Fabulous Stay

I grew up in the Ribble Valley (Mitton), so finding Oakdean Cottages was like a dream come true. Although my husband and I now live in Canada we try to visit family every few years. We stayed in Ribble cottage twice this summer (5 days in July) as a couple, and (6 days in August) with my 84 year old mother. The cottage is quiet and secluded, with ample parking and the countryside is stunning (even if I am a little biased). Whalley is a beautiful town with Tudor houses on the Main Street. In addition, the Abbey is worth a visit too. Clitheroe is a nice town and worth a visit. Take a walk up to the castle.

The cottage interior and exterior have been well-thought out, and the gardens are beautifully kept. The owners keep the cottages in pristine condition. When you arrive you will find milk, orange juice, tea, coffee, biscuits and sweets. The beds are comfortable and high quality linen is provided. The cottage includes a fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, ironing board etc. All you will need for a comfortable stay. The owners are extremely pleasant and co-operative, nothing is too much trouble. We won’t hesitate to book at Oakdean Cottages for our next visit in Lancashire. Thank you for a fantastic stay!

Karen and Anton Riley - Alberta, Canada August 2023

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Thank you Sue and Ian the cottage was perfect in every way. First class we had a lovely stay and beautiful gardens we truly recommend this cottage.
Sue and Ian were so helpful and friendly.
Maureen and Alvar

Maureen and alvar williams - Alcester August 2023

Excellent place, lovely people and great location

I stayed in Calder Cottage for a week at the beginning of August 2023 using it a base for a short walking holiday. Based on my experience I would highly recommend it. Initial contact and the booking process was simple, smooth and efficient. As for the cottage is built and equipped to a very high standard with a spacious kitchen with all you would need for self catering, milk, orange juice, biscuits and sweeties also provided.

The cozy living room is a perfect place to relax (and since I was ‘rained out’ one day I used it a lot). The living room leads, via French windows to a small, private patio area (with gas BBQ) which is a pleasant place to sit with a cup of tea (or something stronger!).There is a spacious main bedroom with a comfy bed and plenty of storage for clothes etc., another smaller room with twin beds and, finally, a good bathroom with a power shower over the bath.

The location is very handy for local walks and attractions and is so quiet and peaceful - Whalley is a nice small town with plenty to see and do and Clitheroe is well worth a visit too. I walked between some of the picturesque villages along the River Ribble Way and found the local public transport handy and frequent enough.

Paul Garbett - United Kingdom August 2023

Stunning Accommodation

We were a family of 4 adults and 2 teens that were fortunate to spend five nights at Hodder Cottage this past July. Although the weather wasn't too kind during our stay, we were very happy with the space, amenities and cleanliness of our rental. It's first class in every way. Lots of thought has gone into the design of the interior and the outside space is peaceful and secluded. We've rented a number of properties over the course of our travels in the UK, US and Canada and have to say that our Oakdean Cottage is probably number 1. We loved the short walk down the hill to the pub (The Lord Nelson) with its friendly atmosphere and superb food, not forgetting the cute house dogs! The scenery around the Ribble Valley is classic British countryside. Having the comfort of Hodder Cottage after a busy day out was like home from home. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped, the beds were comfortable and all the linens were spotless and of excellent quality. There was nothing to fault at all. We would highly recommend anyone to book with confidence.

The Steele Family - Brighton, Ontario, Canada July 2023

Perfect for families

If you’re looking for a hassle-free, beautiful place to stay with young children, Oakdean cottages is the place to be. Everything we needed for our 1-year-old son and four-year-old daughter was set up and spotlessly clean when we arrived - travel cot, high chair, bath seat and even toys and colouring books. Sue, Ian and Anna anticipated our every need - so lovely to arrive to after a long journey. Thank you! We can’t wait to come back ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ali Morris - Hastings July 2023

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