Holmdale Cottage with stunning views nr Holmfirth
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Holmdale Cottage is a cosy Grade 2 listed weaver's cottage with stunning views over the Yorkshire countryside. Set in a leafy lane in a conservation area near to the market town of Holmfirth, famous as the setting for the 'Last of the Summer Wine TV' series. It is ideally situated as a base to explore the Pennines, Peak District and Yorkshire Dales. The cottage has recently been completely renovated with quality fixtures and fittings such as solid oak flooring, doors and worktops, which together with Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy towels by The White Company, complete the luxury feel.
The cottage has a private garden with a summerhouse, bike store and views over the surrounding countryside. The views extend over the river valley, woods and hills towards the moors.
The accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, an open plan living/dining room with stunning views, opening on to a fully fitted kitchen. There is a fully tiled bathroom with bath and separate power shower. Outside, the private garden is ideal for al fresco meals whilst enjoying the views.
As well as being convenient for the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Park, the market town of Huddersfield is within 15 minutes drive and the cities of Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds are under an hour away, with York just over an hour.
Local amenities including a convenience store, small supermarket, pub, takeaway, tea shop, doctors and chemist are 5 minutes walk.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford and also Manchester Airport 36 km, Nearest railway: Honley 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Northern England region
Yorkshire is celebrated for its textiles and the wealth of the Victorian era can still be seen in the superb architecture of towns such as Halifax and Huddersfield, fine bases for exploring the beautiful Pennine Hill country.
Yorkshire's country towns include Otley (birthplace of Thomas Chippendale), Ilkley and Wetherby, and little Pennine towns such as Hebden Bridge and Marsden. Here are the landscapes which inspired the Brontes and their home, Haworth, remains little changed. 'Last of the Summer Wine' viewers will recognise Holmfirth, whose moors climb on up into the Peak District National Park.
There is a vibrant city feel to modern centres such as Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Doncaster, with Leeds now firmly established as the UK's second commercial centre after London. All have their attractions, such as the Royal Armouries in Leeds, the National Media Museum, IMAX and Alhambra Theatres in Bradford and Salts Mill in nearby Saltaire, superb sporting facilities in Sheffield, and Doncaster's Dome and racecourse. The historic city of York is also well worth visiting.
In a county where the 'great outdoors' really is great - climbing, caving, canoeing, angling, sailing are just some of the outdoor activities available, with matchless walking country. Footpaths include the tough Pennine Way, the Brontë Way and dozens of waymarked local routes.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, known as the unofficial Sculpture Capital of Europe, goes from the Hepworth, Wakefield, to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park nearby and to the Leeds Art Gallery and its neighbour the Henry Moore Institute. All four are within 30 minutes of each other by car, bus or train, and all four have free admission.
Moorland sheep, fast flowing streams and rivers, weavers' cottages and impressive mills bear testimony to the ongoing tradition of producing some of the world's finest woollen yarns and cloths in Holmfirth. Today, local firms still supply material to some of the top names in the fashion world.
From the centre of Holmfirth narrow alleys of 'ginnels' climb steeply to weavers' hamlets, their cottages recognisable by long rows of mullioned windows designed to let in the maximum amount of light. Street names such as 'Rattle Row' evoke the clatter of handlooms. 'Wuzzing holes' are still visible on Bunkers Hill, where the wet wool was spun (or 'wuzzed') in baskets suspended from these holes.
Follow Holmfirth's Blue Plaque Trail to explore the oldest building in Holmfirth - Th'owd Towser - once a mortuary, ambulance station, fire station, church and gaol (although not all at once); The Nook - one of the village's oldest pubs, and now an award winning micro brewery; and Druids Hall - built for the Ancient Order of Druids Friendly Society in 1846.
The world's longest running sit-com Last of the Summer Wine, filmed in and around Holmfirth for 39 years. Enjoy a delicious cream tea at Sid's Café before jumping on a charabanc for the Summer Wine Magic bus tour. Visit Compo's house, home to the Last of the Summer Wine exhibition and the Wrinkled Stocking Tea Room and pop next door to stand on the famous stone steps of Nora Batty's House. Have lunch in Clegg's favourite pub The White Horse in nearby Jackson Bridge and see Compo actor Bill Owen's final resting place at St John's Church, Upperthong.
Long before the TV cameras, Holmfirth played an important part in the birth of cinema with some of the first moving pictures created by film pioneers The Bamforth's in the early 1900. The remains of their film studio still stand on Station Road. Locals marvelled at these early films at Holmfirth's Picturedrome cinema which opened in 1913; now rejuvenated as a top northern music venue with its lively Box Office bar.
Holmfirth also has a weekly market and many independent shops, bars, coffee shops and restaurants, most of which are near the River Holme which runs down from the surrounding moors through the centre of the town.
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29 Aug 2014
""Lovely location...perfect property""
We didn't know what to expect when we booked Holmdale Cottage, but we weren't disappointed! The cottage is in a fantastic spot with stunning views, and a short walk to Netherton, Honley and … More
When we get a great review like this, it makes all the hard work renovating and preparing the cottage for guests worthwhile. We also love the views and chilling out in the garden and can't wait to go back ourselves.
21 Aug 2014
"The hidden treasure 'Holmdale Cottage'"
I stayed her for 3 nights, and in all honesty I'd of happily stayed more – who wouldn't when awaking to the beautiful scenery.A local pub and shop within walking distance provided the nece… More
We are pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay at Holmdale Cottage. We also love the views and the fact it is hidden away yet so near village facilities.
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