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The Old Post Office

Calder Vale near Garstang, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 936378)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Robertson

    “Lovely place and bed was so comfortable.”

    I would say the shower is very slow to drain away but no massive deal. Broadband could be better but again not vital but all in all its lovely and we would stay again.

    I would say the shower is very slow to drain away but no massive deal. Broadband could be better but again not vital but all in all its lovely and we would stay again.

    - Mr Robertson, August 2020

The property

Garstang 4.5 miles.

Bursting with character, this stone-built old post office conversion is charming in many ways.

Located on the edge of the Forest of Bowland in the small, English village of Calder Vale, with the River Calder running right through it, this cottage is set in a tranquil location, ideal for those looking to enjoy its earthy surroundings and peaceful environment.

Finished to a luxurious standard with a unique set-up, this bespoke property is accessed off a quiet village street and has an off road parking space for one car to the side of the property.

On entry into the property you arrive into the open plan living space with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area where it is furnished to a cosy yet contemporary feel.

The living room is bright and airy with ample comfy seating in front of a 49” Smart TV, making it a great place to relax and put your feet up after a full day out and about exploring the area.

The kitchen is well-equipped and fitted with a modern touch and has everything you need to cook the perfect meal for your loved one.

The winding wooden stairs leads you straight into the only bedroom in this exclusive property which also has a spacious open-plan structure with an impressive free-standing bath in the bedroom and a shower room with a walk-in shower.

Just out the back of the property there is a small patio area with furniture which is an ideal sun spot during the summer months.

On the doorstep there is the famous Bluebell Wood walk where you can expect to observe a variety of birds from robins to swifts as you take a wander through nature.

Nearby is the town of Garstang which is known for its tasty home-grown produce and individual shops, where you can buy some treats particular to Lancashire!

Here you will find some shops and pubs and why not explore the town and watch the passing canal boats cruise along the peaceful Lancaster Canal.

Within reach is the historic city of Lancaster with much to see, including the Medieval castle and Georgian architecture, and the seaside resort of Morecambe, the Forest of Bowland and further afield the wonderful Lake District National Park are well worth a visit.

With so much to offer within reach of its relaxed, calm atmosphere, The Old Post Office is the perfect base for a romantic getaway!


  • One super-king size double bedroom open to stairs with free-standing bath
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, double basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed patio area with furniture
  • Lockable bike storage is available in the cellar, accessed by an external door
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Please Note - This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Lancaster 11 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 Old Holly Farm and 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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