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Parsley Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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81 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property."

    It had all the home comforts we needed, it was very spacious but homely. Perfect home from home. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was warm, clean and cosy and had everything you need for a weeks get away."

    The area is ideal and is on the grounds of Ashton Hall a garden centre and golf course. A walk through the camp site and small woodland takes you onto an estuary which is quite spectacular. The host was very helpful when guiding me to the address, it would've been better if I had put the address into the satnav instead of the postcode as I ended up in a wrong village over an hour away. The sheep at the back of the garden are very friendly, it would have been nice for them to have a shelter from the rain and storm.

    Reviewed by Jaclyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable property in good location."

    We were four adults and found that whilst a dishwasher is provided having only four china side plates / dessert bowls and only six pieces of some cutlery and three teaspoons meant it requires to be run after every mealtime unless you want to wash up. We only had 3 useable wine glasses fourth being cracked. On request 6 tumblers and three teaspoons were left in the property when we were out. Lack of ovenware to cook in just two casserole dish lids. Had to buy a dish to be able to cook one night. No privacy using the ensuite as door can’t be shut because it is severely warped. Cooker hood fan doesn’t work. Both these defects were reported previously judging by previous comments but still remain unfixed. Height in ensuite is severely restricted men can’t stand to use the toilet. Whilst owners will say contact us if anything is not right it should not be necessary to ask for more china or cutlery as this is everyday essential items and should be checked between guests stays and replaced accordingly.

    Reviewed by Susan2.2Sep 2023

  • "Great place to stay, very clean and most of the amenities that you would need for a short break."

    We had two large dogs that loved the open space of the cottage and a teenage son that wasn't too keen on the lack of wifi and dvd player (but after meeting the owner, I am sure they would have sorted if I had asked).

    Reviewed by John4.1Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at parsley cottage it is situated in a good location to get out and about very quiet and relaxing, the only disappointment is that we could not use the paddock for the dogs as they had sheep in it all the time we where there and the mattress on the bed you could feel the springs through."

    the cottage its self had been well equipped.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Sep 2023

  • "Parsley cottage is a very comfortable and lovely place to relax."

    We had a relaxing time in a beautiful location. Lovely kitchen and fantastic living room. Fantastic place to take our puppy. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "I love this cottage."

    The location is so beautiful yet so close to amenities. I’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, to which we hope to return in the future."

    The only negative was that the wi-fi was a little weak and so we often lost our phone signal as our phones connected via wi-fi due to weak phone signal.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2023

  • "My Husband I and our two dogs had a mini break in this lovely cottage Hosts ..."

    My Husband I and our two dogs had a mini break in this lovely cottage Hosts were so incredibly welcoming Cottage inside is impressive and immaculate We all slept so well it’s so peaceful apart for hearing the sheep and lambs in the adjoining field to the rear of the cottage which was absolutely fine Infact 5 of the lambs were super friendly was so nice to interact with them Would definitely recommend this cottage we were sad to leave

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect cottage in a grear location."

    Positioned well for walking around the area and with easy reach of all the local places you may want to visit in the area. Extremly clean and well maintained and a pleasure not to have to wash all the utensils as they are all spotless, unlike some cottages we stay at. Would definately use again if going back to that part of the world. The only negative is that the wi fi signal can be low at times but now I am nit picking to try and find a fault. Would not hesitate to recommend and give it a big 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Loved our visit."

    Great hosts, location and cottage. Already booked our next visit.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2023

  • "The owners are really nice people and have kept the property very nicely."

    Hope to stay again sometime soon!

    Reviewed by Rajat5.0Feb 2023

  • "A homely spacious property in a convenient rural location , when we plan our next family catch up we will try to return to Parsley Cottage ."

    Many thanks Henry and family.

    Reviewed by Henry3.8Jan 2023

  • "Really enjoyed staying in the cottage."

    It was very warm and cosy when we arrived, which we really appreciated for a cold January stay. It is very spacious and well equipped. It also worked very well for our dog - good places to walk her from the cottage. We also enjoyed the Garden Centre next door, great café.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jan 2023

  • "We had a great week at Parsley cottage despite the weather!"

