tel. 01282 776285 mob. 07989 401595

Have a no-car day
(We'll dry your clothes and shoes when you get back)

Bike It - Book a bike (we can pre-order the wheels for you) hired via

Walk It - There are lots of public footpaths in our area, two go through our farm. We have maps and walk books you can borrow.

Take a look at our walking and cycling page for just a sample of the walks and cycle rides available.

Bus It - There's a bus stop at our farm road entrance. Bus time tables are available in your rooms.

Train It - Clitheroe Interchange and Whalley train station are close. Buses from Sabden go to both. Train timetables are in your rooms' welcome folders.

Sport It - Golf, crown green bowling, fishing, Pendle Ski Slope, para and hang gliding, horse riding are all within three miles.

Whalley Golf Club
Raygill Fishing Lakes

Buy It - If shopping is your thing Clitheroe is a traditional market town with plenty of independent shops and market.

Just over the hill are the famous Boundary Mill and Pendle Village Mill shops.

Craft It - If you are looking for a unique gift or would like to try your hand at a new craft, then you don't have far to go. The Platform Gallery holds contemporary craft exhibitions, and has a beautiful selection of gifts in the Craft Shop, and also run workshops. A little further afield in Chipping is Brabins Shop and Gallery, that holds exhibitions throughout the year and has a tea garden serving light refreshments. For anyone interested in textiles National Trust's Gawthorpe Hall is a must.

The Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland

Clitheroe Castle, with its  newly refurbished museum and 12th century keep, are a must not just for the history but also for the magnificent views over Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley.

Also for history buffs are the Abbeys of Whalley and Sawley. In both cases, in addition to the ruins, there are riverside walks, country pubs and at Whalley plenty of interesting shops and a vibrant Farmers Market.

Samlesbury Hall a fellow GTBS member is a wonderful Tudor timber framed hall packed with history why not combine it with a visit to nearby Brockholes nature reserve. If you like Historic Houses also visit Gawthorpe Hall and Browsholme Hall.

A good family day out can be enjoyed at another fellow GTBS member the Bowland Wild Boar Park.

We have attractive villages aplenty in the Forest of Bowland AONB and Pendle. In addition to our near neighbors Downham, Worston, Pendleton, Higham and Fence, there are Waddington, Slaidburn Village and Dunsop Bridge which are all well worth a visit - as is Chipping Village. You could also get some inspiration by following the Forest of Bowland Teashop Map (pdf)

Local Village Leaflets

Slaidburn Village (pdf)
Dunsop Bridge (pdf)
Chipping Village (pdf)
Bolton-by-Bowland (pdf )

Pendle and Barnoldswick

Friendly Barnoldswick is a quirky, colourful, traditional town packed with bustling independent traders, activities and events. The little town straddles the Lancashire and Yorkshire border and is surrounded by stunning scenery and superb walking countryside. Find out more on the Visit Barnoldswick website.

Festival Bowland a year round calendar of events in and around the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley.

Festival Bowland (pdf)

Cobden View Holiday Cottage
Cobden Farm, Sabden, Clitheroe
Lancashire, BB7 9ED
tel. 01282 776285 mob. 07989 401595 Email :

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