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The Hen House

(Ref. 968779)

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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Stopped there a number of times always had a good relaxing holiday ,love it."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2024

  • "Stopped here a number of times, owners very friendly, the cottage spotless as everything you need, in a lovely area and very quiet."

    We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2023

  • "We were very happy with our stay at the hen house."

    Property is very warm, secure and comfortable and also an excellent base for visiting relatives who live in the area . Roy and Annette were available to help with any small concerns we had and I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here .

    Reviewed by Glyn4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property in ideal position, owners very friendly."

    Property spotless had everything we needed, have stayed there before hoping to return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stay at The Hen House."

    Comfy, clean with everything you need. The owners are lovely couple. Will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Hen House was perfect for our stay."

    The owner was very welcoming and the property was clean and cosy. We would definately book again when we go back to the area.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage had everything we needed for our short stay, it was comfortable and very reasonably priced"

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Dec 2022

  • "Overall was great."

    Clean, well equipped, great area quiet secure , perfect for visiting the area. Just the couch wasnt comfy for me . And listing advertised king size bed but was double. Will go back .

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Nov 2022

  • "A nice property with all that we required, close to Blackpool, but far enough away to be in the quiet countryside"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the property, would stay again and would recommend to others."

    We are so sorry for the problem we caused at the end of our stay and are so appreciative of your understanding. A big thank you from us for everything!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2022

  • "The only complaint was the chap that took the booking n the phone."

    Trying to pressure me as I didn’t want insurance. He said as the call is recorded if I had to cancel due to a pending spine operation for my wife we wold not get a refund unless I took out the insurance. Pressure sales by a untrained member of staff. The Cottage was fantastic but I will never book with Sykes Cottages again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "We spent a wonderful week at the end of July 22 in the Hen House and would not hesitate in recommending this property."

    The accommodation was attractive, clean and comfortable, and spacious enough for 4 adults. The site is in a quiet yet convenient location for exploring Lancashire and we hope to return very soon.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent quality accommodation in a beautiful rural setting with plenty of parking space."

    The hosts were very attentive with every need catered for. Highly recommended, we will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely and quiet break, next door to the garden centre so spent lots of pennies lol, great for shopping in Cleveleys, and surrounding areas, only 6 miles from Blackpool and some great car boot sales close at hand."

    Owners lovely and very helpful will definately be back next year

    Reviewed by Irene5.0May 2022

  • "The Hen House was perfect."

    Very homely, comfortable and welcoming. Local to Cleveleys but in a quiet location and lovely outlook. The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed for those wishing to cook. A nice surprise was the plant nursery attached as we were able to take some beautiful hanging baskets home too! Looking forward to our next visit. Helen & Steve

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely clean property in a great location."

    One of the best places that we have stayed in. Hosts were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent let"

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Dec 2021

  • "The owners are lovely very friendly and welcoming The cottage was very clean and cosy"

    Reviewed by Nora4.1Sep 2021

  • "Would be better if on your instructions to the cottages you would put the ..."

    Would be better if on your instructions to the cottages you would put the address as bramble holiday cottages then it would be easy to find otherwise fab hosts and very clean and great for our dog

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Sep 2021

  • "Overall stay was great, accommodation wasn’t what expected as the cottages are much smaller."

    The man was really helpful and lovely, however the woman wasn’t very professional and didn’t have a great attitude towards us. The problem we had then got resolved. The pictures online are very misleading but come to an agreement we had an extra cottage to make up for the inconvenience.

    Reviewed by Bethan4.1Jun 2021

  • "This was an extremely last minute booking, first of all thankyou to the lovely lady from sykes who was so helpful and patient."

    We was not disappointed what a hidden gem ! Cosy,comfy, quirky and spotlessly clean, perfect outdoor space for our elderly dog! The owner was on hand and was so nice checking we was okay , And we was we had a lovely relaxing break very peaceful! We would definitely stay again it was perfect for a little getaway for us and not too far away.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had the most restful week despite rainy weather."

    When the sun came out we were very comfortable in the garden with garden chairs and peaceful surrounding. just a quick suggestion you may benefit from reducing number of furniture in the lounge.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2020

  • "It’s in a lovely quiet location, whilst being close to the amenities."

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful accommodation and comfortable, clean and everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Owners were really helpful and could not of wished for a better stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "First time visit to this area for us, exceeded our expectations loads of sea side walk for us and our dog."

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Jul 2020

  • "This was the best cottage we have been in and the owner was lovely and helpful"

    Reviewed by Valeska5.0Dec 2019

  • "Cottage cosy and well appointed."

    Situation excellent for visiting local golf courses and other places of interest.

    Reviewed by Felicity4.7Oct 2019

  • "One of the best places that I have ever stayed at."

    Dog friendly, owners extremely friendly.. If circumstances permitted I would not hesitate to book again. Easy access to the lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and many other places. The favourite being Glossop Marina , Thank you for everything, Albert

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Sep 2019

  • "It's a little haven fantastic hosts"

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Aug 2019

  • "This holiday let was as described, comfortable and clean."

    Beds and bedroom of a good size . Fine for a mature family but not so good for a young family with young children. Ideally located for visits to Blackpool-bucket and spade holiday , as well a local town and beach.Busy roads in and out of the area. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, very pleasant people who went out of their way to give you a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Jul 2019

  • "Very good accommodation with parking patio area and garden area shared with chairs , seating and table shared with other cottages ."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Hen house was perfect for our trip."

    The house was spotlessly clean, beautifully presented and had everything we needed. They have really thought about everything and the little details, like games and washing up liquid, made our stay easy and enjoyable. We used it over a few stormy, wet days so it was great to return to a warm and comfortable ‘home from home’ after our trips out. It has a good outside space, which was perfect for our dog and ample parking too. Annette and Ray were helpful, friendly and easy to contact. We would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Mar 2019

  • "Had a brilliant stay at hen cottage, would defo go back,very comfortable, everything you wish for,and the owners can,t do enough for you."

    Nothing is to much trouble. its just home from home.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Feb 2019

  • "This was the ideal holiday for us as we are all pensioners and found the perfect ..."

    This was the ideal holiday for us as we are all pensioners and found the perfect place quiet and relaxing and the cottage was like a home from home would definitely recommend to family and friends

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2018

  • "The Hen House was Amazing it had the comforts of home and the owners were great hosts."

    As soon as we arrived they greeted us offered MILK for tea and gave us information of the local area and sights. The Hen House was comfy and had everything you could need the owner had an issue with the washing machine in our cottage but gave us a key to the other cottage to use this one and even offered for us to use her own. A wonderful holiday and a wonderful setting with helpful owners and a great patio to enjoy the weather.

    Reviewed by Dionne5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Hen House is in a good position with nice surroundings and plenty of outside space."

    The cottage is well equipped with caring owners a very nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful holiday home in a great country location with fantastic hosts."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 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 modern, homely accommodation forms part of a converted barn in the Lancashire village of Thornton.

The soothing countryside views, excellent location and stunning interior make this a wonderful base for couples wanting to explore Lancashire.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 924489, 968777 and 968782, together they can sleep up to 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