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Spring Close

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a relaxing week at Spring Close."

    The house was clean and comfortable. The location was ideal for access to Southport and Birkdale Village with some lovely independent food shops. Our dog loved the enclosed back garden and the treats that were included in the very nice welcome pack. Many thanks to the owner John for local information.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2024

  • "Thank you for a lovely week at Spring Close Everything we needed was available ..."

    Thank you for a lovely week at Spring Close Everything we needed was available and it is situated in a good location will definitely be looking to go and stay again in the future Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The location is good for easy travel by train into Liverpool and beyond. The house wase exceptionally clean, warm, comfortable and well equipped.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2024

  • "We've returned from a very enjoyable stay at Spring Close."

    The bedrooms are spacious and the accommodation very comfortable. The accommodation is just a short walk from the centre of Southport. We brought our dog with us. The garden was a perfect size for him and he loved his daily walks into Southport, to Victoria Park and a short walk on the beach. Thank you to John and his family for advice on where to go and for making us feel so welcome. We'd love to return another time.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2023

  • "My Family felt welcome to the property, the welcome pack was very much appreciated."

    Overall good family home with pet friendly gerden. My Family will be visiting next year in the summer holidays, great access to attraction in the Northwest.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2023

  • "Thank you John we had a lovely week the house was wonderful and very clean."

    The weather was too hot but can't complain

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable, home from home stay in John's house."

    The house had everything we needed and the welcome pack was gratefully received! Great location close enough to town but far enough away from noise and distractions. Birkdakle village is lovely! A much needed, relaxing break for our family.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our Host John, made us feel very at home, nothing was too much trouble for him."

    We arrived early, were allowed to leave the car on the drive and John gave us directions to a very nice cafe. (John was very good at giving accurate directions to wherever we wanted to go) We arrived to find a very nice little basket of food and a carton of milk. I think that was very thoughtful of him. When our daughter and Grandchildren arrived she had a problem with her car, a front mudflap had come adrift and was scraping on the ground. John said oh you can't drive with that, I'll fix it. He fixed it with a bit of wire, but later came back to say I've been thinking about it and I'll. Tape it up with Gaffa tape that will get you home. He was such a nice chap, we've never had any stay with anyone so caring. I was quite touched. It gave me hope for humanity once more.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property and highly recommend it."

    In a quiet cul de sac, but close enough to all amenities. House is spotless clean, lovely garden which has the sun all day, beds are really comfortable , shower is very good. Kitchen has everything you could think of and more, good size living room and area with a table to eat as a family. John the owner is very informative about the area and things to do and was very helpful ensuring we had everything we needed. Very clean comfortable house in a lovely area, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2023

  • "From us arriving to leaving home we had the most amazing time,a very comfortable home to stay in,Everything which you needed was there."

    The location is second to none ie for strolling into the village for shops,restaurants a great choice to choose from of which our lovley host John

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Spring Close the house is very well equipped, clean & comfortable, it is close to shops, restaurants & the supermarket."

    The owner was very helpful & gave advise on local amenities when requested. Overall a lovely place to have a holiday

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2023

  • "Second time we have stayed at Spring Close."

    We were so pleased with our first visit, that when we had needed to return to Southport, we didn't hesitate to book again. It's in an ideal location to get around Southport giving easy access to Southport town centre (and trains towards Manchester) and the village of Birkdale (and trains towards Liverpool). It a lovely warm comfortable house and well equipped. We wouldn't think twice about booking again. John is a very welcoming, informative and helpful host.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2023

  • "A warm and comfortable home, which was welcome given that the weather had turned cold!"

    Excellent location and quiet, despite being very close to the railway line. John, the host was very welcoming and informative. It really felt like we were in a home and not holiday accommodation. Convenient for both Southport town centre and especially Birkdale Village, where you can find the excellent Birkdale Cheese Co amongst other shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Also a station there with good connections to Liverpool.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Mar 2023

  • "It was on very short notice and on New Years Eve that I booked Spring Close."

    John the host could not of been more welcoming, he was extremely helpful throughout my stay. Extremely clean and fantastic facilities, the bed was so comfortable with a great mattress, that in itself is worth staying for. This really is a hidden gem in Southport, a real home from home, I would recommend to anyone looking for that ‘little xtra’ to stay here. Everything is catered for to make sure you have a fantastic stay, thank you John, for being such a marvellous host.

    Reviewed by June5.0Dec 2022

  • "Comfortable, warm detached house with a well equipped kitchen and spacious lounge/dining area."

    Bedrooms were a good size with adequate storage and they had pleasant views from the windows. We all had a good nights sleep in the cosy beds. The owner, John was very helpful and had put salt on the driveway before our arrival as it was extremely frosty. There was a short walk to the attractive village centre with lots of amenities.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property and great value."

    Good welcome package waiting on us. The owner, John, could not have been more helpful. Lots of good local advice about getting around, where to eat etc. Would definitely recommend Spring Close and Southport is a lovely place to visit. Hopefully be back.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Spring Close."

    Thank you John for your welcome pack. This was very gratefully received. The property was ideally located for access to Birkdale village, Southport and Formby. We had lovely days out visiting a couple of National Trust properties, Blackpool, the iron men at Crosby, as well as Hesketh Park and the botanical gardens. My ten year old grandson spent his 10th birthday at the Southport pleasure beach and had a glorious day. The weather was kind enough to allow us to have several beach days at Ainsdale, but mostly at Formby.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2022

  • "This is one of the best places we have stayed in."

    We were very comfortable, it really was a home from home. We would highly recommend this property and will book again if we holiday in Southport in the future.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Big thanks to John for being such an enthusiastic, welcoming and helpful host."

    The property was exactly what we needed - a comfy place close to local amenities and actives for the kids. Birkdale village is really nice and only a short walk away, whilst lovely spots like Formby beach are a short drive away. The place also benefits from being close to the train station - a mere few minutes from Birkdale to Southport on the train for instance. Would definitely recommend and would go again.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house and garden, so peaceful bearing in mind that it is so close to the railway line but we didn't find it disruptive as trains are electric, relatively quiet and went past quickly."

    Downstairs loo was an added bonus for us oldies with creaky joints, no stairs to climb every time the loo was needed. Double bed was so comfy, we slept really well and the walk-in shower was another bonus for us not having to climb in and out of a bath. Kitchen had all the equipment you could need for dining at home. The only downside for us were the sofas, too low for creaky jointed people but sitting on a bundle of cushions soon sorted that problem out. Would recommend a walk into the Village down the pathway by the side of the railway, lovely cafes and restaurants within walking distance and if you fancy visiting a 'real' pub (still has a taproom) then you can't do much better that The Upsteps, the patron and clients were so friendly when we visited to watch a Liverpool game on Sky Sports. We had a really comfortable, peaceful and fab stay at Spring Close. Thank you to all concerned. Cathy & Kevin May 2022

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4May 2022

  • "We had a lovely week."

    The property was ideally placed for access to the sea and liverpool city via excellent train links. Also discovered the little gem of Birkdale village. The owners were very welcoming and attentive but respectful of our privacy. Excellent enclosed 'suntrap' garden and every comfort catered for. Thank You.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, thank you."

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely clean house great for the dog in the garden very well equipped kitchen ..."

    Lovely clean house great for the dog in the garden very well equipped kitchen with a lovely welcome pack we really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed at Spring Close for a week, 2 adults, 3 children and a dog."

    The house is very comfortable and spacious, very well equipped kitchen, lovely garden to enjoy too. Location is perfect, close to town centre and Birkdale Village (we walked to both several times) Overall lovely accommodation, we would highly recommend and we will definetely be back!

    Reviewed by Iwona5.0Apr 2022

  • "Nice clean property 2min to shop and pub 10 min walk into Birkdale village 1/2 ..."

    Nice clean property 2min to shop and pub 10 min walk into Birkdale village 1/2 hour into Southport a couple of minor points which we spoke to Karen about and she will resolve, a nice stay though

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Dec 2021

  • "John is a great host, house is quiet, warm and wifi is very reliable."

    Karen does a great job keeping the house nice and clean.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Dec 2021

  • "A great property well cared for."

    Shops and pubs in short walking distance along with a train station make it easy to roam the Lancashire coastline. Well equipped and very comfortable, we will be booking again in the future!

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2021

  • "This is a lovely property and we thoroughly enjoyed our few nights there."

    On arrival there was a generous welcome pack, which even included some chews for our dog. The house was very comfortable and clean. We visited in November and it was also warm and cosy. So thank you to our hosts. We will definitely revisit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great holiday, despite rain!"

    Lovely home from home in quiet cul de sac. Clean, well presented home with everything you need for comfortable stay. Well situated for train travel and main shopping. Welcome gifts very much appreciated. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "A nice house in a nice area, very clean and well equipped, a very generous welcome hamper from the owner which was much appreciated."

    The only two little niggles we did have, was the fact that we would have liked the bathroom door to have a lock on it and although the wardrobe in the main bedroom was large and more than adequate, it would have been nice , to have a small wardrobe in the double room as well, just to save having to disturb others at times when needing clothes.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Spring Close. Following your feedback we will be installing a lock on the bathroom door. Thank you again for providing your comments and we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2021

  • "A home away from home."

    This was one of the best properties we’ve experienced with Sykes. It had everything we needed and was so close to all the attractions and activities. Having a designated parking space with no permit needed was a huge bonus and the owners welcomed us with fresh flowers and essentials, which made our late night arrival a really pleasant experience. The beds were really comfortable too which was a huge plus! Would highly recommend and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC located on the ground floor
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn and patio
  • One well behaved dog welcome at £35 supplement, No cats
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles, beach 1.5 miles
  • Upcoming local events; PGA are holding the golf tournament nearby
  • Easy commute on the train from Southport to Hollylake
  • Please note: This property is not able to take Care home bookings
  • Please be advised that the maximum occupancy for this property is 6 people, no additional overnight guests are permitted.

The property

7 Spring Close is a detached cottage nestled in the seaside town of Southport, on the coastline where the Irish Sea meets North West England.

Offering a traditional interior, this homely abode has been lovingly restored to provide a delightful base for families or groups of friends.

Set over two floors, this house offers three bedrooms, including a king-size.

a double and a twin, each presented with fresh white bed linen and served by a gleaming bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.

After a day on the beach, look forward to unwinding in the sitting room, offering ample comfortable seating and Smart TV, so you can catch up on your favourite shows.

Behind rests a dining table whereby home-cooked meals can be enjoyed, prepared in the amply equipped kitchen, hosting all you could need for a short break - even including a washing machine so you won’t have to pack your whole wardrobe!

Take the evening outside to the enclosed garden; perhaps the sound of alfresco dining is on the cards, or simply kicking back on the loungers and catching the last of the sunshine?

Southport is a bustling seaside resort, filled with plenty to see and do; hop on your bike and adventure the Cheshire lines cycle route, pack up a bucket and spade and head for the nearby beach, where there is a long expanse of sand and the dunes, backing onto the Marshside RSPB nature reserve which is home to a wealth of interesting species, or follow along the Queens Jubilee Nature Trail where the oldest of the dunes are now covered in willow and shrub and are home to different orchids and wildlife.

Southport is also nearby a range of golf courses and is home to some historic attractions, including Southport Pier which is the oldest iron pier in the country, along with Southport Pleasureland and Silcock's Funland where you can ride a range of mini rollercoasters and enjoy funfair attractions.

Take in some culture at The Atkinson, a multi-art form venue offering an exciting and varies destination for families, or catch a live show at the Southport Little Theatre, showcasing live productions throughout the year, or for a more energetic day out, take a trial lesson at the gliding centre.

The thriving city of Liverpool is nearby, where you can marvel at the Anthony Gormleys statues at Crosby beach, go crazy at the ample shops in the Liverpool One shopping centre, get in touch with your musical side at The Beatles Museum, and enjoy the historical beauty of Albert Dock with it's museums and maritime centre.

Southport has a train station which offers easy access to the Lake District National Park with the Forest of Bowland which makes for a great day out walking, and also North Wales and Anglesey which is well worth the visit.

For a seaside getaway to remember, look no further than 7 Spring Close!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Ainsdale 4 miles; Ormskirk 8 miles; Formby 8.5 miles.

Southport, along with its neighbour Ainsdale, lies on the coastline where the Irish Sea meets North West England. The town was founded in 1792 when an innkeeper, William Sutton, built a bathing house at what is now the south end of Lord Street, the main road running through the town. The town was small and not very widely populated until the turn of 19th century, when it became popular with tourists due to the easy access it provided to Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It quickly expanded and now boasts the second longest pleasure pier in the British Isles, the Southport Pier Tramway and Lord Street, an elegant, tree-lined shopping destination. From Birkdale to Woodvale, sand dunes stretch along the coastline and in Ainsdale in particular, the dunes have now been listed as a National Nature Reserve and a designated Ramsar site. The coastline stretches for 22 miles, with plenty of beaches to be discovered, making this classic seaside resort the perfect place to relax and unwind. There are scenic parks and gardens to explore, fabulous shopping opportunities, an exciting nightlife, as well as a mouth-watering array of restaurants and traditional seaside amusements. Stroll down the UK’s oldest iron pier and try the old penny slot machines in the Pavilion, or ride traditional carousels at Silcock’s Funland. Family attractions include Splash World, Martin Mere and Farmer Ted’s, while The Atkinson, an £18 million arts venue, is set in a Grade II listed building hosting a variety of visual and performing arts events. Southport’s extensive events programme includes the World Musical Fireworks Championships, the Southport Food and Drink Festival, Southport Air Show, Southport Flower Show and the Southport Jazz Festival. It is part of England’s Golf Coast and is home to seven championship courses, including Royal Birkdale, which hosted The Open Championship in 2008. In a great spot for a beach break, there really is something for everyone!

Please note: This property is not able to take Care home bookings.

Please be advised that the maximum occupancy for this property is 6 people, no additional overnight guests are permitted.

Note: One well behaved dog welcome with a £30 supplement.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas