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Back Cottage in Barrow, Lancashire

sleeps 4
2 rooms

Back Cottage description

Perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape of for small families wanting plenty to see and do, Back Cottage offers something for everyone.
Approximately 400 years old, this charming three-storey cottage was once part of an old print works that was eventually divided up into individual dwellings. Beautifully presented and well-proportioned with a generous amount of living space, the cottage has been lovingly restored by the owner who has managed to retain much of its period charm and character. The exposed stone is particularly delightful and compliments the interior design very well.
Walking through the front door you are immediately welcomed by the cosy farmhouse style kitchen. With its wood-burning stove, range style cooker and central island breakfast bar it is the perfect place to eat or just sit and chat. Just off the kitchen is a bright and airy conservatory which overlooks the garden. With comfy seating and a large screen TV it’s a great alternative living space to the first floor living room. Whilst the property only sleeps 4, with two separate living rooms, both with a TV, it is ideal for those who like to holiday together but still value their own space.
The master bedroom has French windows which open onto a Juliet balcony from which to enjoy the views and the country air. There is also a superb en-suite with freestanding slipper-bath and separate shower cubicle.
Located in the quiet village of Barrow, just 1½ miles from Whalley and 2½ miles from Clitheroe, Back Cottage is ideally located for exploring Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley. There are plenty of great walks and cycle routes in the area and with a golf course less than a mile away, it is a great destination for those who love being outdoors. For those who prefer indoor activities, the leisure centre in Clitheroe has a gym, tennis courts, swimming pool and climbing wall.
Apart from being famous for its abbey, Whalley has some nice individual shops including a deli and a great wine shop. Clitheroe is Ribble Valley’s most popular market town with a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants. Alternatively, why not visit the castle or take part in a ghost walk. Just outside of Clitheroe and located along the river is Edisford Bridge, a popular place for families. The Wild Boar Park at Chipping, 11 miles, is also great for families. Other places worth visiting nearby include Pendle Hill, 9 miles, Forest of Bowland (AONB) and Gisburn Forest, 15 miles, which has some greats walks and bike trails.
Thanks to its proximity to the A59 which connects to the M6 and M65, it is so easy to get around by road. You can get to Manchester, Preston, Lancaster and Lake District in less than an hour. The Yorkshire Dales is just over an hour away and Blackpool and the Fylde Coast are under an hour.
Lancashire has a very good ‘foodie’ reputation and there are plenty of excellent dining pubs and restaurants in the area including a Michelin starred restaurant. There are also plenty of nice garden centres, farm shops and local markets to discover and explore. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 1¼ mile.
6 steps down to entrance. Kitchen with breakfast area, beams and wooden floor. Conservatory. Utility room. Separate toilet. Open-sided stairs to first floor. Living room. 1 bunk bedroom. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.Woodburner in kitchen inc. Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot and h/chair on request. Four Freeview TVs (one 37’’). DVD. DAB radio. Multi-fuel range. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Juliet balcony. BBQ. On street parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in garden.


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • Cot Available
  • DVD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ideal for Golf
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Free Pets
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Owner Services Region

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