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Clitheroe 7 miles; Skipton 14.5 miles.
Bolton-by-Bowland is a pretty working village nestling in the hills and dales of the Ribble Valley, north-east of Clitheroe and west of Skipton. With two village greens, a village hall, cricket club, two pubs serving food, a shop and a tearoom, Bolton-by-Bowland is an excellent village base for a holiday in this area. The surrounding Ribble Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a peaceful and picturesque haven. For amenities, nearby Clitheroe is famed for its specialist shops of all types, including, amongst others, a sausage shop that sells over seventy-five different varieties! The area is 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. From Bolton-by-Bowland it is easy to explore both the Lakes and the Dales, ensuring this fantastic location has plenty to offer at any time of year!
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An outstanding, Grade II listed, detached, former dower house, just a few minutes' walk from the pretty Ribble Valley village of Bolton-by-Bowland. Set in a private country estate, this Ribble Valley cottage is extremely spacious throughout. It has an enviable, private position amongst acres of gently rolling countryside. Dating back to the 16th century, the current owners have renovated and refurbished the house to produce a first class Ribble Valley holiday home of real distinction. Furnished to a very high standard, this fabulous Bolton-by-Bowland cottage exudes style and character, with modern appliances throughout, and many original features including a beautiful staircase and feature window, old beams and parquet floors. There is a spacious kitchen with AGA, dining room, a beautiful snug with woodburner, a large welcoming drawing room with woodburner and wall-mounted TV, a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and four beautiful bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with TV. Outside this Ribble Valley cottage are large flagged areas, several lawns and a delightful play area, all with open views to the countryside. Lovely walks are just a short stroll away. Discover the area's history, or explore the village with its traditional old pubs (serving excellent food) and enjoy the market town of Clitheroe. The area is wonderful for walking and cycling with lovely footpaths from the doorstep of this Ribble Valley cottage, whilst the Forest of Bowland is within easy reach. With excellent road links to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, and Manchester, Leeds and Harrogate all easily accessible, this Ribble Valley cottage offers memorable holiday accommodation, ideal for a special occasion, whatever the time of year.
Four spacious bedrooms: 1 x super king-size sleigh bed with en-suite bath, shower cubicle, twin basins, WC and TV, 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x family room with double bed and single bed. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower room, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with centre island, dining area and AGA. Utility/boot room. Dining room. Snug with woodburner. Drawing room with woodburner and wall-mounted TV with basic Sky. Hall with seating area.
Oil central heating with woodburners in drawing room and snug. Oil-fired AGA, electric hob, combi microwave oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi, extensive selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot on request. Off road parking for 5 cars. Spacious gardens, patio with garden furniture (not available October - March). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 10 mins walk. Note: Check in time is 4pm. Note: This owner requires a £300 refundable Good Housekeeping Bond. Note: No stag/hen parties.
Previous visitors' comments about Fox Ghyll:
Fox Ghyll is a lovely property in a very good location. The cottage is very spacious and this was ideal with a party of 6 adults and 2 young children. The children loved the garden, wendy house and the toys.
Mr Bacon, High Wycombe, March 2013
Peace and quiet. Well appointed kitchen. Excellent choice of books and games. Quality of fixtures and fittings. The piano which was a nice bonus. Attitude of the owners. Plenty of space inside and out. Plus a TV in the master bathroom!
Mr Chadwick, Chorley, September 2012
The Ribble Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty and the Forest of Bowland equally beautiful. The area offers lovely countryside, good walking opportunities and excellent eating out. The house was outstanding in its position and facilities.
Mr Duffy, London, July 2012
We enjoyed the location, the superb facilities in the house and the availability of the playhouse for children. The hosts were generous and kind, organising extra equipment for our twin grandchildren. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We participated in the Jubilee celebrations in the village on a very warm and sunny day. It is likely that we shall book Fox Ghyll in the future.
Mrs Baird, Matlock, June 2012