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Ideal family & friends, great countryside & views

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Light filled conservatory, with bench doors opening to huge private walled garden with new fire pit
Very large fully equipped oak Mark Wilkinson kitchen with Aga, open plan to conservatory & lounge.
Enjoy great walks in the surrounding bluebell woods at springtime.
1 of 23Light filled conservatory, with bench doors opening to huge private walled garden with new fire pit
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6 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
13 guests
2 nights minimum
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In the middle of beautiful countryside, a small, private, exclusive hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, known as Barnacre Cottages, surrounded by fields and woodland in the Forest of Bowland, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our cottages are inspected annually by the Quality in Tourism Board and have all been awarded the highest possible grading of 5* Gold and Mobility 1 assessed. Winners of many local and National awards. The Old Stables is a superb, spacious, cottage ideal for gatherings of friends and family with a huge living/dining/kitchen area and enormous established gardens. Magnificent, fully equipped Mark Wilkinson American Oak kitchen, complete with Aga cooker and Amana fridge/freezer dispensing chilled spring water and ice. Miele gas hob with wok burner, dishwasher ...In the middle of beautiful countryside, a small, private, exclusive hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, known as Barnacre Cottages, surrounded by fields and woodland in the Forest of Bowland, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our cottages are inspected annually by the Quality in Tourism Board and have all been awarded the highest possible grading of 5* Gold and Mobility 1 assessed. Winners of many local and National awards. The Old Stables is a superb, spacious, cottage ideal for gatherings of friends and family with a huge living/dining/kitchen area and enormous established gardens. Magnificent, fully equipped Mark Wilkinson American Oak kitchen, complete with Aga cooker and Amana fridge/freezer dispensing chilled spring water and ice. Miele gas hob with wok burner, dishwasher and microwave. A beautiful conservatory overlooking the garden leads off the kitchen. Large comfortable living area with wood burning stove. With 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room, family room with double and single beds, 2 twin bedrooms,, bathroom plus additional two ground floor double bedrooms and a shower room, wash basin and toilet, this cottage is ideal for family gatherings and groups of friends, plus suitable for guests who have difficulty with stairs. Outside is a fully enclosed rear garden suitable for small children and a huge walled garden leading from the conservatory with outdoor seating.. On site facilities include tennis court, childrens play area. Pet chickens, ponies and lambs at spring time - plus resident owners. Great walks from our door, visiting wildlife. Just an hours drive from Manchester, Liverpool and the Lake District, with historic cities Lancaster, Chester and York within travelling distance. Ideal spacious cottage for families, friends and gatherings. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
A well behaved pet is welcome subject to sensible conditions and a charge of £35. Groups of family and friends are welcome. We have many guests celebrating special birthdays and other occasions with family and friends. Please agree any celebrations or specific requirements with ourselves, prior to making any bookings. We have 5 cottages at our location and can accommodate a total of 50 guests for a small wedding or celebration. It is not permitted to exceed the number of guests per property.
Bathrooms
2 Showers, 1 Full bath
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About the Manager
Sue Sharples (Property Manager Barnacre Cottages)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2010
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 28 July 2020

Date of stay: July 2020
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The two cottages next door to each other (Stables and Partridge) were perfect to accommodate 17 of our family - from a 1 year old to an 84-year old and all ages inbetween! The children could play safely and there were lots of different outdoor...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank 978jackiec
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The setting of the property is ideal for those looking to get away into the area of forest of bowland / Preston. Safe for children to play outside - tennis court and gardens a lovely feature - comfortable accommodation for 12 of us. The directions...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Paul R
barnacresue, VR Owner at Ideal family & friends, great countryside & views, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you for choosing us for your family gathering. We are pleased the you found the cottage comfortable and that you had a fine stay. That our location and facilities to be pleasant, safe for children and ideal for those people looking to get away...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

The location was perfect for our family get together - this was an all age group 80th birthday and catered for us all perfectly. The hosts where fantastic very helpful and genuinely nice people. We'll definately be going again!

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Marcus H
Reviewed 10 October 2015

This is a fabulous place for a large family or a group of friends. Several places to sit and relax, great kitcken facilities and everything you will need for your stay at hand. It is rural. Only slight negative is at the front of the...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Sambajammer
barnacresue, VR Owner at Ideal family & friends, great countryside & views, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2015

I am pleased that you found our large 5* Gold Old Stables cottage to be fabulous and suitable for your group. Also that you were here to enjoy the warm, sunny weather we have been having the past few weeks. The 'slight negative' comment regarding...More

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Carluke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2014

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Date of stay: April 2014
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Grateful for the stay at the Barnacre Cottages. The Sharples really know how to take care of their guests, especially ones from the U.S. like my family! They made us feel right at home (and what a beautiful home it was). This was a highlight...More

Date of stay: July 2013
Thank Rindlisbach K
Reviewed 2 December 2012

We spent a wonderful 3 night weekend break -a sort of reunion-with us all coming from scattered areas of the country- in The Old Stables. The owners, Sue & Terry, were the perfect hosts-very discreet but friendly & welcoming.Sue had baked a gorgeous, huge, Victoria...More

Date of stay: November 2012
1  Thank KAY S
Reviewed 11 July 2012

When we knew we were coming to a family wedding in Scorton over the jubilee weekend, I decided to look for a self catering cottage locally so that we could all stay for a week, catch up with family and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. We...More

Date of stay: June 2012
Thank Maureen T
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Barncre Cottages really are everything the "tin" says. We recently booked and stayed in the The Old Stables, using the cottage as a meeting point and break for our famiy of 8 adults, 1 toddler and 1 baby. We genuinely can not say enough about...More

Date of stay: April 2012
Thank KiwiGeordy
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Playground
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Tennis Court
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
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 Strictly Come Dancing; 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 gro...
Getting around
Having your own vehicle is by far the easiest option. However, there is a public bus route on the main A6 road, 2 miles away. The nearest train station is Lancaster. There are also some local taxi firms based in Garstang that have been used by many of our guests.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ideal family & friends, great countryside & views

Ideal family & friends, great countryside & views is able to accommodate up to 13 guests. See all property details.

Ideal family & friends, great countryside & views has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Ideal family & friends, great countryside & views has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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