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Ribchester, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 926659)

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  • Sleeps 16

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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34 Customer Review(s)

  • Dr Clegg

    “The house was absolutely beautiful!”

    ! Wonderful facilities. The hot tub was a favourite with lots of us! All the rooms were lovely and comfortable. Especially Ribchester with the 2 balconies. We are already looking at returning next year!

    ! Wonderful facilities. The hot tub was a favourite with lots of us! All the rooms were lovely and comfortable. Especially Ribchester with the 2 balconies. We are already looking at returning next year!

    - Dr Clegg, March 2020

The property

Ribchester 0.5 miles.

One of our premier cottages, Somerwood is located in its own grounds, just half a mile from the centre of the lovely village of Ribchester, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland.

Every care has been taken by the current owners’ to provide a modern holiday home that’s ideal for those wishing to get away from it all with family and friends.

Stylish throughout, the accommodation is extremely comfortable with contemporary furnishings and the added benefit of underfloor heating provided by a ground source system.

Set out over four floors, this luxury property boasts eight bedrooms, with five en-suites and a lower ground floor room set up with a home cinema and delightful soft furnishings, an ideal spot to get together and have your own movie premier.

In addition to the cinema room is a billiard room with full-size snooker table and a table tennis room to provide guests with a wonderful, relaxing place to chill out.

The ground floor layout includes a zip/link super king-size bedroom and a superb kitchen with large centre island, built-in appliances, eye level ovens, coffee maker and dining area.

The main sitting room is spacious and stylish with two sets of French doors accessing the garden and a cosy woodburning stove to sit round on those cold winter nights.

The main hallway boasts an unusual glass floor looking directly down into the lower ground floor area.

The first floor is accessed by a wonderful staircase with bespoke lighting, and on this floor you will find three bedrooms and a main house bathroom.

The master bedroom is a real delight with a super king-size bed, a balcony overlooking the adjoining meadows, a dressing room and a magnificent en-suite with bath, wet room area and its own balcony area, again looking out over the adjoining meadowland.

The top floor consists of four further bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities and all enjoying lovely, long distance views of the rolling countryside familiar to this area.

Outside, the owners’ have gone to great lengths to ensure that guests have a truly wonderful stay.

Landscaped contemporary gardens lead to where there’s a luxurious, outdoor hot tub, along with an indoor sauna, fire pit and barbecue are perfect for all sitting round and enjoying a drink or two.

The front of the house features a large pond with lovely seating area housed inside a wooden summerhouse.

In addition to all of this there’s a full size tennis court that’s ideal for that doubles challenge.

The area is wonderful for walking and cycling with lovely footpaths from the doorstep, whilst the Forest of Bowland and Clitheroe Castle and Museum are within easy reach.

Nearby Longridge is also just a short drive, and the area is renowned for its array of top quality gastro pubs and fine dining establishments.

Further afield, the Lake District National Park is an hour's drive away and offers fantastic walking opportunities as well as many other facilities.

A quality holiday home with everything you need for a wonderful time away.


  • Over four floors
  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin with en suite shower cubicle
  • There is one step into the cubicle
  • WC and basin suitable for people with limited mobility issues.(zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with balcony and dressing room and en-suite bath, wet room shower, basin and WC and balcony, 2 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x second floor super king-size double, 2 x second floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with centre island (seats 6) and dining area
  • Sitting room (seats 13) with woodburning stove
  • Lower ground floor billiard room with full size snooker table
  • Lower ground floor games room with table tennis
  • Lower ground floor cinema room (seats 12).
  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Eye level electric ovens and 5-ring gas hob, microwave, coffeemaker, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, projector with screen, WiFi
  • Open fire, Fuel power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cots and highchairs
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front and rear landscaped lawned gardens enclosed with summerhouse and large, fenced pond
  • Garden with hot tub (on request), plus converted stables housing a sauna, fire pit/barbecue and seating area
  • Tennis court (rackets and balls provided)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 8 mins walk
  • Note: Due to two balconies and unfenced pond in landscaped garden, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: Please confirm via telephone or e-mail at least 14 days prior to arrival if you wish the zip/link beds to be made up as super king-size. Note - If you wish to use the hot tub during your stay, please notify the owner at least 14 days prior to arrival

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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!

Region Information

Check-in: 4pm
Note - If you wish to use the hot tub during your stay, please notify the owner at least 14 days prior to arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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