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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable house."

    Everything we needed was available.....including games for the children. Helpful & friendly owner.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rivendale."

    Enjoyed the hospitality of the Trawden Arms practically next door. The welcome tray was very welcome especially the milk. So much to see and do in the area it was a great shame we had to cut our stay short and head home because of a family emergency.

    Reviewed by Hazel3.4Mar 2024

  • "Shortage of coat hooks ."

    A few more mirrors.

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our second stay at Rivendale and we thoroughly enjoyed it again."

    A warm and relaxing home with such comfortable beds and a great kitchen that had everything we needed. A great location for beautiful walks over to Wycoller & back via The Emmott Arms & the Trawden Arms! A bonus that the village shop is just across the road with such friendly staff and lovely goodies. We hope to return again in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great house to spend a break in, feels so new and clean."

    Loved watching the birds and squirrels in the back, the bloke who lives below the fence feeds them daily. Great walk to the waterfall, you need a map to find it, set off by the river just past the pub next door. Buses on the doorstep to Colne, plenty of pubs and shops, only £3 return if you return after 7pm, bus outside Farmfoods arrives around 7.15.£2 each way in the day. Well done to the owner, superb property.

    Thank you so much for your review! It means a lot. I do work hard to make it feel like it's the first time anybody has stayed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautifully presented home from home …."

    ( a mirror in the ensuite would be useful ) we were delighted with the property. The location was perfect shop and pub serving fab food on the doorstep ..and perfectly placed for our day trips ….

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Enjoyed our time at Rivendale very friendly village great pub Nextdoor weather ..."

    Enjoyed our time at Rivendale very friendly village great pub Nextdoor weather was great just one thing it would have been nice if the grass had been cut and patio swept and freezer needs defrosting otherwise had a great time thank you Iona for our second visit

    Hi Sharon, My apologies for the longer lawn, it has been a bit of struggle with the rain. It has now been sorted out & patio swept! I'm glad you got the lovely weather when you came. I will defrost the freezer when I can fully defrost it, at the moment I have guests leaving & arriving on the same day. Thank you for coming back & spending your holiday at Rivendale it means a lot. Best regards Ilona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2023

  • "Rivendale was a beautiful place to stay for my solitary trip to visit my parents birth places."

    The house was spotlessly clean and really well equipped with everything you could possibly need, with comfortable seating, a really well equipped kitchen and quality bedding. A nice welcome pack was appreciated and I very much enjoyed using the space and getting to know the local area. I would recommend the house as a lovey place to stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Highly recommended, this was a perfect stay for 2 adults and 2 children, the property had everything we needed and was very comfortable."

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a wonderful place very clean and has everything available."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely stay, well equipped kitchen, comfy beds & quiet location."

    Owner easily contactable & very helpful. Good community Pub next door and shop over the road for your every need. Recommend and hoping to return soon.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely again."

    Everywhere clean. Everything you need in the kitchen. Heating was on at night sometimes.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Dec 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation made for an enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2022

  • "An excellent base to explore the area."

    Comfortable and well equipped with a convenient pub next door that serves great food (no noise problems at all). Would strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have just returned from a lovely weeks stay at Rivendale."

    The house is in a great location with the local pub and village store less than a minutes walk away. There are some beautiful walks in the local area, so no need to even take the car out. We found the house very clean, warm and the beds so comfortable & we loved cooking in the large well equipped kitchen. Trawden is a very special place & we’re sure to return very soon!

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Oct 2022

  • "My wife & I both think this is a top quality holiday let- a great location- a ..."

    My wife & I both think this is a top quality holiday let- a great location- a good walking area- + there is a reliable bus link if you prefer not to use the car

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely friendly area, cottage very clean and plenty of room, Very comfy beds, owner very helpful."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful house, spacious and tastefully furnished."

    Well situated in a quiet friendly village.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a great property, clean, modern and in very close walking distance to local amenities (community pub and shop)."

    Not a usual holiday destination but would recommend to anyone wanting to visit a range of places including the Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland and the Fylde coast. The only downside were the very creaky upstairs floor boards if you have a light sleeping child!

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable, well located, home from home place - to enjoy exploring this part of the World."

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice modern property decorated & furnished to really good standard."

    Good sized garden too. Located in nice friendly village with local pub only 50yds away. Good area for walking & touring. Would have scored property as excellent were it not for creaky upstairs floorboard.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2022

  • "The property is lovely and was really clean."

    The kitchen had plenty of storage for food and a good sized fridge freezer. The beds weren't as comfy as we had hoped and the dishwasher was out of action for the week we were there which meant a fair amount of washing up. We managed fine in the property as there were only 2 of us, but given that it sleeps 5 there wasnt enough seating in the main living room that said it was a lovely property to spend a week in.

    Reviewed by Virginia4.1Apr 2022

  • "We recently stayed at Rivendale for four days and it didn’t disappoint."

    It was our first family get away as a family of five and the house was perfect for our needs. It was spacious enough that we weren’t on top of each other but still cosy enough for us to spend quality time together even if we were across the living / dining room. When we arrived there was milk in the fridge and a choice of tea or coffee which was perfect as a quick brew was needed before going to the shops. They also provide two chocolate lolly for my children that when down very well. The furnishings in the house were beautiful and the kitchen was well equipped for the meals we cooked. There was a lovely seating area outside but unfortunately the weather insisted we couldn’t use it as it rain most of the time we were there. This didn’t dampen our experience though and the house is well situated for many surrounding areas so a perfect base. I would / have recommended this cottage and will we definitely look to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Rivendale for the week."

    Comfortable, spacious, relaxing cottage set in the village of Trawden. Friendly commuity and we utilised the Community shop across the road without the need of going to a larger supermarket. The kitchen was adequately equiped for self catering and enjoyed many a meal sitting at the dining table. They only thing we felt was missing was a small milk jug for morning breakfast. We went to the Trawden Arms for a delicious meal and the staff were very friendly and welcoming also recommend The Old Rock Cafe. We explored the local area, lots of public footpaths but unfortunately the weather was poor and didn't venture walking as much as we would have liked. We highly recommend Rivendale to use as a base to explore the surrounding and wider area.

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Oct 2021

  • "Rivendale is such a lovely place to stay."

    Upon arrival there was fresh milk, eggs and tea and coffee, which was a lovely touch. The house is very spacious and beautifully furnished. The sofas were very comfortable and a lovely large tv to enjoy films on a night. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and bathrooms too. Lovely seating area outside to enjoy on a nice day. The pub at the top, Trawden Arms was very welcoming, with lovely, friendly staff and delicious food. If you are looking for a night out. The kitchen in the house was very spacious and well equipped for cooking family meals. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone, and will hopefully stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely, spacious and comfortable house and is beautifully presented and clean, a credit to the owner, Ilona, she also left us a few provisions which we appreciated."

    The kitchen had everything we needed for the days we prepared meals and we also ate out a couple of times at the Trawden Arms, which is next door and can recommend the food, the staff are friendly and made us feel welcome. To say we were next to a pub isn’t an issue with noise, we found it to be really quiet. Skipton is a nice place to visit and also walk alongside the canal. Also had a lovely day at Lytham St Annes and finished the day with a meal at Miller and Carter, always enjoy the food at a M&C. Can highly recommend staying here and would do so again if we decide to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property is very well maintained both internally and externally."

    The owner gave us her number in case of any issues and we had to call her f on how the heating works which she came and showed us. Very pleasant lady and extremely helpful. We had supply of eggs and milk upon our arrival which was a very nice touch. The internal property décor is of a very quality and kitchen has all appliances and kitchen accessories. There are many local amenities and local farm shop has daily items and we bought bread and local butter which was awesome. There is a pub round the corner call Trawden Arms where the food was excellent, very good atmosphere, staff were friendly and had no hesitation for a chat. Overall an excellent experience and will have no hesitation to recommend to friends and family. We will for sure consider the place again.

    Reviewed by Channi5.0Aug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Cot, highchair & stair gate available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Please Note: This property can only accept bookings from a Friday.
  • Note: This property accepts a minimum of three night stays

The property

Nestled in the heart of the charming village of Trawden rests this striking stone-built holiday home, Rivendale.

Centrally positioned within easy reach of a host of amenities along with the delightful countryside of Lancashire, Rivendale is a wonderful setting for you next family getaway.

A private driveway greets you upon arrival at this lovely dwelling, leading you over the threshold and into a handy hallway space, providing the perfect place to kick off your muddy boots after an action-packed day exploring your surroundings.

Stepping through the property, you'll be delighted by the contemporary living/dining room, boasting a light and airy décor and fit with a quirky electric fire, perfect for warming the sociable space in the cooler evenings.

Head through to the stylish kitchen, beautifully-appointed with gleaming white surfaces and an elegant tiled backsplash, housing all of the modern amenities required for an enjoyable staycation, including a handy dishwasher so there's no time wasted doing the washing up!

Take your dining experience outdoors with a seat on the patio in your private garden, providing a lovely space for enjoying an evening drink under the canopy of the stars.

As the day draws to a close, head upstairs and unwind with soak in the tub before retiring for the evening to one of the three bedrooms, with the choice between two doubles and an intimate single, each decorated with a delightful neutral interior, providing a calming setting to rest your eyes ahead of a new day.

Head out for the evening and take the short stroll to the Trawden Arms, famously known as the UK's first community run pub, providing the perfect setting for a refreshing pint served with a delightful Lancashire welcome.

Travel to the nearby town of Burnley, home to a fabulous selection of independent and high-street stores, as well as a wide range of eateries, serving something to please everyone!

There's plenty to see and do to keep you entertained, enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the tranquil lake at Thompson Park, explore the heritage on display at the Elizabethan house of Gawthorpe Hall, or test your swing at the towns 18-hole golf course.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and head off on foot to explore the picturesque countryside nestled on your doorstep, where literary buffs can discover the gritstone rock of Ponden Kirk, believed to be the inspiration for The Fairy Cave in Wuthering Heights and avid hikers can tackle the climb to the summit of Boulsworth Hill.

For an unforgettable retreat to the country, choose a stay at Rivendale.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Haworth 10 miles; Skipton 11.7 miles; Harrogate 35 miles.

Trawden is a small village in the Trawden Forest parish of Pendle, at the foot of Boulsworth Hill, on the border land between Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales. Boulsworth Hill is a large expanse of moorland, the highest point of the South Pennines of south-eastern Lancashire, England, separating the District of Pendle from Calderdale. Its summit, Lad Law, is 1,696 ft (517 m) above sea level, and commands views over Pendle Hill, the Forest of Bowland, the Yorkshire Dales and the South Pennines. On an exceptionally clear day it is possible to see Scafell Pike and Helvellyn to the north, High Peak to the south and Blackpool Tower to the west. The Brontë Way and the Pendle Way both pass along the slopes of Boulsworth Hill, providing routes across unspoilt moorland and pasture land. Agriculture was the main industry of the village and surrounding area, although it did have several cotton mills, most of which have now been demolished and converted into housing. As a way of encouraging people to visit Trawden and the surrounding area, a small group of village residents organise and mobilise other villagers in order to hold the annual Trawden Garden Festival and Scarecrow Trail. This takes place over the first weekend in July. Trawden also holds an annual agricultural show each August, which many farmers, riders and people from all around enjoy and take part in. Dating back to the 10th century, the area is famous for the ruins of Wycoller Hall where Charlotte Bronte set parts of her famous novel, Jane Eyre. Clapper Bridge is close to the ruins of Wycoller Hall and probably dates from the late 18th or early 19th century, whilst Clam Bridge is a single slab laid across Wycoller Beck and is more than 1000 years old and is listed as an Ancient Monument. A short drive brings you to nearby Haworth, home to the famous Bronte sisters, who were inspired by the surrounding moorland to pen their novels which have become classics of English Literature. Haworth is a village that time almost forgot, with its myriad of curiosity and antiques shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere and all this against a backdrop of countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights as wild, rugged and barren. Nearby the famous Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway, brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, provides a lovely day out with a regular service to the old village of Oxenhope. The market town of Skipton, Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is just a short drive along one of the most scenic moorlands in the area, and also within reach are elegant Harrogate and vibrant Leeds and Manchester.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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