Here are recent comments that visitors have kindly written in our Guestbook.


Pam & Andrew, we had another fantastic stay at the Shippon. Our home away from home again. You have made us feel so welcome and certainly spoiled us with all your baking!!
We love staying at the Shippon and look forward to coming back to see you again soon. Thanks again for everything.                                                                                                                          Liane and Brian Mason, Aukland, New Zealand, 29/06 - 01/08/17

Thank you so much Pam & Andrew for being the perfect hosts once again. It is always a pleasure staying in your lovely cottage. We shall always remember our times here in this lovely location with nostalgia.                                                                                                                                       Joyce and Tony Kenyon, Perth, Western Australia, 24/06/17

A truly idyllic retreat after a hectic schedule working 'The Grand National'. Home from home and scrumptious cake!                                                                                                                             The Boggust family, Rutland, 09/04/17

Another welcome stay - 4th or 5th time I recall. We will be back. Our family love to visit - it is so 'home from home'. We love it.                                                                                                                   Peter and Tanya Roddam, New Zealand, 02/04/17

Thank you so much for perfect accommodation as always. It certainly has been a home from home. Don and April, Brisbane, Australia, 21/03/17

Thank you for a wonderful stay. very welcoming!                                                                             Petr, Rob and Gundip, 27/01/17

Thank you, lovely welcome with cake, teabags etc. We love Liverpool and will be back. Cosy, warm cottage with friendly host.                                                                                                             Jennie and Tim Coleman and Sophia, 14/11/16

Lovely welcome, cake was fantastic. The Shippon is a great place to stay. Thank you.                 Buck family, 29/10/16

Huge thank you for a wonderful stay. From the moment we walked into the Shippon and the lovely smell of cake, to the joy of beautiful rooms it has been an excellent place to stay and I only wish we had more time to enjoy it!                                                                                                                    Mark & Kristin Felton-Eksoy & Sue Munchenberg, Brisbane and Adelaide, Australia, 18/10/16

We had yet another great stay! The banana cake was delicious and the accommodation was well-equipped as always. It's so cosy and a go-to for a nice holiday.                                                       The Conway family, 13/09/16

What a fab find! Great location for visiting family close by. The kids loved running along the canal and wildlife spotting, with their highlight being a Wigan v St Helens rugby match at the DW.
We'll definitely be back (and not just for Pam's amazing cake!).                                                     Ruth, Simon, Issac and Eddie Tarrant, Winchester, Hampshire, 22/08/16

We had a great time at the Shippon. Fab accommodation and very friendly owners. Thanks for everything! Highly recommended.                                                                                                 Paula, Brian and Adam Connelly, Wicklow, Ireland, 14/08/16

We love the Shippon (so homely, lovely garden). Thanks Pam for the welcoming supplies, and you even arranged for a week's wonderful weather :)                                                                             The Culverhouse family, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, 23/07/16

Thank you for a wonderful break!! Really enjoyed watching the birds out the back and loved the walks nearby. The canal is the cherry on the top - a relaxing walk only 5 minutes away! We'd love to visit again and see what else there is to offer nearby.                                                                      Moskavitz family, 05/06/16

Many thanks Pam and Andrew. It was a long way to travel here from Germany therefore it made it all worthwhile to arrive at the Shippon! A lovely standard and very comfortable. For our first evening meal, the Ship Inn by the canal was an excellent recommendation.                                                 The Joynson family, Hanover, Germany, 01/05/16

What a lovely place - it was a pleasure to stay here. We shall definitely recommend and hope to be back in the near future. Many thanks.                                                                                              Peter and Christine Sharpe, Bedfordshire, 17/04/16

Thank you Pam and Andrew for a wonderful stay at the Shippon. We appreciate all the thought you put into making us fell at home. Best wishes.                                                                                   The Dunnebacks, Michigan, USA, 09/04/16

Another lovely stay at the Shippon. We love the peace and quiet and appreciate how immaculate the place is. Thank you very much Pam for all your hard work and hospitality. Our girls love it here - a real 'home from home'. Many thanks.                                                                                               The Beesley family, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Christmas 2015

We picked the cottage as it was in good 'striking distance' of my daughter's university. Really impressed - immaculate, cosy and really homely. It is also a fantastic base for visiting loads of lovely picturesque places. So much to do and see. Then to come home to the cottage! Fantastic/relaxing and the cake............ Will definitely use again when up this way for more than a few days. Thank you Pam.
Barry & Debbie Bridges, Essex, 01/11/15

Lovely comfortable accommodation. Thank you for the cake. We have visited lots of interesting places in the area. Had a very good day at Martin Mere, a walk on the beach at Formby and visited Ormskirk market. There are some very nice walks close by including by the canal and across the fields at the back of the cottage.
Chris & Andy Cook, Notts, 24/10/15

Another stay at Hoscar. As usual first class accommodation, a warm reception and a lovely cake to welcome us. Many thanks Pam.
Paulina & Maurice Cross, Northants, 26/09/15

What a fabulous place! A great holiday letting - clean, comfortable and well equipped. Thank you very much! PS The cake was delicious.
McDowell Family, Qatar, August 2015

We have been so impressed with the comfort and quality of the Shippon and would strongly recommend it to anyone. It is very clean and well equipped. We felt very much at home during our stay and loved watching the birds and hedgehogs in the garden. Couldn't be more pleased. Thank you.
Sutton Family, Essex, 01/08/15 - 08/08/15

It has been another excellent stay for our family. Absolutely immaculate throughout and thank you for the gorgeous cake. Sad to be leaving but looking forward to our stay in December.
The Beesleys, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18/07/15

Thank you Pam & Andrew for being such wonderful hosts. Your friendliness and helpfulness made us feel we had come home again. The cottage is so lovely, really comfortable and in an idyllic location, not forgetting your scrumptious cake - so delicious! It has been the perfect place to spend the final week of our holiday in the UK - the best of our eight cottages.
Tony & Joyce Kenyon, Rockingham  Western Australia 27/06/15 - 05/07/15

Arrived to find a clean, well equipped place with a home baked cake, milk, juice, tea, coffee and a wonderful smile - we knew we would love it here. Then golf at Royal Birkdale with Mike Howard on a gorgeous sunny day - heavenly! Liverpool is relatively close by. Be sure to visit the two famous cathedrals. Both very different and both worth a trip. Shippon cottage is a gem! It is perfect in every way. Thank you so very much.
Richard & Mary Alice Jafolla, Florida, USA (, 10/06/15

The delicious Victoria sponge set the tone for a wonderful six days in the area. on our first morning we enjoyed a fantastic gammon steak at the Ship, before walking home along the canal. very comfortable beds, plentiful hot water, all the equipment you could wish for, and to cap it all goldfinches visiting the bird feeders on a regular basis!
David & Alice Finlay, Falkirk, Scotland, 31/05/15

We have been here for a week, mainly to visit Liverpool. We did that and many other things. Visited Southport, Martin Mere, Formby Point, Parbold and Rufford Old Hall. Spent a long time birdwatching in the garden and on may scenic walks around the area. Thanks Pam for your great welcome tray and super accommodation. Your delicious cake lasted a week! Loved it here.
Mr & Mrs Stevens, Glasgow,  May 2015

We had a lovely holiday. We have had good company and comfortable accommodation. Well kept and all you could wish for, and what's better when you arrive than a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. Thank you once again.
Mr & Mrs Stone Mr & Mrs Wood, May 2015

Came to see the family. Couldn't have asked for a better stay. The cake was a great welcome. We devoured it! Thank you so much for your hospitality.
Cleland Family, Boston, USA, April 2015

Thank you so much for a lovely stay at the Shippon. The whole stay has been wonderful and the cottage is not only beautiful, but extremely comfortable too.
The Winn family, 06/04/15

Yet another enjoyable stay and cake! Thank you
C & D Joy, Hertfordshire, 26/03/15

Thank you for a beautiful place for our weekend break. I'm sure we'll come again.
The Wager family, 22/03/15

Fabulous - a lovely place for a weekend break. The cake was gorgeous! The bed is very comfortable.
Mike & Michelle, 02/02/15

Many thanks again! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The Beesley family, Brazil, January 2015

Thank you for another fabulous stay! Arriving in the early hours, the cottage was warm and the lights on - very welcoming. Beautiful Christmas decorations as well!
McKenna family, Isle of Man, 12/12/14

What a fabulous find! Such a warm, cosy cottage - one of the best we've stayed in. the cake was so welcoming, thank you.
The Luxa family London, 30/10/14

Very welcoming & comfortable, everything you could need and more Super cake! Thank you very much.  
Jones family, Mold, N. Wales, 10/09/14

Thank you once again for a lovely stay. It is so handy for Edge Hill University. Thanks for the cakes & flowers - no other cottage seems to live up to yours! (Anywhere).  
McDonalds, Kent, 05/09/14

Lovely accommodation - everything we needed and a good base. Cake was delicious! Many thanks
Lambert family, Derbyshire, 15/08/14

2nd visit this year - just as comfortable and enjoyable as the 1st one. A real home from home. Many thanks fro the cake Pam! We will certainly recommend to friends & family.  
Joy family, Hertfordshire
, 14/08/14

What a perfect place to stay! Pam you have thought of everything and your cake would make Mary Berry proud! Lovely spot, garden great in sun & local walks fab.  
The Weirs, Belfast
, 19/07/14

We had a lovely stay, everything spotless as usual! Cake delicious - thanks again xxx   
The Conways, Italy, 17/07/14

Pam, thank you for your kindness. The cottage is superb - we loved our stay.  
Alf,Pat & Tom Murray, 02/07/14

Our first visit and found it very comfortable. We took a leaflet so that we can recommend it
June & John Wakeman, 09/06/14

We really enjoyed our break at the Shippon. Fantastic accommodation - a real home from home. Faultless - thank you Pam! 
Coan family, Hertfordshire, 29/05/14

Our first stay at the Shippon which exceeded all our expectations. Immaculately clean & lovely decor. A very warm welcome from Pam together with a delicious home-made cake. Thank you so much. 
Pauline and Maurice, Barton Seagrove, Northants, 20/05/14

Our second stay at the Shippon. Gets better and better! Thank you for everything Pam. xx
Beesley family, Brazil, 16/05/14

Thank you so much for all your hospitality - everything provided and more! We had a lovely stay & will definitely recommend to friends & relatives. 
Louise, Eric, Robbie & Jamie King, Auckland, New Zealand, 30/04/14

Second trip and fabulous! Toddler loved exploring the garden. Thanks again. 
Rachel, Jaimie & Kate, Isle of Man,

Thanks once again Pam. This is now our favorite home away from home! Look forward to our next stay x ps cake was delicious! 
Tanya & Peter, Saudi Arabia & New Zealand, 15/04/14

3 years and 5 months later and here we are again! Thank you again for comfortable stay - such a beautiful (& clean) cottage! 
Ian, Kellie, Fiona ,Evan & Max, Florida, USA, 

Fantastic stay in an exceptionally clean house! We loved the Christmas decorations & lovely mince pies that awaited our arrival. Thanks for everything. 
Richard, Cheryl, Grace & Emie, Brazil,
20/12/13 - 11/01/14

Thanks for a lovely stay. It's a home from home (although I'm not sure we could bake such a lovely cake!).                                                                      
Lucy, Stephen & Edward Irish, 15/12/13

Lovely cosy cottage, a pleasure to stay in. Perfect location for visiting our daughter studying at Edge Hill University. We visited Liverpool, Southport, Rufford Old Hall and can highly recommend The Ship at Lathom. Thank you for the warm welcome, cake & flowers.                                                        Julie, Julien & Bonnie, Hadleigh, Essex, 03/11/13

Thank you for a wonderful place to stay. We had a fantastic time, and will recommend it to all our friends.
Ian and Lisa, U.S.A., 28/04/12

We really enjoyed visiting family. The Shippon is excellent and we look forward to staying again. A big thank you.
Helen, Penny, Archie and Lottie, Hemingford Grey, Cambs, 31/12/11

Absolutely fab house. More than ahome from home. Bloomin lovely cake too! Thank you Pam and Andrew.
Jan and John, Ashton-in-Makerfield, 12/12/11

Great base for Southport. Warm welcome & cake. Thanks for bringing the washing in! Nice accommodation. Will visit again!                                                                                                  Rachel, James & Jake, Ashton in Makerfield, 25/08/2011

Excellent stay again. Thank you for everything. Hope to see you again next year.                                John, Jean, James & Olivia, 02/08/2011

What a fantastic place you have here. It has been so nice to have a home away from home! Thanks for the lovely sponge cake & other bits & pieces. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Again, thank you - we hope to come back again soon.                                                                                          Brian, Liaine, Matthew & Jonathan, Auckland, New Zealand, 05/07/2011 - 26/07/2011

Wonderful holiday in a beautiful cottage. Lovely luxurious decor, spotlessly clean and felt so homely. Thanks for the delicious cake & for providing such a great place to stay. Look forward to visiting again soon.                                                                                                                                    Carol & Janet, Merseyside, 10/06/2011

Beautiful cottage. Provided everything for every comfort needed. Thank you for the cake and welcome pack & your helpfulness.                                                                                                Carol, Paul, Bethan &Rhydian, Llandeilo, South Wales, 26/02/2011