All about Foulridge

A view of the Mile Long Foulridge Tunnel and beyond

If you’re in search of a delightful country village conveniently located near Colne, Lancashire, with a picturesque ambience perfect for settling down, Foulridge is the ideal choice, and our latest development, Croft Mill, is nestled in this charming village.

Foulridge boasts a rich history, once serving as a thriving hub for hat-making, and you can still see evidence of the weavers’ cottages that surround the village. Running alongside Foulridge is accompanied by the expansive Lake Burwain, often referred to as the Foulridge Reservoir. This serene lake offers ample opportunities for boating and yachting year-round. Notably, the reservoir feeds into the historic Leeds to Liverpool Canal, home to the renowned Mile Tunnel and Canal Wharf. The Canal Wharf is a picturesque section of the waterway where you can embark on a boat cruise, savour a drink and a meal, or stroll along the towpath, soaking in the picturesque surroundings. The beautifully restored canal-side warehouse, now a charming café bar, and the Mile Tunnel, a tourist attraction, are of particular interest.

Foulridge itself boasts a collection of traditional, locally crafted stone buildings, many of which have stood for centuries. The village offers a pub, The Hare and Hounds Inn and The Wharf, a cafe steeped in history. One of which is nestled right on the banks of Canal Wharf. Additionally, you can enjoy The New Inn, and for those craving diverse flavours, the Four Elephants, a delightful Indian restaurant, offers both dine-in and takeaway options. Foulridge House is another convenient takeout choice for those who prefer Chinese cuisine.

Foulridge Wharf Canal

The village’s main street features a bakery, butcher shop, and hair salon, with a special recommendation for Darpo Hair Studio. Furthermore, Foulridge is the location of Saint Michael and All Angels CofE VA, a village primary school that ensures accessible education for local families. For families seeking recreational activities, Thornton Hall Farm Park and Country Hall offer an excellent day out with a fantastic indoor play area, making it an all-weather attraction for children. Akincoats Park, featuring sports facilities, play areas, and a charming cafe, is another local amenity worth exploring. Supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s and Aldi are conveniently located within a short drive from the development, making grocery shopping hassle-free for residents. Sainsbury’s is a mere 4-minute drive away, with Aldi and additional shopping options situated in the surrounding industrial estates.


Nestled within the picturesque locale of Foulridge, Lancashire, Croft Mill awaits. Seventeen remarkable two-storey homes crafted from natural stone grace this landscape, each boasting an alluring style and unique charm.

Within this collection of 17 homes, thirteen are thoughtfully designed with three bedrooms, while four offer four bedrooms, all meticulously crafted from natural stone. These residences also incorporate solar panels, a testament to our energy and financial efficiency dedication.

Are you a resident of Foulridge? We’re eager to hear from you about your experiences and what makes living here special to you! Feel free to get in touch with us through our social media channels, @skiptonproperties, or send us an email at [email protected].

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