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Butterfly Cottage

(Ref. 1101846)

Rossendale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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2 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved butterfly cottage."

    It was a great location. We went to ‘Foody Friday’ at Rawtenstall market which was great fun. Also did a great walk from the Whitaker Art Gallery up to the Halo sculpture.

    Reviewed by Harriet4.1Mar 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay and the hosts were really lovely."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2024

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking for 1 parked car
  • On road parking available .Shared garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The garden is shared with B&B guests, also owned by the owners

The property

Butterfly Cottage is a converted Sunday School. Set in Rossendale, near the historic town of Rawtenstall in East Lancashire.

This is a four-bedroomed dwelling is full of character. Nestled to the rear of a former Wesleyan chapel built in 1874, the cottage is just a 0.75-mile level walk from Rawtenstall and is closely situated to everyday amenities and popular countryside walking trails.

The cottage invites seven guests, offering flexible sleeping arrangements.

The heart of your home is the exceptionally well-equipped kitchen/diner, here you can prepare and enjoy your meals, before heading into the sitting room.

Settle down in front of the fire and enjoy scrolling for the latest film offering or a family favourite on the Smart TV.

If you'd prefer to gather outside, walk across to the shared garden, boasting a lawned area and ample seating, perfect for an afternoon tipple or a soak in the sunshine.

Upstairs you will find four bedrooms, all with Velux windows and sloped ceilings, making sure that your entire party has somewhere to rest their head; the king-size room features an en-suite for privacy, whilst a further shower room is available to service additional guests.

Beyond Butterfly Cottage Take a stroll to Rawtenstall and you'll arrive at an abundance of amenities to take advantage of.

Restaurants such as Ninos Italian, Casa Tapas and A'Vucciria Tapas, La Turka Bistro, The Firepit Restaurant and Cocktail Bar and North Street Indian Restaurant. Lunch at The Tiger Lounge or The Fig Tree.

You can purchase any needs from an abundance of local supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Lidl and Aldi, all within Rawtenstall.

Surrounding Butterfly Cottage are many places of interest.

Set in "The Valley of Stone", explore Rossendale’s rich quarrying history (note the plaque on the front of the chapel).

Have a steam train adventure on the East Lancs Railway, visit Whitaker Museum, home to contemporary art and cultural events.

A little further afield are The Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, set within a rural environment and showcasing two historic working mills.

For lovers of the outdoors, The Panopticons offer art with a fantastic view and brisk walking, perhaps a family picnic.

Townley Hall in Burnley with its extensive parkland, art gallery and museum offers a wonderful day out. Climb Holcombe Hill, tour the grounds of Turton Tower, a Grade I listed manor house.

The Fusileer Museum in Bury and The Bury Transport Museum are just a short drive away too, why not visit on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday and enjoy Bury's world famous market with its food and drink and many other tantalising stalls with treats galore.

Take to Lancashire with your nearest and dearest by booking Butterfly Cottage.

Why the name Butterfly Cottage, “small tortoiseshell butterflies” have hibernated in the loft space for many years, how they get in and out is not known but they sometimes struggle to escape locked windows in the spring.

Please notify the owner of any change in the amount of people arriving at the property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Rawtenstall 1.5 miles; Ramsbottom 5.1 miles; Clitheroe 17.3 miles.

Nestled amidst the scenic countryside of Lancashire, England, Rossendale is a charming borough with a history that dates back centuries. Originally known for its rural landscape and agricultural heritage, Rossendale experienced significant growth during the Industrial Revolution. Evidence of its industrial past can still be seen in the well-preserved mills and buildings that dot the landscape, adding a touch of historic character to the village. Despite its quaint setting, Rossendale offers a host of contemporary amenities for both residents and visitors. The nearest village, Rawtenstall boasts a range of shops, boutiques, and local businesses that provide a unique shopping experience, in addition to a museum, dry ski slope, outdoor and indoor market and Whitaker Park; for those seeking relaxation and recreation, Rawtenstall also offers several inviting pubs, micro bars, cafes, and restaurants serving delicious food from around the world. If you’re feeling adventurous, head out to Whitaker Park, ideal for a peaceful stroll or keeping the younger ones entertained, or if you’re seeking a taste of history, step back in time at the Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. Marl Pits Leisure Centre also boasts a swimming pool and gym that can be accessed all year round, for those looking to stay active. The surrounding countryside offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, cycling, birdwatching and horse riding, with mountain bikers also being able to access the nearby Lee Quarry Mountain Biking Centre and golf enthusiasts being well-positioned to enjoy a round or two at a number of golf courses and a golf range nearby. A visit to the East Lancashire Railway is a must, where you can catch a train to Bury and marvel at the strikingly beautiful countryside on route, or if you prefer to explore on foot, head out on the Rossendale Way, a long-distance footpath with stunning views of the rolling landscapes, perfect for nature lovers. Make Rawtenstall your base for exploring all that East Lancashire has to offer.

Please notify the owner of any change in the amount of people arriving at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas