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- Glamping in the grounds of a 14th-century stately home
- Shepherd's huts with ensuite bathrooms, heating and proper beds
- Restaurant, dessert café, mini farm and large playground on site
Smart shepherd’s huts in the grounds of a stately home – how splendid.
If you’ve ever fancied having the run of a huge country estate, take a look at these posh pads in a peaceful corner of the gardens at Samlesbury Hall, a gorgeous half-timbered medieval hall in the Lancashire countryside halfway between Preston and Blackburn.
As befits such stately surrounds, these handcrafted huts have all mod cons for a comfy stay: memory foam mattresses on the beds, a kettle for morning cuppas, and low-wattage plug sockets and USB ports to keep gadgets charged. The huts are heated to keep you cosy on chilly nights, and there are lanterns and a firepit for alfresco eves. Each hut also has an ensuite bathroom with a hot shower and towels provided.
You’ll pretty much have the run of the grounds here, so there’s plenty of space for the kids to roam about and play games; there’s also an excellent Mayflower-themed wooden playground at their disposal, as well as a mini farm to meet friendly animals. The restaurant serves up top-notch breakfasts and daytime meals, and there are sweet treats galore to be had at Dottie’s Wafflery.
When you fancy heading out, it’s 15 minutes or so to drive to Preston or Blackburn, or you can lurk at the bus stop outside the site and wait to be whisked into town.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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|Max. persons||4 x
|Year of manufacture||2016|
(1 x shower, 1 x toilet)
Open space (1 x bunk bed)
|Please bring your own cooking equipment.|
|Duvets and pillows|
|Car parking by pitch/unit|
|Gas and electricity included|
|You will be able to choose extras on the booking page.|
|Dog (2 max)||£10/€11.20/A$19.88/US$12.34/CA$17.50/CHF11.85/SEK124.11/DKK83.65/NOK129.09/ISK1,740/ARS794.54/CLP10,628/PEN42.41/NZ$20.46/ZAR221.76/PLN50.97/R$64.11/CZK305.82/RSD1,316/HUF4,019.95/RUB980.72/CN¥87.55 per item|
Includes kindling, newspaper, firelighters and logs
|£5/€5.60/A$9.94/US$6.17/CA$8.75/CHF5.92/SEK62.06/DKK41.82/NOK64.55/ISK870/ARS397.27/CLP5,314/PEN21.20/NZ$10.23/ZAR110.88/PLN25.48/R$32.06/CZK152.91/RSD658/HUF2,009.97/RUB490.36/CN¥43.77 per item|
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Brilliant site with great clean accom and lovely staff
Everything! It was perfect. Will definitely be back!
Public transport nearby
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Gas cylinders available
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Small (11-25 pitches)
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
- Coach stations
Blackburn: Boulevard Bus Station
— 4.0 miles
4.0 miles Preston Bus Station — 5.2 miles
5.2 miles Darwen Bus Station — 6.7 miles
- Train stations
Pleasington Rail Station
— 2.9 miles
2.9 miles Cherry Tree Rail Station — 3.3 miles
3.3 miles Mill Hill (Lancs) Rail Station — 3.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing
— 20.6 miles
20.6 miles Fleetwood for Knott End Ferry Landing — 20.9 miles
20.9 miles Heysham Ferry Terminal — 23.0 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 2
— 30.3 miles
The obvious place to start is right on site: the hall and grounds are open most of the week for poking around in (although do check for weddings or other functions taking place before you wander in). Free tours can be had on Sundays, to learn about the hall’s history, its witching links and some of its ghostly goings on.
For a bit more history, Elizabethan Hoghton Tower and the Ribchester Roman Museum are both within a 15-minute drive. Should the nippers be tiring of cultural pursuits, Preston is 15 minutes away for shopping and various entertainments, or you can get to Blackpool’s beach in around half an hour.
If you’d rather take in a bit more nature, plenty of walking trails are three miles away at Brockholes nature reserve, which is also a starting point for the 21-mile Preston Guild Wheel cycle route.
- Forest of Bowland (5.8 miles)
- Oswaldtwistle Mills (7.5 miles)
- Beacon Fell Country Park (8.4 miles)
- Gawthorpe Hall (11.3 miles)
- Rufford Old Hall (13.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Samlesbury Hall cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Samlesbury Hall will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Samlesbury Hall have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Samlesbury Hall dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Samlesbury Hall? The obvious place to start is right on site: the hall and grounds are open most of the week for poking around in (although do check for weddings or other functions taking ... Read more
When can I check in and check out of Samlesbury Hall?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Samlesbury Hall? From £100 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability