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Guest house Waddow Hall
Waddow Hall, Waddington Road, Clitheroe, BB7 3LD, United Kingdom – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.4/10! (score from 191 reviews)
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The Waddow Hall Estate was owned by wealthy cotton magnates until it was sold to The Guide Association in 1927. It has been run by them ever since as a training and activity centre. The hall is now open to everyone, on days when it's not being used for training, and provides an ideal and unique place to stay. The original house was built in the sixteenth century, and was extended in the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras, and also in the latter quarter of the twentieth century to provide meeting and conference rooms. The bedrooms reflect the styles of all these times in history - some with huge Tudor oak floorboards, some with high Georgian ceilings, and many with Victorian fireplaces still in situ. The first floor rooms were used by the wealthy family members, whilst the top floor with its quirky beams housed the servants and children. Many of the bedrooms, and all the public rooms, have a stunning view across the front lawn, sweeping down to the river, the weir and over to Clitheroe Castle and Pendle Hill in the distance. Waddow Hall doesn't have a unique selling point - the whole place is completely unique, and all profits support the charity in the future.
Waddow Hall is situated a mile outside the bustling market town of Clitheroe, at the heart of the stunning Ribble Valley in rural Lancashire. The town itself has much to offer, from the busy market, artisanal shops and Norman Castle and museum, which boast the smallest Norman keep in Britain. The area is perfect for walkers, as much of the Valley is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, and provides miles of walks for all abilities, including the famous Tolkein Trail, as JRR Tolkein wrote much of The Lord of the Rings whilst staying locally. The town is noted as a food capital of Britain, with locally made sausages and cheeses being particularly popular. And it is reputed that should HM The Queen be able to retire, it is to this part of her Kingdom that she would head. Praise indeed, so why not come and see for yourself?
Languages spoken: English
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Property surroundings– Excellent location - show map Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Closest airports *
Leeds Bradford International Airport30.3 miles
Manchester Airport36.2 miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport41.8 miles
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Most popular facilities
- Outdoor fireplace
- Picnic area
- BBQ facilities Additional charge
Pets are not allowed.
- Water sport facilities (on site) Additional charge
- Canoeing Additional charge
- Table tennis Additional charge
- Children's playground
Food & Drink
- Chocolate or cookies Additional charge
- Wine/champagne Additional charge
- Special diet menus (on request)
- Toilet with grab rails
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Fax/photocopying Additional charge
- Packed lunches
- Gift shop
- Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
- Board games/puzzles
- Designated smoking area
- Non-smoking throughout
- Family rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Non-smoking rooms
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15:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:00
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Children and beds
Children of any age are welcome.
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There is no capacity for cots at this property.
There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.
Waddow Hall accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please note the Budget Rooms are located on the second floor. There is a stair lift at the property, but only goes to the first floor.
Waddow Hall is currently undergoing some exterior paint work and therefore there is temporarily scaffolding obscuring the visual impact of the main building