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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 and all this against a backdrop of countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights as wild, rugged and barren. Nearby the famous 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, 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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A superb, stone-built, mid-terrace cottage situated in a quiet corner of the famous village of Haworth, 10 miles from Skipton. Renovated to a very high standard, this delightful property subtly combines a contemporary feel with original features to create a charming romantic retreat. The property boasts exposed beams, flag floors and a cosy sitting room with multi-fuel stove. 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 and wander the fantastic rugged moorland. Skipton is nearby with its cobbled streets and delightful castle and further afield is the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, boasting fabulous shops, an excellent theatre and the fantastic Royal Pump Room Museum. A wonderful holiday hideaway, perfect for exploring all this lovely area has to offer.
One double bedroom with authentic Victorian brass bedstead. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove.
Gas central heating with multi-fuel stove in sitting room. Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD, stereo/CD player/radio, small library of books/games. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking for one car. Rear patio area with garden furniture. One small well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs and village centre 3 mins walk. Note: Property not suitable for children or babes-in-arms. Note: Original stone staircase is quite steep and narrow with worn treads and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Folly Cottage:
Good location, comfortable, warm and cosy.
Mr Lynn, Liverpool, March 2013
The cottage was just lovely, cosy and maintained to a very high standard. It's also very well placed within the village. The welcome pack of wine, fruit and flowers provided by the owner was so kind and thoughtful. It's certainly a place I'd go back to.
Ms Mackenzie, Edinburgh, January 2013
The cottage was beautiful and a lovely welcome pack greeted us on arrival. The cottage was also decorated for Christmas which was a lovely touch. The property is lovely, full of character and charm. Hopefully we will get the chance to visit again.
Miss Thorpe, Leeds, December 2012
We've stayed in many self-catering cottages/apartments in the UK, and Folly Cottage was undoubtedly the best, most comfortable and enjoyable. I can't recommend it highly enough, and that's from decades of travel experience! It was a grand holiday, made even more perfect by our delightful accommodation.
Mrs Cohen, Toronto, June 2012