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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 your morning cuppa and low-wattage plug sockets and USB ports to keep gadgets charged. The huts are heated to keep you cosy on chilly nights, and you’ll be supplied with 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’ll take you 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)
|Bed linen||2 included, 2 max.|
|Car||1 included, 1 max.|
|Duvets and pillows||2 included, 2 max.|
|Car parking by pitch/unit||yes|
|Gas and electricity included||yes|
|Dog (2 max)||£10/€11.13/A$17.54/US$12.59/CA$16.85/CHF12.57/SEK114.06/DKK83.13/NOK108.45/ISK1,553/ARS480.17/CLP8,618/PEN42.22/NZ$18.52/ZAR181.16/PLN47.76/R$49.31/CZK287.12/RSD1,319/HUF3,604.61/RUB841.26/CN¥86.96 per item|
Includes kindling, newspaper, firelighters and logs
|£5/€5.57/A$8.77/US$6.29/CA$8.42/CHF6.28/SEK57.03/DKK41.56/NOK54.22/ISK776/ARS240.08/CLP4,309/PEN21.11/NZ$9.26/ZAR90.58/PLN23.88/R$24.66/CZK143.56/RSD660/HUF1,802.30/RUB420.63/CN¥43.48 per item|
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This place was absolutely beautiful.
From the manager...
Thank you for your review!
The Hamlet is still a working progress, with only 10 more huts to be built before completion. The view is covered by a Bund and will soon have beautiful wildflowers and bee friendly plants covering this! The Hamlet itself is set in the grounds of an almost 700 year old historic house, which is open to the public 6 days a week.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again soon!
From the manager...
Thank you for your comments! We hope to see you again soon
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- 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, when you can 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
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
Samlesbury Hall cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
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