Here at Rowanwater we will provide you with a secluded holiday get away or a peaceful haven to call home but the benefits of countryside living do not need to lead to seclusion with life here on our ideally situated location. There is plenty to see and plenty to do in the surrounding area whether it is a leisurely walk through the beautiful landscapes of The Trough of Bowland or a round of Golf at Garstang Golf Club, a jaunt up the River Wyre on a canal boat or dining out at one of the many local restaurants, you will not be out of touch at Rowanwater.
Local Area Highlights
Barton Grange Garden Centre – More information
The Marriott – More information
Beacon Fell Country Park – Website
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Mar-Dec) – Website
Stanley Park & Blackpool Zoo – Website
Sealife Centre – Website
Lake District – Website
Liverpool – Beatles attraction – Website
Trough of Bowland – Website
Ribble Valley – Website
Cedar Farm Galleries – Website
The Barn at Scorton – Website
Botany Bay – Website
Bygone Times – Website
Lancaster Castle – Website
Lancaster Maritime Museum – Website
Pendle Witch Experience Tour – Website
Just 2 miles from Rowanwater you’ll find Guy’s Thatched Hamlet: a canal-side hamlet of thatched buildings, eateries, cricket and bowling society loaded with a calendar of seasonal festivities such as an ice rink in winter, fun fairs and beer festivals in summer and even hot air balloon rides! A few miles away in Garstang, as well as a weekly market and annual programme of events, you’ll find a leisure centre, swimming pool and golf club.
The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides landscapes rich with walking routes, cycle trails and quaint country villages to explore. Discover 137 miles of coastline walks on Lancashire’s Coastal Way or venture less than an hour’s drive north to explore the world-renowned landscapes of the Lake District National Park.
City Links: Culture, Shopping and Entertainment
With historic Lancaster and Preston less than half an hour away by bus or car, you’ll never be too far from city life, cultural attractions, shops and entertainment plus the bright lights of Blackpool illuminations and Blackpool Pleasure Beach promise plenty of family fun. Less than an hour down the M6 is Manchester’s fantastic shopping and bustling night life, not to mention the Trafford Centre, Chill Factor indoor ski slope and Trafford Golf Centre driving range. Even London and Edinburgh are easily accessible; both only 2hrs 30mins from Lancaster or Preston by train.
Barton Grange Garden Centre
Barton Grange Garden Centre and Marina is locally famous for a good afternoon out. Not your run of the mill Garden Centre, there is a stunning houseplant department and all weather outdoor plan area, plenty of books and inspirational displays to encourage even a budding gardener into a fully bloomed horticulturist. The staff are helpful gardening experts who are happy to give advice and inspiration when you need it. With a large stock of outdoor furniture, barbecues and much more, here you’ll find everything you need to kit out your new lodge for stylish outdoor dining and entertaining.
The Cook Shop is a chef’s dream and whether you are cooking an extravagant meal or just baking some treats, you’re guaranteed to find what you need here. All the most sought after ranges are here: Le Creuset, Kitchen Aid, Emma Bridgewater, Brabantia, to name just a few.
The Barton Grange Farm Shop stocks a range of locally sourced produce and speciality foods. The Butcher’s counter is run by Honeywell’s Meats (another local favourite, renowned for high quality produce) and is stocked with top choice meat sourced from local livestock. The Baker’s counter houses tempting treats made by Barton Grange themselves and the well-known Latham’s of Broughton. This section should be sign posted with a health warning as it’s near impossible to resist!
If the cake counter doesn’t grab you then the terrifically tasty “Topping’s Treats” sweet shop on the way out will do! With bright and bold sweeties and creamy, delicious ice-cream the sweet shop is a reason on its own to pay BG a visit. As if all of this wasn’t enough, there is also the Riverside Café and Willows Restaurant which serve everything from a quick coffee to a three course meal or a traditional afternoon tea.
Barton Grange Marina
The Garden Centre is right next to the Marina which has berths for narrow boats and wide beams with electricity supplies to each berth and a water supply within close proximity. With direct access onto the Lancaster canal this marina is the ideal spot to moor your boat.
For information on mooring fees click here
For more information visit www.bartongrange.co.uk or call 01995 642900.
To view map click here… Garstang Road • Brock • Preston • Lancashire • PR30BT (Sat Nav: PR3 0RB)
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