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Churchtown, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1054984)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property in a great location to explore Lancashire and beyond."

    Everything with the accommodation is well thought out and the kids bedroom and games room is a real winner for anyone wishing to keep their children entertained when in the house. I would highly recommend this property for anyone wishing to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "Beautiful stay, very clean and very comfortable."

    Great for the kids, even on the rainy days we had plenty to do in doors,

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2022

  • "Fantastic property everything you need and more."

    Reviewed by CharlesApr 2022

  • "A family holiday that met everyone's requirements."

    Property was spotlessly clean, very comfortable beds and good powerful showers. Loved the Aga! Very relaxing sitting in the garden when the weather allowed. Would definitely visit again as we loved the area too

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2022

  • "Best property we have ever stayed in."

    So clean and comfortable and a lot more spacious than the pictures show. We found the Serengeti had everything we needed and more. The garden was properly secure for our dog to explore. The bedrooms were huge with lots of storage for clothes ect. The garage with pool table and darts were a lot of fun too. We can’t wait to book to go back. I think staying here in the warmer months would be even better so you could take full advantage of the lovely gardens and wildlife that visit them.

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2022

  • "A well equipped comfortable holiday home very well catered for children ."

    A quiet village within walking distance of an excellent pub, five minutes drive from the nearest town , many good pubs and eateries within a short drive and only forty minutes drive to the beautiful Lake District would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2022

  • "Lovely family home from home."

    Recommended and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by DDec 2021

  • "Best property we have stayed in"

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2021

  • "Great place to stay plenty of room very clean really enjoyed it thank you x"

    Reviewed by TrudiNov 2021

  • "Plenty of room for 5 adults and 3 kids inside and out."

    Good location for visiting the Fylde coast.

    Reviewed by FrederickAug 2021

  • "Beautiful four bedroom house with everything that we needed with added little extras - bottle of wine an biscuits on arraival, toiletries etc."

    Catered for our dog and had a number of throwovers which could be used for the dog. Plenty of individual areas inside and out to allow the family to have thier own space and quiet time. Would be a place that we would definitely stay at again should we holdiday near the area again.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Serengeti."

    It’s a delightful holiday home with a fabulous garden, all dog and family friendly. We would highly recommend this spacious property in a friendly village with a church and great pub with good food.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2021

  • "This property was perfect for our stay."

    It was spotlessly clean & had everything you could possibly need. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "We have just returned from a fabulous weeks holiday, staying at Serengeti."

    The accommodation really was brilliant, the hosts have thought about everything to make your stay enjoyable. We were a party of 6 adults, 2 children and a dog, there is ample room for all, bedrooms were comfortable, bathrooms modern , kitchen area is spacious and plenty of seating for everyone around the table. The garden is also lovely, so many seating areas and lovely plants to look at, it’s was very tranquil. The children loved finding and hiding the little animals! The house is also perfectly located to visit so many places, we enjoyed lots of walks in the area and also had a trip to Windermere which was roughly a 50 min drive. The village itself is very pretty, with a play area for the children, a nice walk along the river and a great pub! Also the games room at the cottage came in very handy for our one rainy day. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "This is the best house we have ever stayed in."

    All the mod cons, spacious, lovely garden and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by EdwigeJul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the property and impressed with how well catered for it was."

    The kitchen had a really good supply of equipment so we were able to cook whatever we wished. We loved spending time as a family playing games and having darts/pool tournaments. Our two border collies enjoyed the garden investigating all the little cubby holes. The village that the property is in is a pretty little village with lovely walks and a really nice play area and football field that we were welcomed at when visiting with our family and dogs. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by HayleyJun 2021

  • "What an amazing property, clean, tidy and very welcoming."

    We really didn't want to leave! The Pokemon Go fans were over excited to have a gym reachable from the property. The gardens are stunning and the pond seating was well used by all.

    Reviewed by KimberleyMay 2021

  • "The Downing Family had the pleasure of an extended stay from February to May at Serengeti."

    Keith and Jody have made a truly home from home experience. The property was immaculate both in cleanliness and comfort with all the necessary accessories you needed either for a long or short stay. The gardens are beautifully kept and tranquil a lovely area to enjoy outside dining or just a glass of wine. Serengeti offered modern and a most enjoyable cosy place to stay, we would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a wonderful place to stay close to Lancaster, Preston, Garstang and many other local beautiful areas. Thank you Keith and Jody for making our stay totally enjoyable.

    Reviewed by BernadetteApr 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin with TV
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Conservatory
  • Games room with pool table
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Aga cooker, electric oven and induction hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer and ice maker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, pool table, PlayStation, darts, 2 x TVs, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Front garden with lawned area, and enclosed rear garden with multiple outdoor gravelled seating areas, including a sunken seated koi window viewing area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: there is a water feature in the garden, please take caution
  • Note: The AGA is only on over the winter months

The property

Tucked away on a sleepy lane within the picturesque setting of Churchtown, is the large and attractive dwelling of Serengeti.

Styled with bright, tropical interiors throughout, this lovely self-catering holiday home is ideal for a family or group of eight travelling to the heart of Lancashire.

As you enter into the warm and welcoming embrace of this homely cottage, discover a peaceful sitting room with two striking fabric sofas and a sleek wall-mounted TV that rests perfectly above the contemporary gas fire, offering a wonderful space from which to enjoy a relaxing evening with loved ones.

Head on back to the spacious kitchen/diner, appointed with beautiful oak cabinets and a sea of well-designed appliances - sure to inspire some thoughtful home-cooking throughout your stay.

The room also features a large country-style dining table, where you can delight in many of your meals as you catch up with friends over a perfectly chilled bottle of bubbly.

Continue the evening out in the garden with a post-dinner digestif at the outdoor seating area, or take to the games room with a friendly game of pool or darts.

Completing the ground floor are two well-appointed bedrooms made up of a double and a twin, each of which can be found hosting ample storage space for all of your belongings, as well as being served by a handy ground-floor wet room, making this an ideal space for guests travelling with limited mobility.

Up on the first floor, you will find two additional double bedrooms, and a bright and airy bathroom with quirky wall-paper, a gorgeous free-standing bath and separate walk-in shower.

Hosting the perfect blend of coast and countryside with both Blackpool and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural beauty just a stone's throw away, be sure to spend your days exploring the area with hikes through the magnificent Beacon Fells.

Visit the city of Preston for a tour of the Ribble Steam Railway and Museum, or venture up to Lancaster to see the Queen Victoria Memorial, or wander the grounds of Williamson Park.

No trip to Lancashire is complete without a trip to Blackpool, home to the iconic Blackpool Tower and Ballroom and the thrilling theme park of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, or wander along the colourful South Pier as you tuck into a delicious portion of fish and chips, or spot exotic fish at the popular SEA LIFE Blackpool.

Live memorable moments with your loved ones on a holiday like no other at Serengeti.

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About the location


Preston 9.9 miles; Chipping 11.4 miles; Lancaster 12.2; Blackpool 12.6 miles; Morecambe 19.1 miles

Peacefully positioned on the banks of the River Wyre, on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Garstang, you will find the quaint and charming community of Churchtown, formally known as Kirkland. Set in the heart of Lancashire, just a stone's throw away from the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is so much for you to enjoy whatever type of self-catering stay it is that you seek. The village itself is home to a bustling country pub serving up delicious hot meals, and an M & S Simply Food store to enjoy. Embrace the great outdoors with days spent wandering through the Beacon Fell country park before delighting in a lovingly prepared lunch in the picnic area, or pushing yourself to the limits with an exhilarating hike to the Peak of Fair Snape Fell or Parlick. Spot mesmerising wildlife at the Bowland Wild Boar Park or hop in the car and head for Blackpool where you can see all of the iconic landmarks and attractions such as the Blackpool Tower, Pleasure Beach theme park and the vibrant South Pier. Soak up the sunshine on the wonderful beaches that line the shores of the Irish Sea such as Lytham-St-Annes and Cleveleys, or travel into the city of Preston for tours of the Ribble Steam Railway and Museum, and Preston Windmill. An excellent backdrop for any holiday to the Lancashire countryside.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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