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Charming cottage in the heart of the ancient village.

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Charming cottage in the heart of the ancient village.

Entire homePrivate host

Charming cottage in the heart of the ancient village.


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace
Preston, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRibchester Roman Museum2 min walk
  • Popular LocationStydd Gardens10 min walk
  • Popular LocationMrs. Dowsons Farm5 min drive
  • AirportBlackpool (BLK-Blackpool Intl.)34 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Charming cottage in the heart of the ancient village.

Adults-only holiday home in Preston
This charming stone-built grade II listed Georgian, Lancashire weavers’ cottage is bursting with character. It houses 3 large bedrooms and 2 living areas, Kitchen, Bathroom (plus a separate toilet), Utility Room and a lovely small garden with plenty of character. As well as modern creature comforts this home is furnished with some lovely old antiques, original artwork and signed prints.

Located within what was the Roman encampment of Ribchester, a small English village on the edge of the Forest of Bowland with the River Ribble running right through it. This cottage is set in the heart of the village and backs onto a village park with sport facilities.

The first room you encounter on entering the property is the cosy sitting room with an open fire and ample seating plus a 43” Smart TV. This is a great place to relax after a busy day exploring beautiful Lancashire. Further into the house is the dinning room with its own log burning stove and access to the kitchen/dinner. The kitchen has been renewed in 2018 and is modern and well equipped and has all you need to prepare a lovely meal for your loved ones. There is a small downstairs “loo” and utility room containing a washing machine and dishwasher, beyond the kitchen.

The garden at the back of the property is accessed from the kitchen door or via the shared ginnal (A narrow passageway or alley often between terraced houses) from the road. The garden is surrounded by many flowering shrubs, contains a large number of small birds and is furnished with a garden table and chairs.

The stairs lead you to the first floor where you will find the large “Cream” bedroom with a decommissioned stone fireplace and a super-King bed (this can also be made into two single beds). On the same floor is the spacious house bathroom.

Following the stairway up to the next floor, you will find the “Blue Bedroom” with its unusual window at floor level containing two long single beds, which can be made into one super-king. Next door is the “Pink Room” containing a double bed.

Ribchester is a beautiful Lancashire village set in the heart of the Ribble Valley. In the village there is a Spar/Post Office, a Sandwich Shop/Deli, Café, two Pubs plus the one across the road is being refurbished and an Art Gallery. Also to enjoy is the Café, Wine Shop and Garden Centre at Stydd 0.5 miles away, where the afternoon tea is highly recommended.

Ribchester has its own Roman Museum, next to the church of St Wilfred, which stands where the Roman fort of Bremetenaccum was located. A ten minute walk from the village stands the 1190 St Saviour’s Knights Templar Church in Stydd. Ribchester has its own municipal tennis courts open to all and a significant playing field. There are many public footpaths and cycle routes alongside the River Ribble and around Ribchester as well as in the forest and moorland of Longridge Fell a couple of miles outside the village. The Preston Guild Wheel Cycle route is only a few miles away and for young and old nature lovers a trip to Brockenholes Nature Reserve is a must!

The Ribble Valley is famous for its gastropubs and cuisine from the Michelin stared Northcote Manor Restaurant and Cookery School to the Multi Award Winning You and Yu Chinese Restaurant and the famous Inn at Whitewell.

Ribchester is within an hour of Skipton, The Lake District, Lancaster, Blackpool, Morcombe, Southport, Manchester and Liverpool.

BAE Systems at Salmesbury Aerodrome is a 10 minute drive away with both Preston and Blackburn Cities being approximately 20 Minutes away. Stonyhurst College is about 10 minutes away and the local town of Longridge contains a delightful old working cinema and a good mixture of supermarkets and local independent shopping.


One super-king size double bedroom which can be two large single.

Two large singles bedroom which can be a super-king size

One further double room.

Bath/shower basin and WC and separate downstairs loo

Large Kitchen dining area plus additional formal dining room can be set -up.


Gas central heating (instant hot water)

Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, a bag of logs supplied more available upon request.

Bed linen and towels inc. in rent

Garden patio area with furniture

One well-behaved pet welcome

Sorry, no smoking

Shop and pub 5 minute walk
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Tennis on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1055 sq ft (98 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Charming Cottage Heart Ancient Village House Ribchester
Charming Cottage Heart Ancient Village Ribchester
Charming Cottage in the Heart of the Ancient Village Preston
Charming Cottage in the Heart of the Ancient Village
Charming cottage in the heart of the ancient village. Preston

About this area


Located in Preston, this holiday home is in a rural area. Samlesbury Hall and Whalley Abbey are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Wilpshire Golf Club and Waves Water Fun Centre. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Blackburn Arena or Ewood Park. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby fishing, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding, cycling and ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Ribchester Roman Museum - 2 min walk
  • Stydd Gardens - 10 min walk
  • Mrs. Dowsons Farm - 5 min drive
  • Palace Cinema - 5 min drive
  • Wilpshire Golf Club - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Ramsgreave and Wilpshire Station - 8 min drive


  • Corporation Arms - 4 min drive
  • Shajan - 5 min drive
  • You & Yu - 5 min drive
  • Old Station Cafe - 6 min drive
  • Hamadan - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Family stay
Lovely cottage with everything you need for your stay. Excellent communication from James. Will definitely book again. Beautiful part of the country and lovely cottage

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful place to stay.
A traditional weavers cottages, this was a really unusual property. It was very well equipped. The rooms were large. The beds comfortable. We spent most of our family time in the kitchen, but the property has a large living room. The weather was also sunny so we were able to enjoy sitting in the garden. Thoroughly recommended.

5/5 Excellent

Characterful place
Interesting old property which was larger than seemed likely from the outside. Two really large, unique old bedrooms, one with a splendid super king bed , the other with good twin beds. (the 3rd double bedroom was roomy enough but the mattress was too soft at the edge, causing one of our party to fall out of bed in the night; wasn't the responsibility of the drink !)kitchen was well enough equipped for a week's stay. Living room was fine for our party of six, with a large TV screen.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely location for exploring Lancashire.
Great property.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful stay