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Comprising of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 90 square miles of unspoilt moorland and an abundance of seaside towns with Victorian charm, Lancashire is a wonderful place for a cottage holiday. Find culture in the cities of Lancaster and Preston, contrasting with the heritage and folklore in the beautiful and rugged countryside.
All of our cottages are handpicked by us and we have a superb variety to cater for your needs. The countryside and miles of coastline are perfect for four legged friends so why not book one of our dog-friendly cottages so they can come along too! We have large properties great for celebrating with extended family or friends and our cottages with downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are accessible to everyone. To make the most of Lancashire’s beautiful coastline, book a cottage with sea views and wake up every morning to a breath of fresh sea air.
Lancashire has a mixture of locations, all providing something different. For a peaceful retreat stay in
Longridge, also known as the gateway to the beautiful Forest of Bowland or for traditional seaside fun, choose a break in vibrant Blackpool. If you’re intrigued by all things mystical then book a cottage on Pendle Hill or pick a relaxing retreat on the tranquil West Pennine Moors
Embrace the great outdoors in Lancashire
Boasting two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Arnside & Silverdale and the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire is a superb place to enjoy the great outdoors. Climb to the top of the mystical Pendle Hill, witness spectacular views of Ribble Valley and walk heather covered fells, all in the Forest of Bowland.
Whilst there, take the Tolkien Trail to witness the area which inspired famous author J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle Earth and some of the place names may even seem familiar to those who have read the Lord of the Rings. Another recommended trail is that of the Pendle witches, taking the same route that the ten women accused of witchcraft used on their way to face trial at Lancaster Castle.
Discover the diverse habitats and wildlife at Arnside & Silverdale. The coastline saltmarshes, wetlands and mudflats make Silverdale a great place to spot over 100 species of birds, such as skylarks and pink footed geese.
Why not enjoy Lancashire’s scenery from one of the canals, taking to the water in a canoe on Lancaster canal, the longest stretch of lock free canal in England. Cast off from the village of Bilsborrow in a narrow boat for a cruise along Lancaster canal and you can even have a go at sailing it yourself! Lancaster is also linked to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, accessible by the Ribble Link, which is steeped in culture and history with spectacular views of the Pennine Moors.
Seaside experiences in Lancashire
Blackpool has everything you could possibly want for the ultimate seaside experience. Ride a donkey across the golden sands and hire a deckchair for a spot of sunbathing. Pleasure beach amusement park offers a variety of rollercoaster thrills and is sure to set your pulses racing whilst providing fantastic views of the coast - which you could also enjoy from the top of the Blackpool Tower if you prefer something more stationary!
Just four miles from the bright lights of Blackpool is the contemporary seafront of Clevelys. Children will love walking along the promenade with its stunning artwork to admire and spectacular lighting that is generated by the tide. Spend a day out at Fleetwood, admiring the Victorian buildings that make up the seaside town, plus a spot of shopping in the marina, before building sandcastles on the sandy beach.
Lytham-St-Annes is two adjoined Victorian seaside towns laced with well-kept greens and pretty parks. You can relax on the glorious stretch of sand dunes, before spending an afternoon at the amusements, set along the beautifully restored Victorian Pier at St-Annes-on-Sea. Go for a bite to eat at one of the charming cafes along Lytham’s sea front, making sure to stop and take a look at the striking Grade II listed Windmill.
Visit Morecambe Bay for an evening and witness the breathtaking sunsets, with stunning views of the Lakeland mountains or instead, book yourself in for a sailing trip, admiring the sights from a yacht. There are also a handful of dog friendly beaches at Morecambe, so why not bring your four legged friend along to splash about in the waves with you? A trip to the seaside wouldn’t be complete without a portion of fish and chips, so head back to Lytham for a seaside favourite at Whelan’s Fish Restaurant, as recommended by Rick Stein.
Fun with friends in Lancashire
If you’re looking to holiday with a group of friends, then Lancashire has plenty to offer. Why not challenge your friends to try a new activity such as archery at Outdoor Elements in Burnley, or test the nerves of your friends at the Go Ape! centre in Rivington by daring them to attempt the 200m long zip wire overlooking the reservoir.
If you really want to give your friends a scare then visit the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, with its terrifying drop ride and frightening characters lurking in the shadows. For those continuing to seek a thrill visit Pleasure Beach for the theme park rides and leave the less brave to enjoy the candy floss with their feet firmly on the ground. Also in Blackpool is the tropical Sandcastle Water Park, great for splashing around with friends and is a life saver on a rainy day.
If you and your friends are fond of wildlife then a day can easily be spent at Brockholes nature reserve, marvelling at a variety of animal habitats, in the beautiful scenery overlooking Ribble Valley. Lancashire is a haven for keen golfers so bring your clubs and take to the coastal course at Morecambe or if you want to take things less seriously have a go at the Pirate Adventure mini golf in Blackpool.
Visit Clitheroe, the food capital of Lancashire, for a delicious traditional Lancashire meal with friends or purchase your own local delicacy from Cowman’s Famous Sausage Shop for a BBQ back at your self-catering cottage. For a night on the town, put on your dancing shoes and head to the city of Preston, with its wide variety of lively pubs and clubs.
No matter what you expect from a holiday, there will be something to suit your tastes in Lancashire, with a cottage to match.