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Basil Barn in Lancaster, Lancashire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Basil Barn description

Holiday home
Basil Barn is a delightful end-of-terrace holiday home set three miles from Lancaster, and less than ten minutes' walk from Lancaster Golf Club. With one ground floor double bedroom, one ground floor twin and one first floor twin with en-suite bathroom (both twins can be super king-size doubles on request), this cottage can sleep six people. There's also a ground floor family bathroom and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars plus lockable bike storage, a shared garden and a walled paddock area beyond. With wonderful walking and cycling routes from the door leading to the beautiful Lune Estuary, and the historic city of Lancaster just a few miles away, this is a great holiday home for friends and families to enjoy.

The North West of England has something for every discerning traveller. Whether it is the fabulous sandy beaches of its famous seaside resorts or the historic backdrop of some of the country's oldest cities, it has something for everyone.

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 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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Varley
June 2016
We were immensely impressed by the welcome given by owners. The property exuded class and we were very pleased with all aspects of our stay. It was comfortable in every way and it is in delightful surroundings, the added delights of the two goats and the peacocks made for a memorable stay. Fully recommended.
Mr Breakey
April 2016
Basil Barn is in a very good location for exploring North Lancashire, the South Lake District and the Forest of Bowland. The barn is a good size for six people and a toddler and is well appointed.
Mrs Linger
October 2014
We were very pleasantly surprised at the WOW factor when we were shown the cottage. A lovely relaxing week in a beautiful part of Lancashire. Great walks, and the weather helped, but coming back to the cottage was a dream with the log fire and spacious accommodation. Will definitely be going back for another visit.
Mr Bache
September 2014
Quiet and peaceful location but still within easy drive to Lancaster and other places of interest.
Mrs Webb
June 2015
I loved the dog friendliness of the place and the big paddock at the back of the property. The owners were nearby and very obliging. The beds were the most comfortable I think I have ever slept on, including my own!
Mr Sloane
December 2014
Fantastic spacious cottage in lovely peaceful surroundings, but very close to Lancaster. Beds are very comfy and the wood burner was great.
Mrs Carmichael
October 2014
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location with lovely welcoming owners.
January 2015
Had a fab, relaxing time! Loved the log burner and the owner was really nice and helpful.
Mrs Cook
April 2015
The cottage was well appointed spacious and warm. Everything worked. In a very good location next to 2 golf courses with eating facilities at these. Had good walks from the door and a pub within walking distance. In easy reach of Lancaster and a supermarket. It was nice and quiet, had plenty of parking and nice helpful owners next door. The peacocks were a bonus.
Mr Johnson
May 2015
The cottage is in a good location with a nice outlook. Good sized rooms and very comfortable.
Mrs Bailey
November 2015
A very warm, cosy and well equipped barn in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed looking out on the sheep and the visiting peacocks were delightful, thank you.
Miss Dodd
September 2015
Absolutely loved Basil Barn, it was a perfect relaxing weekend, dog friendly. The description of cottage was spot on and we will definitely be booking again, loved it.
Mrs Maude
November 2015
The accommodation was perfect for our needs. It was very comfortable and warm and looked good too! The location was excellent, being reasonably close to Lancaster but in a rural setting.
July 2016
A beautiful, well laid out barn with all mod cons. Plenty of space for six adults plus visitors. A lovely garden area with neighbouring friendly goats and plenty of walks by the river. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to book again in the near future. Our only minor grumble was that the WiFi connection was unstable and temperamental. All in all we had a fantastic stay.
December 2015
Upon arrival, we were told that the internet would not be working and was out all over the area until 2 days after we leave. An engineer was coming to fix the main 02 mast but until then, there would be no connection. We were not informed that we would not be able to use our phone's mobile data, nor could we text or make calls. So basically we were unable to contact anyone over Christmas and our 6 year son was upset. We later discovered that this was completely untrue and it was just the cottage that had a poor broadband service and archaic modem as we were able to connect when leaving the cottage walking our dogs. The house came with no hygiene or cleaning products, so a trip to the Spar (A good drive away) was necessary to stock up on bin liners, loo roll, washing up liquid, cloths, cleaning sprays, hand wash. The owner knocked on the door late evening on Christmas Eve to tell us off for leaving the mop bucket outside, rather than appreciate our explanation that it was only out there as we had just walked our dogs and wanted to wash the mud off to protect their white matt walls, he just felt the need to remind us AGAIN that the dogs were not allowed in the bedrooms. We felt watched as I am sure I saw him walking past on Christmas day looking in the window in the pouring rain. So overall, not relaxing, not welcoming, not equipped, not apologetic for not providing internet or a phone service (The cottage is NOT that remote) We left a day early as it was all too stressful in the end so spent Christmas day evening packing so we could leave on Boxing day. We cleaned the place from top to bottom and texted the owners upon arriving back home but got no reply. I emailed them but no reply. It was only after 3 days and my sending another text that she responded just to tell me to take my complaint up with the agents I rented through. Not good customer service, not a good experience, very upsetting and after spending a huge amount more as it was over Christmas, we are stunned that the owners wash their hands of any responsibility to their own property. We are utterly devastated and gave the owners a fair chance to respond to our issues before leaving this review but they are not interested. Only want the money it seems. Oh and they live just a few yards away, so be prepared to listen to them revelling in their hot tub at 11pm laughing loudly and clinking wine glasses.
November 2015
Lovely big barn, quite capable of sleeping 6 with ease. Well equipped kitchen etc, the bedrooms were large although headroom on the upstairs room was interesting being in the roof. Only 3 miles from Lancaster, very close to the golf club and garden centre which has a cafe. Only downside would be the shared washing machine in the communal shed and without the log burner all fired up it felt a little chilly. It could also benefit from a 'recommendations ' book for places to visit and eat rather than a pile of leaflets. Only minor things, we had a lovely holiday here overall, great for dog walking, only an hour to the lakes and five minutes from Lancaster. I would recommend this holiday rental.
July 2015
Stayed here for a relaxing family holiday and was great that we could take the dog. Location is great especially if your a golf nut like me as there is a nine hole course and driving range just meters away and lancaster G.C just 5 mins walk away. You can walk down to the pub but not great access onto the footpath as you have to climb down an embankment to get to it. Only short drive into city centre as we'll. the cottage it's self was ok but could do with a little more effort ! The grass in garden was not cut which was not great for kids to play in or for lifting dog dirt, there was a lot of cobwebs that have been there for a while, there we're loose tiles and shelves in bathroom and the trees were growing over onto driveway which we're catching the cars. If little things like this we're kept on top off the place would be excellent.
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