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Private hamlet of five 5* Gold luxury cottages in Forest of Bowland countryside

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19 bedrooms
18 bathrooms
50 guests
2 nights minimum
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Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. Inspected every year by Excellence in Tourism. Established year 2000. For a quick guide, there are five individual cottages at our location. Ranging in size from the largest Woodpecker to the smallest Partridge. All five cottages can be booked together,for exclusive use. We can accommodate 50 guests in total. Other sizes of groups, can be accommodated in a combination of the cottages. Woodpecker, (2019) 7 bedrooms, 6 en suites, can sleep up to 15. 2 ground floor bedrooms. 2 x single bed. 1 x double & single bed 1st floor, small single room. 1x family room, double & 1 single, 1 x 2 single bed, 2 x double bedrooms Old Stables. 6 bedrooms, sleeps 13 2 ground floor bedrooms. 2 x double beds. 1st floor, 2 x 2 single beds...Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. Inspected every year by Excellence in Tourism. Established year 2000. For a quick guide, there are five individual cottages at our location. Ranging in size from the largest Woodpecker to the smallest Partridge. All five cottages can be booked together,for exclusive use. We can accommodate 50 guests in total. Other sizes of groups, can be accommodated in a combination of the cottages. Woodpecker, (2019) 7 bedrooms, 6 en suites, can sleep up to 15. 2 ground floor bedrooms. 2 x single bed. 1 x double & single bed 1st floor, small single room. 1x family room, double & 1 single, 1 x 2 single bed, 2 x double bedrooms Old Stables. 6 bedrooms, sleeps 13 2 ground floor bedrooms. 2 x double beds. 1st floor, 2 x 2 single beds, 1 x double bed, 1 x double & single bed Piggeries. 4 en suite bedrooms, sleeps 9 2 x double rooms, 1 x double & single beds, 1 x 2 single beds Mole End, 3 en suite bedrooms, sleeps 7 2 ground floor rooms, 1 x king size, 1. x double & single beds 1st floor, 2 x single beds Partridge 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 1 x double, 2 x 2 singles The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. The cottages are all at the same location and within a few yards walking distance of each other. All have private garden areas. We are in an area called Barnacre, 2 miles from Garstang , between Lancaster and Preston, in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire. Situated down a quiet country lane and up a long driveway away from any busy roads. The quality, size and location of the cottages have made them an ideal place for celebrating special birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions with family and friends. For larger groups, a combination of suitable cottages can be booked together to accommodate everyone. Woodpecker and Mole End each have 2 ground floor bedrooms with large en suite type wet rooms. Particularly suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. The largest Woodpecker, A huge open, living, dining and Mark Wilkinson Cooks painted kitchen area. 4 oven Aga, American style fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. French doors to balcony overlooking woodland to the rear of the cottage. Four steps leading from the dining area into a light filled glass conservatory with magnificent stone fireplace and woodburning stove. French doors leading out to the garden area. Separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryers. In front of the cottage is our 7 acre field and great views across the countryside to the coast at Blackpool 20 miles away. The Old Stables Huge open living/dining/kitchen/conservatory. Previously part of the original farm buildings. Fully equipped large Mark Wilkinson Oak kitchen with Aga. The Piggeries, a large detached cottage 4 en suite bedrooms, can sleep up to 9 guests. Fantastic large hand painted Mark Wilkinson kitchen, granite work surfaces and breakfast table, french doors to the kitchen terrace. Fully equipped with Aga, electric oven and gas hob. Fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. Separate dining room with glass roof and table to seat 9/10. A huge light filled living room with magnificent stone fireplace, wood burning stove and comfy sofas, opening to a conservatory with french doors out to the private garden areas with picnic tables. Amazing views across the countryside to the coast. Mole End, vast open plan living/dining/Mark Wilkinson hand painted Cooks kitchen with Aga, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, open vaulted ceiling. French doors to rear private garden. Separate cloakroom with washer & tumble dryer. Great views across the countryside. Partridge, bathroom and separate ground floor shower room. Open plan living/dining/kitchen with hand painted fully equipped Mark Wilkinson kitchen. Oven, Hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. Private enclosed garden. 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. 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, a pet pony called Fluff and his companion Timmy the sheep. Lots of countryside walks from our door as well as activities, pony trekking, fishing, golf, quad biking, clay shooting,steam train and canal boat rides. Bedding, towels, heating, fuel and logs for the woodburning stoves all included. Over the festive weeks, real and decorated Christmas Trees are provided in each of the cottages. A family business with friendly and helpful resident owners. Weekends and short breaks welcome all year round.More
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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
Interaction with guests
We are owners who also live at the cottages location. There is always a family member on hand to give assistance or provide information. On arrival at the cottages, you will be greeted by one of the family who is happy to show you around the cottages and answer any queries you may have.
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We have just spent two nights at Barnacre cottages, staying in woodpecker and partridge. We stayed as part of a group for a hen week end and we had the most amazing time.The cottages are stunning and exceeded the photographs on line, full equipped with...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank sinead872018
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband & I and another couple stayed 3 nights at the Piggeries in September. I had been so pleased to find it on-line as it was far and away the most attractive venue I could find in the area. It did not disappoint. Terry...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank rivertraveler1003
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

From the moment I booked this for my friends birthday weekend, I knew it was a winner. Terry and Sue couldn't have been more helpful. We (a group of 13) stayed in the beautiful woodpecker cottage and it did not disappoint. The attention to detail...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank Denimpalace79
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We stayed in two of the Barnacre Cottage properties over New Year 2016 - The Piggeries (slept 9) & Mole End (slept 7). Our key feedback would be:- (1) Very high quality accommodation, fixtures & fittings - there is a real attention to detail in...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank Katie W
Reviewed 22 January 2015

We stayed in two of these gorgeous cottages as part of a new year celebration. I stayed in the Piggeries and was delighted to find a lovely homemade sponge in the large and luxurious kitchen, gorgeous bedding in the bedrooms and fabulous views from the...More

Date of stay: January 2015
Thank bifty
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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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 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 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 M...
Getting around
We are down a quiet country lane and a car is most useful to getting around the area. There are public bus services on the main A6 road a couple of miles away. The nearest train station is at Lancaster, although there is a larger station at Preston. We have local taxi firms in Garstang who are happy to provide a service for our guests.
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