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Swallows Barn at Yew Tree Farm

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Goosnargh near Longridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a beautiful cottage ."

    Kathryn & Malcom are very welcoming.Very well equipped from washing up liquid to salt .Excellently furnished and decorated,,comfy beds .There was a welcome goodie pack of cakes and drinks and biscuits which was lovely.Not far into village to pub , micro bar mini market and fish and chip shop.I would highly recommend Swallows Barn we had a very nice week there x

    Reviewed by June5.0Dec 2023

  • "A warm, cosy comfortable cottage with a lovely garden and good parking under cover."

    It is well situated for easy access to the M6 motorway, with many places of interest to visit relatively close by.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and well maintained."

    The wood burning stove was great and Kathryn and Malcolm were very welcoming hosts. Thanks again

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Nov 2023

  • "A real home from home with everything we needed."

    Kathryn and Malcolm were excellent hosts and the welcome pack was a lovely surprise. Ideally located for lots of places of interest and a lovely rural setting.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Swallows Barn is within easy reach of the M6 whilst at the same time very well located for lots of good walks in the Forest of Bowland."

    Kathryn and Malcolm gave us a very warm welcome and their helpfulness and friendliness make them the perfect hosts. Swallows Barn is a brilliantly designed conversion, well maintained and spotlessly clean, beautifully and comfortably decorated and furnished and superbly equipped in every way. For any future visits to the Forest of Bowland, we won’t want to stay anywhere else.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2023

  • "Swallows Barn is very a comfortable, stylish and well equipped small property set within a lovely garden at Yew Tree Farm."

    The hosts, Malcolm and Kathryn couldn’t be more welcoming and helpful. We have enjoyed three breaks there and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was very clean and comfortable and the owners were friendly and helpful."

    A welcome pack provided was indeed very welcome!

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nice welcome from Kathryn and Malcolm including a very thoughtful welcome pack."

    The cottage is spotless and beautifully decorated and furnished throughout. The bed was really comfortable. The area was lovely to explore. All in all we had a very relaxing enjoyable stay, thank you so much. Hope to revisit again soon.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage for exploring the Forest of Bowland."

    Clean, tidy and well equipped with safe carport parking. Headroom upstairs may be limited for very tall people but comfortable enough if you are of average height (like us). Thoroughly recommended!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely modern, well equipped and well maintained modern, comfortable holiday cottage located privately within the large accessible gardens of the owners property."

    It is situated down a drive away from a quiet rural road. The owners, Malcolm and Kathryn are extremely hospitable and welcomed us (with a few treats waiting on arrival) and we also felt we had made friends on leaving. The locality is at the Southern end of the Trough of Bowland and an ideal area for getting out and about in what is a lovely region. Local hostelries are good too. We really recommend Swallows Barn.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2023

  • "Ideal location."

    Very friendly hosts. But low slanting ceiling on 1st floor took some getting used to with quite a few knocked heads during the week. Kingsize bed was extremely comfortable but very low to the ground.

    Reviewed by Jillian4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Owners very friendly and welcoming. Lovely gardens and outdoor area area for morning coffee. Ideal location for our stay. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay we would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lydia5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay at the property."

    The property was exceptionally clean and warm which was super as the weather was a bit chilly. Lovely gardens and we hope to return during the summer to enjoy the outside space. Very friendly hosts. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Apr 2023

  • "Hosts were welcoming and helpful from arrival."

    Property was as described, clean and the garden was lovely to sit in and enjoy the sun. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Swallows Barn is a lovely, comfortable, well-maintained and equipped cottage in a beautiful rural setting."

    The owners are welcoming, friendly and very helpful. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend it for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very nice stay in a lovely cottage in a peaceful setting with friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jan 2023

  • "Warm welcome."

    Clean and comfortable accommodation. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful property, extremely well maintained to a very high standard."

    Very comfortable and clean. Exceptional finishing touches with excellent attention to detail and “ home from home” feel. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Would highly recommend and would love to come back and visit again.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2022

  • "An exemplary holiday cottage."

    Immaculately presented and ideal for a cosy getaway not too far from the beaten track. Hosts are charming and friendly. We enjoyed our stay enormously.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Our family enjoyed a wonderful stay at Swallows Barn."

    The cottage is immaculate and well equipped and has a lovely garden. Plenty of places to visit nearby and lots of walks from the cottage itself. There are two pubs nearby however we only tried the Stag's Head where we had an excellent Sunday lunch. Very welcoming and friendly hosts. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Aug 2022

  • "Stayed at this cottage for 4 weeks on a house move staycation."

    Lovely property with all the amenities you would require along with access to a garden the size of Wembley stadium which our grandchildren appreciated on one of their visits. Lovely owners, Kathryn and Malcolm, live nearby and were always on hand to help with queries and local amenities advise. Would recommend this property to anyone wanting a nice relaxing holiday in very tranquil and beautiful country setting.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Double oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, integrated washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Travel cot and mattress available on request (own bedding required)
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars, one in garage and one parked behind
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn and garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles

The property

This two-bedroom cottage, Swallows Barn, in Goosnargh, Lancashire is the perfect place for a family holiday.

It has a woodburning stove which is great for evenings inside, and a large garden so you can dine alfresco when the weather is good.

The cottage is family-friendly and just a short drive away from pubs, restaurants and shops.

Leave your vehicle in the off-road parking space (garage) before stepping inside to the sitting room, where you can unwind with a cup of tea or coffee.

Moving through the property, the kitchen is well-equipped with appliances you might need during your stay, including a double oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, and an integrated dishwasher and washing machine for a fuss-free clean.

Enjoy meals together at the breakfast bar for three, or why not carry the conversation outside onto the lawned garden to savour a cold beverage.

As day draws to night, retire inside to freshen up in the ground-floor shower room or climb upstairs to find the bathroom.

There are two pleasant bedrooms, a king-size and a single, both with storage to house your belongings; a travel cot and mattress is available on request (own bedding required).

In the morning, begin your day with a home-cooked breakfast courtesy of the kitchen appliances and enjoy a brew out in the garden to admire your quaint location.

In the car you can explore the town of Longridge settled in the beautiful Lancashire countryside.

Goosnargh Village has two pubs, The Stags Head and The Grapes Inn, a micro pub, Tap and T'ales, and a sports and social Club with a bowling green, Whittingham Sports and Social Club.

The village also has a fish and chip shop, Goosnargh Chippy, a local store, Post Office, pharmacy and hairdressers.

A paradise for walking and cycling, you'll be on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB and the Ribble Valley, an unspoilt landscape of stunning moorland and peat bog.

Further afield lies the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park, both filled with outdoor adventures and unforgettable walks!

Venture into the village of Ribchester, best known for its beautiful countryside, which is perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

There are also attractions in the village, including Ribchester Roman Museum and Mrs Dowsons Farm Park.

Restaurants and bars are also plentiful in Ribchester, with a variety of options to suit every taste.

Journey to the coast for a day in Lytham St Annes with its popular beach, pier and swimming pool to enjoy classic seaside activities and Victorian-style beach huts, as well as the historic country house of Lytham Hall, built in 1764.

Also within easy reach is the vibrant town of Blackpool, hosting exciting attractions such as Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Tower, and Blackpool Zoo.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the UK's most popular theme park and is home to many thrill rides.

Blackpool Tower was designated a Grade I listed building in 1973 and is one of the tallest towers in the country.

Choose Swallows Barn for your next family holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Ribchester 3.5 miles; Preston 8 miles

Longridge is a small town and civil parish in the borough of Ribble Valley in Lancashire. Situated 8 miles north-east of the city of Preston, at the western end of Longridge Fell, above the River Ribble. Longridge initially developed outwards from an area around St. Lawrence's Church, at the boundary of the townships of Dilworth and Alston and to the south of the modern-day town centre. Many of the buildings are built of locally quarried sandstone and despite modern developments; the town centre remains largely as it was when it was first established. The town holds a portfolio of gift shops, cafes, antiques and art studios together with a quaint cinema, plus numerous food outlets from takeaways to gastro pubs. Its nearest neighbours are Grimsargh and the Roman town of Ribchester, with its Roman museum and beautiful church of St Mary’s on the banks of the river Ribble. Clitheroe castle is only 20 minutes down the road. Here there is another wealth of interest, from the historic Browsholme Country Estate, host to regular Farmers Markets. To the southeast Longridge Field Day is a long-standing annual event that consists of a parade through the town, and various attractions on the town's recreational playing field. The Forest of Bowland (AONB) shows off an expanse of fells criss-crossed with dry stone walls and dotted with picturesque farms and villages. The hen harrier is the bird symbolised on the Forest of Bowland’s logo as it is their most important breeding ground in England. Beyond the Harrier there is a wealth of other wildlife to be spotted from Kingfishers to the Red Grouse. The rivers Ribble, Calder and Hodder converge near the prestigious Catholic Stonyhurst College, providing idyllic landscapes and walks, not least of which – The Tolkien Trail – lead to an abundance of pubs to quench the thirst afterwards. The area sports numerous agricultural shows, art exhibitions and day festivals of all sorts throughout the summer and is within reach of the Lancaster canal and city, Blackpool and the Lake District, so there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas