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The Royal Birkdale Golf Course  6.5 miles from the property
Formby beach
A beautiful sunset at Formby beach
National Trust Formby - Great for walks through the pine trees
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The Old Piggery - Barton

Formby (4mls NE), Lancashire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly finished barn conversion with stylish en-suite bedrooms and wood burner
  • Relax in the private hot tub under the stars and enjoy the panoramic countryside views
  • In a tranquil and rural setting, ideal for walkers and cyclists, and within 8 miles of the coast
  • Sleeps 4 plus an extra bed for a child
Property code: 90263

This fabulous property, situated in the small village of Barton, is the perfect holiday cottage for couples or small families that would never dream of leaving their pups behind. Sleeping four across two spacious bedrooms with plenty of room for up to two dogs to stretch out, this property is ideal for using as a base to explore the coast, country and city. Go for walkies along Ainsdale Beach (8 miles) or Ruff Wood (6.5 miles), or head into Liverpool (14 miles) for plenty of dog-friendly cafes and pubs. And when you’re ready to come home, jump in the hot tub for a soak to unwind after the day’s adventures.

The holiday home, which overlooks the owner’s farmland, has a bright and airy feel. Stylish interiors blend perfectly with exposed beams and brick walls; escape into the snug and light the wood burner, curling up on an arm chair with your favourite book while the pups snooze by your feet. Sizzle up a BBQ out in the garden in the summer, or enjoy an al fresco drink around the fire pit while the children and dogs run around. Both bedrooms are tranquil and inviting, but the second one has a stable door that you can open to reveal spectacular views.

Go for family strolls around Churchtown Botanic Gardens (9 miles) or Hesketh Park (8 miles) where the children will love to play. Shop for trinkets and treasures at Liverpool’s Baltic Market (15.5 miles), or take a river explorer cruise with Mersey Ferries (14.5 miles). For a beach day, try Crosby (12.5 miles) where there are no dog restrictions all year round, or head to Southport (9 miles) where pups are welcome on the pier all year round and the rest of the beach between October and May.

  • 2 king-size bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner in snug (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TVs in lounge, snug and both bedrooms
  • Large lawned garden with patio area, furniture, charcoal BBQ and fire pit
  • Outdoor bar with drinks fridge and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Private hot tub
  • Private parking
  • Secure bike storage on request
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 3 miles, beach 8 miles
  • Sleeps 4+1: 1 additional z-bed to sleep 1 child
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rebecca Kenyon

This property is personally managed by Rebecca.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 14th May 2024

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The Old Piggery was perfect for us and Miffy the dog. A very secure outside area was a bonus. The accommodation was very comfortable with lots of space. Great position with easy drivable access to the beaches. Jayne and Tim were friendly helpful hosts - thank you!

Reviewed by Carol 10th May 2024

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Could not praise this place enough! Absolutely beautiful! The best place we have stayed and our dog loved the outside space. The owners are such nice people and are very welcoming. The accommodation as everything you need and more. Can't wait to go back next year!

Reviewed by Roseanne 29th April 2024

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We had a lovely relaxing stay. The cottage is beautiful and really well equipped. The owners are very helpful and couldnt do enough for us. Welcome pack very appreciated. The dogs had a great time and we loved it, especially the hot tub and log burner in the snug. Brilliant holiday and we cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Lucy 16th April 2024

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Amazing stay. We had such a relaxing time and was close to numerous beaches. A wonderful welcome pack on arrival. What a kind gesture. The owners clearly thouggt of everything and so pet friendly.! Would highly recommend. Thank you so much

Reviewed by Kirsty 12th April 2024

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We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the old piggery, the place was immaculate and everything we could have needed for both us and the dog catered for! The welcome pack was fantastic and so thoughtful, as was the guide to the area. The location was great, really peaceful but a short drive to the beach and all amenities, would certainly recommend!

Reviewed by Simon 5th April 2024

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Reviewed by Maria 8th March 2024

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The house is beautiful, so much thought has been put into what guests will need to have a good stay. Fantastic welcome hamper helped us settle in. All the little things for Wilf were very much appreciated such and toys, bowls, towels etc. There was even a long line that secured to the hot tub which meant when it was dark we didn't have to worry wheRead morere he was and we could relax. Jane was a great host who was always happy to share great places to try for food or places to visit. We had a great week Hide

Reviewed by Louise Jane 23rd February 2024

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Fabulous cottage. You will want for nothing. Lovely welcoming hosts. Great welcome pack. Fabulous garden for dogs. Nothing to much trouble. Hot tub fab with great views. Cant wait to return

Reviewed by Sharon 16th February 2024

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Fantastic property exceptionally clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Lovely welcoming owners, the thoughtful and generous welcome goodies were delicious. Excellent location with plenty to see and do within a 20 minute drive and closer. The email from the owners prior to arrival was really useful and informative. Good meRead moreal and service ant the nearby Saracens Head. Enclosed garden areas and the paddock great for the dogs. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 9th February 2024

