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The Shippon at Curtis House

Longridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 958736)

  • The Shippon at Curtis House - (Ref. 958736)

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  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Miss Jones

    “We went to the Shippon in April 2019 with 2 children and had a great time.”


    Getting to the cottage was simple, not far from the M6 at all but just enough away. It is located about 25 minutes from Preston. The cottage itself was great, renovated to a very good standard throughout. Can’t really fault anything about it. We had a really lovely welcome gift from the owners. Hot tub was brilliant, and like the owner suggested, stargazing at night is so good there, very clear skys. Washing facilities in the garage were really handy as we were there for the week! If we were being really picky.. some of the kitchen cupboards/drawers were dirty but it was no disaster and probably just an oversight. In fact when we were there we had a problem with the lock on the front door and the owners were straight on to it and got it sorted, so nothing was too much bother. We met and spoke with the owners, they live next door and you often see them with their dogs. They were very nice and helpful and wanted to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We stayed for a week. Locally we went Longridge, Whalley & Clitheroe. Definitely have a trip to Clitheroe and Longridge, they have nice shops and cafes/pubs etc. Whalley was a little town with little to do. There are plenty of walks around the area and are 2 local pubs. The Derby Arms was a nice pub/restaurant and had a decent looking menu, we had some light lunch bites here and we’re disappointed however it is meant to be good for food so probably just a bad choice by us. The Alston Arms was more like a pub, although it was busy and a lot of people were eating so I would give that a go (but we didn’t). They also do take out fish and chips. We tried the Chinese takeaway in Longridge, it was okay to be fair but everybody compares takeouts to their local. We also went to a nice pub/hotel called ‘The Inn at Whitewell’, it was really nice.. I’d go there for a drink or food! There is a sainsburys literally a 2 minute drive from the cottage and a booths further into the town. I also got the train to Manchester whilst we were there from Preston for a night out which was super easy and surprisingly cheap if your into that! I probably wouldn’t advise venturing into Preston if you are not familiar with it and looking for a ‘town’ to visit. So to conclude. I’d go! We had a really great week, chilling, laughing, talking in a really great setting in a really nice cottage! Thanks for everything!!

The property

Longridge 1 mile.

A delightful, detached barn conversion, located within a rural area of Longridge, Lancashire.

Holding an elegant and refreshing feel, with plenty of space to socialise, this retreat makes an excellent escape for families or friends.

Upon entering, a well-presented hallway leads through to an open plan living and dining area with a comforting atmosphere.

A signature piece of this room is the woodburning stove which is accompanied by luxury leather seating and high ceiling beams.

The sophisticated kitchen also forms a part of this structure, with a very bespoke and immaculate finish throughout.

Located just off from this, a well-equipped bathroom adopts a stone effect that emphasizes quality and style.

This leads across to a super king-size bedroom with outstanding wooden features, and wall art, brought together by tasteful outside views.

Following this format, a twin bedroom carries the same design, well-matched with a pleasant and serene over-touch.

Setting the theme for this place, countryside is wrapped around the property with a lovely patio area and hot tub that overlooks pleasant greenery.

If this isn't enough, why not step into the delights of Longridge, with several restaurants, traditional buildings, and historic features?

The area is popular with walkers and cyclists and there are fisheries locally, plus the wonderful Forest of Bowland is on your doorstep.

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, this property is sure to exceed your expectations.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, 1 x Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel for stove available at an extra charge
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lockable garage
  • Lawned garden with patio, hot tub and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: The hot tub will not be available from the 22nd Dec 2018 x 7 nights, so if you wish to book the cottage for those dates, the owner will give a £50.00 discount
  • Please note check in for this property is 4pm.

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About the location


Ribchester 3.5 miles; Preston 14.2 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

The Hot tub will be out of use for wk commencing
Friday 3rd May 7 nights
Friday 10th May 7 nights
Friday 4th October 7 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

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