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Luxury Cottage Accommodation in Lancashire

If your ideal holiday involves the chance to escape the bustle of modern day living, indulge in culinary delights and relax in high quality surroundings, then the Ribble Valley in Lancashire is the place for you, and offers luxury cottage accommodation. In fact you will be in good company as it is reputed that in the biography of Sarah Bradford that the Queen has expressed a desire to retire to this area of the country.

The Ribble Valley, whilst still relatively untouched by tourism has been acknowledged by all who visit for its beauty, with its rolling hills and rivers.

Clitheroe is a quiet Market Town with its twice-weekly markets. The Norman Castle Keep was constructed by the De Lacy family around 1186. It became a Royalist Stronghold during the Civil War, Cromwell ordered it to be dismantled so that it could never be used again.

In the distance is Pendle Hill; associated with the Lancashire Witches, in nearby Newchurch-in-Pendle is the famous Witchery Shop.Edisford Bridge is a very popular area with its Riverside Café, seating by the river, an ideal place for the children to paddle whilst you relax.

There is a small recreation area with a miniature Railway and a Pitch and Putt. Across the road is the Ribblesdale Swimming Pool.
Dunsop Bridge village is the nearest to the centre of the United Kingdom according to Ordance Survey. BT put its 100,000th phone box there in 1992 as a mark of recognition.

The village of Downham is now familiar as the backdrop for the BBC night drama series Born and Bred, also the famous film Whistle Down the Wind from times gone by.

The landscape around Stonyhurst has also gained popularity through the discovery that it may have provided inspiration for J.J.R.Tolkien’s ‘Middle Earth’ in ‘Lord of the Rings’.

If you enjoy walking, cycling, golf, fishing, shopping, heritage, culture or simply relaxing in a place where you can still wander without seeing a soul, the Ribble Valley has something to offer you.


Clitheroe Town

Nearby Waddington

Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe - from Castle