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Foxes Den

(Ref. 968777)

Thornton, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A really nice cottage."

    Everything you need to make your life comfortable. It’s situated in a really nice area. Lytham Hall is beautiful, the Wyre estuary Country park is amazing, so peaceful and really beautiful. A really nice place to visit.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic stay as always."

    Lovely location. Lovely owners. Can't fault a thing. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely brilliant."

    Lovely clean, comfortable accommodation. Proper home from home. Very quiet with good bus link at the end of the road. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Foxes Den ."

    Had all the facilities you need ,cosy and warm and in a nice quiet area with dog walks straight from cottage . Yet was a short driveway from all the amenities .Hosts were very friendly and easy to get in touch with if you needed anything. Have booked again for later this year

    Reviewed by Stewart4.4Mar 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay Everything catered for Ideally situated Cosy and warm"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have stayed at Foxes Den a few times, you have everything you need, always spotless, would recommend."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent luxurious property in a lovely rural setting but within easy reach of all amenities."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped, could find no fault at all.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jun 2023

  • "We found this a very comfortable holiday home, compact , but everything you could need to hand."

    A peaceful location with space and greenery around. Even facilities to recycle waste ! Easy access to Poulton and other areas if you have a car. We will definitely return when we can !

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our host were so friendly and helpful, they made us feel so welcome."

    There was plenty of helpful information available about where to go and how to get there. We had an excellent stay, would be happy to go again and will be happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage to stay, really warm on cooler days, owners are on sight if you need anything"

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2023

  • "Directions from Sykes useless - the property is tucked away behind a garden nursery."

    Had to phone owner for precise instructions. A very warm welcome from the owners (but no welcome pack). First hurdle was the high (for us) step into the property. The owner very kindly organised some planks to make it easier. Thank you. Bedrooms, kitchen & bathroom immaculate but the lounge was a bit dusty in the corners. Mismatch of furniture did not match the photo in the Sykes description. Excellent large TV (Freeview only) but no WiFi which was disappointing. kitchen well equipped and dishwasher very useful! Bathroom very 'cosy' and not easy to get into the shower if you have mobility problems. The property faces west so a good view of the sunsets, ideal in summer. Also a good recreation area. In summary, a nice property for two as a base for touring the area. A family of 4 might find it claustrophobic.

    Reviewed by Philip2.8Mar 2023

  • "We found the bungalow as it was described clean and all the things we needed for a nice stay."

    It is behind electric gates this makes it nice to have the windows open a little at night when it’s hot. Parking is easy Owners are on site and helpful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless we had everything we needed, the host's are very friendly and where there if we needed anything, was very quiet and peaceful, have stayed there before and would recommend."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Honestly just an amazing stay so relaxing the kids absolutely loved their break away the foxes den was a beautiful location with beautiful views and a gorgeous property, we spend most of the week going into Blackpool Cleveleys and Fleetwood all a little drive away 15minutes."

    we will 100% be back we are looking to book 3 properties with some of the family over summer next year. Thankyou Foxes den and thankyou to the owners making it so enjoyable x

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2021

  • "Quiet location behind Brambles Nursery."

    However it isnt Thornton / Cleveleys but just outside Poulton. Good bus services to Blackpool, Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Thornton and Poulton from the end of road. Took us around 20 mins to walk from Poulton market back to Foxes Den. All chalets dog friendly. Nice lawn area at the side of last chalet is shared between all occupiers and up to four dogs. Little privacy between each chalet all have front facing patio. Good parking facilities, well equipped kitchen, firm beds, toilet/shower area small and would benefit from door opening outwards. Also would have preferred curtain or blind over front door (which the other chalets had) and not a net curtain. Owners very friendly and helpful solved minor issues quickly.

    Reviewed by Madeline3.8Sep 2021

  • "Had a lovely peaceful holiday."

    Everything you need is provided, a home from home (only better) , and beautifully decorated. Perfect location for visiting Blackpool and Fleetwood with bus stops at the top of the lane. Particularly enjoyed visiting the garden centre and tropical fish centre just opposite the site. Would really love to stay again. Management were friendly and welcoming, thank you for our lovely holiday. Have been recommending you to all my friends and family.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing area, clean modern accommodation, great stay."

    Reviewed by Cat5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a great stay in Foxes Den."

    It was clean, comfortable and quiet, set in a pleasant rural location but with a pub and small town within walking distance. The perfect choice if travelling with a dog as there is a grassed area at the back for a quick leg stretch.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2021

  • "Had a great holiday at fox den home from home location fantastic close to everything pleasant place to stay if weather is bad luckily we were not too bad there was one thing i would say on the address i was given would have been better if it had brambles cottages on it would have been easier to find other that great place to stay."

    Reviewed by Glynis3.8Oct 2020

  • "Lovely quiet area and foxes den is immaculately clean and modern."

    A member of the family was on crutches, this was ideal as it’s all one level and had a shower that was great to use. Hosts were on site and very nice. Lovely area to sit out and relax, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Cat5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very nice owners."

    Helpful but not obtrusive. Was lovely to have the green area at the side of the houses to exercise the dogs. Plenty of parking and lots to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Kirsten4.4Jul 2020

  • "My Husband & I stayed in the Foxes Den for two over Christmas."

    We absolutely loved it. The owners are so helpful & even put up Christmas Tree & Decorations for us. The accommodation itself is clean & super comfortable, it is exactly like the photos. It is also much roomier than we anticipated. The location is great, it’s super quiet you feel miles away however with all the benefits of being super close to all amenities to lovely Poulton & Thornton. There is ample & secure off road parking. We cannot recommend Foxes Den enough & we hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2019

  • "A warm comfortable haven."

    The beds comfy the kitchen had everything needed as we do cater for ourselves so that is really important. The bathroom and shower clean and comfy. The additional handle provided to attach where and if needed was invaluable to my 95 year old dad as it allowed him to feel safe. The heating system works beautifully. Our car could be parked nearby. The garden centre across the road served a fabulous breakfast on the day we left allowing us a relaxed departure. Close to the illuminations and all that Blackpool has to offer the staff on the trams offering all different fare rates to make sure we got a great deal. All day for 3 £14 bargain. All in all a totally positive experience.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2019

  • "Will definitely be booming to stay again next year!"

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jul 2019

  • "Nice place great hosts, would return."

    Reviewed by Terry4.1Jul 2019

  • "The 2nd bedroom had children's bunk beds in ."

    In the description it was advertised with a single bed with a pull out underneath. We really needed the single bed. Other than that couldn't fault the cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, and we are glad that you had a good stay. The bunk beds in the second bedroom have now been replaced with a single bed with a pull out underneath again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Len4.4Aug 2018

  • "The dishwasher was not working in the cottage, which wasn’t a massive issue and we did inform the proprietor for future reference."

    The Bathroom/Shower room is very small and not quite adequate for a family with 2 small children especially when trying to shower them which means that someone is stuck behind the door. There was a lot of dust behind the double bed in the main bedroom (we had to pull this out to find my ring which I dropped). I think this needs some attention in the forms of hoovering and dusting. Bedroom 2 is described on Sykes Cottages as having a single bed with a optional pull out bed. There is actually a set of bunk beds in this room so this was a little misleading. Apart from the above we had a lovely stay and would come again.

    Reviewed by Karine3.8Aug 2018

  • "Enjoyable stay with nice hosts, will be definitely returning to these cottages."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single bed with 1 x pull out bed
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared front patio and side lawn with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Please note this property is on the site of a retail plant nursery which is open from mid March- end of June.

The property

This ground floor barn conversion lies one mile from the centre of Thornton in Lancashire.

The well-presented interior, delightful countryside location and with something to suit every taste close by, it is the perfect base for a memorable family holiday.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 924489, 968779 and 968782, together they can sleep 12 people.

New Lane Barn

Thornton 1 mile. This modern, ground floor barn conversion has been stylishly split into four contemporary cottages set on the outskirts of Lancashire's pretty village of Thornton. With thoughtful touches such as one property having wheelchair access, the New Lane Barn serves as excellent accommodation for friends, family and couples to come together and discover all that Lancashire can offer. The living areas are refreshing and tastefully finished with two boasting open-plan living, the other two benefit from separate galley kitchens, all come with an up-to-date finish and are well-equipped. All four properties provide comfortable seating and TVs so you can kick back and relax in peace, one cottage is pet-friendly should you want to bring your furry friend along. Retire to the bedrooms after a fun-packed day in Blackpool or Lancaster, each bedroom is immaculately finished to a hotel-like standard whilst the bathrooms and shower rooms add a glistening touch of class. When the sun makes an appearance, you can sit outside together and bask in the warmth with a soothing drink or two, or perhaps treat yourself to an alfresco family feast. There is something to suit every taste in the surrounding area, the Lancashire coastline is just two miles away where you can find wonderful sandy beaches and traditional beach entertainment. Alternatively, Lancaster showcases the most beautiful architecture with its castle. Four delectable cottages in a fine Lancashire location.

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About the location


Cleveley 2 miles; Blackpool 5 miles; Lancaster 20 miles

A pretty village forming part of the conurbation, Thornton-Cleveleys, in the borough of Wyre on the west Lancashire coast. Thornton offers a modest range of charming amenities, including a sandwich bar, a fish and chip shop and a high-quality bar/restaurant, the Bay Inn. There is much to do in the surrounding area, from the pebbly beach and amusement arcade at Thornton-Cleveley, yachting on the nearby River Wye and a plethora of walking and cycling paths, countryside views, wildlife and quaint villages in the Forest of Bowland AONB. You can also visit the ever-popular seaside resort of Blackpool just five miles away, providing a thrilling day out for everybody to enjoy.

Please note this property is on the site of a retail plant nursery which is open from mid March- end of June.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas