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Calder Cottage

(Ref. 1057507)

Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Pity the last review wasn't there when I booked."

    This house was not cleaned properly - or hastily or in some parts not at all. I can understand why the previous guest left early. Dirty oven dirty microwave, body hairs in shower and bath, bed looked it it had been slept in, pillows smelled, kitchen floor not mopped property, grubby looking glasses, plates not washed properly, glass table not cleaned. Bits of grass/moss on carpet - was it even hoovered? We were here for important family purposes and had no choice but to stay. I didn't immediately complain as it was evening time due to late check in and was busy in my trip plus who wants the awkwardness of someone coming round I was only there 3 nights. I did email Sykes the day before leaving to detail all this and explain I wouldn't be held responsible for the oven etc. No reply. I'd actually booked another cottage but without apology Sykes cancelled on owners behalf last minute. This 'cottage' was the only one to met my needs in terms of location, cost and bedrooms. I wouldn't use Sykes again or recommend this property. The lack of reviews says it all. I'm an experienced self catering customer and this is the only bad experience I've had.

    Reviewed by Claudine2.2Sep 2023

  • "Firstly I thought not being able to arrive until 6pm was unnecessary, you need to advertise this more clearly."

    There was a damp musty smell in the front room, not sure if it was the furniture or the carpet. The mugs, glasses and cutlery all needed washing before we used them as they all looked greasy and unclean. The bathroom flooring needs refitting. Generally I thought the whole property needed a really good clean. We were so uncomfortable we left a day early! I have used Sykes cottages a number of times but on this occasion I was very disappointed with them, the customer service was diabolical !!

    Reviewed by Tracey1.9Sep 2023

  • "A lovely house with great facilities, within walking distance of Sowerby Bridge centre that has a number of restaurants, cafes and shops."

    We were lucky enough to be able to organise an earlier check in too. The house was lovely and clean and beds really comfortable. The only problem I could foresee is if any of the guest have mobility issues as being an older house the steps were very steep.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very nice holiday, beautiful place and very clean house."


    We are delighted that you had a lovely holiday and liked our home. We received a beautiful note from your daughter which we loved reading it was very sweet. We are pleased that you all made the cottage your home whilst you were on holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donat4.7Oct 2021

  • "I think you should make customers aware of the steepness and narrowness of the stairs."

    Luckily, we are fully mobile, but anyone with who is not fully fit would struggle. I also disagree with calling this two up, two down terraced house a “cottage”. Please make the owner aware that the loose socket in the kitchen caused the fridge to defrost several times during our visit.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Jul 2021

  • "Very happy other then the sofa was very uncomfortable could feel the frame underneath it especially in the corner piece"

    Reviewed by Sandeep4.7Jul 2021

  • "Property very well presented, warmly welcomed by owner, shower could do with a slip mat."

    Did not affect us as we ate out but was surprised to find food in cupboards and ice box.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4May 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor twin (zip/link beds, can be made into a king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking to the front and rear of the property
  • Small front terrace garden
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Early check-in may be available upon arrangement with the owner

The property

Perched upon a quiet Yorkshire street within the center of Sowerby Bridge town, is Calder Cottage, an immaculate stone-built terraced cottage, perfectly positioned for enjoying the 17 sights of the infamous Happy Valley TV series and stunning West Yorkshire Dales, You can walk straight out of the cottage door and walk to 3 of the sites within 5 minutes.

With the dramatic landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park awaiting to be explored, as well as a whole host of attractions to suit all ages, 24 Edward Street is perfect for that long-awaited holiday with your family.

Enter the cottage via the fully enclosed terrace garden to be welcomed into the spacious living/dining room, where you can flick on the electric fire to fill the room with ambiance and warmth, as you kick back and relax in front of the Smart TV, on the L-shape sofa, piled with sumptuous cushions to be snuggled into.

Joining the space is a contemporary dining table, where you can enjoy the company of your loved ones, whilst tucking into a local takeaway or a home-cooked dish that has been prepared within the kitchen.

Take the door to discover the kitchen, where intricate patterns of the ornate tiles lie beneath neutral painted units, topped by sleek marble worktops with a range of quality appliances to assist you in cooking up family-favourite recipes, and a washing machine to easily freshen up belongings after a bracing day on the Yorkshire moors.

As the evening draws to a close, sleep is sure to come easy within the master bedroom, which boasts a king-size bed and plenty of wardrobe space to keep all of your holiday belongings, whilst bedroom two rests on the second floor and houses twin beds (zip/link beds - can be made into a king-size on request), Velux windows flooding light into the room and the original feature fireplace adding a sense of charm to the space.

Concluding the interior of the property is the impressive bathroom, featuring a spacious walk-in shower with rainfall head and a large bath for savouring moments of relaxation.

Just a stone’s throw away from the cottage are a choice of shops for picking up any essentials, as well as an array of takeaways, pubs serving food and on the Wharf, you will find lots of restaurants with waterside views to admire.

Better acquaint yourself within the bustling town further as you stroll along the peaceful Calder and Hebble Navigation or take two-wheels to enjoy the 33-mile long Rochdale Canal to soak up some breath-taking scenery.

The nearby town of Halifax is well-worth a visit and is home to a plethora of historical landmarks, including the sprawling Piece Hall, home to a collection of history exhibits, shops, bars and restaurants, or there is the Grade II* listed historic house of Shibden Hall, which was featured in the BBC drama series, 'Gentleman Jack'.

Alternatively, the quaint village of Haworth lies slightly further afield, home a beautiful cobbled main street and the world famous Brontë Parsonage Museum, where you can gain a snapshot into the lives of Charlotte, Emily and Anne, who penned some of our most loved novels.

Avid ramblers can venture to the Yorkshire Dales National Park for great walking opportunities, whilst those with younger guests will be delighted by the attractions of Another World Adventure Centre and the Hardcastle Crags, which is a scenic woodland valley with a network of paths awaiting to be explored.

Calder Cottage promises to be a wonderful holiday at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Sowerby 1.2 miles; Halifax 3.4 miles; Haworth 10.9 miles

Nestled within the Upper Calder Valley in Calderdale, West Yorkshire is the bustling market town of Sowerby Bridge. Acting as a gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park, you can use this town as a base for exploring the countryside beyond. At the heart of the mill town, you will find two rivers and two canals, as well as a large selection of places to eat and drink. On the Wharf, there are a number of places to dine with stunning waterside views or choose to sample award-winning Indian food at Kipling’s restaurant, you are sure to find something to suit all here. Whilst here, choose to soak up the scenery with a walk along the Calder and Hebble Navigation, promising to be a rural and peaceful route or there is the Rochdale Canal, which runs for 33 miles making a great cycling opportunity. Just a short distance away from here is the charming market town of Halifax, which is home to some of Yorkshire’s most famous landmarks, including the Minster, Dean Clough, Shibden Hall and the Piece Hall, as well as the splendid Halifax Borough Market; there is so much on offer in this town. Slightly further afield is Howarth, where along the cobbled main street lies a number of quaint cafés and independent shops, as well as attractions including the world famous Brontë Parsonage Museum, where the sister once lived and penned some of our best loved books. Other attractions within the surrounding area includes the Halifax Bradley Hall Golf Club, the Manor Heath Jungle Experience and the Hardcastle Crags. Look forward to staying in Sowerby Bridge and exploring the surrounding area of West Yorkshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas