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Lancashire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Foulridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 30026


    Set in 10 acres of natural countryside and beautifully landscaped gardens, The Coach House is a detached holiday property offering comfortable accommodation in a stunning setting right on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales. Occupying the first floor level of the property, which dates back to 1870, this spacious apartment has been thoughtfully renovated by the owners and offers all the contemporary comforts that one expects whilst retaining all of its original charm. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard throughout, with a well-equipped kitchen and entertainment facilities which include Sky TV, wi-fi, and games console. The highlight of this accommodation is most definitely the open-plan living space with its high ceilings, original beams and bi-folding doors which open up onto the decked balcony, bringing the outdoors in. In addition to their own private garden space, guests can also use the summerhouse, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine. The property provides an ideal base for those who love the outdoors as it’s a great area for walking and cycling. Guests can access footpaths direct from the property which is located along the Pennine Way. The nearby village of Foulridge, 1 mile, offers boat trips along the Leeds/Liverpool canal and coarse fishing is available at the reservoir. The nearest large town for shops and supermarkets is Colne, 3 miles, which is also the home of Boundary Mill retail outlet. Being on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, you really do get the best of both worlds with so much to see and do. Yorkshire offers the popular market towns of Skipton, 10 miles, and Grassington, 18 miles, as well as Haworth/Brontë country, 14 miles, Malham, 16 miles, Harrogate, 30 miles, and of course the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Lancashire’s Ribble Valley, 17 miles, Pendle Hill and Lancashire’s witch country, 10 miles, and Forest of Bowland, an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, 28 miles, are equally as beautiful and all worth a visit. For those who want to take a break from driving, Skipton and Colne both have train stations, providing easy access into Manchester, Leeds and Preston as well as the famous Settle/Carlisle railway. Steam trains also operate from Haworth. For those who prefer a coastal landscape, the Fylde coast is very accessible and Blackpool can be reached in around 45 minutes. The Lake District can be reached in just over an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    15 external steps to entrance. All on first floor: 2 steps to living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen with dining area, bi-fold doors, beams and wooden floors. 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one 6ft zip and link (can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating (underfloor in bathrooms), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Three satellite TVs (movie and sports package). Blu-ray. Playstation 3. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/
    dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Broadband connection. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with summerhouse, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Shared 10-acre natural land. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Drops in garden. 2 steps to balcony.

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  • Harrop Fold Cottages - Bradley House

    Harrop Fold, nr. Clitheroe

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43317

    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. Kitchen/dining area with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electricity fire in living room. Washer/dryer. Enclosed, lawned 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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  • Tewitfield Marina - Sandpiper

    Tewitfield, nr. Kirkby Lonsdale

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 25550

    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. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    DVD. Small garden. Parking (2 cars).

    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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  • 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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  • Rose Cottage

    Scarisbrick, near Southport

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC761

    Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, with an abundance of cottage garden plants and roses, giving the cottage its name. Rose Cottage offers comfortable accommodation, in a great rural location, that is close to the popular seaside town of Southport, just 4 miles away. Ideal for families and couples, this detached single-storey bungalow benefits from off road parking and well-stocked gardens, to the front and rear. The owners, who live next door, have taken great care to ensure that the accommodation has all the comforts one needs for a great stay. Rose Cottage has a private enclosed garden to the rear, which with its lawned area and patio, is perfect for alfresco dining in the summer. There is a fantastic conservatory with lots of comfy seating from which to enjoy the garden on cooler days and a welcoming open fire in the lounge for those colder months.
    Rose Cottage is located in the village of Scarisbrick, which is just less than 4 miles away from the Victorian seaside resort of Southport. The popular village of Birkdale, which offers several bars and restaurants, and a number of independent retailers, is just over 3 miles away. For a wider range of amenities why not try the market town of Ormskirk, which has a twice weekly market as well as a park, swimming pool and leisure centre. For guests who enjoy being pampered, there is a local hair and beauty spa just 100 yards away from Rose cottage which offers a 20% discount to guests.
    Close to the Leeds/Liverpool Canal there are lots of pleasant walks in the area. Scarisbrick Marina, which has a café and car park, is 1½ miles away and Burscough Wharf, which offers a variety of shops and places to eat, is 5 miles away. At Lathom, 6½ miles away, you can hire bikes from the lovely country pub there, which serves good food and which also has a canalside beer garden. You can enjoy cycling as a pleasant alternative to walking along the tow paths, with plenty of other country pubs along the way for a stop off. Golf is a very popular activity in this part of the country and there are several golf courses in the area, including the Royal Birkdale Golf Club which will be hosting the 2017 Open Championship, which is only 4 miles away. Horse racing enthusiasts may enjoy a visit to Aintree Racecourse which is home of the famous Grand National, 11½ miles away.
    The area is also popular with nature lovers and birdwatchers, as the garden at Rose Cottage attracts many birds, including owls, thrushes and woodpeckers. Enjoy a visit to Martin Mere Wetland Centre, just 6 miles away, or the National Trust’s Red Squirrel Reserve at Formby, 9 miles.
    Of course, no visit to the area would be complete without a visit to Southport, which has a reputation for being one of the more relaxed and traditional coastal towns. Southport’s many attractions include the pier, sandy beach, Splash World indoor waterpark, funfair, cinema, theatres and bowling, as well as plenty of bars, restaurants, cafés and shops. The town hosts many events throughout the year, making Southport a year round destination. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Step to entrance.
    All on the ground floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With open fire, 46" Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Conservatory.
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial coal for open fire included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Elms Cottage

    Morecambe

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 19158

    Just a short stroll from Morecambe’s delightful promenade, this spacious house is ideal for family holidays, boasting a large enclosed garden and sun room. Very close to Morecambe Golf Club and Happy Mount Park, where children can enjoy the paddling pool, playground, miniature train, crazy golf and trampolines. Morecambe has lots to offer including the award winning jetty, multiplex cinema and Festival Market. Morecambe is ideally located for touring, with the Lake District, Flyde coast, Trough of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales all accessible. Shop and pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower attachment. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£20per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

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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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  • The Boskins

    Sabden, nr. Whalley

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29235


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

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

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

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  • West Boundary Farm Cottage - West Boundary Farm Cottage 2

    Pilling, nr. Preesall

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 27558

    Ideal base to explore

    This former farm house at West Boundary Farm has been thoughtfully converted into two bright and comfortable holiday cottages (ref. 27557 and ref. 27558). An interconnecting door between the two cottages means that they can either be enjoyed independently or as one larger holiday home. Situated down a private lane on the outskirts of the small village of Pilling, these properties are ideal for exploring the North West coast. Blackpool, Lytham St Annes, Fleetwood and Poulton-le-Fylde are all within a short drive. Alternatively, the Trough of Bowland, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are all easily accessible by car. Two well stocked fishing lakes can be found within the farm’s extensive grounds and this is offered free of charge to guests. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining area/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared use of 10-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds, 800 yards.

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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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  • 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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