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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage, well equipped and maintained to a high standard."

    I would highly recommend a stay at this property.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2023

  • "We love coming back to Wyreside Hall having already stayed five times we have ..."

    We love coming back to Wyreside Hall having already stayed five times we have rebooted to go back again next year highly recommended to anybody who loves peace and quiet kind regards Julie and Mark Kirby and our dog Bella

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Nov 2023

  • "If your looking for a little peace and quiet it doesn't come any more private than this."

    Surrounded by fields. Only movement we saw was the abundance of rabbits and squirrels. Spotlessly clean which is very important to us, we could relax in warm comfortable surroundings. Highly recommended. Paul Hurst

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We hired Bilbo and Hudson for a family together and it was very successful. Both cottages were very well equipped, the grounds were great for our 5 year old twin grandsons and our son and daughter in laws dog. We were able to spend time and share our meals together. Highly recommended. Just sorry there was no freezer in either of the properties, but we managed.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing."

    The cleanliness level was outstanding. The grounds were fantastic. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. Everything was just brilliant. We are hoping to go back again.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is an absolute gorgeous place to stay and would return anytime thank you"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was nice and as described."

    We only had one issue, there was a burning fuel smell coming off the oil heating boiler. We tolerated it up to a point then we had to call manager, firstly for safety reasons, and also because it was uncomfortable to be around. There is no door on the kitchen (where the boiler is located) it’s open to the rest of the cottage so the smell went everywhere. To be fair it was dealt with fine, someone came to check it and reassure us it was safe. But we constantly had to open the windows to let fresh air in, then the temperature would drop in the cottage so you would have to close them, and also the boiler would kick in as the thermostat sensed the drop and then it would produce the smell again, which was very annoying. I think this was because the boiler hadn’t been on in a while. I would suggest it running it for a week or so prior to guests staying to ensure there is no smell as it’s very uncomfortable. Unfortunately this did give us an overall negative view of the cottage and we probably wouldn’t stay again for that reason, which is a real shame as everything else was very good.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Apr 2023

  • "An excellent cottage in a peaceful location."

    The cottage was cosy had everything we needed. We loved taking walks in the grounds of the Manor House and down by the river. Nature was on our doorstep, it was great to see deers and hares in the fields and birds of prey flying over. We loved our stay and can’t wait to visit again soon!

    Thank you for you lovely feedback. The cottages, and location are perfect for nature lovers like yourself. Wyreside Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Most things we expected were there, but no teapot or milk jug/ measuring jug and no mixing bowl even though there were baking trays. We enjoyedr the outdoor walks. I am sure the enclosed garden would be enjoyable in the summer. Also, i am sure I read on their website that the cottage had a washing machine and tumble drier, but there was none. However, enjoyable break and would book again.

    We are very pleased you enjoyed you stay, and would book again. Washing machine, dryer,and Ironing facilities are available. Lucy is on hand to assist everyone during your stay. Lucy's number is in the information packs, and in the cottage Wyreside Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.1Dec 2022

  • "Good all round"

    Thank You Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clifford4.7Nov 2022

  • "Cottage was immaculate - grounds were stunning & perfectly placed"

    Thank you for your very positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property and location."

    Fantastic if you have dogs. I have also stayed in Elsa and like both, but garden in Elsa is better for v small elderly dog as Bilbo has small wall onto lawn that was too high for small dog. Everything was clean and well maintained. Plan to try Balloo next time

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2022

  • "A very nice property, well situated and comfortable."

    We were only three visitors, but I'm sure it would be good for more. Convenient for walking in the countryside and visiting the coast. Good walk from the door of the cottage to Abbeystead and back via Dolphinholme.

    Reviewed by Stella4.7Jun 2022

  • "Could not fault anything, great location and views, all rooms and facilities were ample for the six family members."

    I would be happy to recommend this cottage to any friends or family.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "Been before good location near university and lakes and to further north will be going again in September"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Mar 2022

  • "It was a lovely little cottage."

    We were a family of 3 adults and 1 child, and had thoroughly enjoyed it. It had a good sized bedrooms, comfortable beds, good sized bathrooms, good heating and hot water - you will be very comfortable here. The kitchen was good sized, and well equipped. Although, it only had a kettle and mugs in terms of tea and coffee making facilities. We brought our own cafetière, (which we bought for the trip and forgot to take back with us, so it may still be there:-)) but if you wanted to make pots of tea, it would be an idea to bring one with you. It was set in a stunning location - we had great walks in the grounds. Our daughter was very taken by the hen that joined us in the backyard - she was named Lady Cluckington. We would definitely recommend it and if we had the opportunity, would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Asya5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, clean, comfortable, beautiful grounds, ideal location,"

    Reviewed by June5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Dec 2021

  • "We will return again as we find your location for us is what we love and great for our dog."

    Kindest regards Julie & Mark Kirby

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Nov 2021

  • "A wonderful."

    Cottage set in amazing parkland. Very relaxing and tranquil. The on site support was excellent. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had both cottages for our sons wedding at next door Wyreside Hall."

    The cottages are amazing bathrooms all fabulous and location fantastic. Having the enclosed garden was unexpected but great for the children at the wedding. The cottages were very well cleaned and great spacious accomadation set in a beautiful grounds. Great kitchen but need oven gloves. Only complaint is each cottage need at least one full length mirror especially as it’s accommodation for wedding parties.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Sep 2021

  • "Bilbo accommodation has a good size garden with lawn, hedging and fencing."

    It also has a large patio area and picnic bench seating. Ideal for sitting out and for dogs. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, double oven and under counter fridge with larder. All 3 bedrooms are a good size. Two double beds and two single beds in the third bedroom. The grounds are great to explore with dogs too. There is some building work being done at the hall but generally the site is very quiet. I would rebook this accommodation without hesitation. An ideal location for day trips to Lancaster, Morecambe Bay, Grange over Sands, Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales - Ingleton Waterfall trail is not to be missed if you and your party are able to climb steps.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "Managed to switch to a local area holiday at the very last minute."

    The lady from Sykes was brilliant and went the extra mile to cancel our trip to Wales and book our new one. The cottage Bilbo was amazing, looked brand new, huge, had everything, even a pizza tray, and was spotless. Lovely Grounds, lovely area. Managed to visit lots of local places In Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth and the Trough of Bowland with the child and dog whilst feeling safe. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and beds are comfy!"

    It is decorated beautifully and very modern, especially upstairs. We came for some family time and loved it. We had our own garden (I don't think the listing says this). The grounds are huge with loads to explore. Loved it all and will definitely return!!

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location of the property was fantastic ; in the grounds of a grand country house with acres to wander around and a river to paddle in during the heat."

    With in easy access of Lancaster, the Lakes, the coast and Forest of Bowland. The cottage was very attractive, clean and spacious.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Kitchen a little basic, some more glasses, mugs etc would be better. Bedrooms and bathrooms very luxurious. Nice outside space and enclosed garden ideal if you have a dog. Andy was very helpful on arrival.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie3.4Jul 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay with our dog at The Bilbo; the grounds of Wyreside Hall are stunning and it is well placed for walks and visits to nearby Lancaster and Morecambe coast."

    However, although the accommodation is spacious with good spec on fixtures and fittings, finishing touches are rather lacking and this gives a transient "holiday house" feeling rather the "home-from -home" atmosphere which the property really deserves. This could be easily rectified with the addition of few basic items: coat hooks somewhere downstairs , prints on the walls, lamps/occasional lighting downstairs, books and games as listed- these were not available, lounge seating to match occupancy more comfortably, bigger pans, more crockery and cutlery including cooking knives,plastic glasses to take outside,a hairdryer,an iron and ironing board in the property,waste paper baskets in bathrooms are some suggestions. All in all though, we had a lovely break and would come again as there is so much to see and do from this location.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful grounds."

    Comfortable &modern accommodation. However lacking in basics, eg no coat hooks anywhere in house, no long handled brush, very minimal no of glasses crockery &cutlery. Could do with things like a grater, masher, wooden spoon, even some pictures on the walls would be nice Bilbo, Skipper &Baloo do not have secure gardens, our dog escaped a couple of times from the garden. Elsa &Hudson were secure. No washing machine in property. Advertised as having dvd player, dvds & books but these were not present, although there is a smart TV. We would return as it's in a fabulous setting & only 15mins from Lancaster, but would be careful which property we booked for the secure garden & would bring some extra bits with us.

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Apr 2019

  • "We booked this cottage because it was listed as a 3 double bedroom cottage and had pictures showing 3 double rooms each with a double bed."

    When we arrived we found the cottage to be a 2 double and one twin. The twin room lay out was such the we couldn't even push the beds together and they were different heights anyway, so if there had been room, it still would not have worked. This meant that one of the couples had to sleep seperately for our special New Year's break. This isn't the end of the world, but when we paid a higher price for a cottage with 3 doubles then we could have for 2 doubles and a twin, we expect 3 doubles. I spoke to the owner and she said she doesn't understand why it is listed as a 3, as she hasn't said this. It is still listed as a 3 double now. I suggest that you rectify this error ASAP as it will surely irritate other customers as well. I would be grateful to receive a response to this grievance. Other then this, our stay was very enjoyable, the cottage and surroundings were beautiful and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Dec 2018

  • "I would just like to say that the accommodation was exceptional."

    A beautifully presented and well appointed accommodation in a magnificent setting. The cottage is perfectly positioned for access to numerous locations from the lake district to North Yorkshire and down to the cities of Manchester and Liverpool with the historic city of Lancaster right on the doorstep. The cottage was a joy to return to every day and extended the days long into the night and was so much more than just a base. We would have been as happy to spend the day in rather than going out if we had stayed longer. One thing you could improve is to have accurate directions on the website as some people do not have sat nav and it was the third trip to the property before we discovered the best way to access it. A couple of hours were wasted driving around the country lanes trying to find the entrance as google maps shows it in a different location and it is not signposted on the roads themselves. But this is a small criticism for a wonderful location. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2018

  • "There wasn't enough kitchen utensils."

    No mirrors in the bedrooms. Could do with a couple more coffee tables. Garden wasn't secure enough if you have a dog. There was no lighting at the front of property so very dark when arriving back in the dark.

    Reviewed by Carol3.1Sep 2018

  • "It was a weekend away for my wedding (being held at Wyreside Hall itself), the bridal party stayed over the night before and the night of."

    The cottages were unlocked when we arrived so no hassle getting in. Beautiful and clean spaces, really comfortable and cosy. On the morning of my wedding each cottage we’d booked had a bottle of fizz outside from the wedding venue, beautiful touch!! I can’t fault the cottages at all, they served us perfectly!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2018

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  • Two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with a freestanding bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, , WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • 200 acres of grounds with ponds and river, patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Children and pets to be supervised due to pond and river in grounds
  • Note: Stables for two horses is available on request, please contact the owner for further information
  • Note: Electrical cars can not be charged at the property.

The property

Bilbo is a delightfully converted coach house on 200 acres of serene grounds, a short journey from the beautiful city of Lancaster.

It boasts stylish, up-to-date décor and comes within a stone's throw of renowned countryside and coastline, making it a perfect touring base for the North West of England.

Note: Property can be booked with Refs. 981672, 981685, 981684 and 981687, together they can sleep 24.

Wyreside Hall

These welcoming holiday homes sit on the beautiful 200-acre grounds of Wyreside Hall, just outside of the stunning city of Lancaster. Having been thoughtfully converted from a number of coach houses to provide homely and tasteful accommodation, they are perfect for groups of couples and friends seeking a break exploring the wondrous coastline, countryside and fascinating towns that lie close by. The sleeping arrangements have been designed with couples in mind as every bedroom hosts a double bed, with some rooms benefiting from luxurious en-suites. The main living areas are open and refreshing, providing comfortable sitting areas, social dining spaces and well-equipped kitchens hosting a range of high-quality amenities to set you up perfectly for your break in the wonderful North West of England. All of the bathroom facilities across these five excellent hideaway cottages are finished to the most exquisite standards with contemporary touches bringing a real touch of class. Take some time to stroll leisurely through the 200 acres of serene grounds surrounding these cottages, you can explore the extensive lawns, ponds and even fish on the river. For shopping, drinking and eating, head to the nearby city of Lancaster which displays some wonderful architecture along with a number of attractions to enjoy. The Forest of Bowland is close by for outdoor enthusiasts, while the seaside town of Morecambe is also close by for a memorable day at the beach. Five quality cottages designed to bring you and your loved ones together.

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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.

Note: Electrical cars can not be charged at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas