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Batty Hole Farm

Burnley, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1068109)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is new and is finished to a high spec."

    The pictures dont do it justice. It is also very spacious and clean. I can't say enough good things about it to be honest. We've stayed at many holiday cottages and this was the best one. The host lives next door and was friendly and welcoming. The outdoor space is arranged so that there is privacy from next doors outdoor sitting area. The location is very rural, down a country lane. Our children really enjoyed HAPPA, a horse sanctuary which was a short walk from the house and has a kids playground and a cafe with some great deals. Thanks for having us!

    Thank you Ryan It was great meeting you all .We are pleased that you found the cottage comfortable .and appreciate our comments. Hope you enjoy the rest for you stay in England Property Owner

    Reviewed by RyanJun 2022

  • "A wonderful property with very welcoming and helpful hosts."

    The property was clean, warm, and well equipped with plenty of information provided for the surrounding area.

    Thank you for your feed back we are glad you enjoyed your stay . . Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Batty Hole Farm, the accommodation is lovely and owners very friendly, just wish we could have stayed longer!"

    Thank you for your kind feedback it was lovely meeting you all . Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2022

  • "Amazing property, set in a wonderful location for walking and sight-seeing."

    Owners absolutely delightful and couldn’t have been more helpful. Everything you could wish for provided plus some added extra treats. Would highly recommend.

    Thank for your feedback It was nice to meet you all Thankfully the weather was good and you where able to go for a good walk Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulietMar 2022

  • "A beautiful, well maintained and comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    The cottage is situated on a farm, down a long winding track from the main road. Very peaceful. Jean and Barry, who live in the attached cottage, are the perfect hosts and even provided us with fresh eggs and a few other essentials on our arrival. The cottage itself has everything you could need for a self-catering holiday-particularly in the kitchen where we cooked several family meals. The log burner in the living area made for some cosy afternoons by the fire as the weather wasn’t on our side during our stay. The HAPPA cafe is a couple of hundred metres up the track and is well worth a visit -selling home-cooked breakfasts, meals, snacks and cakes from 11-3. All other pubs, restaurants and shops are a drive away. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for staying with us we enjoyed your company and thank you for your feed back .It was a shame the weather was not kind to you but you did make the most of it. thanks once again Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobFeb 2022

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful time at the cottage."

    It has all the amenities one could want for a holiday. The hosts were very helpful and welcoming!

    Thank you for your feedback we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2021

  • "A wonderful stay in a warm, spacious, comfortable, and homely property."

    It is an amazing location with great views of Pendle from the top of the road leading to Batty Farm. The weather was wet (very wet) at times but one can hardly visit East Lancashire in late October and not expect a bit of rain. Most of the time the sun shone and we were able to enjoy the rugged scenery of the Pennine moorlands. A highlights was a day in the Forest of Bowland with a good walk at Dunsop Bridge and a delightful drive to Wyresdale Tower and back to Briercliffe via the Nick of Pendle. Some time was spent at Boundary Mills, Colne, where retail therapy was a solution to a grey day. Other delights include to stunning architecture - particularly in Colne and Burnley. It was a revisit to old haunts and we will be back to renew our memories.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "The property was as described, it was warm and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and Jean and Barry were very welcoming."

    The only thing that would have helped (mainly due to the wet weather) was a doormat in the porch, which we mentioned. For the smoker in the group, maybe a covered shelter out on the patio area (especially when it's raining). Didn't spend too much time in the property as it's a very good location for a base, as there is loads to see and do. Definitely would recommend and return.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "Batty Hole farm was a magnificent cottage with every modern facility you could think of !"

    On being shown around this lovely cottage Jean gave us a welcome pack of bread, milk & butter, cake, a dozen of her own chickens fresh eggs + tomatoes straight out oh the greenhouse! This was the first time that we had been to this part of the country and there were numerous walks in the area + lots of interesting towns & villages to visit. A very enjoyable holiday in deed in a beautiful cottage & many thanks to Jean & Brian for everything!

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2021

  • "Beautiful home in a gorgeous part of the UK."

    Really friendly hosts, and so many great places to visit locally.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "We had a great time - the cottage was fantastic, really spacious and everything we could think of had been provided."

    The location is great with fantastic scenery, we loved being on the farm and enjoyed exploring nearby, both down to the river and the horse sanctuary just up the road. There were lots of different options for days out locally - we went up Pendle Hill, saw Hardcastle Crags and Skipton Castle, and tried out the local swimming pool, inflatable park and petting zoo as well as going further afield to Blackpool.

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2021

  • "Brilliant and beautiful property and very helpful owners."

    Reviewed by BeckiAug 2021

  • "Jean and Barry are excellent hosts at Batty Hole Farm."

    The property is outstanding. The location is breathtaking with stunning views as far as the eye can see. The property is the best equipped out of any establishment we have stayed in. We highly recommend this property. If we could rate the property any higher we would.

    Reviewed by PietroJul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful area, close to amenities but far enough away to really feel you were really having a relaxing holiday far from everything else."

    Owners were friendly and helpful. Finished to a very high standard it was a brilliant place to stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "Fabulous accommodation."

    Hosts were brilliant. Would absolutely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay!"

    Lovely clean property. Very friendly and helpful owners. Perfect place for a quiet weekend away.

    Reviewed by ZJun 2021

  • "Beautiful setting the cottage was really clean and spacious."

    Stayed in a lot of cottages but this one excelled in kitchen appliances and the welcome pack. Lots of wildlife in the garden to watch Plenty of outdoor seating areas .Stayed with grandchildren lots of walks from the door straight into the surrounding countryside for all of us to enjoy and a stream for paddling Plenty of areas to visit Pendle has a good sculpture trail Jean and Barry very friendly Would recommend for a relaxing break for all ages and will hopefully return

    Reviewed by JackyJun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite P-shaped bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Courtyard with lawned area, enclosed pond and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: This property requires a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200
  • Please note: bookings should be a minimum of 3 nights
  • No stag or hen parties or similar
  • Note: This property is not suitable for fully EV car charging but are local charging up stations

The property

Sitting within an idyllic position in the civil parish of Briercliffe is this enchanting holiday cottage, Batty Hole Farm.

Perfect for a family escape to the countryside of Lancashire, this abode offers all you could need for a relaxing escape.

Step inside and discover a wonderful open-plan living space where you can enjoy unwinding after each day of adventure; take a seat in one of the plush sofas before the traditional woodburning stove and relish in a moment of tranquility.

For family time together, gather around the dining table with a homemade meal prepared in the amply-equipped farmhouse kitchen, boasting both a dishwasher and a washing machine to assist you on your week-long stay.

The beauty of the property continues up on the first floor where three inviting bedrooms await; take your pick from a master king-size with its very own en-suite bathroom or two twins served by the family shower room, each room flaunting elegance and a homely charm.

Begin your days sat out in your very own private courtyard while your little ones observe the wonders of the pond before venturing out to explore your surroundings.

The local area boasts lush scenery and plenty of bridle ways for walking and cycling; take a stroll along the Thursden Brook before heading out in the car to the nearby town of Burnley where you can find a variety of shops to pick up any breakfast essentials as well as a range of pubs and restaurants to take your pick from.

The Hare and Hounds at Briercliffe serves food and has a good choice of beers as well as The Pack Horse on Widdop Moor being not too far away and serves good food as well.

Burnley is home to two golf courses as well as Nelson has a golf course which is only a short distance from the cottage.

A short walk from the cottage takes you to a lovely pony sanctuary where you can spend time time with the horses as well as enjoying some home-cooked food at the cafe.

Venture into the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to discover all kinds of wonders amongst walking and cycling routes as well as opportunities for wildlife watching and stargazing.

Closer to the cottage you can find Pendle Hill, best known for the Pendle witch trials of 1612, here you can discover some of the best views over Lancashire.

Take a trip to The National Trust managed Gawthorpe Hall in the nearby town of Padiham and Towneley Hall Museum and Park for a great day out.

The cottage is within easy reach of Hebden Bridge, Haworth and Skipton where you can discover even more adventure.

Batty Hole Farm is a superb choice for an escape to Lancashire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Clitheroe ; 10 miles; Haworth 17 miles; Skipton 19 miles; Manchester 28 miles.

The market town of Burnley is situated close to Pendle Hill, a popular place for walkers, which was notorious for the Pendle Witches and the trials of 1612 in Lancaster. It is within reach of the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The National Trust managed Gawthorpe Hall is in the nearby town of Padiham, Towneley Hall Museum and Park are close by or you may wish to explore the town’s waterways with a walk or boat trip along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The Singing Ringing Tree Panopticon is only 5 minutes drive away on the nearby moors. The market towns of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley are nearby, and Haworth which was made famous by the Bronte sisters. The award winning Woodland Spa and Bertrams Restaurant are only 2.7 miles away where you can relax and sooth those aching muscles after walking and enjoy excellent fare. The Kettledrum Inn Cliviger and the Hare and Hounds at Briercliffe are good eating places nearby but it is always best to book before to avoid disappointment. The Shimla and Aroma Indian Restaurants in town can all be recommended and there is the Beijing Cantonese Restaurant at Clowbridge.

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Please note: bookings should be a minimum of 3 nights. No stag or hen parties or similar.