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Barnacre Holiday Cottages

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About Barnacre Holiday Cottages

Barnacre Cottages are a cluster of luxurious cottages with five-star status, nestled high on a hillside with spectacular views across the countryside to the coast. These beautiful Lancashire stone cottages provide excellent self-catering accommodation near the Forest of Bowland, an area designated Outstanding Natural Beauty. Children will love Fluff the resident pony, Timmy the friendly pet sheep and playing ball games on the large grass field with outdoor games equipment. Enjoy a game of tennis with those spectacular views of Blackpool in the distance. The all-weather tennis court also doubles up as to be a fantastic track for preschooler’s ride on toys. Kids are also keen to help feed the chickens as they may find a freshly laid egg for their reward. The delights of Blackpool are just over half an hour’s drive away and the Lake District can be easily reached within the hour.

We reached Barnacre Cottages driving down a quiet country lane and up a long private driveway where we were met by a splendid pheasant basking in all its glory. The cottages are in set in 12 acres of tranquil countryside, on an elevated hillside position surrounded by fields and bordered by woodland. The holiday cottages are ideally placed to soak up the commanding views over the neighbouring countryside towards the Lancashire Coast. It is a truly peaceful spot where we could quite clearly see Blackpool Tower and the Big Dipper. Children are free to run around and parents are free to relax safe in the knowledge that the nearest public road is a fair distance away; there’s lots of space to run around in and you will find excellent rambles right from your doorstep. The owners Terry and Sue live on site and Sue had freshly baked a delicious, Victoria sponge cake for our arrival which tasted as good as it looked.

The Holiday Cottages

The Piggeries is a stunning barn conversion that is completely child friendly, superbly equipped and decorated with aplomb to the very highest standards. Step through into The Piggeries and it will be hard to contain your glee. This spacious cottage with large living area offers stylish interiors and fully equipped with everything you would expect from a premium cottage. It features floor to ceiling windows, exposed wooden beams, vaulted ceilings, original stonework and log burner.  A fabulous bespoke dining kitchen with green aga and fully integrated appliances will be a joy to use. There are four en-suite bedrooms with two located on the ground floor. The bedrooms on the first-floor feature juliet balconies with amazing views across the countryside. An orangery-style dining room has been added, with a feature glass ceiling and large picture windows looking out into the garden. Travel cots and highchairs are also provided free of charge for families to use.

Sleeping between six and fourteen persons, these Lancashire self-catering holiday cottages can accommodate a range of families or even an extended family get-together. The Old Stables, Piggeries and Partridge cottages were the original stone farm buildings of an 18th century farmhouse, converted into luxury holiday cottages. Woodpecker and Mole End the most recent additions built in the style of the original farm buildings. These two spacious detached cottages, built from new and designed with two en-suite bedrooms each on the ground floor, have proved to be popular for those guests with mobility restrictions.

The interior design of each cottage is quality contemporary/cottage with Natuzzi leather or Tetrad sofas, and hand painted décor by a local artist. Fantastic designer kitchens, painted and oak with granite surfaces, fully equipped with lots of crockery, crystal glasses, plastic ware for children. The only cottage that doesn’t have the bonus of an Aga Stove is Partridge Cottage.

Location and things to do

Situated midway between the cities of Preston and Lancaster the cottages are in an ideal and convenient location for visiting Blackpool, the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, York, Harrogate and other historical centres of interest. 

Nearby landmark Nicky Nook is a popular climb, and the fisheries at Wyreside Lake and Cleveley Mere are well worth a visit too.


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