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Bluebell Cottage

Calder Vale, near Garstang, Lancashire
Grade 3 Star rating

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Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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Description

For those seeking a restful retreat in a peaceful location look no further than Bluebell Cottage.

This beautiful cottage, dating back to the early 1800s, is packed full of character and old-world charm, along with some wonderful original features.
Located in the pretty village of Calder Vale on the edge of the Forest of Bowland and with the River Calder running right through it, this pretty cottage is set in a beautiful location. With the river right in front and a lovely lake and bluebell wood to the side, it is ideal for those looking to enjoy its surrounding nature and tranquil environment. Throughout May, the ladies in the village provide teas for thirsty travellers who come from far and wide to see the famous bluebells, and here you can also expect to observe plenty of wildlife including ducks and a variety of birds from robins to swifts as you meander along the path through the wood.
Finished to a lovely, cosy standard, this original property is accessed via a private road and has off-road parking spaces for cars to the side of the property.
Once inside, you immediately enter a welcoming and cosy living room, which transports you back in time, yet offers a contemporary modern feel. It lends an authentic cottage feel and experience to the cottage, from the warming wood burner to the original exposed stone work and feature airer hanging from the ceiling - ready to warm your clothes after a day out exploring the area. There is also a small dining table, which is a great place for a doing a jigsaw or playing cards in the evening, as well as a generous sofa which can be turned into a double bed for extra guests if required. There is a Freeview TV and DVD player, making this a great place to relax in and put your feet up after a full day out. The kitchen is well equipped and fitted with a modern touch, and has everything you need to cook the perfect meal together.
The original staircase leads you to the upstairs to the spacious, yet cosy, bedroom fitted with lovely oak furniture, bringing a contemporary and modern feel to the pretty room, which offers a lovely view of the river. The bathroom is quite spacious with a modern white suite comprising bath, with shower overhead, toilet and wash basin.
Outside, to the rear of the property, there are a few steps which lead onto a small patio area. There is a larger area to the front of the property also which is an ideal suntrap during the summer months. Garden furniture is provided so you can decide for yourself which is your preferred spot! The cottage also benefits from outside storage where you can house a bicycle or two.
Nearby is the historic market town of Garstang, 4½ miles, known for its tasty home-grown produce and individual shops, as well for being the first fairtrade village in the world. Here you can buy some traditional Lancashire home made treats! There are plenty of shops and pubs nearby. You can explore the town and watch the passing canal boats cruise along the peaceful Lancaster Canal, or if you fancy just a short walk (2 miles), you can walk from the village across the fields to Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens where there is a lovely café, gardens and a real working farm to see.
Why not visit the historic city of Lancaster, which has much to see and do? You can explore Lancaster Castle, one of the most captivating landmarks in the city along with its Georgian architecture. The seaside resorts of Morecambe and Blackpool are equally reachable, whilst the Forest of Bowland and, further afield, the wonderful Lake District National Park are within an hour’s drive and are also well worth a visit!
With so much to offer, Bluebell Cottage, with its calm and relaxing situation is the perfect base for a romantic and relaxing getaway!
Shop, pub and restaurant 4½ miles.

Ground Floor:

Living/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, 20" Freeview TV/DVD player, double bed and beams.

Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.

First Floor:

Bedroom: With double bed.

Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for multi-fuel burner included. External utility room with freezer. Enclosed front paved garden with garden furniture. Rear patio. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 4 steps to the rear patio.

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Features

  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site


Customer Comments

  • 1

    10/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2018
    Cottage was clean and tidy, bed really comfortable, sofa not so. Clear the owners look after the property and care for it. Not really suitable for anyone over five foot as I’m 6”2 and constantly kept banging my head pretty much in every room, especially near the kitchen sink which pretty much ruined it for me as I couldn’t move around freely. Would help if this was stated as if it was we wouldn’t have booked this cottage due to my height. The enclosed front garden is as said but no where near high enough to keep in a rescue dog such as ours who bolts away at the slightest sound so we felt a little aggrieved and misled about that part of the cottage. No phone signal as advertised fair enough but wi fi signal was also very weak. Overall whilst the walks for our dog were fantastic we were disappointed with the accommodation.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Whilst we are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Bluebell Cottage, we feel that it would is obvious that the property has lower ceilings as per the description and photographs, it is a mill Cottage built in the early 1800s. Whilst you may not feel the ceilings were high enough for you, we have had many guests over 6ft in height who were comfortable. The wall on the outside of the property is as per the photograph and really is quite tall. We feel you should have been able to gauge this clearly from the photographs. You say the cottage is clean and looked after and as per the description which is all great thank you.

  • 8

    29/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2018
    Lovely area to stay. Garstang 4 miles away unspoilt town with excellent amenities, very dog friendly, all cafes allowed dogs in. Could have done with brighter lighting, found it difficult to read. Definitely needed a vacuum cleaner, especially when you have 2 dogs. Overall we all enjoyed our stay at the cottage and would stay again


  • 9

    30/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2018
    We had a wonderful week at Bluebell Cottage. The location in Calder Vale is beautiful and an ideal base from which to see the Forest of Bowland. The surrounding area was a joy, Garstang is a lovely town and only 10 minutes away, the countryside and surrounding villages is beautiful and pubs such as the Green Man in Inglewhite and the Inn at Whitewell are very friendly and serve wonderful food. We particularly struck by how friendly local people are and how dog friendly the area is, including pubs and cafes.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and we very much agree with your recommendations. Your review is particularly helpful for other guest’s thank you.

  • 8

    15/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    Lovely view and nice walk round lake


  • 8

    10/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Most unusual cottage and location. A real piece of history. Lovely walks from the doorstep. Nearby Garstang has good shops and pubs. Would recommend the Royal Oak for good food.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your lovely review and for the recommendation of the Royal Oak too, that is really helpful for future guests. We hope to see you again.

  • 9

    31/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2018
    Alfie (my 4 year old Lab) and myself loved the cottage. It was clean, comfortable...nice touch re the complimentary shampoo, soap etc. Loved sitting out at the front, very peaceful with the sound of birdsong and the river nearby. Lovely to look out at all the greenery. It was only a short 2 night stay but I would love to go back and explore the surrounding area and coastline. Very relaxing...thank you! Julie


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