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The Old Hat Factory

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Quernmore, near Lancaster, Lancashire
Grade 5 Star rating
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Customers’ Choice Award 2018
This beautifully appointed cottage boasts a unique location, with spectacular views of the Lakeland Hills from every side of the property.

Originally a hat factory, the owners have lovingly renovated this delightful detached cottage to provide a relaxing retreat, with superb views from every side of the cottage. The private hot tub allows you to relax and enjoy the wonderful views, and a chance to rest your muscles from all the walking on offer in the area. This peaceful setting and beautifully appointed cottage, with many additional unique features such as a free standing bath in the bedroom, placed infront of the Juliet balcony, with stunning views overlooking the Quernmore Valley, provides the ideal couple’s retreat. The property is set on a working dairy farm and is a convenient location for discovering the Lake District, Forest of Bowland and the Lancashire coast. There are a number of walks in the immediate vicinity, including Clougha Pike, less than a mile away, and Williamson Park, less than 3 miles away.
Ingleton and the Yorkshire Dales are just 18 miles away, and Kendal, gateway to the Lakes, is just 27 miles. The historic town of Lancaster, 4 miles, has a castle, numerous shops, restaurants and bars, and The Old Hat Factory is a great place for parents to stay in whilst visiting their children who may be studying at Lancaster University. Morecambe Bay is just 8 miles away, whilst the many attractions of Blackpool are just 35 miles, including the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Tower and the Illuminations. Beach 6½ miles. Shop and pub 2½ miles, restaurant 2 miles.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space: With flagstone floor.
Living area: With multi-fuel burner and 28" Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
First Floor:
Bedroom: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), Freeview TV, free standing bath, Juliet balcony and beams.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Hot tub (private). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Private Hot Tub
    Private Hot Tub
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2018
    Fantastic. Loved our stay and would book again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2018
    We had a fabulous time! The cottage was perfect with the biggest comfy bed ever! The owners were very welcoming and friendly. Couldn’t fault I’m any way! Great local walks and the views are beautiful!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    Fantastic relaxing break, in a beautiful location

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/01/2018
    Excellent cottage with easy access to local area

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/01/2018
    We ab solutely loved this stunning cottage!! It is so relaxing and the hot tub with the views is incredible. The hot tub was immaculate and tended to by Diane the owner every morning. The cottage has everything you need and is beautifully decorated. The bath with a view was simply divine, as was the log burner on the chilly evenings. The owners are lovely and we even got a tour from Mark, who was friendly and helpful. We cannot wait to book again!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/12/2017
    Warm friendly welcome a fantastic retreat with great outlook and walks from the door.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/12/2017
    We booked this cottage for a peaceful and romantic getaway and it was absolutely perfect. The stunning views and beautiful walks were just what we’d hoped for. We would 100% recommend The Old Hat Factory to stay, what a fantastic place.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/11/2017
    A beautiful cottage set in a lovely valley. The cottage was equipped to a very high standard. The freestanding bath in the bedroom and the hot tub were a real treat. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2017
    Beautiful sunset views, gorgeous cottage, peaceful weekend.....perfect get away.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    Beautiful cottage, very well presented. Everything you need for a relaxing break.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    We stayed here for our Minimoon and it was a very relaxing stay. There is stunning views from all sides of the cottage and watching the sunset from the hot tub was amazing! A lovely cottage which we would highly recommend, thank you for a lovely stay!

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews collected by Reevoo
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