About this listing
Twin Room with sole use of own bathroom - WC/Basin/Bath/(website hidden)/DVD, IPOD docking station/radio, Wi-Fi, iron, iron board. Breakfast includes tea/fresh coffee, cereals, toast, preserves. You are welcome to use the kitchen/diner and lounge.
Situated in New Brighton, a short walk to the Promenade, Vale Park, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton Lighthouse and Perch Rock. At New Brighton you will often find rallies of classic cars, music events, jet skiers, sailing and kite flyers to name a few. You can ride the funfair, go ten-pin bowling, the cinema, theatre, ride your bike or walk along the promenade or simply enjoy the fantastic views across the Irish Sea, watching the ships enter the Mersey estuary. Or simply enjoy a coffee or sample a delicious range of ice creams at New Brighton whilst enjoying the views of the marine lake.
The Wirral peninsula is host to many beautiful parks, gardens, sandy beaches, stunning sunsets, picturesque villages and many golf courses. Wirral’s history can be traced as far back to the Stone age when Vikings and Roman’s roamed the land. West Kirby, Heswall, Hoylake, Chester and Parkgate can offer you the perfect day trip, the world famous Port Sunlight is just a 15 minute drive away and includes the Lady Lever Art Gallery, which contains an unrivalled collection of Victorian art. Chester with its Roman history and amazing Zoo, the Blue Planet Aquarium and Cheshire Oaks Designer Retail Outlet Park in Ellesmere Port is just a 20 minute drive away.
A walk along the promenade from Vale Park and the quaint Magazines Lane will bring you to the Seacombe Ferry and Spaceport. Hop on the Ferry which will take you across the river to the world famous Pier Head and the Liver Birds. Alternatively, a short drive will bring you to Liverpool with its diverse range of shops, bars, restaurants, nightlife and many tourist attractions. Sandfield Guest Accommodation truly is a home from home holiday experience with much to see, do and enjoy nearby.
We live on site and respect your privacy. Guests can also enjoy:
A spacious family lounge with leather sofas, flat screen television, DVD player, SKY family package
A fully equipped kitchen dining area - please tidy up after yourself, we have a dishwasher for your use.
A guest only bathroom with bath, shower, wc and wash basin
Quality bed linen and towels.
Free Wi-Fi, complimentary tea/coffee
A private decked and gravel garden with patio furniture
Two single beds with IPOD Docking Station/Radio Alarm, TV, DVD Player, hairdryer, clothes brush, double wardrobe, side table, desk and chair
Local Historical Facts
•During the early 1800's the various merchants and others of the area thought the Port of Liverpool should be guarded and when the old perch Rock Light was washed away the authorities thought of the idea of having a fortified lighthouse, or having a fort, which would contain a lighthouse. It was finally agreed to have two separate constructions at a meeting held on 25th March 1825. The Perch Rock battery was completed in 1829. It mounted 18 guns, mostly 32 pounders, with 3 6" guns installed in 1899.
•New Brighton Fort covers about 4,000 square yards and is constructed of mainly red sandstone which came largely from the Runcorn Quarries, it was floated down the Mersey and unloaded when the tide was out.
•Perch Rock, New Brighton Lighthouse, sits next to the fort, it was originally, a wooden "Perch", hence its name. A large post held a light on top and was supported by a sort of tripod. It was erected on the Black Rock in 1683 by the Liverpool Corporation.
•The foundation stone of the new lighthouse was laid on 8th June 1827 by Thomas Littledale, Mayor of Liverpool. It was designed on the lines of Eddystone by Mr. Foster and built of marble rock from Anglesey by Tomkinson & Company. It rises 90 feet above the rocks and is considered to be a masterpiece of craftsmanship. The granite cost 1/6d a cubic foot.
•Each piece of stone is interlocked into the next. The whole stonework, when finished , was coated with what is known as "Puzzellani" a volcanic substance from Mount Etna which, with age, becomes rock hard. The first 45 feet is solid. A spiral staircase leads to where the keeper lived and then on to the lantern house. The revolving light was said to be the first in the country. It cost £27,500 to construct. The Lighthouse last shone its light on 1st October 1973 as it was no longer needed on account of the radar system operating in the River.
•New Brighton Bathing Pool was opened on 13th June 1934 by Lord Leverhulme at a cost of £103,240 it was the largest aquatic stadium the world. 12,000 people attended the opening.
•The storms in February, 1990 with hurricane force winds of almost 100 mph caused very severe damage to the Pool when seas forced a hole into the foundations of the Northwest corner of the complex causing the upper structure to cave in. With the cost of about £4 million to repair the damage it was decided by the authorities to demolish the building. In 2010 work commenced to redevelop the site.
•The New Brighton Ferry is part of New Brighton itself. It was founded by James Atherton and his son-in-law, William Rowson in 1830. In 1965 there were problems on account of the sand so boats were unable to berth at low water. There was also a big drop in the number of passengers from Liverpool and the ferry closed. The last boat sailed from New Brighton on 26th September 1971. The Ministry of Transport gave permission to close the ferry and the landing-stage was removed in 1973 and towed away to be broken up.
Twin room, with TV/DVD player, Radio, Wi-Fi and sole use of own bathroom with wc/bath/shower/basin. You have your own key provided at check in.
Interaction with Guests
As little or as much as you like, my daughter and I are easy going and respect people's privacy but if you want a chat, no problem. We can make great recommendations in the area and of course Liverpool which is situated just across the River and is my home city.
Its a community and has easy access to Liverpool and Chester as there are excellent transport links. I love the short walk to the beach and promenade which has great views of Liverpool. Also New Brighton has a good range of bars, restaurants, cinema, theatre, cafes and there is usually events going on from classic car rallies, to pirates on the beach and of course events like the tall ships which have visited the River Mersey a few times.
New Brighton rail station is a short walk away, there are bus stops at the top and bottom of the road to Liverpool and Chester. Good motorway links too and free on road parking.
Other Things to Note
We have two house cats, one is very shy the other is friendly and will come and say Hi! Our cats are house cats please ensure external doors are always closed.
We live onsite. Your room and bathroom is available on the first floor. We cannot accommodate any extra guests. The maximum permitted is 2 people.
We have a grab rail outside the front door, should guests with mobility issues require it, in addition handrails up to your room and also down to the kitchen. There is a perching stool available in the kitchen to assist those who may have difficulty standing for any periods of time when preparing meals.
We provide a breakfast of fresh coffee/teas, cereals, toast, butter, preserves.
The owners live on site. Guests have their own bath/shower room. Guests have access to use of the kitchen, dining area and lounge facilities. Tea/coffee/milk/sugar available on a self serve basis any time and also a breakfast of fresh coffee, teas, cereals, toast, preserves. We provide a warm, relaxed and friendly environment. Guests are able to smoke in the garden, where there is a seating area available.
General Booking Conditions
•You have chosen to book room only accommodation. Please note we do not provide assured short hold tenancy accommodation and guest(s) have no entitlement to any security of tenure beyond the term of their (website hidden) unauthorised overnight guests. No smoking in the house, windows and doors to be secured each time you leave the property.
•Only the person(s) specified on the booking confirmation are able to reside at booked accommodation. Occupancy must not exceed the maximum limit agreed in the confirmed booking.
•We are legally required to confirm your identity in accordance to the Hotel Records Order (1972). Therefore, the 'booker' must bring along photo identity such as a passport or a driving licence for identity verification purposes.
•Unless previously agreed, check in is between 3.00pm and 6pm. You will be asked at the enquiry stage to provide an expected time of arrival and will be provided with our contact numbers for you to text when you are approximately an hour away as we will personally meet you on arrival to welcome you to our home.
•Unless previously agreed check out is 11am.
Please note, we do not have the facilities to store luggage.
About the Host, Gail
Hello I am a very warm, friendly host and we enjoy people staying with us from all over the world. Guests always say they like the high level of privacy that we respect but also guests enjoy the warmth and friendliness of our hospitality. We are always on hand to provide information and to assist in any queries, we want people to feel welcomed and to enjoy their stay, a true home from home experience in very comfortable surroundings with great local amenities. We have had a whole range of guests that stay with us from arts/theatre people appearing at the Floral Pavilion to families, business travellers, families and couples. A stay with us helps you to see a different side of the area and we are just across the River Mersey and Liverpool. So make an enquiry and enjoy visiting the Liverpool Region!
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