lounge: With electric fire, TV and DVD leading to...
    Conservatory.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.Outside: Private parking for one car. Small patio.

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  • Heights Barn

    Horton in Craven, nr. Skipton

    Grade
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    Ref: 23542

    This detached former barn is set in an elevated position and has spectacular, far reaching views over open countryside towards Pendle Hill and beyond. This is a truly peaceful holiday haven from which to walk direct from the door and is well placed for touring both the Yorkshire Dales and the Trough of Bowland with both Blackpool and the historic city of York for alternative days out. The market town of Skipton is just 12 miles and boasts a Norman castle standing proudly at the top of the wide cobbled high street. Shops and pub 21/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. 24hr drying service. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed large garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Back Cottage

    Barrow, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: W44037

    Perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape of for small families wanting plenty to see and do, Back Cottage offers something for everyone.
    Approximately 400 years old, this charming three-storey cottage was once part of an old print works that was eventually divided up into individual dwellings. Beautifully presented and well-proportioned with a generous amount of living space, the cottage has been lovingly restored by the owner who has managed to retain much of its period charm and character. The exposed stone is particularly delightful and compliments the interior design very well.
    Walking through the front door you are immediately welcomed by the cosy farmhouse style kitchen. With its wood-burning stove, range style cooker and central island breakfast bar it is the perfect place to eat or just sit and chat. Just off the kitchen is a bright and airy conservatory which overlooks the garden. With comfy seating and a large screen TV it’s a great alternative living space to the first floor living room. Whilst the property only sleeps 4, with two separate living rooms, both with a TV, it is ideal for those who like to holiday together but still value their own space.
    The master bedroom has French windows which open onto a Juliet balcony from which to enjoy the views and the country air. There is also a superb en-suite with freestanding slipper-bath and separate shower cubicle.
    Located in the quiet village of Barrow, just 1½ miles from Whalley and 2½ miles from Clitheroe, Back Cottage is ideally located for exploring Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley. There are plenty of great walks and cycle routes in the area and with a golf course less than a mile away, it is a great destination for those who love being outdoors. For those who prefer indoor activities, the leisure centre in Clitheroe has a gym, tennis courts, swimming pool and climbing wall.
    Apart from being famous for its abbey, Whalley has some nice individual shops including a deli and a great wine shop. Clitheroe is Ribble Valley’s most popular market town with a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants. Alternatively, why not visit the castle or take part in a ghost walk. Just outside of Clitheroe and located along the river is Edisford Bridge, a popular place for families. The Wild Boar Park at Chipping, 11 miles, is also great for families. Other places worth visiting nearby include Pendle Hill, 9 miles, Forest of Bowland (AONB) and Gisburn Forest, 15 miles, which has some greats walks and bike trails.
    Thanks to its proximity to the A59 which connects to the M6 and M65, it is so easy to get around by road. You can get to Manchester, Preston, Lancaster and Lake District in less than an hour. The Yorkshire Dales is just over an hour away and Blackpool and the Fylde Coast are under an hour.
    Lancashire has a very good ‘foodie’ reputation and there are plenty of excellent dining pubs and restaurants in the area including a Michelin starred restaurant. There are also plenty of nice garden centres, farm shops and local markets to discover and explore. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub mile.

    6 steps down to entrance. Kitchen with breakfast area, beams and wooden floor. Conservatory. Utility room. Separate toilet. Open-sided stairs to first floor. Living room. 1 bunk bedroom. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in kitchen included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Four Freeview TVs (one 37’’). DVD. DAB radio. Multi-fuel range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Juliet balcony. Barbecue. On street parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in garden.

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  • Horseshoe Cottage

    Sawley, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
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    Ref: W43915

    Located on a working sheep farm in the beautiful Ribble Valley area of Lancashire, Horseshoe Cottage provides comfortable and thoughtfully laid out holiday accommodation, ideal for couples or a small family looking for a relaxing rural break. Attached to the owner’s home, this self-contained barn conversion offers a good standard of comfort, perfect for two but with an additional sofa bed in the living room, will sleep up to 4. Surrounded by farmland and with stunning views, this property is great for people who enjoy walking and there are plenty of lovely spots within the grounds for a picnic or even to enjoy a spot of trout or salmon fishing on Swanside Beck. Horseshoe Cottage is located 2 miles from the village of Sawley which has a great dining pub situated alongside the River Ribble. There are some lovely walks around the remains of Sawley Abbey, a Cistercian abbey which dates back to the 12th century. Whilst Sawley falls within the borough of Lancashire’s Ribble Valley, it was historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire so is ideally placed for exploring both of these beautiful counties. The village of Gisburn is 2½ miles away and Gisburn Forest which has some great mountain biking trails, is approximately 10 miles away.

    The Ribble Valley district is famous for its unspoilt countryside, pretty villages, quaint market towns and a wealth of superb dining pubs and restaurants. There are also lots of farm shops and tea rooms making this a real foodie destination. The popular market towns of Clitheroe is just 7 miles and Skipton 13 miles, both of which have their own castle and offer a good range of shops, bars and restaurants, making them well worth a visit. Other places nearby include Bolton Abbey which nestles on the banks of the River Wharf and boasts miles of stunning walks within the grounds, the Forest of Bowland which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Grassington with its quaint shops and cobbled streets and the cathedral city and spa town of Harrogate. Should you wish to venture further afield, Lancaster, the Lake District and the Fylde Coast which includes popular coastal towns such as Blackpool and Lytham St Annes, can all be reached in under an hour by car. Just over an hour’s drive will take you into York and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With so much to see and do, Horseshoe Cottage really is the perfect choice for those wanting everything close by whilst enjoying the peace and relaxation of the countryside. Shop and pub 2½ miles, restaurant 1 mile.

    Step to entrance: Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/kitchen. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom (6ft) with en-suite toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Smart TVs (one 43", one 32"). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Partially covered area with private hot tub and picnic table. Barbecue. No smoking. Shared 145-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Fishing available on-site (licence required). NB: Unfenced stream in grounds, 440 yards.

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  • Root Farm Cottage

    Dunsop Bridge, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
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    2
    2
    2
    Ref: IYP

    Set in the heart of the Forest of Bowland, (AONB), this detached holiday cottage has been lovingly converted with great attention to quality of fabrics and internal finishes, all co-ordinated by an interior designer to create a wonderfully ambient atmosphere. The owners who run the Puddleducks Tea Room are happy to provide a Saturday paper, and a pre-ordered meal for the day of your arrival (at cost, to eat in or to collect). Root Farm Cottage forms part of the stunning Whitewell Estate, which is owned by Her Majesty the Queen in her capacity as the Duke of Lancaster. The Queen last visited the estate in 2006 and it is known to be one of her favourite parts of the Duchy’s rural estates. The cottage lies within walking distance of Dunsop Bridge, which is regarded to be the geographic centre of the United Kingdom. An ideal location with walks direct from the door. There are quiet lanes for cyclists and challenging off-road terrain for the more adventurous. Wildlife abounds and a wide selection of birds can be observed. Clitheroe with its castle, 7 miles, enjoys a selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Shop 500 yards and pub 2 miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full underfloor central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Electric cooker
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Fridge
    • Freezer
    • Small garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Tewitfield Marina - Sandpiper

    Tewitfield, nr. Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: 25550

    Excellent base to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District

    Forming part of a hamlet next to the Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster canal these holiday homes have been carefully furnished throughout to provide guests with every comfort. With private rear courtyard they provide a relaxing holiday atmosphere.
    With easy access to the motorway they make an excellent base from which to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, together with the seaside town of Morecambe and the historic city of Lancaster close by. The market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is just 7 miles and offers a wealth of individual shops, pubs and restaurants. Nearby are golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, with walking available direct from the door. Shop 500 yards. Pub and restaurant on site.
    Lapwing and Teal properties enjoy views over the marina. Accommodation will be allocated on arrival (layouts may vary).

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    DVD. Small garden. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. NB: Unfenced marina and canal.

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  • Number Three The Maples

    Sowerby, nr. Preston

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: E5527

    These former stables have been thoughtfully converted into three comfortable and contemporary holiday homes which are well situated for exploring all that the north west has to offer. Situated within the owner’s grounds in the small village of Sowerby, these stylish holiday homes provide modern living in a rural location. The area offers lots of opportunities for walkers and cyclists, and for horse lovers Sowerby has its own livery and equestrian centre. The market town of Garstang, which offers a wide range of amenities including shops, bars and restaurants is just 8 miles away. The Maples are well located for discovering the popular north west coast and Blackpool is just 30 minutes away by car. Other popular seaside town include Southport, Fleetwood and Lytham St Annes. Preston and Lancaster are both within a half hour’s drive. Additional places of interest include the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland AONB which can both be reached in less than an hour. The Lake District is also very accessible from here and Kendal is also less than an hour’s drive, making The Maples an ideal retreat from which to enjoy a host of activities and places to visit. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with bi-fold doors and oak floor. Kitchen with dining area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with oak floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared garden with terrace and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking.

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  • Sleepy Fox

    Eagland Hill, near Pilling

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC573

    Located in the small rural village of Eagland Hill in the parish of Pilling, Sleepy Fox offers beautifully presented and comfortable accommodation in a peaceful location. This end terraced holiday home is perfect for those who love the great outdoors, and it’s also a birdwatcher’s paradise due to the number of rare birds that have been sighted nearby, including the elusive lesser snow goose. There are lots of pleasant walks from the doorstep, and much of the area is flat making it equally suitable for novice cyclists. The nearest golf club is just under 7 miles.

    Pilling, which has a couple of pubs, a village store and a café, is around 4 miles away. A wider range of facilities can be found in the popular market town of Garstang, 5 miles, which has many individual shops, a good variety of restaurants, pubs and a traditional market on Thursdays.

    Whilst the cottage enjoys an idyllic, rural location, the Fylde Coast is also very close. There’s the popular seaside resort of Blackpool just 19½ miles away, whose many attractions include the famous Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Sealife Centre, Madame Tussauds, Sandcastle Water Park and Blackpool Zoo. With so many attractions available nearby, the property is an ideal base for families with children. Fleetwood, with its Freeport shopping centre, is 16 miles away. Morecambe is 18 miles, and the cosmopolitan Lytham St Annes, with its championship golf courses, great selection of shops, bars and restaurants, is 20 miles.

    Other places of interest that are easily accessible from the property include the city of Lancaster, 14 miles; Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley; the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; and two National Parks: the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales; all of which can be reached in about an hour by car. Beach 16 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub 4 miles and restaurant 5 miles.

    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and vinyl floor.
    Conservatory.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle (no toilet).
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With roll top bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car, additional free parking nearby. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in the garden.

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  • The Cottage at Stanley Villa

    Southport

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: 25033

    In a quiet location, this detached holiday cottage is set in the owner’s grounds, just a short stroll from the beach and renowned Lord Street - a wide Victorian street with a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. There really is something for everyone; golf at Royal Birkdale, bird watching along the coast, and the very rare red squirrels at Formby. Southport, which boasts a theatre, lovely parks and Splash World, plays host to a wide selection of events ranging from the National Fireworks Display, an air show together with jazz and food and drink festivals. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin (accessed via double bedroom and bathroom).

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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