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Hill Top Cottage

(Ref. 1007845)

Oakworth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed at Hill Top Cottage for a long weekend and a special occasion 01 - 04 March."

    The cottage itself is delightful, spacious and comfortable and you can tell the passion that has gone into preparing it to be a lovely holiday home. We received a very warm welcome and the gifts were much appreciated. The cottage is very well equipped and home from home, couldn’t fault our stay at all.

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely with plenty of room for 4 adults."

    The Kitchen was well equipped, everything you needed to cook meals. You need not travel to far to explore different areas near by. With plenty of walks from the door of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2023

  • "A Nice well come from the owner's Michelle Paul and daughter Milly Also with ..."

    A Nice well come from the owner's Michelle Paul and daughter Milly Also with there well come pack There cottage is 1st class and well maintained over all is what you need for a nice brake Would recommend to anyone Great view the loo with the view All the best Roy San Mick Carol Mo and Len

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful accommodating host, very friendly."

    Great welcome pack on arrival. Ideal location and views. A beautiful furnished cottage of high standard.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful relaxing break."

    We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Lianne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Michelle and Paul were great hosts- very friendly and a real help when we had car trouble."

    The holiday was excellent. Well appointed and great showers. A smart, comfortable living room with a separate lounge/ dining room. A utility room next to kitchen, with a super fridge/freezer. The views towards Haworth were a treat. A great area with lots to visit e.g. park & ride to York about 1 hour away, Haworth minutes away, and beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery with pretty market towns.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed at Hilltop cottage from 19th - 25th May."

    We booked this cottage as the photos looked as if it was a traditional cottage,which is something we both enjoy. However,we were very pleasantly surprised to find that ,whereas, the ground floor was traditionally furnished, the top floor has been modernised. The bathrooms and the large and spacious showers were fab. It is obvious that Michelle and Paul have spent a great deal of time and effort into making the cottage very comfortable. Lots to do in the area. We were there for the 1940's weekend which was a great day out. Most people were in the 1940's clothes,singing and dancing

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely week at Hill Top Cottage, even the weather behaved."

    The beds were comfortable, kitchen well stocked with crockery, cutlery and pans, although you would be best to take your own condiments. Michelle left us a nice welcome gift of coffee, tea, prosecco and a packet of local biscuits. The whole cottage was very clean and the instructions for the heating system, WiFi and bins were very clear. We ate mainly at the cottage cooking for ourselves, but the Co-op, both in Oakworth and Haworth, were well stocked and nearby Keighley has 4 large supermarkets. We had a Chinese takeaway from the shop in Keighley and thoroughly enjoyed it. We did not try the local pubs, so I am not able to comment. If you are a steam train or film enthusiast you can get on the Worth Valley steam train at Oakworth Station, which also featured in both The Railway Children and The Return of the Railway Children. We would certainly recommend and come back again. The view from the garden is certainly worth it.

    Reviewed by Bernice5.0May 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay in this cottage ."

    One of the best ever ,comfy ,lots of space everything we could have wanted.Owner very helpful and lots of goodies there for us,EXCELLENT hope to go back again if we are that way.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful spacious cottage with extensive views."

    Everything is well thought out, one of the best equipped cottages we've ever stayed in. Lovingly renovated to a very high standard by the owners Paul and Michelle who were so welcoming and helpful especially as there was heavy snowfall and we needed help getting up the road, they dug the road and the next day they did the same for my parents when they got stuck. Location is quiet but well located for the beautiful surrounding villages with walking from the door, no need for a car. We went on the steam train at Oakworth and walked to Haworth both wonderful experiences. We usually go to new cottages each time to vary our holidays but we will definitely be back to Hilltop in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and very welcoming."

    The owner was friendly and most helpful. Sadly our visit was for us to attend 2 family funerals in the area. For this reason we were a party with elderly parents. The stairs to the upstairs were steep, my parents struggled a little to climb them. It might be useful to share this in the description of the cottage. I may have missed the details about the stairs when booking. I booked with short notice. Would definitely recommend this cottage and would love to visit again under different circumstances.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent, lovely owners thankyou"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "This cottage was superb, home from home with every little detail thought out by the owner."

    In fact there is nothing the owner hasn't thought of, to make this a very comfortable and cosy stay. Great location aswell, and brilliant communication from the owner.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2022

  • "Perfect location for us, walked from the cottage daily and cooked meals at home in the evenings."

