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Calder Cottage close to Whalley in The Ribble Valley



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
2 Bedroom Garden Cottage, set in tranquil grounds.

Calder Cottage is a quaint, quiet and well connected holiday cottage that is modern and incredibly well equipped. There are two bedrooms (one double and one twin), a master bathroom and a kitchen diner. The separate living room has double doors opening out onto a good sized patio and garden surrounded by the beautiful and tranquil Ribble Valley countryside. There are no busy roads or flight paths here, but there is a village pub five minutes walk away.

Local attractions include Pendle Hill and the historic village of Whalley each offering short walks or long hikes straight out of the door. You can be in The Lake District, Cumbria or The Yorkshire Dales in just 90 mins by car and we are always happy to help organise trips, travel and transport for anywhere you might like to go.

Calder Cottage is perfect for couples or families with children and every detail has been thought out to ensure you enjoy your stay.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Ian and Sue and have been lucky enough to welcome holidaymakers to The Ribble Valley from all over the world. Whether you prefer your privacy or to be shown the local sights of Lancashire, we look forward to making you feel very welcome. As neighbours you will hear very little from us. There are no pets in the grounds, so local walkers and the occasional grandchild of ours are likely the only other people you might come across throughout your stay.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for being so warm and welcoming.. Everytime we turned around you were giving us more things to help our stay even better" - Billy, Brooke, Isabella & Owen from Amman, Jordon

"What can I say, fantastic sums it up - by far the best holiday cottage we have had yet" - Karen Switzer, Tom & Lyam Besnard

"We enjoyed the herbs in the garden - we were given a very warm welcome, by far the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in" - Ken & Gill, Surrey
Mar 2013
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


Beatiful Location

  • 5 of 5

This is the second we have stayed at the Calder Cottage and it's a great property in a beautiful location. Sue and Ian are brilliant hosts. We will look forward to staying in future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two week business course

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything you could imaging, very clean and tidy, tucked away in a quiet little village.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great getaway but close to local amenities

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with excellent facilities. The cottage is situated is a good area to be able to visit local towns and villages of interest. The owners were very friendly and helpful and were always on hand if we needed anything. I would recommend Calder Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage in beautiful surrounds

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage , beautifully appointed and equipped . Beautiful gardens. Close to the Village of

Whalley .

We had a fantastic time .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay hope you had a good journey home. Kind regards Ian & Sue
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Beautiful modern cottage in serene setting

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is accessed by a private driveway off a narrow road, so privacy is pretty well guaranteed. A spacious kitchen with all the necessary appliances opens up to the hallway and access to the bedrooms, bathroom and lounge. Outside is a private patio and adequate parking. Furnishings are well chosen for the cottage, and beds are comfortable. The owners are welcoming and helpful, even providing additional assistance in the form of maps, for proposed walks.

We loved our stay, would fully recommend Calder Cottage, and will consider it for a return to the beautiful Ribble Valley.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review on our cottage we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Ian & Sue
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A warm welcome, clean and well appointed accommodation in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very welcoming and the property was immaculately clean. We had received directions a few days before, and although the cottages are a little off the beaten track, they are in a beautiful location. We were going to a wedding at Mitton Hall and the owner very kindly took us in his own car.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Lisa, very kind words indeed. We really enjoyed meeting you and I'm glad you enjoyed the wedding and your stay.
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From the Owner

The Ribble Valley and surrounding areas have been ranked one of the safest and nicest places to live in the UK. We moved here many years ago and have been in love with it ever since. Our location couldn't be better suited to explore the North of England. The coast is close, The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales sit on our doorstep and we can be in London or Glasgow in a little over two hours, all benefits our guests continue to enjoy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 48 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Lord Nelson at 0.9 Miles Nearest Ferry : Heysham at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : Mitton Fold Golf Club at 0.9 Miles Nearest Train : Langho at 0.7 Miles Nearest Motorway : M65 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Lord Nelson at 0.9 Miles Nearest Ski : Chill Factore (Indoor) at 26 Miles Nearest Beach : St Annes at 30 Miles Car: recommended

Calder Cottage is the perfect place from which to enjoy special interest holidays. Much of our Ribble Valley location lies within The Forest of Bowland, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you fish, we are perfectly located for the River Loud, River Hodder and River Ribble. Wildlife and Bird watching are also particularly popular with the Trough of Bowland, heather clad moors and wooded valleys all on our doorstep. Martin Mere, the WWF wetland in Burscough is also less than an hour away.

Walking, cycling and mountain biking are popular pursuits with our guests, as is horse riding as we are close to the famous North Lancashire Bridleway that runs from Chipping to the edge of the Lake District.

Other attractions popular with guests include: Alton Towers, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, East Lancashire Railway, The J.R.R Tolkien Trail and the East Lancashire Railway.

All can be organised and enjoyed throughout your stay and should you need transport anywhere, we would be more than happy to arrange it for you.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We accept internet, postal and telephone bookings which can be paid for by Credit Card, Debit Card or BACS Transfer. Please note Credit Card bookings will incur an additional 3% charge through Paypal, BACS Transfer or bookings made through Owners Direct will not. For further information about booking and cancellation please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Master Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • There is one master bathroom - with a bath, toilet, sink and an electric shower over the bathtub.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom has a double bed, two wardrobes, drawers and bedside tables. The second bedroom is smaller. It has twin beds, a wardrobe and a small bedside table, perfect for two guests sharing.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Calder Cottage is attached to a larger family owned property with two other holiday cottages opposite each accommodating 4/6 people. Fresh eggs, milk and other supplies can all be supplied on request. A welcome food pack and some basic supplies can be arranged ahead of your arrival for a small charge. Sadly we do not accept pets.

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