Warton is the birthplace of the medieval ancestors of George Washington with a coat of arms to the family in St Oswald's Church. The ruins of The Old Rectory (English Heritage,) built around 1267, is the oldest surviving architecture in the village.
Put on your walking boots and take a circular 1 hour walk from the cottage to Warton Crag (AONB) for butterflies, orchids and birds. Enjoy fabulous views to the Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire hills.
Leighton Hall, home of the Gillow Family, is only a 5 minute drive away.
If birdwatching is more your thing, RSPB Leighton Moss, home to the Booming Bittern and featured on BBC's Autumn Watch is just 3 miles away and easily accessible on foot, by bike or car.
If nostalgia calls, nearby Carnforth Station is famed for its connection with the filming, in 1945, of "Brief Encounter" and has a Heritage Centre and Café.
Garden Lovers will enjoy visiting the world famous topiary garden of Levens Hall, Cumbria which is just 15 minutes' drive away. National Trusts' Sizergh Castle and Gardens and the privately owned, Holker Hall Estate are also a short drive away.
The coastline of Silverdale and Arnside (AONB) provide scenic walks and views across Morecambe Bay and to the Lakeland hills beyond.
The City of Lancaster (7 miles south), has many interesting historic buildings centred around the important national heritage of Lancaster Castle. The city has a plethora of restaurants, cafes and shops.
Within easy reach of Morecambe, located on Morecambe Bay with panoramic views of the Lake District. There are interesting sculptures along the coast.
Carnforth, just 1 mile away has a good selection of supermarkets and independent shops.
Both Yealand Conyers (1.5 miles) and Silverdale (3 miles) have village pubs serving locally sourced food.
The Market Towns of Lancaster, Kendal & Kirkby Lonsdale are within easy reach having many independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
Cumbria and Lancashire have many fine dining experiences which can be reached within 30-40 minutes.
Wow Claire!! What a fantastic cottage - we were so impressed with the attention to detail. We will have to find a reason to return to enjoy your lovely place.
Jill & Neale, StaffordshireVisit guestbook