Coven Treehouse, Cronkshaw Fold Farm

Treehouse hosted by Dot

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. Half-bath
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A self catering Treehouse with double sofa bed and ace views across our working hill farm. WC close by for your private use. Private Hot tub available for hire for an additional fee. Check the farm website for tub availability.

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The space

Comfy double sofa bed with bedding and blankets.
Romantic lighting
Electric heater for instant cosiness.
Kettle, mugs, cutlery, wine glasses, crockery.
Cool box with freshly frozen ice packs available daily.
Hot flannel wash kits with fluffy towels, fancy low carbon footprint soap and soft flannels. (under the bed)
Chiminea (outdoor fire) in the 'treehouse garden.'
Blankets for snuggling under for evenings under the tree/ taking on picnics
General cleaning kit (under the bed)


- No running water in the Treehouse. There is a WC and sink closeby for your private use.
- No showers. Instead we have a hot flannel wash kit and fluffy towels in the Treehouse (along with a hot flannel wash guide, for those unfamiliar with washing in this way)
- No WIFI. There is great 4G signal though if you want to stream a movie on your phone/ tablet. Their are plug sockets in the Treehouse.
- No access to the hot tub unless booked separately. This is £70 and includes use of the hot outdoor shower. The tub can be booked from 12noon Friday - 12noon Sunday. Due to Covid restrictions we only allow one bubble at a time once a week. Extra safe is extra sexy B)
- No lighting to the Treehouse. This is because there are lots of owls and bats here and the lights make it hard for them to hunt. Eat carrots before arrival!


- Hot tub and outdoor shower - private hire for you and up to 5 friends (covid socialising gov. rules allowing). £70.


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

Check in is any time from 3pm onwards on Fridays, Mondays or Wednesdays. We have a key safe so you can arrive whatever time 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 - we don't want to squish you with a tractor! We love showing visitors around so if you would like to see more of the farm you can book a farm experience via our website. Choose between:

Farm experience morning / evening: Join our experienced farm staff for our morning or evening daily farm duties. Join in with feeding the animals their breakfast/ supper, collecting eggs, checking the sheep, haying up the Goats and whatever other seasonal duties are in the farm diary for that day - from hoof trimming to checking for newborn lambs. Price: £50 for up to 5 attendees. Book via the farm website (search Cronkshaw fold farm to find us) Stay for an organic, locally produced farm breakfast/ supper if you choose. See Cronkshaw site for more info.

- 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 a private group of up to 5. Stay for an organic, locally produced light meal of dippy eggs, fresh bread and butter and brews if you choose. See Cronkshaw site for more info.

- Goat Yoga - a 90 minute Goats and Yoga bit of nuttiness. Do yoga. But in a goat pen. £25 per person.

We are a simple rural escape for folks wanting to get away from it all and live uninterrupted, enjoy your own/ each others company and take in some beautiful English countryside.

*Don't forget to bring your welly boots!*

***HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTICE*** Coven Treehouse is just that - a treehouse - it is up a steep, uneven set of (sturdy) steps. There are slippery tree routes at the base of the tree. The wind makes the tree sway so the treehouse does too. Staying here requires some common sense and self risk assessment on your part. This is NOT a suitable venue for those who would not be able to exit the treehouse safely and quickly should there be a freak lightning storm or severe gales. Such events are extremely unlikely but guests booking this accommodation should not do so without a working smart phone which allows them to keep an eye on the weather forecast and vacate the accommodation should a lighting storm or high winds (35mph+) be predicted. DO NOT book this accommodation unless you know you are able to bring a working smartphone on which you will be able to get regular weather updates. This is for your own safety. Should guests have to vacate we have back up accommodation available should the need arise.

Coven Treehouse overlooks Alden valley with our free range hen house directly below. Fab sunrise and sunset views can be seen from the windows and when you lie in bed you can see where the sky meets the horizon and the branches of the trees. There's a bookcase with a fab selection of books, all the Harry Potters and a load of recent books from great authors. Its not a swap shelf so please leave our books on the shelf for others to enjoy after your stay. The treehouse is draft proofed and insulated and there is a heater so it can be kept toasty warm and cosy in there easily.

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What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Luggage dropoff allowed
Children’s books and toys
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Rossendale, 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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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.

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…

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 with anything. We will rock up with a mask on if we need to come in your accomodation to help you for whatever reason.
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 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No smoke alarm
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May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm

Cancellation policy