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6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
15 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 kitche...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, 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 outdoor dining. Utility room WC, washing machine and tumble dryer. Two ground floor en suite bedrooms, one king size double room and the other a family bedroom with a double and a single bed. Both rooms have large en suites with wet room type shower areas, particularly suitable for the less mobile. Now, 2018, on the first floor is a huge family room with king bed and two full size single beds in an alcove, en suite bathroom with shower hose and fitted furniture. . One twin bedroom and one double bedroom with additional single bed with en suite shower rooms. Small pretty single bedroom with fitted furniture. All bedroom floors oak with rugs. Ground floor limestone with underfloor heating. New from Easter 2012, was the addition of a large conservatory/garden room with stone fireplace and wood burning stove. The French doors lead out to an additional attractive stone flagged seating area with great views across the countryside to the coast and Lake District. An ideal place to catch the evening sunsets. Situated down a quiet country lane, through a gate way, up a long driveway and in our own 14 acres of fields bordered by woodland. Child friendly cottages and location. Childrens play area. All weather tennis court. Our own pet lambs in spring where guests are welcome to help with bottle feeding. Free ranging pet chickens and egg collecting. Fluff the pony who loves attention. Great location for country walks and activities, pony trekking, fishing, shooting and visiting lots of attractions. Each cottage and our own website has lots of information about the facilities in our area. We are resident owners with always a family member on had to offer assistance or information if required. Just 1 hour from Manchester, Liverpool, the Lake District, a great base for visiting all parts of the north of England. An ideal cottage for gatherings, groups of friends, families or 5 couples.More
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About the Manager
Sue Sharples (Property Manager Barnacre Cottages)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
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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We had a wonderful weekend at the Mole End Cottage.The welcome we received was warm and friendly, we had walked into to vaulted living room and were standing with our mouths open at the amazing features when one of the family came to say hello....More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank maw747
Reviewed 15 September 2019

I honestly don’t know where to begin. We needed a cottage suitable for our friend who has motor neurones disease and suitable for a large number of guests. We were so lucky to find this place. We have had the most amazing weekend together making...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Lynda T
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Reviewed 2 September 2019

We can’t thank Terry, Sue and Kendal enough for facilitating our wedding congregation for 4 nights recently. The cottages are stunning, well looked after and well stocked. We had a wide range of needs, from mobility impaired to parents and children, all of which we...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Vikki G
Reviewed 3 May 2019

A recent stay at Barnacre Cottages was fantastic, we couldn't have wished for anything more. As a large group we had the Woodpecker and the Piggeries Cottages. And the only downside was these two cottages were not side by side. The booking process was easy...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Linsey S
Reviewed 14 April 2019

We've just returned from a great stay at Woodpecker Cottage. The house was so spacious - plenty of room for our party of 15 (plus 3 dogs!) with a huge sitting room and a very large conservatory, both with sumptuously soft leather sofas. Downstairs there...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank VMB76
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
Deck
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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...
How to get there
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.
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