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Shire Nook

Hurst Green near Clitheroe, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1060840)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location, owners were friendly and helpful."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by EllenNov 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything you would need."

    Comfy bed. Nice neighbour. Enjoyed the log fire. Parking a bit of an issue due to weekend walkers visiting but not a big problem. Thank you for the wine.

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2021

  • "Shire Nook is a lovely place for a break."

    The cottage is comfortable,cosy, spotlessly clean and very well kitted out. It’s in a beautiful location, with lots of walks from the doorstep. Great food and drink and a friendly atmosphere at the Shireburn Arms and Millie’s cafe in the village. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time i this cosy cottage which is in a beautiful and peaceful village."

    It’s a great location for walking and has two nice pubs which do fabulous food. We will be staying again

    Reviewed by JamieJul 2021

  • "This cottage was a wonderful and peaceful break, with beautiful surrounding areas!"

    It was immaculately clean and had everything we needed for a quiet retreat. We loved it!

    Reviewed by AlastairJun 2021

  • "Wonderful location, beautiful cottage, and a peaceful village."

    Everything about our stay was perfect.

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2021

  • "The property was really well maintained and in a great location close to walks, pubs and a small shop for ice cream which was perfect for the hot weather."

    The cottage had high ceilings so no bumping of heads and was spacious, clean and comfortable. The local pubs were genuinely dog friendly rather than dog friendly with caveats which is really important to us. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2021

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage had everything & more."

    We know the area well so loved the village & it's local walks & pubs. Would book again, loved it

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2021

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The property

This quaint mid-terrace cottage lies in the village of Hurst Green, in the heart of the Ribble Valley and on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Bowland AONB.

Hurst Green is a pretty, popular village, surrounded by picture perfect countryside.

A walker’s paradise, with many footpaths to explore right on the doorstep.

Lovely in every season - visit in spring and early summer to find beautiful bluebell woods and come back later in the year for spectacular autumn displays.

There’s much of interest in the village itself, from the historic Almshouses opposite the cottage, to the spectacular Stonyhurst College, just around the corner.

The area is rich in wildlife, home to a variety of flora in the hedgerows, small herds of wild deer living in the woods and you’ll hear a symphony of birdsong as you walk the local paths.




Tolkien wrote much of the Lord of the Rings trilogy whilst staying at Stonyhurst College.

He was renowned for his love of nature and wooded landscapes and the countryside.

A number of names which occur in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ are similar to those found locally.

The now famous Tolkien Trail walk starts and finishes in Hurst Green and takes in Stonyhurst and some of these places and landmarks from the books.

The area is also perfect as a base for cyclists with cycle trails through the woods up onto Longridge Fell and beyond.

Gisburn Forest, famous for its amazing cycle routes, is only a short drive away from Hurst Green.

Inside the cottage, snuggle down in the cosy sitting room in front of the toasty Belgian woodburner stove to read a book, watch TV or just relax with a glass of something chilled.

The well-equipped kitchen has all the essentials for a self-catered break, as well as lovely elevated views over the garden and woods beyond.

The large master bedroom has the comfiest bed and prettiest iron bedstead and the smaller bedroom has a single trundle bed.

The smart, high spec bathroom, installed this year, includes a spacious walk-in shower.

On sunny mornings enjoy your morning coffee outside on the little terrace overlooking the garden.

Eating out is easy with The Bayley Arms and the Shireburn just a short walk away.

There’s also Millie’s, a little cafe serving great breakfasts and lunches, and delicious ice cream.

There are many great takeaways nearby - you’ll find a list of our favourites in our info pack.

The Ribble Valley is a famously foodie area, home to the Michelin starred Northcote, the long-standing fabulousness of The Inn at Whitewell, The Freemasons at Wiswell and many other great establishments.

Clitheroe’s Holmes Mill, a “unique celebration of Lancashire food, drink and entertainment”, boasts the longest bar in Britain, as well as an Everyman Theatre and Food Hall that is well worth a visit.

Clitheroe has a great mix of long established specialist shops, such as multi award-winning Byrnes Wines, Exchange Coffee and Cowmans butchers and a growing number of quirky bars and pop-up restaurants.

Hurst Green has many other picturesque villages as neighbours - all with their own character and history.

Waddington, Bolton by Bowland, Chipping, Slaidburn, Downham are all close by and lovely to stroll around and explore.

For panoramic views, climb Pendle Hill - steeped in the history of the famous Pendle Witches.

On a clear day you will be able to see the whole of the Ribble Valley and as far as the Yorkshire Dales to the North and Morcambe Bay to the West.

Other nearby attractions include the Bowland Wild Boar Park, the breathtaking Whalley Arches and the National Trust owned property of Gawthorpe Hall, or head to the coast and spend a day at the seaside resort of Blackpool or Lytham St. Annes.

Shire Nook is a charming base for touring the North West of England and the Ribble Valley.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with trundle bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. Highchair, stairgate and travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking available on a first come, first served basis and ample free parking on the Village hall car park opposite
  • Garden with furniture
  • Bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The parking at the village hall has an honesty box for donations for the upkeep of the village hall
  • Note: The trundle bed in the second bedroom is suitable for a small child only and not for an adult

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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