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The Groomsmen

(Ref. 1121774)

West Bradford near Waddington, Lancashire, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was perfect, particularly if attending a wedding at the Hall as we did, just a stone throw away, was ideal!"

    The cottage is beautifully presented with everything you could possibly need. An outdoor area would have been useful as we had such great weather, but we sat ourselves out on the cobbled front to enjoy the sun anyway! Absolutely delightful weekend away!

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7May 2024

  • "Beautifully decorated and furnished but I think we left it cleaner than we found it!"

    Dog hair by the front door and crumbs in the sofa cushions; some of the kitchenware hadn't been properly washed. We couldnt get the main TV to work on 'normal' channels and the clock needs a new battery. The space outside is disappointing, nowhere to sit if the weather is good or to park! Obviously because access to the rear of the hotel is required this area is rather neglected and mucky.

    Reviewed by Tessa3.4Apr 2024

  • "Lots of problems but…."

    some great service at the wedding event. About an hour before we arrived at the next days wedding venue 30 miles away from the venue I got very worried about the fact we had not been sent a code for the key safe. Stopped at a services and started to try to contact Sykes Cottages. Had no success after repeated calls. This was around 2 pm on Friday. We were due to arrive at 3. Finally called the venue at Eales Hall who told me there was no booking on their system and they would look for someone who could sort this out to call Sykes Cottages. They must have a different number than you provided to us. The cottage was however still available. Told them we had a baby and a toddler and would need a cot and a high chair for the baby. They said the would send over housekeeping. Got a msg to give us the key code and confirmation about an hour after we had stopped for the first call. Very stressful time. Arrived at the venue, later than planned. The cottage was pretty clean and lovely. A cot was provided but no mattress so called Eaves Hall to ask for one. This was not normally! provided (why not)? but we were told that someone could come over to sort it out, but at the moment they were busy … they would come after service on the current days wedding. I said I could come to the hall … but because there was another wedding that day as well I was not allowed to come over. We then realised that the high chair had broken straps and wasn't safely usable for a 6 mth old baby. No worries I thought, we can sort that out when the person came to resolve the lack-of-mattress problems. No-one came over. We juggled the baby between us with no high chair and my daughter went to bed early with the baby in the bed and the toddler in the cot with a make shift mattress from some of the bed pillows. Due to lack of forks I ate the meal I cooked that evening with a spoon. All of this could have been avoided and the whole experience less stressful and disruptive had the communication between yourselves and Eaves hall been carried out properly. On the positive side…. Next day ( the wedding) l my husband and daughter had to miss the entire meal service because the children needed to go back to the Groomsman. The service staff went above and beyond making sure that they had a main course and dessert sent over to the Groomsman hot and delicious. In fact, the entire wedding event was smooth, efficient and with excellent service on the day. The Groomsman was comfortable, well decorated and clean. Showers good, main bedroom lovely and spacious and other than the missing fork everything we needed was there. Regards Ann Dyball

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Oct 2023

  • "Really lovely house."

    The shower rooms were all really high spec and well maintained. Bed was unbelievably comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped. Well located for walking routes and dining in Waddington. Three Millstones also within easy walking distance. Would recommend and return

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

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  • Three bedrooms with TVs: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, toaster, kettle and iron
  • 4 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Guests will benefit from discount at James' Places group pubs and hotels in the area

The property

Waddington 1.4 miles.

Nestled in the beautiful grounds of Eaves Hall in West Bradford, near Waddington, Lancashire discover this impressively-converted stables, The Groomsman.

Benefitting from an open-plan living space, off-road parking and en-suite bedrooms, The Groomsman welcomes six guests, friends and family alike, to enjoy this stunning location within the Forest of Bowland AONB.

Enter the property to be thrilled by a fully-stocked kitchen hosting all the necessary appliances in order to your self-catered stay a success; settle down at the dining table to relish mealtimes altogether, toasting to a wonderful retreat over a bottle of bubbly, or two.

After savouring a feast, curl up in the sitting area and plan for the days ahead, before retiring to one of three immaculately-adorned bedrooms including a super-king-size, king-size and a double, the latter two both boasting en-suite shower rooms where you can get ready for the day in style.

Stay at The Groomsman for a memorable holiday in Lancashire with those you love.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1121773, 1121768 and 1121775 together sleeping up to 18 guests.

Eaves Hall Cottages

Perched in the scenic grounds of Eaves Hall at the heart of Lancashire’s stunning Ribble Valley is this delightful grouping of accommodation, Eaves Hall Cottages. Set within 13 acres of gardens and boasting an idyllic spot to relish a getaway with loved ones, Eaves Hall Cottages offer regal-esque furnishings, sumptuous beds, light and airy décor, and spacious en-suites, so you can bask in a luxurious retreat all while enjoying this rural location within the Forest of Bowland AONB. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the grounds ahead of commencing your itinerary, including a visit to Browsholme Hall and Tithe Barn, Bowland Wild Boar Park and Beacon Fell Country Park which all reside close by. Amble into the local town of Clitheroe where the magnificent Clitheroe Castle and Clitheroe Castle Museum reside, in addition to a wealth of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops where you can stock up on the essentials or treat your loved ones to a hearty lunch. For walking trails, be sure to challenge yourself to summitting Pendle Hill, renowned for its link to the 17th – century Pendle Witch Trials; or traverse the surrounding countryside to discover the stunning Scaleber Force Waterfall. Well-located here to also travel to Ribchester, Blackburn, and Preston where there is an abundance of things to see and do, Eaves Hall Cottages has everything you need to kickstart an unforgettable retreat in Lancashire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Skipton 15 miles; Clitheroe 2 miles.

Waddington is a pretty village nestling in the hills and dales of the Ribble Valley, north-west of Clitheroe and west of Skipton. With three pubs serving food, two churches, a Post Office and a bowling green, Waddington is an excellent village base for a holiday in this area. The village is a regular winner of the Lancashire Best Kept Village awards. The surrounding Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a peaceful and picturesque haven. For amenities, the nearby market town of Clitheroe is famed for its specialist shops of all types, including, a sausage shop that sells over seventy five different varieties! The area is 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. From Waddington it is easy to explore both the Lakes and the Dales, ensuring this fantastic location has plenty to offer at any time of year!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas