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5 Star barn conversion, peaceful ,scenic in area of outstanding natural beauty

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Lancaster Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Stunning 3 bedroom all en suite to sleep 6 in the rural North West of England

The Shepherds Barn is recently converted 5 star self-catering accommodation,very spacious with the highest level of comfort and design. It is situated in the picturesque rural valley of Quernmore of the Forest of Bowland. The views from the 'barn' are stunning.

Perfectly located, the Shepherds Barn is only 3 miles from the historic town of Lancaster, and within 40 minutes drive of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and Blackpool by the sea, it is the perfect base for exploring the North West of England.

Inside there is a huge lounge/dining room with a central real flame gas fire. The kitchen has the extra warmth of a traditional farmhouse aga for cooking. There are 3 spacious bedrooms, all are individually designed, all are en-suite.

There is also a unique opportunity to watch the Sheepdogs, like those from 'One Man and his Dog'. And if you are really interested you may be able to try to work with them yourself!

Golf:: There are many golf courses in the area, the nearest is only 10 minutes drive.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Thomas Longton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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based on 13 traveler reviews

5 Star barn conversion, peaceful ,scenic in area of outstanding natural beauty
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Luxurious, rural but within minutes of Lancaster

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully converted stone barn with every facility including kennels! Our stay was centred around working sheepdogs and the opportunity to benefit from Thomas' expertise.

Thomas was the perfect host, generous with his time and expertise.

The barn is superbly equipped, beautifully presented and joyfully rural. You will find everything from astute of the art microwave to a coffee grinder, a welcoming Aga to real flame gas fires and stunning bathrooms to comfortable and beautifully presented bedrooms.

In the boot room/laundry (washer/drier) there is a library of local information with ideas for places to visit, eat and walk.

There is an excellent farm shop minutes away with local produce.

Our requirements are quite specific as we travel with 8 working sheep-dogs and the Barn is perfect. Do explore the coffee table as you will find a fascinating scrapbook of sheep dog trial memorabilia as well as a photographic record of the barn's conversion.

If you wish to learn more, do visit the website but, please be warned, it is somewhat clunky and does not work well with Safari (yet - we're going to lend a hand here) so surf the site using a different browser - it's well worth the trouble.

Everything in the description is there and much more besides.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful modernised Barn in the middle of the hills, very peaceful and interior is very high spec. The owner leaves you to come and go as you please however, he is close by if required. We had a demonstration of the rounding up of the sheep with one of his many sheepdogs, thank you Thomas. Adequate room for 6 people, one twin and two double rooms all en-suite. Sainsbury's/Asda are very close by as our local takeaways. We went on a bowling holiday so was pleasantly surprised to see a local bowling club just up the road, which is in fantastic condition. Would recommend this to a family and will definitely return. Thank you Thomas!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Situated in open Countryside in working farmland, The Barn is an extremely spacious and luxurious conversion. It is very clean, well maintained, decorated beautifully and tastefully with huge rooms. The listing description does not do the property justice.The modern kitchen has a range of quality equipment including a fabulous Aga; convection / microwave oven; fresh coffee making machine; electric BBQ; hob; fridge / freezer and dish washer. There is a utility room with washing machine, coat stand and laundry facilities. Each bedroom has an en suite and 2 bedrooms have dressing rooms as well. The lounge / dining room has a stunning centre feature living fire with patio doors to a patio area looking out over stunning views of the surrounding country side. Pets are very welcome and outside there are several large kennels, there is even a doggy bath with hot and cold water.

The owner, Thomas, is a very friendly and helpful gentleman and welcomed us cheerfully on our arrival. He is well respected and an accomplished sheepdog handler. trainer and judge. He gave us several sheepdog training lessons and lots of valuable advice .

All together, we had a very relaxing and enjoyable 3 day holiday and we will definitely be returning and recommending The Barn to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeds 5* Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with this property. Beautiful location, barn was spotless.

Thomas done some sheep training with our two collies, think they are missing him and, his mop already.

3 days was not long enough to enjoy the barn and, all the sights close by, had No idea The Lakes, Blackpool, Cumbria was so close, even Lancaster town centre was only 3 miles away, yet it seemed like you was miles from anywhere as it was so peaceful & beautiful.

We Will be returning for a longer period.

Couldn't have stayed in a better place, it was great. :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeds 5* in our opinion

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean, lovely quiet tranquil location, the decor in every room is perfect, everything you need for a holiday is supplied.

Wouldn't believe Lancaster town centre is 3 miles down the road and, Windermere, Blackpool appx 40 mins drive, so peaceful seems like your miles from anywhere.

Thomas done some sheep training with our two collies although we was only there for 3 days, pampered pooches didn't know what hit them, had a lot of patience with my husband who kept running the wrong way.

Couldn't have stayed in a better place, sent photos over to the rest of the family who want to go up for a longer was just great.... Thankyou so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Everything we were hoping for

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun, and so relaxing a time here. The holiday started as soon as we got off the motorway and started driving through roads where you could pick blackberries from both windows at once. The children raced through the barn finding all the best bedrooms and different ways to get to the same place. My sister's Jack Russell raced manically round the walled garden, and the rest of us had a nice cup of tea by the aga in the kitchen.

We had the most glorious sunshine so never got to put the fires on, but the terrace was well used.

For food there are fresh eggs every morning from the farm at the bottom of the drive. There is a fantastically stocked farm shop about 5 minutes drive with wonderful meat - and then the kitchen has everything you could want to cook it to perfection.

Our best day out was when Thomas invited us to go to a sheep-dog trial he was competing in just up in the Lake District. It was a brilliant day with a few cars parked in a field, loads of dogs, belligerent sheep, venison sausages and Collie Wobbles beer. Best of all, Thomas got a new puppy which our kids fell in love with and didn't let out of their sight for the rest of the holiday. They were allowed to bring it round to get its first glimpse of sheep during a training session Thomas was running. We also had a very good day on the beach at St Annes.

The only thing I was sad about was that there was no pub within walking distance! Otherwise just perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Fleece Inn
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Forrest Hills
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M6 JCT 33 OR 34
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fleece Inn
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Manchester indoor
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

The 5 star Shepherds Barn is in a picturesque valley of the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, but is within 10 minutes drive to the City of Lancaster,Lancaster University and Ashton Memorial. Morecambe Bay and the Lune Valley are also close by. The Lake District with all its scenery, the Yorkshire Dales with all its walks, and Blackpool with its tower, beaches and entertainment are all within 1 hours drive.

The Shepherds Barn is the perfect place from which to explore the north west of England.

Other Activities: crown green bowls; Tennis

Golf: Lancaster Golf Club is one of the best golf courses in the North of England and is within 15 minutes drive- a round may be organised.

Forrest Hills Golf Course is a pay and play golf course and is only 5 minutes drive .


Rates & Availability

Lancaster Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 30 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The Shepherds Barn Prices

Prices vary according to the number of bedrooms that are being used.The other bedrooms will be left empty.

------------------------- £ Prices for 2016 ----------------------------

Bedrooms 1 / 2 / 3 1 / 2 / 3

Jan-Feb 275 / 325 / 375 / 3 nights 425 / 475 / 525 / week

March 325 / 375 / 425 / 3 nights 475 / 525 / 575 / week

April-Sept 395 / 445 / 495 / 3 nights 645 / 745 / 845 / week

Oct- Dec 325 / 375 / 425 / 3 nights 475 / 525 / 575 / week

Minimum stay is 3 nights ; extra nights can be arranged

Please book the Shepherds Barn from a FRIDAY or MONDAY or TUESDAY - thanks

Special Offers / Late Booking discounts may apply- please send email for info.

Christmas and New year £990 per week full unit booking only

The prices include all bed linen, duvets, towels ; electric and heating.

Wi-Fi broadband system is provided.

The gas fires are all run with bottle gas which is included in the price. However, due to ever increasing gas prices, it will be necessary to charge for any extra bottles.

The rates shown above are representative of the 2016 season and are shown for guidance only, the actual rates may vary according to actual availability and season. We reserve the right to adjust our prices and availability at any time.

Please note the prices above include a non-refundable booking fee :-

£150 for a 3 night stay or £250 for a week stay; with the balance due 4 weeks before arrival.

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Lancaster Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are very spacious and en-suite. 1 bedroom floor level has King-size bed + ensuite wash/shower room. 2 bedrooms upstairs both en-suite, 1 has king size bed,the other has 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
WI-FI broadband is available.

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