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Knotts Rest

(Ref. 1024332)

Tosside, Yorkshire Dales, Ribble Valley, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautifully appointed barn conversion, with gorgeous views from all the windows and the bath was appreciated after walking the 3 peaks."

    There was a table & chairs outside to enjoy any sunshine. Felt at home. It was very peaceful. A quiet location with walking from the doorstep and nice pubs a short drive away and the market town of Settle about 25 minutes drive.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2024

  • "Always very clean, comfortable & quiet, Nice little treats waiting, thoroughly recommended."

    We will be back for sure.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jan 2024

  • "One of the best we've stayed in for two people."

    This was our second visit. We love the isolation coupled with access to Clitheroe and the Forest of Bowland. Beautiful scenery even in the snow. It has been akin to living in a christmas card in December; a cosy warm, well hosted get-a-way.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "This really was home from home."

    Comfortable & so quiet. We enjoyed a very relaxing stay, just what was needed, look forward to returning to this little gem … Thank you !!

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Nov 2023

  • "Knott's rest is a lovely property in a beautiful location."

    It has all the attributes of a peaceful break in the country. It isn't the easiest place to locate and the access road can be a bit of a challenge, though none of this is the fault of the owners. On the whole, a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2023

  • "My one tiny negative for this propery was the narrow entrance to the shower."

    It was not big enough for my fat body. The big bath was lovely though.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Knotts Rest."

    Thank you to Diana and Jonathan for providing excellent accommodation. The cottage is well positioned for visiting The Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dale's and surrounding area. Hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay - everything is so comfortable and exactly as it should be."

    We enjoyed the total silence, and felt really relaxed staying here. The hens were good company, and the eggs were a wonderful extra. It's a bit off the beaten track, but we found plenty of pubs within driving distance. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "This being our 4th visit and the fact we are hoping to stay again I believe says it all."

    Great property in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent place!"

    Will go back!

    Reviewed by Stef5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wow what a lovely cottage."

    Excellent facilities all done to a high standard. Diana and John are a friendly couple only next door if you need them. Lovely welcome pack ready for us. The property was spotlessly clean, the most enormous comfy bed. Lovely views from every window. It was an unknown area to us with pretty villages and stunning scenery. Hope to return sometime. Thank you

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very well furnished, fabulous bedroom and bathroom."

    Ideal for anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat. Ken and Mary.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2023

  • "Exceptional property."

    We normally have a couple of self catering breaks every year, and have enjoyed over 35 trips in the last 20 years, our stay at Knotts Rest was definitely in our top 3! This is a rural property, accessed by rural country roads, but this shouldn’t put anybody off considering a stay here. If you crave peace, quiet and rest then add this destination to your shortlist.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0May 2023

  • "A very comfortable & welcoming place to stay in an idyllic setting."

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2023

  • "Peaceful and relaxing, chickens visited every day, nice view of the sheep and the fields, nice little starter pack , the owners were on holiday so we did not meet them, the neighbour was on hand if any problems occurred, the owners did phone us to ask if everything was ok, the only criticism we found was the lane to the cottage had many potholes."

    Thank you for your positive feedback. The council has now filled the potholes and the lane is looking better! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Mar 2023

  • "A fabulous, luxuriously appointed cottage in a beautiful, get-away-from-it-all location."

    Couldn’t recommend more highly!

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wow, wow, wow."

    ... Absolutely beautiful property inside and out. Attention to detail was unbelievable. Very warm, welcoming, cosy and so quiet. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet retreat away.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jan 2023

  • "What an absolute hidden gem !"

    From the moment we arrived we were over the moon. As a couple who are no strangers to lodges and cottages we loved it. The cottage itself is beautifully laid out , huge bed and a very impressive bath. Luxurious feel to every room and any facility you need is already there. Not a sound is to be heard when you are relaxing and I would recommend anyone looking at this place book it.

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Dec 2022

  • "Knotts Rest is a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country."

    From the moment arrived, we felt at home. The accommodation is outstanding in every way and has been designed and fitted to a high standard. The owners had left a welcome pack which was really appreciated. We would highly recommend a stay at Knotts Rest.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "Amazing 5*+ I am finding it hard to find the right complementary words to ..."

    Amazing 5*+ I am finding it hard to find the right complementary words to describe how wonderful we found Knotts Rest for our weeks stay, the wood burner was great addition on winter nights so cosy, well then there is only one word to describe the upstairs bedroom and bathroom, (luxurious) the owners should be really proud with the design also the luxury features and fittings, Holden Clough nurseries well worth a visit only 10 minutes' drive, thank you for an amazing stay, hope to return soon, Norman and Pamela

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful property ."

    .home from home .. well maintained and all spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend the property and hopefully return ourselves.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect accommodations, in a very rural area ,but plenty of places to visit ,and to dine at , very near to the famous Yorkshire Dales ."

    Most enjoiable holiday .highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Eifion5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location!"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Have been to Knotts Rest now three times, we will be making our forth next year, it’s very comfortable with stunning scenery in the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a beautiful retreat."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Knotts Rest. The property is beautifully presented in an idyllic location. We were so appreciative of the host's welcome goodies as well as the very informative guide folder... we used may of the host's 'favourite days out'. Hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was very Homely Peaceful, Everything to hand The bed was so comfy ..."

    It was very Homely Peaceful, Everything to hand The bed was so comfy Weather was perfect , so sat outside most of the time Accessible to local places easy Definitely would use again

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had such a relaxing week,the cottage and scenery were fantastic and we were very private but when we saw Diana,the owner she was very friendly and informative about places to visit ."

    We will certainly be booking up again.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2022

  • "The facilities & standard of the property were first class."

    It is in a very quiet tranquil setting of glorious rolling countryside. The property is quite far off the beaten track, so may not appeal to some, but we found it restful & rural. The groceries left for us were a lovely thought & the two friendly chickens visited us every day! We didn't see a great deal of the owners, only on arrival & departure, but everything was fine. The only downside was the intermittent signal for the television & wifi.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2022

  • "Perfect in every way!"

    Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by A5.0May 2022

  • "This was a beautifully presented and well maintained cottage."

    A very peaceful location with views of the surrounding countryside. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will hopefully be returning for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "What an absolutely fantastic luxurious cottage, excellent quality and really cosy."

    The views from the cottage are outstanding. Owners are very thoughtful and provide tea, coffee, milk, butter,eggs, bread and Jam. There were plenty of logs included too. There were plenty of books, maps and walks. The owners were very informative in their folder. The chickens are adorable. It was just what we needed. Thank you so much Sue & George

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "The best staycation I've had."

    The photos can't do the cottage justice as it's so cosy, beautifully decorated and relaxing as soon as you open the door. Upstairs was like a 5 star hotel with a wonderful bath, shower and mirror as well as the largest, most comfortable bed I've slept in. The hosts were available but respectful of our privacy and the welcome food pack was delicious too. We will be back and hope it's not booked up too quickly as we'll be back again in the Summer. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "I would give this property 5stars everything was of a high spec, the location was so peaceful and relaxing, the couple who own the place are really friendly."

    We would definitely recommend Knotts rest and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Knotts Rest and the facilities and location were great."

    The cottage was presented to a very high standard and everything you could need had been thought of. The bedroom and bathroom were designed to a very high standard and you have plenty of room to relax and rest upstairs. The views from the windows whilst sitting in bed were very nice as well. The cottage does have a washing machine, but we hadn’t noticed this in the details, as the description was at the top of the page rather than at the bottom where you generally find all of the facilities listed. Would definitely recommend this cottage as a location and hope to be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic & amazing cottage, well beyond our expectations & such lovely accommodating hosts!"

    We will be returning soon!!!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic romantic cottage for tea with beautiful views, an enormous bath, awesome shower and a very large comfortable bed!"

    Everything done to a very high standard. Lovely breakfast pack of eggs, bread, conserve, butter, fresh tea and coffee left by our discreet, friendly host Diana. We absolutely loved it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Nov 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage made for two."

    Everything was spot on ,clean and comfortable. Loved it all especially the upstairs plus having downstairs toilet was a bonus Not sure if that was in the description as was a surprise when we arrived. Overall excellent property Many thanks for our stay Peter & Jane Innes Northampton

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "The ultimate in hideaway cottages - remote and peaceful."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Upstairs is great - spacious bedroom, very comfortable bed and a superb bathroom. Downstairs a disappointment by contrast. The living area and kitchen was too cramped a space for comfort whilst sitting out the persistent rain which unfortunately dogged our stay.

    Reviewed by Oliver4.1Oct 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely part of the country."

    Really enjoyed exploring the area and returning to the comfort of Knotts Rest at the end of each day. Would highly recommend stay here.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very quiet and peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage with spacious upstairs (bedroom, dressing room and bathroom)."

    Lounge/kitchen downstairs comfortable. Well appointed and very clean. Limited walks from the doorstep, but great walking country, shops etc. nearby. The chickens and sheep provided regular entertainment

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Aug 2021

  • "The barn is stunning, the scenery is spectacular, The dales, Bowland Forest and the village’s around Pendle Hill beautiful."

    Can’t wait to go again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful in lovely tranquil surroundings and the owners are very friendly and helpful."

    Plenty of good walks close by. We really hope to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "I only gave your listing slightly below top rating because it didn’t show just how special this property is."

    It’s in a glorious location and is of 5* standard, particularly the bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. The owners are friendly but not intrusive. We shall recommend it to our friends.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Would definitely recommend!!

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2021

  • "A wonderful place to stay with very helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by Jim5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful place, fabulous accommodation in a lovely location."

    Arrived to eggs, milk, bread and jam. Very comfortable bed. Felt very at home. Loved watching the 3 chickens who perched on the windowsill in the evenings, quite comical.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0May 2021

  • "Very attractive and equipped cottage high quality interior ."

    Great location for walks and drives around the Forrest of Bowland . We will return.

    Reviewed by Larry5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully situated and very tastefully appointed."

    The quality of fixtures and fittings was excellent and it was a real pleasure to be there. The hosts were welcoming but not obtrusive and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Oct 2020

  • "Knotts Rest is a super cottage for two."

    The utility and downstairs loo were a great surprise. Accommodation downstairs is cosy. Everything was very clean and of a very high quality with wonderful accessories. Upstairs is more spacious with wonderful views from all the windows. The dressing room gives a significant amount of storage space and the bathroom is wonderful with a large bath and shower. The cottage is very quiet and peaceful with only sheep and the cheeky hens to disturb guests.

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Sep 2020

  • "My wife and I cannot find anything negative to say about Knotts Rest, it is a beautiful retreat."

    Nestled between the hills it is a place of seclusion far from the madding crowds. We loved the comical antics of the family chickens; the hillside sheep, and dawn break. So many wonderful memories, we cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Stunning cottage, beautiful surroundings and fresh eggs, what more could anyone ask for."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "If you are lucky enough to be able to book this property you will have an amazing time."

    The property is stunning, immaculate!! I could have spent all day just in the beautiful bathroom. The bedroom with its dressing room is amazing, as are the views.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic setting, Beautiful accommodation and Welcoming, Warm, Friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2020

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  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size bed (can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, vanity basin and WC
  • Downstairs WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric oven and induction hob, Open Fire, microwave, fridge, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking for 1 car
  • Lawned garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • No children allowed.Please note arrival time is 4pm. Please note: A starter pack of logs and kindling will be provided
  • Owner also supply additional baskets of logs for £5 per basket
  • Please note: The shower door opening is 35cm wide and can't extend.

The property

This beautiful barn conversion is based in a secluded spot close to the village of Tosside on the border of North Yorkshire.

Renovated to a high-standard, this cosy cottage provides a heart-warming retreat for couples looking for a loved-up weekend away or a week-long adventure to the countryside.

Step into the open-plan living area, comprised of a well-presented kitchen with stylish units and a seating area with a woodburning stove, providing you with a comfortable space to relax of an evening.

Make your way upstairs to arrive at the delightful bedroom, featuring a king-size double bed and wall-mounted TV.

Wake up to a countryside view from the Juliet balcony which overlooks the countryside and reminds you of this idyllic location.

Across the landing is a separate dressing area where you can prepare for your day in style, along with a stunning bathroom finished with marble tiling and chrome fixtures.

Outside there is a seating area where you can have a break and take in the lovely countryside views.

Just ten minutes from the property is the Holden Clough garden centre and the Coach and Horses Gastro pub serving local food, ideal if you don’t fancy cooking one evening.

Explore the wonderful Forest of Bowland, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or take on the Gisburn Forest Bike Trail, perfect for any cycling enthusiasts.

Located in an area that is famous for its food, with organic farms, restaurants and cafes serving locally produced food to an extremely high standard.

With many award winning establishments to choose from, this is a place for those who enjoy eating out.

Why not take a trip to the White Scar Caves, the Settle-Carlisle Railway, the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, Malham Cove and Tarn and Bolton Abbey?

Aside from outdoor adventure, visit the historic towns of Settle, Clitheroe and Skipton for a browse in the local gift shops and tea rooms.

A delightful cottage for a peaceful getaway, all-year-round.

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

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About the location


Settle 6 miles; Clitheroe 12 miles; Skipton 15 miles.

Tosside is a small, attractive Yorkshire Dales village set between the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales, six miles from Settle, and fifteen miles from Skipton, popularly known as The Gateway to the Dales. Historically part of Yorkshire, following boundary changes in the 1970s, the village now straddles two counties, with the Eastern part of the village in Yorkshire, and the Western part in Lancashire! The village is home to a local pub, a church and a community centre. To the north, the landscape rises to the fells, moors and picturesque valleys of the Dales, while to the south are the wetlands of the Ribble Valley, which in turn, sweep upward to the magnificent wilderness of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearby Settle is a bustling market town with a weekly market, the centre being dominated by the Shambles, an historic 3-storey building with shops on two levels and houses above, or for a great day out, travel on the renowned Settle-Carlisle Railway line, which crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Venture to Clitheroe, a busy market town full of lively bars and restaurants, friendly pubs, and a castle!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas