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Jam Pot Cottage

(Ref. 1063482)

Longridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just spent a lovely 5 days at Jam Pot Cottage which is in a great location and only 2mins walk away from the friendly pub with great views at the back."

    Having said that unfortunately the cottage isn't really for tall people as I'm 5ft 8" and Husband 6ft 2" and our feet hung over end of bed (I also think a larger duvet wud be better) the toilet is very low and so is the sofa which was a bit flat.... we wer looking forward to a few games of pool in basement (which is a brilliant touch by the way) but unfortunately only managed 2 as there are beams and husband was walking round hunched and ended up with backache which was a shame. Cleanliness was ok apart from kitchen sides, table n fireplace which wer all tacky to the touch. Quaint little garden at the rear which was lovely to sit in and admire the gorgeous views.....overall we had a lovely holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. Sadly we can’t change the height of the ceiling. The tacky feel to the work top is due to the wood oil on the solid wood surface. I will have a word with the cleaner about the table. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dianne2.8Jun 2024

  • "We really like the cottage and it was great for what we needed."

    We appreciated the coffee, tea, milk and biscuits. The rooms were bigger than expected, nicely decorated and with lovely original features. There was a bit of a damp smell in the cottage when we first arrived, but this seemed to only last the first night so it maybe the cottage just needed a bit of ventilation/heating. Some of the towels smelt of damp too, but not all of them. The bathroom felt in need of an upgrade: the shower heads and towel radiator are both rusting, the toilet is surprisingly low and the light was very dark (we had to put torches on when getting ready for bed!). None of these things would stop us booking again, because the space was great. Anyone with a dog should know that the backdoor does not open straight into the little garden but onto a communal path to a few gardens some of which had their gates open so if you have an energetic pup like ours they need to be taken on the lead for a few steps. It's not far and the views from the backdoor are beautiful. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would happily book again. The location is great for Longridge and exploring the local area.

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, if we have guests in straight after each other we don’t have time to air the property and as you are aware it has been very wet recently. The cellar is not tanked and is damp. I apologise for the damp smelling towels, that should not happen. If you had contacted us while you were there we would have sorted the light bulb in the bathroom. We are glad you enjoyed your stay overall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4May 2024

  • "We've had another lovely stay at this cottage great area met all are needs for a fantastic time"

    Wonderful! Thank you. Hope the sun shines a bit more next time you are here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is far more spacious than we expected."

    It has everything you need and near plenty of shops, supermarkets, places to eat. It ticked every box for us. Thank you

    You are very welcome. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalia5.0Apr 2024

  • "Nice cottage in need of an make over, sofas and bed very uncomfortable, the description fails to point out that the lovely garden isn’t attached to the house so we couldn’t just let our dog out the back door we had to put its lead on as cars drove past the rear of the property, and the basement I would imagine is illegal there are bars on the windows with only one point of egress and access, if there was a fire upstairs you would be trapped."

    Overall it’s a great location and a lovely layout but in need of some work.

    We are totally unaware of any cars driving past the back of the house and never seen or heard of this. We will check with the neighbours. We have up to date fire risk and safety reports required for insurance and registration with Sykes, NOTE: the suggestion that the cellar room is illegal is not true and misleading. We are sorry you found the bed and sofa uncomfortable, a comfortable bed is very subjective and we have other reviews who say the opposite. We wish you well for your future holidays and hope you find somewhere more suitable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin2.5Feb 2024

  • "Perfect two bedroom cottage with lots of amenities closeby."

    The cottage has a lovely warm welcoming feel which is complimented by a wood burning stove, kitchen dining room well stocked for cooking. TV and wifi are very good. Bedrooms are very comfortable. Lovely views to the rear of the property which has a lovely private garden. Perfect little countryside stay. Also has a cellar with pool table!! The owners even put up a Christmas Tree for our stay which was very thoughtful. Thank you Recomennded dining, the Dog Inn and Franco's restaurant. Great stay and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2023

  • "Cosy comfortable cottage in great location."

    Well equipped and a great base for exploring the loca area.

    Thank you for your positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Dec 2023

  • "This was our 3rd stay at jampot cottage we really love it and the area is great ..."

    This was our 3rd stay at jampot cottage we really love it and the area is great for exploring and coming back to a lovely comfortable cottage to relax in we will stay again when we can

    Thank you Yvette, nice to meet you this time. See you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Nov 2023

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely holiday cottage."

