Bookings placed before 11 June 2020 are not cancellation protected, meaning that if you cancel before the date the balance is due, and we are able to re-let your dates, we will refund you the deposit amount (which may be less than you paid – e.g. if the final letting price was discounted or only some of the days are re-let) less an administration fee of 10%.
If we are unable to re-let you remain responsible for the deposit and there will be no refund under any circumstances. You will be reimbursed at check-out date of original booking. From 56 days before check-in to the day of check-in, you remain responsible for the full rent and there will be no refund unless we are able to re-let your dates, in which case we will refund you all or part of the sum you have paid, depending on the value of the replacement booking, less a 10% administration fee. You will be reimbursed at check-in date of the original or replacement booking, whichever has the later arrival date. We would strongly advise that guests take out a travel insurance policy which covers booking cancellations. This is available at very affordable rates, and gives you the peace of mind that you will get your money back if you need to cancel your holiday. If you choose not to then you accept responsibility for any loss that you may incur due to your cancellation.

Bookings placed after 11 June 2020 (for holidays commencing after 01/08/2020) have Cancellation Protection cover under our Master Cancel Policy if you cancel between 60 days and 2 days prior to arrival.
If you cancel from 60 days up to and including 2 days before check-in date, you will receive a full refund of the lodging costs you have paid. Only lodging costs are refunded. Additional extras, including but not limited to cleaning fees, tax and other ancillary charges are not refunded. Refund payment for cancelled booking will be released back to the cancelling guest on the scheduled date of check-out of the original booking. Cancellations made 1 day prior to, or on the day of check-in will not be eligible for refund. Example: for a check-in on Saturday you could cancel the prior Thursday before 16.00 and be reimbursed in full, but not on Friday (1 day prior) or Saturday (day of check-in). For this reason we strongly recommend you take out your own travel insurance for UK holidays which covers booking cancellations. This is available at very affordable rates, and gives you the peace of mind that you will get your money back if you need to cancel your holiday. If you choose not to then you accept responsibility for any loss that you may incur due to your cancellation.
If you cancel 61 or more days before check-in date, we will endeavour to re-let the property for those dates. If we are able to re-let your dates, we will refund you the deposit amount (which may be less than you paid – e.g. if the final letting price was discounted or only some of the days are re-let) less an administration fee of 10%. If we are unable to re-let you remain responsible for the deposit and there will be no refund under any circumstances. For this reason we strongly recommend you take out your own travel insurance for UK holidays which covers booking cancellations. This is available at very affordable rates, and gives you the peace of mind that you will get your money back if you need to cancel your holiday. If you choose not to then you accept responsibility for any loss that you may incur due to your cancellation.
You will be reimbursed at the check-out date of your original booking.

In response to the Government announcement last night of the extension to the lockdown, we are sad to say the bookings for the next three weeks are also cancelled. The relevant guests have been notified.

Bookings following this will be assessed in three weeks at the next Government review. In the mean time, for bookings beyond that date, balance reminders will now be sent 4 weeks prior to arrival instead of 8 weeks.

As soon as we know anything more we will update you.

We hope you all take care and stay safe.

The Sharples Family.

2019 Lancashire Tourism Awards at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena.

On Thursday 7 November, at the world-famous Pleasure Beach Arena, Blackpool we were delighted to be presented with the award for Self Catering Accommodation 2019 at Lancashire’s annual Lancashire Tourism Awards, supported by Headline Sponsor, University of Central Lancashire and Host Sponsor VisitBlackpool.

Blackpool-born professional ice-skater Daniel Whiston was guest presenter and entertained the audience, gliding through the twenty-two awards with great style.

To see the full list of Finalists and winners head to https://www.marketinglancashire.com/news/the-winners-of-lancashire-tourism-awards-2019/

 

Thank you for all our guests for choosing to stay with us and for supporting our lovely county too!

 

 

 

If you are are thinking about a holiday over the festive period, why not have a look at the Pantomines that are on around the area. Some of these Pantomines have audio description, BSL performances and relaxed performances. Details for each are below.

 

Christmas Pantomines 2019:

Cindarella- a Fairytale

22 Nov-11th Jan The Dukes, Lancaster 01524 598500

Audio Described performance with touch tour 20th December

BSL performance 28th December

Relaxed performance 3rd Jan

Aladdin

1st Dec-30th Dec Lancaster Grand Theatre 01524 64695

Cindarella

12th Dec-15th Dec Marine Hall, Fleetwood, 01253 887693

Relaxed/BSL performance 13th Dec

Peter Pan

6th Dec- 5th Jan The Grand Theatre, 01253 290190

Audio described performance 14th Dec

Beauty and the Beast on Ice

7th Dec-21st Dec Pleasure Beach Arena, 01253 341707

Horrible Histories- Horrible Christmas

13th Dec-29th Dec Blackpool Opera House 08448561111

Dick Whittington

12th Dec-22nd Dec, Preston Playhouse 0333 666 3366

 

 

 

 

 

As our British summertime draws to a close what is going on around the area? Well, quite a lot! As we live on site we can usually point you in the right direction when it comes to days out however, we have compiled a little list below of what is on this season.

The Illuminations at Blackpool have now been switched on and anticipating spectators. There is also the weekly firework displays for the Firework competion in Blackpool which we can actually see distantly from the cottages. For more information about this event please visit the Visit Blackpool site on www.visitblackpool.com

13-22 September is the Heritage Open days in Lancaster which are a range of events celebrating heritage and culture. For more information please visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk

22-29th September there is the ‘Foodie Foray’ which celebrates the Forest of Bowland’s natural food larder and incorporates walking and foraging www.forestofbowland.com/foodie-foray

26th September there is Monstersaurus showing at the Lancaster Grand Theatre www.lancastergrand.co.uk

1st-2nd November Light up Lancaster, Free admission firework display www.lightuplancaster.co.uk

6th-9th November For the Sherlock Holmes fans there is Hound Of The Baskervilles showing at The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster Box office is: 01524 598500 or visit their site www.dukes-lancaster.org

23rd November-5th January Lancaster on Ice is a 6 week Ice rink and winter wonderland in the heart of the city centre. Dalton Square, Lancaster. www.lancasteronice.co.uk

If you are looking for some festive fun then look no further than our very own Garstang Town Centre on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th December from 6-9pm. The town hosts its Victorian Christmas festival with live music, stalls, food, Santa’s grotto, rides and late night shopping. It is a really fantastic couple of nights.

Or why not look at the West Lancashire Light Railway Santa Special where children can meet Santa and receive a present! Free mulled wine and mince pies for adults. Please be aware booking is essential, visit their site for more details www.westlancsrailway.org

Christmas Pantomines 2019:

Cindarella- a Fairytale

22 Nov-11th Jan The Dukes, Lancaster 01524 598500

Aladdin

1st Dec-30th Dec Lancaster Grand Theatre 01524 64695

Cindarella

12th Dec-15th Dec Marine Hall, Fleetwood, 01253 887693

Peter Pan

6th Dec- 5th Jan The Grand Theatre, 01253 290190

Beauty and the Beast on Ice

7th Dec-21st Dec Pleasure Beach Arena, 01253 341707

Horrible Histories- Horrible Christmas

13th Dec-29th Dec Blackpool Opera House 08448561111

Dick Whittington

12th Dec-22nd Dec, Preston Playhouse 0333 666 3366

 

 

 

 

 

Animals Domestic and Wild!

We have three dogs, all very friendly and soft. The youngest is Maggie the puggle, she is a very cute but ugly dog. A 3/4 cross of Pug and Beagle, now almost 7 years old. There’s Barney and also Holly, a tiny Yorkie, now 14 years old who has the personality of a lion and yaps at everything, including cars, bikes, cows, sheep and pheasants. Read more

Walks around Barnacre Cottages

There are some lovely walks – right from your front door, with a couple of routes to Scorton or to Garstang. And luckily, the odd tempting stopping place en route, for refreshments and sustenance! These are some of our regular routes.

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Pony Paradise

We recently visited this new Pony Paradise to collect our new harlequin Great Dane pup. However, it is also a great new facility that does all sorts of pony activities. Some of which I am sure would be ideal for our guests. It’s just a 10/15 minute drive from here.

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If you would not be without your Aga, or have always fancied cooking on one, now’s your chance!  Four of the 5* Gold cottages at Barnace Cottages have beautiful shiny Agas!  Not only do they keep the cottages cosy and welcoming, but they also cook a roast dinner like nothing else on earth!

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