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Meadowside Barn

(Ref. 1101944)

Wharles near Kirkham, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Meadowside Barn."

    The accommodation is perfect-beautifully decorated and good quality bedding/towels and furniture. The kitchen is equipped with all the things you would ever need. Light streams in through the windows in the barn, filling the whole house with brightness. The farm, while very close is not an issue-the chickens pop in to the garden regularly which is brilliant! The owner was available via telephone and in person, should there be any issues-which there weren’t. Ideally placed to use as a base for the west coast and other towns and villages nearby. We would definitely recommend and return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2024

  • "The Barn has been converted to a very high standard;  it was immaculate and very spacious."

    Easy to access with car parking space. WIFI worked well. Host very friendly who met us just after arrival to ensure everything was OK.  Well equipped kitchen but the addition of large dinner plates would be good + a teapot.  Also a towel rail in the en- suite plus wall mirrors in bedrooms. Great location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable."

    The rooms are all big and the kitchen is fabulous - equipped with everything you could possibly need. A beautiful cottage - the photos just don't do it justice. The fresh flowers and welcome basket were an added touch that we appreciated and helped make us feel at home! Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic holiday home in a lovely quiet rural setting."

    Photo's don't do this place justice. It's very homely and very well equipped. Everything was spotlessly clean and there were many extras including the welcome pack, toiletries and fresh flowers. The owner was very helpful and went above and beyond with a few requests we had for having guests for dinner. Many thanks for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful and spacious cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage."


    Reviewed by Pete5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved staying in this property."

    It was immaculate, spacious and finished to a very high standard.It was much nicer than the photos indicated. Lots of Lovely little touches that made us feel pampered - from the welcome hamper basket including Gs & Ts to large fluffy towels. The lounge sat six comfortably and had a log burner should you need it. The underfloor heating was extremely warm. The kitchen dinner had everything you need,washer, drier,dishwasher etc. All the bedrooms were large with comfortable beds. The bathrooms were of high specification. The barn felt really peaceful. The friendly owner met us on arrival and offered show the farm had we wanted that. We have rented quite a few Sykes Cottages and have to say that this was the best yet. We will return.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful place to stay - we loved it."

    The property had everything you need and is perfectly situated for visiting places such as Blackpool, Lytham, Trough of Bowland, Beacon Fell, etc. Very helpful owners. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "A positive experience."

    Well maintained property. Easy to access with car parking space. WIFI worked well. Hosts very friendly and it was great to be able to visit the animals on the farm. No major problems/issues. A couple of suggestions - a towel rail in the ensuite bathroom would be helpful. Curtains over the patio door would make it feel more cosy on dark evenings. Well equipped kitchen but the addition of some more larger dinner plates would be useful (only one found in cupboard) and a teapot.

    Reviewed by Maggie4.4Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely the most beautiful holiday home I've ever stayed in, even more beautiful than the gorgeous log cabins at Bluestone, Pembrokeshire which I thought could not be topped."

    Everything we needed was there. Really quiet location, we had rhe pleasure of staying right next to the cow shed and would see horses wandering past our window on the field just across the way. No noise or farmyard smells though so don't worry! It was perfect! Would go back again and again and highly recommend to everyone. Could not fault it at all.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thought our stay here was the perfect getaway."

    Meadowside Barn is sumptuously gorgeous in every way. The facilities provided are top notch! Making our stay very memorable and without doubt would recommend to anyone. The furnishings, cleanliness and little touches like the welcome basket and fluffy towels made the stay here a very gorgeous experience. The working farm is wonderful and it feels like you’re part of the family here. Waking up to a view of green fields is lovely! Very dog friendly. We cannot fault this holiday property. 10/10 …… simply lovely in every way!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was ideal for our group."

    It was comfortable and spotlessly clean, providing everything that we needed. The space was wonderful to relax in, and the beds were the most comfortable we have experienced in any holiday property that we’ve stayed in. We are already looking to rebook for next year.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Good quality barn conversion in a lovely setting plenty of space football size ..."

    Good quality barn conversion in a lovely setting plenty of space football size private garden great for children with excellent facilities

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful place, not far from all amenities."

    Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really nice cottage."

    Spot on for cleanliness. Everything you needed was provided. . Lovely sitting area outside. Had an amazing holiday with family. Loved the nice touch of fresh flowers starter pack with tea coffee sugar. Milk and cerial. Wine and cakes made our day when we walked in. Photos don't do the property justise it's much better.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Such an amazing stay at the cottages."

    I can not wait to come back and stay again. Absolutely beautiful house and property. Very, very well done.

    Reviewed by Brett5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have had a lovely stay at Meadowside, it's a beautiful place and very homely."

    The owners are accommodating and friendly, the property is well equipped and very comfortable. Our pooch enjoyed a good run around in the garden as we enjoyed the lovely view across the fields. We've already decided that this will be a regular stay for us and we fully recommend.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a wonderful place to stay."

    Beautifully renovated barns to an exceptional standard. Everything we could wish for and super comfy beds to boot!. We were going to a show in Blackpool and it was the perfect location for us - just 20 mins drive in and meant we could visit Preston as well. Sam and Laura are so helpful and friendly and we can't wait to revisit.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great place, welcome basket/milk was a nice surprise and there was everything we needed for a great stay."

    The bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. The bathrooms certainly have a WOW factor. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "We booked this property as a base for final wedding preparations and were not disappointed."

    The property was spacious, spotless, with high quality furnishings and excellent facilities. Our hosts Laura and Sam were very welcoming and approachable. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, handheld shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating to the ground floor, and radiators to the first floor
  • Electric oven and four-ring induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine chiller
  • 4 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop 3.9 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: Please ensure dogs are kept downstairs
  • Note: The property is set on a working farm, it is fenced off but there may be tractor noise at times
  • Note: No E Cigarettes or smoking
  • Note: There is a £20 pet supplement
  • Note: Please bring your dog's own bedding and towels and there is a cold dog wash outside
  • Note: EV charger available at request directly to owner Payment taken upon arrival Please bring any necessary accessories as these are not provided

The property

Kirkham 4.2 miles.

Tucked away in the idyllic hamlet of Wharles near Kirkham, Lancashire, is this wonderful three-bedroom cottage, Meadowside Barn.

Enjoying a superb location surrounded by open countryside and with easy access to the popular resort town of Lytham St Annes, Meadowside Barn is a fantastic dog-friendly choice for couples, friends and families.

Upon arrival, you will discover two off-road parking spaces, and a lovely front garden with seating, perfect for evenings spent dining alfresco.

Step into your new home from home, where you will find a well-equipped kitchen/diner for rustling up your best dishes, ready to savour at the dining table for six over a chilled bottle of wine, courtesy of the wine cooler.

After dinner, make your way through to the sitting room, where you can curl up on the sumptuous sofas in front of the crackling woodburning stove, as your favourite show plays out on the Smart TV.

Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom for your convenience.

Head upstairs, where you can wash away the day’s adventures in the well-appointed bathroom, complete with gorgeous freestanding bath and walk-in shower.

When sleep calls, three beautifully presented bedrooms await, a king-size with en-suite shower room, a king-size and a twin, all with their own Smart TV.

Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable stay at Meadowside Barn.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1102748 and 1102750, together they sleep 13.

Wharles Cottages

Kirkham 4.2 miles. These delightful cottages rest in a rural setting in the village of Wharles, surrounded by the glorious countryside of Lancashire. Complete with open-plan living areas, each retreat provides a heart-warming abode for couples and families looking to escape everyday life. On a sunny day, make the most of the patios, complete with furniture, perfect for enjoying a drink as you reflect on the day. As you look to catch your rest, take comfort in the bedrooms, each complete with ample storage and Smart TVs, so you can continue your favourite series in bed. The local area is full of scenic walking and cycling opportunities; bring your bikes and walking boots for the Forest of Bowland AONB which lies nearby. For a slight change of pace, venture to the city of Preston, home to a wealth of restaurants, pubs, and bars, plus attractions such as the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston Flag Market, and the picturesque Avenham and Miller Park. Continue to reach Lytham St Annes and its sandy shoreline, dotted with attractions including the pier and its seaside amusements, and RSPB Fairhaven Lake Visitor Centre, offering boating across the saltwater lake, crazy golf and further family-friendly activities, whilst the delights of the Lake District National Park are reachable by car, recommended to add into your itinerary. Blackpool and its bustling pier, including Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and Stanley Park with Blackpool Zoo are possible to visit. However you choose to spend your holiday, this group of cottages is promised to bring a memorable stay all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Preston 8 miles; Blackpool 8.6 miles.

The town of Kirkham is situated amid pleasant villages and farmlands within the Borough of Flyde in Lancashire. The town is home to a range of amenities, including several pubs, restaurants, takeaways and shops, along with a bustling weekly market selling local produce. Just under nine mines away lies Blackpool, where visitors can spend the day wandering along the bustling pier before soaking up the local history at iconic landmarks such as Blackpool Tower with its stunning ballroom, home to famous annual Strictly Come Dancing live show. There is fun to be had for the whole family thanks to the attractions lining the seafront, be sure to stop off at SEA LIFE Blackpool to admire the marine life on display, visit Madame Tussauds or visit the Pleasure Beach, a haven for thill seekers thanks to its rollercoasters. Alternatively venture further afield to the historic city of Lancaster where you can tour the spectacular castle and Maritime Museum. Kirkham makes a great base to explore all the North West has to offer!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas