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Luxurious self catering setting in the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding



Updated: 29-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Converted barn in Grindleton, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England - Foxley Bank Stables, a perfect base for your stay in the Lancashire countryside

Welcome To Foxley Bank Stables

Discounts apply for stays of 3 nights or more. Please contact owner for further information.

We proudly present our converted barn which is a luxurious self catering setting in the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The accommodation consists of four bedrooms, three with en-suite bathrooms, all situated on the ground floor level, making it perfect for families and the elderly.

Come and relax in our sauna and steam room, or read the papers while warming up next to our wood burning stove. The open plan kitchen is ideal for family get togethers.

With breath taking views over Pendle Hill, Foxley Bank Stables offers a perfect base for your stay in the Lancashire countryside.

We are conveniently located for easy access to market towns such as Clitheroe and Skipton. The Ribble Way footpath is close by, making this an excellent location for walkers exploring Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales hills and valleys where cyclists are most welcome.

The proprietors who live in the main house are on hand to provide you with local knowledge if you should need it.

Luxurious ensuite facilities include a sauna and steam cabinet, perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring the local area. The bathroom also has a full size bath where you can relax and soak in comfort.

Bedroom 1

This double bedroom offers a relaxing sleeping area with ensuite facilities and a television.

Double outward opening patio doors give access directly to the front patio and Garden area.

A Welcome hamper for 3 nights stay or more awaits your arrival with enticing local flavours.

For those who enjoy the idea of "Al Fresco" dining why not venture out onto the raised decked area and dine watching the sun setting over the rural landscape.

There would be a new property neighborhood and please refer to owner's website for more information.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sarah Conley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Mexborough UK

Home from Home Feeling

  • 5 of 5

Very fiendly & inviting property in a great location

Ideal for those few days away with family & freinds

Would deffinatly book this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you and your family here to stay. Kind regards Sarah
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Best Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place, location and comfort. We stayed with for 2 nights and it was superb. The cottage is luxurious and very comfortable we didn't want to go home. Our dog Bella loved it and especially loved TED the collie (owners dog). Book this and you will not be disappointed. Sarah was so helpful and friendly- coming back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

During your stay at Foxley Bank Stables, you will be situated in one of the most beautiful picturesque places in britain. Therefore why not take advantage of these most stunning places:

Downham Village:

Nestling under the bulk of pendle hill, this is one of the lovliest villages in lancashire, quiet and unspoiled with a gurgling brook running past the village green and stone-built cottages.

The church tower is a splendid example of 15th century architecture. Successive generations of the Asherton Family have lived at Downham Hall since 1558; the present squire is lord clitheroe of downham.

Walkers have always been drawn to the area, some to walk up to Pendle, others to enjoy the many local walks which can be in any direction from the village – via Pendle road to the moorland and Pendle Hill, towards Twiston, Rimington, Chatburn and Worston. Once on the higher ground outside the village the views of the Ribble Valley and Pendle are stunning.


1. At junction 31, take the A59 exit to Preston/Blackburn/Clitheroe

2. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto the A59/Preston New Rd heading to Clitheroe/Blackburn/A677 (go through 1 roundabout)

Slight left at A59/Whalley Rd. Continue to follow A59 (go through 5 roundabouts)

Turn left

Once in Sawley take a sharp left onto Sawley Rd (past the Spread Eagle pub)

Follow Sawley Rd and continue over the bridge

Turn left after the bridge

Further Details:


Perched on a hillside, commanding extensive views of the picturesque Ribble Valley stands Grindleton . It is situated across the River Ribble from Sawley, a couple of miles outside Clitheroe. This small rural community once relied heavily on weaving and spinning. Set amidst rolling pastures the church of St. Ambrose once served a population of hand-weavers; it retains its neat Georgian tower (1805). Though the rest was re-designed by Paley circa 1897. Christianity has flourished here from the days of Sawley Abbey and one of the 17th century curates founded the 'Grindletonians' - forerunners of the Quakers. Notice the superb engraved window by David Peace and the attractively painted organ pipes. To commemorate the Millennium, the village now has its own heritage trail. The walk takes approx. 1 hour and maps can be obtained from the Buck Inn and the Duke of York pub in the village or Clitheroe Tourist Information Centre.


Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year.

Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower.

Imagine what life was like when Skipton Castle provided protection and security from invaders. Relax in the picnic area or in the new tea room or visit the shop for more information.

Even now more historic finds are being discovered. Recently an ancient well was uncovered, helping to explain how the castle garrison survived the siege of 1643-5.

Eating Out

For those evenings where you just want to relax and not have to worry about cooking your own food then why not venture out to one of the many pubs and restaurants the local area has to offer.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 5
1 Apr 2017 - 30 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 11
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
rate 6
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 7
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 8
21 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 9
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 10
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A deposit payment of 30% of the total reservation cost is required within 14 days of making the booking. Deposits can be made by cheque, cash, or electronic bank transfer.

Notes on prices:
Low Season:
2 nights £415
3 nights £450
4 nights £495
5 nights £550
6 nights £600
7 nights £700

Mid Season:
2 nights £465
3 nights £510
4 nighst £550
5 nights £600
6 nights £645
7 nights £690

High Season:
2 nights £600
3 nights £630
4 nights £665
5 nights £710
6 nights £765
7 nights £815

Change over day is usually Friday and please contact the owner if you request on another day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • barn


  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 En-Suites bathrooms.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom: kingsize bed. Bedroom 1: double bedroom. Bedroom 2: 2 single beds. Bedroom 3: bunk bed.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: Foxley Bank Stables does not accept responsibility for damage to, or for theft from, or for theft of vehicles parked on Accommodation premises. We are able to accommodate travellers with limited accessibility and disabilities. The property has a gravel drive and has a step into a shower. If you are concerned about accessibility please contact us and we will be happy to advise you further. Outside: Outside Sitting Area with BBQ Utility Room: Washer/Dryer Other: Features Wood Burning Stove Central Heating Disabled Access Private parking Travel Cot on Request Sauna and steam room

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