First Class Accommodation

We stayed for 3 nights in Ribble Cottage in December. Outside temperatures were close to freezing but the cottage was wonderfully cosy and warm. The cottage is furnished to a very high and tasteful standard, spotlessly clean, and is equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable self catering holiday with secure off road parking.
Very well thought out accommodation. The patio, garden and grounds are well kept with beautiful views from windows across the valley. We enjoyed local walks from the cottage and exploring the villages and towns nearby. We would love to stay again - the best endorsement we could give.

O'Neills - ST. HELENS December 2022


Well appointed, spotless accommodation. Property is well cared for with many thoughtful touches, thankyou for the flowers, milk, juice. We had 4 nights , very comfortable.

Angela Davidson - New forest November 2022

I´ll be back! :)

Where to start? Just a really great place to stay!

Loved everything, but what left me really impressed was the awesome views and animals just a 2min walk from the cottage. Such a nice place to be and the perfect basecamp for a good time in Lancashire.

Thanks for everything, i´ll be back!

Sven Schlager - Grünwald, Bavaria November 2022

Thank you very much

Just a quick note to say "Thank you very much" for our stay in Ribble Cottage between Oct 15th to the 22nd.

We had a very comfortable stay & we were very grateful for your kind, helpful & warm reception & welcome pack!!!

Again, thank you all very much, it was a pleasure to meet you!!!
Very Best Wishes,
Mike & Jean

Mike & Jean Kirwan - Nottingham October 2022

Great Place To Stay

We have stayed in Hodder Cottage twice this year, on both occasions with our daughter and family. We were all very impressed with it - there's plenty of space, it's well equipped and it's comfortable. We appreciated the extra welcoming touches (milk and juice in the fridge, flowers in the living room). It's in an attractive area, with lovely views of Pendle Hill and surrounding countryside as you approach the Cottage. It's a short drive from Clitheroe , which we particularly like (it has some nice independent shops which are a rare find these days). Ian, Sue and Anna are extremely helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

Alison - Oxford October 2022

We’ll be back!

Thank you for the very warm welcome. The hosts have gone the extra mile in ensuring that their guests have the best stay possible. A vase of beautiful roses on the table, coffee, tea, milk and delicious biscuits on arrival- even dressing gowns!
The cottage was superbly equipped with very high quality fixtures and fittings, fabulously clean with comfy beds with gorgeously soft bedding.
Oakdean cottages are situated in the most picturesque corner of the Ribble Valley with scenic walks on the doorstep and fabulous places to visit all around.
We have to come back- we didn’t have time to sample the BBQ in the Summer House, or relax outside in the sunshine.
It’s a perfect place to stay!

Elizabeth Wheildon - NR LANCASTER October 2022


Fantastic. My children, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nephew and partners took over all cottages, for my wedding, plus I and bridesmaids got ready there. Wow couldn’t have been more perfect from detail to attention through to accommodating in every way.
Nothing was too much for Ian and Sue. Truly perfect, yet discreet hosts.
This made for a perfect weekend and I suspect the cottages will be a popular place, if we can’t accommodate at ours, in fact pretty sure they’ll all have a preference for the cottages!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Ian and Sue.

Nikki - Whalley September 2022


Our second visit and just as special. The property and grounds are immaculate. The location is lovely with a walk to Dean Clough reservoir from the property. Wonderfully helpful and friendly owners but never intrusive. Thanks to everyone for making this such a special and tranquil place. We will be back!

Christine - Rossendale August 2022


My wife, adult son and I had 5 very enjoyable days in the Hodder Cottage. What a joy it was to stay here.

Ian & Sue, and Anna the Property Manager, were a delight to deal with; they made everything - enquiries, booking, arrival and departure - incredibly easy and ‘seamless’. Northern hospitality at its best!

The cottage was wonderful; positioned in idyllic surrounds, it would have been easy to sit and relax in the perfectly manicured outdoor setting for the entire time, and conclude the day with a BBQ

But we had things to do!
We couldn’t have asked for more - the Cottage was generously & tastefully furnished and we appreciated the nod to high-tech (the management of property features, TV accessories and slick property entry and exit). The kitchen had everything we needed for a self sufficient stay and appreciated the high quality appliances and generous stock of utensils.

Couldn’t rate our stay more highly and would unreservedly recommend to any family, friend or colleague planning to stay in the region.

Michael Green - Sydney, Australia August 2022