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Rose Hips Barn

(Ref. 968773)

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable, spacious accommodation - ideal for a family gathering such as ours."

    Wonderful location too

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "An excellent large family friendly property which we love and have been back to several times."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, very well equipped."

    We had a lovely stay and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the fourth time we have stayed at Rose Hips Barn."

    The host is excellent and extremely responsive to any questions. It is a fabulous property and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was our third stay at Rose Hips Barn, It really is a fabulous property and I would have no hesitation in recommending it or Sykes Cottages to anyone."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Rose Hips Barn is a lovely place to stay."

    The location is excellent as it is surrounded by beautiful countryside yet it's only a short drive to a busy town with a railway station, supermarkets and cinema. The barn is very spacious, with excellent views over fields to the nearby hills. The rooms are all large and all facilities are available and well maintained. Apart from the main bedroom the rooms upstairs do not have good views, but there is plenty of light from rooftop windows. We had a small problem with the owner's two dogs who barked and howled when they were left alone - but they were quiet in the evening so it wasn't too much of a problem. Some storage space in the "family bathroom" would be appreciated as there's nowhere to put toothbrushes etc. On the other hand there's loads of storage space elsewhere in the house. I would recommend this barn to anyone who would like to spend some time in this area.

    Reviewed by S5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most amazing week at Rose Hips Barn."

    The barn is absolutely lovely with everything catered for. The setting is idyllic with nice walks from the front door. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second time at Rose Hips Barn - we could not have been happier."

    It is a wonderful property!!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Rose Hips barn."

    The accommodation was very spacious and comfortable. Great location. I would stay here again and highly recommend this charming vacation rental.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is a great property (though it isn't cheap, which makes a difference when you're assessing value for money)."

    The space is very good and the setting is excellent. It would have been useful to have more notes relating to the house, eg how the heating could be controlled (turned down!), how the cooker worked, but it was a perfect place for our group

    Reviewed by Laurence4.4Oct 2022

  • "Clean, comfortable, plenty of space."

    Everything that we needed was there to hand. Beds were very comfortable. Appliances were easy to use. People we encountered were very friendly. Lovely big field that we were allowed to walk our dog around and pet the horses. Absolutely stunning views. Only down side the heating was a bit too high and there were no instructions on turning it down to a more comfortable temperature. Apart from that we had a fabulous relaxing week away. We will definitely be returning in the future. Absolutely amazing!!!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2022

  • "A fantastic large holiday home."

    It is perfect in every way - we will be coming back for certain. Great location and beautiful countrywide, what else could one ask for.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2022

  • "We've just come back from a most relaxing enjoyable holiday at Rise hips barn."

    The accommodation was first class .clean comfortable and very spacious.plenty of room for all the ages that we're there . Luxurious linen and towels .and enough showers . The kitchen was comfortable and well equipped. But the best part was the views and surrounding areas .you felt like you were in the middle of mowhere not a house to be seen but yet only a few minutes away from the motorway which was practical and convenient. We made friends with the horses and enjoyed relaxing at the pond .the owners two dogs were very friendly .our hosts were there if we needed something but completely non intrusive . And leaving us the milk and biscuits made us feel very welcome . It is definitely a place we recommend and would like to come back to. Thank you

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Aug 2022

  • "We stayed for a long weekend, 3 families with small children."

    Here are my pros and cons: Pros: - Lovely house. Modern but with a lovely cottage feeling. - Modern spacious kitchen with all you need for cooking meals. - Very comfortable beds, spacious bedrooms that allowed us to accommodate comfortably a travelling cot. - Enough bathrooms for everybody, good water pressure. - Spacious driveway that accommodates several cars. - Lovely outdoor space, with horses and a pond full of fishes that the kids loved and enjoyed. - Easy to find with google maps. - Gated estate with security pin to enter and security cameras. - Dogs welcomed. - Underfloor heating. - Overall very clean. Cons: - The price. It was ridiculously expensive compared to the following weekend and for what it was. We felt we were ripped off. - It is NOT suitable for small children. Too many stairs, steps, decorative items, formal sitting room and dining rooms filled with things children would love to touch, we had to shut the doors for those rooms unfortunately. - Not enough instructions on how to turn off the underfloor heating. It was a very warm weekend and was very uncomfortable having the underfloor heating on and we didn't know how to turn it off. Summary: Although the house was beautiful and very comfortable, we could not relax as we had to be constantly on the guard keeping the children safe from all the steps and stairs, etc. Perhaps the experience would have been different for adults only or older children. The price for that weekend was a total rip off, we felt it was for some reason very inflated and unreasonable and we regret making the decision of using this site and staying there. In addition, the cancellation is not flexible at all making it very difficult to accommodate for the unforeseen and there's no option to pay additional for a cancellation insurance. For this reason we won't be using sykecottages again.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really pretty barn in a beautiful location!"

    Clean, quiet and idyllic. Perfect for family get togethers. Ample walks in local areas.

    Reviewed by Rosaline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Rose Hips Barn is a real home from home."

    It's really well equipped - the kitchen had everything we needed, there were hairdryers in every room, even the dog was well catered for. My only negative was there was no travel cot and high chair which would've been really helpful when travelling already with lots of stuff but it didn't impact our stay at all and we would definitely stay here again. Beds were comfy, nearly all bedrooms had an en-suite, and the rooms were dark which helps putting kids to bed on light evenings. There was a utility with washing machine/ tumble dryer, a lovely outside area, beautiful views and great locality - plus a friendly and warm welcome upon arrival and even a thoughtful welcome pack. Really couldn't have asked for more. Thank you for a Wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful house in a gorgeous location."

    Wish we could have stayed longer

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great property - well equipped, lots of space and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Mar 2022

  • "Exceptional accommodation in an exceptional location ticked all the boxes for us giving us an exceptional week away."

    Dog owners will love the beauty and variety of walks close by. Our grandchildren (8 & 9) are still talking about the two days they spent with us. They had a ball. Weather was kind to us for this time of the year and that helped but wasn't crucial as there is still lots to do. WiFi is not brilliant (buck up BT !) but that didn't take anything away from our stay. Mobile signal is 4G and that is more than enough for daily activities.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful setting and beautiful accommodation which suited our family reunion perfectly."

    Lots of things to do and see in any sort of weather! Everyone had a lovely break and felt relaxed and at home. The dog loved the underfloor heating! Loads of parking and very private.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a great weekend in Rose Hips Barn."

    The property was extremely versatile for the family and their requirements allowing us all to be together informally and formally at meal times and with enough areas to allow quiet and calm when needed. It was very clean and the rooms ideal and very comfortable. I would stay there again

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous, comfortable, clean accommodation with all amenities."

    The welcoming gifts is a lovely touch and the underfloor heating is bliss. The sunrise in the morning is pretty spectacular especially with seeing deer walking across the garden. Great location to visit family nearby. Will be looking to return. Thank you Rose Hips Barn.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Rose Hips Barn is a fabulous house with plenty of room, inside and out, for a family holiday."

    The horses and chickens next door proved very popular with our grandchildren. The house is very well appointed, with everything you could need. We especially appreciated that most bedrooms were en-suite. The area itself is lovely, with great walks and Blackpool and the coast are only about 45 minutes away. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2021

  • "The only fly in the ointment was the poor quality WiFi."

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, spacious, clean and plenty of homely touches."

    I would definitely recommend it to a friend. 3

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2021

  • "Superb property, good value for money."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2021

  • "The only disappointment was we had to return to home."

    Rose Hip Barn is a beautiful place to stay, in stunning countryside with wonderful walks like White coppice waterfalls. We will be return

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a brilliant break in Rose Hips Barn The house was in a beautiful setting, so very well equipped, comfortable, had great views, ample parking."

    We had a lovely welcome pack waiting for us Great setting for exploring the pennine walks/easy access to the lakes All in all a welcoming wonderful place Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved the Barn."

    Ample space for the 7 adults and one dog who shared the home. The owners left a bottle of wine, bottle of milk and a selection of biscuits for us on arrival. The only disappointment was the BT WIFI, I believe BT need to do better. We hope to visit again sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Ramanan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Gorgeous converted barn with high quality fixtures and fittings."

    The beds were super comfortable! Easy to access the property with the instructions from the owner. The photos don’t do this gorgeous property justice!

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2020

  • "Owners were lovely and on hand but not intrusive in your face being close by."

    The barn was beautiful! Only downside was the wifi was a bit dodgy at times. Welcome hamper was a nice touch x

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Aug 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Very well equipped. Although we always go fully prepared for our dogs, re towels, dog beds, bowls, etc, the cottage had also provided everything for them, including treats! We were also given biscuits and wine, Which was a lovely touch. Would dedinately recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Rosehips Barn was beautiful, well equipped and great for a larger group to have plenty of space."

    We loved it. The only difficulty we encountered whilst we were staying was intermittent access to Wifi

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2020

  • "I can't say enough good things about this cottage, superb for a family get together."

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and an amazing stay."

    Property was very clean and some treats were left for us and the dog on arrival, which was a nice touch. Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2020

  • "Rose Hips Barn was total luxury."

    Very spacious and high quality fixtures and fittings.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2020

  • "A spacious venue catering for all ages We were celebrating :2 80th birthdays ages ranged from 80 - 12."

    &8 years Had a wounderful family weekend would recommend to other families Thank you

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jan 2020

  • "I booked the Barn to celebrated my husbands 60th Birthday with all the family."

    The Barn was fully equipped with all kitchen accessories, lots of storage, a large fridge, enough crockery and cutlery for 12 people. The only things you need to take are your own personal toiletries and food. There was more than enough room for 8 people. The whole family found it very comfortable. The owner Deb's as very accommodating allowing the Children age 5yrs and 2 1/2 yr old to see the horses and chickens. The long drive allowed the children to ride their scooters without any fear of traffic under our supervision of course. There is plenty of walks in the area, all detailed in the information booklet and only 40 minuet drive to Southport. The whole family thought the Barn was fabulous . Our daughter has booked her family summer holiday in Cornwall through your company after spending a weekend at Rose Hips Barn. Thank you Sykes Cottages for making our family celebration just what I wanted, and I found it value for money.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2020

  • "Fabulous barn conversion with spacious accomodation."

    We had a lovely, relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is without doubt one of the best houses I have ever stayed in."

    . It had everything you could possibly want in s a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2019

  • "This break was for my husband to spend quality time with his two girls and his grandchildren."

    The cottage facilities certainly enhanced the time spent together. There was enough room for the little one to have her sleep time in quiet during the day while the rest of us had family time together. The amenities in the bedrooms meant everyone had an ensuite except us who had the bathroom which meant with nine of us in the cottage there was no waiting to use the loo! etc. The cottage is situated in lovely countryside but near to many places to visit. The owner left us some lovely biscuits, a bottle of wine and a bottle of milk for us on arrival which was very much appreciated. The kitchen is very well equipped for use and provides well for the number is the cottage. The beds were very comfortable and all slept well We had a wonderful holiday in this cottage and many happy memories made with our family, thank you. Maureen Wolstencroft

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2019

  • "The property is very high spec, a real home from home."

    The owners were on hand if you needed them but not in your face. Wine and Biccys on arrival was a lovely touch. The location was lovely with lovely walks from the property. Ideally set for days out in Lancaster, Blackpool and the Pendal District. The Italian food at The Red Cat was to die for. A bonus was a week of wall to wall sunshine!

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very comfortable and spacious barn conversion."

    Well equipped, warm and cosy. Delightful location. Dogs made very welcome with dog towels,snack and beds.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful house with a touch of class!"

    Rose Hip Barn was well equipped and tastefully decorated. We enjoyed the peace and quiet while in and the hustle of the attractions nearby. Thank you for the 'welcome treats'. Much appreciated! Next time, we hope to book for the whole week.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Aug 2019

  • "Perfect house for an extended family holiday with two dogs!"

    they loved the fields and the treats! The house was extremely well equipped and would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Kirstie5.0Aug 2019

  • "We were a bit surprised to find such a rural oasis in what we thought was a pretty urbanised area."

    Reviewed by Suzette5.0Jul 2019

  • "Although it is dog friendly it is not secure enough to keep your dogs in the garden it will be the same for small children."

    Reviewed by Dilys4.4Jun 2019

  • "Excellent host."

    The cottage was beautifully cleaned and the additional welcome gifts were a lovely touch, dog bed, towels for the dog and doggy treats. Bottle of wine was well received by the adult visitors. The cottage was equipped with the very best of equipment and very tastefully decorated. The surrounding garden and fields were beautiful and our dog had a great time running through the field at the back of the house. The cottage is perfectly situated for walkers. We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2019

  • "Rose Hips Barn is lovely throughout."

    Clean and everything you could possibly need. Kitchen was a great space to share the cooking and still be with those sat in the lounge area. Dog beds, bowls and towels came in handy. Great space for dogs, free run of field. We felt the barn was very homely and comfortable. Thank you for the welcome gifts from the lovely owners. We had a great time, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2019

  • "This was our second stay and we will no doubt return."

    The accommodation is extremely clean and very well equipped with everything we needed. The owners are next door and are very accommodating - nothing is too much trouble. The setting is beautiful - lovely big garden with great views and lots of stunning walks on the doorstep. A lovely welcome pack was left for our arrival and very much appreciated. Every last detail has been thought of - right down to the dogs needs! We were even lucky enough to be there during the Easter heatwave. A great week - we would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Melinda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic place to stay would certainly go back again."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2019

  • "The barn was beautiful."

    It catered for all we needed, and we would definitely use it again if we were in that area. Very pleased.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2019

  • "Stayed here recently in a group of 8 it was absolutely beautiful."

    The house was amazing and beautifully kept. We were met with wine and biscuits the owners had definately gone above and beyond to make us feel welcome. This is by far the best place we've stayed in and we do this get together every year. The underfloor heating was a bonus and kept the house lovely and warm. I would highly recommend this house and look forward to staying here again.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage ,large open rooms, warm underfloor heating, peaceful location ,very tastefully decorated ,beautiful furniture ,comfy beds ,great bath ,kitchen equipment fantastic for holiday let ,lots of little extras in kitchen and bathrooms and wine and biscuits too, had a lovely chilled 3 night stay with family in atrocious weather but what a fab place to seek refuge ."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful house, lovely surroundings, extremely well equipped enormous kitchen."

    There are a few steps on the ground floor so maybe not suited to very young children.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fantastic barn in a lovely setting."

    Owner Debbie very helpful and welcoming. The barn was superb for the 7 of us and 2 dogs. We spent the majority of our time in the gorgeous social kitchen and living area. 3 out of the 4 bedrooms ensuite which is great for a large group. The main bathroom was also lovely. We would definitely look to book again. Thank you for a great time!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Feb 2019

  • "Such a relaxing holiday in a beautiful cottage with great surroundings"

    Reviewed by Cassie5.0Dec 2018

  • "Simply superb in every way."

    5 star property in a lovely and relaxed location. This property really is a home from home.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage is stunning and exceeded expectations."

    The space was homely, clean and fresh. Lovely views. The kitchen was well equip Our dog had a great time in the fields and there was dog towels to dry her off and comfy dog beds too. The under floor heating was so hot at times but welcomed when we returned from our walks. Hope to visit again in the summer to make use of the bi-fold doors. Note to Sykes: the cottage was listed as the Lake District which I had filtered out as it was too far from where we needed to stay - It was only by chance I found it.

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Nov 2018

  • "We have stayed at many holiday cottages and this is by far one of the best."

    It was spotlessly clean everywhere and every last detail has been thought about. The furnishings and fixtures are all of a high standard - the bedding is excellent quality and super comfortable. The welcome gifts were generous and much appreciated by everyone including the dogs! The entry instructions were clear and easy to understand and contact with the owner when needed was answered promptly and nothing was any trouble. We had a fantastic week, enjoyed many walks in pretty countryside and relaxed in luxurious surroundings when back at the house. We will definitely be looking to return here and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Melinda5.0Oct 2018

  • "'Absolutely fabulous' - Rose Hips Barn is an outstanding holiday rental."

    The barn was spotless, the furnishings were beautiful and a lot of thought has obviously gone in to providing all that one would need when away from home e.g. tea, coffee, sugar, hairdryers (one in each bedroom!), loo rolls, hand wash, bubble bath etc, etc. Set in a beautiful rural part of Lancashire but near to good pubs and restaurants and easy motorway access. A bottle of wine, chocolate cake and milk in the fridge were a nice touch on our arrival. I've stayed in many holiday home over the years, this was simply - the best!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility/Cloakroom
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawned area, gravelled area and patio
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Low window latches in king-size room, children to be supervised
  • Note: Owners have stables next door, in which you can keep horses by prior arrangement, at an extra charge.

The property

Nestled with the picturesque moorland countryside as a backdrop to a wonderful, converted Lancashire cottage, is Rose Hips Barn.

This stunning property enwrapped in idyllic landscape scenery is yet only minutes from the motorway and market town of Chorley, boasting a fabulous interior of combined old and new features.

Step into this delightful home-from-home and kick back in the ideal sociable space, offered in the open-plan living room.

The sleek granite worktops compliment all-white fitted units and modern fixtures to use at your convenience, whilst the charming exposed brick work adds a touch of character.

These accompany a lovely sitting area and a dining table at which you can all enjoy breakfast together, or a spot of lunch before you head out to explore the wondrous region of Lancashire.

For your evening meal however, why not head into the formal dining room to eat your meal, which comprises patio doors opening out onto the rear patio area?

Next door is the formal lounge, a traditional style room with chaise longue, feature fireplace and more exposed beams revealing its original structure.

Admire the alluring views from the window and relax in the tranquil atmosphere.

Upstairs you will find an elongated corridor with a charming window seat and a twinkling chandelier for added style and class.

This stems off to a fabulous set of bedrooms, each decorated and presented with the highest standard of quality; the first king-size room boasts a floor-to-ceiling picture window, whilst the rest of the rooms benefit en-suite facilities.

The family bathroom finishes off the first floor in a modern fashion with polished tiles and neutral décor.

Outside you can enjoy the delights of the garden; a flourishment of pretty shrubs and a gravelled area dotted with delightful plant pots, all enveloped by wonderful landscapes.

The delightful village of Wheelton is close by with a tearoom, pubs and a clock tower, whilst in the other direction is the market town of Chorley, with many shops, eateries and a train station.

Further afield are attractions in abundance, with the breath-taking Forest of Bowland within driving distance along with the cities of Blackburn, Manchester and Liverpool.

This charm-filled barn conversion is an opportunity not to be missed.

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About the location


Chorley 3 miles; Blackburn 7.3 miles; Bolton 19.5 miles

Wheelton is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire. It boasts tiny sloping streets, beautiful surrounding hilly countryside and borders some of Leeds Liverpool Canal, which is a hive of activity during the summer months and the canal boasts pas through this stretch of water. The abounding area of Lancashire has something for everyone; from countryside walking and cycling to historical houses, halls and castle ruins, even museums and art galleries, and plenty of exciting family outings, you won't be stuck for something to entertain all guests. Majestic Pendle Hill is notorious for its bewitching tales of the so called 'Pendle Witches' of Lancashire dating back to 1612; discover the untamed moorlands engulfing the area and delve into its dramatic history along the way, there are many trails for countryside enthusiasts such as the 43-mile Pendle Way and parts of the Bronte Way, full of stunning scenery. Blackpool is within driving distance, with the world's biggest indoor waterpark and iconic Blackpool Tower, offering fun for the whole family. The Lancashire town of Blackburn lies on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley and offers museums, shopping, Blackburn Cathedral and Witton Country Park. The Forest of Bowland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with many spots a must visit during your stay in the local area; Chipping with its picturesque Jeffery Hill, Dunsop Bridge offering St Huberts Church and further north, Hornby has its main attraction, the castle, dating back to the 13th century. The cultural cities of Liverpool and Manchester rest further afield with an abundance of shopping opportunities and thriving night life to discover. This wondrous region in the North West has so much to offer many tastes and requirements, you simply won't want to leave.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas