Welcome to Barnacre Self-Catering Holiday Cottages, Lancashire

Barnacre Cottages were the first 5 Star, Gold Award winning, self-catering holiday cottages in Lancashire. Created from the old stone buildings of an 18th century farmhouse that had lain empty and neglected for many years, we spent two years converting these beautiful farm buildings into superb holiday cottages aspiring to the very highest standards of self-catering holiday accommodation. Since then, we have continued to improve and renew our properties so that we can offer our guests a true 5 Star self-catering experience – Woodpecker Cottage and The Old Stables have been extended to cater for large groups, suitable for family reunions and other special occasions.

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Luxury cottages with ground floor facilities and NAS rating suitable for 3 generations

Woodpecker Dining Area


Cottages for family gatherings or exclusive hire for 50 people for that special celebration


All-inclusive 5* cottages with gardens, BBQs, family friendly play area and tennis court

Luxury 5 Star Gold Accommodation Cottages in Lancashire

The quality of the self-catering accommodation is matched by our superb location, with magnificent views towards the Lancashire coast and the Lake District. We are in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Forest of Bowland. Set in 14 acres, bordered by woodland, and visited by local deer and pheasants, you will find excellent walking on hand right from your doorstep. Fishing is available nearby.

Our holiday cottages are conveniently located for Blackpool, Lancaster, the Lake District and, to the east, the Yorkshire Dales. For golf fans, both Royal Lytham and Royal Birkdale are within easy reach and there is also a great choice of golf courses available locally.

Finally, you are assured of a warm and personal welcome from the resident owners,

Terry and Sue Sharples

Choice of 5 Luxury Self-Catering Cottages for 2 to 15 People

Choice of luxury cottages sleeping from 6 to 15 people

We have just spent two nights at Barnacre cottages, staying in woodpecker and partridge. We stayed as part of a group for a hen week end and we had the most amazing time.The cottages are stunning and exceeded the photographs on line, full equipped with everything you need, and immaculately clean. The owners have been most help full and accommodating to our needs.

I would highly recommend Barnacre the location and views are beautiful and for a large group woodpeckers cottage ticks all the boxes. We would definitely return in the future 5 stars from our party.

Woodpecker Cottage at Night
Accessibility at Barnacre Cottages
Accessibility at Barnacre Cottages
Families Welcome
Walkers Welcome

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Centrally located in the Forest of Bowland, near Garstang, in Lancashire, it makes an ideal base for visiting Blackpool, Lancaster and Lytham St Annes, as well as travelling to the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and the Lake District for days out.

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6 months ago

Keeping the Piggies cool because it's hot hot hot! Hope you have all had a great weekend 🌞🌞🌞 ... See MoreSee Less

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oh that's lovely to see pigs like mud

8 months ago

Walking down to the local village for breakfast. What a beautiful morning 🤩☀️🌄🌤🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️☕🍳 Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

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Can’t wait to do that in July. The walk looks worth it if that’s the lovely breakfast you get ❤️

So looking forward to finally visiting in July from the Isle of Man 🇮🇲

8 months ago

We are all ready for a busy Bank Holiday weekend! Fingers crossed for fab weather ☀️🌤🌻 ... See MoreSee Less

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So looking forward to our visit in July x

10 months ago

Whilst we haven't been able to welcome any guests we have been looking after our year round residents. Here is our little nature garden to look after our birds, bees, bugs, hedgehogs and of course fairies! Have a wonderful Easter everyone and we can't wait to welcome you back soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hope the chickens aren’t missing us xx

Looking forward to our stay in July 😊

Lovely place. Always grateful for your help when my parents were there.

Looks fabulous well done girls x

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