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7 Nights  

  • £550  to  £2266

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  • £183 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Swimming Pool

About Bailey Cottage

Bailey Cottage is a wonderful choice for families as it can sleep up to seven people in four lovely bedrooms, with open plan living spaces and a lovely garden. The eco-friendly holiday home is half a mile from Ribchester village and within a 15-minute stroll of an adventure playground as well as shops, cafes and excellent pubs that include The Shed. It is one of a select group of self-catering Ribble Valley Holiday Homes and can be booked on its own or together with one or more of the other cottages on site for big groups of extended families and friends. There is also a spa and pool on-site which means you can treat your group to a treatment and exclusive use of the facility.

If you're the sort of family who loves spending time together outside in beautiful surroundings, then you will love your time at Bailey Cottage as it is close to lovely walks leading to spectacular views. Some better-routes include the Tolkein Trail, named after the author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, who frequently stayed at nearby Stonyhurst College and who drew inspiration from the landscape. The Ribble Way is a long-distance route following the course of the River Ribble for 72-miles from North Yorkshire to nearby Preston. An excellent path to help orientate new visitors to the area is the circular seven-mile walk around Ribchester. Other local trails include those to beauty spots like Saddle Fell, Fair Snape Fell and Beacon Fell.

Walking isn't the only way to explore this magnificent landscape. Cycling and mountain biking are both extremely popular all year round, with active local clubs and fantastic trails through Gisburn Forest, Longridge Fell and the Forest of Bowland National Landscape. Guests who need to, can hire a bike in Preston, Blackburn or Burnley, all of which are within half an hour's drive from the cottage. Golf is another favourite way to spend time outdoors, while a choice of local riding stables can arrange guided hacks through the countryside to give guests a different perspective and reach places they may not otherwise see.

For those happy to travel further afield, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks are within easy reach by car for a day trip, opening up an even larger choice of attractions and opportunities for outdoor adventure.

The best place to stock up with provisions for your self-catering stay is in Longridge, which is only 3 miles from Ribchester and which has two supermarkets and a variety of takeaways. It's always nice to browse Whalley's independent shops, taking time to admire the ancient church and the ruins of the Cistercian abbey, or spend a relaxing hour or two shopping at the market in Clitheroe and wandering around Clitheroe Castle and grounds. Those who crave a little more excitement can take the train from Clitheroe to Manchester in about an hour.

Bailey Cottage is available to book all year round with short breaks possible at certain times of the year. Please see their website for information.

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Owner details:

Emma (Bookings Manager) joined Independent Cottages in August 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Onsite
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green
  • Wedding Venue
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Lancashire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Bailey Cottage is a traditionally styled cottage made from local stone and using eco-friendly measures, with a fresh, modern interior and accommodation over two levels.


  • Entry is via a spacious hallway where there is room to store coats and shoes.
  • Spacious open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen with natural wood flooring and calming, neutral shades that immediately make guests feel relaxed and at home. The living room has deep sofas for stretching out in front of the log burner and watching a film or reading a book. Glazed doors open onto the patio and keeping these open on warm, sunny days works well for families.
  • At the far end of the space is the dining area with a solid wood table and seating for seven people. Underfloor heating throughout the downstairs ensures guests always feel warm and cosy.
  • Glossy units and sleek stainless steel appliances give the kitchen a pleasantly contemporary vibe. There is plenty of space to prepare and cook meals, and cupboards stocked with all of the utensils and equipment guests will need.


  • All of the bedrooms are beautifully furnished with ensuite wetroom, wooden flooring and underfloor heating.
  • Master bedroom with a super-kingsized (6ft-wide) bed, lovely countryside views, and an ensuite wetroom with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second super-kingsized room with an ensuite wetroom. There is proper storage and nice views of the garden.
  • Twin room with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds and an ensuite wetroom.
  • Single room with a full-sized single bed and ensuite. Beds are made up for guests' arrival, and the bathrooms have towels and bathrobes ready and waiting.

Outside: There is off-street parking at the front of the cottage, while at the rear is a large garden with a patio, seating area, barbecue and covered hot tub.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath sheets are provided. The spa, treatements and pool is bookable through Hidden Oaks and is not included in the accommodation cost. Short breaks are available outside of peak season, depending on availability. Pets are not allowed. Smoking is not permitted.

Bailey Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms (2 Super-kings, 1 Twin & 1 Single)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £550
To £2266
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1254 820444 before paying by bank transfer.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Emma (Bookings Manager)
Member Since August 2020

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Bailey Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd May 2024

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