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Formby Red Squirrel Cottage
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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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Very good - based on 24 reviews
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Sarahdale...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely home”
Reviewed 6 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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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
Travelling 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
28 Aug 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 24 September 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
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
10 May 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 15 June 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.
Travelling 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
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
28 Aug 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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Trina2011
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect location for a few days away to relax and chill out!”
Reviewed 8 June 2011 for a stay in April 2011
2
people found this review helpful

I visited Red Squirrel Cottage for a long weekend. The cottage was exactly as the webpage described, it was spotlessly clean and in a quiet location. Everything we needed was provided and as the weather was so good we were able to have a barbeque in the large back garden. Everything was in easy reach, we watched the sun setting down on the beach on the fri evening, strolled into Formby to look at the shops and check out the restaurants on sat and on sunday we walked down to the red squirrel reserve then spent the afternoon reading in the back garden. While there are plenty of places of interest to visit in the surrounding areas, the cottage was ideal for what we wanted - a few days away to relax and chill.

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Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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Shropshire
Reviewed 28 September 2010 for a stay in June 2010
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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 45-54
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Management Response
28 Aug 2014
Thanks so much for this lovely review. Jo
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London
Reviewed 20 September 2010 for a stay in August 2010
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Spacious property with large garden
Liked least: Cleanliness of bathroom
Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 45-54
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Lincolnshire
Reviewed 27 August 2010 for a stay in April 2010
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The pattern on the dinner plates.
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 45-54
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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