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Meadow Cottage at Hill Top Farm

Longridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 969113)

4.7

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

25 Customer Reviews

  • "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 HelenMay 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 AnthonyMay 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 AnthonySep 2020

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

    Binoculars a must! ,

    Reviewed by DenisAug 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 HyldaDec 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 SusanNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 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 RobertSep 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 AlisonSep 2019

  • "JUST SO BEAUTIFUL,AND LOVELY VIEWS FROM COTTAGE ."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Incredible views from cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 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 MalcolmJul 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 DavidJun 2019

  • "Wouldn't say it was Lake District"

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by LindaMay 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 DavidMay 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 SteveMay 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 PaulApr 2019

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

    Reviewed by MalcolmMar 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 AnnMar 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 ChrisMar 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 LydiaNov 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 GeoffNov 2018

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage."

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

    Reviewed by NoelNov 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 JaniceOct 2018

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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 ages and types of guests with two 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 to suit the requirements of all guests - with an additional ‘roll out’ 3ft guest bed (or travel cot) 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, 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.

Summary

  • 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 OR travel cot
  • 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, YOU TUBE and en-suite with shower, basin and WC
  • Underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, 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
  • Travel cot available but please bring own mattress and bedding, highchair available on request
  • Secure off road parking for up to four cars
  • Private patio with seating
  • 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 only suitable for children under 12 years if accompanied by another person over the age of 12 years
  • (However, bedroom 1 has an additional roll out bed suitable for all ages (making it a family room) and the property also offers a travel cot and high chair for infant guest.)

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About the location

LONGRIDGE

Ribchester 3.5 miles; Preston 8 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.

Region Information

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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