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Newton-in-Bowland
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Newton-in-Bowland, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England

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Michelinm...
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fabulous Cottage for exploring the Forest of Bowland”
Reviewed August 6, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We've just had 2 nights in the lovely School House Cottage.We used it as our base for our Wedding day and reception at the nearby Parkers Arms. The cottage is in the small, quiet hamlet of Newton-in-Bowland, and is tastefully appointed throughout, with lots of small thoughtful touches, like the honesty boxes for the beer and wine.We had a beautiful clear evening the second night and the starlight sky was amazing. The cottage would be a great base to explore the beautiful area of The Forest of Bowland, we love the whole area and there are many villages to explore all with great pubs and places to eat. The owners live locally and obviously love the area and their cottage and made the whole process of booking and or gassing our visit a pleasant experience. A lovely touch was a wedding card and a box of chocolates...thank you!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2016
Hope everything went well with the wedding and honeymoon and hope to see you again when you visit the Forest of Bowland
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pat1a
sheffield
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A little bit of luxury!”
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Our first visit to the Forest of Bowland and we were not disappointed. The countryside lived up to expectation and as for our accommodation - well School House Cottage could not have offered us more. We were were delighted with the cottage. It is comfortable, cosy, beautifully furnished and very well equipped. The beds are extremely comfortable, the shower is great and all in all we made ourselves very much at home. The cottage offers lots of 'little touches' - milk, bread, an amazing array of teas, cereal, a selection of lotions and potions in the bathroom, and a supply of 'goodies' (wines, beers and confectionery) available with payment into an 'honesty' box. The only minor downside was the bathroom sink where there was a tendency to bang into the shelf above the sink - but not too much of a problem once we got used to it!

There are no convenient shops although Slaidburn does have a village store offering 'basics', and Clitheroe (about 6 miles away) has a good selection of supermarkets and independent shops . However there are several excellent eating places not too far away and the Parkers Arms in Newton can be recommended.

The owners are to be commended for the thought which has gone into ensuring that guests enjoy the School House cottage 'experience'.

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Liked best: Almost everything
Liked least: Bathroom sink and shelf
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2016
Thank you so much for such a lovely review
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 8, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 9, 2016
Thanks so much for your review and we really look forward to seeing you again.
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KfromWale...
Wales, UK
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Cosy comfortable cottage with all mod cons”
Reviewed December 28, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

This was our second stay at the cottage, and it's our first choice when visiting the area. This is because the cottage has everything you need for a short break, a well equipped kitchen, with supplies of tea and cereals, a well appointed bathroom with great shower, plus shampoo and other toiletries. The bed is really comfy and all the linens and towels are high quality. The cottage is nicely furnished, and we had the extra touch of a Christmas tree and other decorations this time. The heating is a high tech one, easy to use, with each radiator having individual controls. We had a fire in the wood burner which was lovely. The wifi is strong and reliable. One of the strengths of the cottage is the high levels of customer service we got (both times) from the owners who were attentive, very quick to respond to emails and do their utmost to ensure their guests are delighted with their stay. We will look to book the cottage again on our next trip to the area.

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Liked best: Ambience of cottage
Liked least: Only small garden, but not an issue
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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KfromWale...
Wales, UK
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage”
Reviewed September 20, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed for a weekend. from the beginning our dealings with Paula were excellent. She responded promptly to all our emails, and booking and check in were very straightforward.

The cottage itself is a delight. It's very comfortable and extremely well equipped, with extras available both free of charge (toiletries, cereal, tea and coffee) and at an at cost charged via an honesty box, saving shopping and provided at cost.

The furnishings are high quality, with a superbly comfy huge bed, great shower, fluffy towels to name a few. The wifi was free, the heating and hot water plentiful. We booked the breakfast pack, which was excellent.

The cottage is situated in a picturesque village, with a pub that serves highly rated food. It's 7 miles from Clitheroe and there are loads of footpaths close by for walkers.

We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

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Liked best: Peace at night
Liked least: Only little back garden
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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smf0253
Leigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect! A Grade 2 Listed Cottage which has been tastefully renovated.”
Reviewed August 5, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have just got back from a lovely, relaxing long weekend at The School House Cottage.
The surrounding area is beautiful, with loads of great places for walking, a quiet drink or a nice meal.
The cottage is beautiful and so cosy, with lots of top quality mod cons.
All the thoughtful extras such as a variety of teas, coffees are a lovely touch, and we wanted for nothing during our stay.
The owner could not have been more helpful and welcoming, and the communication we received prior to our visit was excellent!
A great weekend. Thank you Paula.

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Liked best: Everything was perfect.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2015
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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southcoun...
Romford
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Rural bliss”
Reviewed July 23, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The School House was everything we had hoped for, and more. Rustic and historic from the outside, but decorated to modern standards inside with all mod cons and cute little extras. It felt like a home from home... make sure you order the breakfast basket (local bacon and free range eggs from across the road were delish) and cosy up by the log burner on damp evenings.

There's no doubt we'll be back again.

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Liked best: The kitchen area and size of bed
Liked least: Shelf directly above the small sink. Can't wash without banging head or soaking the floor!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 30, 2015
Thank you so much for such a lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again. Take care.
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