Directory of Members

Alden Cottage - Alden Cottage is an idyllic 17th Century holiday cottage, offering award-winning Self-Catering accommodation. The cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 1 mile north of Stonyhurst College, near Hurst Green and 4 miles south west of Clitheroe in Lancashire's beautiful Ribble Valley & Forest of Bowland. Address:  Alden Cottage, Kemple End, Birdy Brow, Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9QY, England Website: www.aldencottage.co.uk Telephone: 01254 826468 Email: info@aldencottage.co.uk   Continue Reading
Bashall Barn - Restaurant, coffee shop, ice cream parlour and farm shop in the day amazing marriage and wedding venue at night!  Founded in 2001 as a small rural farm shop the business expanded in 2009 into a Food Visitor Centre. Voted by Rose Prince as one of the top 50 farm shops in the UK, Made in Lancashire as one of the few to hold the Highest Quality Assured Award and most recently voted by industry experts as the BEST ON FARM RESTAURANT… Continue Reading
Bowland Cottage - School House Cottage is a family run luxury holiday cottage, available for short breaks, surrounded by nature and situated in the tranquil heart of the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. School House Cottage is a fantastic Grade II English country cottage, and has been lovingly restored to the highest standard to make your self catering holiday, vacation rental, or UK short break truly relaxing and memorable. Situated in the delightful village of Newton-in-Bowland, lying at the… Continue Reading
Bowland Wild Boar park - Situated in the heart of the Forest of Bowland National Park, Bowland Wild Animal Park is a short distance from the picturesque village of Chipping. Surrounded by fells and woodland and sat on the banks of the river Hodder, it is a delightful place to enjoy the countryside and local wildlife, have fun in the fresh air and take time out from the hustle and bustle whilst having lots of different activities for the kids to do. Address:  Bowland Wild Boar… Continue Reading
Bramley Farm Cottages - In the heart of the Ribble Valley and converted from a 19th century barn, these holiday homes, all with wonderful views, are situated on the owners’ working sheep farm (owners offer lamb feeding March until May) and set in 170 acres of environmentally managed farmland in the heart of the Forest of Bowland (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The Barn (ref 27977) and Bramble Cottage (ref 27978) are semi-detached and The Stable (ref 30562) stands detached and are in a… Continue Reading
Brooklyn Guest House - Brooklyn Guest House Clitheroe is an elegant Victorian town house owned and run by Jayne, and daughter Laura, with the help of Grandaugher Ella. It is within a few minutes’ stroll of the centre of the historic market town of Clitheroe, yet is far enough away to enjoy the peace and tranquility of home from home accommodation in an ideal location in the heart of the delightful Ribble Valley. Old fashioned hospitality blends with modern comforts and our aim is… Continue Reading
Browsholme Hall - Browsholme Hall is the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire - is the ancestral home of the Parker Family, who have lived there since it was built in 1507. Browsholme Hall is a nationally important Grade I listed historic house. The Hall has a pre-eminent collection of historically associated antiques, paintings and furniture of museum quality. Furthermore the red sandstone house has a genuine claim to be the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire. Browsholme certainly is an historic house… Continue Reading
Chestnut Cottage - Delightful cottage in the grounds of the owners home, extended in 2017, its own off road parking with spectacular views of Pendle Hill from the new sunroom. Well equipped to a high standard with three TVs, washing machine, free wi-fi and bed linen/towels provided. There are two bedrooms (one twin and one double on ground floor) and a new dining room. The cottage also benefits from a private garden with gazebo and table and chairs. There is a pub located… Continue Reading
Clitheroe Castle Museum - The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years. The historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for all the family. Our intriguing galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of history, heritage and geology of the local area. Younger hearts may take an adventure kitted out with rucksack, map and… Continue Reading
Cobden Farm B&B - There is a warm welcome for guests to our farmhouse B&B on our working, family farm, on the hillside overlooking the beautiful Sabden valley and Pendle Hill, in the Forest of Bowland AONB. We are within five miles of Clitheroe, Burnley and Pendle. We have two en suite rooms designed for visitors or business people. Both double and twin-bedded rooms are spacious with countryside views. Cobden Farm 4 Star (Breakfast Award) Bed and Breakfast holiday accommodation is an ideal get-away-from-it-all… Continue Reading
Eaves Hall Eaves Hall - Welcome to Eaves Hall, without a doubt one of the finest exclusive use wedding venues in the North West. A glorious building surrounded by beautiful gardens set amidst the simply stunning countryside of the Ribble Valley. The thoughtfully updated interiors have been designed to bring out the best of the original features, creating a unique, contemporary country house ambience and atmosphere. The 30 bedrooms, ranging from magnificent suites to dinky twins and singles, have all received the same treatment too.… Continue Reading
Fells, Dales & Lakes - We have been successfully running three large self-catering holiday houses for over 10 years, with many guests returning again. In 2016 we took the exciting step to expand and start our own Self-catering Holiday lettings agency focusing on The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. As a small, dedicated team working from our office in Shap, we take pride in what we do and our aim to offer a more personal approach to ensuring your holiday is everything you hoped for.… Continue Reading
Foxfields Country Hotel - Situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Foxfields Country Hotel has a total of 44 rooms, and a variety of options for guests to choose from to ensure their stay is as comfortable and well-suited to their needs as possible. The hotel has comprehensive spa facilities, including a swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room and a small gym. Address: Whalley Road. Billington. Blackburn. Lancashire. BB7 9HY Website: www.foxfieldshotel.com Telephone:  01254 822556 Email:  enquiries@foxfieldshotel.co.uk Continue Reading
Hackings Caravan Park - For those who seek peace and tranquillity in a delightful country setting this is the ideal location, set in 20 acres of mature parkland in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley. Our park is personally supervised by ourselves, (Wendy, Linden and Wendy) as resident owners and our sole aim is to ensure that your holiday home is enjoyable and carefree. You will find yourself surrounded by friendly, like-minded people who create a real ‘community’ feel. We consider our park… Continue Reading
Higher Gills Farm - If you want a complete escape from the stress and strain of modern life, a holiday at Higher Gills Farm could be just what you need. Situated at the foot of Pendle Hill, Higher Gills Farm offers magnificent panoramic views of the Forest of Bowland, and the Ribble Valley from your accommodation. In the distance can be seen the high moors of the Yorkshire Dales including Ingleborough and Penyghent. Also you can see across to Malham Moor and Malham Cove… Continue Reading
Hindelinis (Ribblesdale Park) - Located in the heart of Ribblesdale Park is our stunning gourmet cafe called Hindelinis. It also serves as our reception so this is where you check in. We serve top quality, great value food all day, everyday. We also deliver food directly to your lodge. The cafe has Wi Fi, DVD’s for hire, Sky Sports and BT Sports, a huge wood fire, beer and wine, tourist information point with a PC and internet access. Address: Ribblesdale Park, Mill Lane, Gisburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire. BB7 4LP… Continue Reading
Holmes Mill - Based in the heart of Clitheroe, Holmes Mill is a unique celebration of Lancashire food, drink and entertainment. Featuring a beer hall, hotel, food hall and much more, this former textiles mill is the perfect place to indulge, unwind and explore. Address: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB Website: www.holmesmill.co.uk Telephone: 01200407111 Email: TBC Continue Reading
Inch Perfect Trials - On the back of the success of the display team, and due to a high demand, Inch Perfect Trials also run a full range of experience and training days suitable for aged 7 upwards and all ability levels. Based in the beautiful Ribble Valley, just 20 minutes out of Clitheroe lies 100 acres of fantastic trialling land at the home of Inch Perfect Trials. Let us put you through your paces with and adrenaline filled day out like no other!… Continue Reading
Live Magazines - Our consumer and corporate readers aspire to the finer things in life and enjoy discovering more about the area in which they live, work and play. The Live Magazines Ltd titles deliver original editorials covering the latest in fashion, travel, beauty, business, sport, interiors, motoring, culture and property. Live Ribble Valley and Live Preston & Fylde are the perfect complement to life in one of Britain’s most desirable counties and aims to showcase luxury living to an affluent audience who… Continue Reading
Longridge Heritage Centre Trust - The Heritage and Visitor Centre is situated in the centre of Longridge by the old Preston and Longridge Railway line, which operated from 1840 to 1967. The former station has been thoughtfully converted to house the Heritage and Visitor Centre, along with a cafe and meeting rooms for hire. The Heritage and Visitor Centre is a great place to visit to gather information about Longridge and the surrounding area – you can find out about Longridge's fascinating history; browse the… Continue Reading
Lowsun Lodges - Based in the heart of Lancashire Ribble Valley beneath the infamous Pendle Hill, LowSun lodges are set in secluded countryside within walking distance of Clitheroe Town Centre, with excellent motorway and train links. Address: Lowsun Lodges, Upbrooks Farm, Clitheroe, BB7 1PL Websites: www.lowsunlodges.co.uk Telephone: 01200 428392 or 07973473929 Email: lawseupbrooks@aol.com Continue Reading
Meadow Cottages - Nestled in the courtyard of Hill Top Farm behind secure electric gates and a 200 yd tree lined private drive, Meadow Cottage offers truly luxurious self-catering accommodation for all types of guests. It is a true rural hideaway but with all the comforts of home. Offering a stunning 180 ° panorama across farms, fields and rolling fells – the views stretch as far as North Wales Hills, Fylde Coast, Blackpool Tower, (on clear nights see the famous ‘Blackpool Illuminations’ in… Continue Reading
Melt - Hi there, & a warm welcome to melt – where you’ll not only find our exquisitely fragranced, hand poured candles, but also a small selection of our favourite little luxuries alongside some of the world’s most renowned and beautiful perfumes. Melt have been hand making scented candles and reed diffusers since December 2000 from idyllic and peaceful rural premises in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Since then, Melt have naturally expanded from luxury home fragrances and now also offer… Continue Reading
Mitton Hall - A stunning country house hotel in the heart of the Ribble Valley. A breathtaking wedding venue that redefines romance. A restaurant that exudes charm. Welcome to Mitton Hall. Mitton Hall hosts everything from fabulous cocktail evenings with live music to barbecues, family events and wedding fairs. Address: Mitton Hall, Mitton Road, Mitton, Whalley BB7 9PQ Websites: www.mittonhallhotel.co.uk Telephone: 01254 826 544 Email: TBC Continue Reading
Mrs Dowsons Farm Park - For the past 60 years the Dowson family have traditionally farmed the gently rolling hills of the Ribble Valley. Their aim is to produce the tastiest ice cream possible. As well as using all natural ingredients, and milk from our own cows here on the farm. Address: Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7JA Website: www.mrsdowsons.com Telephone: 01254 812407 Email: info@mrsdowsons.co.uk Continue Reading
Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Club - Mytton Fold at the heart of the Ribble Valley, and winner of Lancashire’s Small Hotel of the Year, is a privately owned hotel and golf course located in Langho, Blackburn and a member of Best Western Hotels – the largest hotel group in the world. Address: Mytton Fold Hotel, Whalley Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8AB Website: www.myttonfold.co.uk Telephone: 01254 240662 Email: reception@myttonfold.co.uk Continue Reading
Northcote - Northcote is a renowned country house hotel situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley. Offering 26 imaginative and inspired rooms which exude highly individual character. Enhance your dining experience with an overnight stay and wake up to one of Northcote's famous Lancashire breakfasts. Address: Northcote Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, BB6 8BE Website: www.northcote.com Telephone: 01254 240555 Email: reception@northcote.com Continue Reading
Oakdean Cottages - Oakdean Cottages are the perfect place from which to enjoy special interest holidays. Much of our Ribble Valley location lies within The Forest of Bowland, an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fishing breaks are available and we are perfectly located for the River Loud, River Hodder and River Ribble. Address: TBC Website: oakdeancottages.co.uk/location Telephone: 07899 798 673 or 01254 248675 Email: info@oakdeancottages.com Continue Reading
Outdoor Elements - Lancashire based Outdoor Elements, established in November 2001, offers team building and outdoor activities to all ages and abilities. Outdoor Elements is flexible to your needs and can organise anything from half-day activities to full residential experiences. Address: Pump House Dean Wood, Trapp Lane, Simonstone, Lancashire, BB12 7JD Website: www.outdoorelements.co.uk Telephone: 01282 416396 Email: info@outdoorelements.co.uk Continue Reading
Precious at Whalley - PRECIOUS is a small independent boutique shop, situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley town of Whalley, Lancashire. Handpicked items from all across Europe, make this shop unique in jewellery, clothing, accessories and much much more. Address: 33 King Street, Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9SP Website: www.preciousatwhalley.co.uk Telephone: 01254 822620 Email: info@preciousatwhalley.co.uk Continue Reading
PuddleDucks Tearoom - Located in the quaint village of Dunsop Bridge, the exact centre of the United Kingdom. We offer a delicious menu of homemade English classics including corned beef hotpot and cheese and onion pie, alongside a varying choice of homemade cakes. Our village shop on site also boasts a wide selection of Puddleducks merchandise, we cater for tourists but also local customers, guaranteeing there is something for everyone to enjoy. Come and join us for lunch, or simply coffee and a… Continue Reading
Red Pump Inn - Amidst the outstanding natural beauty of the Forest of Bowland this picturesque country inn sits at the heart of the tiny village of Bashall Eaves. We offer a luxury B&B experience and are fast establishing a fine reputation for the quality of our steak restaurant. Address: Clitheroe Road, Bashall Eaves, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3DA Website: www.theredpumpinn.co.uk Telephone: 01254 826 227 Email: enquiries@theredpumpinn.co.uk Continue Reading
Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues - Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues hosts an annual Jazz festival in Clitheroe and a programme of jazz club gigs throughout the year. We are a small community-based charity, run entirely by volunteers. Our aim is to develop and promote the best in live jazz, and particularly to foster aspiring young talent. We arrange regular live jazz gigs and festivals involving leading UK jazz musicians at first-class venues mainly in Clitheroe, the heart of Ribble Valley. But we also encourage up-and-coming… Continue Reading
Ribchester Roman Museum - The idea of a museum in Ribchester was conceived by Margaret Greenall, originallyfrom Warrington and a member of the famous brewing family, in the early years of the twentieth century. Her objective was to stem the flow of artefacts out of the village that had occurred ever since Ribchester was first recognised as a site of special historic interest. Ribchester Museum of Roman Antiquities was thus opened under Miss Greenall’s direction in 1915. The original museum building comprised one room,… Continue Reading
Rimington Caravan Park - “A quiet, select, five star family-run static holiday home and touring caravan park, set in the beautiful Ribble Valley deep in the heart of rural Lancashire.” At Rimington Caravan Park, we devote all our attention to ensuring that the Park is maintained to a very high standard. The holiday park has a number of useful facilities including laundry facilities and luxury heated toilet block – all completed to a high standard. Based in Gisburn near Clitheroe in Lancashire and overlooked… Continue Reading
Salar Media - If you need content for magazines or websites, organic SEO or social media, we can help. We can also source or shoot photos and video and we can write engaging copy for brochures, advertisements and direct marketing. Basically, we’re happy to tackle pretty much anything that involves words and pictures. Over the last 20 years or so, I’ve been lucky enough to make a living out of writing and editing a string of national consumer magazines. We’ve worked for both… Continue Reading
Skipton Castle - Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower. Imagine what life was like… Continue Reading
Stanley House Stanley House Hotel And Spa - Stanley House Hotel is a stunning, award winning hotel, set in 54 acres of Ribble Valley countryside in Mellor, Lancashire. Situated in Mellor (in between Preston and Blackburn), the hotel is privately owned and run by the Walker family and opened in 2004 following a spectacular conversion of the ruins of a 17th century manor house, titled Stanley House. The Grade II listed building, demonstrating its heritage is now complemented with opulent modern additions and also benefits from unspoiled views… Continue Reading
Stonefold Holiday Cottage - The 16th century farmhouse and barns have been lovingly renovated, by ourselves, into a family home and a self-catering holiday cottage. Our warm and comfortable cottage, retaining many original features (including flagged floors and exposed beams), comfortably sleeps 5. Situated in open moorland in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, the cottage has spectacular views of the Hodder Valley and the three peaks of Yorkshire. If you are looking to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing holiday in… Continue Reading
Stonyhurst College - Stonyhurst College is a coeducational Roman Catholic independent school, adhering to the Jesuit tradition, on the Stonyhurst Estate, Lancashire, England. It occupies a Grade I listed building. The school has been fully co-educational since 1999. The college was founded in 1593 by Father Robert Persons SJ at St Omer, at a time when penal laws prohibited Catholic education in England. After moving to Bruges in 1762 and Liège in 1773, the college moved to Stonyhurst in 1794. It provides boarding… Continue Reading
The Emporium - Housed in an imposing former chapel in the heart of town, the Emporium is part restaurant, part interior design superstore. Whether it’s a latte or a lunchtime glass of fizz, this elegant old building has been lavishly converted to create three glorious floors of eating, drinking and shopping. Pop in for a coffee and freshly baked pastries, meet friends for lunch, toast a successful shopping trip with a cheeky afternoon glass of fizz or step out in style for a… Continue Reading
The Fromm Shoppe - The Fromm Shoppe is based in the growing and fashionable Ribble Valley, Lancashire. Claire Fromm photographs Weddings, Fashion & Events throughout the North West UK and also Newborn, Mum-To-Be at her studio in the picturesque village of Whalley. As a professional photographer and designer for over 10 years, Claire’s style has developed thru the diverse places she has lived and visited. Growing up in the Ribble Valley, Claire loves the combined romanticism of the rolling hills and magnificent old worldly… Continue Reading
The Grand Clitheroe - The smart, contemporary setting – complete with 38-foot sprung stage – lends itself to virtually any style of performance and makes a superb location for creative workshops or business conferences. The Grand is one of the most incredible live performance spaces in the north of England. The alchemy between artist and audience is heightened by the intimacy of the room and the clarity of the acoustics. Artists love performing here. We set high standards in production, always ensuring that artists… Continue Reading
The Inn At Whitewell  - The Inn at Whitewell is an old fashioned rural Inn, welcoming to all, providing 23 bedrooms of some glamour, seriously good local ingredients cooked well and a noteworthy selection of drinks. Address:Inn at Whitewell, Clitheroe, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, BB7 3AT Website: www.innatwhitewell.com Telephone: 01200 448222 Email: reception@innatwhitewell.com Continue Reading
The Longitude Gallery - Welcome to the Longitude Art Gallery – Clitheroe’s contemporary art gallery presenting international, national and local artists. Address: Lee Carter House, Off Castlegate, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1AZ Website: www.thelongitudegallery.co.uk Telephone: 01200 538385 Email: mail@thelongitudegallery.co.uk Continue Reading
The Out Barn at Clough Bottom - The Out Barn at Clough Bottom is a unique, exclusive, away from it all location ideal for hosting Private Functions, Events and Conferences. The Out Barn is family owned and run. It is part of Clough Bottom Farm and is available 50 weeks of the year for celebrations. The Out Barn has its original roots in the 17th Century as a traditionally stone built barn. It has now been lovingly restored and developed to incorporate an elliptical shaped function room,… Continue Reading
The Shippon Luxury Holiday Let - This detached beautifully presented Shippon has been tastefully converted by the owners, with close attention to detail, including oak engineered flooring, exposed brick walls and beams. Added to this is the benefit of a contemporary wood burning stove, fully equipped modern kitchen, an outdoor hot tub and complimentary Wi-fi.All the things you need to make your stay enjoyable and a bit more special. The property is located in Thornley and is within walking distance of the Market Town of Longridge.… Continue Reading
The Shireburn Arms - Located in the picturesque village of Hurst Green, The Shireburn Arms is a 17th Century hostelry offering stunning views, beautiful accommodation and locally produced food. Original architectural features cosy up to contemporary fittings and fabrics to create a unique yet homely feel. Address: The Shireburn Arms Hotel, Whalley Rd, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QJ Website: www.shireburnarmshotel.co.uk Telephone: 01254 826 678 Email: TBC Continue Reading
The Spread Eagle - An unassuming but attractive coaching Inn nestling within the Forest of Bowland, an Area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of the Ribble Valley. On one side of the building flows the River Ribble, on the other are the remains of the C12th Cistercian Sawley Abbey, and from a distance the magnificent and brooding Pendle Hill casts its shadow. This lovely Inn uses a delicate palette of colour for its furnishings but also has open stonework, fireplaces, flag floors… Continue Reading
The Three Fishes - The Three Fishes, situated in the tiny picturesque hamlet of Mitton in the rural haven of the Ribble Valley celebrated its tenth anniversary as an award-winning Ribble Valley Inn in September 2014. It will come as no surprise to find that we are passionate about food. We have established a reputation for championing the freshest local, seasonal produce - and it has to be full of flavour... it's the rule! Address: The Three Fishes, Mitton Road, Mitton, Nr Whalley, Lancashire BB7 9PQ Website:… Continue Reading
Three Rivers Woodland Park - Mixed residential & holiday park set in47 acres of woodland within the Forest of Bowland AONB, 2miles from Clitheroe rxcare.net. Address: Eaves Hall Lane, West Bradford, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3JG Website: threeriverspark.co.uk/ Telephone: 01200 423523 Email: TBC Continue Reading
Top Hat Tours - The Ribble Valley has mystical legends and Simon Entwistle, dressed in his authentic Victorian costume, will be delighted to recount some of his favourites as he accompanies you on his guided walks exploring the haunted ginnels, cobbled streets and burial grounds in Clitheroe, Whalley, Blackburn, Accrington, Colne, Skipton, York and Kendal. Simon conducts the tour in his own graphical style, complete with resident ghosts and sound effects whilst recounting the history of these fascinating towns. He also carries out guided… Continue Reading
Waddington Arms  - Standing in the middle of the village from which it takes its name The Waddington Arms is very much at the heart of life in the fabulous Ribble Valley. Located beside an ancient stone bridge over a babbling brook at the heart of the picture postcard village of Waddington, the Waddington Arms is the hub of this vibrant little community. It’s the perfect place to eat, drink, relax and catch up with friends. Come rain or shine, the ‘Waddy’ is… Continue Reading
Waddow Hall Waddow Hall - Waddow Hall is a 17th-century manor house set in 180 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the River Ribble. We provide: Catered or self-catering indoor accommodation Fully equipped or unequipped campsites Excellent conference rooms and training facilities An extensive range of exciting outdoor activities under supervision of qualified instructors A well-stocked shop selling Girlguiding publications and other souvenirs A licensed bar and catering options. Waddow Hall is within easy reach of some beautiful trails, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales,… Continue Reading
Whalley Abbey - The Retreat and Conference House is set in the stunning grounds and ruins of a 14th Century Cistercian Abbey. On the banks of the River Calder in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley, but with easy access to motorway and rail networks. Grounds open daily Ample free parking for patrons only Belonging to the Church of England Diocese of Blackburn the Retreat and Conference Centre located in the grounds continues to provide high-quality, welcoming hospitality Our flexible 4 Star… Continue Reading