The owner of a countryside holiday cottage is hoping its appearance on BBC’s Escape to the Country next week will boost business in Pendle.

The Rookery Holiday Cottage, in Ridge Lane, is putting Roughlee on the map with its exciting appearance on BBC One on Monday, June 5.

The producers called the owner, Danielle Coates, in September asking if they could feature the cottage on the show.

A few days later, the crew arrived for filming which only took them around 20 minutes.

Danielle was told by the producers they wanted to feature an attractive and quirky place to stay in Lancashire, and the area’s dark history and central location in the Pendle Witches story fit the brief.

“It’s a first time being on TV for The Rookery so it’s exciting,” she said.

Danielle shared that the holiday rental industry is “pretty tough” at the moment so hopes appearing on the BBC show will boost business.

She added: “It's now a really oversaturated market with some very low prices available.

"With the crazy price of overheads and people wanting a deal, it's difficult for everyone at the moment.”

Speaking on why it’s important for an East Lancashire business to be championed on TV, Danielle said: “People need to know how beautiful it is! Guests are always shocked on arrival how stunning Lancashire is.

“I would like to think being on the show will help local businesses, there are some great local businesses in Pendle.”

Danielle and her husband, Ben, worked on The Rookery for two years before finally completing it in 2016.

In 2021, The Rookery was crowned Britain’s best holiday cottage for interior design by holiday cottage search engine, Sykes Cottages.

The cottage is described by the owners as “an escape into the alternative”.

With Ben being a carpenter and Danielle having a background in art the couple have designed the bespoke interiors using recycled materials and items from antique shops and scrapyards.

The Rookery website states: “As a creative couple Danielle and Ben were inspired by places they had travelled and the unusual places they had stayed.

"They wanted to bring elements of rustic living and combine them with the industrial history of Lancashire.

“The concept of The Rookery was to create a space that was unusual, interesting and not your typical holiday cottage.

“We wanted to build something that was a little outlandish but still had the luxury that most holiday makers want… by heck I think we have done it!”

You can watch The Rookery Holiday Cottage on Escape to the Country  on BBC One at 3pm on June 5, or on BBC iPlayer after the episode airs.