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Cottam House Cottage

Longridge near Ribchester, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 30137)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Mrs Tuck
    May 2017
    “We had a week full of weather and ...”
    We had a week full of weather and ever changing views over the hills.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Ribchester 2 miles.

An outstanding, semi-detached, south-facing cottage situated in secluded and unspoilt countryside, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from Longridge and Ribchester on the edge of the Forest of Bowland.

From its magnificent country surroundings, enjoying breathtaking views of the valley and the distant fells, to its high-quality fixtures and luxurious interior, this stone-built Ribchester cottage is perfect for a romantic holiday, or a getaway with friends.

Developed to a high specification, offering first-class accommodation, this cottage near Ribchester is spacious and bright, has two super king-size double bedrooms, one of which can be made into a twin, a beautiful, modern bathroom with a freestanding bath and separate shower, and a ground floor wet room.

The master bedroom enjoys a spacious layout, stylish furnishings, a TV, and a Velux window allowing light to fill the room.

The open plan living area exudes real style with beautiful oak flooring, a fully-integrated Sonos sound system, and an inset woodburning stove, all combining to create a wonderful space.

It includes a modern kitchen, dining area, and stylish sitting area, while two sets of French doors leading to the garden further enhance the benefits of this lovely Ribble Valley cottage.

The area is steeped in history, with a Roman museum and ruins, great gastropubs around every corner, and a fabulous spa just one mile away.

Longridge, described by the Sunday Times as ‘big on character’ and listed in their ‘101 Best Places To Live In Britain’, is also just a mile away.

This intriguing town is full of unique shops to browse, ranging from designer clothing stores to antiques and interiors shops.

Pubs, cafes, restaurants and an independent cinema offer further options for entertainment, or simply pop into one of two supermarkets, to stock up on tasty treats for your picnic, before heading out into the beautiful countryside.

For walkers and cyclists, there is an abundance of lovely footpaths and cycle routes leading right from the doorstep of this Ribchester cottage, whilst the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Clitheroe Castle and Museum, are all within easy reach.

With excellent road links to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, this Ribchester cottage is ideally placed to get away from it all and enjoy country living at its very best.

Accommodation

Two super king-size double bedrooms (one with TV and one zip/link, can be twin on request). Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin, and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.

Amenities

  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, Sonos sound system, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with patio, furniture and access to orchard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

About the location

RIBCHESTER

Blackburn 7 miles; Clitheroe 9 miles; Preston 11 miles.

The village of Ribchester is encircled by green hills and lies in a curve of the River Ribble mid way between Preston and Clitheroe. It is a pleasant jumble of multi-coloured stone cottages in long twisting terraces. It has three pubs, the White Bull, dated 1707, the Black Bull and the Ribchester Arms and the award-winning Chinese restaurant Yu and You Restaurant and Bar. The White Bull has a porch canopy supported by four columns said to be from Roman ruins. The village takes its name from the River Ribble and the fort of Bremetennacum (the walled town by the Ribble). For this reason, Ribchester has been seen to have a purely Roman foundation, but excavations in 1977 showed that settlements going back to the middle Bronze Age existed in the area. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Ribble Valley is a rural haven of spectacular scenery, diverse natural habitats and historical legend, a place of almost incomparable peace, where adults and children alike can enjoy the simple pleasures of the outdoors without the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Longridge is easily reached, a unique town with plenty of interesting shops and tempting eateries, described as 'big on character' by the Sunday Times and ranked in their '101 Best Places To Live In Britain'. Nearby Clitheroe is famed for its specialist shops of all types, including, amongst others, a sausage shop that sells over seventy-five different varieties! A gourmet's paradise, with award-winning restaurants and country hotels situated throughout the valley, and annual events including a number of agricultural shows and day festivals of all types, this fantastic location has plenty to offer at any time of year!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas