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7 Nights  

  • £2000  to  £4958

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  • £66 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£3009 Fri, 14 Jun 2024
7 nights - 3 nights £2739

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    8 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Swimming Pool

About Somerwood

Somerwood is truly special. As you drive through the gates and down the sweeping driveway, you will find yourself mentally moving in. The large eco-friendly holiday home comfortably sleeps up to 16 guests in eight beautiful bedrooms, with a layout that makes it as perfect for families and extended families as for fun get-togethers with your friends. It is only half a mile from the charming village of Ribchester, putting you a relaxed 10-15 minute stroll from shops, cafes and friendly pubs like the Ribchester Arms.

Ribchester is a fantastic base from which to explore the beautiful Ribble Valley as it offers easy access to miles of footpaths, cycling routes and bridleways that wind their way through spectacular countryside and beside the River Ribble. Ribchester was a Roman settlement, and some of Bremetennacum fort lies beneath the church. You can find out more about this part of Ribchester's history at the Roman Museum.

Spend a day exploring the lovely market town of Whalley, which has a ruined abbey and a parish church dating back to 628CE, as well as an excellent variety of places to eat, drink and shop. Longridge is the best place to stock up on provisions for your self-catering holiday, and there's also a retro cinema with ruby-red seats and drinks served in proper glasses and teacups. Other local attractions include Clitheroe Castle, Stonyhurst College, Beacon Fell, Brockholes Nature Reserve, and the Bowland Wild Boar Park. Somerwood is close to the Forest of Bowland National Landscape, and there are some fantastic mountain bike trails in the vicinity. 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 owners of Somerwood are keen to ensure their guests have a wonderfully memorable stay and are happy to recommend local businesses who can provide services like catering and spa treatments. There are several popular wedding venues nearby, and the house is a favourite with couples accommodating their wedding party and out-of-town family for their big day. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just catching up with your extended family and friends, Somerwood and Ribchester are just perfect.

Contact the owner

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
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green
  • Wedding Venue
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Lancashire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Somerwood sits at the end of a gated driveway, with lots of space indoors and outside. The house has been constructed using eco-friendly touches to help protect the beautiful environment in which it sits, with accommodation over three levels. Luxurious touches include underfloor heating and hardwood floors.


  • Guests receive a lovely welcome as soon as they step through the front door into the spacious entrance hall where a central staircase rises to the top of the house. In contrast to the traditional stone exterior, the interior feels fresh and modern.
  • Although there are several rooms set aside for relaxing, it is the living room where guests naturally congregate, lounging on leather sofas in front of the wood burner and watching TV. Glass doors open onto the terrace and multi-aspect windows look out onto the garden and fill the room with natural light.
  • Second only to the living room as the place to be is the enormous kitchen/diner. Cooking for up to 16 people is no joke but the sleek appliances and well-stocked cupboards make light work of feeding hungry stomachs.
  • If you can't find the kids, look in the cinema room or one of the games rooms. They'll either be sprawled on bean bags watching a film, or playing snooker or table tennis.
  • Spacious bedroom with zip-link beds that can either be set up as two single beds or a super-kingsized (6ft-wide) bed. The ensuite has a shower, handbasin and a WC.

First Floor:

  • Master bedroom suite with a zip-link super-king (or twin) bed, a big walk-in wardrobe, and an ensuite with a bath, shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Two further bedrooms, each with a super-kingsized bed and ensuites.
  • Family bathroom with a deep bath perfect for soaking limbs tired from hiking and cycling.

Second Floor:

  • There are four bedrooms on the top floor.
  • Two rooms have super-kingsized beds.
  • Two rooms are twins, with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds and decor suitable for guests of any age. Both twin bedrooms have a stylish ensuite shower room with a WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The luxury features aren't limited to inside the house. In addition to a huge garden and a patio with furniture and a barbecue, there is a covered hot tub and a sauna. There is plenty of off-street parking as well, so it's ideal for several households on holiday together.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. The spa, treatements and pool is bookable through Hidden Oaks and is not included in the accommodation cost. Short breaks are possible outside of peak season, depending on availability. The owner regrets that they cannot accommodate pets. Smoking is not permitted.

Somerwood Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms (2x zip links, 4x Super-kings, 2x Twins)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £2000
To £4958
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Somerwood sleeps 16 people.The owner has 10 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 91 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 16.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
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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Last Minute Offers

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £3009
3 nights £2739

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Somerwood 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 29th May 2024

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