Oakdean Cottages are situated in the small rural village of Langho, in serene countryside with stunning views of the Ribble Valley. This also places us within the official Forest of Bowland AONB, a setting that has inspired many - including J.R.R. Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
There are more than 40 idyllic villages surrounding Langho, the nearest of which is Whalley; just a 5 min drive or 30 min walk. Along with a beautiful Abbey, the Grade II listed Whalley Viaduct (the largest in Lancashire), shops, a deli, and a bakery, there are pubs, bars and restaurants to suit every appetite.
The charming market town of Clitheroe is only a 15 min drive away and offers a large choice of supermarkets, independent shops, places to eat, and a beautiful park and playground in the grounds of the iconic medieval Castle.
For days out by car, The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the seaside are all less than an hour away.
When we first built the cottages, we expected to attract people from across the UK looking to enjoy Lancashire’s varied landscapes – but we hadn’t anticipated just how popular our accommodation would be with international visitors! Over the years, we have been delighted to welcome guests from Australia, America, Jordan, New Zealand, Dubai and beyond. This is largely because of our picturesque but central location:
We are perfectly situated for guests coming further afield as we’re close to Junction 31 of the M6 with very good transport links. Preston is a 30 min drive away where direct trains go to London (2 hrs), to Glasgow (2 hrs) and to Edinburgh (2 hrs 30 mins). Described as Lancashire and Yorkshire’s hub into and out of the North, Manchester and Leeds are approx 1 hr drive away and both cities have international airports.
The famous warmth of Lancastrian hospitality ensures visitors from all over the globe return time and time again.