VICTORIAN SEASIDE RESORT * GOLF * BIRDWATCHING * CYCLING * RED SQUIRREL RESERVE * LIVERPOOL . . .
Hello and thanks for looking. We have two double rooms, this is the larger of the two:-
DOUBLE ROOM INCLUDES BREAKFAST.
It is light, quiet overlooking the back garden.
It has a chest of drawers, wardrobe and towels.
Tea, coffee and herbal drinking facilities.
BATHROOM & TOILET - please note that the house has one bathroom and one toilet and these facilities are shared but we always make sure that they are kept clean.
We can provide a COT if requested.
Please feel free to use the front sitting-room, the small secluded garden or join us in the back sitting-room to watch TV.
We live in a quiet residential area of the town.
BREAKFAST is something we really enjoy. We make our own natural yoghurt, seasonal jams including our delicious Seville marmalade, (made only once every year when the Seville oranges arrive!) There is always a delicious range of cereals and toasted breads, porridge and fruit, all accompanied with copious amounts of tea and real cafetiere-made fresh coffee!
There is ample street parking and we will try to ensure that the space in front of our house is vacant for you. We can also safety store your bicycles or place your motorbike in our enclosed back garden.
PUBS AND RESTAURANTS AT WALKING DISTANCE
There are two good restaurants nearby, BOTANIC BISTRO and CLAUDES OF CHURCHTOWN, very popular and you will need to pre-book. The pub HESKETH ARMS also offers good food & beers and (email hidden)ly atmosphere. There are many restaurants in the town centre.
Transport to and from here is excellent; 5 minutes walk to buses into town and 7 minutes to the train station to Wigan, Manchester and beyond. Southport is well served by the rail network going to Liverpool with further links nationwide. You can also hire a bicycle in the town centre, it's all flat and easy riding around this area with plenty to see.
WHY COME TO SOUTHPORT?
Southport is a well maintained Victorian seaside resort alongside a Promenade by a lakeside. This classic resort has beautiful Victorian and Edwardian architecture around the town. Well worth a visit is Lord Street, a tree-lined boulevard with many shops, the Wayfarer's Arcade and plenty of opportunities to sit outside whilst enjoying the many pavement cafes, traditional tea rooms and bars as well as many restaurants. You may want to visit the Inn Beer Shop, selling more than 360 different beers from around the world - a tidy, quirky, independent bar.
The town also has a very good SWIMMING POOL, CINEMAS, THEATRE, BOWLING.
A lovely place to walk, cycle or birdwatch but not to swim as the tide leaves behind vast expanses of sand and marshes. Stretching from Crosby in the south to Southport in the north, the natural coast is a beautiful expanse of beaches, Pinewoods and sand dunes. Southport beach is a short walk from the town centre.
The large marshes around Southport attract huge amounts of seasonal birds and we are very well provided for with many hides and areas for bird watching in Marshside, Martin Mere and Mere Sands Woods. The tranquil and picturesque forest and lakes of Mere Sands are very interesting and make an ideal place to walk, even if you are not a committed bird watcher.
Southport is known as England's Golfing Capital, most recently hosting the OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. There are 15 top courses which are no more than an hour's drive away and six of them are actually on Southport's doorstep.
CHURCHTOWN VILLAGE is a 10 minute walk away having the great Hesketh Pub, restaurants, quaint shops and antiques. Spend an afternoon at the Botanic Gardens, listening to the Summer Band Concerts.
TRANS PENNINE TRAIL CYCLE ROUTE
Parts of the trail that can be found in this area are the Liverpool Loop Line and Cheshire Line. The beginning of the trail starts at the sea mark sculpture in Southport. The trail then forms a 350 mile national route and runs coast to coast. There are also other local trails for walking and cycling with clear leaflet guides to help you.
There are BIKES FOR HIRE in the town centre.
EVEN MORE REASONS TO STAY HERE
RUFFORD HALL is just a short drive away, situated on part of the beautiful Leeds to Liverpool canal. Then there's the home of the GRAND NATIONAL - Aintree Racecourse, and also nearby is the atmospheric and ever-changing art installation on the beach entitled 'Another Place' by ANTONY GORMLEY. CHESTER and WIGAN PIER ARE also very accessible by car or train.
LIVERPOOL - Some 40 minutes by train, a must see city. It is much easier to leave the car here and travel in by train. After winning the 'City of Culture' it has been transformed into a more sophisticated, stylish, diverse and interesting city offering everything from museums, galleries, all modern shops and some interesting independent designers and of course, THE BEATLES and FOOTBALL.
Front sitting-room with a number of books and CD player, great space to relax, read, catch up with your emails.
The back garden has chairs and in sunny days our guests love to have breakfast outside.
Interaction with Guests
We will normally be around, although there is tea and coffee facilities in your room we would offer you drinks on your arrival and would enjoy sitting for a chat.
It is very quiet, close to the town centre and close to Churchtown village. There are two parks close by, The Botanic Gardens and Hesketh Park.
The bus service is only 2 minutes walk away. There is a train station 5 minutes walk, the trains run from Southport to Manchester city, Machester Airport via Wigan.
Trains to Liverpool are every 15 minutes and take only 45 minutes. The line goes as far as Liverpool airport with a short bus connection.
- We ask guests to kindly use slippers/socks just in the front sitting room.
- Please remember to leave your key on departure.
- We are a non smoking house, although you may smoke in the back garden if necessary.
Bed and bath 4.5/5
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I grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I enjoy family the most, friends, fell walking, reading, jazz, theatre and (website hidden) and entertaining go hand-in-hand. Travelling is my great life enhancer and hope to do much more of it as I browse at the many amazing Airbnb places around the world. Alas, my bones creak and protest too much. We no longer have pets and we don't smoke. We have two grown-up girls no longer living with us; so it is lovely to have guests.
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