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Sunnybrook Cottage

(Ref. 957687)

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "It was delightful to stay at Sunnybrook Cottage for the week."

    It was extremely comfortable and equipped with everything you would need and more. I wanted to get away to a quiet, peaceful place for the week, and could not have chosen a better place. This place is a Hidden Gem with beautiful surroundings, complete with a stream and private patio. The little village was was perfect, surrounded with beautiful walks and scenery. The Owners Jean and Graham were so lovely and helpful, and I would highly recommend Sunnybrook Cottage.

    Reviewed by Marjory5.0May 2024

  • "First class accommodation and a great welcome from Jean and Graham."

    Setting is wonderful for watching wildlife while the area was ideal to explore by bicycles.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2024

  • "A beautiful beautiful property, we felt so comfortable here."

    Gorgeous bathroom and shower, great wood burner fire and comfortable armchairs. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2024

  • "We have been booking cottages for over 30 yrs now and this one is one of the nicest cottages we've been to."

    The cleanliness is second to none. Usually I take my anti-bacterial wipes, rubber gloves etc and clean everything before I put my things away. I'm especially particular about the cutlery drawer, plates, cups and glasses and wash everything before I use it but I didn't have to do that here. It is a small place but big enough for 2 people with everything provided that you may need and of very good quality. The place is very cosy and very warm, we only used the burner once because it was there and it was snowing. The bathroom is small but adequate and modern with a very good modern shower. The cottage is on an enbankment with a stream at the bottom which you can see from the window. The view is amazing and we particularly enjoyed watching all kind of birds coming to feed ( we even bought some more nuts for them as they're so fast at eating them ). There are 5 lovely geese living there and we enjoyed watching them grooming themselves every morning. I can see that this could be a fabulous place to be in summer, you can eat outside on the patio and enjoy the view. The owners live next door but are unobtrusive but there if you need them. Jean was very helpful when I forgot my book and sent it to me. All in all a very nice place to stay and we hope to come back some day.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jan 2024

  • "Sunnybrook Cottage is very neat and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, I can't think of anything that could improve it and our host made us feel at home."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, cottage was very clean, comfortable and warm."

    Facilities were very high standard, kitchen very good, shower always hot, cottage was very warm indeed ( never needed to light the fire). WiFi good standard, I took my own Firestick and was able to stream Netflix and Prime without issue. Owners were very friendly and welcoming, but also respected your privacy, there if you need them, but they also left you alone. Biggest criticism, could do with a bigger more visible sign on entrance to drive for first (second and third) time of arrival.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "We spent a happy week at Sunnybrook Cottage in early October 2023."

    The owners checked on us the evening we arrived to ensure that all was in order. We stayed there to attend a nearby family wedding but found it a comfortable base and ideal for exploring Clitheroe, Skipton, the surrounding villages and the Forest of Bowland. We drove a circular route around Pendle Hill which provided picturesque stopping off points. There were many good pubs to eat in locally. Although the accommodation was small, the bedroom being separated from the living area by a curtain, it was adequate for the holiday. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "An excellent conversion from a small milking byre [the owner's Dad used to milk his four cows here!"

    ] into a snug cottage for two. The owner also gave us the use of a lockable shed to store our bicycles. The owners shared their laundry room including tumble-dryer. We never ran out of hot water. Could not fault Sunnybrook Cottage on cleanliness - impeccable; equipment - everything first-rate, from bed to comfy armchairs.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay in a lovely part of the country."

    Really cosy little cottage with patio. As a bird watcher, the sight of woodpecker and nuthatch feeding on the well appointed nut feeders was an added bonus. Definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Aug 2023

  • "I absolutely loved the cottage."

    It was very inviting.The cottage is situated on an embankment overlooking a fast flowing brook.Various types of birds visited the feeding station by the side of the building and cows were grazing in the field nearby. Cottage amenities were outstanding and there was everything that you needed to enjoy your stay. Thankyou Jean and Graham for ensuring that my stay was perfect.Thamkyou geese for my daily alarm call.I will be back! Just one pointer....can you please install a grab rail in the shower for safety reasons.It would make life easier for people with some disabilities. Thankyou guys xx.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage a short walk from a lovely village with 3 pubs to choose from, several supermarkets within a 5 min drive or there was a local bus."

    The cottage had everything thing you needed and was very comfortable, lovely to sit and watch the wildlife out of the window. Brilliant place to use as a base loads of great walks within a 30 min drive. Would recommend a stay to anyone if we are going back to the area we would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at sunnybrook cottage-berry comfortable-did’nt want for anything-very warm welcome from Jean & Graham-would recommend it to everybody-will be coming again soon."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautifully outfitted cottage, spacious, light, comfortable and cosy with high quality fixtures and fittings."

    Lovely south-facing secluded terrace garden with view of Pendle hill. Very warm welcome. We wanted for nothing.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, immaculately kept, the owners have thought of everything!"

    Very comfortable and cosy, lovely area and village of waddington 5 mins walk. Near to other towns clitheroe is beautiful definitely an AONB

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property is of the highest standard."

    Spotlessly clean and everything you need for a very comfortable stay. It was lovely chatting to Jean & Graham and they gave us some valuable information about the surrounding area to make our stay even better. Perfect holiday destination which we thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was very small but perfectly formed with lots of features that made good use of the space."

    Jean and Gordon friendly and helpful. The location is great for walking both from the door and from a short drive away. Local pubs good.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "What an amazing little find this place is!"

    Perfectly situated for access across Lancashire. The scenery around here is just beautiful ❤️

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was neat and tidy situated in a lovely, peaceful location."

    Our hosts were friendly, very accommodating and discreet. A perfect spot for a restful holiday with plenty of options for hiking or discovering the local towns and villages.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Sunnybrook Cottage."

    It is a little gem and was better than we had anticipated. Our hosts were excellent, there but unobtrusive and have a wonderful place. The welcome pack was great and the view of Pendle Hill splendid. This was our first visit to the area and that was a revelation too, quite beautiful and scenic. Thank you Jean for your reccommendations. All in all a great stay in a truly 5* property.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was immaculate, comfortable and had the feel of a 5 star hotel with all the luxury touches."

    The owners had gone above and beyond to make the stay a total pleasure, so much that I didn’t want to leave. The area is truly beautiful with lots to see and do. I would definitely visit again, hopefully soon. Thank you Jean and Graham

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2022

  • "Small but very well thought out and equipped."

    Immaculately clean and maintained. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely position in a quiet lane, views over the valley down to clitheroe."

    Owners opposite were very friendly and helpful. Great little place.

    Reviewed by Warwick5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very clean, stylish, well equipped cottage."

    Perfect for two people.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a fabulous cottage."

    The owners have thought of everything, even things we didn’t realise we’d need! It is beautifully done with a VERY comfortable bed, lovely shower and a cosy log burner. We could not fault it and can’t wait to stay again.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2021

  • "Sunnybrook Cottage is perfect for a couple's retreat away from it all, yet within 400yds of the village pubs and amenities."

    The views around were lovely and it was fun watching the local birds making the most of the feeders - including a woodpecker! The cottage is beautifully decorated and equipped with each nook and cranny thoughtfully utilised to great effect. It was spotlessly clean, the decorations tasteful and the bathroom sleek and modern. We had a lovely 3 night stay. Jean was welcoming and had thoughtfully left us milk and mince pies. We had no need to use the wood burner; the radiators kept us warm and the lovely touch of a Christmas tree and decorations gave the cottage a seasonal and cosy feel. We are definitely thinking about a return in the summer, when the large patio area would come into its own.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Dec 2021

  • "An immaculate property and well equipped."

    Comfortable bed and a cosy log fire.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2021

  • "Sunnybrook Cottage is a very comfortable, well equipped holiday home."

    It is conveniently placed near to Clitheroe with it's good variety of shops. The beautiful area of the Forest of Bowland is just a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage so so clean had everything you could need or wish for"

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the surroundings of the garden and the way wild life was encouraged by the owners."

    Reviewed by Linden4.7Sep 2021

  • "An excellent location and place to stay."

    Can thoroughly recommend. Sykes support was also very good in every respect.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and immaculate."

    Lots of wildlife to watch from the patio. The surrounding area is beautiful with lots to see. Leaflets were provided by owners for walking trips. Very usefull. Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2021

  • "Sunnybrook is just a perfect location for a relaxing break, Jean and Graham are fantastic hosts and have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable."

    The property is immaculate.

    Reviewed by Avril5.0May 2021

  • "For us it was really one of best accomodation we ever had in uk."

    Room was very beautiful clean bed very comfortable and nice view. Definitely will came back!

    Reviewed by Kamil5.0Apr 2021

  • "We greatly enjoyed staying at Sunnybrook Cottage which, is small but perfectly formed!"

    It's ideal for a couple and, in fact, rather Tardis-like in feeling much larger inside than it appears from outside. It's comfortable, stylish and beautifully designed, with an open-plan living/sleeping/cooking area and a small but well-equipped bathroom at one end with an excellent walk-in shower. There's also a spacious terrace with a lovely view of Pendle Hill. Jean and Graham, who live in the adjacent house, were fantastic hosts - kind and attentive while also thoughtful about respecting our privacy. The cottage is well positioned, just outside the beautiful village of Waddington and only a short drive from Clitheroe. One thing to bear in mind is that the road from the village to the cottage is quite busy, so you need to take special care when undertaking the short walk back home from the pub after dark! All in all we had a wonderful stay and would warmly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "Sunnybrook is such a wonderful place to stay, this is our second visit and the owners have created such a perfect little haven with great attention to detail, the property is immaculate and fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable break."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Jul 2020

  • "Tiny but perfect cottage for a short break."

    Has everything needed and done to a good standard. Minor issue - it is a little tricky to find if coming from the north as the small sign is only visible coming from the south. I'd happily stay again.

    Reviewed by P A5.0Mar 2020

  • "The walk back along the dark country road in winter was difficult after being in Waddington for a meal"

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Feb 2020

  • "Calm,comfort,countryside."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Gillian5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage is superbly designed, and despite being a smallish space, has everything one could need."

    We were there in winter and it was very cosy, but I'm sure the private outside seating area would make it equally attractive in warmer weather. The setting is beautiful and the hosts accommodating. I would very much recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Cottage was impeccable, it had been restored to a high standard and everything felt quite luxurious."

    As well as Central Heating, there was a lovely and toastie wood burning stove. In fact, despite the awful weather, we turned the heating off and opened windows. You will notice the pleasant babble of the brook, at night, accompanied by the hooting of owls. The 3 pubs in Waddington were every bit as good as advertised. We preferred the "Lower Buck" with open fires and friendly locals.All had good beer and good food. There is fantastic walking country, straight from the door step and if you use the car, you are only minutes from Pendle Hill or the Trough of Bowland. The Owners, Graham and Jean, were very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fabulous location , close to 3 lovely pubs."

    Fabulous views , Pendle Hill brilliant. Fabulous "cow shed". 5 star luxury in idyllic setting, getting away from routine. Owners Jean and Graham on hand with well informed places to visit, and great conversationalists, A big thanks from Barry and Gill.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2019

  • "Above all we wanted relaxation and the cottage and location provided that."

    The hosts were very friend and that contributed to wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2019

  • "The accommodation was brilliant, everything we wanted and within walking distance of Waddington and Clitheroe."

    perfect place for a retreat or some time to yourselves.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jun 2019

  • "A small, cosy property which has been very carefully planned and thought through."

    Fittings and furnishings were to a high standard. Great to have an outside patio space to sit and also tea, coffee, milk available on arrival. Great local advice provided personally by the owners but also available in the property.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2019

  • "Although the cottage is suitable for disabled persons the area it is located you cant safely walk or take an invalid scooter into the village of Waddington as there is no footpath."

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2019

  • "Sunnybrook cottage is an old farm building which has been expertly converted to the highest specifications."

    It offers a great degree of comfort and is comprehensively equipped with everything the short-stay or longer stay holidaymaker could possibly need. The cottage is ideally situated on the edge of the Forest of Bowland and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales. Anyone staying at Sunnybrook will almost certainly want to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2019

  • "Extremely comfortable ,peaceful location, high end finish."

    Excellent hosts. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had a fantastic week in the gorgeous cottage."

    It was really well designed to give as much room as possible. Very comfortable king size bed. The bathroom was nice and the shower fantastic. Plenty of room in the cottage for 2. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage owned and looked after by a great couple 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In a fantastic area ."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "Hosts were outstanding & sunnybrook cottage was out of this world."

    The old cow barn has been renuvated to an excellent standard with an amazing mix of modern comforts & country chic. Within walking distance of 3 great pubs will be rebooking without a doubt. Sykes were also amazing with web chat service for a query I had

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Aug 2018

  • "Had a wonderful week at Sunnybrook cottage, it was immaculate, couldn't have wished for a more perfect place to stay, Graham and Jean were so helpful when needed but unobtrusive, which was brilliant."

    We thought the location was perfect too, just a short walk to 3 very nice eateries and lots of lovely walks on the doorstep. Will definitely return very soon . .

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Aug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, music system
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage for 2 bikes
  • Front patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 0.2 miles
  • Note: Fuel for the woodburning stove can be purchased from the owners
  • Note: Washing machine located beside the cottage in the boiler room
  • Note: Adults only.

The property

A charming, stone-built, detached former farm building located on the site of the owner's working farm, in Waddington and just three miles from Clitheroe.

This delightful little cottage is just perfect for a romantic break or couples looking for a luxury stay in this beautiful area.

Nestled in lovely rolling countryside under the watchful eye of Pendle Hill, and just a short drive into the Forest of Bowland AONB and easy road links to the Yorkshire Dales and the magnificent and challenging Three Peaks area.

Recently fully renovated by the owners, Sunnybrook is a real masterpiece of design and styling providing a truly lovely place to get away from it all and enjoy that well-deserved break.

Offering an extremely well-presented open-plan living, with a well-equipped kitchen, cosy seating area with woodburning stove, a king-size bed, a contemporary shower room and an open ceiling with exposed beams and Velux windows flooding the space with bright and cheery sunlight.

French doors lead out onto the private patio area where guests can enjoy relaxed evenings, dining alfresco and looking out across to the views of Pendle Hill.

Lovers of cycling and outdoor pursuits will be spoilt for choice with a myriad of footpaths and lanes Sunnybrook, offering a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities.

Only a five-minute walk away are three outstanding and very much competing Gastro pubs, renowned throughout the area for their excellent service and fine dining.

A lovely quaint village, Waddington also has a babbling brook and beautiful Coronation Garden.

Close by is Clitheroe with its Norman Castle and a market that’s held three times a week, and a very popular mill conversion offering excellent shopping and its own popular bar and brewery.

Within driving distance are many places of interest, including Skipton and the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, the seaside resorts of Blackpool and Southport and the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

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About the location


Skipton 15 miles; Clitheroe 2 miles.

Waddington is a pretty village nestling in the hills and dales of the Ribble Valley, north-west of Clitheroe and west of Skipton. With three pubs serving food, two churches, a Post Office and a bowling green, Waddington is an excellent village base for a holiday in this area. The village is a regular winner of the Lancashire Best Kept Village awards. The surrounding Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a peaceful and picturesque haven. For amenities, the nearby market town of Clitheroe is famed for its specialist shops of all types, including, a sausage shop that sells over seventy five different varieties! The area is a gourmet'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 Waddington it is easy to explore both the Lakes and the Dales, ensuring this fantastic location has plenty to offer at any time of year!

Note: Adults only.
Due to extra cleaning required at the moment, check in will be 5pm. Earlier check ins regrettably cannot be accommodated.