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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Bolton-by-bowland

Stone Mouse Cottage in Bolton-by-bowland, Lancashire

From: €486 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 2

Stone Mouse Cottage Self-Catering

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 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. Hairdryers, Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Front lawned garden with furniture. An extra fridge/freezer for cottage users is provided (this is in the owner's garage opposite the cottage). Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 3 miles. Note: Check in 4pm, check out 11am. Note - This property does not accept Children or Infants.

Cottage amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Thompson
June 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at Stone Mouse cottage -Janet and Daniel spoilt us and gave us a real welcome.. The garden area was very well maintained with wonderful views over the surrounding hill. We are looking forward to staying there again and taking in the beautiful scenery.
Mrs Weatheritt
March 2019
This is the 7th year we have stayed at Stone mouse Cottage, and it was still as lovely as our very first visit! The attention to detail by the owners Janet and Danny is fabulous, we can't think of anything else we could possibly require to make our stay any more perfect. The location is wonderful, you don't even need to move from the comfortable sofas to enjoy the view or to watch the sheep and lambs grazing, the vast variety of birds visiting the feeders, or even the odd deer pass by! Luckily we are staying again in November, can't wait!
Miss Challoner
December 2018
Absolute amazing cottage very luxurious and we had such a lovely time.. it’s very quiet and peaceful we woke up to a fabulous view each morning. when we arrived the cottage was all Christmassy it looked beautiful. we would defiantly book this cottage again!
Mrs Clarke
November 2018
We had a lovely relaxing weekend here at Stonemouse Cottage.. The accommodation is just excellent - immaculately clean, well equipped and situated in a beautiful spot of countryside. You really do feel away from it all. We did not want to leave
Mr Ashley
October 2018
Amazing stay.. Everything as described and absolutely perfect. Our first at this cottage and using Sykes, will definitely use again.
Mrs Rumsby
September 2018
Lovely cottage very comfortable ideal for a relaxing holiday in a tranquil setting
Mr Whitfield
August 2018
The owners of the cottage live oposite on their farm and are extremely helpful with places to eat, walks etc and are only too happy to help.. The cottage is one of the best we have stayed in. It has everything you need in it and more ie extra toiletries in each bathroom, plenty white fluffy towels and slippers. Hair dryers in the drawer, things you would normally find in a hotel than in a cottage. Immaculate throughout. Views are fantastic with a huge picture window looking out into the fields which is to die for and can be opened all the way and you can step out onto the decking to enjoy the view, totally enclosed which was good as we have a dog, Would recommed this cottage to both pet owners and also non pet owners!!
Mrs Benson
August 2018
The finishing personal touches made by Janet and the sincere welcome I was given, everything aimed at helping me cope with walking difficulties, so very much appreciated because it was unexpected.. The setting of Stone Mouse cottage - on a working farm - gave me extra interest at all times without any disruption. The binoculars provided enabled me to watch cows, sheep and deer. The bird feeders made sure there was always some to watch flying around the delightful garden. Nothing was too much trouble to Janet and Danny to make the cottage a perfect place to relax amid the beautiful countryside, but let me stress that there are plenty of activities possible if you are lucky enough to be able bodied !
July 2018
We loved everything about the cottage, the owners were very nice , the farm was great as we saw the sheep being sheared ,Ollie the horse and the cows ,it was all fantastic.
July 2018
Third visit and hope to book again, thanks
Mrs Connell
June 2018
Lovely welcome from owner plus lovely welcome pack of cream tea & wine.. The huge sliding window doors lead on to large decking,garden & beautiful views of the hills.The cottage has everything needed to make the stay enjoyable and relaxing with extra touches by Janet.There is a horse called Olly to say hello to every day!This was a dream cottage & we would certainly return.
Mrs Crewdson
April 2018
Our 3rd visit to Stone Mouse Cottage and as ever it could not be faulted.. Owners so friendly and helpful and the cottage is so comfortable and warm and well equipped.
Mrs Lacey
April 2018
Only that this as been our third trip to Stone Mouse Cottage and it never disappoints, Janet & Danny who own the cottage do a wonderful job in ensuring that your stay lacks for nothing.. We would certainly recommend it and will return.
Mrs Weatheritt
March 2018
This was our 7th stay in this lovely cottage and it certainly won't be our last! Exactly as described on your site, it has everything you need for a perfect holiday. It is beautifully furnished, and maintained to a very high standard, the beds are certainly the most comfortable we have slept in in a holiday cottage (and we have slept in many over the years). The location on a sheep farm could not be more perfect, it's hard to tear yourself away from the view, you can sit on the comfortable sofas and watch the new born lambs playing in the fields right at the bottom of the garden, or watch the constant stream of various birds coming to the feeders. This visit we were able watch six deer that came into one of the fields most mornings, a lovely sight! We love to walk down the lane or across the fields, the surrounding countryside is stunning, the whole place is a nature lovers paradise! The owners are two of the nicest people you could wish to meet, they both work extremely hard on their farm from early morning till late at night (even through the night this busy time of year on a sheep farm) and yet they are always cheerful and friendly, we never fail to be in awe of them! Sincere thanks again to them both for creating such a lovely cottage, and allowing us to spend time in such a beautiful place!
Mr Holmes
February 2018
The cottage was so clean, well equipped.. . lovely. Thankyou
Miss Prescott
December 2017
Fantastic rural location with a lovely cottage overlooking the countryside hills.. This cottage was perfect for our needs, very clean and well maintained. One of the best cottages I've ever stayed in!
Mrs Causton
December 2017
Perfect Christmas in Stone Mouse Cottage The first time we stayed in this gorgeous cottage in 2014 we knew we wanted to spend a Christmas here and so we booked for this year.. We had exactly the Christmas we wanted and needed after a stressful year. It was so great walking though the door knowing everything would be lovely, clean and so cosy and of course we were not disappointed thank you Janet and Danny. As always there was a welcome pack mince pies as well as scones! Everything inside the cottage is set up for your comfort, the beds are lovely, the linen is luxurious and then there is the view. We cooked some lovely meals thanks to the well set up kitchen and sat and watched the every changing sky. We did go and have lunch in the newly renovated village pub - The Coach and Horses in Bolton by Bowland which was nice, we also did some new walks which we enjoyed but mainly we just chilled. It snowed heavily on our last day and we did not want to leave but we had too but hopefully we will be back soon. Thanks for our perfect Christmas
August 2017
Great cottage, really well equipped and comfortable, lovely setting within easy drive to lots of attractions. The week went far too quickly!
April 2017
We were looking for a quiet location with beautiful views, a fire and much needed time away together to relax, we got that and so much more. We couldn't highly recommend Stone Mouse Cottage enough, we will definitely be coming back.
March 2017
We realised after booking our latest break at the Stone Mouse Cottage, that we'd visited on the same week every time for 3 years! The cottage looks just as beautiful as it did three - and four - years ago. The welcome was just as warm - and the scones just as delicious! This time we had our 2.5 year old daughter in tow. I was a little worried it would be too quiet for her after getting used to Center Parcs, but she was certain this was the 'prettiest holiday house ever' (although she did ask where the pool was!!). It turns out all toddlers need is a window seat to stare at passing sheep, the farm tractor, and the resident Collie's. The marble game provided was also a hit (heavily supervised!) and meant she didn't even ask to watch Peppa once (I'm sure anyone with toddlers will realise what a relief this was). All days out require a drive but there's plenty of child-friendly activities/restaurants within 30-45 minutes, even though it rained all weekend. Particular rainy day recommendations are: Paint Pot, Clitheroe; Shackleton's Garden Centre; and the Bolton Abbey railway. Thanks again Janet and Danny for another wonderful, relaxing stay :)
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.
Mrs Burton
June 2016
Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful location.
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.
Mrs 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 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!
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!
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!
Mrs Burton
June 2015
Excellent accommodation, and an ideal location for wonderful scenery and eating places.
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 it..wow. 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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!
Mr Jones
November 2014
This cottage is superb, we were delighted with it as were our visitors.
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.
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.
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.
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 Burton
May 2014
Beautiful location, excellent accommodation and friendly, helpful hosts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs Theakston
December 2013
The cottage was welcoming and very user friendly. The surrounding scenery is extremely beautiful.
Mrs Lambert-pitts
December 2013
The cottage is beautiful and in a lovely location.
Mrs Schofield
October 2013
Beautifully furnished and decorated cottage, warm and cosy, spotlessly clean. Fantastic views. Friendly owners.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Breslin
June 2013
Wonderful cottage, with lots of unexpected extras, and a great welcome.
Mrs Weatheritt
June 2013
The cottage was beautiful and the location was wonderful. The scenery from the property was amazing.
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.
Mrs Hedges
April 2013
Beautifully presented and lovely finishing touches. Great view. Peaceful.
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