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Small hamlet 5* Gold cottages, lovely countryside – Home 139975 Cottage

  • 19 bedrooms
  • 50 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Small hamlet 5* Gold cottages, lovely countryside – Home 139975

Excellent Excellent – based on 15 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 19 bedrooms
  • 50 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 19 bedrooms / 12 bathrooms / sleeps 50

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards.

The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England.

Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with fantastic views across to the coast and Lake District. Between the cities of Lancaster and Preston, just 2 miles from the small market town of Garstang.

Inspected annually by Quality in Tourism and awarded the highest rating of 5* Gold and Mobility 1 assessed.

Only 1 hour from Manchester and Liverpool international airports, yet an accessible distance of many local heritage and other attractions. Including the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, York, Chester and the busy seaside resort of Blackpool.

For guests coming from abroad, the football stadiums in Manchester have been a popular attraction, or even concerts at the Arenas and Theatres.

Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards.

The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England.

Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with fantastic views across to the coast and Lake District. Between the cities of Lancaster and Preston, just 2 miles from the small market town of Garstang.

Inspected annually by Quality in Tourism and awarded the highest rating of 5* Gold and Mobility 1 assessed.

Only 1 hour from Manchester and Liverpool international airports, yet an accessible distance of many local heritage and other attractions. Including the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, York, Chester and the busy seaside resort of Blackpool.

For guests coming from abroad, the football stadiums in Manchester have been a popular attraction, or even concerts at the Arenas and Theatres. For shopping, Liverpool 1 and the Trafford Centre shopping mall, or outlet shopping at Cheshire Oaks and Boundary Mill.

On site facilities include our own 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland. All weather doubles tennis court, childrens play area, pet free ranging chickens, ponies and lambs at Easter time which guests are welcome to help with bottle feeding..

Lots of countryside walks from our door as well as activities, pony trekking, fishing, golf, quad biking, clay shooting,steam train rides.

Local villages/towns and other attractions to visit as well as great eating places.

Ranging in size from the smallest Partridge which can sleep 6 persons in 3 bedrooms, to the largest Woodpecker which can sleep 15. Three cottages have ground floor bedrooms for the less mobile.

The interior design is contemporary/cottage with comfy Natuzzi and Tetrad sofas, terracotta, slate, limestone and wooden floors, hand painted décor by a local artist. Fully equipped with Mark Wilkinson kitchens, four have Aga cookers, fridge freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers,Sky tv,, free WiFi . The welcoming wood burning stoves provide everything to ensure a warm, comfortable stay throughout the year.

Ideal for gatherings of family and friends, weekends away or longer stays. For larger groups a combination of cottages can be booked.

A family business with friendly and helpful resident owners.

Weekends and short breaks accepted all year round.

The 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.


Northern England

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
* caving
* jet skiing
* outlet shopping
* bay fishing
* ice skating
* live theatre
* pier fishing
* beachcombing
* hiking
* 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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 12 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

A well behaved pet is welcome in certain cottages subject to prior arrangement and sensible conditions.
Behaviour which in our opinion is likely to cause offence, or disturb other guests is not acceptable.

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About the owner

Sue S
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
10 Nov 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 19 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms and sleeps 50. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Nov 2010. Located in Preston, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1500.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Nov 2016.

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“High quality accommodation offering home away from home - you definitely get what you pay for”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2011

I recently stayed at Barnacre Cottages on a trip over from New Zealand to visit family in nearby Garstang. My internet searching had thrown up very little in the area that would provide for the needs of my young family (two boys aged 3 and 6). Barnacre cottages appeared to offer the escape we were looking for but with all the mod cons and amenities. I am pleased to say that we were not disappointed and that in this case you really do get what you pay for. During our two week trip we stayed for one week in the Piggeries and one week in Mole End where we were joined by my sister, also with two young children. Both cottages were tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean, had all the mod cons and had fixtures and fittings to a high standard. Everything we needed for our trip was there from dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers to Sky TV, board games, books and travel cots. The Piggeries was nicely converted from the original, well, Piggery, and had amazing views out to Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. There were two good sized bedrooms and although the bathroom was a little snug it was perfectly adequate for our needs. Mole End on the other hand was huge, a real treat - three really large bedrooms and a massive open plan living area which was ample for the four adults and four boisterous children in our group. We were also able to host family and friends for dinner as there was plenty of crockery and cutlery etc to do so. The added bonus of Barnacre Cottages for us was the children's playground and tennis court. The playground and the cottages were fenced off so you could keep the young ones contained if you wanted to whilst all of our additional needs were met by Terry and Sue who were extremely friendly and made you feel valued guests whilst giving you space to enjoy it. The only down sides are that it is relatively expensive (although, as I said, good value), the wireless internet was patchy and also that there are lots of free range chickens roaming around including a rooster so if you have any kind of bird phobia then it might not be the place for you! I grew up in Garstang so thought I knew the area well but was pleasantly surprised by the stunning views and countryside at Barnacre Cottages. You do have to travel down a few country lanes to get there but it is really accessible for all areas in the North West and is close to the M6. Its been great to find this location as it is certainly somewhere that i would use again on my next trip over. I would definitely recommend it to families and people who are looking for a countryside retreat but who still want the comforts of home.

“Excellent location. Perfect for large groups”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2011

The cottages were the perfect location for our group. We were 16 people, and there was plenty of room for us all to socialise together. We were welcomed with freshly baked cakes, and a well furnished kitchen. We had brought washing up liquid etc with us, and it was all there already. Every room was en-suite so there was no hold up with us all getting ready to go out. The whole cottage felt very well designed with large groups in mind. Stunning location too.

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