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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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  • Wolfen Mill Country Retreats - Saddlery

    Chipping, nr. Clitheroe

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    Ref: 30615

    A warm welcome awaits you at Wolfen Mill Country Retreats. Dating back hundreds of years, this former mill sits in stunning grounds with a freshwater lake. Located in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a peaceful part of Lancashire’s stunning Ribble Valley, you are guaranteed a relaxing break to do as much or as little as you like. With its lush green valleys and spectacular scenery, Ribble Valley is host to quaint market towns such as Clitheroe and Longridge, as well as numerous picturesque villages including Whitewell, Whalley, Slaidburn and Waddington, which offer great country pubs, cafés and shops. Whilst enjoying a peaceful, rural location, Wolfen Mill is also very accessible making it the perfect base from which to explore all that the area has to offer. Preston is 12 miles away, Clitheroe, 10 miles, and Lancaster, 17 miles. The Pennines, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Wyre Valley and the Fylde Coast are easily accessible, as well as Blackpool, 24 miles, and Lytham St Annes, 25 miles. The area is great for walking with lots of dedicated trails and footpaths. Other activities available locally include golf, cycling, fishing and horse riding. The area has a great reputation for its pubs and restaurants, or follow the Ribble Valley Food Trail which offers some of the country’s best local produce. Whilst it is the perfect retreat for couples and walkers, there is also lots to do for families, children will enjoy Bowland Wild Boar Park and Clitheroe Castle, as well as Blackpool’s many attractions which include Blackpool Tower, Sealife Centre, zoo, Madame Tussauds waxworks, Sandcastle indoor waterpark and the Pleasure Beach. This is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and discover all that the beautiful north west has to offer. After a day exploring, what better way to come back to a warm, cosy holiday home. Beds will be made using high quality linens, and fluffy white towels will be provided. For extra comfort, bathrobes will also be provided for the adults. There is ample parking on site and access to the shared gardens. There is also fishing available on site, it is free of charge and a licence will be required. Guests also have use of the laundry area, where there is a washer and a dryer. There is an additional shared guest lounge, located on the second floor of the main building, with patio doors leading onto a decked balcony overlooking the lake and fells. Courtyard Cottage (ref 30613) and Beech Tree (ref 30617) are both detached, with Beech Tree enjoying its own private garden. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Located on the ground floor, providing a delightful furnished property with a cosy atmosphere and period charm.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric fire in living room included.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Shared laundry area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 7-acre grounds. Shared barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Stream and lake in grounds.

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  • Quakerfield Lodge

    Hurst Green, near Clitheroe

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    Ref: UKC812


    Situated in the heart of Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley and enjoying unspoilt rural views from its own private hot tub, Quakerfield Lodge is perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape to the country.

    Set in the grounds of the owner’s home but enjoying complete privacy, the single-storey property provides comfortable and well proportioned accommodation. Outside there is a private patio with barbecue, table and chairs for al fresco dining, as well as a partially covered, private hot tub which can be enjoyed no matter what the weather.

    Quakerfield Lodge is located in the quiet village of Hurst Green, which has won Britain’s Best Kept Village on numerous occasions. With breath taking views and fabulous walks from the doorstep, the lodge is perfect for those seeking peace and tranquillity, although should you wish to keep in touch with family and friends the property is equipped with wi-fi.

    There are 3 award winning eateries within a few hundred yards of the property, and the bustling market town of Clitheroe with its hill top castle, array of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants is just 5½ miles away.

    The village of Hurst Green dates back to the late 1500s with the founding of Stonyhurst Hall which is just a stone’s throw from the lodge. In 1794, it became Stonyhurst College which has taught and inspired many artists and writers including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and JRR Tolkien. A historic Grade I listed building set in beautiful grounds, the college has one main church as well as five chapels, four libraries, an observatory and a collection of art, sculpture and relics which are significant to the history of Catholicism.

    A walker’s paradise, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is right on the doorstep. Other popular walks include the Tolkien Trail and the Witches Trail around neighbouring Pendle Hill. Alternatively why not follow the gourmet Ribble Valley Food Trail which showcases some of the country’s best food suppliers and restaurateurs. The area is abundant in award-winning restaurants, and celebrity chefs Paul Heathcote and Nigel Haworth both have Michelin starred establishments within a 10-minute drive. Apart from its reputation for excellent food and drink, the Ribble Valley is also renown for its superb scenery, picturesque villages and welcoming country pubs. The pretty villages of Downham, Waddington, Chatburn, Whalley and Chipping are all within a 15 minute drive, and the Roman village of Ribchester is just 5 minutes away.

    Should you wish to venture further afield, there are lots of places to visit within easy driving distance thanks to its proximity to the A59 and the motorway network. Blackpool and the Fylde Coast, Haworth and Brontë Country, the spa town of Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Southern Lakes are all within an hour’s drive. Golf 1 mile. Shop 660 yards, pub 385 yards and restaurant 5½ miles.

    All on ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With electric fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With gas cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over corner bath, and toilet.

    LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Patio area with garden furniture and gas barbecue. 2-acre natural grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. Private hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Paramount Apartments - Apartment 4

    Lytham St Annes

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    Ref: UKC420

    Apartment 4 is located on the first floor and has an inviting entrance hall with a leather table and large bespoke wardrobe with chest of drawers. The living room is open plan with two leather and wood chairs with footstools, the perfect place to catch up on your favourite programmes on the 40’’ Smart TV with SKY+. Free ultra-fast fibre optic broadband is provided throughout the apartment. The German made kitchen is fully fitted with a mocha gloss finish and plenty of cupboard and cooking space. There is also a dining table in the window overlooking the southfacing rear garden which attracts the morning sun. The kitchen includes a full sized oven, hob, microwave, integrated fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The bedroom has an attractively recessed double bed and luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covers, and pillow cases provided by the supplier to HM the Queen’s Royal Household. The spacious fully tiled bathroom has a bath with an integrated shower and large chrome shower head, vanity unit, toilet and heated towel rail. All towels are provided, together with luxurious bathrobes and toiletries.
    Located close to the centre of Lytham St Anne’s but enjoying a quiet residential position, this fine period building, which dates back to the early 1900’s, has been extensively and sympathetically restored to create five beautiful, one-bedroomed apartments. From the moment you step into the hallway with its original mahogany balustrade, Victorian cornices, renovated stained-glass window, plush carpeting and chandeliers, you feel instantly at home and your first impression of the building will certainly make you feel most comfortable. Each apartment has a totally individual design, with furnishings having been chosen with great care and attention to detail. The eclectic mix of styles work harmoniously together to create a building with its own unique personality and immense charm.
    Perfect for golfing enthusiasts the renowned Royal Lytham St. Anne’s Golf Club is just a 5-minute walk and there are a further 3 championship golf courses within a 10-minute drive. Paramount Apartments are just a 5-minute walk to the beach, promenade and a little further is the centre of St. Annes-on-Sea with its wide range of shops, including designer boutiques and antique shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, making this ideal for couples who like to have everything on their doorstep.The area offers a wide choice of entertainment and leisure facilities, including boating, bowling, cycling, swimming and of course golf. The town hosts many events throughout the year, including the Kite Festival and the famous Lytham Festival. There are some lovely walks in the area, and due to its proximity to the reeds and marshes of the Ribble Estuary, it is also very popular with bird watchers and wildlife lovers. Blackpool, with its famous tower, Pleasure Beach, Zoo, Sealife Centre and Sandcastle Waterpark, is just 6 miles away, making this a great choice for couples who want lots to see and do. Other towns worth visiting on the Fylde coast include nearby Lytham, 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, thanks to Lytham St Anne’s proximity to the motorway network. The Forest of Bowland in the Ribble Valley, recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, can be reached in just over an hour. Beach 300 yards. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With 40" Smart TV with Sky+.
    Kitchen/breakfast area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and tiled floor.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and ultrafast fibre optic Wi-Fi included. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: No children under 18 years old.

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  • The Retreat at Monk’s Lodge

    Sawley, nr. Clitheroe

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    Ref: 26448

    Set in the historic village of Sawley where the ruins of a Cistercian abbey remain, in the spot where the monks’ fishpond once lay, this ground floor annexe forms part of the owners’ detached house. As such it enjoys shared use of half an acre of gardens with a pond and summerhouse – ideal for lazy sunny holidays. The bustling market town of Clitheroe with its shops, pubs and restaurants is just 3 miles. On the border of Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales, with a wealth of wonderful countryside to explore on foot direct from the door or by car. Sawley is blessed with a lovely pub serving good food. Fishing available nearby. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/ kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared ½-acre garden with summerhouse. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Harrop Fold Cottages - The Granary

    Harrop Fold, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
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    Ref: W43319

    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.

    7 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electricity fire in living room.

    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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  • Burrow Meadows

    Kirkby Lonsdale

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    Ref: CC131134
    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 to explore some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the site is within easy reach of both the Lakes and the Dales. All guests enjoy full, complimentary use of the state of the art leisure facilities including 18 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and fully equipped fitness studio.
    Burrow Meadows is on the ground floor and enjoys its own private patio area with delightful views over adjacent meadows, to one side and overlooking the ornamental pond of the communal grounds to the other. Of excellent quality throughout, the property has been beautifully dressed by local interior designers and with up to the minute facilities and luxurious soft furnishings, the property is the perfect place to enjoy that special break away, just the two of you, at any time of the year.

    Ground Floor: Property is centrally heated and comprises:
    Kitchen/diner: With gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.
    Lounge: With corner set electric fire, wall mounted TV, DVD and CD hi-fi.
    Bedroom: With double bed and solid oak furnishings
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
     

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Sorry no cot or high chairOutside is a small private patio area with furniture provided. Private parking for 2 cars. Free use of leisure club at Whoop Hall Hotel. NB: Pond in grounds. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Pendle View

    Barley, nr. Clitheroe

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    Ref: 28606

    Forming part of the owner’s 19th-century farmhouse, Pendle View is a welcoming and comfortable holiday cottage with a private terrace and stunning views over Pendle Hill and the surrounding Lancashire countryside. Accessed via a private track and located on the outskirts of the pretty little village of Barley, it is very well located for exploring the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland AONB. Walkers and cyclists are well catered for and Clitheroe with its Norman castle is close by, with shops, bars and restaurants. The Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the north west coast can all be reached in under an hour by car. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/ kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double bedroom with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet. Beams and wooden floor throughout.

    Oil central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bankwell Cottage

    Silverdale, nr. Carnforth

    Grade
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    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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  • Five Barred Gate Barn

    Whitechapel, nr. Goosnargh

    Grade
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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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  • 5 The Maltings

    Whittington near Kirkby Lonsdale

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    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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  • Harrop Fold Cottages - Manor House Cottage

    Harrop Fold, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
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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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  • Shamrock Cottage

    Scarisbrick, nr. 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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