About Nigel Stanley
Nigel and Stephanie work and live at Annis Hill Farm, it is also home to our 23 riding horses and ponies. we are so lucky to live in the foot of the pennines and close to beautiful Hollingworth Lake.
Nigel Stanley purchased this Cottage in 1991
What makes this Cottage unique
Hollingworth Lake and the countryside beyond.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Amazing cottage love to recommend
Excellent eco house
on a working farm...well located for us in that we wanted to entertain famiiy members who live locally. Quiet, comfortable and well appointed
Beautiful cottage with everything you could need
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully decorated cottage. Nigel made us feel very welcome and even provides tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival - little finishing touches that made a real difference to us.
The cottage was spotless, beautifully decorated and had all the mod cons anyone could possibly need.
We enjoyed our stay so much that my family were sad to leave.
Thanks Nigel! We had a fantastic stay.
Lovely cottage at Annis hill farm Milnrow
Thank you Nigel and Steph for a lovely stay at your oak framed barn. What a gorgeous building it is. Warm and comfortable and very clean, the views were great, we saw wild deer in the front field with the horses, pheasants and all sorts of wild life. We had a lovey walk from the door step to the moors and back down for a pub lunch at the lake. Steph took me for a hack out on her friendly well trained horses. Nigel was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend this for an affordable escape to the country.
Lovely oak barn and country side
Thank you Nigel and Steph for a lovely stay at your beautiful oak framed barn . We had a wonderful hack out with Steph on her well behaved horses. Walks were literally from the door step out onto the moors then down to the lake in the afternoon for a pub lunch at one of the pubs by the lake. The lake has water sports available and the walk around the lake is very pleasant and easy going.The barn was gorgeous, great design, lovely and clean, warm and had everything you need. Views were far reaching , with wild deer in the field, pheasants and much more.Nigel was very really helpful and and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend this as stay for anyone wanting an affordable escape to the country, but near enough to rail and motorway links to get you to Manchester or Leeds for that shopping fix. Great people, great stay, thanks.
Nice house shame about the setting
The house was newly built and was very warm and modern. There is a hall, living room, dining room, kitchen & shower room/wc on the ground floor and 2 large bedrooms with large en-suites upstairs.
The floors in the bedrooms & en-suites are very creaky so it's noisy for others if one is up through the night. Chairs in the bedrooms would be nice and there were no dressing table mirrors or full length mirrors and no shaver points.
The downside of this property is the setting, in a ramshackle farmyard with all sorts of stuff lying around and other buildings being repaired/built. It was a good bit down a potholed track, then through a caravan storage area to get to the property, so I wouldn't recommend it for a holiday, it's not very scenic, we were just staying in the area on business in Manchester. The house seemed incongruous in the midst of a yard. The owner came into the property while we were out (as he is entitled to do of course).
Thanks Christine, for your constructive feedback, mirrors have been ordered and shaver plugs organised.
We are on a working Farm and a new venture into providing Bed and Breakfast, Bunkhouse and Self catering cottages. The Oak Cottage is the first property available and we are working to get the development completed by 2015 and offer a unique facility in the South Pennines with great walks, bridleways for horse riders and mountainbikers. The bunkhouse will give groups the ability to stay close to Hollingworth Lake and all it's water activities.
Thanks for visiting us on the start of this New Venture
Special interest holidays:
Horse riding available through the owner
Dickey Steps Riding School.
. RYA sailing courses.
@50miles to Blackpool
Manchester airport 30mins
Milnrow Village 5mins away, Jnc 21 M62 1.5miles, Manchester 25mins Leeds 30mins.
Village has Butcher, Post Office two supermarkets. Locally we have a good selection of restaurants from Italian to Tapas and Indian cuisine also. Good real ale pubs also.
Rochdale 10mins away Co-operative Museum and Touchstones Museum.
Camra Pub of the Year 2013 "Baum"
Hollingworth Lake, Sailing, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Rowing, Fishing. Mountain bike Hire.
Footpaths and Bridleway leading to Pennine Way and Mary Townley Loop
Rochdale canal and Sustrans "route 66"