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Country House With A Large Garden In A Stunning Setting

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Abbeystead, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, England - Stunning And Peaceful Location In The Heart Of The Pennines And 45 Minutes From The Lake District

In which ever direction you look at Higher Lee, your eyes are met with the breathtaking beauty - the exquisite 17th-century façade, the beautifully maintained formal gardens, the willow maze, the gently bubbling stream. For children, the 2 acre garden enclosed by dry stone walls offers a self-contained paradise to explore (younger guests should be supervised at the stream). Beyond the garden, the majestic beauty of the Trough of Bowland lies waiting to be discovered. And if that isn't enough, Lake Windermere is less than an hour's drive away.

Property Manager
Mrs Entwistle
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Mrs Entwistle

The Entwistle family live close to the property on a working farm. Mrs Entwistle runs Higher Lee and is always available for any queries you may have. She has lived in the area for over forty years and has extensive knowledge and affection for this beautiful undiscovered part of England.

Mrs Entwistle purchased this house in 1970

Why Mrs Entwistle chose Clitheroe

This family house was Mrs Entwistles parent's home for over thirty years and we are delighted to offer it now as a rental property. It has been rented out for over ten years and the majority of people who have stayed at Higher Lee will always return.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful landscape away from the crowds of the Lake District. Stunning scenery, breathtaking walks and a very warm welcome.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clitheroe in Over Wyresdale

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • One en-suite bathroom, one family bathroom and a downstairs loo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed and en-suite, Bedroom 2 - double bed, Bedroom 3 - twin single beds, Bedroom 4 - Attic room, 1 double bed and 2 single beds
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Outside: Beautifully kept garden that includes a stream, willow maze, patio area and extensive lawns. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and the property is cleaned weekly. Other: Dining Room: Formal dining table and chairs, seating up to 10 adults Playroom: Table football, games, day bed, TV Cellar: Tumble Dryer and storage Outbuildings Games Room: Table tennis, darts, piano Gardeners Room: Extensive storage


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Country House With A Large Garden In A Stunning Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A perfect country house.

  • 5 of 5

By day two we were planning to return to this lovely house set in the Trough Of Bowland. It was a family gathering and the house felt like one of the family by the time we left. The setting is wonderful, so quite, with lovely views. The garden is just perfect. The house has its own personality with a roaring log fire for cold days (along with the arga in the kitchen) and cool corners for warm days (we had a wide range of weather whilst we were there). This is a place that will be in our hearts for years to come.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Inn at Whitewell
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles


A thirty minute drive from the coast


Manchester airport is 1 hour away, Lancaster station is 20 mins but the use of a car is essential as location is remote


Lancaster is the nearest town (8 miles away) and has a wide range of shops, restaurants, banks and supermarkets. There are several highly recommended pubs in the area including the Inn at Whitewell. The house is nestled in the Trough of Bowland which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is only a 45 minute drive from the Lake District.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please book vie email or call. Booking will be secured with a 30% deposit via cheque. Cards not accepted - Cheque, Cash or Bank Transfer only.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday but during certain times of the year this can be flexible. Arrival should be after 4pm and departure is at 10am.

Notes on prices:
Weekend: Friday - Sunday prices are as follows: High Season: £800, Mid Season: £650, Low Season: £500
Mid Week: Monday - Thursday prices are as follows: High Season: £800, Mid Season: £650, Low Season: £500

Sadly due to increased electricity costs, electricity usage is charged at the current tariff and readings are taken at check in and check out and settled on departure. Wood and coal are all included in the fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.