Find your perfect home in a historic market town
Just outside the Forest of Bowland AONB, Clitheroe sits in the Borough of Ribble Valley. The ancient market town is steeped in history – believed to date back to Saxon times, it also has a 12th century Norman Castle, said to be the smallest in Britain, which overlooks the charming town centre.
Situated on the northern edge of the town, Hawthorne Farm is just a short walk from many amenities. Along with everyday essentials such as supermarkets, pharmacies and banks, you'll find a number of great independent shops and eateries, including Cowman's Famous Sausage Shop, antique shops, and cafes. Clitheroe has also hosted a regular outdoor market since the Norman Conquest in the 12th century, which to this day is a popular fixture, offering an eclectic mix of amazing local food and clothing.
With all of this on your doorstep, along with a number of schools and great transport links by road and rail, it's easy to see why this is such a sought-after location.
Being on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, the area is known for its deep valleys and peat moorland, offering fantastic walking routes. Or travel 7 miles to beautiful Pendle Hill, home to the infamous Pendle Witches who were tried and executed over 400 years ago. Other activities nearby include Clitheroe Canoe and Kayak Club, Leaping Lizards Play Centre, three local golf clubs, and plenty of trails to explore by E-Bike – for those who enjoy staying active, this is the place to be!
Families with children of all ages will benefit from the schools in and around Clitheroe. The nearest primary school, Pendle Primary School, is just a 10-minute walk away and is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. Ribblesdale High School is also within walking distance, as are a number of education options including nurseries, an RC primary school, and grammar school. You can be reassured that your loved ones will be taken care of too, with several local health facilities including a medical centre, community hospital, dental practices and opticians.
Though the area is close to rolling countryside, there are also great transport links to nearby centres of industry. Clitheroe is situated just off the A59 which provides direct access to towns and villages, with the M65 also close by. Preston, Blackburn and Burnley are all within easy commuting distance by car – or you could catch a train from Clitheroe station which is a speedy 7-minute walk from Hawthorne Farm.
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