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5 Star barn conversion, peaceful ,scenic in area of outstanding natural beauty

Bedrooms 3
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stunning 3 bedroom all en suite to sleep 6 in the rural North West of England

The Shepherds Barn is recently converted 5 star self-catering accommodation,very spacious with the highest level of comfort and design. It is situated in the picturesque rural valley of Quernmore of the Forest of Bowland. The views from the 'barn' are stunning.

Perfectly located, the Shepherds Barn is only 3 miles from the historic town of Lancaster, and within 40 minutes drive of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and Blackpool by the sea, it is the perfect base for exploring the North West of England.

Inside there is a huge lounge/dining room with a central real flame gas fire. The kitchen has the extra warmth of a traditional farmhouse aga for cooking. There are 3 spacious bedrooms, all are individually designed, all are en-suite.

Free Superfast Broadband WI-fI.

There is also a unique opportunity to watch the Sheepdogs, like those from 'One Man and his Dog'. And if you are really interested you may be able to try to work with them yourself!

Golf:: There are many golf courses in the area, the nearest is only 10 minutes drive.

More Details

Property Manager
Thomas Longton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Lancaster in Quernmore

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are very spacious and en-suite. 1 bedroom floor level has King-size bed + ensuite wash/shower room. 2 bedrooms upstairs both en-suite, 1 has king size bed,the other has 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
WI-FI broadband is available.


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(15 traveller reviews)

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5 Star barn conversion, peaceful ,scenic in area of outstanding natural beauty
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Lovely place, very clean and finished to a very high standard

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely place which I would return to and recommend without hesitation.

One possible improvement would be to add a hand rail in the downstairs walk-in shower to assist a disable or limited mobility person to stand up.

Very high standard of finish throughout. Very impressive

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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luxurious Barn conversion in stunning countryside

  • 5 of 5

Shepherds Barn is very comfortable. The barn is very large and extremely well kept. The aga in the kitchen was wonderful. We cooked all our meals on it and it kept the kitchen very warm. Beds were extremely comfy and the sound of bleating lambs and glorious views across the fields was stunning to wake up to. Thomas greeted us and was a lovely host. He is there if you need anything but leaves you to get on with it if that is what you prefer. We visited the fleece inn a few times but did not have a meal simply because we had two dogs one being only six months old. The secure paddock for the dogs to play in was extremely useful. There is also kennels there if you wish to leave the dogs for a while in a secure setting. The lakes, Blackpool and Penninnes are all within reach. A car is essential. Supermarkets are in Lancaster three miles away. Thankyou Thomas for a wonderful stay. We would love to return at some time in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxurious, rural but within minutes of Lancaster

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully converted stone barn with every facility including kennels! Our stay was centred around working sheepdogs and the opportunity to benefit from Thomas' expertise.

Thomas was the perfect host, generous with his time and expertise.

The barn is superbly equipped, beautifully presented and joyfully rural. You will find everything from astute of the art microwave to a coffee grinder, a welcoming Aga to real flame gas fires and stunning bathrooms to comfortable and beautifully presented bedrooms.

In the boot room/laundry (washer/drier) there is a library of local information with ideas for places to visit, eat and walk.

There is an excellent farm shop minutes away with local produce.

Our requirements are quite specific as we travel with 8 working sheep-dogs and the Barn is perfect. Do explore the coffee table as you will find a fascinating scrapbook of sheep dog trial memorabilia as well as a photographic record of the barn's conversion.

If you wish to learn more, do visit the website but, please be warned, it is somewhat clunky and does not work well with Safari (yet - we're going to lend a hand here) so surf the site using a different browser - it's well worth the trouble.

Everything in the description is there and much more besides.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful modernised Barn in the middle of the hills, very peaceful and interior is very high spec. The owner leaves you to come and go as you please however, he is close by if required. We had a demonstration of the rounding up of the sheep with one of his many sheepdogs, thank you Thomas. Adequate room for 6 people, one twin and two double rooms all en-suite. Sainsbury's/Asda are very close by as our local takeaways. We went on a bowling holiday so was pleasantly surprised to see a local bowling club just up the road, which is in fantastic condition. Would recommend this to a family and will definitely return. Thank you Thomas!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Situated in open Countryside in working farmland, The Barn is an extremely spacious and luxurious conversion. It is very clean, well maintained, decorated beautifully and tastefully with huge rooms. The listing description does not do the property justice.The modern kitchen has a range of quality equipment including a fabulous Aga; convection / microwave oven; fresh coffee making machine; electric BBQ; hob; fridge / freezer and dish washer. There is a utility room with washing machine, coat stand and laundry facilities. Each bedroom has an en suite and 2 bedrooms have dressing rooms as well. The lounge / dining room has a stunning centre feature living fire with patio doors to a patio area looking out over stunning views of the surrounding country side. Pets are very welcome and outside there are several large kennels, there is even a doggy bath with hot and cold water.

The owner, Thomas, is a very friendly and helpful gentleman and welcomed us cheerfully on our arrival. He is well respected and an accomplished sheepdog handler. trainer and judge. He gave us several sheepdog training lessons and lots of valuable advice .

All together, we had a very relaxing and enjoyable 3 day holiday and we will definitely be returning and recommending The Barn to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Exceeds 5* Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with this property. Beautiful location, barn was spotless.

Thomas done some sheep training with our two collies, think they are missing him and, his mop already.

3 days was not long enough to enjoy the barn and, all the sights close by, had No idea The Lakes, Blackpool, Cumbria was so close, even Lancaster town centre was only 3 miles away, yet it seemed like you was miles from anywhere as it was so peaceful & beautiful.

We Will be returning for a longer period.

Couldn't have stayed in a better place, it was great. :-)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Fleece Inn
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Forrest Hills
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M6 JCT 33 OR 34
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fleece Inn
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Manchester indoor
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

The 5 star Shepherds Barn is in a picturesque valley of the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, but is within 10 minutes drive to the City of Lancaster,Lancaster University and Ashton Memorial. Morecambe Bay and the Lune Valley are also close by. The Lake District with all its scenery, the Yorkshire Dales with all its walks, and Blackpool with its tower, beaches and entertainment are all within 1 hours drive.

The Shepherds Barn is the perfect place from which to explore the north west of England.

Other Activities: crown green bowls; Tennis

Golf: Lancaster Golf Club is one of the best golf courses in the North of England and is within 15 minutes drive- a round may be organised.

Forrest Hills Golf Course is a pay and play golf course and is only 5 minutes drive .


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The Shepherds Barn Prices

Prices may vary according to the number of bedrooms that are being used.

------------------------- £ Prices for 2018 ----------------------------

3 Nights 7 Nights

Bedrooms 1 / 2 / 3 1 / 2 / 3

April - Sept 395 / 445 / 495 645 / 745 / 845

Oct- Dec 325 / 375 / 425 475 / 525 / 575

Minimum stay is 3 nights ; extra nights can be arranged [ £60 - 80 ]

Please book the Shepherds Barn from a FRIDAY or MONDAY or TUESDAY - thanks

Special Offers / Late Booking discounts may apply- please send email for info.

Christmas and New year £990 per week full unit booking only

The prices include all bed linen, duvets, towels ; electric and heating.

SUPERFAST Wi-Fi broadband system is provided.

The gas fires are all run with bottle gas which is included in the price. However, due to ever increasing gas prices, it will be necessary to charge for any extra bottles.

The rates shown above are representative of the 2018 season and are shown for guidance only, the actual rates may vary according to actual availability and season. We reserve the right to adjust our prices and availability at any time.

Please note the prices above include a non-refundable booking fee :-

£150 for a 3 night stay or £250 for a week stay; with the balance due 4 weeks before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.