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Barney's Retreat

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely lodge sited on a good leisure park."

    Located in a beautiful area of the lakes. Good spot to see many parks of the National Park. The lodge was cosy and provided everything we needed during our stay. The welcome tray was greatly appreciated and our dog enjoyed her treats as well. We enjoyed it so much we have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0May 2024

  • "Very well presented."

    Everything we needed was provided. Very comfortable. We had a very relaxing week at Barney's Retreat. I'm sure we'll be back.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2024

  • "We went for a quiet relaxing break for a few days and Barneys retreat definitely provided us with that."

    It was comfortable and homely with everything you would need provided. We would definitely recommend a visit and we will be going back.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Apr 2024

  • "A lovely lodge for a relaxing break."

    Thank you for the generous welcome tray. Barneys Retreat had everything we needed. Freddy our gorgeous setter settled in very well. I’m sure we will be back. Denise, Brian and Freddy

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Barney’s Retreat, so nice that we have already booked a second, longer holiday."

    Our new favourite location at South Lakeland Leisure Village Centre.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Apr 2024

  • "After a slight blip with the heating, which was rectified very quickly, and the holiday staff could not have been more helpful, the lodge was exactly as we imagined."

    Very comfortable for the two of us and the dog (who's called Barney by the way), plenty to do in the near vicinity and if you like a real ale, you must visit the Old School Brewery in nearby Warton. The welcome pack was amazing which included treats and toys for Barney. Can thoroughly recommend Barney's Retreat

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2024

  • "Everything was fine except the heating was faulty but it was sorted with three hours"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Feb 2024

  • "Barney’s Retreat as got everything one would wish for comfort, well designed and well equipped, decent central heating system plenty of hot water , good shower and bath."

    Also owners provide a good welcoming tray of food. Certainly worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely lodge very clean and comfortable."

    Could do with extra cups and oven trays. Very spacious well laid out would definitely recommend this lodge. Only down side very dark as trees along one side maybe different in the summer. Welcome pack lovely.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the amazing Barney's Retreat, it was perfect in every way."

    Very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The host gave us the best detailed directions that we have experienced , we would also like to send our appreciation to the host for the very welcome "welcome pack" that was just amazing. I will have no hesitation in recommending Barney's Retreat to anyone.

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just stayed for a long weekend and I couldn’t believe how amazing it was."

    The lodge is so modern, very clean, everything you need was there. So accommodating for our dog we brought along and even left a lovely gift hamper for us and our Dog too! It’s on an amazing setting and so much around to do. The owner kept in contact ensuring we settled in well and was so easy to communicate with. We would 100% stay here again it was perfect. So happy we booked here and would highly recommend to anyone! Thank you for the best stay and can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Oct 2023

  • "Couldn't fault it."

    The lodge was beautiful and the welcome pack added a livley touch. If one thing it was the weather we could of had better as rained our whole stay but obviously that couldn't be helped. We will definatley recommend you to friends and family x

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "Arrival process difficult for older or anyone with mobility issues ,If this had been clear originally I wouldn’t have booked."

    Sofas very uncomfortable,and only 4mugs provided .The lodge backed very closely to trees and once windows were open insects and spiders were a problem.The inside windows needed a thorough clean.on plus side welcome pack was good and living area spacious.

    Reviewed by Ann3.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Barney's Retreat."

    The lodge was spotlessly clean, spacious and had everything we needed and more. Our 2 teen daughters loved the walk in wardrobe and that they could access the bathroom from there. The welcome pack was a lovely, kind and generous gesture. We will definitely return in the future. Thank you so much Natasha.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic lodge, lovely decor, very clean and well maintained."

    A real home from home. Everything has been thought of and the welcome gifts were very much appreciated. We had a great stay and would definitely think about going back should we ever visit the lake district again.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jul 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Barney's Retreat."

    . first class accommodation, lots of lovely places to visit close by. Everything you could possibly need for a restful break away from it all. Also a very thoughtful and generous welcome pack. Supermarkets Tesco Booths and Aldi within a10 minute drive. Our little dog was well catered for, this is a short woodland walk for that early and late exersize break. Pleasant outside space to relax with a book or to watch the wildlife. We look forward to our next visit. X

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was a most relaxing time, to chill a wind down from every day life."

    In a lovely location and lots of lovely walks for ourselves and our dog. We did not want to leave.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "The lodge was excellently presented."

    Everything we needed was provided. Perfectly positioned for visiting Carnforth, Morecambe and the lakes. The site facilities were excellent.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful property well situated for lakes and North west had a wonderful welcome with milk bread and a lot of other nice treats."

    Would book again in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2023

  • "First class lodge with some really nice touches and trinkets from the owners, we will be back on more than one occasion"

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Accommodation spotlessly clean & furniture comfortable including the beds."

    Enjoyed the peacefulness of the place & think the lodge is placed in an excellent position as not surrounded by other lodges. Would def stay again & highly recommend to others. Small issue was that the power tripped when I put the kettle & toaster on at the same time. Despite doing the usual to sort the tripped power in the power box located in the bedroom, nothing happened. A maintenance person came to the lodge & turned some switches in a power box located outside the lodge & power was restored. We were advised that the kettle’s wattage was too high & not to put the kettle & toaster on at the same time. The owner advised that this would be rectified with the purchase of a lower wattage kettle for future holiday makers. The problem was sorted within 45 mins, however being forgetful I did have to go outside to sort the tripped power on a few other occasions so thought I better put this on here to help others that might find themselves in a similar situation.

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Apr 2023

  • "A lovely, clean, relaxing lodge with everything you need inside for a fantastic stay."

    The welcome pack was amazing with so many treats. Our Daschy loved the doggy treats. The only small issue we had was that no one told us that someone was going to be fixing the bathroom radiator. So you can imagine our surprise when we got back. We will be back and recommending it to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Apr 2023

  • "Barneys Retreat is absolutely beautiful and clean would definitely recommend to ..."

    Barneys Retreat is absolutely beautiful and clean would definitely recommend to anyone the welcome pack was amazing even the pack for our little four legged friend he loves a tennis ball the site is spotless and the staff in the on site restaurant/pub are super friendly will definitely return

    Hi Andrew, thank you so much! we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic lodge for a home from home break."

    Beautiful site very clean . Staff all very efficient and friendly. The lodge had everything you need with some lovely thoughtful touches. Would definitely stay again . A fab restaurant on site with great good .

    Hi Stephen. thanks so much! glad you had a great stay and we hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was beautiful, clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    It is ideally situated on the site too with space for 2 cars and the layout of the lodge is brilliant in that you can access the main bathroom from the second bedroom. The owners left a very generous welcome pack with lots of treats for our dog too which was great too and very useful.

    Hi Sarah, thank you for your feedback. we appreciate your lovely comments. best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danni5.0Mar 2023

  • "This property was exceptional, it was clean, comfortable and very well equipped with items of the best quality."

    We take a few essentials which are usually missing, but Barneys had everything and more. Although we arrived when it turned into the coldest week of the year the lodge was warm and welcoming. Natasha and Helen put the heating on for our arrival and not only left the best welcome pack we have ever had which even included things for the dog, but had put a Christmas tree up. These two ladies really do think of everything and do deserve to do well. There are board games and books and the wifi is excellent. Barneys is situated well and there are such beautiful places both near and far to it and it is suitable for all ages. We will definitely be booking again. We have stayed in 3 lodges this year and for us this was by far the best.

    Thankyou so much for your amazing feedback. we hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge and well equipped with everything you would need."

    (Including an air fryer which we use at home daily, so this was an added bonus for us) Fantastic welcome pack including dog treats which is a wonderful touch. Would recommend and we will be rebooking for next year as we visit this site 2/3 times a year. Thank you.

    Thankyou Stephanie, we also love the air fryer! Thankyou for your kind words, we really appreciate it. We can’t wait to host you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Brilliant lodge with great welcome pack"

    Thanks for the feedback James - we hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was up to 5 star standards , well designed for space and comfort."

    We were very grateful for the welcome treats left for us that was most welcoming. I would fully recommend this property.

    Hi Roy, Thankyou for your feedback & your lovely comments in the visitors book. We work extremely hard to ensure we have our 5 star standards so it’s lovely to read your feedback. We hope to see you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great holiday."

    Front door requires adjusting. And bath and shower mats would be good.apart from these things everything else was perfect.

    Hi John, Thankyou for your feedback - we have reported the front door, it has dropped slightly making it catch when opening/closing, the site have assured me this will be a priority to be fixed. Thankyou for making me aware. There are rubber bathmats for inside the shower & bath located in the cupboards in the bathrooms - I’m glad you had a lovely time & we hope to see you again soon!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2022

  • "This is really nice, clean, very well presented property."

    It’s like home from home. Very comfortable beds and nice idea with the dressing gowns and the welcome tray was much appreciated. The owners have gone that step further and you really feel comfortable. I hope other guests appreciate the property and look after it. I liked the position of the property as it wasn’t too close to the other lodges.

    Hello Angela, Thankyou for your lovely feedback, we strive to ensure we go above and beyond for all our guests so it’s lovely to hear it’s appreciated, I’m also glad you liked the robes & welcome pack, we hope you decide stay with us again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely holiday home, very plush, had left out lots nice treats for humans and dog :-) Owner was very helpful, friendly with great communication."

    Highly recommended.

    Hello Colin. Thankyou for your lovely feedback - we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a great place to stay, the lodge is fantastic with everything you would need for weekend or even a week away."

    We had a really relaxing break and it's proximity to the south lakes makes very easy travelling to Windermere etc.

    Hi Steve, thank you so much for the feedback - we really appreciate it and hope to host you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation the owners went above and beyond to make our stay amazing."

    It was so relaxing and homely also was so peaceful and the facilities on site were very good. We would highly recommend Barney's Retreat it was like a 5 star hotel and we will definitely be coming back. Thank you Natasha and your lovely mum.

    Hello Barbara, thankyou so much for your lovely feedback, its great to know you enjoyed your stay & the facilities on site, We hope to host you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful lodge well presented very high standard would highly recommend for a relaxing break away."

    Hello Susan, Thank you so much for your feedback, we really do appreciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge, spotlessly clean and in a lovely place on site."

    Information from Natasha was very helpful. We had a lovely three night break and hope to return it the future. Would highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Hello Ann, Thankyou so much for your feedback - we can’t wait to have you back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with electric woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine and air fryer
  • 3 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wrap around decking with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles and on-site pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is a door to the bathroom from twin bedroom
  • Note: A few steps up to the property, please take care
  • Note: This property cannot accept a check in on a Sunday
  • Note: The owner has a travel cot and highchair to hire at £10 per item a time
  • Note, on site wellbeing center, bar, restaurant, leisure facilities including pool and gym available at an extra cost.

The property

Resting in the ever-popular South Lakeland Leisure Village on the outskirts of Carnforth in Lancashire is Barney’s Retreat.

This luxurious lodge benefits from a contemporary and stylish open-plan living space, wrap-around decking, on-site pub, and restaurant all making this a fabulous setting for a family getaway.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and head into the fully-equipped kitchen to help rustle up a hearty meal that you can then enjoy at the dining table as a family.

If the sun is shining why not head outside to the decking to delight in an alfresco affair as the sun sets over Lancashire.

When stars fill the sky, snuggle up with your loved ones one either of the plush sofas and settle in for a movie night in front of the Smart TV and an electric woodburning stove.

Later freshen up in the sleek bathroom before tucking the kids into the fun twin room then slope off to sleep in the spacious king-size bedroom furnished with plenty of storage and handy en-suite shower room.

Barney’s Retreat lies on the outskirts of Carnforth where you can stock up on essentials for your self-catered stay at local stores; if you don’t fancy visiting the on-site restaurant you can visit The Canal Turn or The Country Lodge and Brasserie in the centre of town.

Travel south to spend the day in the city of Lancaster, tour its impressive castle, cathedral, and city museum.

Those looking to experience the great outdoors can traverse through Williamson Park with its woodlands, play areas, views across the coast, there’s even a butterfly house!

On a sunny day head to the beach in Morecambe or take a scenic drive to the Lake District National Park which is bursting at the seams with a wealth of attractions, walks and hiking opportunities.

Stop off in lake towns such as Windermere to take to the water by paddle board, kayak or on a boat cruise, kids will especially love The World of Beatrix Potter with its animatronics.

Explore the wonders of Lancashire and the Lake District at Barney’s Retreat.

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

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About the location


Capernwray 2.4 miles; Lake District 20 miles

Located just off the M6 and 20 miles south of the scenic Lake District, Carnforth is the sort of place that everyone has heard of, and many desire to discover this hidden gem. Situated at the north end of Morecambe Bay, north of the historic town of Lancaster, 15 miles from the winding lanes of the Yorkshire Dales and a hop and a skip from the Lake District, it is close to absolutely everywhere! Other local attractions include Greenlands Farm Village for crafts, local produce, a play area, café and a garden centre. The lovely area just north of Carnforth has tidal sands bordering the huge expanse of Morecambe Bay. It offers plenty of pleasant walks and opportunity to see local birds and wildlife in this fabulous area of Lancashire. Don't forget to visit the lovely old market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

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Note: This property cannot accept a check in on a Sunday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas