Ribble Valley Cottage

Ribchester, Trough of Bowland, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 5113)

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Cottage features

  • Four poster bed
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful, stone-built 19th century terraced cottage situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, just a short walk from the centre of the lovely village of Ribchester, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland. Lovingly restored and offering well-presented and cosy accommodation, this Ribchester cottage is spacious and well equipped with the added benefit of providing a superb touring base for the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and the Ribble Valley. Featuring a cosy sitting room with gas fire and a sofa bed as well as a separate lounge with a woodburning stove, this Ribchester cottage also boasts a well-equipped kitchen/diner and two lovely bedrooms. Outside this Ribchester cottage is a mature garden with pretty garden views, making this an ideal holiday home for discovering the diversity of this region. The area is steeped in history, with Roman ruins and the Roman museum within a short walking distance, or you can explore the village with its traditional old pubs and enjoy the market town of Clitheroe. The area is wonderful for walking and cycling with lovely footpaths from the doorstep of this Ribchester cottage, whilst the Forest of Bowland 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!


Two bedrooms: 1 x four poster king-size double, 1 x king-size double. Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Lounge with woodburning stove and two recliner sofas. Sitting room with sofa bed if required and gas fire.


  • Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room and woodburning stove in lounge
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, 47" 3D HD TV, 3D DVD/Blu-ray, 4 pairs of 3D glasses (films can also be watched in 2D), iPod dock, radio, stereo/CD, library of books, games and DVDs
  • All fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and tea shop (10% discount for guests in tea shop) 2 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: River Ribble is 100 yards away, fishing available by prior arrangement
  • Note: Check in is after 4pm.

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect cottage, great base for sightseeing”
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    • “This cottage has everything you could possibly need.. the kitchen is well equipped, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and the freezer is in a cupboard..gas hob and electric oven.. and more... two spacious bedrooms, with plenty of hanging space and comfy king size beds one being a four poster.. Bathroom ticked every box as it had both bath and shower... two lovely sitting rooms one very plush with electric recliner sofas and one comfy with throws in case you bring your pet along.. both had very large tv's one with 3D and films to watch.. also loads of games, and info on where to go, the wifi was fast with great connection.. the garden was great and would be perfect for your dogs holiday and very secure... the local spar was very well stocked and opened long hours...Alfie the black and white cat from over the road came to visit and liked a few treats... also the birds which came in the garden when I fed them was a joy to watch.. the cat left them alone...This cottage was clean and well maintained and a super base for sightseeing... parking is a little hard, but there is always a space nearby or at the museum and church by the river bend only a minute away... I would recommend this cottage and wished I had booked two weeks ...”

    Whippe, London, July 2013

    • “Ribchester cottage”
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    • “We were very pleased with this property warm comfortable clean and well equipped Outside parking limited but not impossible and there are spaces near the river Would go again”

    Dorothy196, Porthcawl, August 2014

    • “Relaxing Time, very friendly locals”
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    • “The Cottage had everything you need for a relaxing time away. Lovely walks and very quiet. The only problem was parking outside cottage but another car park close by. Sofa and 3D tele was great. very comfortable cottage. Excellent food at Ribchester arms. Also Black Bull was a very friendly pub.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Oxfordshire, May 2013

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    • “It was uniformly lovely.”

    Miss Dyson, Stockport, November 2015

    • “The cottage was absolutely beautiful and we loved being there.”

    Miss Davis, Lincoln, September 2015

    • “Comfortable, homely feel to the property. It is in a good location within the village.”

    Mr Dudley, Epsom, June 2015

    • “We particularly enjoyed the comforts provided, the ambience of the Cottage, the cosy fires and the sitting room. The beds were very comfy! A lovely kitchen with ample workspace. The special thought and care the owner has shown in furnishing the cottage. Everything needed was amply provided for. The whole place was light bright and airy, we absolutely loved it and enjoyed the surrounding countryside and peaceful village life immensely.”

    Mrs Francis, Orth Lakes, September 2014

    • “The Cottage was situated in a lovely village next to a beautiful river. The extras of blu-ray, TV, DVD, electronic chairs and 2 sitting rooms made the cottage more comfortable. The Cottage was surrounded by very pretty countryside too. There were some good pubs and restaurants locally.”

    Mr Bagley, Kidderminster, June 2014

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About the location


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!

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