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Barnacre Holiday Cottages, The Old Shippon, Arkwright Farm, Eidsforth Lane, Barnacre, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1GN

telephone : 01995 600918

Lancashire Accommodation and Tourism Links

Here are links to some other websites you may find useful.

Links to this site from other sites are always welcome, but please do tell us. Please contact us if you know of a site that might appropriately be added to this page, preferably on a reciprocal basis.

  • Blackpool Zoo Park
    The zoo is home to elephants, lions, tigers, sea lions, parrots and flamingos and many more. Theres also a restaurant, picnic site, wild west minature train and an adventure playground.
  • Bowland Wild Boar Park
    Enjoy a day out in beautiful wooded countryside, view wild boar, longhorn cows and other animals. Children's playground, tractor rides, cafe and picnic area.
  • Braedens Pony Trekking
    A new family run pony trekking centre about 10 minutes drive from us. Braeden provides all the necessary equipment, riding hats and waterproof clothing. Can take groups of up to 10 persons, ranging from 1 hour to full day. Telephone 07944 244368.
  • Camelot Theme Park
    Located at Charnock Richard just off the motorway, this theme park has rides, an illusion show and daily jousting tournaments.
  • Country cottages online
    Our small, private hamlet of five luxury 5* Gold cottage are also listed on Countrycottagesonline.net
  • EnjoyEngland.com
    A tourism website covering the whole of the country, including places to stay as well as places to visit.
  • Forresthills
    Forresthills is a family run business set in picturesque countryside. Days can include golf, fishing with tuition, quad safaris, clay shooting, tractor and digger driving.
  • Gliding
    See Bowland from the air with Bowland Forest Gliding club based at the foot of Parlick Fell near Chipping. Trial lessons are available for the inexperienced.
  • Holiday Rentals
    Holiday-Rentals advertises over 150,000 villa rentals and self catering holiday homes by owner worldwide. Book holiday lets with the owners direct for great value! Leaders since 1996. See Barnacre Cottages (No 16930) on Holiday-Rentals.
  • Hot Air Ballooning
    Float over the scenic countryside at heights of between 500 and 5000 feet. A way for all the family to experience ariel views of Bowland.
  • Ideas For Days Out With The Kids
    A helpful website which lists places to visit in this area with the children. Certainly worth having a look. Gives information, contact numbers and websites.
  • Lancashire County Council
    This local council site for Lancashire includes lots of information about tourism.
  • Lancaster Off Road
    Quad biking, paintballing, family days out.
  • Lancaster Tourist Information Centre
    This historic city is just 20 minutes and 9 miles away from Barnacre. This Tourism centre can provide information about where to visit in the surrounding area.
  • Leighton Moss Bird Reserve
    Located at Silverdale a 40 minute drive away, this RSPB bird reserve keeps wildfowl and wading birds in beautiful surroundings. A public hide is available at no charge.
  • Paragliding
    Bowland offers some of the best soaring sites in the country at Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Parlick.
  • Premier Cottages
    Barnacre Cottages are pleased to be members of Premier Cottages.
  • Preston and Lancashire Holiday Lets
    Barnacre Cottages are pleased to be advertised on Holiday Lettings.
  • Priory Homecare
    If during your stay with us you need someone to assist with care, then this company can provide someone to help.
  • Singleton Maize Maze
    Open daily mid July until early September a family fun day out getting lost in a super sized maze designed in a field of growing maize. Tel. 01995 670381 or www.singletonmaizemaze.co.uk
  • Stonyhurst College
    The magnificent catholic co-educational boarding and day school in the Jesuit tradition. The 16th century manor house has Tours of the dormitories, library, chapels, school-rooms and historical apartments. The extensive gardens open during the summer months. Stonyhurst is famous for its connection with JRR Tolkien; it may even have been the inspiration for 'Middle Earth' in 'Lord of the Rings'.
  • Swimming Pool Hire
    Private hire £25 per hour. Children and adults swimming lessons. holiday fun sessions, pool/birthday parties
  • The Dukes Theatre & Cinema, Lancaster
    A small, very quaint theatre set in an old building in Lancaster. As a family we have been to pantomines here at Christmas.
  • The Forest of Bowland
    For more information about our location in this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • The Ribble Valley
    Discover the beauty and enjoy the tranquillity of this unspoilt area of rural Lancashire.
  • The Wyre & Fylde Area
    This site covers the area from Barnacre across to the coast.
  • VisitBritain.com
    A huge selection of properties covering the whole of the country for those participating in the VisitBritain Quailty in Tourism Assessment rating scheme.

The Holiday Cottages Collection

We are pleased to be a member of The Holiday Cottages Collection, a selection of luxury self catering holiday cottages located throughout England, Scotland and abroad. Here are links to some other members.
  • Fife
    • Kinloss Estate, Fife
      Kinloss Estate is a traditional Scottish Country Estate on the outskirts of Cupar, near St Andrews, in Fife.
  • Gloucestershire
    • Garretts Farm, Gloucestershire
      The Coach House is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage in picturesque Buckland in the heart of the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire Cotswolds, just two miles from Broadway. As well as the many charming Cotswolds villages nearby, The Coach House also makes an ideal base for exploring farther afield, including Birmingham, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Oxford, Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Tewkesbury, Worcester, and many others.
  • Herefordshire
    • Bramley Holiday Cottage, Herefordshire
      This luxury self-catering holiday cottage lies in the heart of the Wye Valley, near the picturesque town of Ross-On-Wye and near to the cathedral town of Hereford.
    • The Piggery, Hereford, Herefordshire
      The Piggery is a luxury, 4 Stars Gold, self-catering holiday cottage for a couple in rural Herefordshire, just outside the cathedral city of Hereford. Abergavenny, Hay-on-Wye, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye are all nearby. Gloucester, Ludlow and Worcester are also easily accessible.
    • Trevase Leisure, Herefordshire
      Trevase Granary offers luxury self catering holiday cottage accommodation for sixteen in a restored barn near Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. It is especially suitable for group holidays, family renunions and corporate use. Penblaith Barn is a 5-Star Gold luxury self-catering holiday cottage in South Herefordshire with eight bedrooms sleeping up to eighteen guests. Like Trevase Granary, it is a traditional stone barn conversion that combines 18th century character with 21st century luxury and style. Both offer an ideal large venue for family gatherings, reunions and group holidays.
  • Northumberland
    • Akeld Manor, Northumberland
      This award winning holiday cottage complex near Wooler in Northumberland offers excellent leisure facilities including a swimming pool and gymnasium. Please note that some images may depict the leisure facilities instead of the named property.
    • Bee Hill Properties, Northumberland
      Bee Hill Properties offer a choice of five luxury self catering holiday cottages sleeping four to ten guests. They are ideally located close to Holy Island, between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Bamburgh in Northumberland, with Alnmouth, Alnwick, Beadnell, Coldstream, Craster, Kelso, Seahouses and Wooler all within easy reach.
    • Farne House, Northumberland
      This complex of self catering holiday apartments is located on the headland overlooking the harbour at Seahouses on the magnificent Northumberland Heritage Coast. Please note that some images may depict the leisure facilities instead of named apartments.
    • Lambley Farm Holiday Cottages, Northumberland
      Located on Lambley Country Estate near Haltwhistle on the southern fringe of Northumberland National Park, our self catering holiday cottages are beautifully positioned to allow you to enjoy rural Northumberland. Midway between Carlisle and Hexham, our location also provides an opportunity to visit the Lake District in Cumbria. Please note that some images are general rather than specific.
    • Lindisfarne Bay Cottages, Northumberland
      Enjoy a choice of luxury self-catering holiday cottages with stunning views of Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle in Northumberland. Lindisfarne Bay Cottages offers three beautifully appointed self-catering holiday cottages situated in an idyllic spot on the water's edge opposite Holy Island, between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Bamburgh in Northumberland.
    • Mill Cottage Holidays, Northumberland
      Superbly located next to The Tankerville Arms, a wonderful village pub and restaurant, Mill Cottage is a stylish, 5-Star Gold, self-catering holiday cottage for two in Eglingham, one of Northumberlands prettiest villages. It is ideally located midway between Alnwick and Wooler.
    • Newton Holiday Cottages, Northumberland
      Newton Holiday Cottages in Low Newton by the Sea are ideally located for self catering holidays on Northumberland's Heritage Coast. Our two self catering holiday cottages, each sleeping up to six guests, are just 100 metres from the beach at Low Newton by the Sea, considered one of the most picturesque villages in Northumberland.
    • Woodside Lodge, Northumberland
      Nestled in the gardens of an 18th century cottage five miles south of the market town of Hexham, Northumberland, Woodside Lodge is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage retreat for two guests. It offers ideal holiday cottage accommodation for a couple wishing to visit Northumberland. It is within easy reach of all of Northumberland's historic highlights, including Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park and Northumberland Heritage Coast, as well as the urban attractions of Gateshead and Newcastle, Tyne and Wear.
  • Suffolk
    • The Gables Aldeburgh, Suffolk
      The Gables offers self catering holiday cottage accommodation in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, East Anglia. Comfortably sleeping up to fourteen, it's an ideal venue for family holidays, celebrations and reunions.
  • Tayside
    • Drumkilbo, Tayside
      Just an hour's drive from Edinburgh Airport, Drumkilbo is an historic manor house available only on an exclusive basis for your private or corporate house party in Scotland. Drumkilbo is also available for weddings and has a civil wedding licence.
    • Loch Monzievaird, Tayside
      Loch Monzievaird at Crieff offers one self catering holiday cottage and 23 self catering Norwegian holiday lodges with a choice of five different types, sleeping between four and eight guests. They offer wonderful holiday homes in a beautiful region of Perthshire, where the Highlands meet the Lowlands at the very heart of Scotland.
    • The Firs, Tayside
      Enjoy a relaxing holiday in the quiet Perthshire village of Blair Atholl, a short drive north of Pitlochry on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The Firs is a family-run guesthouse, offering quality bed and breakfast accommodation in the centre of Blair Atholl village, just one mile from Blair Castle. We also have a comfortable self-catering holiday cottage.