Traditional Stone Barn

Surrounded By The Beauty of Lancashire

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The Barn

The Owls is a traditional detached stone barn surrounded by spacious grounds and beautiful Lancashire Countryside. The barn itself is about 300 years old and has recently been renovated with living accommodation upstairs, with a south facing balcony overlooking the large gardens, and three bedrooms and two bathrooms downstairs. The contemporary kitchen and living room have a baronial hall feel with high ceilings and exposed beams, a traditional wood burner giving the place its cosy atmosphere. This spacious Lancashire barn conversion provides a blend of traditional and contemporary self-catering accommodation, perfect for couples, families, friends or groups wishing to explore this amazing location – there is so much to do you certainly won’t be bored.

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Your Accommodation

The barn sleeps 8 people and is of course pet-friendly. There are three bedrooms – two double bedrooms (one with ensuite), one twin bedroom and a separate family shower room – there is an additional sofa bed in the lounge. The contemporary open plan kitchen, dining, and family area have a breakfast bar, dishwasher, washing machine, double oven and separate gas hob. Outside has a BBQ to take full advantage of the garden in the summertime.

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The Location

Local activities include numerous country pubs and restaurants which you can walk or ramble to. There are farmers markets and even a traditional coffee roasters dating back to 1891 at the local village of Mawdesley. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved with sports in the area, from horse riding to course and game fishing, cycling and even jet skiing. For golf enthusiasts, there are many courses locally including the Links course at Ainsdale the location of the many PGA competitions. For the more artistically minded there are several craft centres, galleries and artisan workshops to visit. As well as viewing the natural habitat of birds and animals from the barn you can visit several wetland centres and nature reserves, there are also nature trails and activity centres for the kids. There are numerous beaches within a 30-minute drive and sand dunes at Formby Point National Trust. We have a bit of everything for everyone.

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Our Guests

  • It was so nice to be out of the city in the middle of the countryside and right next to a working farm, the kids loved it.

    Aaren Johnson
  • We stayed here with our family and two dogs in winter. The house is warm and cosy with the wood burner, and the kitchen, dining room area has great views.

    John Morton
  • There is so much to do locally you are spoilt for choice.

    Jane Thompson Trip Advisor

How To Find Us

As there is very little public transport it is necessary to have a car, or you can cycle from the nearest railway stations of Parbold or Hoscar (less than 3 miles away).

By Car
Junction 27 of the M6 is 5minutes away (3.5 miles).
Preston is 25minutes.
Liverpool is 45minutes.
Manchester / Chester / Lancaster are all under an hour.
Leeds is 1hr 30minutes.

By Train
Parbold and Hoscar Station is less than 4 miles away and only 15minutes from Wigan by train. Wigan is on the London to Glasgow line and has many direct links, including:
Manchester Airport (43minutes)
London Euston (1hr 55minutes)
Glasgow (2hrs 30minutes)

By Bike
If you are cycling to us directly or cycling from the local train stations Bikes can be kept securely in the garage, and as Eccleston is only 3 miles away and is the home of Bradley Wiggins, you’ll be in good company.

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