This cottage is situated in the village of Laneshawbridge, near Colne, and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
Shawclough Barn is a magnificent cottage situated near the village of Colne, Lancashire. Hosting one super king-size bedroom (zip/link) with freestanding bath, and a shower room, this property can sleep up to two people. Inside you will also find an open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with woodburning stove. To the outside is off-road parking, and a gravel patio area with furniture, and hot tub. Located in a pleasant setting with peaceful scenery, Shawclough Barn is a unique retreat in a much desired part of England.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Beautiful Cottage but be aware of the owners This review is being written to provide an honest appraisal of the barn and it?s owners. The issue with the damage (see Major Issues) has made it clear the motivations of the owners and therefore some matters that I considered minor are now given a different light, the owners responses are included to add context.
? The view is superb
? In general the fixtures, fittings and facilities are of a high standard
? The area is very quiet, you would never know the owners were in the same building
? Lovely local pub that you can walk to over the fields
Health & Safety Issues
? The glove used for the wood burning fire had a hole in one finger and was worn on others. The owners must be aware of this as they regularly set the fires. I received a minor burn on my finger due to the poor state of repair of the glove.
? The access road to the property is on a blind bend. Apparently one customer had a car accident exiting the property. Despite this there is no mirror to assist leaving. The owners were asked about this, they had installed a mirror but it was stolen and they cost ?150 to replace. ?We need to put the next one in concrete?. I did not ask what the timescale for this would be, I guess it depends how many Good Housekeeping Bonds they make a claim on. The owners solution is to wind your window down and listen for cars coming.
? The hot tub cover is heavier than it looks and difficult to remove and fit.
? The Velux windows. There is one located above the stairwell. It was difficult to close the blind whilst leaning on the banister, a person could fall over the banister if they were off balance whilst attempting to operate the window.
? The Good Housekeeping Bond relies on the customer trusting the owners. I recommend that you take photos of all items in the property when you arrive and before you leave, preferably a selfie to prove that you were there at the time. Otherwise there is a risk that you will have money deducted from your credit card without any evidence that you caused the damage. In our case, ?140 was taken for allegedly staining 3 pillow cases and a dressing gown. We do not use or own any products that could cause a stain (e.g. tanning or dye type products) and we did not notice any stains prior to our departure.
Minor Issues ? not all customers would be affected by these but some may be
? The bed is a zip&link type. Therefore, when in a double bed format there is a join in the middle that can make the bed uncomfortable. The owners comments are that the bed cost ?5,000, so it must be good. The cost of the bed is irrelevant, the convenience of a zip&link bed is offset by not being as comfortable as normal double bed. The owners made me aware that they had added a memory foam topper, this is admission that this type of bed is not perfect and it did not solve the problem.
? The hot tub. A wood fired hot tub has pros and cons.
o I am guessing it is cheaper to run, however,
o It takes time to warm up
o Temperature control is much more difficult
o You are literally playing with fire ? see Health & Safety Issues
o The cover is heavy and awkward to remove ? see Health & Safety Issues
o There are no bubbles
? On arrival the building was fly infested. Upstairs there were approximately 20-30 flying ants. Downstairs there were approximately 20 house flies. Yes this is a farm in a rural area. However, the cause was that the windows were open when we arrived, not that this was a natural feature. The owners response was that the house had been cleaned on Friday and we did not arrive until Saturday evening, so the flies must have come in through the windows over that time.
? The Nest thermostat was locked so the heating could not be turned on between arrival on Saturday and Monday morning. Owner was contacted and they did not understand what the problem was. Once the thermostat was working, the range was restricted, if you wanted to set the temperature higher you had to request this from the owner.
? On one occasion, when arriving back to the building during the day, the water had been turned off with no prior warning and no note was left. Fortunately the owner was around to get the water turned back on.
? Lounge sofa, looked very comfortable but the cushions were flat and offer no support.
? The gutter above the bedroom made a dripping noise for a long time following any rain.
? The bathroom does not have a ?shaver? type electrical socket
? The access road needs a car with reasonable ground clearance as it is quite steep on the entry ? also see Health & Safety Issues.
As I am a trusting person and do not feel the need to photograph everything, I have no photographic evidence to support the review above. You will have to trust that my review is an honest assessment of a mostly happy trip. (I did take many pictures of the fabulous views). However, I urge future customers to be more cautious and less trusting, as I found out to my cost. JB30 2019-08-17
Absolutely superb Coln in Yorkshire is where shawclough barn is situated and the view were stunning
Theresa and gregarious were fabulous hosts and nothing was to much trouble.On our long days out they would light the hot tub so it was lovely for us to just sit unwind and take in the breathtaking views
The cottage was well equipped cosy and spotlessly clean also the bed is one of the comfiest I have ever slept in
The local pub ( 5mins) up the road does wonderful wholesome food and very friendly staff
Would definitely recommend to family and friends deborah r 2019-07-02
Details 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 included in rent Free starter pack & logs provided for fire Bed linen and towels included 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
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