A sumptuous collection of self-catering lodges with Jacuzzi hot tubs and scenic decking, beautifully positioned in the heart of the Ribble Valley.
  • Sleeps: 2-6 per lodge
  • Bedroom: 1-3 per lodge
  • Bathroom: 1 per lodge
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Uniquely mesmerising, Lancashire’s Ribble Valley is steeped in heritage, magnificent scenery, and gastronomic delight.

Not only did the renowned author JRR Tolkien discover a wealth of creative inspiration in Ribble Valley, but the Queen herself once described a yearning to retire there one day.

Bowland Retreat Lodges is perfectly positioned in this magnificent part of the world, between the historic market town of Clitheroe, and the chocolate box village of Whalley, with the Forest of Bowland AONB right on its doorstep. Here you’ll find a sumptuous collection of retreats, for holidays that demand an extra helping of luxury.

A dedicated, family-run site, the friendly owners have seen to it that each individually styled lodge is equipped with everything you’ll need for a relaxing break, and much more besides.  

Not only will you be greeted with gleaming, high-end kitchen and bathroom facilities, but you can look forward to soaking in your Jacuzzi hot tub by sunset, bubbles in hand, after a long day of exploring (or doing absolutely nothing… you decide!)

Perry, Marlow, and Kiri each sleep 2 guests, making them perfect for that romantic getaway you’ve been promising yourselves.  Featuring an indulgent freestanding bathtub, a huge walk-in shower, and impossibly scenic al fresco decking, you’ll never want to leave.

Ideal for up to 4 guests, Rue, Oakley, Orchid and Nash each feature two plush superking beds with elegant ensuite facilities (book Oakley if you’d like to make one of the rooms into a twin, instead.) Enjoy morning coffee out on the decking, before an evening soak in that bubbling hot tub… what bliss!

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At a glance

  • A luxurious collection of self-catering lodges sleeping 2-6 guests, perfectly located in the heart of Ribble Valley, Lancashire.
  • Each lodge features outdoor decking, full kitchen and bathroom facilities, and a Jacuzzi hot tub that’s ideal for relaxing in by sunset!
  • Optional extras can be ordered for your stay, including fresh flowers, afternoon teas, and pop-up picnics – just ask.
  • Known as the ‘food capital of the North’, there are plenty of restaurants and local produce markets to choose from in the local area, along with heritage sites including Clitheroe’s castle ruins and the Tolkien trail.


  • Hot Tubs


Luxury lodges, sleep 2-6 guests.  Living space with TV, Wi-Fi, well-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, kitchenware, washing machine (in 2+ bedroom lodges only), iron/ironing board, bed linens, towels and robes, bathroom facilities (bath and/or shower), hairdryer, Jacuzzi hot tub, private furnished decking area, free parking.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, picnic spots, wildlife watching, market towns, food festivals, castles, historic sites, restaurants, shops.

Accommodation Options

Rue - sleeps 4

Perry - sleeps 2

Oakley - sleeps 4

Nash - sleeps 4

Marlow - sleeps 2

Elmore - sleeps 6

Kiri - sleeps 2

Orchid - sleeps 4

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Last but by no means least, Elmore is ideal for larger groups of family or friends, sleeping up to 6 guests in three bedrooms: a superking ensuite, a kingsize room, and a cosy twin.

Whichever lodge you choose, you’ll be able to treat yourselves to a range of holiday ‘extras’ that range from fresh flowers, freshly-baked brownies, and afternoon teas, to romantic pop-up picnics with lanterns, flowers, and even a Bluetooth speaker provided!

If you prefer eating out, you couldn’t have chosen a better location. Ribble Valley is well-known as the ‘food capital of the North’, so you’ll find the local area bursting with eateries of all descriptions.

There’s plenty of unique activities to be discovered, too, from traversing the Tolkien trail, to visiting Clitheroe’s medieval castle ruins – or indulging in an unmissable visit to one of the longest bars in Britain at Holmes Mill’s Bowland Beer Hall, just a 10 minute drive away!

(In fact, there’s so much to indulge your every sense, that we’ve got a feeling one visit to Bowland Retreat Lodges just won’t be enough…)

Things to note

Check in on Monday (4 or 7-night stay) or Friday (2, 3 or 7 night stay.) Check in from 4pm, check out by 10am. Pets are not permitted. Travel cots and highchairs can be provided on request.

Where you'll be staying

Clitheroe, Lancashire

What the guests of Bowland Retreat Lodges say

“This was our first visit to Lancashire and what a place to stay! From fresh flowers on arrival and milk in the fridge, Perry Lodge has everything we needed for the perfect staycation. The lodge is finished to the highest standard and the interior is very tasteful. We felt at home immediately. We spent our days walking in the countryside and the lodge was the perfect relaxing base to come home to. The private hot tub is a great bonus, especially after long walks.We will miss waking up to the cows and the ducks by the duck pond every morning. We will definitely be back!! Will recommend to family and friends. Thanks for having us.”

“Fantastic weeks stay in a beautiful lodge with the most peaceful surroundings. We’ve had a few lovely evenings spent relaxing in the hot tub. Would recommend a trip to Holmes Mill for Food and Drink. Thank you for a lovely stay. The Walks with Taste leaflets were great inspirations for our trips out.”

“We’ve had the perfect weekend away in Marlow to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Thank you for the card and banner on arrival. You have some purely stunning lodges with all of lifes little luxuries included. We will certainly be back again!”

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