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The Gatehouse

(Ref. 1002646)

Barrow, Lancashire, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely and clean house and a welcoming host, the bed is comfortable No sink in the kitchen is unusual but the utility is close by with a sink."

    The cottage is on a very busy and noisy road. One criticism is the outside sitting area and car park is not very private and could be made a little more comfortable.

    Reviewed by Mike4.1May 2024

  • "Owner is excellent nothing is too much accommodation is great if single person or couple."

    Happy to take pets both dogs and cats which is great l, as some places claim take pets but only mean dogs. Great bed and enough furniture etc to allow guests over to visit for the evening.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2023

  • "Exceptionally clean, very comfortable bed, home from home, lovely building and ..."

    Exceptionally clean, very comfortable bed, home from home, lovely building and area, log burner but we didn’t use it as it was lovely and warm, little traffic noise but nothing too troublesome, would highly recommend

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, we're pleased that you enjoyed staying with us. Thanks for the information on the eateries etc in the valley. We hope that all goes well and you're happy with your new home in the Ribble Valley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful and quirky."

    A perfect winter break. The wood burner made it so cosy and warm. Whalley village is gorgeous and an easy 30 minute walk (footpaths all the way and street lit) the restaurants and wine bars all in east walking distance and regular bus services. Geoff made sure we had everything we needed including fresh milk on arrival. Lovely area, we loved it!

    Thank you for your fantastic review and feedback back, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the beautiful Ribble Valley. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Regrettably had to cut short our stay due to terrible weather conditions and effect on husband’s health, but the cottage itself was wonderful and the owner, Geoff, very welcoming and accessible if needed."

    Some lovely places to visit nearby, had the weather not been so awful would have loved to have stayed longer to make the most of these attractions. Would love to go back and definitely recommend to others who need a base in this area.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, we're sorry you couldn't stay the full week. It's good to know that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at the gatehouse well impressed with property."

    On arrival we were met by the owner whom was very welcoming and explained where every thing was & told us a little bit of history about the building . We had no problems at all .The eagle pub down the road ( about10 min slow walk ) was very nice & done a great Sunday roast . The gatehouse was easy to find with off street parking a bonus . We would not hesitate to come and stay again

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and very handy for local transport etc."

    Very well thought out amenities and dog friendly. Host welcomed us at property and ran through all aspects. We will definately book again. Enjoyed our week's stay.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, it's really appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope it was a memorable time. Its very encouraging to receive feedback like yours, once again Thank you and we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved everything about the Gatehouse."

    The house is extremely well equipped and very comfortable. It’s in a great area for exploring the Ribble Valley and the nearby village of Whalley and Clitheroe have some excellent independent shops and restaurants. The owner was very helpful and responsive, there is nothing not to like and we hope to return again in the future.

    We really appreciate your kind words and for taking the time to write this fantastic review. Thank you so much. We try our best to ensure our guests have a memorable time at The Gatehouse, so its really encouraging to receive feedback like yours. Once again thank you and we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "We had a vey enjoyable stay at the gatehouse."

    It was ideally located and had adequate amenities close by including supermarkets, places to eat and a short walk to the local pub where we were made to feel very welcome by landlord and locals. The gatehouse was very clean and included everything we needed. We especially enjoyed the log burner for the chilly evenings. The bed was extremely comfortable and bedding was hotel quality. The owner was also very helpful and informative. A great place to stay for visiting the Ribble Valley, with lots of walks close by and also because your four-legged friend is made to feel welcome.

    Thank you for your fantastic review, it so nice to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and found The Gatehouse so enjoyable. It good to know that you were happy with your stay, and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at this perfect, characterful place."

    It was a great location for me as my family live close by and it has plenty of shops and eateries on its doorstep. Spectacular countryside and spoilt for choice for days out. Thoroughly recommend the accommodation. It was well equipped, super comfortable and the log fire was an absolute bonus. Also dog friendly which is great. The proprietor was available if we needed anything and was very friendly.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you on another visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved staying at the Gatehouse."

    The property is beautifully furnished, the bed is super comfortable and the bedding first class. Everything oozes class. The kitchen is very well stocked, and again all appliances first class. They had dog treats to make our Springer welcome too. The log burner is a fantastic addition, especially as the weather changes. We used to live in the Ribble Valley so had a great time visiting old friends and old haunts. The Bay Horse is a real pub (no food), very friendly and a great place to watch the footy. Whalley and Clitheroe have a plethora of fabulous shops, and Skipton market is well worth a visit (try the pork pies!). We cannot recommend the Gatehouse strongly enough, and hope to return next year. Geoff was friendly and helpful. No one could be disappointed with the Gatehouse. Simply spectacular.

    Thank you for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Gatehouse. It so nice to hear that we are doing things right, and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a nice stay at the Gatehouse and received a lovely personal welcome from Geoff the owner."

    The cottage is well equipped and the bedroom upstairs is very spacious. It was a good base to visit the local area where we did lots of walking with our little dog. Both pubs in the village are dog friendly. The log burner was a cosy touch in the evenings.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your stay, its good to know that you enjoyed the beautiful Ribble Valley, we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a lovely property."

    Very cosy with the addition of the wood burning stove and perfect for exploring the Ribble valley.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and explored the wonderful Ribble Valley and its surrounding areas, we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great location."

    Everything catered for. Lovely host who met us when we arrived. Great spot for local walks and picnics. Lovely restaurant within walking distance. Near to clitheroe and Whaley. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the future. It's good to know that you enjoyed the beautiful Ribble Valley with its superb pubs, restaurants & bars the majority of which are dog friendly. We have so much to offer in the area with plenty of walks and Whalley & Clitheroe within walking distance or a short bus ride. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful break at The Gatehouse."

    Geoff greeted us on arrival to show us around. and explained how everything worked. The cottage is well equipped and has a huge bed which is super comfortable. Beautiful town with two local pubs. The Eagle was more expensive but a lovely outdoor area, and although we did not eat there the menu looked amazing. The Bay Horse is more traditional working man’s pub, but very friendly patrons made us and our dog very welcome. Visited the market Geoff told us about in Clitheroe on the Tuesday- well worth the short trip. Clitheroe itself is a bustling town filled with shops and restaurants. We will definitely return to the area and would love to stay at the Gatehouse again.

    Thank you for your fantastic review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Gatehouse and would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage."

    Great location for seeing the area. Transport link's are excellent and you could easily stay without a car. Regular buses taking you to Clitheroe exchange where you can get on the train.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed The Gatehouse and the beautiful Ribble Valley, we hope to see you again in soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2022

  • "I will not use your site again as it’s poorly laid out and it took a lot of ..."

    I will not use your site again as it’s poorly laid out and it took a lot of patience on my behalf to book the property The property was excellent and the owners frienldy and accommodating

    Thank you for your feedback , we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at the gatehouse cottage, Geoff and Andrea made us feel very welcome and left us plenty of information on the surrounding area where we stayed."

    A very well informed information pack was left for us to read. Had a very welcoming stay in a lovely cottage clean and cosy, close to both Clitheroe and Whalley, with good bus routes near the property.

    Thank you for your feedback, it was lovely to meet you and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Gatehouse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2021

  • "Owners could not have been more Helpful,on the end of the phone checking if we ..."

    Owners could not have been more Helpful,on the end of the phone checking if we needed anything,didn't because everything we needed was there,and of very good quality,Excellent place,some very nice walks on your doorstep

    Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay with us. We are always glad to receive your comments and act on them to improve your stay. It was good to see you and we hope to see you again in the future. Regards Geoff & Andrea Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

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Summary

  • One super-king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio plus a newly built seating area
  • Storage shed suitable for bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dog's welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property has steep & narrow stairs so will not be suitable for children or people with limited mobility
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 Note: Owner is a member of Ribble Valley Tourism Association and has many maps of local walks including Tolkein Way and most have dog friendly places to visit en route

The property

This attractive, detached property was formerly the gatehouse to the printworks, but now offers a unique and quirky home with charm and character.

Set on the main road in the quaint village of Barrow, The Gatehouse boasts a lovely open-plan living space with a high ceiling and recessed spotlighting, large windows and solid oak flooring, expressing a real eye of attention from the owners.

Here you can relax upon an evening, catching up on your favourite shows courtesy of the Smart TV, with an alluring woodburning stove to gently heat you.

The bespoke kitchen is finished with solid wood bespoke units and black granite surfaces, plus an electric oven and hob to assist in the home-cooking.

Serve dinner at the dining table and pop open a bottle of fizz, toasting to a romantic getaway with your better half.

Fitted with sleek marble worktops and white walls, the utility provides a basin, dishwasher and washing machine so you can put your muddy clothes on a spin.

Climb the corner staircase to reveal the bedroom, offering great character with a pitched ceiling, dormer window and fitted wardrobes, plus an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

To the exterior of this Barrow home is a small patio and off-road parking for one car.

The village of Barrow is home to a convenience store for the essentials and a handful of excellent eateries; if you fancy a night off cooking The Eagle of Barrow is a popular pub amongst locals and visitors, whilst Choi Gan serves delicious vegetarian Cantonese food.

Nearby Clitheroe offers a number of places to eat and drink, The Bay Horse is an excellent watering hole along with a selection of independent shops for grabbing local produce, including the award-winning Byrnes Wine Shop with its enormous underground cellar, Cowman’s Famous Sausage Shop and the Exchange Coffee Company, which stocks a variety of specialist teas and coffees.Nearby Whalley has the Whalley Wine Bar and an Italian Amico Mio plus further eateries, Learn about local history with a visit to the 12th-century Norman Castle that towers over the town, a Grade I listed building, which is actually said to be the smallest in England.

Those looking to get their steps in can venture through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, whilst there are other outdoor activities within the Forest of Bowland, including fishing, paragliding and even hot air ballooning.

One those are complete, you have the wonderful seaside town of Lytham St Anne’s within an hour’s drive, offering a bustling beach and a friendly seaside atmosphere.

The Gatehouse is a quirky base to get away from it all.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

BARROW, LANCASHIRE

Whalley 1.3 miles; Clitheroe 2.5 miles; Skipton 19 miles

Neslted in the Ribble Valley district and situated between Whalley and Clitheroe, is the charming village of Barrow. The popular village is home to the Clitheroe Golf Club, a good selection of pubs serving local ales, restaurants where you can sample the local delights with a delicious meal and well-stocked convenience stores with all the essentials. Barrow is the perfect tourist base for those looking to get out and explore Lancashire, with walks along the River Ribble right on your doorstep, as well as the National Trust site of Gawthorpe Hall just a short drive away. For a fun-filled day out, the Bowland Wild Boar park is nearby and offers the chance for visitors to feed the local animals, play areas, river walks and tractor rides, a perfect way to immerse yourself in local village life. For those do not feel like driving, Barrow and the village of Whalley have their own local bus routes which has direct access to much of Lancashire. The town of Clitheroe is also within easy reach, where you can enjoy a special celebration at Holmes Mill, hosting Bowland Brewery, which is one of the longest bars in Britain! Here you can sample 42 hand beers, 24 cask ales and enjoy traditional Lancashire food. There is also a cinema to watch new-release on the big screen!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas