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A Peaceful Getaway - Family Friends Pet Friendly Ground Floor Cottage.

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 or 5 bedrooms sleeps up to 7 or 9, 2 sitting rooms, Verandah overlooking river

Roeburnscar is a unique, environmentally friendly, self catering cottage. It can be rented either as main house with 4 bedrooms ( 1 superking, 2 twins, 1 single) or with the optional self contained flat giving an extra double bedroom for two, totalling 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 9 persons.The prices are for 7 persons so please contact us for the price for 9 persons or click on prices on our website At short notice the flat for 2 can be rented in low season .

Situated in 250 acres of idyllic countryside on Backsbottom Farm, with wild flower hay meadows and ancient semi natural woodlands in the Forest of Bowland A.O.B, it has it's own river valley to explore.

There are no traffic sounds, just the sounds of the river and bird life.

No light pollution--a perfect place to enjoy dark skies.

The house is split between main house and flat with flat being an optional extra : main house sleeping up to 7 and flat sleeping 2 . Bedrooms: 1 superking (Heron), 2 twins (Owl and Buzzard), 1 single room (Dipper) + double in flat if requested, 1 sitting room , 1 kitchen (+ flat sitting room and kitchen if requested). We can also offer less bedrooms for smaller groups at less busy times.

It is a comfortably furnished bungalow and a lovely relaxing warm space with plenty of room .

It is suitable for groups of friends, family gatherings.

Perfect for bird watching, walking and exploring the valley.

A unique peaceful rural retreat.

No TV. W-ifi available.

Your hosts are Rod Everett and Jane McArthur.

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Jane McArthur
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2018

About Jane McArthur

Rod grew up at Roeburnscar exploring the river and woods with his dog. We now live further into Backsbottom Farm half a mile away through the woods. We farm this beautiful valley organically with sheep and heritage apple varieties. Our main aim is to increase the wildlife diversity of the farm.

Jane McArthur purchased this cottage in 1957

Why Jane McArthur chose Hornby-with-Farleton

Rod's mother lived here at Roeburnscar until 2010 After 18 months of renovations we are now able to share this special and peaceful place with others.

What makes this cottage unique

Three of the bedrooms (Buzzard, Dipper and Heron) have outside doors leading out onto the verandah with ever changing views of the River Roeburn and woodlands. The flat is ideal for the grandparents who want to have both privacy and closeness to the rest of the family staying in the main part of the house.


Hornby-with-Farleton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , converts to large double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , can convert to 2 singles
  • The extra large double bed is zip/link. All bedrooms are on the ground floor. 3 bedrooms have doors to outside or verandah. 4 bedrooms have their own sink. Towels provided for 7 nights and over.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming
2 sitting rooms with log burner stoves Outside laundry room with washing machine, drier and iron. Small shop area with organic ingredients and when available our own farm produce. We can arrange delivery of organic fruit and vegetables grown locally at Growing with Grace. Towels provided for 7 nights stay and over. The whole house is well insulated with eco cellulose insulation and is heated by solar thermal and a wood gasifier stove. It has a very low Co2 release and is as environmentally friendly as we can make it. Osmo and Ecos paints are used throughout. The electricity comes from renewable sources. The flat is ideal for grandparents in a large family group.


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A Peaceful Getaway - Family Friends Pet Friendly Ground Floor Cottage.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful Christmas Break

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully cozy, comfortable and fully equipped holiday cottage! We spent Christmas 2015 on this lovely eco cottage, even with 11 of us there together we had plenty of space and could all fit around the dining room table for Christmas dinner. The owners put a beautiful, fully decorated, Christmas tree in the living room for us, we had everything we needed. The surrounding countryside was ideal for walks and runs through the lanes, we all loved it.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Fabulous cottage and flat in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Having not used this booking previously we were delighted to find that it was as good, if not better than, the description on the website. It turned out the most marvellous location for nine adults and two children to spend Christmas. Jane, our hostess, couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating to our needs, which made our stay all the more enjoyable. The local village people were equally as friendly - in particular the village shop and the George & Dragon. Unfortunately, the village café was closed over the Christmas period. We would most definitely recommend this cottage and location to friends and acquaintances alike.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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A beautiful, tranquil cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Christmas in the cottage with plenty of space for us all. The cottage was equipped with everything we could possibly need and the log burners made it very cosy. The views and surrounding area were delightful and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

I'd thoroughly recommend staying there and hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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It was magical! We all had a truly wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

It was a relaxing holiday in a beautiful cottage.Stunning location too. My whole family came over for Christmas. My sisters live in California and Tuscany, but were truly awed by the beautiful location in Lancashire. A magical family Christmas! A big thank you to the owners who had decorated a huge Christmas tree and strung up fairy lights for our arrival. We all had such a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
1 Pub in Wray
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bridge House Tea Rooms George and dragon Pub
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Morecambe Bay
Car: recommended

Roeburnscar is on a 250 acre beautiful organic Farm with views of the river and ancient woodlands. This is on the Northern edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within easy reach of the Lake District (30 mins drive)and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks(15 mins drive).

The river Roeburn is fun to explore searching for fossil stones and making your way up the beautiful valley and its deep gorges.

We offer free half day nature related courses (for group size 6 or more) or guided walks to learn about native trees and folklore, or woodland skills such as coppicing or hedge laying, or alternative energy systems or Permaculture. For full details see our website.

The area is ideal for walking and birdwatching, or just sitting and watching the wildlife. There are good footpaths and open access moorland areas.

A short walk (15 mins) to pubs with good food and tea rooms in the village of Wray.

For bird watchers Leighton Moss is 20 mins drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The above prices are for the main house sleeping up to 7
The minimum price is for 2 nights.
Other weekly rates are available for the whole house with flat sleeping up to 9
Peak Christmas and August £1290
High May Half Term and July £995
Medium March-June Sep.- Nov.£940
Half term Feb £800
Low Nov.,Feb., March £700
See website for prices for short breaks.
Flat sleeps 2 -available short notice if house not booked.

Dogs £15 per week
Horses £50 per week
Firewood £5 per bag
Bookings are confirmed on payment of £100 deposit
Full payment to be received 30 days prior to start date.
See booking conditions on our website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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