First Class Stay

We spent 5 nights in Calder Cottage and had an excellent stay, the accommodation was spacious and very well presented, with comfortable beds, and a very well-fitted kitchen.
The location is excellent so quiet on site but close to plenty of amenities, walks, and lovely pubs!
Ian and Sue were excellent hosts.
It is best to book direct.

Bill & Colette - Guildford June 2023

What a find!

We spent a fantastic week in Ribble Cottage, what a find! The cottage was beautifully clean and well presented with everything you need for a comfortable home from home stay. The location is superb, set in idyllic countryside with glorious walks but close to shops and restaurants. Being able to walk from the door without using the car was also a real treat. Thanks to Anna, Sue and Ian for the warm welcome and for being so helpful during our stay.

Sian and John Mather - Ledbury, Herefordshire June 2023

Immaculate and peaceful

This is our 7th stay in both Ribble and Hodder cottages. Absolutely wonderful as always. Peaceful and safe with outstanding attention to every detail. Ian, Sue and Anna are amazing hosts and very welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble. The cottages are decorated to a high standard with everything you need to enjoy some rest and relaxation in the beautiful Ribble Valley. Can’t wait for our 8th visit!

Kath Freeman - Plymouth June 2023

Gorgeous place

Absolutely lovely cottage. Bright, modern and spacious, with everything you could need. Ian, Sue and Anna were so kind and welcoming. The countryside setting is beautiful and the fact that it’s a gated development makes it feel very secure. Hodder Cottage made the perfect base for a few days seeing family and friends over Easter - we will definitely be back next time we’re up North!

Caroline N - Surrey April 2023

Stay in Calder

Our 5th stay in the perfectly designed and decorated Calder Cottage. Never failed to have a relaxing and uninterrupted break. Truly a home from home. In its own grounds with security gates, perfect peace of mind for young families. Enclosed by trees and with strategically placed hedges provides necessary privacy. Oh, and the sunsets dancing through the trees are superb.

Kevin M Bond - Houghton Le Spring April 2023


Perfect in every way. The properties are immaculately clean and beautifully furnished. The kitchen equipment is first class with a slow cooker and even a blender in Hodder cottage. The grounds are beautiful and there is a real feeling of tranquility. It's lovely to be able to walk from the property rather than have to drive anywhere for a walk and the nearby alpacas are a real draw for us. The owners are so friendly and helpful but in no way obtrusive. Our third visit and we are planning our next. Thanks to everyone at Oakdean for providing a haven for us.

Christine - Rossendale April 2023

Lovely Home

We booked the cottage for a course we were doing in Whalley. Ideal location, you are near Whalley but far enough away to feel that you are in the countryside having a holiday too. The ducks and hens next door were a bonus. Listening to them is very calming.
Hodder cottage is very comfortable with every convenience, so it feels like a home away from home.
We will be back in Whalley a few more times this year, so I hope that the cottage is available for our next visit.
Many Thanks

Karen Scobie - Glasgow April 2023

Wonderful base

We found Hodder cottage to be spacious, impeccably clean, and very comfortable. The thoughtfully planned and well equipped accommodation would suit the needs of any group looking for a base for gatherings in the area.
The location was attractive, rural and very peaceful but within easy reach of all amenities and our hosts were welcoming and informative. We are looking forward to future visits.
Many thanks to Anna, Sue and Ian.

Jennifer - Lancaster April 2023

Home from home

We booked Hodder Cottage for a friends reunion. It was perfect in every way, so much so that my friend (who is hoping to move house soon) commented that “I could live here”. I can’t think of a better compliment! The place was spotless and such attention to detail was appreciated. Thank you also for the welcome flowers, milk & juice.
We hope it won’t be our last visit!

Liz - Danbury March 2023