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Dale House Bed and Breakfast

Type:Bed & Breakfast

Dale Head Farm, Dale Head, Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4TS

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Dale House Bed and Breakfast

Unique accommodation in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Dale House offers a luxury bed and breakfast or a rustic self catering barn stay in a beautiful and remote location.  Situated on the edge of Gisburn Forest and near to Stocks Reservoir, there is plenty to do from walking; bird watching; fishing; on or off road biking; climbing; caving; stargazing or just plain and simple relaxing.

2016 saw the area and the farm house awarded a dark skies accreditation for being a perfect location for celestial sight seeing.

Dale House has two beautiful comfortable double en-suite rooms and one single room in the main farmhouse. The beds have great mattresses and either linen or egyptian cotton sheets and rooms have a t.v, wifi, hair dryers and a complimentary tea and coffee tray with a selection of teas and real coffee, fresh milk and biscuits. 

Included is a delicious breakfast from locally sourced ingredients with homemade bread and preserves. Delicious evening meals and hearty packed lunches are also available by prior arrangement.  Evening meals are available on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Dominique, the owner, is a chef with a Michelin restaurant background and specialises in food that is hunted, grown and foraged personally.  Vegetarians and vegans are welcome.

Purpose built kennels are available for any dogs of guests staying in the bed & breakfast.  

There is also a rustic self catering camping barn available that can accommodate up to 12 people.

Cooking retreats at Dale House take place in the beautiful farmhouse, situated in the Forest of Bowland AONB and the Yorkshire dales. The Women’s MTB weekends, hosted by the fabulous Liz Peacock of MTB trail skills, use the trails in Gisburn forest and also the natural terrain of the Yorkshire dales.


Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
The Barn Owl Room - Double Room£90.00 room/night (breakfast included)
The Forest Room - Double Occupancy En-suite£95.00 room/night (breakfast included)
The Reservoir Room - Family Room (double + optional single)£115.00 room/night (breakfast included)

*The two king rooms are £110 per night. There is an option for an extra bed for a child in either for a supplement of £15.
The Barn Owl room (which is a small double) is £75 single occupancy or £90 double occupancy.
The Barn is £200 per night (no per person rate). Sleeps up to 12 people.
All the accommodation has a minimum two night stay.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsQuality Charter Quality Charter 2014


Road Directions

From the south: Take exit 31 from M6 and follow signs for A59 Clitheroe. From the A59 (past Clitheroe turnings) turn off left towards Sawley Abbey, bear left past the Spread Eagle pub and over the bridge, follow the road to the right and at the Copy Nook pub take the immediate left turn (Holden Lane) and continue for approx 6 miles, (keep right at the fork) direction of Clapham and Long Preston. At the cross roads go straight over (phone box and post box on corner) follow signs for Gisburn Forest and Stephen Park, carry on past Dale Head Church (with the Windmill) over the cause way and past Stocks Res car park. Approximately 3 miles on from there the only house on the road. From the north: Turn off at junction 36 of the M6 onto the A65 Settle and Skipton Road. Follow the A65 and when you reach the village of Clapham on the left, turn right there. It is sign posted for Clapham Railway Station and Keasden.  Follow signs for Slaidburn, carry on up and over the fell and we are the only house on the road once you descend the other side of the hill.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Clapham (in North Yorkshire) If you are arriving by train then we will pick you up as there is no public transport.



  • Additional Meal Details
  • Cater for special diets
  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve Evening Meal

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Cater For Groups
  • Cater For Individuals
  • Close to woodland
  • Fridge freezer
  • Linen provided
  • Pets Accepted
  • Real Log Fires
  • Showers
  • Towels provided

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Daily Rates Available
  • Midweek breaks
  • Weekend breaks

Provider Preferences

  • Farm
  • In countryside

Room / Unit Features

  • Barbecue
  • Colour television in all units
  • Freeview Digital television in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer in All Bedrooms
  • Microwave in all units
  • Pets accepted in some units
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities in All Bedrooms
  • TV in All Bedrooms
  • Wi-fi in All Rooms

Specialist Features

  • Activity Breaks
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Special provisions for walkers
  • Welcome - Cyclists
  • Welcome - Family
  • Welcome - Walkers

Travel & Trade

  • Packed lunches available

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi available

Room / Unit Features: The Forest Room - Double Occupancy En-suite

  • Daily Servicing of Unit (minimum 5 days per week)



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