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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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  • Tewitfield Marina - Sandpiper

    Tewitfield, nr. Carnforth

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 24573

    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. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. 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. Small lawned garden. 5-acres of shared grounds. No smoking. NB: Unfenced marina and canal.

  • Tudor Cottage

    Ainsdale, nr. Southport

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double on request). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 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.

  • Driftwood Cottage

    Lytham St Annes

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: LAE

    Located on a quiet residential development just half a mile from the heart of Lytham, Driftwood Cottage offers comfortable and thoughtfully designed accommodation, providing the perfect coastal escape for couples and small families. With its restful colour scheme, bespoke soft furnishings, carefully chosen accessories and driftwood accents, the cottage is very much in keeping with its seaside location and it has been furnished to a very high standard throughout, providing all the modern comforts one expects from their holiday home. The ground floor and first floor bathroom all benefit from underfloor heating, the bedrooms each have a memory foam mattress, TV and there is wi-fi. Thoughtful extras such as bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are also provided. The comfortable living room with Karndean flooring, wall mounted gas living flame fire, Sky TV and Blu-ray player is the perfect place in which to relax and unwind after a day’s sightseeing and the dining kitchen which opens up onto the rear patio is very well equipped with nice extras such as Dualit accessories and a Tassimo coffee machine. The enclosed rear yard is furnished and has a BBQ for al fresco dining on the decked area.


    Parking in Lytham is in short supply, so having your own private parking space at the cottage is a real bonus and a short walk leads right into the heart of Lytham with all its bars, shops, cafes and restaurants. One of the most popular and cosmopolitan towns along the Fylde Coast, and voted one of the best places to live in the UK, Lytham is perfect for couples and families who like to keep active. It is a great area for walking and cycling, and there is a wide choice of entertainment and leisure facilities, which includes 5 championship golf courses, as well as facilities for sailing, bowling 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. As a complete contrast, the bright lights of Blackpool, with its famous tower, Pleasure Beach, zoo, Sea Life Centre and Sandcastle Waterpark, is just 9 miles away. Other towns worth visiting on the north west coast include Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood, whose designer shopping outlet is very popular. As a change from the stunning coastal landscapes, there are so many other places to visit that are within easy reach, thanks to its proximity to the motorway network via the M55 and M6. Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland AONB, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are all very accessible and can be reached in just under an hour. Lytham hosts many popular events throughout the year, including the famous Lytham Proms, which takes place at the beginning of August, making it the ideal year round coastal destination. Beach ½ mile. Shop 250 yards, oub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Step to entrance. Living room with gas ’living flame’ effect fire. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area and French doors to patio. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV; one with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin on request). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Gas ‘living flame’ effect fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen and bathroom), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • 46" satellite TV (entertainment package)
    • Two 32" Freeview TVs
    • Blu-ray
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed garden with flagged patio, decked area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional communal parking available
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

  • 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.

  • Shamrock Cottage

    Scarisbrick, nr. Southport

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    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.

  • Tewitfield Marina - Lapwing

    Tewitfield, nr. Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 24569

    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. 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.

    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.

  • Bright Cottage

    Winewall, nr. Colne

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 29305


    This terraced holiday cottage is located in the small hamlet of Winewall, in the Pendle and Trawden forest area of Lancashire. Winewall is located just 2 miles from Colne, which offers a good selection of shops, supermarkets, pubs and eateries, and shoppers will enjoy Boundary Mill. There are some great walks in the area, including the popular witch walks around Pendle Hill and walks in and around Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley. Places of interest include Wycoller Country Park, 1½ miles, Haworth/Brontë Country, 10 miles, Skipton, 12 miles, and Clitheroe, 20 miles. For those looking for a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities, the cities of Leeds and Bradford can both be reached in under an hour by car. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with dining area and wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Satellite TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Dale Meadows

    Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC131142
    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 which to explore some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the site is within easy reach of both the Lakes and the Dales. Guests have complementary use of the state of the art leisure facilities including 18 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and fully equipped fitness studio.
    Dale Meadows is a two bedroomed cottage style apartment in a quiet location on this site of only 21 properties and offers luxurious loft style living in the heart of the countryside. With two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, the property is ideal for two couples wishing to holiday together and with up to minute facilities including underfloor heating, Freeview and iPod docks. Dale Meadows is an ideal choice for all year round holidays.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower/Wet room: With shower, wash basin and WC.
    Kitchen: With under floor heating, electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Lounge/dining: With wall mounted gas fire, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD and iPod dock.

    First Floor: Small seating area: Perfect for reading with sofa bed for ocassional use (bookable in advance).
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed galleried over the lounge.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.Wi-fi availableSmall patio with furniture provided. Private parking for one car. Free use of leisure club at Whoop Hall Hotel. Young children will require supervision due to the pond in the gardens and the gallery style of bedroom. Please note the property will sleep 6 people but this would only apply to shortbreak bookings, it is not suitable for 6 people for a full week.

  • 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. 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 bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

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

  • Pazzo Apartments St Anne’s - Naples

    St Anne’s

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30695

    Located in the centre of St Anne’s, with fine Italian dining quite literally on the doorstep, these contemporary and comfortable holiday apartments (refs 30690, 30691, 30692, 30693, 30694 and 30695) are perfect for a couple or families looking for a relaxing coastal escape. These first floor apartments are located in the Victorian seaside town of St Anne’s, which is just 3 miles from its livelier neighbour, Lytham. One of the North West’s most popular and cosmopolitan seaside towns, Lytham St Anne’s has a great selection of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, including designer boutiques and antique shops. The area offers a wide choice of entertainment and leisure facilities, including boating, bowling, cycling, swimming and of course golf, for which Lytham is well known internationally, with no less than 5 championship golf courses. The town hosts events throughout the year, including the Lytham Proms, which takes place at the beginning of August every year. 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 9 miles away, making this a great choice for families who want lots to see and do. 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, thanks to Lytham St Anne’s proximity to the motorway network. Ribbley Valley, Forest of Bowland AONB, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District can all be reached in just under an hour. Beach 500 yards. Shop 50 yards, pub 100 yards, restaurant on-site.

    Steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with double sofa bed/kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 37" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Lower Barns Fold

    Goosnargh, nr. Longridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 28558

    This detached holiday barn conversion is on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB, within the grounds of the owner’s 18th century farmhouse. Explore Pendle Hill, Wyre Estuary, Beacon Fell, Clitheroe Castle, Roman sites at Ribchester and ruined abbeys at Whalley and Sawley. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area, French doors and tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Gallery area: Second living room. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with Velux. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD (small library). CD (small library). Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds with summerhouse. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 8 years. NB: 3 steps to garden. Pond in grounds, 50 yards.

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