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Saetr Cottage

Harrop Fold near Bolton-by-Bowland, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 972754)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Saetr Cottage."

    loved the garden although it wasn't quite warm enough to sit in, it was big enough to wander in and look at the view and sheep and lambs The cottage was comfortable and had modern fittings. Comfortable bed and good shower. The veranda was ideal for if it rained. The Hamlet was a lovely getaway. Forest of Bowland had some quaint villages and rivers and Clitheroe had a castle,museum and a park with sculptures and was nearest town. Only downside was the very narrow windy roads with poor surfaces off the main roads but we are used to them where we live . We visited Skipton Malton and Saltaire which are not far over the border into Yorks. A lovely holiday off the beaten track.

    Reviewed by GeorgeApr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, top class fixture and fitting and a stunning view right out of your front door"

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "Beautifully presented and appointed little cottage."

    Gorgeous gardens

    Reviewed by LeighApr 2022

  • "Me and tracey had a fantastic time at seatr cottage and would reccomend it to ..."

    Me and tracey had a fantastic time at seatr cottage and would reccomend it to anyone thinking of staying there,the cottage is lovely better than we expected,if you like to go walking then its a yes even though we really didnt do any we just went there to relax,the owners are very helpfull with anything you need ,thanks for having us sam will be back later in the year minus max thanks again shaun and tracey

    Thanks for your great review, glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Best wishes, Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShaunMar 2022

  • "Wonderful break,welcomed by the owners who have gone far beyond our expectations"

    Reviewed by EricDec 2021

  • "Weve stayed at this cottage a few times."

    One of my favourites . Sam and john the owners are great help with everything you need . E will definately becoming back

    Thanks for your super feedback, it was a pleasure to see you again. Take care, Sam & John xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by HilaryNov 2021

  • "Lovely property tastefully decorated and cosy with everything you need."

    Responsive owners to my late booking and good communications. Parking next to property and walks on fells from the property.

    Thank you for your kind review Julie - it was a pleasure to be able to accommodate you. Kind regards, Sam Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, very cosy."

    Clean and well equipped. In a very quiet location, which we wanted.

    Thank you Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulaNov 2021

  • "Lovely historic property in a beautiful out of the way hamlet within easy driving distance of Clitheroe."

    The cottage is small but well designed & very cosy. Owners next door couldn’t have been more helpful & are available should any help or advice be required. Would definitely book here again.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, a great place to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "This was excellent accommodation in an excellent location :) :) :)"

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2021

  • "Very nice little place for two in quiet hamlet."

    ..within easy reach of forest of bowland villages and their cosy pubs. Pretty views of the garden from the cottage which was well equipped and clean.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "The location was very good."

    Sam, her husband and mum were all very friendly . Our dog Cooper loved playing with their dogs. Liked the fact that there is no commercialisation just local pubs, restaurants and the odd corner shop. Lots of walking both hills and rivers. Really had a good time.

    Reviewed by SylviaSep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage , very quiet and peaceful and lovely surroundings"

    Reviewed by KimJul 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "This cottage is in the most beautiful , peaceful location imaginable."

    The cottage itself was comfortable , clean and every attention to detail had been thought of by the owners , who live next door and also were lovely , welcoming people as was there lovely dog . This cottage really is in the middle of nowhere so ideal for a complete break from a busy life , the brook in the garden is so relaxing to hear and the views are amazing from every window . We will definitely book again

    Reviewed by SophieMay 2021

  • "Saetre was a lovely clean cottage."

    Small but perfectly formed and ideal for me and my spaniel. The weather wasn't kind but we managed to get around ok. The surrounding countryside was beautiful (and wet) but not ideal for walking a pheasant mad dog. Some of the fences weren't secure so she got into sheep fields looking for pheasants. She wasn't interested in sheep. Also she managed to get out of the garden into field at the bottom so had to stay on the lead. But apart from these trials we really enjoyed our stay and Sykes handled things very well.

    Reviewed by VirginiaMay 2021

  • "This is a fantastic little cottage."

    The use of space is very well thought out. We will definitely be looking to book again. We know Clitheroe quite well and it is about a 15-20 min drive to alot of good restaurants, bars and cafe's.

    Reviewed by RyanMay 2021

  • "A perfect cottage in a perfect location."

    Owners very helpful. We will be coming back

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2021

  • "A fantastic cosy cottage in a lovely quiet area, within a short driving distance of many local amenities and nice walks."

    Cottage clean, modern and well equipped throughout. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "It is a lovely place to stay for a few days, piece and quiet just sit back and listen to the bird sound."

    It is a bit on the small side but really enjoyed our stay, and John and Sam were very nice.

    Reviewed by GeoffApr 2021

  • "Overall we thoroughly enjoyed out short break and the weather was lovely for April."

    One small issue was no shaver socket but no big deal.

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2021

  • "Saetr Cottage is a perfect spot for r and r ."

    It is tiny but perfectly formed and was absolutely SPOTLESS . We have stayed in lots of fantastic holiday accommodations and this was by far the cleanest ! We had everything we needed ! It is the most peaceful spot with a beautiful garden in which to relax and take in the fantastic views and that big sky . We enjoyed long walks despite the blustery weather with our dog and came home to an easy meal and a cozy night in front of the fire with Netflix and a glass of vino ! What is not to LOVE . Especially at this time , when life is so stressful and worrying , there is nothing better than being at Saetr Cottage . You will return home feeling calm and refreshed. GUARANTEED !

    Reviewed by MargotOct 2020

  • "Sartr cottage is a lovely cottage,warm and cozy and in a beautiful location."

    There are super views of the countryside from the cottage. We would have loved to stay longer but look forward to returning for another visit. Marianne

    Reviewed by MarianneOct 2020

  • "Saetr is a lovely & comfortable cottage, beautiful garden with fabulous views."

    Wd had a wonderful time staying there

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2020

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The garden is even better than the photos. So cosy and clean and the owners Sam, John and beautiful Pippa were so friendly, we would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2020

  • "Lovely location."

    Nice and quiet. Well appointed and comfortable. The cottage had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The cottage was very clean and well organised. The views and the garden were spectacular. We enjoyed every minute.

    Reviewed by JoannaAug 2020

  • "Lovely location with fabulous views."

    The cottage was very well equipped for 2 people. The owners are lovely and helpful. We had a very nice week away.

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Saetr Cottage - Sam & John were the perfect hosts, advising on local walks when asked."

    The cottage is beautifully laid out and the perfect base for us to take Betsy the schnauzer on great country/forest/hill walks. We may well return to see more of the local area. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2020

  • "Had an amazing break."

    Cottage perfect for what we needed.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "A well equipped,comfortable cottage perfect for two."

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2019

  • "This is a lovely little cottage in a beautiful spot."

    If you want a break away from everything this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2019

  • "A really beautiful cottage and garden for relaxing in after a day out visiting so many lovely places."

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2019

  • "Lovely location exactly as promised thank you"

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2019

  • "Everything was more than expected."

    We found a true gem of a place ,and without any doubt we shall be going again . Already looking on the website of Sykes to book another small break .

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundings in a lovely cottage."

    Couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2019

  • "Location was excellent easy to explore the surrounding area gorgous walks great ..."

    Location was excellent easy to explore the surrounding area gorgous walks great pubs Cottage itself was comfotable Will defnitley return

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2019

  • "I would 100% recommend this beautiful little cottage, peaceful setting and the most stunning garden."

    Quality fittings throughout.Set in an area of so many lovely little villages to visit, and a walkers paradise.A little gem.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2019

  • "Beautiful setting, very luxurious little cottage."

    Reviewed by SueMay 2019

  • "Just returned from a fantastic 4 night stay and couldn't have asked for a more perfect cottage."

    Each room is very well thought out in every way and has been fitted out to a very high standard. The views from each room are stunning which helped us chill out from the moment we arrived. Sam and her family are lovely and nothing is too much trouble. We have no hesitation in recommending whatsoever and look forward to booking again in the near future.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "The garden is beautiful and the views fantastic."

    The owners were so friendly and welcoming, particularly to our dog peanut. The cottage was pristine on arrival and our stay was very comfortable. The owners were very helpful in suggesting walks; we spent a glorious Easter Sunday on top of a hill having a picnic. We would definitely recommend this stay. The log burner is fantastic though it would be useful to have more tools to use with the fire. The bathroom does not have a door so if you prefer a more private experience you may not enjoy this. There is a note in the guide provided by the owners that the tap water is not certified as drinkable so it’s a good idea to bring your own bottle water to drink as the owners did not provide any.

    Reviewed by VioletApr 2019

  • "A wonderful setting and a very comfortable small cottage."

    The space is used very creatively and it is well decorated, well provided and stylish. Sam and John were friendly and very welcoming- leaving us some bantam eggs, chocolate eggs and some nibbles! The Forest of Bowland is beautiful and we had some excellent walks.

    Reviewed by KathyApr 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was lovely owners friendly garden splendid"

    Reviewed by BryanMar 2019

  • "Loved this little cottage."

    We'll equipped with a beautiful garden and view. The owners were lovely.

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2019

  • "What a delightful 3 week stay in Saetr Cottage."

    The owners certainly have put their hearts and souls into presenting an old Viking barn in a state-of-the-art, 5 star manner. Whatever they do, they do with style and quality. The cottage is small, no doubt, but we, as a couple, found it very comfortable and enjoyable, even for a longer term stay. We prepared a variety of meals in the well equipped kitchen, , relaxed in the little, cosy, country lounge room and slept oh so well in a very comfortable bed fitted with quality linen. The bathroom was immaculate and functional with contemporary fittings. Every detail had been considered down to all doors and drawers being soft closing, throws supplied for outdoor sitting on cooler days/nights and lovely rattan chairs for daydreaming whilst looking out over the natural garden setting complete with flowing stream and out to the fields beyond, dotted with dozens of sheep. The cottage is set down a pretty country lane with pheasants almost forming a guard of honour as a welcome! Nature abounds in this area and it is a thrill to walk along the rivers and climb over the rolling green hills. We picked a bucket load of blackberries from along the lanes and ended our walks with cream teas or dinner at one of the local pubs. We don’t hesitate to recommend Saetr Cottage if you want to make gorgeous memories.

    Reviewed by SandyAug 2018

  • "The cottage was a delight, and the garden in particular, exceptional."

    It is a bit remote but fittings and furnishings were of exceptionally high quality. But Sykes seriously upset me by inserting ads for cottages into the on-line feeds of my preferred newspapers, even into my (unwanted) Microsoft News feed, including an ad for the cottage I'd just booked ! Now that we've had the holiday, this has stopped. I phoned Sykes, was promised something about undoing cookies, but nothing happened. This never occurred before when I booked with Sykes. It's not clear from their home page if they even have a privacy policy...

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "Really enjoyed the beautiful garden and wonderful countryside -"

    Reviewed by DianaJul 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at Saetr Cottage in Harrop Fold."

    The accommodation is tastefully decorated and furnished. There were plenty of towels and toiletries had been left for use. It is set in a rural location next to a farm with open countryside. The garden is a haven for wildlife and visiting at this time of year we saw Swallows and Martens nesting in the buildings. A great week was had and with fabulous weather, good walking and plenty of places to eat and shop,it ticked all the boxes. Thanks to Sam and John who made us so welcome.

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage insuperb location."

    Being bird watchers and walkers everything was right there on the doorstep.Area very good with many nice spots within a short distance.Enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2018

  • "An amazing place of retreat."

    The cottage was beautiful and the garden stunning. It has everything you need and is finished this a very high stansard. The owners are friendly but give you space to enjoy the cottage and garden. Couldn't recommend it highly enough!! An absolutely perfect place for a restful break away

    Reviewed by AliceJun 2018

  • "A truly amazing holiday."

    Sam & John were very helpfull we have rebooked for next year. Would recommend for a relaxing holiday views amazing lovely clean well equipped cottage places to eat & drink. Deb & Ben xx

    Reviewed by BenMay 2018

  • "Had a fantastic time in saetr cottage."

    Very pretty and the garden is beautiful and relaxing to sit in. Sam and John were very helpful with ideas of places to go as it was our first time in this area

    Reviewed by HilaryMay 2018

  • "Saetr Cottage is a lovely little cottage set in a small hamlet, the facilities and comfort offered are of a high quality."

    The view across the garden over fields is stunning, the picture window door enables you to see this in all weathers. Ideal location to explore the Forest of Bowland. We have no hesitation in recommending this property for anyone looking for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by RoyApr 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage set in beautiful countryside with the use of a fantastic garden."

    The Forest of Bowland is a unspoilt area that seems to be off the tourist trail.

    Reviewed by KennethApr 2018

  • "Quite difficult to find"

    Reviewed by CherylDec 2017

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 1 x TV with Freeview, Netflix, Sonos, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Rear patio with furniture and shared use of owner’s lawned gardens with brook
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 miles
  • Note: No children allowed at property.

The property

Bolton-by-Bowland 3 miles.

A pretty, stone-built, semi-detached farmhouse conversion in the tiny hamlet of Harrop Fold, just three miles from Bolton-by-Bowland.

Filled with character and charm, this delightful Bowland cottage provides the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy this fabulous area.

Set on the gable end of the original farmhouse, this cosy cottage features a welcoming open-plan living room with a stunning woodburner, a delightful picture window and exposed stonework adding a real sense of charm.

Upstairs, the double bedroom offers a refreshing en-suite shower room, pretty countryside views and superb romantic styling.

Outside, there is a lovely sitting area and shared use of the extended gardens, including a beautiful brook providing delightful background noise.

This is a perfect location for relaxing after a hard day out on the local fells.

The area surrounding your cottage is wonderful for walking and cycling, with lovely footpaths from the doorstep.

Gisburn's mountain bike trails are just 15 minutes away, while a number of first-class dining inns can be found within a few miles.

Your Bowland 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.

A delightful holiday home, perfect for a romantic break 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

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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