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Ian and Sue Sherrington

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

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Blackburn holiday cottage

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 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 (

  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ian and Sue Sherrington (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks english

About Ian and Sue Sherrington

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.

Why Ian and Sue Sherrington chose Ribble Valey

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.

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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Ribble Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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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Great location, great cottage, perfect visit.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful location, a few minutes walk from the Dean Clough Reservoir. Loads of country walks from the cottage. It was very difficult to imagine that it was only a few miles from a number of towns as there were superb views in every direction. Easy drive to explore the Forest of Bowland area. Overall a very convenient situation that was perfect for us, especially as we visited relatives in Whalley and Clitheroe areas.

We stayed in the Ribble Cottage. It was a perfectly kept unit with 2 en-suite bedrooms. One of our party was a chef and even she was happy with the kitchen and equipment (pots , pans, etc.). We had everything we needed in the cottage and, of course , there was a quaint pub just down the street . We got the odd rainy day and if we needed to stay in the cottage it was still very pleasant. Ian and Sue could not have made us more welcome, or have been more helpful.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I hope we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments we are glad you enjoyed your stay and will be pleased to welcome you back anytime. Kind regards Ian & Sue Oakdean Cottages
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  • 5 of 5

Extremely well equipped; we wanted for nothing. Beautiful gardens and views. Impressively clean and very

well ordered accommodation.

Owners were on hand to meet and greet us, and give us an overview of the property.

We would recommend this property wholeheartedly - nobody would be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
The Lord Nelson
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Mitton Fold Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
The Lord Nelson
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Chill Factore (Indoor)
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
St Annes
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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Blackburn, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$160

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Blackburn, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.