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St. Heliers

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was very spacious and comfortable, we had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable to sleep in so much so I couldn’t get my sons out of them in the morning lol ."

    We were given a parking permit as the street is for permit holders only and got a parking space straight across the road from the house. It is only a few minutes walk from the nearest shops and takeaways and only 10 mins walk from the seafront. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning again next year.

    Reviewed by Julie-anne4.7Mar 2024

  • "We sent an email of complaint on our return asking for compensation."

    We still have not received a reply.

    Reviewed by Ann1.3Dec 2023

  • "Property was clean and spacious."

    House was very cold but soon warmed up when we put the heating on. Floor downstairs has lots of gaps under the carpet so have to watch your step. There is only one bathroom, which was problematic due to the number of us. We had a good weekend and enjoyed our stay but wouldn’t stay again for the above reasons. It was good value for money

    Reviewed by Becky3.1Nov 2023

  • "We were disappointed on entering the property it smelt damp and musty."

    We were further appalled on opening the oven as it was filthy the oven floor and trays had not been cleaned had to clean before we could use oven not what you want to do on holiday. One more appaling thing was the tray in the dish washer which was full of grease. Feel that the property was only surface cleaned the house needs a deep clean. Also there was a number of light bulbs out and the games room was a huge disappointment to our children as they had advertised working games controller abd games console and both were broken. Had to get the maintenance man to fix shower it was set a boiling and we couldn't adjust. It saying all that we did enjoy our holiday but would not recommend this property to any one else.

    Thank you for your feedback and we do apologise for any issues that you found during your stay. It is a shame that you only called us regarding the shower and the light bulbs ( to which we attended and rectified ) as we would happily have sent the cleaner back and maintenance to check the games controller and games console . We want all of our guests to have a great stay and we are always on hand if any issues arise during a stay. Thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth2.5Oct 2023

  • "Only 1 black bag for rubbish so had to buy some."

    Apart from that we are very happy with the property.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Cables hanging down the wall from tv."

    house smelled damp. mattresses badly stained ( no mattress protector) and a double sheet was stretched to use on a king size mattress, so didn't reach down the sides to fully cover the mattress, and because it was so tight, when you sat on it the mattress turned up at both ends. really needs a second toilet ( one toilet between 8 people is useless, especially when bath or shower is in use) needs to be mentioned in description that there are numerous and steep stairs ( no good if you have any mobility issues) cleaners still on site and not finished at 4pm when we arrived. beds were horrendously uncomfortable, could feel the springs, and they creaked every time you moved. wind howled through the house when bedroom doors were shut keeping everyone awake at night. cracked and loose grouting in bathroom, and flooring sticking up needs to be re-glued Plus Points. close to pleasure beach and promenade. house was big, and had all that was needed. games room was a big plus for the kids in the evenings. we have used Sykes holidays a few times now and this house sadly is not of there usual standard it was more like student accommodation, basic and not homely at all, lack of love and tlc, and general maintenance

    Reviewed by Kim1.9Aug 2023

  • "The property is a great place to stay it was loved by my kids so we have booked again for next year"

    Reviewed by Liam4.1Aug 2023

  • "It was a lovely house and the owner is very kind and highly recommend it."

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very beautiful house"

    Reviewed by Uahimisa5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage exactly as described, comfortable with everything we needed."

    Location ideal - happy to recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Gurpreet5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great house for families and groups I stayed here with my husband and 2 sons it was a big house with plenty of room for us all with plenty of room to spare."

    My sons enjoyed the games room as they could relax playing the Xbox after being out in the town which is only a 5 min walk away or doing University coursework which they brought with them so the free Wi-Fi helped a lot. The beds were very comfortable and the parking permit was good for parking in the street as it is a permit holders area.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie-anne4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely house, really appreciated the essentials in the house such as washing up liquid, cleaning sprays as this helps not having to bring all these things."

    Towels provided also really helpful. Liked the touches such as matching cushions and blankets on the beds. Games room great and kept the kids happy. Short walk to the promenade and easy tram access, good location. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Nov 2022

  • "I would definitely recommend you it was a pleasure to stay"

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Oct 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stayat St Heliers, however there are a few points we'd like to make in order to improve the property for future guests."

    .. Critique: As many others have pointed out, the property would benefit hugely from a second toilet downstairs (perhaps part of the laundry room could be converted). The house requires a more thorough clean throughout, before each new guest arrival. Stains on the walls, a thin layer of dust on surfaces & dusty old carpets could easily be improved. There was someone else's used disposable BBQ in the back yard when we arrived, along with cigarette butts, which was off-putting. Also PLEASE get some larger bowls - we bought cereal to eat and it was like eating it out of a thimble using the bowls provided, they're tiny! The bin was surrounded by small flies when we arrived too, could probably use a thorough wash with hot water and bleach. The kitchen sink needs a washing up bowl to help reduce water use. Good stuff: We loved the provision of WiFi, the handy guide provided before our stay, on-street parking with permit, the washer & dryer facilities, the games room for the kids was a huge hit, the large fridge-freezer, dining table with plenty of space and chairs, the several bedrooms and comfy beds, extra bedding and towels provided, and the general enormity of the property. The house is huge and you definitely have enough room to spread out, enjoy plus everyone have their own space as a family. Thanks so much for a lovely stay - hopefully improvements can be made and we'll recommend you to anyone heading to Blackpool in future!

    Reviewed by Cara3.8Aug 2022

  • "My family and I stayed in St Heliers in mid July for a weeks holiday and found the house to be very spacious and clean and had everything we needed."

    we got a parking permit from the owner so we could park outside the house as the road is for permit holders only. The beds were comfy and my sons enjoyed using the games room and playing on the XBox. The property was only a 5 min walk from the nearest pub and 10 mins walk from the seafront. The only thing I would recommend for the property would be to add a downstairs lavatory as if someone is in the shower you have to wait a while if you need the toilet. I would recommend to any groups or families.

    Reviewed by Julie-anne4.7Jul 2022

  • "Highly recommended."

    We were large family group of 8 adults and found the house roomy and comfortable. The property was well equipped & the owers communication prior to our arrival was very good providing us with lots of useful property information and tips for a great break. Would definitely rebook to stay at the property again. The house was 10-15 walk to the sea front and tram stop. As there was only one parking space allocated to the property we parked our additional cars in Bloomfield car park which was reasonably priced and only a short walk from the property.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent location for all that Blackpool has to offer, within walking distance of all amenities."

    We had two cars with us and host was very helpful with supplying details of a car park for the second as you can only park one car on the road. Host was helpful with a comprehensive welcome pack and additional questions for recommendation. Only a few things that let the place down the biggest was the cleanness of the place, kitchen had food out of date in cupboards, flowers that had died weeks ago in a vase in the Window, bathroom looked like it needed a deep clean making us bleach the toilet n sink area before use. No toilet brush supplied. Bedrooms were very comfortable and had fresh sheets and good space. Another big factor was there’s no normal tv channels on any of tvs so unless you have your own subscriptions to added extra such Netflix or a bbc log in you couldnt watch tv at all this should be Basic to have at least free view via an aerial. Overall we enjoyed our stay and was want we needed for our weekend to enjoy Blackpool

    Reviewed by Natalie3.1Sep 2021

  • "Cleaners could do with looking up when dusting."

    Lots of hanging dust trails especially around lights. Perhaps a quick check of crockery etc to see if clean. Maybe a quick squirt of air freshener too. On the whole it was a lovely place to stay. Shame about the neighbours and street but that's out of your control of course.

    Reviewed by Jenna4.1Aug 2021

  • "I have already reported to Sykes my dismay about this holiday and would not recommend this property to anyone"

    Reviewed by Linda1.9Jul 2021

  • "It was very nice clean accommodations."

    Thank you for make comfortable stay for us. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Hansi5.0Jun 2021

  • "The apartment is quite spacious and in the middle of a good residential area."

    Perfect for a group gathering. Only thing to note that you may not have many choices for the utensils and toiletries in the property which I think is a required in a large holiday home as this.

    Reviewed by Ajay2.8Aug 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x triple room, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner/ Dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, and WiFi
  • Games room with 55 inch smart TV, Xbox with games, 8 in 1 multi games table which includes pool table, football, table tennis, and a selection of books and board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit roadside parking for 1 car
  • Rear courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, off-licence 100 metres, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: This property has a £200 Good Housekeeping bond

The property

Located on a residential street, close to local amenities and just over 0.6 miles from the beach and pleasure beach, is St. Helliers, a spacious mid-terrace property, ideal for a family or group wanting to enjoy a holiday in this popular seaside resort.

There is permit parking for one car on the road in front of the property, as well as an enclosed courtyard garden at the rear with furniture, where you can relax and enjoy a morning coffee or evening glass of wine.

Step inside the property and discover the spacious sitting room, with high ceilings and a lovely bay window, and relax on the sofa whilst enjoying a family movie night on the TV or have a games night on the Xbox.

The well-equipped kitchen has all of the appliances you need to cook up a storm, and you can enjoy meals together in the dining area at the dining table.

Upstairs you will find four bright and airy bedrooms, all with ample storage space for your belongings, consisting of one king-size and a a double, a triple and a single, served by the family bathroom, which offers a shower over bath.

You are within walking distance of a host of shops, pubs, restaurants, cafés and takeaways, while the South Pier, with amusement rides and an arcade, Sandcastle Waterpark and the famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach, filled with rides and rollercoasters, are all less than a mile away.

Enjoy a walk down the promenade, admiring the sea views, and spend a day at the beach, where you can enjoy seven miles of sand, donkey rides and a delicious fish and chips dinner.

Head north up the coast towards the attractions of SEA LIFE Blackpool, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool Zoo, a host of excellent golf courses and the Central and North Pier.

Venture South towards the Ribble Estuary, an area of sand flats & salt marshes that is home to a variety of birdlife, while the city of Preston, with excellent shopping and dining out opportunities, is within easy reach.

Head north towards the city of Lancaster and the picturesque Morecambe Bay, while also being within easy reach of stunning walking and cycling trails through moorland in the Forest of Bowland AONB.

This is a wonderful family property for a trip to the seaside and to explore the north west.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Lytham St Annes 6 miles; Preston 17 miles.

Blackpool is famous for being a seaside resort on England's north west coast. The town is on the Irish Sea, between the Ribble and Wyre estuaries, 17 miles north west of Preston. Blackpool has been fashionable as a holiday resort since the mid-18th century when it became fashionable in England to travel to the coast in the summer to improve well-being. Blackpool's seven mile sandy beach and promenade are still a popular attraction today with donkey rides, fish-and-chip shops and theatres. Other landmarks include the Blackpool Tower, Blackpool illuminations, the Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle Water Park, the Winter Gardens, Blackpool Zoo, or take a ride on the first generation tramway the only surviving one in the UK. Nearby the seaside towns of Lytham and St Annes-on-Sea nestle along a picturesque stretch of coastline lined with pretty parks, whilst walkers and twitchers will adore the rolling sandy dunes of St Annes-on-Sea and the Ribble Estuary providing a safe haven for more than 250,000 migrating birds that return each winter. The area is internationally renowned for golf with seven courses to choose from, the most notable being the Royal Lytham & St Annes Old Links Golf Club, one of the host courses for the Open Championship. Boating, cycling, shopping and swimming can all also be enjoyed nearby, along with award-winning restaurants, traditional pubs and wine bars should you fancy celebrating. Whatever you want from your seaside getaway, Blackpool is an ideal choice.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas