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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Five Fantastic Luxury Cottages Sleeping 6,6 & 9,11 And 14 In An Amazing Location

Barnacre Cottages is a small, private hamlet of five luxury cottages in the Forest of Bowland. Our own 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland in an area designated Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Old Stables, Piggeries and Partridge cottages were the original stone farm buildings, converted into luxury cottages just a few years ago.

The Piggeries has undergone a major transformation during spring 2013 transforming it into a stunning, light filled cottage with 4 en suite bedrooms. Another cottage ideal for gatherings of friends and family.

Woodpecker ( 6 bedrooms) and Mole End (3 bedrooms) were added recently. These two spacious detached cottages, built from new and designed with two en suite bedrooms each on the ground floor, have proved to be popular for those guests with mobility restrictions.

The interior design of each cottage is quality contemporary/cottage with Natuzzi leather or Tetrad sofas, and hand painted décor by a local artist. . Fantastic Mark Wilkinson Cooks kitchens, painted and oak with granite surfaces, fully equipped, four have Aga's, lots of crockery, crystal glasses, plastic ware for children.

All are fully equipped with Miele washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, Sky TV, WiFi, fridge and freezers. The welcoming open fires and wood burning stoves, logs and fuel included, provide everything to ensure a warm, comfortable stay.

5* Gold Luxury in the Lancashire countryside.: Our small hamlet of stone luxury self catering cottages were the first 5* cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Over the years we have won many local and national awards. Four of our cottages are mobility 1 assessed and all are rigorously inspected annually by the English Tourism Council.

We are resident owners and live next to the cottages. There is always a family member on hand to give assistance or information if required.

Our cottages and location are very child friendly. We have 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland. A big well equipped children’s play area. All weather tennis court. Baby lambs in Spring for children and adults to help bottle feed. Pet chickens, egg collecting and our own pet ponies, Fluff and Ebony.

The cottages all have individual gardens and outdoor seating areas. We have BBQs available to borrow.

Open all year round for short breaks and longer stays. Suitable for family gatherings, special birthdays and celebrations.

Down a quiet country lane, away from busy roads, up a long driveway in an elevated position which gives amazing views across to the coast and Lake District, even the Isle of Man on a clear day.

Ideally placed for countryside activities, walks from our door, pony trekking, fishing, coarse and fly, clay shooting, quad biking, cycling, golf, even hedge laying courses!

Local events, country shows and festivals.

Sightseeing, historical cities and shopping: We have guests coming to stay with us from all over the world. Happy to drive a couple of hours to see famous places that they have read or heard about. One family from Australia went to 'see a wall some guy built' Hadrians Wall! They went off and came back the same day, distance no object. Here in the North of England, beautiful historical towns such as York and Chester can be reached in less than a couple of hours.

The famous football grounds of Manchester United, Old Trafford and Manchester City, the Etihad Stadium, plus Liverpool are just an hour away. The city centres of both these places are worth a visit. Manchester centre is a fantastic shopping place, with Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. The architecture of the Trafford Centre near Manchester. Loads of shops, Selfridges, plus the Orient eating area and cinemas. All under cover and free parking!

For discount shopping, the outlet areas of Cheshire Oaks, a smaller one at Freeport in Fleetwood, or even Boundary Mill at Colne are great for bargain hunters.

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Details for The Piggeries 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

Stunning, detached stone character cottage with magnificent views across to the coast and Lake District. English Tourism Council 5*Gold awarded and inspected annually. Formerly the original Piggeries converted into a luxury cottage in 2001,with further major alterations completed for August 2013. Superb designer Mark Wilkinson painted dining kitchen with Aga, granite work surfaces, Miele appliances, gas hob, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer,. French doors leading to the garden area. Attractive separate orangery style dining room. Huge living room with grand stone fireplace with wood burning stove. Conservatory with comfy sofas and french doors. Four comfortable and stylish bedrooms, including a family room, with en suite facilities. Two with amazing picture windows and juliet balconies making the most of the views across the countryside. . Large and private landscaped garden areas with outdoor seating - ideal bbqs..
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Terry & Sue Sharples

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Property Reviews

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  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality, the super welcome, the geographical 'tips' the videos and just the
lovely cottage - Colin, sarah,emma & danny
Just a little note to say a huge thankyou, our stay in the Old Stables was excellent, along with the service you provide we are already looking forward to our next visit, perhaps longer next time. Jason, Michaela, Lauren & Max
Thanks for your hospitable welcome, not to mention the eggs and the chocolate cake! We really enjoyed our stay at Pheasant Cottage and we will certainly want to stay again the next time we venture south. Caroline has been in seventh heaven, being allowed to feed the fish and hens and is now planning to keep chickens when we get home. Sandy, Lizanne, Caroline & Elaine
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Picture postcard views

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Piggeries - lovely warm welcome and loved the painted pigs and mice around the cottage.
Watching the variety of visitors to the bird table and garden has been wonderful. Cottage very well equipped and we could see that everything here has been put together with love and care (including the planting of the garden).
Picture postcard views and a warm welcome wherever we went.
Weather has been mixed, just wish it had been warm enough to sit out in the garden in the evening after our days out.
We have loved our week here and will definately be back.
Thank you Terry , Sue & Girls
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The Times newspaper travel section comment

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
On the 17 April 2010 the Times had an article ' Mills, towers, poolside pads - Britain's top holiday hideouts' 25 Great British holiday rentals.

Barnacre Cottages is the one for 'Best off the tourist trail"

"Cottages in Lancashire are a fraction of the price that you'd pay in the Lake District, but at Barnacre in Garstang you're only an hours drive from the tourist sights of Cumbria and Blackpool. At the end of the day, leave the crowds behind and head back to this peaceful farm, where the hens obligingly lay complimentary eggs (there are lambs too). You get a really upmarket experience at these six cottages, sleeping from 4 to 12 and all kitted out with everything from Villeroy and Boch crockery to Mark Wilkinson designer kitchens, with granite work surfaces and American style fridge freezers. The friendly owners Terry and Sue Sharples live on site and are always on hand to offer tourist advice.
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A beautiful cottage

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
Thankyou Terry and Sue for the most wonderful weekend. The Piggeries is such a beautiful,homely cottage and you made us feel so very welcome. Maddie has especially enjoyed all the walks - she has had mud baths and cleaned off in the river and has run around like a lunatic. We have all thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to come and stay again. Thankyou! John, Deb & Maddie
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Blue skies and glorious sunshine

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
We've had a wonderful week in the Piggeries, what a view! loved watching the many birds that came to visit and Flynn had lots of fun on the local walks we went on. Slean End to Nicky Nook a favourite as well as his first ever visit to the seaside at Fleetwood, which on the day we went was blue skies and glorious sunshine, was just perfect. Loved the home-from-home cottage, especially the log burner and the great book collection. Thanks for the eggs as well. We've had a lovely stay! Thanks for the warm welcome from Terry, the log burner lit for our arrival on a cold winters day was much appreciated.
Jenette, Darryl & Flynn
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Manchester &Liverpool International airports
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Heysham/Fleetwood
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Lancaster or Preston
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Junction 32/33
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Lytham/St Annes/Blackpool/Morecambe
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Garstang
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lots of local restaurants within few minutes drive
Car: necessary

Barnacre Cottages is a small, private hamlet of five 5* Gold cottages in our 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland in a location designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The cottages are inspected annually by the Quality in Tourism and have all been awarded the highest rating of 5* Gold and Mobility 1 assessed. We are also resident owners who are on hand to assist if required.

As well as our own domestic animals, there are also pet chickens, ponies and spring lambs around Easter time., We have a variety of visiting wildlife including deer, hares, rabbits, squirrels and a variety of birds including buzzards, woodpeckers and pheasants.

We are in a fantastic countryside location down a quiet country lane, away from busy roads and up a long driveway.

Situated between Preston and Lancaster. The cottages are within travelling distance of many attractions. With the market town of Garstang just over 5 minutes by car, Both Manchester and Liverpool international airports are just an hour away, including their famous football grounds (Manchester City and United), making our luxury cottages an ideal base for sightseeing guests. Including to the Lake District, Chester, York, Harrogate and Yorkshire Dales as well as those visiting family and friends in the area.

There are great country walks from our doorstep, including to the nearby village of Scorton via the many footpaths. You could walk a different route every day. Given the time, we walk out most morning with our dogs and sometimes the pony, through the fields and woods, stopping en route for a coffee and maybe a bacon sandwich at the Applestore Cafe or the Barn - guests are welcome to join us on these walks. The area hosts a number of local events each year, country fairs,walking, garden and flower festivals.

For seaside lovers,the famous town of Blackpool with the promenade and illuminations is just 35 minutes drive. These are switched on at the end of August and last until the end of October.

There is a large beach at Blackpool which comes complete with the traditional donkeys. However, as children we always went further around the coast to play on the sand dunes at St. Annes. This is the upmarket part of the coastline. Just a few miles further on is Lytham, which is another nice area to take a walk along the promenade and the 'green' with the windmill. The main street here is full of little shops and nice places to have a coffee and something to eat.

Other Activities: Pony trekking, Shooting days, both clay and pheasant. Quad biking, country craft courses. Hedge Laying.

Golf: Garstang town just over 5 minutes drive by car has a pay and play golf course. There are other local courses at Lancaster, Longridge and the famous Royal Lytham and Royal Birkdale are within easy travelling distance.

If you like visiting country manor houses, both Holker Hall and Leighton Hall have lovely gardens worth a visit as well as hosting country garden and craft festivals each year. Both less than an hours drive from here.

We have some guests coming to stay who also like to shop. The Trafford Centre Shopping Mall near Manchester has a large Selfridges and lots of other stores. It would be easy to spend a day here as there is a whole area of restaurants and a multiplex cinema, Legoland and Sea life centre.

Manchester City Centre also has quality shopping at Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Kendalls and other smaller higher end shops.

There is discount Outlet shopping at Cheshire Oaks, Boundary Mill and Freeport.

Liverpool, again just an hours drive away, with a new shopping and cultural area at Liverpool1. Plus, the famous city of the Beatles and the famous Cavern club!

All five cottages and our website, have an abundance of tourist information with suggestions of places to visit and lots of ideas of places for children. Including visiting local attractions like the Wild Boar Park just 30 minutes away, Sea Life Centre, Legoland, Madame Tussauds, Blackpool Tower Circus even indoor skiing.

You might just wish to relax and enjoy our location. The cottages all have private gardens with outdoor seating areas. There is an all weather doubles tennis court and a large childrens play area with swings,slide, climbing frame, playhouse and fort. Guests are also welcome to use the 7 acre field for ball games or picnics.

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Availability & Rates

Preston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter
Apr 18 2014 - Apr 24 2014
£500
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,900
3 nights
 
 
Spring
Apr 25 2014 - May 1 2014
£466
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
3 nights
 
 
Bank holiday
May 2 2014 - May 8 2014
£500
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,800
3 nights
 
 
Spring
May 9 2014 - May 22 2014
£466
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
3 nights
 
 
Bank holiday/half term
May 23 2014 - May 29 2014
£480
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,900
3 nights
 
 
Early summer
May 30 2014 - Jul 3 2014
£466
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jul 4 2014 - Jul 17 2014
£533
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,950
3 nights
 
 
Peak summer
Jul 18 2014 - Sep 4 2014
£633
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,250
3 nights
 
 
Late summer
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 11 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£533
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,950
3 nights
 
 
Autumn
Sep 12 2014 - Oct 16 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£466
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Oct 17 2014 - Oct 30 2014
£500
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,850
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 18 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£466
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
3 nights
 
 
Festive season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
£2,450
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Jan 9 2015 - Feb 12 2015
£466
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 19 2015
£500
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,850
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £300.00
A deposit of 25% is required to confirm a booking.
The remaining balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Notes All prices include bed linen, towels, heating, electricity, fuel for the fires and cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets etc. Free Wifi.
Full weeks and short breaks available all year round.
Flexible arrival days when possible by arrangement.
Real Christmas Trees and decorations during the festive season.
Contact us for short break rates for Christmas and New Year
Travel cots and highchairs
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Amenities

Preston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
General:
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Local Maps
  • Firewood
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Cloakroom - toilet , Separate cloakroom with wc and basin
  • Beautiful, luxury en suites with fitted furniture.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Large spacious family bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All four bedrooms have en suite facilities. All have fitted wardrobes. On the ground floor of the original building are two pretty bedrooms. One a double room, the other a twin room which can be made into a super king size bed if required. The first floor has two large spacious bedrooms. A family room with double and single beds, the other another double room. These two rooms have full length picture windows ( making the most of the magnificent views) and doors opening out to a juliet balcony overlooking the garden.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books for Kids
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Tennis Court
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf
  • Deck / Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Tennis ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • pond
  • library
  • water parks
  • botanical garden
  • recreation center
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • ice skating
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking
  • golf
Notes:
The cottage has large attractive private landscaped gardens, enclosed with stone walls which can be accessed by french doors from the conservatory. Plus, stone flagged patio with wooden dining furniture enabling guests to enjoy the views and watch the visiting wildlife. An ideal bbq spot. A large additional grassed area ideal for relaxing or children playing.
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