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Waterside Cottage - Holmfirth

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy, traditional cottage boasting beams, flag floors and exposed stone walls
  • Idyllic riverside location just a stones' throw from the many amenities Holmfirth has to offer
  • The perfect base from which to explore the Peak District and Pennine Way
Property code: 85392

This beautiful cottage enjoys an enviable position in a peaceful riverside location, yet lies right in the heart of the bustling village of Holmfirth.

Envisage your perfect holiday amongst the luscious green landscape of the Yorkshire countryside, spending your days navigating a tapestry of pastures, wooded valleys and sweeping hills crisscrossed with dry stone walls and craggy pathways. The idyllic market town of Holmfirth is the perfect couple’s getaway thanks to its beautiful surroundings and pretty streets studded with eateries, and this stone cottage offers a cosy base for your explorations. Sleeping two in complete comfort, it’s brimming with old-world charm and has everything you need to brush aside your worries and relax.

Shake off your boots and don your sheepskin slippers as you make your way across the flagstone floors. A tall glass of wine is the perfect accompaniment to lazy evening TV viewing from the vantage point of the sofas. Encircled by original stone walls, a wooden-clad ceiling and featuring a wood burner-effect electric fire in the fireplace, the lounge/diner reverberates wellbeing from corner to corner. Pop the fire on and snuggle up to watch the flames dance, letting the warm glow soothe you.

Stoop low and mind your head as you duck into the kitchen through the narrow doorway and be amazed at its surprising contemporary twist as you notice the art deco-inspired tiles and modern-chic cabinetry. Wooden worktops and useful appliances such as an electric oven, hob and microwave provide everything you need to rustle up special meals to enjoy back at the table in the lounge/diner. Return from your jaunts with armloads of artisan produce, local ingredients and mouth-watering deli treats and get ready to plan a feast, rifling through your favourite recipes to choose the main contender for a celebratory meal. There’s a handy fridge/freezer for chilling your wine and storing your spoils, and you’ll also discover some thoughtful goodies and essentials in your welcome pack. For practicality, there is a washing machine, so no need to fret about muddy garments after your walks.

Upstairs, the bedroom is a peaceful haven after a busy day roaming the countryside, lulling you into a state of calm with its muted hues, simple pine furniture and elegantly dressed king-size bed. Wake up to the sound of the market town springing to life all around you, gently ruching up the blind to perch in the window seat with a warming morning brew. Attached to the bedroom is the sleek bathroom, a sanctuary for evening pampering sessions. Sink into the bubbliest of baths with your favourite toiletries and a good page-turner of a book.

Venturing outside will reward you with a pleasant space to pause and reflect with your first coffee of the day. This small patio area is charmingly quirky for summer drinks at the bistro-style table, so you’ll be sorely tempted to unwind with a cup of tea, listening to the sounds of the river bubbling past. Off-road parking is nearby subject to availability, but there are also public car parks within walking distance that carry a small charge.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • Bathroom with shower over thebath and WC
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small seating area at front of the property with outdoor furniture
  • On-street parking is available nearby (subject to availability).Further parking available at nearby car parks, charges apply
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • Torch required for darker evenings due to no street lighting
  • Please note there is a low, narrow doorway to the kitchen
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Holmfirth is a charming market town that eagle-eyed viewers may recognise from its ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ fame. Surrounded by the glorious countryside of the Holme Valley and tucked on the cusp of the Peak District, the area is a haven for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. The adrenaline-fuelled cyclists amongst you will relish the opportunity to tackle Holme Moss, a steep and exhilarating route that formed part of the Yorkshire Grand Depart, Tour de France route 2014. Fishing, sailing and golfing opportunities are available in abundance, and the tranquil country lanes are excellent for pony trekking.

Holmfirth itself is a treasure trove of antique shops, independent boutiques and tearooms, best enjoyed after exploring the town’s fascinating heritage via Holmfirth’s Blue Plaque Trail. For culture vultures, the Holme Valley and Colne Valley are also renowned for their rolling event calendars that feature gems such as an annual folk festival, a popular art market and the legendary Cuckoo Day in Marsden and Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival.

You’ll be situated 14.5 miles away from Halifax, a thriving market town that once served as the centre of the wool trade in Victorian England, which blessed the town with wealth and good fortune. Many of the opulent buildings and monuments from this time can still be seen as you walk around the town, including Piece Hall – a magnificent Georgian building that was once the place where weavers sold their cloth. Nowadays, it’s a fabulous place to grab a tasty bite to eat or peruse the independent shops and boutiques, as well as catch some outdoor performances.

Other impressive buildings include Halifax Minster, the town’s gothic church; the Grade II-listed Halifax Town Hall, created by the same man who designed the Houses of Parliament; and Shibden Hall, a 15th-century historic home surrounded by a glorious park, once home to the ‘first modern lesbian’, Anne Lister, who wrote her secret diaries there. The parkland is an excellent place to spend a day, where you can walk beside the pretty flowerbeds, row across the Mere or ride on the miniature train which will delight any children in your party. Kids will also love Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, which is sure to capture their imaginations with its 400 interactive exhibits.

If you enjoy food, make sure to visit Halifax’s Borough Market, which is a stunning Grade II-listed building hosting an award-winning covered market throughout the week. Sample some local produce and pick up a tasty treat to enjoy in your cosy cottage.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 10th February 2024

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Reviewed by Julie 30th December 2023

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The owner of this cottage went above and beyond and provided so many little touches that most cottage rentals do not. It was a fabulous little cottage with quality furniture and so well appointed. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need and more and was well designed to make the most of the space. The location in the centre of Holmfirth Read moreis ideal and the sound of the river outside very soothing. Would highly recommend to a couple with a dog. Hide

Reviewed by Penny 27th December 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a great location in the middle of Holmfirth, parking was easy to find and not too far away, its the extra touches added by the owners that made it a real pleasure to stay here.

Reviewed by Elaine 23rd December 2023

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The cottage was prefect there was even a Christmas tree with lights and decorations on. I manage to cook a very good Christmas dinner on the cooker no problem I order the food from Sainsburys before we left home to be delivered again no problem. bed was very comfortable and immaculately clean. The cottage was toasty warm and there is smart tv , HomRead moree from Home, neighbours were friendly and a excellent fish and chips from Hollowgate fish and chip shop just down the road not even a 5 min walk ***** Hide

Reviewed by Rekha 15th December 2023

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We had a fabulous stay in the cottage just before Christmas. Jean left a lovely welcome pack which was hugely appreciated...... particularly the wine! The cottage was very cosy and central to all the fantastic restaurants and bars in holmfirth. The kitchen was very well equipped and the cottage was beautiful decorated. We will definitely return!

Reviewed by Paul 18th October 2023

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Reviewed by Jane 9th October 2023

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Lovely cottage, very well situated. Well equipped. The kitchen, though tiny, has all we needed, though it has no room for a dishwasher. Nice neighbours, very friendly.

Reviewed by Amanda 16th September 2023

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The cottage was beautiful. The kitchen was so well equipped. Bed was lovely and comfy. Jean was lovely on the phone, she sent us a fab email with lot's of information. We had a lovely week.

Reviewed by Scott 10th September 2023

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Absolutely beautiful well equipped modern kitchen cosy interior home from home

Reviewed by Amanda 2nd September 2023

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The cottage is well equipped, very cosy, it is very compact in the kitchen so really only enough room for one person at a time. Lovely and cool in lounge which was a saving grace as it was so hot the week we were there. Lovely location, completely ideal for local walks. We managed to park outside the elephant and castle pub and did not use the car Read moreall week. Local neighbour very friendly and chatty, has good knowledge of area. Some neighbours were quite noisy late at night, early hours of morning Hide

Reviewed by Janet 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Helen 30th July 2023

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Lovely little cottage in a central but quiet, picturesque location by the river in Holmfirth. Beautifully decorated and furnished. Equipped with everything you need for the perfect stay. The owners are super helpful and there is lots of information at the cottage on places to visit, eat and other essentials. Parking was never a problem during peak Read moreholiday season and only a short walk away. Hide

Reviewed by William S 21st July 2023

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Reviewed by Sandra 27th May 2023

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Wonderful setting.

Reviewed by Janine 5th May 2023

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Beautiful cottage, excellent location, owners left us everything we needed, recommend 100%

Reviewed by Paul 3rd April 2023

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Had a lovely break in a lovely location. The cottage was very cosy and comfortable. Lots of places to eat and drink in Holmfirth and surrounding area and so many pretty places to go and walk.

Reviewed by Jane 21st March 2023

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The cottage is very well equipped clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Sheila 13th March 2023

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We had a lovely week at Waterside cottage, very peaceful yet very close to the centre of Holmfirth. The cottage is very cozy, clean and well equipped. Good choice of pubs and restaurants in Holmfirth. Plenty of scenic walks within easy reach.

Reviewed by Caroline 9th March 2023

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Lovely comfortable homely cottage. It was made extra special for us because of all the snow. We stayed local and walked within the town and outlying footpaths. A real break from our working lives.

Reviewed by Susan 23rd December 2022

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A perfect stay from beginning to end! A lit Christmas tree to welcome us, bubbly and wines and all the essentials in the kitchen; eggs, bread, butter, tea, coffee, sugar and milk! A cosy lounge which warmed up nicely after our trips out and about. The Last of the Summer wine filming locations are on the doorstep. Noras house now a superb little dogRead more friendly cafe just a few doors away!!! A bubbling river to send you to sleep and the most comfiest of beds! We would highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Linda 2nd December 2022

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We couldn't have been more pleased with this lovely cottage. Everything we needed was there and there was a lovely surprise of a little Christmas tree lit in the window to greet us! Thank you xx

Reviewed by Kathryn 11th November 2022

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It was a fabulous location (once we found it - as arriving in the dark didn't help ha!). Lots of lovely shops, bars and restaurants, more going on than we realised - all walkable distance from the property. Some noise from next door/upstairs neighbor so unable to have a 'lie in' but wasn't super early. Few cobwebs and one glass had a mark on it butRead more otherwise clean. Took a few minutes to work the electric fire but we managed. Parking was a little bit tricky due to the central location. Thanks Hide

Reviewed by Enya 31st October 2022

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Fabulous cottage so clean and welcoming brilliant location will definitely be booking again !

Reviewed by Mary 22nd October 2022

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Jean and Tony have made the best holiday cottage weve ever stayed at. The decor was perfect, with so much attention to detail. We especially appreciated all the local history incorporated into the property. The location was perfect. We love Holmfirth and loved the sound of the river flowing by. Most importantly, Jeans recommendations were incrediblRead morey thoughtful and personalised. Go wherever she suggests! Hide

Reviewed by Jason 25th September 2022

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A very cute cottage, well equipped kitchen with a lovely welcome pack. Very handy for walking/ hiking and to restaurants and bars . Brilliant central location, yet very peaceful.

Reviewed by Paul 10th September 2022

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Excellent property. Great location. Beautifully presented

Reviewed by Rachel 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 20th August 2022

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The cottage is lovely and right at the side of the river - absolutely fantastic location. It felt very homely and had everything you could need. Only a couple of minutes walk and you are in the middle of town. We had been left a welcome pack, which was a wonderful gesture, along with the bottle of bubbly for my husbands birthday. Can't wait to bookRead more again! Thank you to our wonderful hosts Hide

Reviewed by Eleanor 12th August 2022

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Great location fab cottage with all facilities you require will definitely revisit

Reviewed by Paul 8th August 2022

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Great set-up. Cottage is well located, clean, comfortable and well-equipped. It also stays cool during a hot summer day. We absolutely loved Holmfirth and the surrounding area. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Wendy 1st August 2022

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Reviewed by Suzanne 15th July 2022

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A beautiful little cottage in a great location within walking distance of the village in a little lane next to the river. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished with original features and the lounge and bedroom were super comfy. Everything was spotless and well equipped, the welcome pack was very much appreciated. The owners were very hRead moreelpful and were able to provide us with some additional local information as we experienced some car trouble on the way down. Hide

Reviewed by sallyfield 8th July 2022

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Our riverside stay in a beautiful picturesque cottage was just what we needed, it was cosy, luxurious and inviting. In this cottage every attention to detail has thoroughly been though out, it has undergone such a beautiful renovation. Our host Jean went above and beyond, even catering for our little Tilly dog. Such a friendly and welcoming area toRead more stay in. Would love to visit again and call in on friends we made whilst staying. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 1st July 2022

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Great welcome pack,eggs ,bread,wine,tea,coffee, milk and ice ready in freezer. Cottage was homely and spotless. Neighbours were friendly and quiet. We managed to get a parking spot outside the elephant and castle most days,only had to use the council carpark once which was free after 4pm till 8am the next morning. Would definitely recommend this coRead morettage. Hide

Reviewed by Alexandra 24th June 2022

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The cottage is beautiful, well equipped and very comfortable. Its situated close to the centre of the village yet its remarkably peaceful on the lane. We loved this cottage so much and I highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Jane 27th April 2022

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Reviewed by Lisa 11th April 2022

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Beautiful cottage, very inviting and comfortable. The owner had thought of everything you could need and left a lovely welcome pack with wine, tea, coffee, bread eggs etc. In a beautiful location by the river. The only problem was the lack of parking which was a bit of an issue as during the Easter holidays Holmfirth was very busy, but we knew thisRead more would be the case so its nobodys fault. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 3rd April 2022

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Nice break in a lovely cottage. Owners couldn't have been more helpful with all the information they gave us about the cottage, Holmfirth and the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Pauline 4th March 2022

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A great little cottage. Fantastic blend of traditional features blended with more modern decor and all the mod cons. Very cleverly done to maximise use of compact space. Good quality fixture and fittings. Kitchen well equipped. We managed to park by the pub in free parking all weekend. Helpful neighbours. And what a great spot - we loved the locatiRead moreon as so accessible for peak District walks, and great choice of bars and restaurants. Will definitely be visiting Holmfirth again. Hide

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