The Old Stables, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire
- Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Cottage
- Enjoy England 5 Stars Gold for Excellence in Self-Catering
- Sleeps up to 13
The Old Stables is a large 5-Stars luxury self-catering holiday cottage sleeps up to 13 guests plus a cot and is thus ideal for family reunions or small groups wishing to visit Lancashire. It offers superb self-catering holiday cottage accommodation in the Forest of Bowland, convenient for Blackpool and Lancaster, and within easy travelling of the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and the Lake District.
Please note that, due to upgrading, this cottage will from 17 July 2018 comprise five bedrooms, two on the ground floor served by a separate shower room, and three upstairs each with en-suites. This will increase the number of bathrooms, but reduce the overall sleeping capacity from 13 to 11.
Lancashire Holiday Cottage Accommodation
As its name suggests, the Old Stables was where the horses were kept many years ago, except that the wooden partitions and hayracks have now been replaced by a beautiful Mark Wilkinson American Oak kitchen. Where once the horses drank from cast iron troughs, an American fridge freezer dispenses chilled spring water and crushed ice!
Downstairs, the huge open-plan kitchen / living / dining / conservatory area is warmed constantly by the gleaming pewter Aga cooker, which can be boosted by a wood-burning stove on colder days. Sky television is provided. There is an oak dining table and chairs for ten.
There are two downstairs double bedrooms, which is especially suitable for guests who have difficulty climbing stairs. One has French doors that open out into a small paved garden.
Off the hallway is a bootroom for hanging coats and storing shoes and walking boots. There is also a downstairs shower room.
Upstairs are four attractive bedrooms. The double bedroom has an en-suite shower room. There are two twin-bedded rooms and a family room containing a double and a single bed. All the bedrooms have sloping ceilings and Velux windows. A very pretty family bathroom completes the accommodation.
A conservatory overlooks the garden area, which is visited daily by woodpeckers and other wildlife. The rear of the property has an enclosed garden with a huge fire-pit built into a seating area.