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Rustic Lancashire Farmhouse

(Ref. 1142604)

Winmarleigh near Garstang, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "It was a fabulous property to stay in."

    Large, clean and well equipped. The garden is huge and the location is fabulous with some lovely walks and not too far to the beach. We have a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2024

  • "We arrived 3."

    30 and the heating wasn’t on and it was chilly, we followed the instructions in the pack and it told us how to go to the utility room to the boiler cupboard which was padlocked. We started to make tea for our party of 7 to find only two pans for the induction hob, we had no idea how to use it and there was no instructions, clearly not enough pans for cooking from scratch. One of the beds in the twin room wasn’t made up and we couldn’t find any bedding. The majority of the cupboards were not accessible either faux or locked. We rang the caretaker at 5 to ask about the heating and how to use the cooker as it was getting chilly and also re the missing bedding and the lack of pans for cooking our food. The care taker had no idea she said it was her son’s property and she finds it all stressful as she is on her own but would get her husband to come over. She came over around 6 took the washing out of the machine and her husband went to sort the heating out and set it for the weekend. The boiler cupboard was again padlocked. We were advised to cook for the party of 7 to cook it in two batches lots bear in mind one pan was a milk pan the other too small to cook anything. One of the guests had to drive home and cook it there. The sheet was handed over at 10pm so we could make the bed up. The heating issue continued all weekend not going on til 5 in the evening there was hot water. One of the guests partners brought a stew up on the Saturday night. We were soo cold and disappointed we decided to leave on Sunday as we couldn’t have cooked a meal and we were cold. One guest stayed as she had made plans locally on the Monday, we left her with a hot water bottle, we made sure everywhere was hoovered and tidy with wet towels in the utility room. Really disappointing we have used Sykes cottages for years and rebooked for end of October so have no issue with the organisation or arrangements, we have never had cause to complain but the caretaker was rude unhelpful and even after we left on the Sunday she rang one of the party saying she was soo disappointed because we had not stripped the beds and she was on her own and meant she had to do it all on her own, no where did it say we had to strip beds, previous properties have either left messages or it’s been clearly apparent. It was apparently said in the welcome pack which after the instructions re the heating not being correct and lack of instruction on the cooker hob we didn’t look through again. If the caretaker did not want to support her son with the rental that is a conversation she needs to have with him not complain to guests. The location was lovely, the grounds pleasant and we were fortunate the majority of us live relatively local. Thank you for your time.

    I'm sorry you and your party were cold - we have the heating on a timer because some guests had previously left it on even when they had gone out for the day, so we are trying to get the balance right between warmth and waste. We have given the boiler room code to guests to increase the heating hours if they require it. All previous guests have found the induction cooker easy to use, just by turning the knobs and other large groups have found the pans to be sufficient. However, after your feedback I will amend the welcome pack wording add a couple more pans to be sure. We were disappointed to find a chair and toilet brush broken after your stay. Though my mum manages the house, you and I had messaged before you arrived and if you'd dropped me a line I would have happily addressed any problems during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra2.5Apr 2024

  • "Having booked last minute, the Sykes team and Chris (property owner) were very helpful."

    The cottage has rustic charm and was well equipped for a break away. We had a really enjoyable stay. A lovely quiet rural setting, with lots of space for 6+ people. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a great property, spacious comfortable and with loads of character."

    It is well equipped and in a really good area. Would really recommend!

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Dec 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with clawfoot bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Snug
  • Games room
  • Central heating
  • Electric Rangemaster with oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TVs, WiFi, miniature pool table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn, furniture and natural pond
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: The two TVs in the property are for streaming only
  • Note: There are three steps up into the first double bedroom
  • Note: Due to the pond outside, please ensure children are supervised
  • Note: Eggs can be bought in the lane from neighbours and cooking apples fall in garden seasonally

The property

Garstang 2 miles.

Rustic Lancashire Farmhouse, situated in Winmarleigh near Garstang, is an authentic, 200-year-old dwelling, ideal for a countryside stay with loved ones.

Boasting original features throughout, off-road parking and close proximity to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rustic Lancashire Farmhouse is the perfect base from which to uncover all that Lancashire has to offer.

Step inside and be instantly impressed by the spacious open-plan living area, featuring a well-equipped kitchen with all the necessary appliances required to rustle up delicious meals, to be enjoyed at the dining table over a bottle of wine or two; there is also a wonderful sitting area, furnished and decorated to a high standard and as to reflect the opulence and age of the property.

If you prefer to make the most of your surroundings, why not head outside to the lovely garden, where you can dine alfresco and soak up the countryside air a little while longer, alternatively, head back inside to the games room where you can incite some friendly competition with a game of pool before unwinding in the snug with a good book.

When sleep calls, retreat upstairs to wash away the day in the beautiful family bathroom, adorned with a sleek clawfoot bath and walk-in shower, so you can indulge a soak after a long day of exploring and complete your evening routine with ease.

Four charming bedrooms await you when you begin to feel sleepy, consisting of a king-size, a double with its own handy en-suite shower room, another double, and a twin, each with plenty of storage space and pretty views either overlooking the garden or stretching out towards the Lancashire countryside.

In the morning, venture to the city of Lancaster for a taste of urban life, where you can explore the streets of cafes, shops, galleries and restaurants, visit the historic Lancaster Castle, take a stroll along the River Lune, or even join a ghost tour.

Continue to Preston, the county town of Lancashire, to find an array of attractions including the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, the Ribble Steam Railway, the Avenham and Miller Park, and the Preston Flag Market.

Head to the seaside resort of Morecambe for an afternoon of sandcastle building at the beach, or follow the Morecambe Heritage Trail for a tour of the town’s historic sites.

Finally, be sure to visit Blackpool, the world-famous resort town boasting attractions from the Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the newly renovated Blackpool Tower, to the Funland Arcade and the Blackpool Zoo.

Experience all of this and more at Rustic Lancashire Farmhouse.

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About the location


Preston 10 miles; Lancaster 11 miles; Blackpool 15 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 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas