The Quarters a wheelchair accessible ground floor apartment, is only four miles from historic Lancaster, in Caton. This small lively village has three good pubs, and shops. The Quarters is centrally located in a quiet lane with a secluded garden with a tranquil stream.
Arrive, park in our ample private car park, and relax.
Our spacious lounge, TV, DVD, and dining area is versatile. Master bedroom with double bed. Second bedroom with two single beds. Bed-settee in lounge sleeps two. The Kitchen has good facilities, including a useful washing machine. Linen and towels included. Wi-Fi connectivity is very good, so everyone should be happy !
Suitable for everyone, including, families, wheelchair users and visually impaired there is plenty explore in the surrounding area.
This stunning area of North Lancashire is close to the Universities of Lancaster and Cumbria, Lake District, Blackpool & Yorkshire Dales.
Scenery: Caton is a scenic gem, yet only two miles from the M6 Junction 34. Situated in the Lune Valley, hills can be seen from all aspects,. Leave the Car and walk in the beautiful surrounding area. The old railway has been converted to a cycle track which links Caton to Lancaster, ideal for wheelchair users. Cycle hire is available in Lancaster. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is excellent for either relaxation or a more active break. The Lune Valley is a lovely area, painted by Turner, Caton, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland is a largely undiscovered, moorland area with breath taking views, and lovely streams. The Lakes of Cumbria, and the three peaks of the Yorkshire Dales look even more spectacular at this time of year. Come and find out more, we have good local knowledge of the best places to eat and visit. There are an abundance of historic Market towns, rivers, and beautiful vistas. We provide information on local walks and events, see listings below.
Golf and sport: There are many golf courses close by ranging from the well-known Lancaster Golf Club at Ashton Hall (tel:01524 751247) to a scenic nine-hole golf course ten minutes away where you just pitch up (sorry!) and play. Honesty box in operation. Lakes courses a short drive away. Clubs (right-handed and left-handed) available to borrow. Lots of indoor sports available at the local leisure centre or at the university. Area ideal as a base for outdoor sports including walking, climbing, cycling etc. Lancaster is a cycling exhibition town, bikes for hire, or bring your own. We have dry secure garage for Bikes or Motorbikes on request. This area is frequented by motorcyclists, Heysham the Port for the Isle Of Man TT races is eight miles away. Many Premiership football clubs are now in the North -West, seven are within an hours drive, including Manchester United. The National football museum is at Preston, half an hours drive away, this is great for wet days and is wheelchair accessible.
Local events: The view from Morecambe is lovely in the evenings, with great views over the bay to the lake district from the art deco midland hotel, and only 15 min away, or 40 min along cycle path.
LANCASTER VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE: 01524 582394 www.citycoastcountryside.co.uk, Look up local events and book in advance, e.g. the popular cross morecambe bay guided walks. The RSPB centre at Leighton moss has many activities planned for the coming year
We have 2 independant theatres in Lancaster
1. www.dukes-lancaster.org out door promenade play in the park, always highly rated - take a picnic to have first!
2. www.lancastergrand.co.uk A surprising and varied programme.
Walk along the extensive Lancaster canal, or use the Canal water bus service and cruises.
Lancaster is part of the National Cycle Network and has lots of cycle paths ranging from easy to the more difficult.
Many pubs in Lancaster have live music.
Multi plex Cinema in the centre of Lancaster with latest films.
Ray and Sue have lived in Caton for 17 yrs, and saw the exciting potential when purchasing the property which is now, The Quarters !
Ray is originally from Manchester, Sue has moved around more, but also originates from the North of England. Our love of the north is clearly demonstrated by the number of maps and books which we have for guests to borrow; we are both keen walkers, and can assist with walks of different levels, and some beautiful vistas await you,
We both work part time, so have plenty of time to ensure that the apartment is spick and span for your arrival. Rays background is in teaching, Sue has a Learning disability nursing background, and has a lot of experience working with people with an ASC.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004
The Quarters is a flexible space, and suitable for all, visiting friends and family, or taking a break.
A warm welcome awaits you, we greet with a bottle of wine, milk tea and coffee. Our expert local knowledge is an added bonus, we can point you in the direction of great vistas and eateries !
Open for twelve years, we have welcomed guests from 24 different countries, and from all over the UK.
We also have plenty of maps and walking, and cycling books for you to borrow, to enhance your visit.
Bought as offices, complete refurbishment has ensured that the inclusive nature of The Quarters was in place from the very beginning.
Extra width doors, all sockets and switches at a metre high, and an excellent bathroom which is spacious and cosy, show a subtle but effective specification for wheelchair users.
The huge windows were retained making a light airy, and comfortable holiday apartment, complimented by a private garden with a stream flowing down the side, ideal for relaxing or entertaining.
Explore this diverse area- City Coast Countryside, its all here !
The Quarters is unique due to its fantastic accessibility specification, and we also accept pets happily at no extra charge.
In a central but tranquil village location, down a quiet lane with a garden with a stream, and no parking issues- we have a large private carpark.
The lune valley in which the Quarters is situated is flat, with good cycle paths which take you to Lancaster, and beyond to Glasson dock, or Morecambe, completely off road.
Sue and Ray live close by ! You need another casserole dish ? You will have one immediately.
Its situation close to Lancaster gives amazing transport possibilities- there are trains from Lancaster directly to Manchester airport; the Quarters is only five minutes from Junction 34 of the M6, making it a lovely base for friends and family reunions.
This is an unspoilt area of great diversity, City, Coast, and Countryside, its all here !
' Great week...Accommodation excellent Would highly recommend it. Will be back if we come back to England. Linda is thinking of coming back for a holiday. Thank you Sue for all your help' J and F Gray and family Australia and England Sept 2006
'Lovely walks and scenery despite the weather, loads of wildlife to see, food in the ship pub excellent, great base to explore, everything catered for. Recommend to any one, thanks for the wine. S and T Brand Henry the dog, Warrington. October 2006
'Very nice stay in a beautiful part of the world. Hope to be back sometime-Thank you for the wine!!! -and ex accommodation' R family Kent. Jan 2007
'Thank you so much Sue and Ray. This fantastic place has been an absolute Haven for me. I've just loved it!' J.M. LondonMarch 2007
'Thanks for the warm and wonderful stay-See you again ! ' W family, ca USA. April 07.
We (2 adults, 3 children aged 10, 12, 14 and dog) found the apartment very welcoming, with loads of local info to browse through on arrival. The local info was very useful and accurate which we used a lot. The village has some lovely walks and wished we could have stayed longer to explore more. The location of the apartment is excellent for those who want to visit the Lakes for a relaxing time or a more active time in Blackpool of which we did both! We were impressed with the cleanliness of the apartment and that it had all the home comforts, and more, e.g welcoming provisions and the beds all ready made up. The Ship Pub we highly reccommend for meals out and also The Royal Oak (about 4 miles away). A very family orientated base to organise your holiday from. Will certainly try to go there again.
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It's like home from home. Sue was very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. As a wheelchair user, The Quarters was very accessible, alot more than most places where I have stayed, who have said that they have been wheelchair accessible.
The place was nice and clean. The owners were very friendly, welcoming us and flexible to our needs. It was also great value for money and is only 10 min drive to Lancaster. We would definitely stay again. Thanks.
Wishing to visit relatives in the area we were looking for a place to stay. This ticked all the boxes for us when viewing it online. When we arrived it was great to see it exceeded our expectations. The owners have put a lot of effort into making guests feel welcome and the little touches (like providing detergent for the washing machine) made our stay even better. The next time we are planning to be in the area we will look to stay here again.
listing description shows semi detached property cottage not an apartment, the property was not cleaned .owners customer service was disgraceful keys left under watering can, never shown round the property. will never be back will not recommend this to anyone they should be ashamed to take the payment for the conditions.
Caton a North Lancashire thriving village, 2 miles from the M6 motorway, junction 34; has useful shops and 3 pubs set in the picturesque Lune valley; an ideal base for walking, cycling, wheelchair users will be happy as there are many flat cycle paths.
The Quarters, is situated on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, a tranquil moorland gem, with the unspoiled River Lune, this is a good bird watching area.
Historic Lancaster, with a magnificent castle is 10mins by car, or cycle or walk the attractive cycle path (Flat!) ideal for Wheelchair users, or pushchairs.
Turner painted the scene at the Lancashire beauty spot of 'The-Crook-of-Lune', a 10 min stroll along the cycle path. Lancaster and Cumbria Universities are six miles away. Caton is centrally located for The lake district (Lake Windermere), 40min,Yorkshire Dales, 30 min, renowned climbing and walking, with show caves. Blackpool is 40min drive, Manchester 1 hr. Scottish border is 1hr.
Lancaster has an enormous well stocked antiques centre, the Grand theatre, the Dukes have a varied cinema and drama programme, or if you are here in October there is a large weekend long music festival. Music and the arts feature heavily in Lancaster and Morecambe all year.
Plenty to do for families locally; have a go at fly fishing, take a tour of the magnificent Lancaster Castle, where there are frequent special events, visit the Butterfly house, and climb Ashton ,memorial for spectacular views at Williamsons park,
In the evening enjoy a choice of 3 pubs, serving food, sample the wonderful Chinese takeaway, or stay in and use the well stocked kitchen for cooking up a culinary delight ! Try something different, fly fishing centre is in the village.
Other Activities: Crown green bowling, squash, badminton ,darts and pool ,pubs and restaurants ,skate park.
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Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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We offer very reasonable prices for your stay on a sliding scale.
There are no extra charges for school holidays or Christmas and the New Year !
We also offer you an easy to understand system of 1 winter and 1 summer rate.
Please contact us so you can begin to make your booking at The Quarters Near Lancaster UK
Our summer rate from 1st of April until the 30th September is £450,per week and £80 per night (on a sliding scale from 3+ days). This is for the whole apartment, not per person!
Our winter rate is £400 per week and £80 (on a sliding scale from 2+ days)
We ask for 20% payment when booking is confirmed, the remaining 80% is payable one month prior to your arrival. You can pay by bank transfer or cheque. Details on request from owners.