    Well appointed and very comfortable! Kitchen had everything we needed. Lovely welcome pack. A fabulous week had with friends.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage."

    Loved everything, it was spotless , well equipped, comfy beds , warm and welcoming. Michelle was the perfect hostess and we would recommend it to others .

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a great stay, owners couldn't have been more helpful."

    The welcome pack was excellent, there was everything you could possibly need and more in the cottage. Have already recommended it to family and friends and are looking to book again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had such a great time, the cottage was lovely and had everything we needed for a great stay."

    Owners were extremely helpful. Great area to visit, lots to do and see. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect break!"

    House was immaculately clean and in a beautiful setting. Michelle and Paul were ever helpful and charming. Weather was well-behaved. Our highlight was a trip on the Settle to Carlisle railway; we started (and finished) the trip at Skipton and can also recommend that town as an ideal place to visit.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "A cottage straight from the picture books."

    Everything was well presented throughout with high standard interior and tasteful design. All of us felt at home straight away and made the most of our stay by exploring nearby. Would definitely visit again when visiting Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Claudio5.0Jun 2022

  • "A great Holiday cottage and wonderful and helpful hosts Michelle and Paul."

    The property is spacious and was immaculate when we arrived. Two sitting rooms with lots of space and lovely furniture A lovely rocking chair to sit and soak in the lovely views of the outdoor seating and greens. The bedrooms have lovely views with windows in Bedrooms and bathrooms. Spacious bathrooms one on-suite and the other in close proximity to two other bedrooms. Enough storage in all rooms. Both Bathrooms tastefully done and brand new. The showers are great with good pressure unlike most of holiday cottages we have been. The kitchen very well equipped with lots of pots and pans and cutlery, glasses, cups and the best kitchen knives. The fridge is huge for storing with a fantastic washing machine all brand new. Thanks to Michelle for leaving us some goodies. Everything provided was of high standard with quality tea, coffee, Prosecco, milk and biscuits. No wonder they have earned the best Sykes award for giving us the quality and space for a great outdoors holiday. We couldn't use up the whole week due to work commitments but we had a great holiday. The Grouse INN is just a few minutes from the cottage and is value for money. Just a note of thanks to Michelle and Paul for the most comfortable and amazing stay in their cottage and we hope to visit again as we love Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Furrokh5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well located, and furnished to a high standard."

    A definite home away from home.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful week in Hill Top Cottage: property was so cosy but plenty of space for 6 of us, lovely to have the option of two rooms downstairs."

    The whole place was spotless when we arrived, with a thoughtful welcome pack in the kitchen. Kitchen is very well stocked with everything we needed and more (only exception is there is no dishwasher but this wasn't an issue for us), beds are very comfortable and the views from the house are beautiful - such a nice area which we enjoyed exploring. Great communication from the owner of the cottage who lives next door and gave us some great local insights: thank you so much, we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a fabulous stay."

    The cottage is beautiful, clean and well stocked for a relaxing week away - the care Michelle and family put into it is clear. The perfect location for walking and exploring the local area - we’re already planning our next visit!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very comfortable, very clean, well equipped kitchen and cottage exactly as described in details."

    The family, who are next door, are very pleasant, friendly and helpful, couldn't find nicer people. The area has beautiful scenery, wish I had been younger to do some hill walking - it is a very hilly area so need to be fit to go walking. It was great on the Steam Train which you can hop on 2 miles away, we stayed on it most of day! The staff are very kind and helpful. We found the best restaurants were the Grouse (BD22 0RX sat nav) they are a little pricey but excellent food and very pleasant staff. The Busfield arms (BD20 5SP) very reasonable and very good food. Can be a little slow on the service but worth it. We found Skipton great for a shop. Small town (CAR PARK BD23 1ED) but a great market Mom/Wed/Fri - The Holy Trinity Church, at end of high Street, offers a very nice reasonable lunch, but there are other cafe'.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely property and extremely nice, helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really lovely house."

    Very cosy and very nicely presented. All rooms were comfortable and loads of space. Owner was so helpful and friendly during our stay.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Feb 2022

  • "Well presented, fully equipped, very clean and comfortable this cottage is a lovely place to stay on the beautiful Yorkshire Moors."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable, cosy Yorkshire setting."

    We’ll position for local amenities and Yorkshire attractions.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "Simply fantastic."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and well presented when we arrived. Michelle the owner was lovely and so helpful with all our questions and requests. It was so easy to relax in the cottage and the immediate area. We walked around Oakworth, taking in the K&WV Railway, Ebor Mill and the surrounding hills. We cooked for ourselves several times but also enjoyed time in The Snooty Fox and The Golden Fleece. Days out to Skipton, York and Hawes are highly recommended. If you're still reading, we are already choosing dates when we can return; I think that's the best recommendation you can get! Thanks again to Michelle for a great stay. We'll see you soon!

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a wonderful cottage."

    I think it's the best equipped property we have ever stayed in. Everything was spotless and we'll thought out. The owner who lives next door was very kind and helpful. Will definitely be going again.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very helpful clean and comfortable"

    sorry you were disappointed we didn't have a dishwasher But in the description we don't offer a dishwasher thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location, with fabulous walks from the doorstep or a short bus ride away."

    Cottage had everything we needed and Michelle, the owner, was friendly and gave us great advice about routes and local events. We would love to visit again!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautifully refurbished cottage, very cosy and comfortable, in a quiet location."

    It's a lovely area to visit with great walking and history.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage In a lovely Yorkshire village."

    Situated high above the Worth valley, views from the cottage are breathtaking. The cottage is beautifully presented and has everything you need for a relaxing break, including super-comfy beds. Plenty to do and see in the area - Haworth, the Worth Valley Railway, Harlow Carr, Ilkley, East Riddlestone Hall, to name but a few. Several lovely pubs are within a short distance. The lovely owners Michelle and Paul live next door, and are always up for a chat or ready to impart local knowledge. All in all a highly recommended place to stay.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was perfect."

    Extremely clean and A great base to travel to other local attractions. Owners were very approachable and friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very nice cottage and the host was very friendly."

    The cottage was very clean and of a high standard. Nice and quiet area. On arrival there was tea,coffee, milk and even a bottle of Prosecco. Had a great week.

    Reviewed by Brett5.0Aug 2021

  • "The holiday accommodation was clean and facilities were very good."

    Very scenic location with 30 min. Walk to Haworth. Owners who live next door to the cottage were very friendly and provided local knowledge. All in all a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "A very clean and comfortable cottage, and it was larger than we thought it would be, with two spacious reception rooms-plenty of room for 5 adults."

    Kitchen was well equipped and we liked the area for leaving coats, bags and boots by the front door. The bathrooms were fabulous with powerful showers and the comfy beds and the peaceful setting allowed us all a good night’s sleep. Michelle met us on arrival and had provided milk, tea, coffee etc and even Prosecco in the fridge! She was happy to offer advice on places to go in the local area. As a family who enjoys walking, we bought maps in Haworth and were pleased to discover that there are lots of delightful walks around the cottage and therefore we didn’t need to drive every day. We loved our stay and can’t wait to come back again sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very spacious, clean and well kept. Also a friendly and welcoming host. Very pleasant stay in a nice area. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a great time at Hill Top Cottage, the house is beautiful and very clean."

    The beds are really comfortable and the showers are great. The hosts are so friendly and attentive, Michelle went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommended it.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our cottage was really comfortable and extremely clean."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage which has been carefully renovated by the friendly owners."

    It is very well-equipped and in a peaceful setting. There are walks from the door and plenty to do in and around the local area. Oakworth is home to the Railway Children and with the new film due out in 2022 I anticipate this cottage will become a firm favourite with families.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2021

  • "A fantastic long weekend spent at Hill Top Cottage."

    The cottage was spotless, very comfortable and well equipped. We really couldn't have asked for anything more. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Zelda D5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely well equipped cottage."

    Peaceful place to be with the Keighley Worth Valley Railway steam engines audible in the background and a short walk down the hill. The cottage is a great place with stunning walks nearby including the Bronte Trail and the Railway Children Walk. Plenty of pubs in Walking distance. Other great things to do further afield like Grassington, Skipton Ilkley, Hebden, Hebden Bridge, Bolton Abbey to name a brief few. We sw so many beautiful, river views, babbling brooks, waterfalls, magnificent moorlands. Wildlife on the local walks is exceptional we have seen Owls, Curlews, Deer, Cuckoo, etc. Packing you best boots and enjoy the natural beauty near this spot, we will be back here soon too.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent holiday in very clean well equiped new cottage."

    Owner was very friendly and helpful .

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Superbly situated, close to a shop and a pub and the attractions of beautiful Yorkshire. The cottage has been beautifully renovated with everything you need. The owners are extremely helpful and on hand for any problems or questions. Not that we had any problems as everything was just perfect! We will certainly be back and will most certainly recommend!

    Reviewed by Ro5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage ideally located to get out and about Quiet location with a nice old style pub in the village"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2020

  • "Hill Top Cottage was a fabulous base for us to explore the Yorkshire Dales - the owner, Michelle, had gone to great lengths to make us feel very welcome on arrival and she is a very friendly, knowledgeable neighbour advising us to travel to locations we had previously not considered."

    The facilities at the cottage were superb, cleanliness outstanding - added to which we had the most beautiful weather for our week's stay, which was a bonus!

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Owners Michelle & Paul, were such friendly, down to earth people."

    The Cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard, with everything you need. I know they want to add additional things but starting off they have done amazing. Location & views are just beautiful. You must visit this cottage.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, Wifi and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front enclosed patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a step down from the entrance into the dining room
  • Note: There is a low threshold from the dining room into the kitchen, please mind your head and take care

The property

Resting in the delightful village of Oakworth is this semi-detached stone cottage, lying next door to the owner's home, Hill Top Cottage is a traditional farm dwelling boasting character and charm.

This West Yorkshire cottage has three bedrooms and is perfectly placed for exploring Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Skipton.

Park within the gated entrance, head past the excellent front patio and make your way into the property; to your left is the homely sitting room, where a gas fire sits within the stone fireplace to warm you on a cool evening, relax on one of the sofas or armchair and watch a film on the TV to wind down after another exciting day.

Admire the exposed stonework and timber beams in the ceiling before discovering the dining room, gather at the table for family meals or use this space to relax on the soft seating away from the TV for a quiet moment.

Completing the ground floor is the large kitchen where you can find all you need to make your favourite dishes, including a large American-style fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob and washing machine, as well as a quaint corner with coat hooks and a bench.

Head upstairs to find the master bedroom, home to a double bed and featuring a stunning en-suite shower room with a large shower enclosure, along with the shared shower room and two more bedrooms, a double and a twin, all complete with pretty decor and plenty of storage space, with some countryside views of the valley.

Enjoy time outside on the patio, with furniture for relaxing on or dining alfresco in the summer months.

The charming village of Oakworth is just a stone's throw from the historic village of Haworth, famous for being the home of the Brontë sisters, you can visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum set up in their old home, it now contains personal items and original manuscripts belonging to the women on display.

Take a walk from the village down to the Brontë Waterfall within the heart of Brontë Country and take in the wonderful scenery that inspired the famous novels, as well as venturing to Top Withins, an old farmhouse said to be what inspired Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.

Also in Haworth is the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway where you can be taken back in time in a vintage carriage carried by a steam train through stunning countryside, or head to Haworth Central Park for a picnic in the elegant and well-kept grounds.

Enjoy a wonderful day out at East Riddlesden Hall run by the National Trust, this restored 17th century manor house is complete with period furnishings and formal gardens as well as being home to a tea room, making it a lovely outing.

For some exciting adventures, visit Doe Park Water Activities Centre to have a go at sailing, canoeing, kayaking and raft building, as well as archery too for those who prefer dry land!

The surrounding area has lots to offer too, with Ilkley Moor presenting a wonderful challenge for walkers, Thornton Hall Country Park presenting another lovely day of exploring, Skipton being home to Skipton Castle and the bohemian streets of Hebden Bridge offering a fantastic arts scene.

Enjoy a wonderful stay at Hill Top Cottage in West Yorkshire with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Haworth 1 mile; Skipton 10 miles.

Oakworth is a small Pennine village just two miles from Haworth, overlooking the Worth Valley, made famous by the filming of the classic 1970 film version of E.E. Nesbitt's novel, The Railway Children. Besides its close proximity to Haworth and the moors, Oakworth has an attractive ornamental park, and is within easy reach of the town of Keighley. Nearby Haworth was home to the famous Bronte sisters, who were much-inspired by the surrounding moorland. Haworth has a myriad of curiosity and antique shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere, and all this against a backdrop of countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights. Nearby, the famous Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, makes a lovely day out, with a regular service to the old village of Oxenhope. The area is full of popular places to visit, including the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall, and the Museum of Rail. The market town of Skipton, 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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