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The Old Post Office

(Ref. 1108699)

Fence, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (7)
  • lovely (4)
  • all (4)
  • really (4)
  • stay (4)
  • beautiful (3)

10 Customer Reviews

  • "I can’t recommend this property highly enough."

    It ticked all our boxes . The village location was perfect and within easy reach of beautiful countryside . Nathan and Fil were nearby to answer any questions or sort problems if they arose . The house itself was beautifully and sensitively decorated . All appliances were the of the highest quality. We were sorry to leave after two enjoyable weeks .

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "It is a very nice house."

    the kitchen has everything you need. free up space in the house. everything was neat and all details have been thought of. also possibility to sit outside. the laundry service was also very nice for us. beautiful surroundings and good restaurants nearby. really recommended!

    Thank you for the super feedback Anneke. Really nice to meet you both and if you are heading back to the UK, please get in touch. Thanks again Fil x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anneke5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great property really comfortable & beautifully presented, real home from home."

    Great hosts really welcoming. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Many thanks for the review and a great one at that! Lovely to meet you and thanks again, Fil x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "A really lovely holiday house, maintained and presented to the highest standard."

    Everything was perfect. A great area to explore with lots of good walks and beautiful scenery.

    Great to hear that you enjoyed your break, thanks again, Fil x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect stay and fantastic hosts that can’t do enough for you."

    Stayed in lots of cottages and this has to be one of the best. Lovely location and great for what we needed. Will definitely recommend and stay again. Thank you Mandy & Jason

    Thank you Mandy (& Jason) our pleasure, always lovely to have top feedback like yours :) Take care and see you again, Fil x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great stay with excellent hosts."

    Highly recommend this accommodation for cleanliness well stocked kitchen and central access to the Pendle area. We will return

    Thanks Tony, a pleasure to meet you guys. Be lovely to have you back, left everything perfect. Take care Fil x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great cottage with all that you need Lovely owners Nathan and Fil"

    Very kind, glad you enjoyed the stay. Thanks again Fil x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2022

  • "We will definitely stay here again, weather wasn't great but really enjoyed our stay."

    Great host

    Thanks Mo, perfect guests and welcome any time, all the best Fil x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mohammad5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great cottage with all that you need very comfortable and easy access to walking."

    Coukd not fault this cottage very clean with all you need for a break.

    Thanks Sue, lovely to meet you. Take care Fil x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything was spot on"

    Thanks Adam, top guest for you as well! Everything looked after and thanks for leaving the place spotless. Regards Fil. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Sep 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • First-floor sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with 2 x electric fire
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, Netflix, Disney Plus, PlayStation 4 console, WiFi, selection of books
  • Welcome pack
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Rear, enclosed, multi-level garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the entrance

The property

Settled in the small village of Fence, Lancashire, is this semi-detached, family-friendly house, The Old Post Office.

Set above the former village post office, now an ironing shop run by the holiday home owner, this lovely abode is a great base for a family of four or couples, with the Forest of Bowland AONB and the Yorkshire Dales nearby, and off-road parking, contemporary amenities, and an enclosed, private garden.

Climb the stone steps, kick off your boots in the hallway, and make yourself at home in the living/dining room.

A sociable space for dining and relaxing by the warmth of the electric fire, you'll find a dining table for four, two plush armchairs, and a wall-mounted TV.

The well-equipped, contemporary kitchen is just next door with everything you need for a self-catering stay, including an electric oven and grill, gas hob, washer/dryer and dishwasher.

After dinner, head upstairs to find the beautifully furnished sitting room with a cushioned sofa, two Chesterfield armchairs, and a TV for entertainment, plus a second electric fire.

However, if the weather's warm, the enclosed rear garden is a peaceful space to spend summer days, whether that's a picnic on the lawn, dining al fresco, or reading a good book on the rattan furniture.

The first floor also hosts two homely bedrooms with ample storage space, a king-size with views over the village and distant hills, and a zip/link twin which can be a super-king-size to suit all guests.

You'll also find a pristine bathroom finished to a high standard with a bath and walk-in shower, so you can freshen up after the day's adventures.

Fence is a tranquil base for your family-friendly holiday where you can enjoy cask ales, open fires, and Michelin-star comfort food at White Swan at Fence, dine outside in The Sparrowhawk's garden, and, if you prefer home cooking, stock up at the village store.

There's plenty to do nearby including Gawthorpe Hall, an impressive Elizabethan house with links to the Brontë sisters, Pendle Heritage Centre to discover local history, and scenic walks up Pendle Hill with the Pendle Sculpture Trail sure to please the whole family.

The town of Nelson offers a golf course, Pendle Wavelengths with a child-friendly pool, and HAPPA at Shores Hey Farm with an excellent cafe and plenty of activities.

You'll also find the unique art installation of the Singing Ringing Tree on the outskirts of Burnley, whilst the larger town of Blackburn hosts Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Blackburn Cathedral, and a variety of nearby attractions including Mrs Dowsons Farm Park and tours of the fascinating Hoghton Tower.

If you're looking for the great outdoors, bring your bikes and walking boots for a day out in the Forest of Bowland AONB, or perhaps you'd prefer the spectacular waterfalls, caves, and breath-taking walks in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Gather your loved ones for a family-friendly holiday in Lancashire at The Old Post Office.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Nelson 2.5 miles; Burnley 4.3 miles; Blackburn 13.3 miles.

The pretty village and civil parish of Fence in Lancashire lies close to the towns of Nelson and Burnley and is known for its dramatic parish, St Anne's Church. Being near the picturesque Pendle and the well-known Pendle Hill, the village dates back to 1402, being referred to as 'Fens in Penhill'. There is a village pub and a shop, while the rest of the village remains peaceful and surrounded by delightful residential properties. The next village along, Wheatley Lane is also a charming area and the two villages are known locally as 'Fence' for their history as sister villages. Attractions in the area include the aforementioned Pendle Hill, home to the Churn Cough Reservoir and famous Alice Nutter Statue. Within easy reach is Burnley, which boasts an excellent selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, along with the beautiful Thompson Park and Railway.

Please note: property can only accept bookings which are for leisure purposes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas