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Duck Egg Cottage

(Ref. 1075330)

Haworth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Delightful roomy tasteful clean bright well furnished cottage right in the centre of Haworth."

    Parking right outside.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2024

  • "5th stay in this cottage, never any issues, lovely well-equipped cottage, with own parking space, just off the Main Street, easy access to all the lovely independent shops, pubs and eateries."

    Lots of lovely walks and can be out on the Haworth moors within minutes.

    Reviewed by Edel5.0Mar 2024

  • "Clean and comfortable and would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "It would have been handy to have a vacuum cleaner or at least a dustpan and brush."

    Otherwise everything was absolutely perfect. Great supply of logs.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2024

  • "Once again a lovely stay at Duck Egg Cottage."

    Would highly recommend if in the area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2024

  • "Return visit and once again very clean and comfortable."

    Ideal location for shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2024

  • "This is our second visit and again the cottage was lovely and clean and comfortable and great communication with the host."

    Would stay again as in a fab location.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely and clean and comfortable and in an excellent location."

    Would definitely recommend and stay again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "Brilliant little cottage, very clean and well presented."

    The milk and biscuits were very welcome. I would definitely stay again. Thank you for showing us the short cut to the village.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely spacious cottage convient to Howarth main Street and pleasant walks."

    Reviewed by Noelle4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautifully clean and well equipped although we couldn’t find a dustpan and brush or vacuum cleaner and would have liked to clean up after ourselves."

    The owner kindly left us milk and biscuits and very swiftly dealt with two minor issues we had (not her fault). The only downside was not being able to sit in the outside space or with the windows open in the extreme heat due to the very noisy children next door on their trampoline. It was on the whole a lovely stay in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Kath4.7Sep 2023

  • "Horrible damp smell in the kitchen and dusty and cobwebs everywhere, parking spot not obvious, we left early due to my asthma being agrivated by the damp."

    Have tried complaining through Sykes but no compensation offered.

    Reviewed by Helen1.6Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was ideally placed just off haworth main street."

    Duck egg cottage had plenty of space and an outside area. The host had put complimentary biscuits and milk in place for us which was a lovely touch. Thrre was a parking space just outside.The cotrage was clean and tidy and bedding and towels were spotless. The cleaner had done a professional job.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very cosy and welcoming."

    Excellent facilities within the property. Very child friendly. We had a lovely holiday exploring the area and meeting up with friends.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nice clean property."

    Fully equipped with every thing. Very close to Howaths shops

    Thank you so much for your feedback I know its not always your first priority on returning for a break. It makes our job worthwhile, hope you come to our lovely haworth again soon. Kind regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jul 2023

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent…."

    Only yards from the Main Street with its great shops, bars and restaurants, yet a very quiet spot with no through traffic. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well-equipped inside but looked neglected from outside. There were many pots and troughs at the front and back of the house, filled with the dried remains of last year’s bedding plants. A small commitment in terms of time and money would have made a big difference.

    Thank you so much for sending a reply and I really appreciate the feedback. I must admit I have been a bit lacking in the gardening department. I am currently on crutches and have been since October, but I will get someone to attend to the garden on my behalf. Kind regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a most enjoyable holiday staying at Duck Egg cottage."

    We also thought the property was in a good location, just two minutes walk from the centre of Haworth. The Bronte Parsonage is certainly worth a visit too. We noticed some reviewers had commented about the bin situation but I just placed our rubbish in the bin outside on the Friday before we left with all the others. I guessed this was the correct procedure. Many thanks for a perfect holiday.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. The property is really close to everything Haworth has to offer. The Bronte Parsonage is a very short walk from the house and the house is located at the top of Main Street. Just voted in the top 7 Streets to visit in England. I sincerely hope you come and visit us again. Kind Regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just back from a lovely mini-break with family, (2 adults, 2 children), at Duck Egg Cottage in Haworth."

    We have been to Haworth before and it's such a beautiful place to visit with so much to see and do both in Haworth itself and in the surrounding area. Plenty of places to eat and drink too though it's usually recommended to book if possible, particularly at weekends. It was our first time at Duck Egg Cottage and we were really happy and impressed with the property and would certainly look forward to a return visit in the future. The location of Duck Egg Cottage is fantastic, it was very easy to find and the parking space right outside the house is a huge bonus and very welcome. It literally is 10 or 20 metres to the cobbles of Main Street in Haworth and it's great to be able to wander either before or after the coaches have been and take in all the history. Inside, the cottage was spotless on our arrival and whilst we were only there 3 nights we found plenty of everything we could possibly need for our stay. The kitchen is really well equipped..plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils. We didn't use the wood burner ourselves but heaters warmed the house up very quickly when needed. TV is very good as is internet coverage..sometimes useful with older boys

    Thank you so very much for taking the time and trouble to do such an amazing review. I sincerely hope you come and stay with us again. You make our job worthwhile. Haworth has just been voted number 7 in the best streets to visit in Britain. Kind regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Huw5.0Apr 2023

  • "Third stay in Duck Egg cottage, fab proximity to Main Street, own parking ..."

    Third stay in Duck Egg cottage, fab proximity to Main Street, own parking spaces, well equipped kitchen - lovely, cozy cottage, will definitely stay here again

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edel4.7Mar 2023

  • "Cute little cottage, we had a fantastic stay:)"

    Thank you so much for taking the trouble to give us such lovely feedback really appreciated. Kind Regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Feb 2023

  • "Stayed over the new year."

    Lovely quiet area very comfortable and warm. We would stay here again fully enjoyed our stay

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, Kind Regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage and bonus with the parking."

    Would book again if available, handy to all the bars, shops and Main Street. I found the shower was not the best, it was not very powerful. Apart from that I highly recommend this property.

    Thank you for you lovely feedback, I will try and get the shower more powerful at the next opportunity. Kind Regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lianne4.4Dec 2022

  • "Our 2nd stay in Duck Egg cottage, it was beautifully clean and wonderfully cosy."

    Lovely quiet cul-de-sac with own parking space, will definitely be back next year

    Thank you so much for your feedback and so happy you were on your second visit. Kind Regards Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edel5.0Oct 2022

  • "We just found the lock on the front door not very easy to lock."

    Also we couldn’t find any information about how to work the radiators , A’s it was cold at night but not worth lighting the fire. We were also confused as to which parking spot was for the house. Apart from that it was an ideal spot to stay.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. Parking is immediately outside the house. I will check the property details again to make sure it states this. The heaters are set up just need switching on. Hope you visit haworth again soon Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2022

  • "Our 2nd stay at Duck Egg Cottage and we weren't disappointed."

    The cottage was very clean and inviting. It's also at the top of Main Street so access to the moors is excellent as you don't have to navigate the steep climb up Main Street. Plenty of pubs, eateries etc serving very tasty food and the pies at Villette's are delicious. Fabulous walks from the doorstep and good bus service to Hebden Bridge (lovely walk along the canal) but also a long but lovely walk across the moors to Hebden Bridge, refreshment at one of it's watering holes then bus back. We're planning to visit again. Kathie Miller

    Thank you so much for you lovely feedback - Just catching up so apologies for the delay in reply Kind Regards, Mrs Jackson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4Jul 2022

  • "No information provided on local attractions."

    Minimal information on places to eat etc. they could have provided information on re-cycling of paper, plastic etc. the dustbin for normal waste was half full & I guess that because there are no details provided for bin collections, it doesn’t get emptied very often. the cottage could have been cleaner, dusty windowsills, hadn’t been cleaned recently. We were disappointed that the cottage was in an area where the majority of the properties were the occupiers main residence; and the properties were probably built as affordable housing rather than holiday lets,

    Thank you for taking the trouble to give us feedback, we really appreciate it. I had thought the information provided on places to eat was adequate, but given your feedback, I will look at this again and put in phone numbers etc. Also I have contacted the local tourist information and will try and get some brochures for people on holiday. Tourist Information recently closed on Main Street and it is harder to get information because of this. The waste is cleared weekly, but had not been collected on your visit apologies, it was in between collections. The windowsills I am puzzled at because I cleaned them myself on the Sunday afternoon when we installed new beds to each room. The property like most in Haworth is a cottage style, the small estate was newly built in 1990, in a conservation area, carefully designed to resemble the older cottages in the area, it was built in solid stone, and is all privately owned. Some of the houses are on the estate also holiday let properties. Because Haworth is only a small village the letting properties are scattered among the houses we all call home. I live nearby and I am not aware of any purpose build large Holiday business in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin2.8Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was not clean there were a dirty pair of boxer shorts in one of the drawers."

    The bed in the main bedroom was very uncomfortable my wife and I both had terrible time sleeping and bad backs. The mattress was very old and desperately needs replacing. There were no instructions left in the cottage on how to work anything nor anything about local attractions. We have left the owner a hand written note we were so disappointed. We've booked with Sykes cottages for years now and haven't had any problems before but in future we will go elsewhere

    I am so sorry you were not fully happy with your stay at Duck Egg Cottage. I will respond to your feedback below. The item of clothing in the drawer was left unfortunately by the previous guest and was missed by the housekeeping team, we are sorry for this error, but we have changed the rota for cleaning to include a double check of all drawers to ensure it doesn't ever happen again In response to your general feedback, I am a little puzzled, when I spoke to you over the phone during your stay when you told me of a leak in the bathroom 30th May. I text immediately and asked if I could help, you advised the matter was now resolved. I asked if I could do anything further and I received no response. Just to note I take these matters seriously and since your stay I have had a plumber check the bath and the toilet, which you also reported as leaking and he could find no fault with either. He said the position of the leak appeared to show a small overflow from the bath, this often happens when to are getting in or out of the bath. The toilet he thought was condensation, but he did check all the pipe work and leave paper down for an hour, sat on it, flushed it, but no leak. The beds you enquired about were actually virtually new bought just as we went live last year, June 2021 and are on the soft side, which is personal choice I know, but I have noted that clients prefer firmer beds, so I have replaced them all this weekend with a firmer kind of bed. I can confirm however that they are not old at all, I have a receipt should this be required, and I am sorry they were not the type you prefer. I did ask at this if you needed any help with anything else and explained I lived just around the corner and was very happy to help. I have a copy of my text should this be needed, but I had no further response, so I assumed you were having a great holiday, if I had known of course I would have assisted. You mention that no instructions are at the Cottage, but there is a foolscap binder in the property which is left on the coffee table, it is open and states *Welcome to Duck Egg Cottage*. In it, it tells you how use certain equipment, explains where the user instructions are in the kitchen for each machine in the kitchen area, we even have an instruction for how to use the highchair. It tells you how to find games, DVD, password for the internet etc. It covers Health and Safety issues, for example The Firelighters are kept in the kitchen inside a bag, for health and safety reasons, the instruction for the washer, dryer, dishwasher etc. are in the same drawer. In the booklet in a separate section, I have covered Local attractions, they are mentioned by type of meal (pub food, breakfast), type of food (cake, vegetarian), distance (top of main street, bottom of the village) and a short review/recommendation, all in the booklet and together with basic directions indicating which end of the village they are located. It has some tourist information booklets in this folder, but I sometimes have to wait for further supplies so it can be limited. I hope this answers your questions. I gave my phone number and would have been happy to answer any questions and show you how anything worked, answer questions about restaurants etc I just did not get the opportunity. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee1.9May 2022

  • "Been to Haworth many times, but First stay in Duck Egg cottage, would definitely stay again."

    Own parking space outside front door, very clean, 2 minutes to the Main Street. Walks straight out onto the moors, plus the weather was amazing - stayed 18-25 march. Could have done with a bit more information re bins and where to recycle, plus a couple of wine glasses and a teapot wouldn’t go amiss. Overall, we had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Edel4.7Mar 2022

  • "The property was very much as described and well located as regards both Haworth itself and also the moors to the west."

    The limited contact that I had with Lesley was courteous and the milk and biscuits that awaited our arrival made for a restorative cuppa.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2021

  • "We all had a lovely stay in the cottage."

    My husband loved the log burner. Instructions for using electric heating would have been helpful.House warmed up quickly, once heating was on. Parking place was located beside the front door. There are a few pot holes in the car park,so be prepared in the dark. A quiet location within Haworth and handy for the Main Street. Tea,cake and milk left was welcome on our arrival. Co-op and Spar shops close to the railway station about 15 minute walk, down the hill. There were recycling bins around the close but unsure what we could and could not recycle, so did not use them. Really enjoyed the Beer and music festival at Worth Valley railway. We managed to walk some of the Worth Way at various points. A great cottage and area, would stay again. Highly recommended pea fritters from the chippy they close around 6pm.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were very pleased with our stay at Duck Egg Cottage."

    It does have it's own parking slot right outside the door which in Haworth is a real bonus. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. It is also in a very good situation being at the top of Main Street. So, if anyone renting it wants to do a walking holiday they don't have to trudge uphill every day to get to the moors. Plenty of good pubs and eateries just round the corner from the cottage. We would be very happy to rent this cottage in the future. Just a couple of suggestions but these are NOT complaints and had no serious impact on our holiday. I felt a few more kitchen utensils would be handy - ie: cheese grater, kitchen scissors and bottle opener. In the book of Cottage Notes some details of bin collections and items that can be recycled would be a good idea. Also a few leaflets of the surrounding area would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Sep 2021

  • "Spent a great week staying at Duck Egg Cottage."

    The property is a one minute walk from the cobbled Main Street and had everything we needed to be comfortable. It was nice and clean and has a parking space outside the front door.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x small 4’6” double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles Please Note: Cot and highchair are available on request This property also has a small child's size fold away bed for use in the main bedroom

The property

Resting just a moment’s walk from the winding streets of Haworth, lies the quaint, mid-terrace Duck Egg Cottage.

Hosting three charming bedrooms, this delightful abode welcomes families looking to explore the historic Brontë Country.

After a day of wandering the Yorkshire hills, look forward to unwinding in the sitting room, boasting exposed beams and a woodburning stove, you’ll feel a sense of character on your return.

Move into the kitchen where you’ll find all the essentials, such as an electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and even a washing machine and tumble dryer, ensuring you are fully catered for.

The bedrooms can be found upstairs and offer a traditional décor, offering a king-size, a small 4’6” double and single bed, each with plush duvets and plenty of storage space.

Take a favourite drink outside and relax within the enclosed courtyard, offering outdoor furniture which is also perfect for alfresco dining.

If you fancy a night off cooking, a short stroll brings you to a selection of country pubs and fine restaurants, as well as bars where you can sample some Yorkshire gin and real ales.

The village is known for being the home to the Brontë sisters, who were inspired by the surrounding beauty to pen their novels, and with quaint alleys and cobbled streets creating a period atmosphere, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into another era.

Visit attractions such as the Brontë family home and museum and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, a preserved railway as shown in the famous film, The Railway Children.

Venture to the lively market town of Skipton, regarded as the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, with its stunning castles and scenic walking routes through the National Park, or head to the bustling city of Leeds for a welcome change of scenery.

With all this in reach, Duck Egg Cottage provides a lovely retreat, whatever time of year.

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About the location


Skipton 13 miles; Hebden Bridge 8 miles.

The small village of Haworth was home to the famous Bronte sisters, who were inspired by the surrounding moorland to pen their novels, which have become classics of English Literature. Haworth is a village that time almost forgot, with its myriad of curiosity and antique shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere, all set against a framing backdrop of countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights as wild, rugged and barren. Nearby, the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, provides a lovely day out with a regular service to the old village of Oxenhope. The area abounds with popular places to visit, including the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall, and the National Railway Museum in York. The market town of Skipton, often fondly regarded as the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is just a short drive away, and also within reach are elegant Harrogate and vibrant Leeds and Manchester.

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There is a Steam Punk event weekend commencing 8th October 2021

Please Note: Cot and highchair are available on request

This property also has a small child's size fold away bed for use in the main bedroom

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas