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Maltkiln Cottage At Crook Hall Farm

(Ref. 3995)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a cosy cottage ideal for couples."

    We only stayed for the weekend but if provided the perfect base for us. We only wished that we could have stayed an extra couple of days.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "We much enjoyed our holiday at Maltkiln cottage , despite the weather."

    The cottage was warm and very comfortable, very clean, and had everything needed to make our stay complete. Our hosts could not have been more warm and welcoming, and the complimentary free range eggs were an added bonus, and delicious. As always the big question is, would we stay at Maltkiln cottage again ? The answer has to be yes, without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Nov 2023

  • "Superb, homely and well appointed cottage."

    Good local facilities, would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Maltkiln Cottage is a lovely cottage and we very much enjoyed our stay there."

    It is beautifully furnished and is very comfortable with plenty of space to move around. The kitchen is equipped to a high standard and the whole cottage feels comfortable and homely. The surrounding countryside is worth exploring and we had several walks which meant we could leave the car behind. The nearby Eagle and Child pub is very nice for a meal or for a drink and we enjoyed buying produce from the farm shop next door to the pub.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2023

  • "We were on our way home from Scotland and wanted a break from the monotony of the M6."

    This cottage really filled the bill. It was clean, well equipped and well decorated throughout. The locality was interesting and we loved the local pub. We had peace and quiet and the owners were friendly but not nosey!

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "Loved Maltkiln Cottage."

    It was bright airy and charming. There was everything you needed for an enjoyable stay. On arrival the owners had left us fresh eggs and cookies. We would highly recommend this little gem... hopefully we'll be back

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Couldn’t ask for anything better…superb!"

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a very comfortable cottage."

    Always nice to see hens busy on the patio.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, I was worried that we would be woken by farm machinery at early hours but no noise at all."

    a couple of things missing but as soon as I mentioned them the owner brought them to us. Lovely couple who owned the cottage and made sure we had everything we needed. It's a great base to see the are from and Crosby and Formby beach are great. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Keren5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wow what a fabulous cottage in a beautiful location!"

    So impressed as soon as we opened the door. This cottage had everything you would want for a self catering holiday plus a lovely welcome treat of fresh eggs from the farm chickens, biscuits, tea, coffee & hot chocolate. I spent many a relaxing hour reading in the garden whilst my husband enjoyed the superb fishing facilities. Perfectly situated for visits to local Pubs, Farm Shop, Spar, Cedar Farm Gallery, St Mary’s Marina & seaside towns like Southport, Lytham & Blackpool. Ormskirk town is a lovely place to visit on market days too. Please visit Maltkiln Cottage you won’t be disappointed!!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in a superb location."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2020

  • "Beautifully presented."

    ... Cosy, warm accommodation which was a boon during storm Dennis!

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, one of the best self catering places we have ever stayed in."

    We loved the Christmas tree, a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage very well presented and equipped, seeing free range chickens walking around, and eating their eggs along with very helpfull owners made this holiday a delight."

    will return.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Dec 2019

  • "Owners were friendly and helpful."

    We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2019

  • "Helpfulness of owners."

    The chickens and fresh eggs. The fish pond. The cottage. Ease of access to suroundinng towns and villages

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jul 2019

  • "An extremely comfortable and warm cottage, set in a wonderful country location."

    The cottage is set in a private location although close to owners residence, with chickens regularly visiting the patio garden. A good location for the local train station with regular trains to Liverpool and other locations.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage, great for a relaxing, get away from it all experience."

    I would say a car is a necessity for getting around and if you like nature reserves there are at least 2 fairly nearby. Formby Point is good for a day out by the seaside and good for spotting red squirrels. My husband certainly enjoyed the fishing and we hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Apr 2018

  • "Vrey helpful a caring."

    Made us very welcome. And very clean .And all you need is there for you .home from home . Will go back at some point .

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2017

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a great location and the owners were lovely."

    We are very likely to return. Pub up the road is excellent too!

    Reviewed by Tricia4.6Nov 2016

  • "Great place to stay for a short break."

    Local pub and farm shop very good. We really enjoyed staying here on a extended visit to our family. The great grand children visited and loved the duck (Cwack Cwacks) and chickens (Chuck Chuks) . We would recommend this property for a couple who want somewhere comfy and convenient to stay. Well Done Gail & Cliff

    Reviewed by Robin4.4Sep 2016

  • "Every aspect of the holiday cottage was excellent, our only downside, was that we only booked one week."

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2016

  • "Great cottage."

    Great location.Excellent hosts. Loved it

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove.
  • LPG central heating with electric stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and DVDs
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Bike storage available
  • Fishing on owner's private ponds
  • Fishing tuition with on-site fishing instructor available at additional cost (all necessary tackle and bait provided)
  • Please contact owner directly for more information
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Fishing ponds on-site, please ensure children are supervised at all times.

The property

An outstanding detached, brick-built, former farm building on a working farm on the edge of the pretty village of Bispham Green, ten miles from Southport.

Voted the Best Self Catering Holiday Provider 2014, at the Visit Lancashire awards, this cosy cottage has been thoughtfully converted to provide superb facilities over one floor, yet it still retains the immense character and charm of the original dwelling.

Modern styling and elegant furnishings are evident throughout the accommodation in this Lancashire cottage, which features a spacious living room with crook beams and exposed brickwork, a stylish kitchen, a lovely bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a delightful private garden.

The owners have private freshwater ponds, where free fishing is available.

Nearby there are many interesting things to do and see including the Cedar Farm Galleries, Rufford Old Hall and Formby Point, which boasts a large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods, which are still home to the red squirrel.

This Lancashire cottage makes a great touring base, with the Lake District, the western Dales and the Trough of Bowland just an hour’s drive.

A fabulous Lancashire cottage, and a perfect romantic retreat whatever the time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 12303 to accommodate 6 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Southport 10 miles.

Steeped in history, in the lovely West Lancashire village of Bispham Green, once famous for its basket weaving, is home to a scattering of traditional brick-built cottages, old farmhouses and barn conversions, all surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, and offering a number of country pubs, renowned locally for excellent service and fine cuisine. This is a quiet and peaceful area, with many things to do and see, including the Martin Mere nature reserve, Mere Sands Wood, and the heritage market town of Ormskirk. The classic Victorian seaside town of Southport is just a short drive, and offers some of the finest golf courses in Britain, excellent shopping, a beautiful promenade, the annual Southport Flower Show and the not-to-be-missed annual Air Show. With excellent road and rail links to Manchester, Cumbria and the Lakes, Liverpool with its colourful heritage and the western Dales, this is a location that is worth discovering whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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