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Barn Owl Cottage At Crook Hall Farm

(Ref. 12303)

Bispham Green, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed our short stay at Barn Owl Cottage; the cottage is clean, bright and well equipped."

    Owners are very friendly and helpful and on-hand if needed. We will definitely book again when we next visit the UK.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2024

  • "A wonderful stay for a family of 4 over Christmas."

    . The free range eggs and flowers a lovely welcome touch . A beautifully decorated, well equipped cottage to a high standard . The animals (horses and chickens) are a lovely extra for children to wake up to every morning. Close to the bus stop for trips out to local stations for Ormskirk, Liverpool and Preston if not wanting to drive. Pubs in walking distance and stunning scenery for canal walks. Looking forward to our return visit, thanks to host Cliff and Claire.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Barn Owl."

    The accomodation was beautiful presented, well equipped, clean and set in gorgeous countryside. The small outdoor seating faces east so would have been lovely for breakfast if the weather had been better. The couple we shared with did mention the downstairs bedroom lacked a bit of privacy as it was opposite and near the stables. On a personal viewpoint we found the pillows to be uncomfortable but others may disagree. However overall we would highly recommend the cottage and would stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2023

  • "Best UK holiday we've had ."

    Complete relaxation. Very helpful owners

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lots of space for 4 adults."

    Very friendly owners of this working farm.would be heaven for anyone interested in horses or fishing. Plenty to do in immediate area including an excellent collection of independent traders within walking distance. Access to Liverpool via a very rural train service from station within 2 miles. The local folk we met were all extremely friendly. A part of the country that is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Mar 2023

  • "Everything you need is there, lovely warm and comfortable cottage, lovely comfortable beds in ideal location for scouting around."

    It is on a working farm so be prepared to be woken by the sound of horses going out on their trek. On the doorstep are two interesting shops. Would recommend the cottage to anyone, there are also two other cottages on the site which look equally gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful break at Barn Owl Cottage."

    Set in a rural location but with good links to all attractions in the area. The cottage has everything you need, it’s well equipped, beautifully furnished and provides a comfortable stay and exceptional value for money. Lovely seeing the horses go back and forth to their stables each day. Can also highly recommend the local pub for amazing evening meals. Will definitely return if in the area and it’s available.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing time in a Lovely Location, the cottage was warm and welcoming and lovely walks around the ponds, it was lovely to see the Horses and of course the visits from Percy the Border Terrier."

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Barn Owl Cottage."

    Owners are very friendly and helpful. Very comfortable cottage with all the facilities we needed. Complimentary eggs, ground coffee and biscuits were a real treat. Pub and farm shop within a 5 minute walk. Farm shop has a great range of local produce, beers and wines. There is also butchers located within the shop. Had a great meal at the pub - I would recommend booking as it is popular. Great wi-fi and off road parking directly outside the cottage. For those who enjoy fishing, there are 3 ponds on site that you can fish for free. Lovely countryside surrounding the cottage with lots to do and see in the area. Note: the cottage is located on a working farm.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage spotlessly clean very comfortable 2 good size bedrooms with own bathrooms, owner next door if needed, fishing on site, pub and shop 5 mins walk away, and in gorgeous countryside."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely place and lots of space."

    Upstairs bedroom is cosy.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Mar 2022

  • "Very comfortable, cozy property with all the facilities you need for a short break."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jan 2022

  • "I would highly recommend Barn Owl Cottage, it was immaculately clean and was well equipped with everything you might require."

    The owners were extremely helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. The cottage was also very comfortable - the beds in particular !! If I'm ever in the area again, I would definitely book this cottage again Thank you again, Cliff and Claire, for a very memorable stay !

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Dec 2021

  • "Has it was our first time booking with sykes cottages, we found Barn owl cottage to be big and very spacious and not cramped, with lots of room to move about."

    Cliff andClair were very nice and helpful.and we hope that we will retrun.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2021

  • "Booked this weekend away for my husband's 50th Birthday."

    Absolutely beautiful cottage, situated in lovely surroundings. The cottage was spotless and little added touches like the box of cookies and complimentary eggs from the chicken were wonderful! The owners, Cliff and Claire, were so welcoming and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Even when we found our car wouldn't start in the morning - Cliff dutifully brought out his tractor and helped us on our way. Would definitely recommend staying here and would love to stay again ourselves in the not too distant future. Joanna, Southport.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great pub and farm shop a few minutes walk down the road."

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Feb 2020

  • "This is a delightful property which mum and I both found extremely comfortable."

    Accommodation was simple and tasteful with country tastes and extremely well equipped. The grounds of the farm are open to guests which adds to the interest and charm. Proprietors are very attentive but never intrusive. Location is excellent for coastal visits and country arts, crafts and food farms.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2019

  • "We have used Sykes before and had absolutely no problems so we knew we were in safe hands again this time too."

    The cottage we stayed in this time was fantastic and we had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable stay with quality finish."

    A good base to explore the countryside. We really enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2018

  • "This was a lovely cottage, really well furbished and comfortable."

    There is plenty around to do if you feel like being active, lovely walks and pubs, an extremely well stocked local farm shop with a butchers. One thing I would say is that this is a working farm so there is some noise, didn't bother us much but it starts pretty early so if you like a lie in take some earplugs :)

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2016

  • "The picture did not do the property justice."

    Great pub just down the road for food and drinks.

    Reviewed by Neil4.8Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove.
  • LPG central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, radio, selection of books and games
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Small patio to front of property with furniture and BBQ
  • Fishing on owner's private ponds
  • Fishing tuition with on-site fishing instructor available at additional cost (all necessary tackle and bait provided)
  • Please contact owner directly for more information
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Fishing ponds on-site, please ensure children are supervised at all times.

The property

An immaculate, brick-built former farm building on the owners' arable farm on the edge of the pretty village of Bispham Green, ten miles from the genteel seaside resort of Southport.

Voted the Best Self Catering Holiday Provider 2014, at the Visit Lancashire awards, this Lancashire cottage provides luxurious contemporary accommodation, perfect for families wishing to explore this largely undiscovered area.

Furnished and decorated with flair, this Lancashire cottage retains original beams and woodwork with exposed brickwork and a beautiful mezzanine floor, which houses the en-suite double bedroom.

The spacious open plan living area at this Lancashire cottage boasts a large attractive feature stained glass window overlooking open fields, whilst the well-equipped kitchen has a Belfast sink, beech worktops and slate flooring.

Outside this Lancashire cottage is a pleasant patio area, and guests have access to private freshwater ponds where free fishing is available.

A short walk from this Lancashire cottage brings you to Bispham Green where there is an excellent choice of country inns renowned for good food and a local farm shop provides up-market produce.

For golf enthusiasts, some of the finest courses lie in the vicinity, including Ormskirk and along the coast, whilst there are excellent beaches and sand dunes at Formby Point.

With many nearby attractions including the Martin Mere nature reserve and Rufford Old Hall, this Lancashire cottage is also well placed to visit the Lake District and the Western Dales.

This Lancashire cottage is an ideal base for a family holiday.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 3995 to accommodate 6 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Southport 10 miles.

Steeped in history, in the lovely West Lancashire village of Bispham Green, once famous for its basket weaving, is home to a scattering of traditional brick-built cottages, old farmhouses and barn conversions, all surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, and offering a number of country pubs, renowned locally for excellent service and fine cuisine. This is a quiet and peaceful area, with many things to do and see, including the Martin Mere nature reserve, Mere Sands Wood, and the heritage market town of Ormskirk. The classic Victorian seaside town of Southport is just a short drive, and offers some of the finest golf courses in Britain, excellent shopping, a beautiful promenade, the annual Southport Flower Show and the not-to-be-missed annual Air Show. With excellent road and rail links to Manchester, Cumbria and the Lakes, Liverpool with its colourful heritage and the western Dales, this is a location that is worth discovering whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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