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Duckdown

Hurst Green, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1051268)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Bodsworth

    “The cottage was beautiful with its fairy lights and lovely log burner.”

    The bed was comfortable and the cottage was equipped with everything we needed. There were great walks from the cottage with stunning views and it was very peaceful. The owners were so friendly when l contacted them for key pick up instructions and made recommendations for places to eat and visit. Definitely one to go back to.

    The bed was comfortable and the cottage was equipped with everything we needed. There were great walks from the cottage with stunning views and it was very peaceful. The owners were so friendly when l contacted them for key pick up instructions and made recommendations for places to eat and visit. Definitely one to go back to.

    - Mrs Bodsworth, October 2021

The property

This quirky, mid-terrace cottage sits in the heart of the picturesque Ribble Valley village of Hurst Green, with a pretty and quaint interior- it's a perfect base for an individual or a couple looking for that special retreat. Just as the name suggests: 'Duck down!' through the old characterful doorway to enter the cottage.

Kick off your walking boots and you are straight into the cosy sitting room with its woodburning stove and characterful nooks and crannies-it'll soon have you curling up on the velvet sofas-feeling at home.

A step down from the sitting room takes you into a charming kitchen/diner -it's.

appointed with all the essentials for a short break, including a freestanding cooker with four ring hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and there's plenty of space for you to enjoy rustling up a hearty meal.

There's even a slow cooker if you want to return from one of your walks with a meal ready for you!

Light and airy for a cottage this room overlooks the garden- fragrant and colourful with plenty of flowering bedding plants, it's a bit like a small piece of an English country garden reflecting the changing seasons and it's lovely to sit or dine in weather permitting.

The back door into the garden is one of the cottages many quirky features being so narrow you might need to 'breathe in' or ''walk through it sideways!!!' especially after that homemade cooking!

Upstairs is approached from behind a door in the sitting room.

The bedroom is beautiful with its shabby chic french funiture and hand painted king size bed.

From the landing there is a bathroom with a three piece suite, including a bath and shower over.

Overlooking the war memorial, ‘Duckdown Cottage’ is truly in the hub of Hurst Green – it’s next door but one to Millie’s Tearoom and next door but two to the Shireburn Arms (serving food and real ales) and the Bailey’s Arms is but a further stones throw away.

Staying at this cottage is likely to bring quiet times with beautiful bird song and other days like Sundays when it bustles- becoming a magnet for cyclists, walkers, and ramblers, who take advantage of doing the Tolkien Trail.

A picture post card village-Hurst Green is rich in its stories from across the generations: of highwayman, ghosts and folklore and the quaint lanes, pubs and eateries only add to its charm.

Located between Clitheroe and Longridge in the Ribble Valley one of its strongest connections in history is to the famous Jesuit day and boarding school: Stonyhurst- indeed we understand this cottage was previously owned by them.

Stay here and you're well placed for visiting many other beauty spots and some of the finest eateries in the north such as the Inn at Whitewell.

The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales are an easy drive away for days out.

Closer at hand, the villages and towns of Clitheroe and Whalley are steeped in their own special histories to discover more about.

Duckdown is a charming base for uncovering the North West of England and the Ribble Valley, somewhere you might be returning to again and again.

Summary

  • One double bedroom with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with Cast iron multi-fuel woodburning stove and electric fire.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first serve basis
  • Courtyard with seating
  • Front and rear garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

HURST GREEN

Stonyhurst 1.3 miles; Ribchester 3.6 miles; Clitheroe 5.3 miles.

Hurst Green is a small village in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England, connected in its history to the Jesuit school, Stonyhurst College. The village is 5 miles (8 km) from Longridge and 4 miles (6 km) from Clitheroe, and is close to the River Ribble, near its junction with the River Hodder. Many areas in the UK claim to have inspired J.R.R Tolkien's creation of middle earth but the author certainly spent a lot of his time at Stonyhurst College working on The Lord of the Rings during the Second World War. Many have found connections with this landscape around the college and the 5.5 mile Tolkien Trail explores the Ribble Valley that may have inspired him. Walk in the footsteps of author J.R.R. Tolkien who regularly stayed at Stonyhurst College in the Ribble Valley. J.R.R. Tolkien was renowned for his love of nature and wooded landscapes and the countryside around Stonyhurst is richly beautiful. A number of names which occur in 'The Lord of The Rings' are similar to those found locally including Shire Lane (in Hurst Green) and River Shirebourn.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas