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Middle Holly Cottage
Ranked #1 of 2 Forton B&B and Inns
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“Lancashire's hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2010

Just spent a further 3 days at what I consider the best B&B in the country.
Don't believe me? then try it for yourself.
The welcome is second to none, true Lancashire hospitality at it's very best.
The bedrooms are superb,well furnished with plenty of tea, coffee, biscuits, and bottles of water.
The hosts Iain & Hilary make you feel so much at home and are more than willing to tell you the best places for an evening meal.
The breakfast is just simply superb no other words can explain it.
Try it for yourself and book a night at Middle Holly Cottage.
I can't wait to make a return trip next year.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2010

This is a very good b&b. Everything is immaculate, the beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are brand spanking new. It's far enough away from the main road to be lovely and quiet, but still within walking distance of a pub that serves food in the evening. All in all it is reasonably priced luxury.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2010

I stayed here for two nights...as a female solo traveller, it was everything i could have wished for. Hilary and Ian are fantastic, nothing was too much trouble.. Middle Holly Cottage is luxury...Super clean and tidy, bedrooms are very comfortable and well decorated. Breakfast was beauitful, something for everyone. Ideally situated, easy to get to places. Will definitely be going back... Going to recommend it to family and friends..
Thanks for a wonderful weekend Hilary and Ian..

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2010

We were looked after from the moment we got out of the car. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the garden is wonderful. Breakfast has everything you could ask for and cooked to perfection. Thank you for a wonderful time.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2010

Very well run B&B. Hillary and Ian are great hosts. Room was very quite and bathroom was larger than many in the U.K. Outstanding place to see the area.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2010

I stayed at Middle Holly Cottage for 1 night and wished I could have stayed longer. As a single female traveller, safety is high on my priority and I was not disappointed. Hilary & Ian are brilliant hosts and they do everything they can to make you feel welcome. The property is immaculately maintained with the gardens having won a lcoal award. My room was spotless and furnished extremely tastefully . Good quality bedding, and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was modern with an efficient shower and lovely fluffy towels. Great sized flat screen TV. Ian's breakfasts are fantastic including local free range eggs - in fact, so local, they come from next door! Hilary & Ian are the type of hosts who have worked hard to provide qualilty accomodation and good old fashioned customer service to a very high standard. I will be going back without a shadow of a doubt.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2010

We stayed here for one night en route to Scotland but would have loved to have stayed much longer. We got a lovely warm welcome from Hilary who showed us to our beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean room before making sure we knew where we could go to get a good meal that evening.

You can tell that Ian and Hilary have travelled a lot - they have used their experiences of staying in other places to ensure that the rooms have the sort of touches that make all the difference (bottle of water, quality fittings/soft furnishings, bathroom well equiped, hospitality tray etc).

The thoughtful touches don't stop at the rooms either. There is a welcoming sitting room for guests, with a sofa and table and chairs, overlooking the pretty garden - great if you're on your own and don't want to look at the same 4 walls all evening.

Ian cooked a delicious breakfast in the morning and Ian and Hilary's friendliness meant we ended up leaving much later than intended and reluctant to go. You really can't get much better than that.

The only reason we give the location 4 stars instead of 5 is that you do get some traffic noise in the garden (which is really inviting with tables and chairs available for guests to sit at). This is a tiny quibble though and really not an issue (especially as we couldn't hear any noise from the road in the house).

Having a pub and a restaurant within easy walking distance is such a treat too (no drinking and driving worries here). Having arrived late, tired and thirsty we decided to eat at the pub. It didn't look very characterful but Hilary assured us the food there is good and she was right. It has a hugely extensive, and varied, menu that should appeal to anybody (and the beer is good too). We would recommend taking a torch though as the lane would be very dark to walk down on a cloudy night.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Middle Holly Cottage
Address: Forton PR3 1AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Forton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Forton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Middle Holly Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old coaching inn built in 1820 has been refurbished to provide hight quality accommodation with a warm, friendly atmosphere. All rooms are ensuite with digital flat screen TV, complimentary Wi Fi connection and hospitality tray. Large private car park. Less than 3 miles from M6 junction 33, ideal for Lancaster (5 miles from university) Heysham (port) and the Lake District and convenient stopover to/from the south to Scotland. Several good pubs and restaurants nearby. ... more   less 
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