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Magnificent conservatory with huge stone fireplace and wood burning stove, doors to garden areas
Excellent
33 reviews
Magnificent conservatory with huge stone fireplace and wood burning stove, doors to garden areas
Large detached cottage,with woodland to rear, magnificent views across the countryside to the coast
A real and decorated Christmas Tree and logs for the woodburning stove make a lovely Christmas stay
Huge open plan living/dining/kitchen area, french doors to rear balcony and steps down to orangery.
Superb Mark Wilkinson oak and hand painted fully equipped kitchen
Fine crockery & crystal glasses. Large dining table for guests to eat together
Living area with comfy Natuzzi sofas, doors to large decked balcony overlooking woodland
Large dining area with amazing views across our 7 acre field over the countryside to the coast
King size bed in large spacious en suite family room, crisp white bedlinen, oak floors and rugs
Woodpecker Cottage at night
Huge family room, king size bed, two single beds, en suite bathroom,seating area with sofa & chair
Ground floor family bedroom, double and single beds with large wet room type en suite
Spacious, light and bright twin room/option to convert to superking bed, en suite shower room
Outside Picnic Area, ideal bbqs next to the Cottage, great views across the countryside to the coast
Our all weather well maintained doubles tennis court with play area beyond
Sunset view from the cottages with Blackpool Tower and the coast 20 miles in the distance
Walks from our door in our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, spectacular autumn colours.
Walks with Callie, Maggie the puggle and Fluff our pony just minutes from our door along the river
Enjoy great walks in our surrounding bluebell woods at springtime.
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Overview
Cottage -
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Preston, Lancashire, England
A small, private, exclusive hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, known as Barnacre Cottages in fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Woodpecker is a large, detached, spacious stone cottage which is inspected annually by the English Tourism Council and awarded the highest rating of 5* Gold. Mobility 1 assessed. Winners of many local and National awards.

With 6 bedrooms, 5 of which have ensuite bath/shower rooms. 2 bedrooms on the groundfloor, with wet room type shower areas..

Fabulous open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. Mark Wilkinson 'Cooks' oak and hand painted kitchen. 4 oven Aga, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer with ice and water dispenser.

Decked balcony area to the rear accessed from the french doors in the living area, with tables and chairs for ou...
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About the Owner, Susan S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jul 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 77 reviews and 4 properties
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Listing #HL139977
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margy D
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in June 2017

We are a family of 15, three generations and have just spent a weekend at Woodpecker Cottage. What a wonderful property. Magnificent views and so much space for us all. Huge table to seat us all and so many plates, dishes and cutlery. The furnishings were beautiful and the whole décor very tasteful. We enjoyed a BBQ and sitting round...

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SeniorJC
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in May 2017

We booked both Woodpecker Cottage and Partridge. Woodpecker has wonderful views right across to Blackpool, Morecambe and the coast. It's a lovely house, perfectly designed for larger groups, even more so since the addition of a beautiful, large conservatory. Both cottages are very well appointed. Owners Sue and Terry are friendly, helpful and so welcoming (Sue's victoria sponge is absolutely...

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Denimpala...
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

I call it a hidden getaway - and it really did feel like that, but in reality it only took us ten minutes to get back into Garstang so not too far off the beaten track. We have recently spent a gorgeous weekend in woodpecker cottage - we were a group of 13 ladies and were celebrating a special birthday....

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (15)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (5)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (15)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Single Beds:(7)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
£275
£500
£2,000
2 Jun 2017 -
29 Jun 2017
Week 22
3 nights
£300
£566
£2,100
30 Jun 2017 -
20 Jul 2017
Week 22
3 nights
£357
£650
£2,500
21 Jul 2017 -
7 Sep 2017
Week 22
3 nights
£407
£800
£2,850
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
All bed linen, towels, heating, fuel, logs for the woodburning stove, plus free wifi included. No extras to pay for.

During the festive season, a real, decorated Christmas Tree is provided. There is a minimum charge of £3250 for a 4 night short break over the Christmas and New Year dates.

Short breaks all year round .

A deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking. Balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. A separate security deposit of £300 is also required. Payment by card accepted.
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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.<BR><BR>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 Dancing; 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 carria... more
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Manchester: 64.0 km
Railway: Lancaster: 14.0 km
Ferry: Heysham/Fleetwood: 32.0 km
Liverpool and Manchester airports 1 hour away. <BR>Nearest railway station is Lancaster 25 minutes drive, then Preston slightly longer..<BR>Detailed directions on the news and offers section of our website www.barnacre-cottages.co.uk.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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