View towards the property
Relax and snuggle up on the sofa
Dining area extends for visitors
Contemporary  kitchen with Belfast sink
Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with oak features and staircase
Master bedroom en-suite with original timber beam features
 Stylish en-suite bathroom
 Light and spacious twin room and en-suite
Attention to detail throughout
Sit and soak up the atmosphere outside the Piggery
Relax in the beautiful surroundings looking to the Trough of Bowland
River Hodder at Whitewell just 3 miles away from the barn
1 / 12  View towards the property
2 / 12  Relax and snuggle up on the sofa
3 / 12  Dining area extends for visitors
4 / 12  Contemporary kitchen with Belfast sink
5 / 12  Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with oak features and staircase
6 / 12  Master bedroom en-suite with original timber beam features
7 / 12   Stylish en-suite bathroom
8 / 12   Light and spacious twin room and en-suite
9 / 12  Attention to detail throughout
10 / 12  Sit and soak up the atmosphere outside the Piggery
11 / 12  Relax in the beautiful surroundings looking to the Trough of Bowland
12 / 12  River Hodder at Whitewell just 3 miles away from the barn

Dusty Clough Barn

Thornley, Lancashire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located in the Ribble Valley an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Permit fishing for salmon and trout available, access through the private fields direct from the barn
  • Walking and cycling routes direct from the property
Property code: 51351

Beautiful detached barn looking out toward the Trough of Bowland and the hills beyond making this a wonderful place to unwind, snuggle up in front of the wood burner and relax in this idyllic setting.

Located on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Chipping, in the Ribble Valley. Less than a five minute drive away you reach the Trough of Bowland within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can explore the wonders that this area has to offer, from hiking up a mountain or just exploring the Roman Museum at Ribchester. You can try your hand at fishing for salmon and trout in the local river, access is through the private fields directly from the barn, just obtain a permit. Situated within six miles of Clitheroe, and five from Garstang where you have a variety of pubs, restaurants and shops to explore and within easy access of the vibrant town of Preston.

Enter the barn into a lovely light and bright lounge/kitchen/diner with windows looking out across the surrounding fields and woodland, the kitchen area is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, the dining table has seating for six and it is adjacent to the kitchen area. The lounge area is spacious and comfortable with TV and wood burner making this a wonderful area to relax in, or just snuggle up and watch TV or a DVD. Leading from the lounge you can access a separate shower room and WC. Leaving the ground floor, you then access the split-level staircase which leads onto the master king-size  bedroom, with TV and en-suite bathroom and WC. The twin bedroom is accessed from the opposite side of the staircase, with en-suite shower room and WC, the bedrooms are both enhanced by the original A-Frame construction, the wooden beams are a feature of the property and the barn benefits from underfloor heating throughout.

Outside of the property you have a large patio area with bench seating, a table and chairs and BBQ, ideal for warm summer days, there is also bike storage available in the piggery. Guests are welcome to take a stroll through the fields and enjoy the country air. There is off-road parking for four cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room, 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Bicycle storage available
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in double bedroom
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Highchair
  • Cot


This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Overall equipment
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Overall location
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Reviewed by Catherine 7th December 2019

The cottage was lovely and in a great location.

Reviewed by Mark 5th October 2019

This is our fifth time to Dusty Clough Barn and we've enjoyed it each time. The location is superb and views outstanding. The Barn itself is superb and very inviting. The only addition I would make is a tumble dryer. The only reason is that the weather was typically bad for the time of year and a dryer would of helped. Other than that A+ as usual.

Reviewed by Anne 21st September 2019

If you want complete privacy, peace and quiet, this is the place for you. We have a large German shepherd and the completely enclosed garden is perfect for him to run around in. The cottage is beautifully appointed and well equipped. We could quite happily live forever in this lovely place. 5* +

Reviewed by Marilyn 30th August 2019

The cottage was fab with great views. It was warm and comfortable and very dog friendly, with tiled floors so you didnt have to worry about them spoiling anything. The tv was great with WiFi and overall well equipped. The garden was large enough for the dogs to run around. I couldnt recommend it enough!

Reviewed by Kobir 23rd August 2019

The property is well equipped with everything you need. Access is very good and there are local shops pubs resturant and even a night club nearby (about 5mins drive). Property is secluded so you have complete privacy. The flies can be very annoying in summer though if you leave the doors open. Overall very impressed and will return again.

Reviewed by Richard 27th July 2019

Loved this cottage home from home Great standard 5 star nice garden and lawn for dogs

Reviewed by Matthew 20th July 2019

Great property and location. Totally detached and fantastic views. Only few miles to supermarkets and lots of towns nearby. Need car to get around as lanes dont have pavements so not easy to walk from property but plenty of nice places nearby.

Reviewed by Philippa 13th July 2019

A wonderful property with a gloriously secluded garden. Thoughtfully equipped with a welcome basket. Ideal location for exploring the local area.

Reviewed by Judith 6th July 2019

Beautiful views from the cottage but very steep slopes from areas of garden which if you had children would be of concern!

Reviewed by Margaret 22nd June 2019

What an amazing location, the view from the cottage is beautiful. We spent a wonderful week relaxing and touring this gorgeous unspoiled part of our country. Richard and Margaret.

Reviewed by David 15th June 2019

This was a beautiful property in a great peaceful location. However although the description of the property was an enclosed garden there is a steep drop on one side to a fast running brook which made it unsuitable for our dogs and I would have thought young children . Also although it stated there was a bbq this was not the case. We found the staiRead morers steep and rather slippery which should be highlighted in the description. Lovely property but not what we expected. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 8th June 2019

Very convenient location for Trough of Bowland and many places of interest in surrounding area with a lovely well maintained secure garden and pleasant views.

Reviewed by Mark 1st June 2019

The cottage is situated in a beautiful location, and is maintained to a high standard. This was our fourth visit and each time we are made to feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Lisa 25th May 2019

Perfectly peaceful and idyllic location. Wonderful views and wildlife, a treat for avid bird watchers. Very clean, warm and comfy. A lovely thought-out welcome pack on arrival made for a treat after a long journey.

Reviewed by Paul 4th May 2019

Great location in a beautiful setting. Loved our week in and around the barn. It was perfect for needs with two dogs. Although, the woodland not fenced off and there is a steep drop from the lawned area. I would recommend this property.

Reviewed by L 13th April 2019

Wow. Gorgeous cottage. Amazing garden/land. Brilliant location. All the cottages we have stayed in have been lovely but this one is just a little extra special. We loved it.

Reviewed by Simon 16th March 2019

The cottage was lovely and clean,cosy and very well equipped. There was everything we needed at hand. Beautiful area for walks and places of interest. Great for the dog also. There were even wellies and extra doggy poop bags in the shed. We would love to stay again.

Reviewed by Jack 23rd February 2019

This cottage is fantastic. The location is idyllic and beautiful. The barn is very well equipped and finished to an extremely high standard. The grounds are secure enough for our nosey dog. Who was interested in exploring the large gardens.

Reviewed by victoria 16th February 2019

An immaculately presented cottage with everything you could need to enjoy your holiday. Just what 4 teachers and 2 dogs needed to unwind over half term. Couldnt find fault at all! Easy to gain access to the property, a lovely welcome pack, well-equipped kitchen, games, Netflix. If you have young children I would be a little concerned about the dropRead more to the little stream at the end of the garden but thats not a negative, just a warning. Blissful...we would definitely stay here again! Hide

Reviewed by John 9th February 2019

We really enjoyed our stay at Dusty Clough. Superb location with stunning views. Immaculate and enclosed garden beside a brook. Interior very comfortable (log burner perfect) and spotlessly clean throughout. For people who don't know this part of the country, it is spectacular with great pubs and local food. We brought two dogs with us and we all fRead moreelt at home. Cant wait for our next visit although it is a long way from London! Hide

Reviewed by David 2nd February 2019

Beautiful Clean and well presented cottage. Thank you for the welcome pack. We will retur.n

Reviewed by Anne 22nd December 2018

From the moment we entered the driveway we felt like coming home. It was perfect. We cannot fault this beautiful barn. There was a very thoughtful and seasonal basket full of goodies on our arrival which was a lovely touch and made us feel welcome. I was a bit worried about cooking Christmas dinner in a strange kitchen but everything I needed was tRead morehere. Overall a perfect week, home from home. Our German shepherd Otto loved it too, hes been sulking since we came home. Hide

Reviewed by William 3rd November 2018

Just perfect. Exactly what we were looking for, as peace and quiet is the reason for the visit. Firework free on bonfire night, so our dog's don't have to suffer the stress. The barn is very well equipped, and is set in a location with stunning views of the countryside.

Reviewed by Michael 20th October 2018

Very high standard of accommodation, very comfortable. Everything in the cottage was of very good quality. Gorgeous location. Wellingtons, games, books,D.V.D.s and even Netflix provided. An outstanding cottage.

Reviewed by Frederic 14th October 2018

The cottage is lovely and is ideally situated for touring, as we live in a cul-de-sac with no traffic passing we are not used to traffic noise and so we found this disturbed our sleep. Had we known this we would have chosen a property in a quiet location.

Reviewed by Mark 6th October 2018

This was our third holiday at Dusty Clough Barn and it gets better every time. The property is located in a beautiful part of rural Lancashire and within easy commute of Clitheroe and Chipping. The cottage itself is fantastic. It is very comfortable with under flooring heating and a log burner for when it does get cold. The kitchen area is fully eqRead moreuipped and the dining area is well sized and has a new sturdy table added. The bedrooms are great and have en suite shower and bath. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 22nd September 2018

Lovely barn in a beautiful area. Ideal base for exploring the Forest of Bowland area which has plenty to see and do. The barn itself is clean, tidy and cosy and is situated on its own and the road out the front is fairly quiet. The views around the area are fantastic and you can see miles on a clear day.

Reviewed by Margaret 25th August 2018

The barn has good quality fittings throughout and has been finished to a high standard. Good water pressure with both showers; good size TV, which is not always the case. The garden is a good size and very well maintained. Beautiful views, idyllic location.

Reviewed by Amanda 11th August 2018

The cottage is in a lovely area with beautiful views, wonderful for dogs. The stairs are open plan which could be a problem with small children. Very remote but lovely eating places not far away at Wadington.

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