Mole End Cottage, Barnacre Cottages
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Mole End cottage is in our small, exclusive, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages. Situated in our own 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland, and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Inspected annually by the Quality in Tourism council and awarded the highest rating of 5* Gold, Mobility 1 assessed and winners of many local and National awards.
This detached, spacious cottage was built in 2006. Ideal for families or groups of friends. There is a large attractive living/dining/kitchen area with vaulted feature ceiling. Fully equipped Mark Wilkinson hand painted and Oak Cooks kitchen with blue Aga stove, dishwasher, microwave etc. In the lounge area is a stone fireplace and woodburning stove. French doors out to the enclosed garden area which has an attractive pergola with seating and overlooking woodland.
On the ground floor are two spacious bedrooms. The first is a double bedroom with an en-suite bath and shower. The second is a family bedroom with a double and single bed, large en suite walk-in shower. Both shower areas are of the wet room type. There is also a separate cloakroom / laundry room with wash basin, toilet, washing machine and tumble dryer.
An oak staircase from the lounge area leads up to an additional attractive twin bedroom on the first floor.
There are spectacular views from the cottage across the countryside to the coast at Blackpool and Lake District in the distance.
On site facilities include tennis court and childrens play area. Pet chickens, ponies and pet lambs at spring time - resident owners!.
Great walks from our door, visiting wildlife.
Ideal location for visiting all areas, Manchester and Liverpool just an hours drive away.
The cottage is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||32 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 64 km, Nearest railway: Lancaster 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
There are 2 groundfloor bedrooms with ensuite facilities. The double bedroom has a full size bath and a large walk in wet room type shower area. The ground floor family room is also spacious, has a large en suite with fitted furniture, wet room type shower area with seat and grab rail. Grab rail by toilet. An additional ground floor cloakroom with toilet, making 3 wc in total.
Additional large twin bedroom with two single beds accessed from staircase in lounge area.
The cottage contains lots of local information brochures, books and games. WiFi also available.
|Further details outdoors|
Down a quiet country lane, up a long private driveway and set in 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland.
Fantastic range of visiting wildlife. deer, rabbits, hares, pheasants, squirrels, woodpeckers, buzzards, an amazing variety of birds.
Child friendly cottages and location. Childrens play area and tennis court. In spring we have pet lambs for children and adults to help bottle feed. Our own free ranging pet chickens and egg collecting. Pet pony Fluff who loves attention.
Great walks from our door through quiet country lanes and well signposted footpaths.
Mole End cottage is assessed by the English Tourism Council as being mobility 1.
The cottage is also inspected annually by the Quality in Tourism inspection board and continues to keep its highest rating of 5* Gold.
Northern England region
Barnacre is in the countryside, an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Forest of Bowland. Situated between the historic City of Lancaster and the bigger new City of Preston. The cottages are on a hillside with great views across to the coast at Blackpool, the Lake District and even the Isle of Man. The small, attractive market town of Garstang, with the weekly market on the High St every Thursday, is just a couple of miles away. You can walk there from our door, through the fields and public footpaths.
We have great places to see and visit for all ages. Including local countryside festivals and events. Our cottages each contain information books and lots of helpful tourist information . Plus, we are resident owners and are on hand to assist if required.
Whilst our surrounding countryside is beautiful, there are many places that our guests wish to visit. A traditional place is the Lake District, usually Windermere and Ambleside, which can be reached in less than an hour from here. Lots of pretty villages and towns, amazing views, but also very busy.
Blackpool is a very famous seaside town just a 35 minute drive from here. The Pleasure Beach now has a Nickleodeon theme for younger children. The Pepsi Max roller coaster and other thrilling rides. An ice rink and shows. The Tower is worth a visit, with the ballroom that held the finals of the 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2010, plus an amazing circus. Sandcastles is a tropical indoor pool on the promenade. The Illuminations in autumn on the promenade with tram and horse carriage rides.
The football grounds of Manchester City and United, plus Liverpool just an hour away, have been destinations to visit for a surprising number of guests. Whilst the city centre of Manchester for great shopping, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Jack Wiils has been popular. On a rainy day the huge indoor Trafford Centre with cinemas, the amazing Orient eating area and again great shopping and free car parking is worth a visit.
For shopping enthusiasts, the discount outlet centres of Cheshire Oaks, the smaller Fleetwood Freeport and Boundary Mill at Colne are good places to spend the day.
Further afield, maybe travel back in time to beautiful York and Chester, with ancient buildings and in York the famous Yorvic museum.
This part of England, both the countryside and the towns, has an abundance of beautiful places to spend time.
Leisure activities available in the area include:
Golf courses, pay and play , plus Royal Lytham and Birkdale
* freshwater fishing
* jet skiing
* outlet shopping
* bay fishing
* ice skating
* live theatre
* pier fishing
* sight seeing
* bird watching
* fly fishing
Shooting days, both clay and pheasant. Quad biking, country craft courses, Hedge Laying can all be arranged.
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26 Jun 2014
"Loved our stay!"
We spent a week at Mole End Cottage and it was fantastic! Terry and Sue were very kind and helpful, and the cottage is beautiful and top quality. We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and scenic countr… More
17 May 2014
this cottage is beautifull we loved every minute of it we took my elderly father who has mobility problems and he enjoyed his stay we will return a big thank you to the owners lovely cake and fresh … More
9 Sep 2013
We have stayed at these cottages many times. They are absolutely superb,well maintained excellent standard and very friendly hosts.We have stayed at all the cottages at some stage except Woodpecker, I… More
9 Sep 2013
We had a great week staying in Mole End - the cottage was very comfortable with underfloor heating and a lovely Mark Wilkinson kitchen. The beds were comfortable and the showers great - couldn't … More
23 Aug 2012
"Five star country life style at Barnacre Cottages"
We are regular travelers from Australia and love the English country side, Barnacre Cottages was our ideal accommodation for the whole trip. Set in a beautiful location of natural beauty and wildlife … More
14 Apr 2012
"fantastic luxury disabled cottage, which is highly recommended"
I am a C6/7 spinal injury so quite limited in my mobility and have been looking for somewhere to stay for 12yrs which is suitable for my needs. I stayed at Mole-end cottage which i found to be not onl… More
22 Nov 2011
"Fantastic retreat - cant wait to return!"
Great weekend (the views of the fireworks from Mole end over the weekend was a real bonus). Warm and welcoming as always immaculately clean and well equiped cottage, the only problem was the weekend w… More
24 Sep 2011
Just returned from a lovely stay at Barnacre cottages (Mole End). Tucked away up country lanes but so many places very easily accesible. I travelled with my elderly parents and my sister who is recupe… More
4 Sep 2011
Beautiful cottage. Great local attractions within 30 minutes to many places to choose from. High spec in cottage and lovely setting. Very spacious, cream deco, light and airy. We've booked again … More
22 Aug 2011
"Fantastic home from home luxury"
Fantastic place, anyone who has anything to say bad about this place or the ownersMust be deluded.Stayed here on several occasions all in different cottages with my family and dogs and is a great base… More
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