Cross Farm Holiday Cottages
Liverpool is less than 30 minutes' drive away and there is a regular bus service, so we are ideally placed for attractions including the Albert Dock and Maritime Museum, football fixtures at Liverpool and Everton and the famous Grand National.
Anthony Gormley's "Another Place" on Crosby Beach is well worth a visit. The Tudor splendour of Speke Hall and Rufford Old Hall, both owned by the National Trust, is also not to be missed.The charming Victorian seaside town of Southport is 20 minutes drive away. There you'll find old shopping arcades, antique shops, second hand bookshops, good restaurants and great fish and chips. Again, there is a bus service if you don't want to take the car. And don't forget Southport's internationally famous annual Flower Show and Air Show. We are within easy reach of Formby's long, sandy beaches, the National Trust's red squirrel reserve and Ainsdale with its sand dunes.
This coast is home to many fine golf courses, the most famous of which is Royal Birkdale. Anglers can enjoy fine fishing on the Leeds-Liverpool canal just across the road, or in one of five excellent custom-stocked fishing lakes which are within easy reach.
There is bird-watching at nearby Marshside, Mere Sands Woods and the ecologically important Martin Mere, where rare Hooper swans spend the winter. You can watch the wildfowl on the estuary from one of the many hides.
Close by is the ancient market town of Ormskirk, and the picturesque villages of Parbold, Rufford and Mawdsley are worth exploring.
Cyclists and walkers can enjoy the towpath of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. Also nearby are the Cheshire Lines, a cycle track and footpath created from the old Liverpool-to-Southport railway line, and the Trans-Pennine Trail runs from Southport to Hornsea. Bring your ordnance survey map if you want to explore the many footpaths and by-ways in this charming locality.Find some more information about the area in the links below
Rufford Old Hall
Formby's famous red Squirrels
West Tower, Exclusive Wedding Venue in Aughton
Royal Birkdale Golf Course
The Grand National at Aintree
Farmer Ted's Childrens Activity Park
Mere Sands Wood
Country Parks in Cheshire and Lancashire
Southport Air Show
Southport Flower Show
British Musical Fireworks Championships
Cross Farm Holiday Cottages
Mairscough Lane, Downholland ,
Lancashire L39 7HT
Tel: 0151 526 1576
Cross Farm Cottages
- ideal for Grand National
- ideal family accommodation
- ideal for football venues
- ideal for Golf events
- ideal for conferences
- idyllic countryside location
- short drive to Liverpool & Southport
News & Events
Woodvale Rally 17th, 18th June
Flower Show 17th-20th August
Air Show 10th 11th September
Fireworks 29th September - 1st October
December - Southport's Christmas Festival