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“Beautiful cottage-glorious scenery!”
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5* Gold, lovely rambling rose covered 6 bedroomed cottage sleeps 13, huge private garden
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5* Gold, lovely rambling rose covered 6 bedroomed cottage sleeps 13, huge private garden
Superb fully equipped Mark Wilkinson oak kitchen with Aga stove, door to 2nd private enclosed garden Large Living Area
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5* Gold, lovely rambling rose covered 6 bedroomed cottage sleeps 13, huge private garden
Superb fully equipped Mark Wilkinson oak kitchen with Aga stove, door to 2nd private enclosed garden
Large Living Area
Old Stables light filled conservatory opening to huge and private walled garden.
Comfy sofas for relaxing in front of the woodburning stove
Huge oak kitchen opening into a light filled conservatory, leading to huge private walled garden
Cosy and comfortable double bedroom with en suite shower room, crisp white bed linen
Family bedroom with a double and a single bed.
Ground floor bedroom with french doors to enclosed garden.
Rambling roses adorn the cottages in spring and summer.
Ensuite shower room to double bedroom
Old Stables, huge, private walled garden with outdoor dining, ideal place for bbq and relaxing
The private driveway to our small, exclusive, private 5* Gold luxury countryside hamlet
Free ranging pet chickens and egg collecting in the warmer months
Walks with Callie, Maggie the puggle and Fluff our pony along the river bank footpath to Nicky Nook
Sunset views from the cottages with Blackpool tower and the coast 20 miles in the distance
Helping to feed the pet lambs at Easter time
Walking with Callie and Fluff the pony in beautiful countryside just a 10 minute walk from our door
Enjoy great walks in the surrounding bluebell woods at springtime.
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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Preston, Lancashire, England

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KAY S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful cottage-glorious scenery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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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 sponge for our late evening arrival & Terry was there on my arrival to show me round.
Long walks were taken in the glorious, but very muddy, countryside surrounding the cottages with the warmth of an Aga to welcome us back!
The cottage was superbly equipped - highlights being the Aga, the huge American style fridge complete with ice-maker, and the sheer comfort & warmth.
Would love to go back in the Spring/Summer-we would all thoroughly recommend Barnacre.
PS Forgot to mention the very friendly hens who were keen to enter the cottage in the mornings!

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Travelling group: Friends
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Maureen T
London, United Kingdom
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“A delightful surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012 for a stay in June 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 booked The Old Stables, which sleeps eight, thinking it was simply an alternative to a hotel.

Well, what a delightful surprise we had when we arrived at the loveliest cottage with flowers round the door, homemade cakes on the table and a fabulous kitchen complete with aga! The open plan living area was great for preparing food in the well laid out and well equipped kitchen, whilst still being involved with the rest of the group.

And if you are thinking that maybe the aga is a bit daunting as I did, don’t! Terry came to welcome us and explained how it worked and within 10 minutes I was smitten (with the aga, not Terry although he is a very good host),

The conservatory area is light and airy with automatic windows to act as climate control and the really homely huge sofa’s were a delight at the end of the day to chill and maybe watch tv.

I could go on about feeding the chickens, the beautiful garden, the hospitality of our hosts, including a gift of a delicious box of jubilee chocolates. The fab fridge and freezer delivering a constant supply of ice and chilled water, oh and did I mention the aga! But I think you should go and find out for yourselves!

We would definitely recommend this property.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“Just perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012 for a stay in April 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 the place - for us it was just perfect. The size of the living rooms, the space inside and outside and the overall comfort was wonderful and even better than we could have hoped for. We all loved hanging around in the conservatory just catching up and chatting, it is a room you can totally relax in and very private. The location of the cottages is great for getting out and about either by foot or car and is a very quick short drive to Garstang if need be for supplies. It was great to meet Sue and Terry and they really do go out of their way to make you feel welcome, nothing at all was a hassle for them and the homemade treats on arrival were both very much appreciated and delicious. Everyone in our party loved the place and even though some of them had only travelled a short distance, they all said they would love to go back - we most definitely will be and can not wait until next time.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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KatiTaylo...
Preston, England, United Kingdom
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“Luxurious and family friendly, a home away from home.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011

I booked this cottage to stay with extended family and friends for my daughter's 1st birthday weekend. The size of the living areas is amazing and the functionality of the cottage were fantastic. We had arranged to go out for the birthday lunch, but due to the enormous kitchen and extensive lounge and conservatory areas, decided it would be better to get food in and relax. There is also a games room (for the boys)!!!
We can't recommend this holiday cottage enough, and will most definitely be coming back to stay again and again.

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Liked best: The kitchen and conservatory, so relaxing!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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London, United Kingdom
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“Old Stables Cottage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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We stayed in The Old Stables cottage at Barnacre Cottages for a week at the end of September and had a great time. Sue and Terry were helpful from our first email communication and throughout our stay if we needed anything. Many thanks for the delicious cakes on arrival.

The cottage was lovely and spacious especially the open plan sitting room, luxurious kitchen, dining area and my favourite the conservatory.

The children especially loved the little mice paintings throughout the cottage - we kept finding more and more - round the clock, by the skirting board, in the bedrooms (as well as the clouds and stars).

The chickens also kept us entertained, running over for some left over scraps, and coming regularly in the morning in the hope of some more goodies.

It would be good to visit again and enjoy the lovely garden and see how the roses and climbing plants have developed and grown.
Many thanks to Sue and Terry for making such a lovely environment to stay in.

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Travelling group: Family
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Samtscotl...
Garstang, United Kingdom
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“Family heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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I cannot believe someone has written a bad review for this place. We stayed here with a large family group including my kids. My 6 year old son loved the place so much he's been on at me to buy him a house like the stables cottage to live in. The play park and tennis courts were excellent. A real gem for a family holiday. Do yourself a favour and book this place.

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Joe T
London, United Kingdom
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“Great 5 Star Property”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011 for a stay in June 2011
1
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We have now stayed four times at Barnacre Cottages, twice in Mole End and twice in the Old Stables. Both properties provide excellent accommodation and facilities and are maintained to a very high standard. The cottages are set in peaceful countryside, though not too far from local villages and towns with a good range of shops, cafes pubs and restaurants.

Our most recent stay was at Old Stables. Although already first rate it has been improved this year by refurbishment of the bathroom and en suite shower room and the addition of an extra shower room downstairs. As ever the cottage was very clean and well presented, and provided everything we expect of a five star property.

Old Stables is deceptively spacious with a long living room and kitchen leading to a delightful conservatory, which opens out to the large private garden at the side. The Aga cooker is a particular favourite, although there is a conventional hob and oven as well.

We’ve enjoyed sharing family meals and relaxing in this lovely property.

Terry and Sue always make us feel very welcome and are on hand to give local information and suggestions for walks and excursions.

Visiting Barnacre is always a pleasure and we are already looking forward to our next trip in the autumn – this time for two weeks!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Relaxing in the conservatory
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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