A WELCOME AWAITS YOU! From Phil & Gwen
The cottage is situated in a quiet position just behind our house and offers great facilities in a super location. If you want a place to relax in comfort with gated access from the cottage to lovely walks around lakes, streams and canals, then South Lodge Cottage is the ideal place for you.
This contemporary bungalow provides a very comfortable holiday base from which to explore the beautiful Lancashire countryside and Greater Manchester whilst being very well placed for visiting Manchester City, Liverpool, Blackpool and many other places of interest. There is also direct access to a swimming pool, gym and spa at a nearby 5 star hotel. Just pop over to the Spa to find out details. Due to Covid restrictions this may be unavailable for some time.
*Worthington Lakes is a great place to walk and to fish. (Permit is required). *There are also public golf courses within 2 miles such as Haigh Country Park Golf and you can also enjoy acres of wonderful woodland, cafe's and many attractions there.
Aldi and Lidl etc 2.5 miles away in Standish, many other shops, takeaways, bars, pubs and restaurants there too.
South Lodge Holiday Cottage
A gate at the side of the cottage leads to numerous walks via the hotel grounds of our 'neighbour'. The lakes, woodland, farmland and canals stretch for miles. One way leads to Adlington and another to Haigh. It's your choice!
The Leeds/Liverpool canal is not far East of the cottage near Haigh and there are some beautiful areas further afield to walk from Crook Hall Village where you can have a pint at the local overlooking the water.
A short walk from the cottage. Just turn right out of the gate and first left. You will come to a road with a stone wall. There is public footpath sign which takes you into the countryside beyond private land. There are many little ponds to discover and lovely countryside. Ask us for information if you need more.
Wigan Park makes for a lovely visit and is a close walk to Wigan Town. Call in at the Pavilion Cafe for a snack.
Haigh Hall is just a 5 minute drive from South Lodge or a one hour walk from the cottage out of the back gate, over the lakes and woodland onto the Leeds - Liverpool canal (turning right) Check wifi for details.
There are cafes, ice cream parlour, flower shop and organic veg shop among many other attractions.
Your accommodation at South Lodge Cottage with parking space
Eating Out and Take Away!
Left Food at the Stable Door Cafe, Pepper Lane Standish - Middle The Owls of Standish - Right The White Crow
There is an enormous choice of Cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants you can visit from South Lodge. Check out on line to get a full list of where to drink and dine. We will be happy to tell you our favourites!
Haigh Country Park - All You Knead Cafe (Set in stable yard with miles of woodland) Try their Portuguese custard tarts!
The Stable Door Cafe - Thompson House Equestrian Centre, Pepper Lane, Standish. Has very tasty produce and a lovely bright atmosphere. Drive down the gated approach to the stables and check out their great food and value for money.
The Secret Garden Coffee Lounge on Preston Road does a lovely breakfast and good Vegetarian one too!
Mrs Lyon's Tea Room on High Street Standish is traditional. Teapots and cake stands are the order of the day here.
Local Restaurants include. The Owls of Standish (01257 424242) is great for a simple tasty lunch or evening meal at a very reasonable price. Great when you don't fancy cooking it yourself. Always book to avoid disappointment.
Alberts Restaurant (01942 409141) on School Lane Standish does beautifully presented dishes and is great for a special occasion. You will need to book here as it is very popular.
The White Crow (01257 474344) pub is on Chorley Road. Just turn right out of the property and drive for 3 minutes. Good wholesome pub grub in a warm cosy atmosphere.
If you fancy staying in, we have some brilliant take away deliveries.
Wok's Cooking is just one of the tasty take away Co. who deliver quite often to South Lodge. (01257 424013)
This is just the 'tip of the iceberg' regarding eateries.