A delightfully cosy cottage situated in the Ribble valley at the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB.
A spectacular area for wildlife and associated activities of walking, cycling, fishing and golf, the region is full of interesting places to visit.
Number 2 Loft Shay is a recently restored two bedroom mid-terrace cottage, ideally suited to small families, welcoming a modern interior combined with traditional exposed beams and a cosy woodburner.
Stroll along the front pathway, alongside a delightful garden littered with colourful plants, and be greeted by an elegantly arranged sitting room.
Relax and unwind on the comfortable sofa and really make yourselves at home in front of the inglenook fireplace, with the log burner crackling away.
The modern fitted kitchen and useful utility boast a comprehensive range of base and wall units with a double ceramic Belfast sink.
There is also a ground floor cloakroom.
Wander up to the first floor bedrooms which you will find easy on the eye in a neutral colour palette and lovely vistas across the picturesque countryside.
A thoroughly ‘up to the minute’ spacious electric shower completes the interior in a stylish fashion.
Outside, the private rear garden has been transformed by a decking area and furniture, ideal for sitting and enjoying the peace and quiet or getting together for a BBQ.
Situated between Longridge, Whalley and Ribchester, there is not only a wealth of beautiful countryside to explore on foot, bike or car but it is also within a few miles of a wide range of shops and historic sites.
An amazing variety of restaurants and pubs ranging from takeaways to Michelin stars are within a 15 minute drive.
Farther afield is the Lancaster Canal and City, Blackpool, Lake District National Park with its rolling landscapes and the fabulous Yorkshire Dales.
This is a wonderful cottage to choose as your base for exploring an interesting part of the North West.
About the location
Ribchester 3.5 miles; Preston 14.2 miles
Longridge is a medium-sized town and civil parish in the borough of Ribble Valley in Lancashire. Situated 8 miles north-east of the city of Preston, at the western end of Longridge Fell, above the River Ribble. Longridge initially developed outwards from an area around St. Lawrence's Church, at the boundary of the townships of Dilworth and Alston and to the south of the modern-day town centre. Many of the buildings are built of locally quarried sandstone and despite modern developments; the town centre remains largely as it was when it was first established. The town holds a portfolio of gift shops, cafes, antiques and art studios together with a quaint cinema, plus numerous food outlets from takeaways to gastro pubs. It is also home to an Air Training Corps squadron and an Army Cadet Force detachment. Its nearest neighbours are Grimsargh and the Roman town of Ribchester, with its Roman museum and beautiful church of St Mary’s on the banks of the river Ribble. Clitheroe castle is only 20 minutes down the road. Here there is another wealth of interest, from the historic Brundleholme Hall to the famous Byrnes wine shop. To the southeast Longridge Field Day is a long-standing annual event that consists of a parade through the town, and various attractions on the town's recreational playing field. The Forest of Bowland (AONB) shows off an expanse of gentle and tidy lowlands criss-crossed with dry stone walls and dotted with picturesque farms and villages. The hen harrier is the bird symbolised on the Forest of Bowland’s logo as it is their most important breeding ground in England. Beyond the Harrier there is a wealth of other wildlife to be spotted from Kingfishers to the Red-Legged Grouse. The rivers Ribble, Calder and Hodder converge near the prestigious Catholic Stonyhurst College, providing idyllic landscapes and walks, not least of which – The Tolkien Trail – lead to an abundance of pubs to quench the thirst afterwards. The area sports numerous agricultural shows, art exhibitions and day festivals of all sorts throughout the summer and is within reach of the Lancaster canal and city, Blackpool and the Lake District, so there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.
Note: Property is suitable for families or 4 adults.