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Basil Barn

Lancaster, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 913176)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "It was lovely the only issue there were a lot of cobwebs in the main room and ..."

    It was lovely the only issue there were a lot of cobwebs in the main room and could have done with a repaint on the walls not a criticism but it just let a noice place down a little

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "An amazing place to stay, close to Lancaster City Centre but seems so rural because of its surroundings."

    Lovely walks, horses in the field behind the garden. The owner and his wife are very helpful and are at hand if needed. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2022

  • "Road up to the property full of pot holes."

    Very tight turn into driveway to parking area between barns and a wall. Bins were across the grass which was soaking wet due to heavy rain..a few flag stones would be ideal. No "extras" as we have become use to in similar properties..no basic welcome pack...no instructions for the heating / hob or local leaflets. Lighting in the main living area very dim. Really could do with brighter bulbs for reading/ playing games etc. Otherwise comfortable and warm place to stay, handy for Lancaster and nice pub The stork 5 minutes drive down the road.

    Reviewed by JillianOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very friendly and helpful owners who went the extra mile to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable."

    Reviewed by JocelynJul 2021

  • "2nd visit to this place really good location"

    Reviewed by AlexJul 2021

  • "Good holiday home in lovely setting."

    Did find the seating in the lounge very low. Exceptionally clean and beds vey comfortable.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "Very good location for golf and estuary walks"

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Bed in upstairs bedroom was the most uncomfortable bed I've ever had to try and sleep in."

    I had to lie on top of pillows and quilt. Mis-matched furniture didn't look good, and similarly crockery / glasses etc were not matching, poor quality and probably all need replacing. No guest information provided, and no 'nice touches' which most other holiday cottages leave for guests. Generally cottage looked tired and unloved.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in a lovely setting."

    The ponies were a bonus view too. However the cleanliness of the cottage wasn’t great and we felt it could have been better. Although it didn’t affect our stay and we would go back.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2021

  • "We booked for ground floor facilities due to elderly guests with us, seating in ..."

    We booked for ground floor facilities due to elderly guests with us, seating in living room too low so they were unable to sit comfortably during the stay but otherwise absolutely beautiful cottage and we will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our short break in Basil barn, and would definately go back for a longer visit."

    Location was lovely, cottage very comfortable, the zip and link bed downstairs was a dream. Had such good nights sleep.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Third stay at Ashton Hall Cottages and evrything was as we have found on our previous visits its a first class property in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2020

  • "This is a wonderful cottage."

    I brought my 4 adult children here for 4 days September 2020 and we had a smashing time. The cottages (there are 3 together) are set just off a queit woodland area in a part of the country I had never explored before (and we only live in Manchester). The cotttage was clean and very comfortable with a log fire, and a wonderful garden, quiet and serene. The beds are very comfortable and there is a great feel to the place. The owners (who we met) have done a service in converting this long long barn into a place of comfort and joy for a family or friends. We explored over these days, Sunderland Point (watch out for the tides), pretty Arnside (about 30 minutes) -and climbed the Knott-Lancaster Castle and spent a day on the promendat at Morcambe (grossly underrated) with terrific photos of my comedy hero Eric Morcambe. We walked into the forest at midnight - interesting. We are coming back. And looking forward to it.

    Reviewed by BryanSep 2020

  • "Everything as expected comfortable and clean , nice communal space ."

    Downstairs bathroom felt a little damp .... unable to leave the window open as due to wasp nest outside . Lovely walks with the dogs straight from the property Quiet and well maintained excellent parking space Easy access to property Thank you .

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "We loved our four days at Basil Barn!"

    This was perfect for a socially-distanced family break away. Roger was friendly and was always on hand if we needed anything. The cottage was well laid out for our family (with two adults, two children and small dog). The rear garden was good for our dog and enjoying the sunshine, having the two friendly Shetland ponies come to say hello was a lovely welcome. The walk down to the river/estuary was a bit further than we expected (10-15 minutes) but the views were stunning once we got down to the footpath. The route down there is not straightforward, so a basic map to get to the riverside footpath would help. Having the Ashton Hall Garden Centre on your doorstep is a bonus and the cafe was lovely, plenty of outdoor dining space and a nice place to shop. We didn’t use the golf center but I will be bringing my golf clubs next time! Locally, we travelled out to Glasson Dock and had fish and chips in Knott End - we thoroughly enjoyed both places and liked the fact they were quiet and easy to maintain distance from other people. We would definitely like to come back to Basil Barn, perfect for walking and relaxing with family!

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "Lovely set out Cottage."

    Good location and a great price.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2020

  • "Met expectation because we have stayed before."

    Yes, this is a self catering accommodation, but a small hospitality pack - tea/coffee/milk would go a long way to welcoming folk.

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2020

  • "Basil barn is ideal if you want a quiet getaway, there are some great walks nearby and a wealth of wildlife."

    The barn is well planned,with everything you need for your stay, we felt that the bath rooms could do with a better finish and a shower in the upstairs bathroom would be better than a bath, but that’s just personal taste, we enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2020

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The pretty little cottage was clean, warm and comfortable. The week had little niggles that were annoying. There was no broom, dishcloth, soap at the sinks, hairdryer and only 2 toilet rolls. The front door step was permanently wet and muddy. It needed a good hose-down and the overhanging plants trimmed back to allow more light and air to get to the drive way and the door. We did enjoy our time and the niggles could be so easily rectified and just make the stay complete.

    Reviewed by ValOct 2019

  • "A+++, very impressed."

    Will be back.

    Reviewed by AliOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, owners were extremely helpful."

    A great holiday!

    Reviewed by LeanneJul 2019

  • "Basil barn had everything we wanted and the owners were friendly."

    It must have been lovely when first opened but we feel is now in need of some TLC - peeling paint throughout, mould in bathroom. Beds were very comfy and the owner transformed a double into two singles for us upon request. Lovely garden and outlook - would benefit from a bbq. We took our own disposables which was fine as bbq hadn’t been advertised, but it would be a nice asset. The WiFi was the main issue. We understand it’s a rural location but if WiFi is advertised it should be working. There were multiple passwords left lying around, none of which worked. We investigated to find a poorly fitted connection box and resetting did not work. We did not contact the owner as we had come to get away from it all and internet was not essential, but if it’s advertised as a feature it needs further work.

    Reviewed by ElliJun 2019

  • "Your company has obviously not reviewed this cottage in some time."

    It is in great need of TLC. It has every in its favour to be an excellent let but needs a thorough overhaul: doors stick, bath panels fall off, appliances in the kitchen have inadequate instructions. Saucepans, casserole dishes are scanty, amking it almost impossible to cook anything. The frying pans are unusable. Mugs for tea, coffee are copious but badly stained. The exterior garden had uncut grass.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Loved the location, slightly disappointed that the garden hadn’t been cut but the cottage had everything we needed, was very spacious and very dog friendly."

    Owners are really nice and check you have everything you need on arrival.

    Reviewed by LornaMay 2019

  • "Very pleased with the accommodation and hopefully we will be returning later in the year."

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at basil barn."

    It was in a good location, dog friendly, baby friendly. The cottage was very clean and well presented. The listing advertises that there is wifi available but we failed to connect to this and struggled with signal during the week. Overall a good experience at the cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2019

  • "A perfect break with my friends."

    Lovely accommodation in peaceful surroundings.

    Reviewed by SueNov 2018

  • "Barn lovely and homely."

    beautiful surroundings. Good for walks with a dog

    Reviewed by MelvynOct 2018

  • "Really pleasant place to stay."

    Loved the private garden looking onto field with ponies. Barn was very comfortable and had everything we needed and more. Would definitely recommend and return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by CandiceSep 2018

  • "A good base for holidaying in Lancashire."

    Plenty of space, quiet and peaceful with friendly and helpful owner. Good dog walks and a nice garden centre with cafe around the corner. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by KatherineAug 2018

  • "Fantastic barn, had a wonderful week, very spacious, clean and very homely, will be back"

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, clean, bright and modern."

    Nice garden and view, very friendly ponies. Convenient for Lancaster and visiting the University. Super garden centre next door with good food. Nice surroundings.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2018

  • "I realise this is a 'self catering' holiday but a small welcome tray so we can ..."

    I realise this is a 'self catering' holiday but a small welcome tray so we can make a hot drink - tea/coffee- on arrival would be a very welcome addition

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2018

  • "Loved Basil Barn!"

    Great location, peaceful setting, really helpful owners. Very pet friendly, would absolutely recommend this lovely barn!

    Reviewed by GillianFeb 2018

  • "We had poppy cottage and basil barn the main thing that let it down for us is the washing machine facility."

    There was one machine in a damp dirty shed these properties would benifit from a machine in each property. .

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2017

  • "Beautiful place, friendly owners."

    Would definitely recommend and we will definitely go back!

    Reviewed by AlexDec 2017

  • "Lovely little relaxing place, loads to do, next door to the city, and you get a shetland pony in the field out back which reminded us of the advert very morning when opening the curtains."

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2017

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x first floor twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with basin and en-suite bath and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Shared external utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden plus shared paddock
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile, cafe 3 mins walk
  • Lancaster Golf Club 5 mins walk
  • Note: The utility and paddock are shared with other holiday cottages on site.

The property

A lovely, end of terrace stone barn conversion, close to the River Lune near the Lancaster Golf Club, with two ground floor bedrooms alongside a family bathroom.

The first floor offers a zip/link master bedroom with en-suite facilities, meaning there’s plenty of flexible sleeping accommodation to ensure every party a happy holiday.

The open plan living area has a woodburning stove and large double doors opening into the garden, so you can let in the sunshine and fresh country air in the summer.

Say hello to the sheep in the paddock at the end of the garden, or venture out for walks in the beautiful surrounding area.

Note: This cottage is attached to Refs. 913188 and 913187, together they sleep 16.

Ashton Hall Cottages

Lancaster 3 miles. These charming, stone-built terraced barn conversions sit in beautiful countryside close to the River Lune in Lancashire, just a few minutes’ walk from Lancaster Golf Club. Ideally located to enjoy the Lune Estuary and the nearby historic city, the cottages offers delightful holiday accommodation for friends and families, with the Lake District just a 40-minute drive away. These excellent cottages have a superb open plan living area boasting high ceilings, bright kitchens and cosy woodburners. External doors lead from the living areas into each of the property’s private gardens, and a shared walled paddock beyond, plus an abundance of woodland walks and cycle routes leading down to the River Lune are available from the doorstep. With a selection of golf courses, the Forest of Bowland, the Lune Estuary and Lancaster all within very easy reach, avid golfers, outdoor enthusiasts and those simply in search of a relaxing break are sure to enjoy these delightful Lancaster cottages.

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About the location


Morecambe 5 miles; Kendal 21 miles; Windermere 38 miles.

The historic city of Lancaster sits on edge of Morecambe Bay, with the River Lune flowing through its centre. Lancaster retains many excellent examples of handsome Georgian architecture, and with its captivating medieval castle, Ashton Memorial, and four museums, it’s an interesting place for those in search of history and tales of the past. Among the many amenities, there are two venues for live performances, the Lancaster Grand Theatre and the Dukes, as well as open-air concerts held frequently in the pretty Williamson Park during the summer season. The Forest of Bowland and The Arnside & Silverdale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty provide visitors with lots of opportunities to take in the flora and fauna of the area, with wonderful walking and cycling ways to enjoy. There are also good road and rail links into Cumbria and beyond, meaning Lancaster is a wonderful base for also exploring the Lake District.

Region Information

Total number of persons is 6

Please note: The grounds surrounding and the property itself are for rental purposes and only available to use during your agreed booking period. It is not available for public use.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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