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The Retreat

(Ref. 1123238)

Keighley near Haworth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The Retreat is such a wonderful property!"

    It has everything you can possibly wish for in a holiday cottage and then some (in particular having sufficient coat hangers to use)! Facilities were excellent, and surrounding area is so peaceful! Would not hesitate to return to this cottage!

    Dear Miss Chelsie many thanks for your lovely feedback, its heartwarming to get such great feedback from our guests who stay at The Retreat. We always try to make it as homely as possible, especially in the winter months when you want to return after a day out visiting our area. Hot bath, slippers on, curl up with a good book. We hope you will visit us again, and see more of what the area has to offer. Kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chelsie5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a beautiful place this was."

    So relaxing. So clean. Also in a beautiful, central location just far enough out of town to where you can see some nice views, and not far away from some really epic walks. The owners are accommodating and very sweet. I can’t recommend this place enough.

    Hi Jordan, we hope your journey back to america went smoothly, many thanks for your great feedback and was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. We are so pleased that The Retreat was everything you wished for and relaxing to come back to after a long day. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area and never get tired of the changing seasons of the yorkshire dales. If you do come over again it would be a pleasure to have you stay with us at The Retreat. With kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Well kept property with charming owners."

    Only bit of a drawback steep hill to access!

    Thank you so much for your feedback and that you loved The Retreat, It was pleasure to meet you both, and that you enjoyed our wonderfull yorkshire dales and places to visit. Our Road is a bit steep especially if you live in the flatter areas of the country but makes up for it with the outstanding views that we have around this area. We hope that you will visit us again. Kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property was fantastic, just like your own home and quiet and peaceful."

    The owner provided comfort above and beyond what you would expect and was really helpful if we had any questions about where to go and what was available. We would definitely return and give it top marks and above.

    Aww thank you so much for your great feedback, it was lovely to meet you all, we were delighted that you felt it was home from home and cosy The Retreat is just perfect for chilling when you get back after a long day out and about. You were blessed with great weather to enjoy all the lovely views and places to visit, especially Skipton Market days and Boundry Mill at Colne Thank you once again and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ernest5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing property with friendly owners."

    Everything you need is right here. Great location!

    Dear Anthony, many thanks for a great review, it was lovely to meet you and your family it does mean a lot to us that our guests enjoy their stay at The Retreat, and feel at home there, to us thats so important especially after a day out exploring our lovely countryside. It is a delight to read the guest book and all the recommendations that other guests have written about places to visit and favourite restaurants. We hope you will visit us again Kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Retreat was a great place to stay, a short drive from many lovely places."

    It was comfortable, clean, and had everything we needed. The hosts were friendly and helpful while giving us space to enjoy our holiday together as well. I would recommend The retreat as a great getaway and hope to come back again. Thank you.

    dear Kate, Many thanks for your great feedback, it was lovely to meet you all, and you had such lovely weather to explore all the lovely countryside around where we live. We hope that The Retreat is Home from Home where you can come back from the days activities and just relax and chill with your feet up.There is so many places to see and visit that we do hope to see you again in the future. Many thanks again. Kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Retreat is a great place to stay, it is well appointed and comfortable."

    The area is lovely and easy to explore.

    Thank you so much for your lovely Review , it was a pleasure to meet you both and that you had a lovely week with us. We aim to make The Retreat stress free were you can put your feet up and relax no matter what the weather is like. Its an excellent base for either the lovely countryside around here, or the cities of Leeds and Bradford. Tea, coffee, sugar, are provided for that first cup of tea when you arrive or for something stronger a chilled bottle of wine waiting in the fridge. We both hope to see you again for a return visit Kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Retreat cottage was really nice place to stay, very comfortable for me and my family, I would highly recommend it."

    Thanks to Paula for making the cottage so right for us at the time for mum’s 80th birthday. There was nothing we needed, everything was already there. Thank you so much. X

    Thank you so much for the lovely review it does mean a lot to us when our guests have relaxed and enjoyed their stay at The Retreat. It was lovely meeting you all especially with your Mums 8oth birhday. You were so lucky with the gorgeous weather and the marvelous scenery and hills where we live. We hope you will come again to stay with us. Kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Firstly we would like to thank Philip and Paula for their wonderful hospitality The Retreat was a lovely place to stay, very homely and comfortable with everything you need for your stay."

    Definitely a great place to stay and explore the local area

    Thank you Andy & Carleine for your great feedback, it was lovely to meet you both, and pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Retreat, we have tried to make it a home from home holiday, there is so much to do round this area and we hope you will come back to stay with us again. kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very clean and very warm welcome to a very home feeling stay."

    The owners provided and thought of extra thoughtful and helpful stuff for the stay at the retreat home. That made it very heart touching! All the advice and recommendations was super helpful too! Because it was so cosy, we wanted to stay indoors all day rather than exploring outdoors. Only items missing is an iron and air freshner which I am sure the owners can provided if requested. They are super friendly too!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Retreat, it was lovely to meet you both and tell you all the interesting places that the area has to offer. We are happy with any advice that our guests give us in their feedback about how we can improve on our holiday let. We have now added an iron and ironing board and air freshner to the bathroom, plus hair dryers are now in both bedrooms. we aim to make The Retreat a home from home. We hope you both will visit us again soon. Kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bhavisha5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very friendly hosts and a lovely comfortable, excellently equipped cottage."

    It was easy to find from the travel instructions that Paula gave us. We discovered that there are buses easily accessible from the house to Keighley bus station from where we could access all areas without having to drive- including the Worth Valley Railway, Bronte Parsonage and Skipton to name a few. Thanks to Paula and Philip for the milk and treats in the Welcome Pack on arrival. Very thoughtful. We've had a lovely time. There was too much to do in one week so we'll have to be coming back.

    Dear Barbara many thanks for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, it was lovely to meet you both and that you thought the flat was lovely and comfortable, Please do come again and visit all the wonderful places that we have in the Keighley area you will have a warm welcome. kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2023

  • "Unfortunately the wrong postcode and directions were sent to us by Sykes."

    We were 15 miles away, almost in Lancashire. Fortunately the correct postcode was provided by the cottage owners when they phoned to see where we were! They very kindly stayed on the phone as we drove over the top Moor, pitch black, and on very narrow twisty roads. Very traumatic to say the least. 'The Retreat' is a lovely welcoming home-from-home. Very well presented. Lovely owners. Outstanding views. Then then it snowed for 3 days and we were unable to move the car as we were parked on a 1 in 3 hill! Apart from that - we did enjoy our stay at The Retreat.

    Hi Shelagh and Barrie, thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we were delighted that you both enjoyed your stay at The Retreat even though you were snowed in for three days. It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we hope you will stay with us again in the future. kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Mar 2023

  • "A fantastic place to stay with a lovely host who gives you a warm welcome and excellent privacy"

    Dear Amanda, many thanks for your lovely feedback, we are both so pleased you enjoyed your stay over Christmas and New Year. Kind regards Philip & Paula Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hairdryer available in both bedrooms
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car with further roadside parking available
  • Shared patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior of the property
  • Note: The washing machine and tumble dryer are located in a cupboard near the entrance
  • Note: The Garden is shared with the owners. Local Events 2024: Worth Valley Steam Railway, steam gala is on from 21st March-24th March
  • Haworth Village 1940's weekend 17th May-19th May 2024. Haworth Steam Punk weekend 4th May-5th May 2024.

The property

Resting on the outskirts of Keighley, a market town in West Yorkshire is The Retreat, a delightful two-bedroom apartment.

Within proximity to a range of amenities and a short drive away from the Yorkshire Dales National Park, whilst offering four guests an open-plan living space, well-equipped kitchen, and a private patio, the apartment offers the ideal base for a family, looking to experience a nature-filled break.

Park up and reach the entrance, arriving at the living space, where you can relax in front of the Smart TV, rustle up delicious meals, and dine as a group, before clearing up with the handy dishwasher.

For some fresh air, head outdoors to the private patio, ideal for enjoying a late-night tipple, before retiring to one of two bedrooms on offer, including a double and a twin.

Awaken to a refreshing shower before venturing beyond your abode and into the town centre, where you can stock up on the essentials at several supermarkets or dine out at a host of cafés and restaurants.

Within the area you'll also have the chance to tour Cliffe Castle Museum, enjoying neo-gothic architecture, opt for a competitive game of golf at Branshaw Golf Club, or discover East Riddlesden Hall, a 17th-century manor house, nurtured by the National Trust.

Heading west, take in the stunning scenery at Goit Stock Waterfall, brush up on your knowledge at Brontë Parsonage Museum, hike towards Bronte Waterfall, or aboard the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, a heritage site, offering a 5-mile trip throughout the heart of West Yorkshire.

Venturing north, take a stroll around the blooming grounds of Ilkley Park/Riverside Gardens, explore the Stepping Stones of Bolton Abbey, or appreciate the remains of Bolton Priory and the abundance of moorland walks within the area.

Nearby there are lots of festivals to attend all year around, which could serve as a great day out.

Take to West Yorkshire by booking The Retreat.

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

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About the location


Haworth 4 miles; Skipton 12 miles.

The large market town of Keighley is situated in Aire valley in West Yorkshire, within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town, mentioned in the Domesday Book, grew during the 18th and 19th centuries due to wool and cotton industries. Today Keighley offers a shopping centre, pubs, takeaways and restaurants, whilst on the outskirts of the town are two retail parks, and the Keighley and Worth Valley Light Railway, made famous by the film The Railway Children in the 1970’s, runs for five miles through the town to the village of Oxenhope. Just one mile out of town is the wonderful 17th century National Trust East Riddlesden Hall, and just four miles away is the village of Haworth, made famous as the home to the Bronte sisters. The village offers cobbled streets, lovely shops and the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Close by is the market town of Skipton and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, plus within driving distance are the city of York and delightful Harrogate. A lovely base to explore a large part of Yorkshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas