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Old Hollow Cottage

(Ref. 1098373)

Banks near Southport, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Second time we have been there although this time winter so lots rain but it is perfect for relaxing, catching up on sleep and absolute silence from hectic suburban living."

    We will be booking for next year. Owner is a darling.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2023

  • "A fabulous relaxing week at Old Hollow Cottage."

    Loved it.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was a lovely clean and quaint property, lovely grounds with pond, very quiet location and nice views of the Ribble Estuary National Reserve."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. Within easy distance journey to beaches, we liked Formby and Ainsdale very pretty and can walk along the sand which is fairly solid under foot.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Warm welcome to property, gardens and information on surroundings."

    Comfortable cottage with very well equipped kitchen. Adequate heating provided for cooler evenings etc. Gardens for visitors use with birds, ducks and swans! Would definitely recommend to all.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, perfect for me an my dog, Alfie."

    Would highly recommend. An enjoyable week for both of us. Lots of walks and hardly needed to put Alfie on the lead all week.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Old Hallow Cottage."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and Bobby the dog loved running in the beautiful big garden.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Old Hollow Cottage is a delightful cottage, very homely and very cosy and comfortable."

    It's quite spacious and even has a separate dining room. There is a small patio for sitting out with an extended garden. There is also access to a summer house with a larger garden and pond. The owners are very welcoming and happy to help with anything visitors might wish to ask. The cottage is on a working farm and there is close access to Banks Marsh which is where the farm cattle graze. There is an excellent footpath along the embankment which goes to Hesketh Bank in one direction or to Crossens and onward to Southport in the other. We had a marvellous stay here and would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage beautifully clean and Janet was very friendly and helpful."

    Would loved to have spent more time there and explore more and would have loved better weather too!!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "Peaceful, off the beaten track yet close to Southport and beaches."

    Loved it!

    Reviewed by Calvin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage Janet was the perfect host very helpful loved seeing swans from our windows her little dogs and our were great together such lovely walks."

    Cottage was one of the best so home from home. Would loved to have stayed longer

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Apr 2023

  • "I had a lovely relaxing time."

    Walks on the doorstep. Milly, my dog loved it I could open the door and she could wander around the farm. She loved not having to be on a lead a lot of the time. Janet, the owner was friendly but not intrusive. The cottage was very comfortable. Hope to go again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, extremely clean and exactly how it was represented online."

    Loved the closeness to the coastal walk, great for my dog.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Feb 2023

  • "An excellent, very well equipped, comfortable, cosy cottage a very short distance from the marsh which was filled with birds of all sorts."

    Large skeins of geese filled the sky quite often at this time of year (February), which was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Old Hollow Cottage is a great place to stay, it's very comfortable and is equipped with everything you need, we loved the log burner!"

    The Cottage is in a great spot on the Ribble Estuary. Janet (the owner) is very kind and helpful. We loved our stay there and will definitely be going back. Thank you Janet.

    Reviewed by Debby5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely stay, very quiet and peaceful."

    Accommodation was better than the photos and very good value. A short car ride to plenty of amenities. If you like space and wildlife, and you want to get away, this your place.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "Joyce and Ian Old Hollow Cottage is lovely and we all enjoyed the holiday, including our dog Patch who liked seeing Janet's dogs and the swans and cygnets every morning."

    Janet is really helpful about anything you need to know about the area and would recommend anyone who wants a relaxing break to book a break to stay in the cottage as it is so comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Away from everything, so peaceful."

    Just cow's, ducks, geese, swan's, 3 small dog's and a very friendly owner. More than enough walks for the dog. Coop is the closest, then Southport is 10 mins away with bigger food stores. There is a lovely park on Albert Road.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a very quiet location."

    Very friendly owner.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "A first class property with a wonderful kind and friendly owner."

    A very cosy and relaxing place to stay, We will return again.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped."

    The owner is very friendly and welcoming and remained attentive to our needs without being intrusive.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely holiday."

    Beautifully clean, very homely cottage. Fabulous gardens. Host lovely. Would definitely visit again. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Old Hollow cottage."

    Everything we needed for our stay was provided. The location was superb, quiet and peaceful. The accommodation was just what we wanted for our break. Janet and her dogs were lovely, our dog made friends very quickly! Thank you

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with everything you need."

    The owner is friendly and helpful and is happy for you to make use of her beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Best sleep I ever had bed so comfortable. Janet the owner was always on hand if needed and her 3 little dogs are adorable. Lovely beaches.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you Janet for being so welcoming and a lovely stay at Old Hollow Cottage !"

    ! It is a beautiful location, the cottage is spacious (photos don't do it justice) and well equipped with high standard furniture etc The bed is very comfy and the cottage is cosy and warm. I would very happily book again !! Many thanks, Claudia Xx

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Apr 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 3.5 miles
  • Please note: Due to the rural setting of this property, own transport is recommended

The property

Southport 6.4 miles.

Tucked away on the outskirts of the quaint village of Banks, a short distance from Southport, rests this delightful single-storey holiday home, Old Hollow Cottage.

Featuring a traditional cottage interior and enjoying a secluded garden, ideal for soaking in the sunshine, Old Hollow Cottage makes a wonderful base for a romantic retreat in Lancashire.

Park up at the foot of this lovely dwelling and make your way inside your new home-from-home to begin your staycation, leaving any muddy walking boots on the patio as you enter.

The pint-sized kitchen is well-equipped with a range of amenities, perfect for whipping up a romantic meal for two to enjoy at the table in the dining room, or outdoors amongst the peaceful greenery of your private garden.

The sitting room is a wonderful space to settle down in the evening, with a rustic woodburning stove nestled inside an exposed brickwork fireplace providing a cosy ambiance, perfect for curling up with a good book.

At the end of another action-packed day, soak tired muscles amongst the bubbles in the tub before retreating to the sumptuous double bedroom to catch your rest.

With the sprawling salt-marshes and sand flats of the Ribble and Alt Estuaries settled on your doorstep, you're in a birdwatcher's haven, with waterfowl and a wealth of other wintering birds decorating the preserve, waiting to be discovered.

Those looking for a more exhilarating experience may prefer to venture into the heart of Southport and tackle the towering roller coasters at Southport Pleasureland or try their luck on the vintage penny slots aboard Southport Pier.

Treat your better half to an indulgent meal at Trattoria 51, an elegant Italian restaurant, or grab a bite to eat on the seafront at Guelder Rose.

Be sure to pack your clubs and spend an afternoon at one of the many golf clubs that surround the local area, or bask in the sun and sand with a visit to Formby Beach.

For a change of pace, head to the bustling city of Preston, where you can discover locomotives with a history dating back over 100 years at the Ribble Steam Railway & Museum, indulge in a spot of retail therapy at St George's Shopping Centre, or if you time it right, catch kick off at Deepdale Stadium.

Whisk your loved one away on a romantic retreat to Old Hollow Cottage.

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

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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!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas