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Stone Mouse Cottage

Bolton-By-Bowland, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 22787)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage and the views were stunning."

    Stone Mouse cottage was warm, cosy and felt very homely. The finishing touches were amazing. The welcome of a lovely bottle of wine and lemon drizzle cake was wonderful. Our hosts were very friendly and was there should we need them, we had a problem with our car on the way and was expecting a food delivery, they let him in and sorted out our fridge and freezer items. That was so helpful especially after such a stressful journey. The area is wonderful and would like to return here but they have stopped allowing dogs which is such a shame. Thank you again for such an amazing break away.

    Reviewed by ClareMar 2022

  • "Absolutely spotless , warm and comfy with everything you could possibly need"

    Reviewed by BryanMar 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday property in a beautiful location."

    Spotlessly clean, warm and all the home comforts we could have wished for. Much appreciated goodies upon arrival. A wonderful week, two would have been better!

    Reviewed by TimothyFeb 2022

  • "We love this Cottage ..."

    We love this Cottage It is so comfortable So welcoming So clean Such a gorgeous view Did I say so comfortable Yes Everything is perfect - thank you as always

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2021

  • "The perfect holiday cottage!"

    Reviewed by MarianneNov 2021

  • "A most beautiful Cottage in a beautiful location and we would have no hesitation in recommending it."

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2021

  • "A beautiful holiday cottage with a lovely spacious open plan layout, impeccably clean and well equipped for a comfortable and very relaxing stay."

    It was obvious that a lot of care had gone into creating such a welcoming holiday home. Watching the weather rolling by over the hills from our warm sofas or being out there in it, exploring some of the many lovely walks.....a great holiday in a wonderful location and I thoroughly recommend Stone Mouse Cottage.

    Reviewed by CathyOct 2021

  • "Stone Mouse Cottage was immaculately clean, beautifully presented and provided excellent accommodation."

    The very large & modern patio doors provide fabulous views of the garden and the valley / hills beyond. Even better being situated in a lovely quiet hamlet. Janet and Danny were excellent hosts. Thank you for helping us to enjoy a great week exploring the Ribble Valley.

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely inside and very tastefully furnished."

    Everything was good quality, especially the large white fluffy towels and the gorgeous white cotton bedding. The view was absolutely fantastic, we looked forward to getting back to it each day. The cottage is next to the farmyard and it was so impressive to see Zip the sheepdog working. We saw woodpeckers and bats and the garden is full of small birds singing and we heard the owls nightly and the cockerel in the morning. To us it was all bliss.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2021

  • "This was our 6th visit to this cottage, it is quiet with good views, well equipped and the owners and their dog are very friendly."

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "Stone House cottage is exceptional in every way."

    Lovely setting with superb views and easy walking around the Hamlet, just right for two oldies!

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2021

  • "Stone Mouse Cottage is immaculately presented, in a beautiful, quiet, away from it all location."

    The owners were friendly, helpful and nearby if needed. We chose this cottage because it was pet friendly with a beautiful enclosed garden, with everything you could possibly want for a cosy stay. A home from home!

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2021

  • "Quiet secluded cottage."

    Good facilities with superb views. Excellent base for walking the Yorkshire Dales, Pendle Hill etc.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Stone Mouse Cottage and we have greatly enjoyed both holidays."

    This time we have used the cottage more due to Covid restrictions and has everything required to provide for 4 people and a dog. The property is very well kept and is clean and warm thanks to the hosts Janet and Danny. If you are lucky with the weather then you are based in some great walking territory with fabulous views on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Stone mouse cottage."

    The cottage was extremely clean and comfortable and the owners, who live next door, very helpful and friendly. There was a lovely homemade cake, milk and a bottle of wine to welcome us on arrival. The cottage was very well equipped. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. Lots of local information was provided, especially re walks in the area. There is a pretty garden and we were visited by a woodpecker on the bird feeder every morning. The view from the patio window was gorgeous. Great lengths had been gone to to ensure the cottage was Covid safe. Overall a beautiful peaceful place. You do need a car as there are no shops or pubs in the hamlet. There are walks from the door but it is very muddy in October! We would definitely recommend stone mouse cottage

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "Stone Mouse Cottage is absolutely perfect , quiet location, spacious , well equipped and very clean."

    The owners Janet and Danny are lovely, helpful and not intrusive. We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "The property is in an outstanding location, very rural and a good place to see the local wildlife."

    The owners have provided almost everything facilities wise and the arrangements they have made to ensure it is covid-19 safe is impressive.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Love going to Stone Mouse cottage, have now visited last 5 years."

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "We were very pleased on arrival with the decor and the lovely view; we loved the peacefulness of the hamlet; the owners are friendly and helpful but not intrusive; the attention to detail - even a knife sharpener; excellent beds and bedding; bottle of wine and a cake to welcome us; nice toiletries."

    We love the area too. pretty villages and lovely countryside.

    Reviewed by DenisMar 2020

  • "We spent last Christmas here, it was lovely."

    Very quiet. It was much nicer than the pictures. Lovely big Xmas tree up outside. So relaxing.

    Reviewed by ElaineDec 2019

  • "This cottage is without doubt the best place we've stopped in."

    If you want a break from all the everyday stress of life this place is ideal. The quality and the cleanliness of the cottage is second to none. The owners were really friendly and helpful. We couldn't have wished for anything more. Hopefully we'll get a chance to stop here again soon.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2019

  • "Stone mouse cottage is an outstanding cottage, this is why we return year after year."

    Fantastic views, so tranquil. Inside the cottage is exquisite, everything has been thought of, and the owners Janet and Danny are the nicest couple you could meet. Janet's eye for detail is superb, the extra touches are very welcome, home baking at its finest!! Would not hesitate to recommend this fab cottage. Can't wait for our next visit in March!!

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2019

  • "Stone Mouse cottage is perfect in every respect."

    Superb accommodation with so much thought given to providing every conceivable need for a great stay. The Bowland location is hard to beat as this area of England still manages to avoid the crowds and traffic. Wonderful wild fells and lush valleys with many lovely unspoilt villages. Foodies are also well catered for with a plethora of good pubs and restaurants within easy reach.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent, the attention to detail was remarkable."

    The owners were very nice and friendly, the scones, jam, cream, milk and wine were very welcome and very nice. The view across the lovely garden was so nice and peaceful it added to the tranquillity of the whole place. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone. Thank you to the owners it was great.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2019

  • "Exceptional holiday cottage, very comfortable, well equipped by owners who clearly take pride in their cottage."

    Would recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing break in the countryside

    Reviewed by DonAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed the comforts of the cottage and the beauty and tranquillity of the location."

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the huge windows overlooking the garden and fields beyond made you feel as if you were outside."

    The two bathrooms were a plus. A mobile phone was provided for those of us not getting a signal with our own. Scones and cream for a cream tea, and a bottle of wine were a nice welcome. All in all, one of the best cottages we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage,however no sun umbrella or shade to sit out on stunning garden or on patio."

    No Mobile phone signal

    Thank you for your feedback. You will be pleased to know that the owner has acted on your feedback and now supplies an umbrella for the garden. Please note that there is adequate mobile reception on most networks. The owner do provide mobile phone in the property for the convenience of their guests so that their guests could make and receive calls in the cottage. Thank you. Kind Regards, The Customer Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucilleJul 2019

  • "Were well looked after by Janet, Danny and Bob."

    (Friendly dog)

    Reviewed by PaulJun 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.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 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!

    Reviewed by AileenMar 2019

  • "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!

    Reviewed by JayDec 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

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2018

  • "Amazing stay."

    Everything as described and absolutely perfect. Our first at this cottage and using Sykes, will definitely use again.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable ideal for a relaxing holiday in a tranquil setting"

    Reviewed by JoanSep 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 !

    Reviewed by NinaAug 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!!

    Reviewed by IanAug 2018

  • "Third visit and hope to book again, thanks"

    Reviewed by PaulJun 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.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 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.

    Reviewed by PamelaApr 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.

    Reviewed by GillianApr 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!

    Reviewed by AileenMar 2018

  • "The cottage was so clean, well equipped."

    . lovely. Thankyou

    Reviewed by CherylFeb 2018

  • "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!

    Reviewed by AlexDec 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

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2017

  • "This was my fourth time booking with Sykes cottages, and indeed the fourth time I've stayed at Stonemouse Cottage, I would not hesitate to recommend Sykes to my friends, and I would highly recommend Stonemouse Cottage, this is the best cottage I have ever stayed in, the welcome pack is amazing, and the owners of the cottage who live opposite are just two of the most lovely people you could ever meet, the attention to detail of everything in the cottage is spot on, the views from the windows are stunning, it's so peaceful, but also a short drive to pubs, shops etc."

    I am lucky enough to be going again next year, it's my sister in law whose booked it this time and I can't really wait, thank you Janet and Daniel for making our stay so lovely, and thanks Sykes for having such a top notch cottage on you're books, you have one very happy customer here!

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2016

  • "Second visit to this cottage and third booked for next year."

    What more can be said about the cottage. If you are looking for luxury accommodation in the Clithero area then stop looking this is the best place. The cottage has everything you need for a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2016

  • "I had never experienced the 'wow factor' effect until I walked into Stone Mouse Cottage - it more than exceeded expectation."

    Beautifully furnished, well equipped, spacious, spotlessly clean and located in stunning countryside. The owners went more than the extra mile to ensure that everything was 'just right' - nothing was too much trouble. I could continue to wax lyrical, but all the superlatives have been expressed by earlier reviewers. So, pack your bags and go and discover this Forest of Bowland 'gem' of a property for yourself. You won't regret it!

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2016

  • "This is our second visit to Stone Mouse Cottage We cannot begin to tell you what a lovely place it is to spend some down time."

    The cottage is 5star + the inventory lacks nothing. The quality of all the linens is top notch. No fault could be found, Janet and Danial were perfect hosts and we would recommend this property to anyone looking for comfort and perfection.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2016

  • "View and quality of accom."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2016

  • "This is the best property we have ever booked ."

    Highly recomended

    Reviewed by TerenceAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link - can be twin on request) with TV, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • 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

The property

Bolton-by-Bowland 3 miles.

An outstanding, stone-built detached cottage in a lovely setting, on a working farm in the tiny hamlet of Harrop.

This single-storey Bolton-by-Bowland cottage is a real delight, and every care has been taken by the owners to provide a beautiful holiday home, perfect for a romantic holiday or family break.

From the magnificent country surroundings to the high quality fixtures and fittings and co-ordinated furnishings, this Bolton-by-Bowland cottage is one of our finest Yorkshire Dales cottages, with character and charm throughout.

Your cottage features a beautiful kitchen with central island and dining area, and a spacious sitting room with woodburning stove and full length sliding doors to take advantage of the lovely views.

Two stylish bedrooms, one with an en-suite, and a modern bathroom all combine with the property's contemporary styling to make this a luxurious Ribble Valley holiday cottage of real distinction.

Outside, a delightful, south-facing garden complete with garden furniture makes an ideal spot for dining alfresco.

The area surrounding your Ribble Valley cottage is wonderful for walking and cycling with lovely footpaths from the doorstep, while a number of first-class dining inns can be found within a few miles.

Your Yorkshire Dales cottage lies within the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whilst the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy reach.

With excellent road links to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, and Manchester, Leeds and Harrogate all easily accessible, this Yorkshire Dales cottage offers a memorable holiday home for a special occasion, whatever the time of year.

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About the location


Clitheroe 7 miles; Skipton 14.5 miles.

Bolton-by-Bowland is a pretty working village nestling in the hills and dales of the Ribble Valley, north-east of Clitheroe and west of Skipton. With two village greens, a village hall, cricket club, a shop and a tea room, Bolton-by-Bowland is an excellent village base for a holiday in this area. The surrounding Ribble Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a peaceful and picturesque haven. For amenities, nearby Clitheroe is famed for its specialist shops of all types, including, amongst others, a sausage shop that sells over seventy-five different varieties! The area is a food lover's paradise, with award-winning restaurants and country hotels situated throughout the valley, and annual events including a number of agricultural shows and day festivals of all types. From Bolton-by-Bowland it is easy to explore both the Lakes and the Dales, ensuring this fantastic location has plenty to offer at any time of year!

Region Information

Note - This property does not accept Children or Infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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