We were looking for somewhere to stay in this area as we had heard good things about the Forest of Bowland. For seven of us this was a great choice and everything that we could have wanted. The house is really interesting, comfortable and a good size and it was spotless and really welcoming on arrival, with the fire set ready to be lit and a basket of goodies that we really appreciated. We thought that this was an ideal base with a great pub just down the road that we walked to a couple of nights and many others within a short drive. The area is great for walking (we went up Pendle Hill, did a local walk from the cottage and the Tolkein Trail) and we had an amazing drive across the Trough of Bowland on a frosty morning to Lancaster. I enjoyed the great views from the cottage itself with Pheasants, Grouse and Hares darting around in the fields outside. I would not hesitate to recommend it.
What a truly wonderful cottage. Beautifully furnished and equipped. It's like staying in a family home. Spotlessly clean too. We were so comfortable - didn't want to leave! We will definitely book this cottage again.
We were so impressed with the Old Forge. The building is very traditional, and done up to a modern standard so the best of both worlds. Outside the garden is lovely, with an outside dining area which was great for the weather we had. If you don't get the good weather, the house has such a lovely comfy feel. You could sit infront of one of the fires playing board games, or investigating the interesting book collection and intriguing ornaments. The kitchen also has everything you can need, so it makes it simple to cook in. I'd definitely go back again.
We had an absolutely fantastic, relaxing weekend stay here. The house and gardens are immaculate and full of interesting history and quirky features. The house was spotless and had everything we needed to relax and unwind. The views are breathtaking and there are plenty of beautiful walks nearby. The house is in a fantastic location, Booth's the local supermarket was packed with fantastic local produce and even had a band of elderly gents playing music inside when we went. The local pub served great grub and had a great selection of local ales & produce too. I am struggling to think of a negative about this house, I guess the only one is it doesn't belong to me!!!
The Old Forge is the perfect country retreat and a sight for sore, city eyes! Nestled in amongst green fields and rural winding roads, this house delivered on all counts. Tasteful decor, oodles of comfortable sofas and kingsize beds and a well appointed kitchen with a yummy welcome basket of thoughtful essentials. I can feel by blood pressure lowering, just by thinking about this place...and relax!
Our family had a very relaxing week in this beautiful home. Its a great location for exploring nearby attractions, we even made it to Blackpool to experience the Pleasure Beach.
The house has been decorated to a high standard, the rooms are comfortable and spacious, we had a bathroom each(!), its a real home from home. We were very sad to leave.
The house is great - 3 good sized rooms, great kitchen diner and wonderful views out over the fields front and back.
Stayed with friends and family - 4 adults and a 2 1/2 year old. We all enjoyed our stay very much.
The Red Pump Inn is very close and easy for a well earned pint or some food after a walk.