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Lancashire

A cottage holiday provides the perfect base for exploring this varied area, whether you''re looking for a restful and relaxing break or an exciting adventure with friends or family Lancashire is a hidden gem and provides a great self-catering holiday destination.

The county has many facets; wild and beautiful countryside, seaside character, bustling cities and remote rural landscapes.

Wherever you choose to stay, there''s plenty to see and do. You could visit Clitheroe''s Norman Keep and enjoy the view over the surrounding area to Pendle Hill, made famous by the legend of its witches. Don''t leave this quaint market town without a visit to D.Byrne and Co. where you can explore the cellars of this quirky Victorian wine shop and choose a tipple to enjoy back at your cottage after supper.

The historic city of Lancaster offers great shopping and tempting restaurants as well as a famous castle, where you can enjoy an exciting tour of the courtrooms, cells and ancient towers. When you''ve finished at the castle, why not take a walk around the beautiful Williamson Park with its butterfly house and copper-topped Memorial.

Lancashire offers plenty of coastline to explore, most famously, the bustling seaside resort of Blackpool with its tower and the Pleasure Beach theme park. You could head South to picturesque Lytham St Anne''s, or North to the massive expanse of Morecambe Bay. Don''t miss the chance to visit Carnforth Station to have a cup of tea in the cafe and play out your own version of ''Brief Encounter'' under the station clock.

Close to the small village of Hurst Green visit the stunning Stonyhurst College. This prestigious school is famous as a film location and has many literary associations: Arthur Conan Doyle is a former pupil and it is also reported that J.R.R.Tolkien wrote part of The Lord of the Rings here.

If walking is your thing you could tackle a section of the scenic Ribble Way during your stay. This wildlife rich trek follows the River Ribble along its valley, traditionally walked from mouth to source. Why not take the little ones along to Bowland''s Wild Boar Park where they''ll feed chicks and see boar, deer, meerkats and even a white wallaby as well as enjoying a tractor ride.

Lancashire is waiting to welcome you - take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Lancashire today.
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  • Shamrock Cottage

    Scarisbrick, near Southport

    Grade
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    Ref: E4297

    Just 4 miles from the traditional seaside town of Southport’s vast beach, famous pier and smart shopping arcades, this pretty, detached cottage enjoys uninterrupted country views. Set close to Martin Mere wildfowl reserve and 6 miles from the red squirrel sanctuary at Formby, it lies within easy reach of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Blackpool, Chester and North Wales, whilst Liverpool’s Albert Dock museums and Beatles’ homes are readily accessed by rail from the local station (1.5 miles). Leisure club and gym 3 miles. Pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link, can be twin). First floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • Five Barred Gate Barn

    Whitechapel, near Goosnargh

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: W44152


    Dating back to the early 1800s, this detached, stone built former shippon provides beautifully presented accommodation, and offers plenty of charm and character as well as having all the modern comforts to be expected from a holiday home, including open plan living, underfloor heating, woodburner and wi-fi. It is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and is perfect for a couple but with the capacity to accommodate up to four people looking for a comfortable base from which to explore all that the area has to offer.

    The property is located in the small hamlet of Whitechapel at the foot of Beacon Fell. Close to Garstang and Longridge, gateway towns to the Forest of Bowland designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is ideal for those who love the great outdoors with some of the best walking and cycling opportunities in Lancashire. Other activities available locally include fishing and golf.

    Whilst the property enjoys a quiet rural location, it is very accessible and there are lots to see and do within easy driving distance. Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley is just 14 miles away with the bustling market town of Clitheroe with its hilltop castle and nearby Pendle Hill. The university town of Lancaster, is 17 miles, with its aqueduct and castle. Preston, 10 miles, has many shops and mainline train station for London and Glasgow.
    For those who enjoy the seaside, the Fylde Coast, with popular resorts including Blackpool with its beach, piers, pleasure beach and famous tower, and Lytham St Annes, is just 25 miles away. The Lake District can be reached in under an hour and the Yorkshire Dales in about one and a half hours, making this the ideal touring base. Local markets and farm tea shops abound or relax in a cosy local pub to enjoy Lancashire food and drink. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 1 mile, family church 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with small double sofa bed/kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom (no door) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity underfloor central heating, electric heater, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Starfox Cottage

    Lytham St Annes

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 30261


    Located right in the centre of Lytham St Annes, tucked down a little street of terraced cottages, Starfox Cottage offers comfortable and well-proportioned holiday accommodation in the heart of one of the North West’s most popular and cosmopolitan coastal towns. There is a good selection of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, including several antique shops and designer boutiques, right on the doorstep. It is a popular destination for couples wanting a coastal escape, with plenty of lovely walks and lots of nice places to dine. There is a wide choice of entertainment and leisure facilities in the area, not least, Lytham’s 5 championship golf courses which are well-known internationally. It is also known for the Lytham Proms event, which takes place at the beginning of August every year. Other activities available locally include boating, bowling, cycling and swimming. Due to its proximity to the reeds and marshes of the Ribble Estuary, the area is popular with birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. The bright lights of Blackpool, with its famous tower, Pleasure Beach, zoo, Sealife Centre and Sandcastle Waterpark, is just 9 miles away, making this a great choice for families who want lots to see and do without being in the thick of it. Other towns worth visiting on the north west coast include Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood, whose designer shopping outlet village is very popular. Apart from the coast, there are so many other places to visit that are within easy reach of Starfox Cottage, and its proximity to the M55, which connects to the M6, makes it very accessible. Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland AONB, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District can all be reached in just under an hour. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Second living room. Kitchen. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in external utility room. Freezer. Wi-Fi. Small enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Car park 1/2 mile. No smoking.

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  • Cumberland View

    Morecambe

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 29252

    Close to Morecambe’s sea front and promenade, this terraced holiday property provides a comfortable base from which to explore not only the coast but also the Lake District, Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales. Morecambe itself offers a range of amenities such as bars, shops, eateries, cinema and activities available locally include golf, cycling and fishing. Children will love Happy Mount Park with paddling pool, playground, miniature train, crazy golf and trampolines. The area is also very popular with walkers and bird lovers, with RSPB Leighton Moss being just under 10 miles away. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include Lancaster, 5 miles, Ingleton, 20 miles, Kendal, 22 miles and Forest of Bowland, 22 miles. Shop and restaurant 300 yards, pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with breakfast area. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small, enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in courtyard.

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  • Harrop Fold Cottages - Manor House Cottage

    Harrop Fold, near Clitheroe

    Grade
    3
    1
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    Ref: W43318

    Rural Ribble Valley location.

    Located at the end of a well maintained country road lies the small hamlet of Harrop Fold which has a history dating back to the 12th century and has been judged ’Best Kept Hamlet’ in Lancashire for 3 consecutive years. There are good garden centres and an equestrian centre nearby.
    The beautiful unspoilt villages of Bolton by Bowland and Slaidburn are only 3 miles away and the impressive Trough of Bowland, the market towns of Clitheroe and Skipton, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are all within easy driving distance.
    A great holiday base for walkers, cyclists and families. Shop 4 miles, pub, 2.5 miles and restaurant, 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil fired stove in living room. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: First £20 electricity and electric heaters included (first £10 for short breaks), remainder by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 50-acre natural grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Swallows Rest

    Weeton

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 25287

    Attractively converted from a farm building, this holiday cottage has been sympathetically restored to carefully blend the old with the new, resulting in a restful atmosphere. Set just behind the owner’s own home, in a quiet location, well placed for relaxing or for visiting the coast with Lytham St Annes approximately 6 miles away, where you will find a wide selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Alternatively, the lively seaside resort of Blackpool is about 8 miles. For those who prefer scenery, the Pennines and the Trough of Bowland are easily accessible by car and the Lake District makes for an alternative day out. Shop and restaurant ¾ mile, pub 1½ miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With stone floor.
    Living area: With TV, DVD player and single sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.

    Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Enclosed patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children under 8 years old.

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  • Dunromin Cottage

    Belthorn, near Blackburn

    Grade
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    Ref: 30586

    This former weavers cottage dates back more than 200 years, and it now offers comfortable and welcoming holiday accommodation in the heart of Lancashire. Located in the village of Belthorn, the cottage is well placed for exploring all that the north west has to offer, including the Ribble Valley, Trough of Bowland, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Manchester, Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. The village of Belthorn is one of the highest villages in Lancashire and, thanks to its elevated position, the cottage enjoys lovely views from its enclosed rear garden, which extends over the moors towards the Ribble Estuary with the Fylde Coast to the west, and Pendle Hill to the east. Thanks to its proximity to the motorway network, Manchester, Blackpool and the Ribble Valley can all be reached in 40 minutes and the Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District can be reached in an hour. Other places of interest nearby include the Helmshore Textile Museum, 5 miles, Townley Hall, 14 miles and Pendle Hill, 17 miles. For those who want to leave their car behind, the village offers bus services into Blackburn, Haslingden and Rawtenstall. The nearest train station is in Blackburn, 3 miles away. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. 6 steps down to kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed garden with decked patio, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in garden.

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  • The Meadows

    Heskin, near Chorley

    Grade
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    2
    Ref: 28734

    The Meadows offers contemporary 3-storey holiday accommodation and is generously proportioned with a bedroom and bathroom on each of the upper floors. A balcony leads off the main living area, which is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day. Located in the Lancashire village of Heskin, near Chorley, The Meadows enjoys a quiet cul-de-sac position with rural views to the rear. Heskin Hall, which dates back to the 16th Century, is a fine example of Tudor architecture and today houses a farmers’ market and craft centre. Shop 500 yards, pub ½ mile and restaurant 1½ miles.

    First floor: Living room/kitchen with breakfast area and bamboo floor. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£20per week, £10 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Three Freeview TVs. Blu-ray. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Boskins

    Sabden, near Whalley

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
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    Ref: 29235


    Nestling in an elevated setting on a hillside farm and surrounded by stunning scenery across Sabden Valley towards Pendle Hill in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Approached along a well maintained farm track, The Boskins dates back to the 1700s and has been converted to offer a charming holiday cottage, nestled in an elevated setting on a hillside farm. The sheep and lambs in the spring graze the fields with walks directly from the cottage across countryside and woodland. The area offers plenty of opportunity for enjoyment such as walking and cycling, Pendle Ski Club dry slopes and the challenge of Pendle Hill is just a few minutes away. The village of Sabden is less than a mile away where there is a general store, pubs and a tea room. Clitheroe has an impressive ancient castle and the village of Whalley a historic abbey. Both offer individual shops and quality restaurants within a 10-minute drive. The market towns of Settle and Skipton, the Yorkshire Dales, Lakes and West Coast are within easy driving distance. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters (underfloor central heating on ground floor) included (£30per week, £20 per short break October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service on request. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed paved garden, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Wood fired hot tub. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Tewitfield Marina - Lapwing

    Tewitfield, near Carnforth

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: 24570

    Excellent base to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District

    Forming part of a hamlet next to the Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster canal these holiday homes have been carefully furnished throughout to provide guests with every comfort. With easy access to the motorway they make an excellent base from which to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, together with the seaside town of Morecambe and the historic city of Lancaster close by. Alternatively the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is just 7 miles and offers a wealth of individual shops, pubs and restaurants. Nearby are golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, with walking available direct from the door. Shop and pub 500 yards. Accommodation will be allocated on arrival (layouts may vary).

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decked area. 5-acres of shared grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Unfenced marina and canal.

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  • Tudor Cottage

    Ainsdale, near Southport

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: W43443


    Located in the village of Ainsdale, a semi rural suburb of Southport, this cosy mid terraced cottage provides comfortable holiday accommodation, ideal for families and couples who want to explore all that the north west of England has to offer, both coast and country.
    Ainsdale village has several pubs, restaurants, shops and takeaways which are all within half a mile of the cottage. It also has a leisure centre and village green.
    The village has a strong sense of community with the local community centre offering meals and activities for older people at very reasonable prices, and Ainsdale Horticultural Society holds a village show on the village green every year at the start of July.
    Ainsdale also has a fabulous beach, which is said to have some of the most breath-taking sunsets and cloudscapes in the whole country.
    A great base for walkers and nature lovers, the Sefton Coastal Path and the Trans Pennine Trail both pass through Ainsdale. A number of waymarked nature trails are also accessible from the village. These trails allow access to the Ainsdale Sand Dunes, designated as one of England’s National Nature Reserves. The dunes are home to over 450 plant species as well as the rare natterjack toad, Europe’s loudest amphibian. Red squirrels can occasionally be seen amongst the reserve’s pine forests too, while sand lizards, great-crested newts and a fantastic variety of orchids and other wildflowers can also be found here.
    The reserve has a network of around 8 miles of marked footpaths including the Woodland Path and Fisherman’s Path which are both accessible by bike, pushchairs and wheelchairs. An award winning pub and restaurant can be accessed via the paths, walking 3 3/4 miles, 1 hour and 14 minutes (approximately) from Ainsdale railway station with limited on street parking in the vicinity of pine woods.
    There are several golf clubs nearby including Royal Birkdale, Hillside, Southport and Ainsdale, and Formby Hall.
    The Victorian seaside town of Southport is just 15 minutes away by car, and apart from its beach, fairground and waterpark also offers a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. It is well known for local, national and international artists featuring in performances and shows at the refurbished Art Centre, Floral Hall or other locations within the town. Blackpool with its many attractions and landmarks is just 35 miles away by car. Other places on the coast worth visiting include the cosmopolitan resort of Lytham St Annes and Crosby beach.
    Liverpool can be reached in approximately half an hour by car and Chester, Manchester and Preston are all under an hour’s drive. The Lake District and Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley can be reached in approximately 90 minutes.
    For those who want a break from driving, the cottage has excellent links to public transport. There is a bus stop on the main road with services into Southport, Preston and Liverpool. Ainsdale railway station provides links into Liverpool, Chester, Manchester and Preston. Beach 1/2 mile. Shop 400 yards, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor. Kitchen/conservatory/ dining area with tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 super kingsize bed (zip and link, can be twin beds on request). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Four TVs (three Freeview (one 28") , one freesat). DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Small front lawned and landscaped area. Small enclosed astro-turfed area with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Heights Barn

    Horton in Craven, near Skipton

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: 23542

    This detached former barn is set in an elevated position and has spectacular, far reaching views over open countryside towards Pendle Hill and beyond. This is a truly peaceful holiday haven from which to walk direct from the door and is well placed for touring both the Yorkshire Dales and the Trough of Bowland with both Blackpool and the historic city of York for alternative days out. The market town of Skipton is just 12 miles and boasts a Norman castle standing proudly at the top of the wide cobbled high street. Shops and pub 21/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. 24hr drying service. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed large garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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