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The Old Forge

Bashall Eaves near Clitheroe, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 917762)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • “Great house in a lovely location”
    We were looking for somewhere to stay in this area as we had heard good things about the Forest of Bowland. For seven of us this was a great choice and everything that we could have wanted. The house is really interesting, comfortable and a good size and it was spotless and really welcoming on arrival, with the fire set ready to be lit and a basket of goodies that we really appreciated. We thought that this was an ideal base with a great pub just down the road that we walked to a couple of ...
    We were looking for somewhere to stay in this area as we had heard good things about the Forest of Bowland. For seven of us this was a great choice and everything that we could have wanted. The house is really interesting, comfortable and a good size and it was spotless and really welcoming on arrival, with the fire set ready to be lit and a basket of goodies that we really appreciated. We thought that this was an ideal base with a great pub just down the road that we walked to a couple of nights and many others within a short drive. The area is great for walking (we went up Pendle Hill, did a local walk from the cottage and the Tolkein Trail) and we had an amazing drive across the Trough of Bowland on a frosty morning to Lancaster. I enjoyed the great views from the cottage itself with Pheasants, Grouse and Hares darting around in the fields outside. I would not hesitate to recommend it.
    - A TripAdvisor Member, November 2017
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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This magnificent, detached stone farmhouse is situated on the outskirts of Bashall Eaves, close to the town of Clitheroe in the Forest of Bowland AONB.

With glorious views of open fields glimpsed from every window, and big bright rooms offering comfortable accommodation, it is the perfect holiday home for friends, families and couples exploring the Ribble Valley.

The property is surrounded by large, lawned gardens where you can dine in the sunshine when the weather is warm.

Inside, the rooms are filled with elegant antique furniture and shelves upon shelves of books, whilst the hallways are hung with wonderful portraits of the owner’s ancestors.

There are three beautifully-decorated bedrooms, the master of which has a splendid super king-size bed, a sitting area complete with winged armchair and chaise-lounge, and a wonderful en-suite shower and roll-top bath.

The second room has flexible zip/link beds with a large bright en-suite shower room.

There is a single four-poster in the third bedroom and downstairs, in the study, is a double sofa bed.

As well as the two en-suites, there is also a second bathroom on the first floor and a wet room downstairs.

The kitchen is amazing, with plenty of work surfaces, a double oven and a large fridge/freezer so you can stock up and enjoy cooking with delicious local produce, purchased from the local farm shop.

There is a woodburning stove in one corner and two dining tables; one in the centre of the kitchen and the other framed by windows on every side, providing lovely country views.

The sitting room has comfy seating set around an open fire and bookcases filled with interesting reads.

It also provides access to a study where you will find a sofa bed and a writing table - the perfect spot to pen your postcards home.

There is an excellent gastro pub a short walk up the road, where you can enjoy dinner or just visit for a drink without worrying about designating a driver home.

The location is perfect for walkers, so pull on your walking boots and climb Pendle Hill and Longridge Fell.

For the real adventurers, you can even trek to the centre of Great Britain at the famous Whitendale Hanging Stones.

For less strenuous days out you can always visit Browsholme Hall, Whalley Abbey, or explore the farm and gift shops at Bashall Barn.

An excellent holiday base for exploring the Ribble Valley!

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with sitting area and en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with two dining areas (each seats 6) and woodburning stove. Utility. Sitting room with open fire. Study with sofa bed.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and an open fire
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, Nintendo Wii, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove and fires inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel can be purchased and delivered locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Farm shop 2 miles, supermarket 3.5 miles, pub 3 mins walk.

About the location

BASHALL EAVES

Clitheroe 3.7 miles; Chipping 7 miles; Ribchester 8.6 miles.

Bashall Eaves is a small village located in the Ribble Valley, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as the Forest of Bowland. The village has a well-regarded gastro pub and a short distance away, you can find a wonderful farm shop selling fresh local produce at Bashall Barn. The area is excellent for walkers, with the peaks of Pendle Hill and Longridge Fell close by, as well as the Whitendale Hanging Stones known as the centre of Great Britain. Less than four miles away is the thriving market town of Clitheroe, with a number of attractions including a castle and museum, Bowland Brewery and a variety of galleries. The Grand often hosts a variety of events, including live music and cinema nights. You can explore the town, and its surrounding area, via four circular walks, and the town also has an excellent golf club. Surrounding by glorious, unspoilt scenery, Bashall Eaves is an excellent holiday destination!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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