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Barnacre Holiday Cottages, The Old Shippon, Arkwright Farm, Eidsforth Lane, Barnacre, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1GN

telephone : 01995 600918

Lancashire Accommodation and Tourism Links

Here are links to some other websites you may find useful.

Links to this site from other sites are always welcome, but please do tell us. Please contact us if you know of a site that might appropriately be added to this page, preferably on a reciprocal basis.

  • Blackpool Zoo Park
    The zoo is home to elephants, lions, tigers, sea lions, parrots and flamingos and many more. Theres also a restaurant, picnic site, wild west minature train and an adventure playground.
  • Bowland Wild Boar Park
    Enjoy a day out in beautiful wooded countryside, view wild boar, longhorn cows and other animals. Children's playground, tractor rides, cafe and picnic area.
  • Braedens Pony Trekking
    A new family run pony trekking centre about 10 minutes drive from us. Braeden provides all the necessary equipment, riding hats and waterproof clothing. Can take groups of up to 10 persons, ranging from 1 hour to full day. Telephone 07944 244368.
  • Camelot Theme Park
    Located at Charnock Richard just off the motorway, this theme park has rides, an illusion show and daily jousting tournaments.
  • Country cottages online
    Our small, private hamlet of five luxury 5* Gold cottage are also listed on Countrycottagesonline.net
  • EnjoyEngland.com
    A tourism website covering the whole of the country, including places to stay as well as places to visit.
  • Forresthills
    Forresthills is a family run business set in picturesque countryside. Days can include golf, fishing with tuition, quad safaris, clay shooting, tractor and digger driving.
  • Gliding
    See Bowland from the air with Bowland Forest Gliding club based at the foot of Parlick Fell near Chipping. Trial lessons are available for the inexperienced.
  • Holiday Rentals
    Holiday-Rentals advertises over 150,000 villa rentals and self catering holiday homes by owner worldwide. Book holiday lets with the owners direct for great value! Leaders since 1996. See Barnacre Cottages (No 16930) on Holiday-Rentals.
  • Hot Air Ballooning
    Float over the scenic countryside at heights of between 500 and 5000 feet. A way for all the family to experience ariel views of Bowland.
  • Ideas For Days Out With The Kids
    A helpful website which lists places to visit in this area with the children. Certainly worth having a look. Gives information, contact numbers and websites.
  • Lancashire County Council
    This local council site for Lancashire includes lots of information about tourism.
  • Lancaster Off Road
    Quad biking, paintballing, family days out.
  • Lancaster Tourist Information Centre
    This historic city is just 20 minutes and 9 miles away from Barnacre. This Tourism centre can provide information about where to visit in the surrounding area.
  • Leighton Moss Bird Reserve
    Located at Silverdale a 40 minute drive away, this RSPB bird reserve keeps wildfowl and wading birds in beautiful surroundings. A public hide is available at no charge.
  • Paragliding
    Bowland offers some of the best soaring sites in the country at Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Parlick.
  • Premier Cottages
    Barnacre Cottages are pleased to be members of Premier Cottages.
  • Preston and Lancashire Holiday Lets
    Barnacre Cottages are pleased to be advertised on Holiday Lettings.
  • Priory Homecare
    If during your stay with us you need someone to assist with care, then this company can provide someone to help.
  • Singleton Maize Maze
    Open daily mid July until early September a family fun day out getting lost in a super sized maze designed in a field of growing maize. Tel. 01995 670381 or www.singletonmaizemaze.co.uk
  • Stonyhurst College
    The magnificent catholic co-educational boarding and day school in the Jesuit tradition. The 16th century manor house has Tours of the dormitories, library, chapels, school-rooms and historical apartments. The extensive gardens open during the summer months. Stonyhurst is famous for its connection with JRR Tolkien; it may even have been the inspiration for 'Middle Earth' in 'Lord of the Rings'.
  • Swimming Pool Hire
    Private hire £25 per hour. Children and adults swimming lessons. holiday fun sessions, pool/birthday parties
  • The Dukes Theatre & Cinema, Lancaster
    A small, very quaint theatre set in an old building in Lancaster. As a family we have been to pantomines here at Christmas.
  • The Forest of Bowland
    For more information about our location in this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • The Ribble Valley
    Discover the beauty and enjoy the tranquillity of this unspoilt area of rural Lancashire.
  • The Wyre & Fylde Area
    This site covers the area from Barnacre across to the coast.
  • VisitBritain.com
    A huge selection of properties covering the whole of the country for those participating in the VisitBritain Quailty in Tourism Assessment rating scheme.

