Before You Arrive


You will receive a booking confirmation via email please read through this and double check the details so you are happy with the booking. Any problems don’t hesitate to contact us.


Gisburn is a small pretty village. In the centre there is a lovely deli (Trip Advisor Link) where you can get some fresh basic supplies (the best fresh bread!) but I would suggest you do a proper shop at a supermarket before you arrive. There is a Texaco petrol station with convenience shop. Clitheroe being 15 minutes away and contains shops & supermarkets (Booths, Sainsburys and Tescos). Slightly further a field is Skipton being 20 minutes, again with a variety of shops & amenities to suit everyone.


Your accommodation will be available for you at 4.00pm on the day of arrival. Check in closes at 9pm any guests checking in after this time will NOT be able to gain entry to their Lodge until the following morning. Please don’t arrive early as we will be preparing your lodge and hot tub right up to 4pm. If you want to book an early check in (1pm) or a late check out (12pm) you can do so, each costs £30. Beds for the number of guests staying will be ready made (travel cot bed linen is not provided). Towels are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery & utensils etc. In the lodge are will find some washing up liquid along with washing up cloth, a couple of dishwasher tablets & a tea towel.

Stables House

Stables House is a recently renovated old stables, hay barn and house all in one building. Its at the bottom of the park (7 min walk from cafe) and 2 min walk from the heated outdoor swimming pool. This house is ideally suited for celebrations and parties as you do not have any neighbours. It does have a large garden and a 12 man hot tub. At the edge of the lawn at one end is a fence with an extremely steep drop after it so please take care if you are bringing small children. There are a couple of old stables that haven’t been renovated that have been cleared out if you want to leave dogs or bikes in. Its not 100% dog proof so bare that in mind also. 

Huntsmans cottage

If you have booked Huntsmans Cottage please be aware of a few things. This is a gorgeous old cottage which is set back from a livery yard. Its a 5 min drive from Ribblesdale Park on the edge of the estate on the road to Bolton by Bowland. Housed in the livery yard are horses, chickens and some ducks. Regards the animals down there you are welcome to pet them at your own risk but do not feed them. Like everywhere else on the park please don’t make excessive noise after 10pm. You may need to open a gate to drive into the farm if so please make sure you shut it. This is a working farm / livery yard which we would like you to enjoy but please respect where you are. If you want to bring a horse we can accommodate that with ease. Its a very special place but its a proper countryside experience so please take note.


Wifi is now available in all accommodations as well as Hindelinis and our outdoor pool area.


Each hot tub is prepared for you before your arrival. They are also managed everyday during your stay with us so don’t be alarmed if you see someone attending to it. Please read the health and safety information in your welcome pack in the lodge about the do and don’ts of using a hot tub to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Please don’t put bath oils, bubble bath or any foreign solutions into the hot tub as this will affect the chemicals and safety of the hot tub.

Heated outdoor swimming pool

There is a newly opened outdoor heated swimming pool. Access is only for Ribblesdale Park clients. Once you have read and all your party have signed a disclaimer form you will be given the daily access code. It doesn’t have a life guard so you enter and enjoy this facility at your own risk. All the rules and regulations are on signs at the pool and on the disclaimer form so I won’t repeat them here. The depth of the pool is 1.47m in the deep end and 0.8m in the shallow end so do not dive! Its heated to 29 degrees. Pool opens Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 4pm (We reserve the right to close the pool at any time for maintenance purposes). There is a small WC and a small changing room. There is CCTV in operation and WIFI on the premises. Pools are extremely dangerous venues and both adults and kids get carried away and over excited so please be extremely conscious of everyones safety at all times. The Pool is only open from April until September inclusive.


BBQ’s are available to rent from the estate office. We have recently had a few instances of people using throw away BBQ’s on the decking. This is a serious fire risk and in each instance has left a nasty burn mark on the deck. Please don’t use these throw away BBQ’s at Ribblesdale Park. You will be liable for any damage caused I am afraid and it could be a lot more serious than just a nasty burn on the deck. Thank you in advance for helping us manage this.

Please be quiet

All we ask is that you respect the peacefulness of the area and your neighbours. Please turn the noise down on the deckings after 10pm…you can still use the hot tub and enjoy a drink as long as its not keeping others awake. Noise travels very easily at Ribblesdale at night. People have come here to relax and recharge so it’s important that it’s kept this way. The team at Ribblesdale Park and I take this very seriously. I pride myself on the fact that we can hand on heart say that this is a very peaceful place unlike a lot of our competitors. Have fun but don’t over do it and spoil other peoples precious time away. We have 2 night wardens that oversee the park after hours. If they need to attend to your noise and the problem is persistent then you will be charged £50.


Dogs are very welcome at Ribblesdale Park. I have 2 working cocker spaniels (Bella and Holly) who help out in the cafe during the day so you may see them about. There is an additional charge of £40 / dog. Please keep them on a lead at all times and pick up their mess. Bins and bags are located around the park. Some lodges are dog free for those who prefer.


Bike hire can easily be arranged by contacting 3 Peaks Cycles in Settle on 01729 824232. They have supplied our customers for years now and offer a good service.

No smoking

Strictly no smoking in the lodges.

relax now you've arrived

You’ve arrived. Call in at reception (which is also the café) on Ribblesdale Park where we will welcome you & show you into your lodge. (Please be advised that we will take a credit card swipe upon arrival as a security deposit against any damage to our property or anti social behaviour). A little later someone will call round to make sure you are happy in your lodge and everything is working to your satisfaction. We will quickly point out a few things you may need to know e.g. hot tub, emergency telephone numbers etc. Sometimes we don’t get to see the guests and orientate them around the lodge (they might already be in the hot tub or might arrive late) so if we missed you we apologise but call 07799130188 (the 24/7 emergency number) and arrange for someone to come either later or the next day. Some people prefer to be left in peace and we totally respect that also.

other useful numbers

NHS Direct (non-emergency) 111
Clitheroe Health Centre (BB7 2JG) 01200 413535
Burnley General Hospital (BB10 2PQ) 01282 425071
Blackburn Royal Hospital (BB2 3HH) 01254 263555
Dentist – Aspinall & Nolan, Clitheroe 01200 423381
Veterinary Practice, Clitheroe (BB7 2AL) 01200 423256
24-hour Veterinary Emergency Number 01254 814863
Taxi (Clitheroe) 01200 444 44