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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5 months ago

Today we are at Wyrebank Wedding Fair with so many amazing local providers, I will certainly be adding some of them to the website, fantastic for all occasions too, not just weddings. A lovely event, by the Wyrebank team. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we are at Wyrebank Wedding Fair with so many amazing local providers, I will certainly be adding some of them to the website, fantastic for all occasions too, not just weddings. A lovely event, by the Wyrebank team.Image attachment
5 months ago

Woodpecker Cottage 😍
This is a huge property that sleep up to 15 people across 6 ensuite bedrooms and a single bedroom. It is rated Mobility Two, can seat 16 people at the dining table, has a firepit, pizza oven and BBQ area. Even your furry, four legged friends are welcome! It is perfect for gatherings and special celebrations. AND... we still have some weekend availability from September - including Christmas 😱
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We had a wonderful holiday here . Everything was just perfect including the amazing freshly baked sponge on our arrival . Hope to visit again soon Rosslyn Longwill ❤️xx

Elizabeth Morland - this is next to the Piggery Cottage I visited Alison and family in. Be good for your group.

A fabulous day xxx🥰

Can you send me the price for hiring it Christmas week please.

Is there a link to prices for this one please? Looks stunning!

23rd to 30th December

Where is it?

Paul Ingram Racheal Lewis Emily Heidi Ingram Emily shall we all go x

Rachel Smith, Kirsty Blackledge, Louise Smith. Loos good guys x

Every holiday cottage means more homeless, higher rents, a poorer local economy and a dying community.

Tara Nash Lee Nash

Happy wedding memories here, love it!!

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6 months ago

Well it's a bit chilly but the dogs are loving it! ... See MoreSee Less

Well its a bit chilly but the dogs are loving it!
6 months ago

Mole End is a beautiful 3 bedroom cottage, all ensuite. It sleeps up to 7 people and is graded Mobility Two. There are magnificent views across to the coast at the front of the property and woodland views to the rear, you may even be lucky enough to have a couple of visitors to your window. All our cottages have fire pits which we supply the wood for, and have use of the tennis court. With a wood burner and an AGA it really is a cosy home from home. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please send details , cost for week in oct

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