Carnforth holiday cottages are perfect for visitors who want to experience life in a traditional Lancashire community. This pretty town is located in North Lancashire, at the northern end of Morecambe Bay. It is perhaps best known for its appearance in the iconic David Lean film Brief Encounter, scenes of which were filmed at the town’s railway station. Holiday cottages in Carnforth are popular among fans who visit to watch the film and have their photo taken at the station’s excellent visitor centre. In the heart of the town, you will discover a variety of independent shops, including renowned Carnforth Bookshop, where you can browse more than 100,000 second-hand books.


Masongill Lodge is a Grade II listed rural cottage resting within the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the hamlet of Masongill. The Yorkshire longhouse dates back to 1709 and boasts a paddock and garden with sweeping views, plus exposed beams, an Aga, two log fires and walks from the front door.

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There are a couple of supermarkets and a handful of good places to eat and drink. Pop into the Snug, next to the railway station, for an impressive range of local beers. On the other side of the river, Taps on the Green is a welcoming pub serving hearty dishes. Exploring the town from you Carnforth holiday cottage, you will notice historic landmarks, such as the Civic Hall, and the pretty parish church. Directly to the town’s north, Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a paradise for walking, with countless trails through stunning nature reserves, where butterflies, birds and wildflowers await discovery. 

A little further north, the Lake District National Park is home to some of the country’s most idyllic countryside. The mysterious moors and peat bogs of the Forest of Bowland lie to the town’s east, while the rugged hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are close enough for day trips. For a day by the sea, head to the graceful town of Morecambe, a 15-minute drive southward. Lancaster is well worth a visit, with a medieval castle perched on a hilltop overlooking the city.