Together Homes - Oak Leigh Gardens, BB7
The stunning development of Oak Leigh Gardens is nestled between Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland, in the rural Ribble Valley, yet within easy reach of a range of popular towns and cities, Oak Leigh Gardens gives you and your family the very best of both worlds.
Located in the small village of Barrow near Clitheroe, this development provides great commuting links to Preston and neighbouring cities. Via the Whalley & Clitheroe Train Station, you will have direct train links to Burnley, Preston & Blackburn.
With so much beautiful countryside right on your doorstep, it will be hard to resist spending your leisure time exploring. The Forest of Bowland lies to the north west and Pendle Hill is even closer to the south east. Both Clitheroe and Whalley golf courses are close by and offer a challenging round, while more sports, including climbing lessons, can be found at Roefield Leisure Centre. For evening entertainment, Clitheroe is home to The Grand, which is a 19th Century theatre hosting cinema and stage shows in a 400 seat auditorium. You’ll also find a great choice of cinemas and theatres in the surrounding towns. When it comes to dining, the Ribble Valley has a reputation as one of the best places to eat in England. Top of the list is the Michelin starred Northcote at Langho, followed closely by the Assheton Arms, which was named Lancashire Life Dining Pub of the Year. The Inn at Whitewell has also collected a number of awards, while Mitton Hall, The Parkers Arms, the Freemasons at Wiswell and the Millstone at Mellor are all highly recommended. Closer to home, Barrow hosts The Eagle, The Great Land Chinese, The Dao Siam and the No1 Restaurant and Bar.
When it comes to the very best for your children, you can’t ask for more than an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated village primary school and a choice of ‘outstanding’ senior schools. If you have younger children, you can leave the car at home and walk to school at the top rated Barrow Primary, with Whalley CofE Primary and St James’ CofE Primary both rated ‘good’ as alternatives. Older pupils have an even better choice, with two ‘outstanding’ rated senior schools, St Augustine’s RC High and Clitheroe Royal Grammar both within a couple of miles and the ‘good’ rated Ribblesdale High just as close. For independent education, the nearby Stonyhurst College is known as one of the finest private schools in England.
There is a small selection of local independent shops in Whalley, with a larger range available in nearby Clitheroe, including the Swan Courtyard shopping arcade. Clitheroe has held a market since 1200 and this is still a popular destination today, with over 40 stalls available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and a farmers’ market every second Thursday of the month. For a bigger shopping trip, jump the train to Blackburn, just 15 minutes away, for The Mall, home to all your favourite High Street names, or head to Preston for a choice of modern shopping centres and pedestrianised city centre shopping.