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The Shippon

(Ref. 999305)

Helsby, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property ."

    Very well stocked for a comfortable stay. The hosts are really helpful . I will be staying again

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was not accurately represented."

    No indication the lovely front view was behind a car wash. The private spa could be viewed by the next cottage walking past. Three bathrooms = 3 toilets. Shower over bath =shower spray over bath, no screen. We booked for 6 but fortunately ended up as 2 as the furniture was uncomfortable and insufficient for 6. The TV was impossible to watch as it was so high up. The hens pooed all over the patio & there was a pile of poo at the end of the garden near the old scaffolding. Otherwise, very clean, well equipped with helpful owner input.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Aug 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay with everything you could need to have a relaxing weekend away."

    The owners were fab, lovely and very helpful. Will visit again.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2023

  • "Property superb, immaculately clean."

    lovely welcome pack. Location ideal for Chester and North Wales. Wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Stayed three nights at The Shippon."

    Great property, very comfortable, beautifully decorated and maintained to a high standard. Lovely welcome gifts on arrival. Zuzana and Paul are great hosts. Would highly recommend. Jo

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful, warm, cozy and super well-equipped."

    We were warmly welcomed by Zuzana and the flowers, prosecco and milk were much appreciated. Sitting in the hot tub under the stars as it started to sleet was magical. Highly recommend...and we will be back!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage with a lovely pub facing, we stayed for new year and had such a lovely time!"

    We will certainly book this place again!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our family break in Shippon."

    Exc communication in advance from Paul and Zuzanna. Nice treats and wine left for us. Fully explained use of hot tub. House itself, beautiful ! Fantastic finish inside and out. Quaint, quirky and v modern. Underfloor heating v cozy. Lovely large green space out back plus sizeable patio and the fab hot tub. Location, very very good. 10 mins Cheshire Oaks, and an hour to Liverpool or Manchester. Also did Chester aquarium and Knowsley Safari. A wonderful four night stay, only 90 mins from Holyhead. Would I return and book again ? Absolutely !! Thanks Paul and Zuzanna. Your property is a credit to you !

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful property."

    Super clean and very well maintained. Has everything you will need for a comfortable stay. Looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had an amazing time here!"

    I would 100% recommend to other people and will definitely be back. The cleanliness was out of this world and we felt at home. The beds were so comfy and thought it was great how well equipped it was. The hot tub was fabulous as well. The owners should apply to go on “Four In A Bed.” The finishing touches were lovely, the flowers, bottle of cava in the fridge and the cupcakes. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday let, perfect for our family holiday."

    The kids loved their own top floor with books and games and tv. Very clean with everything we needed, fantastic pub just across the road, lovely lawn for the kids to run and play. Will definitely return for a weekend holiday.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Shippon."

    On arrival, even though we were earlier than expected, we were greeted and everything was ready. There was also milk, cava and cakes which was a lovely touch. The house itself is beautiful and comfortable and the bedrooms upstairs as well as the mezzanine were perfect for our 2 children aged 6 and 3 as was the brilliant garden with play equipment. The hot tub was wonderful, the owners were on hand if we ever needed them and it was a great base for Chester and Liverpool. Just what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "One of the best places I have stayed at, every detail has been catered for to a TOP standard."

    Beautiful garden, property's outstanding with absolutely everything you need. Bonus was HOT TUB and the CAR VALATARS out the front of the property. Zuzana and Paul have done an outstanding job and we will definitely be back again. Perfect location for Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. Local to Chester zoo, Chester Town Centre, Cheshire Oaks, Blue Planet and the pretty villages Helsby and Frodsham. Seriously couldn't get better.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing cottage, great location and very friendly owners."

    Couldn’t have asked for a better stay!

    Reviewed by Ateek5.0May 2022

  • "Great stay, everything you need, would recommend."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had the most amazing break at this fabulous accomidation."

    It was so clean and so many little finishing touches added that made it a true home from home with the added bonus of a hot tub! We where a group of 4 adults and 2 children, the owners where so accommodating, I spoke with them the day before we arrived and explained that we had an 18 month old coming and they provided a high chair and baby gate. We arrived and had cupcakes, a bottle of fiz and some milk waiting for us. This was such a thoughtful tough and set our break off to the most perfect start. It is perfect distance to attractions like Chester zoo, blue planet aquarium and Cheshire oakes shopping Centre. The pub over the road served lovely food and was great just over the road. The children spent hours on the play equipment, can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fab relaxing weekend in a lovely cottage that had everything we needed."

    The cottage was lovely and clean and was perfect for our weekend we hope to return again soon

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Mar 2022

  • "The entire place is outstanding."

    Very spacious and well designed. Stunning outdoor sitting area with the hot tube. The kitchen has everything that you need and much more. The luxurious bedrooms with very comfortable beds give you a good quality sleep. My personal favourite was chandeliers in the bathroom. Easy access, close to big Tesco. I and my friends would recommend and visit again The Shippon. Five stars from us.

    Reviewed by Justyna5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend break at the shippon."

    We received a warm welcome from the owner, the guest information folder told us everything we needed to know and extra special touches of milk & a bottle of prosecco in the fridge was a nice surprise. The property was immaculate and lovely & warm. The outside space was great, especially the hot tub which again was immaculately clean. Great pub across the road for a nice meal, we will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful house, with everything you could need, all well organised and ..."

    Beautiful house, with everything you could need, all well organised and spotlessly clean, all mod cons, contemporary style,mixed with lovely traditional features

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Nov 2021

  • "What an amazing place!"

    Everything was clean, well maintained, and very well equipped. It literally has everything you need. Absolutely loved the layout and design of the place. We had 2 kids with us and thought we might struggle to keep them entertained, but it even had everything for them, if they weren't playing in the garden or on the slide/swings, they were asking to go in the hot tub. And when they were inside, they loved going upstairs and playing with all the toys. When the kids were entertaining themselves, we got chance to relax. The pub/restaurant across the road was lovely too. This was a very well needed break, didn't want to leave, and I'm sure we will go back. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great property, we had a fantastic time and were very comfortable in this beautiful cottage."

    Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage with everything you could need."

    The owner was lovely and helpful. Perfectly located for everywhere we wanted to visit and plenty of food options and even a Tesco nearby. I clean holiday cottages so I am usually disappointed with the level of cleanliness in cottages we are staying in and usually go around cleaning on arrival but not at the Shippon! It was absolutely immaculate and clean. Beautiful throughout, thanks so much and we can't wait to come back.

    Thanks Emma for such a lovely review. We are very lucky to have a brilliant team of cleaners. If you ever relocate, would love you to join them. The cottage was left immaculate. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon. Paul and Zuzana x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2021

  • "Perfect place to stay to visit Chester, excellent accommodation, would recommend to all."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Nice central location for many different attractions"

    Reviewed by Berni5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week at the Shippon."

    It was immaculately clean and we were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack. You are central to most attractions around the area. We will definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Sioned5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really beautiful cottage with amazing facilities."

    Gorgeous location. Hot tub was absolutely perfect. Would definitely book in again.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Sep 2021

  • "Hosts were very friendly and welcoming."

    We were greeted with milk, cupcakes, sparkling wine and flowers. Lovely after a long journey. Accomodation was great and we didn't want to leave. Despite the typical August weather (cool and showery) we used the large hot tub more than once a day (Bluetooth music speaker in it led to much laughter and sing alongs). Twice we were offered free ice creams whilst in the hot tub, a lovely treat. Kitchen was vast and had everything we needed. Eating establishment just across the road, had an extensive and yummy menu. Cottage was in a good location for many attractions and days out and train station was a 5 min drive or 25 min walk. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very Friendly, Lovely Place."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Paul and Zuzana were fabulous host, the gifts were very much appreciated and the ..."

    Paul and Zuzana were fabulous host, the gifts were very much appreciated and the kids loved the Bluetooth option to listen to music in the hot tub and bath x would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous accommodation and Paul and Zuzanne were lovely and very helpful."

    Lovely extra touches like cava and cupcakes on arrival and ice creams on the last night added to the feeling we were welcome. Great base for exploring too. We would definitely recommend and are likely to return

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jul 2021

  • "We are a party of 6 (4 adults and 2 children) and have loved our stay at The Shippon."

    The house was immaculate with great facilities and amazing garden space. The beds were also super comfy! The location is great for exploring many nearby places and attractions, we found plenty to do! The kids really enjoyed the ice cream farm which is close by. It would have been nice to have had an extra sofa given there were 6 of us, or a larger L shaped might work, but it didn’t spoil our stay and we would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2021

  • "Nice accommodation."

    Closer to a busy rd than anticipated. Didn’t spoil our time there. Lay out a little strange. But close to lots of lovely things to do. Nice to have milk flowers and Prosecco waiting for us on arrival. A nice touch.

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant accomodation, very nicely decorated and filled with everything you need."

    Couldn't fault a thing! Would happily return again.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous accommodation full of modern tech, kids loved playing their music from their phones in the hot tub."

    Extremely clean and well kitted out. Would highly recommend. Once in the cottage, you could be anywhere.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "Loved our weekend away!"

    The property was beautiful so modern with the original barn features. Was very clean, spacious and the owners were very helpful. It was like home from home but with additional luxurious. Will definitely book again and recommend to everyone.

    Reviewed by Lexxi5.0May 2021

  • "The shippon should have 5 stars."

    ....Paul and Zuzana have done everything right. My family and I didn't want to leave.... Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Apr 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x children’s singles
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner with fire
  • First-floor mezzanine sitting area
  • Gas underfloor heating with fire
  • Gas Range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio with private hot tub and furniture and communal access to climbing frame
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Restricted headroom in upstairs bedrooms, care to be taken
  • Note: Please bring your own towels for the hot tub
  • No stag/hen or similar, you will be asked to leave

The property

The Shippon is a contemporary, semi-detached cottage resting in the Cheshire village of Helsby, enjoying a scenic location with open fields and countryside whilst within easy reach of Chester and Ellesmere Port.

Gather family and friends to enjoy this wonderful property, offering stylish interior and superb amenities including a private hot tub.

Providing a warm and welcoming feeling, the open-plan living space is finished with travertine flooring and underfloor heating; take a seat at the centre island and whilst the chef gets acquainted with the mods and cons of the kitchen, including an AGA range cooker, fridge/freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher.

Serve a delicious feast at the dining table, gathering with your nearest and dearest to toast to a wonderful getaway, all while the woodburner provides a gentle warmth to the room.

When the weather is in your favour, throw open the patio doors to bring the outside in, providing seamless access to the private patio and shared lawn.

Enjoy alfresco meals at the outdoor dining area before savouring a dip in the hot tub, offering the ultimate form of relaxation after a day of rambles.

There is even an outdoor play area for the children to enjoy, as well as off-road parking for two cars.

If you fancy a cosy night in, head upstairs to the mezzanine sitting area and sink into the chesterfield sofa, flicking on the Smart TV and browsing through Netflix.

There are four bedrooms at The Shippon, including two ground-floor king-size rooms with en-suite facilities and two single rooms leading off the sitting area, providing suitable accommodation for families.

The rural village of Helsby provides the basic amenities for holidaymakers, including a supermarket just over half a mile away, and a pub, The Hornsmill, sitting opposite the cottage.

Avid golfers can enjoy a round at the Helsby Green Golf Club and Frodsham Golf Course, whilst walkers will be drawn to the National Trust owned Helsby Hill, commanding breathtaking views of Cheshire and the North Cheshire Way which stretches for 70 miles from the Wirral to the Peak District.

The location of this property provides easy access to some of the North West’s top attractions, including the city of Chester, home to the renowned Chester Zoo where you can see over 35,000 animals, as well as the historic Tudor Rows, offering a quality selection of independent shops and boutiques.

There is also the natural beauty of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park within easy reach or take off in other directions and to explore Liverpool and Manchester, which are easily accessible via train.

To be enjoyed by family and friends, The Shippon is a wonderful, all-year-round holiday base.

This property can be booked with ref. 999307 and can sleep 14 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


  • Chester 9.3 miles
  • Ellesmere Port 9.7 miles
  • Warrington 12 miles

Helsby is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. There is suggestion the village dates back to the late Mesolithic and early Neolithic era, meaning there is an abundance of history to be found here. Helsby Hill is a wooded sandstone and is mostly owned by the National Trust. With numerous footpaths in the area, leading towards the famous hill fort, giving those active types plenty of walking opportunities. Rock climbers will love this village, as Helsby Hill features a craggy face, giving climbers the perfect opportunity to see how far they can get before tiring! Helsby offers a local supermarket, pub and café for fine food and local produce. Ideally situated for exploring the towns of Ellsemere Port and Warrington, or the walled city of Chester, with so many sites and tourist attractions to be seen.

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £400 for this property.
No stag/hen or similar, you will be asked to leave

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas