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Windy Gap - Holiday Home in the Heart of Ainsdale Nature Reserve

Windy Gap is a wooden bungalow, set within 6 acres of private woodland within the Ainsdale Nature Reserve.  The bungalow sleeps eight, and has a large reception room with open fire.  Windy Gap is a wooden bungalow, set within 6 acres of private woodland within the Ainsdale Nature Reserve.  The bungalow sleeps eight, and has a large reception room with open fire.  

Spot red squirrels from the veranda, stroll through pine woods to the sand dunes, play golf at world-famous courses nearby, or hop on a train to Southport or Liverpool.

Accommodation

Windy Gap is a wooden bungalow, built nearly 100 years ago, set within 6 acres of private woodland.  Windy Gap is a wooden bungalow, built nearly 100 years ago, set within 6 acres of private woodland.  Accommodation is available for a maximum of eight guests.

Living roomLiving room

  • Spacious living room, with sofas and dining table  
  • Seating for eight Open fire (wood provided)  
  • Television

Veranda

  • Covered veranda, with folding glass doors
  • Table and chairs

Kitchen

  • Large, well-equipped kitchen:
  • Large folding dining table that can comfortably seat 8
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • An Oven/Gril
  • An Inverter/Oven/Grill

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom with kingsize zip-together bed
  • 3 bedrooms with twin beds
  • Washbasins in three of the bedrooms
  • Cot is available on request (please note: maximum guests is still eight)

 Bathroom

  • Bathroom with wash basin, w.c., shower over bath and separate shower cubicle 
  • Additional w.c., plus outside w.c.

Tennis Court

Access

The bungalow is reached by paths from the private road, or from the car park. Steps lead up to the front and back doors, and from the veranda to the grounds.
There is level access throughout the bungalow.

Local Attractions

At Windy Gap you can enjoy walks and cycle rides through the nature reserve from the door.  At Windy Gap you can enjoy walks and cycle rides through the nature reserve from the door.  

Southport provides traditional seaside activities, whilst Liverpool, with its world-class museums and galleries, is only a 40-minute train ride away.
Golf enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice, with six links courses within 15 miles.

There are two local pubs  - The Sparrowhawk Formby traditional pub restaurant and The Freshfield Pub Formby (The Freshie).

Your Stay

Margaret and Paul Woodman will meet you at Windy Gap when you arrive. They live nearby, and will help you with any questions you have, either before you arrive or during your stay.  Margaret and Paul Woodman will meet you at Windy Gap when you arrive. They live nearby, and will help you with any questions you have, either before you arrive or during your stay.

Bedding 

Sheets are not provided, but there are duvets (6 single and 1 double) blankets, electric blankets and throws.  
All beds have freshly laundered pillow and mattress protectors, and all have electric blankets.

Heating

Electric heaters are provided for all rooms.  
Electricity must be paid for via a meter. The meter will be in credit when you arrive. The meter key can be topped up at the Spar shop on Liverpool Road (5 minutes drive or cycle away).
Logs are provided for the open fire in the Living Room.

Shops

The nearest shops are a 5 minute cycle or drive away. Supermarkets are in Ainsdale Village (Morrisons), Formby (Waitrose), Formby Bypass (Tesco), Birkdale (Sainsbury's) and Southport (Asda).
Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Waitrose deliver to Windy Gap - please let Margaret know if you arrange a delivery on your arrival day.  
Birkdale village has a good range of independent food shops, and Southport has a Farmers Market on the last Thursday of every month.

Extras

The following are available at an extra cost:
towelsbeds made on arrival (with sheets)a prepared meal on arrivalhome-made cakes, biscuits, pies, quichesbaby sittingdog sitting

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