About Bowland – the area surrounding School house cottage, the luxury Bowland holiday rental.

Beautiful unspoilt countryside, picturesque villages, dramatic open moorland incised by steep valleys and outstanding scenery, all waiting to be explored from the comfort of School House Cottage, the luxury Bowland holiday rental.

Located in the North West of England, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers 312sq miles of rural Lancashire and North Yorkshire, approximately situated between the M6, M65 and A59, north of the city of Preston.

The Forest of Bowland AONB offers plenty of opportunity for quiet enjoyment such as cycling, and with newly opened Access Land, can now offer some of the most remote and rugged outdoor adventure in the North West.

In 2005 the Forest of Bowland AONB became the first protected area in England to be awarded the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, joining just 30 other protected areas across Europe.

There is a magical, timeless charm to the picturesque hamlets of the Ribble Valley and with some fictional sounding names such as Tosside, Twiston, Worston and Wiswell you’d almost expect them to have been taken straight from the pages of a storybook. There are 44 of these lovely villages providing a network between the two bustling market towns of Longridge and Clitheroe, each with their own distinct character and traditions. Discover a warm welcome Lancashire welcome, superb shops, stunning countryside views, hearty food, fine wines great ales and crackling fires all within easy reach of School House Cottage, the luxury Bowland holiday rental!

But dont take our word for it, come discover for yourself what it is about Bowland that makes it so special!

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