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What an amazing property, had everything we needed and more. Our dogs loved being able to go out into the paddock every morning, the whole area was secure for them to run around in. The welcome pack was a lovely touch, meant we didnt need to worry about getting food on arrival. We didnt try the hot tub, we may have to go back again to give it a tryRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Carl 6th February 2024

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Experience true luxury at The Old Piggery. From the warm hospitality of the hosts to its idyllic location, every moment is exceptional. The highlight? Without a doubt, the hot tub a blissful retreat under the starry sky. The Old Piggery itself is a charming blend of rustic and modern comforts, ensuring a memorable stay. Whether for a romantic escaRead morepe or a tranquil getaway with friends, this gem delivers beyond expectations. Unforgettable, indulgent, and utterly recommended. We will be returning Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 2nd February 2024

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The definition of home away from home! Everything has been thought of, its so peaceful both inside and out, a thoroughly relaxing stay. The location is great for local walks and exploring surrounding areas. It really was the perfect stay for both us and the dog.

Reviewed by Laura 26th January 2024

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This is the second time I have stayed at The Old Piggery and it was just as wonderful as it was the first time. A nice quiet location with some amazing sightings of birds. I saw my second KingFisher ever on a walk not far from the cottage; haven't seen one for 30 years so it really did add something special! Our dogs loved it and definitely felt liRead moreke they were on holiday too. Overall a fantastic space with secure gardens, wonderful hosts, comfortable and relaxing surroundings and the hot tub!! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 19th January 2024

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We had a delightful short stay at the Old Piggery and our hosts could not have been more welcoming. A very well appointed comfy cottage and plenty to see and do in the area

Reviewed by Louise 4th December 2023

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We have just arrived home after 4 nights at this beautiful cottage celebrating our 1st Anniversary. This cottage is so cosy & comfortable. We loved the log fire, especially when it was cold and rainy outside. The enclosed garden was fab for our 2 dogs as well as the secure field they could play on safely. Jayne & Tim have thought of everything and Read morewe had such a warm welcome. They even gave us a beautiful welcome basket full of treats! We cant wait to go back in warmer weather :) Hide

Reviewed by Harrison 24th November 2023

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What a fantastic place. The owners genuinely couldn't do more for us and are absolutely lovely. The had thought of every single thing we could need; a welcome hamper full of essentials, to a full range of cleaning products, dog toys, bowls, treats, and even wipes, changing mats and other bits for our 2 year old daughter. The cottage itself is gorgeRead moreous, they've put a tremendous amount of work in, always warm, cosy and the hottub was bliss. You wouldn't be disappointed with this location. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 18th November 2023

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Amazing holiday accommodation with everything you could ever want. It was comfortable,clean & always a pleasure to return to after a day out. The hot tub was wonderful with the added bonus of a beautiful view. Pets were well catered for as well with lots of treats & toys. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Moira 10th November 2023

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We had a lovely stay at The Old Piggery . The house was very comfortable, and it was tastefully and authentically finished. The view from hot tub was lovely. We received a super hamper to start our holiday off. Jayne and Tim thought of everything to make the stay perfect. 5* to them.

Reviewed by Stuart 3rd November 2023

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We had a fantastic stay at The Old Piggery, thank you so much to Jayne and Tim for making our long weekend away with our baby girl as stress free as possible. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and Jayne has gone over and above to provide for our daughter with some lovely little touches. We will be returning 100% hopefully when the Read moreweather is a little warmer to use the fantastic garden and hot tub!! Thanks Again Stuart, Claire, Sophia & Wilson Hide

Reviewed by Lee 27th October 2023

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Fabulous cottage in a brilliant location with super hosts - what more could you want? We really enjoyed our stay and our four legged friend loved playing in the secure gardens.

Reviewed by Michael 20th October 2023

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So glad we stayed at The Old Piggery, everything is just perfect! Very well presented, extra items for both you and your dog if you have forgotten to bring everything. Your kid's will love the WiFi . Very comfortable rooms, gorgeous hot tub, huge enclosed garden to exercise your dog. Secure gates too. There are donkeys across the road, fields all aRead moreround and beaches are a short drive away. Tim and Jane both have a heart of gold and are always there if you need them. We will stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 13th October 2023

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An excellent property in a peaceful location close to many attractions. It is 5* luxury all the way, the descriptions are accurate and it is the best cottage that we have ever stayed in with so many thoughtful and personal extras included. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Nicola 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by Laura 29th September 2023

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Absolutely wonderful stay from beginning to end. I booked The Old Piggery to stay on my own for a weekend of rest and felt I was on the best spa weekend ever. A wonderful feeling of space & nature whilst knowing there are people close by if I needed anything. Our dogs really liked it - 3 gardens to choose from all with increasing space and freedom.Read more 2 big spaces are fully enclosed for them to run about in and for anyone wondering they are definitely secure as our terrier couldn't houndini out! Hide

Reviewed by Derek 25th September 2023

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Excellent cottages with welcoming and attentive owners.

Reviewed by Stephen 15th September 2023

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This was a perfect cottage for 2 couples to enjoy, all the facilities you could wish for and superb hosts who thought of everything and couldn't have been more helpful. We look forward to going back there in the future.

Reviewed by Debbie 8th September 2023

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We had a fabulous stay! Gorgeous location, friendly owners and a beautiful well equipped property. They have thought of everything you need for a relaxing and fun holiday! We enjoyed every bit of the thoughtful Welcome pack with local produce too. Wish we could have stayed an extra week!

Reviewed by Sharon 1st September 2023

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Want to keep this cottage a secret but can see the word is out, judging by how many bookings for next year already I can only repeat what others have said Jayne and Tim go above and beyond to ensure you have a fabulous stay. The cottage is wonderful and cosy and has everything you need, We had a superb welcome basket - we are pescatarian and Jayne Read moreasked if we had dietary needs beforehand. Any questions pre holiday were quickly answered. Our dogs loved it and also Formby beach which is stunning Hide

Reviewed by Katy 25th August 2023

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Myself, husband, 2 kids and pooch stayed for a week in this wonderful home from home. We all had an amazing time and were blown away with the owners Tim & Jayne. They went out of their way to make our stay special, we had a welcome basket and specific items for both kids, which they adored. My husband was playing golf in the paddock, the next day wRead moree woke up to a mini putting green with a flag! There was literally everything possible in the accommodation, and it was spotless. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 28th July 2023

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This is a beautifully furnished and very well equipped cottage, you can really feel the love and thought that has gone into it, so many lovely little touches. Tim and Jayne were the perfect hosts who could not be more accommodating. There was lots to see and do with a highlight being the use of the bikes to explore local areas where Tim also providRead moreed us with a map. The cottage had so much to do, as a family we loved playing board games and enjoyed the garden games too & of course the hot-tub! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 14th July 2023

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We came to The Old Piggery for a week in July and it was absolutely perfect! What a beautiful setting! So much thought had gone into making the dogs stay as enjoyable as our own. If you want peace and quiet, with a get away from it all setting, then this is your place. It is well placed though, for ventures further afield and visits some of the locRead moreal top spots. Jayne and Tim were amazing hosts, warm, friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. We shall definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 7th July 2023

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This was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. Everything was also really high quality and owners so helpful and approachable. Amazing outdoor space for the dog, loads of toys and treats too! Fantastic hot tub and loads of information provided about the local area and lovely welcome pack. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend to anyone!

Reviewed by Rebecca 1st July 2023

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Had a great time, had everything we could possibly need and more. Thanks for a great stay.

Reviewed by Jemma 24th June 2023

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Beautiful cottage, surrounded by countryside. We travelled for the first time with our 3 month year old daughter. Jayne was amazing and so accommodating with a travel cot and lots of extra bits to make the cottage baby & children friendly. Our dog, a crazy cocker spaniel loved it too. Would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Rochelle 27th May 2023

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It was fantastic - 5 stars is not enough to give our stay. Jayne and Tim are amazing hosts - they go above and beyond - We can not wait to return. The location is beautiful - the old piggery was lovely and very relaxing (perfect). The surroundings are beautiful- truly is a wonderful place to stay. I wouldnt think twice about staying here.

Reviewed by Maurice 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 8th May 2023

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Had a wonderful week at the Old Piggery, the cottage is beautiful and comfortable, with some gorgeous furniture pieces. It has has everything you could possibly need and more. The enclosed area and larger paddock was perfect for our dog, and sitting in the huge hot tub with beautiful views and great garden furniture was a real treat. I really cant Read morerecommend this enough, Im already looking at dates to return. Hide

Reviewed by Adele 5th May 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a great location. The paddock was great for our dogs and we loved the hot tub. Really well equipped and comfortable. We have stayed in lots of cottages across the country and this was by far the best.

Reviewed by John 21st April 2023

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This is a beautifully appointed cottage with so much attention given to detail. As a couple we had plenty of living space, and the bedrooms were very comfortable. We appreciated the use of a large garden with views over farmland beyond. It felt very private and the hot tub was an added attraction for us. Great expanses of beach were only 20 minutesRead more drive away and there were other splendid options for walks close by. Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 8th April 2023

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Wonderfully welcoming and well appointed cottage. Fantastic space for dogs to run around in and easy access to many great walking locations, including the beautiful Formby beach. Jayne & Tim were fabulous hosts - nothing was too much trouble.

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