Luxurious romantic retreat in Calderdale nr Halifax, canals, and Bronte Country – Home 6819625 Cottage
- 1 bedroom
- 3 sleeps
- min stay varies
Luxurious romantic retreat in Calderdale nr Halifax, canals, and Bronte Country – Home 6819625
- 1 bedroom
- 3 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3
- Nearest beach 80 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Dyer's Cottage is a 17th century traditional Yorkshire stone cottage, full of character, which was sympathetically renovated in 2015 to provide you with a warm, inviting and extremely comfortable stay. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and ale trailers as the local pub is now on the list and provides traditional Yorkshire food and hospitality. Unusually for a cottage, there are high ceilings and spacious rooms. It has a very long documented history; originally a farmhouse, it has been occupied by my family for at least 200 years. Ceiling beams, an inglenook fireplace with a gas stove, restored old doors, a huge extra comfortable Hypnos bed, a luxurious bathroom, free Wifi and a garden which gives you a lovely view across the Calder Valley are some of the special features which give the cottage a luxurious feel. Whether you are an outdoors enthusiast or looking for a romantic break or visiting friends/family or escaping builders, Dyer's Cottage will not disappoint you. Maybe you
Dyer's Cottage is a 17th century traditional Yorkshire stone cottage, full of character, which was sympathetically renovated in 2015 to provide you with a warm, inviting and extremely comfortable stay. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and ale trailers as the local pub is now on the list and provides traditional Yorkshire food and hospitality. Unusually for a cottage, there are high ceilings and spacious rooms. It has a very long documented history; originally a farmhouse, it has been occupied by my family for at least 200 years. Ceiling beams, an inglenook fireplace with a gas stove, restored old doors, a huge extra comfortable Hypnos bed, a luxurious bathroom, free Wifi and a garden which gives you a lovely view across the Calder Valley are some of the special features which give the cottage a luxurious feel. Whether you are an outdoors enthusiast or looking for a romantic break or visiting friends/family or escaping builders, Dyer's Cottage will not disappoint you. Maybe you are looking for an executive let? Lloyds Bank Data Centre and Calderdale Hospital are only a mile away. Or stay here to enjoy a holiday in beautiful Calderdale where there is easy access to the South Pennines and Yorkshire Dales, Bronte country and the lively cities of Leeds and Manchester are less than an hour away. The super king size Hypnos bed offers the ultimate in comfort and can be also configured as 2 single beds if required. Although the cottage only sleeps 2 adults, a put you up folding Z bed can be arranged for a child or small adult. This can be placed in the bedroom, or on the landing. Guests are also welcome to use our travel cot and other baby equipment we have but please ask in advance so we can get it out for you. The spacious contemporary bathroom features a large shower bath with glass screen and hand held shower, an Aqualisa digital overhead power shower, a basin unit with drawers and illuminated mirror above, WC, central heating boiler and a washer/dryer. The latter are hidden in glossy white cupboards which match the basin unit. Pale grey porcelain wall and floor tiles and chrome fixtures and fittings compliment the sense of luxury. The kitchen features a mullioned window dating from 1650 and a modern roof light, exposed stone and oak worktops as well as an electric oven and hob, a dishwasher, Nepresso coffee maker, fridge freezer and microwave. You will love the spacious sitting room with its many traditional features and decorations. All the paintings have a local theme to make you feel at home in Calderdale. Woodblock flooring, comfortable seating, an antique dining table, drop chandelier lighting, ipod docking system, free Wifi, a large screen Smart TV with freeview, a DVD, and DVDs, a little library of books and games for your entertainment are some of the extra touches we have provided for you. The landing area upstairs offers you a desk, just in case you have to do some work, and space for a cot or put you up bed for a child/small adult as it is only 2ft 6 inches wide. The bedroom offers a lovely view across to Norland Moor from the bed, a lovingly restored Victorian feature fireplace, a modern wardrobe and drawers hidden by restored pine doors, and a separate chest of drawers too. Bed linen and towels are high quality.
Located in the Pye Nest area of Halifax, under the shadow of the famous Wainhouse Tower, the cottage is perfectly located for visiting the architectural history, culture and spectacular landscapes of the area. Museums, galleries, festivals, exhibitions are plentiful or explore the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and Bronte Country. Take a walk/cycle directly from the cottage along the Calder and Hebble Navigation and Rochdale Canals along the Calder Valley Greenway or visit locations made famous in TV programmes such as' Last Tango in Halifax' or 'Happy Valley'. A bus passes the gate and both Sowerby Bridge and Halifax stations are easily accessible. Shopping, pubs and restaurants are within a short walk and on street parking is available.
A well behaved dog may be permitted downstairs. Please contact the owner before making a booking to discuss.
No smoking within the property but feel free to light up outside!
Location description from owner
The West Yorkshire region
This part of West Yorkshire has beautiful landscapes of moors and valleys and the fast flowing rivers like the Calder and Aire provided the basis for the woollen textile industry and the associated dying industry for which Halifax was famous in the nineteenth century. The old mills have been rejuvenated as apartments or exciting music, arts and cultural centres like Dean Clough Mill in Halifax. Haworth, famous for the Bronte sisters is 30 mins drive through Hebden Bridge and over the moors.
The moors of this part of the South Pennines offer spectacular views, walks and cycleways and if a lower flatter path is preferred, the towpaths of the Calder and Hebble Navigation and the Rochdale Canal are easily accessible from Dyer's Cottage.
The limestone scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the North is only about 35 minutes drive and makes a great day out whilst both the coasts of Lancashire at Blackpool and Scarborough in North Yorkshire are within 2 hours by road or train.
The area on this part of the West Yorkshire/Lancashire border has been dramatically portrayed recently in TV series such as Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. It is a mixture of industrial architecture, usually in urban areas, quiet villages, often with traditional pubs offering local beer, and extensive valley and moorland scenery. Please look at the photos as you will be amazed at how beautiful the area is and how easy it is to enjoy a holiday. History abounds, whether it be of the buildings connected with the Industrial Revolution or old churches, abbeys and stately homes to visit.
The immediate area around Dyer's Cottage was rural until the latter part of the 19th century with most people working as farmers or in the local dyeworks. The outward expansion of Halifax led to further growth in the area but most properties are over 100 years old and this area is regarded as one of the most desirable in which to live. Public transport (both buses and trains) are frequent offering connections to Bradford, Leeds, Manchester and beyond and there is a range of shops and services within walking distance.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- 2 Cots available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Super King Bed Single Bed
Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Dog allowed downstairs only. Please bring its bed.
Please take your dog for a walk along the canal or in the woods ,never allow it out into the garden or courtyard to excrete.
Make sure your children and dog are supervised outside at all times.
No more than 3 people are allowed to
Do not help yourself to extra towels/ linen. A charge for extra laundry use / replacement will be taken from your security deposit if you do so.
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 25 Feb 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Oct 2015. Located in West Yorkshire, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £300 to £450.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Feb 2017.
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– based on 8 reviews
- Very Good
“Cosy cottage, wonderful view”
We stayed here for an extended stay whilst our new house was being renovated and it was a perfect comfortable base to come back to every night. The cottage has been renovated to a high standard and the large living room is light & airy but with plenty of cosy finishing touches. The bed is the most comfortable I've slept on (I even looked at the make of the mattress so we can buy the same for home!) and the bathroom is fantastic with both a deep bath & overhead powerful shower. Take advantage of sunny days and evenings to sit on the bench at the front and admire the view - it's a real sun trap. Jane was great to deal with and we'd recommend to family & friends and would stay again if we needed a local bolt hole again. As locals we can recommend both good pubs and places to eat. The Wainhouse Tavern (nearly next door) serves a good range of real ales, wine at decent prices and have just started to serve some food. If you head towards Sowerby Bridge the Shepherd's Rest is a good traditional pub, real fire in winter and good beer & wine (only a 10/15 minute walk down hill). Carry on into Sowerby Bridge and you have a wide selection - The Works at the far end is a freehouse with large range of beers, good wine & serves good food during the day & a brunch menu on the Sunday (dog friendly too). The Firehouse serves Tapas and a range of other dishes with a busy bar on the ground floor. Along the main street are several good options (3 good Indian Restaurants, a Turkish Restaurant, Gimbals if you want to go somewhere special). There are also some new bars including Sowerby Taps and the Hogshead Tavern just on a side road. Finally there is Cobblestones which overlooks the canal and also serves good food. If you want to stretch your legs a bit further or are happy with a 10 minute drive try The Winterburn just outside of Warley village but book a table on weekends. In Halifax centre you've got Ricci's Place and La Luna for food and take the time to find The 3 Pidgeons which is a pub with a warm welcome and all the original 1920's fittings in place. Ricci's Tapas is at the Dean Clough complex along with a growing range of bars. The Dean Clough complex also has a theatre & art gallery. For culture try climbing Wainhouse Tower on bank holidays - it's a long climb and your legs will ache but the views worth it on a clear day. There's also Shibden Hall, the Bankfield Museum at Boothtown and the Piece Hall is due to re-open in late May. If you like walking there are plenty of places all around Halifax and down the Calder Valley and don't forget to support the local shops, cafes and pubs in the area who are recovering from the devastating floods. In short there's a plentiful supply of good food and drinking places around the whole area with plenty to keep you busy for a short stay but also a good central point for day trips to the coast, Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District as well as good train links to Manchester & Leeds for shopping.
Thank you for this lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dyer's Cottage. As you have written, Calderdale has so much to offer a visitor.
“Fantastic, Gorgeous and a superb dog friendly cottage”
This cottage is fab. Beautifuly fitted, to the extent you forget you are in a small cottage and could be forgiven for thinking you are in the 5* Dorchester Hotel. Lovely cosy and comfy spacious lounge with a beautiful log burning stove, sumptious leather couch and stunning views. The kitchen is lovely, modern and everything you could ever need is there. The bathroom is really superb with underfloor heating, infrared mirror and state of the art bath. Lovely contained garden and very welcoming for Tara the labrador. A real treasure of a cottage and one you must visit.
Thank you very much for this review and I am very pleased that you and Tara found everything suited you.
The cottage is a proper home away from home. It's equipped with everything you need for a relaxing break away. Jane was very responsive throughout the booking process and gave detailed instructions and lots of information. The place is quite recently newly renovated and has been done to a very high standard. We would definitely stay here again and in fact have already booked our next break!
I am so pleased that you enjoyed staying at the cottage and will be returning soon.
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