Barnacre Cottages is a small, private hamlet of five luxury cottages in the Forest of Bowland. Our own 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland in an area designated Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Old Stables, Piggeries and Partridge cottages were the original stone farm buildings, converted into luxury cottages just a few years ago.
The Piggeries has undergone a 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 and family.
Woodpecker ( 6 bedrooms) and Mole End (3 bedrooms) were added recently. 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.
5* Gold Luxury in the Lancashire countryside.: Our small hamlet of stone luxury self catering cottages were the first 5* cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Over the years we have won many local and national awards. Four of our cottages are mobility 1 assessed and all are rigorously inspected annually by the English Tourism Council.
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. We have 14 acres of fields surrounded by woodland. A big well equipped children’s play area. All weather 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.
Down a quiet country lane, away from busy roads, up a long driveway in an elevated position which gives amazing views across to the coast and Lake District, even the Isle of Man on a clear day.
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.