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Lower Cross

(Ref. 1034169)

Oakworth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "This Bungalow is very comfortable and very well equipped with everything you need, with lovely views from the lounge."

    Home from home. Geoffrey

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and so pleased you enjoyed your time in Brontë country. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2024

  • "One or two of the pots & pans required cleaning before use as did the inside of the microwave which was splattered with food."

    The garden room whilst a comfortable place to sit, the back door requires some adjustment. There seemed to be a problem with the washing machine spinner which didn’t seem to work? Overall we had a nice holiday & got out to see the local attractions.

    We pride ourselves on thorough cleaning and must apologise that items were missed. The door issue will be investigated but the washing machine spin is working thoroughly. There is an option to remove a spin which must have happened. It was good to chat with you and I wish you had mentioned the issues. I value feedback which will enhance guests’ stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathy4.4May 2024

  • "Excellent location for Brontë Country."

    Very personable host, available if you have any queries. Pristine newly fitted bathroom with fabulous shower. The kitchen was well equipped. Rather too much ‘old fashioned’ furniture, old rugs and far to many unnecessary ornaments for a holiday cottage. But that’s just our taste. However we had a pleasant week. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback and pleased you had a pleasant week. As you say, ‘personal tastes’ vary. Many guests love the rustic charm and antique rugs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wynne3.1May 2024

  • "One of the nicest properties we have stayed in and we have stayed in many."

    The place was spotless and we wanted for nothing to add to this the weather was gorgeous

    Thank you for your glowing report and for leaving the property spotless. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, warm and comfortable , well equipped and with a fabulous view."

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had every you need for your stay."

    Barbara the owner was on hand if needed,The weather for the week wasn’t great but we ventured out every day we had a train ride from Oakworth station to Keighley and visited Skipton and Grassington .Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend booking this cottage. James

    Thank you for the super feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lower Cross is a beautiful bungalow set in equally beautiful surroundings."

    The views from the garden, sitting room and main bedroom are so lovely. The garden is very well maintained with plenty of seating in both front and back gardens. The inside of the bungalow is so spacious and very comfortable with plenty of seating in all rooms. Everything you could possibly need can be found in the lovely kitchen. The owner, Barbara made us very welcome and is on hand if you should need anything. There are plenty of really lovely places to visit with Howarth being literally a couple of minutes drive. We can highly recommend this property.

    Your positive and glowing feedback is greatly appreciated. Many thanks for taking the time to write so effusively. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2024

  • "A place where you instantly felt at home."

    A nice friendly owner who took note and action on any queries. Very well equipped kitchen and a good selection of seating areas. Lovely garden area with lots of birds, chickens and donkeys (at the weekends) which was good for elderly parents to look at and enjoy over a cup of tea. We had fun attempting to play the Yamaha keyboard while Dad sang along to the tunes ! Thanks for providing a lovely premises for a relaxing holiday.

    Thank you for your glowing feedback. I’m so pleased you had such a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence4.7Mar 2024

  • "Cosy and comfortable and in a beautiful part of England."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is one of the best holiday properties we’ve visited in years."

    Everything about it was fantastic, couldn’t ask for anymore. The host Barbara was absolutely fantastic….on hand 24/7 if you needed anything. So much to do around the area. We will definitely be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lower Cross is comfortable and cosy and just about everything has been thought of."

    There are stunning views from the living room, main bedroom and sun room across the beautiful garden to the fields and hills beyond. The sun room is such a bonus, as you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine whilst enjoying the view no matter what the weather. The cottage is very near to Oakworth Railway Station, where The Railway Children was filmed and to Haworth, where the Brontës lived. Grassington is approximately 30 minutes away by car where the new All Creatures Great and Small is filmed, and it's also a short drive to the impressive Malham Cove. There are many nice dog friendly pubs and cafes in Grassington, Haworth and Hebden Bridge. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking. Barbara is a very warm and friendly host.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented very comfortable and everything was laid on Barbara was extremely friendly and a pleasure to speak and deal with."

    Cannot fault at all would highly recommend to everyone.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely clean cottage in beautiful surroundings, in a central location for the Dales."

    Would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2023

  • "What a delightful bungalow,kitted out with everything we needed."

    Beds were so comfortable that we had no problem sleeping after a days ramble. Barbara is a lovely host and I would recommend taking the opportunity to have a chat with her if the opportunity arises. This is a great base to explore that area of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing stay not a cobweb in site, we loved sitting in the sun room enjoying the fantastic views and garden."

    Everything provided that you need The car never moved as such good walks from the door incorporating pubs at Turkey Inn at Goose Eye and The Grouse which both offered good food, muddy boots and dogs. Walks can be steep in places as expected in this part of the country but then you get the good views, but manageable for us pensioners.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely host Barbara not too intrusive."

    Gardens well maintained until the mole appeared but it didn’t bother us. One thing to mention would be a new pair of scissors they were blunt. Overall a lovely stay thanks. Louise

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, very comfortable and spacious."

    Views were beautiful and we loved the garden even if it was too wet to be out in it much! Thank you to the friendly and helpful owner who made us feel at home, we had a really relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in an excellent bungalow with exceptional views and everything you could wish for."

    One of the cleanest cottages we have stay in. Barbara the owner is next door and is ever so friendly. The only slight issue we had was the heating didn’t heat the bedrooms unless it was very high, Barbara was aware of this and boosted the boiler and is going to call an engineer out. We would recommend the property and the area to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jane and Ron4.7Apr 2023

  • "This cottage is well looked after in all departments."

    Maintained really well inside and out. We enjoyed our stay very much and felt comfortable with all provided and what a great place with good country views all round. We were happy with the owner Barbara who cared for anything we needed. I must give a mention to David the neighbour who came and helped me with my car when stuck in the snow. Thanks

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Mar 2023

  • "Once again an enjoyable stay, warm welcome from Barbara, the owner, and certainly ' value for money ' ."

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful half term stay at Lower Cross."

    The cottage was beautiful, very spacious and extremely well equipped with everything to make your stay comfortable. The gardens are perfect with donkeys in the field nearby and deer that came to visit one morning! Our host was very welcoming and attention to detail in the house is faultless. I highly recommend this cottage, we will be staying again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage to stay in and the photos of the view do not do it justice."

    It was very well equipped and in the perfect position to do all the local attractions. Barbara the owner makes sure your stay is a good one but is not intrusive. She is nearby if you need anything. The cottage is also spacious with plenty of places to enjoy the views if it's not warm enough to sit in the garden. I must mention the king sized bed which is so comfortable it's like floating on air. Thank you to Barbara and family.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lower Cross is a lovely and comfortable cottage."

    The kitchen is well kitted out with just about everything you might need. The beds were comfortable and there was a lovely warm welcome from the owner. The little road down to the cottage is a bit rough so he prepared but it is only a short way down the lane to get to the cottage. We were lucky to see some wildlife during our weeks stay, a lovely little wren paid a visit most days, we had a couple of visits from a tawny owl in the trees in the garden and there were bats flying round at night too. A smart TV wouldn't go a miss as there was only Freeview available but that's just a small thing and certainly didnt spoil our holiday. We would highly recommend Lower Cross.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2022

  • "Yes the property was as advertized very very good great views good location great"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "The garden is not secure for dogs and needs fully Fencing off as there are chickens roaming loose ."

    There are no instructions for appliances. If you have mobility problems there are steps to the garden. No microwaveable dishes to use. The none slip bath mat doesn't fit and is very slippery.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Jul 2022

  • "A warm welcome and a lovely cottage ,with everything that you need ."

    Beautiful views from the back garden and peace and quiet . Thank you

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2022

  • "Like home from home."

    Everything was there if we needed it. Great views. Lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect place to explore places of interest."

    Long days searching out historic sites. Rewarded by a cosy ,well equipped , homely environment. Barbara was a great host, lovely person but not imposing on our privacy. Gardens were immaculately tended. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "A nice little cottage owned by a lovely lady who lives next door."

    A perfect get away from it all hideaway which isn't too far away from anything that you may want.we highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is ideal for a holiday in the dales."

    The facilities are first class with nothing additional needed. Plenty of private parking space and a lovely garden too.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely well-equipped, comfortable property with fantastic views and a frequent bus service to Haworth, Keithley and other places."

    Nearby is the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (often steam), famous for the Railway Children film and other well-known TV programmes.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Great views from the cottage. Garden is also very well maintained. First class property and a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was just what we needed as a break to enable us to visit family and friends in the area."

    Some not seen since the pandemic. The welcome basket of her own chickens eggs and milk in the fridge was a lovely touch. The view across the pennines, the sound of the Worth Valley steam engine chugging through the valley was priceless. As a Yorkshire girl and so close to Haworth we were able to explore the area walked across the moors during the week was just fabulous. It felt home from home. Barbara was very welcoming and ensured we had all we needed. We will most deffinately stay again. I've already recommended it to several people.

    Reviewed by Annn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Barbara's cottage is an absolute delight and pleasure it's a credit to her and family would definitely go back again and again."

    However after 15+ years of booking with you regarding our 3 hour stay Vane House Osmotherley described as a cottage with gardens/ patio and open plan kitchen was a joke it was a converted bedroom on the back of a bed and breakfast with no TV and a room smaller than a dentist waiting room you sill owe me £255 legal action pending we will go back to Lower Cross but not with you and your £40 booking fee you are a disgrace and a heartless company!

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Mar 2022

  • "This property is the best it as got everything the owner is a lovely women this is a TEN STAR PLACE"

    Reviewed by D5.0Feb 2022

  • "We said we would return."

    .....and we's to the next time !!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2022

  • "The bungalow was more spacious than the pictures suggested."

    Super warm rooms and comfortable beds. Views and sunrise spectacular. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2021

  • "A very comfortable homely cottage, within close proximity of the “Bronte “ countryside yet only a 10 minute drive from Keighley."

    Ideally located for those wishing to walk the wonderful Yorkshire countryside, or just sit back and look at the views from the comfort of this lovely cottage. A secure garden is perfect for those who are accompanied by their pets.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Nov 2021

  • "A lovely home overlooking the valley."

    Very clean and great views over the valley. Well equipped and great off the road parking. Barbara the owner lives next door and a lovely lady. Beautiful walks in the area. I would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2021

  • "Only dificulty was working the TV it was spasmodic for disc usage"

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property more spacious than the pictures show, large peaceful garden with splendid views, well equipped with lots of books and games."

    The eggs from the owners hens were much appreciated

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely secluded spot tucked away down a steepish hill so watch out for the sharp right then left hand turn although in the instructions it does warn you."

    The views were stunning as were the gardens - plenty of spots front and back for shade and sun. Seating front and back. Very quiet -occasional donkey bray from a field further down. Occasional visit from a ginger cat and 3 very well behaved chickens - all added to the country charm! The cottage was more spacious than the photos implied. Very nice kitchen with all good facilities -lovely brown eggs left by Barbara the owner who is very friendly. Just short of some eggcups. Rooms were comfortably furnished and some interesting family trinkets. You can walk to the local Co-Op about 10 mins downhill maybe 20 mins up the steep slope. Pleasant walk to the Oakworth train station and if you are a keen walker can join the 'The Railway Children Trail'. Car required for the pubs -this is the Dales things are spread out! Many lovely things to do for all interests. Railway journeys/museums/stately homes/great walks/shopping at Saltaire or Piece Hall and many other things. Only draw back is the one bathroom for 4 adults but we were aware and made plans to deal with that but with the other lovely things this was easily dealt with. Many thanks to Barbara -lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Jul 2021

  • "Gardens ' front and rear ' and so good to have panoramic views from the main bedroom, sitting room, dining room and sun room."

    ...excellent garden furniture a bonus. *****

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent cottage everything you could need and more, views from garden are perfect, the owners where very welcoming and on hand if you have a problem."

    . Hope we get a chance to revisit.. .

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "The listing of the property is incorrect as it is not set in a stunning village of Oakworth, it is more like a suburb of Kieghly."

    We expected a village stay what we got was a main road with heavy traffic, no where to set off walking you needed the car for everything.

    Reviewed by Alistair4.1May 2021

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable bungalow with beautiful scenic views."

    Good base for Howarth and the Moors. Although the garden was not dog secure we did not find it a problem with our dog, just watch out for the free range chickens! Although the owners lived next door they were not intrusive. Thank you to the owners for the provisions on arrival which were aporeciated and for a lovely restful and relaxing holiday despite the wet weather!

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage Everything we needed Peaceful location Owners extremely ..."

    Lovely cottage Everything we needed Peaceful location Owners extremely helpful Beautiful countryside Comfortable beds and loved the powerful shower We would definitely return

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, large fridge and separate freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVDs, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Garden with lawned area and patio with seating
  • One small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Please note that in December 2023 the bathroom is being completely refurbished and as a result there will be no bath in the property.

The property

Delight in a peaceful escape at this charming bungalow, nestled in the heart of the pretty Pennine village, Oakworth.

Lower Cross offers a welcoming base for a family of four to rest their heads before exploring the stunning landscapes of West Yorkshire.

Settle in for a relaxing evening in the attractive sitting room, enjoying a family film night as you unwind on the plush sofa, or choose to spend a rainy day cuddled up with a blanket as you get lost in a captivating book.

Throw together a tasty meal in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, fitted with a large fridge and small separate freezer, microwave, washing machine and a dishwasher before opening a bottle of wine for a sociable dinner at the lovely dining table.

Find two delightful bedrooms down the hall, a spacious king-size with antique-décor and its own TV for lazy Sunday mornings, and a twin room, perfect for kids to escape and enjoy sleepovers.

Make use of your very own garden, sipping on a morning coffee on the patio seating as you look out on the lush lawn in this tranquil setting.

Venture into the stunning village of Oakworth, home to a local store and supermarket, two welcoming pubs, takeaways, a park and a village hall, ideal for stocking up on your self-catering essentials.

Or simply head across the road and enjoy a round of golf at Branshaw Golf Club.

Visit the historical Haworth village, the birthplace of the literary Brontë sisters with attractions such as the Brontë Parsonage Museum, the Brontë Waterfall, as well as the inspiration backdrop for Wuthering Heights at Top Withens.

Discover a fantastic day out at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, experience a traditional vintage carriage ride via steam stream, showing immense views of beautiful West Yorkshire countryside, also recognised for being the setting for classical film, The Railway Children.

Make sure to visit the glorious National Trust property East Riddlesden Hall, and Haworth Central Park, or meander around stunning nature at Thornton Hall Country Park and walking trails at Ilkley Moor.

If you feel like a day of thrilling adventure, visit the Doe Park Water Activities Centre and try your luck at watersports such as kayaking, sailing, canoeing, raft building, or dry activities with cycling, climbing and archery!

Skipton is a nearby market town offering a fun-filled day out with heaps of culture and history, from its famous 900-year-old castle, cobble high street, museums and thriving shopping facilities.

Enjoy a memorable getaway to West Yorkshire at Lower Cross.

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About the location


Haworth 1 mile; Skipton 10 miles.

Oakworth is a small Pennine village just a short drive from Haworth, overlooking the Worth Valley, made famous by the filming of the classic 1970 film version of E.E. Nesbitt's novel, The Railway Children. Besides its close proximity to Haworth and the moors, Oakworth has an attractive ornamental park, and is within easy reach of the town of Keighley. Nearby Haworth was home to the famous Bronte sisters, who were much-inspired by the surrounding moorland. Haworth has a 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. Nearby, the famous Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, makes a lovely day out, with a regular service to the old village of Oxenhope. The area is full of popular places to visit, including the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall, and the Museum of Rail. 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.

Please Note: Livestock in surrounding fields, Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Please be mindful of the donkeys in neighbouring field.
Please note that in December 2023 the bathroom is being completely refurbished and as a result there will be no bath in the property.