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Henry Haven

(Ref. 1084443)

Nateby near Garstang, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing location, log cabin was beautiful really clean had everything we needed."

    Only slight issue was the heating the first day we never had any hot water or heating and couldn’t have a shower, then the second day the water completely went off for about an hour and again we couldn’t have a shower and was delayed going out. Overall good stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased the issue you had with the gas bottle change over did not take the shine off your holiday. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jake4.4Apr 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our weeks stay at the bowers."

    Everything was perfect and certainly the best cottage we have stayed at. The touching Anniversary balloon was a nice gesture as it was our golden wedding anniversary the day we arrived.Roxy the dog was an added bonus as it kept coming to meet us when we arrived back after a day out. We will definitely be returning

    Thank you for your very kind feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us on your special anniversary. It will be lovely to welcome you back soon. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Mar 2024

  • "Stayed Jan 2024."

    3 Guests. Overall the accommodation was what we expected in that it was well presented, clean and tidy. Great location. We rated the stay 4 star due to the following: Upon arrival accommodation was very cold, the heating was off. There are typed instructions for a number of things but the heating wasn’t one of them. 3 guests and only 1 towel for the hot tub. No steps provided to gain access to the hot tub. No toilet roll holders in either bathroom. Only one bath towel. Only one toilet roll. No shower mat. Remote control for NETFLIX was broken. (Not required though) No instructions for operation of TV. No welcome pack, i.e. Tea/Coffee and milk. (Wouldn’t mind paying an additional fee for that) These little things make the difference. We would definitely use Sykes again, but would expect to see those minor details addressed. Attention to detail makes a more memorable vacation.

    Thank you for your feedback. It helps us to improve and keep on top of things. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl4.7Jan 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our time there, it was very peaceful and relaxing."

    The lodge is warm, bright, and has all the equipment and facilities one would expect, plus a superb blue-tooth sound system. The hot-tub is clean and obviously well maintained. The bed is very comfortable and the shower provide plenty of hot water. The only negative point is that we didn't find the sofa very comfortable (but this might be more to do with us than the sofa).

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Dec 2023

  • "After a bad experience is another stay we found the Bowers and booked last minute in a desperate attempt to get our break back on track!"

    We both really enjoyed the peaceful stay at the Bowers & the lodge was impeccably clean & facilities spot on. Very comfortable bed, warm, good wifi & great hot tub! Would recommend to anyone and will be to my family!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Chris we’d love to have you back soon. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a great stay at the bowers."

    The lodge was really modern, loads of unexpected amenities (Bluetooth, nespresso machine, hotel chocolat velvetiser, fully stocked kitchen). Scenic location, really comfortable and welcoming. Would definitely stay again! We stayed for our daughters birthday and the owner arranged for decorations and balloons on arrival for us. Really went above and beyond

    Thanks for this lovely feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Oct 2023

  • "Amazing lodge, had everything you could want and more!"

    Thank you for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Max5.0Aug 2023

  • "This holiday lodge is really 5*."

    Well fitted out with everything you need. It is in a beautiful quiet location overlooking a lake with ducks, ducklings and other wildlife. We found it spotlessly clean. Very convenient for Garstang and getting to the coast. Lots of pubs around with good food. Local supermarkets nearby. This was our second visit and hope it won’t be the last. Bernard and Joan

    Thank you both for returning to our lodge. We’d love to have you back again soon. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location with local shops pubs and takeaways only a couple of minutes drive and Blackpool was only a 25-minute drive away which was perfect as we had children to entertain during the day."

    The lodge itself was beautiful and to a very high standard and the setting was just perfect so relaxing especially when soaking in the hot tub at night. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a relaxing quiet peaceful break.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. Hayley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2023

  • "This property is absolutely gorgeous."

    High finishes throughout. The darkened glass is amazing. The view is also just stunning with the ponds day and night. Ducks, geese family and many more. Also a cute dog called Roxy who we all adore. The hot tub was just perfect and well located. 10 out of 10. Ww would not hesitate to recommend this property and we will certainly return to it.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Lynn. Hope you can come back soon. Hayley, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really lovely stay!"

    Would recommend

    Thank you for leaving feedback. It really helps our small business. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tara4.7May 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning lodge, everything was perfect which led to a highly enjoyable stay."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are grateful for it. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second visit to the bowers as it’s Fantastic and everything you need is included."

    The Hot tub was great for relaxing at night and being able to sit on the decking and watch the ducks and geese in the pond was lovely. We had daily visits from Roxy who just loved to play and give big cuddles Looking forward to coming back for Christmas for a relaxing time We had a week this This time so we headed into Blackpool Chester zoo and Manchester shopping all within reasonable distance if you want to get out and about or you can just relax on site. Plenty supermarkets about if you need to stock up Thanks Hayley that’s defo a special wee place you have and we just love it..

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We’d love to have you back soon. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was a nice cottage, and we truly enjoyed it; however, they had some issues."

    When we arrived, there was no toilet paper and hand wash and there wasn’t shopped close to us, and we drove around 20 to buy everything. The next day we tried to make coffee there were no capsules and also milkshakes didn’t work, so during the whole our stay we bought coffee from outside. Another issue which we had there were only 2 towels and there was no washing machine which we can wash our towels and use them again.

    Reviewed by Mina3.8Mar 2023

  • "Just left from a week here over Christmas."

    This was the best home from home holiday. It had everything you could need. Somewhere to completely relax, just what we wanted over the Christmas period. Very clean and lovely furnishings. Only downside was, we was expecting Sky TV as advertised so my Husband could watch boxing day football.

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m so glad you loved our lodge. I am terribly sorry the listing said sky tv. It still said it after I asked for it to be removed. It is rectified now. I understand this would have been frustrating. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Dec 2022

  • "Perfect accommodation, really couldn't ask for more!"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Nov 2022



    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hayley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Bowers."

    The property was just as described and extremely clean on our arrival. Beautiful setting and the hot tub was a lovely treat too. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday with us. Hayley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing lodge in great surroundings, if your after a peaceful stay then you definitely need to stay here."

    Very clean and everything you’ll need supplied for your stay. Near to local pub only 10 mins walk away and close to Garstang village that has all you need for your stay. Will be back if coming down this way again!!!

    Thank you for your review. You are welcome back any time. Hayley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "We booked this lodge for 2 nights for my friends 21st birthday as a surprise and we were just as surprised ourselves, what a truly stunning place!"

    You walk in through the front door into an open plan kitchen/living room that has such a warm atmosphere, plenty windows for those amazing views! The bedrooms were nice and spacious and the bath rooms too, may I add how modern and classy they were. Also plenty of kitchen utensils which came in handy for the full English the next day and they even had salt and pepper which was a LIFESAVER and so many other things you could possibly need and more. The hot tub was fantastic, so lovely to relax in with a nice cocktail, they even had speakers in the ceiling in both the bedroom and kitchen/living room which was a very cool feature but the best thing of all by far had to be the views and the pond!! It’s so beautiful and almost mesmerising, sitting having your cup of tea on a morning watching the little ducklings swim around, it was honestly brilliant! We can’t fault the lodge one bit, impeccably clean! Everything about it was perfect including the little pup on the land, she was a charm and a pleasure to give plenty hugs and kisses to! And the instructions on how to enter the lodge etc was straight forward and super easy, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will most certainly be returning! Can’t recommend this place enough :) 10/10 and more!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Roxy loved all the cuddles. Please come back again soon. Hayley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely lodge and great location near the lake."

    Thank you for your kind review. Hayley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was definitely 5*."

    It was in a quiet private location overlooking 2 small lakes. We spent time sitting out on the patio in the comfortable outside furniture watching the ducks. Luxuriously furnished and very well equipped. Handy for local pubs, garden centre, farm shop, cheese factory and travelling further afield. We had a lovely stay and would recommend it to others.

    Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0May 2022

  • "The property was amazing…nicest log cabin we’ve stayed in."

    Will definitely be booking to go back soon.

    We are so grateful for your feedback. We would love to welcome you back any time. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darran5.0Feb 2022

  • "The Retreat is so peaceful and relaxing."

    The lodge is very well designed, it’s really comfortable and the kitchen is equipped with everything you could need for a week away. The sofa area is so relaxing and it’s like a cinema room with the huge tv. The hot tub was a haven after a days walking but one of my favourite times at the lodge was sitting on the veranda in the morning with a coffee enjoying the peace and quiet and the views across the fields, perfect bliss!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Rachel, it means the world to us. Hayley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great location."

    Not sure white carpets in a rental property is sensible. Construction on our doorstep, saws and drills going off each morning meant a lie-in wasn't an option. The free standing bath took an hour to fill, also the hot / cold on tap is the wrong way round and the fitting was loose leading to a puddle around it's base

    Thank you for your feedback, it's important to us! We are sorry to read that you had some grievances whilst staying with us at Retreat By The Bowers. We are on hand to rectify any issues guests have whilst staying in the property. It's unfortunate we didn't hear from you whilst you were staying because we would gone above and beyond to resolve these queries. We will take on board your feedback and really hope to receive you again in the future. Kind regards, the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garry4.1Nov 2021

  • "The location and quality of furnishings were perfect."

