Backwood Hall Holiday Cottages

Neston, Cheshire
Self-catering


After a yomp with the dog, come home to beams and trusses, driftwood touches and antique pine. Two retreats for country lovers

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 4

The
Experience

Livery to the side, paddock to the rear: here you are surrounded by horses! And farmland running down to the saltmarshes of the beautiful Dee, an RSPB reserve. Until recently these courtyard cottages – adjoining but independent – were part of a cattle farm; the Bullpen used to house a prize Limousin bull. Now they make two immaculate retreats, awash with comfort for birdwatchers and walkers who love a little bit of luxury. Sandra and Jim who live in The Hall – he the farmer, she the designer – are warm and helpful and show you around. The Hayloft is an upside-down cottage, its bedrooms downstairs, its light airy living room under the rafters. The Bullpen is equally inviting, with an upstairs double furnished in French country style, sparkling bathrooms, smart kitchen and fabrics in a soft open weave. It’s a great place for children: there’s a shared lawn fenced in from the yard and private patios for barbecues. There are estate paths you are welcome to use, and a tennis court on the far side of the drive. Chester’s not far, Heswall is two miles, and the Wirral Way is on the doorstep.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurants less than a mile away.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £64
Weekly price
from £450
1 Barn for 4
From £712 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £642 bedrooms

Reviews

We have had a wonderful 5 weeks at Backwood cottages .The cottages are tastefully furnished , with everything we needed for a comfortable stay .Our two dogs were made welcome too .

Sue, Wirral

Superb location with far-reaching views over the Dee Estuary, wonderful country walks and great places to eat nearby. Stylish and comfortable interiors, quality sofas and beds, great host and dog-friendly too. We'll be back!

Julie, London

This is the most fabulous place to stay the quality of the cottage is superb it was luxurious and practical and comfortable and cosy

Janet, Nottingham

Our family of 4 are really happy to stay in Backwood. The place was lovely, clean and the surrounding is just beautiful! We enjoyed everyday waking up with the horses and greens. The location is very good to explore both Liverpool & around Cheshire. The owner is really nice and replied promptly to our emails.

Cindy, London

We had a fabulous weekend in the Hayloft which has been laid out in generous proportions with every comfort considered and presented with exquisite taste. Sandra and Jim are welcoming hosts. The area has plenty to do and see . The visit topped by having such a beautiful warm and comfortable retreat at the end of a day exploring. Thank you.

Nicky

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sandra Harris

  • Explore historical Parkgate, a short stroll from the farm. Once a thriving sea port where Lord Nelson had meetings with Lady Hamilton prior to sailing to Ireland.A jumble of Georgian buildings now housing many excellent pubs and restaurants.
  • The salt marsh bordering the farm is now an RSPB nature reserve, attracting twitchers from far and wide. So bring your binoculars and cameras! Or get on the water at West Kirby's Marine Lake. Great for dinghy or wind surfer. Courses available.
  • For the more active, the Wirral Way can be reached directly from the farm. You can walk or cycle along it or ride on the adjoining bridleway for miles in either direction. So bring your bicycle or even your horse. Full livery is available on site.
  • Fancy a game of tennis on our court, overlooking the Dee Estuary. Or golf? With over 10 courses, the Wirral is a mecca for golfing. Heswall golf course adjoins the farm and nearby is Royal Liverpool at Hoylake, venue for the 2014 Open Championship.
  • Within easy driving distance are, Ness Botanical Gardens, Liverpool's magnificent waterfront (a world heritage site), the historic walled city of Chester and Snowdonia National Park. Or for shopaholics, Cheshire Oaks and Liverpool One.
  • Simply chill out in the peaceful, cosy luxury of the Hayloft or the Bullpen.