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Cross Farm Holiday Cottages


Cross Farm, Mairscough Lane, Downholland, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 7HT
4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Self Catering

Tel: 0151 526 1576

From £250.00

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Cross Farm Cottages

Our three stylish modern cottages are converted farm buildings, situated in rural West Lancashire. They offer comfortable, self-catering accommodation, away from it all but within easy reach of many attractions.

These fully-equipped properties are central heated with warm, solid wood floors throughout. The bedroom has a king sized bed, which can be converted into two singles. Each cottage has a wet room, an open plan kitchen with electric hob, microwave, fridge, and a sitting and dining room in which there is a comfortable bed settee for two extra visitors. French windows lead to a private decked area and lawn with garden furniture. Bed linen, towels, electricity and heating are included in the price. Freeview satellite TV, DVD player and wi-fi internet are included too.
All our cottages are suitable for disabled visitors and have secure private parking. There is a laundry room with automatic washer, dryer and ironing facilities. There is also extra freezer space and wet boots etc may be dried there.

Each cottage has it's own patio and garden. There is also a large safe garden where children can play games.

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.

If you love eating out, there are several dining places all within easy reach including the Scarisbrick Arms, owners Linda and Stan will be delighted to direct you to the right place for dinner.

Those staying and wishing to visit Martin Mere can save 15% on ticket prices, please ask Linda and Stan for further details.


Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Natterjack Cottagefrom £250.00 to £450.00 per unit pw
Red Squirrelfrom £250.00 to £450.00 per unit pw
Swallow Cottagefrom £250.00 to £450.00 per unit pw

*Short breaks are also available, minimum 2 night stay.

2 nights from £60 per unit per night, 3/4 nights from £55 per unit per night, 5/6 nights from £45 per unit per night.

Please contact for further details.

Opening Times

Cross Farm Cottages (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


  • 1 NAS - Mobility
  • 4 Visit England Stars
Elderly and less mobile 4 Visit England Stars


  • Sub-Regional AwardsSelf Catering Holiday of the Year Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2012
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • National AwardsCycle Lancashire Cycle Lancashire 2014


Road Directions

From a southerly direction, take the M6 to junction 21a, the M62 towards Liverpool to junction 6 and the M57 towards Southport. Stay on the M57 until the end at Switch Island. Follow the signs for A59 Ormskirk. At the third set of lights on this dual carriageway, turn left ,pass Maghull Town Centre on your right and turn right at the lights taking the A 5147 towards Southport. Stay on this road passing the Weld Blundell pub on your right , the Scotch Piper pub on your left , Our Ladies Church on the right and St Thomas’s Church on your left on a sharp bend. Once past the bend our cottages can be seen on the left four fields away. Enter on your left , before the cottages and drive into the car park. Visitors from the north can take M6 to junction 26 and the M58 to Switch Island and then follow the same route.

Public Transport Directions

The Arriva bus company provides a direct, half hourly service ,seven days a week from Southport to Liverpool and back, the 300. The bus stops are less than a 5 minute walk away from our cottages. Trains from all parts of the country terminate at Liverpool Lime Street Station particularly the direct, fast trains from London. The bus station is opposite Lime Street Station a short walk away. A local service ,Merseyrail may be taken from Lime Street to Maghull and then a short taxi ride to our cottages. Visitors arriving at John Lennon Airport can take the frequent bus service to central Liverpool bus station and take either bus or train to complete their journey. Visitors coming from Southport may only take the bus.



  • Suitable for mobility-impaired

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children 12+
  • Accept Children 7+
  • Accept Children All Ages

Establishment Features

  • Cater For Groups
  • Cater For Individuals
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Linen available free of charge

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course
  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Of Historic, Literary or Architectural Interest

Room / Unit Features

  • Ground Floor Rooms Available
  • Microwave in all units
  • Music System in All Units
  • Radio in All Units

Specialist Features

  • Marketed to any other specialist market
  • Special provisions for walkers

Room / Unit Features: Natterjack Cottage

  • Drying Facilities
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Size in square meters - 41
  • Washing Machine

Room / Unit Features: Red Squirrel

  • Drying Facilities
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Size in square meters - 41
  • Washing Machine

Room / Unit Features: Swallow Cottage

  • Drying Facilities
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Size in square meters - 41
  • Washing Machine


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