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Park Brook Retreat

Scorton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 951062)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful area, secluded with wildlife on the doorstep literally."

    We picked the hottest week of the year so far and felt very lucky . We spent a lot of time in the hot tub while looking across the fields and trees and enjoying the sunset and walking into the village (no pub sadly) but a couple of really lovely places to eat and drink which close at 4 and 5pm. We ate fabulous meals in The Barn and having a glass of wine in the hot tub is a tough one to top. Yes there is occasionally some traffic noise from the M6 but you can forgive that as everything else makes up for it. Andy left us a bottle of wine and a jug of milk in the fridge which was lovely. A great place to relax and unwind. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2022

  • "Lovely little place, with plently of near by attraction and, freedom to go for many walks."

    Reviewed by EdwardJun 2022

  • "Found the bed a bit too small & would of liked a full oven & not a microwave combi."

    Still had a lovely week in the cottage so relaxing with the hot tub. Lovely places to walk around & lots of wildlife around us. Thank you to Andy for making us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2022

  • "Fantastic time in wonderfully situated property."

    Superb outlook, at 1 with surroundings. We found bed and furniture comfortable with hot tub and wood burner outstanding. Only 'room for improvement' would be a more obvious feeling (given Covid times) of a property clean (burner still had ashes and bathroom & kitchen could have been cleaner). Also more combi oven friendly cooking pans would be helpful. Overall very happy & would return

    Reviewed by JeremyMar 2022

  • "Idyllic place to stay, wonderful host, perfect location for days out."

    Reviewed by NormanFeb 2022

  • "Such a lovely cabin I would highly reccomend it."

    Only one thing I would make a comment on and that is there is no pub within easy walking distance. The nearest place was a cafe which was very nice but closed by the evening. Apart from that everything was lovely.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2021

  • "Arrive to find a bottle of wine waiting for us and a jug of milk what a lovely thought."

    Host amazing so friendly Private so relaxing, hot tub amazing after a long walk. Loved the wildlife Such a lovely homely place. Can't wait to go back Thank you again for making it so perfect

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Beautiful little lodge."

    Fabulous setting next to babbling Brook and local wildlife was wonderful. Had a visit from the pheasant every day for a fre treats. The only fault I would say about the lodge is the lack of kitchen utensils. Not enough cooking dishes or serving spoons. Other than that it was lovely. The hot tub is great after a day out walking

    Reviewed by TinaAug 2021

  • "Beautiful idyllic spot with lots of local wildlife to see."

    Mattresses a little uncomfortable and could do with a mop to clean the floors. Hot tub cleaned regularly.

    Reviewed by IngridAug 2021

  • "It would have been helpful to have instructions."

    Very disappointed that we had a fly infestation. It was good that there was an electric fly killer otherwise it would have been difficult to stay.

    Reviewed by JeanetteJul 2021

  • "The retreat is as its named, it is so peaceful."

    The wildlife watching is amazing. The hot tub is lovely at the end of the day especially when the bats come out. Owners are friendly and helpful. Would love to go back. Plenty of lovely places close by if you don't want to cook. Listening to the Brook babbling away is so relaxing.

    Reviewed by AnitaJun 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Very secluded and private. Since we first booked another dwelling had been built on the site but this was no problem as it was a fair distance away. and could barely be seen. Owner very friendly and helpful. A thoroughly charming little dwelling with wildlife in abundance. Great walking from the doorstep. Once we had parked we never used the car until it was time to go home. Just what we needed. Three eating places in Scorton two miles away and another about a mile walk down the lane from the cottage. The inclusion of a hot tub was a further bonus In all a wonderful much needed break.

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2021

  • "It was a fantastic place."

    And brill hosts. Just a couple of things to add. Bed and sofa not very comfy. New micro wave great but no glass dishes to use. More kitchen ware needed.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Park Brook Retreat was the perfect getaway for our honeymoon."

    Tucked away within the seclusion of the dell, the lodge feels like you are miles away from civilisation. Beautiful surroundings and although the another lodge is on-site, the trees provide privacy and it feels like you’re on your own. The hot tub is superb and adds another element of relaxation. We were lucky enough to be visited by a range of wildlife whilst relaxing and enjoying the views from the hot tub; deer, hares, baby rabbits to name a few. There are plenty of local footpaths and walks to explore in the surrounding area. Easy access to the local village of Scorton. Andrew was brilliant in terms of communication about key collection etc and maintaining the hot tub. We had an excellent stay and would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by LukeMay 2021

  • "The scenery and the hot tub."

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2021

  • "Fantastic, secluded spot (the 2nd log cabin is positioned so that they really can’t see the front of the cabin’s deck area)."

    The hot tub was lovely and great to relax in just listening to nature and watching some incredible sunsets. The owner was friendly but we only saw him when he was treating the hot tub. The only thing that did get the better of us was .... the combi oven. The instructions didn’t help. Neither did YouTube. The newer cabin has a full cooker/hob. We would like to go back.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2021

  • "Had a great week away exploring the local area."

    Lovely lodge in an idyllic setting. Well equipped and comfortable. The hot tub was brilliant and the entertainment supplied by the squirrels and other wild life amazing.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "Overall it was wonderful to stay here."

    The positives: The owner, Andy, was friendly and helpful, and sitting listening to the stream every day was as relaxing as it could get. The cabin itself is cosy and really well built. The shower was excellent, the sofa comfy and the wood-burner and the hot-tub lived up to their selling points. The not-so-positives: the bed for me was just ok, I woke achy a couple of times, but I appreciate everyone's different when it comes to mattresses etc. The kitchen was equipped ok but basic, it would have been nice to have more options for drinks than either a small (and I mean small) cup or small wine glass. I was disappointed to not find a teapot, and I didn't see a cafetiere either. The combi oven is complicated to use, I only managed to conquer the microwave. But I appreciate why it was chosen as a space-saver. The one thing that wasn't expected at all is that this property is NOT as private as it appears to be. There is another rental property in view. After talking to Andy, he explained that it's a new unit so I'd expect the listing for this to change and state this. You can see, and be seen, by that unit when you're on the gorgeous patio and in the hot tub. They were far away enough to not be heard, and the trees do shield a bit, but not entirely. I'd return in a heartbeat as nothing was wrong enough to be grouchy, but at least I'd know what to expect (and I'd definitely take my own mug and glass).

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2020

  • "A fantastic hideaway, a beautiful setting away from everything, daily visits from wildlife (expect to feed the pheasants or they will shout at you at the door!"

    ) the retreat was warm, extremely comfortable and beautiful inside and the owners incredibly friendly if you saw them/needed them. Didn’t want to leave at the end of the stay.

    Reviewed by GeorginaNov 2019

  • "Having booked Park Brook Retreat the directions to it were very accurate and the key access instructions very clear."

    The location is spot on and the standard of décor very high . We loved our week here and even though the weather was wet part of the time there was so much to do in the area . The daily visit of a more than friendly pheasant was very amusing . Great location , great week . Many thanks to Andy who sorted the hot tub after I pushed the wrong button.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2019

  • "We couldn't help but feel ourselves unwind, has we stepped across our own private footbridge spanning the babbling brook which meandered past the picture postcard chalet, set in its own secluded valley."

    We let nature wrap itself around us, as we relaxed in the soothing water of the hot tub, be it in the early morning for the dawn chorus of pheasants, or the late evening for star gazing. However you decide to spend the time in this beautiful chalet, you will not fail to be won over by its charm. We had an amazing week. Would highly recommend. Thank You.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "A wonderful break in a very secluded and peaceful little dell."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    Nice and secluded. Nice area. Met the owner once and he was super friendly.

    Reviewed by BruceAug 2019

  • "The accommodation was better than expected, just a perfect private get away from it all holiday."

    We stayed 5 nights for our honeymoon to relax after our wedding. It was clean, well equipped, comfortable with cosy decor. The hot tub was the icing on the cake - so lovely to lay back, day or evening and chill. Andy the owner only called in pre arranged for maintenance of hot tub twice and is very helpful and welcoming. There is a local garden centre with excellent food, alcohol and shop, local spar shop but anything else is really in Garstang so a car is needed. Lovely walks and close to morecambe for day trips. Blackpool is about 40mins and worth a trip for something more lively. Would definitely love to return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "Park brook retreat was absolutely magical, the holiday truly exceeded our expectations"

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2019

  • "Excellent location, totally private."

    A daily visit from the resident pheasant (who would feed out of your hand), squirrel , hare and deer made the experience even more special.The jacuzzi was an added bonus.A freezer compartment in the fridge would have been useful. All in all, a wonderful week's break. We would return here without hesitation.

    Reviewed by EifionJun 2019

  • "We had the most wonderful week at Park Brook Retreat."

    We chose to spend our 30th Wedding Anniversary there and to be honest it was heaven. So peaceful, really a true retreat. The hot tub was lovely and really helped to relax us, in these days of fast pace living you really need to take time out. I think the only thing i would change would be the Cooker!!! Maybe a seperate Microwave and Cooker would be better as it took a while to work out how to use it .....but that is a minor point!! The wildlife was wonderful and we saw something different every day, the resident little Owl that used to perch in the tree outside was just a fabulous thing to be able to see so close. Thank you for a fantastic time, would highly reccommend this little Gem Cathy and Warren Hallam

    Reviewed by CathrynJun 2019

  • "Simply amazing!"

    So beautiful and peaceful. Challe is perfect has everything you can need and the hot tub just top it off. There's plenty to do around the area stunning scenery. Will certainly be considering going back.

    Reviewed by NathanMay 2019

  • "The retreat is the perfect place to relax and unwind."

    It's location is remote, secluded, peaceful and yet picturesque. There is plentiful wildlife around, including pheasants, deer, squirrels, birds, ducks and geese. The town of Scorton is only a 15 minute walk away and has a couple of eateries and a local shop. All of them serve Wallings Ice Cream, which is delicious. There's nothing better than sitting and relaxing, or even waking to the sound of the brook babbling away right outside. We were sad to leave but have great memories and a desire to return as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "Exactly what we wanted secluded very comfortable value for money excellent getaway"

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2019

  • "A lovely relaxing place to stay no matter what what the weather is like."

    Brilliant hot tub and great surroundings. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by TraceyMar 2019

  • "Idyllic location, beautiful lodge, perfect peace and solitude for a totally relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by MargaretFeb 2019

  • "This place is heaven on earth, isolated but not far from civilisation."

    It has all you could wish for in a peaceful and relaxing get away from it all break.

    Reviewed by DerekJan 2019

  • "Park Brook Retreat really is the perfect getaway which is private and secluded."

    We loved the little touches that the owner made, and it truly was a little slice of heaven.

    Reviewed by JacquieDec 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, the property was perfectly situated and was exactly what we needed, very quiet and relaxing with only the wildlife as our neighbours ."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2018

  • "The retreat was very clean and tidy."

    We slept very well in the bed , the shower worked well , nice hot water and easy to use. Kitchen had everything you needed to make a meal ( there’s even a slow cooker ) and considering the relative remoteness of the retreat the wi fi was pretty good as was the tv and our phone signal was ok too. The hot tub is a bonus, looking at the wild animals and generally just soaking up nature. Location was good too , Garstang was nice for pubs and food shopping. We visited Morecambe, Preston and Blackpool and I would recommend Chorley market on a Tuesday. We met Andy the owner 2 or 3 times in the week and had a nice chat , he’s very helpful and there if you need him. So in conclusion this is a little gem of a place to stay and I think will get harder to book as it’s popularity grows so don’t hesitate to book.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "The lodge is totally private and has absolutely everything that you could."

    Possibly need ,and is ideally situated to visit lots of lovely places, then relax in the amazing hit tub,the owner is very friendly and helpful if you need any help or advice. Found a lovely cafe, the Apple Store, only 10 minutes walk away, with lots of lovely food and cakes, very reasonably priced. Overall an amazing place to stay

    Reviewed by SallySep 2018

  • "A wonderful holiday in a secluded nook with lots of wildlife in a lovely setting."

    The lodge was ideal for our requirements (with the exception of the Larder fridge with no freezer box; but we got around that; great ice maker machine tho'). Hot Tub fantastic, loved watchnig the Deer, pheasant and partridge wandering past the lodge (yes,really), and birds of prey flying over, also feeding the Squirrels daily! we will go again for sure!

    Reviewed by SylviaSep 2018

  • "A fantastic and romantic hidden gem of a place."

    So secluded, with beautiful scenery. A wonderful place to spend a week and would highly recommend to anybody looking for that perfect, relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by ScottSep 2018

  • "Just brilliant."

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2018

  • "What a fantastic find."

    A truly relaxing week in a wonderful little location. Owners made us very welcome and left us to our own devices. There if needed. At one with nature watching wild animals roam by whilst relaxing in the hot tub. Ideally located to visit many places within a comfortable driving distance. Probably the most relaxing holiday we've ever had. Highly recommended. Will visit again.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2018

  • "Could not have been more surprised."

    When I drove down the private lane it took our breath away. So peaceful and secluded. Could not have wished for a better place to stay .well done Sykes you have done it again .PS the owners left us alone only came to check the tub was ok fabulous people.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Fantastic property, picturesque and peaceful."

    Owners couldn't have been more accommodating. The best short break I have had in years. The previous reviews, along with the description from Sykes, was totally perfect and accurate. Will be highly recommending this property and experience to my Friends and family.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2018

  • "Absolutely stunning couldn’t have asked for more"

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    It was nestled in nature and surrounded by wildlife off the beaten track. The owners were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We loved escaping the hustle bustle of everyday life and sitting out at night and waching the stars from the hot tub. This place is truly perfect and we cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by VicMay 2018

  • "Wow what an amazing place."

    This place exceeded our expectations in how beautiful it was. It was so peaceful but easily accessible to many places to visit. It was a comfortable place that had everything that you needed. It was lovely sitting in the hot tub looking out at deer, hares and other wildlife. Will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2018

  • "This cottage was the perfect getaway got our ‘mini moon’."

    It was clean and modern and provided everything we needed. The location was good as it was only a 40 minute drive to the Lake District.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2018

  • "Lovely relaxing secluded cottage, fabulous location, watched deer from the hotub."

    Lovely walks in the area. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2018

  • "Very unique property."

    Only fur & feathers for neighbours. In the hot tub every evening come rain or shine. A very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by SharonJan 2018

  • "Lovely break in this excellent property and the amazing hot tub."

    Thanks for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2017

  • "The isolation, peace and quiet and the animals you could see from the hot tub."

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2017

  • "The cottage was exactly as described, location and facilities could not be faulted, thoroughly enjoyed every minute, the hot tub and log burner were fantastic."

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen with breakfast bar and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Calor gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Combi microwave/oven, gas hob, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel available from owner at £5 a bag
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Decked side terrace with furniture and hot tub
  • Rear garden with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles (20 mins walk on lane through fields)
  • Note: Property beside a stream and accessed via wooden bridge
  • Note: Some distant road noise can be heard outside
  • Note: Owner’s home is 500 yards up the track.

The property

Scorton 2.1 miles.

This idyllic lodge for two is set beside a babbling brook, amongst wooded fields at the bottom of a farm lane near Scorton, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB.

Away from the road, in a clearing overlooking fields and trees, this romantic retreat is the perfect holiday spot for couples visiting the North West of England.

Tucked away from the main road, the chalet is accessed by a wooden bridge onto a decked veranda that wraps around the front of the property.

Here, you can sit outside and dine alfresco, then relax with a glass of wine in the hot tub!

Inside, there is a cosy, compact kitchen, a sitting area with a woodburning stove, and patio doors opening onto the decking.

There is also a modern shower room and a pretty bedroom with lovely views of the brook and fields beyond.

Across the fields, you can easily walk to Scorton and enjoy a tasty bite to eat in one of its excellent licensed restaurants.

Park Brook Retreat is perched on the edge of an Area of Natural Beauty, so there are plenty of wonderful opportunities for walking and cycling through this picturesque area.

If you fancy a challenge, make your way to the top of Nicky Nook behind the village.

When you reach the top, you can see to Morecambe Bay, Blackpool and the Lake District.

On a clear day, you can even make out the faint outline of the Isle of Man!

Another great place to visit is Wyresdale Park, a beautiful country house estate that often hosts covered markets, but also offers walking and fishing.

A wonderful holiday home, with lots to see and do nearby.

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About the location

SCORTON

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.

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