About This Listing
Large Double Room with breakfast in a Victorian house. Quiet neighbourhood with easy access to the town centre, sand dunes and birdwatching. Or visit the vibrant city of Liverpool with its any galleries, theatres, shops and interesting heritage.
VICTORIAN SEASIDE RESORT * GOLF * BIRDWATCHING * CYCLING - START OF TRANS PENNINE CYCLE ROUTE * RED SQUIRREL RESERVE * LIVERPOOL . . .
Hello and thanks for looking. We have two rooms, this is the larger room:-
LARGE DOUBLE ROOM INCLUDES BREAKFAST.
It is light, quiet and overlooks the back garden.
There is tea, coffee, herbal drinking facilities and towels
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. There is shampoo, shower gel and toiletries.
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 bread and fruit, all accompanied with copious amounts of tea and real cafetiere-made fresh coffee! Let us know if you would like some freshly made porridge.
We cater for vegetarians, gluten free and lactose free requirements. Just let us know when you book, please.
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, THE GRAPEVINE and CLAUDES OF CHURCHTOWN, very popular and you will need to pre-book. The HESKETH ARMS PUB also offers good food & beers and has a lively atmosphere. There are many good restaurants in the town centre that we can recommend.
Transport to and from here is excellent; 5 minutes walk to buses into town and 7 minutes to the train station to Wigan, Manchester, the famous Lake District and beyond. Southport is well served by the rail network going to Liverpool with further links nationwide. Bikes can be transported by train and you can also hire a bicycle very cheaply for about £4 a day 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 and with the newly redesigned Atkinson Arts Centre, the Wayfarer's Arcade. There are plenty of opportunities to sit outside enjoying the many pavement cafes, traditional tea rooms and restaurants. You may want to visit the Inn Beer Shop, selling more than 360 different beers from around the world - a tiny, quirky, independent bar.
The town also has a very good SWIMMING POOL, CINEMA COMPLEX, THEATRES, 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 NATURE RESERVE. 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
The beginning of the trail starts at the sea mark sculpture in Southport. The trail then forms a 215 mile national route and runs from 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.
EVENTS THIS YEAR
31st Jan - 2nd FebJazz on a Winter's Weekend
8th FebSouthport Mad Dog 10k
8th-10th MaySouthport Jazz Festival
15th MayStar Trekk Charity Walk
29th-31st MayFood and Drink Festival
20th -21st JuneWoodvale Rally
27th -28th JuneBritish Armed Forces Day
28th JuneFalklands Anniversary Parade
20th-23rd AugustSouthport Flower Show
12-13th September24 Hour Yacht Race
19-20th SeptemberSouthport Air Show
2nd-4th OctoberMusical Fireworks Championships
EVEN MORE REASONS TO STAY HERE
LIVERPOOL - Some 45 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, two amazing cathedrals, Liverpool 1 fashionable Shopping Centre, the Albert Dock Waterfront, the Northern Tate Art Gallery and of course, all of the BEATLES history and the two famous FOOTBALL teams, Liverpool & Everton.
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.
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 on sunny days our guests often love to have breakfast outside.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy meeting with our guests and we will be around if you need us for advice or suggestions.
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.
From Aug 20 - 23, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
My friend and I both think it's our best experience in airbnb. Dorothy and John treated us very kindly and friendly. They picked us from Southport station and also took us to station. John took us travel around Southport showing the main street and sea. Dorothy is very beautiful and patient. She helped us to plan our travel and contact our next hostel to guarantee we would arrive there smoothly. She provided very clear information to us. It's amazing. We enjoyed a lot.
A beautiful house with great facilities and such wonderful hosts! From the moment I arrived I felt comfortable and settled, almost as if I'd lived there for years! Would definitely stay again!
The hosts made us feel really welcome as soon as they answered the door.The house & accommodation was very well presented.
The breakfast was second to none, they gave us so much to choose from, a variety of cereals, different preserves, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, toasted rolls & lots of freshly made tea.
A really enjoyable stay, this was our first experience of Airbnb & we wouldn't think twice about going back again.
We were in the area for a wedding and needed somewhere to stay nearby. We weren't sure of our plans for the day and so it was helpful being in touch with John and Dorothy during the day. They made our check - in as easy as possible and made allowances for us to arrive later in the evening. When we came down stairs a lovely breakfast had been prepared for us and we got to meet another traveller staying in the second guest room. We unfortunately had a bit of an overcast day, but John helpfully gave us some tips on where to go on the sea front which is only a short drive away. We very much enjoyed our stay and would be more than happy to stay here again.
I stayed one night in Dorothy and John's beautiful, calming home. They were excellent hosts and very interesting and knowledgeable. Thank you for your restaurant recommendations Dorothy, and for your recommended route through the Lake District, John. Both greatly enhanced my short stay in Southport.
The house was very well presented and the welcome was warm and friendly. John and Dorothy are both very welcoming individuals and made us feel at home.
The breakfast truly is delicious and the house a great place to take a weekend break.
I was delighted to stay 3 nights with Dorothy and John in Southport. This was a return visit and I hope to stay with them again when I next visit my aunt in Southport.
They were warm and welcoming. My room was clean and in good condition and my bed was comfortable.
Breakfast was a delicious, with freshly cut fruit provided and home made bread, toasted, along with home made jams and marmalade. I enjoyed my conversations with Dorothy and John. They offered me a drink on a few occasions which sadly I refused because of being busy. I would have enjoyed talking with them some more. They were flexible about me using the house and their WiFi.
I also enjoyed talking to them about their experiences of both hosting and using AirBnB.
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About the Host, Dorothy
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.
John is a retired art and design teacher and he also enjoys hosting and getting to know the guests that come to us from around the world.
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