- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
71 Customer Reviews
"Great place to stay, wonderful host."
Everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay
"I rarely give 5* full marks in every category for any context, but the Park View Retreat was simply perfect!"
A great location, private and picturesque, and with so much friendly visiting wildlife! The accommodation was comfortable, warm and lovely, and with everything we needed for a great week. The hosts (Andy & Julia) provided nice welcoming touches, for example logs by the fire and wine in the fridge, and were attentive throughout the week whenever needed. Wondeful!!!
Lots of lovely wildlife to watch in a calming environment. The property was very well equipped, we had everything we needed and more besides. Lovely to have a large basket of firewood provided so we could relax by the fire after soaking in the hot tub enjoying the wine provided by Andy. Both Andy and Julie were helpful and accommodating throughout our stay.
"Fabulous place to rest and relax."
Beautiful area to be in. Plenty to do in the area. Would definitely recommend and hopefully will be back soon
"Had a fantastic break lots of wildlife literally on the doorstep lovely location ..."
Had a fantastic break lots of wildlife literally on the doorstep lovely location for exploring surrounding areas Andy was lovely to chat to and give ideas on where to visit hot tub at dusk is a must Will definitely be back
"Super stay, amazing natural situation!"
"Beautiful chalet in beautiful grounds."
Chalet had everything you needed, including a ninja air fryer. Hot tub was a lovely way to end our day. Plenty of wildlife, we loved the squirrels visiting us everyday. Would highly recommend this chalet to family and friends.
"The Retreat is one fantastic place to go and relax, Total tranquility, You could be anywhere, Plenty of wildlife, The hot tub was brilliant."
It was a pleasure to be able to stay and will return in a heartbeat. Thank you Andrew.
"Perfect Retreat !"
! Lovely cabin that has everything you need in a ideal secluded spot, also now has a ninja that does make cooking in the cabin easier
"Excellent cottage in a peaceful and tranquil setting, we will definitely book again"
"I was almost tempted to lie about this property, the area etc as it's such a hidden gem."
But I can't. Staying here I felt like a Disney princess. Early morning/dusk cue the deer grazing on the slope opposite. Early afternoon and here come the geese having a brief paddle in the stream and disappearing upwards. At any time of the day pheasants wandering about aimlessly (never the smartest of birds, bless, why people shoot them I have no idea as it would be more sporting if the sport was trying to NOT run over them). Finally, the bold squirrel knocks politely at the window asking if you happen to have any treats about you. It's just amazing. The cabin has almost everything you could need for a great stay (1 minor irritation is no bathroom/bedroom bin just kitchen one but it's not that big of a deal). I have always thought that money is for experiences not things and so I always try to book interesting places to stay and have never gone back to the same place twice. I would for this place and am certainly planning to, if not this year then the next. The surrounding area too is so beautiful and not very touristy which I like. I have to say the best holiday I've had in this country.
"The location is absolutely beautiful, in a valley surrounded by trees with the brook running right by the property."
We had a wonderful time, relaxing in the hot tub watching all the wildlife around us; pheasants, deer and rabbits in abundance. The cabin is very spacious and cosy for two people. There is another cabin close by but not overlooking. Arrival and key collection was very simple, a keycode for the main gate ensured no one could accidentally come down the road. Minor feedback - 1. Could use an extra set of towels for taking outside to the hot tub. 2. Could use some plastic glassware for use outside and in the hot tub. Overall, an amazing place to stay, secluded and surrounded by nature, no traffic or roads nearby. Would definitely stay again.
"I have nothing but good things to say about this place."
It is peaceful with beautiful surroundings in a gorgeous location. Great facilities in the property and the hot tub at sunset with a glass of your favorite libation is a dream.
"Awesome location, was exactly what we where looking for, Andy was on hand if ..."
Awesome location, was exactly what we where looking for, Andy was on hand if needed, and the property had everything for our little break away
"A really nice quiet location, picturesque with amazing views."
The cabin was nice and clean and the right size for a week away. Would highly recommend to anyone.
"I needed peace and quiet and this was the perfect place."
What a lovely place this is. The cabin has everything you need and more with the log fireplace and the hot tub. Perfect way to relax after a day out walking. Not forgetting the lovely wildlife that surrounds you. This place is wonderful and I can’t wait to come back next year.
"Absolutely love this cottage second time we have been and will be coming back again it’s so tranquil the people who own the cabins are really friendly and helpful can’t do enough for you if you need them other than that they leave you to your holiday."
The surrounding area’s are very quaint
"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.
"We enjoyed a fantastic week in this special place."
The peace and quiet of this rural location was a great break away from our everyday city life. The cottage was cosy, had everything you could need and more. We enjoyed viewing the dark skies from the hot tub and meeting the local wildlife including squirrels, hedgehogs, deer and pheasants. Highly recommend a week here to recharge your batteries and make you fall in love with life all over again.
"A really relaxing time at this property no street lights no cars but lot’s of ..."
A really relaxing time at this property no street lights no cars but lot’s of wildlife The hot tub was definitely a bonus The facilities were generally clean although the combined cooker/microwave needed a good clean We would definitely book again for the peace and tranquillity
"Lovely little place, with plently of near by attraction and, freedom to go for many walks."
"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.
"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
"Idyllic place to stay, wonderful host, perfect location for days out."
"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.
"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
"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
"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.
"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.
"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.
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.
"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.
"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.
"The scenery and the hot tub."
"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.
"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.
"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).
"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.
"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.
"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.
"A wonderful break in a very secluded and peaceful little dell."
"Really enjoyed our stay here."
Nice and secluded. Nice area. Met the owner once and he was super friendly.
"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.
"Park brook retreat was absolutely magical, the holiday truly exceeded our expectations"
"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.
"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
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.
"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.
"Exactly what we wanted secluded very comfortable value for money excellent getaway"
"A lovely relaxing place to stay no matter what what the weather is like."
Brilliant hot tub and great surroundings. Would definitely return.
"Idyllic location, beautiful lodge, perfect peace and solitude for a totally relaxing holiday."
"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.
"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.
"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 ."
"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.
"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
"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!
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Absolutely stunning couldn’t have asked for more"
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Lovely relaxing secluded cottage, fabulous location, watched deer from the hotub."
Lovely walks in the area. Would highly recommend.
"Very unique property."
Only fur & feathers for neighbours. In the hot tub every evening come rain or shine. A very relaxing break.
"Lovely break in this excellent property and the amazing hot tub."
Thanks for a lovely stay
"The isolation, peace and quiet and the animals you could see from the hot tub."
"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."
- 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 £10 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: Owners home is 500 yards up the track.
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.
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.