16 Customer Review(s)
“Easy to book, all went smoothly and we had a wonderful break.”- Mrs Pritchard, September 2020
“This is a really nice cottage, and the owner was very helpful when we had a minor problem which was dealt with promptly and professionally.”
The area is beautiful and great for walking, the cottage is quirky and decorated in a style which we loved. I guess my only problem with the cottage was the smell in the kitchen which could be damp which can sometimes be a problem in older properties. It’s a shame because we otherwise enjoyed this unusual and friendly location. There was no problem with the hot water as mentioned in an older review.- Mrs Nolan, August 2020
“I didn't realise the house would have no mobile phone signal but it does have a good internet connection so this didn't cause me too many problems, just made it a bit difficult to order taxis.”
Also the hot water coming from the bath tap wasn't hot enough unless the cold water tap in the basin or kitchen sink was turned on at the same time. Aside from these minor issues I had a very pleasant stay .- Miss Jones, November 2019
“Lovely house with a very cosy feel.”
It is in a conservation area with lots to see nearby. People in the area are very friendly. We had a great week.- Mr Knight, May 2019
“Overall, the cottage was lovely, the position ideal and the facilities very good.”
We did find the settee somewhat uncomfortable and the rooms were dimly lit, resulting in a gloomy evening atmosphere. But these did not unduly detract from a very enjoyable week’s stay.- Mr Shephard, March 2019
“Fantastic location friendly personal welcome nice accommodation with all the comforts of home”- Mr Bowers, March 2019
“This is an amazing little cottage, the decor is stunning and the location is beautiful.”
The cottage was nice and warm when the heating was on and warmed quickly on return after lowering the stat. Definitely a place I’d return to in the new year.- Mr Tibbles, November 2018
“Loved the cottage,clean,tidy and compact.”
Perfect for my needs and such a stunning and historical location,a great find .- Mrs Johnston, September 2018
“A very lovely cottage in a lovely setting.”
Great walks in all directions. It would be nice to hear the stream in the bedroom but the window is locked. The cottage has been lovingly overhauled with very nice touches. Everything was well looked after and clean. The owner was both helpful and charming. There were just two of us but there was a second bedroom with a foldout armchair for a third person though no bedding that we could see. Presumably one would need to signal the use of this room.- Prof Nancarrow, September 2018
“Lovely location, charming period cottage.”
Well equipped modern facilities and excellent wifi connection. Clean and tidy and a warm welcome. Front and back door locks are hard to operate at times. A more comfortable sofa to relax on after long walks would be a bonus. Great park and Smithill Open farm nearby which grand daughter loved!- Mrs Davis, August 2018
“Have made a few suggestions to owners to improve the experience eg better lighting in the living room; info regarding local amenities - pubs,retaurants, local walks - and medical facilities would have been useful.”- Mr Clews, June 2018
“The house was dark all the time inside and out .”
The living room furniture was uncomfortable .when you use the shower it went on the floor because screen was not big enough- Mr Askew, June 2018
“This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful area, with a lovely feel to it.”
It was very clean with a modern kitchen and bathroom. The owners are rather new to the game so a few tweaks would make it an outstanding cottage. Things such as an iron, some teaspoons, smaller drinking glasses, better lighting in the living room, a more comfortable sofa, information about rubbish disposal and recycling would be useful too. The 1920’s bed had a lovely modern mattress on it and was extremely comfy. More info on where the local pubs and shops are would help. We didnt find the wonderful Bob’s Smithy Inn until 2 days before we went home, the food and service there is exceptional. All in all we would definitely recommend this cottage.- Mrs Healy, April 2018
“We had a lovely week in Brook Fall Cottage, it is a very warm and cosy place to stay, full of character and charm.”
The cottage is very well equipped with the essentials, just a few small items needed and it would be perfect. It is a shame that the garden cannot be accessed, however the lovely surroundings and walks on the doorstep compensate for that. We would love to return but sadly pets are no longer allowed. Thank you to the owner who met us at the cottage and made us feel very welcome.- Mr Hill, February 2018
“We have just spent a most enjoyable week at Brook Fall Cottage.”
It is full of old world charm and modern comfort and the owner was very helpful. Very well equipped and comfortably furnished. It really feels like you are away from the hustle and bustle but is so easy to get to. We hope to be back before too long as it's the perfect base for us to visit family and friends in Manchester.- Mrs Linnell, February 2018
Rustic rural bucolic hideaway. Lovely house excellently furnished. Very good price. Very pleasant landlord. I live in Bolton myself and booked Brook Fall cottage because my fiancee was visiting from Barbados and I wanted her to spend time in a pleasant environment which Brook Fall certainly was.- Dr Lewis, November 2017
This Grade II listed terraced stone built cottage 1 of only 13 built in the late 18th century by Robert and Peter Lord to house their mill workers oozes character and charm, featuring original period stone work and detailing worthy of it’s historic status.
Resting beside the banks of Dean Brook in the conservation area and village of the Barrow Bridge.
This quiet world-class beauty spot is located in The Smithills Estate Woodland Trust.
Sykes Cottages is proud to present the exclusive and only holiday let accommodation in this area.
Couples or friends have everything they need to enjoy a heart warming, refreshing, romantic, cozy, rural getaway.
Enter into the sitting room home to a wood burner and feature stone built fireplace where you can sit back and enjoy some peace and quiet amongst the tasteful Arts and Crafts period lighting and decor.
Wander through to the kitchen/diner, which makes a spacious place to gather with your loved ones and enjoy a meal of your choice.
Take the stairs and you will be welcomed by a large master bedroom.
Romantic and traditionally styled with Arts and Crafts period furnishings and a dramatic Georgian period stone built fireplace.
There are stunning picturesque views of the village and Dean Brook looking out the window.
Benefiting from the warmth of a wood burner, and subtle sounds of the running waters of Dean Brook you can enjoy a peaceful nights sleep from one day to the next.
For more of this, a second bedroom is perfect for some alone time, boasting an armchair and reading area, where you can escape into your own world with a good book or sit bird watching out through the window looking out to the conservation area behind the cottage.
With well-positioned bird feeders this vantage provides the ultimate bird watchers hide.
Plenty of old features bring this room to life, and you can rest amongst it all whenever you please.
Finishing the layout, a classic bathroom is ideal for getting ready in the early hours or simply relaxing after an adventure-filled day.
On a nice afternoon, you can rest in the small patio area outside, or better yet why not wander through the village to explore its historic beauty, take the 63 steps to the many walking trails accessing the breathtakingly beautiful Smithills Estate and West Pennine Moors.
This location offers the best of both worlds, situated on the northwest edge of Greater Manchester, it is close enough to explore city sights and culture of the Manchester and Liverpool.
With Historic sites and the one of the oldest pubs in the Britain near by, Bolton, offers a wide-ranging selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.
There is an award winning central market, theatre, museums, a symphony and cinemas worth visiting.
For those wishing for a rural countryside retreat there are stunning walks on the West Pennine Moors, Pendle, Ribble Valley, and Forrest of Boland, exploring quaint local villages, cycling, bird watching, sailing and horseback riding to name a few.
A promising retreat however you choose to spend your holiday.
- Two bedrooms: 1 x double with woodburner, 1 single
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Kitchen with dining area
- Sitting room with woodburner.
- Gas central heating with 2 x woodburner
- Electric oven with Gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Roadside parking
- Patio to the rear with patio furniture
- 1 well behaved pet is welcome from the 27th July
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 1 Mile
- Pub 1 Mile.Note: No worker bookings Note: This property may accept pets but does not have an enclosed garden
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
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About the location
Manchester 14 miles.
Barrow Bridge is an interesting little village, in the township of Halliwell in Bolton, Greater Manchester. Situated on the North West fringe of Bolton, just as it starts to climb up to the moors, this location nestles in a valley cut by Dean Brook on its way down from the hills. It was created in the Industrial Revolution as a model community village for mill workers but since the demolition of the mills is now a residential, picturesque village. There are plenty of walking opportunities available, and you can stroll past the traditional features that remain to this present day. Further afield, Bolton has much to offer from a great range of shops, restaurants and pubs, to a theatre, museum and an aquarium. The incredible city of Manchester is just a short drive away and is certainly worth a visit for an eventful afternoon.
Note: The area to park your vehicle near the property is not suitable for large vehicles and trucks.
Please note - Some ongoing building to the property next door which includes scaffolding has been erected from September 2020 till approximately end of October 2020.
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