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The Proven House

(Ref. 1078869)

Alston near Longridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "A very warm welcome."

    A homely, warm cottage, perfect for that quiet, cosy getaway.

    It was lovely to meet you and thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glyn4.7Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped little cottage."

    Friendly helpful hosts. Everything provided that you might need. Homemade mince pies were delicious!

    We appreciate your custom and kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Dec 2023

  • "Spent a relaxing week at Proven House."

    The house was extremely well equipped and very cozy even though the weather outside was horrendous at times. Proven House was quiet and away from it all yet conveniently situated for a walk to pub and Italian restaurant. Shops and take aways are a plenty in nearby Longridge. Good location for exploring Ribble Valley and scenic walks. I would recommend Dunsop Bridge area. The hosts were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property is snug and warm, and very comfortable."

    Kathleen and Pat have endeavoured to think of everything, and are excellent hosts. The one and only downside is that the allocated parking slot isn’t very easy to manoeuvre into, and tricky if you’ve got a large vehicle.

    Thank you for your kind comments- if we had known we would have offered an alternative parking place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "My wife and I had a wonderful stay at House and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it."

    The hosts were very friendly and welcoming and couldn’t do enough to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The holiday let was comfortable and well equipped, with everything we could possibly want and located in an excellent position between Preston and Longridge whilst being set back from the main road and consequently free of traffic noise. We particularly enjoyed the large terrace with its view across the fields with the animals grazing in the distance. We fully recommend it whether for just a few days, or for an extended stay such as ours.

    Thank you for kind comments- pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your stay- we would award you top marks as guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jun 2023

  • "The proven house was a lovely comfortable cottage with everything thing you needed for a fantastic holiday."

    The hosts Kathleen and Pat made you feel so welcome, we arrived strangers but left as friends. We will definitely stay there again as soon as we can. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Odette5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage that was perfect for the 2 of us."

    The washing dryer was an added bonus. The owners, Kathleen and Pat were so friendly and helpful and told us lots about the local area. We had a fab stay and hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Nov 2021

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  • All-one-level
  • One super-king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Double electric ovens with gas hob, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge(with icebox)
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Due to the property being situated on a working farm this property is not suitable for children or pets. Please Note: Property has Mobility 2 and can cater for persons with limited mobility, wheelchair friendly and ramps at front and rear of property.

The property

Longridge 1.9 miles.

Tucked away on the grounds of the owners well-maintained working farm rests this delightful single-storey cottage, The Proven House.

Encompassed in stunning countryside and boasting a warm and welcoming interior, The Proven House is the perfect base for a romantic retreat.

A sought-after off-road parking space greets you upon arrival to this lovely dwelling, leading you to a handy ramp nestled at the foot of the property, providing level access to the front door, ideal for guests with limited mobility.

Entering into the property you're welcomed into a charming country-style kitchen, beautifully-appointed with exposed stone and amply-equipped with all of the essential amenities required to rustle up a meal for two; serve up your culinary delights at the dining table, indulging over a bottle of wine with your significant other.

Settle down for the evening with a seat on the sofa in the neighbouring sitting room, warming the snug space with the heat of the gas fire in the cooler evenings as you enjoy a movie or catch up on your favourite show.

When the day draws to a close, prepare for bed with a refreshing rinse in the nearby wet room, fit with grab rails for your convenience, before drifting off under the charming wooden beams that decorate the ceiling over the super-king-size bed, with the option to split the bed into two singles for flexible sleeping arrangements.

In the morning, step outside to enjoy a leisurely seat on the patio, soaking in the breath-taking views of the scenic countryside that envelopes the cottage as you kick start your day with a steaming cup of coffee.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and head into the heart of Alston where you'll find a delightful traditional country pub, in a contemporary setting and offering captivating views of the nearby Beacon Fell.

Nearby you will find a popular Italian restaurant, both the pub and restaurant are within walking distance from the property.

Budding chefs can travel to the nearby town of Longridge, home to a handful of well-stocked supermarkets alongside a family-run butchers, perfect for picking up last-minute ingredients to prepare a heart-warming meal in the comfort of your holiday home.

Within easy reach is the picturesque landscape of the Forest of Bowland, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting walking, cycling and hiking routes through the scenic open moorland, and homing thrilling attractions including the Bowland Wild Boar Park and Longridge Golf Club.

A few miles you will find the village of Ribchester, nestled on the banks of the River Ribble, where you can discover the fascinating exhibitions on display at Ribchester Roman Museum and the medieval ruins of the Roman Baths, or soak in the valley views with a sophisticated glass of wine at the Ribchester Arms.

Also within easy reach are the coastal towns of Lytham St Annes and Blackpool.

Treat your loved one to an escape from reality with a stay at The Proven House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Please NOTE: Property has Mobility 2 and can cater for persons with limited mobility, wheelchair friendly and ramps at front and rear.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas