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Red Squirrel Cottage Formby

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 15 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

30 minutes to the centre of Liverpool, a quiet haven just a stroll to the beach. "Red Squirrel Cottage" has its own private parking, patio and large garden. A beautiful period house with central heating AND a real fire, so you can really put your feet up! BUT---if you're a workaholic----we have WIFI.

"Red Squirrel Cottage" is on a lane that leads directly to the beach, pinewoods, and The National Trusts Red Squirrel Reserve, yet is only a 10 minute walk to the train taking you into the centre of Liverpool or Southport. Close to Formby village, restaurants and shops, this fabulous cottage is a real home from home.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Downstairs WC as well.

Further details outdoors

Large private garden. Lovely views front and back. Private parking for 2 cars. Satelite TV and WIFI.

The Merseyside region

Royal Birkdale Golf Club - 4 miles

Aintree home of the Grand National- 8 miles.

Liverpool European Capital of Culture -13 miles

National trust Red Squirrel Reserve- 1 mile

Beach, sand dunes and pinewoods - 0.5 mile

Southport Flower Show-7 miles


"Red Squirrel Cottage" is on a lane that leads directly to the beach, pinewoods, and The National Trusts Red Squirrel Reserve, yet is only a 10 minute walk to the train taking you into the centre of Liverpool or Southport. Close to Formby village, restaurants and shops, this fabulous cottage is a real home from home.

Formby has a lovely village with speciality shops and a wealth of restaurants and fine dining. In the village is also a newly opened swimming pool for that early morning dip to get the blood pumping.

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Review 1-10 of 15

24 Aug 2014



Great garden for our 7 month old labrador and great comfy beds.nice friendly area and clean beach close by.… More

Thank you Craig for your kind review. Jo

7 Nov 2013


"Perfect for our needs"

Very comfortable well maintained and equipped accommodation much to our liking.From the outside it belies the space inside (a tardis?).Some nice thoughtful touches to make the stay as pleasant and eas… More

Thank you for this kind review. I love adding the little touches, and it's so nice to know that they are appreciated. Jo

7 Sep 2013


"Home from home"

A characterful house that made our stay for our daughters wedding nearby comfortable, relaxed and very enjoyable. We were able to accommodate the bride and bridesmaids, enjoy alfresco dining and pre-w… More

Yes I know people like dishwashers, but there simply isn't anywhere in the kitchen that I could out one! Both the washing machine and tumble drier are housed in utility room....but it'd be impractical to put a dishwasher in there, too far from kitchen! I'm open to suggestions? As regards to a BBQ, I previously had nowhere to keep it, but I'm in the process of having a garden shed built where I will be able to safely store it. In the past I've supplied disposable ones to guests on request, and would have in this instance had I known it was wanted. Thanks for feedback, it helps me improve my business.

2 Aug 2013


"Great home base for Southport and Liverpool"

Spacious and clean home with plenty of facilities. About 15 mins drive to Southport and 30 mins to Liverpool meant that the house was very handy for day trips. Would definitely stay there again… More

Thank you for your kind review. Jo

27 Jun 2013



Squirrel cottages was perfect. We felt like it was home the moment we stepped over the doorstep. Clean cosy and really spacious . There were fresh flowers in the kitchen to greet us. A lovely big g… More

It's so lovely to hear that you felt instantly at home...that's exactly what I've tried it achieve! Thanks for your kind review. Jo

28 May 2013


"Homely place"

Nice home, wanted to move in! Good location. Very comfortable beds, nice neighbours. Friendly owners. Husband, 2 children, 2 dogs and I spent lovely weekend catching up with friends in area and relaxi… More

Thanks so much for your kind words! That's exactly what I've tried to achieve, really pleased you felt so much at home. Jo

10 May 2013


"Home from home"

Five adults and a baby stayed at the cottage for my daughters wedding in Liverpool and the bride and the whole family left from it on the day of the wedding. It was a perfect family base. The rooms w… More

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to improve the experience of staying at Red Squirrel Cottage. I'm always open to suggestions of how to improve, and a high chair was an easy request to meet. Thanks for your kind words. Jo

3 Apr 2013


"Home from home close to coast and great base for Liverpool and the North West"

We stayed in Red Squirrel Cottage for four nights over Easter, it's a lovely spacious, clean and comfortable home with a large garden and off street parking. There is plenty to keep adults and ch… More

Thank you so much for your kind words. Jo

6 Nov 2012


"Lovely home"

We have stayed at the cottage for a number of years now and fully intend to continue doing so. The cottage has a lovely feel with plenty of room for everyone in the family; age range 12 to 77!The gard… More

Thank you Sarah! I love welcoming you back to Red Squirrel Cottage. It warms me to know you love it as I do! Jo

24 Sep 2012



We had a good time in Formby and the surrounding areas, and it is an area that we would like to visit again.The house is okay, but could be a lot better.Although the routine change-over clean was done… More

Red Squirrel Cottage is a Victorian period house and as such I have to be very careful with redecoration. It takes professionals and it is not something that can be done in a couple of free days, and it was difficult allocating enough time when I had guests desparate to book. The fridge worked perfectly well but the light in it was a bit hit and miss, so as I could not get it fixed a new fridge was installed last year. Recarpeting and redecoration was done at the beginning of this year.
I do not provide sachets of condiments...these were obviously left by the previous guests and were overlooked by the cleaner who was also responsible for checking that bedside lamps are working correctly. She is now fully aware. Had this guest simply informed me I would have had it rectified the same day.
I speak to all my guests and fully explain key collection etc and provide a full guest information at the property.
As I want all my guests to be comfortable and to love Red Squirrel Cottage as I do, I offered this guest a complimentary stay so that he could evaluate the improvements (which needed a 3 week slot involving replacing Victorian coving)but he has never responded...this was October 2012.

Red Squirrel Cottage is a beautiful home and my visitor guest book is crammed with glowing positive reports of wonderful holidays and memories made!

Review 1-10 of 15

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Calendar last updated:13 Jan 2015

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