    The owners were very welcoming. Very relaxing break. Lots to do locally, nice restaurants etc.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are very grateful. Hayley & James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen Joseph5.0Oct 2021

  • "Owner could not do enough for you, beautiful relaxing place we have stayed in some nice log cabins and this has to be the best."

    would recommend it to anyone A++++++++++

    Thank you for your kind feedback, it means so much to us. Hayley & James Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2021

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  • Bookings can only be made for "Friday-Friday" "Monday-Monday" "Friday-Monday" "Monday-Friday"
  • All-ground-floor (a few step up into the property)
  • Two bedrooms
  • 1st room, Master bedroom: king size bed with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 2nd room, two single beds with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV , WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hot tub towels also provided
  • Highchair, travel cot and babygate available
  • Off-road parking
  • Large patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1.1 miles.

The property

Garstang 1.9 miles.

Tucked away in the Nateby near Garstang in Preston is this contemporary lake-side lodge, Retreat By The Bowers.

All-ground-floor and sleeping up to four guests, Retreat By The Bowers is ideal for a family getaway to explore Preston and enjoys easy access to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a private garden with hot tub.

Be welcomed into the stylish open-plan living space, where you can look forward to cooking up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, with a handy dishwasher ensuring cleaning up is a breeze!

Settle down around the dining table to tuck-in to a delicious feast and you toast to a wonderful holiday.

After your meal, relax with your guests on the generous corner sofa and select your favourite film from the wall-mounted 75 inch Smart TV.

Escape reality for a short while with an indulgent soak in the bath with your favourite book, as your towel warms on the nearby heated towel rail.

Pop on fresh pyjamas and head to one of two well-presented bedrooms to catch your rest, including a king size double with an en-suite shower room and a twin with TV, perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings.

Kick-start your day with a refreshing shower, followed by an alfresco breakfast out on the private patio.

After a day of exploring, treat yourself to a soak in the bubbling hot tub and enjoy a night under the stars.

A perfect setting for enjoying a refreshing break with loved ones, choose Retreat By The Bowers.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1092199 together sleeping 8 guests.

Garstang Retreats

Nestled in the charming village of Nateby near Garstang, Lancashire, discover this charming coupling of single-storey lodges, each well-equipped with everything you need to enjoy a fuss-free, self-catered escape. With off-road parking, private outdoor spaces with hot tubs and a charming location with close proximity to the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Garstang Retreats offers the perfect base for a family or group of friends to explore all that this lovely area has to offer. Head out and uncover the nearby town of Garstang, where you will find a delightful selection of independent shops, including a cheesemonger which sells the popular Lancashire cheese, as well as pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, and the weekly local market which takes place on Thursdays. Booths, our local supermarket just 2 minutes away which Sells fine foods and local produce as well as having a lovely café. Embrace local life with a walk along the picturesque Lancaster Canal where you can even spot the local wildlife or simply just watch the world go by. A very popular walk is Nicky Nook, located in Scorton, a very pretty village well worth a visit less than a 10-minute drive from here. Nicky Nook is hilly and has quite a steep incline, once you have tackled the steep start the rest is beautiful and the view on a clear day makes it all worthwhile, especially having a lovely cafe at the foot of the hill which serves lovely food, coffee and home made cakes. Take advantage of the close proximity to the scenic Forest of Bowland, where you will find a selection of charming villages, the Bowland Wild Boar Park, and the impressive 16th-century Browsholme Hall and Tith Barn, grand home with expansive gardens ready to be explored. If you fancy some family fun The Flower Bowl entertainment centre is just a two-minute drive from here and offers a small, intimate, cinema with luxury velvet seats and small audiences, curling, bowling, crazy golf and other games such as a golf simulator. There is a fish a chip restaurant here too, a coffee bar and Blooms restaurant to enjoy. Take a trip to Lancaster, well-known for it’s remarkable 12th-century castle which houses a prison and a museum, as well as informative talks. Delve into the town’s history at the Lancaster Museum which is settled in the magnificent former 18th-century town hall or pay a visit to the archaeological site of the Roman Baths. Forty minutes’ drive from here you can walk along the coast and promenade of Upmarket Lytham where there are lots of cafes, bars and restaurants. Cleveleys is a little seaside town on the Fylde coast with nice, long, promenade walks perfect for fresh air and fish and chips! Blackpool’s bright lights are 40 minutes from here to enjoy a great day out. Escape to Lancashire, with a stay at Garstang Retreats.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Preston 10 miles; Lancaster 11 miles; Blackpool 15 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 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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas