“Super romantic hideaway”We stayed at the Ploughshare for a New Years getaway. Great little lodge, within driving distance of a lot of great country pubs and attractions. The lodge had everything we needed and much more, all the little extra details... even tea bags, milk and sugar after an extremely long drive ...
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Th'owd Ploughman's Retreat
Garstang 3.7 miles. This group of light and airy barn conversions is situated on a working dairy farm near the village of Forton, just a few miles from the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Each cottage sleeps two and would make an ideal romantic retreat or they can be booked together for a group of friends. Two provide open plan studio accommodation while the third is an upside down cottage with the living accommodation on the first floor and the bedroom on the ground floor. With a private patio area each, these cottages make a fantastic base for relaxing after exploring the surrounding area. Enjoy walks down the canal from the doorstep to Forton with its playing field with bowling green and traditional cricket club. Nearby amenities include a fantastic fish and chip shop, The Pudding House farm shop and café, The Middle Holly Tea Room which makes all its bread, cakes and sweets on-site and serves a selection of teas, also The Holly pub The Pattern Arms are within a twenty minute walk. Around half an hour’s drive away you will find the famous seaside resort of Blackpool, home to the Blackpool Tower, The Opera House and the world-famous Pleasure Beach and illuminations. Other nearby attractions include the more tranquil town of Lytham St Annes and the Royal Lytham golf course and Freeport Fleetwood, the outlet shopping village which makes for a fantastic day out shopping. Within an hour’s drive of the Lake District and the delights of the coast there is something for everyone.
This spacious ground floor barn conversion offers couples a fantastic romantic retreat while they make the most of the activities available in the area.
The large open plan studio has a super king-size zip and link bed and the added luxury of a freestanding bath.
The well-equipped kitchen and dining area give the opportunity to have a home-cooked meal before relaxing on the comfy sofa in front of the woodburning stove.
Outside, the private patio area is a great spot to relax and enjoy the sun with a glass of wine.
Note: This property is next to Refs 914976 and 914986, together they sleep 6.
All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with super king-size double bed (zip/link, can be twin on request), freestanding bath, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Utility.
- Biomass central heating with underfloor heating throughout and woodburning stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Bike storage
- Front enclosed patio with furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shops and pubs 1 mile.
About the location
Lancaster 11 miles; Morecambe 15 miles.
Garstang is a small town within the Wyre Borough of Lancashire, famous for declaring itself the world's first Fairtrade town. Known locally for its tasty home-grown produce, this small town offers a warm welcome and a wealth of specialist and individual shops where you can pick up a number of treats; don't miss the local cheesemongers for a wedge of fine Lancashire cheese! The street market is held every Thursday, another exciting shopping treat. Running right through the centre of the town is the peaceful Lancaster Canal, where you can watch the passing canal boats cruise by and enjoy the abundance of wildlife it supports. The nearby Millennium Green, an area situated on the western bank of the River Wyre, has actually been designated for wildlife conservation and events in the community. Admire the views over the Bowland Hills before enjoying a visit to the High Street, where you will find plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants in which you can enjoy the local hospitality, or visit Old Holly Farm and the Braedens Pony Trekking Centre, which make for great family days out. The surrounding countryside provides great walking opportunities, whilst the RSPB nature reserves at Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay are well worth a visit. The Trough of Bowland is nearby, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while the many varied delights of Blackpool and Morecambe, as well as the towns of Lancaster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal and Windermere and the stunning Lake District National Park are all within easy reach, making this a great destination for all the family.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute