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Bright and light, The Old Stables Conservatory
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Bright and light, The Old Stables Conservatory
The Piggeries! Aga stove for real country living - plus a separate electric oven. The Piggeries orangery style dining room
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18 reviews
Bright and light, The Old Stables Conservatory
The Piggeries! Aga stove for real country living - plus a separate electric oven.
The Piggeries orangery style dining room
Huge en suite family bedroom in Woodpecker, king size bed, two single beds, sofa and armchair
Mole End, lovely, large Mark Wilkinson designer hand painted and oak fully equipped kitchen with Aga
Partridge cottage, fully equipped Mark Wilkinson designer hand painted kitchen
Woodpecker cottage with covered picnic bbq area, amazing views across the countryside to the coast
The Piggeries at night
Spectacular sunsets and amazing views across the countryside to the coast
Lots of visiting wildlife to the cottages and down our country lane
Walks in beautiful countryside minutes from our door with Callie and Fluff the pony.
Walks with Callie, Maggie the puggle and Fluff along the nearby river 10 minutes from the cottages,
Fluff our pet pony, also pet lambs and chickens
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Cottage -
19 Bedrooms, 18 Bathrooms, Sleeps 50
Preston, Lancashire, England

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Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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bifty
nottingham
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Flawless”
Reviewed January 21, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We stayed in two of these gorgeous cottages as part of a new year celebration. I stayed in the Piggeries and was delighted to find a lovely homemade sponge in the large and luxurious kitchen, gorgeous bedding in the bedrooms and fabulous views from the large lounges downstairs in the property.The owners Terry and Sue could not have been more helpful in terms of emails before our stay and advice on where to go during our stay.
We would highly recommend these wonderful cottages to everyone and will definitely stay again!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SolihullD...
Solihull
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Birthday Celebrations”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

As an extended family of 32 spanning four generations from 90 down to 2 years, looking to celebrate the 90th birthdays of both members of Generation 1, we had some pretty specific needs. We rented all but Partridge Cottage from the Barnacre site and it was perfect for everyone. Sue and Terry's website gives a clear insight into what to expect but on arrival, expectations were exceeded. The properties are all beautifully appointed, very spacious with superb views right out to the coast. The huge amount of safe outside space in the form of decking, patios, gardens, play area, tennis court and field makes these properties stand head and shoulders above anywhere else we researched. The setting sun silhouetting a dozen great grandchildren playing football and cricket in the field, will live long in the memory. Sue and Terry's help and advice when planning the weekend's celebrations was invaluable. Recommended local suppliers and caterers were used and all proved to be first class.

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Liked best: 5 Star quality of all aspects of the properties
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Hilary W
Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
“What a wondeful week!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

A group of 18 of us, from all over the world, met for our biennial reunion, taking three of the cottages - The Piggeries, Partridge, and The Old Stables. Americans and Canadians are well known for their insistence on everything being right, and they complain (quite rightly!) if it isn't. During this week, not a single complaint was made. This is because Sue and Terry have taken every effort - and a lot of capital, I guess - to make sure that everything is as perfect as is humanly posible. The freshly-baked sponge cakes in each cottage, made with eggs from their own hens, was just the start!
The furnishing and equipment is to the highest standard (one of the party wanted to take the whole kitchen back home with him!), the beds were very comfortable, the site itself is right in the heart of some of the best countryside in England, with extensive views across the Fylde to Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells.
When I went to view the cottages, I thought that there was no way that we would be able to afford them but that turned out to be completely wrong - th rebtal is incredibly modest, even if the standards were lower than they are. Most of my Am,erican friends, when told of how much it would be per person for the week, thought that this was per night, and still thought it reasonable!

I have tried to be balanced, and come up with something negative and I can't.
I most thoroughly recommend this as a wonderful place to take a hopiday.
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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jason N
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic family break”
Reviewed June 15, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed at the spring bank holidays and from the moment we arrived the kids were completely entertained. They made friends with some other children staying in the other cottages and played non stop the whole time we were there. The tennis courts and play were superb and the owners were so accommodating and very friendly. We went for a meal to the Italian orchard while staying at Barnacre and it was superb, top quality food in a very upmarket yet child friendly environment. We can't speak highly enough of this place and will definitely come back. Thanks so much for your kind attentive service which helped make our break one to remember.

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Janet C
Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
“The Old Stables was a wonderful, comfortable, spacious place to stay.”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We all enjoyed our holiday in this lovely place. It was a celebratory week and this superb place gave all of us the space and comfort to enjoy ourselves.
The children loved the play area and the tennis courts were used happily by all age groups.
The cottage is ideally situated for trips to the Lakes and to explore the beautiful Trough of Bowland.

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Liked best: I liked the kitchen and conservatory areas
Liked least: suite
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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FatCatCat...
mexico
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simly Wonderful”
Reviewed February 26, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Stayed in Mole End with my wife, younger son, grandad and great aunt. We had a ball.

The cottage was immaculate, and so warm, we live out the UK in a very hot country so the under floor heating, Aga and wood fire were fabulous.

Everything worked perfectly in the cottage, the views were outstanding, you could see Blackpool Tower on the horizon. Pheasants running around everywhere too.

Excellent food shopping in Garstang15 mins by car through the beautiful countryside.

Enjoy!

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Liked best: The coziness of the cottage.
Liked least: Weak internet, however it was in the middle the countryside......
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Nigel K
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Another great holiday at barnacre”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

This is our fourth trip to barnacre. The accommodation is superb, very cosy cottage and well equipped. We love the tennis courts, walking and cycling. There are plenty of local attractions for our 9 yr old children- beacon fell country park, wild boar farm, cycle tracks, Blackpool zoo and guy's hamlet is a great local family restaurant. Barnacre's owners Terry and Sue are very welcoming and obliging. We will return!

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