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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights



Hodder Cottage

Hodder Cottage has 3 bedrooms (2 doubles, one with en-suite and one twin) sleeping six people and there is a sofa bed in the lounge to accommodate a few extra guests. The cottage has underfloor heating throughout, HDTV (Freeview), WiFi and a DVD player. The modern open plan kitchen is very well equipped with a washer/dryer, dishwasher and everything you could ever need. There is a master bathroom with a freestanding bath, sink and separate shower. 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 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.

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Blackburn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    En-Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has plenty of storage space, a set of drawers, wardrobes and skylights with retractable blinds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
We pride ourselves on being the very best hosts possible and are pleased to have received some great reviews from guests that have stayed with us 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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Hodder Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Excellent accommodation in a lovely peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accommodation with everything you could possibly need .

Sue and Ian (who we sadly did not meet as they were on holiday ) have been so helpful with taxi suggestions and providing a grab rail in the shower for my husband who has disabilities.

We all loved the Velux windows and the layout was ideal for a grown up family gathering :we stayed here for a wedding at Bashall barn .

We hope to return at a future date to explore the area as not really enough time for that .

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting your lovey review. Ian & Sue
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and very clean cottage, with some lovely welcoming touches. For example, we have a small baby and not only were a cot and high chair provided as promised, but there were also some children's books and bath toys.

The Forest of Bowland was also well worth exploring!

We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend these properties! Superb location and fantastic accommodation. We had two of the properties adjoining each other which worked brilliantly for our family group. We were there for a wedding at Mitton Hall in Clitheroe and so this was perfect all round! 5 star in terms on cleanliness, décor, facilities etc and we would love to stay again in the summer as the views are wonderful and so that we could enjoy sitting outside. Towelling robes etc gave that 5 star feel. Sue and Ian were superb hosts and welcomed us on our arrival. Highly recommend!! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review glad you all enjoyed your stay, we will hopefully see you again sometime. Kind regards Ian & Sue Oakdean Cottages
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Stunning well situated high specification property.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this amazing property following a family wedding, our family are aged 3 to 83, everything is perfect; the attention to detail is amazing. The owners are so helpful & clearly have impeccable taste.

There is nowhere better to relax, unwind & spend quality time together a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 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 Oakdean Cottages
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  • 5 of 5

Stunning views over the Ribble Valley make these cottages a wonderful place to stay. The accommodation was of a very high standard with welcome touches on arrival such as biscuits and flowers. The kitchen was stocked with everything needed for self catering guests. The cottages were beautifully clean and all appliances worked efficiently. The owners, Ian and Sue, were available to welcome guests and very helpful in sorting out any problems. All of the family party were staying in the three cottages to attend a wedding and everyone praised the accommodation and relaxing atmosphere of the cottages.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review we are pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Ian & Sue Oakdean Cottages
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5 star accomodation in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A 5 star property that we used to visit family over Christmas. Superb location, excellent standard of accommodation with lovely touches such as robes & hairdryers which helps when travelling. The owners Ian & Sue made us welcome the moment we arrived & provide a professional but very friendly service. Would highly recommend this property for visiting the North West of England, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes for 2018 Kind regards Ian & Sue
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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.


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