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Hillcrest Croft

Chipping, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1050268)

4.5

Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Would highly recommend owners were lovely with us made us feel very welcome."

    The views especially on a night watching the sunset whilst in the hot tub were unreal. Will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by HarryMay 2022

  • "We all had an amazing time and the children absolutely loved being on a working farm and the interactions they were able to enjoy with the animals."

    Especially a very friendly chicken, Penny the dog and Rosie the Pony! The views from the lodge are absolutely stunning and the accommodation provides lots of privacy. Steven and Lorraine are the perfect hosts and were there to give great advice on places to eat and days out. There are some fabulous walks directly from the farm and Blackpool and Morecombe are only 40 minutes away. We really enjoyed star gazing in the hot tub and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2022

  • "Lovely owners and a beautiful peaceful location."

    However the accommodation was a bit too much like being in a caravan for us. We would definitely not class it as a lodges! it was always cold no matter how much heat we had on, the lounge fire was ineffectual. The van did not feel overly clean, particularly the floors, the shower room and toilet. That said it is comfortable enough for a short break and the fresh eggs from the farm was a nice touch. The hot tub is also fab with stunning views whilst relaxing.

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2022

  • "Lorraine, steven and lily was so welcoming hosts and nothing was to much."

    The property is central to loy of diffrent thing to do, and steven when talking gave suggestion for days out. no matter which i direction you looked amazing views, the property is private and peacefull and having fresh egg any time of the day was great. The hot tub was fantastic really held the heat well and amazing view of the starry night sky. And paragliders during the day. Will defianly be coming back again.

    Reviewed by SafiaMar 2022

  • "Me and my partner stayed for 3 nights and we enjoyed it , it’s a lovely place ..."

    Me and my partner stayed for 3 nights and we enjoyed it , it’s a lovely place if you just want to go somewhere that is private and the hot tub was lovely

    Reviewed by KimMar 2022

  • "A lovely spot with a brilliant view the owners were great making sure everything was good for us they gave us some fresh eggs and even gave us a lift to the local pub and back so we could enjoy a drink."

    Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Had a lovely girlie weekend at the lodge, nothing too much trouble for the ..."

    Had a lovely girlie weekend at the lodge, nothing too much trouble for the owner, he even gave us a lift to the pub and picked us up later, gorgeous scenery, only thing missing was a microwave oven, we will definitely be returning x

    Reviewed by DebraFeb 2022

  • "Amazing Stay during the harshest of weather!"

    The lodge is cozy, feels like home and with fabulous fresh eggs made it even more special. Hot tub hits the spot with amazing country views and back massaging jets! Kitchen well equipped for home cooking and exceptionally clean throughout Thankyou for the stay it has been wonderful !!!!

    Reviewed by BrookeFeb 2022

  • "Just no words for how lovely and amazing this place is."

    Amazing weekend away at hillcrest Lodge. Lovely owners Steve and Lorraine leave you to it but around on the farm if you need anything. Steve even brought us come lovely fresh eggs for breakfast from the chickens on the farm. We got to pet and feed the horses and loved waking up to amazing fresh countryside air and beautiful views. The lodge its self if beautiful, warm and cosy and very clean! The beds was so comfy and there was lots of room for 4 of us to enjoy our evenings in after exploring beautiful chipping. When we left we had a chat with Steve and told him our plans for the day which included going for.lunxh locally, we forgot a bag and when they couldn't get in touch with us by mobile phone they called the local pub we told them we was going so qe would have chance to go back for it! We really CANNOT wait to book back. Thank you sooo much!!

    Reviewed by NatashaJan 2022

  • "Lovely stay over new year."

    The owners were super friendly and even provided fresh eggs from the farm. The hottub has a great view of parlick hill and is perfect to Unwind in after walking up It . Chipping is around a 30 minute walk and we found all ot the locals to be really friendly. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by DanielleDec 2021

  • "It was a lovley break, very peaceful."

    The only comment I could make is it is a caravan and not a log cabin as it looks in the photos. Still nice and warm, just needs updating.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2021

  • "13/9 - 17/9 Andy & Elaine Thank you Stephen & Lorraine , we had a amazing stay and will defo be back."

    The lodge has everything you need, it's a true home from home and the hot tub is amazing. We spent lots of hours in it over our 4 day stay. Thank you for your kind hospitality and thank you for the fresh eggs, they were lovely! The scenery is stunning and we actually made it to the top of Harlech Hill. The views from the top were amazing! We went pony trekking for 2 hours and it was a great fun activity for any age! I have never sat on a horse and they made me feel so safe. I am hooked. The animals at the side of the lodge are so funny to watch, we even had a visit from a goat and a chicken on our decking. Thank you again for a fabulous stay, see you next year.

    Reviewed by AndySep 2021

  • "Brilliant couple of days."

    Friendly hosts. Accommodation is basic but was everything that was needed. Hot tub was great. Plenty of privacy. So peaceful. Views are amazing. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by KarinaSep 2021

  • "Beautiful place"

    Reviewed by GurmeenAug 2021

  • "A great stay in a tranquil location."

    Hosts were excellent providing fresh eggs from the farm and organising horse riding at the local stables. The hot tub is a bonus with fabulous views thank you!

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2021

  • "Amazing location, beautiful wild hillside farm."

    Entertaining views of goats, sheep, horses and cows. Yummy fresh eggs for breakfast every day of our stay! Warm enough despite the storms with the heaters provided.

    Reviewed by ChristinaAug 2021

  • "Lovely owner's went out their way to make us comfortable."

    Let my 5 year old feed the animals and collect fresh eggs from the hen house. Lodge was spacious and very clean with amazing views. There was strong wifi and a internet TV in the property. Had an amazing stay and would definitely recommend. We visited the Sun Inn in Chipping for dinner and had a brilliant meal.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2021

  • "Ideal base for two people for touring Cumbria and Lancashire."

    Very friendly owners (on site), also welcomed by the chickens (Lovely eggs), the sheep and the goats in the next field.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2021

  • "My young family and I really enjoyed our weekend break at Hillcrest."

    The owners were so welcoming and allowed my daughter to see some of the animals on the farm, which she was delighted by. The view is just stunning - with all the animals and wildlife that surround you and the sunsetting right outside the living room window, it is picture-perfect.

    Reviewed by KimberleyJun 2021

  • "Had a thoroughly enjoyable time at Hillcrest."

    Owners were kind and polite and happy to go out of their way for you if you needed anything. It has everything you need. Somewhere to eat, sleep and wash. Local amenities aren't too far a walk or drive away either. We'll be sure to be back in the future to take advantage of the incoming hot tub which will make the post hill walking aches and pains much more bearable!

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "It was a 1960 or 1970 caravan cladded in wood not a lodge."

    The was the same age done up with a staple gun and fabric.We never found the central heating ,when told to flick on electric fire in the morning it was so cold you could see your breath.The fan heater in the bedroom was so noisy you could not leave it on in the night so you woke at 5.30 with a cockrill and a freezing nose.The twin room is a 23 inch bed and every one over the age of 6 would find it too small, this room had a small fan heater in stuck up on a shelf with a wire hanging to the plug in a socket not safe if a room for children.I shall not tell you about the cold showers we had and the water flow or lack of.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "We had a fantastic weekend."

    Family of 4, 2 young children. Lots to do in the area. The view out of the window was amazing. Our children so happy with the animals around us, as they bonded with them so much we will return very soon. Very nice and friendly people. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LiviaMay 2021

  • "Hillcrest Croft is in the most stunning location with walks from the door."

    Everything we needed for a week stay was provided. Despite the cold nights the heating kept us cosy and warm. The owners couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. We hope to return for another stay.

    Reviewed by RosemaryApr 2021

  • "Hillcrest croft is in a wonderful position at the foot of Parlick Pike and the views from the cabin are superb."

    There is a good sized double bedroom but the twin is very cramped and the beds are narrow. However a pull-out sofa bed is available and fairly easy to make up and put away. The separate toilet and the shower room are also quite small. The cooking area is adequate and the cabin is well equipped with all essentials. The weather was very cold at nights during our stay in April 2021, but the heater warmed the place up, once it got going. We had three splendid days walking right from the door in the wonderful Forest of Bowland and the walk down to the village only took about 40 minutes using the field footpaths. We could easily think of coming back. Tony and Nick Ovenell

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2021

  • "The cabin is set in a amazingly beautiful and very peaceful location."

    the cabin its self was very cosy and met quite comfortable, apart from it being extremely cold at times it met my basic needs. My only concerns was it was advertise as a Lake District location when the Lakes was over an hours drive away plus the prices was a bit high but i understand that this was probably due to the booking happening over the Festive period. over all a 9 out of 10 experience

    Reviewed by WayneDec 2020

  • "Very welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by SueOct 2020

  • "This little croft was close to the fell, and had everything we needed for a short holiday for the two of us."

    The family could not have possibly been kinder and more welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. The cabin got a little cold the first night, but the heater worked well and we were comfortable. Fantastic access for walking and to the fell, and a perfect place to get away to.

    Reviewed by VictoriaSep 2020

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower and basin
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Hot Tub, Decking with furniture and gravelled area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1.9 miles
  • Note: There are two steps up into the property, please take care
  • Note: There are horse stables available for guests to use on the owner's grounds at an additional cost, enquire for more information.

The property

A delightful, wooden-clad lodge, built by the owner himself, this countryside cottage offers spectacular scenery of rolling hills, remarkable sunsets, and even with goats in the neighbouring field offering you the ultimate countryside experience.

Resting on the owner's working farm on the outskirts of the idyllic village of Chipping at the heart of the Ribble Valley, there's no better choice for an escape as a couple or small family to this beautiful spot in Lancashire.

Take two steps up onto the decking of this all-ground-floor abode, soaking in your scenery before stepping into the spacious open-plan living space; flick on the electric fire to warm the room and bring a homely aura, before settling down on the spacious sofa wrapping around the room.

Move to the plush seating of the dining area to enjoy all your home-made meals, the kitchen area assisting in all your home-cooking hosting a convenient electric oven and gas hob and a fridge with an ice box, perfect for a self-catered stay.

At the end of each day of adventure seek comfort in one of the two inviting bedrooms, choosing from the master double and the accompanying modest twin room, offering a lovely layout for those with little ones.

Begin your day with a refreshing rinse in the shower room, with a separate cloakroom offering plenty of preparation space to prepare, before stepping out onto the decking and soaking in your magnificent surroundings with a coffee in hand.

Those who can't leave the house without their horse friend will delight in the fact that the property has access to it's very own horse stables, a fabulous asset to the property for both you and your animals.

Sitting within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there's so much natural splendour to be discovered; begin your exploration in the local village of Chipping, where you can find the conveniences of both a farm shop where you can pick up fresh produce, as well as a pub and English restaurant catering to all of your cuisine needs.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with outdoor adventure all around too; venture to the Parlick mountain peak for a steady hike with rewarding views at the top and even the chance to watch paragliders take to the skies, with the nearby Marilyn mountain of Longridge Fell offering commanding views in every direction making it the perfect spot for a romantic picnic.

Take a scenic stroll around the Beacon Fell Country Park, home to 110 hectares of woodland, moorland and farmland, it offers wonderful opportunities to wildlife watch on a leisurely walk, ideal for all abilities.

Pony trekking for all the family is only a two mile drive to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the nearby attraction of Bowland Wild Boar Park, offering animal feeding, tractor rides and plays areas, it's sure to be a memorable day for those travelling with children, or if you're seeking history head to the town of Clitheroe where you can find the Clitheroe Castle Museum boasting rich heritage and 12th century grounds to roam, alongside even more eateries amidst a charming atmosphere.

In reach of Preston and Blackburn too just a scenic drive away with all kinds of attractions from shopping centres to golfing opportunities, Hillcrest Croft is ideally placed for a fun-filled break in Lancashire.

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About the location

CHIPPING

Clitheroe 10 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley, the pretty village of Chipping provides home to a lovely church, a haunted Inn and reportedly one of the longest continually used shops in England, currently taking the form of a village shop and post office. 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!

Region Information

Please note there are two steps up into the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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