Stunning 3 bedroom all en suite to sleep 6 in the rural North West of England
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Beautiful cottage, ideally located yet hidden away in peaceful countryside
We stayed here for 3 nights; the cottage was beautiful and very well equipped; I would definitely recommend
Lovely place, very clean and finished to a very high standard
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
luxurious Barn conversion in stunning countryside
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.
Luxurious, rural but within minutes of Lancaster
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.
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!
A Hidden Gem
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.
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 .