The Holiday Cottages Collection

We are pleased to be a member of The Holiday Cottages Collection, a selection of luxury self catering holiday cottages located throughout England, Scotland and abroad. Here are links to some other members.
  • Devon
    • Devonshire Cottages, Devon
      Kingfisher Cottage, between Salcombe and Dartmouth in South Devon, is a luxury self catering holiday cottage sleeping up to seven guests. It is conveniently located for Dartmoor, Plymouth, Dartmouth, Paignton, Torbay and Totnes.
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Fife
    • Northcliff Holiday Cottages and Apartments, Fife
      Northcliff House is a beautiful, early 19th century mansion house in North Queensferry, Fife with superb views of the Forth road and rail bridges. With eight fully equipped, self-contained self-catering holiday cottages and self-catering holiday apartments, Northcliff offers both short and long stay lets near Edinburgh.
    • St Andrews Golf Lets, Fife
      Enjoy a holiday-cottage-style break in a luxury self-catering apartment in the heart of St Andrews, Fife. This holiday apartment provides a luxury self-catering alternative to hotel or guest house accommodation for golfers, parents of university students, and anyone wishing to explore St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland.
  • France
    • Compass Cottages, France
      Compass Cottages offer luxury self catering properties in Sussex, France and Thailand. Les Abeilles is a luxury villa with a swimming pool in St Laurent du Verdon, Alpes de Haute Provence, France.
  • Herefordshire
    • Bramley Holiday Cottage, Herefordshire
      This luxury self-catering holiday cottage lies in the heart of the Wye Valley, near the picturesque town of Ross-On-Wye and near to the cathedral town of Hereford.
    • The Piggery, Hereford, Herefordshire
      The Piggery is a luxury, 4 Stars Gold, self-catering holiday cottage for a couple in rural Herefordshire, just outside the cathedral city of Hereford. Abergavenny, Hay-on-Wye, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye are all nearby. Gloucester, Ludlow and Worcester are also easily accessible.
  • Lincolnshire
    • Athina & Atlanta Holiday Cottages, Lincolnshire
      Athina and Atlanta are large self-catering holiday cottages in Lincolnshire. Each has a heated indoor swimming pool and a jacuzzi, and can sleep up to 20. They both offer ideal self-catering holiday cottage accommodation for group holidays, family parties, Christmas and New Year breaks. Athina is located in the village of Welton on the edge of the Wolds, near the historic cathedral city of Lincoln. Atlanta is located in the historic village of Theddlethorpe All Saints in East Lincolnshire, close to the Wolds, and centrally positioned between Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe, Skegness and Louth.
  • Northumberland
    • Akeld Manor, Northumberland
      This award winning holiday cottage complex near Wooler in Northumberland offers excellent leisure facilities including a swimming pool and gymnasium. Please note that some images may depict the leisure facilities instead of the named property.
    • Bamburgh Cottage Holidays, Northumberland
      Pepperclose Cottage is a fully restored 18th century luxury self-catering holiday cottage in Bamburgh on the Northumberland coast. It sits across the cricket field below Bamburgh Castle, which can be seen through the windows to the east and south.
    • Bee Hill Properties, Northumberland
      Bee Hill Properties offer a choice of five luxury self catering holiday cottages sleeping four to ten guests. They are ideally located close to Holy Island, between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Bamburgh in Northumberland, with Alnmouth, Alnwick, Beadnell, Coldstream, Craster, Kelso, Seahouses and Wooler all within easy reach.
    • Best Choice Holiday Cottages, Northumberland
      Based in Rothbury, in the heart of Coquetdale, Best Choice Holiday Cottages are pleased to offer a selection of charming self-catering holiday cottages and apartments with character in stunning locations throughout Northumberland.
    • Brunton House and Holiday Cottages, Northumberland
      Enjoy a self-catering cottage holiday at Brunton House and Holiday Cottages on a famous Northumberland country estate. Brunton House and Holiday Cottages are beautifully positioned midway between Alnwick and Bamburgh in Northumberland, close to the Heritage Coast. They are set on an organic farm in the middle of the 2,500 acre Fallodon Estate, next to an old water mill and overlooking a burn and lake, with views towards the sea and Beadnell Bay.
    • Doxford Cottages, Northumberland
      These luxury self catering holiday cottages are set in the 2,500-acre Doxford Estate near Alnwick in Northumberland. They are beautifully located close to Embleton Beach on Northumberland's Heritage Coast near the attractive seaside villages of Craster, Embleton, Seahouses and Bamburgh, with easy access from the A1.
    • Farne House, Northumberland
      This complex of self catering holiday apartments is located on the headland overlooking the harbour at Seahouses on the magnificent Northumberland Heritage Coast. Please note that some images may depict the leisure facilities instead of named apartments.
    • Mill Cottage Holidays, Northumberland
      Superbly located next to The Tankerville Arms, a wonderful village pub and restaurant, Mill Cottage is a stylish, 5-Star Gold, self-catering holiday cottage for two in Eglingham, one of Northumberlands prettiest villages. It is ideally located midway between Alnwick and Wooler.
    • Oil Mill Lane, Northumberland
      Oil Mill Lane is a luxury 4-Star Gold self-catering holiday cottage. It is ideally located within Berwick-upon-Tweed's town walls, just a short stroll from the town's shops, cafes, restaurant and bars. Day trips to the Scottish Borders or south into Northumberland make this a great location for a family holiday.
    • Outchester & Ross Farm Cottages, Northumberland
      Enjoy a luxury self-catering cottage holiday on a choice of two outstanding sites between the historic Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. Experience all that Northumberland's stunning Heritage Coast can offer, including Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Garden, Bamburgh, Seahouses and the Farne Islands. We offer a choice of sixteen spacious, comfortable and well-equipped self catering holiday cottages, and one restored 18th century tower.
    • Woodside Lodge, Northumberland
      Nestled in the gardens of an 18th century cottage five miles south of the market town of Hexham, Northumberland, Woodside Lodge is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage retreat for two guests. It offers ideal holiday cottage accommodation for a couple wishing to visit Northumberland. It is within easy reach of all of Northumberland's historic highlights, including Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park and Northumberland Heritage Coast, as well as the urban attractions of Gateshead and Newcastle, Tyne and Wear.
  • Suffolk
    • Orwell View Barns Holiday Cottages, Suffolk
      Our luxury self-catering holiday cottages are set in an idyllic location near Ipswich in Suffolk, with sweeping views across the River Orwell. Relax, unwind and get away from it all in this peaceful haven that is just perfect for a family holiday or short break, yet only an hour by train from London.
  • Sussex
    • Compass Cottages, Sussex
      Streele Farm offers two self catering holiday cottages with a heated swimming pool and tennis court in East Sussex, near Royal Tunbridge Wells.
  • Tayside
    • Loch Earn Cottages, Tayside
      The Shieling is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage at St Fillans, Perthshire. It is set on the hillside on the outskirts of the village with views over Loch Earn. It is ideally located for exploring both Highland Perthshire and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
    • The Firs, Tayside
      Enjoy a relaxing holiday in the quiet Perthshire village of Blair Atholl, a short drive north of Pitlochry on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The Firs is a family-run guesthouse, offering quality bed and breakfast accommodation in the centre of Blair Atholl village, just one mile from Blair Castle. We also have a comfortable self-catering holiday cottage.
  • Thailand
    • Compass Cottages, Thailand
      Compass Cottages have two luxury self catering holiday apartments overlooking Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand.
  • Yorkshire
    • Field House Farm Holiday Cottages, Yorkshire
      Field House Farm offers luxury self-catering holiday cottages located on the northern edge of Bridlington on the East Yorkshire coast, within easy reach of Scarborough and York. No matter which of our award-winning holiday cottages you choose, Field House Farm makes an ideal choice for a perfect self-catering cottage holiday in Yorkshire.