    We had a wonderful time with some great walks in stunning scenery.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope you might return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Loved our stay here."

    Really convenient for town. Kids loved the pool table basement. Everywhere was very clean and comfortable. Photos do not do the place justice. Very spacious.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please do say how we might improve the facilities? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely and vey comfortable cottage in a beautiful town with easy links to fells"

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It means a lot to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second time at this lovely cottage great location convenient for ..."

    This was our second time at this lovely cottage great location convenient for getting a bus to surrounding area and coming back to relax at this comfortable cottage will definitely stay again

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, Look forward to you booking again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had such a lovely relaxing stay."

    Perfect location, close to town and we loved the cottage! The pool room provided hours of entertainment! We will be back!

    Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very good everything you can want on a brake"

    Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage that was perfect for our break, very handy for local shops and eateries."

    Also in a good position to visit the Yorshire dales and The Lake District.

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely disgusting."

    Upon arrival there was laundry bags over flowing with dirty washing all over the floor. Rubbish in bins. Sugar everywhere? Damp smell?

    We arrived minutes after your arrival to apologise and take away the washing. Came later with a brand new towels and there was no mention of any issues. You had our number to contact us. We were also disappointed in the way you left the property. Dog wee stain on lounge carpet and very nasty grooves in the interior door made by your dog. We are sorry you were so disappointed by your visit and hope you find a property more to your liking next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven1.6Aug 2023

  • "The only issue we had was parking our hire car."

    Twice we had to park in another street.

    We are sorry you were unable to park closer to the property. This is not something we can control. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jul 2023

  • "A really well appointed cottage, very comfortable and everything we needed for a lovely stay."

    Thank you

    Thank you for your positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "For us location and views were spot on."

    Facillities were amazing. The cottage has everything you and your furry friend could want. The little thoughtful touches of milk,tea,coffee, doggie biscuit on arrival was very much appreciated. A lovely homely stay and we look forward to staying again in the future

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days at Jam Pot Cottage."

    The cottage is comfortable and was surprisingly spacious for the two of us. The main bedroom is a good size with a comfortable bed, although, as an adult, I wouln't have wanted to use the second bedroom, due to the low ceilings. The cottage is well equipped - we ate in a couple of times and found everything we needed. The snooker table in the basement was a bonus. It's in a good position in Longridge, close to shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs. The town is well provided with supermarkets. The closest pub is on the same road as the cottage. It's a nicely refurbished pub which does good food, but when we were there was not open on Mondays and Tuesdays. There's lots to visit in the area. The Forest of Bowland is beautiful and in mid May very quiet. Ribchester is the nearest next town, with Roman remains and in a lovely position on the Ribble. I must just put in a word for the Blackburn Cathedral - a lovely church. I would recommend this cottage and this less well-known corner of Lancashire.

    Thank you for your positive helpful feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely and charming holiday home in a part of England we would visit again."

    Communication with the property owners was excellent; we had an issue with the front door lock and the owners were very quick to respond and fix the problem. This was much appreciated. We had a very pleasant weekend and would recommend this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay at the jam pot cottage had everything we needed and great location ..."

    Lovely stay at the jam pot cottage had everything we needed and great location bus stops just outside so we left car and hopped on buses to see surrounding area great to come back and relax in this lovely cottage would stay again

    Reviewed by Yvette3.8Apr 2023

  • "We loved the cottage, loved Longridge."

    No negative comments to make.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2023

  • "A very comfortable, clean and cosy cottage, with shops, bars and restaurants close by."

    Suited us perfectly and we would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Jam Pot Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iris5.0Dec 2022

  • "Cottage is beautifully decorated and nice and cosy."

    Great access to the local high street and pubs. Hosts were very accommodating with us needing to stay longer, providing clean sheets and everything we needed. Would recommend a stay to anyone! Thank you.

    You are very welcome. We look forward to you visiting again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was an amazing cottage."

    Was so cosy and comfortable

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a beautiful little gem this cottage is."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lots of wonderful happy memories were made.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "Overall the property was lovely, great location just up the road from town and really lovely decor."

