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Sunlight Soap Cottage

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Port Sunlight, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in the heart of the beautiful Port Sunlight village."

    Easy access to Liverpool (car, train, bus). Locals on Wirral and Merseyside are so friendly and chatty. Sunsets are fantastic to watch - suggest West Kirby or New Brighton.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2024

  • "A clean basic cottage well-sited for public transport to both Liverpool and Chester."

    The cottage is not suitable for those who are infirm or for young children due to the very steep stairs, which would not conform to building regulations today. There is no downstairs toilet. The owners need to check the inventory. We only had 2 wine glasses (of disparate sizes) for four of us! The oven could do with a thorough clean and the frying pan needs replacing.

    Reviewed by Linda3.4May 2024

  • "We enjoyed a lovely 4 night stay at sunlight soap cottage."

    Lovely house with great facilities and easy access to Liverpool centre by train or car. The house had character and port sunlight is a beautiful area. We travelled to meet friends in the Wirral for countryside walks and also into North Wales. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Ronan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Nice accommodation."

    Very clean. Quiet area. Well maintained

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Jan 2024

  • "This was an excellent cottage!"

    We have stayed at many Sykes Cottages and this was one of the very best. The photos of the bathroom looked cold but this was far from the case. The cottage was warm, comfortable and clean. Everything worked well. The bath was really lovely, especially after our days out geocaching in the snow and ice in sub-zero temperatures. The wi-fi was excellent. The area was very quiet with very little traffic. We would certainly recommend the cottage and will surely visit again.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Jan 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay in a great cottage based in a beautiful village with lots to do."

    I would highly recommend this lovely spacious cottage, which was very clean and comfortable. It is in easy access of Liverpool and other destinations with a train station within a short walking distance. We will definitely be returning as there is still so much to do. The locals are very friendly too. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Brilliant communication."

    Beautiful home with everything you need for a comfortable break. We have stayed in the cottage 3 times now - and will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is our forth year at this cottage and we love coming here."

    The cottage is very clean and has excellent facilities. We love Port Sunlight. In addition to being well presented it is easy access for Liverpool, Chester, and Wells. Can you please the following to the owners. 1) The threshold on the front door is rotting and need replacing, otherwise issue could spread or allow water ingression to hall. 2) Could they supply keys to front room windows/replace locks? It will greatly help with ventilation.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2023

  • "A stunning property!"

    Spacious and beautifully decorated, sympathetic to the age of the building. Great kitchen facilities. Every room was lovely. Perfect location for exploring Port Sunlight and the Wirral.

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really excellent cottage in a beautiful area."

    Plenty to see and do - Lady Lever art gallery literally two minutes walk away with some of the best Preraphaelite art in the world. Short drive up to get the Ferry across the Mersey. Well stocked cottage, more spacious than the pics do justice to. Well kept, and plenty of on-street parking.

    Reviewed by Niall5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely, welcoming, homely property."

    We felt instantly at home as soon as we walked through the door.Super position and easy parking on the road outside the property. The Lady Lever art gallery is really great. Organised walks around Port Sunlight we found very interesting..Bathroom and kitchen are very spacious.The recycling system is simple and easy to adhere to. The property was generally very clean but:- There was food residue inside the oven and the microwave. The microwave needed a good clean inside. These obviously had not been checked. There was a large, orange coloured bag in the wardrobe which seemed to be full of used towels.The label on the bag said "Maid to Wirral". We Had a lovely week there and would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Feb 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable property in a quiet but convenient location."

    Reviewed by Caron5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was the perfect cottages for use, very clean, everything we needed to enjoy our holiday."

    Port Sunlight Village is a beautiful place to stay. Great for visiting Liverpool, great museums, The Caven Club, and Chester. Will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2022

  • "This property was a great location for our stay in the UK."

    The property had everything we needed. We would have liked a decent outdoor table & chairs! They had rusty table & chairs, so we could not enough sitting out in the backyard. I would recommend this property to anyone. Port Sunlight is a beautiful area! Thanks

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Aug 2022

  • "A wonderful stay!"

    Perfect for families.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2022

  • "Please install a grab rail in the shower."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely property, with a nice mix of modern and character features."

    The location could not be any better, shops and train station near by. A 15 minute trip by train to downtown Liverpool with loads of shops, museums and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2022

  • "Sunlight Cottage is an ideal property for visiting the Wirral, Chester and Liverpool."

    We found it to be very comfortable and ideal for our party of two. The heating is very efficient given time for the large radiators to warm up and the remote control enabled us to adjust the heating to our requirements. The bathroom, especially the shower, is one of the best we have encountered in any rental property. Port Sunlight has a unque community atmosphere and Sunlight Cottage enabled us to feel part of that community during our stay. We would reccomend a visit to the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Lots to see and do plus a super cafe in the basement. The Port Sunlight Museum provides a fascinating insight into the history of the soap industry and the development of Port Sunlight. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay in, so quiet and pleasant, never far from some green open spaces."

    It was lovely walking around the vicinity. The location is also perfect for exploring all the main tourist attractions in and around Liverpool. Chester wasn't too far away for a day trip either. As for the property itself, it is well furnished and equipped, even with a back-up Kettle! The heating worked well and we could always get parked outside the front of the property. There is nothing to dislike about the property or location in our opinion.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2022

  • "We were so excited to find your fabulous cottage being in the right location, at the right time and at such a competitive price."

    I am afraid we had some small but niggling issues with the stay. !. The heating didn't seem to come on at the right times, so the mornings were rather chilly. 2.When the radiators were working well we had to draw the curtains across which defeated the effect of fully heating the bedrooms and the living area. 3. Lovely large and deep bath but the water heater could not cope with filling the bath with hot enough water. Other than that your cottage exceeded our expectations. Many thanks again. John & Steve.

    Reviewed by John4.1Mar 2022

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage in a peaceful, historic area."

    The cottage had everything we needed for a perfect stay. This was our second visit and we will return!

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a great stay and enjoyed every minute."

    The property has been tastefully modernised with everything you could need. Location was central for exploring Chester and Liverpool amongst others with the train station within easy walking distance. The owner was really accommodating in fitting in with our dedicated dates. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the area. The Bridge Inn and the Tudor Rose Tea Rooms in the village are well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Leaking tap reported on arrival but no attempt to fix."

    The plumbing needs attention.Air blocks in pipes which create a loud howling when water is run or toilet flushed. Cottage was warm and beds were comfortable. Downstairs the living room furniture was very tired and not comfortable to sit on. The crockery was basic and although four of everything some things were chipped. There were lots of items of furniture that served no purpose such as piano stool but no bedside cabinets. The owners had placed stickers on walls and cupboards with instructions which did not look nice at all. The cottage is in a good place near to the train station etc but does need some attention.

    Reviewed by Bernadette3.1Nov 2021

  • "Great location and property very comfortable and clean would recommend it for ..."

    Great location and property very comfortable and clean would recommend it for anyone to stay near train station for Liverpool/ Chester

    Reviewed by Elaine Irene5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation with everything we could possibly need."

    It was warm and cosy with a homely feel. The area is quiet and peaceful and the Port Sunlight estate is Historic and charming. We will return!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2021

  • "House is in a lovely position on the Wirral"

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had an excellent holiday in this comfortable cottage."

    it's position in the centre of the village was very convenient and the back sitting out area was a wonderful sun trap in the afternoons. Port Sunlight is a haven between the busy Port roads. We didn't get in our car at all. We found the Museum and Soap Works very interesting and the Lady Lever Art Gallery stunning with much to look at in this magnificent building. We also enjoyed walks to and around the Port Sunlight River Park. In these Covid times eating out was a bit of a problem but we did enjoy some excellent Scouse in the Art Gallery Cafe and delicious cake in the Tudor Tea Rooms. The Garden Centre is well worth a visit too and it has a large restaurant, although they were having staffing problems at times. We found everyone in the area welcoming and helpful. The weather was warm and often sunny so altogether an excellent week's break.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had an excellent weeks stay at Sunlight Soap Cottage."

    It had all the amenities for our stay in Port Sunlight which is a lovely village and would recommend anyone thinking of visiting the area to do so. We traveled to many places from Chester to Southport and New Brighton by just buying a day saver ticket (£5.50) and jumping on the train. There is an Aldi 5 minutes walk away for any shopping you require. All in all we loved our stay and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2021

  • "This cottage is situated in the most beautiful village of Port Sunlight."

    WE felt very privileged to be able to spend a few days here and in a lovely and well equipped little house.

    Reviewed by Sandie4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Everything we needed was there. Comfy beds wonderful bathroom and the kitchen was well equipped. Port Sunlight is lovely and much larger than we thought. It's very central. We went to Chester and the Zoo. Only 15 minutes away from the beach at Wallaby and West Kirby. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, with everything we needed for a family stay."

    Port Sunlight itself is tranquil and incredibly well placed for the surrounding attractions of Wirral, Chester and Merseyside.

    Reviewed by Henry4.7Jun 2021

  • "This is our second visit to Sunlight Cottage."

    We love the cottage and the village. Two points: 1) The glass fridge shelves had not been cleaned. 2) Can I suggest a simple grab hand rail in the shower. Makes life a lot easier getting in and out for those with some mobility issues. They are very cheap and easy to fit.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jun 2021

  • "I left a note saying that the right hand light above the hob and the left hand light above the bathroom mirror are not working."

    I hope this has been noted and acted on. Otherwise, everything was fine.

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2021

  • "Sunlight cottage is a good place to stay, well equipped, very very clean, comfortable and warm, only one small fault the Wi-fi was a let down, not working, codes and passwords would not except, tried re-booting it, but nothing, really needs attention, our second visit, hope to return would truly recommend."

    Reviewed by Terrence5.0Oct 2020

  • "We stayed at Sunlight Soap Cottage whilst visiting family in the area."

    The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and sparkling clean. It has been tastefully renovated and stylishly decorated. Port Sunlight is delightful, very quiet just a shame that the museums were closed due to Covid19. However, it was interesting walking around and we had ice creams on the green. The garden centre is also worth a visit. Liverpool and Chester are not far away and accessible by car, train or bus. We have already booked to return and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is really lovely and in a great location."

    The village of port sunlight was fascinating and it is really close to lots of great things to do (Chester zoo, beaches, Liverpool city.... where just a few we enjoyed).

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2020

  • "Spacious, character accommodation built by William Lever for his workers around 1900, fully updated with latest facilities."

    Easy road parking, (Port Sunlight has such generous build density). Much culture to see in this ‘model village’. Frequent buses into Liverpool and Chester, with bus stops 5 minutes walk away - likewise, a good food pub.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in an interesting setting and had all the comforts of home"

    Reviewed by M4.4Feb 2020

  • "Perfect holiday home except for the heating."

    House a bit cold downstairs.

    Reviewed by Aelwen4.7Dec 2019

  • "The gas fire was very welcome."

    The cottage was very conveniently situated for exploring and experiencing Port Sunlight. The bed was very comfortable, although we had to "borrow" beside lights from the back bedroom to use in the front bedroom. This didn't detract from the stay which overall was a delight.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely, tidy, clean cottage in a great location."

    For many years now we have used Sykes, as you know and have NEVER been let down. Only complaint about this cottage was heating was set wrong for this time of year and not easy to change. My parents were with me for there Golden Wedding and found the house very cold at times.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Nov 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Sunlight Soap Cottage, spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped, would recommend and hope to return."

    Reviewed by Terrence5.0Oct 2019

  • "Of all the holiday properties we have rented over a number of years, Sunlight Soap Cottage was the best."

    The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed in the way of facilities and amenities.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a charming location, the cottage was everything we had hoped for and being in Sunlight Village with amenities such as the Museum and Art Gallery which were fabulous made for a very relaxing vacation."

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2019

  • "What a great cottage!"

    I know Port Sunlight already so know it’s charm but the cottage was perfectly placed. We wanted for nothing ... every amenity you have at home that you may want while away; and those little extras that people leave behind plus some beautiful flowers (thank you). Spotless, comfortable, homely, classic cottage ... loved it so much my mum wanted to move in! Extra thanks to Angela.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2019

  • "This was a very comfortable and well-equipped cottage & ideally situated for exploring the Wirral and surrounding area."

    We've stayed in many self-catering properties over the years and this has to be one of the best. It might be helpful if Sykes could add a little note in the description to the effect that the stairs are quite steep with a high tread, which the elderly/disabled would find difficult to negotiate.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jun 2019

  • "Couldn’t have asked for more."

    Cottage was well situated very comfortable, clean and well equipped. We had a great weekend.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jun 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our visit to port Sunlight cottage,the location I good and is very peaceful and relaxing The cottage is situated in a area steeped in interesting social history,will certainly return in the future."

    One comment for the owners would be to provide a nest of tables in the lounge as there is nowhere To place items apart from the floor

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7May 2019

  • "The burglar alarm was a nuisance particularly at night otherwise everything else was very good"

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Mar 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful comfortable property."

    Good location for exploring Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely, well maintained and clean and in a really lovely locations."

    The only negative was it was marketed with a open fire but it has a flame effect gas fire (which was very nice BUT part of the reason we booked was the promise of a real fire) - it did not detract from a great break but was a little disappointing.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Feb 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with coal/effect gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with coal/effect gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, highchair and travel cot
  • Roadside parking
  • Shed for 2 bikes
  • Lawned area with table and chairs
  • Enclosed patio to the rear with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 mins walk
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond for £200.00.

The property

This terraced cottage is a home-away-from-home in the village of Port Sunlight, set back from the road, and adjacent to a large grassed area ideal for the children to play on.

With its family friendly aspect, Sunlight Soap Cottage is comfy and inviting, also providing a stairgate, highchair and travel cot should you wish to bring a little one along.

Upon entering the cottage, you will be welcomed by a small hallway continuing through to a lounge with parquet flooring, and two leather sofas.

With its coal feature fireplace, you can cosy up night after night in the company of your loved ones, reminiscing on the day’s events and those adventures to come.

The kitchen/diner hosts a table and four chairs, a fresh and clean look, with marble counter-tops as well as a stable door which leads out to the rear enclosed yard with storage for 2/4 bikes in the shed.

Here you will also discover a small bench, ideal for a refreshing drink under the summer sun.

The upper level is home to two fabulous double bedrooms, each styled with coordinated furnishings, and elevated by a pleasant outlook over the village setting.

A family bathroom ties this all together, hosting a bath, handheld shower, and separate shower, bringing that luxury feel to the accommodation all-year-round.

At the centre of the village are two of the very best attractions in the North West, the Lady Lever Art Gallery, and the Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village which offers a unique insight into the life of the villagers and workers of Port Sunlight, during the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Sunlight Soap Cottage promises a getaway to remember in the wonderful North West.

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

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About the location


Bebington 0.5 miles;

Port Sunlight is a truly enticing village to visit, any walk around the village affords views of some of the most exciting village architecture of 19th century England. With each block of houses designed by a different architect, Port Sunlight provides visitors with a charming and memorable day out. At the centre of the village are two of the very best attractions in the North West, the Lady Lever Art Gallery, and the Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village. The Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village offers a unique insight into the life of the villagers and workers of Port Sunlight, during the late 1800's and early 1900's. It’s a favourite with photographers too, who love the eclectic mix of architecture and a throw-back to a period gone by. Port Sunlight is conveniently placed to explore many places of interest. The City of Chester, with it's Roman heritage and covered shopping areas is only a twenty minute train ride away. Whilst the bustling City of Liverpool can easily be reached by car, train or even a" Ferry across the Mersey" Museums, art galleries and two cathedrals await you as well as The Albert Dock and Liverpool One's designer shopping. No trip would be complete without visiting Matthew Street and the Cavern, home of the Beatles. If you prefer to explore the great outdoors, the Wirral Peninsular coastline with its beaches and winding Wirral Way provide chances to explore cycling, walking and many outdoor pursuits. No matter what your interests might be, Port Sunlight promises to offer a great location to explore.

Please note: This property comes with a good housekeeping bond of £100.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas