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Shawclough Barn

(Ref. 952337)

Laneshawbridge, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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72 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property with lovely views, so relaxing!"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a beautiful location, everything in the cottage was was perfect."


    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Barn and we do hope to see you again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2023

  • "The barn is wonderful."

    Everything is of the highest standard and most importantly CLEAN!!! It's the first place we have been to in the last 3 years that is wonderfully clean - thankyou! It is in a very beautiful, picturesque area, a pity we couldn't have some better weather but nothing could dampen the delight of spending time here.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We do pride ourselves on our VisitEngland 5* GOLD award and the standards that come with it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Superb cottage in great location"

    Reviewed by Gail4.1Jul 2023

  • "This Barn Conversion is superbly finished very comfortable place to stay and enjoy in it's own right."

    It has everything you could need for an enjoyable holiday, nestled in beautiful countryside. The bedroom is luxurious, very comfortable with it's own bath and a large adjacent shower room. The hot tub outside is fun to use and not complicated - a Wood burner heats the water and takes about 3 hours to get up to temperature on it's first run, however it retains heat and is quicker the next time. Just be careful getting in and out as can be slippery. The view from the living room window is second to none and probably one of the best in the locality. You will never get bored of looking across the hills, no matter what the weather is doing it always has something interesting to show you. If you like to watch TV while relaxing this is possible with a number of TV Channels available including Netflix movies. There is some lagging with some channels but we could always find something when needed to be honest only used it occasionally. The general area has plenty to Offer Skipton, Haworth are well worth a visit - Bronte country. There are a plenty of area to walk which are not too challenging. We would definitely recommend this cottage and would return if possible. There are plenty of places to eat locally offering good tasty treats. I would in particular encourage others to try The Emmott Arms who do a fantastic Sunday roast and not too expensive. The hosts Greg and Theresa are very approachable and helpful willing to provide assistance where required and certainly helped us out with information and more ! A great place to stay in the lovely English countryside with very friendly hosts -could not recommend more really:)

    That's a lovely review - thank you very much and we do hope to see you again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay, would definitely recommend."

    Thank you for the recommendation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just the most amazing place, the adverts and pictures certainly don’t do it justice."

    The best place I’ve ever stayed.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you again another day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a fantastic place to stay in the most peaceful surroundings."

    The cottage is of the very highest standard throughout, fully equipped with everything you could need to make this a true home from home, but without all of the stresses that you always hope to leave behind when on holiday. The wood fired hot tub is a wonderful and relaxing extra touch, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the surroundings, and forget the real world for a while. The owners are as perfect as the house, there and willing to help with anything you might need, but discreet enough to forget they are nearby at all other times. When you factor in the location of the property on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, with fine walking, great food and places to visit all close by, you would be very hard pressed to find a better place to stay. Oh, and I forgot to mention the visiting deer, barn owl, hares and curlews, amongst many others. Absolutely perfect.

    Lovely to meet you both and we're so glad you enjoyed the Barn and wildlife. We look forward to seeing you another day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhys5.0May 2023

  • "Such a wonderful stay, there was nothing missing from this property, whatever you needed, it was there."

    Location, privacy, cleanliness, furthermore this property offered a high level of quality. Stunning kitchen and bathroom, quality bed. It's in a league of its own. High class, special occasion material, yet also for those who are just needing peace and solitude, scenic views that go on for miles, beautiful, we will be staying again.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. It was great to meet you both and we do hope to see you again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay at Shawclough Barn."

    The accommodation was very clean, tidy and comfortable. Greg and Theressa were excellent hosts and we would happily stay there again in the future.

    Lovely to see you both Oliver and glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely speechless."

    This barn was the perfect getaway for me and my husband but most of all the perfect honeymoon for us. Theresa and Greg were the perfect host and couldn’t have done anymore for us. The views were beyond beautiful and so was the barn. Hot tub a great addition! Thank you so much!

    Lovely to meet you both and we're so glad it was a perfect honeymoon. We do hope to see you again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was superb."

    Everything in the cottage was top of the range and the hot tub great. The best property we have ever stayed in.

    Francis what a lovely accolade - thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation in an amazing setting and the owners were so welcome and helpful throughout our stay."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Janice - really nice to meet you both and we hope we'll see you again :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful Barn with amazing views from every window."

    Such a relaxing retreat. Lovely owners would definitely recommend.

    Glad you liked the Barn and views Julia - we look forward to seeing you both again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property, nothing was a trouble."

    The hot tub was delightful! Definitely recommend!

    Lovely to meet you both Becky and thanks for the positive recommendation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Feb 2022

  • "A great place to stay with everything you could possibly need."

    Fantastic hosts nothing is a problem for them. Lovely on an evening when you get the log fire burning.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback Ian, lovely to meet you both and we do hope we see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2022

  • "The barn was amazing with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside."

    Very relaxing few days away, could have stayed forever. Thank you

    Lovely to meet you both Lynda and please do feel free to come back and stay some more. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jan 2022

  • "Had a very pleasant stay"

    Reviewed by Ewen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Claire and I absolutely loved our stay at Shawclough Barn."

    It's an absolute diamond of a place, and we would recommend it to anybody looking for a place where you can just kick back and enjoy the peace, and the views of the countryside. There is nothing at all we would fault about the place, even the bed is just perfect, and that's something many places get wrong. Greg and Therresa have got it all exactly as you could ever hope for

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous setting."

    The views are spectacular and we couldn't have wanted anything else from our holiday.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous converted barn , excellent facilities and location , interior design and fit out very high quality lots of little touches , superb hosts who are friendly , helpful and nothing too much trouble."

    Hot tub overlooking the Yorkshire scenery so relaxing and quiet. Local pub close by if eating out or shops close by. Thanks to Greg and Theresa

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Aug 2021

  • "Stunning accommodation and views."

    Plenty of walks and places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Location fantastic, however I must say I feel the 'luxury' elements of this stay fell far below the standards I would expect."

    The fancy shower, which is used as a selling point in the listing, can really only be used on a standard setting as the water pressure is so poor and hot water temperature hit and miss. We understand that this is due to the remote location, however this should not then be being used to advertise the stay. The hot tub, whilst pleasant, was not as clean as I had expected, and the lid required a lot of manual effort to take off (literally needed to be dragged onto planks). On the whole the cleanliness was ok, but the top of the wardrobe, windowsills, and mattress were all dusty. This could have been overlooked however given the extremely specific and strict cleaning guidelines given by the hosts to guests, I would expect a completely immaculate property. With regard to this cleaning policy, a lot is expected of guests on check-out, not only stripping the bed, but sorting bedding and towels into specific laundry bags, cleaning the oven, and wiping all surfaces. This is again not what I would expect from an apparently 'luxury' stay. This was claimed to be due to covid, but we have stayed other places at much lower price points during much worse periods of the pandemic and we were not expected to clean the property for the next guests! We also paid a £300 good housekeeping bond before arrival, from which the hosts initially deducted an extremely harsh £45 to pay for: one prosecco flute broken by accident, two small led torches that we packed with our things by mistake (and notified the hosts of this), an egg cup which they later found, and £15 for the time taken to locate replacements. When I politely queried this by email (£5 for one prosecco glass, and £15 for time spent finding torches I found in 30 seconds on amazon seemed steep), the hosts became extremely unpleasant, aggressive and rude. I feel they responded in this manner due to the fact that they know we are two young women, and I highly doubt they would speak to other guests in this manner. Unfortunately, this has left a really sour taste to what was supposed to be a relaxing luxury honeymoon in lieu of the trip abroad cancelled due to covid, and I feel very sad that this will now be associated with my memories of the trip. Overall, I therefore cannot in good faith recommend this property despite the location and promised facilities, and urge other guests to look elsewhere in the area.

    Receiving malicious feedback like this is upsetting and clearly at odds with the views of everyone else who has stayed with us. It is even at odds with feedback from this lady sent by text the day after her departure in which she says: “Thanks for a lovely stay”. At the heart of this feedback is an issue over replacing damaged / missing items and an assertion that in dealing with this issue we have discriminated against these guests on the basis of gender and age. We are appalled by the suggestion of discriminatory behaviour, which we would never entertain, and again we have a text from this lady stating: “… please feel free to take the cost from [my] bond and accept my sincere apologies”. To address the specific points: * On the Sykes listing the shower is deliberately referred to as a “rain shower” rather than power shower acknowledging we do not have mains water pressure * There is nothing wrong with the hot water – there is no hot water tank, the boiler generates hot water on demand * We are specific in the Sykes listing to describe the hot tub as a “traditional wood fired hot tub not a jacuzzi” * The hot tub it is emptied and cleaned between each and every guest booking, and the water chemically treated, to ensure there is no health risk to our guests * The property is professionally cleaned so we’d be surprised if there was excessive dust present * As part of our COVID procedures on checkout we ask guests to bag their bedding and towels (so we don’t come into contact with them) which then go into quarantine for three days before we wash them * As part of our checkout procedure, we do ask guests to leave the property clean and tidy as they found it We take great pride in the standards we set and the high-quality facilities we offer at Shawclough Barn; we always go the extra distance for our guests and are proud to have been awarded our VisitEngland 5 Star accreditation for our amenities and professional approach to the provision of self-catering accommodation. The property owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.4Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful, well appointed cottage in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2021

  • "A very comfortable and beautifully furnished cottage in an excellent location, with superb views."

    Very friendly but unobtrusive owners next door - immediately sorted out a minor issue of our own creation with the minimum of fuss. Overall, a first class cottage in every respect.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely barn conversion, comfortable and beautifully appointed with quality fixtures and fittings."

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2021

  • "The facilities provided by the cottage owners are to a very high standard, everything needed for a great staycation."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Shawclough Barn and would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and family and would look to return there ourselves sometime in the future. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2021

  • "Our first experience of the Yorkshire Dales and we are so glad we booked this holiday cottage."

    Beautifully laid out and decorated with stunning views over the Dales. High end fixtures and fittings throughout and a fabulously big and comfy bed and sofa. A lot of thought had been put in by the owners providing everything we needed for our week there. A cosy cottage feel, but with plenty of room (even the shower was huge). Lovely socially distanced welcome and a pre-warmed hot tub awaiting us after our long journey. Loved watching the stars from the hot tub at night and taking lots of local walks during the day. Lots to see in this area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing loads of incredible views Nd the cottage was comfortable and very romantic and greg and thearsa was very helpful and friendly."

    Definitely would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect get away, very helpful couple."

    Reviewed by Abaas4.7Aug 2020

  • "The most beautiful and homely weekend away."

    Attention to detail is everywhere. You instantly relax as soon as you arrive. The views are out of this world. The barn has everything you need and the owners are next door and are there for anything you need. 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely welcome ( a bottle of Prosecco too!"

    ), from Theresa and Greg who also gave a detailed description of the how to fire up the hot tub., which he had prelit .Set on the hillside away from the ‘Old Skipton Road’, we were not expecting such a marvelous panoramic view of the landscape. Inside the cottage the descriptive photos did only do ‘half justice’! The picture window by the dining table again the eyes feasted on the fantastic view, the enormous laid back settee was ideal for relaxing or for watching television ( including’Netflix’ ) Heavy drapes for windows and doors give a high quality feel and the co-ordinated light fittings created from the shuttles from weaving mills was an ingenious use of recycling!! Really useful storage space under the stairs with coat hooks, 3 types of recycling bags, emergency torch ( and umbrella!), vacuum cleaner, ironing board and still enough space for our plastic storage crates in which we had brought our food stuff dry goods and two cool boxes! Going up the beautifully finished staircase to the ‘galleried landing’ light came in through ‘Velux’ windows ( with roller blinds) The Shower Room, walk in luxurious shower, his and hers basins, etc. Super comfy bed , large wardrobe, storage galore, and the freestanding roll top bath !! Overall a genuine 5 star cottage.

    Reviewed by William4.7Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely short break ,very relaxing , beautiful cottage ,perfect hosts ,nothing to much trouble, would highly recommend this place ."

    Hope to return soon . Bridget and mark Nottingham

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Mar 2020

  • "Booked on behalf of my parents and it didn’t disappoint!"

    They had the best stay! They came home raving about the gorgeous views, the stunning decor and lovely owner who couldn’t help them enough! They have recommended to all their family and friends and I would do the same! Many thanks :-)

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing, private and relaxing, such a Zen aura."

    Reviewed by Sprinkle5.0Jan 2020

  • "This is a beautifully appointed barn conversion with stunning views over the countryside."

    We went for a weekend of rest and relaxation and it was the perfect choice for achieving just that. It feels luxurious due to the elegance of the fixtures and fittings, plus extra thoughtful details such as providing robes, slippers, a range of books, welcome provisions and complimentary lotions. The log burner, wood fired hot tub and comfortable bed are particular highlights and the owners, who greet you on arrival, are very friendly and accommodating. We visited two lovely local pubs, both within walking distance. We very much recommend this property and look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2020

  • "Everything about this beautiful getaway is absolutely perfect ."

    . cannot wait to return.. The barn is beautifully decorated, well equipped..bed so comfy .. views breathtaking and the hosts could not be more accommodating and helpful .. a perfect retreat any season .. We stayed here for our mini moon and could not have chosen anywhere better ... highly recommend

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0Jan 2020

  • "What a truly wonderful place Shawclough Barn is!"

    So beautiful, so comfortable, every little thing perfectly thought of and provided. THE most comfortable bed ever known! The views from the bedroom window in the morning make your soul sing. We loved the hot tub and sat late into the night beneath the stars. What a way to see in the new year. Location was fabulous too - don’t miss Bolton Abbey and Haworth is a must. It was a perfect restful retreat for us. We can’t say enough lovely things about this place!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2019

  • "Absolutely fabulous little barn conversion that was fantastically equipped and beautiful in appearance."

    Cosy and romantic, with comfortable furniture and views to die for. Great location for walks and only 10 mins to the pub. The Pub was warm and welcoming with tasty food and friendly people, a must visit if only just for a pint or two. I would definitely recommend this great little gem, you won’t be disappointed!!

    Reviewed by James4.7Dec 2019

  • "What an absolutely beautiful place!"

    We had the most relaxing stay, everything has been thought about to ensure that you have the best time. The hot tub is amazing, as is the bath tub in the bedroom. Theresa and Greg are wonderful hosts who are available to help in anyway you need. The barn is situated in the perfect place to feel both miles away from the world but close enough to explore local towns if you wish. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we would highly recommend and hope to come back one day.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage, Theressa and Greg where there to greet us, and showed us what we needed to do."

    We've had the best nights sleep, and the log burner made it cosy and warm. The hot tub was a log burning one, of witch we've never seen, however Greg did start it up and got it up to temperature, it was lovely when we got in and enjoyed it, however you have to get out to put more logs on to keep the temperature, it used a full bag of logs to get it started, we could have bought more logs at £10 a bag. Theressa and Greg were there on hand and they couldn't do enough for you, we will be returning.

    Lovely to see you both last week, thanks for the fabulous feedback and we look forward to seeing you both again. Can I just clarify one point regarding the hot tub for future guests reading our feedback. Normally the hot tub will be up to temperature on arrival for our guests, on this occasion we heated the tub up after your arrival due to bad weather. The wood we use to do this is at no extra cost to guests and a complimentary bag of logs (kindling and firelighters) is then left by the hot tub for guests as a starter pack to keep the tub at temperature. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2019

  • "Shawclough Barn 10/10"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2019

  • "We chose Shawclough Barn as we were looking for a few days away from it all."

    ..it certainly lived up to it’s reputation as it’s the perfect getaway for rest and relaxation and the hosts are fabulous...no wonder they’re winning awards! We’d definitely recommend. 10/10 xx

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2019

  • "We really enjoyed a relaxing weeks stay."

    The owners are very welcoming and friendly and nothing is to much trouble. We would recommend this barn to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Darrel5.0Oct 2019

  • "On our arrival we received a very warm welcome from hosts Greg and Theresa ( and the dogs ) , they had even fired up the hot tub to be ready for us later in the afternoon."

    The bead , butter and milk left for us was a very thoughtful touch and not to mention the Prosecco in the fridge. The barn is just fabulous - sparkling clean , well-equipped with beautiful furnishings and décor. The view from all windows are stunning and you can watch the weather changing which it did frequently during our stay !! When it rained we were happy just to chill out and relax in such a lovely and cosy environment and when it was fine we enjoyed a couple of the recommended walks - Malham Cove which is spectacular and the Pendle Sculpture Trail which was interesting ! Greg and Theresa had the hot tub ready for us on our return from the Malham walk which was a lovely end to the day. Shawclough Barn is undoubtedly the best accommodation we have ever stayed in ; just perfect for a relaxing break or a luxurious base for a walking or cycling holiday. Thank you Greg and Theresa - we will be back

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2019

  • "I cant even begin to explain how spectacular this place is!"

    As we arrived Theresa and Greg were on hand to tell us everything about the place, they are such friendly and welcoming people and made us feel right at home instantly. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and more, every single bit of it has been so well thought out, its incredibly cosy and romantic... if you think the pictures are great just wait till you are there! Every single night was so peaceful and I dont think we have ever slept better than our stay here because the bed is absolutely to die for. The hot tub, fire place and bath give you so many reasons to want to stay in all day, but coming back after one of the wonderful walks and cuddling up in one of them is a great end to any day. Theresa and Greg went above and beyond in making sure guests have lots of information about local spots and gave us some great suggestions for walks (Malham is a must). So much time and effort has gone in to make this place what it is and you would be hugely missing out not to book this place! It is so private and secluded and you are in an ideal location to be able to do your food shopping but within driving distance to some absolutely incredible walks and you only have to look out of the window to see the beautiful surroundings. Also make sure you read the welcome book they have absolutely packed it with local information, best places to eat, museums and walks -they have really catered to every need and we cant thank them enough for such a wonderful, relaxing and romantic week away.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2019

  • "Well what can I say about Shawclough barn."

    .. firstly it is simply stunning. The views all around the barn are amazing, it is such a peaceful place to be. The barn itself is well equipped with everything you need if you wish to stay in or go out. The owners have gone above and beyond to ensure that home comforts are available and that you have everything you need for your stay including lots of little extras from a guide to local walks to lovely shower/bath bits and lots more. The hot tub is just the icing on the cake! To sit and relax and unwind after a day out surrounded by beautiful countryside is simply bliss. Even on the days we knew we wanted to use it but was getting back late the owners are more than happy to light it ready for our arrival back. Teressa and Greg go up above and beyond to ensure your stay is perfect and are on hand to help with anything they can whilst still giving you the privacy and not disturbing you. I can’t quiet find the words to describe the amazing week we had here for our first week as Mr & Mrs on 23-30th of August 2019 but what I do know is i am so glad to have found this little gem of a place and want to thank both Teressa and Greg for being amazing hosts and providing this beautiful place. We would most defiantly return in a heart beat and would recommend their beautiful barn to anyone. Thanks again to you both

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Aug 2019

  • "On arrival we were met by the owners who showed us around the cottage and what a beautiful cottage is was , stunning , beautifully decorated to a very high standard , while sitting at the dining table , the view out of the picture window was breathtaking, hot tub was an extra bonus which the owners prepared for us and to end the day , the most comfortable bed ever , a perfect holiday ."

    Perfect in every way . Thank you .

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2019

  • "We chose the barn for our honeymoon and did not regret the decision."

    It was more lovely in real life than the photos portrayed. Everything had been thought of and was such a high standard. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, even before we had arrived with certain requests. The views you get from all angles are breathtaking. Plenty to do around and about if you feel like venturing out. The pub just down the road was ideal for eating out or you could go further if wanting a change. All in all a very nice little peace haven.

    Reviewed by Dom5.0Jul 2019

  • "First class accommodation, delightful views."

    Lovely owners, most helpful. A place to be highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "The barn was equipped with everything possible for every need."

    It was outstanding and was in the most idilic setting.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage we stayed in was wonderful."

    The owners were extremely helpful while completing respecting our privacy. The best holiday we’ve ever had. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Arron5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely hosts, hot tub was absolutely amazing."

    Could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful surroundings."

    Brilliant accommodation. Peace and quiet. Hot tub fantastic.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Just spent three nights at Shawclough Barn for my girlfriends birthday, and surprise proposal which was made even more special due to the extra mile Theresa went too by romantically decorating this amazing barn with rose petals and candles."

    . and she said YES! The barn its self certainly has the WOW factor and is fitted out to the highst standard, and is absolutely gorgeous (the pictures really do not do it justice) The facilities are also top notch too, with lovely log burning stove and hot tub which Theresa and Greg are more than happy to maintain and keep burning should you wish so, Netflix and Amazon prime for a cosy movie on a sofa that litreally cuddles you after being out and about all day, as well fully equipped kitchen should you decide to self cater for your stay. The scenery and location is simply breathe taking and has so much to offer right on the doorstep, especially the Black Lanes End pub a stone throw away which serve some fantastic grub with massive portions! I've stayed at quite a few cottages in the past but Theresa and Greg are without a doubt the most accommodating, genuine and down to earth people ever. Such a lovely couple who are always there should you need them, and yet never imposing. Me and the fiancée will without a doubt be returning to Shawclough Barn in the future, and already look forward to our next stay

    Reviewed by Rich5.0Mar 2019

  • "A very comfortable cottage,and the owners could not do more to ensure we had everything we needed for our stay."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2019

  • "The barn is absolutely gorgeous."

    The owners couldn’t have done enough for us and were so welcoming and hospitable. Freshly baked bread and a bottle of bubbly on arrival was a really nice touch. The hot tub was amazing, so relaxing and lovely to unwind with a glass of bubbly looking out at the countryside. The Owners lot this ready for our return on a couple of occasions during our stay, which we really appreciated.

    Reviewed by Annelise5.0Mar 2019

  • "Shawclough Barn is the perfect place to relax and take in the beautiful countryside."

    Could not recommend this more to newlyweds!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Feb 2019

  • "We arrived in the dark to find a lovely couple giving us a warm welcome."

    The cottage is spotless with beautiful decor. The hot tub was already lit and we jumped in in the snow! The views are truly spectacular and when the clouds clear you can see many constellations. This cottage is well equipped. I was impressed with everything! We have stayed in the soho house chain hotels quite a few times and I would say this cottage is better! We will be back!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had a brilliant week at the cottage and would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing break away."

    Theressa and Greg were great hosts and really appreciated them getting the hot tub fired up for us as and when we needed it! The cottage has everything that you needed and it was lovely having additional extras like sourdough bread, homemade butter and other treats! We had a lovely day walking around Malham and another walking around Wycoller. The walk to the pub is nice and easy and the food was excellent. Thanks again to Theressa and Greg and sure we will be back in the future!

    Reviewed by Freddy5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had the most amazing weekend at Shawclough Barn and cannot wait to book up again."

    The cottage is stunning and has everything there you could need for a romantic getaway. The owners are very welcoming and provide you with help and guidance, especially the fantastic walks in the local area. Cannot recommend this cottage highly enough!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and the perfect place to celebrate our first wedding anniversary."

    The owners were so lovely and had thought of everything you could possibly need. They went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay - leaving a bottle of prosecco in the fridge, helping us with walking routes and also lighting the hot tub for us so that it was ready to get in after a day out walking! We really enjoyed our stay, it was so relaxed and peaceful and we'd definitely return one day.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2018

  • "As this property is comparatively new to the holiday letting arena, there were one or two minor points or teething troubles which we took up with the owner who welcomed and encouraged feedback."

    It was however a lovely week in a beautiful cottage with great facilities in a scenic location and should prove very popular.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Oct 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at Shawclaugh Barn."

    It was just perfect for two with comfy sofa, and little kitchen with everything we needed. Our host was kind enough to have the fire going, some little extras like quality ketchup, mayonnaise, milk, butter, bread and a bottle of prosecco in the fridge and the hot tub ready. The barn’s location was good for us and we enjoyed visiting Haworth, Skipton and walked along the Liverpool Leeds Canal. There were many good local restaurants and pubs.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2018

  • "The photos are great but still dont do this property justice."

    We have stayed in a lot of cottages but this one was special. 7 days was not enough! Cottage is really well equipped, beds really comfy, whole cottage cosy and Theresa and Greg were lovely and there to help if needed (helped us plan walk) but also gave you totally privacy too . Good pub within walking distance and good supermarkets and shops a short drive away. Spectacular location and views.100% recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2018

  • "The couple managing the property could not do enough for us."

    They were helpful and obliging in every way possible whilst also preserving our privacy and enabling us to enjoy our time as newly weds! Thank you so much! Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful little get away, Cannot wait to return."

    Booked for our 1 year anniversary. This place is even more stunning than the pictures. The hot tub at night, watching the stars with wildlife behind you was a magical experience.

    Reviewed by Janine4.7Oct 2018

  • "We had a lovely few days at the Shawclough barn."

    The cottage is extremely well maintained, very clean and beautifully decorated. The views from the large windows are amazing and this is also one of the few properties available where you can also enjoy the beautiful open views from the hot tub. Despite being set in open fields, the barn is very private and located near to everything you would need, there are shops and a supermarket a short drive away and a lovely pub within walking distance. Plenty of places to go and things to do if you are so inclined, or if you'd rather just stay home and chill out the barn is a more than comfortable place to do just that. The barn was fully equipped with everything we needed for our stay, the shower room is lovely and although we didn't use it, the bath in the bedroom is a nice touch. The owners kindly supplied a few basics for our arrival including some milk, butter and nice bread etc, plus a little something extra in the fridge. Something that wasn't mentioned in the listing which I think should have been is that fact that it is a wood burning hot tub. It was our first time using a wood burning tub it took us a bit of getting used to. The owners will light the fire before you arrive but after that you need to relight it and maintain it yourself or if you go out you need to contact them and ask them to do it for you, otherwise it won't be warm enough for you to hop straight in when you arrive back. We found it took about an hour to get up to our preferred temperature. Also, the lid of the tub is very heavy and awkward to lift, it takes two people to lift it, so if either of you are unable to do heavy lifting you will struggle with it. We managed just fine, but I think future guests should be made aware as it is completely different to the types of hot tub we have been used to at other cottages where the lid can easily be removed by one person. There are also no bubbles/jets, this didn't bother us at all (we like the quiet) but it might be something that future guests would like to be aware of. The wood burner gives off a beautiful smell though, and once you are in it's a very private tub with no disturbances, apart from the odd whinnying pony in the next field! Overall, a beautiful place. I would definitely recommend it for a relaxing getaway.

    Thank you for your kind feedback and I am pleased you had such a lovely stay. We take great pride in the barn and agree that it's in a beautiful area! I am sorry you had some difficulties with the hot tub and the owners would happily have helped if we had known you were struggling in any way. We have spoken with the owners who have confirmed a one or two-person operation can be achieved by sliding the lid easily into position rather than lifting. We have not had such issues reported before but we appreciate your comments and have added a note to make it clear that this is a wood fired hot tub as we understand there are many different types Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Sep 2018

  • "The barn was absolutely beautiful and as described."

    It was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The owners were very kind and happy to help in any way they could. We had an awesome week and would highly recommend this fantastic accommodation.

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Sep 2018

  • "Shawclough Barn is a fantastic place to stay, hosts were helpful and friendly."

    The views are amazing and the area is brilliant for cycling and walking. The facilities are excellent, everything you could need and more. Barn is very comfortable, the views from the windows are magical. Being able to relax in the hot tub, at the end of the day, looking out over the hills, so peaceful. We are planning to book in for next year.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage and facilities."

    Great location for walking, shopping and sight seeing. Would definately return to this cottage

    Reviewed by Lara5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is absolutely amazing views are beautiful."

    Definitely recommend to anybody its faultless

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size (zip/link) with freestanding bath
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, twin basin, and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Netflix and Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power for internal use inc. in rent with heating being set at a maximum of 21 degrees, anything additional would be at a further cost to guests
  • Free starter pack & logs provided for fire
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Gravel patio area with furniture and wood fired hot tub, (A traditional wood fired hot tub not a jacuzzi with water jets / bubbles)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins by car and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Owner happy to receive supermarket deliveries by prior arrangement with the owners
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note: EV charging point available at a cost of the usage.

The property

This beautiful cottage sits high on the old road between Colne and Skipton, boasting panoramic views from one of the highest hills in Pendle, with easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland and picturesque towns such as Harrogate and Ilkley. Whether you are planning a romantic trip, or an idyllic getaway for two, this one-of-a-kind retreat is the place to be for fabulous natural scenery which can all be appreciated from the stunning wood fired hot tub, patio area and breath-taking feature windows.

Access the cottage via a delightful private driveway and Shawclough Barn invites you inside to its warm and cosy open-plan living area.

With a magnificent homely kitchen and a dining area looking out over the tranquil landscape, you can return here any time of day and truly relax.

Tucked away into the corner of the room you will discover a woodburning stove opposite a large and comfortable sofa where you can begin those snug nights in.

The same sense of luxury continues into the hallway, where you will be intrigued by the contemporary lighting reminding guests of the area’s former textile history, before taking stairs which lead up to your own fashionable night-time haven. The super king-size bedroom has been uniquely styled under A-framed beams, and features a freestanding roll-top bath to relax in, resting beneath Velux windows.

Adjacent there is an absolutely stunning separate wet-room with wood-effect tiling, walk-in “rain shower”, twin basins and WC. Whether you are settling down after a sightseeing adventure, or waking up to the scenery, you will feel right at home.

Laneshaw Bridge is perfect for walkers and cyclists, with no shortage of walking and cycling opportunities, including the Pennine Way and Bronte Way close by, and many footpaths available straight from the cottage.

To unwind on a nice afternoon, Black Lane Ends Tavern is close by, a well-known pub sitting on top of the moors with stunning views and a cosy charm.

There’s loads to do on your doorstep: The pretty hamlet of Wycoller, most famous for its Bronte connection, lies close by.

Today Wycoller Hall stands in ruins but this 16th century hall is believed to have been the inspiration for Ferndean Manor in Charlotte Bronte’s novel, ‘Jane Eyre'.

Spend a day exploring the “Panopticans”: four large scale sculptures, all within 20 miles of the cottage, constructed as symbols of the renaissance of the area.

Take a day boat, walk or cycle ride along the Leeds Liverpool canal.

Explore the circular Pendle Way over Pendle Hill taking in waterfalls, moors and the famous lairs of the Pendle Witches. Book a shooting experience at Kelbrook Shooting School or a Land Rover experience at Broughton Hall just outside Skipton.

Further afield explore Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey, Ilkely Moor, Malham Tarn, Grassington, Settle and the Yorkshire three Peaks Skipton and Colne are the two closest towns both offering an exceptional variety of independent shops and lots of eateries to choose from.

There's the large retail outlet of Boundary Mills, just four miles away in Colne, a must for lovers of shopping.

Nearby Skipton, known as 'The Gateway to the Dales' is a lovely old market town with much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street.

In 2014 the area hosted the first leg of the Tour De France, bringing in many visitors from far and wide to this wonderful area.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Colne 3.5 miles.

Laneshawbridge is a village in the Borough of Pendle in England. It lies to the east of Colne in Lancashire and is the easternmost settlement in Lancashire on the main road route, before the North Yorkshire border. There are a variety of walks and footpaths around the area, whilst cycling opportunities are also available, to suit your preferences. The village is home to Black Lane Ends Tavern, a well-known pub which promises a homely end to the day. Nearby, Colne offers a unique variety of independent shops and lots of eateries to choose from. The town boasts many great venues, including Green Chimney and The Venue with its live music scene, certainly worth a visit. It also features not one, but three theatres, including Colne Muni, Colne Little Theatre and Pendle Hippodrome. If you haven’t visited Colne recently you’re really in for a treat, this Britain in Bloom town is bursting with trendy independent businesses that are perfect for gifts. Adding to this is the impressive Boundary Mill Stores, one of the North’s biggest stores of its type, and you’re in shopping heaven. There are also a number of restaurants. Nearby is Foulridge and Laneshaw Bridge. All are visitor gems in their own right. Foulridge for its historic canalside buildings and boat rides. Picturesque Laneshaw Bridge, and Trawden, where many a walker start their ascent of Boulsworth Hill. All villages are featured in the “Three Villages Walk”.

This property only accepts adults

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter