Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Beautiful Self Catering Holiday Cottage
The Cottage is located at Brownlow Farm, Twiston; 1.5 miles to the village of Barley and about 2 miles to the delightful village of Downham, home of Born and Bred.
There are few properties with such a superb outlook over the Ribble Valley and Yorkshire Dales. From the cottage you can see the magnificent peaks of Pen-Y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, as well as the Trough and Forest of Bowland .
Lovingly renovated from dereliction in 2007/8 this luxurious 4 bedroom holiday home is an “upside down” house and offers some surprises. Full of modern conveniences yet retaining 200 years of character in its design.
The cottage is accessed via a private track and through a field, and has parking for 3 – 4 vehicles. There is a terraced garden area and a paved patio area for enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings. No traffic noises or street lights here!
The property further benefits from access to 15 acres of private farmland, where the owners have brought the fields back into productivity, and planted over 4500 hedgerow and 400 trees to encourage wildlife and birds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford International Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Clitheroe|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
Welcome to Throstle Hall Country Cottage. The self catering holiday accommodation sleeps 8 and consists of;
Large vestibule area in glass atrium, overlooking both front parking area and garden and views out to Ribble Valley. Ideal for leaving wet boots, dogs, outdoor coats etc.
Ground floor ;
2 bedrooms with king size beds and views to Pendle Hill. One double bedroom with views over private farmland. House bathroom with shower over bath and separate shower room wth toilet and washbasin.
The ultimate chill out area. Relax in a comfy sofa with a cuppa or a glass of your favourite enjoying the views and sunsets over the surrounding countryside. Watch out for deer, badgers at dusk and our owl visitors.
Living space ;
This is a really cleverly designed space, with a large, excellently equipped kitchen, leading into dining area and living space with a wood burning stove and views on three sides. Separate utility room with extra larder fridge and large cleaning cupboard.
kitchen: dishwasher, electric cooker and hob, fridge, microwave etc
utility: washer/dryer and larder fridge/freezer, iron & board;
living: satellite TV, CD, DVD player and DVDs, Playstation 2, range of books and local information.
Second floor ;
Children love this room! Tucked up in the eaves the second floor has its own seating area, and twin bedroom (beds zip to become a super king for adults).
|Further details outdoors||
Patio area with garden furniture and seating. Terraced garden area . Access to private fields and nearby stream. Public footpath runs alongside cottage boundary and a little bridge links across to further footpaths on the Downham loop. Views from the cottage are excellent, looking out over Pendle Hill to the south and the Ribble Valley and Yorkshire Dales and Trough of Bowland to the north.
There is ample parking at the cottage. The track to the cottage is quite steep, with nearest neighbours about 400 yards away, so privacy is guaranteed.
The cottage is accessed via a private lane through farm gates which must be kept closed at all time. Access is through a neighbours field and onto a hardcore track down to the cottage. This is fairly steep but driveable under normal conditions. Please note there is NO parking at Brownlow Farm or neighbouring barns.
The cottage is ideal for families, groups of friends and keen lovers of the outdoor life. It is accessed down a private track and has the benefit of no traffic noise other than the odd tractor or quad bike across the valley.
The night sky is immense as there is no street lighting for miles and wildlife in abundance, from deer and birds to a badger sett in the immediate vicinity. Pets are welcome by arrangement and it is great for children, as long as they are reasonably well behaved (both children and pets!). Golf courses in 10 mile radius - 5 at least
Northern England region
The local area
If you are tempted to stray from the peace and tranquillity of Throstle Hall Cottage on the Yorkshire/Lancashire borderthere are many interesting trips out and about.
Surrounded by picturesque villages with ancient churches that are packed with history, you will be in the heart of Pendle Witch country.
The cottage is overlooked by Pendle Hill, the birth place of the Quaker movement when in 1640 George Fox had a vision. There is a Quaker Burial Ground close by and several local meeting places and Quaker reference sites.
Enjoy walking and cycling? then there are endless opportunities for both. For the perfect peaceful, relaxing holiday, with access to some excellent invigorating walks and cycle rides right from the gate, Throstle Hall Cottage is an ideal base for Ribble Valley and Yorkshire Dales, and, of course, Pendle Hill and surrounding countryside.
Roughlee Trout Fishery a spring and river fed Fly Fishery. 2.5 acre lake open all year from 8am until dusk. www.roughleetroutfishery.com
Raygill Fishing Lakes fly fishing for brown, blue, rainbow & golden trout on two well stocked lakes. www.raygillfisheries.co.uk
Stocks Reservoir is the largest fishery in the North West of England. www.stocksreservoir.com
Pendle Walking Festival is a week of free guided walks catering for all abilities, including children usually held at the end of August beginning of September each year.
Our closest village is Barley, the most popular start point for climbing Pendle Hill. The village boasts The Pendle Inn run by Joanne and Dave, the wonderful Barley Tea Room – look out for our friends Angie, Mike and co for some delicious freshly cooked food. Barley has a vibrant Village Hall which hosts many events. The Barley Mow restaurant and the Cabin in the Car Park complete the eateries in the village.
Perhaps more famous is the village of Downham, 2 miles down the hill, home to the Assheton Family, where Lord and Lady Clitheroe live in the beautiful Downham Hall. The Post Office also doubles up as a local food and gift shop, and does lovely teas, and fish and chips! The village gains much of its fame because of the ducks – in the summer it is a popular picnic spot, and the ducks become very waddly with all the bread they are fed by visitors. The TV programme Born and Bred has been filmed here over the past few years, turning the Assheton Arms into the Railwayman pub, a war memorial appears and we even have a well on the green!
Around and about are many craft centres, and visitor attractions. For more shopping, castle and museums there are the market towns of Clitheroe and Skipton a short drive away. There is also a heritage centre in Barrowford Pendle Heritage Centre. The famous Boundary Mill Stores are 20 minutes drive away www.boundarymill.co.uk
Close by are three working preserved steam railways. Each is run by volunteers dedicated to keeping this historic mode of transport alive, for us all to enjoy. We are also only a short drive from the historic market town of Settle, the start of the wonderful Settle to Carlisle railway journey.
Keighley and Worth Valley railway
Embsay and Bolton Abbey steam railway
East Lancs Railway
Restaurants and Public Houses
Barley, Downham, Worston, Fence, Roughlee, Gisburn, and Barrowford all have restaurants and Public Houses serving good quality food.
Banks and cash points - Gisburn, Barnoldswick, Barrowford and Clitheroe.
Doctors at Clitheroe.
Cycle and outdoor equipment shops Clitheroe, Settle. and Skipton.
Public transport – train at Clitheroe, Skipton or Nelson.
Bus service – the local P70/P71 runs hourly from Nelson and Clitheroe and is available at the Crossroads (10 mins walk from Throstle Hall). This links in to major bus and rail services.
Post Office & Public Tel. at Downham, Barrowford Gisburn and Chatburn.
Taxi service available either in Clitheroe or Barrowford.
Local cycle hire available.
Horse riding available locally.