Best Large Holiday Homes in Lancashire

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On this page, I’m going to show you the best large holiday cottages in Lancashire, along with things to do nearby.

All the properties are of an excellent or exceptional standard throughout.

14 Best Large Houses to Rent in Lancashire

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The Thack

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire

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Detached cottage set in a pretty village on the banks of the River Aire.

Things to do: Coniston Estate Hotel & Spa offers complimentary access to their spa facility and infinity pool. Head to the Settle-Carlisle railway where you can take a steam train trip through the Yorkshire Dales.

Bridge End Cottage

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub

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Formerly an old Post Office, this cottage is set in the picturesque village of Stainforth, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Things to do: Located in an excellent area for walkers with the Three Peaks nearby, and a good base for touring the Dales.

Duck Pond Barn

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire

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This cottage is positioned on a hill with open views of the Yorkshire Dales.

Things to do: Head to Britain’s best inland urban beach, Barnoldswick; famed for its free family-friendly activities.

Waddow Cottage

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire

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Waddow Cottage is a superb semi-detached cottage located on the outskirts of the pretty village of Ribchester in the picturesque Ribble Valley.

The Waddow Cottage boasts bright and airy open plan living areas complete with well-equipped kitchens and every bedroom has an en-suite with walk-in shower.

Things to do: Relax in the hot tub or take a stroll along the path that runs to the rear of the cottage and enjoy the quaint village of Ribchester with its selection of pubs and scenic walks.

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Usherwoods Dairy

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Open fire

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Stone barn conversion set within the grounds of the owner’s farmhouse and boasting breathtaking countryside views.
 
Things to do: Enjoy walks across the moors, visit the nearby Great Stone or take the famous Three Peaks challenge.

Duddle Cottage

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire

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A superbly appointed detached cottage situated in a picturesque courtyard, close to the village of Ribchester.

Things to do: The large garden is the perfect place for the children whilst you enjoy a soak in the private hot tub. The kids will love the games room.

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Ox Hey Barn

Sleeps 11 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire | Games room

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Semi-detached barn conversion near the quiet village of Sawley.

Things to do: Visit Gisburn forest with its mountain biking trail, travel the Settle to Carlisle railway line and visit Clitheroe with its many shops, pubs, and eateries.

Castlebar

Sleeps 11 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Near a pub | Games Room

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Castlebar is situated in Little Singleton and offers a garden and barbecue facilities. This holiday home features 6 bedrooms, a satellite TV, and a kitchen with a dishwasher.

Things to do:

The holiday home offers a hot tub that the whole family can enjoy. The accommodation is 23 km from Preston, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. Blackpool is 9 km from Castlebar, while Southport is 50 km from the property. The nearest airport is Manchester Airport, 88 km from the accommodation.

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Oak Bank Farm

Sleeps 14 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire | Games Room

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Oak Bank Farm boasts luxury accommodation for up to 14 people, located in the scenic village of Ribchester.

Over three floors, the cottage is home to a library, pool table, table football, and hot tub.

Things to do: Views of the Ribble Valley can be seen from the hot tub.

The village of Ribchester presents a jumble of multi-coloured stone cottages, three pubs, and award-winning restaurants.

Longridge is easily reached, with a collection of shops and tempting eateries.

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The Long View

Sleeps 15 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire | Games Room

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An outstanding, detached farmhouse with panoramic views, this spacious house provides welcoming and stylish accommodation within its own fifteen-acre grounds.

Things to do: Enjoy a walking trail through the valley, where deer, owl, and pheasants could be found. You can also enjoy cycling.

A cosy local pub is within walking distance and a farm shop nearby.

Unwind in the local medieval village of Heptonstall; a beautiful, cobbled, village with a museum and two pubs.

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Woodfield Farm

Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 6 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire | Games Room

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A truly unique, four-storey contemporary house, located in the small hamlet of Clayton Le Dale, just two miles from Ribchester.

Things to do: A spacious billiard room with full-size snooker table, a table tennis room and a spacious studio, ideal for training, dance, yoga and pilates are all contained in this wonderful space.

Somerwood

Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 6 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire | Games Room

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One of our premier cottages, Somerwood is located in its own grounds, just half a mile from the centre of the lovely village of Ribchester, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland.

Things to do: The area is wonderful for walking and cycling with lovely footpaths from the doorstep, whilst the Forest of Bowland and Clitheroe Castle and Museum are within easy reach.

Nearby Longridge is also just a short drive.

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Park Hill

Sleeps 17 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 8 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Sauna | Games room | Near a pub

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Big house set in Clitheroe.

Things to do: Clitheroe offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a castle with a maze and a museum. Visit The Forest of Bowland.

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Wolfen Mill

Sleeps 22 | Bedrooms 11 | Bathrooms 10 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub

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Wolfen Mill is a former water-powered mill built in the 16th Century, set in one acre of fabulous grounds just a short distance from the Lancashire village of Chipping, an area renowned for its abundance of Gastro Pubs.

Things to do: You can explore the picturesque villages of Longridge, Garstang, Whalley, and Waddington nearby, hosting a variety of local shops, tea rooms, gastro pubs, and restaurants.

Enjoy a day trip to the Wild Boar Park, where you can feed and pet the animals or ramble along woodland paths.

The kids can enjoy a tractor ride, run wild in the adventure play area or explore the tunnels in the hay barn.

Lower Flass Farm

Sleeps 22 | Bedrooms 10 | Bathrooms 9 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Games Room

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A lavish, stone-built farmhouse with accompanying refurbished barn, located on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, in Bolton by Bowland, Clitheroe.

Things to do: Just a short walk away from the entrance of Forest Beck.

Get amongst nature at the Bowland Wild Boar Park, a fun-filled family day out surrounded by cuddly creatures, or enrich yourself with history at the Clitheroe Castle Museum.

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