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Somerwood in Ribchester, Lancashire

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sleeps 16
8 rooms
6 bathrooms

Somerwood description

Holiday home
Somerwood is a luxury detached holiday home set half a mile from the village of Ribchester. Set over four floors, this wonderful cottage sleeps sixteen people in eight bedrooms, five of which have en-suites. There's also a separate bathroom and cloakroom available. The living areas consist of a kitchen with centre island and dining area, a sitting room with woodburner, a lower ground floor sitting room/play area, a billiard room, a games room and a cinema room. Outside are landscaped gardens, a tennis court, a hot tub, a sauna and a summerhouse. Somerwood is a superb retreat for families and friends.

The village of Ribchester is situated in a curve of the River Ribble, close to Preston and Clitheroe. The village has multi-coloured stone cottages, three pubs and a Chinese restaurant. The Ribble Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has diverse natural habitats, and Clitheroe is famed for its specialist shops.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Ground source underfloor heating with woodburning stove. Eye level electric ovens and 5-ring gas hob, microwave, coffeemaker, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, projector with screen, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cots and highchairs. Ample off road parking. Front and rear landscaped lawned gardens with summerhouse and large, unfenced pond. Garden with hot tub, plus converted stables housing a sauna, fire pit/barbecue and seating area. Tennis court (rackets and balls provided). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 8 mins walk. Note: Due to two balconies and unfenced pond in landscaped garden, children must be supervised at all times. Note: Check-in time 4pm. Note: Please confirm via telephone or e-mail at least 14 days prior to arrival if you wish the zip/link beds to be made up as super king-size.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sauna
  • Snooker
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Jones
May 2016
Absolutely fantastic property which is perfect for a long weekend to get away with friends.
Ian R
August 2016
This is a beautiful house in a great location and has been finished to a high standard. I do have a few small quibbles though: With so many people moving about in the house there was a lot of unintentional door slamming and the sound carried straight up the stair well meaning that anyone in bed was disturbed by the noise. Some sort of dampers on the doors would alleviate this. The gas bottle on the (rather small) barbecue ran out half way through a barbecue and there was no spare gas bottle. Although there was a good selection of kitchen utensils they were generally of a fairly cheap nature and there was not a single properly sharp knife. We were happy to smoke outdoors but a covered area (possibly with a heat lamp) would have been nice to save us from the rain and cold. It would have been nice to have had logs already there for the fire pit rather than having to go out searching for somewhere to buy them. The wi-fi definitely needs a booster, or the router needs moving to a more central location. These few things aside I would have no hesitation in recommending Somerwood to anyone and will almost certainly be making a return trip. Ian Russell (guest)
Linda R
June 2016
We stayed here at the beginning of June for our twin sons 30th birthday. It was a mixed bag of quests of varying ages of friends and family. The house can sleep 16 people but the twin room off the kitchen has no facilities and would have to use the downstairs loo and shower upstairs in the family bathroom. This is a pity as the room is very large and would have room for an en- suite. That said all the bedrooms are lovely and fresh with good quality towels and two white dressing gowns per room which is a nice touch as they were all used for the hot tub and sauna. The kitchen is very large and enough room for everyone to sit and eat. The only downside is the fridge freezer , the freezer is very small and we could not get any of the frozen items we ordered into it. If this house is meant to house 16 people then a separate freezer is needed. The other issue is bins for rubbish the bins are very small and only one of each the main rubbish bin was already full from the previous people and only emptied every other week. Having had a big party we had a lot of food waste in four bin liners in the house which had to be the warmest week of the year. We managed to get these collected on the Wednesday but the bottles and cans of which we had many we're not collected so the next occupants would have the same problem. So,two bins of each colour would really make a difference. The downstairs cinema room was great with a full size snooker table and table tennis so if the weather is not so good there is something to do. The biggest hit was the hot tub and sauna everyone enjoyed those. The outside space is quiet large and my two year old grandson loved the cows in the the field at the back especially when they would come down to the fence near the kitchen it made his day. There is a fire pit near the hot tub with seating around and two picnic tables but it would have been nice just to have a few more comfortable chairs so you could seat nearer the house and be able to move in or out of the sun. The house has beautiful views and many good restaurants and pubs in the area we did a couple of good walks from the house which took in some of those views. Would we go again yes we would it does have a few niggles but this house is great for a large group of people and we all had a great time.
Ms Dunlop
April 2016
The house is absolutely beautiful, recently built to a very high standard. The majority of the bedrooms are en suite and there is a first rate basement with table tennis, snooker and cinema.
Mr Rahman
April 2016
A fantastic property. The whole family loved spending time in the house, especially the hot tub and sauna. The kids loved the cinema room and table tennis, whilst the snooker table went down a treat with the adults. We enjoyed a BBQ on the first day in the lovely BBQ area with plenty of seating and nice lighting.
May 2016
We were at Somerwood to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday; the hot tub, snooker table and cinema room were a great success.
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