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Luxury Holiday Cottages close to Whalley in The Ribble Valley - Ribble Cottage



Updated: 07-Nov-2016
2 and 3 Bedroom accommodation set in tranquil grounds.

Two luxury holiday cottages set within a quiet hamlet close to Whalley in Lancashire. Ribble Cottage was recently awarded 5 Stars by Visit England for its luxury and modern comforts. Hodder Cottage is located next door overlooking beautiful gardens.

There are two bedrooms in Ribble Cottage, three bedrooms in Hodder Cottage each with plush bathrooms and en-suites (see below for details). Both have a large open plan living space, a modern fully equipped kitchen and a dining area to seat six comfortably. Floor to ceiling bi-fold doors can be opened out to reveal a continuous patio, an outside dining area and view to the woods beyond. There is a BBQ area too, perfect for outdoor dining in the summer months.

Local attractions include Dean Clough Reservoir, Pendle Hill, Clitheroe Castle and the historic village of Whalley. Short walks or long hikes can be found in The Forest of Bowland and surrounding areas; as can golf, cycling and horse riding. Your hosts Ian and Sue have been lucky enough to welcome guests from all over the world and promise to make you feel at home throughout your stay.

Details for holiday cottage Ribble Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

This 5 Star (Visit England) accommodation will exceed your expectations with luxury at its heart. Ribble Cottage has two bedrooms to sleep up to four people, one double and one twin, each with their own en-suite. The cottage has underfloor heating throughout, Freeview HDTV, WiFi and a DVD player. The modern open plan kitchen is very well equipped with a washer/dryer, dishwasher and everything you might need. Ribble Cottage is perfect for a family or, with the twin easily made into a double, two couples sharing. Linen and towels are provided, every detail has been thought about, all you need to do is turn up and enjoy your stay. You can find out more about Oakdean Cottages and local attractions on our website (www.oakdeancottages.com)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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

"This was a beautiful holiday home and we all enjoyed our stay. It was time to go home far too quickly. The cottage was very well equipped with lots of extra touches that you wouldn't normally find (tissues, DVD selection, welcome tea tray), we hope to return one day. Many thanks - Jeff Louise and Family"

"A fantastic stay, thank you for everything. We enjoyed all of the luxuries here and even had perfect sunny weather to walk around the reservoir. Hope to return. Many thanks from us all" The Singleton Family
Aug 2013
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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


Enjoyable 3 night family stay with toddler in immaculate and well appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

We looked forward to coming back to Ribble Cottage after our day trips to visit relatives in the region, a clean and comfortable apartment with everything we needed for my 14 month old son.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly a 5 star stay

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is tastefully decorated throughout and immaculate, fairly recently built I believe, with all mod cons, beautiful en suite bathrooms in both bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Everything, and I mean everything, we needed was there, and more too, such as an espresso coffee machine with coffee provided, fresh flowers on arrival as well as milk for a cuppa, juice and chocolates. Has Wi-Fi, DVD player, hairdryer, iron.

The rooms are sound proof so you can't hear your fellow holidaymakers snoring! And even though the cottages are semi detached we didn't hear a peep from our neighbours next door due to the quality of the build.

The grounds are impeccable too with views from the lounge of trees, garden borders and a patio which would be lovely in summer.

The cottage is well located for day trips to Blackpool, Liverpool, the Forest of Boland ( good for walking), Clitheroe castle and Museum, Whalley and Slaidburn. You can also access walks direct from the cottage down to nearby reservoirs with great views over hills.

All in all, I would highly recommend this accommodation, very professionally run by the friendly owners.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review we are always pleased to hear feedback from our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Ian & Sue
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Ribble cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with property. Comfortable, clean with everything you could require. Very friendly owners Ian and Sue. Well worth 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Ian & Sue
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Fantastic stay at Oakdean Cottages

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Ribble Cottage, part of Oakdean Cottages, and had a wonderful time. The cottage was furnished and maintained to a very high standard and the hosts were both extremely welcoming and very helpful in advising us of local restaurants, places to visit etc, we would definitely return for a further visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, it was lovely meeting you and glad you enjoyed your meals out. Hope you had a good journey home and hope to see you again. Kind regards Ian & Sue
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Lovely area of England - unspoiled beauty

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely bright, clean contemporary cottage tucked away in the magical Lancashire countryside. The Sherrington's are kind & friendly landlords attending to our every need. We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We booked all the cottages for our daughter's wedding weekend .....they were perfect in every way .... So well appointed,to a very high standard ,immaculately clean and in such beautiful gardens and in a perfect position. The champagne and flowers provided for the bride made it feel so special.

The owners are such lovely people and nothing was too much for them .. They even provided a red carpet for the bride to walk to her car... We have had such a w special weekend ,made so because of the home from home feeling created by Oakdean cottages . We will definitely book again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review it was a pleasure meeting you all, you have a lovely family. Hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards Ian & Sue
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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

Oakdean Cottages are 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.

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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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • 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
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • En-Suite 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-Suite 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath is a half sized bath
  • Each bedroom comes with its own luxury en-suite, with a toilet, sink, shower (or bath and shower), mirrors and bathroom dresser.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Twin can be made a Double on request
  • Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. There are fitted wardrobes in each with mirrors and a hairdryer, bedside tables, lamps and a flat screen TV. Linen and towels are included.


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


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • We pride ourselves on being the very best hosts possible and are pleased to have received great reviews from guests that have stayed from all over the world. It's beautifully peaceful where we live and our location couldn't be better. The cottage sits in a very quiet spot close to a third holiday cottage and a residential bungalow. There is a village pub near by (5/10 minutes walk away), with everything The Ribble Valley has to offer right on the doorstep. Fresh farm eggs, milk and other essentials can all be supplied on request.

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