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Clerk Laithe Lodge

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5.0/5 from 50 Reviews

100% Would Recommend


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Clerk Laithe Lodge

(50 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.7

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Clerk Laithe Lodge Information


Matthew and Helena welcome you to Clerk Laithe Lodge. Your hosts have lived locally for many years and both have much experience in catering and hospitality and together look to provide a complete service to visitors to the Forest of Bowland; which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Clerk Laithe is situated just outside the village of Newton in Bowland village some 7 miles from the Market Town of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley. The farmland adjacent to Clerk Laithe has been in the family since 1955 and is still a sheep farm. Laithe is an Old Norse or Viking word for Barn. The barn, like many in the area, was converted to a family home in the year 2000. Clerk Laithe Lodge was added in 2013 and was built to strict environmental standards. It provides 5 Superior En Suite Bedrooms and a varied Continental Style Breakfast or a Full English Breakfast is included in the tariff. An Evening Meal is optional. Abundant wildlife is always in sight with many bird species and wild deer in the close woodlands.The River Hodder is nearby and there are footpaths for walking in the Hodder Valley and on the Bowland Fells. Cycle routes pass the Lodge. Because of the location of the Lodge there is very little light pollution. This makes it ideal for Star Gazing and facilities for that are available on request. A few miles away there is Fishing at Stocks Reservoir and permits can be arranged. Welcome to Clerk Laithe Lodge!

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Reduced occupancy
  • No shared stationery
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staggered time slots for dining
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Wrapped room service


  • Shuttle service
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Transport service
  • Garden
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - miniature
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Tennis court - indoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting
  • Farm life
  • Wild life
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    15:30 21:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets, Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions Privacy and cookie policy


Spacious car parking next to Lodge with an access ramp and handrails to the main entrance and patio area. There are two ground floor bedrooms with en-suite facilities and easy access - one Double Room and a Twin Room which can be booked as a Single Room. The Dining room is also on ground floor and has no steps.


  • Road from Clitheroe - by Road (7.0 miles)
    Ordnance Survey Grid Reference - SD698 509 Clerk Laithe Lodge is on the B6478 Clitheroe to Slaidburn Road - via Waddington - and is some half a mile beyond the village of Newton in Bowland.
  • Train from Clitheroe - by Rail (7.0 miles)
    Clitheroe is the terminus of the Northern Rail service from Manchester to Clitheroe. Passengers using the West Coast Main Line should change at Preston to the Blackpool to York service and change again at Blackburn for the service to Clitheroe. Passengers using the East Coast Main Line should change at Leeds to the York to Blackpool service and change again at Blackburn. Guests wishing to be collected at Clitheroe Station should call the Lodge - 01200 446989 - to make prior arrangements

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