Ribble Valley Cottage
Ribchester, Trough of Bowland, Cumbria & The Lake District
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 (which all serve food) 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 1 min walk. Note: River Ribble is 100 yards away, fishing available by prior arrangement. Note: Check in is after 4pm.
At a glance
- Four poster bed
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
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. 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. 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!