"Beautiful, well designed home."
The dedicated garden was handy.
Our only observations were that it would have been nice to have a dining table that seated ten.
It was not clear on the listing that dogs were only allowed downstairs.
We enjoyed meeting the owners who were very helpful answering any queries.
"Spen house is a fantastic place to stay if you're after peace and quiet."
The pictures don't do the property justice, its amazing. Its facilities are second to none. The owners couldn't be more helpful and friendly. Would definetly stay here again. Highly recommend it.
"We had a wonderful week at at Spen House."
David and Janette were first class hosts and were always available if required. The facilities in the house were excellent and we had no complaints. Highly recommended.
"We had a fabulous week with all the family at Spen House."
The house itself is lovely and spacious and the kitchen provided everything we needed for cooking. We were also blessed with amazing sunshine so could really take advantage of the river walks which are literally on the doorstep. Janette and David were very welcoming and we couldn't have asked for a better week to spend away with the family. Throughly enjoyed by all.
"Beautiful house in a gorgeous location."
Incredibly relaxing break away from it all. Owner was enormously helpful and friendly.
"We couldnt have asked for a better holiday home for our family holiday with 3 generations it carered for 3verything and the owners david and janette who live next door were so friendly and helpfull."
A lovely little welcome basket too including wine, fresh eggs, milk, shortbread, tea, coffee and even logs for the fire. They have literally thought of everything. The kids loved going down to the private river and field we didnt want to leave and will definately return. Very comfortable, clean and large for a big family. Can not fault it whatsoever.
"We all enjoyed our stay here, the decor is amazing, so much room in the place too."
I would definitely recommend it. Thank you for providing us with a lovely place to stay.
"We had the most fantastic time beautiful house and ideal for siteseeing"
"We wanted to spend time together with our 2 boys and their children, after the lock down
We couldn't have chosen a better place."
The house was absolutely amazing with everything you would want in a home. The kitchen was more than well equipped, bedrooms were all clean and comfortable.
The surroundings were so fresh and peaceful, with the views of beautiful green field and woods.
The kids were delighted to see the cows grazing in the fields. The host also had chickens and a very friendly dog.
There is plenty of places to see being so near the Yorkshire Dales and the coast. The property has its own woodland and a stream running through it. So you could stay and just go for long walks and enjoy the idealic surroundings, if you wanted a relaxing break.
Both Janette and David were excellent hosts, so kind and friendly and very welcoming. And lived next door and were available if you had a problem or needed anything.
Being in a valley surrounded bey woodland, we didn't have much reception from our phones, but there is WiFi in the house which made up for it.
We will definitely return again to enjoy the countryside
"Stunning house in a beautiful area."
The owners were lovely and really helpful me on hand to answer any questions.
"What a lovely couple of days we have had."
The property itself was all we hoped it would be. Clean, warm and inviting. Plenty of space for our family, the property is vast upstairs and although only one downstairs room (open plan kitchen/dinner/living room) it was more than adequate for us.
The owners were lovely and friendly and greeted us on arrival and were then on hand throughout our stay.
The location is stunning, we had access to the owners land which is literally on the doorstep, open the patio doors and you can walk through the field and woods and down to the river. The kids and dogs (and adults!) all had a ball. We were lucky to have beautiful, sunny, warm weather and sitting on the sun trap of a patio listening to birds singing and the river running was like heaven on earth.
We were sad to have to return home but would highly recommend this house to anyone.
"Spent House is a beautiful house, very well equipped and very very comfortable."
The views to the back of the house are wonderful and the house sits in the middle of stunning Dales countryside. The location is very peaceful with just the sound of birdsong and the stream and river running nearby. Deer often seen in the meadow at the rear of the house. Lots of little villages within a short drive that will cater for your needs with shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Owners stay next door and are on hand to assist if required. If you want a quiet, comfortable and peaceful break with lovely surroundings then get to Spen House.
"Beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings."
Lovely decor inside would recommend to others.
"Very comfortable cottage in a quiet location yet perfect for visiting the Dales, Lakes and the coast."
Owners friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend.
"Fantastic house in lovely location."
We stayed here for a family get together in these strange times and had a fantastic time. My four grandchildren aged 6, 5 and two 3 year olds thoroughly enjoyed themselves just playing in the garden and fishing in the stream and were upset to go home. We were made to feel really welcome from the start by the owners. The house itself is furnished to a very high standard and has a very well equipped kitchen. Hope to return again in the future.
"We had a fantastic time away at Spen Cottage!"
The cottage far exceeded our expectations ! The cottage was set in a quiet rural area not far from the lovely village of High Bentham ! The cottage is decorated to a very high standard and Mr & Mrs Kirk made us feel very welcome !
We will definitely return for another visit !!!!
"A truly wonderful find."
Set far enough away from the world so as to enjoy absolute peace and tranquility, yet close enough to local amenities and attractions so that you are not entirely detached from life.
The bedrooms were all wonderfully decorated and the amount of space throughout the house was pleasing.
We loved waking up to see the cows in the field and the sound of the river, and the weather definitely didn’t disappoint.
We’re now just gutted to be home!
"Spen House is great, and sleeps 8 people comfortably."
The location is fabulous, and the house has great grounds surrounding it for fun in the stream or for energetic dogs and kids. It is a very lovely and very quiet part of the world. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. If you are planning to stay in the Forest of Bowland this is a wonderful base.
"Very friendly owners."
Very comfortable accommodation easily catered for 6 adults and 4 kids. Great modern kitchen, nice lounge and diner and very nice bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms.
Overall the property is remotely situated but a great base to explore the local area and in the current climate was ideal for us.
We would definitely revisit.
"Lovely cottage, owners are very friendly and helpful."
"As a family of 9 over 3 generations we found this accommodation ideal for us."
Spen farm provides a holiday home which is spacious, warm, very clean, very well equipped and is modern. We were welcomed and shown around by the owners; David and Janette Kirk and made to feel very much at home. They looked after us very well. This holiday home is set in a rural location which is nice and peaceful. It was well located for our various day trips during the week. We took in Blackpool, Lancaster, the Yorkshire moors and the Lake District, all within easy reach. This was a holiday which all generations of the family enjoyed and we would definitely come back in the future.
"Fantastic holiday home, great for our family get together."
Quiet location, but only 5 mins drive to nearby village. High standard accommodation with attention to detail throughout. The owners live in the attached section of the large converted farmhouse, who are very helpful and friendly should you have any questions. Recommended place and would stay again. Thanks D & J! From Anne B + family.
"The place and the atmosphere is good , we had good time"
"Fantastic place to stay!"
We stayed here over the weekend as a family. The house was stunning, the views were beautiful and the owners were very friendly and welcoming. They went out of their way to ensure we were having a good time. Would definitely return hopefully soon!!
Great location with stunning views. Highly recommend. Wish we had booked for longer.
"The cottage was a lovely place to stay for our getaway for the family and made it a memorable holiday for the entire group."
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage and the outdoor space that was available to us. Janette and David were a lovely couple and helped and asked if we needed anything. Would certainly recommend this place to those who wish to get away from the city or simply want to escape to the country. Fabulous!
"Beautiful place to stay."
We all had an amazing mini break.
"Owner was at hand when needed, very pleasant and helpful."
Property was fantastic. Lovely furnishings, very comfortable and clean.
"The house was lovely and comfortable in a fabulous location."
A wonderful place to enjoy with family.
"The cottage is lovely, very clean and well maintained, beautifully decorated with top notch furniture and accessories, well equipped kitchen etc etc."
There are five exceptional spacious bedrooms upstairs, however downstairs the space is very limited with just one family room which we felt was not big enough for 10 people. We booked this cottage for a family get together, 6 adults and my four grandchildren children, two 9 and 7 year olds, if we had been 10 adults there wouldnt have been enough seating for us all in the sitting area and the dining table sat 6 people comfortably. We did manage to squash round it but believe me 10 adults would not have had room. The TV was situated on the wall which was awkward to watch and could only be seen by half the chairs.
Unfortunately however, the weather was stormy when we arrived and my grandchildren were excited at seeing each other again after several months apart, they were playing upstairs and running around when we had a knock on the door asking us to tell them to stop as they were causing a disturbance by running up and own the upstairs corridor!!!!!!!!!
The whole idea of hiring a large family house, which wasn’t cheap, was for all my family to meet up and enjoy time together, the complaint, the lack of seating downstairs for us all to relax together and being cramped whilst enjoying our meals I must admit spoilt the weekend. I hate to think how 10 adults would fit into the downstairs living accommodation comfortable. It was such a shame as it a lovely cottage in beautiful countryside, perhaps in the summer the kids would have been running around outside and we could have used the outside seating area!
"The owners of the property were very welcoming."
Genuinely lovely people who couldn’t do enough for our group.
I will definitely return.
"We all went away as a big family, there were 9 of us, it was a spacious cottage, decorated to the highest standard!"
It was set in lovely countryside and the owners were so lovely! Even letting my niece collect the chicken eggs! They had a beautiful dog which my brother in law loved. Would definitely recommend!
"A wonderful property in a delightful setting."
Very comfortable and weĺl equipped.
"We were a family of 10 adults and 3 children, under the age of 2, who had an absolutely wonderful time at Spen House although we were not aware that we could not walk anywhere from the house safely with 3 pushchairs."
Also, there had been and was a lot of rain at the time of our visit so conditions underfoot were very muddy which also made it difficult to walk anywhere with or without the pushchairs. Having said this, we would highly recommend Spen House, it is beautiful and the owners Dave & Janette were so lovely and accommodating to our needs. We were there to celebrate a surprise special birthday which turned out just perfect.
"Beautiful house in beautiful surroundings, very peaceful and very well equipped"
"Extremely comfortable property, with a lot of investment and attention to detail paid by the owners to make the offering perfect for a relaxing weekend break."
Beautifully maintained and stylish house. Recommended for large group, enjoying isolated and beautiful setting with access to private woods and river. Lovely countryside and variety of villages to visit.
"Was an ideal place for our family pre Christmas gathering."
A lovely cottage with lovely views in a peaceful location.
"We thought that everything was just superb."
In particular, our hosts were generous and most welcoming and helpful throughout. We will certainly recommend when appropriate.
"Cottage set in a beautiful, remote location."
Wonderful warm welcome from the owners who were also helpful during our stay. The cottage was immaculately clean and so well equipped. The views were wonderful.
"The cottage is beautiful and in a stunning location and the owners could not have been more helpful or friendly."
The bedrooms/bathrooms in particular are fantastic. Would recommend without reservation to anyone.
"We all had a great time in this beautiful cottage."
The owners were very friendly and hospitable. We would love to come back on a dryer weekend!
"Oh so gorgeous and the owners were brilliant, absolutely recommend."
"The House was a perfect getaway for the weekend."
The House had everything we needed and every detail was thought about. A perfect holiday apartment.
"The property is in a beautiful, quiet location with lovely views of the countryside and cows."
The house itself is beautifully kept and well loved. The owners could not have been more helpful. Our party loved the house, the beds were comfy with plenty of newly refurbished bathrooms to use. All over we were sad to leave after our weekend. We will definitely recommend. Thank you!
"Spen House looked lovely on the website, but nothing can prepare you for how wonderful the house is."
Additionally the House is in such a stunning location, it makes for a very magical holiday. There were 8 of us who stayed and whilst the house was very spacious, it also felt warm and welcoming. The area is also very special, and ideal for walks with lovely villages and pubs within easy walking distance.
"An absolutely perfect venue to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday."
Ideal for a family gathering over the weekend - plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms and practical internal space plus patio, garden and external space. The early morning mists down the valley were breathtaking. The owners were helpful and accommodating while we were there and had clearly put a lot of thought into the décor, lighting and general 'ambience'. The main bedrooms were 5 star quality and all of them were clean and comfortable. Everything had been considered, even down to drawers full of games for the young and young at heart! Free Wi-fi too. All excellent and good value.
"The property was beautifully decorated and the owners were very friendly and helpful."
The cottage had everything required for our family get together.
"Cannot rate our weeks holiday highly enough, from the beautifully furnished property to the lovely surrounding countryside."
The whole family were really impressed, especially the grandchildren. The owners made us feel so welcome.
"The cottage was incredible, finished to a very high standard and ideally located."
The owners were very pleasant and obliging.
"We spent our family Christmas at Spen House, and we could not have been happier with our choice."
The attention to detail was second to none. The house had been decorated for us including a Christmas tree. The bedrooms were large, bright and comfortable. The bathrooms were modern and more than enough baths/showers/ toilets to accommodate a big family over the festive period! In short it had everything we needed, and it became an in joke that the minute someone said 'oh we should have brought xxxx' we would open a drawer and find one. A lovely holiday.