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Moscow Mews

(Ref. 998924)

Thornton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed staying in this property."

    Would definitely stay again in the future. Great location for exploring West Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable, it was just what we needed, close to everything, but still rural."

    Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comforting and enjoyable stay."

    Owners helpful and friendly and the accommodation very good. Happy to stay again when staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Moscow Mews is spacious and well-furnished throughout, with a very secure garden for our dog once we had noticed that the side gate had been left open prior to our arrival."

    We appreciated the welcome pack of two bottles of water and a packet of biscuits. However, photos are available of a number of shortcomings that should have been dealt with previously. Many should not to have been an issue if Sykes’ property inspector(s) had been more meticulous in their work. A direction sign at the end of the access lane would be very helpful to find the property when you first arrive. There are no “rural views” from the sunken patio and its furniture, as is alluded to in Sykes’ website, as you must stand well up the lawn to see over the fence. We had to tidy and bin the old dog dirt found in the garden upon our arrival. Our dog spent time exploring the back garden each day and had to be rubbed dry in the kitchen after even the shortest time there due to the long, uncut grass. The lawns were mowed mid-week, but a large amount of the clippings was left on the grass so we had to brush our footwear clean after every sortie outdoors to avoid spreading grass cuttings throughout the house. Is this why there was a dustpan and brush outside the back door? The bed in the ensuite room has a very hard mattress and the room’s door frame has what looks like a major subsidence crack about one inch wide on the right-hand side as you enter. The cracks continue across the ensuite’s tiled floor and are also visible in the tiled window sill at its right-hand end. The bedroom door onto the landing will not shut as a result of the movement of the property. The step into the room should have its edge highlighted as it is hard to see when entering the room in the dark due to the position of the light switch. (The same comment is true of the steps into the additional living room, downstairs.) One bedside light has no means of being used as there is no wall socket within reach of its wire! Soap scum and hair were found in the shower area of the separate bathroom. We were very surprised to find discarded yogurt containers and what looked like the seal from one of these bottles in the top drawer of the furniture in the other double bedroom. A major problem is the complete lack of instructions for the kitchen appliances, meaning we had to call our host (as helpful as she could be) to find out how to switch on the cooker. We also had to throw away a proportion of our food as the fridge is set to be so cold that it freezes food solid and there were no instructions to show how to adjust its settings. Other guests have also commented on the urgent need to provide these very necessary booklets. Numerous items of crockery are badly chipped and had to be put to one side as they are not fit for use, while the pans are in urgent need of replacement as they are so badly scored that their non-stick surfaces detach into your food if you use them. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting TV’s Cannon Hall Farm near Barnsley, Shibden Hall and its park in Halifax, the Bronte Parsonage in nearby Haworth and the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. We also highly recommend the delicious home-made food at Cliffe Castle Pavilion in Keighley. We loved having access to the local footpath network from just outside the property's front gate. Great for walking our dog

    Many thanks for your comments and apologies for the oversight regarding a cleanliness issue, I was away but will speak to the person that cleaned the property for me. I am glad that I could assist over the telephone with guiding you to the property and also the operation of the cooker , instructions for appliances should be in a drawer in the kitchen. The fridge has a temperature dial at the top of the fridge.There is a step to the bedroom and one to a living room signage at eye level at both properties and I will add a note to the advert about the living room step. I appreciate that beds are subjective and personal preference, but I will certainly check the property for the cracks you have mentioned. Thank you for letting me know about the crockery on your feedback so it can be checked, the pans have been replaced already. I will of course also look at updating the property picture as we put a fence up to make the area more secure for dogs and will remove 'rural view' from the wording at the bottom of the advert. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.1Aug 2023

  • "This is our 2nd time we have stayed at Moscow Mews, it is an enchanting cottage with all the facilities you require for your holiday."

    Added bonus of staying this time of year watching the baby lambs in the field from the master bedroom

    Reviewed by G5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved our third time staying in this home from home cosy cottage."

    Very comfortable. Great location. Dogs loved it too. Looking forward to returning!

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Mar 2023

  • "We turned up in the dark."

    No lights or heating on. The place is ideal for large family or group. Too big for couples. Bedroom mattress where black duvet cover and en suit were desperately needs replacing. You feel every spring. Need to have an instruction manual for operate items. Need signage to show where to drive upto the property. Area not stayed in before. Had lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Joy3.8Dec 2022

  • "Our second time staying here and won't be the last."

    We love everything about this lovely cottage. Peaceful location but close to amenities. Fantastic cottage!

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Nov 2022

  • "Moscow Mews is the best cottage we have stayed in."

    Very comfortable, with plenty of space and warm. Highly recommend this cottage to our family and friends

    Reviewed by G5.0Nov 2022

  • "We arrived here after dark so it was a little tricky to find."

    The information said the house was done a driveway but this was hard to spot. We did eventually find it and on entering, the house was lovely. It was clean, everything we needed was there and there was plenty of space for the 5 of us. The welcome tray of goodies was a lovely touch too. The 2 double rooms were gorgeously done and again loads of room in them. The room with the 2 single rooms was a great space but we just had to watch our heads on the bed in the far corner. One thing I would like to suggest is a bed guard. Our 4 year old sometimes, still falls out of bed so one of those available in the house would be great. The extra lounge was a great space especially with the arcade game machine. My husband was very excited by that and our girls had a pacman competition! The surrounding area is quiet and peaceful which is what we needed. Overall we had a lovely stay and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Oct 2022

  • "Moscow mews is a lovely old property."

    .Ruthanne is a brilliant host very friendly. The cottage was very comfortable , warm and cosy. . very clean. It had everything needed for an enjoyable week away from home. The enclosed back garden is fab for the dogs. We really enjoyed our stay, we lived in Thornton a few years back and it was great to catch up with friends and family and walk to allerton and around our old 'haunts' best holiday we've had in a long time :o)

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved Moscow mews, it was perfectly placed to visit Howarth and also Halifax."

    The cottage outdid our expectations, we loved it. It was much bigger than we thought and expected, the pictures don't do it justice. The owner was lovely, she couldn't do enough for us. We will definitely be going again to explore more of the stunning area.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "First time staying here and won't be the last."

    Fantastic home from home. So comfortable. Great area close to lovely walks with my dogs. Absolutely loved our stay, only wish it was for longer.

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing time here again."

    This was our third time here. Pleased to see some updates had been done, we had a couple of issues which Ruthanne sorted for us. Really wonderful week, we’ve already booked again for next year! To improve further maybe some extra kitchen items such as extra glasses would be good. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Allie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thank you Ruthann we had a lovely stay in your property."

    Kids loved playing on retro arcade games in the second lounge. We enjoyed walking the dog in the surrounding walks & walking to local pub Ring of Bells for lovely food & were even invited to join their jubilee celebrations.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage had a lovely stay our host Ruthann was lovely and welcoming and very helpful ."

    Lovely welcome gift of wine, fresh layed eggs,Orange juice and cookies.Would definitely stay again and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is a great place to stay if you want to be outdoors in the countryside."

    Three local pubs within walking distance, and local walking paths. If I was to recommend anything to this property then it would be to add a stair rail to the steps which would be very helpful for elderly guests and have some coat hangers for coats and jackets. Since we rented at winter time we were constantly wrapping up for the cold weather and had no where to hang our coats except over the furniture. Other than that Ruth Ann the owner was extremely accommodating and helpful always making sure we were okay.

    Reviewed by Roman5.0Nov 2021

  • "Stayed at Moscow Mews from 2nd to 9th November as working in local area; thankfully owners accepted a last minute booking and we’re also very helpful with local knowledge of places to eat out and shop."

    Accommodation was very comfortable with all home amenities. Welcome pack was also a very nice touch; thank you for a great stay and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2021

  • "A very convenient and comfortable place to stay."

    We appreciated the 'goodies' we found on arrival and we were greeted by a very friendly hostess.Directions to the cottage could be a little clearer-it is tucked away and easy to miss.However we enjoyed our short stay and found the surrounding countryside to be very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Alwyn4.7Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful house, so cosy and tranquil!"

    Great location, would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay so cosy and feels like home while your their everything ..."

    We had an amazing stay so cosy and feels like home while your their everything we needed was provided and the welcome package was so thoughtful thank you so much hope to stay again

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Sep 2021

  • "There were a few little things that needed attention on arrival, however the owner was very helpful."

    The start pack was gratefully received and the garden was brilliant having a furry friend. The local area is beautiful and provided some stunning views.

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely love this place."

    The setting is wonderful. It is very well appointed. We had a couple of minor issues which the owner sorted for us and offered us an extra night to make up for it. We really love this place and would love to come again. Really recommend it. The welcome goodies are fab and it’s a spacious beautiful home. Thank you

    Reviewed by Allie5.0May 2021

  • "We had a great week - chose Moscow Mews for two reasons, it was very dog friendly and the location suited us for combining holiday with visits to family in neighbouring East Yorkshire."

    If you are a dog person - Moscow Mews is for you, it has french doors opening onto a secure back garden; there is also an open front garden area and parking area, which leads directly to a pathway (fenced on one side and walled on the other) taking you down to the road and a number of other walks -our dog just loved it, If you are not travelling with dogs, the interior facilities might be a bit tired/basic for you. That said, there is certainly plenty of space and it was all warm, clean and tidy. Downstairs, there are two sitting areas, a small toilet, and a large kitchen diner. Upstairs, three bright, spacious bedrooms, one en-suite and a family bathroom - both with excellent showers. The king size beds were a bit hard for our aging bones, so we used the twins, which were very comfortable. The owner kept in touch to check we were ok, and she left a very nice selection of welcome goodies to keep us going.

    Reviewed by Dorothy3.4May 2021

  • "Lovely spacious extended cottage in a great location, with views over fields."

    Our host went above and beyond for a very last minute booking. Thoroughly recommended. We will be back

    Reviewed by Quentin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Moscow Mews is a brilliantly appointed cottage with plenty of room for six adults."

    On arrival we were greeted by our lovely host and were delighted to find freshly laid eggs, biscuits, milk, orange juice and wine waiting for us in the kitchen. The bedrooms are all well sized and comfortable and the view from the master suite is the icing on the cake. The bathrooms are clean and modern and there is plenty of hot water and good pressure in the showers. Downstairs there are two comfortable lounges, one with a charming wood burning stove and the other with a retro gaming table and a big screen smart TV. So whether you want to snuggle by the fire or watch the latest show on Netflix you are well sorted. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need including that most illusive of holiday rental kit, good sharp knives. The rear garden has seating for at least six and would have been great for outside dining but the weather prevented us from trying that. The location of the cottage is brilliant for exploring the many delights West Yorkshire has to offer and is within comfortable driving range for Halifax, Bradford, Hebden Bridge, Huddersfield and Leeds. There are two good pubs within walking distance which were open when we visited (the White Horse and the Ring O Bells) sadly the Rock n Heifer was not open but looked very interesting. The two pubs which were open do excellent food which is available for take away as well as eating in. Social distancing is taken very seriously in the area and most tourist attractions have sanitation stations and one way systems to help keep visitors and staff safe. I would not hesitate to recommend Moscow Mews and look forward to returning as there is still much we didn’t get to see in this lovely piece of the world. Oh and if you do stay here make sure to check out the egg honesty box as there are many delights to be purchased, including the best red cabbage I’ve tasted since my grandma’s.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location."

    Lots of nice walks nearby and the host is very friendly and helpful. We definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely fresh eggs ,biscuits , crisps juice and water left for us on our arrival."

    Extra room downstairs with Telly and bed settee perfect for our teenage grandson.

    Reviewed by Della4.1Aug 2020

  • "This is the second cottage rental we have had through Sykes and have found the service provided to be excellent."

    The properties are accurately described and reasonably priced. Considering the increase in people vacationing in the UK this year, it was good to find that Sykes and their owners maintained their normal prices, unlike many other companies. I will definitely look for future rentals through Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.1Aug 2020

  • "We had a really bad time last year in one of your properties and so we were very nervous this time."

    Also we really wanted Anglesey so we’re disappointed we could only get Yorkshire. However, this holiday has been one of the most relaxing ones I’ve ever had. The house is amazing and I can’t wait to return!! The welcome pack left was lovely and the house was just perfect. So very happy and glad that we went there!! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Allie5.0Aug 2020

  • "From the beginning of this holiday to the end it was AMAZING!"

    Me and my friends had come to stay for my 23rd birthday at this beautiful spacious cottage. When we arrived we we noticed they had left fresh eggs that were layed the same day, loaf of bread, oreos packet (my all time favourite), butter, jam, honey and a bottle of wine! The host helped us in terms of getting us bits and bobs that were'nt in the house such as cellotape for stickign up banners, the host was very approchable and worked to satisfied our every needs. She was also really quick when responding to text and calls. The place was beautiful inside, it gave off a really cosy feeling. the garden space was also enough for a bbq and playign mini games, there was nice seating spaces wit comfortable cushions. Our afternoon walks in the country side were really relaxing and had amazig views. The bedroom which has a en suite bathroom had amaing window views and was so nice to wake up in the morning. I live about 120 miles away from the place, and would 100% make the effort to come back with friends again in the future. Thank you for having us and letting us stay as your beautiful property.

    Reviewed by Jeenal5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a great cottage, lots of space, choice of sitting and relaxing areas."

    Comfortable and homely. We would return.

    Reviewed by Lorena4.4Oct 2019

  • "Very attentive cottage owners."

    Welcome pack even included fresh eggs from their own chickens.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Sep 2019

  • "The location was perfect for us."

    We really appreciated the welcome pack of food. Staying for just a weekend it is fantastic to be greeted with the essentials so no time is wasted shopping.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Sep 2019

  • "The owner checked on us to make sure we had everything."

    She gave us fresh eggs from her farm which was thoughtful. It was really home away from home. The location of the property just sets in a peaceful and relaxing area overseeing the beautiful hills and valleys of the Dales. How can i forget the master bedroom with ensuite, just amazing. Sitting on the patio and listening to birds chirping was just the most beautiful sounds. Looking forward to booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by Antonnette5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The place is great too. Instructions on some of the appliances could be helpful, especially for the central heating control (we eventually found it at top of stairs), the large TV and the cooker hob. We also managed to get matches for the fire place from the neighbour.

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Aug 2019

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  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size double with en-suite, with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • 3 x double sofa beds available
  • Note There is one step down to the King size en-suite bedroom and a step to the sitting room.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, table football and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed back garden with patio area with table and chairs, lawn area and a Juliet balcony
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.5 miles and shop within 1.3 miles
  • Note There is one step down to the King size en-suite bedroom and a step to the sitting room
  • Note: There is no banister on the staircase

The property

Perched on the outskirts of Bradford city and within striking distance of the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is this heart-warming retreat, Moscow Mews.

Perfect for a friends and family gathering, this spacious accommodation promises a memorable stay within an area housing something to suit all ages and tastes.

Upon entering the cottage, you and your loved ones are welcomed by the sitting room which benefits from charming exposed beams and a roaring woodburning stove offering a sense of tranquillity after a day exploring the area.

Beyond here is the well-equipped kitchen housing all the necessities the designated chef will need to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal.

If you fancy an hour away from the rest of the group, step into the second sitting room where you will be able to plan the days ahead or enjoy reading a book in peace.

After an adventure-filled day you can look forward to retiring to one of the three bedrooms, consisting of a king-size bedroom with an en-suite, a king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit your family.

Spend a moment or two within the rear garden area, where you and your loved ones can tuck into breakfast.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, make your way to the local pub where you will be greeted to a welcoming atmosphere and a superb dining menu to complement.

Venture into the nearby city of Bradford where you can explore its Victorian heritage and magnitude of museums, galleries and many fine dining experiences.

Brush up on the local history further by visiting the village of Haworth where you can wonder through the cobbled main street, the iconic parsonage or stroll along the rolling moorland.

Moscow Mews is a wonderful cottage for exploring an area steeped with history and culture.

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About the location


Bradford 3 miles; Haworth 7 miles; Keighley 7.5 miles; Leeds 14 miles

Resting in the charming suburbs of the well-stocked city of Bradford is this welcoming stone-built village. Thornton benefits from a pleasing selection of amenities which include shops, pubs and restaurants, along with a café which sits within the building where which the Brontë sisters were born, before they moved to nearby Haworth. On the outskirts of the village, find the striking and Grade II listed Thornton Viaduct which can be seen from the Headley Golf Course close by. Take the short trip into striking Bradford to find attractive architecture, a wealth of shops, bars and eateries and an excellent choice of attractions to keep everybody occupied. Outdoor enthusiasts can reach the Yorkshire Dales National Park with ease, this idyllic landscape abounds in scenic walking and cycling opportunities, with much more going on also. The Brontë family home can be visited in the quaint village of Haworth just a short drive away, while the attractive town of Keighley lies slightly further afield, and the stunning shopping city of Leeds resides just the other side of Bradford.

Note There is one step down to the King size En-suit bedroom

Please Note: This property is not suitable for people with limited mobility

Please Note: There is no banister on the narrow staircase

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas