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Scorton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 949455)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

14 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was super in relation to facilities and layout."

    Some aspects needed updates or repairs. Location fabulous and central for everything we wanted to do

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Lovely traditional cottage, fully and tastefully modernised, with easy access to local village shops and cafes."

    Plenty of space for a family of five, with two bathrooms plus separate toilet. Ideal base for walking and cycling. Good kids playground two mins walk from house.

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2021

  • "Charming house."

    Plenty of space and good quality equipment and furnishings. Very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by JulianJul 2021

  • "Great cottage."

    Excellent location. First class facilities. Wonderful communication. Perfect holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "I very much enjoyed the holiday."

    The cottage was excellent. I am amazed however that you have made it impossible for me to pay for the holiday with the money on my account. Please get in contact to discuss how to fix this

    Reviewed by AlastairMay 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very good position in centre of a lovely village. Walks from the door, large enclosed garden. Comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2020

  • "What a wonderful cottage, cozy, quirky with a wonderful location."

    The cottage provides everything needed. It seems like every detail was thought of. The garden was a lovely area for our dog too. We would highly recommend this cottage and will be making a return visit.

    Reviewed by Ann MarieSep 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Earlsfold a good sized well resourced property close to the village shop/post office."

    During the week we visited Glasson Old Docks and walked some of the Lancashire coastal path, had a traditional seaside visit to Morecambe, travelled to the Lakes, enjoyed the quieter beauty of the Bowland Forest including the lovely village of Chipping. For a good meal, friendly staff and reasonably priced food it's worth a visit to the nearby Stepping Stones restaurant which has views over the river Wyre. Overall an excellent weeks break.

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent we were disappointed that you advertise it has being in the Lake District which it is not"

    We apologise for any confusion in regards to location. We group our properties to nearby areas and there is a map available on the bottom of our listings, should you need to take a closer look at the location. Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. We hope you will enjoy another holiday with us in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

  • "We recently stayed at Earlsfold for our summer holiday."

    We were origionally booked to go Florida however Covid-19 put a stop to that so we booked this lovely cottage. We are a family of 5, two adults 3 children (15,10,3) plus a 5 month old labrador. It is conviniently located about an hour from windermere. We had a lovely meal at the Golden Fleece in the next village and enjoyed drinks next door at the barn. We could not fault Earlsfold, the parking outside was very convinient. We enjoyed spending time in the large enclosed private garden at the rear of the cottage. Inside was just perfect too. The period features were amazing. There was so much space for us all to spread out but we all liked cosying up infront of the fire on an evening. The kitchen was very well equiped with a large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and large range cooker. We pre ordered a asda delivery which arrived without any problems. The cottage was imacultae and we are trying to work out when we can return.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2020

  • "We had a fab time."

    Perfect place after spending time 'shielding' to reunite as a family and spend a couple of days together.

    Reviewed by LornaAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Earlsfold and Paul, the owner, was very helpful."

    The house was very clean and comfortable, with everything we needed and super comfortable beds. The large, well cared for garden was enjoyed by everyone while the village and wider area gave us plenty of opportunities for walk rewarded by ice-creams. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JanAug 2020

  • "The location was wonderful, in the centre of a beautiful village with lots of incredible walks."

    The cottage its self was lovely with lots of nooks and crannies for the children to hide out in. It was spacious and comfortable. Loved the long dining table which enabled us to dine each evening together.

    Reviewed by C+CAug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our visit and thought your house was beautiful."

    It perfectly fitted our needs. And the fact that we didn't have to drive far to get to the idyllic setting was the icing on the cake!

    Mrs ManningAug 2020

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The property

This period stone property resides in the centre of the unspoilt historic village of Scorton, within easy reach of many of Lancashire’s countryside and coastal wonders.

Housing up to eight guests, Earlsfold is a substantial dwelling that makes a great holiday home for a family retreat at any time of year.

Private parking at the front is a welcome feature on your arrival and during your stay.

On the ground floor, there is a large, comfortable sitting room with an excellent wood-burning stove set in a stone fireplace creating a warm and welcoming aura to settle and relax after a day out.

There’s a large flat screen TV including catch up and standard Internet features, and a Hi-Fi system is also provided.

The spacious, traditional dining room is a perfect setting to flaunt your culinary talents, as you all gather round the solid oak antique dining table to enjoy a mouth-watering meal.

Alternatively, there is plenty of space to enjoy a family board game for a fun night in.

Earlsfold offers a full range of high quality kitchen units, equipment and appliances within a traditional cottage kitchen/diner, featuring rustic oak beams and a range cooker set in a large stone fireplace.

An informal room for serious cooking, snacking and breakfasting.

The conservatory is a true haven from which to enjoy the view of the picturesque garden, keeping an eye on the little ones playing out on the expansive lawn.

There is even a library area on the first floor where you can pick yourself a book to read.

In the summer months, the conservatory really comes into its own, as you relax with the doors open to enjoy the fresh country breeze.

The four bedrooms are split over the first and second floors and, with a split-level staircase, this property ensures ultimate privacy for all.

Take your pick from a master double bedroom, with its own TV, a king-size bed and a range of fitted wardrobes, drawers and dressing table, a further double room, a single room with a truckle bed beneath and a final second-floor twin room, all offering crisp white linen and quality wooden furnishings to store your personal belongings during your stay.

Popular with walkers and cyclists, Scorton is located on the edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is a perfect base to enjoy the great outdoors, including the popular Nicky Nook circuit which takes in stunning views over Morecambe Bay, The Fylde coast /Blackpool Tower and The Lake District, and includes a gentle amble through the peaceful, relaxing woodland of Grizedale valley.

If you aren’t feeling so energetic, take a stroll around the village or amble along the Millennium Way.

Scorton offers wondrous views all around and high quality establishments on your doorstep to enjoy a pint or a glass of wine, snacks, coffees, afternoon teas, or full meals.

The attractive market town of Garstang (Outdoor market along the High Street on Thursdays) is only a couple of miles down the road and is well worth a visit for a stroll along the River Wyre, the canal or the High Street, or to visit one of it’s many pubs or cafes and stock up on quality local food produce at Booths.

If you fancy going further afield for a day out, venture to the historic city of Lancaster, with its famous castle and canal, or over the River Lune to Morecambe, which is great for a walk along the prom, an ice cream or a sit on the beach, enjoying the views of the Lake District across Morecambe Bay.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x double, 1 x single with truckle bed beneath, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Library
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Electric range oven with gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi, Hi-Fi, selection of books available
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Rear lawn and patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and eating establishments/pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are some small steps internally, please take care

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About the location


Garstang 3.6 miles; Lancaster 8.5 miles; Morecambe 15 miles.

Scorton is a village in Nether Wyresdale, on the very edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB. Although it was originally developed around the cotton mill and railway in the 19th Century, today it is most popular with walkers and cyclists seeking refreshment in one of its licensed restaurants. The village also hosts regular Food & Gift Fairs, where you can browse a delightful selection of stalls selling cheese, preserves, jewellery and crafts, to name but a few. Nicky Nook, its best known landmark, sits at the back of the village and, as it is only a short distance from the A6, the village is a wonderful starting point for exploring Lancashire. There are fishing opportunities nearby on the River Wyre, Wyreside Lake and Cleveley Mere. A few miles up the road is Garstang, famous for declaring itself as the world’s first Fairtrade town and well-loved for its delicious local produce and regular street markets. There is so much to keep you occupied in this area; the beautiful Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve, a day at Morecambe Bay or Blackpool, along with the popular towns of Lancaster, Kirkby Lonsdale and even Kendal and Windermere, easily reached in the car. With beautiful surroundings and an abundance of natural attractions, it is great for families, couples and friends.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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