Five Cottages in Lancashire You'll Want to Live in
Published: Monday 2nd Feb 2015
Written by: Betheny Ellis
Whether you’re looking for an escape from the norm or a home from home, holidaying in a Lancashire cottage can offer you a place to escape and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area – so much so that you’ll want to stay. Here are five cottages in Lancashire that offer everything from rustic rambles in the Ribble Valley to delightful award winning villages to explore. Like a warm bed on a winter’s day, these cottages in Lancashire are places that you’ll not want to leave.
Church Street in Ribchester is the cottage for the person who would like to step out of their doorway and into the midst of a historic town. Although not quite as old as the Roman baths just a short walk away, this fabulously furnished cottage retains its charm and has a sense of warmth that's not just radiated from the traditional wood-burning stove. It has a spacious kitchen dining area and the beautiful patio garden is an ideal place to enjoy the evenings after a day strolling alongside the River Ribble which is just 100 yards away. A furry friend is welcome for a small additional charge, and there’s plenty to keep you intrigued and amused in the local area including numerous cycle paths, the Forest of Bowland AONB, and The Yorkshire Dales National Park that is only an hour away by car.
Barton Cottage really is the idyllic home from home you’ve always dreamed of staying in. It comes with a gas fired Aga which is ideal for preparing great tasting meals, and you can eat them at the wooden dining table while enjoying the views over the fields. Just three miles from Ingleton and five miles from Kirkby Lonsdale there are many quirky and unique shops and boutiques nearby for you to explore. And why not have a quick bite to eat and a drink in one of Ribbel Valley’s twenty-two award winning pubs and restaurants? Barton Cottage is a beautifully traditional cottage with all the modern creature comforts to make your stay delightful.
Beckside Barn is quiet, secluded and – most importantly – a stunning place to spend your holiday. Of all the holiday cottages in Lancashire this is quite possibly the most aesthetically pleasing. Even after a modern refurbishment, it still manages to blend into the surroundings of the quaint village of Lothersdale. If that's not enough, the pub’s only 100 yards away! Close to both the Pennine Way and Brontë Country, it provides an escape from the busy trials of every day life. If you’re seeking a secret escape, this is the holiday cottage for you.
Meadow Bank is family friendly cottage and a fun base from which to take advantage of the local attractions. With acres of farmland, the Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Lancashire coast all nearby, this recently built cottage offers a welcoming home to come back to after an exhausting but well spent day. There’s room for all the family and it's a beautiful place where timeless memories can be created.
Hoarstones Cottage is a light and airy holiday home with a spectacular view over the open Lancastrian countryside. There’s half an acre of private woodland to amble in, or if you’d rather you could hop over the fence and straight into the Forest of Bowland. Secluded and yet within walking distance of the local village, Fence, there’s rarely the need for a car when everything’s already on your doorstep. A well-behaved pet is welcome and like many cottages in Lancashire, whatever the season there are plenty of delights to be had in Hoarstones Cottage. By the end of your stay, when you’ve become accustomed to the idyllic amenities of village life and being able to stretch your legs in one of the most stunning landscapes of the country, you’ll not want to leave this tranquil way of living. And who could blame you? We certainly won’t …