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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
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2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

A warm welcome awaits you at Wolfen Mill Country Retreats. Dating back hundreds of years, this former mill sits in stunning grounds with a freshwater lake. Located in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a peaceful part of Lancashire’s stunning Ribble Valley, you are guaranteed a relaxing break to do as much or as little as you like. With its lush green valleys and spectacular scenery, Ribble Valley is host to quaint market towns such as Clitheroe and Longridge, as well as numerous picturesque villages including Whitewell, Whalley, Slaidburn and Waddington, which offer great country pubs, cafés and shops. Whilst enjoying a peaceful, rural location, Wolfen Mill is also very accessible making it the perfect base from which to explore all that the area has to offer. Preston is 12 miles away, Clitheroe, 10 miles, and Lancaster, 17 miles. The Pennines, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Wyre Valley and the Fylde Coast are easily accessible, as well as Blackpool, 24 miles, and Lytham St Annes, 25 miles. The area is great for walking with lots of dedicated trails and footpaths. Other activities available locally include golf, cycling, fishing and horse riding. The area has a great reputation for its pubs and restaurants, or follow the Ribble Valley Food Trail which offers some of the country’s best local produce. Whilst it is the perfect retreat for couples and walkers, there is also lots to do for families, children will enjoy Bowland Wild Boar Park and Clitheroe Castle, as well as Blackpool’s many attractions which include Blackpool Tower, Sealife Centre, zoo, Madame Tussauds waxworks, Sandcastle indoor waterpark and the Pleasure Beach. This is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and discover all that the beautiful north west has to offer. After a day exploring, what better way to come back to a warm, cosy holiday home. Beds will be made using high quality linens, and fluffy white towels will be provided. For extra comfort, bathrobes will also be provided for the adults. There is ample parking on site and access to the shared gardens. There is also fishing available on site, it is free of charge and a licence will be required. Guests also have use of the laundry area, where there is a washer and a dryer. There is an additional shared guest lounge, located on the second floor of the main building, with patio doors leading onto a decked balcony overlooking the lake and fells. Courtyard Cottage (ref 30613) and Beech Tree (ref 30617) are both detached, with Beech Tree enjoying its own private garden. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet.

Gas living flame fire in living room included. Patio.

All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Shared laundry area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 7-acre grounds. Shared barbecue. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream and lake in grounds.

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£635-£635
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Rural Ribble Valley location.

Located at the end of a well maintained country road lies the small hamlet of Harrop Fold which has a history dating back to the 12th century and has been judged ’Best Kept Hamlet’ in Lancashire for 3 consecutive years. There are good garden centres and an equestrian centre nearby.
The beautiful unspoilt villages of Bolton by Bowland and Slaidburn are only 3 miles away and the impressive Trough of Bowland, the market towns of Clitheroe and Skipton, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are all within easy driving distance.
A great holiday base for walkers, cyclists and families. Shop 4 miles, pub, 2.5 miles and restaurant, 4 miles.

7 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electricity fire in living room.

All properties: First £20 electricity and electric heaters included (first £10 for short breaks), remainder by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 50-acre natural grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£234-£522
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Excellent base to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District

Forming part of a hamlet next to the Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster canal these holiday homes have been carefully furnished throughout to provide guests with every comfort. With easy access to the motorway they make an excellent base from which to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, together with the seaside town of Morecambe and the historic city of Lancaster close by. Alternatively the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is just 7 miles and offers a wealth of individual shops, pubs and restaurants. Nearby are golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, with walking available direct from the door. Shop and pub 500 yards. Accommodation will be allocated on arrival (layouts may vary).

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Decked area. 5-acres of shared grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Unfenced marina and canal.

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£281-£643
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Guardhouse Ref: 24099

Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac just a 2 minute stroll from the promenade at one end of the road and a 2 minute stroll to Royal Lytham Golf Club at the other. This carefully furnished and decorated single storey property makes an ideal holiday home for exploring the area. For golf addicts there are four courses in the area, or for those who like eating out you are just 1 mile from St Annes, and the same from Lytham, both of which offer a wide selection of individual shops, bars and restaurants. For alternative days out you can dip into the bright lights of Blackpool which is approx 5 miles away or enjoy a drive to the Lake District. Shops and restaurant 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. 24hr laundry service on request. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£212-£499
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Starfox Cottage Ref: 30261


Located right in the centre of Lytham St Annes, tucked down a little street of terraced cottages, Starfox Cottage offers comfortable and well-proportioned holiday accommodation in the heart of one of the North West’s most popular and cosmopolitan coastal towns. There is a good selection of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, including several antique shops and designer boutiques, right on the doorstep. It is a popular destination for couples wanting a coastal escape, with plenty of lovely walks and lots of nice places to dine. There is a wide choice of entertainment and leisure facilities in the area, not least, Lytham’s 5 championship golf courses which are well-known internationally. It is also known for the Lytham Proms event, which takes place at the beginning of August every year. Other activities available locally include boating, bowling, cycling and swimming. Due to its proximity to the reeds and marshes of the Ribble Estuary, the area is popular with birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. The bright lights of Blackpool, with its famous tower, Pleasure Beach, zoo, Sealife Centre and Sandcastle Waterpark, is just 9 miles away, making this a great choice for families who want lots to see and do without being in the thick of it. Other towns worth visiting on the north west coast include Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood, whose designer shopping outlet village is very popular. Apart from the coast, there are so many other places to visit that are within easy reach of Starfox Cottage, and its proximity to the M55, which connects to the M6, makes it very accessible. Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland AONB, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District can all be reached in just under an hour. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Second living room. Kitchen. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in external utility room. Small enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Car park 1/2 mile. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£200-£632
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

A warm welcome awaits you at Wolfen Mill Country Retreats. Dating back hundreds of years, this former mill sits in stunning grounds with a freshwater lake. Located in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a peaceful part of Lancashire’s stunning Ribble Valley, you are guaranteed a relaxing break to do as much or as little as you like. With its lush green valleys and spectacular scenery, Ribble Valley is host to quaint market towns such as Clitheroe and Longridge, as well as numerous picturesque villages including Whitewell, Whalley, Slaidburn and Waddington, which offer great country pubs, cafés and shops. Whilst enjoying a peaceful, rural location, Wolfen Mill is also very accessible making it the perfect base from which to explore all that the area has to offer. Preston is 12 miles away, Clitheroe, 10 miles, and Lancaster, 17 miles. The Pennines, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Wyre Valley and the Fylde Coast are easily accessible, as well as Blackpool, 24 miles, and Lytham St Annes, 25 miles. The area is great for walking with lots of dedicated trails and footpaths. Other activities available locally include golf, cycling, fishing and horse riding. The area has a great reputation for its pubs and restaurants, or follow the Ribble Valley Food Trail which offers some of the country’s best local produce. Whilst it is the perfect retreat for couples and walkers, there is also lots to do for families, children will enjoy Bowland Wild Boar Park and Clitheroe Castle, as well as Blackpool’s many attractions which include Blackpool Tower, Sealife Centre, zoo, Madame Tussauds waxworks, Sandcastle indoor waterpark and the Pleasure Beach. This is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and discover all that the beautiful north west has to offer. After a day exploring, what better way to come back to a warm, cosy holiday home. Beds will be made using high quality linens, and fluffy white towels will be provided. For extra comfort, bathrobes will also be provided for the adults. There is ample parking on site and access to the shared gardens. There is also fishing available on site, it is free of charge and a licence will be required. Guests also have use of the laundry area, where there is a washer and a dryer. There is an additional shared guest lounge, located on the second floor of the main building, with patio doors leading onto a decked balcony overlooking the lake and fells. Courtyard Cottage (ref 30613) and Beech Tree (ref 30617) are both detached, with Beech Tree enjoying its own private garden. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with double bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

Electric heater in living room included.

All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Shared laundry area with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Shared 7-acre grounds. Shared barbecue. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream and lake in grounds.

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£545-£545
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Excellent base to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District

Forming part of a hamlet next to the Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster canal these holiday homes have been carefully furnished throughout to provide guests with every comfort. With private rear courtyard they provide a relaxing holiday atmosphere.
With easy access to the motorway they make an excellent base from which to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, together with the seaside town of Morecambe and the historic city of Lancaster close by. The market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is just 7 miles and offers a wealth of individual shops, pubs and restaurants. Nearby are golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, with walking available direct from the door. Shop 500 yards. Pub and restaurant on site.
Lapwing and Teal properties enjoy views over the marina. Accommodation will be allocated on arrival (layouts may vary).

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Decked area and furniture.

Freeview TV. DVDs. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. NB: Unfenced marina and canal.

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£249-£543
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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Burrow Meadows Ref: CC131134
The Meadows development in the grounds of the Whoop Hall Inn is set in stunning surroundings within the beautiful Lune Valley and on the fringes of the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale which has an excellent choice of shops, restaurants and traditional inns. An ideal base to explore some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the site is within easy reach of both the Lakes and the Dales. All guests enjoy full, complimentary use of the state of the art leisure facilities including 18 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and fully equipped fitness studio.
Burrow Meadows is on the ground floor and enjoys its own private patio area with delightful views over adjacent meadows, to one side and overlooking the ornamental pond of the communal grounds to the other. Of excellent quality throughout, the property has been beautifully dressed by local interior designers and with up to the minute facilities and luxurious soft furnishings, the property is the perfect place to enjoy that special break away, just the two of you, at any time of the year.

Ground Floor: Property is centrally heated and comprises:
Kitchen/diner: With gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.
Lounge: With corner set electric fire, wall mounted TV, DVD and CD hi-fi.
Bedroom: With double bed and solid oak furnishings
Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
 

All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Sorry no cot or high chairOutside is a small private patio area with furniture provided. Private parking for 2 cars. Free use of leisure club at Whoop Hall Hotel. NB: Pond in grounds.Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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£345-£595
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Waterwheel Ref: 29081

In a pretty Ribble Valley village location, within the Forest of Bowland (AONB). This holiday apartment is located on the second floor of the owner’s impressive three-storey house. Accessed by a private staircase and set in about 1-acre of grounds, this stunning former corn mill retains many original features, including its fully functioning waterwheel. The village of Chipping lies in a conversation area, close to the market town of Clitheroe which has shops, bars and eateries, as well as a castle. Preston and Lancaster are a 30-minute drive, the Lake District and Manchester are an hour’s drive. Shop and pub 50 yards, restaurant 1 mile.

Open-tread stairs to entrance. All on second floor. Living room/dining area/kitchen with wooden floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Stream and drops in garden.

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£208-£665
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Cobden View Ref: 29232


This detached holiday bungalow, located on the owner’s working farm, is set within the Forest of Bowland AONB and enjoys stunning views over Sabden Valley towards Pendle Hill. Walkers and cyclists are particularly well catered for, with many walks available right from the doorstep. Other activities available within a few miles include horse riding, fishing and golf. Pendle also has its own dry ski slopes. The village of Sabden which is less than a mile away, has a general store, post office and tea rooms, as well as a couple of pubs. The village also has a children’s playground. A wider range of amenities can be found in either Clitheroe, with its impressive ancient castle, or Whalley, with its historic abbey. Both offer individual shops and good quality restaurants, and are within a 10-minute drive. The market towns of Settle and Skipton, the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and North West Coast are within easy driving distance. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

15 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (underfloor in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with decked patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring (UV filtered). Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Steps to decking.

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£497-£497
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Challan Hall Mews Ref: 28202

On the Lancashire/Cumbria border, and tucked away in the Silverdale/Arnside AONB, this ground floor apartment offers homely, holiday accommodation. The property is situated in a bird watchers’ and nature lovers’ paradise, adjoining Gait Barrow Nature Reserve and just under a mile from RSPB Leighton Moss. The picturesque Silverdale Golf Course and local station are also close by. The pretty coastal villages of Silverdale, 1½ miles, and Arnside, 2½ miles, both offer shops, restaurants and pubs. The rich diversity of habitats in the immediate area offers many miles of varied walks. The stunning scenery of the Lake District lies to the north of Kendal, which is approximately 15 miles away. Other destinations within easy reach are Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster and Windermere. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£179-£551
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