Self Catering in Lancashire - Lancaster

Basil Barn

Basil Barn, Lancaster, Lancashire
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £267.00 - 616.00

This delightful, end-terrace cottage sits in a lovely rural location, three miles from Lancaster, and sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

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.


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.
Mr Breakey

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.

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.
Mrs Bailey

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.
Mrs Maude

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.

Services / Facilities:

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.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 2

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Wery Wall and Roman Bath House - 3.1 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Lancaster, St John's Church - 3.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lancaster Priory - 3.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lancaster Castle - 3.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Halton, St Wilfrid's Church - 5.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gresgarth Hall Gardens - 6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Pilling, Old St John's Church - 6.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Warton Old Rectory - 9.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Warton, St Oswald's Church - 9.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Leighton Hall - 10.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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