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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bispham Green, Lancashire, England

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Howard c
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb cottage in great location”
Reviewed 9 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Cliff and Claire have got this cottage absolutely right. Quality kitchen equipment and comfortable furnishings throughout. The hosts are so helpful and thoughtfull.Nothing was too much trouble. We had a problem with the tv on the first day and Claire promptly went out and bought another one. We would highly recommend this location to anyone wanting a peaceful rural location.
An excellent train sevice to Liverpool,Southport or Preston is only 10 minutes away and there are great grub pubs only a short distance away.
Would certainly consider booking again.

Howard and Mary Crawford. Mansfield. Notts

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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David R
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Excellent Holiday Retreat in a peaceful setting”
Reviewed 20 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This was our second stay at Maltkiln Cottage, we stayed here last November.
Trying to find a two person holiday rental in West Lancashire / Merseyside is very difficult, so to find this little gem is a bonus.

The accommodation is in a converted farm building on a working farm. In saying that, you do not feel as if you are on a farm once you are in the cottage.
The cottage is very spacious with an extremely large well fitted Kitchen / Diner / Lounge.
Adjacent is the well appointed comfortable bedroom with en-suite bathroom / Shower.

There is a patio with table and chairs outside but the chickens might put some people off.
The owners dogs are adorable and very friendly.
The very pleasant owners live on-site and are available if required but they do not intrude on your holiday.

Excellent location for visiting the local and wider area. Easy access to the M6 means The Lakes, Blackpool for the Lights, Liverpool, Southport and North Wales are all easily accessible.

The only negatives from our point of view is that there is no washing machine and the TV is minute.
Needs a decent sized wall mounted TV.
There are some excellent pubs and restaurants locally within a ten minute drive.

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Liked best: Good location
Liked least: The small TV and the fact you have to pay £15 per week for WI-FI
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Steve C
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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“5 Star accommodation in beautiful West Lancashire”
Reviewed 10 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Brilliantly run by owner Claire Martland and husband Cliff, one could easily run out of superlatives when describing this delightful accommodation. Located in the delightful village of Bispham Green in West Lancashire, Maltkiln cottage is a one bedroom converted Piggery located on a working farm (Crook Hall Farm).

The cottage is tastefullyy furnished in contemporary style,and has central heating, an excellent kitchen with full cooking facilities, and a dishwasher. The separate double bedroom boasts a superbly fitted ensuite with shower and bath. I stayed in this cottage for three weeks in June 2015 and loved every minute. The area boasts a wonderful Farm Shop just 200 yards walk and the welcoming Eagle and Child Pub just alongside.

This area of West Lancahire is renowned for its many walking tracks through hedgerow and wood.

I highly recommend Maltkiln Cottage, it is easily the best self contained accommodation I have ever stayed in.

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Liked best: The cottage itself
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Jul 2015
We really appreciate your wonderful comments - thank you! We are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, the farm shop and of course the Eagle and Child and hope to have you book again soon!
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LadyGrady
Preston
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed 13 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed here for 13 nights at the end of January and early February and had a wonderful time.

The cottage is immaculate. It is contemporary, clean and very comfortable. It really was a treat to stay there.

Perfectly laid out, the cottage has a very well equipped kitchen so if you do want to be able to cook properly you can do so. The lounge, bedroom and bathroom are also first rate with welcoming comfortable furniture. The bathroom is just right - spotlessly clean with an excellent powerful shower and lashings of hot water.

The cottage is on a working farm but also walking distance to the local pub and farm shop. It just so happens that the local pub, The Eagle & Child, serves fantastic food and guests at the cottage enjoy a discount there too.

The farm shop next to the pub is very well stocked with everything fresh local produce and interesting deli items to a rather tempting selection of wines. We certainly didn't go hungry during our stay.

Only minutes from the wealth of independent shops and cafes at Cedar Farm Galleries and nearby Burscough and Southport, Maltkiln offers comfortable contemporary accommodation in a great location. There are plenty of nice walks and bike rides nearby too, and there is a storage shed for the bikes so it's all very convenient.

The owners are helpful and friendly but completely unobtrusive. We enjoyed the fresh eggs from the farm chickens that the owners left with their compliments for us to try.

Highly recommended indeed.

If you're looking for a slightly bigger cottage there is a 2 bedroomed cottage called Barn Owl on the same farm but for just two of us, Maltkiln was absolutely perfect.

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Liked best: Comfort and cleanliness of the cottage
Liked least: Would have liked a washing machine for a long stay but the owners made one available in another property.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 12 December 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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