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Small hamlet 5* Gold cottages ideal families & friends, beautiful countryside - Mole End Cottage

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Description

Mole End Cottage

Part of our small, private hamlet and standing at the top of our 7 acre field, the luxurious, spacious 5* Gold detached, stone built 3 bedroomed Mole End, has spectacular views over the surrounding Lancashire countryside across to the coast.. All the cottages are ETC 5*Gold and inspected annually, mobility 1 assessed.

The large, open plan living / dining area with fully equipped Mark Wilkinson 'Cooks' hand painted and oak kitchen with blue Aga, comfy leather sofas and table to seat 8. French doors to private rear garden with seating area overlooking woodland.

Two ground floor bedrooms. One double room with en suite bath and shower area. The other a family room with a double and single bed, large wet room type shower en suite.

An oak staircase leads to an attractive twin bedroom.

Underfloor heating, limestone and oak floors, vaulted ceilings, picture windows, Sky tv, free wifi, crystal glassware, fine crockery, plastic ware for kids. Ample parking.

Ideal for families or friends.

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About the property

Award winning Barnacre Cottages

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. Both of these had newly refurbished bath/shower rooms in 2015.

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 en suite facilities in Mole End, were refurbished December 2016 in order to provide wheelchair guests better facilities.

Woodpecker is undergoing the same improvements April 2017. New photos of these en suites will follow.

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. Pet chickens, egg collecting and our own pet pony Fluff and sheep Timmy.

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.

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About the Owner

Terry & Sue Sharples
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful birthday weekend at Mole End.

A lovely warm welcome and perfect weather for our stay.

Facilities very good for Paul who was able to enjoy more independence and playing 'mine host' with ease.
Nov 2011
  • 1 of 9

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful birthday weekend at Mole End.

A lovely warm welcome and perfect weather for our stay.

Facilities very good for Paul who was able to enjoy more independence and playing 'mine host' with ease.
Nov 2011
  • 1 of 9

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Notes

All prices include bed linen, towels, heating, electricity, fuel for the fires and cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets etc. Free WiFi.
Cots & Highchairs available.
Full weeks and short breaks available all year round.
For stays of 2 nights contact us direct for prices.
Flexible arrival days when possible.
Real decorated Christmas Trees and decorations provided during the festive season.

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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.

Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

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, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom - Toilet
  • The double bedroom has a large en suite with bath and wet room type shower area. The family room also has a large en suite with fully fitted storage cupboards, grab rail next to the toilet. The spacious wet room type shower area has a fold down seat and grab rail. There is also a separate toilet/cloakroom on the groundfloor.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Groundfloor en suite family room - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Groundfloor en suite double bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • First floor twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • There are 3 spacious bedrooms. Two of which are on the ground floor and have large en suite facilities. One double room has a king size bed with an en suite bath and wet room shower area. The family room has a double bed and a single bed. The large en suite wet room has fitted furniture cupboards with lots of storage. . On the first floor is a pretty, spacious twin bedroom. An ideal cottage for couples, families and friends.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome

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

Notes:

  • Down a quiet country lane and up a long private driveway, the cottages are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with amazing views across the countryside to the coast. In our own 14 acres of fields bordered by woodland. An ideal location for families, gatherings and groups of friends. A great place to celebrate special birthdays and other occasions. Great walks from our door through public footpaths, woodland, along the rivers and country lanes. Including to the nearby village of Scorton and the small, pretty market town of Garstang. Lots of helpful local information in the cottages, including suggestions of nearby attractions and local eating places. Good selection of books and board games. Open all year, warm and cosy in the winter months. Family business with friendly and helpful on site resident owners.

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