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Self Catering in Lancashire - Ribchester

Areas: Ribble Valley


Somerwood, Ribchester, Lancashire

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   Phone booking on 01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 16

Pricing From: £2093.00

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.


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!
Andy K

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!

Spacious well equipped property a bit out of the way.
Not too far from village but quite a walk and uphill on the way back without footpaths so not that close to village. Car really needed. Ribchester arms in village great. Shop ok for emergencies but don?t rely on it for anything out of ordinary. Turning to check in they are strict with check in times and there isn?t a lot nearby to fill in time. Lovely girl checked us in though. The place is vast. Almost too big. There is a lot that could be done with such a large space particularly in basement. Very well equipped though. Some of furnishings such as sofas in need of replacement worn torn not comfy. Some ok. Hot tub nice and table tennis fun. Didn?t use sauna or snooker but looked ok. Our grumbles were limited to mouldy showers heads that were blocked and the stalagtights of mound were very visible, insufficient if at times no hot water (they came twice to fix it) and no outside lighting to hot tub which was away from house down slippy icy slope. Also beware the amazing welcome hamper. We loved it until at the last minute we read small print. There are unrealistically high charges for failing to return bottles (?5) egg box (?1) etc. We nearly threw it all out and had to rescue it all. They take i5 from the high deposit to its more of a conditional gift of delicious things that could turn out to be massively expensive. Nice touch but the terms should be made clearer. All in all was ok but overly expensive in our view. We stay in lots of these places. For the money you would want hot water, clean showers and outside lighting. Maybe a better summer destination. Would book directly too and avoid Sykes who were quite objectionable over a few matters.

Fantastic house, beautiful setting
My family and I (party of 13) have just returned home after a week at this property. A really fantastic break. Situated in the Ribble Valley, this place has it all. Gorgeous setting; loads of space in and around the property; great features including tennis court, sauna, jacuzzi, bbq area with fire pit, full size snooker table, cinema room, table tennis table!!! We had five kids with us, aged 4 to 14 and they had a great time. You're in walkable distance from Ribchester village for pubs/shops and a maximum of 10 min drive from the beautiful Forest of Bowland but to be honest you could have a supermarket delivery and easily not move for a week!!! Would recommend and would love to return.

A beautiful House for a relaxing weekend
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)
Ian R



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double 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
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove included in rent
Bed linen and towels included 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

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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 Gatehouse - 5.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

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

Blackburn, Holy Trinity Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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