This spacious detached holiday home provides idyllic accommodation for guests looking to explore this delightful location.
Located on the outskirts of the village of Banks and surrounded by open countryside, Laurel House provides spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation, ideal for families wanting to explore both coast and country. This well-presented, detached home, nestled adjacent to the owner home, offers plenty of living space, and benefits from a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, separate dining room, for formal dining, and a lovely bright lounge with French doors leading to the rear patio. Upstairs, there are three good sized bedrooms; the master even boasts an en-suite shower room.Guests can enjoy a wander round the Car boot, which is held in the neighbouring field on Saturdays and bank holiday Mondays, perfect for picking up a bargain! The village of Banks has a pub, a deli/café, a supermarket, chemist and takeaways, and within a few miles there are several other pubs, restaurants and takeaways. The next village on the way to Southport is Churchtown which has the Botanical Gardens and quaint shops. The Victorian seaside town of Southport is just 5 miles away, and here you will find a great selection of shops, bars, restaurants and cafés, as well as a traditional fun fair, multi-screen cinema, bowling alley and indoor water park. Southport hosts many popular annual events, including the RHS Flower Show, Southport Airshow and the Fireworks Championships. Other places worth visiting along this stretch of coast include the beaches at Ainsdale and Crosby, which is famous for the Anthony Gormley sculpture ‘Another Place’. Formby is also worth a visit with its sand dunes and pine woods, which are home to red squirrels and natterjack toads. RSPB Marshside is just 2 miles away and is a haven for wildlife lovers and birdwatchers, and Martin Mere Wetlands Centre is 6 miles. The network of footpaths and dedicated cycle routes also makes this a great destination for those who love the outdoors. There are some great walks from the doorstep and you can cycle into Southport which then connects to the Trans Pennine Trail. Other activities available locally include golf and at nearby ‘Leisure Lakes’ there is fishing, horse riding and watersports.Other places of interest nearby include National Trust’s Rufford Old Hall, 6 miles and the city of Preston, 15 miles. If you fancy a longer drive, the city of Lancaster and the beautiful Ribble Valley district, with its picturesque villages and welcoming country inns, can be reached in an hour. Just over an hour’s drive will take you into the southern Lake District or Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Should you wish to take a break from driving, Southport also has a train station with regular services into the vibrant city of Liverpool whose many attractions include the Albert Dock, Liverpool One and The Beatles Story, as well as its multitude of museums, theatres, bars, restaurants, art galleries and shops. You can also catch a train from Southport into the historic city of Chester. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
Step to entrance.Ground Floor:Living room: With 42″ Sky TV (entertainment package), DVD player and French doors leading to garden.Dining room.Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Freeview TV and karndean floor.First Floor:Bedroom 1: With double bed, 30″ Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.Bedroom 2: With double bed.Bedroom 3: With twin beds.Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Garden to the front. Patio with garden furniture and barbecue to the rear. 1½-acre field (private). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
Hillside Golf Club
A true championship links, overhauled in the 1960’s by renowned architect Fred Hawtree, Hillside is regarded as probably the finest links golf course not to have hosted the Open Championship. The club has a track record of staging some of the highest profile professional and amateur tournaments including the 1982 PGA Championship (When Tony Jacklin defeated Bernhard Langer in a Play Off) and twice the Amateur and Ladies Amateur Championships. A regular Final Qualifying venue for the Open, Hillside has recently been chosen by the European Tour to host the 2019 British Masters.
The layout of the course is balanced in two halves with the opening holes heading south westward along flat ground beside the railway line. The flatter nine holes of the opening half whet the golfer’s appetite for the contrast that awaits on second nine. Here you will find valleyed corridors through some of the highest and wildest dunes found anywhere. Each hole occupying its own unique site never shared with another.
Double Open Champion Australian Greg Norman graciously wrote an unsolicited note to the Club after playing in the PGA tournament at Hillside in 1982 stating the: ‘The back nine holes are the Best in Britain.’ Jack Nicklaus described the course as ‘…a wild looking links’ and added that ‘…within the second nine are some of my favourite holes’.
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