Shepherds Barn is perfectly located for a relaxing break. Situated along our private road and within the picturesque Quernmore Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty the area is calm and cottage quiet.
My favourite room in the house - outside - a few glasses of wine and a bit of a BBQ and this is what you're looking at, all you can see for miles and miles around are acres of land, absolutely fabulous
Loved the week, even the rain! Kids didn't want to leave. Thanks for taking time out to show Harry the dogs and sheep
You're assured of a quiet surroundings and beautiful countryside on a luxury break at Shepherds Barn.
The private road access to the farm and cottage(s), a secluded location over 200 metres from the winding Wyresdale Road that crosses the historic, twin arched bridge over the river Conder that leads left to Lancaster (3 miles) or into Quernmore, a quiet residential parish.
Shepherds barn is on the outskirts of attractive residential Quernmore village, the first village east of Lancaster.
Ours is a picturesque rural setting surrounded by countryside and grazing fields and just a short walk to the main farm building. This location is within the Forest of Bowland AONB though only 3 miles from Lancaster city centre and also easy access to/from the M6.
The cottage is 1 hour's drive (or less) from the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, The Lune Valley and the seaside resorts of Blackpool and Morecambe.
With its pedestrianised shopping area,a great retail selection, historic Lancaster Castle and several museums Lancaster is a popular day out. Driving into Lancaster takes under 15 minutes.
Footpaths and walks traverse the local area and there are many local walks. We have in the Utility room a library of maps and guides useful for planning walks and outings around the Forest of Bowland, Lancaster, Morecambe Bay and Lake District.
Set out from your holiday front door to explore Clougha Pike, seen in the distance from the windows. This provides an energetic walk as it rises through rocky moorland famed for its 5 mile long steady ascent and at the top a "sense of space, a hint of the wild, and a magnificent view" http://www.visitlancashire.com/dbimgs/Walking%20for%20All.pdf.
The stone table is actually authentic and out of the original barn
Lee End Farm