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The Shippon

Helsby, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 999305)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house, with everything you could need, all well organised and ..."

    Beautiful house, with everything you could need, all well organised and spotlessly clean, all mod cons, contemporary style,mixed with lovely traditional features

    Reviewed by TinaNov 2021

  • "What an amazing place!"

    Everything was clean, well maintained, and very well equipped. It literally has everything you need. Absolutely loved the layout and design of the place. We had 2 kids with us and thought we might struggle to keep them entertained, but it even had everything for them, if they weren't playing in the garden or on the slide/swings, they were asking to go in the hot tub. And when they were inside, they loved going upstairs and playing with all the toys. When the kids were entertaining themselves, we got chance to relax. The pub/restaurant across the road was lovely too. This was a very well needed break, didn't want to leave, and I'm sure we will go back. Thank you

    Reviewed by JoeNov 2021

  • "Great property, we had a fantastic time and were very comfortable in this beautiful cottage."

    Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by RuthNov 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage with everything you could need."

    The owner was lovely and helpful. Perfectly located for everywhere we wanted to visit and plenty of food options and even a Tesco nearby. I clean holiday cottages so I am usually disappointed with the level of cleanliness in cottages we are staying in and usually go around cleaning on arrival but not at the Shippon! It was absolutely immaculate and clean. Beautiful throughout, thanks so much and we can't wait to come back.

    Thanks Emma for such a lovely review. We are very lucky to have a brilliant team of cleaners. If you ever relocate, would love you to join them. The cottage was left immaculate. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon. Paul and Zuzana x Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2021

  • "Perfect place to stay to visit Chester, excellent accommodation, would recommend to all."

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "Nice central location for many different attractions"

    Reviewed by BerniSep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week at the Shippon."

    It was immaculately clean and we were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack. You are central to most attractions around the area. We will definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by SionedSep 2021

  • "Really beautiful cottage with amazing facilities."

    Gorgeous location. Hot tub was absolutely perfect. Would definitely book in again.

    Reviewed by NatalieSep 2021

  • "Hosts were very friendly and welcoming."

    We were greeted with milk, cupcakes, sparkling wine and flowers. Lovely after a long journey. Accomodation was great and we didn't want to leave. Despite the typical August weather (cool and showery) we used the large hot tub more than once a day (Bluetooth music speaker in it led to much laughter and sing alongs). Twice we were offered free ice creams whilst in the hot tub, a lovely treat. Kitchen was vast and had everything we needed. Eating establishment just across the road, had an extensive and yummy menu. Cottage was in a good location for many attractions and days out and train station was a 5 min drive or 25 min walk. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Very Friendly, Lovely Place."

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2021

  • "Paul and Zuzana were fabulous host, the gifts were very much appreciated and the ..."

    Paul and Zuzana were fabulous host, the gifts were very much appreciated and the kids loved the Bluetooth option to listen to music in the hot tub and bath x would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous accommodation and Paul and Zuzanne were lovely and very helpful."

    Lovely extra touches like cava and cupcakes on arrival and ice creams on the last night added to the feeling we were welcome. Great base for exploring too. We would definitely recommend and are likely to return

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2021

  • "We are a party of 6 (4 adults and 2 children) and have loved our stay at The Shippon."

    The house was immaculate with great facilities and amazing garden space. The beds were also super comfy! The location is great for exploring many nearby places and attractions, we found plenty to do! The kids really enjoyed the ice cream farm which is close by. It would have been nice to have had an extra sofa given there were 6 of us, or a larger L shaped might work, but it didn’t spoil our stay and we would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Nice accommodation."

    Closer to a busy rd than anticipated. Didn’t spoil our time there. Lay out a little strange. But close to lots of lovely things to do. Nice to have milk flowers and Prosecco waiting for us on arrival. A nice touch.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "Brilliant accomodation, very nicely decorated and filled with everything you need."

    Couldn't fault a thing! Would happily return again.

    Reviewed by AlexanderJun 2021

  • "Fabulous accommodation full of modern tech, kids loved playing their music from their phones in the hot tub."

    Extremely clean and well kitted out. Would highly recommend. Once in the cottage, you could be anywhere.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "Loved our weekend away!"

    The property was beautiful so modern with the original barn features. Was very clean, spacious and the owners were very helpful. It was like home from home but with additional luxurious. Will definitely book again and recommend to everyone.

    Reviewed by LexxiMay 2021

  • "The shippon should have 5 stars."

    ....Paul and Zuzana have done everything right. My family and I didn't want to leave.... Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by WarrenApr 2021

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The property

The Shippon is a contemporary, semi-detached cottage resting in the Cheshire village of Helsby, enjoying a scenic location with open fields and countryside whilst within easy reach of Chester and Ellesmere Port.

Gather family and friends to enjoy this wonderful property, offering stylish interior and superb amenities including a private hot tub.

Providing a warm and welcoming feeling, the open-plan living space is finished with travertine flooring and underfloor heating; take a seat at the centre island and whilst the chef gets acquainted with the mods and cons of the kitchen, including an AGA range cooker, fridge/freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher.

Serve a delicious feast at the dining table, gathering with your nearest and dearest to toast to a wonderful getaway, all while the woodburner provides a gentle warmth to the room.

When the weather is in your favour, throw open the patio doors to bring the outside in, providing seamless access to the private patio and shared lawn.

Enjoy alfresco meals at the outdoor dining area before savouring a dip in the hot tub, offering the ultimate form of relaxation after a day of rambles.

There is even an outdoor play area for the children to enjoy, as well as off-road parking for two cars.

If you fancy a cosy night in, head upstairs to the mezzanine sitting area and sink into the chesterfield sofa, flicking on the Smart TV and browsing through Netflix.

There are four bedrooms at The Shippon, including two ground-floor king-size rooms with en-suite facilities and two single rooms leading off the sitting area, providing suitable accommodation for families.

The rural village of Helsby provides the basic amenities for holidaymakers, including a supermarket just over half a mile away, and a pub, The Hornsmill, sitting opposite the cottage.

Avid golfers can enjoy a round at the Helsby Green Golf Club and Frodsham Golf Course, whilst walkers will be drawn to the National Trust owned Helsby Hill, commanding breathtaking views of Cheshire and the North Cheshire Way which stretches for 70 miles from the Wirral to the Peak District.

The location of this property provides easy access to some of the North West’s top attractions, including the city of Chester, home to the renowned Chester Zoo where you can see over 35,000 animals, as well as the historic Tudor Rows, offering a quality selection of independent shops and boutiques.

There is also the natural beauty of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park within easy reach or take off in other directions and to explore Liverpool and Manchester, which are easily accessible via train.

To be enjoyed by family and friends, The Shippon is a wonderful, all-year-round holiday base.

This property can be booked with ref. 999307 and can sleep 14 people.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x children’s singles
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner with fire
  • First-floor mezzanine sitting area
  • Gas underfloor heating with fire
  • Gas Range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio with private hot tub and furniture and communal access to climbing frame
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Restricted headroom in upstairs bedrooms, care to be taken
  • Note: Please bring your own towels for the hot tub
  • No stag/hen or similar, you will be asked to leave

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Chester 9.3 miles; Ellesmere Port 9.7 miles; Warrington 12 miles.

Helsby is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. There is suggestion the village dates back to the late Mesolithic and early Neolithic era, meaning there is an abundance of history to be found here. Helsby Hill is a wooded sandstone and is mostly owned by the National Trust. With numerous footpaths in the area, leading towards the famous hill fort, giving those active types plenty of walking opportunities. Rock climbers will love this village, as Helsby Hill features a craggy face, giving climbers the perfect opportunity to see how far they can get before tiring! Helsby offers a local supermarket, pub and café for fine food and local produce. Ideally situated for exploring the towns of Ellsemere Port and Warrington, or the walled city of Chester, with so many sites and tourist attractions to be seen.

Region Information

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £400 for this property.
No stag/hen or similar, you will be asked to leave

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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