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7 Nights  

  • £600  to  £2678

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  • £200 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

    Ground floor

  • Swimming Pool

About Waddow Cottage

Waddow Cottage has been built and furnished with relaxing in mind, providing four comfortable bedrooms that can sleep up to eight people and spacious open-plan living areas where families and friends can spend time together. The friendly village of Ribchester is only half a mile away, putting shops, cafes, an adventure playground and the popular Ribchester Arms pub a relaxed stroll from the door. If you're searching for an eco-friendly holiday cottage in a great location, then Waddow Cottage is ideal.

One of the biggest reasons people come to the Ribble Valley is for the breathtaking scenery which features fells, moors, mountains and rivers. Staying in Ribchester gives visitors easy access to fantastic footpaths leading to places such as Dunsop Fell, Saddle Fell and Beacon Fell, as well as along the River Ribble and River Brock. You could walk for miles every day and never repeat your footsteps, so vast is the network of footpaths in the area. Cyclists love the sweeping roads in this part of Lancashire, and mountain bikers also have an excellent variety of trails including those in the nearby Forest of Bowland. If golf is more your cup of tea, then you'll love the choice of courses within a short drive of the cottage, while anglers can set up their rods beside the Ribble River to catch trout, dace and grayling.

There is plenty to do in and around Ribchester that doesn't involve walking boots or sports equipment. Although people have lived here since the Bronze Age, Ribchester is better known for its links with the Romans, specifically the fort whose remains lie beneath the church and churchyard. The Roman Museum on Riverside is run by enthusiastic volunteers happy to help you learn about this part of Ribchester's history. About 20-minutes from Waddow Cottage, the pretty town of Whalley also boasts an impressive past with both ruins of a Cistercian abbey and a parish church dating back to 628CE. Also within easy reach, nearby Clitheroe has a castle, a busy market three times a week, an exceptional food hall and a choice of places to eat and drink.

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.

Waddow Cottage is one of a collection of beautiful holiday cottages managed by Ribble Valley Holiday Homes. It is private and self-contained and can be booked on its own or together with one or more of the other properties to accommodate groups of friends and extended family who are in the area for a holiday or special celebration like a wedding or a milestone birthday. There is also a wedding and events venue on site which is hope to Hidden Oaks spa and pool. Please see the owner's website for more information.

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
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Wedding Venue
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Lancashire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Waddow Cottage has accommodation over two floors. It is relaxed and comfortable, with solid wood floors and underfloor heating throughout. The owners are keen to protect the natural beauty of the Ribble Valley and have earned a Gold standard Green Tourism award from Visit Britain.


  • Guests can enjoy lovely views from virtually anywhere downstairs thanks to the open-plan layout and multi-aspect windows. Entry is through a covered porch where there is space to hang coats and leave boots and wellies.
  • Settle back on one of the huge leather sofas in the living space, where there is a wood burner, a Smart TV, and a choice of books and information about the local area.
  • Cooking is a breeze in this contemporary kitchen where glossy cupboards hide an excellent complement of utensils, equipment, crockery and cutlery. A wide island doubles as both a workspace and a breakfast bar. Appliances include a dishwasher and a wine fridge.
  • Sit down to relaxed family meals at the dining table, or open the glazed doors and eat on the patio - the layout of Waddow Cottage makes it easy to invite the sunshine in.
  • Spacious bedroom with a super-kingsized (6ft-wide) bed, built-in storage and garden views. The ensuite wetroom has a shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Beautifully decorated twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds, built-in storage and an ensuite wet room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second twin bedroom, also with ample storage and an ensuite wetroom, as well as a window overlooking the garden.
  • Fourth bedroom with a super-kingsized bed, proper storage, views of the adjacent woodland, and an ensuite wetroom.

Outside: The cottage has a paved terrace with a table and chairs to seat eight people. There is a covered hot tub, level area of lawn, and off-street parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, fuel for the wood burner, bed linen and bath towels are included. The spa, treatements and pool is bookable through Hidden Oaks and is not included in the accommodation cost. Short breaks may be possible out of peak season, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Waddow Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 Twins & 2 Super-kings)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £600
To £2678
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
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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Waddow Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd May 2024

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