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A cottage holiday provides the perfect base for exploring this varied area, whether you're looking for a restful and relaxing break or an exciting adventure with friends or family Lancashire is a hidden gem and provides a great self-catering holiday destination.

The county has many facets; wild and beautiful countryside, seaside character, bustling cities and remote rural landscapes.

Wherever you choose to stay, there's plenty to see and do. You could visit Clitheroe's Norman Keep and enjoy the view over the surrounding area to Pendle Hill, made famous by the legend of its witches. Don't leave this quaint market town without a visit to D.Byrne and Co. where you can explore the cellars of this quirky Victorian wine shop and choose a tipple to enjoy back at your cottage after supper.

The historic city of Lancaster offers great shopping and tempting restaurants as well as a famous castle, where you can enjoy an exciting tour of the courtrooms, cells and ancient towers. When you've finished at the castle, why not take a walk around the beautiful Williamson Park with its butterfly house and copper-topped Memorial.

Lancashire offers plenty of coastline to explore, most famously, the bustling seaside resort of Blackpool with its tower and the Pleasure Beach theme park. You could head South to picturesque Lytham St Anne's, or North to the massive expanse of Morecambe Bay. Don't miss the chance to visit Carnforth Station to have a cup of tea in the cafe and play out your own version of 'Brief Encounter' under the station clock.

Close to the small village of Hurst Green visit the stunning Stonyhurst College. This prestigious school is famous as a film location and has many literary associations: Arthur Conan Doyle is a former pupil and it is also reported that J.R.R.Tolkien wrote part of The Lord of the Rings here.

If walking is your thing you could tackle a section of the scenic Ribble Way during your stay. This wildlife rich trek follows the River Ribble along its valley, traditionally walked from mouth to source. Why not take the little ones along to Bowland's Wild Boar Park where they'll feed chicks and see boar, deer, meerkats and even a white wallaby as well as enjoying a tractor ride.

Lancashire is waiting to welcome you - take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Lancashire today.

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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Coach House Ref: 30026


Set in 10 acres of natural countryside and beautifully landscaped gardens, The Coach House is a detached holiday property offering comfortable accommodation in a stunning setting right on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales. Occupying the first floor level of the property, which dates back to 1870, this spacious apartment has been thoughtfully renovated by the owners and offers all the contemporary comforts that one expects whilst retaining all of its original charm. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard throughout, with a well-equipped kitchen and entertainment facilities which include Sky TV, wi-fi, and games console. The highlight of this accommodation is most definitely the open-plan living space with its high ceilings, original beams and bi-folding doors which open up onto the decked balcony, bringing the outdoors in. In addition to their own private garden space, guests can also use the summerhouse and hot tub, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine. The property provides an ideal base for those who love the outdoors as it’s a great area for walking and cycling. Guests can access footpaths direct from the property which is located along the Pennine Way. The nearby village of Foulridge, 1 mile, offers boat trips along the Leeds/Liverpool canal and coarse fishing is available at the reservoir. The nearest large town for shops and supermarkets is Colne, 3 miles, which is also the home of Boundary Mill retail outlet. Being on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, you really do get the best of both worlds with so much to see and do. Yorkshire offers the popular market towns of Skipton, 10 miles, and Grassington, 18 miles, as well as Haworth/Brontë country, 14 miles, Malham, 16 miles, Harrogate, 30 miles, and of course the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Lancashire’s Ribble Valley, 17 miles, Pendle Hill and Lancashire’s witch country, 10 miles, and Forest of Bowland, an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, 28 miles, are equally as beautiful and all worth a visit. For those who want to take a break from driving, Skipton and Colne both have train stations, providing easy access into Manchester, Leeds and Preston as well as the famous Settle/Carlisle railway. Steam trains also operate from Haworth. For those who prefer a coastal landscape, the Fylde coast is very accessible and Blackpool can be reached in around 45 minutes. The Lake District can be reached in just over an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

External stairs to entrance. All on first floor: 2 steps to living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen with dining area, bi-fold doors, beams and wooden floors. 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one 6ft zip and link (can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating (underfloor in bathrooms), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Three satellite TVs (movie and sports package). Blu-ray. Playstation 3. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/
dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Broadband connection. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with summerhouse, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Shared 10-acre natural land. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 15 steps and drops in garden. 2 steps to balcony.

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£305-£958
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Chapel House Ref: IXS

This former detached chapel has been totally transformed into a stunning holiday home from which to enjoy the peace and quiet of its rural surroundings. Situated in the village of Foulridge, which lies in the heart of the Pendle countryside, this comfortable and spacious home has been thoughtfully refurbished to include every imaginable comfort. The first floor open-plan living space with its cosy wood-burning stove opens up onto a glass balcony, allowing guests to fully appreciate the views. Preparing meals here will be pure joy as the stunningly modern kitchen has everything needed including dishwasher, American style fridge freezer and wine cooler, as well as a large breakfast bar and flat screen TV. There is a fully equipped gym with treadmill, weights, cross trainer and exercise bike, and for those who prefer to take their exercise outdoors, there are plenty of walks which can be enjoyed from the doorstep. For sporting enthusiasts, clay pigeon shooting is available on request, as well as fly fishing on the lake for brown and rainbow trout from either the bank or boat. Chapel House also makes an excellent base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales. The market town of Skipton is close by which is steeped in history and includes a 900-year-old castle, cobbled streets, canal boats, and a large variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a market 4 days a week. Haworth is also a short drive away and was once home to the Brontës. The Brontë Parsonage Museum is located here and visitors can take guided tours to learn more about this historic town. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and TV. Wet room with toilet. Bathroom and toilet. First floor: Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and French doors to balcony, open plan with modern spacious beamed kitchen with tiled floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electricity rads, underfloor heating (in bathroom and wet room), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three satellite TVs (Sky full package)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine (in gym)
  • American-style fridge/freezer with ice-maker
  • Internet connection (3G dongle)
  • Large garden with patio areas and furniture
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Cycle store
  • Ample parking
  • External gym with treadmill, cross trainer, weights, exercise bike, TV and additional fridge
  • Fly fishing on lake (from boat or bank) for brown and rainbow trout on request
  • Clay pigeon shooting on request
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking

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£556-£1716
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Set in the heart of the Forest of Bowland, (AONB), this detached holiday cottage has been lovingly converted with great attention to quality of fabrics and internal finishes, all co-ordinated by an interior designer to create a wonderfully ambient atmosphere. Root Farm Cottage forms part of the stunning Whitewell Estate, which is owned by Her Majesty the Queen in her capacity as the Duke of Lancaster. The Queen last visited the estate in 2006 and it is known to be one of her favourite parts of the Duchy’s rural estates. The cottage lies within walking distance of Dunsop Bridge, which is regarded to be the geographic centre of the United Kingdom. An ideal location with walks direct from the door. There are quiet lanes for cyclists and challenging off-road terrain for the more adventurous. Wildlife abounds and a wide selection of birds can be observed. Clitheroe with its castle, 7 miles, enjoys a selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Shop 500 yards and pub 2 miles.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Small garden and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Pond 25 yards.

WAS
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£320-£756
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Wakearley Ref: 27812

Well located for exploring the North West Coast and beyond

Formerly two separate dwellings, Wakearley has been lovingly transformed into a spacious and contemporary holiday home located in the popular seaside town of Thornton Cleveleys, which is well located for exploring the north west coast and beyond. Offering a good selection of shops, markets and eateries, Cleveleys also has a traditional promenade which offers all the fun you would expect from the seaside including arcades, rides and entertainment. Nature lovers can enjoy riverside walks, picnics or bird watching at the award winning Wyre Estuary Country Park which is within a 5-minute walk. Good for families, the park also has a playground and visitor centre with café and there are recreational opportunities for cycling, horse riding and boat launching. Fleetwood with its famous market and Freeport shopping mall is just over 3 miles away, as is the cosmopolitan market town of Poulton-le-Fylde. Blackpool, with its many attractions and famous tower, is just over 5 miles away. The more classic seaside resort of Lytham St Annes which has four championship golf courses as well as lots of exclusive shops, bars and cafés is just 10 miles away. Should you fancy a change from coastal landscapes, the Lake District, Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley are all within an hour’s drive. Manchester is also within an hours’ drive. The outdoor hot tub provides the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day’s sightseeing. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (underfloor in bathroom), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Blu-ray. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in utility room). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£379-£1075
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

This detached holiday barn conversion is on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB, within the grounds of the owner’s 18th century farmhouse. Explore Pendle Hill, Wyre Estuary, Beacon Fell, Clitheroe Castle, Roman sites at Ribchester and ruined abbeys at Whalley and Sawley. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area, French doors and tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Mezzanine: Second living room. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with Velux. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD (small library). CD (small library). Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds with summerhouse. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 8 years. NB: 3 steps to garden. Pond in grounds, 50 yards.

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£305-£714
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Old Rib Farm Ref: 26844

Set amongst landscaped gardens on the far western edge of the Ribble Valley, this imposing house provides an excellent home adjacent to the owner’s cottage. It is ideally placed for exploring the wonderful scenery of the Forest of Bowland or indeed, a little further afield, the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District make an alternative day out. Longridge itself is well served with boutiques, galleries, delicatessens and gift shops. There is also the Longridge Heritage Trail to explore and uncover the bygone times of this historic market town. Dating back to the early 17th century, this detached holiday home is a Grade II listed building. A wealth of original features including oak floors, stone mullioned windows and exposed stonework combine with sympathetic complimentary furnishings and the everyday conveniences of modern day living, to create a true ‘country house’ feel, and an ideal place to relax. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Second living/dining room with beams. Breakfast room with oak floor. Kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with 3 steps to doorway. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with sloping ceiling.

Open fires in living/dining room and breakfast room included. Woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. CD. Gas range. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Grounds with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Ponds in garden, 10ft from house.

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£773-£1777
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