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 need to be rewritten as without Sat Nav it's not precise . We stayed in the Old Stables and it was Tadis like from outside to in ! Very comfortable but found the beds to be both too small and mattresses meant two people couldn't sleep well together due to rolling into middle. Fabulous AGA but the cooking pans were not suitable for using on / in an AGA (we only cook on AGA at home) so needs investment here (also no lids) . Bathrooms were the only real let down but a pleasant setting and a fine stay for 3 days
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!
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 house with windows open you can hear the motorway in the distance, however this does make it very convenient for getting around.
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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 in our trip - memories of family dinners around the big kitchen table, late night family talks and laughs, family walks around the property (with the hens following along), and family adventures in nearby Lancaster, Lake District, and Heysham's Head. I'll definitely stay here again & invite others to do the same.
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!
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.