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The Boot Room

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Boot Room."

    The weather wasn’t great whilst we were there so we spent a good deal of time in the cottage. The cottage is stunning and has everything you could ask for. We made use of the log fire and the sauna and had relaxed cozy and warm evenings. The downstairs shower needs a special mention it’s super powerful and the perfect way to end or start the day. The owners were easily contactable and helpful and recommended some lovely walks and places to eat. Would definitely return, hopefully this summer.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay. It would be great to see you in the Summer when the weather! Fingers crossed may be dryer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leane5.0Feb 2024

  • "We really wanted to have a relaxed getaway from our busy lives so this was the perfect place for that!"

    The location was just so serene and beautiful. I loved the cottage and the attention to detail that was put into the place. Our lil puppy loved the place as well and enjoyed that we could bring him with us. It was a blissful stay for the 3 of us!

    Reviewed by Ruby4.4Feb 2024

  • "This is a beautiful property with many redeeming qualities."

    Excellent car parking, a warm welcome, well equipped, bed very comfortable. No dogs allowed upstairs but a stair gate kindly provided.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jan 2024

  • "Everything was perfect & we had a fantastic short break, thank you."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property with some additional little touches such as fresh flowers that made this truly special."

    The secure garden made it ideal for our dog and the surrounding countryside is perfect for walks. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Boot Room is a beautiful place that welcomes you with its warm and comfortable vibe."

    Everything about it is high end comfort. The converted barn has kept its great character and I loved its vintage appeal mixed with brilliant modern home comforts. The owners are lovely ,available to help or give advice about the area but really discreet. We have an elderly boxer dog who absolutely loved having her own private field to play in. There are no negatives about the BootRoom. We will definitely return .An amazing home in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2023

  • "Janet, John and their brilliant helper Caroline were very friendly and couldn't do more to help whenever and wherever possible !"

    Reviewed by Mo5.0Aug 2023

  • "Property is gorgeous and spacious lovely and quiet has everything you need owners very helpful."

    If taking dog nice big enclosed field to use next door. Advert does not say this boot room is an extension of a house and the rest of the house looks into the court yard. Property was very clean sofas are old (but comfortable) things like throws cushions heavy curtains sofas could do with a freshen up you could tell they hadn’t been cleaned in a while.Also my actual pillow (yes I check before I lay my head down) had stains on it. The rest of the property was very clean and Beautiful with gorgeous comfortable beds

    Reviewed by Selina3.8Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage."

    Really comfortable with everything you need. The owners leave all the basics ready for you along with some extra treats. Situated in a beautiful setting and so peaceful with local amenities within walking distance. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope to revisit.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect spot to explore the Ribble Valley and beyond."

    Accommodation was excellent, and the owners very helpful and informative.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a truly delightful stay."

    The Bootroom is a wonderfully cosy building which is very spacious and is equipped fully to suit all of your needs. Bedrooms were very comfy and bathrooms had ample space with hot water and superbly pressured showers. The gardens were also beautifully kept and there is enough room to easily park two cars. Other things we loved: - The rustique, wooden beams - The huge open fireplace - The games/books bookcase - The fact that the property had a sauna and table tennis table (neither of which we used, but shows that this property has everything!) Thank you to the hosts and also Caroline for all of her help. She even brought me a spare pair of cufflinks on the Saturday morning, which I'd forgotten to take for a wedding that day! The homemade biscuits were a lovely suprise and were absolutely delcious - We cannot rate this place highly enough!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "A great holiday in fantastic property!"

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2023



    Reviewed by May4.1Dec 2022

  • "Highly recommend property extremely spacious with everything catered for in a beautiful location."

    The steam room and sauna was amazing we also enjoyed the large tv with Netflix. The property is extremely warm and comfortable. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Boot Room in July."

    It certainly has the wow factor! It was everything we had hoped for and more. Extremely clean, comfortable, very well equipped, beautifully decorated and peaceful. The large courtyard was fully enclosed for our dog and the bonus of having the owners' two fields adjacent to let him run around was fantastic. Janet, John and Caroline were very welcoming and just lovely, although in fairness we didn't need them as everything was perfect. We enjoyed curling up on the sofas with a good book after a long walk and would like to return when the weather lends itself to lighting the open fire! Kevin and Julie

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing stay!"

    We really enjoyed our time at the Boot Room. It was a great base for us to visit family and friends in the area, and it was possible for us to remote work when we needed to with good wifi. The bed was comfortable and large enough for my partner who is 6'5", the goose duvet was a treat and surprisingly cool during the heatwave. The owners are lovely, and we hope we can stay here again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Boot Room is a lovely, unique house."

    Our aim was somewhere that could accomodate 2 dogs (which they kindly did) and had a private sauna and we could go walking. And this was a perfect house for our needs. The owners were not there, but the managers of the property were very attentive and on the ball. They left us a cake as a welcome gift, which was perfect for when we arrived and a lovely touch. They also had a fresh bunch of wild flowers too, which again was so lovely and made such a difference. The house was also well stocked, we didn't need to bring toilet paper or dishwasher tablets, there was some olive oil and vinegar and tea bags. The also had a nespresso machine which was a bonus. (the local sainsburys sell the pods) There was a folder with all local information from food to walks that you might need. So much thought has gone into the property - the White Company cotton sheets, the embroidered towels etc. There are board games to play, books to read...a real home from home. My only quibble and reason for not giving the house 5 stars. Are the sofas and the bed. The sofas are so used, worn and uncomfortable that you can't spend much time in them, which is a shame especially as there is a great inviting fire place. And after a long walk, lolling on a sofa with a good book would have been great. It also feels incongruous that the sofas should be so delapidated when so much effort and thought has gone into the rest of the property, which is really well decorated. There are 2 double beds both have very soft matresses. The bed we slept in "wellies room" was uneven to sleep on. The slats on the bed had moved so the matress was sinking through making the bed very uncomfortable. Obviously mattresses are personal to people's tastes, but even after fixing the slat issue and turning the mattress it was still very soft and not great for our backs. The sauna is simple to use once you know how (literally turn the left knob in the sauna to number 2 and wait a bit). In the downstairs shower room, there is also a cold shower AND a steam option (so the big shower cubicle turns into a steam room) and there is a shower there too. We brought the rocking chair down and placed that in the entrance as a place to relax between sauna sessions, which sort of worked as a temporary thing. Another great plus is that just behind the house is a field so we could let the dogs run there before we went to bed and didnt need to do a big road walk. The house has great wifi reception. But many parts of the area it's hard to get a signal, making it easy to get lost for bit. But everyone is very friendly. It is such a pretty area. Nearby there is Stydd gardens and the food is really something special.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Jun 2022

  • "Janet and Caroline were lovely and made us feel extremely welcome and homely."

    The cottage is beautiful, cozy, modern, well furnished, clean, well maintained and comfortable. We enjoyed having some board games and maps/books on the nearby area. We also loved that we had freshly baked cupcakes on arrival and that we were left with a few basics - toilet paper, kitchen roll, foil, milk. Things that would have made our stay a bit more convenient are 1. Blackout velux window shade in the bedroom; 2. carpet or runners on the stairs to make them less slippery and child friendly; 3. A bit more by way of child friendly cutlery, utensils, crockery (some enamel/bamboo/plastic plates forks spoons bowls etc) 4. A few more coffee capsules/pods for the coffee machine. 5. A bit more by way of a welcome Pack eg. Butter/bread/snacks (ep. a bag of crisps/ a bar of chocolate).

    Reviewed by Kanchan4.4Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous little break at the boot room."

    Very welcoming and on hand hosts. Lovely touches with homemade scones and wildflowers in the dining room. Scenic walks and views surrounding with a very VERY relaxing sauna and steam room and also jacuzzi bath upstairs which my little one (and myself) loved. Would definitely recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1May 2022

  • "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 Jan5.0May 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 Robert4.7Apr 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 Pamela5.0Mar 2022

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

    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 Samantha5.0Feb 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 Raymond5.0Nov 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 Magda4.7Oct 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 Keith4.7Sep 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 Alan5.0Sep 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 David5.0Sep 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 Christine5.0Aug 2021

  • "What a beautiful place!"

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

    Reviewed by Galina5.0Aug 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 Andrea5.0Jul 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 Lisa5.0Jun 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 John5.0Jun 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 Louise5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect accomodation"

    Reviewed by Carly5.0May 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 Jason5.0Apr 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 Katya4.7Apr 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 Dani5.0Oct 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 Roy5.0Oct 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 Victoria5.0Sep 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 James5.0Aug 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
  • Note: The use of the Sauna is at an extra cost of £50 please call to have this added to your booking if required.

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 (the use of the Sauna is at an extra cost of £50) 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!

The use of the Sauna is at an extra cost of £50 please call to have this added to your booking if required.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas