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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights



Ribble Cottage

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 (

About the property

Oakdean Cottages

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.

More Details

Ian and Sue Sherrington
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

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 Blackburn

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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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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 ...
  • long term rentals available
  • 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.


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Ribble Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Fabulous cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with friends recently.

What a fabulous cottage. Absolutely spotless and superbly equipped.

Both bedrooms en suite.

The cottage was a little bit further out than we had anticipated but having seen the cooking facilities we ate outside on the patio every night . The glorious weather helped.

Gardens beautiful. Excellent parking area.

Ian and Sue were perfect hosts making sure everything was OK and giving advice on trips.

Would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Errol, Scotland

Fantastic, Modern, Luxurious property in beautiful secluded surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed property, they thought of everything you might need. Very modern, comfortable, quite luxurious and very clean. Friendly, helpful hosts in a very secure setting in stunning secluded country location.

We were so comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at a very reasonable price for this quality of accommodation.

Our house was the smaller of two, perfect for four comfortably sharing the spacious living area. Next door is ideal for six and ultra modern.

Our hosts were extremely helpful and thoughtful and even brought age appropriate extras for the kids once they realised how old and what gender they were. So kind!

Thanks for having us, we would heartily recommend your place and hope to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review it was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. Hope to see you again sometime. Kind Regards Ian & Sue
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Clean, tidy and in a brilliant setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely experience here for my 21st birthday weekend away. Had a lovely warm welcome when I arrived and felt at home straight away. Amazing cottage which was very clean and tidy. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything you would need! The beds were very comfy and we couldn't hear a single sound from next door! Overall an amazing cottage with lovely owners. Definitely would recommend and would book again!

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • 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 cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great fully equipped cottage in fab location!! Highly recommend and will be back regularly

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Ian & Sue
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Gorgeous property peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

First impressions didn't disappoint. The property was extremely well equipped, clean and cosy. Just what we needed for relaxing when we got back from being out on the bikes. Ian and Sue were very friendly and helpful. Having the groceries delivered by Tesco was so convenient and we would definitely do this again when we visit next time.

  • Review Submitted: 04/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the properties 3 or 4 times now. The properties are lovely, and can not be faulted, and we have always been made to feel very welcome by the owners. The setting with views over the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill is very special.

The properties would suit most situations, we are a young family (two children under four) and they are ideal for us, but would also suit Couples or Friends. We intend to return to stay later in the year.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • 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.