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Award Winning 5* Gold, ideal families, friends, great countryside walks & views - The Piggeries

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Nov-2016
Five Fantastic Luxury Cottages Sleeping 6,7 & 9,13 and15 In An Amazing Location

Barnacre Cottages is a small, exclusive,private hamlet of five luxury 5* Gold cottages in the Forest of Bowland. Rigorously inspected and graded anually, awarded the highest rating of 5* Gold. The first 5* cottages in Lancashire and winners of many local and national awards.

There are up to date reviews regarding each of our individual cottages on TripAdvisor.

In an elevated location with spectacular views across the countryside to the coast.

Our own 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland in an area designated of being of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In the countryside, yet just a 30 minute walk to the nearby village of Scorton with a couple of eating places and the nearest pub. A walk in the other direction, through the footpaths and along the river is Garstang. A small, pretty market town with little shops,supermarkets and the weekly market held on the High Street every Thursday. Previous winners and regularly finalists of Britain in Bloom. A variety of pubs and eating places.

Situated midway between the cities of Preston and Lancaster. Busy Blackpool a 35 minute drive. We can even see Blackpool Tower and the Lake District in the distance from our elevated location.

The Old Stables, Piggeries and Partridge cottages were the original stone farm buildings of an 18th century farmhouse, converted into luxury cottages just a few years ago.

The Piggeries has undergone another major transformation during spring 2013 transforming it into a stunning, light filled cottage with 4 en suite bedrooms. Another cottage ideal for gatherings of friends, family and couples.

Woodpecker ( 6 bedrooms) and Mole End (3 bedrooms) were added in 2006 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 Mark Wilkinson Cooks kitchens, painted and oak with granite surfaces, fully equipped, four have Aga's, lots of crockery, crystal glasses, plastic ware for children.

All are fully equipped with Miele washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, Sky TV, WiFi, fridge and freezers. The welcoming open fires and wood burning stoves, logs and fuel included, provide everything to ensure a warm, comfortable stay.

We are resident owners and live next to the cottages. There is always a family member on hand to give assistance or information if required.

Our cottages and location are very child friendly. Down a quiet country lane, through a gateway and up a long private drive. Woodpecker, Piggeries, Old Stables and Mole End, each have at least one family bedroom containing a double and a single bed, making them suitable for parents and their child. Travel cots and highchairs are also provided free of charge for guests to use.

A big well equipped and maintained children’s play area and all weather doubles tennis court. Baby lambs in Spring for children and adults to help bottle feed. Pet chickens, egg collecting and our own pet ponies, Fluff and Ebony.

The cottages all have individual gardens and outdoor seating areas. We have BBQs available to borrow.

Open all year round for short breaks and longer stays. Suitable for family gatherings, special birthdays and celebrations.

Lots of tourist information in each of the cottages as well as on our own website.

Ideally placed for countryside activities, walks from our door, pony trekking, fishing, coarse and fly, clay shooting, quad biking, cycling, golf, even hedge laying courses!

Local events, country shows and festivals.

Sightseeing, historical cities and shopping: We have guests coming to stay with us from all over the world. Happy to drive a couple of hours to see famous places that they have read or heard about. One family from Australia went to 'see a wall some guy built' Hadrians Wall! They went off and came back the same day, distance no object. Here in the North of England, beautiful historical towns such as York and Chester can be reached in less than a couple of hours.

The famous football grounds of Manchester United, Old Trafford and Manchester City, the Etihad Stadium, plus Liverpool are just an hour away. The city centres of both these places are worth a visit. Manchester centre is a fantastic shopping place, with Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. The architecture of the Trafford Centre near Manchester. Loads of shops, Selfridges, plus the Orient eating area and cinemas. All under cover and free parking!

For discount shopping, the outlet areas of Cheshire Oaks, a smaller one at Freeport in Fleetwood, or even Boundary Mill at Colne are great for bargain hunters.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage The Piggeries, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Stunning, detached stone character cottage with magnificent views across to the coast and Lake District.

English Tourism Council highest 5*Gold awarded and inspected annually.

Formerly the original Piggeries converted into a luxury cottage in 2001,with further major alterations completed for August 2013.

Superb designer Mark Wilkinson painted dining kitchen with Aga, granite work surfaces, Miele appliances, gas hob, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer,. French doors leading to the garden area.

Attractive separate orangery style dining room. Huge living room with grand stone fireplace with wood burning stove.

Conservatory with comfy sofas and french doors.

Four comfortable and stylish en suite bedrooms, including a family room. Two with amazing picture windows and juliet balconies making the most of the views across the countryside.

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Large and private landscaped garden areas with outdoor seating - ideal bbqs..

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Call Manager
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Piggeries - lovely warm welcome and loved the painted pigs and mice around the cottage.

Watching the variety of visitors to the bird table and garden has been wonderful. Cottage very well equipped and we could see that everything here has been put together with love and care (including the planting of the garden).

Picture postcard views and a warm welcome wherever we went.

Weather has been mixed, just wish it had been warm enough to sit out in the garden in the evening after our days out.

We have loved our week here and will definately be back.

Thank you Terry , Sue & Girls
Aug 2010
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester &Liverpool International airports at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Lots of local bars & restaurants at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Heysham/Fleetwood at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Garstang, Royal Lytham & Birkdale 20 miles at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Lancaster or Preston at 9 Miles Nearest Motorway : Junction 32/33 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lots of local restaurants within few minutes drive at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Lytham/St Annes/Blackpool/Morecambe at 20 Miles Car: necessary

Barnacre Cottages is a small, exclusive, private hamlet of five luxury 5* Gold cottages in our 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland in a location designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The cottages are inspected annually by the Quality in Tourism and have all been awarded the highest rating of 5* Gold and Mobility 1 assessed. We are also resident owners who are on hand to assist if required.

As well as our own domestic animals, there are also pet chickens, ponies and spring lambs around Easter time., We have a variety of visiting wildlife including deer, hares, rabbits, squirrels and a variety of birds including buzzards, woodpeckers and pheasants.

We are in a fantastic countryside location down a quiet country lane, away from busy roads and up a long driveway.

Situated between Preston and Lancaster. The cottages are within travelling distance of many attractions. With the market town of Garstang just over 5 minutes by car, Both Manchester and Liverpool international airports are just an hour away, including their famous football grounds (Manchester City and United), making our luxury cottages an ideal base for sightseeing guests. Including to the Lake District, Chester, York, Harrogate and Yorkshire Dales as well as those visiting family and friends in the area.

There are great country walks from our doorstep, including to the nearby village of Scorton via the many footpaths. You could walk a different route every day. Given the time, we walk out most morning with our dogs and sometimes the pony, through the fields and woods, stopping en route for a coffee and maybe a bacon sandwich at the Applestore Cafe or the Barn - guests are welcome to join us on these walks. The area hosts a number of local events each year, country fairs,walking, garden and flower festivals.

For seaside lovers,the famous town of Blackpool with the promenade and illuminations is just 35 minutes drive. These are switched on at the end of August and last until the end of October.

There is a large beach at Blackpool which comes complete with the traditional donkeys. However, as children we always went further around the coast to play on the sand dunes at St. Annes. This is the upmarket part of the coastline. Just a few miles further on is Lytham, which is another nice area to take a walk along the promenade and the 'green' with the windmill. The main street here is full of little shops and nice places to have a coffee and something to eat.

Other Activities: Pony trekking, Shooting days, both clay and pheasant. Quad biking, country craft courses. Hedge Laying.

Golf: Garstang town just over 5 minutes drive by car has a pay and play golf course. There are other local courses at Lancaster, Longridge and the famous Royal Lytham and Royal Birkdale are within easy travelling distance.

If you like visiting country manor houses, both Holker Hall and Leighton Hall have lovely gardens worth a visit as well as hosting country garden and craft festivals each year. Both less than an hours drive from here.

We have some guests coming to stay who also like to shop. The Trafford Centre Shopping Mall near Manchester has a large Selfridges and lots of other stores. It would be easy to spend a day here as there is a whole area of restaurants and a multiplex cinema, Legoland and Sea life centre.

Manchester City Centre also has quality shopping at Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Kendalls and other smaller higher end shops.

There is discount Outlet shopping at Cheshire Oaks, Boundary Mill and Freeport.

Liverpool, again just an hours drive away, with a new shopping and cultural area at Liverpool1. Plus, the famous city of the Beatles and the famous Cavern club!

All five cottages and our website, have an abundance of tourist information with suggestions of places to visit and lots of ideas of places for children. Including visiting local attractions like the Wild Boar Park just 30 minutes away, Sea Life Centre, Legoland, Madame Tussauds, Blackpool Tower Circus even indoor skiing.

You might just wish to relax and enjoy our location. The cottages all have private gardens with outdoor seating areas. There is an all weather doubles tennis court and a large childrens play area with swings,slide, climbing frame, playhouse and fort. Guests are also welcome to use the 7 acre field for ball games or picnics.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
4 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,398
for 3 nights
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£466
From
£466
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
Festive season
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 3 nights
From
£800
From
£800
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,650
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,299
for 3 nights
From
£433
From
£433
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
Spring
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,599
for 3 nights
From
£533
From
£533
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,950
 
 
Spring
7 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,698
for 3 nights
From
£566
From
£566
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,100
 
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£650
From
£650
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,300
 
 
Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,398
for 3 nights
From
£466
From
£466
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,800
 
 
Bank holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,599
for 3 nights
From
£533
£1,950
 
 
Spring
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,398
for 3 nights
From
£466
From
£466
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,800
 
 
Spring bank holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£650
From
£650
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,350
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,599
for 3 nights
From
£533
From
£533
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,950
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,698
for 3 nights
From
£566
From
£566
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,100
 
 
Peak summer
21 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,998
for 3 nights
From
£666
From
£666
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,500
 
 
Late summer
8 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,599
for 3 nights
From
£533
From
£533
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,950
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
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£500
From
£500
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,850
 
 
Autumn
13 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£650
From
£650
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,350
 
 
Winter
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,398
for 3 nights
From
£466
From
£466
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
Festive season
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,804
for 4 nights
From
£625
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

All prices include bed linen, towels, heating, electricity, fuel for the fires and cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets etc. Free Wifi.
Full weeks and short breaks available all year round.
Flexible arrival days when possible by arrangement.
Real Christmas Trees and decorations during the festive season.
Contact us for short break rates for Christmas and New Year
Travel cots and highchairs

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Cloakroom - Toilet, Separate cloakroom with wc and basin
  • Beautiful, luxury en suites with fitted furniture.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Large spacious family bedroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All four bedrooms have en suite facilities. The twin bedroom is able to convert to a superking size bed on request. Making the cottage ideal for 4 couples, families or groups of friends. On the ground floor of the original building are two pretty bedrooms. The first floor has two large spacious bedrooms. A family room with double and single beds, the other another double room. These two rooms have full length picture windows ( making the most of the magnificent views) and doors opening out to a juliet balcony overlooking the garden.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • The cottage has large attractive private landscaped gardens, enclosed with stone walls which can be accessed by french doors from the conservatory. Plus, stone flagged patio with wooden dining furniture enabling guests to enjoy the views and watch the visiting wildlife. An ideal bbq spot. A large additional grassed area ideal for relaxing or children playing.

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