Rural Cottages in and on the edge of the Forest Of Bowland, Ribble Valley.

Idyllic rural setting - Flexible booking- Covid-safe policy

Welcome to

Bowland Breaks

The perfect place to stay for a short break in the forest of bowland

Offering stunning places to stay for a relaxing getaway nestled in the heart of the Ribble Valley countryside.

Take a short break in the Forest of Bowland away from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy our beautiful natural setting.

We have it all, a playground for hill walkers and cyclists, fantastic Hills and Fells, Castles, Country Parks and Market Towns. You really will be spoilt for choice.

Our luxury holiday cottages are immaculately clean and pleasantly furnished. Choose from either The Shippon Luxury Holiday Let a detached cottage with garden, parking, log burner, hot tub and open views, or Cobble View Cottage with parking, tucked away down a cobble street, yet in the centre of the village of Waddington, yet accessible for the Market Town of Clitheroe.

The Shippon Luxury Holiday Let is located a few minutes walk from The Derby Arms and Ferraris Restaurant.

Cobble View Waddington has three good eateries on the doorstep The Lower Buck Inn, The Higher Buck and Waddington Arms .

Adults and children alike will find their favourite spot to play, walk or just relax with a good book and a glass of wine. You set the pace! 

We now offer minimum of 2 night breaks at both cottages and occasionally one night Sunday Deals.

The Shippon Luxury Holiday Let


The Shippon Luxury Holiday Let is a delightful detached converted cattle outbuilding located on the edge of the Market Town of Longridge. The cottage affords stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The cottage, which can sleep up to 4 guests has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard and is exceptionally well equipped to ensure our guests have all they need for a comfortable stay. The living area is open plan with the modern kitchen, there is a breakfast bar and also a dining table,a contemporary log burning stove is a nice touch for those chilly evenings. There is also a smart TV and Bluetooth speaker in the lounge area.  A great place to stay in Lancashire with a hot tub ideal for a romantic  chilling break or use a base and explore the many walking routes nearby.

Cobble View Cottages


A quaint double fronted cottage in the heart of the village of Waddington, overlooking The Square in the Forest of Bowland.

Cobble View can sleep up to 4 guests and is tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard throughout. The kitchen is well equipped and is open plan into the living and dining area. The Market Town of Clitheroe is a 5 minute drive away, having an abundance of great shops and eateries.

Cobble View is located just a short drive away from local wedding venues Bashall Barn, Eaves Hall, The Outbarn and Holmes Mill.


What we offer

The perfect place to stay


Our luxury accommodation is furnished with all the comforts of home in a wonderful countryside setting. You’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, high quality bedlinens and towels, Smart Tv , free wifi and much more.


Bowland Breaks is the perfect base to explore the wonderful Forest of Bowland and the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. When you book your stay we’ll share our insider guide to the area with our favourite places to eat, visit and explore.


Everything is included in our rates. There are no added surcharges for using our WiFi, TV, towels, and toiletries. We have provided everything you need and what’s more, book direct and you’ll enjoy the best booking rates for Bowland Breaks.


Feel the comportability

Hi, we are

Hayley and Nick Sugden

Welcome to Bowland Breaks in Ribble Valley.

We are so happy that you found us and look forward to welcoming you soon to our ‘luxury holiday cottages’.

We feel so honoured when guests choose us for their stay in ‘Ribble Valley’. We work hard to ensure your stay is just perfect and we’re on hand should you need anything.

All you have to do is ask!

Things To Do


Enjoy our


  • Walking Routes – on the doorstep
  • AONB (Less than 5 minutes drive)
  • Beacon Fell Country Park (Less than 10 minutes drive)
  • Lake District (60 Minutes drive)
  • Gisburn Forest & Stocks Reservoir (50 minutes drive)
  • Riverwalks (20 minutes drive)
  • Historic villages
  • Shops, bars and restaurants (Less than 10 minutes walk)
  • Fylde Coast Blackpool and Lytham (30 minutes drive)
Local amenities:

local stores, supermarkets, shopping centre, local market, bars, restaurants, public transport – bus and train, medical centre,

Local activities:

hiking, cycling, swimming, wild swimming, family attractions, golf, fishing, river walks, visit historic towns and villages, museum and castle visits

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We have provided everything you need and what’s more, book direct and you’ll enjoy the best rates for our rural holiday home.

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