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Somerwood, Ribchester, Lancashire

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 16

Pricing From: £2114.00

This quality detached house is situated half a mile from the village of Ribchester and sleeps sixteen people in eight bedrooms.

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.


High hopes but it just wasn't the best, sorry.
Unfortunately we found the Somerwood experience a bit of let down; there was the annoying stuff like no plugs in sinks, no tin opener in the kitchen, the DVD player didn?t work, the sound system in the cinema (disappointingly just 2 small low grade computer speakers!) were damaged, and the WIFI didn?t work anywhere in the property! Then there was the unpleasant stuff; dried poo on the toilet pans in the Whalley and Waddington en-suites ? also there was a foul smell in the latter coming from the shower trap, the hair on bathroom floors in the Chaigley & Cliteroe rooms, the dirty floor in the downstairs toilet ? all especially annoying as there is such a large housekeeping bond to pay upfront! Then there was the unnecessary stuff, the threadbare and uncomfortable mattress (the one on the right) in the Waddington and the leaky shower and toilet in the Ribchester en-suite and the leaking toilet in the 1st floor bathroom which also didn?t flush properly. All of this was reported to Ribble Valley Holiday Homes very shortly after our arrival and the plugs, tin opener and DVD player issues were rectified immediately and while our feedback was appreciated, there was reluctance to get involved to resolve the issues, rather to ?just let Sykes know?. Definitely, a good clean and some remedial work needed to bring this property back up to standard.
Ed D

Stunning holiday home
My family of 14 stayed here for a week with lots to keep them all entertained!! The hot tub / sauna and the cinema room was much used absolutely brilliant! To unwind here at this lovely house was a blessing especially after a day out visiting Ribchester town and lots of other venues as mentioned in Somerwoods guide. Stydd Gardens beautiful!! Tennis courts and the grounds outside was awesome too. The accommodation was awesome with a gorgeous main bedroom with two balconies (ours) 7 other bedrooms 5 with en-suite plus a main family bathroom. A beautiful glass floor in the hall that shows the downstairs entertainment areas where the snooker room cinema room and table tennis were much used by everyone for their fun and enjoyment. The kitchen was perfect for the size of our party lots of seating area plenty of room to all sit down and eat together. The sitting room had lots of comfy sofas where we all met to discuss how our day went or just to chill and catch-up and watch TV. The lovely owners have gone to great lengths to ensure that their guests are well cared for.The letting people are close by if you have any problems with your stay and are very prompt when help is needed. All in all we had a fabulous holiday thank-you Somerwood all of us will remember this holiday for a long time ??

Stunning house!!
15 of us stayed here for a long weekend.stunning,well equipped house.hot tub,snooker table and table tennis all got used loads aswell as a few games of tennis.couldnt fault it at all and we will definitely be back.

Fantastic place for a celebration
Just returned from a long weekend here and have to say it was awesome. Plenty of space to accommodate our party of 13 adults and lots to keep us occupied. Hot tub and sauna were well used along with the snooker table and ping pong in the basement. As the weather was good we even got in some games of tennis on the court and loved the cinema room for cosy evenings in. Huge kitchen- with great table that we could all sit around & which added to the celebration. Plenty to do further afield - we went on a canal trip near Blackburn. But a walk down the hill into the village took us to nice pubs, the Roman museum and bathhouse and the Stydd Gardens for some wine tasting. A few little niggles in that the dishwasher didn?t work along with only half the toaster but nothing major and certainly didn?t spoil our weekend. We're already looking to book again next year!

We had a wonderful week here as part of a large family group. There is masses of accommodation over the top 2 floors, a lovely big kitchen and dining area, massive lounge with big squishy sofas, and games rooms downstairs which are great for rainy days. There's also a hot tub and sauna outside, perfect for relaxing in the evening. The owners /letting people were really friendly too, and very helpful. Lovely place to visit, we wholeheartedly recommend!



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Sauna Sauna
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds


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
Open fire, 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 enclosed with summerhouse and large, fenced pond
Garden with hot tub (on request), 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
Note - If you wish to use the hot tub during your stay, please notify the owner at least 14 days prior to arrival

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Ribchester, St Wilfrid's Church - 0.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ribchester Roman Museum and Fort - 0.7 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Stonyhurst College - 3.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Old Langho Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Samlesbury Hall - 3.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Great Mitton, All Hallow's Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Chipping, St Bartholomew's Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Whalley Abbey - 5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Whalley Abbey Gatehouse - 5.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Whalley, St Mary's Church - 5.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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