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Gentleman Jack Farm Cottage

Lightcliffe, West Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning, stylish cottage situated on the owners' working farm
  • Located in the village of Lightcliffe, just a short stroll from the local pub and golf course
  • The ideal base for walkers with many beautiful trails straight from the doorstep
Property code: 83521

Set in rolling countryside on the edge of the owners' working farm, this beautiful cottage provides the ideal base for families and couples to explore this historic part of West Yorkshire

Explore your Yorkshire surroundings or simply sit back and relax when you escape to this beautiful stone cottage at Lightcliffe, just 3 miles from Halifax. The backdrop to the TV series Gentleman Jack, this scenic area offers myriad footpaths and trails to follow by bicycle or on foot. Set on the owners’ farm, the pretty, two-bedroom property sleeps four guests and is approximately 12 miles from the edge of the Peak District National Park.

Plan day trips down to this magnificent area, where you will find many more places to hike and cycle. Visit Folly Dolly Falls, a magical, hidden waterfall near Meltham, 12 miles away, on the fringes of the national park. Also take time out to explore Holmfirth, 13 miles from the cottage, and the site of many scenes from TV comedy Last of the Summer Wine.

Stroll into the bright and beautifully decorated Yorkshire cottage, which still presents hints of its past in its gorgeous beams. Find yourselves in an open-plan kitchen/diner, with generous space for preparing delicious, holiday feasts. Pause at the table in here with a cup of tea and a slice of Yorkshire parkin while supper sizzles in the oven. Lay the table and call your friends and family to join you as soon as your meal is ready. You have a handy washing machine and tumble dryer for muddy clothes after your exhilarating walks and there is also a downstairs WC.

Head through to the lounge after dinner to unwind in comfort. Sink into the soft sofas with your holiday novel for a while; find something to watch on the Smart TV/DVD, which comes with a basic Sky TV package. Open the French windows onto the terrace in here on warm, sunny days.

When the exertions of your day finally catch up with you, climb the stairs to the first floor of the cottage. Settle for the night in either the king-size bedroom, with its vaulted ceiling, or the bunk bedroom. Find the family bathroom here too. Make the most of your private, enclosed courtyard garden as often as possible, and cook supper out on the BBQ on warm evenings. You’ll find parking for up to two cars at the cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor
  • Smart TV/DVD with basic Sky TV package in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no dogs
  • Enclosed patio with furniture, fire pit and charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop and pub within 500 metres
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

The National Trust’s Marsden Moor, 16 miles from your base, is a lovely place to visit. This is a large expanse of moorland within the South Pennines. Closer to home, venture to Ogden Water Country Park, just 7 miles away. This nature reserve is renowned for its incredible lakeside views, scenic landscape and collection of footpaths and trails.

Make an 18-mile trip north to Ilkley, with its famous moor right at the southern tip of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Head on to Bolton Abbey, 25 miles from the cottage, to see the priory ruins and wander the spell-binding grounds, with their woods, river, waterfall and aqueduct.

Lightcliffe is just 3 miles from Halifax, the thriving market town that was once the centre of the wool trade in Victorian England, and 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, which 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 famous lesbian diarist 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 back at your luxury holiday cottage.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by John 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Linda 1st October 2021

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A lovely cottage, nicely furnished & everything you need to feel at home. The bed was super comfy. A basket of goodies and bread & milk was a nice welcome. The location is peaceful and relaxing. It is easy to reach so many lovely places either by car, on foot or by public transport; in a 2 minute walk there are buses to surrounding areas including Read moreHalifax, where you can catch a train further afield. Hipperhome a 30 min walk has shops, pubs, chippy & couple of restaurants. We will visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Gabrielle 27th August 2021

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Gentleman Jack cottage was all we could have wished for in a getaway: Spacious, beautifully designed, very comfortable, peaceful (we loved the cows outside the window) and very cosy. Tucked away on a tiny road, this cottage provided us with a wonderful week in Yorkshire. The owners, Sue and Mark, were incredibly responsive to a couple of minor needRead mores (a tarp for the bikes and instructions for the TV) and the bed is one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in. Simply delightful in every way. Hide

Reviewed by Yin 25th July 2021

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Lovely cottage and great location for many places to visit. Easy to find and very comfortable. We were delighted to have a basket of goodies to enjoy when we arrived. There was plenty to do we could easily have stayed more than the week that we booked.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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