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Hillcrest Croft

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great time at Hillcrest."

    Steven and Lorraine went out of their way to welcome us, nothing was too much trouble. The location was perfect, beautiful views and a well maintained hot tub to spend our evenings under the starry sky. We were lucky enough to be shown around the farm, meeting the horses and best of all - the nine puppies that Penny, their black lab, had littered. Perfect for couples, families or girlie getaways. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful place and lots of lovely walks nearby."

    Hosts were amazing, we’d definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic location very friendly owners property clean and spacious."

    Lots of storage space and the hot tub was great.Fresh eggs on arrival by the owner. Good food at the Derby Arms.Booked again the day we got back

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely perfect weekend away, from the lodge to the area."

    .. everything was absolutely perfect..so many beautiful things to see within a short drive... blissfully quite considering it's a working farm! The perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life...I cannot wait to return

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The accommodation was lovely, added bonus of having wifi and netflix was great for those rainy days. The hot tub was amazing with stunning views of the fell. Owners were very welcoming, even bringing a bowl of fresh eggs on arrival. Roads around are very rural and not for the faint hearted. Chipping village is about a 50 minute walk which we did and stumbled across a lovely cafe. We will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2024

  • "Couldn’t have asked for a better weekend."

    Really enjoyed our stay, hot tub is a brilliant touch and has a lovely view! Definitely recommend and would stay again

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jan 2024

  • "The accommodation was extremely comfortable and the facilities good."

    The hosts were helpful & very friendly. The hot tub was really well situated close to the accommodation & was easy to work. We had a really lovely stay - thank you!

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jan 2024

  • "Lovely stay in a working farmyard."

    We loved the tour to see the animals (thank you Lily) and the fresh eggs on arrival

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay :)."

    Beautiful lodge on the farm, and nothing was to much. Friendly hosts. The kids enjoyed the hot tub. Thank you for the fresh eggs. We will return, and we recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2023

  • "An idyllic place to stay."

    The location was perfectly described. The owners were always on hand and were welcoming and friendly. The animals on the farm were very entertaining with their antics. We all loved visiting the horses and our children were very excited to meet the new pony and new donkeys who all arrived during our stay. The accommodation was as it appears in the pictures. It was comfortable and clean. It provided us a lovely tranquil base for our family holiday. The location was wonderful and we expected to travel to visit places; it was a perfect place to be able to travel in all directions to see a beautiful area of the country. A special thanks to the owners of the property and their daughter who made it really relaxed and gave us pointers for some brilliant days out.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Aug 2023

  • "Well what can I say besides perfect."

    The hostes were welcoming. Lilly she's a little diamond. Everything you need for a self catering holiday. The surrounding are a piece of paridise. The sheep goats horses and our daisy the cow were great to watch and hear. Even though in the middle of no where your 40mins from Blackpool and a hr to the lakes. On the door step some lovely little villages. Steve is full of knowledge on the area. I can't wait to go back. And a lovely gift of fresh farm eggs.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stunning views."

    Lovely waking up to the animals around us and being brought fresh eggs also was such a nice touch. Hot tub very relaxing and the things to do guides were very helpful. Didn’t have the best weather but still found it cosy. The hosts were very friendly and helpful also. Thank you

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Jul 2023

  • "So peaceful."

    An idyllic break for my husband and I. Fab break with hot tub. Watching the animals was lovely. A working farm who gave us fresh eggs when we arrived. We arrived home so refreshed.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were a little shocked when we arrived as was expecting a lodge , so did not meet our expectations from the outside ,could do with a little sprucing up, once inside this was a little tired but could not complain about content as everything you needed was there, lodge was clean the hosts were very friendly and we felt very welcome."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay , hot tub was an added extra we made use of this. Overall a very relaxing time .

    Reviewed by Debbie3.8Jul 2023

  • "My friends and I had an amazing weekend in the lodge on this beautiful working farm."

    Waking up to be greeted by cows, horses and a cheeky chicken that nearly came in to have breakfast with us was fantastic

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely, clean lodge."

    Had all the facilities as described. Lorraine and her partner could not do enough for you! Easy communication and check in. Stunning views. Be aware this is on a working farm so staff and animals around (we liked this) however your area is private. Hot tub was delightful. 10/10 stay we loved every minute. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lia5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property has been nicely modernised and is well situated in a beautiful location surrounded by rolling hills."

    We really enjoyed being surrounded by all the animals and the hot tub was great. You were really friendly and welcoming. We would come back. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7May 2023

  • "Had a lovley family break away Poppy the pony came and really enjoyed her stay."

    The eggs and the hot tub was the icing on top. Hopefully be back next year xx

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property with great views!"

    Really enjoyed the information provided on local activities and the hot tub was amazing, even with variable weather. The animals made great entertainment for the children and fresh eggs were a delight. Owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Rohesia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Hillcrest Croft was a lovely relaxing place, well run by great people that make you want to come back, the only down side was we only booked 3 nights."

    Keep up the great work.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "From start to finish we had a lovely break."

    The location is brethtaking and the property has everything you need, with the added addition of the hot tub, which is the perfect way to end your evening. The property is not overlooked at all, so much privacy, which is what first attracted us to it, nothing was too much trouble for the owners, Stephen and Lorraine, they were always on hand if we needed anything and were so lovely and welcoming, just another reason why our break was so nice. The fresh eggs were a really thoughtful gift and they tasted amazing. There is so much to see and do locally, or even just a short drive away, we wish we had booked to stay longer, but we will definitely back. Thank you so much for making our little family mini break one to remember for all the right reasons.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Jan 2023

  • "The owner of this site is tremendous."

    He is so caring and will help in any way he can, which is what made this holiday. During our weekend we got snowed in and he offered to go shopping for us and helped us get to the village. The holiday camp is very clean but I will say it is more of a caravan which in winter gets very cold. as the owner is so kind he left the heating on for us, when we turned it off the temp dropped dramatically so do not turn it off! Thanks, Jade.

    Reviewed by Jade4.4Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Hillcrest Croft it had everything you need and the hot tub and views where amazing plus they gave us some eggs from the farm which where very nice."

    We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Zach5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely secluded lodge."

    The owners were equally lovely, helpful and warm even when we got them out to show us how to start the oven at 9pm at night. Would highly recommend this lodge if you want to get away from it all. Hot tub was excellent and the views from the hot tub was just as stunning. The owners even left us fresh eggs for the morning which was a lovely touch. Best Regards Steve & Bev

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic."

    ..lhosts were great...provided lovely fresh eggs....lovely and clean. ..hot tub fantastic...animals on farm were friendly and lovely to see. beautiful views peaceful and tranquil would highly recommend a visit

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cosy place, friendly atmosphere!"

    Really enjoyed our short stay and will definitely go back in the future! Hot tub great bonus!

    Reviewed by Shipon5.0Aug 2022

  • "Steve and Lorraine went above and beyond for us on our trip."

    Fresh basket of eggs meant we started each day properly. The cabin, hot tub, animals and ridiculous views ensured we had a relaxed get-away with plenty to do off the farm. We will be back and can't wait to see how Steve and Lorraine develope their new projects on the farm. The Holts

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    The family Lorraine and Steven and lily and Mary were wonderful hosts. The scenery from the hot tub was delicious. The animals were funny kept the kids really busy. Lots to do and see in chipping. It's also on a good location to visit the lakes and beaches. Deffo recommend going here. The hot tub finishes off the evening lovely.

    Reviewed by Hazra4.7Jul 2022

  • "This place was a dream!"

    Very clean lots of space, hot tub was great, but the views were out of this world! Nothing was too much for our Hosts! Absolutely lovely people! And the animals were lovely! Nothing bad to say about our trip at all!

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely setting, lovely accommodation, lovely owners."

    Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was very nice stunning views watching the farm animals was funny and the owners made us so welcome we would recommend staying here we will book to stay again in the future ."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "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 Harry5.0May 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 Gemma5.0Apr 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 Amy2.5Apr 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 Safia5.0Mar 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 Paul5.0Mar 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 Kim4.4Mar 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 Debra5.0Feb 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 Brooke5.0Feb 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 Natasha5.0Jan 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 Danielle4.7Dec 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 Janice4.1Sep 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 Andy5.0Sep 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 Karina4.4Sep 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 Alex5.0Aug 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 Clare5.0Aug 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 Christina4.1Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful place"

    Reviewed by Gurmeen4.4Aug 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 Malcolm4.7Jul 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 Kimberley4.7Jun 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 Robert5.0May 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 David1.9May 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 Livia5.0May 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 Rose3.8Apr 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 Anthony4.4Apr 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 Wayne4.1Dec 2020

  • "Very welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Oct 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 Tori5.0Sep 2020

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  • 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


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!

Please note there are two steps up into the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas