Self-catering in and near the Forest of Bowland

holiday cottages Forest of BowlandThe Forest of Bowland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the north west of England and an excellent choice for a self-catering cottage holiday for those who enjoy walking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.

Book a good quality place to stay

Find a good comfortable accommodation to rent and you could be set for a holiday exploring the Forest of Bowland doing what you enjoy most. The Forest is rich in wildlife and offers excellent opportunities for spotting various wildlife and wild birds including Grebes, Oyster Catchers, the renowned Hen Harrier and Canada Geese. Be it walking, fishing, cycling or wildlife watching, a stay in this part of England offers it all.

If you book a stay in a rural retreat you may even be lucky enough to spot deer, pheasants and garden birds in your cottage garden.

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Find self-catering holiday accommodation in the area for a holiday with a difference. One such exceptional large and spacious holiday house is in the Trough of Bowland:

A fabulous large holiday home in the Forest of Bowland

If you need some inspiration how about this highly unusual magnificent country house that offers a stunning rural retreat - sleeps up to 10 in the Trough of Bowland

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This idyllic country house dates back to the 17th century and enjoys a stunning rural setting in the Trough of Bowland valley in the Bowland Forest. This has to one of the finest holiday homes in the Trough of Bowland which offers a truly special self-catering experience. This is an excellent location just 45 minutes by car from the Lake District.

This is a truly unusual house which benefits from monastic origins and elegant period features. There is a generous 2 acres of gardens with extensive lawns, a maze, orchard and stream. With original period features, antique furniture and a games room offering table tennis, darts and table football this could be a great place to stay.



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8 rental properties match your search for Self-catering holiday cottages in the Forest of Bowland

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Routster Farm Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Settle, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Bungalow, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Welcoming 2 bedroom farmstay with modern stylish interior and fabulous countryside views, very close to Settle and the amazing landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £403
Next availability:
from 19 October 2019 to 21 October 2019; from 25 October 2019 to 26 October 2019; from 14 December 2019 to 28 December 2019;

Usherwoods Barn, Forest of Bowland, Tatham, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Spacious family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday barn with wonderful countryside views out to the Three Peaks, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Weekly Price from: £460
Next availability:
from 04 October 2019 to 05 October 2019; from 17 October 2019 to 01 November 2019; from 08 November 2019 to 09 November 2019;

Gilchrist Riverside House, Settle, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 2 - 7 guests
2 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

Book a stay by the Riverside with a break at this family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday house, with 3 bedrooms, wonderful river views and a location close to the heart of Settle, this could be a great base for a holiday close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £436
Next availability:
from 02 October 2019 to 03 October 2019; from 30 November 2019 to 04 December 2019; from 11 December 2019 to 21 December 2019;

Cowslip Farm Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Holiday Barn, Yorkshire Dales National Park.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Escape to the Yorkshire Dales countryside for a tranquil rural retreat break at this cosy 2 bedroom barn conversion, located on a working farm close to Ingleborough National Nature Reserve and within easy reach of the stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Weekly Price from: £352
Next availability:
from 01 November 2019 to 04 November 2019; from 11 November 2019 to 15 November 2019; from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019;

Bridleways Country Cottage, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Forest of Bowland.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Quaint and charming 2 bedroom Yorkshire country cottage with cosy interior and beautiful gardens, located just 2 miles from Ingleton and very near to the inspirational landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the lush greenery of the Forest of Bowland.

Weekly Price from: £291
Next availability:
from 27 September 2019 to 27 December 2019; from 03 January 2020 to 17 July 2020;

Spen Barn, Forest of Bowland, Tatham, Lancashire, England

5 bedroom Converted Barn, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 4 - 10 guests
4 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

Searching for an idyllic rural retreat with a stylish interior which is well located for exploring both the greenery of the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park? If so this large 5 bedroom stone-built cottage could be perfect, set by a wooded valley and with beautifully styled accommodation this holiday barn sleeps up to 10 people plus 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £801
Next availability:
from 26 September 2019 to 27 September 2019; from 30 September 2019 to 04 October 2019; from 07 October 2019 to 12 October 2019;

Romantic Slaidburn Apartment, Slaidburn, Lancashire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion Apartment, Forest of Bowland.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Romantic rural holiday apartment with valley views, set within the beautiful Forest of Bowland.

Weekly Price from: £265

Pinecroft Lodges, Ingleton, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Pine Lodges, North England.

sleeps 4 - 6 guests
4 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

A collection of five log cabins set amongst 5 acres of countryside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park complete with a playground for children, discover tranquuil valleys, rolling hills and the pretty villages of the Dales on days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £315