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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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  • Tewitfield Marina - Lapwing

    Tewitfield, nr. Carnforth

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    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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  • Number Two The Maples

    Sowerby, nr. Preston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E5526

    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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  • Number Three The Maples

    Sowerby, nr. Preston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E5527

    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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  • Garden Cottage

    Pilling, nr. Garstang

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43614


    Situated in the grounds of the owners’ home with direct access onto the pretty lawned garden, Garden Cottage is ideal for couples and families wanting to explore all that Lancashire and its neighbouring counties have to offer. This detached, single storey holiday cottage is located in the village of Pilling, which has a couple of pubs, a village store and a café, which is just across the road from the cottage. The coastal village of Knott End, 4 miles, was frequented by L S Lowry and the subject of some of his paintings are in several shops and cafés. A wider range of amenities can be found in Garstang, 7 miles, or the city of Lancaster, 11 miles. The bright lights of Blackpool whose attractions include the famous Blackpool Tower, Pleasure Beach, Sealife Centre, Madame Tussauds and Blackpool Zoo, are just 13 miles away, making this an ideal base for families who want to visit the popular seaside resort.
    Other places of interest within easy travelling distance include Fleetwood, with its Freeport shopping centre, 14 miles, Morecambe, 16 miles, and cosmopolitan Lytham St Annes, with its championship golf courses and great selection of shops, bars and restaurants, 21 miles. Garstang and Knott End also have golf courses. Should you wish to venture further afield, thanks to its great road access, Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales can all be reached in under an hour. Being so close to the coast, the area is great for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers. Other activities available locally include golf and fishing. Beach 1½ mile. Shop 1½ mile, pub 800 yards and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 23" Freeview TV/DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden. Pond in owner’s garden.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Southport Coach House

    Southport

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27068


    This comfortable, former coaching house, set to the rear of the owner’s impressive Victorian house, dates back to 1890. Sympathetically renovated, it retains original features and is just 15 minutes’ stroll from Lord Street. Well placed for all that this striking Victorian seaside town has to offer, including the second longest seaside pleasure pier in Great Britain. With beaches, impressive parks and miles of coastal walks it is a great place to relax. The area offers shopping, restaurants and nightlife as well as championship golf courses. Southport train station is a 15 minute walk away, or 5 minutes by car, and provides easy access to Liverpool (approximately 30 mins), with all its museums, theatres, shopping, Liverpool One, Albert Dock and other attractions too numerous to mention. Trains also operate to the historic city of Chester (approximately 1 hour) and bustling city of Manchester (approximately 1¼ hours). Beach 2 miles. Shop and pub 440 yards, restaurant 880 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional single. Separate toilet. Steep, spiral stairs to first floor: Living room with pool table. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£50per week, £30 per short break October-March). Electricity, bed linen, towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • The Court House

    Nr. Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: LAD

    In the peaceful grounds of Leck Hall, approached through splendid parkland, this architect-designed former Georgian coach house has its own garden flanked by colourful shrubs. Stunning countryside and walks from doorstep. Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks close by. Three golf courses within 5 miles. Sea 30 minutes’ drive. Shop 1 mile.

    Hallway. Kitchen/breakfast room. Cloakroom and toilet. Large living/dining room with open fire and door to cobbled patio and garden. Small study/children’s room with door to garden. Boot room with sink. First floor: Kingsize bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom. Single bedroom with fitted wardrobe. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate toilet.

    • Open fire – Initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Biomass central heating/hot water by meter reading
    • Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Welcome pack
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/Cassette/CD
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Telephone – incoming calls only
    • Garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Hard tennis court by arrangement (tennis shoes only)

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  • Laythams Holiday Lets Retreat - Laythams Cottage

    Nr. Slaidburn, Ribble Valley

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E2625

    Set amidst beautiful scenery, and enjoying glorious views of the Forest of Bowland, renowned for its unspoilt landscape and bird and wildlife, this 17th century longhouse has been converted to provide these two comfortable properties. A peaceful location it is just 1.5 miles from the historic and picturesque village of Slaidburn with famous ‘Hark to Bounty’ Inn, cafe, shop and post office and on/off road cycle hire. Clitheroe’s fine amenities and golf course are 9 miles away and close to Lancashire bridleway. The Yorkshire Dales is only 12 miles, the coast at Morecambe Bay is 20 miles and Blackpool and the Lake District is within easy reach. Excellent fishing 2.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: Living room with double sofa bed. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Freeview TV.

    Note: Though completely self contained Laytham’s Farmhouse and Laytham’s Cottage interconnect at both levels and can be booked together to offer accommodation for 8 + 5 + 2 t/cots.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Shared garden. Garden furniture. Parking. Natural water supply from spring. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Ivy House

    Fairhaven, nr. St Anne’s

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 29084


    Located on a quiet residential street in Fairhaven, within 2 miles of Lytham and St Annes, this semi-detached holiday cottage provides spacious and comfortable accommodation. Fairhaven lake is a short walk, offering tennis, boat hire and bowling amongst its attractions. There is also a cafe and RSPB discovery centre. Nearby is a cinema, indoor swimming pool, a beach and a variety of coastal walks. Within a short drive, there are four 18-hole golf courses. The attractive towns of Lytham and St Anne’s offering bars, restaurants and cafes, are within 2 miles. Blackpool is approximately 8 miles. The Lake District is approximately 1-hour. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area and laminate floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin (zip and link, can be double), 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£30 per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Radio/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Foxgloves

    Lytham St Anne’s

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 29086


    Foxgloves is a comfortable and modern mews style property located on Lytham Quays, a modern residential development on the outskirts of the popular coastal town of Lytham.
    The cosmopolitan town of Lytham offers a good selection of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops including several antique shops and designer boutiques. 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 also popular with birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. The bright lights of Blackpool with its famous tower, Pleasure Beach, zoo, Sealife Centre and Sandcastle Water Park, is just 9 miles away making this a great choice of holiday property for families who want lots to see and do without being right 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 Foxgloves, and its proximity to the M55 which connects to the M6 makes it very accessible. Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland AONB, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District can all be reached in just under an hour. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floors/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower cubicle, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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