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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire your home away from home

The charming Ribble Valley in Lancashire is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beautiful moorland landscapes, scenic walking and breath-taking green river valleys. It is set in the Forest of Bowland, said to be the Queen’s favorite place in England. The two main market towns of Clitheroe and Longridge provide banks, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants along with the 44 delightful villages making this a great area to enjoy a vacation home.

Things to Do in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire Outdoor Activities

Most visitors to the Ribble Valley area enjoy the opportunity for walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding in some of the most beautiful unspoilt English countryside. The area has many traffic-free walking trails for enjoying the fresh air and natural sights. Eating Out

The area around your Ribble Valley vacation home has many pretty villages, each with their own pub or inn, just waiting to be discovered. They make an excellent place for a hearty meal of local Lancashire hot pot or one of the local pies. The area has plenty of tearooms and some upscale restaurants. The Ribble Valley Food Trail is well known and a copy can be obtained from local tourist information offices.

Local Festivals

The area always has a full calendar of events. There is a popular Jazz Festival in Clitheroe on the first weekend in May and an annual cycle race known as the Clitheroe Grand Prix. January 5th is Sausage Day in the area and the Spring Festival is celebrated in many Lancashire villages.

Places to Visit Near the Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Clitheroe

The market town of Clitheroe has one of the oldest buildings in Lancashire, the Norman Keep of Clitheroe Castle. It accommodated a Royalist garrison during the English Civil War and offers great views of the surrounding area. The town has a local park and many interesting shops and pubs. Ribchester

The historic architecture makes a visit to Ribchester well worthwhile. It also has a historic Roman Museum with many interesting local exhibits which date back almost 2,000 years.

Gawthorpe Hall

This National Trust property originally designed by Charles Barry and Pugin is now home to the Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth textile collection and many National Portrait Gallery paintings.

Weather in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire

The Ribble Valley has cool winters with average daily highs around 44°F (7°C) and some occasional snow. Summers reach 65°F (18°C) in August and may be cloudy with showers. Spring, summer and autumn are the most popular seasons to visit this beautiful area.

Getting to the Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Getting to your holiday home in the Ribble Valley is easy. Flights from all over the UK and Europe arrive in Manchester Airport which is just 50 miles drive away. Liverpool airport is 65 miles away.

Lancashire has a substantial road network linking the North West with the rest of England via the M6, the M65 and the M62 for those wanting to drive to their Ribble Valley holiday rental.

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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Great value for money!

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                                                                                                Myself, my partner and another couple stayed here over New Year with 2 dogs. Overall the accommodation was clean, modern, comfortable and excellent value for money. However there were some negatives that we encountered during our stay; first was the cattle grid at the end of the drive which made it near enough impossible to take the dogs on a walk despite the place being 'pet friendly'. Our partners had to carry 2 large dogs over the cattle grid before and after walks just to get past it, as the dogs nearly broke their legs trying to get over it!! Second was the hot tub, we used a whole box worth of wood and nearly 5 hours trying to get the thing going and even then I wouldn't class it as 'hot'. When we then asked for more kindling the next day to try again, we were given half a small bag reluctantly which meant we couldn't use it again. The accommodation advertises itself as 'pet friendly' and 'customer focused' but not once did we see the owners, despite them only living next door, even to ask if everything was okay and as for being 'pet friendly', if they made some alterations to the entrance to the farm it would be more accommodating. Overall, the location was beautiful and the accommodation great value for money.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                A warm welcome in a peaceful setting of outstanding beauty

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                The cottage has room for up to three; all the necessary equipment in good order; everything clean and tidy. In addition our hosts added that little extra with festive decorations for our end-of-year visit. The cottage is an extension of a Grade II listed dwelling with history going back to the Reformation. It faces north on the slopes of a hill with woodland and fields behind and a wide panorama in front over sheep fields and conservation land. This is the countryside that inspired Tolkien as a boy later to invent Middle Earth and you will understand Lord of the Rings far better once you have visited this place. Our hosts were friendly, attentive and relaxed. The farm they run has sheep, chickens and ducks. No dogs or cats.. as far as we could tell. We want to go back.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                Lovely cottage great location

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                                                                                                Lovely stay at cobble cottage , had a great time cottage clean and well equipped , good location, good communication with owners , thankyou Abbie and family for letting us stay in your lovely cottage .
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Dec 2016