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The Boot Room

Ribchester, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1038829)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "A unique property in a lovely position, couldn't fault it."

    A great welcome from the owners facilities were perfect, we'd go back

    Reviewed by JanMay 2022

  • "Beautiful location and a lovely house best we have stayed in with Sykes (which ..."

    Beautiful location and a lovely house best we have stayed in with Sykes (which we have stayed in a lot of there cottages) lovely walks only down side being having to keep dog on a lead most of the time due to sheep in the fields apart from that an excellent stay 10 out of 10 will recommend it to our friends

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

  • "This space is a perfect 10!"

    It was like a little slice of heaven on earth. The owners are very gracious and kind and not intrusive one bit. The space exceeded our expectations over and over. Complete privacy with back yard completely secured for a pet. Cozy fireplace and firewood located right on the premises at a fair price. Fabulous, large, Scandinavian sauna was a surprise and a treat. We were shocked how nice that was. When do you ever get your own personal sauna? I think we discovered there is a cold shower on the last day in the double shower room located adjacent. Really nice large TV with Netflix! Fully equipped kitchen and easy appliances. We have been renting cottages for 2 months now and this is thee best one by a mile. The beds are nirvana, the linens and pillows top shelf; have never slept this well. Quiet and peaceful with stunning countryside views and fabulous walks right our the door. The air is country clean. The space is huge and the 2 bathrooms are fabulous. Honestly it's a palace! I highly recommend this tremendous 'value for money' barn conversion in beautiful Lancashire with tons of things to do and places to visit nearby. Great location! Janet's notebook lists all the nearby restaurants and pubs which are located right down the road and lots of other area attractions. You won't be disappointed. It is first class and we were pinching ourselves at the luxury of our surroundings. We were only able to stay for 5 days as it is usually booked so make plans accordingly. You will be pleasured by this magical experience. Thank You Janet and John for making our stay so special and unique! Book it now so you don't miss out!

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2022

  • "This cottage is amazing and the pictures don’t do it justice ..."

    This cottage is amazing and the pictures don’t do it justice Everything you need for a fabulous break Jacuzzi bath, sauna and a fabulous open fireplace makes it really special The beds are so comfy and special touches provided made it really special break Thank you so much we would definitely come back and would recommend it to everyone

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2022

  • "What a fabulous place."

    Set in magnificent countryside. Plenty of walks from the door. The beds were so comfortable. The sauna is a nice touch as well. Would book this place again. Thankyou for having us.

    Reviewed by RaymondNov 2021

  • "We stayed here for a week and it’s a lovely place with everything you may need with nice hamper on arrival and little touches to make the stay enjoyable."

    The only thing is that sofas look a bit tired and one looks broken so could do with replacing.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we're delighted you enjoyed your time at the Boot Room. It is sad to hear that you did not realise the sofa is an en chaise and the arm flexes downwards in order to put your feet up so to speak! I would have to say that the sofa is not tired, it is re-upholstered repurposed vintage furniture to go with the character of the building. Best wishes, The Owners of The Boot Room, Property Owner

    Reviewed by MagdaOct 2021

  • "A really nice place."

    we struggled a little with controls on the hob. found the microwave a little difficult as we could not find instruction for use, this may have been our problem,but ease of use is good when you visit a new place altogether a lovely cottage with smashing owners.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "The accommodation is wonderful, the most charming and helpful hosts, they made the stay even better than we could have hoped."

    The area is marvellous with great places to eat and the peace is fabulous. Our only disappointment was having to leave to come home. If you want real comfort and tranquility, this is for you.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "Had an amazing break, Janet and John are great hosts and answered any questions, super helpful."

    The house is stunning and very comfortable, downstairs shower/sauna is a real bonus. The location is ideal for exploring locally or an hour into the Dale's, so much to see and only scratched the surface. We seldom return to places but this one we would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "The Boot Room is a beautiful barn conversion with all the comforts and amenities you could wish for."

    Plenty of space. The Sauna was great and used often. The Showers are powerful, the beds are very comfortable and there is Plenty of Storage in each bedroom for all your belongings. It was clean upon arrival and a welcome basket had been provided for us which as a guest is always much appreciated. Plenty of parking in the courtyard. The Boot Room is ideally situated for walking in the beautiful local area and there is lots of useful information in the cottage which included places to eat, takeaways, taxi service etc. We went everywhere, did everything and had the most brilliant time. The owners Janet and John live next door and are around if you need anything or wish to know anything. If you are fed up of trawling the internet looking for somewhere to go, give up and just book the Boot Room. Thank you for having us. Christine Raebitt

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2021

  • "What a beautiful place!"

    The location is amazing! We loved the comfortable beds and a warm sauna on rainy days.

    Reviewed by GalinaAug 2021

  • "The boot room is a beautiful and quirky holiday holiday house, with all the amenities you could ask for."

    The owners are very friendly and make sure you have everything you need for a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2021

  • "Amazing place with everything you need to have a great week away."

    If it’s free BOOK IT. We had it cancelled twice last year due to COVID lockdowns but it was worth the wait!

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2021

  • "Great stay at the Boot Room."

    Interesting decor with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Janet and John are amazing hosts with lots of information on where to go and what to do on your visit. The area is great for walking and cycling and there are lots of interesting places to see just a short drive away. Definitely go if you can.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Lovely warm welcome from Janet, so helpful and knowledgeable."

    Gorgeous house with an awesome utility room, beautiful open fire, exceptionally well equipped, everything you could desire. Beautiful scenery and some lovely walks. Good pubs and cafes nearby. A truly relaxing breaking with a suntrap courtyard which was secure to allow the dog out to potter.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2021

  • "Perfect accomodation"

    Reviewed by CarlyMay 2021

  • "What a charming barn conversion, exceeded our expectations, we needed for nothing everything was supplied, from the moment you arrive we felt relaxed, perfect for that quiet get away, the rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished to a very high standard, the sauna was amazing spotlessly clean and easy to use, the beds are so comfortable I could of stayed in it all day and night!"

    The owners of the Boot room are exceptionally welcoming and very friendly. We can not wait to return to this 5* accommodation and we will be back at the first opportunity we get, anyone thinking of booking the boot room if you are looking for a peaceful retreat in gorgeous surrounding and like the finer things in life then this is the place to stay! Well done Janet & John and see you soon

    Reviewed by JasonApr 2021

  • "The perfect cottage!"

    Janet and John were so welcoming and friendly, this cottage has everything you can need or want. Great wifi and Netflix for evenings in, fireplace, towels, hairdryers, and robes, a very thoughtful welcome package including a list of pubs, restaurants and walking trails that are a must do (almost wish we hadn't planned ahead and just did everything in the pack!), parking on site, the works. The mattresses and bedding were like sleeping on a cloud, could not have asked for more!

    Reviewed by KatyaApr 2021

  • "The Boot Room was a beautiful place."

    Super cosy. We arrived fairly late and it was warm and welcoming. We got unlucky with the weather during our stay but The Boot Room was the perfect cozy haven from the rain. Would go back and absolutely recommend.

    Reviewed by DaniOct 2020

  • "This property is a godsend, spotlessly clean and has all the features and facilities you could wish for."

    The owners are delightful, helpful and take pride in this warm and friendly holiday getaway.hopefully we will book again for next year

    Reviewed by RoyOct 2020

  • "We stay in the Ribble Valley every year and this is without doubt the best accommodation weve discovered."

    This property has the wow factor not just when you walk in but throughout the stay as you discover personal touches or 5* fixtures and fittings. Yet for all this it has the basic things you hope for from a cottage. A fire to stare at, a window seat to read in, helpful, friendly owners and a place to put your bike. Love the Boot Room.

    Reviewed by VictoriaSep 2020

  • "As a family of 4 we really did enjoy our stay here at the boot room."

    There was ample room and the 2nd bathroom is a god send.. the boot room has been done to a really high standard, I particularly enjoyed the living room with its double high ceiling and massive chimney fire and chimney breast. Loved it and will be returning in the future. If your into walking it’s also perfect location. My kids arn’t... but we still found plenty to do around rinchester and the surrounding areas

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x beautiful king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with large steam shower, basin and WC
  • Galley kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Boot room/utility with electric drying airer and Belfast sink
  • Cosy up in the well kept timber sauna. .
  • Oil underfloor heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, ipod docking station, radio, a selection of books, games and DVDs and WiFi
  • Timber sauna
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Bike storage
  • Travel cot, highchair and small children's bed available on request
  • Ample secure off-road parking
  • Secure courtyard area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome (downstairs only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note; The property is down as a sleeping 4, however can sleep an extra child in the children's bed or travel cot if required, please do request this at time of booking.

The property

Set near Ribchester, in Lancashire, is this delightful stone-built charismatic and sympathetically converted barn and shippon, The Boot Room.

The Boot Room offers high quality standards surrounded by gardens and woodlands with amazing views.

Attached to the main property, The Boot Room is either the idyllic retreat for couples who want a romantic getaway, enjoying the countryside walking, cycling or just pottering down the lanes.

Be welcomed into a convenient boot room where you can leave your muddy boots, prams and bikes, before stepping into this delightful dwelling.

The ground floor benefits from a timber sauna and a modern shower room for hosing yourself down after a long day trudging through the mud.

The property has kept most of its original stone walls and flooring, making for a quirky and cosy sitting room, kitted out with plenty of comfortable furniture where you can look forward to unwinding.

Tune into the provided TV for accessing your favourite shows, and put your feet up whilst the open fire keeps the room nice and toasty.

Walk through to the galley kitchen which comes with a range of appliances on-hand for rustling up some delicious meals.

Walking from the boot room takes you through the lovely characterful hallway to a large family table, great for family gatherings.

Choose from two well-presented bedrooms, a king size double and a further double, both of which come with plenty of furniture for storing your personal belongings.

There is also an extra single bed suitable for children which can be used on request.

The first floor also has a family bathroom with the choice of an elegant bath and walk-in shower so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Discover a courtyard area with suitable seating and dining table where you can sit out in the afternoon sun to unwind or even dine alfresco.

Located a mile from the picturesque village of Ribchester, itself a well-known ancient Roman landmark, alongside it’s scenic countryside delicious foodie centre boasting Michelin starred restaurants.

In the Ribble Valley, it is at the official centre of the kingdom and is infused in history.

It is less than a mile to Stydd Gardens for a nice afternoon in the Wine Shed or even dining alfresco.

On the other hand, if you are looking for an energizing week away, you can enjoy the mountain biking route or the Gisburn forest trails.

There are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of walking in the spectacular countryside with this being the nation’s eleventh largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is favoured by the royals.

It is close to Stonyhurst College also which can be useful in the area.

Visitors are welcome to join the Longridge Golf Club for an afternoon exploring the 18-hole course.

The property rests close to the River Ribble where you can enjoy a spot of fishing or sailing, whilst further afield are the cities of Preston, Blackpool, Manchester and Liverpool, all within an hour away and boasting a wealth of tourist attractions.

Further afield and for something different you can take a trip to The Yorkshire Dales or The Lake District for a good day out.

The Boot Room is the ultimate location for friends and families to relax and unwind or to have a great adventure at any time of the year.

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About the location


Blackburn 7 miles; Clitheroe 9 miles; Preston 11 miles.

The village of Ribchester is encircled by green hills and lies in a curve of the River Ribble mid way between Preston and Clitheroe. It is a pleasant jumble of multi-coloured stone cottages in long twisting terraces. It has three pubs, the White Bull, dated 1707, the Black Bull and the Ribchester Arms and the award-winning Chinese restaurant Yu and You Restaurant and Bar. The White Bull has a porch canopy supported by four columns said to be from Roman ruins. The village takes its name from the River Ribble and the fort of Bremetennacum (the walled town by the Ribble). For this reason, Ribchester has been seen to have a purely Roman foundation, but excavations in 1977 showed that settlements going back to the middle Bronze Age existed in the area. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Ribble Valley is a rural haven of spectacular scenery, diverse natural habitats and historical legend, a place of almost incomparable peace, where adults and children alike can enjoy the simple pleasures of the outdoors without the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Longridge is easily reached, a unique town with plenty of interesting shops and tempting eateries, described as 'big on character' by the Sunday Times and ranked in their '101 Best Places To Live In Britain'. Nearby Clitheroe is famed for its specialist shops of all types, including, amongst others, a sausage shop that sells over seventy-five different varieties! A gourmet's paradise, with award-winning restaurants and country hotels situated throughout the valley, and annual events including a number of agricultural shows and day festivals of all types, this fantastic location has plenty to offer at any time of year!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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