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Tables decorated for Christmas
Birds eye view of Coldwell
Large lounge at Coldwell
Building outdoors
Extra dining/function room space in the conservatory overlooking the reservoir
Stunning scenery over the Coldwell reservoir
Coldwell Activity Centre - one of 13 bedrooms (we have 37 beds)
Play area with picnic benches at Coldwell Activity Centre
Outdoor cabin with table tennis at Coldwell Activity Centre
Private woodland with free orienteering courses
Free use of outdoor gym at Coldwell Activity Centre
Playing field at Coldwell Activity Centre
Lots of wildlife, beautiful gardens
Coldwell is just as beautiful in winter
Outside caterers can bring food in for your celebration
karaoke machine to borrow
Third party activity providers available
3 bedrooms are en-suite
Table tennis in wooden cabin outside
Lots of space for celebrations
Perfect for well being retreats
Sunset at Coldwell
Patio area with gas BBQ to hire
Lovely walks - guided walks available on request
Upstairs den with games consoles and pull down screen
free team building games available
Lots of outdoor seating with fantastic views
Just as beautiful in winter
Our snowy woods
Function room leading to the conservatory dining room
Birds eye view of Coldwell
Large lounge at Coldwell
Building outdoors
Extra dining/function room space in the conservatory overlooking the reservoir

Coldwell Activity Centre, Southfield, Burnley, Lancashire

Sleeps 10 - 37 13 Bedrooms 40 Dining

Large group house sleeping 37 with games room for family, friends and group organisations with on site activities near Nelson

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Coldwell Activity Centre, Southfield, Burnley, Lancashire, sleeps 10 - 37 in 13 bedrooms.

Set in the Pennines, Coldwell offers a remote feel but is easily accessible (10 minutes from the M65), just 10 minutes drive from the towns of Colne, Burnley and Nelson with all amenities.

Features include:
* Free 4G wifi
- Exclusive use of the building with 13 bedrooms, including 3 en suite rooms - 2 bedrooms are downstairs, the rest on the 1st floor. All single beds apart from bedroom 1 has a kingsize bed
- extra z-beds available on request
- lounge with comfy sofas and 50 inch Smart TV 
- fully equipped kitchen with bain-marie, warming oven, large fridge, freezer, dishwasher, plates, cutlery, pans, all other utensils - we provide tea-towels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, spray cleaners, binbags, dryer, iron (please note: bring your own towels and toiletries)
- dining area and use of the large conservatory overlooking the beautiful reservoir for extended dining or functions
- washer and dryer, iron and ironing board
- drying room with spare boots and waterproofs
- games room with table football, pool table and piano
- outdoor cabin with table tennis and air hockey 
- upstairs is a den area with sofas and large pull-down screen with games consoles for playing games and watching films
- karaoke machine available set up on request
- tuck shop
- 8 piece outdoor gym
- team building games, also instructions and maps for a free orienteering course in the woods, local walk maps
- play area, gardens area, playing field and a wooded area with the orienteering course
- access to conference room facilities with interactive whiteboard and flipcharts on request
- gas barbecue to hire

Outside caterers can be arranged - pie and peas, buffets.

We can accept 1 well-behaved dog as long as it is kept downstairs or 2 if they stay together. Assistance dogs are permitted, again to stay downstairs. They must be kept on leads outside as there is livestock around. There is local pet boarding - as dog lovers we know we would find it hard to be away from our pooch, so maybe the ideal solution would be to board them nearby, then you can visit them daily.


Dog Friendly

1 (or 2 if they live together) well behaved dog allowed to be kept downstairs. Good kennels nearby too. Charge of £50 per stay applied for cleaning.


The entire Centre is accessible to all our guests. Lift to first floor. Wheelchair accessible wet room with changing bed, shower and toilet chair.


Free 4G WiFi available. We have a private landline that can be put our tuck shop that leaders can use (schools and youth groups only).


Self catered groups have use of the industrial steel kitchen, with a dishwasher, large oven, microwaves, fridge/freezer, bain-marie, warming oven.

Dining Room

Chairs and tables for large groups, with extra fridge and freezer. Large glass windows with lovely views over the water and view of the play area.

Sitting Room

Large lounge with comfortable sofas, Smart 50'' TV with DVD and Freeview. Next to the games room.

TV and Music Facilities

50'' SmartTV with Freeview, DVD Player. Consoles set up with cinema style 80" projector screen.

Games Room

Pool, air hockey and table football available in our games room, with piano. Outdoor cabin with table tennis. Outdoor gym.

Heating and Open Fires

Full central heating throughout with electricity and oil included in the price. Please be mindful and switch light off etc when not in use.


13 bedrooms, 3 with en suite facilities. 2 downstairs bedrooms, 1 with adjoining wetroom. Some have lovely views. Bedroom plan available on website.


We provide duvet, 2 pillows, mattress protector. Bedding covers for hire or bring your own. We will send a current quote with your enquiry.


3 en suites, 3 shower rooms & 2 separate toilets upstairs. Downstairs wet room, 3 toilets downstairs. Washbasins/mirrors in rooms. Bring own towels.

Children's Facilities

Outdoor play area for the under 10's with picnic benches. Playing field ideal for outdoor games. Free kids orienteering course in the woods.


Large playing field, private woodland with orienteering course and area for campfire, outdoor gym, patio area with picnic benches, small ponds.


Private parking for approx 32 cars, gate can be closed for privacy and safety with CCTV.


No smoking inside the Centre, there are designated areas to smoke outside the building.

Booking Information

10% off all bookings between January-end of March 
Non-refundable 10% deposit to secure booking, full balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. We recommend you take holiday insurance.
Sunday departures include free late check-outs (up to 3pm April -end of Sept, up to 12 noon Oct to end of March).

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Coldwell Residential and Outdoor Activity Centre

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Late Deals

October half term 2024 Late Deals

Monday 21st october - Midweek Mon-Wed or Wed-Fri £1760 Midweek 3 nights Tues-Fri or Mon-Thurs 10am d

November 2024 Late Deals

7th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November 10% off , was £1998 now £1798


Located at the foot of Deerstone Moor, nestled between the two Coldwell Reservoirs. With moors surrounding the building with the benefit of having a woodland and views over the water.

  • The trendy market town of Colne approximately 2.5 miles away. Nelson is approximately 2.5 miles away. Burnley is around 4 miles away.
  • Spar is 5 minutes drive and Morrisons, Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys are all within 15 minutes away. We regularly get Asda deliveries here. Trawden village shop is 5 mins drive and has petrol station.
  • Nearest pub approx 1.5 miles (country views), nearest restaurant at Colne approx 2.5 miles. A wide choice available. Nelson and Colne both have many takeaways.
  • Manchester – approx 30 miles.Leeds Bradford - approx 35 miles.Blackpool - approx 40 miles.
  • Both Nelson and Colne approx 2.5 miles. Burnley 4 miles.
  • Local service approx 1.5 miles.

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Excellent accommodation offering exclusive use of the large, comfortable Centre. Activities: some free, some instructor-led. En suite rooms, breakout rooms for leaders. 13 bedrooms in total, 37 beds.

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