Perched on the banks of the River Ribble, Riverside Barn sits within the village of Ribchester, complete with olde worlde buildings, pubs and gardens. Although small, the village provides a bevvy of sightseeing opportunities, from the Roman Baths to the Stydd Gardens and St. Wilfrid’s Church. A short 8-minute drive brings guests to the Forest of Bowland, home to many species of wildlife, archaeological projects and acres of rolling hills.
Slightly further afield, the city of Preston can be found, where visitors may opt to meander around shops, sample a range of restaurants, or take a visit to the historic Preston Docks. Meanwhile, a drive in the opposite direction brings guests to Blackburn, where art galleries, theatres and country parks abound.
Both suites are on the ground floor, with en suite facilities, a four-poster bed, DVD player, Xbox and underfloor heating. While the Ribble Suite offers river views as well as a double bed settee, the Hothersall Suite includes a roll-top bath and views of the old farmyard.
Groupon’s Guide To Lancashire
Bordered by Liverpool and Manchester, Lancashire is on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park, making it possible for globetrotters to experience both the urban and the outdoor tourist, sport and entertainment opportunities of North West England.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is ideal for travellers who want to soak up in the sun of northern England, whereas the outdoorsy can relish the thrill of a hike or of a memorable snap in West Pennine Moors, Pendle Hill or of WWT Martin Mere. More to explore lies at travellers’ feet: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as Arnside and Silverdale with its Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, and Forest of Bowland.