    We had an issue with the cooker and contacted the owner. This was repaired by the time we returned from our walk! Great area for long walks and golfers, fantastic garden centre a few yards away (excellent cake and hot chocolate). Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Dec 2022

  • "Mattresses very hard."

    You could feel the springs!! Wifi almost non existent!! No complimentary extras such as tea, coffee, milk, salt & pepper. Would be nice to be able to make a cuppa when I arrived after 6 hour journey!

    Reviewed by Sarah3.1Nov 2022

  • "Parsley cottage was a lovely relaxing place to stay."

    Clean and well kept. Easy check in and out. Nice walks around. We also really enjoyed the 9 hole golf course a few metres away… good for beginners!

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Oct 2022

  • "It was a very nice and homely cottage that I would definitely visit again"

    Reviewed by Ethan5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage feels quite private and there was room for 6 large cars to service the 3 cottages."

    It was very quiet except for the odd few woofs from the neighboring cottages and there are 3 caravan club pitches at the end of the paddock but we never heard a peep from them. Plenty of space in the living area which feels a little bare with slightly less furniture than on the photos at the time of booking. Kitchen/diner was well equipped with a whole host of stuff that I am sure other people use.......only 6 forks though and with only two pint glasses, any drinkers would need to share! We ended up getting more forks, glasses and buying a new frying pan too as though they did supply 2, neither were very "non-stick" any more. The instructions for the electric hob are in the cupboard - you will need them - the hob is a classic case of tech over complicating things. We would have liked to read up on Ashton Hall and some of the other interesting buildings too but we didn't find any guest book or visitor information on the surrounding area. You can walk to the estuary but we had to work out how to get there from satellite photos and google maps. A map would have been great, especially for the less tech savvy again but there wasn't one that we found. The WIFI was OK most of the time. I think we have been spoilt by our own super fast broadband as theirs did drop out quite a bit which was a pain for casting our Oculus to the TV. We chose the cottage because it had a paddock at the back which was supposed to be shared between the 3 cottages but there was no gate access to the paddock from our cottage. As there were two very old ponies and 2 sheep in there our Border Collie didn't get the space to run that we thought she would. Cottage info needs updating so that it doesn't say you can access the paddock but rather you can look out into it. Extractor hood above the hob lit up but didnt seem to extract any moisture which seemed to make its way upstairs hence why the upstairs bathroom door is so warped it doesnt shut. Toilet seat in downstairs bathroom was a little loose. We advised the person that knocked on our door at 9.54am on leaving day of both of these issues. Washing machine is shared for the property with the other cottages, there was a drying machine in there too without a plug on it but they had supplied a washing hanging rack in our cottage which probably adds to that warped door issue again. Drying clothes in solid brick structures just leads to moisture issues. I am always a bit concerned leaving expensive walking kit in shared facilities but it was all ok. TV was not tuned into any TV channels when we arrived and the TV antennae was unplugged. Ideally we would put our kid in front of the TV whilst we unloaded the car and put stuff away but that wasnt an option as it wasnt set up. I presume it was unplugged and wiped by the last guests to unlink their accounts - some less tech savvy guests may struggle to re-tune with no TV instructions to hand. High ceilings meant that sound travelled up to the upstairs bedroom so we had to be quiet till our kid was asleep. Bring fly spray - we had to buy some - being in the country near horses and sheep meant we had to use quite a lot during our August 22 stay. Overall, it was a good location, nice ambiance and a good holiday. It wouldn't have taken much to move "good" to "great" - buy some more forks and bigger glasses :-)

    Reviewed by Cathryn4.4Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is comfortable, spacious and fitted out for a family to relax and be at home."

    We appreciated being able to bring our dogs as the walks from the cottage along the estuary are outstanding.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week in this wonderful barn conversion very comfortably and tastefully furnished with very light airy feel ."

    Superb very large well fitted kitchen/dining room and huge lounge with patio doors opening onto private garden fenced off from large field with open views to woods. Loved the wildlife-deer, hares herons birds of prey nesting in addition to 2 friendly ponies and 2 sheep in field. Upstairs bedroom spacious and light and ideal for older children wanting their own space with en-suite. Ideal for dogs, walkers & cyclists with paths from door to coastal trail along Lune estuary (10 mins walk) Roger very helpful with directions. Excellent Garden Centre with good cafe round the corner off the drive and The Stork pub at Condor Green handy for meals. Quiet rural setting yet only 10 mins drive to Lancaster centre for supermarkets , restaurants and 20 mins to Morecambe seafront.( Happy Mount Park great for children.) Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Shelia5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, very roomy and relaxing area, the garden was secure - important to us with our dog - but could have done with a bit of colour!"

    ! The 2 bedrooms were completely self contained and private which, if there were 2 couples sharing is important. The kitchen was well equipped. It was nice and cool with the curtains closed on the 2 scorching hot days we had whilst there but a fan would have been useful. The owners were very kind and popped in on us to see if we were OK during the hot weather, but were otherwise unobtrusive but around to ask questions if needed. The walks around were very pleasant but we could have done with a plan/map of where we could walk and a bit of the history of the "Estate". Local footpaths would have been useful too. The garden overlooked a paddock which could have done with some TLC, especially the ragwort removed and disposed of. Local information about doctors, vets, nearest shop/supermarket, shopping centre, etc. especially the ice cream farm who make delicious ice cream and chocolates. Local knowledge is always welcome.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage , really spacious and lovely out look , quite and peaceful area ..."

    Lovely cottage , really spacious and lovely out look , quite and peaceful area in striking distance of Lancaster and the lakes Could have done with info on local area , as to area that the dog could be walk , nearest shops , best route to walk to nearest pub , takeaways and restaurants location

    Reviewed by David3.8Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Parsley Cottage."

    Just a couple of suggestions: - Useful to have a local info guide to cover walks on the estate and to reach the likes of the Stork. - Wafer thin toilet paper, didn't reflect quality of the cottage and just 3 dishwasher tablets seemed miserly. We appreciated the paddock allowing the dogs to have a quick run.around. It was a lovely setting and if we are back this way would happily book again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were very comfortable here, and our dog enjoyed chatting to the ponies through the fence."

    The owners were unobtrusive but on hand with advice when needed. The setting is very rural, with deafening birdsong at 0400, but is only a few minutes drive from Lancaster. Two tips for access. First, when driving northwards, satnavs seem to offer the shortest cross-country route from the M6/A6, regardless of the width of the road. The route in from the southern edge of town is far easier, and passes Booths, for those devoted to this northern retail gem. Secondly, the cottage known as Parsley is actually the third of three, carved out of what is actually the 'Long Barn'. After passing the garden centre and golf course service entrance, follow the road as it bends left; the barn is ahead of you. Turn hard left off the lane here, rather than following it as it bends right enroute to the caravan site. The three cottages do have name cards in the front windows, but ours had slipped out of sight. For foodies: visit the Smokehouse shop in Glasson Dock, ten minutes away.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Ashton Cottages and we were as pleased with the standard of accommodation and location as before."

    Loads of space and nice view from lounge. Country walks from the door. Dog friendly. Excellent covid precautions in place.

    Reviewed by Cherrill5.0May 2022

  • "We were very impressed with the property."

    As we had two young puppies with us it would be even better if a bit of chicken wire/ mesh had been along the back fence and it would have given us peace of mind. It would also have stopped the random lamb entering the little garden. We loved the walk down to the Stork, which also welcomed the dogs, along the estuary path and would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have just returned from seven nights in Parsley Cottage."

    This was a lovely cottage, plenty of room and very comfortable. It was great relaxing in front of the log burner in the evenings. We didn't see Roger and Sarah much but when we did they were very nice to talk to. Our dog enjoyed her walks around the estate, the place was very dog friendly. The only problem we found was that we were looking forward to a hot bath but the water wasn't very hot.The shower was very good though. We would recommend Parsley Cottage.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Parsley cottage."

    The house was warm and comfortable. We’d certainly consider rebooking there in the future.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Feb 2022

  • "This was a lovely stay, it was slightly difficult to find as it was almost hidden but the cottage itself was lovely, it felt safe for the kids and the dog and it was lovely and spacious so the kids had plenty of room to play, the only slight issue i had was trying to fill the bath for the kids the water just didnt seem to get warm enough im not sure if its something i needed to do with the heating but their bath got cold very quickly, but all in all it was a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Beth4.4Feb 2022

  • "Loverly cottage plenty of room nice owners good base for days out very cosy had a great weekend"

    Reviewed by G5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely first class and a credit to the owners."

    Reviewed by Norman Clive5.0Nov 2021

  • "Parsley Cottage is delightful!"

    Lovely, secluded venue with a great secure field to let your dogs play in. The footpath to Lancaster is just over the field....great walks. Highly recommended. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2021

  • "This the best holiday cottage we, have ever stayed at, and we use self catering every year."

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great place and property no complaints."

    I hope to return.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a delightful setting, very peaceful and relaxing with the added bonus of a garden centre with restaurant close by, and a pub, The Stork, just a short 2 minute drive away."

    We have stayed at Parsley Cottage before, this is our 2nd visit and we will definitely be back. Can highly recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by Barry Leonard5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great place it is just missing local information, especially places to walk dogs"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Spacious comfy cottage - main drawback for us was that although there are 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms only one of the bathrooms had an over shower bath."

    Only a problem for us as we were from 2 households and were trying to use separate toilet and showering facilities. WiFi a bit slow ( for looking up restsurants/ walks/places of interest). Wee upgrade of outdoor furniture and maybe a barbecue area would be perfect. We'll equipped spacious cottage which would get 5 stars with a few tweaks.

    Reviewed by Marie4.1Jul 2021

  • "It is very tried need bit up grading some thing not working like cooker hood fence falling down no garden furniture one they had was falling to bits lot furniture in side cottage was old worn good few plate chipped was no nice cups to have brew in no information about area where to walk or vist would been nice to have visitors book where people put their comments in the doors had seen better days location area was very nice they saying these cottage or 4 star might."

    Have been one day but not now but we did not spoil our holiday lot other place to go to

    Reviewed by Susan2.2Jul 2021

  • "Just some minor things that i brought to the attention of Roger the guy running the cottages of which he did nothing about, extractor fan not working, we knew this from a previous review before we even got there but not sorted, Roger claimed he knew nothing about it, dishwasher wouldn't work, again he said he would take a look but nothing was done."

    Otherwise a fab place if a bit "cobwebby"

    Reviewed by Melanie3.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location and is very comfortable."

    Just a few tweaks would make the stay even better: the cooker hood should be working; guidance on local walks from the house would be helpful; an information booklet about access to shops and facilities is needed (I know that Covid guidance means that materials to be handled should be at a minimum - but a laminated 'wipe down' sheet would be possible). We read other criticisms about a few cobwebs and things not working properly - these don't seem to have been addressed - which is a shame. But - that didn't stop us enjoying our stay. We would certainly go back - which must be a good recommendation?

    Reviewed by N4.4Jun 2021

  • "This is my second stay at parsley cottage, the location is great as its near to Lancaster, Garstang the lakes."

    Nice to see the ponies in the paddock again. Every thing you need in cottage is there it's well equipped, the only negative is that it could do with a long mirror in the upstairs bedroom and the mirror lowering over the sink in upstairs room. Will definitely be booking again soon.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a lovely relaxing stay in the cottage bed was comfortable, only problem I would say is the garden fencing needs making more secure for dogs as our dog would have got out into the poddock as it was half falling down and the gaps in the fences garden furniture needs updating as falling apart."

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4May 2021

  • "On arrival at the cottage we were pleased with the location for walking the dogs and the bluebell woods were beautiful, but as we looked around the cottage it looked very tired and needed some redecorating very grubby walls and lots of cracks and cobwebs, the doors into the garden were very worn and didn’t close properly so a big draught coming through."

    The upstairs bathroom door did not close so no privacy there ? The front door there was a piece of wood missing ? The mattresses in both bedrooms very thin and uncomfortable and beds very creaky so not a lot of sleep ! The floor boards very creaky and worn in places. The WiFi very hit and miss and when you have important emails to answer this was frustrating! The cooker hood did not work ! In the garden the furniture had seen better days and the fence needs attention but it was lovely to see the ponies who came to the fence all the time. There was no local information where to find shops for basic food but we discovered Booths which was a fantastic shop for all your needs. So overall a bit disappointed with the cottage as the photos on your website were obviously taken when the cottages were first done and do not reflect the cottage you arrive at !

    Reviewed by Carole3.8May 2021

  • "Very nice will book for next year"

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had the loveliest few days at Parsley Cottage!"

    It was very spacious and comfortable. We loved using the log burner each evening and the kids loved watching the ponies and heron in the field from the window. It was a short drive to Lancaster so we enjoyed seeing lots of sights and visiting a couple of restaurants there. The cottage was such a peaceful setting in the countryside, a great escape for quality family time. A couple of other places we have stayed have had essentials such as tea, coffee, salt, pepper etc which would have been even better but we were fine nipping to a shop to buy them. We'd definitely book again and highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2020

  • "We were booked to go to Wales on Monday 19th October which was cancelled on Saturday 17th because of covid."

    We rang Sykes cottages on the Sunday and they were really helpful and found us a last minute booking at parsley cottage in Lancaster. Amazing!! The property was beautiful, the pictures did not do it justice. We seemed to be out in the middle of nowhere, yet we were a 10 minute drive from the city centre. It was very cosy, well laid out and the owners were really friendly and helpful. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. Would definitely like to return. Many thanks to sykes cottages and to the owners of parsley cottage.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils you could need. Sarah and Rodger where lovely and nothing was to much for them. They were helpful in every way. Hopefully we will return in the not to distant future. Only thing missing was a hot tub but Sarah said they were going to look into one.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2020

  • "There was no local information in the cottage i."

    E to local supermarket or garage or pubs and restaurants. We thought that even in these difficult times, the information could be laminated so easy to clean off. Even so we found our way round and would like to re-visit in better times.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2020

  • "Parsley cottage was a little more than I expected, it was spacious,clean and bright."

    Patio doors onto the garden which is a good size, with the added bonus of two ponies in the field at the back. The cottage is well stocked with everything needed in the kitchen. The owners where very helpful. We rang one night to ask for starter pack for fire in which he brought over straight away and even showed us how to light it, also had a glass of wine with us. The peace and quiet there is lovely could of stayed another week. When I got home I booked the cottage for another week next year. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely, well equipped converted barn."

    Everything you need In the kitchen is is provided and is of good quality. Easy to work Cooker/oven. The garden area is a good size for a couple of children and/or pet. A small dog or puppy could fit through the fence panels though but it is a big field on the other side so they would be ok but ideally the panels could do with being replaced and a little closer together. The field usually has a couple of ponies in it. There is a lot of wild life in the field too. Remember you are in the countryside, close to woods etc so expect to see the odd mouse running around the garden. The soft furnishings could do with updating, i.e. Curtains that fit and close fully, better quality pillows and cushions. There are plenty of DVDs to watch and books to read. Set just behind Lancaster Golf Club this would be ideal for golfers. There’s a lovely little village (Glasson) close by which has a little marina. You can have a lovely walk along the canal or along the Estuary on the other side. You’re also only a 15 min drive into Morcambe Bay. All in all we had a lovely, relaxing few days away and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    There is plenty to see and do a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2019

  • "Parsley cottage and the cottage complex is lovely."

    The living room is large and bright with a double height ceiling and large patio doors to a private garden. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The dining kitchen is well equipped with loads of space to cook. The location is rural but only a 10min drive into Lancaster. The cottage has the added bonus of 2 friendly ponies in the field at the back. The cottages are right next to 2 golf courses so a great location if you are a golfer! Overall the cottage is excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was fine for us with our Two dogs."

    There are walks from the cottage. The garden centre round the corner serves food until 5pm and dogs are allowed inside the cafe the food excellent. There is a golf centre around the corner with a bar and a lovely seating area outside non members are welcome. You need to take your salt, pepper, coffee tea sugar dish cloths as no welcome pk Would stay there again

    Reviewed by Janice3.8Aug 2019

  • "Well placed."

    Lovely countryside nearby, also seaside villages. Spacious comfortable accommodation Attentive hosts

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Aug 2019

  • "I was very impressed when I asked Roger the owner for a writing table which he provided."

    As I am a disabled person I met him before my departure and suggested that with a few minor additions Parsley could be marketed as being very suitable for disabled users like me - a grab rail in the down stairs toilet - a modest ramp to the front door - to replace the low level wood table on the recess with a normal height writing table, and maybe with one high level arm chair. There is a growing demand for suitably adapted properties for disabled people.,and such modest additions might increase the user of this property which would be of of commercial benefit to him The spaciousness of the man living room and kitchen enabled me to use my mobility scooter with ease , as well as the spacious car parking . I plan to return again , and will be recommending the property and its location. We were also particularly impressed with the location and the proximity of a garden centre with a high quality cafe. Canon Neville Black MBE

    Reviewed by Neville4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely spacious cottage, very clean, with everything you could need."

    Perfect for the dog who loved the ponies in the paddock. Excellent café in the nearby (2 mins) garden centre. Great to be able to walk to Glasson and Lancaster from the cottage along the coastal path.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Jun 2019

  • "I cannot believe the feedback on the other 2 cottages, how clean they are."

    The feedback on parsley cottage is not so good. Soon after I booked the cottage I read some bad reviews and rang Sykes to voice my concern. After speaking with the owners Sykes rang me back and assured me everything would be ok, the owners knew when we were going and the cottage would be clean. The cottage appeared clean when we arrived and I started to unpack. I then started to notice the cobwebs hanging from walls and ceilings all through the cottage. The bottom of the wardrobe inside was like a carpet of dust, I have photographs to prove it. We cleaned every part of the cottage except the upstairs that we did not use. staircase which was filthy and the chimney and vaulted ceiling which we could not reach. All the doors were thick with dust and also the pictures, heavily coated in dust. This was not just weeks but years. The fan in the bathroom was so dirty it could not work properly. This was not just dirty it was a health hazard. The windows were filthy inside and out, everything needed painting and TLC. The approach to the cottage was difficult with overhanging bushes catching on the car and it all needed a good sweep also the doormat outside was disgusting. The cottage itself was roomy and in a wonderful location, it's a tragedy it is in this state. This is the first time I have complained about a cottage, but this was so bad. I have rung Sykes who promised to ring me back, but I have had no phone call. I won't be booking again.

    Reviewed by Pauline1.3May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - cosy and calm place for trips to the bigger cities around and not far to the Lake District."

    Private parking place and the cottage had quite enough space for us.

    Reviewed by Andrea3.8May 2019

  • "I was really worried about this cottage judging from some of the feedback but really needn't have been!"

    The cottage is lovely, bright and airy and very spacious. Ok so it needs a bit of tlc here and there...velux blinds don't close completely, upstairs bathroom door doesn't close properly and a bit more dust than I would have liked to have seen in the upstairs bedroom. No the curtains don't close downstairs but there are blinds which do. The backs not overlooked so no problem. The cooker hood didn't work but we never cook on holiday so wasn't an issue for us! Good outside space with the bonus of 2 ponies in the paddock out the back which our 2 year old loved! There is a good sized Garden Centre 2 mins walk away. Its close to Lancaster and Morecambe. A really lovely cottage in a good location, we would stay again.

    Reviewed by Sue3.4Apr 2019

  • "We have three holidays a year with Sykes Cottages and have never had cause for complaint."

    However, Parsley Cottage was such a let down! First night, the fire wouldn't start, it was choked with ashes and hadn't been cleaned out, the clock didn't work, a tie back was missing the other curtains wouldn't draw together as not enough material in them. In the kitchen, the extractor fan didn't work, the hob was temperamental, the oven was dirty, some dinner plates and dessert bowls chipped. Not a welcome pack in sight, the first time we have ever been to a cottage without a welcome pack, not even a teabag! We went upstairs to the bedroom and the velux window blind wouldn't pull down, the other window blind pulled down but the material came loose, out of six coat-hangers -two were broken, the hooks on the door 'flew off' when we tried to hang anything on them, what really ruined our holiday were the beds, they were so uncomfortable, after one night we moved to the downstairs bedroom and the bed was just as bad, so much so, we came home one day early as we just didn't want to spend another night on these uncomfortable mattresses! Such a shame, the cottage (which is an end of three) was spacious and in a lovely location, it just needs to have that holiday feel, a few repairs and some T.L.C.

    Reviewed by Sue2.2Mar 2019

  • "I have never had to write a negative review for one of Sykes properties before but here goes."

    Parsley Cottage is a lovely cottage well equipped and reasonably comfortable.I might not be writing this review if the owners or managers of the cottage had read previous reviews.The cooker hood/ extractor fan does not work,also mentioned in a previous review.The oven bulb does not work which makes it difficult to see when using the oven. The fridge door is still broken so you can not put milk etc in there.The freezer seems to have difficulty with its door due to badly fitting cupboard and kick boards next to it. The sink it the upstairs bedroom is still cracked and there is also no towel rail in there. You have to fight with almost every room door to get them to close properly which must be very noisy for our neighbours. There is no bath mat or shower mats in the downstairs bathroom which makes it slippery. There is no information on recycling glass paper etc, maybe Lancaster does not recycle! It’s such a shame to say all these negative things about the cottage but with a little bit of care and maintenance it would make the property a 5* instead of a 3*. After saying all this we did enjoy our holiday in Lancaster but no so much the cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine3.1Dec 2018

  • "Very nice and clean, enjoyed the time there, Roger very helpful, will book again"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2018

  • "I travelled with my wife and 13 yo daughter."

    The cottage was very comfortable with lots of room and an enclosed outdoor area which was great for our dog. The cottage is in a lovely, peaceful location and the fantastic Lune estuary footpath is a short walk away. Some great places to eat nearby!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely location near to cycle paths and coastal path."

    Garden Centre nearby serves fabulous breakfasts and lunches. We think there should be a clearer sign indicating where the barn is located. It is tucked away behind the row of barns you see, on the left, on arrival. A local resident, realising we were lost, came along to point us in the right direction.

    Reviewed by Andrea3.8Oct 2018

  • "Great location and an excellent cottage where we could relax for my wife's 60th birthday weekend and also close to her best friends who live in Bolton le Sands."

    The cottage was very spacious and very well equipped and comfortable with everything that you needed. It was only let down slightly with the odd broken item in the kitchen with the white goods (fridge door milk bottle stowage etc). We will definitely be visiting again for another stay.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and we had everything we needed."

    Spotlessly clean and once we'd got the heating sorted out, it was lovely and warm.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Sep 2018

  • "Myself and my family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Parsley Cottage."

    We planned and enjoyed lovely days out from leaflets and advice provided in the cottage. We would certainly recommend Sykes cottages to family and friends. Thank you to you all for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by S5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cooker extractor fan didn’t work, upstairs toilet door didn’t close, most door handles require maintenance, no cloths/dusters provided to clean up with, 5 interior bulbs were broke, exterior windows needed a clean, too many cobwebs for our liking and a shame that the washing machine was located in a outhouse had to be shared with neighbours."

    Otherwise ok, however we would not return here.

    Reviewed by Phil2.8Jul 2018

  • "We had to contact owners who were helpful as one of the velux blinds would not close and there was no DVD player as advertised and the microwave didn’t work."

    The owners did attempt to resolve our issues. However there were a number of other issues I didn’t raise st the time as they were not quickly resolvable. Issues included: Windows were very dirty with lots of cobwebs around the house Decor was tired Only one bedside lamp in downstairs bedroom Small number of random sized glasses Onky 5 coat hangers in each bedroom Sink upstairs was very cracked and needs replacing No towel rail next to sink in upstairs bedroom Garden was unwelcoming with grass mainly weeds and no tubs / flowers etc

    Reviewed by Julie2.5Jul 2018

  • "A nice clean comfortable cottage where we would gladly stay again if seeking a cottage in that area."

    One or two improvements could make it better still. The garden fence needs to be made secure for small dogs, we had to keep ours on a lead. We were told there were plenty of walks, but there was no information in the cottage as to how to get to them or any directions to enable one to follow the walks. It is only the second cottage we have used without a Visitors Book.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Apr 2018

  • "I have been to Parsley cottage 3 times now so that speaks for itself we love it there."

    Lovely cosy atmosphere, owners are friendly & helpful. Good walks for the dog.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Mar 2018

  • "I actually booked this cottage by mistake, thinking it was another cottage I had previously looked at."

    Well I would just like to say what a happy mistake it was. I loved everything about the cottage. It was a very cold spell when we were there, but the cottage was so warm (no expense spared by the owner keeping us toasty warm). The facilities were really good and I would definitely stay there again. Only a little point is that I didn't take my hairdryer as I expected there might be one. (I didn't actually ask the owner so there could have been one somewhere). However, we had a wonderful weekend.

    Reviewed by Gwen4.8Dec 2017

  • "A stunning location for a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Simon4.8Jun 2017

  • "We have stayed at Parsley cottage before & will probably go again as it is a lovely location & ideal for visiting my daughter at Lancaster university."

    Reviewed by Jackie4.6May 2017

  • "The daily visits from Donkey made my holiday."

    Owners very nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Bruce4.8Nov 2016

  • "Everything!"

    The accommodation was a Barn Conversion finished to a very high standard and in an ideal location for those wishing to relax, walk in the surrounding countryside and just a few miles from historic Lancaster city centre. We have booked holiday accommodation with Sykes several times now, and have never been disappointed with the level of service received or the quality of accommodation booked and have no qualms about using Sykes in the future or recommending Sykes to our friends :-)

    Reviewed by Barry Leonard5.0Nov 2016

  • "We booked this accommodation because it's near Lancaster university for visiting my daughter loved it & will definitely go again."

    Loved the donkey at end of the garden . Really nice stay.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.6Oct 2016

  • "The only fault with this accommodation is that the division to the neighbouring property is not suitable for dogs."

    A simple line of young fir trees does not provide a barrier. It's a shame as all other aspects of this Cottage were exceptional very clean, spacious and well equipped. A simple wire mesh fence would make it perfect.

    Reviewed by Tina4.6Oct 2016

  • "The owner has a donkey in th field behind the property which was braying all night, this will put people off as it wakes you up 2 or 3 times a night."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2016

  • "Everything was fantastic, the cottage even has a friendly donkey, two goats and peacocks as neighbours!"

    It just so happened that the chap who owned the property was building a wall down the lane so he helped us in terms of where we could walk. We were hoping for some local walks that could be accessed and I do believe the website did say this, however they could only be accessed by a rather dangerous road with no path. However , was a still fantastic location, cottage was beautiful and we have rebooked with Skye Cottages again in November

    Reviewed by Jo4.8Aug 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 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
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Shared external utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, shared washing machine in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power 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 well-behaved dogs welcome, £30 charge for the first dog and £20 for the second
  • 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
  • Please note there is a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond at this property.

The property

A lovely, terraced stone barn conversion, close to the River Lune near the Lancaster Golf Club.

Situated mostly over one floor with a ground floor double bedroom 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 has a happy holiday.

Downstairs features a lovely modern kitchen/diner with all the features you'll need on a break away.

The sitting room has a woodburner and large double doors opening into the garden, so you can let in the sunshine and fresh country air in the summer.

Guests can also look out at the end of the garden to the sheep in the paddock or can enjoy the stunning scenery on walks available in the surrounding area.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 913176 and 913188, 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Morecambe 3 miles; Windermere 30 miles; Blackpool 37 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.

Total number of persons is 4

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.
Please note there is a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond at this property.

Please note: Two well-behaved dogs welcome, £30 charge for the first dog and £20 for the second, for any additional pets please contact the reservations team to discuss.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas