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Windmill On The Farm

(Ref. 1079115)

Burscough, Lancashire, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely location for a family stay."

    Windmill farm next door and Martin mere within a mile for another good day out. Windmill is in excellent condition with sleeping for 8 and kitchen easily accommodates.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0May 2024

  • "We had 3 nights in this wonderful property between Christmas and New Year."

    We were pleased it was decorated for Christmas and it looked so inviting and welcoming on arrival. We had a lovely gift of wine and shortbread too. The windmill was decorated and fitted out to a high standard and spotlessly clean and we weren't short of anything. The location was ideal too. Martin Mere nature reserve is just a short walk away and well worth a visit. We visited Liverpool and Formby beach just a short drive away. We had a wonderful stay and would very much like to return one day. My two grandsons loved It.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you all enjoyed the Mill and look forward to welcoming you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic place."

    Exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "Hi We stayed at the farm for just over a week."

    It was such a beautiful experience the Windmill is stunning! and the views were amazing specially to wake up and see the lovely farm animals. The house is located in such a convenient spot to Southport and other close cities and shops... And even the train station. You can do lovely walks by the canal just down the road or even head to the nearby beaches. Matt and all the family has put in a lot of work to make the place a home away from home.... with all the necessary necessities made available to anyone living there.... Your kids would really really enjoy it as ours did... Thanks so very much for a wonderful stay... From my experience of staying at other Locations we have had to call the owner at least once for something or the other... But in this case at the Windmill” we booked and had to make no contact for nothing.... So peaceful and beautiful and perfect. We wish you all the very best and thanks for making our stay ever lovely lovely. Roshelle

    Reviewed by Rochelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was lovely!"

    The only wee quibbles were (i) kitchen utensils (could only find one tiny kitchen knife, no serving spoons) and (ii) no recycling bin to be found. But generally very special, very lovely. It felt like being in the Weasely's home (if you like Harry Potter references). :-)

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the Windmill!"

    The property was really cool and different and was perfect for a group of friends like us. Only a few little things felt like they were missing like sugar, salt & pepper, cooking oil etc. Would definitely recommend the Windmill!

    Reviewed by Alex4.4Aug 2023

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  • Over six floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x fifth-floor super-king-size, 1 x fourth-floor double, 1 x third-floor double, 1 x fourth-floor twin
  • Third-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fourth-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Fifth-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Balcony
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: Due to a number of stairs (some of which are narrow), the property is not suitable for those with limited mobility and all children must be supervised at all times around the staircases
  • Note: This is a working farm, please do not wander off into the farming area

The property

This stunning converted windmill enjoys a rural setting in the village of Holmeswood near Burscough, providing a unique base for families and friends eager to uncover this part of Lancashire.

With accommodation laid out over 6 floors, Windmill On The Farm represents a stunning example of a Tower Windmill of brick construction with a boat-shaped wooden cap.

The building was thought to have been constructed in the 18th century before being sympathetically converted into a residential dwelling during the mid to late 1980s.

Entering on the ground floor, you are greeted by traditional flagstone flooring leading to storage for bikes and a utility room with washer/dryer, handy for when adventures take off on a muddier route.

Climb the spiral staircase to the first floor, home to the spacious open-plan living area where you can lounge and chat to the designated chef, keeping them company whilst they get to grips with a range of appliances, or prepare the dining table for a hearty feast.

On this floor, there is also a small balcony where you can enjoy the fresh summer breeze.

Venture to the second floor, where you will discover three chesterfield sofas arranged in front of a curved Smart TV, providing a lovely space to enjoy your favourite shows and movies.

Stairs lead to three further floors with a range of bedroom options, including a super-king-size, two doubles and twin, plus a bathroom and two shower rooms, ensuring you are fully equipped.

Surrounding the property is large lawned area where children can play, or take them on a short drive to the Windmill Animal Farm, where they can feed and pet a number of furry friends, perfect for a family day out!

The village of Burscough is just over three and half miles away, offering your closest amenities including a supermarket and convenience store, along with a lovely selection of country pubs and restaurants, including a few nestled along the beautiful canal.

Other attractions in the area include Rufford Old Hall, Cedar Farm Galleries and Formby Point, which boasts a large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods, which are still home to red squirrel.

The vibrant seaside town of Southport is just 20 minutes away, home to a great range of attractions include the thrilling Southport Pleasureland, while the cities of Liverpool and Manchester are accessible from Burscough Station.

A truly unique base for an unforgettable escape, any time of year.

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

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About the location


Ormskirk 2.4 miles; Southport 8.8 miles.

Nestled within West Lancashire in the North West of England, to the north of Ormskirk and Skelmersdale, lies Burscough. This quaint village is home to Hamlet of Talscough and Burscough wharf, along with many amenities including several pubs and restaurants, a convenience store and a supermarket. The Leeds and Liverpool canal passes through the parish, along with the Southport to Wigan and the Preston to Liverpool rail lines. The surrounding area is best explored on foot or bike, particularly along the beautiful Leeds Liverpool Canal and the Wetlands and Waterways walk, which starts at Burscough Bridge railway station and loops you around some of the flattest land in West Lancashire. If you’re seeking family friendly activities, Burscough is also home to the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust's reserve at Martin Mere, a marshland refuge and nature reserve of international importance, which offers year-round attractions.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas