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Stone Mouse Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Bolton-by-bowland, Lancashire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Stone Mouse Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Stone Mouse Cottage is a single-storey, detached cottage on a working farm in the Ribble Valley hamlet of Harrop, three miles from Bolton-by-Bowland. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms - a super king-size double (zip/link - can be twin on request) and a king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. There is also a main bathroom with bath, basin and WC. The open plan living area comprises a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Outside, off road parking is available for two cars, while there is also a front lawned garden with furniture. With wonderful walking on offer in the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland, Stone Mouse Cottage makes a great base for a romantic break in the Dales.

The Yorkshire Dales village of Bolton-by-Bowland is in the Ribble Valley and has a shop, two pubs serving food and a tea room. The Ribble Valley is an AONB, while nearby Clitheroe offers a whole host of amenities including a very interesting sausage shop. The area is ideal for touring the Lakes and the Dales.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Oil central heating with solar panels for hot water and woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (1 with FreeSat, 1 with Feeeview), WiFi, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Fuel for woodburning stove on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Front lawned garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 3 miles. Note: Check in 4pm, check out 11am. Note: No children under 10 years.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mrs Forshaw
March 2015
The property was probably the best we have stayed in. The owners had thought of everything. It was an excellent place to stay.
Mrs Hutchinson
March 2015
Everything was beautiful but the particular favourite was the lovely views from the huge doors in the living room. Magic.
Mrs Wright
March 2015
The cottage was finished to an extremely good standard. It was warm, comfortable and well equipped with every eventuality catered for.
Mrs Manning
April 2015
Perfect for an away from it all break. Great walking country and an abundance of places to eat. The cottage was faultless, with fabulous views straight out of the lounge/patio. A bonus at this time of year was watching the baby lambs, so entertaining! Everything you need has been thought of in this quality cosy cottage. Lots of extra touches to enhance your stay. Highly recommended.
Mrs Burton
June 2015
Excellent accommodation, and an ideal location for wonderful scenery and eating places.
Mrs Weatheritt
October 2015
The cottage is beautiful and in a perfect peaceful location with wonderful views. This is a place in which you can truly relax and unwind. The owners are so friendly and welcoming and have made sure that you have everything you need to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. It's a very hard place to leave behind!
Mrs Campbell
November 2015
This was the most beautiful cottage to come and spend the week in. Everything was very clean, comfortable and attractive and the owners had thought of everything you might need on a week away and left it to hand (including a fantastic set of notes on what and where to do things in the area). It was more than suitable for our dog and baby, which is great as properties often suit one or another. The views and peace in the area were also wonderful!
Mr Holleran
April 2016
The welcome was superb, and the view from the main lounge windows was great; really enabled us to relax and enjoy the peace, calm and wildlife. We didn't realise what a superb base this makes for a holiday either in the Forest of Bowland or the Yorkshire Dales, both of which are just short journeys away. The layout of the cottage was ideal for our needs.
Mr Lacey
April 2016
We loved it all, it was a real home from home, the whole property inside and out was excellent. We would have no hesitation in returning or recommending it to our family friends. It was also very dog friendly, but equally ideal for dog free visitors.
Mrs Burton
June 2016
Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful location.
Mrs Lambert-pitts
December 2013
The cottage is beautiful and in a lovely location.
Mrs Theakston
December 2013
The cottage was welcoming and very user friendly. The surrounding scenery is extremely beautiful.
Miss Packham
February 2014
This cottage was an amazing place. Roomy, immaculate and tastefully decorated. All we could possibly want was included and more. The owners were discreet , yet approachable and friendly. A great get away from it all and lots of walks too. Lovely warm place, we'll be back.
Mr Braker
April 2014
This was a 5 star accommodation which could not be faulted, well received on arrival by the owners and were available for any information we required. We have stayed in many holiday cottages with yourselves and different companies, and will say that this property is outstanding and the best one we have ever stayed in. The property is in a good location for sightseeing.
Mr Corbishley
May 2014
We very much enjoyed the location, the quiet and the ease of access to Lancashire and Yorkshire. We have recommended it to others in our family and amongst friends.
Mrs Benson
May 2014
I cannot rate this property highly enough. Everything was of top quality, including the welcome from the owners. My 4 year old granddaughter loved being able to see the sheep and horse from the cottage window.
Mrs Burton
May 2014
Beautiful location, excellent accommodation and friendly, helpful hosts.
Mr Owen
July 2014
The welcome pack was a lovely touch, the owners were very friendly, but willing to let us get on with our thing. The cottage was wonderfully presented and clean.
Mrs Crewdson
October 2014
The location of the cottage was fantastic. It was really comfortable and beautifully presented. The owners were so friendly and we really appreciated the welcome pack. We loved the Forest of Bowland and found it a good base for exploring the region. The tourist information in the cottage was excellent too.
Mr Jones
November 2014
This cottage is superb, we were delighted with it as were our visitors.
Ms Conn
December 2014
This cottage has been decorated and kitted out to the highest specification. It really felt like every detail had been thought about and carefully put into place. Lovely!
Mrs Causton
December 2014
If we could give this accommodation more than 10 out of 10 we would. The cottage is extremely comfortable, warm and clean, really like a home. There are two gorgeous bedrooms and we decided to use the one with the en-suite, bed was very comfortable with luxury sheets so we slept very well. The owners were there if we needed them but not obtrusive. Stone Mouse Cottage is an excellent base from which to explore the local area and there was plenty of local information in the house to help you even a local restaurant guide. We have been in this area before but managed this time to visit new places. We arrived on Friday both tired from work needing a rest and left feeling refreshed and ready for Christmas.
Mr Kannenberg
February 2015
Had a wonderful short break with parents and we all commented that we would love to live at the cottage. It is fabulous and the best we have ever been to. The owners are on hand to assist but never obtrusive and they provide an outstanding venue for a holiday. Peace and tranquillity in a lovely part of the world. We would all have given it 11 out of 10 if it were possible. Thanks again for a fantastic break.
Mr Mirfin
January 2015
Everything was superb and really enjoyed the peace and quiet. The dusting of snow made it even more special for our Christmas break.
Mrs Allsupp
October 2013
We loved the cottage, and its location. One of the only places where we commented that we would like to go again.
Mrs Schofield
October 2013
Beautifully furnished and decorated cottage, warm and cosy, spotlessly clean. Fantastic views. Friendly owners.
Mrs Weatheritt
June 2013
The cottage was beautiful and the location was wonderful. The scenery from the property was amazing.
Mr Breslin
June 2013
Wonderful cottage, with lots of unexpected extras, and a great welcome.
Mrs Playle
July 2013
The cottage was lovely and we had a very relaxing time. The furniture in the garden was excellent as the weather was so good. The people who owned the cottage were excellent hosts, they couldn't have been more helpful. We would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants to explore the Ribble valley and surrounding areas.
Mrs Hedges
April 2013
Beautifully presented and lovely finishing touches. Great view. Peaceful.
Mr Geering
April 2013
The owner made us feel very welcome when we arrived. The cottage was in tip top condition and the views were breathtaking.
September 2016
Stone Mouse Cottage is a beautifully furnished, well equipped, spacious, spotlessly clean property and we loved it. It isn't easy to find adjectives which have not been used already to describe the cottage - so I will be boring and say it is just as 'special' as other reviewers have said. Nothing can be faulted - the beds are so comfortable, the bedding is luxurious, the towels are white and fluffy and the selection of toiletries is a very nice touch. The lounge has large settees, a fabulous stone fireplace and a great kitchen/dining area with everything you could need. The large sliding glass doors opening onto a pretty decked and garden area make the most of the lovely views. The owners are so helpful and go that extra mile to ensure that everything is just right to give the guests a perfect holiday experience. A welcome pack of home-made scones (with cream and jam) and a bottle of wine were extremely well received and the fresh flowers were lovely. Would we go back again - you bet! We just loved the location, remote, quiet and beautiful.
May 2015
I am not usually lost for words, but to expand upon the plaudits already given by other reviewers is difficult. As it would also be pointless to just repeat them all, it just make sense to confirm absolutely that every single item and issue praised by others was exactly as we found it- and oh how wonderful it was too. We rent quite frequently and at various areas of the country-generally contemporarily furnished properties such as this- but I have to say this one is the very template by which others should be rated! It really IS that good. The attention to fine detail is obvious and it is clear that the running and development of Stonemouse is a carefully considered living issue and nothing had a "stale" factor about it if you understand my gist. For me the magnificence lay in the sheer tranquility. Being such a distance from the road there was no road noise, in fact I cant even remember hearing planes overhead- and the tiny community there must be respectful of the peace as it was pretty much silent apart from the soothing bird song and animal noise. Soothing to the very soul indeed.I had forgotten that such silence and peace remained in our world. I have had Forest of Bowland on my "to do " list for very many years now as I had heard of its beauty, its isolation and minimal tourist occupation (due to everyone dashing past it on their way to the Lakes). It hardly prepared me however for the stupendous drive we took one day from Slaidburn north into the hills! A single track road that wandered lazily for miles and miles up hill and down dale as they say, and not meeting a single car for the whole hour and a half we travelled along I didnt think isolation such as this still existed in our country. Please do try it- hopefully you will be as amazed and inspired as we were- but shush, keep it quiet lest the secret gets out too much! lol. My brother and his wife, our usual holiday companions, were left behind on this occasion (much to their chagrin!). Then we happened to notice that on the 1 mile access road to the cottage there was a Camping and Caravan Site half way down it- one where they are limited to only 5 caravans- so its small and basic although beautifully positioned. We mentioned this to them and needless to say a couple of days later they were installed and able to join us for meals and socialising which absolutely made it for us- and them. This I mention as it may be of interest to other parties that would similarly have family join them. That this property is booked months and months ahead speaks volumes for itself- quite justifiably so. I would just like to openly congratulate Janet and Daniel on achieving the very pinnacle of what all holiday lettings owners should be trying to attain. Myself and my wife- we cannot wait to break our rule of never going back the same place twice! If you are even dithering as to whether this property is for you or not...stop now-book it, I guarantee that like the rest of us you will be far from disappointed.
August 2015
.... we would just like to reaffirm what other reviewers have commented. Best rental accommodation we've had, anywhere. Instead of repeating what's already been said, some local information; Lots of pubs serving good food in surrounding villages like Slaidburn, Grindleton, West Bradford and Waddington. Short distance to Clitheroe, a delightful little town with interesting shops, Norman castle and range of eateries; Great walking country - we climbed Pendle Hill, trekked through Gisburn Forest, and followed a route from Dunsop Bridge with fantastic views; Try the Settle to Carlisle heritage train, which can be picked up from Clitheroe (on Wednesdays, I think), or Skipton. Do try Stone Mouse Cottage!
August 2014
We have stayed in many cottages over the years but this one," Stone Mouse Cottage" exceeded all expectations These premises had everything one could have required, plenty of Cooking Appliances - Crockery- Cutlery etc. The Cottage was very light and airy and had spectacular views over the hills. A lot of thought had gone into the designing of the Cottage with modern ideas. Ideally located for getting around the Dales, did not really want to leave, you could have lived in this cottage 12 months of the year. Pets extremely catered for with towels and washing facilities all to hand.
March 2015
We have just returned from a week-end break at this exceptional cottage and our only regret that it wasn't for longer, we shall return ! The accommodation, facilities, location and views cannot be faulted and it is blessed with an abundance of excellent shops and restaurants within a 10 mile radius not to mention the surrounding countryside with it's lovely walks and amazing wildlife. You can be sure of a true Northern welcome not only from the lovely owners but in most of the establishments you may frequent.
October 2013
The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Great welcome basket on arrival, great hosts, great cottage, lovely location...every thing was so perfect we had booked another visit within the first 24 hours of being there.
August 2014
A most comfortable cottage,best I have stayed in. Bright and airy with open views to the fields from the large lounge window which opens on to a wide terrace and garden/ play area. The area is quiet with lots of wildlife to be seen (plus the farm sheep) but is convenient for travelling to the Yorkshire Dales, the Lancashire coast or the Lake District. The owners give you a most warm welcome and make you feel quite at home. My daughter, granddaughter (4 years old) and I enjoyed the cottage so much that we booked to go back in 2015 ! I cannot recommend it too highly.
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