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Poets Retreat

Thornton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 982140)


(57 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Poets retreat is a wonderful place to relax, it is very peaceful, the neighbours are friendly, there is a lovely little walk for the dog, the garden is relaxing, even the front garden is lovely to sit and listen to the bees in the flowers."

    Lovely to have a welcome pack of biscuits and tea spotlessly clean and comfortable, not far from Blackpool , went to The zoo whilst we were there. Lovely little tea rooms round the corner called the Linden Tree, does a great coffee and breakfast. We would highly recommend this holiday property.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2022

  • "Poet's Retreat was a lovely bungalow , well furnished and very comfortable."

    Bedding and towels and kitchen equipment plentiful and of good quality. The garden was very quiet and relaxing . Lovely lights at night . The surrounding area and places to visit were all accessible . Plenty of supermarkets and food takeways nearby .

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "You could not fault the bungalow and it was very clean, quiet and charming."

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2022

  • "The bungalow was very comfortable and easy to find in a quiet grove al ..."

    The bungalow was very comfortable and easy to find in a quiet grove al facilities where better than expected with a lovely rear garden for our pooch to play in close to amenities and travel routes will definitely book again thanks to owners Anne and Alan

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    So lovely we have decided to buy a property I. This area. Lobmvely well kept bungalow. Thank you we had a fab stay. And thank you for the butter, milk and bread what a lovely touch.

    So glad that you had a great week. We will keep our eyes open for you regarding properties coming onto the market as requested. Thanks so much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay as all amenities provided for and extra touches making very homely."

    Garden with all you could ask for us and our border collie. Great. Place to stay Roy and Denise

    Reviewed by RoyFeb 2022

  • "We was very pleased with this property as it was very clean and was very ..."

    We was very pleased with this property as it was very clean and was very comfortable it was nice to go down to garden and feed the fish everyday for the owners the owners even sent me email with where markets in the area near property which was very helpfull to us as we havnt been to that area for about 20 years so 10 out of 10 for the owners info and the food basket was the best we've had at any of the property's we've rented over last 20 odd years

    Reviewed by TerryNov 2021

  • "This was a lovely place to stay and location there was just one thing about the ..."

    This was a lovely place to stay and location there was just one thing about the bed was a bit to small could not sleep properly I am quite a tall lad we do have a king-size bed at home but hey you can't please everyone but overall we enjoyed our stay

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. The bed is a regular double (with the usual 6ft 3inch length mattress) as listed in the description. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "What a fabulous holiday property."

    Welcoming comfortable and close to all the area has to offer. The garden just adds to the peace and tranquility of this property. A shop and tea room within walking distance for any forgotten items. The comfy beds and tasteful decor in the bedrooms leads to a good sleep after busy days exploring. For those of us who do self cater the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. A truly positive experience.

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2021

  • "Had a wonderful holiday weather was wonderful all week lots to see and do in Blackpool, Cleveleys and Fleetwood."

    Highly recommended to Everyone.

    Reviewed by ShaunSep 2021

  • "Had a lovely weeks holiday at Poets Retreat, the bungalow was excellent, with everything you need, beautiful garden to relax when the sun shines, only one little request, loungers or desk chair would have been nice to sit on."

    The owners were extremely helpful and kind. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by HAug 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful, so comfortable and clean, with extra covid measures such as hand santisier, antibacterial wipes, open windows and so on."

    There was also a QR code to scan which made us feel a lot more confident. The cottage had every amenity you could possibly wish for and the garden was lovely. Feeding the fish was an added bonus. The owner was extremely helpful and rang on the first evening to check everything was alright. Sadly, it was cold and very wet despite being the middle of August but we still had a wonderful time walking on the promenade, playing on the beach - in coats and jumpers - and eating out. The Seniors fish and chip shop opposite Tesco is great. The best cafe we found was Tiffins tea shop in Marsh Hill shopping village about a mile from the cottage. They do wonderful food, not much vegetarian choice though, and amazing cakes and scones.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2021

  • "The owner went out of her way to make sure that we had all we needed for a ..."

    The owner went out of her way to make sure that we had all we needed for a comfortable week would definitely book for next year if prices were favourable

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing cottage, home from home."

    Peaceful garden and quiet neighbourhood.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Beautifully kept, clean and quiet surroundings."

    Very restful place.

    Reviewed by BryanJun 2021

  • "DELIGHTFUL BUNGALOW IN QUIET AREA OF THORNTON CLEVELEYS This is a well presented pleasant bungalow with everything that you could possibly want."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable. The garden was especially lovely and we spent many an hour relaxing here. The Linden Tea Room which is just up the road on Linden Avenue is a must if you want an excellent breakfast and the steak pie is delicious, well worth a visit. All in all we had a fabulous week here at Poets Retreat and we will certainly be returning.

    Reviewed by VivienJun 2021

  • "Property was in a perfect position for what we wanted to do in the area."

    Such as beaches and natures reserves. Anne's welcome pack was great for us and the dog. Anne also got in contact to make sure everything was ok for us. Even the weather was sunny and hot. Poets Retreat was a home from home. Thanks Anne and Alan for a fantastic holiday. Hope to be back in the future. Regards Alison and Rob

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow in a very quiet area the owners are very helpful and provide ..."

    Lovely bungalow in a very quiet area the owners are very helpful and provide lots of extras I will definitely be booking again and hope for better weather next time

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2021

  • "Another lovely stay at poets retreat, thanks for the welcome basket."

    Reviewed by ShaunMay 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent it's garden peaceful and relaxing would ..."

    The accommodation was excellent it's garden peaceful and relaxing would recommend extra touches from the owners appreciated

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "So peaceful , walking distance to shops and pubs if needed, supermarket 5 minutes away in car ."

    Reviewed by JeniferSep 2020

  • "The bungalow exceeded our expectations."

    We had everything we needed and it was like home from home. Thank you to Anne for the welcome pack for us and our little dog. The garden is beautiful and the beaches nearby were lovely.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2020

  • "The holiday cottage is in good situation in a quiet cul de sac in Thornton Cleveleys."

    In the village of Thornton itself, there are plenty of shops, a pub, cafes and other facilities ... and a Windmill! The bungalow exceeded our expectations. First of all, it was spotlessly clean and very welcoming. The garden was very relaxing, with a fish pond, timber gazebo and a picnic table. So it felt like a home from home. There were notes and a folder placed in the property by the helpful owners, Anne and Alan. I did have a minor query about the location of clothes pegs for the washing line and when I texted I was answered very promptly. There are lots of things to do in this area and plenty of good beaches for the dog. We particularly enjoyed the new walkway (promenade?) at Lytham. It was possible to walk along and keep socially distanced. We visited Lytham Hall and found some shade in the grounds and some excellent tearooms on a very hot weekend. The Lake District is accessible from here too for day trips. A lovely part of Lancashire - only wish our stay could have been longer.

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2020

  • "Exceptionally brilliant."

    Reviewed by HenryJul 2020

  • "It would be nice if there had been a radio or Tv in the conservatory, other than that everything was lovely."

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2020

  • "Anne left us a welcome package of bread, butter, milk, sugar, tea and coffee and biscuits."

    Anne contacted us to see if everything was ok. Poets Retreat is a very clean and comfortable home with a beautiful back garden. The bungalow is situated close to amenities. Anne has put together a great information pack about the bungalow, instruction how the oven and hob works and about the heating. We plan to go back next year and hopefully we will have our dog to take with us, as dogs are very welcomed. Thornton Cleveleys is just a few miles outside Blackpool. It’s been 35 years since I have been to Blackpool, I was very impressed with the changes. Getting back to the bungalow, it is set in a quiet cul-de-sac which is very peaceful during the day and night. You won’t need to take your own towels as there are plenty, tea towels are also provided. Due to Coronavirus, Anne had supplied extra hand soap liquid, antibacterial wipes and disinfectant. I can not thank Anne enough. So if your looking for a place to stay near to Blackpool, look no further, you won’t be let down.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2020

  • "Lovely bungalow."

    Spotlessly clean. Beautiful garden. In a quiet location

    Reviewed by PaulaMar 2020

  • "I don’t normally leave reviews, but Poets Retreat really exceeded my expectations."

    Anne the owner has thought of everything you will need for your stay & couldn’t do more to ensure it was a true break. All the essentials are there & more & the welcome pack was really thoughtful. The whole property was exceptionally clean & comfortable & the garden was beautiful, fully secure & my dog loved it. Would definitely book again when heading to this area.

    Reviewed by MargaretFeb 2020

  • "Very nice bungalow and gardens, the owners were very pleasant and helpfull, I made a mess of the heating settings and hey helped me to reset everything, quiet relaxing area, ample parking, easy access to surrounding areas ie Fleetwood, Blackpool Cleveleys and not far from the Lakes, Trough of Bowland etc etc, would defenitely highly recommend the Poets Retreat, will be booking again."

    Reviewed by IanJan 2020

  • "Wonderful Holiday,Highly Reccommend ."

    Lovely and cosy just like being at home.Cant wait to return again in march.Thanks for being so warm and caring and a lovely care package on arrival.

    Reviewed by ShaunJan 2020

  • "A pleasant winters break enhanced by this lovely bungalow situated in a quiet residential area."

    Reviewed by BrendaJan 2020

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    It was so clean and had everything we needed. The conservatory was lovely to sit in and relax with the beautiful garden and lights. Perfect quiet position but only a short drive to Blackpool, Fleetwood and Cleverley. Ticked every box and will certainly stay there again. This bungalow was a credit to the Anne the owner. Words cannot express how perfect it was.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "This was a superb holiday bungalow, furnished and equipped to a very high standard."

    It is in a quiet area within easy reach of many places. The Wyre Estuary Country Park is only about three miles away and has lots of paths and trails to explore. Fleetwood Marsh Nature Reserve is also only a couple of miles away. There are several towns within easy reach such as Fleetwood (with its famous market), Cleveleys, St Annes and Lytham ... there's a lot more to this area than just Blackpool! We enjoyed our stay very much and the bungalow was very comfortable and warm. Everything we needed was provided and we were made to feel very welcome. Many thanks to Anne and Alan, you're doing a great job.

    Reviewed by DerekOct 2019

  • "This Bungalow was very good"

    Reviewed by PenelopeOct 2019

  • "The bungalow was situated in a quiet cul-de-sac between Thornton and Cleveleys."

    The garden is beautiful with a barbecue area patio area and arbour for sitting in,also outside lighting. As soon as you go inside you feel at home, carpets and furnishings of good quality and the bungalow is spotlessly clean throughout. The owners are welcoming and are at hand if you need anything. A welcome pack including milk ,bread, butter, biscuits.etc. was left also Washing up liquid, coffee, teabags was found in cupboards. Would recommend this bungalow to anyone and would go again.

    Reviewed by OliveSep 2019

  • "Gorgeous bungalow ."

    Well equipped and immaculate inside and out .Beauiful garden which is pet secure .Nice welcome pack for us and the dog . Would recommend it

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2019

  • "Lovely bungalow with everything you need there."

    Warm welcome from the owners. Bungalis was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Would highly recomend this bungalow and would go back.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2019

  • "Very value for the money would recommend to anyone"

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2019

  • "An excellent bungalow, absolutely everything you can think of is provided, including a welcome pack, and a phone call from Anne on the evening of arrival to find out whether settled in and any problems cropped up."

    W e will deffo visit again as soon as possible

    Reviewed by BarryJun 2019

  • "Nice clean bungalow with a great welcoming pack on arrival for both us and the dog."

    Reviewed by DennisJun 2019

  • "Every thing you could ever need was in this house."

    It was so clean. Anne the owner Made us feel so welcome. Beautiful gardens So peaceful . We didn’t have to go far to get to beach, zoo, and shopping. We will definitely book up to go again

    Reviewed by JeniferJun 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and tidy."

    We were met by to very plesant people. They explained everything around the cottage in detail. It was very well equipped and wanted for nothing. We would definitely go again most likely next year if it was still on offer.

    Reviewed by RochelleMay 2019

  • "Great Cottage, nice quiet location."

    Beautiful Garden and BBQ area, super pet secure too. Will use again. *****

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Everything you could want in a holiday cottage, the owners have gone the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your holiday home."

    Reviewed by FrankMay 2019

  • "Perfect Bungalow, nice walk to town in great location, cant wait to go again"

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2019

  • "Excellent cottage always a great place to stay,be back soon."

    Reviewed by ShaunApr 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Poets retreat."

    Accommodation was immaculate, comfortable and nicely furnished. The garden is out of this world, we were fortunate to have lovely bright sunny weather for the whole week we stayed so we put it to good use. The surrounding residential area is neat and tidy, very quiet and secure. We would recommend this holiday to a couple or small family and can only praise how dog friendly it was with nice little touches such as dog towels and biscuits for your furry friend. Everything we needed, for a lovely weeks holiday in this area. Hosts were helpful and even though we did not meet face-to-face you could tell that nothing would be a problem if we needed them. Everything is clearly set out and labelled so it’s practically idiot proof when you stay at this lovely holiday home.

    Reviewed by ChloeApr 2019

  • "The property is gorgeous, but there is 2 steps in at the front and a huge step, and smaller step at the back, this was a problem for my wife's 81 year old Mum, who has mobility issues."

    We think the steps should be mentioned in the description of the property. Otherwise it was perfect.

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2019

  • "This has to be the best accommodation we have stayed in so far, a genuine home from home."

    Reviewed by PhyllisMar 2019

  • "Quite honestly couldn't fault Poets Retreat."

    Beautiful clean and inviting bungalow in quiet cul-de-sac .Very safe dog friendly garden with lovely ambience.Very spacious bungalow which lacked for nothing.Owner couldn't have been more accommodating and the welcome pack on arrival was unexpectedly nice touch also a gift for the dog and a cozy blanket for her!!Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay in your lovely home,very quiet and peaceful just what we wanted."

    Owners very friendly and welcoming,we cant wait to come back again very soon.We would highly recommend your lovely home to anyone.Just perfect xx

    Reviewed by ShaunMar 2019

  • "It was a perfect new year break, millie the schnauzer enjoyed it."

    The Christmas tree was gorgeous. It was like home from home would recommend and will return

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2018

  • "Fantastic Break in a wonderful property, all mod cons and a beautiful pet friendly garden."

    So good we have already booked again.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2018

  • "We got there a little early and meet the owners lovely couple, so friendly."

    Really clean and tidy. Beautiful garden. Felt at home there would use again.

    Reviewed by KellieNov 2018

  • "Loved it. Clean."

    A real home away from home. Quiet area, but easy to get to places. great enclosed garden. Would definatly recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2018

  • "Poets retreat is a beautifully cosy, comfortable, very clean, well maintained bungalow."

    It has everything you could wish for. Beautiful, enclosed gardens and is within easy access to cleveleys, the promenade and the town centre. It was one of the nicest, well presented holiday homes we've stayed in. It is evident that the owners ( who are lovely, friendly, accommodating people ) put a lot of care, thought and time into running this business and a fantastic job they are doing. We would most definately stay again. Not much more can be said really, a pleasant surprise. If your going to Blackpool poets retreat is a must.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2018

  • "Fabulous! Quiet, homely and perfectly located - what more can you ask for!"

    Highly recommended :)

    Reviewed by WadeOct 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x large single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory/Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with bench, enclosed rear garden with patio, sit-in arbour and decking
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Please note, this property does not supply facilities/items available for toddlers
  • Note: Even though this property is all one level, the property is accessed by 2 steps at front door and 2 steps at the rear entrance to the property
  • Please note: This property is not suited for guest with mobility issues

The property

This delightful bungalow rests in the heart of Thornton-Cleveleys, a conurbation merging the twin towns of Thornton and Cleveleys, a wonderful area with access to the seaside resort of Blackpool and Fleetwood, and the outstandingly beautiful Forest of Bowland.

This property offers a cosy welcome to its guests, take a moment to admire the pretty front garden on arrival, dotted with flourishing plants and a bench seat to sit out and enjoy the peace and serenity of the sleepy cul-de-sac.

The sitting room is brightly lit by the...

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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.

Region Information

Note: Even though this property is all one level, the property is accessed by 2 steps at front door and 2 steps at the rear entrance to the property.

Please note, this property does not supply facilities/items available for toddlers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas