Second Home Cleaning inWest Lancs, Southport & Formby

It’s about peace of mind.

A Second Home is an “escape” away from where owners normally live and work. They still need to be looked after and, of course, cleaned.

This is where Poppies Southport Formby & West Lancashire can help.

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Having a second home is a wonderful luxury, especially in West Lancs. As one of the UK’s best-kept secrets, the borough offers a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing place to spend time with your family or partner (or even by yourself!).

Whether it’s in the coastal village of Banks, the popular tourist town of Formby or the historic market town of Ormskirk, owning a second home in West Lancs provides a retreat where you can unwind, escape the demands of daily life and enjoy those precious moments with your loved ones.

However, owning a second home isn’t always a breeze. Like any property, your second home needs to be looked after. It needs to be cleaned, checked for faults, defects and maintenance issues, and kept safe and secure. This can be a time-consuming commitment, especially if your family home is far away and you need to travel.

If this sounds familiar, then look no further than Poppies. We offer dedicated Second Home services that can help you manage the responsibilities of being a multiple homeowner. Whether you require professional cleaning, regular security visits, maintenance checks, mailbox forwarding, or someone to take the meter readings (or all of the above), we’re the second home service that you can trust.

With Poppies, owning a second home needn’t mean having twice as much to worry about.

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What Second Home Services Do We Provide?


We provide professional cleaning on a schedule that suits you. We can offer deep cleaning, spring cleaning, laundry and ironing, bed-making, and defrosting your fridge or freezer. We can clean before, during and/or after your visit. We also have a regular housework service that can be delivered on a weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis, which is especially useful if you make frequent visits to your second home or you rent it out to guests throughout the year.


Whoever you hand your house keys over to, you want to know that they’re in safe hands. At Poppies, we have various security measures in place to ensure the safety and security of your keys (and your second home). We give our client keys a code number and store them securely in a key safe when not in use.

Home security visits

The security of your second home is a high priority, especially if it’s left unattended for long periods, which can unfortunately be a draw for burglars and trespassers. We can provide a tailored security visit checklist, which includes visual inspections of both the interior and exterior of your home, looking for signs of damage, vandalism or an attempted break-in.

If your home insurance policy requires a visit to your second home every seven days, we’re happy to do this on your behalf.

Mail forwarding

With Poppies, you don’t have to worry about being greeted by a mountain of mail (most of which you’ll probably throw away anyway!) when you arrive at your second home. We’ll forward the important mail to your main (or most convenient) address, neatly stack non-urgent mail and dispose of any “junk” mail that gets posted through your letterbox.

Meter readings

If your second home doesn’t have a smart meter, it can be tricky and time-consuming to provide your utility supplier with frequent meter readings (which might need to be done on a monthly or quarterly basis). If you fail to submit your meter readings on time, you’ll most likely be hit with an “estimated bill” that can be way over your actual usage. We’ll make sure your meter readings are sent off accurately and punctually, so you don’t overpay for your utility bills.

Appliance maintenance and servicing

To reduce the risk of you or your guests being affected by unforeseen faults during your stay, we can organise maintenance checks and servicing on your appliances and equipment (such as your fridge, freezer and boiler) whilst you’re away.

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We can also arrange gardening, window cleaning, painting, decorating and chimney sweeping services to help keep your second home in shipshape.

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" Delighted - as always "

- LS (Ormskirk)

The Benefits of Poppies’ Second Home Services

Arrive at your second home in perfect condition

The last thing you want when you arrive at your second home is walking into an unkempt, unpleasant and unhygienic environment, especially after a long journey. You wouldn’t expect this from a hotel or a holiday home, would you? We’ll make sure your second home is spick and span before you arrive so your well-earned break starts off on the right foot. We can even stock up your kitchen and turn on the heating to give you a warm welcome.

Enjoy your visit without having to worry about the housework

Your time away should be spent relaxing, unwinding and enjoying life, not breaking a sweat doing the housework. Not only can we get your second home ready for when you arrive, but we can also look after the cleaning during your visit. Simply arrange a convenient time for us to pop round and we’ll keep your the place clean and tidy so you barely have to lift a finger.

Peace of mind knowing that your second home is in safe hands

Although owning a second home is a wonderful luxury, it can also cause you a lot of worry whilst you’re away. You might be concerned about the security of your home while it’s sat idle, how it’s holding up in severe weather, or whether you remembered to lock the back door before you left. Between security visits, maintenance checks and managing your mailbox and meter readings, we can keep an eye on your second home and alleviate these worries.



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Why Choose Poppies?

High-quality service

At Poppies, we pride ourselves on providing a premium and professional service, whether it’s cleaning your home, looking after your laundry or changing your beds. From experience, we know the value that our services bring to our clients’ lives (not just their homes), which is why we’re committed to doing the best possible job in everything that we do.

Bespoke package

Whether you require a simple spring clean or the full monty, Poppies’ Second Home services are tailored to suit your needs. We’ll visit your home and have a discussion with you in person ahead of time, allowing us to fully understand your requirements and create a bespoke package for you. This will include an accurate written quotation and specification outlining the work that will be carried out and when.

Reliable in-house staff

Unlike some other cleaning service providers, Poppies keep everything in-house. All of our domestic operatives are carefully recruited, highly trained, fully insured and permanently employed. This ensures we protect our clients’ interests while providing them with the best, most efficient and most consistent service possible.

Decades of experience

Founded by the late Sue Rorstad MBE in 1980, Poppies has a long and proud heritage of providing domestic cleaning and associated home services. Over the last 40 years, we’ve cleaned the homes of many happy clients in West Lancs and throughout the rest of the UK, establishing ourselves as one of the best and most reliable names in the industry.

Our West Lancs branch, which opened in 1996, is still owned and operated by Poppies’ Managing Director Chris Wootton, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands.


Because we want to be absolutely certain that our clients receive an unrivalled service, we employ Quality Control supervisors who routinely check that Second Home services are carried out properly while ensuring that any changes to your package are made promptly and accurately.

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