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The Piggery

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Ideal for intimate romantic breaks, or for small groups of up to 6 people (ideally 4 adults and 2 children)

The Piggery is situated at Cop Hill, near Slaithwaite which is approximately seven miles west of Huddersfield with easy access to all major routes for exploring the North of England. Cop Hill itself is located high above the Colne Valley and overlooks the villages of Slaithwaite and Marsden.

We are ideally placed to visit the many local attractions around Huddersfield, Leeds and Bradford. For those who like the great outdoors there is walking, cycling, fishing and bird-watching. There are also many good golf courses in the area and horse riding nearby If you want to drive and leave your car at the starting point of a walk returning to The Piggery on foot, we are happy (with prior arrangement) to drive you back for your vehicle afterwards! Bicycles can be hired at an extra cost.

The Piggery is newly renovated with a contemporary feel. It has a well equipped kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, washing machine, tumble drier, dish washer,fridge/freezer,electric wine cooler and TV/Radio. There is a fully fitted family bathroom with walk in shower. The spacious lounge has a beautiful vaulted beamed ceiling and comfortable soft leather sofas and chairs in which to relax. Contemporary and Abstract Artwork adorns the walls throughout.

The property sleeps up to six people (ideally 4 adults and 2 children) with two double bedrooms and a lower level studio with sofa double bed and en-suite with toilet and hand basin. It has a separate entrance leading out onto a patio area offering extensive views across the valley. It can also be accessed via the upstairs part of the cottage through a drop down staircase.

- 40” Wall Mounted TV . DVD . Freeview . IPod Docking Station . CD Player.

- Cot and High Chair available

- Patio areas with furniture and BBQ to relax and appreciate stunning views

- Free Welcome Pack including fresh eggs on arrival.

- Free WiFi

- Maps and Tourist Information

We offer a collect and return service to local railway stations. For overseas visitors staying for longer periods transport to

and from Liverpool, Manchester or Leeds/Bradford Airports.

The Piggery is adjacent to Green Lane Farm where free range chickens roam and our two friendly and affectionate cats like to supervise!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester & Leeds/Bradford Airports 35 km, Nearest railway: Marsden 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking

Northern England region

Slaithwaite Village The TV series Where The Heart Is was filmed here and about. There are also a number of very nice cafes and ice cream parlours, not to mention The Little Bridge, which is a fantastic wine bar serving lovely food.

Holmfirth is of course “Last of the Summer Wine” country where much of the series was filmed. However some of the scenes in the programme were actually filmed at Cop Hill and also inside the Rose and Crown! Also in Holmfirth are some beautiful shops to browse and very good restaurants and wine bars.

BRASS BANDS! Yorkshire the heart of the Brass Band. At Whitesuntide in Oldham and Saddleworth, Brass Band Contests are held in the vilages of Delph, Denshaw and Dobcross, a 20 minute drive from The Piggery.

JAZZ! JAZZ! AND MORE JAZZ! Here in Marsden, literally just down the road, The Jazz Festival, every year in October, many Jazz artists and bands attend the Festival for a whole weekend and strut their stuff in the local pubs and other venues in and around Marsden village. Fantastic!

Marsden – Home of Huddersfield Poet Mr. Simon Armitage

Laurence Batley Theatre Huddersfield Town Centre

Grand Theatre, Leeds – home of Opera North and Northern Ballet

The Titanic Spa Linthwaite (just 10 minutes drive) for instant relaxation and pampering

Emmerdale Village near Leeds

Colne Valley Museum in Golcar is well worth a visit – a stones throw away

Yorkshire Sculpture Park at Bretton approximately 12 miles away – currently hosting 'Skyscraping', by Pettican, Lewis and Mojsiewisc, as well as permanent work by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore,James Turrell and Andy Goldsworthy.

Nostell Priory with its unique collection of Chippendale furniture.

Hebden Bridge described as “alternative and funky” is a wonderful place to visit and takes approximately 40 minutes to get there. You can take a gentle walk along the canal watching the world go by or perhaps take a boat trip.

The Hebden Bridge Little Theatre was formed in 1924 and has been producing plays almost continuously ever since.


Huddersfield has many architecturally interesting buildings and is of course home to the Huddersfield Choral Society and internationally renowned Contemporary Music Festival.

Cop Hill itself is located high above the Colne Valley and overlooks the villages of Slaithwaite and Marsden. Slaithwaite was part of the Earl of Dartmouth estates, a Chapelry, in the parishes of Huddersfield and Almondbury and included the Township of Slaithwaite.

Slaithwaite Hall or “Slawit Hall” as it is known locally, is just along the road from The Piggery and is thought to date from the mid 15th century. It is one of a number of cruck framed buildings clustered in this area of West Yorkshire.

In Slaithwaite village, legend has it that local smugglers caught by the excise men tried to explain their nocturnal activities as “raking the moon from the canal” (and definitely not as “fishing out smugglers brandy”). So now, a Moonraker is the official nickname for a native of the village. The Moonraking Festival takes place at half term during every second February (next one Feb 2015). Similar stories and nicknames exist for the neighbouring villages of Golcar (Lillies), Marsden (Cuckoos) and Linthwaite (Leadboilers).

Slaithwaite is the only village in England where the newly restored canal runs alongside it's main street which is now host to coffee parlours and cafes, The Green Valley Grocer Co-operative sells local produce and fine speciality artisan breads and Merrydale Butchers is famous for its award winning sausages and meat pies.

Courses in bread making can be taken nearby and other courses including permaculture, scything, fruit tree grafting, willow weaving basketry are all available from just a few minutes down the road.

There are many interesting walks nearby. Here are just a few:

Merrydale to Slaithwaite – Along the road from the Piggery to the Rose and Crown, you can embark upon the Merrydale Walk which follows the stream down the valley through woodland and picturesque scenery into Slaithwaite village where you can enjoy an ice-cream at the Vanilla Bean or a refreshing drink at the The Little Bridge Wine Bar.

The Pennine Way Cupwith Reservoir – This walk takes you over the moor to either Cupwith Reservoir and onto Buckstones or by turning left just before the reservoir you will find yourself on the long path down into Marsden. Call at the Railway or the Riverhead for a much earned drink!

The Pennine Way Buckstones Walk – Drive up to Buckstones on the A640 (10 minutes drive), leave the car behind and walk down the moorside to the reservoir and down to Eastergate Bridge, an ancient monument that helped carry packhorses up and over the Pennines to market, and listen for the calls of the Curlew, the Golden Plover and the Skylark. Then onto Tunnel End where the Standedge Tunnel begins and the Visitor Centre offers interest and a well deserved rest. Be prepared, it's a good walk back along the canal and up the hill to The Piggery!

(We can always make arrangements to drive you up to collect your car later!)

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30 Jul 2014


"Prachtig uitzicht, heel veel rust en perfecte uitrusting"

Het is een fantastisch goed uitgeruste woning met alles er op en er aan, tot en met badjassen voor zes personen en badstof slippers aan toe. Het is uitzicht over de vallei is helemaal geweldig. Je kom… More

Thank you both for your fantastic review! We enjoyed meeting you and are glad that you enjoyed the cottage.....and the cycling of course! We hope you will visit us again.

23 Jul 2014


"Classy Holiday Cottage with Lovely Views of Colne Valley"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable holiday cottage adjacent to the owners property.Not too far from M62 but you wouldn't know it as you are nestled overlooking the Colne Vall… More

Thank you so much. What a lovely review. We do like to go out of our way to make your stay enjoyable and it is nice when it is appreciated so much. We hope to see you all again in the future. Carole and Stefan

19 Mar 2014


"The Piggery, more than just a place for pigs..."

We had the pleasure of staying in the Piggery for just over 2 months (Jan-Mar 2014) on a short term let basis while waiting to complete on our new home.Carole and Stefan were the perfect hosts, from t… More

We are so pleased to receive such a wonderful review, although I don't know about "Grand Designs"! It was a joy to meet you both and of course your lovely little baby girl. We hope to see you and your family again in the future.

14 Jan 2014


"Happy New Year at the Piggery"

We stayed for three nights over new year (inc New Year's Eve) although wet and windy outside it was warm and cosy inside with amazing views. Loved the accommodation it was really modern and luxur… More

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The weather was terrible but its nice to know it didn't put you off! We are looking forward to seeing you again in the Summer. Thank you for your excellent review.

24 Dec 2013


"The perfect holiday cottage"

We stayed at The Piggery for two nights, and would happily have stayed longer. The cottage has everything you could possibly want and more! We were warmly greeted by Carole after a long drive on Frida… More

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.

6 Dec 2013


"Couldn't be better!"

I want to thank our hosts at The Piggery for a wonderful stay. Not only is the setting wonderful but also the hospitality extended to us. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by our hosts and shown … More

Thank you so much for your generous words. This means so very much to us.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon at The Piggery Holiday Cottage.

8 Aug 2013


"Beautiful cottage with a stunning view from every window"

We stayed for three nights with our three children. The owners were extremely helpful, the accommodation was immaculate and the views across the valley were breathtaking. Amazing walks from the front … More

Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our property. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Carole and Stefan

19 Jul 2013


"5 star accommodation! Cannot recommend highly enough!"

We stayed here for the weekend as we were attending a wedding nearby at crow hill. We have small children and so hotel accommodation wasn't really what we were after as we wanted a separate livin… More

Thank you so much Michelle for your kind words. They are important and mean a great deal to us.

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