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The Retreat

(Ref. 906311)

Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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96 Customer Reviews

  • "Great house, it had everything we needed and we had a great time."

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7Jun 2024

  • "A really excellent property in a beautiful location, perfectly clean and with everything we needed for our stay, even a welcome hamper."

    It’s so peaceful here and the hot tub and outdoor bar area made it really special. Owner helpful and made sure we knew he was available if we needed anything during our stay.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0May 2024

  • "Thank you for providing a stunning house for our friends hen party."

    No complaints only happy memories, couldn’t ask for more.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2024

  • "Stunning property, Mark and Joanne the owners we're equally helpful and always there if we needed anything."

    We hire group houses pretty much every year over the new year period, honestly the best one yet. Truly beautiful property in beautiful surroundings. Really close to Hebden Bridge, bus stop literally right at the end of the driveway with hourly busses right into the village so highly recommend doing that if you want a drink, the other way goes into Keighley which we only went to to do a food shop but apparently there's load to do there too. Internet and mobile service weren't super fast, but we had no problem streaming films/TV so long as everyone else wasn't on the wifi. Most of the houses we've stayed at have the same problem when theres load of us all on the internet at once though so it's not anything we were fussed about to be honest. Bond was also returned in full on the same day so no issues there. Mark may aswell have kept hold of the deposit because we'll deffo be back..!

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Retreat was ideal for our family get together, 11 people aged 8 to 78."

    Mark was a friendly and helpful host and our bond was returned within hours of us leavingn We had a lovely break and would happily return in future, hopefully in better weather.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Retreat, everything we needed was at hand."

    All the bedrooms were beautiful, beds very comfortable. We used the hot tub each day, it really was delightful, robes, towels and flip flops are provided. The lounge is comfortable and cosy, we used the log burner with the logs provided and we asked Mark for more logs which he provided for a small charge, nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend The Retreat, it is a beautiful place to stay with utterly wonderful views .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great house in stunning surroundings."

    The retreat has everything you could want for a relaxing break - the robes and flip flops are an excellent touch.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2023

  • "An amazing property with every comfort and incredible views, but above all the owners were wonderful, accommodating all our (sometimes unusual) requests."

    HIGHLY recommended (but please check with us first because we might want those dates!

    Reviewed by James4.4Aug 2023

  • "Mark was really friendly and gave us the best welcome that you could expect."

    Stunning home and beautiful surroundings! The house was well equipt with anything that you might need for a stay, would not need to bring anything other than groceries. Space for everyone to dine together. Towels/robes/flip-flops available for the stay. We loveeeed it and I would visit again!

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property itself was lovely, however, ten minutes before leaving we were contacted by Mark (the owner) claiming we had damaged the hot tub two nights previously."

    It was not clear to us why Mark did not discuss this directly with us at the time. Mark claimed that we had broken a piece off the hot tub and that this would cost £500 but that he was willing to reduce this to £250. I discussed with the group who confirmed they had not broken the hot tub piece and we were luckily able to provide time-stamped photos showing that this piece was missing on our arrival. We assumed this would be the end of it, however, Mark refused to accept these photos and over the next few days, we were contacted repeatedly by Mark over the phone, at 10pm at night as he continued to push his narrative that this was our fault and try to get us to accept the blame and pay the fee (despite the photos). Mark suggested the only solution was to go to court if we did not pay the money and he suggested we could not leave a negative review in light of the fact the property was clean. In addition to the above, we were told we would be charged for four broken glasses in the property itself (which would be covered under ordinary wear and tear in all other properties we have stayed in - of which there have been many). It's a shame as the property itself was lovely, however, we would not stay at the Retreat or any other property owned by Mark again.

    Reviewed by Olga5.0Jun 2023

  • "Property is immaculate and extremely comfortable."

    Great cooking facilities, not like some other properties I’ve stayed at before. Mark could not have been more helpful in explaining how everything worked

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed for the weekend to celebrate my sister's hen do."

    What an absolutely stunning property set in the beautiful countryside with stunning views! The property had so much character, was immaculate, and well-equipped and every thing had been thought of in advance from towels on the (very comfy) beds, to hairdryers in the rooms, to the hot tub cleaned, filled and ready to go. Mark greeted us upon arrival and explained everything to us, and even put our grocery delivery away for us before we arrived. We even got a little welcome package too - the attention to detail was just amazing. Mark and Jo were on hand throughout the weekend for anything we needed, just via a simple text, and communication prior to our arrival was fantastic too. I'll certainly be booking again in the future, if we have another big family get together.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Apr 2023

  • "Gorgeous house."

    Photos don't do it justice! Lovely friendly hosts too

    5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a beautiful location."

    Very comfortable and with excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2023

  • "A little slice of Yorkshire heaven."

    We were well looked after by the lovely Mark and Jo and the property did not disappoint. The views are breathtaking and the house is just lovely. We were a group of adults and children and everyone had a fabulous time. Hot tub is filled with natural spring water and no chlorine, the Yorkshire moors are your oyster here and it is a beautiful place to unwind with family and friends. This place has been a labour of love for the owners and it shows- highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here as a group of friends a few weeks back."

    The location is just stunning - we loved watching the sun set over the hills and the views across the peaceful fields from every window. The house was spotlessly clean, nicely decorated and comfortable, with plenty of room for us all around the dining table. The kitchen is big and well-equipped for cooking up a storm and we made great use of the hot tub and garden bar (and fluffy dressing gowns!). There are plenty of nice walks from the door or it's a short bus/drive to Hebden Bridge or Oxenhope. The owners were kind and friendly - Jo was always ready to help with anything we needed but otherwise left us to enoy ourselves. Only minor issue is that the internet connection was a bit slow, but still useable and this didn't impact our stay much. In short, The Retreat is a great spot to relax and get away from it all and we'd happily go back Thanks Jo & Mark for having us!

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Aug 2022

  • "I booked the retreat for a hen weekend and everyone had an amazing time at The Retreat."

    The house is amazing in beautiful surroundings. We arranged a grocery delivery which was all unpacked and ready for us when we arrived. The hot tub was amazing and the bar just next door was a bonus! Everything was clean and beautifully presented. Mark was so friendly and helpful and really took those extra steps to make sure we had a wonderful stay. Hebden bridge is about 10 minutes in a taxi and we found some great bars and restaurants. I'm already planning my next trip to the retreat. The perfect get-away!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2022

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    Had everything you could need and more. Beautiful setting. Mark, the owner is great - he gets up early every morning to sort the hot tub so it’s ready for the morning. Mark is really welcoming and helpful. Would love to come back some time and would recommend it 100%! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfect stay in the most beautiful house."

    Every single detail that thought about in terms of facilities and comfort. We had the best time, Mark and Jo were absolutely lovely, and we would definitely LOVE to come again!

    Reviewed by Amreen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay, Mark was very welcoming and a great host."

    The house was immaculate and perfect for our weekend. It is an ideal location for a quiet stay, with Hebden Bridge a nice steady walk away. All our guests commented on how nice the house was, and a great time was had by all. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Apr 2022

  • "We are a group of ladies who regularly stay in large properties in the north of England."

    I can definitely say that it is the best overall we have ever been to. The cleanliness and facilities in the property were exceptional. The price was comparable with many others we have stayed in that haven’t been as well equipped or the owner cared so much about our comfort. I think it is obvious, that whilst it is rented to promote an income, Mark puts the quality of his customers stay above his profit. Our week was absolutely wonderful and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jan 2022

  • "The Retreat was a perfect location for our Christmas family gathering."

    The property exceeded our expectations in size and comfort. The owner is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2021

  • "Such a fantastic house in a fabulous location!"

    Very comfortable, spotlessly clean and very private. The hot tub is wonderful, and we loved the little wooden heated bar. Great location near Hebden Bridge and Haworth, lovely walks nearby. Beds very comfortable and plenty room to sit as a large group.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely wonderful week at The Retreat, despite some very inclement weather."

    The cottage was so well stocked with everything we needed as a family group with kids. Nothing was too much trouble for Mark if we needed help with anything or more logs for the fire. Would highly recommend this stunning cottage, the views just do not get old and change by the minute. Thanks for having us, we hope to be back!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Retreat."

    It is a beautiful house and in easy reach by car to Hebden Bridge and Howarth. Mark was very helpful and friendly and quickly responded to queries before and during our stay.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great venue for a group celebration."

    Stunning location (when not shrouded in cloud due to its altitude!) within easy reach of many great destinations, pubs and restaurants. Also has its own bus stop which was very handy.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Retreat is a fantastic property."

    Everything is finished to a high standard and it was super clean. The owner, Mark, was brilliant and responded quickly if we needed anything. We stayed for my 50th birthday and the place was ideal for a group celebrating and the hot tub was an added bonus. I can’t recommend The Retreat highly enough - we’ve already rebooked for next year!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2021

  • "A fantastic property with outstanding views of the Yorkshire countryside."

    The house and amenities are of a high standard and kept beautifully clean and tidy. Mark is an excellent host who made our party of 9 feel very welcome. Will definitely recommend to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Mark is an excellent host, who is on hand for any enquiry, nothing is too much."

    We enjoyed the space in the house for our 4 adults and 5 children to spread out, as well as the hot tub and everything that comes with being in a remote location.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2021

  • "A wonderful, comfortable house in a lovely setting."

    Mark and Joanne couldn't be more helpful and kind, full of good advice on what to see and do. Beds very comfortable which is not always the case in holiday lettings. Well equipped kitchen, great showers. Hot tub much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Ulla5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a gem !"

    ! This beautiful Barn Conversion in glorious countryside was perfect for our first family holiday since lockdown! It was superbly well appointed with absolutely everything you could think of.....even two dishwashers! Situated between the pretty villages of Hebden Bridge and Haworth there were plenty of places to wander around, and places to eat (we had a fantastic Greek Takeaway one night) and lots of lovely walks. Coming back to the hot tub was just perfect to soothe all the aching limbs!! The owner Mark couldn't do enough for us and his family too were absolutely delightful. We can't recommend 'The Retreat' enough. Very many thanks, John, Liz, Becky, Kurt, Ben and Indy.....and 5 very happy children!!

    Reviewed by Liz5.0May 2021

  • "The property was amazing!"

    Very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The views were lovely and the host was on hand ready to help at anytime. The hot tub was incredible and it was great having bathrobes, flip flops and a bar to enjoy too. I will definitely be booking this property again in the future.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2021

  • "Our host was friendly, informative and helpful."

    The location amazing and a true break. The hot tub was ready each day for our use and the COVID preparations made us feel safe and secure.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Sep 2020

  • "Thank you Mark and Joanne for letting us stay at your beautiful home it is as a real adventure for the children ."

    Hot tub and bar makes us forget about all the stresses. Your home is beautiful the arched window with the view and comfy chair was out of this world. Bedrooms are plush and very comfy a week is far to short a time to stay at such an amazing place Margaret and Ian Pettifer

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Retreat is a highly decorated and furnished building with outstanding views of the Yorkshire countryside."

    It offers a welcoming haven nestled between rolling hills and typical Yorkshire villages, winding roads with every turn leading to another astonishing view. Mark is a lovely host who ensured every need was catered for, the hot tub and bar is a great addition to the house. We followed the instructions available down to the waterfalls, this offers a gentle walk suitable for children and an opportunity to splash in the river at the bottom. Hardcastle Crags is only a short drive away and a must do whilst you are visiting the area. The cafe offers a lovely cold cider and beer for a pit stop (and cake for the kids). We has a lovely time and would certainly return, I imagine the house is even more stunning in the snow!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2020

  • "Incredible location in the middle of nowhere."

    Such spectacular countryside with lots to do .Wonderful property just perfect for a big family getaway or active holiday winer or summer.Top class fittings throughout this beautiful traditional house in the bathrooms and the kitchen. Everything you need to prepare and cook food for a large group also two top class dishwashers which took the load off cleaning up.Every thought gone into making you welcome and comfortable with nice touches like the robes for the hot tub Mark was a terrific host and very helpful.The hot -tub was a great hit with everyone especially as we has the most spectacular weather.Beautiful Hebden Bridge near by which is well worth a visit.Cant recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2020

  • "I would thoroughly recommend a visit to "The Retreat" There was 10 of us 6 adults and 4 children aged between 2 to 9 plenty of room for the kids inside and out."

    The accommodation is superb and has an added bonus of hot tub and chalet with it's own bar including towels and robes for the hot tub the chalet is always heated and we used it after being in hot tub. Plenty of walks around and the scenery is spectacular. Our host Mark and Jo couldn't do enough for you. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Got a warm welcome from owner Mark, received a lovely welcome pack to greet us."

    The retreat is absolutely fabulous, they have thought of everything, bathrobes, flip flops, towels, no expense spared. The retreat is In beautiful countryside with no near neighbours, one tip take plenty of supplies with you especially milk because it’s a car ride away to the nearest shop. We loved it here and will definitely be back. The beds are very comfortable with lovely pillows and bedding, it’s a dream and the best cottage we’ve stopped In yet and we’ve stated in some lovely ones.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Mar 2020

  • "This cottage is absolutely amazing and Joanne and Mark couldn’t have been kinder or more welcoming to us."

    They left us the most wonderful welcome basket and really useful info on walks in the area. The house itself is stunning and has beautiful rooms, a huge kitchen and an excellent dining area. It literally couldn’t be nicer. The house is surrounded by incredible views and also has a hot tub... what more could you want?! We will definitely be back!! Thanks again!

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jan 2020

  • "A nice cottage in a lovely location with nice views."

    would have enjoyed the stay if not for the owner being present there most of the time accessing the storage morning and evening. Although this cottage is supposed to be the only building for a few miles as in the advert ,there is one building right adjacent to the property where probably someone was living overnight or the owner was there which made the trip very uncomfortable. Although we were supposed to check out at 10 am in the morning we were suppose to leave, the owner was in the property cleaning the hot bath without asking or informing us by 6:30am in the morning gettting it ready for the next booking which i dont think is correct since we have the right to use any facilities till 10 am.

    Thank you for your feedback. Sykes Cottages was immediately advised by the owners of the property that you had grossly exceeded the occupancy level in the property during your stay. As you are aware the property sleeps 12 people and you admitted that there had been between 14 and 16 most of the time but that there had been additional people there throughout the weekend. This is a breach of the tenancy contract and would not be covered by the owners insurance. This will not be tolerated by Sykes Cottages or our owners. Over occupancy with people sleeping in the floors of the property and the use of the hot tub by fully clothed bathers led to more cleaning and preparation being required and, as you are aware, your bond was withheld for this reason. We have spoken to the owners of the property and been advised that the use of the facilities was provided until departure time and that enjoyment of the property was allowed at all times. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Imran2.2Dec 2019

  • "Wonderful Christmas at the cottage."

    loads of room for us all and making Christmas lunch was so easy in the big well equipped kitchen. the dining room was dressed for children lunch too, such a thoughtful touch. highly recommended and would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2019

  • "We have just returned from The Retreat having enjoyed our second stay there (the first being in December last year)."

    We had a wonderful, relaxing time making the most of the superb accommodation and, of course, the fabulous hot tub and cabin, which is ideal for an outside party whatever the weather. The owners, Mark and Joanne, have thoughtfully provided everything you could need in a spotlessly clean home from home. Mark is on hand each day to maintain the hot tub and to make sure his guests are happy (even popping to the shop to fetch us coffee). I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Retreat to anyone wanting anything from a relaxing weekend to a party/celebration. Thank you Mark and Joanne.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2019

  • "We loved the house and the setting, absolutely perfect"

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Nov 2019

  • "Myself and seven of my girlfriends booked three nights at The Retreat."

    I can honestly say it is the best holiday accommodation We have ever stayed at and we try to go away at least once a year together. The owners attention to detail is incredible, with every scenario thought of and every care taken to achieve maximum comfort and satisfaction. The house is amazing, full of modern facilities but with amazing care taken to keep the traditional farmhouse. The hot tub is a welcome addition, easy to use and the outside bar is amazing. We used it every day and night of our stay, even when it was raining and freezing Cold! I can honestly say that we cannot wait to book again for next year. Thanks to Sykes cottages and the owner himself for all the help and assistance given throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time there, loads of space, great hot tub, beautiful views and fantastic walks."

    We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Retreat is an amazing property, I would go as far to say it is the nicest holiday house I have stayed in."

    It was immaculately clean, finished to a really high standard and had everything we needed. It’s very remote and definitely a place to stay at if you want to do nothing ! There were some really nice finishing touches like robes & flip flops provided for the hot tub, and even things like dish washer tablets, washing tablets provided. The only negative thing I can find to say about the property is it was slightly cold at times but other than that this property is a 10/10 and we all said we would love to go back . Claire

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owners were fantastic."

    The Retreat was excellent, everything you needed was supplied. The owners were there to meet us on arrival and accepted our online shopping order and unloaded it for us which was very kind of them. It was very spacious, spotlessly clean and the hot tub was cleaned out each morning. The location is beautiful and the views were outstanding.To be honest the photos do not do it justice. I would not hesitate to stay at his property again. I was celebrating my 50th Birthday with my family and I am so happy I chose this property. Thanks Mark and Joanne.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had such a wonderful, relaxing time at The Retreat."

    The house is beautiful, the views are stunning and there is everything you could need there. The host is mega helpful too. Everybody in my party agreed that it is definitely a place to visit again!

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Sep 2019

  • "I booked the retreat for my friends hen do and it fully exceeded expectations."

    The hot tub was set up for arrival and there were robes and flip flops for us all to use afterwards which was a lovely touch. All the little details have been thought of and the kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need. The house has no neighbours so we were free to make as much noise as we liked which was great! Just wish we could have stayed longer!!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2019

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic stay at "The Retreat"."

    We were a family group (age range 18-80) celebrating several significant birthdays for this year. "The Retreat" was the perfect place to do this. Our daughters particularly enjoyed spending time in the outdoor bar area and hot tub where they could play their music as loudly as they wished as there are no neighbours to disturb. The older generation enjoyed the stunning views and daily visits from various local wildlife. "The Retreat" is beautifully furnished to a very high spec, was spotlessly clean and offered ample room for everyone to enjoy their stay in comfort. Jo was a very welcoming and friendly host who made us feel "at home" straight away. We would thoroughly recommend "The Retreat" to anyone and hope to return soon ourselves.

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Aug 2019

  • "We had an amazing week here last week."

    House was beautiful and provided everything one could possibly need. Nothing was too much for the owners who were most helpful and friendly without being intrusive. I would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone. The additionof the hot tub in the scorching weather was a real bonus. Thank you so much to Mark and Joanne

    Reviewed by Jean Marian5.0Aug 2019

  • "From start to finish the whole weekend away was exceptional."

    The facilities at the cottage were far beyond what you would expect and the hosts went the extra mile to make sure everything about you stay was perfect. The pictures of the scenery really do not do this justice which is saying a lot as they were one of the reasons we booked! Overall, everything was perfect with our weekend stay and Mark & Joanne went out there way to make sure it stayed this way. Anyone looking for a place to stay in this area i would strongly recommend you book here. Mike C

    Reviewed by M5.0Aug 2019

  • "Amazing house in a beautiful location, equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay."

    Mark was an attentive host, and even came to the rescue with a screwdriver when we were a bit stuck with one of our kids toys! Exceptionally clean, lovely fresh towels and robes, perfectly stocked kitchen, even with tea towels and dishwasher tablets which we are used to having to bring with us. All baby amenities (cot, highchair, booster seat etc) were available and in lovely clean condition. So much to be said about this gorgeous house and the effort gone in to make it such a trouble free, comfortable, home away from home. Would recommend in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Retreat is a lovely and homely farmhouse, where Mark and Joanne made sure our stay was enjoyable throughout, especially keeping the hot tub topped up."

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a fabulous retreat for a family holiday."

    The house is beautifully clean and appointed with everything you need. The hot tub was a hit with all of the family. It was a privilege to be in such a beautiful location which I found awe inspiring. We have just heard that The Retreat has been voted the best Sykes holiday let

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2019

  • "This house was beautiful inside and out, with everything you need and more."

    We go away every year with a group of friends and rent houses around the UK and this was one of the best places we've ever stayed. The hottub and outside bar is wonderful, there is plenty of space in the house, and the walks around (especially to the falls) are brilliant. We would definitely love to stay again and didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Retreat is a fabulous large cottage that is renovated to a very high standard."

    The cottage marries the traditional and contemporary very well and this makes for an extremely clean and comfortable stay. The view from the cottage is spectacular and whilst the cottage stands on its own, surrounded by fields, it is easily accessible from the road and ten minutes to Hebden Bridge which is gorgeous. It is also not much further to Haworth (Bronte fame). The sheep are entertaining and birds of prey could be seen regularly. The Retreat is fully equipped and where the owners say that they have thought of everything - they really have. The kitchen is wonderful, the bedrooms are lovely with very comfy beds and sparkling linens and the bathrooms are spotless. My mother, who is less mobile, appreciated the downstairs bedroom and bathroom, although, as the details note, there are a few steps inside the property. We really enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings and the summer house was very nicely stocked with fluffy towels and robes. The owners, Mark and Joanne were very welcoming and clearly take great pride in ensuring their guests are happy and well catered for. We were treated to a welcome pack and home made cookies on arrival which was a nice treat. All-in-all, were have nothing but good things to say about The Retreat and fully recommend for a fantastic Yorkshire vacation.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2019

  • "The pictures though amazing, do not do this house justice."

    It’s stunning! The owners have made everyone feel very welcome with little touches such as robes, welcome basket, condiments, toiletries etc.. Very clean and comfortable with everything you could possible need. Will definitely be staying again

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Retreat is fantastic, with stunning views around and the house itself has been lovingly designed and kitted out, a true home away from home."

    We could not have asked for more from the treats when we got there to the robes and towels just for the Hot Tub. The Retreat is secluded from the surrounding area and yet very easy to get to the nearby Hebden Bridge and other nearby areas. Offering the perfect mix of a place to relax while allowing you to explore. I and all the people staying would recommended it to anyone and are even considering coming back again!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jun 2019

  • "The house is beautiful, extremely comfortable and well equipped with fantastic views all around."

    We came as a family group but this would also be a great party house with no neighbours and noise not a problem. The hot tub was excellent and next to it there is a wooden heated cabin with table, drinks fridge, robes, and towels. The owners Mark and Joanne were extremely helpful. This is the best rental house I’ve stayed in and I intend to come back

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2019

  • "All the family went to the retreat on 31st of May 19 ,to celebrate my wife's 70 th Birthday."

    Its an amazing house with fantastic facilities,beautiful countryside and scenery. The owner ,Jo,was lovely and made us very welcome on our arrival,came each morning to clean the hot tub . We were left on arrival a lovely welcome box with some nice treats and scrummy home made biscuits , they were delicious The house is so spacious and is really clean ( I'm a bit OCD and have high standards ) but it was spotless. the bedrooms were really well fitted and the beds were so comfy and lovely white linen and fluffy towels. The children's room had 4 single beds and the TV was a real bonus for them to play on their x box video games etc .( give the grown ups a bit of peace ) . The main bedroom was beautiful, with walk in wardrobe and en suite . Main upstairs bathroom so spacious and lovely free standing bath . Lounge is huge and very comfy , TV , lovely fire very comfy sofas and chairs , perfect for a chill out day if weather bad lots of board games .The kitchen and dining area are fantastic, there is everything you need and more , so well equipped they have thought of everything.The hot tub and wooden bar are a really great feature with lovely fluffy robes and towels and this really made our holiday, the children loved it ,and the big children loved it even more. I would recommend this house to anyone who wants a family holiday / party / celebration.Could not fault this accommodation it was well worth every penny . Would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2019

  • "The Retreat is a fantastic holiday home, furnished to a very high standard and scrupulously clean."

    It is large enough to accommodate an afternoon tea for 30 - we had a family reunion on one of the days. All our visitors also loved The Retreat which is aptly named as it can't be seen from the road and the nearest neighbours are some distance away. The proprieters are extremely helpful and friendly. We all enjoyed the hot tub which is checked every day by them and loved the spectacular views across the fields. The weather was disappointing but it didn't stop our enjoyment. The property is great for bird watching, walking, visiting local places of interest as well as a fantastic place to unwind. A tame (ish) owl is the icing on the cake. We loved our stay and hope to return. A great find!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "The accommodation was fantastic and had everything that you could need for your stay."

    The owner was highly reliable and provided an amazing friendly service that really made the stay special. He was there daily making sure the hot tub was topped up daily and there was ice for drinks, he also received our online food order before we arrived so that everything was put away on arrival.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2019

  • "Such an amazing place!"

    All 9 of us ladies had a wonderful time at The Retreat, and the little touches that the owner added made sure it was an extra special weekend for everyone. Everything was perfect from the hot tub, to the underfloor heating, to the music system and then beautifully decorated rooms....and not forgetting the sheep!! Thank you to Mark and Jo for looking after us so well and letting us experience the best Retreat you could hope for!

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2019

  • "I booked the retreat for my sister Hen party weekend when the balance had been paid I had a lovely email from Mark and Jo advising me about our arrival and telling me that they would meet me to show me around the house when I arrived."

    Upon arrival Jo was there to greet us and showed me around a house, I can only describe the house as stunning. The attention to detail that Mark has put in to this house is unbelievable. Underfloor heating makes the house feel all cosy and welcoming, there is a fire in the main room and Jo told me they could bring me some more logs down if needed (which we didn’t need as the heating was fabulous) The house is IMMACULATE I actually went around the house trying to find dust and we turned it into a game with a prize … Nobody won as there was none. The house is stocked with EVERYTHING that you would need…. dishwasher tablets, Dishcloths, tea towels, toilet rolls, soap absolutely everything (I had actually brought all of this with me as I didn’t know it was included so took it all home) Mark and Jo had put a lovely little welcome box out for us with some lovely Yorkshire treats and homemade biscuits which were divine. The Kitchen was stocked with everything you could need accept a zester lol but I did bring my own so it was fine. When I opened a cupboard there was a number of items (spices, salt, pepper, oil) which I am assuming have been left by other people which was fabulous and we did the same leaving some things that we had just opened. The Bedrooms were warm, comfy and had plenty of storage for everybody. The bedding was spotless and very good quality, my room had this amazing grey comforter at the bottom which I would love to know where it came from. In the room every bed had 3 different size towels which were brilliant white. Outside the house ….. Well where do I begin ….. Absolutely breathe taking, you drive down the hill to see a completely unspoilt landscape with nothing around (as Mark told me the landscape has not changed since the 1800 apart from the electricity that now comes to the house). Your neighbours are Sheep so Jo told me that making noise or playing loud music was not a problem. Outside has a large enclosed wooden bar which has a wine fridge and heating in. Also robes, towels and flip flops were provided which we made use of when going in the Hot tub. Every morning Jo and Mark came to check that the hot tub was working and the chemical levels were correct so if you had any problems (which you won’t) you could see them. If I could go to THE RETREAT every weekend I would as I just felt so relaxed and comfortable there. The weather was horrendous constantly rained apart from 2 hours but is was still amazing. I cannot recommend this highly enough and I am a women who like to moan but there is absolutely nothing to moan about

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Retreat is a great little find!"

    Mark and Jo really have thought of everything that guests would need to make their stay as easy and comfortable as possible (welcome hamper including milk and tea, robes, flips flops, heated cabin for post hot tub drying and the Sonos sound system were particular highlights). A really great place to get away from it all but with Hebden Bridge so close (and walkable) it really was the best of both worlds. High recommend!

    Reviewed by Bhargav5.0Apr 2019

  • "This place is breathtaking!"

    ! 11 of us stayed at The Retreat for my best friends Hen Weekend and what an amazing chilled weekend we had. The house is incredible and the views are beautiful. It's really hard to put into words how amazing this place is. We even got the pleasure if witnessing little baby lambs been born in the field next to the house. There's nothing that the owners haven't thought of - Robes, slippers and flip flops stored in the bar next to the hot tub, DVD's, games and books for a PJ day, speakers throughout the house. There's more equipment in the kitchen than what most of us probably have at home lol...The list is endless. There's enough room to not be living on top of each other and if you want a quiet moment to yourself to chill out you don't have to look far. We'll be booking a return trip, none of us wanted to go home! Thank you Mark and Joanne. From Brownie's Hens

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Retreat is a wonderful place to stay."

    So peaceful and relaxing. Perfect just to unwind and escape life for a few days. It has the most gorgeous views and wonderful surroundings. The place is done out to a very high standard with no expense spared. We stayed as a party of 12 women and felt another bathroom would have been a great help and outside seating at the front of the property. That said it was a perfect get away and we loved it. We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Mar 2019

  • "We had an amazing 3 days here celebrating my 40th birthday earlier this month."

    Mark was always on hand to sort any queries and even drove our cars up the hill in the snow after checkout. The cottage is so well equipped there is nothing you would need whilst staying there. The hot tub and outside bar are amazing (perhaps a canopy over the hot tub would be good in winter?) We cannot wait to return

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2019

  • "Absolutely stunning house."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The owners were lovely and furnishings/facilities were very well thought out. Pictures don't do it justice!

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Mar 2019

  • "This cottage is absolutely amazing and exceeded all expectations!"

    The outdoor environment is stunning, the bar lodge to the hot tub was a great addition and was used at all times. The cottage itself, every single room had been decorated and furnished to a very high standard. We didn’t want for anything, there was more than enough room and our group of girls loved this cottage more than any other we have been in and we have 2 weekends a month in similar cottages! The owners Mark and Joanne were so accommodating, very friendly and respectful of our privacy! We will definatly stay again. The negative feedback is in regards to the booking system for Sykes and the fact they do not follow their own policy in regards to cancellations! Fortunately for us we were able to manage the situation ourselves not through any service from them though! The reason I have not put didn’t meet expectations is because I didn’t want it to affect the rating of the cottage which would have been extremely unfair!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2019

  • "The Retreat is just that!"

    Its in a secluded location with amazing views and is real home from home comfort. The owners, Mark and Joanne were very welcoming and helpful.The cottage is lovely and quirky with plenty of space for quiet time as well as with the whole group.The hot tub and cabin are amazing in a lovely outdoor area.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2018

  • "Both the Farmhouse and the location were beautiful, we couldn't have asked for better."

    The facilities were fabulous and everyone loved the Hot-tub and Summer House, we had a brilliant family Christmas and the owners couldn't do enough to help, lovely people. Will definately recommend this property and hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Dec 2018

  • "The Retreat was very well equipped and the attention to detail was fantastic."

    The owner was extremely helpful and the setting was amazing. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2018

  • "The Cottage was perfect for our ladies xmas & pre-wedding celebration."

    Mark was the perfect host & looked after us during our stay. The cottage was very cosy, beautifully decorated and had everythng we needed for a relaxing weekend. The hot tub and cabin added an extra touch with the streamed music helping provide a party atmosphere. I would defnately recommend this place for large groups.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Dec 2018

  • "This is a fantastic place to stay for a large group of people or a few families."

    The facilities in the cottage are amazing...the pictures really don’t do it justice. It’s a very cosy place with beautiful views. We stayed here as a group of girls and it was fantastic...everything we wanted and more. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Nov 2018

  • "The House was great it's modern but also rustic and it has amazing views from the living room."

    It was very clean, had excellent facilities and the owners were more than helpful when we arrived. I would recommend booking this place it gets a 10/10 from us would definitely return .

    Reviewed by Gideon5.0Nov 2018

  • "Booked the farmhouse for my 40th birthday with family and friends."

    The farmhouse was excellent, with everything being to high standard, felt extremely comfortable, facilities were fantastic. Communication with owners was excellent and they made everything so easy for us. Could not have asked for anything more. Would highly recommend and will look forward to returning in the near future.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2018

  • "What a wonderful place to stay!"

    The photos do not do the house (or surroundings) justice. The owner was there to greet us and gave a thorough tour of the property. The house is extremely well equipped and we wanted for nothing. It was extremely clean and tidy and everything felt brand new. It is a huge space with varying levels (no good for wheel chairs or people who would struggle with accessibility). Towels were provided and the owners had left a fabulous welcome pack and homemade biscuits. It is an extra special place to stay!! If I had to make any criticism it would be that the owner was on site a lot, mainly due to working on another house on the same plot. As lovely as the owner is, it could possibly feel a little intimidating to some as the holiday property was his own home not so long ago. That would be the only negative (and not really a negative at all). In all this is a wonderful place to stay and I would strongly recommend it. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2018

  • "We've just returned from a fantastic family weekend at the Retreat."

    The Retreat is an absolutely fabulous place in a beautiful setting which exceeded all our expectations from start to finish of our weekend. It was spotlessly clean on our arrival and Mark and Joanne was very nice and very welcoming into their home. Many many thanks from us all for a fabulous weekend staying at the Retreat and we would love to come back and do it all again.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2018

  • "A stunning property that was perfect for a large family get-together."

    The hot tub and outside space was lovely - this is a great place to relax and unwind. Wonderfully well-equipped for our week, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2018

  • "Sykes were very helpful in answering my questions and the website was easy to use."

    The Retreat was amazing but n a gorgeous location and we all had a very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2018

  • "High quality accommodation in a stunning setting."

    Great walks straight from your doorstep. Lives up to its name.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2018

  • "Stunning location and absolutely beautiful accommodation."

    The owners very welcoming and helpful. We are already planning our return

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2018

  • "Amazing place, excellent location for a get away from it all break."

    Accommodation was immaculate, welcoming and well prepared for every aspect of our break, literally this place has the ‘Wow’ factor. WiFi signal was slightly temperamental although considering the location was likely to be expected. We will definately be returning to The Retreat. Hosts where also very helpful and on hand for our entire stay. Couldn’t of been any better! Thank You!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a really lovely stay at The Retreat."

    Our host was friendly and had thought of everything to make our stay special and comfortable!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2018

  • "What a fantastic weekend we had at the retreat!"

    !! The pictures do not do it justice.... a stunning characteristic holiday home in the heart of the country with everything you could ever need. Mark couldn’t have been more helpful and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. We cannot wait to go back

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a brilliant time at The Retreat, Mark was so welcoming and had a cute little welcome basket for us (we loved the cookies + yorkshire tea thank you!"

    ) The property is beautiful- very clean, cosy, secluded with lots of dreamy views. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kacea5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Cottage is set in an idyllic and peaceful location with outstanding views across the valley."

    Everything we could have wanted for our week away was provided and we really enjoyed the welcome pack, especially the homemade biscuits!! The hot tub was an added bonus, which everyone loved. Hebden Bridge is a charming town, with a wide offer for eating out; Hardcastle Craggs is worth a visit for the woodland walks and can be reached by public footpath from The Retreat rather than paying to park on site. Our hosts, Mark and Joanne, were on hand to welcome us and available for any queries throughout our stay. - they have obviously put a lot of care and thought into the design of the cottage. We would absolutely recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a restful and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2018

  • "Beautiful property, extremely clean, newly refurbished."

    Very nicely furnished, fabulous kitchen. Lovely hot tub with adjacent cabin with bar, drinks fridge and robes/ towels provided - very nice extra. Lovely welcome pack with local produce. Lovely location on the moor - remote & not overlooked yet close enough to conveniences in local towns. Very helpful owners. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Hanna5.0May 2018

  • "Excellent getaway."

    Lovely accommodation and helpful owners. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Dayne5.0Apr 2018

  • "Excellent property, extremely high standards inside and out, great views, warm friendly welcome from the owner."

    Excellent in every way would happily visit again and recommend to all.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely views from a comfortable and welcoming home which included everything we needed and more."

    The welcome basket was much appreciated. The cabin beside the hot tub was wonderfully warm and supplied with plenty of towels and robes. Location was great for walks and trips. A special thanks must go to the owners for the use of some sledges for the children when it snowed.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Mar 2018

  • "Perfect location and a lot better than originally expected."

    The owner was lovely and have a great weekend.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4Mar 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the beautiful Retreat."

    We were met by a very welcoming and friendly host who could not have been more accommodating. The house itself was beautifully designed and furnished with every commodity you could wish for. Every room had it's own individual style and the view's from the windows across the valley were breathtaking. There are a variety of stunning walks from the property which was great for our dog as well as ourselves. We hope to return very soon, and highly recommend this amazing, get away from it all, country home

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation that can easily fit in 3 families (in fact the property is so large you can actually lose each other!"

    ). Everything has been renovated to an extremely high standard and the views from the property are absolutely amazing. The outdoor hot tub and bar area is great and we would love to re visit in the summer to make the most of the outside area. We would definitely re-book to stay at this property again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x family room with four singles (can be twin and super king-size double on request), 1 x king-size with an en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with single bed, 1 x double, 1 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with a basin and WC
  • Kitchen with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove.
  • Bio-mass fired under-floor heating throughout, 3 x wood-burning stoves
  • Electric cooker, microwave, American fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed courtyard and lawn with hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop and all amenities 3 miles
  • Note: There are many different levels on the ground floor
  • Note: Some doorways are low, care must be taken
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £650
  • Please note: CCTV operates in the external area of the property grounds for security reasons Note: There is a £650 Good Housekeeping Bond payable directly to the owner before the holiday is due to start via BACS

The property

The Retreat provides a fabulous "get away from it all" location and comprises a stone built farm property which stands at the head of an unspoilt valley high above the picturesque market town of Hebden Bridge.

It sits in a remote location in spectacular countryside with ever changing breath-taking views.

There are walks direct from the property into a landscape made famous by Cathy and Heathcliffe and other characters made famous by the Bronte Family.

For cycling fans, the property's position alongside the Tour De France route at the top of the "Cote de Oxenhope" means that the famous climbs of the area can be accessed direct from the doorstep.

When you're not out discovering the wonders of West Yorkshire, unwind in one of three enticing sitting areas.

The main sitting room provides plenty of comfortable leather seating, accompanied by a large woodburning stove and a Smart TV, so you can relax in warmth and comfort watching your favourite shows.

For some peace and quiet, take yourself off to one of the snug rooms, one of which benefits from a warming woodburner.

Prepare your meals in style in The Retreats lavish kitchen, complete with stylish fittings and granite worktops, plus views of the nearby fields even make washing up a delight.

The dining room is filled with charm, showcasing exposed stone walls and complete with a TV.

A ground floor bedroom provides sleeping accommodation on the same level as other amenities.

The ground floor is topped off with a sumptuous tiled shower room.

Upstairs, you will find the four well-presented bedrooms.

One is a family room with four single beds (can be twin and super king-size double on request).

One of the king-size rooms comes with the added luxury of a contemporary shower room and walk-in wardrobe.

A family bathroom with an elegant freestanding bath and a separate shower complete the interior of the property.

The excellence of The Retreat continues to its exterior, where you can indulge yourself in the luxury hot tub whilst admiring your wonderful surroundings, free from light pollution with a glass of bubbly.

Hebden Bridge is close by, offering a host of high-quality amenities in a characterful environment.

Characterful, charming buildings and much to do in the surrounding area make this a perfect holiday base.

From here you can discover some incredible sights and activities, avid walkers can easily reach both the Forest of Bowland AONB and the Yorkshire Dales.

The Retreat is a comforting cottage property in a fabulous rural location.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £650.

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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. It has an abundance of independent shops , including art galleries, cafes bars , pubs and restaurants. 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas