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The Old Stables

(Ref. 1089965)

Mere Brow near Tarleton, Lancashire, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Superb cottage near to amenities but quiet with rural views over the garden."

    Well appointed with everything you need even down to the mundane things like bin bags , Dishwasher tabs and tin foil. The beds very comfortable especially the super king bed. It was clear that quality fixture and fittings had been used. Its was my second visit to the cottage and I enjoyed it immensely and hope some day in the future to return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at the old stables, it was relaxing and very cosy would definitely return."

    Reviewed by Nicole4.7Dec 2023

  • "We spent 18 nights in the Old Stables and as a party of 3 adults I would highly recommend this beautiful rural property, set amongst the farming community but close enough to small towns and plenty restaurants."

    From the pheasants walking around on the lawn to the Christmas decorations and complimentary bottles of wine inside making us feel welcomed on arrival, the accommodation had everything we needed. Just one small suggestion a coffee machine or a plunger even would have completed the totally well-equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage, with everything you would need for a relaxing stay."

    Gardens are beautiful and area is lovely and peaceful. Furniture and fittings are first class and cottage is very tastefully decorated. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Jul 2023

  • "This property is absolutely stunning."

    The fixtures and fittings are of such a high standard. The space was so functional and offered everything we needed. The location was perfect and in such a beautiful setting. Will definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "We booked the Old Stables as we were going to a classic event at Tatton Park and also wished to explore an area we hadn't visited before."

    On arrival at the Old Stables we were very impressed. The house and beautiful gardens certainly had the wow factor. All fixtures and fittings are of high quality, bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms were very tastefully decorated, and the extra lounge was a real bonus.. However, the house was quite dusty mainly along the skirting boards, on the stairs, behind the couches and when stripping the beds before our departure, we also noticed at the head end of mattress bases. In addition, there were quite few cobwebs, mainly in the vestibule and outside the front door which looked as if they had been there for sometime. I know it is difficult to clean everything between lets but addressing these issues would certainly enhance the guest experience. On a lighter note, we had a small accident with a teapot and were unable to find a replacement. We reported this to Sykes who swiftly contacted the owner who very kindly offered to renew the teapot at the next changeover at no charge. We would happily return to the Old Stables if the above issues were addressed as we had a lovely time there.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Jun 2023

  • "We've visited Old Stables several times and we have never found negative to say about the cottage."

    It's situated in the quiet village of Mere Brow and is easy reach of the seaside resorts of Southport and Blackpool. It has a very large back garden, which is perfect for children to play in. It has everything you need for a cottage holiday and is maintained to a high standard. The only small criticism I have, is the bathroom windows are draped with net curtains, which over no privacy to the outside world, especially at night. However, a hand towel easily rectified the problem. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Old Stables for an enjoyable and peaceful holiday. David F, Durham.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Warm & comfortable."

    Well furnished. The separate snug worked well for us. The garden was good to see and walk round

    Reviewed by Neal3.8May 2023

  • "What a wonderful house to stay in."

    Everything you could want was provided.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage very comfortable and well maintained with a stunning garden ..."

    A beautiful cottage very comfortable and well maintained with a stunning garden this has been our 4th holiday at this cottage and we will be back

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very well equipped cottage in a quiet location."

    Enjoyed our second stay and have already booked our third and fourth stay! Highly recommend

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "The best compliment we can pay is it is beautifully reformed with the very best ..."

    The best compliment we can pay is it is beautifully reformed with the very best of materials in all rooms and fully stocked with all you could require for a relaxing stay Cheers peter

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2023

  • "An outstanding property in a beautiful location."

    Property was well equipped with everything you could need. Spotlessly clean and so cosy. I would highly recommend this property and we will definitely be returning. Probably the best property we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with gorgeous garden we have already booked for next year"

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.4Dec 2022

  • "This is certainly a five star property."

    The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need. The snug is so cosy. There are a few walks from the doorstep, Southport is only a few miles away with lovely coastal walks. Would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable property with easy access to Southport and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by John Douglas5.0Oct 2022

  • "This cottage was lovely everything about it was as it said."

    It was spotlessly clean very comfortable and the beds well you didn’t want to get out of them in a morning. The kitchen was a dream to cook in it had everything and more that was needed. We even sat in the garden as the weather was very kind to us and the peace and quiet well what more could we ask for.Well done to the owners for our week of luxury hopefully we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage of a very high standard with lovely gardens and would highly ..."

    Beautiful cottage of a very high standard with lovely gardens and would highly recommend it in fact we have already booked again so looking forward to returning

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful property elegantly decorated and furnished in beautiful surroundings."

    Nothing has been spared in making this a true home from home. So much to do and see around the area, the people we met were so friendly and helpful. We were so sad to come to the end of our stay but really look forward to returning. Cannot recommend or rate this holiday home enough. Stunning in every way.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "A super place to stay."

    Both cottage and garden first class. We went to diverse places all within easy travelling distance

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic place, garden was a great, would 100% recommend, excellent value for money."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was a lovely house and we enjoyed the beautiful big garden."

    The beds were comfortable and the house well equipped to make your stay enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stunning, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Beautiful gardens and good location to explore the area. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing place to unwind… cottage got everything you need… gardens are stunning to sit and relax"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautifully restored property in a lovely semi rural setting."

    Within easy reach of local tourist attractions and amenities. Highly recommended 5*

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be 2 single beds on request) with TV and en-suite bath, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • Utility/snug
  • Central heating with gas fire
  • Electric range, induction hob, microwave, washing machine, separate tumble-dryer, and 2 x fridge/freezer
  • 4 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars on private driveway
  • Front and rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture, and barbeque
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed Please Note: On making booking please advise how you would like the zip and link bed made up, 1 King size or 2 singles.

The property

Mere Brow 1.1 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of Mere Brow village near Tarleton, Lancashire, is this stunning barn conversion, The Old Stables.

Sleeping up to four guests, the property is well-located and fully equipped for a country getaway with either family or friends.

Upon arriving at The Old Stables, you will have ample space to park up on the private driveway, take in the picturesque greenery, and head inside the attractive restored barn.

Stepping through the thoughtfully laid-out hallway, offering floods of natural light and snippets of the back garden, make your way towards the open-plan living space; perfect to cook, dine and relax from, paired with contemporary amenities, a gas fire, TV, and open views.

Offering additional space, idyllic for some peace and quiet, take advantage of the snug, with a built-in utility, sitting area and TV.

To truly appreciate the surrounding scenery, head outside into the large wrap-around garden, providing the optimal setting for alfresco dining, a barbeque lunch, or a glass of wine to end the night.

As the evening draws to a close, retreat to the tranquil bedrooms, with the choice of a Double or super-king-size (zip/link) to select from, both with an adjoining en-suite and plenty of storage.

For added convenience, the property also hosts a cloakroom, perfect for avoiding those morning queues.

Tarleton is conveniently located, with an array of local shops, eateries, and pubs to select from, along with handy links to the surrounding villages/towns of Mere Brow, Banks, and Southport.

For an outdoor activity head over to Rufford Old Hall and its manicured Edwardian grounds, visit Southport Botanic Gardens with an opening date of 1874, or breathe in the sea air at Southport beach.

Those who are interested in nature and wildlife will enjoy a visit to WWT Martin Mere, with wide open spaces and wetlands full of the sights and sounds of nature.

A visit to Windmill Animal Farm is a great day out for families with young children, offering animal feeding/petting sessions and can also appreciate the wide collection of wildlife at the Owl & Bird of Prey Sanctuary, or will relish in the exhibits of SEA LIFE Blackpool.

For an activity for all ages and interests, explore Southport pier and its 1,000-meter-long stretch across the ocean, embark around the Northwest coast of Southport by bike or foot, or aboard Ribble Steam Railway for a view of the local heritage.

Bring your loved ones together for a country stay at The Old Stables.

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

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About the location


Southport 6.7 miles; Ormskirk 8.9 miles; Wigan 16.5 miles.

Mere Brow is a small village in Lancashire, resting between Banks and Tarleton. The village is known for its agricultural heritage, along with promoting its local produce across a community of businesses, including taverns, merchants, and village halls. Dining options include the popular Leigh Arms pub and Mere Brow deli, while you can stock up on essentials at the nearby post-office and petrol station. There’s also plenty of attractions to immerse yourself in, including a nine-hole golf course, an equestrian centre, and an Angling centre. Within easy reach of the village is the popular seaside town of Southport, where you’ll find further attractions including Southport pier, Pleasureland, the Model Railway Village, and the beach. The market town of Ormskirk is also near, offering access to local Nature Reserves, and its twice-weekly market full of artisan produce, live events and stalls.

Please Note: On booking please advise how you would like the zip and link bed made up, 1 King size or 2 singles

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas