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Meadow Cottage at Hill Top Farm

(Ref. 969113)

Longridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "If you want a relaxing holiday meadow cottage is the perfect place."

    Looking out at the lovely view we felt all our stress draining away, along with that the cottage itself is lovely, its clean and comfortable, the beds are super comfy, and what a generous welcome pack, there are lots of towns and villages within easy reach, and thank you to Roger and Lesley for being the perfect hosts.

    So glad you were able to relax and unwind in the beautiful Forest of Bowland. It was a pleasure to host you all. You did mention that you are likely to return in the future and we would be very happy to see you all again. . We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post this lovely review. Don't forget to book direct with us to ensure you get the best pricing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Oh, that view!"

    We had a wonderful time at Meadow Cottage, which has everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are lots of interesting things to see and do in the surrounding area, even for oldies like us who no longer go on long hikes. One of our party relies on his zimmer frame and that was not a problem at all, everything easily accessible. We would definitely like to return some day. The hosts could not have been more discreetly friendly and helpful - thank you!

    It was a pleasure to host you all and so glad you appreciated our stunning views - probably one of the finest in The Ribble Valley. We purposely designed Meadow Cottage to maximise that view and to be friendly to less able guests, so we're glad that your relative could benefit with his Zimmer. We note that you would definitely like to revisit in the future and we'd be delighted to host you again. Don't forget to book direct with us to ensure you get the best pricing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property, the views are worth it alone."

    Lots of things to do in the area, not too far from the coast. Very friendly & welcoming owners made us feel at home.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at Meadow Cottage and thank you for taking the trouble to post this lovely review. We hope to perhaps welcome you again in the future and don't forget to book direct with us to ensure you get the best pricing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing property with stunning views."

    Tastefully decorated and well set out. Nice walks both starting from the property and a little further afield. Roger our host was great, pre arrival info was very helpful and directions to the property were excellent. The annex was lovely and very comfortable, little touches like the mini fridge and kettle meant we didn't have to get to the main house for our 1st cuppa of the day :o). Would love to visit in the summer and take advantage of the lovely outside seating area and those wonderful views.

    We really appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post this lovely review - many thanks. It was a pleasure to host you all and we note that you may find time to revisit us in warmer weather to enjoy the additional outside dining facilities. Don't forget to book direct with us to ensure you get the best pricing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage,spectacular views!"

    Everything you could want and Roger and Lesley so welcoming a lovely couple. Longridge itself a nice town with some lovely shops and lovely pubs. Good walks too. Would love to come back and see it all at Christmas a dream of mine to go away for that time of the year. Highly recommend the cottage 100%

    What a lovely review and thanks ever so much for taking the trouble to post it. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Meadow Cottage and savoured our amazing views. We we look forward to hosting you both again in the future. Many thanks for choosing Meadow Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Meadow Cottage, previous reviews are accurate, definitely 5 star."

    The views say it all, would recommend, access and parking are excellent. Roger gave us a warm welcome and gave us a useful guide around the property on arrival. Extremely generous 'Welcome Pack' which was much appreciated, very homely touches such as fresh flowers and the indispensable binoculars! The cottage in its contemporary style and easy layout had everything you could want. The visitor information folder was an interesting read as to 'places to eat' which were excellent and varied. Longridge has everything you need. If we had chosen a different week we could have visited the local agricultural show which was on the following day. A delightful area, accommodation and owners.

    Really glad to hear that you enjoyed Meadow Cottage so much and thank you for taking the trouble to post such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you both and we hope that some day you will return to Hill Top Farm Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "A modern ,well equipped and very clean property ."

    It’s in a very convenient location just a few minutes walk from Longridge , it was very quiet with wonderful views and some nice walks direct from the cottage . Roger was a very good host very welcoming and helpful ,good e-mail communication prior to stay .A good welcome pack and wine was provided along with fresh flowers which was a very nice touch and much appreciated .The bed was very comfortable with good linen and towels , excellent shower .We are already planning to book again for next year .

    It is so rewarding to get 5* star reviews like this. We really try hard to make sure everything is perfect for our guests at Meadow Cottage, so when we get such lovely feedback, it makes it all worthwhile. We note you are intending to return and we look forward to hosting you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eifion5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very warm welcome when we arrived from Roger."

    We had a great stay and the accommodation was first class Everything thing was very high quality and view was second to none.

    We really appreciate you taking the trouble to post this lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting you both and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the near future for a return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely, lovely, lovely."

    We have just returned from a week in the cottage. It lived up to our high expectations and I particularly loved having a full sized fridge/freezer. The setting and location are wonderful and Roger and Lesley couldn't have been kinder. Longridge has great local facilities and offers easy access to the wider area. We ate out daily and The Parker Arms, The Glasshouse and Atkinson in Morecombe Bay were all worth a special mention. We look forward to returning.

    What a great endorsement and we really appreciate you taking the time to post it. We're so glad you had a great stay and we would love to welcome you back in the future should you ever return to our beautiful Forest of Bowland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debi5.0Feb 2023

  • "Simply the best better than all the rest despite the weather"

    Well we can't argue with that! - Short, sweet and to the point. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Meadow Cottage and hoping to see you back again in 2023. Let's see if we can do something about the weather for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great time."

    The view from the cottage was simply amazing; certainly, I have seen nothing better in the UK. It was a great location for various walks in the Trough of Bowland and the Booths supermarket in Longridge was only five minutes' away. The fixtures and fittings in the cottage were of an exceptionally high standard and it therefore seems almost churlish to suggest that it would be helpful to have a really big saucepan for cooking pasta and the like. However, that really is being picky! Finally, Roger and Lesley could not have been kinder or more helpful; they were excellent hosts.

    Thank you for taking the trouble to post this lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you and Lesley & I are so glad you had such an enjoyable stay at Meadow Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    The owners are very helpful and couldn’t have made our stay any better. We traveled with our toddler who thought the cows were fantastic! The cottage was really well equipped, everything has been thought about to ensure ease and comfort while staying there. Location is great for getting out to the coast or we had some lovely walks from the cottage. We will not hesitate to return. Thank you!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post this superb review. We enjoyed hosting you all and especially your lovely little boy. So glad you intend to return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "First rate property in a beautiful area."

    Wonderful views with wall to wall Hares, Pheasants, numerous other birds species and playful young Heifers and Bullocks. An artist's paradise. Charming owners who greeted us warmly on arrival, and took the time to wave us good bye on our departure. One could not ask for more! Thank you Lesley and Roger for a very happy, relaxing, and interest full holiday.

    What a lovey review from appreciative guests. Thank you so much for taking time to post this. Hill Top Farm certainly is a wonderful haven with stunning views and copious wildlife and we are immensely lucky to live here. What's even better is that guests at Meadow Cottage can share this with us. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hopefully look forward to welcoming you again perhaps in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very well maintained, clean, comfortable cottage with wonderful views and sunsets."

    The best ever welcome pack. Roger and Lesley always around, if needed.

    We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Meadow Cottage and it's always rewarding when guests really appreciate the little touches we provide. Many thanks for taking the trouble to write this lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you both back hopefully in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect in every way"

    So glad you found Meadow Cottage to be "Perfect in Every Way." Thank you for taking the trouble to post this review and we hopefully look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2022

  • "What an amazing cottage!"

    We booked for the views and they were incredible. We also saw deer, hares, pheasant and cows whilst sat in the garden. It was like home from home and the owners were friendly and helpful yet respected our privacy. Already booked to go back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "The weather was wet most of the time but it did not spoil our enjoyment of this excellent property."

    It is perched on the side of a hill with extensive views from the coast to the Forest of Bowland. The owners are very friendly and helpful and supplied a comprehensive welcome pack. Shops, pubs and, most importantly, a great fish and chip shop are within walking distance. The Little Town farm shop, only 5 minutes drive away, provides lots of great quality local produce. The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need and is probably the best property we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2021

  • "Arriving with high expectations we were not let down."

    We were immediately made welcome by our hosts, Roger and Lesley, who helped us settle in to their beautifully appointed cottage. The view from the sitting room was breathtaking. They also gave us lots of advice on places to visit both for the scenery and where to eat. The icing on the cake was the fantastically warm and sunny weather that we had for our entire mid-September week.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2020

  • "A fantastic place to stay surrounded by fantastic views of the area."

    Binoculars a must! ,

    Reviewed by Denis4.7Aug 2020

  • "Had a lovely time staying in Meadow Cottage it was perfect for our visit to Longridge to catch up with family."

    The views are amazing the cottage is comfortable and well equipped and we will certainly be back again.

    Reviewed by Hylda5.0Dec 2019

  • "From the friendly greeting on arrival until our final goodbye everything was just perfect."

    Cosy cottage, magnificent views with everything we could of wished for. Thank you Roger

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was one of the best cottages I have had no faults."

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in a very tranquil setting, the owners were very helpful and advised on some varied places to stay."

    Discovered lots about this beautiful spot in Lancashire and would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

  • "What an amazing place, with a real wow factor - the view!"

    !! Clean, comfortable, everything we needed, friendly and helpful owners, great base for exploring. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2019


    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "Incredible views from cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Aug 2019

  • "A very clean & comfortable cottage with a fantastic view."

    There are several walks from the cottage and plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area by car. The owners Lesley & Roger were helpful and friendly and the welcome pack for breakfast was much appreciated. Thank you we enjoyed our stay at Meadow Cottage.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owners of this property are to be congratulated on the superb job they have done in building and finishing this cottage to such a high standard."

    The location is one of the best we have been to in the UK with superb panoramic views of the surrounding hills and dales. The accommodation was well laid out, the beds were exceptionally comfortable and the high-end kitchen well equipped with no lack of equipment, utensils or crockery. In general it was a warm and welcoming holiday location with very high quality accommodation. Definitely the type of holiday cottage you would want to return to (and mean it!). If we were asked about any improvements that could be made we'd be hard pushed to find any but being very pedantic, possibly the sofas and chairs, which were a bit uncomfortable, could be replaced although it is quite understandable that they would see hard wear. In summary, we had a wonderful holiday at this cottage and without doubt will go back to it. It's just a nice place to be!

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2019

  • "Wouldn't say it was Lake District"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2019

  • "The situation of the cottage and the panoramic views are fantastic."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage was spacious and comfortable and the starter pack was the biggest we have had from our many self-catering holiday stays."

    Having the second bedroom adjoining but not connected to the main house was a little unusual but 'going home to bed' was a bit of a novelty. This was the most secure holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, with its electronic gates and long drive. Mention has to made of the view and the spectacular sunsets which we were able to view from comfortable verandah. We did miscalculate the distance to the lakes but instead took advantage of the surrounding area, particularely the Forest of Bowland with its winding narrow lanes. I tried to find one word to sum up this holiday let but the nearest I could come up with was 'Wow'. Thank you Roger and Lesley.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Meadow Cottage is superb."

    Brand new with modern fixtures and fittings and a view to die for. The Owners are wonderful hosts and ensure everything is perfect for your stay. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2019

  • "A fabulous cottage in a stunning location."

    Roger and Lesley were the prefect hosts, there if required and offering suggestions for the local area.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very comfortable and clean we enjoyed the quiet days just soaking up the view and the wildlife"

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2019

  • "Faultless! Like the many previous 5* reviews the accommodation was stunning and the owners a delight."

    No hesitation in recommending this as a holiday destination with it's panoramic views. Hope to return someday.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2019

  • "We liked our stay at the Meadow cottage."

    The panoramic view is awesome, even in wintertime! Like the pictures show on the website the cottage is well equipped. Everything was very clean too. Roger and Lesley are very nice hosts, they give us a nice welcome. Roger was a great help for planning our excursions; we especially liked the roads true the forest of Bowland. As foodlovers themself they known very good addresses for restaurants, pubs, afternoon teas,... in the neighborhood and also during the excursions. Roger and Lesley understood their customers needs very well.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2019

  • "An absolutely stunning cottage, in a beautiful location."

    The view was amazing and cottage has been done to an extremley high standard, the owners were lovely and they have really thought of everything. Lots of nice walks around to do, and Longridge was only a couple of minutes drive with a good selections of places to eat and some shops. Can’t recommend this place enough.

    Reviewed by Lydia5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was excellently furnished and met all our needs as a couple with everything on one level."

    The detailed descriptions of the cottage and accompanying photos clearly showed the layout of the cottage and all the facilities that were provided. The views across the fells were fantastic and the hosts were very helpful in providing detailed information about places to go, where to eat and various car drives in the local area. This is a brilliant locality for outstanding scenery and places to walk.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Nov 2018

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage."

    Beautiful views, wonderfully comfortable with everything you’d need for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2018

  • "Meadow Cottage is a fabulous well equipped cottage, views are amazing, lovely ..."

    Meadow Cottage is a fabulous well equipped cottage, views are amazing, lovely welcome pack on arrival, great hosts who are there on site if you have any problems without being intrusive, we spent a lovely week and was very sad to leave, we will be back

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2018

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  • ***The Week 22nd November to 29th November, this property is not available for Short breaks, only 7 night stay***
  • All-ground-floor with ramp access from car park
  • MASTER BEDROOM ONE: 1 x zip/link king-size bed (choice of either 2 x 3' singles or 1 x 6' double) and option to make into ‘FAMILY ROOM’ with roll out 3' guest bed - 32" Smart Internet TV with Freesat, Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer
  • Wet room with shower, basin & WC, heated towel rail, wall storage cupboard with illuminated vanity mirror with shaver point
  • BEDROOM TWO: is a self-contained garden suite with 1 x zip and link king size bed (choice of either 2 x 3' singles or 1 x 6' double) mini drinks fridge, kettle with tea & coffee making facilities - 42" Smart Internet TV with Freesat, Netflix, YouTube and en-suite with shower, basin and WC
  • Underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, Lavazza Espresso Coffee Machine with Pods, mini drinks fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 50" Smart TV with Freesat in lounge and 2 further TV's in bedrooms, WiFi, Netflix, Spotify
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Fuel, power and honesty box of logs inc. in rent
  • Quality Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure off road parking for up to four cars
  • Private rear decking with patio furniture and panoramic views
  • Private patio with dining table and chairs
  • Secure external bike racks for four bikes
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking in the property or on the grounds of the cottage
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Please note: Bedroom suite 2 is immediately adjacent to but not directly connected to the main cottage, therefore this bedroom is not suitable for unaccompanied guests under 12 years (however, bedroom 1 has an additional roll out bed (making it a family room)
  • Sorry - Infant Guests under 5 years cannot be accommodated.

The property

Nestled in the courtyard of Hill Top Farm behind secure electric gates and a 200yd tree lined drive, Meadow Cottage offers a luxurious rural hideaway with all the comforts of home.

Offering a stunning 180° panorama across farms, fields and rolling fells - the views stretch as far as the Irish Sea, North Wales Hills, Fylde Coast, Blackpool Tower, (see the illuminations in November) Morecambe Bay, Beacon Fell, Parlick Fell, Chipping and Dunsop Bridge.

On certain days, one can even see The Isle of Man!

Meadow Cottage offers truly luxurious accommodation for all types of guests with two ground floor king size bedrooms.

There is plenty of flexibility on offer as both of the bedrooms offer zip and link king sized double or twin beds - with an additional ‘roll-out’ 3ft guest bed, thereby converting Bedroom 1 into a ‘family’ room.

Bedroom 2 boasts a totally self-contained suite with modern en-suite shower room as well as there being a separate wet room, shower room for Bedroom 1.

The property is fully flexible and ideal for all types of guests such as families with children aged 5 and above, groups of friends, couples seeking a romantic getaway, guests attending weddings and celebrations, business travellers and visiting relatives.

With stylish and contemporary furnishings and oak floors throughout, Meadow Cottage is truly ‘Green’ – heated by latest Scandinavian ‘geo thermal’ ground source heating technology with underfloor heating throughout and individual room ‘smart’ thermostats.

Additional hot water is provided by roof solar water heating panels, but there is also a log burning stove for those nights where only a cosy real fire will do.

A welcome grocery pack, toiletries, fire logs, broadband Wi-Fi, Smart TV’s with Freesat, Netflix, YouTube and Spotify are all included in the rental charge.

Meadow Cottage is highly suitable for guests with limited mobility; whilst not having full disabled facilities, there is an access ramp from the car park, all accommodation in the main cottage is level ground floor, the bathroom has an outward opening extra-wide access door, a raised height WC and a totally open wet room shower facility where a sit down shower could be taken – (using a suitable stool provided on request.) With a wide range of footpaths and cycle routes immediately nearby, it provides the ideal base for an activity holiday.

However, the village of Longridge is only 1 mile away, within easy walking distance and offers opportunities for relaxation in the numerous inns and restaurants with no worries about driving.

The main shopping centres of Blackburn and Preston are only 7 miles drive and the internationally famous Trafford Centre Shopping Mall can be reached with a 45-minute motorway drive.

The coastal tourist resorts of Blackpool and Morecambe are both within an easy drive and the beautiful Lake District is an easy day excursion.

This is a no smoking property both internally and within the grounds

Sorry, children under the age of 5 years cannot not be accommodated

Please note: Bedroom suite 2 is immediately adjacent to but not directly connected to the main cottage, therefore this bedroom is not suitable for unaccompanied guests under 12 years (however, bedroom 1 has an additional roll out bed (making it a
family room). Sorry - Infant Guests under 5 years cannot be accommodated.

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About the location


Ribchester 3.5 miles; Preston 8 miles

Longridge is a small 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. 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 Browsholme Country Estate, host to regular Farmers Markets. 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 fells 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 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.

This is a no smoking property both internally and within the grounds

Sorry, children under the age of 5 years cannot not be accommodated

Please note: Bedroom suite 2 is immediately adjacent to but not directly connected to the main cottage, therefore this bedroom is not suitable for unaccompanied guests under 12 years (however, bedroom 1 has an additional roll out bed (making it a
family room). Sorry - Infant Guests under 5 years cannot be accommodated.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter