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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.

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  • 5 The Maltings

    Whittington near Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC131157
    Just two miles from the pretty market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, Whittington is a true village set in a triangle of three counties so ideal for exploring the delights of Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire in one visit. Life in Whittington revolves around the historic Estate, the village hall and the annual races. Wonderful walks can be enjoyed along the riverbank to the River Lune or why not take advantage of the regular bus service into nearby Kirkby Lonsdale where you will find and eclectic selection of shops, tea rooms, pub and restaurants to suit every pocket and palate.
    5 The Maltings is comfortably furnished and presented to provide a good base for visitors at any time of the year. The conservatory to the rear offers fine views across lush green fields dotted with horses and livestock to the Whittington Hall Estate beyond, a pleasant view at any time of the year.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Inner porch leading to...
    Kitchen/Dining room; With electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer and microwave.
    Lounge: With electric fire, TV and DVD leading to...
    Conservatory.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.Outside: Private parking for one car. Small patio.

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  • Toad Hall

    Foulridge

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 23369

    Overlooking the village green, just a short walk from the canal towpath with lovely walks in the surrounding countryside, this holiday cottage has been totally renovated and furnished in a contemporary style. In the heart of the Pendle countryside, close to the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the coast. The historic market town of Skipton, with its cobbled market place and Norman castle is a short drive, whilst Haworth, home to the Brontë Sisters, is just over the moors. There is an abundance of mill shops in the area, whilst the unspoilt Forest of Bowland waits to be explored. Shops and pubs 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. Spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. X-box. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. On road parking.

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  • Starfox Cottage

    Lytham St Annes

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    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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  • Bankwell Cottage

    Silverdale, nr. Carnforth

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 90133

    Boasting walking direct from the door and Gait Barrows nature reserve close by, Bankwell Cottage is tucked away in a quiet setting overlooking Silverdale’s golf course. Thoughtfully furnished throughout, it features a marble fireplace and a Victorian brass bed, and enjoys its own large garden, a perfect holiday retreat. Lancaster, 8 miles, the seaside attractions of Morecambe, or travel deeper into the dramatic scenery of the Lake District. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Second living room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Narrow tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with beams, 1 single.

    NSH, electric heaters, convector heaters, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Large garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Cumberland View

    Morecambe

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    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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  • Number One The Maples

    Sowerby, nr. Preston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E5525

    These former stables have been thoughtfully converted into three comfortable and contemporary holiday homes which are well situated for exploring all that the north west has to offer. Situated within the owner’s grounds in the small village of Sowerby, these stylish holiday homes provide modern living in a rural location. The area offers lots of opportunities for walkers and cyclists, and for horse lovers Sowerby has its own livery and equestrian centre. The market town of Garstang, which offers a wide range of amenities including shops, bars and restaurants is just 8 miles away. The Maples are well located for discovering the popular north west coast and Blackpool is just 30 minutes away by car. Other popular seaside town include Southport, Fleetwood and Lytham St Annes. Preston and Lancaster are both within a half hour’s drive. Additional places of interest include the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland AONB which can both be reached in less than an hour. The Lake District is also very accessible from here and Kendal is also less than an hour’s drive, making The Maples an ideal retreat from which to enjoy a host of activities and places to visit. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with bi-fold doors and oak floor. Kitchen with dining area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with oak floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Three Freeview TVs. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared garden with terrace and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking.

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  • Tewitfield Marina - Lapwing

    Tewitfield, nr. Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 24551

    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 private rear courtyard they provide a relaxing holiday atmosphere.
    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. 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 500 yards. Pub and restaurant on site.
    Lapwing and Teal properties enjoy views over the marina. Accommodation will be allocated on arrival (layouts may vary).

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

    Freeview TV. DVDs. Lawned garden. Balcony. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. NB: Unfenced marina and canal.

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  • Enys

    Morecambe

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 28434

    This semi-detached holiday house, close to the sea front, is ideally placed for north Lancashire and south Cumbria. The Lancaster canal and Happy Mount Park hosting brass band concerts are ½ a mile. The railway station is 500 yards away, ideal for car-free touring. Morecambe has many attractions including a stone jetty with award winning pavement art, cinema, traditional and farmers’ markets and a short parade of shops. There are cycle routes and golf courses nearby. Try the Morecambe Bay shrimps, or an afternoon tea in the restored Midland Hotel. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 2 steps to 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single (for child). 2 steps to shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden, decked sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 5 years except babes in arms. NB: 2 steps down from sitting-out area.

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  • Back Cottage

    Barrow, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W44037

    Perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape of for small families wanting plenty to see and do, Back Cottage offers something for everyone.
    Approximately 400 years old, this charming three-storey cottage was once part of an old print works that was eventually divided up into individual dwellings. Beautifully presented and well-proportioned with a generous amount of living space, the cottage has been lovingly restored by the owner who has managed to retain much of its period charm and character. The exposed stone is particularly delightful and compliments the interior design very well.
    Walking through the front door you are immediately welcomed by the cosy farmhouse style kitchen. With its wood-burning stove, range style cooker and central island breakfast bar it is the perfect place to eat or just sit and chat. Just off the kitchen is a bright and airy conservatory which overlooks the garden. With comfy seating and a large screen TV it’s a great alternative living space to the first floor living room. Whilst the property only sleeps 4, with two separate living rooms, both with a TV, it is ideal for those who like to holiday together but still value their own space.
    The master bedroom has French windows which open onto a Juliet balcony from which to enjoy the views and the country air. There is also a superb en-suite with freestanding slipper-bath and separate shower cubicle.
    Located in the quiet village of Barrow, just 1½ miles from Whalley and 2½ miles from Clitheroe, Back Cottage is ideally located for exploring Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley. There are plenty of great walks and cycle routes in the area and with a golf course less than a mile away, it is a great destination for those who love being outdoors. For those who prefer indoor activities, the leisure centre in Clitheroe has a gym, tennis courts, swimming pool and climbing wall.
    Apart from being famous for its abbey, Whalley has some nice individual shops including a deli and a great wine shop. Clitheroe is Ribble Valley’s most popular market town with a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants. Alternatively, why not visit the castle or take part in a ghost walk. Just outside of Clitheroe and located along the river is Edisford Bridge, a popular place for families. The Wild Boar Park at Chipping, 11 miles, is also great for families. Other places worth visiting nearby include Pendle Hill, 9 miles, Forest of Bowland (AONB) and Gisburn Forest, 15 miles, which has some greats walks and bike trails.
    Thanks to its proximity to the A59 which connects to the M6 and M65, it is so easy to get around by road. You can get to Manchester, Preston, Lancaster and Lake District in less than an hour. The Yorkshire Dales is just over an hour away and Blackpool and the Fylde Coast are under an hour.
    Lancashire has a very good ‘foodie’ reputation and there are plenty of excellent dining pubs and restaurants in the area including a Michelin starred restaurant. There are also plenty of nice garden centres, farm shops and local markets to discover and explore. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub mile.

    6 steps down to entrance. Kitchen with breakfast area, beams and wooden floor. Conservatory. Utility room. Separate toilet. Open-sided stairs to first floor. Living room. 1 bunk bedroom. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in kitchen included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Four Freeview TVs (one 37’’). DVD. DAB radio. Multi-fuel range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Juliet balcony. Barbecue. On street parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in garden.

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  • Root Farm Cottage

    Dunsop Bridge, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: IYP

    Set in the heart of the Forest of Bowland, (AONB), this detached holiday cottage has been lovingly converted with great attention to quality of fabrics and internal finishes, all co-ordinated by an interior designer to create a wonderfully ambient atmosphere. The owners who run the Puddleducks Tea Room are happy to provide a Saturday paper, and a pre-ordered meal for the day of your arrival (at cost, to eat in or to collect). Root Farm Cottage forms part of the stunning Whitewell Estate, which is owned by Her Majesty the Queen in her capacity as the Duke of Lancaster. The Queen last visited the estate in 2006 and it is known to be one of her favourite parts of the Duchy’s rural estates. The cottage lies within walking distance of Dunsop Bridge, which is regarded to be the geographic centre of the United Kingdom. An ideal location with walks direct from the door. There are quiet lanes for cyclists and challenging off-road terrain for the more adventurous. Wildlife abounds and a wide selection of birds can be observed. Clitheroe with its castle, 7 miles, enjoys a selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Shop 500 yards and pub 2 miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full underfloor central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Electric cooker
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Fridge
    • Freezer
    • Small garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Rye Meadows, Whoop Hall

    Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: CC131141
    The Meadows development in the grounds of the Whoop Hall Inn is set in stunning surroundings within the beautiful Lune Valley and on the fringes of the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale which has an excellent choice of shops, restaurants and traditional inns. An ideal base from where to explore some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the site is within easy reach of both the Lakes and the Dales. Guests have complimentary use of the state of the art leisure facilities including 18 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and fully equipped fitness studio Of excellent quality throughout the property has been beautifully dressed and with up to the minute facilities and luxurious soft furnishings, the property is the perfect place to enjoy that special break away at any time of the year.
    This property can be booked in conjunction with Burrow Meadows, prop No 131134.

    First Floor: Property has central heating and comprises:
    Secure entry system in hallway leading to:
    Kitchen/Dining: With gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.
    Lounge: With gas fireplace, wall mounted TV, DVD, CD/ Hi-Fi system and patio doors.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower, wash basin and WC.

    Second Floor: Galleried seating area
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and walk in wardrobe area.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
    Utility: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Sorry no cot available. High chair can be hired at Whoop Hall at small extra charge. Wi-fi availablePrivate parking for 2 cars. Also included is the use of the leisure facilities at Whoop Hall between 9.30am and 5pm each day. NB: Pond in grounds.Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Dunromin Cottage

    Belthorn, nr. Blackburn

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    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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