    Owner kindly left us enough for 4 cups of tea, coffee and one dog treat - perhaps it would have been a nice touch to leave enough tea and coffee for the entire stay? Washing machine in basement which we didn’t use but may come in handy for some. Comfortably would sleep a family with older children, but the upstairs attic bedroom had very low ceilings - as a fairly tall group of couples, we couldn’t actually stand up (smallest of us being 5”8) so that was awkward when getting ready for the day. Steep stairs & out of the way room would make this more suitable for older children, but very out the way & you can’t hear anything from the downstairs bedroom. One very clean & tidy bathroom, and the shower was lovely. Also bath available if this is of interest to some after a long walk. However, we did find it slightly deceiving from photos! The sofas (despite not allowing dogs on them, totally understandable & we wouldn’t do this at home) still had a cover of an old pair of curtains on them, which weren’t very in keeping or comfortable. The twin beds were also a very firm mattress on which you could feel the springs. Not a total deal breaker but I’d struggle sleeping on them more than 3 nights! Kitchen facilities were limited despite being self catering, and fees for removing items meant nothing was left behind in terms of oil or seasonings - something I’d imagine most guests buy then are forced to throw away. Perhaps this is a Sykes requirement rather than the properties, but it felt wasteful as we were unable to take food home with us due to living in the south west. Plenty of cutlery, plates, glasses & bowls which came in handy as we like to cook. Did need to wash a fair few of them thoroughly before hand as they were dusty / some residue on glasses. I would also hesitate to class this as dog friendly. The garden has a communal path between the house and the garden, which is gated, so you wouldn’t be able to let the dog out quickly & they need to be monitored quite heavily due to low walls (an easy escape into next doors garden!). Very steep stairs also meant it would be impractical for an older clientele, and we had to carry the dog down to the basement each time as we were worried about her on the steep wooden stairs with gaps in. The price was fair as a fairly last minute booking, but the property was much smaller - especially the garden - than the pictures had lead us to believe. Overall we may stay again, but probably would arrange alternative care for our dog & would come with shorter friends :)

    We consider all feedback and see how we can make improvements. The feedback you have given does not reflect the majority. We hope you have more success in the future with other properties. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olivia3.4Jun 2022

  • "Jam Pot Cottage was a lovely comfortable cottage well placed for touring and exploring the area."

    The enclosed garden was well kept and ideal for our small dog. The information folder was very useful as we did not know the area very well. Thankyou Andrew for an enjoyable Holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely, cosy and homely characterful cottage."

    The facilities are great, very clean and some nice touches. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jan 2022

  • "We thought Jam Pot cottage was charming."

    It is obviously a very old property, but the modernisation has been done nicely, without spoiling the character of the building. The sitting room is surprisingly large, but cosy, with a little log-burner. The bedrooms are fine, with nice bed linen and a comfortable bed (we only used the double room). The false wall arrangement seems a little odd; it is a rather cramped storage area with a hanging rail and a large open platform upon which to store clothes, but it worked ok. The extra room, which we called the dressing room, was very useful. Everything in the bathroom worked as it should, but be warned, the bath is shorter than normal to fit the space, which was marvellous for under 5’ tall me, but not for my tall husband. The kitchen is quite well-equipped with a lovely big table. The coffee pod machine is a nice extra, although we stuck to the aged cafetière. As we always use loose tea at home we appreciated the tea pot, but there is no strainer or cosy (although we brought our own since rental cottages never seem to have the latter). To make it even better the kitchen could do with a few decent knives (even a good-sized cook’s knife and a paring knife) rather than just the big, blunt carving knife, boning knife and bread knife. Although the crockery was generally perfectly fine, the mugs seem to be permanently stained and look a bit off-putting. A quick review of what’s currently provided would seem to be in order (Smaller mixing bowl, a small milk jug, butter dish, toast rack etc would all be welcome). We didn’t use the basement except to do a quick wash in the machine down there, but we thought it would be a useful space if families with older children were staying. The garden was fine. Although it was October when we stayed it was warm enough to sit outside sometimes with a cup of coffee and admire the view, which is lovely. All in all we had a great stay. Longridge is a great base for walks and the little town (or big village?) has everything we could want. It was great to be in such a welcoming place. We would particularly recommend the Station Cafe for breakfast or lunch, whilst Booths is fantastic for good quality food and drink. The Dog Inn is just yards from the cottage; it is friendly and does good food.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.4Oct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    amazing view from the kitchen window. Washing up with a view. Shame about the weather!

    Reviewed by Carole Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Jam pot cottage was gorgeous."

    Lovely idea of dogs bowl and treat was appreciated. Also arrived to milk, tea bags and biscuits which was great! Not far from the fells and good base for visiting different places. Pool table in basement was a good addition when the weather is not so good. Only downside was the parking which is 1st come 1st served and the garden was separated from the house by a communal pathway which we were unaware of. Certainly didn't spoil our stay though.

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Sep 2021

  • "We have a lovely week at Jam Pot Cottage, we would only suggest that a new mattress or maybe a king size bed in the double room would have made our stay even more comfortable ."

    It was a nice touch with biscuits and 1 for our dog to. Thank you .

    Reviewed by Donna4.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with great facilities, in a small town with shops, pub nearby."

    Beautiful surrounding area with lots of walking.

    Reviewed by Victor4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Very clean, lovely garden with amazing views. Local area great For walking.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great time had by us all loved the area and convenience of pubs and shops ."

    . Friendly people locally

    Reviewed by John3.8Aug 2021

  • "Thank you for an amazing break!"

    We loved the cottage and was just as described. Would thoroughly recommend it. Having the dog bowls out ready with a biscuit was a lovely touch, one thing I was worried about was dog hairs and smells however it was so clean and you wouldn’t know other dogs had been there. Thank you :-)

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fab location for everything and fab views from the rear!"

    We had a great time!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

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  • Over four floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor games room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Car parking available in nearby pub car park (75m away), roadside parking available on a first come, first served basis
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Electric car charging point available at owners house
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Property is accessed via a small number of stone steps
  • Note: There are a number of stone steps at the rear of the property down to the garden

The property

In the heart of the charming town of Longridge, rests this traditional mid-terrace holiday home, Jam Pot Cottage.

Offering an inviting and homely setting, Jam Pot Cottage is perfectly positioned for a small family looking to explore the picturesque sights of the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley.

An ideal base for walkers and cyclists, there are an array of paths to be explored from the doorstep, the 200 year old property is situated within a conservation area and is just 1.5 miles to the stunning Forest of Bowland AONB.

A delightful stone-fronted exterior greets you upon arrival to the cottage, leading you up a small set of stone steps and into a handy hallway space, offering storage for your belongings away from the main areas of the house.

Kicking off your boots, continue through to the snug sitting room, beautifully-appointed with a rustic woodburning stove and exposed stonework, inviting you to nestle in on the sumptuous sofa to enjoy a spot of television after a day full of adventure.

Head through to the amply-equipped kitchen, home to an array of amenities to assist the designated chef in preparing a heart-warming meal for the group to enjoy gathered around the dining table, planning your next adventure.

If you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather take your dining experience outdoors with a seat on the patio, enveloped in the scenic greenery of the well-maintained garden, where you can unwind with a refreshing glass of wine under the canopy of the stars as the little ones entertain themselves with a game of pool in the basement.

As the day draws to a close, head upstairs to the first-floor where you'll find a spacious double bedroom alongside a stylish bathroom fit with a bath and overhead shower, giving guests the choice between enjoying a leisurely soak or a quick rinse.

Climb another set of stairs to the second-floor, home to a twin bedroom, tucked away under the delightful setting of the sloped ceiling, where exposed wooden beams maintain the property's traditional character, providing a snug space to rest your head.

Take the short stroll into the heart of Longridge, where you'll be spoilt for choice with the exciting selection of quaint cafes, pubs and restaurants that line the streets, or if you'd prefer to indulge in a meal in the comfort of your holiday home, pick up some locally sourced produce from a selection of independent stores.

Head further afield to the village of Ribchester, nestled on the banks of the River Ribble, and discover the history on display at Ribchester Roman Museum, visit the contemporary art gallery, Ascot Studios, or explore the ruins of the Roman Baths.

Clitheroe and it's Castle is just 20 minutes away, along with many historical sights and villages.

Test your swing at the 18 hole Longridge Golf Club, which is just 1.5 miles away.

Within easy reach is the vibrant city of Preston, where you can find many shops or why not indulge in a unique experience of afternoon tea aboard a steam-hauled locomotive at Ribble Steam Railway and Museum.

With all of this and more, choose a stay at Jam Pot Cottage for your next visit to this fabulous part of the North West.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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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 property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas