The Old Farm Office at Cronkshaw Fold Farm

Farm stay hosted by Dot

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. Toilet with sink
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MINIMUM STAY: 2 nights.
CHECK IN DAYS: Mon, Weds or Fri from 3pm

A self catering hut next to our farm lane. Panoramic views over the Valley of Rossendale. Chill in the hammock on the veranda, curl up on the sofa in front of the fire or cosy up in bed under the feather duvet.

Available to book separately (when available):
- Private Hot tub and hot outdoor shower. £70.
- Farm experiences (from £50 for up to 5 people)

Book extras online by searching for Cronkshaw Fold Farm

The space

Comfy double bed and bedding
Romantic lighting
Wood burner and firewood for 2 evenings. (more wood available to buy from the farm)
Electric heater
Spring water Urn
Fold out small double sofa bed
Squishy 2 seater sofa.
Mini kitchen inc. toaster, microwave, kettle, pot, pan, cutlery, crockery
Table and chairs for 2. Extra 2 chairs under the bed
Hot flannel wash kits, organic soap and fluffy towels
Hammock for the veranda - removable
blankets for snuggling under outside / taking on picnics with you
Cool box for perishables


- No Shower/ bath - instead we provide hot flannel wash kits/ fluffy towels/ soap which are under the bed with a users guide.
- No Running water.
- No TV or WIFI (though we do have excellent 4G signal, bizarrely!)
- No fridge or freezer

EXTRAS YOU CAN RENT via the farm website (Coming mid August)

- Hot tub and outdoor shower - private use during your stay 9.30am - 9.30pm for up to 6 people. £70. (To be covid safe the hot tub is closed to anyone else for 72 hours before and after you use it. The hot tub must be booked at least a fortnight in advance.)

- BBQ (for use outside the hut only) - includes a bag of FSC sustainably produced charcoal. We will also clean the BBQ after you've used it which is included in the price. £16.

- Push bikes and helmets. £5 each.


- Free range eggs, box of 6: £2
- Extra firewood: (includes kindling and eco wood fire lighters. Enough for ~8 hours of fire) £10

Check in is on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays any time from 3pm onwards. We have a key safe so you can arrive when suits you.


We're a working farm that is not open to the public. It is not safe or permitted to wander about without a guide. To see more of the farm you can book a farm experience via our website. Choose between:

- Working Sheepdog Demo: Meet the dogs, watch them working and learn about the history of the working dog from our most experienced handler - and of course - pats and cuddles at the end. £65 for up to 5 people

- Farm experience morning or evening: £50 for up to 5 people. organic Breakfast/supper available to book afterwards (£10pp) Meet our laying poultry, world famous herd of goats, sheep and sheepdogs. Come round the farm with us while we do our daily livestock checks. Learn about the animals and what it means to far organically.

- Goat Yoga - a 90 minute Goats and Yoga bit of nuttiness. Do yoga. But in a goat pen. £25pp. Class time table available on our website.

The perfect simple get away for folks wanting to get away from it all and live the simple. Uninterrupted time where you can truly enjoy each others company.

Things to bring:
Wellies (or ask to borrow some - message us - if we have your size you can borrow them for your stay.)

Winter weather info:

Guests who will be arriving at the farm in the dark/ in winter time who aren't keen on navigating in low light should bring a torch to find your way to the hut as the path to it is unlit. This is because we have an abundance of rare wildlife on the farm including bats and owls (which you will likely see) which need the dark to be best able to hunt for their dinner. This is not a big commercial accommodation site - we have a small number (4) of unique hideaways none of which are within site or sound of one another. Peace, privacy and relaxation is the vibe we're going for.

If it is icy on the farm road in the winter months park at the bottom of the hill (unless you're in a 4x4, in which case 1st gear, foot down!) If you have little kiddies call us as we're more than happy to help you up the hill with your gear if you're struggling.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Shared patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


There are tonnes of amazing walks straight from the farm. Short 1-2 mile strolls round the valley bottom and local village or longer hikes round the West Pennine Moors including trails to Pilgrims Cross, Peel Tower, Ellen Strange's grave, Grane Reservoirs, Tor Hill and the Halo sculpture.


- 20 minute walk/ 2 min drive: The Cotton House - ££ - lovely bar and restaurant. Also does take out.
- 20 minute walk/ 2 min drive: The village Store - £ - small restaurant and shop
- 40 minute walk/ 8 minute drive: The Shoulder of Mutton - ££ - traditional English pub - tasty food
- 40 minute walk/ 8 minute drive: The Mala indian restaurant. Delicious food. Amazing Mango lassy. Also does take out.
- 50 minute walk / 10 minute drive: The Hare and Hounds - £ - typical rural pub and pub food.
- 90 minute walk / 15 minute drive: The Whittaker - £ - DELICIOUS food, amazing menu - cafe bar in a small museum with a small art gallery attached and gardens outside.
- 2 hour walk / 20 minute drive: The Eagle and Child - award winning AMAZING food and drink. beautiful venue. ££


20 minutes walk/ 5 minute drive:
- Holden Wood Antiques: A big old church full of all sorts of weird and wonderful old stuff

25 minute walk/5 minute drive:
- HELMSHORE FARMERS MARKET: Our monthly village farmers market. the FIRST Sunday of each month, 9am - 2pm.
- Grip and go climbing wall - mainly set up for kids but it is THE BEST FUN if you are a giant kid (we love it there)
- Musbury fabrics - mill shop full of soft furnishings and every type of different fabric and material
- Musbury interiors - a homewares and interior design/ decor type shop
- Helmshore Textile museum - has a cool waterwheel and working looms.

30 minutes walk/ 5 minute drive:
- Holden Wood antiques: Full of old furniture and suchlike

45 minute walk / 10 minute drive:
- Ramsbottom farmers market - The SECOND Sunday of each month, 9am - 2pm
- East Lancashire Railway steam train trip - Start from either Rawtenstall or Bury and travel on the steam train through all the quaint villages along the valley floor. There are great pubs, shops and bars at either end to mooch about in.

BIKING: Lee quarry is a 20 minute drive away or a 40 minute cycle. Expect single track trails graded blue to double black steep climbs, descents and some fun rock garden and table top play areas. Stubby Lee Park has a fab pump track near the quarry. Under an hours drive from the farm you can find Gisburn bike hub (great family beginner trails and separate more technical trails (used as part of the annual PMBA race series) for more advanced riders. If you're into DH head over to Havock bike park.

FARMING: See activities listed in 'The space' section.

We are just 30 minute drive from Pendle hill, a hour away from the forest of Bowland and an hour and a half drive away from those wanting to explore the lake district.

Hosted by Dot

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Hello! Welcome to Cronkshaw Fold Farm, an hour North of Manchester, England. We (Dot - that's me - I run the farm, my small team of awesome farm staff and my retired parents - a farmer and a computer engineer) have a handful of unique, quirky accommodations here which are helping us earn additional revenue through having guests to stay. We are saving up for solar panels, a wind turbine, switching out diesel farm machinery for electric and converting our current farming practices to lower carbon alternatives. Every penny you spend here helps us reach these goals quicker, so thank you for considering us. Our aim is that guests here can have as low an environmental impact as possible when holidaying with us. From washing bed linens in eco-only detergents purchased from our local single use plastic free shops (of which we are lucky enough to have TWO!) to upcycling all the accommodation furniture, fixtures and fittings. We do everything we can think of to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We’re currently working on installing Tesla charging points for our guests so those with electric cars can easily charge on site, too. Choose from our Shepherd's Hut, The Old Farm Office, Coven Treehouse and Alden Woodland Yurt. We also have a spring water filtered hot tub that can be booked separately as can breakfast hampers, farm tours and more. Nosey at us online by searching 'Cronkshaw' if you want to find out more about our farm.
Hello! Welcome to Cronkshaw Fold Farm, an hour North of Manchester, England. We (Dot - that's me - I run the farm, my small team of awesome farm staff and my retired parents - a fa…

During your stay

There will always be someone about on the farm to ask any questions you might have. My elderly retired farming parents live at the farm so with covid in mind - please do not attempt to find us/ knock on at the farm house as they are shielding. Give us a call and we will answer questions/come and meet you to resolve any queries. No question too small - we want you to have a fabulous time so do contact us any time, day or night if you need help.
There will always be someone about on the farm to ask any questions you might have. My elderly retired farming parents live at the farm so with covid in mind - please do not attemp…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy