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Park Hill Cottage

Clitheroe, Cumbria & The Lake District, BB7 2JE (Ref. 1065311)

2.7

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Porter

    “First the good points 1) good location within walking distance of the centre of Clitheroe 2) some beautiful scenery and walks nearby 3) private quiet grounds 4) spacious 5) warm ( once we had fathomed out how to work the heating) 6) nice powerful warm shower.”

    7) comfortable beds 8) wine and chocs were provided which was a nice touch. ...

    7) comfortable beds 8) wine and chocs were provided which was a nice touch. Now the downside -----this cottage is situated within the grounds of a large house which is also available for rental and is obviously normally used as an annexe to that house for sleeping additional guests but who would use the main house for eating and entertainment etc. Because of covid rules and limitations on how many could use the large house, the owner has understandably tried to generate some income by renting out this cottage separately. Unfortunately, as it stands, it does not warrant the 5 stars awarded to it by Sykes and it certainly does not warrant the description 'exceptional self catering experience or 'well equipped kitchen'. We had anticipated some issues when I spotted a recently posted adverse review from a previous guest in April ( Mrs Schwarzenbach) although we had hoped those shortcomings would have been sorted out. As a result we had brought with us numerous items which we wouldn't normally dream of taking on holiday with us! Just as well we did---here is a list of missing items which we have compiled for the owner !! ------ 1) coathangers ( none were available to start with although some were supplied after we had pointed out the omission) 2) tin opener 3) bottle opener/corkscrew 4) large serving spoons 5) serving bowls 6)salad bowl 7) carving knife 8) microwave bowls 9) dishes for oven 10)dessert dishes ( there are only 4 cereal bowls---although not much use if there were 6 of you!) 11) wooden spoon 12) garlic press 13) There was only 1 glass wine glass! The rest were plastic!!! 14) There was only 1 glass pint beer glass. The rest of the glasses were plastic!!! 15) No ice cube tray in freezer 16) A mish mash of plates of which there were only 2 small plates. 17) No teapot. 18) Bathroom---- no plug for the bath!!! In fairness one was delivered the next day when we complained. 19) No towel rails in the kitchen or the bathroom 20) No hooks behind doors in bedrooms 21) Toilet flush was erratic and toilet handle loose. 22) no non slip mat for shower 23) night light on corridor broken 24) no chair in front of bedroom mirror 25) no socket near bedroom mirror/no extension so couldn't see to dry hair. 26) nothing in lounge to make it homely such as coffee tables etc 27) broken slat on blind in main bedroom 28) Smart TV in lounge kept going off-----not great when you are trying to watch the FA Cup Final! 30) The WIFI was DREADFUL and often non existent. 31) The large planters outside the front door of the cottage were full of weeds! First Impressions count and that is NOT a good look! 32) No sun loungers supplied for the garden. 33) The dustbin had no lid on it! 34) No information on how to recycle . 35) Bathroom plumbing exceedingly noisy In short, Parkhill Cottage has been neglected. Many of the above limitations can easily be put right and whilst I accept that many guests who are part of a larger party in the big house may not need some of the stuff I have listed, it is not fair on other guests who are renting separately to have to put up with it. A proper inventory of equipment checked after each rental by the staff would go a long way to solving some of the basic issues. To be honest, I was really surprised that the owner /people looking after the property didn't offer us a partial refund given the issues we had and the time and trouble we had taken to list all the shortcomings.

    - Mr Porter, May 2021

About the property

Set within the grounds of Park Hill and just moments away from the centre of Clitheroe is the quaint Park Hill Cottage, perfectly positioned for romantics, families and avid ramblers to explore the Forest Bowland AONB and beyond to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Make your way through the impressive manor-style driveway and savour the views across the glorious grounds, which surround the property before making your way inside the all-ground-floor accommodation.

The sitting room is a welcoming space, where you can simply relish in the company of your loved ones or kick back and relax on the plush sofas in front of the Smart TV, with the warmth of the gas fire setting a cosy ambiance during the winter months.

From here, the contemporary kitchen space is well-equipped to ensure an exceptional self-catering experience and the accompanying dining table is great for the entire group to gather to tuck into family favourite dishes, toast to a wonderful holiday and plan the next day’s adventures.

Once the evening draws to a close, discover two elegantly decorated bedrooms, both boasting super-king-size beds with zip/link features, which can be made into twins on request, as well as their own Smart TVs, so that you can savour those lazy mornings in bed.

To the exterior, there is a large lawn garden for your canine companion to meander, whilst the patio area is perfect for a spot of alfresco dining and to breath in the summer sunshine.

Explore your surroundings further as you stroll into the town centre, boasting an extensive range of places to eat and drink, as well as shops for picking up the essentials and a market for picking up local produce.

Be sure to brush up on the town’s history by visiting the imposing 12th century Norman Castle that towers over the town, said to be the smallest Norman castle in England and now home to a museum and 16 acres of landscaped gardens, featuring a plethora of attraction to suit all ages.

Explore the town further on one of the four circular walks, or perhaps enjoy a round of golf at the Clitheroe Golf Club, one of the country’s best inland courses.

Keen walkers can look forward to exploring the splendour of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, whilst the Forest of Bowland also offers a network of paths and cycle routes to suit all abilities, as well as adventurous activities including fishing, gliding, paragliding and hot air ballooning.

Further afield is the historic town of Skipton with its impressive castle to observe, as well as the coastal resort of Lytham St. Annes, which is well-worth the round trip.

Bring your loved ones to Park Hill Cottage to share a holiday that you will never forget.

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two king-size double bedrooms with Smart TVs (zip/link beds; can be made into twins on request)
  • Bathroom with corner bath with shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with sofa bed
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, 4 x Smart TVs with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: This property is ideal for four people but can sleep up to six on request

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About the location

CLITHEROE

Blackburn 11.7 miles; Preston 18.3 miles; Manchester 33.2 miles

A stunning, bustling town on the fringe of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Lancashire. Clitheroe is the perfect base for a holiday, it offers a great selection of all amenities from a local market to individual shops, plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from. The town also boasts a Grade I listed castle which also offers a maze and a museum for the children to enjoy. On a rainy day you can visit the Edisford Sports Complex with its swimming pool and football pitch. On the outskirts of Clitheroe there is the historical Brungerley Bridge and the activity-filled Waddow Hall is worth a visit. As well as the Forest of Bowland, the town comes within driving distance of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Nidderdale AONB, a perfect position for you walkers and cyclists.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas