Quernmore Valley, LA2 9EF
Quernmore Valley is located on the old Roman road from Lancaster to the Trough of Bowland, which is an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, and is a short drive away from the historic city of Lancaster. The cottages, which can sleep up to 11 people (5 +6), are ideally located for access to The Lake District, North Yorkshire Moors, Forest of Bowland, North Lancashire and Lancaster University / University of Cumbria. This is a truly rural retreat, but within easy reach of Lancaster (approx 3 miles) and local amenities. Access to the M6 is convenient for junction 33 & 34 and Lancaster University is only 8 minutes away by the scenic route. Explore the local markets in Lancaster, Garstang and Clitheroe, visit near by fine food establishments serving local ales and home cooked food or just simply enjoy the undisturbed surrounding countryside.
Here at Quernmore Valley Cottages we are committed to providing a good quality service, whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities, and ensuring guests have a comfortable and pleasant stay. A symbol of this commitment is our membership of the Green Tourism Business Scheme which encourages sustainable practices to enable the continued enjoyment of the natural environment around us for future generations. At Quernmore Valley Cottages we encourage guests to: · Use environmentally friendly washing and cleaning products · Recycle household waste in the bins provided & compost green kitchen waste · Support the local food producers and visit local restaurants · Explore the local amenities by utilising the information packs and various maps of the area provided in each cottage.
Visitor experiences – all the extra touches!
Wildlife watching - opportunities onsite for excellent wildlife watching
Walking - excellent opportunities from our door, including maps and walking routes
Cycling - excellent opportunities from our door including bike storage facilities
Carbon conscious – we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint through thorough energy, water and waste reduction measures
What's green about ....
Our commitment to Energy Saving o Installing Solar PV panels at Beck Cottage generates sufficient electricity for the dwelling and feeds surplus power back into the national grid o We have recently renovated Beck Cottage to the highest specification for insulation and installed double-glazing throughout o Low energy light bulbs are fitted where possible o Household appliances are A-Rated in Energy Efficiency Our commitment to Water Saving o All toilets are fitted with dual-flush water saving facilities o Taps are aerated (where possible) to reduce water consumption o Showers are provided in both properties with monitored water pressure o Water efficient dishwasher & washing machines installed Our commitment to Waste, Recycling & the Environment o ‘Bag it & Bin it’ promoted throughout both cottages to protect septic tanks o All waste is separated & recycled where possible and any Hazardous waste is disposed of correctly o Environmentally friendly washing products and cleaning materials are supplied for our guests use o Environmentally friendly washing and cleaning products are used in our own cleaning routines Our commitment to Nature o Bird boxes and Feeding stations are located in the grounds of the cottages to encourage wildlife to feed here o Natural habitats are left undisturbed with many species nesting in the grounds o All guests have free access to the surrounding gardens to enjoy the local wildlife
Visit Britain 4 star