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1 The Stables

(Ref. 977309)

Clitheroe, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "The most lovely cottage and the nicest owner, absolutely the best its central spotless and felt like home straight away, perfect and thank you Claire."

    Thankyou Andrew for the great feedback, very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2024

  • "A homely, spotless cottage with everything you would need for a self catering holiday."

    Lovely touches with fresh flowers, wine and welcome drinks. Adjacent parking was very handy in a busy town. Lots of amenities close by, buses, supermarket and pub. Thank you for our stay.

    Thankyou for your great feedback, I try to make the cottage welcoming for guests, glad it is appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable cottage, ideally situated right in the centre of Clitheroe and yet in a quiet location."

    We have stayed here 4 times now and have never thought of anything that could be provided and isn't or that could be more comfortable.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2024

  • "This cottage is perfect."

    Everything you need and plenty of it. The beds are extremely comfortable. I was worried about it being behind a pub, but I never heard a sound all night, even with the window open. The Market place is right behind with a Market on most days. Clitheroe is a booming little town with lots of shops.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a lovely cottage which we have stayed in before (and hope to again!"

    ) It is very comfortable and so convenient in the heart of Clitheroe.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2023

  • "Our 5th stay so Claire must be doing something right !"


    Reviewed by Richard4.7Nov 2023

  • "This is our third visit to one of our favourite cottages."

    It’s warm and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. Parking is very easy and its location in the centre of Clitheroe is great. The market is almost on the doorstep and the pubs and cafes/ restaurants are welcoming. Despite being right in the town centre we have never been disturbed by noise or traffic. Clitheroe is a very friendly town with great walking in lovely countryside only a short distance away.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Close to the centre of town but very quiet. Parking spaces alongside was a bonus. The cottage was well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing comfortable stay. Two double bedrooms, well equipped kitchen, Smart TV and Blu Ray player and excellent Wi-Fi. Great welcome pack was much appreciated. Can't fault it and will hopefully return again

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and in great position right in the heart of Clitheroe!"

    Very handy for the market, shops and pub!!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Can’t fault it in any way.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property, centrally located but quiet at night and well furnished."

    Super comfortable beds, lovely living room, great bathroom and perfectly equiped kitchen. Coffee, tea, milk, orange juice and prosesso provided on arrival and really welcome! 7 minute walk from the train station and we could not fault our stay. Communication from Sykes was spot on as well, great customer service. Highly recommend this gem of a cottage.

    Reviewed by Elisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "A great cottage, Clitheroe and all it has to offer is a short walk away."

    Parking good for one car, two could be tight. Welcome pack was lovely

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was excellent for our needs, very comfortable with all of the facilities we required."

    The welcome pack was very appreciated. The private parking was great, right next to the front door. The house is secluded but right in the middle of town, with a view of the castle from kitchen window.

    Reviewed by Vince5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage right in the heart of Clitheroe but very quiet and private."

    All the amenities at hand when you need them most things within walking distance. A good base for exploring Lancashire and West Yorkshire. Why are the people up north nicer ???? We would recommend to everyone there were three of us and the cottage was adequate for all. Very nice indeed.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "This is our second stay at the cottage a real home from home, loved the welcome pack from Claire."

    A fantastic place to stay everything you need, parked the car no need to use as everything on the door step, unless you want to go further a field to Hurst Green or Whalley. Claire a fantastic host.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "Clean and homely and a central location."

    One word fantastic.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "This is an excellent cottage in an excellent location."

    Our second stay here with our two elderly friends. One found the stairs a bit steep now (probably an age thing.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage and very close to all the amenities."

    Many thanks to Claire for her kindness in view of the awful weather and for the extras she provided, (the Prosecco was very much appreciated) we couldn't have asked for a nicer stay. It was like a home from home with everything we needed (except the weather). We would certainly like to return as there are so many interesting places to visit in the area and The Stables is the perfect place to set out from. Thank you Claire.

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Mar 2023

  • "Second visit to the stables."

    Lovely cottage in a great location right in the middle of town but off the beaten track.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Close to town centre. We didn't need to cook here as we were staying over for a wedding however, it looked like there was everything you'd need. Cottage has old characteristics with modern facilities. Looked like relatively new kitchen and bathroom. Very comfy. Tea, coffee, milk etc were very welcome. Only downside is that it was advertised with 2 parking spaces, which we needed, however we couldn't fit the 2nd car in but luckily we were still able to park close by. Would stay again if needed to be in the area again

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Nov 2022

  • "We returned because the cottage is in an ideal position for both walking into the centre of Clitheroe or driving further afield to one of the many pretty villages."

    A home from home cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break and of course parking is an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Second visit to the Stables lovely cottage x in a special place very well equipped & very homely."

    We will be hopeful be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property was central for all amenities, market shops eateries and beautiful park with castle."

    Cottage was lovely and spotlessly clean. We had a wonderful holiday and would certainly recommend this, would definitely go here again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent location in the centre of Clitheroe, with easy parking in a very quiet courtyard."

    On the doorstep is the market, the castle and an excellent traditional pub. The property is very comfortable with easy to use kitchen appliances and everything is spotless. There’s nothing not to like!

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in the middle off Clitheroe overlooking the market,very quiet and easy parking outside ."

    Got everything you need for a restful holiday.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with parking yet virtually in the middle of town."

    All we needed both at the cottage and nearby shops.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of the town."

    Couldn’t fault the property. Will be booking again at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Stables has everything you need for your stay, it is a home from home."

    The Stables is in a perfect position for Clitheroe town centre and all of the local amenities. The property was perfect !

    Reviewed by P5.0Feb 2022

  • "Thank you for providing us with an amazing place to stay with all the home comforts."

    Lovely cottage!!!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2021

  • "Found the cottage quite easily."

    In a perfect position for exploring clitheroe and the surrounding area. Beautiful cottage and very clean, lovely fluffy towels. Very comfortable. Would definitely recommend and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great location convenient for shops, restaurants"

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed staying here because it was a very attractive property, in an excellent location and had everything we needed."

    Claire was very communicative and helpful. I would definitely recommend a holiday in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage great location everything was provided immaculate throughout."

    Would definitely recommend a stay at this property.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a great find, lovely cottage, quiet and relaxing."

    In the heart of the town with easy access to all the shops. Clitheroe is a fabulous place to visit and we had a fabulous week. You must drive the Trough of Bowland as it is stunning. We had a day trip to Morecambe but came across a wonderful little village Sunderland Point but be mindful of the tide.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely stay at Stable Cottage, everything had been thought of to make a perfect week exploring the Ribble Valley and local area."

    Location great as central to all the amenities, shops, market in Clitheroe. Easy parking right next to cottage. It is worth checking on Google maps as entrance is right before the New Inn on a one way system. Thank you to Claire for the lovely touches, really is a gem of a property.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent, home from home."

    A great base near plenty of attractions. Nice to be able to walk to the pub. Although there is no garden we could sit outside in the sun at the side of the cottage and enjoy watching the people at the market. The neighbours in the adjoining cottage were so friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "A clean and comfortable cottage with everything provided."

    The owner took the trouble to contact us to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in an ideal location."

    The owner is very friendly and helpful and keen to provide anything you might need.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great cottage, awesome area, would highly recommend the property and the area."

    Reviewed by Fraser5.0May 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage with more than you could ever need provided."

    Great location, right in town but quiet and parking also not far from lovely countryside

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2021

  • "It's a very comfortable house with a helpful, friendly owner, and is ideally situated both for the Clitheroe shops, cafes, castle etc."

    and as a starting point for some lovely country walks.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful area - Clitheroe is a very pretty town with a lovely atmosphere."

    We especially liked the Bowland Food Hall! Lots to do as the location is an easy drive from the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Liverpool is about an hour away if you want lots of shops! There were some local attractions that were closed due to Covid 19, but that didn't spoil our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2020

  • "It was all great thank you."

    The cottage was lovely, had everything that we needed and was in a lovely part of the UK.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Aug 2020

  • "This cottage is very homely its got everything you need for a nice comfortable stay."

    The welcome pack was very much appreicated there was milk, teabags coffee fresh orange and Procesco.Also fresh flowers left on the dining table. Great communicaton via text any queries or questions the owner was available to answer. The cottage was very clean and inviting.

    Reviewed by Paula3.8Jul 2020

  • "Our second stay at this location was equally as enjoyable as the first."

    So much so we have booked again for next year. Ideal for visiting shops and the local market with the added advantage of private parking at all times. A genuine comfortable home from home, highly recommended to all.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with all the facilities you need for a really comfortable stay."

    Thoughtful welcome package of milk, orange juice, biscuits ...and Prosecco! Nicely decorated for Christmas too.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely location."

    Close to all amenities. Would have liked to stay longer!

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Dec 2019

  • "The location was spot on, the cottage itself is absolutely lovely, so cosy and clean!"

    All 4 of us were pleasantly surprised and will definitely stay again if we ever visit Clitheroe again!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage is absolutely fantastic in every way Claire was very helpful the ..."

    The cottage is absolutely fantastic in every way Claire was very helpful the cottage was spotless the heating was on when we arrived and was very welcoming It’s in a great location to venture into Clitheroe information was all to hand to make connection to WIFI easy really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Nov 2019

  • "The Stables is fully equiped with everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was a beautiful cottage and all the rooms were very nicely furnished and decorated."

    It was a most comfortable and relaxing stay, made even more so by the the outstanding level to which the cottage was equipped. It's generally a cliche but in this case it's a truth to say the property is a real 'home from home'.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2019

  • "We loved the cottage and had a great holiday."

    It was well equipped and clean. It was situated on a surprisingly quiet spot in the middle of a very beautiful town. Everything, market, castle, shops,town centre was in walking distance. We love to come back some day.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in Clitheroe, what with the pub,chippy and Indian so close."

    ..what was there you couldn't like?

    Reviewed by Edward5.0May 2019

  • "Simply excellent"

    Reviewed by Edward Alan5.0May 2019

  • "We enjoyed every moment of our stay in Clitheroe."

    The cottage was warm, comfortable and immaculate and Claire was a wonderful host with willingness to be flexible about changing sheets, cleaning the cottage etc. We enjoyed the town, although initially found the one way system a little hard to negotiate, but it was well worth the effort with enjoyable visits to local restaurants and we loved the proximity of Booths Supermarket which was within walking distance as was the castle whose museum was a pleasant surprise. We would enthusiastically recommend this cottage if you are looking for a home away from home nestled in the beautiful English countryside.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is cosy and comfortable."

    We love all the homely touches - really appreciated all the extras the owner made available. Although the cottage is in the middle of the town it is very quiet and so is ideally situated. Clitheroe itself is a lovely little town to visit and we love its castle. There are plenty of good walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2019

  • "The quality of this accommodation was exceptional ."

    Ideal for access to facilities in town such as shops and market, all within walking distance. The cleanliness of the property was outstanding matched by the comfort. Its location allows access to motorways for travel north and south and into the lake district and Yorkshire. Private parking was a bonus. We strongly recommend this property and we will be booking again.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had an excellent trip, Claire's cottage is perfect and very well located."

    The area around Clitheroe is well worth exploring, beautiful walking and interesting museums both in the town and at Ribchester. The market in Clitheroe is good and there are some exceptional shops. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was spotless and location was perfect."

    We would recommend definitely if you want to stay in the heart of clitheroe.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2018

  • "The stables was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed."

    Very comfortable and in a great location.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2018

  • "Yes, Lots of cobb webbs and spiders."

    Was the only downside... Need to clean the cobb webbs a bit better. That said the cottage was CLEAN and tidy...

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Aug 2018

  • "Clitheroe and the surrounding villages/countryside are lovely."

    The cottage is in a central location near to the castle and market making everywhere easily accessible on foot. There are some lovely walks both from Clitheroe itself Including some along the river and also into the surrounding countryside. This is a really lovely area, the villages are very pretty and most of them have nice pube serving food as well as cafes. This is a good base for a relaxing holiday with lots of places to visit within a short distance.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jul 2018

  • "Central location in town thought it was Quiet actually close to everything ..."

    Central location in town thought it was Quiet actually close to everything outlying Areas were very scenic lovely villages and pubs ate out every night great food loved the cottage would recommend sykes every Time thankyou happy customer

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2018

  • "Sykes seem to have given us the wrong telephone number (Tel 2)."

    The listing should have said that the property had no private space such as a courtyard or garden. This could have been important for families with children but not a big deal for us though. The lock on the front door was rather difficult to turn, needs adjustment or lubrication. We found the duvets too heavy for summer weather.

    Reviewed by M3.8Jun 2018

  • "A perfect break spent at 1 The Stables last week."

    Great accommodation. Very clean and very cosy too. A real home from home. Location is fab. Loved looking out over the stable door at the buzz of the market. Really close to the centre too with its large choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Nearby supermarkets were also a bonus. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Russell4.7May 2018

  • "I would highly recommend this cottage - the facilities are excellent and the owner available, friendly and approachable."

    The cottage was very clean and cosy with every convenience provided; washer/dryer (with tabs), dishwasher (with tabs), washing up liquid, all cooking utensils and laundry facilities. It has two comfortable double bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower cubicle. The location is excellent - right across from Clitheroe Castle and within easy walking distance of Clitheroe town centre, all shops, the market and train station. Within five minutes drive you are in beautiful countryside. There is an allocated parking space right next to the cottage which is very convenient. Overall an excellent base to explore the area and great to come back to in the afternoon/evening. Thank you, Claire!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0May 2018

  • "Amazing to be so close to the centre of town, but be in such a quiet, safe, peaceful location."

    Public transport (train and bus interchange) is an easy 5 minute walk away. Shops, bars, restaurants - minutes away. Look straight up to the tower of Clitheroe Castle from one of the comfy leather sofas in the living room. The ground floor has a well equipped, clean and spacious kitchen diner, with a proper dining table and chairs - thank you. Everything you need for self catering, with nice crockery and glassware. Spacious, warm and comfortable lounge. Upstairs, two immaculate and comfortable double bedrooms, one is particularly spacious. Good beds, pillows, linen and towels (even face flannels). The huge bathroom has separate bath and shower. This is a cosy, but not poky, cottage. The central hearing kept the whole place toasty warm in the cool evenings. Good, safe car parking by the side of the cottage. Lots of nice little touches by the owners, such as quality hand wash and lotion, welcome pack so you can have a fresh brew (with lovely biscuits) when you arrive or (my preference) a glass of chilled fizz! A real gem of a place. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2018

  • "It was a lovely cottage."

    Very central. We have everything we needed and more (tea, coffee, milk,wine and biscuits!). It was very clean. The kitchen had everything you would need. Bedrooms good sizes and very comfortable. We will be back. Thanks

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2018

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with a bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 minute walk.

The property

This end-terrace stone cottage overlooks the stunning marketplace in the Lancashire town of Clitheroe.

Coming in an ideal location for exploring the countryside and fine towns of the area, this is a lovely stay for a break with your friends or family.

Enter this cosy cottage through the splendid kitchen/diner, a well-equipped spot benefiting from a delightful dining table set for four - enjoy those home-cooked meals all together.

Adjacent, you will find the welcoming sitting room; relax on the snug leather sofas with the electric fire and TV completing this splendid setup.

At the end of the day, retire to the first floor and take your pick of two delightful double bedrooms, one enhanced by an attractive feature fireplace and views over the town.

Get ready for your day in the modern bathroom, offering a choice of a bath and a separate corner shower.

Step out of the front door and be presented with Clitheroe's assortment of amenities and facilities, from pubs and cafés to the Clitheroe Castle Museum.

In the immediate area you can discover awe-inspiring countryside in some of the area's top locations including Pendle Hill, the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The imposing city of Manchester is also accessible and is most certainly worth the 30-mile trip.

A fine cottage placed superbly for touring the North West of England.

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About the location


Blackburn 11.7 miles; Preston 18.3 miles; Manchester 33.2 miles

A stunning, bustling town on the fringe of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Lancashire. Clitheroe is the perfect base for a holiday, it offers a great selection of all amenities from a local market to individual shops, plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from. The town also boasts a Grade I listed castle which also offers a maze and a museum for the children to enjoy. On a rainy day you can visit the Edisford Sports Complex with its swimming pool and football pitch. On the outskirts of Clitheroe there is the historical Brungerley Bridge and the activity-filled Waddow Hall is worth a visit. As well as the Forest of Bowland, the town comes within driving distance of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Nidderdale AONB, a perfect position for you walkers and cyclists.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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