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Cottam Cottage Farm

(Ref. 30137)

Longridge near Ribchester, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant couple and beautiful cottage definitely going back"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2024

  • "Super place, would love to return at some time in the future."

    Reviewed by June4.7Mar 2024

  • "A warm comfortable property in lovely countryside with welcoming hosts."

    We were very grateful for the extra chair provided, on request.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Mar 2024

  • "We loved staying at Cottam Cottage Farm."

    It was clean and comfortable, with an amazing view. The owner was very kind and helpful. We hope to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Cottam cottage and would definitely like to return in ..."

    Really enjoyed our stay at Cottam cottage and would definitely like to return in the future The views and the wildlife were our favourite part + close a good selection of restaurants

    Reviewed by Ricky5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had stayed at Cottam Cottage farm 8 years ago, when it was relatively new, and on this visit the property still looks and feels new."

    It has two very comfortable bedrooms and two spotless bathrooms, and the loungeroom is also very comfortable with a cosy log fire. It is easy to self-cater with great facilities and appliances in the kitchen. The location is central and some great villages and towns, and Yorkshire Dales National Park is only a short drive away. Nathalie, the host, is very helpful - nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended - I just wish the cottage was a bit closer to Australia!

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property is very modern, in a beautiful area."

    The owners living next door were friendly and helpful. Everywhere was immaculate However the quarter mile drive down the lane to the main road was a nightmare.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "The drive was terrible with far too many pot holes - the entrance is dangerous and needs a mirror so you can see approaching traffic, they speed along the road, we had to open the car windows to listen for traffic!"

    Therr was some lighting issues in the lounge but apparently its going to be rectified shortly

    Reviewed by Meirwen3.8Aug 2023

  • "A lovely spacious semi-detatched cottage."

    Access road is a bit rough but the views and location are superb. Both bathrooms are spectacular and the bedrooms are very spacious. However we felt that the open plan living area is a bit tired and in need of upgrading as is the outdoor furnishing.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very high quality."

    Fantastic views. Very helpful host. We will be back !

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very comfortable property with wonderful views."

    Kept to a high standard. The owner was very approachable and I am sure would have promptly dealt with any problems should they have been mentioned. Very good value for money for a property of the size and standard. Would definitely recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, beautifully situated."

    The view is amazing & the rabbits playing in the garden & the deer in the bottom field made it feel quite magical. The cottage itself is very roomy, comfortable & clean. Longridge is a thriving town with independent shops & several supermarkets. The drive up to the cottage is a narrow farm lane, a real bone shaker, but just avoid the rabbits & it’s fine. A really enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "BOOKING REF:A88XU-23-EN PROPERTY REF;30137 A holiday spoiled by the disgracefull condition of the 700 yard track leading to the property."

    The whole way was scarred by pothole after pothole so bad that in places there were jagged edges to crumbling bits of tamarc. Driving to the property from the main roadwas hazardous, damaging to tyres and car suspension alike and took five minutes to negotiate, switching direction continuously to avoid the deep holes. It was a shame as the property itself was very comfortable and the view from Cottam lovely. As a journalist, I specialise in rugby football, locally in Wales and nationally but also write travel articles out of season. I have been commissioned to write on our stay in the Ribble Valley but before putting pen to paper, I would appreciate your feed back in relation to my comments. I cannot see how Sykes recommend staying at Cottam Farm Cottage without reference to the hazard that is the lane leading to the property. I am sending this comment by post and would ask for all correspondence to be duplicated by email and postal service. It is all very disappointing and look forawrd to hearing from you Yours soncerely HUW S THOMAS

    Reviewed by Huw4.4May 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property, in a great location with some fantastic views."

    Had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage with excellent facilities and fabulous views Remote,peaceful yet close to amenities in Longridge and Clitheroe and many great places to eat out."

    We had a very relaxing week there and Natalie was very friendly and welcoming.Highly recommended !

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, with spectacular view."

    Super peaceful. Super helpful, friendly host.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely spacious, warm and cosy cottage in peaceful location."

    Has panoramic views and well located for visiting surrounding area, with a number of eateries only a few minutes drive away. Cottage is spotlessly clean and well equipped with friendly and helpful owner living next door. There are a number of walks directly from the cottage, and a number of visitor attractions within easy driving distance. Will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great place to relax and take in the views!"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous hideaway, absolutely beautiful, and just what I needed."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fabulous setting."

    Very comfortable accommodation with everything you need for a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2022

  • "We found the property to be exactly as listed and we met Natalie the owner within an hour of arriving."

    The drive is a bit uneven and the junction at the main road needs care. It is in a magnificent setting and suited us very well. We found lots to do in the area. The house is of an excellent standard, well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful place,peaceful and quiet, surrounded by friendly hares, rabbits and hedgehogs."

    Cottage was comfortable on trend and very spacious,perhaps could have had a hairdryer and sunloungers,but apart from that everything was spot on. Linen and towels were of high quality. Would go again and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a Perfect location for a walking in the beautiful Lancashire fells!"

    We stayed here with our grown up children to go to the Lytham festival and visit the surrounding area and had a great time. The cottage is beautifully renovated with stunning views across the valley, perfect to sit and enjoy a morning coffee. Thanks to the owners for their help and recommendations and the warm welcome, we’d love to come back again!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a beautiful place, the rabbits hares and pheasants just outside the windows added to the sense of peace."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved our week at the cottage."

    Very comfortable in every way and very quiet. We appreciated the welcome snacks and milk in the fridge. Lovely views of the countryside. We enjoyed watching the rabbits racing around outside the patio doors. One night we saw the full moon rise up from the horizon - magic.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable relaxing holiday ."

    The owner was very pleasant and very helpful.Would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Alf5.0Jun 2022

  • "A superb cottage; clean, cosy, comfortable and furnished very tastefully (and clutter free!"

    ). We had everything we needed for the week and the owners struck the perfect balance of being friendly & helpful but unobtrusive. The views from the cottage are magnificent - an ideal place for exploring the area

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely stay."

    The cottage was very warm and well lit on arrival. Very modern furnishings, and an absolutely gorgeous view. Thank you for a great week.

    Reviewed by Sammy5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely home away from home with a generous welcome pack."

    Luxurious high spec finish. Great location for nearby facilities and a gorgeous view to relax to. 3 nights felt more like a week away - will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing and enjoyable break at Cottam Cottage Farm."

    The cottage was very comfortable, clean, well furnished and in a beautiful location. We wanted for nothing and thoroughly recommend a stay here. The owner was very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jan 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage with amazing views and so spacious."

    The owner had put the lights on for us which was a nice touch. We also liked the welcome package that was left. The beds were so comfy & bathrooms were of a high spec. The children loved the wet room downstairs. A lovely stay & perfect for our weekend away.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2021

  • "Exactly as described, amazing views, peaceful, rural but within 5 minutes of the nearest amenities."

    Absolutely loved our stay, cottage very comfortable, clean and warm.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very high standard of accommodation."

    Perfect short break. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Bins in the bedrooms would be good."

    Hooks on the back of main bedroom door would be helpful. Velux windows all looked quite dirty. Sheet in main bedroom not big enough so kept coming off. Recycling very unclear. Nice to be able to help yourself to wood. Cottage folder very poor and broken. No real house info. Welcome pack also very poor. Lovely and spacious property.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2021

  • "Probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Wonderful views , immaculate fittings , great bathrooms , spacious rooms , lovely location and very helpful hosts

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our second stay at this property, lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Cottage equipped to a high standard and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage with stunning views."

    The finish of all the interior features of the cottage was fantastic: fabulous bathrooms, comfy beds, comfortable furnishings and plenty of mirrors and storage (which are often lacking in holiday renatl properties). A wonderful stay and friendly helpful owners next door.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Central heating inadequate in May and no adjustment possible!"

    Dirty microwave No coffee maker No hot water on last day Intermittent internet

    Thank you for your feedback. Occasionally things go wrong and it is a shame that you did not contact anybody during your stay about the points you have since raised. We take feedback very seriously and want all of our guests to have a great stay. There is a cafetiere at the property and the hot water is on all the time , it is instant when turned on, with a control in owner's home to check for any problems. The Broadband 50mb. Thank you again for the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Henry3.4May 2021

  • "It was the perfect location, very peaceful even though next to the farm."

    Cottage facilities were fantastic and the owner is lovely and very helpful. The views are amazing in all weather, we absolutely loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    Clean conformable plenty of room all furniture and fittings very high quality. We will defiantly be going back. So very relaxing beautiful views of the countryside

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very isolated which suited us especially during the present circumstances."

    Owners lived next door they were an absolute joy and very helpful. Loved the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Sep 2020

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage."

    The perfect getaway, thank you. Just wished we could've stayed for longer, we'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely spacious holiday home in beautiful setting."

    Will return soon.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2020

  • "This well-furnished house has beautiful views, is extremely comfortable and its location makes it perfect for a get-away-from-it-all break."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Geraldine4.7Mar 2020

  • "Great location, some lovely villages nearby."

    Very peaceful surroundings with fantastic views. Owners respected our privacy but were on hand if needed. Longridge very close with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful setting, even when it rained changing landscape."

    I loved just sitting looking at the views and wildlife. Great house all mod cons, very relaxing, cannot wait to go again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2019

  • "Without restating what others have written, we feel we must say that this holiday cottage is most likely the most well maintained and equipped we have booked through Sykes in over twelve years."

    We were made very welcome and found a starting pack waiting for us in the cottage including milk, tea and coffee. The cottage has wonderful views of the country side and a friendly hare, and is very well situated for walks, or visiting towns and local areas, It is in easy reach of the west coast so Blackpool (if that's your liking) is only 30 minutes away, road works permitting. The owners were also very helpful in taking in an early delivery of essential medical equipment for our son. Thank You Andrea & Ted.

    Reviewed by Ted5.0Jul 2019

  • "It was an amazing cottage will be back"

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and comfortable with every detail thought of."

    Incredible views and decent pub fare locally.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2018

  • "I’ve already had a very long discussion with the office I feel the location was not described correctly I would never ever book a cottage on a farm or go up and down a horrendous track to get to it !"

    Other issues as discussed

    Reviewed by CE2.5Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with every amenity- king sized beds, large bathrooms, laundry."

    Very restful. Beautiful countryside views.

    Reviewed by K5.0Jun 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our Christmas break at the cottage, complete with tree and decorations!"

    Perfect facilities for us both being tall (large showers, bath, beds, towels etc) and with a small baby (travel cot, highchair, change mat and towel). The space was carefully curated to maximize the light with brilliant rural views. You can see stars from the bath tub through the roof light and birds of prey from the kitchen/living room windows. We had a very peaceful and comfortable stay and would recommend! Thank you

    Reviewed by Nikolai5.0Dec 2017

  • "Could not have had a more comfortable and cosy cottage."

    Natalie and Andy was very welcoming, Had a good week with plenty of resting

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2017

  • "Not warned about difficulty of approach up long track."

    Otherwise very good holiday.

    Reviewed by Alan4.6Oct 2017

  • "We had a week full of weather and ever changing views over the hills."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2017

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage appointed to a high standard and with stunning views."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2016

  • "We had a lovely stay here."

    Beautifully maintained cottage with amazing views. Owners were super helpful.

    Reviewed by Kerrie4.8Nov 2016

  • "The pictures are amazing but don't really do the place justice as it's even better in real life."

    We stayed as 2 couples and there was plenty of room for us all to feel at home. The owners are really helpful - they live next door - we didn't even notice them all week but they were there if we needed anything or any advice. The cottage is so cosy and warm, was lovely to go exploring the local area and come back to or just to chill out in all day! Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Nov 2016

  • "The cottage was superb, weather was not good so we chilled out for some of the days happy with the fantastic views and listening to the excellent surround sound system; beds extremely comfortable and everything we needed was there."

    Only downside and I am nitpicking really most walks began with a drive to get to start of walks; not too much of a problem as all the villages and walks are within a 20-30min. drive. Beautiful area would like to come back and see it in springtime.

    Reviewed by Marian4.6Oct 2016

  • "Very accurate property listing and fab views."

    .. :)

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.8Sep 2016

  • "Peaceful and quiet."

    Wonderful friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Heather4.8Sep 2016

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  • Two super king-size double bedrooms (one with TV and one zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin, and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, Sonos sound system, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with patio, furniture and access to orchard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile
  • Please Note - This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200

The property

Ribchester 2 miles.

An outstanding, semi-detached, south-facing cottage situated in secluded and unspoilt countryside, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from Longridge and Ribchester on the edge of the Forest of Bowland.

From its magnificent country surroundings, enjoying breathtaking views of the valley and the distant fells, to its high-quality fixtures and luxurious interior, this stone-built Ribchester cottage is perfect for a romantic holiday, or a getaway with friends.

Developed to a high specification, offering first-class accommodation, this cottage near Ribchester is spacious and bright, has two super king-size double bedrooms, one of which can be made into a twin, a beautiful, modern bathroom with a freestanding bath and separate shower, and a ground floor wet room.

The master bedroom enjoys a spacious layout, stylish furnishings, a TV, and a Velux window allowing light to fill the room.

The open plan living area exudes real style with beautiful oak flooring, a fully-integrated Sonos sound system, and an inset woodburning stove, all combining to create a wonderful space.

It includes a modern kitchen, dining area, and stylish sitting area, while two sets of French doors leading to the garden further enhance the benefits of this lovely Ribble Valley cottage.

The area is steeped in history, with a Roman museum and ruins, great gastropubs around every corner, and a fabulous spa just one mile away.

Longridge, described by the Sunday Times as ‘big on character’ and listed in their ‘101 Best Places To Live In Britain’, is also just a mile away.

This intriguing town is full of unique shops to browse, ranging from designer clothing stores to antiques and interiors shops.

Pubs, cafes, restaurants and an independent cinema offer further options for entertainment, or simply pop into one of two supermarkets, to stock up on tasty treats for your picnic, before heading out into the beautiful countryside.

For walkers and cyclists, there is an abundance of lovely footpaths and cycle routes leading right from the doorstep of this Ribchester cottage, whilst the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Clitheroe Castle and Museum, are all within easy reach.

With excellent road links to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, this Ribchester cottage is ideally placed to get away from it all and enjoy country living at its very best.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Blackburn 7 miles; Clitheroe 9 miles; Preston 11 miles.

The village of Ribchester is encircled by green hills and lies in a curve of the River Ribble mid way between Preston and Clitheroe. It is a pleasant jumble of multi-coloured stone cottages in long twisting terraces. It has three pubs, the White Bull, dated 1707, the Black Bull and the Ribchester Arms and the award-winning Chinese restaurant Yu and You Restaurant and Bar. The White Bull has a porch canopy supported by four columns said to be from Roman ruins. The village takes its name from the River Ribble and the fort of Bremetennacum (the walled town by the Ribble). For this reason, Ribchester has been seen to have a purely Roman foundation, but excavations in 1977 showed that settlements going back to the middle Bronze Age existed in the area. 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. Longridge is easily reached, a unique town with plenty of interesting shops and tempting eateries, described as 'big on character' by the Sunday Times and ranked in their '101 Best Places To Live In Britain'. 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!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas