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The Bowden Lodge

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#2 of 8 B&Bs in Southport
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This beautifully maintained Victorian villa offers award winning 4-star guest accommodation with its own free car park for eight cars, ideally situated in a quiet central location close to Lord Street, the shops & restaurants, The Atkinson, central attractions, promenade, Southport Theatre & Convention Centre and golf courses. We also offer residential gardening course for 'Keen and would be gardeners', just have a chat with Andy who has over 35 years' experience in horticulture. You will receive a warm welcome and we provide a personal, friendly and homely service at affordable prices so you can sit back and enjoy the hospitality in pleasant surroundings, making it the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday, indulgent short break, business or conference trip or golfing break. Quality service, good food, comfort and cleanliness are assured, ensuring you have an enjoyable stay in Southport. The quality of service we provide has been recognised by TripAdvisor awarding us their 'Travellers Choice Award'. Your choice of breakfast from our varied menu will be prepared and freshly cooked to your liking, prepared using quality fresh locally sourced produce. We can recommend or arrange to book you into one of Southport's many excellent restaurants, some with discounts. All of our en-suite rooms are comfortable and are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard in a style in keeping with the house. All rooms have LCD TV with Freeview, free Wi-Fi access, radio alarm, Hairdrier and hospitality trays. For business or pleasure, we are in an ideal location, with easy access to Liverpool, Manchester and all major North West towns and attractions. Southport railway station is only a short distance away and there are also regular and frequent bus services to Liverpool and Preston from right outside. Whether on business or pleasure, it's all about 'you'.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Shoeshine
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Umbrella
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Desk
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Classic
Languages Spoken
English
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Phil H wrote a review Sept 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything about Bowden Lodge is superb. Great welcome, great breakfast, comfortable and clean rooms. Full marks mine host. And all at the right price. Close to all amenities in a great town to saunter through.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 17 Sept 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we do appreciate feedback from our guests. It was our pleasure to host you both during your time in Southport.
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Alan L wrote a review Sept 2023
Barnsley, United Kingdom55 contributions51 helpful votes
What a gem of a place spotlessly clean breakfast was faultless plenty to choose from jayne and Andy are the most welcoming couple you could ever wish to meet they can't do enough for you to make you feel at home if you are looking for somewhere to stay in southport don't hesitate to book bowden lodge simply brilliant all the very best to jayne and Andy.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Sept 2023
Thank you for the review and best wishes, we loved hosting you during your time in Southport.
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devilish669 wrote a review Aug 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
This our 3rd visit to Bowden Lodge, as a family we cannot recommend it highly enough. This year we had my new grandson with us, we had my 2yr old and my 7month old. As usual the place was spotless, full of little touches that even a 5 star hotel would not think of. Mini bars in our rooms, little just in case boxes in the draws. Completely water and other little touches. Small bottles of fresh milk in the fridge. The breakfasts are amazing have every thing and everyone catered for. The rooms are all en suite, and spotless, light and comfortable and airy. Jane and Andy are amazing hosts, friendly and very welcoming. You really feel like you’re home from home. Thank you Jane and Andy for a lovely break away. As ever Bowden lodge never disappoints. The free parking is a bonus.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Jane Gibbs, Owner at The Bowden Lodge
Responded 29 Aug 2023
It’s always a delight to host you and your family on your trips to Southport. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and giving us feedback on your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Chris B. wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Probably the best B+B I have stayed in. All areas spotless, very friendly and helpful people running the business excellent breakfast ( the best hash browns I've tasted ) I can thoughely recommend this B+B.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Handy for local transport.
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Response from Jane Gibbs, Owner at The Bowden Lodge
Responded 29 Aug 2023
Thank you for the review. It’s lovely to hear you enjoyed your Full English breakfast. We did enjoy hosting you during your time in Southport.
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Cee c wrote a review Jul 2023
Exeter, United Kingdom5 contributions
Excellent stay very nice hotel and family who run it friendly excellent location 5-10 min walk to centre , great breakfast and free parking . The room is well equipped with tv , shower , mini bar fridge , desk , hairdryer, fan , tea and coffee facilities. Very good night sleep and quiet is what you need .
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Jane Gibbs, Owner at The Bowden Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we did enjoy hosting you. It’s lovely to hear that you appreciate the little touches that we do.
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Denis C wrote a review Jul 2023
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Another lovely stay at our favourite guest house. Jane and Andy are very welcoming and can't do enough for you. Enjoyed the exceptional breakfast once again and the comfortable room. We shall be back.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 24 Jul 2023
It was our pleasure to host you again on your visit to Southport. Great to hear that you had another great stay.
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23Luka wrote a review Jun 2023
Derry, United Kingdom55 contributions17 helpful votes
Highly recommend! I was made to feel so welcome and thoroughly enjoyed my stay in a cosy single room. There were lots of thoughtful additional touches and breakfast was cooked to perfection. I don't usually sleep great when away but it was so peaceful here that I rested well.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Jane Gibbs, Owner at The Bowden Lodge
Responded 3 Jul 2023
It was our pleasure to host you during your time visiting family in Southport. So pleased you had a well rested stay.
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davidwilliambarnes wrote a review Jun 2023
Blackpool, United Kingdom1620 contributions981 helpful votes
We had a lovely couple of days at the Lodge which was the ideal location for watching Lancashire v Hampshire cricket and exploring Southport. We had a lovely greeting from our host Jane, who so helpful, and her daughter Lydia. Although our room was on the small side it had everything you needed and it was tastefully decorated. The cooked breakfast was superb with a good variety of fruit etc. We would definitely use the Lodge again and will recommend it to family and friends.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Jun 2023
It was our pleasure to host you both during your time in Southport. Glad you had such a great stay.
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l h wrote a review Jun 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
recently stayed with jane and andy who really made me feel welcome from the start the hotel is spotless throughout, the breakfast was excellent (great english ) also had fresh fruit salad available my room was well presented with a lovely en-siute bathroom was a plesure tostay there already booking another stay next month pity i could only give it 5 *
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: a 2 minute walk to the shopping area of lord street
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Responded 14 Jun 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, lovely to hear you enjoyed what we provided.
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Helen W wrote a review May 2023
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We have stayed at Bowden Lodge a few times now... Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Southport. Jane and Andy are great hosts, friendly, lovely and welcoming. My room was clean and comfortable, as have been the other rooms I've stayed in here, it has got everything you need and I was more than happy with it. The breakfasts are very good with a great choice. It is a lovely house with a really nice lounge to relax in, if you want to. My friends and I always look forward to coming here.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: A few minutes walk from the train station and Lord Street.
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Response from Jane Gibbs, Owner at The Bowden Lodge
Responded 26 May 2023
It was lovely to host you and your friends again for your annual conference.
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£59 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandMerseysideSouthport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bowden Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Bowden Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hesketh Park (0.3 miles), Beer Inn (0.2 miles), and Le Grog (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bowden Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at The Bowden Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Bowden Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bowden Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bowden Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grand, Southport, Great Himalayas Nepalese Restaurant & Bar, and Volare.
Is The Bowden Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Southport.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bowden Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Meols Hall (1.5 miles).