The Old Forge

Haworth, Bronte Country, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 14036)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A first-class, stone-built traditional terraced cottage set over three floors, in a courtyard of private properties in the very heart of Haworth.

From the central location and the beautiful conversion of this traditional old cottage to the lovely furnishings and individual styling, this Haworth cottage is perfect for couples to get away from it all.

This is a fine Haworth cottage, with character and charm throughout, featuring a spacious ground floor kitchen/diner with original beams and exposed stonework, and a warm and cosy first floor sitting room with woodburning stove.

A beautiful modern bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower and an adjoining master bedroom with feature fireplace all combine to make this a Haworth cottage of real distinction.

This delightful Haworth cottage subtly combines a contemporary feel with original features to create a charming romantic retreat, a few yards from the historic high street.

Steeped in literary history and formerly home to the Bronte sisters, Haworth has much to offer including traditional pubs, restaurants and cafes, and a variety of walks allowing visitors to follow in the footsteps of Catherine and Heathcliff by wandering the fantastic rugged moorland.

Skipton is nearby with its cobbled streets and delightful castle while further afield is the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, boasting fabulous shops, an excellent theatre and the fantastic Royal Pump Room Museum.

A wonderful Haworth holiday cottage, perfect for exploring all this lovely area has to offer.


Over three floors. One second floor double bedroom with TV. Second floor bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room with woodburning stove and double sofa bed.


Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Fuel for woodburning stove supplied on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 1 car. Small sitting area to front, balcony area outside sitting room at top of external staircase. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and village centre 1 min walk. Note: First floor sitting room accessed by staircase from kitchen or external stone staircase from parking area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Delightful, centrally located, cosy home from home”
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    • “We stayed at the Old Forge for one week at the beginning of May. The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and maintained to a high standard with luxury bed linen and towels. Even though we had a few rainy days during our stay, it wasn't an issue as the cottage is so relaxing and homely and is situated literally within one minute walk of three local pubs ! One of our faviurites was The Black Bull where the landlord and staff were very friendly. I would also recommend the meals at The Fleece located further down the main street as they were absolutely delicious and reasonably priced.”

    Ecalpem0s, Cardiff, United Kingdom, May 2015

    • “Lovely cosy country retreat”
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    • “My boyfriend and I had a super break in The Old Forge. The cottage, set over 3 floors is very spacious and is decorated to a very high standard. The bath is fantastic, and the log fire provided a perfect atmosphere for the much needed afternoon naps after walking around the moors! We loved the cottage and wanted to stay longer, a perfect re-treat to 'get away from it all'!”

    LouTaylor85, November 2014

    • “The Perfect Christmas Location”
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    • “My wife and I honeymooned in The Dales three years ago so a return to Yorkshire was always something we wanted to do. The Old Forge in Haworth is perfectly located for a Christmas stay as it has all the convenience of the town with its restaurants, cafes and unusual shops, not to mention an array of welcoming pubs! We walked on the moors, followed in the footsteps of The Railway Children and had a fabulous Christmas lunch in The Old Haworth Hall. The house itself is warm, characterful and has modern conveniences of wi-fi and a good mobile signal. Sitting in the lounge with the woodburner roaring and enjoying a glass of mulled wine was a real treat. We loved the house and the location!”

    DeePeeTee, Shaftesbury, United Kingdom, January 2014

    • “First Class romantic retreat”
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    • “Fantastic Holiday cottage - very well equipped and a really romantic hideaway for two - looking forward to visiting again”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nottingham, November 2013

    • “Wonderful stay”
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    • “We had the absolute pleasure in staying at the Old Forge duringthe Haworth 1940s Weekend and week after. What a wonderful house, village and event - I would strongly recommend all 3. The Forge was beautifully presented, very luxurious bathroom and tasteful soft furnighsings etc. The size of all the rooms were impressive and well decorated . Although the outside space was at the front and overlooked by the neighbours, it was a pretty square of houses and didn't deter us from sitting outside in the evening enjoying the area. The parking space out front was very convenient. The Forge is situated at the top of the village close to various pubs & restaurants and has easy connections to local tourist attractions. I would highly recommend The Forge and look forward to staying there again in the future.”

    Kim, Isle Of Wight, July 2013

    • “Just Wonderful”
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    • “A charming cottage with superb amenities in an ideal location near the centre of Haworth. The cottage could not be faulted and is tastefully decorated and furnished and very comfortable. It is very well equipped and has everything you would require for a self catering holiday. The bathroom is beautiful, clean and modern. The owners could not be more helpfull. Highly recommended.”

    Barry H, Norwich, United Kingdom, July 2013

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    • “This cottage was brilliant, we stayed for my birthday and our wedding anniversary. We got snowed in but the cottage was warm and very cosy. The bathroom in this place was out of this world (warning if your under 5'6" you may need someone in the bath with you as it's so big. We did manage to get out for my birthday and visited the local pub that was just a matter of yards away(no noise). The area is just beautiful and there are plenty of shops to visit. The only thing I would do next time is take a weeks food shopping with us if we went in winter as it was very difficult to get to the spar with the snow and ice. I would recommend this cottage to anyone and will be going again. The only thing I found was space for food storage in the kitchen that was a bit lacking and as the kitchen is so big it would not take much to add another unit or even a couple of shelves. The owners whom we spoke to are very friendly and there to help. I would say if your going to visit Yorkshire and the Bronte country you could not go wrong with this cottage, its very close to all amenities and right in the centre of the village.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Eccles, April 2013

    • “Beautiful Cottage in an excellent position in Haworth”
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    • “The Cottage definitely exceeded our expectations (and they had been raised by the photographs available online) and the whole process of booking and arriving for our mini break was a smooth as silk. I did contact the owner before our stay (very nice and helpful) and was advised of the key arrangements and all the information and directions for the Cottage were very helpful. The Old Forge sits at the top of the hill of lovely cobbled streets of Haworth, therefore everything you require (restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and plenty of quaint little shops) are literally on your doorstep. However because The Old Forge is tucked away, these busy tourist attractions don’t impinge on your stay. Also you have the benefit of the parking space literally outside the kitchen door therefore making arriving and departing simple. The Cottage is a real gem. Fully renovated to a very high standard and split over 3 floors. You enter through the kitchen downstairs which is very well equipped and then you find the lounge on the second level (up the beautiful wooden staircase). The lounge area again is very tastefully decorated with a large flat screen telly and two comfortable sofas to relax into. The bedroom and that bathroom on the top floor are I’m sure, a particular attraction for a romantic weekend away as it is a luxury bathroom with a huge tub but actually the whole cottage was a delight. We stayed for three nights and were lucky with the weather and both felt we would be very happy to return and use the cottage to explore the Dales and some of the other attractions nearby. I would definitely recommend The Old Forge for a couple or family (you would need to use the sofa bed for the kids) but the property is really not suitable for somebody who has difficulty with stairs.”

    Pudding267, Lincoln, United Kingdom, February 2013

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    • “The Old Forge is a beautiful cottage in a very convenient location for the gorgeous village of Haworth, yet still generally very quiet at night. The furnishings and fittings were very tasteful and the bathroom was amazing - had a huge bath and huge shower! A very comfortable and enjoyable stay - hoping to return.”

    Mrs Gorringe, Dromore, July 2015

    • “We loved The Old Forge, it is well situated at the top end of main street. The cobbled street had lovely little shops and the views around this village are amazing. The Bronte museum was worth a visit. We also did the trip on the steam train. It was a lovely stay, quiet at night as everyone disappears once shops close. We did enjoy a lovely quiz night at the Old Hall Inn at the bottom of main street, great selection of beers according to hubby and also the Fleece half way up the hill great meal.”

    Mrs Dunphy, Wirral, May 2015

    • “The cottage is maintained to a very high standard, it is very good value for money and centrally located for all local attractions.”

    Miss Pearse, Pontyclun, May 2015

    • “Beautiful property, a real "home from home" in the heart of Bronte country. An excellent place to escape to for the weekend.”

    Wilson, York, January 2015

    • “Delightful, cosy cottage. In an excellent location at the top of the high street, didn't need to use the car for the week. Great place to spend Christmas.”

    Mrs Neller, Brighton, December 2014

    • “A high quality property in an excellent location.”

    Ms Wilkinson, Frodsham, December 2014

    • “The cottage was perfect for us - a couple in our twenties who wanted to enjoy the 'simple' things. We both live and work in the city, so escaping to this gem was perfect. We were able to cook lovely dinners in the big kitchen, fall asleep in front of the fire and enjoy the spectacular bathroom. A great retreat.”

    Dr Taylor, Beverley, November 2014

    • “Amazing location. Warm and clean accommodation, the best cottage we have ever stayed in.”

    Mrs Bond, Swadlincote, November 2014

    • “A very comfortable cottage - one of the best that we have stayed in.”

    Mr Hairsnape, Hereford, November 2014

    • “Property and location simply brilliant.”

    Mr Pellegrom, Fochabers, October 2014

    • “Haworth is a location where time has stood still. It is full of places to eat and independent shops. The cottage was decorated beautifully and was warm and cosy. It was well equipped and comfortable. In an excellent location for Leeds, York and just enjoying Haworth and its Bronte heritage.”

    Ms Gill, Leiston, September 2014

    • “Great cottage in a good location, excellent furnishings and good standard of decoration this cottage had everything you could need, it was just like being in your own home. I could easily live in this cottage and that is something I have never said about a holiday rental property before.”

    Mrs Van Der Vliet, Bristol, June 2014

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About the location


Skipton 10 miles; Hebden Bridge 10 miles.

The small village of Haworth was home to the famous Bronte sisters, who were inspired by the surrounding moorland to pen their novels, which have become classics of English Literature. Haworth is a village that time almost forgot, with its myriad of curiosity and antique shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere, all set against a framing backdrop of countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights as wild, rugged and barren. Nearby, the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, provides a lovely day out with a regular service to the old village of Oxenhope. The area abounds with popular places to visit, including the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall, and the National Railway Museum in York. The market town of Skipton, often fondly regarded as the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is just a short drive away, and also within reach are elegant Harrogate and vibrant Leeds and Manchester.

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