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Basil Barn

Basil Barn, Lancaster, Lancashire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £362.00

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.


A lovely place in a great setting.
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.

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 Varley

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

Various issues, ruined our Christmas but owner not interested
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



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

Cockersand Abbey - 2.9 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

City Museum - 3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Cottage Museum - 3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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

Lancaster, St John the Evangelist 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

Heysham, St Peter's Church - 4.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Heysham, St Patrick's Chapel - 4.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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

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