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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Set amidst beautiful scenery, and enjoying glorious views of the Forest of Bowland, renowned for its unspoilt landscape and bird and wildlife, this 17th century longhouse has been converted to provide these two comfortable properties. A peaceful location it is just 1.5 miles from the historic and picturesque village of Slaidburn with famous ‘Hark to Bounty’ Inn, cafe, shop and post office and on/off road cycle hire. Clitheroe’s fine amenities and golf course are 9 miles away and close to Lancashire bridleway. The Yorkshire Dales is only 12 miles, the coast at Morecambe Bay is 20 miles and Blackpool and the Lake District is within easy reach. Excellent fishing 2.5 miles.

Ground floor: Dining room with double sofa bed and pool table. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living room with double sofa bed. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Grand piano.

Both properties: Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Internet connection. Shared garden. Garden furniture. Parking. Natural water supply from spring. Couples and family bookings only.

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£408-£861
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Toad Hall Ref: 23369

Overlooking the village green, just a short walk from the canal towpath with lovely walks in the surrounding countryside, this holiday cottage has been totally renovated and furnished in a contemporary style. In the heart of the Pendle countryside, close to the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the coast. The historic market town of Skipton, with its cobbled market place and Norman castle is a short drive, whilst Haworth, home to the Brontë Sisters, is just over the moors. There is an abundance of mill shops in the area, whilst the unspoilt Forest of Bowland waits to be explored. Shops and pubs 200 yards.

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.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. Spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. X-box. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Garden with patio and furniture. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£219-£526
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1


This exclusive contemporary development of stone faced town houses and apartments, each with its own terrace to make the most of the waterside location, is excellently situated alongside the canal basin. The setting is delightful – swans and ducks swim amongst the pretty narrow boats moored along the canal, which runs south to Lancaster and beyond. Canoeists and canal boat enthusiasts enjoy their pursuits and towpath walks are a favourite with visitors, who can take in the tranquillity of the water or join in the friendly boating banter of the canalside. The surrounding views are over a rural landscape and in the distance are the majestic Lake District fells. An excellent base for holidays and relaxing breaks, with good connections to fast roads nearby, these luxuriously appointed properties (refs E4821 & E4823) offer easy access to some of Britain’s best loved countryside – the southerly edge of the Lake District National Park is a 15 mile drive and the market town of Kendal, gateway to the Lakes, is only 13 miles, whilst the beautiful Yorkshire Dales are also under half an hour’s drive. Close by, the historic university town of Lancaster (9 miles) with its castles, museums, theatre and parks is well worth a visit and the breathtakingly lovely open water of Morecambe Bay at the charming village of Arnside lies just 8 miles distant. Golfers will head to the pretty village of Silverdale (5 miles), which is also the location of RSPB Leighton Moss. Just 500 yards away is a welcoming inn serving good food and within easy walking distance there is a farm village where visitors will find a shop selling crafts and local produce, a good café and even animals to pet.

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

Both properties: Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Drying facilities (at cost). Canal side terrace. Shared grounds. Child’s adventure swings. No smoking. Accommodation will be allocated on arrival (layouts may vary). NB: Drops to canal.

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£545-£545
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

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 first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (5ft sleigh bed) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Electric fire in living room included. Fridge/freezer.

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.

WAS
NOW
£635-£635
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Denford House Ref: 30551


Located on a quiet residential street in the Lytham suburbs of Fairhaven, Denford House is a substantial detached holiday home providing spacious and comfortable accommodation on the popular Fylde coast. The cosmopolitan town of Lytham with its numerous bars, cafes, shops and restaurants is just 2 miles away making it an ideal base for families and couples alike. Lytham is internationally famous for its golf and has no less than 5 championship golf courses, making it popular with celebrities. The town also hosts various events throughout the year including the Lytham Proms which takes place every August. Nearby is a cinema, indoor swimming pool, beach and a variety of coastal walks. Fairhaven Lake is a short walk from the property, offering tennis, boat hire and bowling amongst its attractions. There is also a cafe and RSPB discovery centre and being so close to Ribble Estuary it is a popular destination for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. Families will enjoy Blackpool, 8 miles, whose many attractions include the famous Tower, Madame Tussauds Waxworks, Sealife Centre, Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Zoo. Other coastal towns worth a visit are Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood, whose designer shopping outlet village is very popular. Should you fancy a change from the coastal landscapes there are lots of places to visit which are all very accessible thanks to its proximity to the M55 which connects to the M6. Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland AONB, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District can all be reached in just under an hour. Beach 500 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub 1 mile and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, two (5ft), one with additional single bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electricity range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned front garden. Rear courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£322-£838
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Ingleborough Barn Ref: E4251

