The Piggeries, Barnacre Cottages
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
In our small, exclusive, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, with our own 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland, in the Forest of Bowland an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Inspected annually by Quality in Tourism and awarded the highest grading of 5* Gold, Mobility 1 assessed. Winners of many local and National awards.
The Piggeries was originally the farm Piggeries and converted in 2001 to a luxury 5* Gold cottage., The Piggeries in Spring 2013, was transformed again to provide outstanding accommodation suitable for family gatherings, 4 couples and groups of friends.
A large, detached 4 en suite bedroomed spacious cottage with modern luxurious features and picture windows making the most of the views across the countryside.
The superb kitchen with a fully equipped hand painted Mark Wilkinson kitchen with Aga stove, gas hob and oven, granite work surfaces, breakfast bar seating and french doors out to the garden areas.
Separate Orangery style dining room.
Fantastic lounge with grand stone fireplace and wood burning stove. French doors leading to conservatory/garden room with doors to large landscaped and private enclosed garden areas..
One family bedroom, with double and single bed, two double bedrooms, twin bedroom can be made into superking bed, all with sparkling new en suite facilities. Making the cottage ideal for families, four couples or groups of friends.
Great walks from our door, visiting wildlife. Tennis court, childrens play area, chickens, two ponies and pet lambs at springtime.
A family business with resident owners.
A good location, just an hours drive from both Manchester, Liverpool, the Lake District and with historic cities, Lancaster, Chester and York within driving distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 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||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details outdoors|
Barnacre Cottages is in an area designated of Outstanding Natural Beauty with great walks from our door.
Down a quiet country lane and accessed up our own private driveway, the cottage has large enclosed landscaped gardens for the sole use of the cottage. Form the french doors in the kitchen there is a private, raised patio with outdoor furniture an ideal place to sit and enjoy the panoramic views across the countryside to the coast.
Steps from the patio lead down to another flagged area with picnic tables, perfect for hosting a bbq and everyone to eat al fresco.
A large lawned garden enclosed by stone walls is ideal for children.
Parking for 4 cars.
Our own 14 acres of fields bordered by woodland. Lots of visiting wildlife including deer, hares and pheasants, birdwatchers paradise.
Pet chickens and egg collecting, baby lambs around Easter time for bottle feeding, pet pony and stables.
Great walks from our door.
Lots of places to visit locally, yet just an hour from major cities of Manchester and Liverpool.
The well known Blackpool and all it's attractions including the famous Illuminations are 40 minutes away, the beautiful Lake District 45 minutes.
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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12 Jun 2014
"A fantastic luxuriously relaxing home from home"
I would recommend this accommodation to anyone. From the outside it looks stunning and inside it dosen't dissapoint. It was spotlessly clean and decorated throughout to a high standard and as soo… More
27 Apr 2014
"excellent property in lovely surroundings"
We stayed at the piggeries over Easter it was wonderful from beginning to end .We had three generations staying all had a great time especially our five year old grandaughter Ella who fed the lambs rode the pony and played in the lovely play area. She did not want to come home. We found plenty to do in the area for everyone.Terry and Sue are excellent hosts nothing is to much trouble. Well done to you both for creating such brilliant holiday homes the best we have ever stayed in.We hope to be back soon Regards Brenda
3 Feb 2011
A friend and I stayed in The Piggeries, which can sleep four. It's a delightful cottage, with not only central heating but also a wood burning stove in the lounge area. There's a bird table … More
9 Jan 2011
"A true Gem"
We stayed in the Piggeries for the week after Christmas into New Year and what a wonderful break we had; it has been added to our list of best New Years. The cottage sleeps up to four so was ideal for… More
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