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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Mole End Wetroom


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.

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

Hope the chickens aren’t missing us xx

Looking forward to our stay in July 😊

Looks fabulous well done girls x

Two morning visitors nibbling on the heather. Not a bad view from your dining table 🤩💕🦌 ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful. We had a lovely family holiday here xx🥰

Amazing ❤️

Fabulous ....


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When you book our Old Stables cottage, you get exclusive use of the outdoor pizza oven, bbq area and firepit. Perfect for evenings like tonight 👌🔥 ... See MoreSee Less
When you book our Old Stables cottage, you get exclusive use of the outdoor pizza oven, bbq area and firepit. Perfect for evenings like tonight 👌🔥Image attachment
From our entire Family, the new additions and the old timers, we wholeheartedly wish you a Merry Christmas. We thank each and every one of you that has supported us this year, and we hope we can welcome you all back to Barnacre in the New Year. MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🎅 Keep safe and well 💞 ... See MoreSee Less

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Merry Christmas everyone xx ❤️

merry christmas to your woderful family and our old timers xxx

Merry Xmas to all of u av a good one

Merry Xmas to the sharples and Reynolds xxx

Merry Christmas to you see you next year 🎅🍾🥂🍻

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