Set on 250 glorious acres of private farmland, these two luxurious contemporary barn conversions enjoy breathtaking panoramic views to the Lakeland fells and the mountains of Ingleborough and Whernside – the highest of the Yorkshire Dales’ Three Peaks. A haven of tranquillity, this wonderful country holiday location lies at the northern crest of the Forest of Bowland. On the farm, a rural idyll where lambs gambol in the spring, there is plenty of space to relax and unwind, and it’s always fun to watch the cows being milked and gain an insight into farming life. The barns boast spacious and beautifully furnished interiors and each has a separate garden and patio area in the shared enclosed grounds. Bookable as completely self contained properties, or as one large property sleeping up to 14 persons, they are set amidst meadows, 300 yards from the owners’ farmhouse and dairy buildings. Village shops and pubs 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and beams/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft). 1 twin with two additional pull out singles (for children). Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet.

Hot tub.

All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Private water supply. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£668-£1575
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Bowford Cottage Ref: E4381

Set amidst truly peaceful countryside in the Ribble Valley and enjoying beautiful rural views to Beacon Fells, this very comfortable cottage is just 5 miles from roads offering swift access to a host of attractions. The Dales, the Lake District, Blackpool, Liverpool’s Albert Dock, the beaches of Lytham St Anne’s and Southport, and Manchester’s city delights are all easily within an hour’s drive. The Forest of Bowland is one of England’s loveliest undeveloped areas of natural beauty, and good walking starts at the doorstep. Riding and golf are available locally, whilst fishing and a swimming pool are 4 miles. Good restaurants, shop and pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Z bed available (for child).

Open fire in living room inc. Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. 2 Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Rayburn. M/wave. W/machine. F/freezer. Garden with patio. Parking. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£270-£704
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Dale Meadows Ref: CC131142
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 from which to explore some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the site is within easy reach of both the Lakes and the Dales. Guests have complementary use of the state of the art leisure facilities including 18 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and fully equipped fitness studio.
Dale Meadows is a two bedroomed cottage style apartment in a quiet location on this site of only 21 properties and offers luxurious loft style living in the heart of the countryside. With two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, the property is ideal for two couples wishing to holiday together and with up to minute facilities including underfloor heating, Freeview and iPod docks. Dale Meadows is an ideal choice for all year round holidays.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Shower/Wet room: With shower, wash basin and WC.
Kitchen: With under floor heating, electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Lounge/dining: With wall mounted gas fire, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD and iPod dock.

First Floor: Small seating area: Perfect for reading with sofa bed for ocassional use (bookable in advance).
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 2: With double bed galleried over the lounge.

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.Small patio with furniture provided. Private parking for one car. Free use of leisure club at Whoop Hall Hotel. Young children will require supervision due to the pond in the gardens and the gallery style of bedroom. Please note the property will sleep 6 people but this would only apply to shortbreak bookings, it is not suitable for 6 people for a full week. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

WAS
NOW
£380-£675
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1


This exclusive contemporary development of stone faced town houses and apartments, each with its own terrace to make the most of the waterside location, is excellently situated alongside the canal basin. The setting is delightful – swans and ducks swim amongst the pretty narrow boats moored along the canal, which runs south to Lancaster and beyond. Canoeists and canal boat enthusiasts enjoy their pursuits and towpath walks are a favourite with visitors, who can take in the tranquillity of the water or join in the friendly boating banter of the canalside. The surrounding views are over a rural landscape and in the distance are the majestic Lake District fells. An excellent base for holidays and relaxing breaks, with good connections to fast roads nearby, these luxuriously appointed properties (refs E4821 & E4823) offer easy access to some of Britain’s best loved countryside – the southerly edge of the Lake District National Park is a 15 mile drive and the market town of Kendal, gateway to the Lakes, is only 13 miles, whilst the beautiful Yorkshire Dales are also under half an hour’s drive. Close by, the historic university town of Lancaster (9 miles) with its castles, museums, theatre and parks is well worth a visit and the breathtakingly lovely open water of Morecambe Bay at the charming village of Arnside lies just 8 miles distant. Golfers will head to the pretty village of Silverdale (5 miles), which is also the location of RSPB Leighton Moss. Just 500 yards away is a welcoming inn serving good food and within easy walking distance there is a farm village where visitors will find a shop selling crafts and local produce, a good café and even animals to pet.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 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.

Both properties: Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Drying facilities (at cost). Canal side terrace. Shared grounds. Child’s adventure swings. No smoking. Accommodation will be allocated on arrival (layouts may vary). NB: Drops to canal.

WAS
NOW
£305-£638
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

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.

Ground floor: Living room/dining area with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil fired stove in living room. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

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.

WAS
NOW
£200-£560
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Higher Paradise Ref: 16693

Panoramic views

This barn conversion dating back to the 1800s has been carefully converted and sympathetically restored retaining original features such as exposed stonework, beams and some flagged floors which have been complimented by co-ordinated furnishings throughout. Tucked away in a secluded rural position approached by a ½ mile long, well made up farm lane.
This property truly provides a haven from which to escape the pressures of everyday life. Enjoying panoramic views of Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley. A public footpath and bridleway runs close by making it ideal for walking and riding direct from the door and with the Trough of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales close at hand, it is ideal for touring. Blackpool and the Lakes lie a little further afield. Alternatively the bustling market town of Skipton is 10 miles and there are plenty of mill shops in the surrounding towns which provide quality products at discounted prices. Shop and pub 3 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.

Ground floor: Living room with French door/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Games room with full size pool table, darts, table tennis and toilet. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

WAS
NOW
£365-£1248
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Storrs Croft Ref: 30197


Enjoying an elevated position with gorgeous views of open countryside from both the front and rear, Storrs Croft provides attractive, spacious and comfortable, detached holiday accommodation. The heart of this home is definitely the open kitchen with dining area, with its smart, contemporary style, from which one can enjoy the views. Storrs Croft is just 6 miles from the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, which offers all the amenities one needs, such as supermarkets, lovely gift shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. From St Mary’s Church, there is a breathtaking view across the Lune Valley to the Yorkshire Dales. It was named ’Ruskins View’ after the artist who captured its beauty. A few steps away is a 17th century coaching inn, which has oak floors, open fires and real ales. Also, its proximity to both the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria’s Lake District, together with great access to the motorway network, makes this an ideal touring base, with much to see and do. There are lots of great walks in the area. Arnside and Silverdale, which form a designated AONB, are within 12 miles. For the more adventurous, Warton Crag, 8 miles, provides opportunities for hiking, climbing and abseiling. Warton is also home to Leighton Hall, a historic house with pretty gardens, children’s play area, maze and tea rooms. It hosts various events throughout the year, such as an outdoor theatre and car rallys. Other activities available locally include cycling, fishing, horse riding and golf. Lancaster also has a large sports and leisure centre. Nature lovers will love Leighton Moss RSPB Nature Reserve, 10 miles, where the BBC’s Autumnwatch was filmed. Other places of interest nearby include Morecambe, 11 miles, Lancaster and Ingleton, both 12 miles. Just over 30 minutes drive will take you to Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel or Kendal, and within an hour you can be exploring Lake Windermere or Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland. Shop and pub 2 miles.

2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Sun room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (2ft 6in).

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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£514-£1097
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