Luxury Forest of Bowland cottages

luxury forest of bowland cottagesLuxury Forest of Bowland cottages are ideal for exploring the fine landscape of this relatively undiscovered region, renowned for its peace and tranquillity. This upland area lying to the east of Lancaster and Preston is a real ramblers’ and naturalists’ paradise. Celebrating 50 years of special protection as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the forest’s 300 square miles are home to many rare birds and plants and an extensive network of walking routes

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Yet Bowland remains a relatively unknown visitor destination. During Medieval times this was a Royal hunting ground, hence the ‘forest’ in its title; today, much of the land remains in the hands of a few large, private estates. The area is so sparsely inhabited it attracts star-gazers who come to appreciate its night skies, some of the darkest in Britain.
The countryside here is valued for its contrasting habitats, ranging from the wild heather uplands to the patchwork of farms in the valleys. This is a living landscape – with its highly prized beef, pork and lamb sold at local farmers’ markets.
With the moors managed for grouse shooting and the hedges, walls and barns maintained for agriculture down the centuries, it’s also very much a man-made environment.
Popular visitor destinations include Beacon Fell Country Park, Pendle Hill, the dramatic Trough of Bowland, Slaidburn and the beautiful Hodder Valley, historic Clitheroe and Whalley, Chipping, Hurst Green and Bolton-by-Bowland.
From luxury cottages Forest of Bowland treasures like these can be discovered and enjoyed.

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Check availability Lower Barns Fold, Longridge, Lancashire
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £342742 per week * Ref: GCG4966
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Lower Barns Fold is a detached holiday barn conversion which lies on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Bowland, within the grounds of the owner’s 18th century farmhouse. Just as the New Forest in Hampshire is not very new, dating back over a thousand years, so the Forest of Bowland on the border...
Check availability Root Farm Cottage, Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £397793 per week * Ref: GCG5050
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Set in the heart of the Forest of Bowland this detached cottage has been lovingly converted with great attention to quality of fabrics and internal finishes. The work on Root Farm Cottage was co-ordinated by an interior designer to create a wonderfully ambient atmosphere. The cottage lies within wal...