(Reference number: 65592)
A tastefully decorated luxury holiday cottage with the owners living next door has been lovingly restored to create a peaceful retreat within the beautiful Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting views of Beacon Fell. The large panoramic window in the living room opens onto a decking area, ideal for al fresco dining and star gazing. Views of Beacon Fell in the distance and a tranquil setting, with only the cows (and occasional deer) for company, make this the perfect place to relax and unwind. Outside The Old Woodshed, thereâ€™s ample private parking, lovely gardens, a stream and storage for cyclists to use.
From breathtaking vistas and valleys to star studded skies, itâ€™s the perfect environment for lovers of the outdoors, heritage and delicious food and drink. Itâ€™s a place to enjoy and keep special and if you do fall in love with the Ribble Valley, youâ€™ll be in the best of company; the Queen told her biographer that she and Prince Philip would like to retire here. The area is great for cyclists, with wonderful quiet lanes, or for those with a mountain bike, over the moors and through wide open forests. Nearby Gisburn Forest has miles of mountain bike trails for all skill levels. Walking is also a very popular way to get to know the area and thereâ€™s a good network of public rights of way within the area. The annual Bowland Festival plus the Pendle Walking Festival and Wyreâ€™s Pathway events are good ways to begin exploring the landscape â€“ whatever your ability.
The Old Woodshed is adjacent to Barnsfold Waters, a beautiful trout fishery set in a stunning location. Fly fishing only with expert tuition and boat hire are available by prior arrangement and at cost, it makes for a wonderful day out. And for something a little different, the Bowland Forest Gliding Club is also on the doorstep. The Ribble Valley is fast gaining a name for itself as a gastro destination, with many discerning pubs and restaurants in the local area, using local produce which, in turn, has reinvigorated traditional farming and artisan food production. Thereâ€™s a world of wonderful pla ...