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Ideal family & friends, countryside & great views

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.

From January 2019, the cottage is undergoing some changes. The huge family room is being altered to make 2 large en suite double bedrooms. The cottage will still sleep the same number of guests, 15, but will have the added benefit of 6 en suite bedrooms, and a small single bedroom.

Fabulous open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. Mark Wilkinson 'Cooks' oak and hand painted kitchen. 4 oven Aga, dishwasher, microwave, frid...
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Listing #HL139977
About the Owner
Sue S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:July 2010
Interaction with guests
We are a family business and live at the cottages location. There is always a family member available to assist guests with information, or anything else that may be needed. You will receive an email with detailed arrival and travel directions a few days prior to your stay. . Shortly after arriving here, one of the family will come round to the cottage to ensure that you are happy and comfortable with the cottage.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Before arriving the communication with Sue was excellent. The place was ready for us when we arrived and even more spectacular than we'd imagined. The whole place is lovely. Spotlessly clean, warm & very welcoming. Terry came to make sure we were all OK with...More

Thank BiscuitJoint
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We booked 2 cottages for a family celebration weekend. There were 18 of us, all adults from 19-80. We were delighted with the high quality of every aspect of the accommodation. It was spotlessly clean and very attractively furnished and decorated. The larger one was...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed in woodpecker we are family of morethan 15 around 20 including children.. The place spot on there was loads of open spaces outside front and back of the thouse for children to run around add the tennis court that we played..inside the woodpecker...More

1  Thank Rwlbuyoc
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • 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
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (15)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The cottage is ideal for a group of family of family or friends. We have many guests coming to stay who are celebrating special birthdays and other occasions. Please agree any...
    5 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    7 Twins
    2 Queens
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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
5 Nov 2018 -
20 Dec 2018
2 nights
23 Dec 2018 -
27 Dec 2018
Christmas break
4 nights
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30 Dec 2018 -
2 Jan 2019
New Year break
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £300 / stay - Deposit
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.

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 carriage rides.
The foo...
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.
Nearest railway station is Lancaster 25 minutes drive, then Preston slightly longer.
Detailed directions and arrival instructions will be emailed to you a few days prior to arrival.
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, Nearest Beach: 32.0 km.
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