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1 Horsehold Cottage

(Ref. 964785)

Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall I enjoyed my stay."

    The hill was unexpectedly steep and very narrow to drive up. Other than the electric shower, I didn’t have hot running water. I used the kettle to heat water for washing dishes and washing my hands/face in cold water was not terrible. The place was chilly (there was a high of around 15°C most days). I switched the heating on but only felt any heat one time, and even then it was by touching the heater - I didn’t actually feel warm. The thermostats were set to 18°C which is well below standard “room temperature”. I kept a pullover on and used a blanket. For the household waste and recycling there were no containers in the side alley so I had to leave them. All that said, the location was very picturesque and, other than the hill was pretty convenient for Hebden Bridge and other places nearby. If you are planning to be out most of the day this could still be a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by David3.1Jul 2024

  • "Our third stay at this wonderful cottage."

    Very comfortable and the heating was a bonus as the weather wasn't particularly good at the beginning of the week. If anything the large frying pan has seen better days but really couldn't fault our stay.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful location."

    The cottage had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and the views were amazing. We had a relaxing stay which was just what we needed. We hope to return soon. Thank you.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2024

  • "When you look at the photos, read the description and previous reviews it’s clearly as billed."

    That’s why we went to this cottage and will again. We and our dog loved it. We met the farmers and their dogs. All very friendly. Nice eggs too! It’s on the moor yet an easy drive to Hebden where the parking is laughably cheap. Very refreshing! The cottage was so comfy and the heating is great. You’re never cold. We bought some kindling and wood just for the sake of a wood burner fire. It was very clean and well stocked. We didn’t know that the washing machine was disconnected but it didn’t matter. We had, as usual packed for a month despite staying a week :))) The garden was a great little space and we had lunch alfresco whilst playing ball with the dog…. Lovely llamas

    It is so lovely that you enjoyed your stay, the cottage, the place. We especially appreciated that you texted us separately about the one or two improvements you feel we could make, which we will act on. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Apr 2024

  • "We left the property cleaner than when we arrived eg used tissue under the bed, toaster full of crumbs, ice cube tray mouldy."

    In this terrain and the weather it was inconvenient to have the washing machine disabled (we were not notified of this and could have packed differently). The outer porch runs with water making it impossible to leave outdoor coats and boots in the dry. The window vac was unserviceable

    We will pass this feedback on to our cleaner. For future guests: the property details state there is no washing machine provided so please do look at them - its tough to get a low score for something like this; we do not take responsibility for the weather or your packing; the outer porch is rough stone built - the water is condensation as the porch is unheated. If you keep the door from the sitting room to the porch closed it helps a very great deal. The stone porch has been there to protect from bad weather and hang wet clothes in for over 100 years. It is what it is. We will remove the window vac: it hasn't been used by guests for a long time - we do not use it when we stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.1Apr 2024

  • "Beautifully located property."

    Very comfortable living room and bedroom. Pleasant owners happy to help with any queries.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, clean, had everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    Superb views both front and back. Some great walks from the cottage or near by. Very quiet and peaceful. Owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "Another wonderful stay at this delightful cottage in a small hamlet above Hebden Bridge."

    Fantastic views all round and yes, there is a steep hill up from town but it takes 5 minutes to get into town by car. Great walks directly from the cottage and a real 'home from home' feel. Excellent hosts. Loved it.

    Thank you for this great feedback. There was a hiccup or two and you were really understanding - we really appreciate this. The air dryer will be ready for your next visit ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Magnificent setting generally quiet with only the sound of sheep very cool in the cottage during the hot weather we had during our visit."

    for the same reason i guess it would be warm when colder outside. Hedben Bridge very pleasant with much to visit in the surrounding area.

    Thank you for this feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at 1 Horsehold Cottages as it is perfectly placed just outside the bustling town of Hebden Bridge but in a quiet, idyllic location."

    The lovely old cottage itself was clean and cosy, though it did get a bit cool in the evening (as the central heating had been turned off for the summer, the amazing log burner was the only source of heating). Good job we brought along a handy fan heater! The cottage could do with upgrading the crockery but everything else was great. Parking nose to tail was ok - one 4x4 and one ordinary hatchback fitted within the space. Walks all around were stunning. You're well on the way up to Stoodley Pike from here too. Great location. Lovely cottage. Would definitely stay again!

    Thank you for this great feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will stay again. Not sure why the score is a borderline positive 81 ! The algorithm moves in mysterious ways sometimes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jun 2023

  • "The views of Stoodley Pike and the rolling hills are what makes this cottage so special."

    Yes there is a very steep hill to climb from Hebden Bridge (0.66 miles), but we knew that and it gives you a head start for your walk to Stoodley Pike! There are footpaths everywhere, right on your doorstep. We were very lucky with the weather, a week of sunshine but still a gentle breeze most of the time. The cottage, I am sure, feels very different in the midst of winter - but there’s a very big fire. It is equipped with everything you need and expect from a holiday home. There’s plenty of space for a car, or even two. The small back garden with a table and chairs on the decking is perfect for just relaxing. There is some renovation work going on in one of the neighbouring cottages (July 22) but it didn’t disturb us as we were out in the day time.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was not made clear on the cottage description that the garden could not be accessed directly from the cottage."

    You had to go out of the front door, stepping directly onto the road and then go round the side of the property to access the garden. It was also not made clear that the dog should be kept in the kitchen or in the car! It was sold as a dog friendly cottage and this is clearly not dog friendly. The bin, which was kept by the front door has not been emptied and was not emptied on the Tuesday , which was the collection day shown in the property. I rang the owner as the bin was full and he came and removed a bag from the bin. This made some room but did not remove the flies which were around the old rubbish in the bin. It was also not obvious that you stepped out of the front door directly onto the road. The road was not very busy but there was traffic on it at all times of the day and care needed to be taken.

    This is for future bookers. Many dog owners stay quite happily, as do we. Dogs are allowed in ALL of the downstairs areas but we ask that they not go on the armchairs or sofas: a dog gate is provided so that dogs inclined to sleep on sofas can overnight in the kitchen - its use is entirely optional. We use it when we stay with our dog of course. If you find the prospect of going out of the front door and round the side to the ample garden problematic pray do not book: the photograph of the property clearly shows there is no direct door onto the garden area and prior feedback also refers to this. The road past the cottage meanders up to eventually a dead end on the moors - it is not busy but as with all roads there is some traffic some of the time, as it is after all a road and the cottage has to be accessed from somewhere. As with all roads care must indeed be taken, not least by the farm dogs who have a habit of sitting in the middle of it watching the world go by. Sadly the cottage does not have its own drive, though it's parking is off-road. We are sorry the council slipped up with the rubbish removal which they sometimes do unfortunately and we have complained to them: our handy man went straight up on request, as we were many miles away, to make room in the bin for this cottage (which was easily accomplished by putting a bag in a completely empty bin next to it). If you have read this far and read past feedback you will see this cottage is not for everyone. It is what it is and where it is. Hopefully dear reader this will help you and you will make a well informed decision as a result. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeannie3.4Jun 2022

  • "We were offered your beautiful cottage as an alternative when our original booking fell through."

    We have stayed around the area 4 times now and staying here gave us another perspective of the surrounding area. Stunning 360 degree views from the cottage and great walks with the dog. I can't imagine staying anywhere else now and will definitely be booking for next year. Will bring binoculars. Many thanks for allowing us to stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were grateful for the flexibility with the booking."

    The location was a bit disappointing as it was harder to get to Hebden Bridge than we anticipated. Great views though.

    We encourage guests to read the description and refer to previous reviews to establish if the cottage will be right for them. Guests who wish to be in Hebden Bridge please note that this cottage is on a hill just above it. Hence the views. It is a quick drive down to Hebden and back up, but the walk is steep. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam3.1Feb 2022

  • "The property is cosy and always warm and inviting."

    The kitchen is well stocked. My only negative comment is that the garden is around the back but to access it you go out the front door , which is straight onto the road. The local farmers dog made an appearance in the garden some mornings and was always hanging around and following my dog , which wasn't good for my reactive dog. The farmer just lets him I had to tell him to go away a few times. Think he came for a fight

    Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage and sorry your dog found the local farmers dog intrusive. This is for the information of future guests. The cottages are in a small hamlet. There are dogs who live at Horsehold and they are in our experience of good temperament and contribute to the charm of the place: our own dogs get on with them well. Many dog owners have stayed with no negative experiences reported. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8Dec 2021

  • "Think you need to detail that this cottage is very isolated and not really suitable for restricted walkers."

    We would encourage guests to read the property notes and the feedback from previous guests in deciding if it is right for them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Sep 2021

  • "Had a wonderful time, beautiful spacious cottage and fabulous surroundings."

    The very steep single track road was a bit heart in mouth, any meetings requiring plenty of reversing. Bed lovely, sheets very good quality. For utter perfection would have liked tourist information leaflets (which I got and left in cottage) a tea strainer for dealing with coffee/tea leaves, the notes were a bit disorganised, an index would be very useful, and a list of local dog walks. Very few tv channels available, not a problem. The walls very soundproof and the local building works did not intrude, neighbours could not hear our dog on the odd occasion it barked (!). The shower was lovely but a little slippery underfoot. Everything was supplied that we took i.e. loo paper washing up liquid etc, so we doubled up on that. But all in all I would thoroughly recommend the cottage, and the area. Fab.

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was as expected with fantastic views, cosy nooks to read a book or play a game, and with fantastic walks right on your doorstep."

    The cottage was dog friendly, as was the general area. The house was generally very clean, but there were some items like pots and pans that previous visitors had used that hadn't been properly cleaned. There were roadworks on the road up to the property when we stayed, and we needed to work around these, as they made the house inaccessible. This was OK for us but would have been very difficult for anyone hoping to use the house as a base for driving to other parts of Yorkshire. These would really be my only very minor criticisms and me, my partner and my dog all had such a lovely time!

    For general information we are informed the road works have now been completed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily4.1Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a really peaceful and scenic position, perfect for exploring Calderdale."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2021

  • "A fabulous location from which to explore the surrounding area and with great walks on your doorstep too."

    A cozy cottage, well equipped and furnished and with stunning views from every window. Very welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "I think you should emphasise the steep hill leading to cottage ."

    About a third of it is cobbled.

    Reviewed by Jean3.8Jun 2021

  • "Very comfortable bed, fantastic location, weather was great."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jun 2021

  • "We loved the property and greatly enjoyed our stay - the walks were amazing and the location very convenient for exploring this lovely part of Yorkshire."

    Two pieces of feedback - - the travel directions in the listing were inaccurate - they should have said turn LEFT at the Coop in Hebden Bridge. (This caused us to end up in an dead end and doing a difficult manoeuvre in the dark) - we arrived very late and at that time the heating was not on which resulted in a cold welcome

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was so comfortable very well presented ,everything was as it said in the description."

    The views from both sides of the cottage are so beautiful and we were lucky enough to enjoy the patio area on a couple of mornings being October we didn't expect that so that was a bonus ! We used to holiday at Horsehold many years ago in the cottage further up and have always loved this area and in the times it was so good to see that Hebden Bridge is still the same lovely place to wander and enjoy. A great cottage to return to at the end of a days wandering and the people are stil as freindly as we remember...great holiday all round..wee mention to The Stubbing Wharf pub great place to eat with very reasonable prices!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "1 Horsehold is a great place to stay."

    The cottage itself is comfortable and well appointed but the best thing about it is the location & views. Lie in bed and look out over the hilltops or sit in the garden and look at the blue sky over Stoodley Pike.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "This cottage was really well equipped and everything was of a high standard."

    Every property we've booked through Sykes has been good and we look forward to our next holiday with Sykes.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a sublime spot."

    Perfect cottage and so many beautiful places to visit on your doorstep. Would love to return. Can't recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage lovely quality appliances and furnishings nice touches to milk tea coffee and cakes a lovely touch"

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2019

  • "Great location and cottage."

    Please just fix the flashing light in the fridge. Also the brown water in the bath took some getting used to!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "Our stay here was very enjoyable and the cottage comfortable and well equipped."

    The views from the windows of the surrounding countryside were stunning. A really nice holiday place.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Sep 2019

  • "The photos of the cottage don’t do it justice, absolutely beautiful and very comfortable with fantastic views from every window."

    Located in a secluded spot, we had the most serene and tranquil weekend, yet it’s only a 15 minute walk down the hill into charming and bustling Hebden with it’s many restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Nice seating area outside with a view across to Stoodley Pike, perfect to relax with a drink and watch the sun go down. I didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a fabulous locations."

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV with Netflix, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Starter pack and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Please be aware that the property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: The approach to the property is relatively steep and may not be suitable for the less mobile
  • Note: The property accepts a maximum of 2 week bookings

The property

Nestled within the majestic countryside of West Yorkshire, is the endearing, stone-built cottage, 1 Horsehold Cottage.

Resting within striking distance of rugged landscapes, wooded valleys, pretty towns and a magnitude of Brontë attractions, this wonderful base promises a refreshing getaway for couple or a family seeking to experience this area of Yorkshire.

Rest your muddy walking boots within the welcoming porch before stepping into a real home-from-home sitting room, housing everything you could possibly need.

You and your loved ones can look forward to sinking into to plush sofas which rests in front of the roaring woodburning stove and the traditional exposed beams which fill the room with charm.

Fulfilling your culinary needs is the well-equipped kitchen, where you can cook yourselves a delicious evening meal whilst taking in the breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside.

After an action packed day exploring, choose to indulge with a warming soak within the bath tub before drifting off to sleep within one of the well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a super-king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom.

During the warmer months, spend a moment or two within the rear garden, where you and your loved ones can soak up the surroundings with a refreshing drink in hand, whilst your canine companion stretches his legs on the lawn area.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic spot, venture to the wonderful town of Hebden Bridge, where you will be delighted by the choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants on offer, in addition to a selection of shops for picking up the essentials.

For those feeling active, you will be delighted to find the National Trust Hardcastle Crags and the Pennine Way close by.

Alternatively, brush up on the local history by venturing to Haworth where the Parsonage Museum commemorates the famous Bronte family who once lived there, or head over to Skipton for Skipton Castle and Bolton Abbey, both worth a visit and only a short drive away.

With plenty to do and a beautiful cottage base in which to relax, what more could you want from a Yorkshire-bound holiday?

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Haworth 8 miles; Halifax 8.5 miles; Holmfirth 21 miles; Skipton 23 miles.

The attractive, little Pennine town of Hebden Bridge sits within the Calderdale area and provides home to the picturesque Rochdale Canal and a delightful Victorian railway station. Excellent walking country, with the National Trust owned Hardcastle Crags and the Pennine Way close by, this delightful location is also the first 'Walkers are Welcome' town in the UK, a scheme supported by the Ramblers’ Association. Alternatively, scenic drives and fabulous cycling, as featured on 2nd stage of the 2014 Tour de France, 2015 Tour de Yorkshire and 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, can be enjoyed from your doorstep. Journey to Haworth where the splendid Parsonage Museum commemorates the famous Bronte family who lived there. The area is also a must for steam railway enthusiasts who will enjoy the thriving Worth Valley Railway, whilst the highly acclaimed Eureka Museum is in Halifax, noted for its unique Piece Hall and its Victorian architecture. The stunning architecture of the Dean Clough complex should also be admired and is just seven miles away. Skipton, “Gateway to the Dales” and Holmfirth, recognised from Last of the Summer Wine, are both easy and scenic car rides away.

Note: The property accepts a maximum of 2 week bookings