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Yate Cottage

(Ref. 913883)

Oxenhope, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely holiday cottage, one of the best we've ever stayed in."

    Clean, cosy, very well equipped and with a cracking welcome hamper! Lovely village setting, quiet yet close to amenities. Would recommend highly x

    Thank you for the feedback it is really appreciated, pleased you had a good stay and you are welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellently equipped and comfortable."

    Good local information provided. Just a 5 min walk into Oxenhope for supermarket. Well sited for holiday. We went NE for NT's East Riddlesden Hall and Cow & Calf on Ilkley Moor, Also Salt's Mill & Saltaire and Shipley Glen. Then, twice more locally NW to Top Withins & Haworth Museum. Then a couple of trips S to Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Hardcastle Crags areas. We'd travelled in from the Midlands, visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the National Mining Museum on our journeys. So we found Yate Cottage an excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well-equipped cottage, excellent as a base for exploring West Yorkshire."

    Thank You for the feedback you are welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage."

    Everything thought of. One helpful addition would be a clock and renew the batteries in the torch.

    Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay, will get the batteries changed in the torch thanks for letting us know, there was a clock in the bedroom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2023

  • "A great holiday cottage for two."

    Although small it is very well equipped with quality furnishings and everything you need for a getaway whatever the British weather! The location is quiet, with deer visiting the garden in the morning, the only sounds being the twitter of birds and the occasional toot from the nearby steam railway.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a brilliant weeks stay at Yate Cottage, it had everything we needed and more."

    It was a peaceful retreat, clean and homely. It was probably one of the best cottages we have stayed in, lovely countryside views and a great location for visiting some amazing places. Thank you Graham & Ronnie. :)

    Thank you so much for your great feedback, really pleased you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable, well equiped cottage ."

    Quiet location with peaceful garden with views

    Thanks for the feedback you are welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very well equipped, well presented, well maintained cottage."

    Very peaceful with plenty of wildlife just outside the front door, make for a welcome sight first thing in the mornings. The owners both welcomed us on arrival and offered assistance to unpack and provide local knowledge of the area, which was most welcomed and made to feel at home immediately. Excellence definitely comes as standard here at Yate Cottage and we both cannot thank the owners enough for every detail provided. to make our stay faultless and thoroughly enjoyable. Looking forwarded to staying at Yate Cottage again in the near future. Jenny & Paul

    Thanks for the lovely feedback glad you enjoyed your stay you are welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Yate Cottage is an extremely comfortable and well equipped property with everything you might need for an enjoyable stay."

    However the shower cubicle is very small and not for the claustrophobic - nevertheless this should not detract from the overall excellence of this property.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback. If we could change one thing it would be the size of the bathroom unfortunately due to the listed status of the property we cannot extend and have tried to make sure we have used the space we have well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "It is a lovely cottage, very clean, in a beautiful surrounding."

    We like to come back in the future.

    Reviewed by Karin4.7Jun 2023

  • "Yate cottage is in a beautiful quiet location with your own private garden."

    The cottage is wonderful, clean and has everything you would need. A wonderful place for a relaxing break

    Thanks for the lovely feedback and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2023

  • "A warm welcome on arrival."

    The cottage is beautiful, immaculately clean, beautiful furniture, very comfortable bed, nice cozy garden, lovely area, great walking countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed our break. Very highly recommended. The only drawback, the welcome pack wasn't as expected ie no eggs, milk or bread, but not to worry because a co-op is a short walk away to stock up with essentials.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. I am sorry the welcome pack wasn't what you were expecting, the photograph on the Sykes website is an illustration of a welcome pack not a description of what you receive. Over the years we have had to change what is included to comply with labelling laws and covid, we hope the wine, chocolate and biscuits were a good substitute. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage with excellent facilities, couldn't fault anything."

    A big thank you to Ronnie and Graham for the hamper, would highly recommend. Bob and Shirley

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "Been here three times before."

    The owners make every effort to ensure the condition of the property. The detail of the equipment is the best we have encountered. Walks from the door, leave the car and go by bus if you wish, drive where you wish, local roads narrow in places with blind bends. Plenty of places to visit.

    Thanks for the feedback you are always welcome. Yate Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect cosy retreat, a really well equipped comfortable cottage."

    Can't fault it.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2022

  • "One of the best places we have stayed at ."

    We hope to visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a find!"

    Yate Cottage is beautifully decorated and equipped. It has lovely rural views, a comfy bed and a great shower. I loved the window seat looking out across the garden and countryside. Thank you Graham and Ronnie for the chocolates, wine and biscuits (& the gluten free biscuits for myself.)

    Thank you so much for the comments and really pleased you had a good time. Ronnie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week here in an amazing location."

    The property was small and compact but perfect for our needs. The owner was friendly and kind and gave us advice for a TV aerial problem. The cottage had everything you would wish for, except we couldn't find any kitchen scissors which was a minor problem. The garden is secluded with beautiful views of the surrounding moorland. The surrounding roads and access to the property are very steep which perhaps should be mentioned for anyone with mobility difficulties, although we had no problems. The welcome basket of goodies was very kind and we enjoyed the wine and treats. Would be very happy to recommend this lovely place to stay.

    Hi Liz thanks for the feedback, the kitchen scissors were in the drawer next to the cooker with wooden spoons, corkscrew etc. Access is described in the property access statement. Ronnie Yate Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Jul 2022

  • "Probably the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in ."

    . we lacked for nothing .. lots of pots, pans, plates, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, hot water. And all of excellent quality AND matching!! None of your old tat here. Great wifi. Fabulous bed. Views amazing, Walks straight from the door. Great welcome basked - who does not like wine and chocolate!! Friendly host who met us and explained the heating (which worked.) Good parking. Loads of wonderful places to explore near by with small amounts of driving needed.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0May 2022

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    It was absolutely beautiful; so well equipped and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would give an unqualified recommendation to anyone else. The area around Oxenhope is so rich in places of interest and fine walks. The location, along with the CO-OP in the village, make it unnecessary to travel very far. Absolutely superb - an absolute gem!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and location, tranquil getaway but close enough to walk to shop and pub."

    Plenty of walks from the front door, a bonus is being within walking distance of the Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway. Plan to revisit and hopefully get to stay in this delightful cottage. .

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2022

  • "A really great cottage."

    Very comfortable, well equipped and ideally located. Graham & Ronnie have provided an ideal base from which to explore this part of Yorkshire. If it was so enjoyable in March it must be truly magnificent in the summer months.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really high standard of accommodation on of the best we have stayed in in over 25 years of self catering."

    Owners really helpful, welcome hamper was a really nice touch thank you. Great location really peaceful and good for exploring surrounding areas. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2022

  • "We were welcomed to this lovely cottage by the very helpful hosts."

    The accommodation is very comfortable, tastefully decorated with good quality bed linen and towels. A well equipped kitchen with everything one would ever need. Free WI-FI, a comprehensive array of books, games and information of the area. A lovely surprise of a welcome basket of goodies. All in All a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    .log fire.nicely set out all that you need for a relaxing holiday. The village is nice few pubs. The bay horse pub is very good. Good well stocked local shop the village is close to Halifax.Bradford Skipton and Keighley all about 20 minutes away by car. Overall rating 10 out 10.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was really beautiful and very clean and comfortable - in a lovely quiet location."

    The view from the window seat was very attractive - over the gardens and to the hills in the distance. Oxenhope is a very pretty village, and much quieter than others nearby. It's a good central location to visit all the attractions - and only 2 miles to nearby Haworth (with well signed paths). It also has the Keithley and Worth Steam Railway - which is brilliant. There is a Co-op and a chemist in the village - so all we needed for our stay within walking distance. The owners, Graham and Ronnie were very helpful and friendly - we would definitely recommend staying in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is one of the best cottages we’ve stayed in."

    The photos don’t do this place justice - in particular, the beautiful, spacious, vaulted open plan living/kitchen area, but also because the owners have updated the furnishings since the photos were taken - bed linen, sofa, cushions - and it’s all very bright and tasteful and comfortable. It’s in such a peaceful spot up a lane only accessed by a nearby farm so just the odd vehicle and, otherwise, just birdsong interspersed by the distant sound of the steam train (I didn’t realise Oxenhope was on the KWR line and well worth a visit/ride) which makes you feel like you’ve gone back in time. Very comfortable bed too. The kitchen is one of the most well equipped we’ve come across. I had to have words with the oven but there are some tips in the manual. Big windows bring in lots of light and lovely views into the garden and field and across to moorland. Lovely little garden too. Compact bathroom has underfloor heating :-) Bed very comfortable which isn’t always the case with self-catering cottages. We did some great walks - we drove a bit but there are ones on the doorstep too. The owners live next door and we met Graham who was very helpful when we had a couple of questions. Though otherwise didn’t bump into them so felt private. Just watch out when you’re pan frying as there’s no extractor and the smoke alarm was very sensitive even with the door and windows open. Oxenhope has a friendly and well stocked coop which was very handy and only a 5 minute walk.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Yate cottage was beautiful."

    It had everything we could possibly need and a friendly but unobtrusive host. Central to a beautiful area, surrounded with super views from the cottage windows. We enjoyed watching deer frequently. Recomended visits to Cow and Calf for walks Ilkley and the Piece Hall in Halifax for nice shopping and the Keighley and Worth Valley Steam train for a day or morning out, Its walking distance from cottage. We had a really wonderful week here.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "Three pubs in village but one needed to be a 'walker' to reach two."

    The closest was not serving food at all,due to the pandemic. Bathroom was very small but we managed!

    Reviewed by Della4.4Jun 2021

  • "Cottage had outstanding views and so peaceful and a added bonus of a garden to sit in after a day out walking,"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was set in the most beautiful location."

    The garden is a lovely extra and gets the sun all day. The cottage has everything you need for your stay (kitchen equipment, condiments, tea and coffee, etc) and is very comfortable and exceptionally clean. The basket of treats was welcome on arrival - thank you! Oxenhope has a local coop which is in walking distance. The local pubs are all very friendly. The village of Haworth is within walking distance and is full of history - Haworth Old Hall does excellent food. There are various cycle tracks and routes around the area but beware, it is very hilly! Overall I would recommend Yate cottage to any couple. A wounderful escape to the country! Thanks for sharing your wonderful home.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "The views from the cottage out over the open moorland were so beautiful and evocative, and being able to sit in the cosy window seat and look out over them was absolutely lovely."

    It also made me feel like Jane Eyre! It was really well decorated and equipped. After a very long walk we were rathery tired and stayed in one evening as there were lots of DVDs to choose from and a CO-OP just down the lane. Super easy to get to Haworth and there were lots of lovely walks to do that we couldn't fit in - I can't wait to come back again! I will defo tell everyone about it too.

    Reviewed by Phoebe5.0Mar 2020

  • "Delightful, cosy cottage with everything we needed."

    Beautiful walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely atmosphere, comfortable, great spot, many possibilities to walk from your ..."

    Lovely atmosphere, comfortable, great spot, many possibilities to walk from your doorstep, or to visit places of interest

    Reviewed by Jet5.0Sep 2019

  • "Yate Cottage was perfect, everything we wanted and the Welcome Basket of Wine & Chocolates was a added bonus."

    We were greeted by the owner Ronnie who answered all our questions & was Very welcoming. Nice places to visit & eat/drink in the area.

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Jun 2019

  • "Yate cottage is lovely!"

    Very comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing break. Ronnie made us feel very welcome and the basket of goodies was delightful.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2019

  • "Thank you to the Swinbourne’s for a fantastic stay over the Easter weekend."

    Gorgeous views, beautiful cottage and a pretty much perfect stay. Lovely hamper from the owners of the cottage and a lovely welcome from them too. Will definitely be recommending to all our friends and family and will be back very soon. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Apr 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was wonderful, the owner had thought of everything, home from home."

    Such a lovely area, very pretty and lots of lovely walks. A very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is an immaculate cottage with every detail thought about to make the stay as comfortable as possible."

    Large living/kitchen room with all the useful appliances you could want, quailty furnishing and decor. The same in the bedroom, plenty of storage space too. Smallish shower room with a good shower, plenty of lovely fluffy towels.The outlook form every window was onto garden or countryside, such a lovely spot, very peaceful. Friendly hosts who are on hand if you need them. Highly reccommended.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2018

  • "A very well appointed cottage in spotless condition conveniently situated for a wide range of activities."

    We visited Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks, RHS Harrogate, Skipton Castle and Bolton Abbey, Hebden Bridge (walk along the canal). A rover ticket on the KWVR Steam railway took us to Haworth (Bronte country) and Keithley (walk up to Cliffe Castle). The cottage has an extensive library of information about Oxenhope and walks around the area. The village has a Coop supermarket and Pharmacy just a few minutes walk from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jun 2017

  • "It was my second visit here."

    The area around Oxenhope is so nice, and the cottage so pleasant, I am sure if I would go there again, for a third time, I would love it again.

    Reviewed by Jet5.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was comfortable, cozy and everything was thought of."

    The location was perfect, both for walking and visiting interesting places. Even without a car I could go anywhere, because of a splendid busservice. The views from every window, and being able to sit in the garden looking at the sheep were a plus too. The Swinbournes can be proud of what they offer!

    Reviewed by Jet5.0Oct 2016

  • "Excellent cottage, well furnished, all possible requirements supplied."

    Very convenient to reach into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Graham4.8Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor with some internal steps
  • One king size bedroom (accessed by 1 step)
  • Compact shower room with small shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen (accessed by 3 steps), dining area and sitting area with gas stove.
  • Gas central heating with gas stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Although the property is all ground floor, there are some internal steps
  • Please note, this property has a minimum night stay of x7 nights

The property

A former servant’s quarters, forming part of Yate House, this semi-detached, Grade II listed cottage is located next to a small working farm enjoying an enviable countryside location, close to the centre of Oxenhope, just two miles from Haworth.

Retaining the character and charm of the original dwelling, this cottage near Haworth boasts a wonderful cathedral ceiling, mullioned windows, exposed beams and stonework, perfect for couples seeking a romantic retreat while exploring the nearby open moorland in Bronte Country.

Set solely on the ground floor, modern styling and elegant furnishings are evident throughout this cottage near Haworth.

Sleep in comfort in the stylish double bedroom, accessed by a step, and the small shower room features underfloor heating, perfect for keeping your toes warm on chilly winter mornings.

This cottage near Haworth hosts an open plan living area offering a bespoke kitchen accessed by 3 steps, a dining area and a wonderful sitting area.

Share a bottle of wine together by the gas-fired stove, basking in its cosy glow.

Curl up with a good book on the delightful window seat overlooking the owners’ formal gardens, and in the summer, venture outside into the spacious garden itself.

Sit outside and soak up the summer sunshine enjoying the beautiful views stretching across open meadows to the nearby fells.

A little further afield, there are fabulous walking opportunities at Haworth, including Top Withens, the famous setting for Wuthering Heights.

Steeped in literary history and home to the Bronte sisters, Haworth has much to offer, including a variety of walks amongst the iconic, windswept moors.

Visit the nearby Victorian spa town of Harrogate, boasting elegant buildings, a variety of shops, an excellent theatre and the Royal Pump Room Museum.

This first-class cottage near Haworth truly is the ideal base for a romantic break, all year round.

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About the location


Haworth 2 miles; Hebden Bridge 6 miles; Skipton 14 miles.

The small village of Oxenhope lies amid wonderful scenery, and offers the chance to take advantage of the multitude of walks in the area. The village, with its shops, churches and pubs, is home to the terminus for the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, which runs on a regular basis to Haworth and on down to Keighley. The area was made famous by the Bronte sisters, and the outstanding countryside was famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights as wild, rugged and barren. The area abounds with popular places to visit; the cobbled streets of Haworth, the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall, and the Museum of Rail. The market town of Skipton, known as the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is a short drive away, and also within reach are elegant Harrogate and vibrant Leeds.

Please note: There are steep steps to the property, not suitable for people with limited mobility
Please note, this property has a minimum night stay of x7 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas