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Squirrels Leap

Trawden, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1007205)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely accommodation and the view from the patio was amazing."

    We saw wildlife in the woods every day. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and were very generous in the little extras they provided. We chilled out from day one of our holiday. There’s so much more in the accommodation than the amenities listed lead you to believe. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by IvanOct 2021

  • "The single beds were squeaky and one of them was uncomfortable, it would be good to have a mirror in the room rather than just in the bathroom, these are just minor things, overall we had a good stay at the cottage."

    Thank you for your feedback. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the property. I can confirm that we have now replaced the mattresses on the single beds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VijaySep 2021

  • "Lovely apartment in a fabulously peaceful location."

    Hosts were so friendly and had taken great trouble to add finishing touches, throws on beds, very contemporary books, lovely welcome hamper. We came with friends having stayed in Trawden before. Beautiful area of the world, great pub. We absolutely loved this place and will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2021

  • "The accommodation was beyond perfect."

    Adelle and Roy so welcoming nothing was to much trouble .The week was a perfect place to visit areas that are unspoilt and traditional ,full of character . The accommodation has had alot of thought put into it the furnishings are top quality .Towels perfect and iv never stayed in a holiday home with so many towels 1st class regards needs in the cupboards you have everything you need for a home from home holiday .We felt very fortunate to be able to stay at Adelles and Roys home. They have a haven that others may long for so do not hesitate to book for that holiday of peace ,beauty and abundance of amazing Hills and views . On a low note Im shocked as to how much Sykes Cottages charge in booking fees .It not necessary especially when we are being encouraged to stay in the U.K during these Covid times .Yes we paid it but we was so desperate to have some quality time after working on the front line during the pandemic .Of cause they have to charge as holiday let agent but it should be a set fee that is an affordable fee not one that adds another £65.00 on top of you holiday let . Overall a great holiday and we will be going back to Squirrels Leap .

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "Roy and Adelle were absolutely lovely, the coach house was immaculate, the area peaceful and beautiful."

    They left welcome snacks for our arrival and the coach house was well stocked with games and toys which was great for our 6 and 9 yr old. Bed was really comfortable. Sitting on the balcony watching/listening to the stream in the morning with fresh coffee was my favourite bit! Lovely places to visit nearby too.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Well appointed accommodation in a great location."

    Owners on hand if needed. For outdoor holidaymakers lots to do close by with abundant wildlife on doorstep.

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2021

  • "Beautiful place and stunning coach house - would highly recommend and will definitely return."

    Reviewed by JackJun 2021

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful!"

    The owners have done an amazing job with it by decorating it so well and making it such a relaxing place to stay. The hot tub is not there anymore but this was not missed at all and everyone should still stay in this lovely place. Sykes haven’t removed the hot tub from their website even though they know it isn’t at the property any more, causing some frustration for the owner when people cancel. So please still go and stay, you won’t miss the hot tub at all! We will be returning again soon!

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "Squirrels Leap is a lovely property, very comfortable and well equipped, surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    We very much enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2021

  • "Squirrels leap is the perfect accommodation for a couples retreat or for a family of 4."

    They welcomed us with a lovely hamper of goodies which was amazing, and as we looked around we realised the pictures didn’t do the property justice. The hot tub is HUGE and it was lovely and hot for our arrival. It’s in a relaxing and secluded area and we had lots of privacy. We would definitely reccomend squirrels leap to anyone looking for a relaxing UK break, plenty of nice walks around and nice takeaways etc. We had the best time!!!

    Reviewed by BethOct 2020

  • "Squirrels leap was absolutely perfect!"

    ! Such a gorgeous property in the most beautiful setting. Did not want to leave!!

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "Had a 2 night stay at squirrels leap, the place was amazing."

    Brilliant hot tub in the evening that lights up all different colours, looks really cool and relaxing. An all round cosy warm place to spend some time. Will be recommending.

    Reviewed by JohnnySep 2020

  • "Lovely cosy property, in a beautiful peaceful setting."

    Great walks from property and surrounding area. Owners very attentive & live onsite. Hot tub was a great addition as was the large balcony. Kitchen was really well equipped & had everything you could ask for. Lack of wardrobes in the bedroom might be an issue for some but we managed, maybe a set or two of canvas hanging shelves on each rail might work for smalls? But that really is a tiny observation on a fantastic place, would love to come back again some time!

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2020

  • "We had a great time here , lovely peaceful place such a beautiful cottage , we will definitely look at booking again in the future."

    Reviewed by FranchescaMar 2020

  • "It really is like going home from home, it has everything you could possibly need and the cupboard full of games is a great little touch!"

    A caring welcome gift and a few pages about the lodge and local places to see/ eat! We’re we’re overly pleased with how this stay was for us, could not be happier! Thankyou Adelle and Ray!

    Reviewed by SpencerMar 2020

  • "Cottage was beautiful and clean."

    The owner was very welcoming and helpful. Will be going again.

    Reviewed by ColletteFeb 2020

  • "Thank you so much for a lovely stay."

    We found your accommodation clean, new, warm, cosy . Perfect! Thank you for all the lovely goodies that you left us. The hot tub was fabulous!

    Reviewed by LizFeb 2020

  • "Thank you for a perfect weekend!"

    Squirrels Leap is absolutely stunning, and offers lovely finishing touches for the perfect weekend away. I will definitely be returning to your stunning home! Thank you again

    Reviewed by EmiliaDec 2019

  • "A very well done conversion, everything about it was excellent, Roy and Adelle ..."

    A very well done conversion, everything about it was excellent, Roy and Adelle where a very lovely couple, all the best with it in the future, Lee and Shell

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2019

  • "Everything about our break was absolutely perfect!"

    The accommodation was immaculate and the hot tub was amazing. Lots of lovely touches like a bottle of chilled wine, fresh bread, milk and treats on arrival. The hosts were really friendly and helpful. Would not hesitate to recommend and we will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2019

  • "Adele the owner was extremely kind and welcoming."

    The facilities and holiday home was in excellent condition and had everything that could of been needed.

    Reviewed by NatalieOct 2019

  • "Roy and Adelle were amazing owners."

    Nothing was too much trouble for them, they made our stay super comfortable and enjoyable. The welcome pack with the stunning flowers was a lovely touch. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JudySep 2019

  • "Lovely private place, owner was lovely too just a great place for a quite break"

    Reviewed by JordanSep 2019

  • "A lovely quiet property."

    Immaculately presented with high quality fixtures and fittings. Comfy bed. Good wifi. Excellent parking. Nice friendly owners who were eager to please but not intrusive. Small welcome food pack (milk, eggs, butter h marg, bread, homemade marmalade, tea, coffee etc). Nice hot tub!!!! Would we return again... absolutely!

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2019

  • "From arriving to leaving this holiday was absolutely amazing what amazing people who rented us this property."

    ..not just for me and my partner but for my two daughters also being aged 14 and the other aged 9 not one moan or complaint from either ...family time is what was planned and family time is what we achieved if it wasn't spending time walking admiring the beautiful scenery together it was spending time in the apartment playing board games or relaxing in the hot tub would recommend this place highly me and my family are hoping one day to return

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2019

  • "We had a lovely time in this fantastic property."

    Hot tub on the balcony is a great space to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "Just returned from a break at Squirrels Leap with our two Grandaughters and it has been amazing."

    We were greeted by Adelle and shown around the accommodation. We were left a lovely welcome of fresh flowers, bread, butter, marmalade,etc. Lovely scenery, plenty of wildlife and fantastic accommodation, not to mention the hut tub which we all enjoyed with the light's and music. Adelle and Roy made us feel very welcome and we would definately recommend Squirrels Leap and will be returning soon.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful converted barn."

    Stayed with my girls for a long awaited catch up. The host was extremely nice and even left us a welcome package on arrival. Great location also. Will be returning with the girls, perhaps with husband and baby also. Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by NatashaJul 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing holiday here!"

    Everything was lovely and exactly like the pictures. Very secluded as well so you really get some peace and quiet which was exactly what we were looking for! Hosts were very accommodating and helpful as well, any issues were dealt with almost immediately.

    Reviewed by BryonyJun 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place, can definitely recommend for a lovely chilled weekend."

    Just 4 girls catching up, the weather was horrendous, we did not venture out, we spent the majority of our time in the fabulous hot tub!! Completely chilled out weekend in the most amazing beautiful place. Adele & Roy, the perfect hosts, extremely helpful and on-call for any help that we needed. Thank you, we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2019

  • "Brilliant, I have never been some where so clean."

    The owner was friendly and helpful. It was very quiet and relaxing. The surrounding area was stunning. I will defiantly be going back.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2019

  • "Squirrels leap was a lovely stay, such a clean and modern space for the four of us that stayed."

    The owners seemed really nice and approachable and left us too it for the whole week to do as we pleased. The actual accommodation was really nice and we hardly left it to be honest! The hot tub was amazing and just made it that bit more perfect! Thanks so much to the owners and for the nice little welcome hamper we had when we arrived! Would definitely come to stay again :)

    Reviewed by HollyMay 2019

  • "Squirrels Leap accommodation was fantastic with everything you could wish for."

    The location was perfect with amazing views and the added bonus of a great hot tub. Couldn’t find fault with anything and we were very sad to leave.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing will definitely be returning!"

    ! So clean couldn’t fault anything, lovely welcome hamper, which included tasty local breads and guide to the holiday home and area. Everything you need is already supplied! Deco is beautiful with lovely added details, I would say a home away from home but it’s so much nicer than that! Definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to get away to the country. Will be returning with our daughter as the place is very child friendly with a high chair and games and books. Thank you for a lovely weekend me and my partner had the best time relaxing :)

    Reviewed by MelissaMay 2019

  • "This is an absolutely Amazing accommodation and location."

    The owners are lovely and very helpful. There is a full review on trip adviser.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

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The property

This modern garage conversion rests on the fringes of Colne, with the rippling Trawden Brook running alongside, appealing to those looking to tour a lovely part of Lancashire.

Set all on the first floor, you enter straight into the bright and spacious living room, which boasts an open-plan design with a well-appointed kitchen for you to cook up a delicious home-made meal for everyone.

The beautiful oak flooring and Velux windows add a stylish flair, with contemporary-style fixtures allowing you to feel at ease during your stay.

There is a sociable dining area and a breakfast bar for enjoying your first coffee of the day before heading out to explore the local attractions.

Return to a relaxing setup in the lounge, beckoning you to kick back on the sofa and catch up on your favourite TV shows.

There are two bedrooms in this humble dwelling, a king-size double showcasing a lovely en-suite bathroom, along with a twin featuring an en-suite shower room, ideal for the kids.

From the living area, you have French doors leading out to a lovely decked balcony with garden furniture, where you can sit out for relaxed, alfresco dining or simply absorb the natural atmosphere with a good book and a refreshing drink after a country walk and take in the glorious scenery as you listen to the sounds of the brook babbling beneath you.

There is a plethora of wildlife all around, including the occasional deer in the field opposite, as well as many walks from the doorstep, a haven for those who love being outdoors.

There are many amenities to hand in the nearby town of Colne, including shops, pubs and eateries along with many great venues for a fun-filled night out.

Take a trip to the picturesque town of Skipton and Bolton Abbey as well the property being within the Bronte's circular walk.

Further afield, you have access to the heather-clad Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland AONB, which offers a range of walking trails, cycle ways and opportunities to discover some of the darkest skies in the country.

This is a superb getaway for you and your loved ones.


  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.9 miles. Please Note:There is no longer a Hot tub available at this property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Haworth 10 miles; Skipton 11.7 miles; Harrogate 35 miles.

Trawden is a small village in the Trawden Forest parish of Pendle, at the foot of Boulsworth Hill, on the border land between Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales. Boulsworth Hill is a large expanse of moorland, the highest point of the South Pennines of south-eastern Lancashire, England, separating the District of Pendle from Calderdale. Its summit, Lad Law, is 1,696 ft (517 m) above sea level, and commands views over Pendle Hill, the Forest of Bowland, the Yorkshire Dales and the South Pennines. On an exceptionally clear day it is possible to see Scafell Pike and Helvellyn to the north, High Peak to the south and Blackpool Tower to the west. The Brontë Way and the Pendle Way both pass along the slopes of Boulsworth Hill, providing routes across unspoilt moorland and pasture land. Agriculture was the main industry of the village and surrounding area, although it did have several cotton mills, most of which have now been demolished and converted into housing. As a way of encouraging people to visit Trawden and the surrounding area, a small group of village residents organise and mobilise other villagers in order to hold the annual Trawden Garden Festival and Scarecrow Trail. This takes place over the first weekend in July. Trawden also holds an annual agricultural show each August, which many farmers, riders and people from all around enjoy and take part in. Dating back to the 10th century, the area is famous for the ruins of Wycoller Hall where Charlotte Bronte set parts of her famous novel, Jane Eyre. Clapper Bridge is close to the ruins of Wycoller Hall and probably dates from the late 18th or early 19th century, whilst Clam Bridge is a single slab laid across Wycoller Beck and is more than 1000 years old and is listed as an Ancient Monument. A short drive brings you to nearby Haworth, home to the famous Bronte sisters, who were inspired by the surrounding moorland to pen their novels which have become classics of English Literature. Haworth is a village that time almost forgot, with its myriad of curiosity and antiques shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere and all this against a backdrop of countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights as wild, rugged and barren. Nearby the famous Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway, brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, provides a lovely day out with a regular service to the old village of Oxenhope. The market town of Skipton, Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is just a short drive along one of the most scenic moorlands in the area, and also within reach are elegant Harrogate and vibrant Leeds and Manchester.

Region Information

Please Note: There is no longer a Hot tub available at this property.

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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