Lovely cottage within easy driving distance of many great villages and walks. The cottage was very clean, decorated to a very high standard and very comfortable. The views from the cottage were outstanding with fields of sheep on one side and a garden with chickens wandering about on the other. We very much appreciated the local produce of bread, eggs, jam, milk and butter that welcomed us when we arrived. The owners were very pleasant and on hand if required but unobtrusive. We would have no hesitation in staying here again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Knotts Rest. The cottage is very well furnished and has lovely views of sheep, (wild) rabbits and chickens (providing fresh eggs!) in the surrounding gardens and fields. The kitchen is well equipped. Water comes from the spring and tastes great (it’s filtered!)
The owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful but the cottage is quite private too.
There are walks and cycle rides from the door but there are also great walks in the Dales only a short drive away too - get the OS Circular Walks book.
The cottage itself seems perfectly planned for a luxurious, relaxing stay. It is beautifully finished, and is a wonderful place to unwind, enjoying the scenery with sheep and chickens! Not to mention being given fresh eggs for breakfast.
We haven't visited the Ribble Valley before, but will do so again. We climbed Pendle Hill, cycled from Dunsop Bridge and visited the flowerpot festival in beautiful Settle. Great pubs and tea rooms around too. Would certainly recommend.
This was our first time in the Forest of Bowland having driven past it many times. My only regret is that we did not visit earlier. The area is lovely, with tremendous walking to be had as well as some good pubs and tea rooms. The food in the Coach and Horses at Bolton By Bowland was divine. Knotts Rest was the perfect base for a week, secluded and private, but only a relatively short drive to the likes of Pendle Hill, Ingleborough, Settle, Clitheroe and it’s wonderful shops and eateries. The owners were lovely, their hens were entertaining, their cottage was luxurious and divine. Would we return? Absolutely!
Absolutely stunning accommodation, pictures just don't do it justice. A lovely homely and warming ground floor fitting of the countryside it occupies with a first floor that wouldn't be a miss in a top class hotel. It's clear the owners have put so much thought and effort into the decor and facilities here and you instantly feel you got great value for your money. It is incredibly private and perfect for so many types of breaks...Romantic, Walking, cycling, or just relaxing. It's pretty remote but that's just what we wanted and it's only a short drive to a cracking pub by the river in Sawley (the spread eagle) or a lovely family run diner (the old vicarage tea rooms) in Tosside. 5☆ all round.