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Formby Red Squirrel Cottage
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Formby Red Squirrel Cottage
Red Squirrel Cottage Formby Merseyside
Front outlook, protected coppice and not overlooked
kitchen overlooking large rear garden
Single room
kitchen
Rear private garden with Indian stone patio and outdoor dining table with six chairs
Beautiful Sand Dunes, beyond the perfect pine woods!
Formby Pinewoods....just at the end of the road! Two minutes in car or fifteen minute walk
'The Beach'. Formbys fantastic coastline is near Crosby...home to Anthony Gormleys 'A
Formby is home to The National Trust Red Squirrel Reserve
Famous red squirrel lives here!
Red Squirrel Cottage Formby Merseyside
Original Victorian door ( now double glazed)!
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Liverpool, Merseyside, England

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Margbran
Harlingen, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“HOME FROM HOME.”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Squirrel cottages was perfect. We felt like it was home the moment we stepped over the doorstep. Clean cosy and really spacious . There were fresh flowers in the kitchen to greet us. A lovely big garden for the children to run around. The location was central for visits into Liverpool city center and Southport seaside town. Formby. village was close by with nice shopping, and restaurants. Public transport, bus and train within short walk distance. Helpful and friendly neighbours on both sides. Jo was easy to contact regarding the minor heating hot water glitch. Taken care of promptly.
Thank you Jo we had a happy, fun vacation in your lovely period home.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 28, 2014
It's so lovely to hear that you felt instantly at home...that's exactly what I've tried it achieve! Thanks for your kind review. Jo
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BBuss
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Homely place”
Reviewed May 28, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Nice home, wanted to move in! Good location. Very comfortable beds, nice neighbours. Friendly owners. Husband, 2 children, 2 dogs and I spent lovely weekend catching up with friends in area and relaxing at Red Squirrel Cottage after busy time at work, it was just right. Would recommend...it is not pristine accommodation and brand new throughout but this was helpful as we felt comfortable and not on edge with kids! Thank you Jo!

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Liked best: Lovely home from home, helpful owners
Liked least: Nothing..
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 28, 2014
Thanks so much for your kind words! That's exactly what I've tried to achieve, really pleased you felt so much at home. Jo
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Ruth H
Faversham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home from home”
Reviewed May 10, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Five adults and a baby stayed at the cottage for my daughters wedding in Liverpool and the bride and the whole family left from it on the day of the wedding. It was a perfect family base. The rooms were large and we had plenty of space for all the preparations.
The owner was extremely helpful and even brought in a high chair especially & she was available on the phone as needed
When all the fuss was over we enjoyed the highest temperatures in the country and took advantage of the beautiful beach at the bottom of the road.
We hope to return when visiting family in the area.

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Liked best: Comfort
Liked least: remote control of heating
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 28, 2014
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to improve the experience of staying at Red Squirrel Cottage. I'm always open to suggestions of how to improve, and a high chair was an easy request to meet. Thanks for your kind words. Jo
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DVMC123
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Home from home close to coast and great base for Liverpool and the North West”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in Red Squirrel Cottage for four nights over Easter, it's a lovely spacious, clean and comfortable home with a large garden and off street parking. There is plenty to keep adults and children entertained of an evening or on a rainy day, TV's with DVD's IPlayer catch up and wi fi, music, board games etc. My 11 year old daughter particularly enjoyed counting the number of squirrel ornaments and pictures around the house. I enjoyed reading about the history of the house which was framed in the hall. The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring on foot or by car, near to Formby Point and the National Trust nature reserve. Also easy to get to Liverpool city centre by car or train. We visited family in Liverpool and Warrington and road links are good. There are supermarkets and places to eat locally and also in Southport which isn't far. We would recommend.

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Management Response
Aug 28, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words. Jo
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Sarahdale...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely home”
Reviewed November 6, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We have stayed at the cottage for a number of years now and fully intend to continue doing so. The cottage has a lovely feel with plenty of room for everyone in the family; age range 12 to 77!
The garden is large enough to play badminton and to sit in if the weather permits
The kitchen is well stocked, the bedrooms are roomy and the children enjoyed the fact that wi-fi was free.
All in all a lovely home from home.

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Liked best: The feel of it being a home
Liked least: Parking a little difficult
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 28, 2014
Thank you Sarah! I love welcoming you back to Red Squirrel Cottage. It warms me to know you love it as I do! Jo
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robert h
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“MUST TRY HARDER!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
3
people found this review helpful

We had a good time in Formby and the surrounding areas, and it is an area that we would like to visit again.

The house is okay, but could be a lot better.
Although the routine change-over clean was done well, some time and effort needs to be invested on the decor and furnishings (up stairs especially) and the deep cleaning of lounge carpets. There was only one working bedside lamp in the house (and 5 beds).
The kitchen needs a decent fridge and better utensils.

There was no communication regarding keys, directions, terms and conditions etc prior to the visit, unless I instigated it. The "welcome pack" consisted of 3 cheap tea bags, 2 sachets of coffee and some sachets of pepper and malt vinegar!

If you can put up with this then its a great area to visit, with plenty to do for all tastes.

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Liked best: located in a nice area,- well placed for Liverpool, Formby and others
Liked least: Located on busy road. Shoddy decor and furnishings
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
May 10, 2013
Red Squirrel Cottage is a Victorian period house and as such I have to be very careful with redecoration. It takes professionals and it is not something that can be done in a couple of free days, and it was difficult allocating enough time when I had guests desparate to book. The fridge worked perfectly well but the light in it was a bit hit and miss, so as I could not get it fixed a new fridge was installed last year. Recarpeting and redecoration was done at the beginning of this year.
I do not provide sachets of condiments...these were obviously left by the previous guests and were overlooked by the cleaner who was also responsible for checking that bedside lamps are working correctly. She is now fully aware. Had this guest simply informed me I would have had it rectified the same day.
I speak to all my guests and fully explain key collection etc and provide a full guest information at the property.
As I want all my guests to be comfortable and to love Red Squirrel Cottage as I do, I offered this guest a complimentary stay so that he could evaluate the improvements (which needed a 3 week slot involving replacing Victorian coving)but he has never responded...this was October 2012.

Red Squirrel Cottage is a beautiful home and my visitor guest book is crammed with glowing positive reports of wonderful holidays and memories made!
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Colin L
Loughton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Everything we had hoped for.”
Reviewed June 15, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
4
people found this review helpful

I am a single father with two teenage daughters and nine year old twin boys. I booked the Red Sqirrel Cottage in Formby for six nights during the school half term holiday. I live in Loughton Essex, but have friends and family in both Formby and Liverpool. The cottage was everything we had hoped for. It had plenty of space for the five of us, including a huge garden wich was fantastic for the boys. Inside had everything you could possibly need including two bathrooms, satellite TV and double glazed throughout. Very cozy and quiet of an evening. The proximity to Formbys pine woods, sand dunes, beaches and the quaint village was also a massive plus. I have just booked another week there at the end of August. Enough said!

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Liked best: Two downstairs rooms for adults and children and huge garden.
Liked least: Leaving.
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 28, 2014
Thanks Colin for your kind words. I notice that you've had two additional holidays at Red Squirrel Cottage since writing this review. I hope you like my ongoing improvements! Jo
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