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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great stay at the cottage, everything was there that was needed."

    Love the pub across the road the dog inn, very friendly people in the village. Booked again for Christmas.

    Hi Christine. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again at Christmas. x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Aug 2023

  • "Once again it was amazing with so much included and every comfort you could wish for."

    Thank you so much. It was lovely having you stay again and have a lovely sunny week. I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a thoroughly enjoyable 3 weeks here."

    Cottage is small but very homely. The two of us plus two large dogs were just fine. The cottage has everything you could possibly need. The Dog Inn is the hub of the community and everyone was so friendly. We have made new friends.

    Thank you for the feedback. It was a pleasure having you stay and hopefully you'll visit the village again. Wishing you well with your new life on the narrow boat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "We stayed two nights mid-week in the second week of the easter vacation, the property was everything we expected it to be and very dog friendly, we had taken covers to go in the sofa's but they were provided."

    We had one minor problem with the boiler, but a quick call to the owner sorted it out; low water pressure which is sorted by a valve on the bottom right of the boiler. The pub across the road is great, with a view across to Blackpool which we think we could see in the sunset. The only downside for the three days was the weather, but at least we were inside and that was outside, give or take the odd dog walk.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was almost ok but not quite."

    Positives - location, fabulous pub opposite, lovely welcome pack of cakes, butter, milk, eggs, etc, plenty of towels, throws, blankets, items for dogs including treats and good information on local area etc. Generally good attention to detail. Negatives - just too small for 4 people even though two were children. Beds v soft, hubby didn't sleep. Not very clean, hair and gunge in shower trap and muck in sink plug, crumbs on kitchen surfaces, rug covered in bits and dog hair, quite few dirty surfaces. Think I left it cleaner than I found it. Too many room/reed diffusers! Set off husband's asthma and all different scents and very cloying. I'm allergic to something in one of them as I moved it and came up in a rash. Appreciate the idea, but too many and too strong and felt like they might be masking something. Porch very damp, left two hoodies out there and they were damp in morning. We couldn't get gas fire to work despite instructions although didn't need it in the end as heating came on and then weather warmed up. Plus too much clutter- don't need extra bookcase downstairs as no room for table and chairs - we couldn't use it even for two people as despite being small, there was not enough room to sit and table was wobbly. No need for rocking chair in bedroom and creepy doll and strappy old shoes as ornaments. Best to keep things simple and clean. Gate opening outwards - be careful not to damage your car or passers by! So sorry for negatives as we love to praise a good stay, but for £100 a night this was not great.

    I'm sorry to hear you were unhappy with your stay. Although it can sleep 4 people I think it's quite obvious from the photos that it is an old, small weavers cottage. I have had 3 and 4 adults stay before and they have found it perfectly adequate. There is only 1 diffuser downstairs and 1 in the bathroom and 1 in the bedroom which are good quality ones so it's just a personal thing if you don't like them. Again the vast majority of people have found the beds very comfortable. The one in the back room is softer but the front room is not a soft mattress at all. I'm not sure where you're coming from with the cleanliness as it was all thoroughly cleaned including bathroom shower, kitchen worktops and the lounge. The bathroom and kitchen are cleaned thoroughly and sanitised and no one has eaten in there since so not sure where the crumbs would have come from. It certainly wasn't cleaner after you left. The porch is unheated and you were there in cold, wet weather so possibly the hoodie could feel damp overnight. Not sure why you couldn't start the fire as its in perfectly good working order and starts everytime usually and has started easily after you left. The bookcase doesn't actually interfere with the table and I noticed you hadn't put down the drop leaf so perhaps that's why you thought it too small. Also it's not the table that's wobbly it's the 230 year old original flooring. There are slate coasters to use if you can't get it level but it's not usually a problem for guests. The only way to have a gate on the property is for it to open outwards as there are steps leading upto the front door. It's safer to fit a fence and gate for dogs and children staying. There aren't usually any passers by on that side of the road due to the pavement being only 18" wide and the main pavement on the other side of the road. As for hitting the car it's also tight to open your door against the stonewall but I can't move the wall. Thank you for your positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine3.4Apr 2023

  • "We found Bendigedig to be a small but cosy and comfortable cottage, a great base for us to use to visit family and friends in the area."

    We hope to book again in the Summer!

    I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and thank you for the lovely welsh quote about Bendigedig. I have translated it and think I'll have it put in a frame. Look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Mar 2023

  • "Hmm! If I had to think hard, the only problems where, need bigger microwave or smaller plates"

    Thanks Nick. Glad your stay was comfortable and you had a safe journey home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2023

  • "Homely cottage."

    Thank you for the lovely welcome package of milk, local butter and eggs. Delicious. As mentioned car parking was on road. Difficult to access front gate in windy weather as it opens out onto pavement - need to take care opening it as it may damage your vehicle. Beds were very comfortable. Great walks from cottage. The Dog Inn is an excellent place to go to for drinks/meal. Very friendly. Downstairs was a bit cluttered and there was an awful draught from the meter cupboard. The front door didn’t shut snugly and water was evident in vestibule after rain. Cottage would be even cosier if these problems were addressed.

    I'm pleased you had a good stay in the village and enjoyed the delights of The Dog Inn.Unfortunately you were here in incredibly bad weather, with gale force winds and rain being lashed sideways at the front of the cottage. I appreciate your point about the porch but to fix it actually needs a complete new build and as it only happens on the occasions when the weather is so bad it's not an immediate priority. The same with the meter cupboard, it's never been mentioned before and I've not noticed it. However it has been noted now and I will look into it and try to rectify the problem. Hope Peggy had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron4.1Jan 2023

  • "This is a little gem of a holiday cottage."

    The welcome was warm and the cottage was well appointed. We will definitely return!

    Thank you so much for your comments and in taking the time to write a review. I know it was all a bit of a rush for you so I do appreciate the feedback. It would be lovely to have you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Another very enjoyable stay in Lesley’s lovely cottage - she continues to improve on what is already a cosy, comfy cottage."

    Great for doggies too - the rec is round the corner, good for early and late short walks and the view of Pendle Hill managed to look different every day. The Singing Ringing Tree is a sculpture nearby well worth visiting. The Pennine moors offer many interesting walks and the Dog Inn is a welcoming friendly community pub with good food. Thank you to Lesley.

    Thank you so much. It was lovely to have you stay again and your super dogs. And the way you leave the cottage so clean and tidy is remarkable and so appreciated. Looking forward to having you back in spring. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Bendigedig is a lovely cosy cottage on the edge of the beautiful West Pennine moors with its beautiful walks."

    It is very dog friendly with easy access to a playing field for early morning and late evening walks. It is comfortably furnished and we appreciated the welcome pack of milk, local cheese and eggs from the local Hens on the Hill. And when there was a minor problem with the central heating the owner immediately came round to sort it out. And personally I loved learning about the cottage and it’s interesting history as well as sitting out on the decking in front of the cottage enjoying the glorious sunsets and a glass of lager - we were lucky to have a great week of weather! Thanks Lesley - we have already booked to return early November!

    Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to meet with you and have a chat. It's great to hear you're coming back with your two gorgeous dogs. I hope the weather will be just as good this time...fingers crossed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy4.7Sep 2022

  • "We loved the cottage, it was very authentic with lots of original features, and packed with everything we could ever need and more."

    Lesley clearly cares about making her guests feel welcome. She recommended the pub across the road and we bevame regular visitors to the Dog Inn during our two week stay. Needless to say our two dogs loved being fussed by the friendly local community and running on the field at the back of the cottage. I particularly loved the views over the fields very relaxing. We would definitely return.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted if you returned. Also thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy , it was lovely to walk in to. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2022

  • "A pleasant cottage in a pleasant village."

    The kitchen was well equipped and the welcome pack of cake and butter etc was a nice touch. One star has been dropped because the cleanliness was not up to scratch. There were dog hairs on the carpet (we don't have a dog), the bathroom sink and bath both needed a rinse and a clean prior to use, several items of cutlery and crockery needed a clean before use, as did the fridge. We left it better than we found it!

    I'm sorry to hear the cottage was below par. Possibly the dog hairs were from the reindeer rug as the carpet had been cleaned several times since the last dog was in there and I know both the bathroom and kitchen were fully sanitised as usual. As the bathroom furniture is not new perhaps it didn't look as bright as a new suite would. I can only apologise and I will ensure everything is triple checked in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Apr 2022

  • "A quaint cottage ideally situated for easy access to local facilities and also motorway network."

    Very well stocked and practically need only clothes to move in with. Loved my stay and excellent local pub.... dog friendly which was a must .. directly opposite with excellent food and very pleasant locals. Upstairs accessed by a fairly steep wooden staircase houses an extremely comfortable bed... quite easy to stay in if you could. The bathroom is ' cosy ' Quite small but adequate. Water pressure on the shower could do with being stronger but I still managed. Overall, especially for the price, a well maintained and excellent little place to stay for a weekend or a week or two away. Many thanks.

    Thank you Stuart for your feedback. I understand your comments on the shower and it is something I will be looking at in the future. It is adequate but not as powerful as would be desired. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay over Christmas."

    The cottage had a warm friendly atmosphere, it had been decorated for Xmas with a lovely smell of cinnamon and orange, there was milk in the fridge together with a welcome hamper on arrival. The cottage had everything required and more making it feel like home from home. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much for your comments. I'm delighted you enjoyed the cottage and it would be lovely to have you stay again. X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Dec 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towel inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Enclosed front garden with decking and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • miles
  • Note: Stairs leading to first-floor are steep with gaps, young children will need supervision
  • Note: owner can provide hot meals on arrival, please contact owner for details

The property

Bendigedig is a welcoming mid-terrace house in Belthorn, amidst rural Lancashire.

With a local pub just over the road and two bedrooms sleeping four guests, Bendigedig is a great location for a group walking holiday, even providing extra towels for drying off muddy dogs.

The house includes a porch area for hanging up coats and kicking off boots, so you can get settled into the warm living/dining room; the interior retains some original features, such as beautiful wooden beams and stone flooring, with home comforts of two sofas, a TV and a gas fire to warm tired feet.

The kitchen is small, yet well-equipped with electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher; you will have no problem impressing your guests with your best home-cooked meal.

Climbing the stairs, one king-size and one double bedrooms with plenty of storage to put away your belongings, before you freshen up in the bathroom, complete with a bath, walk-in shower and heated towel rail to warm up after a long walk in the elements.

At the front of Bendigedig there is a decking area with a picnic bench, where you can sit in the sunshine and watch the world go by with your morning coffee.

Explore the local village of Belthorn, which is home to some of the best views looking out over the moors to the Ribble estuary, here you will find a delightful Italian restaurant and a fantastic pub which houses a small convenience store, ideal for picking up any last-minute essentials!

The surrounding countryside offers a plethora of scenic walking and cycling routes, with beautiful scenery at every turn.

Opposite the property, there is Dog-Friendly communtity a pub called The Dog Inn which has; 2x car charging units for rental, a very popular restaurant with guest Beers & Ales and they also run a local produce cafe/shop.The pub also holds Band nights, open mic nights & Quizzes but are also mindful of the volume for the neighbours.

The property also sits just outside Blackburn, which is a great town for a day or night out; catch a performance at one of the three theatres, explore Witton Country Park, try the local food at Blackburn Market or treat yourself to a dinner out at one of the many restaurants.

Preston sits just west of Bendigedig, a livelier city offering plenty of culture and outdoor activities, such as the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Avenham Park and an abundance of shops and cafés.

Head a little further south to visit Manchester, a fantastic city for its nightlife, art scene and neighbourhoods bustling with independent cafés and restaurants; visit on of its many galleries and museums, wander along the picturesque canal, stopping for a pub lunch on your way, or treat yourself to some retail therapy.

Surrounded by excellent towns and cities, all with beautiful countryside on the outskirts, Bendigedig is your home-from-home to explore the best of Northern England.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Blackburn 3.7 miles; Preston 14.9 miles.

The little moorland village of Belthorn is situated to the south-east of Blackburn in Lancashire and is one of the highest villages in the county. The village enjoys stunning views over the moors to the Ribble estuary, Flyde Coast to the west and Pendle Hill to the east. Belthorn was originally a small, traditional coal mining and hand weaving community, but today it is mainly residential, offering an Italian restaurant and a popular pub, The Dog Inn, which also houses a small shop selling fresh bread, milk and vegetables. The surrounding area provides a wealth of walking and cycling routes, and there is a quiet children’s park in the village, perfect for letting the little ones run around. The nearby village of Guide offers greater amenities, including a traditional pub, a post office, a popular Cantonese restaurant and a working men’s club, while further afield rests the industrial town of Blackburn, bursting with history and culture.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas