Pretty and comfortable cottage, sleeping 4, in centre of picturesque village in the north of England. Cosy country pubs just a short walk away. Surrounded by hills, beautiful walking country, close to Dales. Rural England at its best!
Are you looking for a traditional English cottage holiday set in one of the north of England's prettiest villages? 'Blackbird Cottage', which has been awarded a three-star rating by Visit England, is located in the award-winning village of Waddington, in Lancashire's beautiful Ribble Valley, nestling at the foot of Waddington Fell and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by some of England's most gorgeous scenery.
Providing comfortable, centrally-heated accommodation for up to 4 people and decorated with landscape paintings by local artists, the cottage comprises a living room with colour television and DVD player; a fully equipped kitchen/diner, including microwave and conventional ovens, refrigerator, washing machine and dining table seating four; a large double bedroom; a smaller bedroom with two bunk beds; and a house bathroom with bath and in-bath shower. Wifi access for a small weekly fee.
The cottage is located in the centre of the village, opposite the brook and Coronation Gardens, within easy walking distance of a café, post office/grocery store and three cosy pubs serving food and drink. Popular with tourists, the village bustles at weekends and holidays with walkers and cyclists setting off for excursions in the surrounding fells and moorland.
As well as excellent fell walking and cycling in the nearby Trough of Bowland and on Pendle Hill, which dominates the skyline to the south, the area offers many opportunities for gourmet dining, including nearby Bashall Barn, the famous Inn at Whitewell and Northcote Manor. Waddington has been described as "a village so pretty it could have been built for some rose-tinted Richard Curtis movie"!
The Yorkshire Dales (with attractions such as Malham Cove, Pen y Ghent, Ingleborough, Skipton, "Calendar Girls" country) are just 20 minutes' drive away, and the southern Lake District is just over an hour away. Trains from the bustling market town of Clitheroe (2 miles away), take just over an hour to reach Manchester Victoria. Brontë country and the Lancashire Coast (Blackpool, Morecambe) are within easy reach, as is the city of Liverpool, with its Beatles connections and the new and acclaimed Museum of Liverpool.
WE OFFER CONSIDERABLE DISCOUNTS ON THE PER-NIGHT PRICE QUOTED ABOVE IF YOU STAY FOR A WEEK OR MORE. Please drop us a line!
Veuillez nous contacter - nous parlons aussi français et attendons le plaisir de vous renseigner!
Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns auch auf Deutsch - wir freuen uns auf Ihre Anfrage! Das Cottage ist relativ einfach mit der Fähre von Zeebrugge oder Hoek van Holland nach Hull zu erreichen, oder mit einem Billigflug nach Manchester oder Leeds/Bradford.
Other Things to Note
Wifi access for a small weekly fee.
No smoking, and please leave the cottage clean and tidy when you leave. That's about it. We're pretty laid back, and so far all our guests have been respectful. Thanks very much!
Great little cottage in an idyllic village. Everything was as described and as viewed in the pictures. It was well stocked with everything you would need. Very cosy too which was great as the weather was freezing. Really enjoyed our experience here and when next in the area will definitely use again.
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Lovely house, great location. Close to some great eating options. And great position for day trips to trough of bowl and, skip ton etc. best stocked holiday kitchen I have ever had. Thankyou
We stayed about a month in Neil and Joanne's sweet Waddington cottage. It was a wonderful place for my family in the most picturesque countryside. The home itself was pristine and by far the most well-equipped place we've stayed.
The Ribble Valley is outstanding. And you can enjoy a lovely stay even without a car .. Plenty of beautiful walks and great bus service throughout the area.
I could go on and on about this cottage, Neil and Joanne's hospitality, the village pubs, beautiful scenery, sweet shops and markets, etc etc ... Just book this place and enjoy beautiful Waddington too!
Everything was really clean and orderly. Nice bottle of wine on Table. Lots of info about the area and about the cottage itself. Very comfortable and cute place.
We had a wonderful stay at Blackbird Cottage. Waddington is a very picturesque village in a beautiful part of Lancashire. The cottage has everything you would need for a comfortable stay and is only a few doors away from a great cafe with lovely home cooking! We are glad to have found such a gem.
A lovely house in a beautiful part of the country. Also really handy that behind the house is a huge parking area and its free so no hassle with getting vehicles parked. Blackbird cottage is cosy, clean and very nice to stay in. Communication with hosts was easy and they are very helpful.
We are a family with two small boys, splitting our time between the UK and Luxembourg. We love Waddington and the Ribble Valley so much that we even got married there (in St Helen's church opposite the cottage) and we're sure you'll love it too! We believe that Blackbird Cottage and Waddington offer the quintissential experience of the English countryside.
As well as hosting on Airbnb, we also use the site a lot when we travel, and have found some excellent accommodation in places as diverse as Vancouver, Stockholm, the Loire Valley and Vienna.
We speak English as a family, but feel free to contact us in French or German too if you'd rather. Looking forward to hearing from you/Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Email/Nous attendons le plaisir de recevoir votre message!