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  • Underlea - North Wales - 996292 - photo 1


Hale, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 996292)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

31 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved our stay at Underlea."

    Super large private garden. We actually enjoyed seeing the planes flying very low over the property. We had amazing weather. Would benefit from various maintenance jobs. But having said that had a really relaxing stay. Owners helpful & friendly on contact.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Underlea, which proved to be exactly as described."

    The owners were helpful, accommodating and kept us informed throughout the process. The location and property were perfect for our party and I would highly recommend it as a home away from home.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2022

  • "The cottage from a distance is beautiful and size of the property and gardens are amazing!"

    What was disappointing was the lack of TLC everything needed a lick of paint, inside was dusty, there was chewing gum stuck under the dining table - probably still there if you check! Rusty pans in the cupboard, the dishwasher was full of dirty dishes. Steps in the garden had loose, cracked flags. The main problem was it's listing stated that the downstairs shower room was ideal for those with limited mobility - having 2 disabled guests this was what was needed but this was not the case. The shower had a step up to a tiny boxed in shower that was too small to manover around in - if you were lucky enough to manage the step up! The size of the downstairs room again was brilliant but no storage - its far nicer to have somewhere to put your clothes than have another sofa to sit on. It was very clear that the property was on the market there is no love being shared here. Sorry Underlea you were disappointing.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, bit noisy with the aeroplanes but you get used to it."

    Beautiful gardens which the kids and dog enjoyed. Would recommend and will hopefully book again.

    Reviewed by RussellApr 2022

  • "Stunning location the garden was beautiful property was boarder line as many of ..."

    Stunning location the garden was beautiful property was boarder line as many of the fixtures and fittings broken or taped up fan oven not working properly and some windows not able to close

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2022

  • "The house was wonderful and perfect for a family gathering."

    Reviewed by PipJan 2022

  • "We booked this property for a pre-Christmas family meet up with 8 of us."

    The house is a very good size for a large party and very comfortable & cozy. Our only gripes were the oven was a tad temperamental which luckily we'd sussed before we cooked our Xmas dinner and we weren't prepared for how low the planes are when they come into land at the nearby airport. Overall for a weekend the house was exactly what we needed. Some house & nearby attraction information would have been useful and the garden was very messy.

    Reviewed by DebbieDec 2021

  • "We all loved our stay, it’s in a gorgeous location that feels secluded but is only 5 minutes away from everything you’ll need."

    The hosts left us a bottle of Prosecco, chocolates and treats for the dogs accompanying us and it was a welcome surprise! Our only issues (and these are exceptionally minor), one of the upstairs bedrooms had a very uncomfortable mattress, it didn’t affect the weekend at all but it felt unfair as everyone else had very good nights sleep except for the couple in that room. There were also some basic kitchen items missing, such as a small frying pan for making eggs etc, spatulas/serving utensils, but overall I would recommend this place to anyone! Thank you again for a wonderful visit.

    Reviewed by NeseNov 2021

  • "The house and garden was big and spacious and was perfect for our large group."

    The house was lovely but it feels as though it’s been neglected of Touch ups due to being up for Sale. There were a few issues that could of made the stay better. There seemed to be a wasp nest near to the kitchen/utility room, on arrival we were greeted by 4 crawling on the windows and the light fitting filled with dead ones. We were evicting wasps on a daily basis. There was only 1 spot light working in the kitchen making it quite dark, we asked the owners about spare bulbs and we’re contacted the next day and told If there was any they’d be in the cupboard (there was none). The family room downstairs has no bedding left out ready for the sofa bed despite our booking stating there was enough people to be using it. We had to dig around cupboards to find some. There was also a sufficient lack of storage for the family room. No chest of drawers for clothes, just 1 Small rail inside the storage cupboard that was already filled with curtains and old boxes. There’s a white box inside by the front door which the panel kept falling off as you tried to leave. Despite these things we did have a good holiday here.

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2021

  • "A fantastic place with wonderful garden and really dog friendly."

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing we went for a week to just chill and relax."

    On arrival there was a bottle wine, chocolates and fresh cut flowers that was a really lovely thought. There was plenty of towels and really comfy beds. Our three small dogs loved the garden which is totally secure so no worries escaping. There is a wee bar which you are welcome to use you just replace anything you’ve had for the next people. Hale itself is a lovely village there is everything you need shops and two pubs we tried both for our evening meals rather than cooking and we loved the Wellington Arms the staff and customers were really friendly and the meals are lovely too, our little dogs enjoyed meeting new friends and were free to roam in the beer garden totally enclosed and safe for them. Over all a brilliant holiday and we hope to return so highly recommend this cottage x

    Reviewed by SaranSep 2021

  • "Underlea is a beautiful home in a convenient location for exploring Communication was great and it was very easy getting the keys."

    We were greeted with a lovely bottle of bubbly, box of chocs and even some treats for the dogs. All bedrooms were a great size with comfortable beds. we had all the home comforts we needed, even a firepit outside: the kids loved toasting marshmallows on it. The garden is large and flat with a goal & football provided. The airport is close by and there is some noise, it wasn't that often and it stops late evening. There is Hale park 10 minutes away which was great for the dogs. Liverpool and Chester were only 20-40 minutes away so it is a perfect location. Thank you so much for a lovely break

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2021

  • "Great location, lovely village with lovely dog friendly pubs."

    Cost us about £30 in a taxi into Liverpool city centre, Aircrafts do fly over the house but we absolutely loved seeing them they fly so low and did not bother Us due to them mainly flying over in day time. House was comfortable and ideal for 8 adults and 2 children. I would request more towels as didn’t feel there was enough and check out time to be later 10am is very early 11 would be much better. But would definitely return to this property, owner personally contacted us on arrival and departure which was a nice touch. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2021

  • "Whole place amazing the house the garden dogs loved the back garden it was huge very close to Liverpool but without city noise ."

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was everything we hoped it would be after a long18 month wait."

    We couldn’t have asked for better weather to enjoy the lovely spacious garden. Hale village is charming as are the people. The local pub, village shop and park are a short walk from the cottage, with supermarkets, takeaways a short drive away. We met so many lovely people, including neighbours, friends and family of the owners. Ian and Layla at the Childe of Hale pub couldn’t have been more hospitable, even holding the kitchen open for us when the men had a tyre blow out on the way back from ‘Anfield’ on our last night, the locals are lovely and food is delicious. The dogs even enjoyed meeting the local dogs on the visits. The holiday wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to Liverpool and the Albert Docks with a city and Beatles tour. All in all a perfect long awaited family holiday making lots of happy memories with our children and grandchildren.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful break at Underlea, it’s a lovely home and full of character, the space is generous and the layout is ideal."

    Lots of thoughtful touches, and a great garden for us all to enjoy too!

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Underlea."

    The house was absolutely beautiful and had everything we needed. It was warm, comfortable and spotless. We were pleasantly pleased with the weather so we could enjoy the garden and found a great place to walk the dogs “Pickering Pastures” and spent time walking along the estuary. We had a day at Chester and a visit to Liverpool. All in all Underlea was perfect and will look forward to returning in the future. The lovely owners were always available if needed.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Underlea is a very pretty house with a lovely garden and all the rooms are a good size."

    The house is very close to the airport and the noise of the aircraft is quite intrusive when they pass over but luckily this does not take long!

    Reviewed by CamillaSep 2020

  • "Wonderful property and perfect location to explore local history and landmarks."

    Owners were brilliant communicators and couldn’t have been more helpful. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by RaelAug 2020

  • "As a family of 9 across 4 generations, Underlea was perfect for our needs!"

    It has a downstairs bedroom and bathroom which was an absolute godsend for our 98 year old. We had lots of space to move around in and having a separate living room and dining room really helped us have our own space when we needed it. The massive garden was perfect for our 4 dogs who played happily together. Whilst the planes flying to and from the nearby airport were a distraction to begin with, we soon got used to them and they didn’t stop us enjoying the garden in the sun. Our hosts were courteous and trusting which as a customer is something which goes a long way. We accidentally damaged the paintwork on one tile and Gilly was very supportive about it. I was amazed at the food and drink already present at Underlea and again, this spoke to the trusting nature of our gracious hosts. I have never seen such generosity from a host before and this was the icing on an already big cake. Totally recommended, would choose Underlea again in an instant!

    Reviewed by BenJul 2020

  • "Underlea was a fabulous setting for a family celebration, with plenty of room for four generations to enjoy."

    The house was spacious and very comfortable. Would be lovely in the summer when you could use the amazing garden.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2019

  • "The owner went out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed."

    The property is stunning and was fantastic for all of our family including our beloved dog.

    Reviewed by KeithDec 2019

  • "In the description it stated open fires in lounge and dining room, they had been replaced with electric fires, very disappointing."

    Very sparse on equipment. No instruction books for appliances. It stated that the cottage sleeps ten, there was not enough crockery and cutlery for ten people and you would not get ten people around the table to eat and there were no extra chairs.We have stayed in other Sykes cottages of similar size that were much better equipped and at only half the cost of Underlea.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry you were disappointed, unfortunately this year we were unable to secure holiday let insurance for the thatched cottage with open fires, as such they had to be replaced with electric. We will ask Sykes to update the description accordingly. We always aim to provide enough of everything and in our Welcome Pack do ask you to contact us if you need anything further, we have supplied numerous extra items on request on occasion and are happy to do so. If you do decide to return please let us know and we be happy to offer a discount to hopefully go some way to making amends. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2019

  • "We were celebrating a very special birthday for a member of our family and her friends."

    Underlea was the perfect location. We had a super weekend, we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were treated with courtesy and friendliness from Kingston. We would certainly stay there again. Looking forward to doing so sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by MargeOct 2019

  • "Me, my husband and our 6 friends had a lovely long weekend here at Underlea."

    The cottage itself is in a fabulous spot, very picturesque and cosy with all home comforts. Gilly and Kinglsey are fabulous hosts and pulled out all the stops for us even though they had problem guests staying before we arrived. When we advised them that things were missing (taken by the previous guests) they ordered replacement goods and had them delivered directly from Next. Would highly recommend the cottage. Thank you

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2019

  • "The cottage is spacious and comfortable and clean."

    Hosts are very nice and welcoming! They did every effort possible to make the experience enjoyable for us.

    Reviewed by AberJul 2019

  • "Great place , very relaxing we really enjoyed our stay."

    The owners were very helpful. We would stay again. Planes come over fairly low but are not frequent. We live near an airport so this wasn't any issue to us .

    Reviewed by IanJul 2019

  • "The space and facilities in the house and garden were great."

    Very relaxed and comfortable. Great location and a short walk (10 mins) to the gastropub In the village. Visited Liverpool via taxi but it is also on a good bus route. Some aircraft noise, but it didn't bother us too much - in fact found it facinating. Plenty of car parking at the front of the property. We would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2019

  • "Have just returned from a fabulous weekend break at a beautiful cottage Underlea."

    Exactly as described, and perfect for our party of 9 friends and family. Plenty of indoor space with a large dining room and lounge. It is a gorgeous property, located in an absolutely lovely setting with large gardens perfect for our outdoor games and we loved having dinner and drinks on the patio. The cottage is also very close to local amenities and our party were thrilled to find that the Liverpool Beatles cabs would collect us from the cottage for our tour! Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning. Thank you Gilly and Kingsley, we loved your home!

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2019

  • "Kingsley and Gilly couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and responsive to any questions we had."

    They even ordered a high chair when we asked if they had one! The cottage is beautiful - fantastic amount of space and great if you have dogs. It's a great location walking distance from Hale Park and some good walks. Thoughtful welcome gifts were a lovely touch and Wifi worked perfectly too.

    Reviewed by NicholasJun 2019

  • "Had a lovely weekend break at underlea in Hale."

    , House very comfortable well maintained, lovely big rooms. Lovely welcome pack unexpected but very much appreciated. Huge back garden, which our grandchildren and our pets thoroughly enjoyed. Will definately go back and recommend. Only problem was broadband connection, but to be honest didnt really miss, lovely to be able to have family time. Well done

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king size and 2 person sofa bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor super king-size with en-suite bath, shower, basin and WC, first floor 1 x king-size and 1x double
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with an electric wood burner
  • Sitting room with electric log burner
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with 2 x electric wood burners
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Front lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • Enclosed garden
  • 1 highchair available
  • Dog welcome, any other pets will need to be discussed before booking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles and pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Potential aircraft noise
  • Please note: Property sleeps max 8 adults and 2 children
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar
  • Please note: This property can only take bookings of 3nights or longer

The property

Situated on a quiet country lane, on the outskirts of the rural village of Hale, in Merseyside, is this quintessentially English cottage.

A chocolate-box property boasting lovely period features, including a traditional Norfolk reed thatched roof set in ever-changing landscaped gardens, with a plethora of colour making it an ideal place to sit out of an afternoon or early morning with a refreshing beverage.

Step into the spacious lounge, where you can spend your evening with your loved ones relaxing in front of the TV and can catch up with all your favourite shows, with the delightful warming electric wood burner to keep you toasty during those chilly evenings.

The dining area also houses an electric wood burner, so you can have family gatherings at the table over a hearty meal and a glass of chilled wine, as you catch up on the day's events.

The kitchen has been fitted to a high standard and houses a range of contemporary appliances, so you can easily rustle up a delicious meal.

Resting alongside the lounge is a spacious king-size bedroom, boasting an en-suite shower room, ideal for those with limited mobility.

The first floor offers three further bedrooms, a super king-size, king-size and a double, while the master offers an en-suite bathroom with deluxe fixtures and fittings, so you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub after a long day sightseeing.

Hale Village is ideally placed within reach of the thriving city centre of Liverpool, boasting its historic Royal Albert Dock, dating back to the Victorian era and Grade I listed, a lively place with a selection of pubs and restaurants for fine dining, not to mention the famous Tate museum.

Inside, you will find a range of contemporary art from well-known artists, with themed displays that change regularly.

Venture towards the magnificent Cavern Club, an intimate local pub with associations to the Beatles, still popular to this day and continually hosting live-acts.

The city is home to two football stadiums, Goodison Park and Anfield, if you're in the area when a football match is on, or you can delight in the nearby historic buildings of St George's Hall, the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Walker Art Gallery, with so much history inside, you won't want to leave!

If you fancy a day at the beach, then travel into the lovely peninsula of Wirral, resting on the other side of the River Mersey, to New Brighton Beach, which boasts a lengthy promenade, which would be perfect for those keen walkers and cyclists, with stunning sea views reaching across to the distant Liverpool City Centre.

Also nearby is Formby Beach, Halebank duck decoy for those who are keen bird watchers, is on the Pennine Way for ramblers, and close to Hale Shore beach/lighthouse.

You are within reach of Aintree racecourse and the thriving cities of Chester and Manchester also hosting a number of attractions.

Underlea is the perfect choice for those looking to explore the wonderfully historic city centre of Liverpool and picturesque peninsula of Wirral.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Liverpool airport 2.5 miles; Liverpool City Centre 9.5 miles; Wirral 17 miles.

Hale is a delightful village and civil parish, situated within the Halton district of Cheshire, England. Boasting quaint country lanes and rolling fields and hills, this rural village offers a picturesque base for exploring the wonderfully historic Liverpool City Centre, boasting a number of tourist attractions. Discover the historical attractions of the Royal Albert Dock, which houses the contemporary museum and art gallery, the Tate, or take a walk into the centre with the famous Liverpool One offering a range of shops, pubs and restaurants for fine dining. The lovely Wirral peninsula is famous for its large number of beaches, including New Brighton, with its large and historic promenade with an array of independent shops, an arcade, fairground and crazy golf course to get involved with. Liverpool John Lennon Airport rests a few miles away from Hale, and is ideal for those travelling via plane, Hale is an excellent base for exploring all Merseyside has to offer.

Region Information

Please note: Property sleeps max 8 adults and 2 children.
Note: No stag/hen parties or similar.
Please note: This property can only take bookings of 3nights or longer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas