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West End House

(Ref. 969392)

Thornton, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is very comfortable and has been a lovely home for my family to spend time together."

    Emma’s has made every effort to make it even more comfortable. The fire was awesome on the windy night with a power outage. Reminded me of my childhood. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Hanna4.7Jan 2024

  • "Pleasant cottage, lovely and warm for a damp foggy October."

    Nice enclosed garden for the dog. It had everything we needed and was a good location. The owner was very helpful and welcoming. The White Horse along the road was very good and so was Robertshaw's farm shop and café in Keelham.

    Reviewed by Isobel4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location, very comfortable."

    Would have liked another bedside table in bedroom and perhaps a toilet brush in bathroom. Otherwise just perfect. Our small dog also loved it.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Once again, we had a most enjoyable and restful holiday."

    Our hosts are very friendly and efficient and nothing is too much trouble, when we needed help. The cottage is well placed for visiting places of interest in this part of Yorkshire. The garden is dog friendly and secure. Thank you so much .

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in this cosy holiday home."

    Great views lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had lovely but short stay at the cottage."

    The only minor thing’s missing from an otherwise beautiful place was lack of bedside tables and a toilet brush. We were very impressed with it all. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2023

  • "As a couple with a dog, we had a fantastic stay at West End House."

    Great location for walks; within minutes of leaving the house there was access to public footpaths, that led to great pubs and down into town. The house itself was very comfortable and fulfilled all our needs; the gift of eggs and wine was much appreciated too. The garden was secure and you could always find a spot in the sun or shade throughout the day to enjoy the flowers and relax.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at West End Cottage, couldn't fault it at all."

    The cottage was lovely with everything we needed and the garden was beautifully kept and a great place to sit in the mornings and evenings. Very safe for our dogs too. The cottage was ideally placed to visit many fantastic villages and towns with plenty of local walks too. Really appreciated the welcome gift of eggs, wine and flowers. Thank you. Jane, Gary, Willow and Luna

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2023

  • "Yet again a lovely cottage to stay with a lovely enclosed garden for the dog and parking."

    A couple of issues we raised on last visit had been addressed. Generally tired and in need of decoration and maintenance. Plenty of room to facilitate larger bed I main bedroom.

    Reviewed by Angela3.1May 2023

  • "Overall, very happy with our stay."

    Comfortable, cosy and warm and very well equipped. Would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Eleri4.7Apr 2023

  • "Everything was just perfect for us."

    .second visit ..will be back …

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We had everything we needed. We would really recommend the cottage. It was warm and very clean with a lovely garden and beautiful views. We will be returning. Thank you very much Sallie and James Ashworth

    Reviewed by Sallie5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a nice few days in the cottage which is very nice BUT we were annoyed with Sykes Cottages who gave photos showing the garden."

    You are led to believe that it is the back garden. It is not, it is the front garden. There is no back garden at all. Front garden is by the road with the traffic running by. We note that Sykes cottages dont put that in the photographs. That disappointed us. The cottage itself is faultless and the people that own it were lovely.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2022

  • "Our first holiday in West Yorkshire."

    Very impressed with our accommodation. Comfy, cosy, well equipped. We were very lucky with the weather - rain overnight or early morning - so we stayed dry for walking and visiting places of note in the area. I’m hoping that we will be able to have a return visit.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is our second holiday in West End House, which is fast becoming a favourite."

    The area around is beautiful and interesting. The accommodation is very roomy and comfortable and the garden, delightful. Thank you Emma.

    Thank you for a lovely review, hope you will make it a 3rd time. Take care Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved the place, easy to get to and visit places from, nice and quiet area, Nice very helpful hosts,"

    Reviewed by Asgarali4.4Jul 2022

  • "It was a lovely cottage that provided everything we needed for our holiday."

    The owner was lovely too. The fresh eggs and bottle of wine were a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The cottage is so comfortable, cozy and clean. Location is quiet and nice, a lot of things around to be seen and to enjoy your time. Very polite host.

    Reviewed by Rositsa5.0Apr 2022

  • "A great property and a great location."

    It was just a shame we chose a weekend to visit when a storm hit, so we never got to explore the nearby countryside as much as we liked.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Feb 2022

  • "One of the best places we've every stayed at Sykes."

    And we've seen quite a few! Lovely yard for puppy to run round in, house is spacious and you will be spoilt with all the nice homely atmosphere. We wished for nothing. You are incredibly close to some very historical sites! If you want a place that is both beautiful, but also comfortable and warm, come see this place. You'll be glad you did! We will return without question.

    Reviewed by Therese5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in an ideal location for visiting family in both Yorkshire and East Lancs."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had to watch TV in bedroom, one with a lot better reception would be an idea."

    In lounge Lots of empty cupboards no frying pan or useful cooking pans. Heating came on at 5am each morning in middle of heat wave, no way to turn down or off. No contact from owner except 6 eggs and a message they were local. No idea where cottage was near in any direction, a map clear of area would have been very helpful. Thank goodness for our Sat Nav Not up to Sykes standard.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.4Sep 2021

  • "Comfortable home with plenty of room for 4 plus our dog."

    Facilities were clean and tidy and well kept. A Smart TV would be an excellent upgrade, but otherwise the experience was excellent

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Westend House, which is in an ideal situation for visiting areas of interest in West Yorkshire."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful and the roomy cottage was clean and comfortable. The safe, enclosed garden was ideal for the dog who enjoyed the freedom to stretch her legs. A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2021

  • "My husband and I and the ferrets had a lovely time."

    The ferrets enjoyed exploring the garden and the cottage it's self was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Jun 2021

  • "A very nice and quirky cottage in the very outskirts of Bradford and close to the rural areas there."

    The cottage was clean and tidy and provided everything which you could require. The owners were very pleasant and helpful and always on hand, Emma living just next door. The welcome pack was superb. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Apr 2021

  • "Extremely happy with the cottage in every way."

    Was a lot bigger then appeared and cleanliness was spot on. Really great location only a 15 minute drive from Howarth which was just perfect. Would happily recommend this cottage to anyone

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had such a fantastic time in West End House."

    The cottage was so clean and much bigger than we thought, we loved everything about it. The owners were so lovely and left a little welcome pack, we had a little issue with one of the beds and it was fixed within the hour! There are a couple of dog friendly pubs close by, we loved the Ring O Bells, their Sunday roast was amazing! Well situated to access many beautiful towns and villages, it was the perfect getaway. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Such a lovely cottage, will be back again x"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful enclosed garden for dogs and grandkids, cottage had everything and ..."

    Beautiful enclosed garden for dogs and grandkids, cottage had everything and more we needed for our stay, huge bedrooms and fantastic shower

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time at West End cottage."

    The whole house was spotlessly clean, incredibly well equipped and very comfortable. The secure garden was a huge bonus for the dogs and the views from here spectacular. The welcome pack was hugely appreciated and Emma was on hand if we required anything. She was lovely and helpful and was able to recommended dog friendly places to eat (The Causeway Foot). We enjoyed the dining room/sun lounge which was ideal for relaxing and reading through the day. The facilities were superb, the shower was amazing and the kitchen had everything we needed. The location is ideal, you could walk to the village centre and there are lots of interesting places to visit within half an hours drive.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage, friendly owners, great welcome pack of eggs from their ..."

    Really lovely cottage, friendly owners, great welcome pack of eggs from their own chickens, milk tea and biscuits, and wine, great location, just lovely, will be booking again

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2020

  • "Cottage was in a great location."

    It was very clean and we had everything we needed. Welcome pack of fresh eggs, milk, butter, biscuits, wine and preserves was much appreciated. Great little garden for the dogs and grandchildren. Walking distance to two dog friendly pubs.

    Reviewed by Win5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage welcoming pack great."

    Everything you would need.Garden was great for the dogs who loved it especially maya border collie she loved just laying in garden loving the view and this was October would love to visit again in warmer weather Millie King Charles loved garden to .

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2019

  • "No. All good."


    Reviewed by Eric4.4Oct 2019

  • "The owner Emma was most helpful when we asked her about anything."

    A lovely starter pack was left. Thanks. Lovely garden for the dogs and us . Unfortunately weather not great. But recommend the White Horse for Sunday Lunch booking advisable. Short distance Hebden bridge ,Saltaire and Haworth. Real Brontë country. We had our daughter and granddaughter s small dogs with us ideal cottage recommend. John and Mary.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage and very clean, will be returning."

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage set in a lovely location."

    I met the owner who was so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The bottle of wine, milk, butter and eggs were a lovely gift on arrival.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Delightful cottage well situated to enjoy West Yorkshire."

    The owners were on hand if we needed anything.Their welcome pack was very varied and even included freshly laid eggs.The cottage was cosy and warm,which was welcome as the weather was not at its best.Off road parking was very useful.The cottage is well equipped if you do want to do some self catering.The owners went above and beyond even returning a forgotten item to us.Great stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Cottage in ideal central location to explore Yorkshire and all its attractions."

    The cottage was home from home with all facilities you may require, very clean cottage and comfy beds Really good that the cottage had off street parking, the owners were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage home from home, lovely garden for the dog to play in."

    Emma & Ruth anne the owners left a welcome package that was much appreciated, very clean and cosy.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location."

    Lovely house and garden.

    Reviewed by Win5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a nice relaxing holiday the cottage was spacious clean and the beds were really comfortable."

    The garden was perfect and dog friendly and enclosed. we had very mid weather considering the time of year.we would happily recommend this cottage to other people.The welcome pack was appreciated as well.

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Dec 2018

  • "We would highly recommend this property."

    The rural location is great, the cottage is spacious, well decorated, warm, comfy and well equipped. The owners are friendly and available, but not intrusive. We cant think of a negative.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is an excellent size, clean and well equipped."

    Great location too. Walking distance to three pubs and the village of Thornton. We had a little dog with us and all the pubs were dog friendly. The cottage had a lovely enclosed garden which again is great if you have dogs or children. Lovely garden furniture if it's warm enough to sit out and if it is a bit chilly there is a lovely conservatory that looks out over the garden. We received a lovely email from owners a couple of days before our stay explaining key collection etc which was really useful. Owners also left some goodies in kitchen for us including freshly laid eggs from their chickens, milk, biscuits, bread and a bottle of wine. All yummy and much appreciated. Would highly recommend this cottage and will definitely come back here ourselves some day.

    Reviewed by Win5.0Oct 2018

  • "West end cottage was cosy and clean ."

    the owners have thought of everything there was nothing that we needed is was a real home from home accommodation. would definitely stay again if in the area. we will be recommending this to friends. 100% perfect stay. Thank you to the owners Emma and Ruthanne.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a brilliant time at the cottage."

    Very clean and cosy with an excellent heating system. We took 2 dogs with us and this excellent for the dogs as the cottage was very spacious and they enjoyed the completely enclosed garden. Very highly recommended and we look forward to staying there in the future

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2018

  • "ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMMODATION, very welcoming, clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Cottage is set back from the road with off road parking which is advantageous."

    It is well equipped with a lovely sized enclosed garden which is brilliant for dog owners. Equally there is a porch to clean the dogs & store muddy boots, which hopefully people will do to keep the Cottage in its lovely state. It is isolated enough to get a quiet good nights sleep & equally positioned for neighbouring towns & motorway networks. The owners always on hand should a problem occur which as a solo female traveller is reassuring. I would definitely recommend & stay again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was a snap decision to go away for Bank Holiday weekend for a nice get away from it all few days."

    The accommodation was excellent with good quality fixtures and fittings and a nice welcome pack. It also had an enclosed garden which our Cavalier King Charles had a great time in. We would have to rate it ten out of ten.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room/conservatory
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating, open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 15 minute walk
  • Note: Low headroom between sitting room and dining room
  • Note: Steps inside and outside of property

The property

West End House is a charming, single-storey cottage resting conveniently in the suburbs of the Yorkshire city of Bradford, within the charming stone village of Thornton.

The property benefits from welcoming accommodation, situated perfectly for exploring both the urban and rural delights of West and North Yorkshire.

Enter into this inviting holiday home and step down into an enticing sitting room, offering snug sofas enjoying the warmth of the open fire, the perfect setup for the chillier weather.

Just off of here, find a conservatory-cum-dining room, a bright layout overlooking the attractive gardens to the rear of the property, a superb spot to sit and enjoy your meals.

The kitchen offers a fresh, modern style, lined by immaculate white units and offering a helpful range of appliances to make use of.

The family bathroom is attractively tiled, serving the two delightful bedrooms here at West End House, the double and twin bedrooms are decorated with peace and comfort in mind to ensure a restful night's sleep before each adventure-packed day.

Make the most of the enclosed rear garden when the sun comes out, containing a well-kept lawn and a wonderful patio, sit here with an ice cold drink and watch the dog run and play.

Take the simple stroll towards the village of Thornton, its stone-built main street is laced with charming amenities, as well as hosting the birthplace of the famous Brontë sisters, which has now been converted into a café.

The renowned literary family moved into the quaint village of Haworth just a few miles away, their family home can also be visited for you bookworms out there.

The city of Bradford is also easy to reach, offering a fantastic choice of places to eat, drink and shop, as does Leeds slightly further afield.

For more of a rural retreat, take the trip to the Yorkshire Dales National Park which is a haven for lovers of walking, cycling, scenery and the outdoors in general.

Tour this tremendous region of England from the welcoming West End Cottage.

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About the location


Leeds 9.8 miles; Haworth 12.4 miles.

The cosmopolitan district of Bradford has something for every guest and all ages. From the world famous Bradford city centre, the city's status as UNESCO City of Film, and Michelin-starred restaurants to Saltaire's cobbled streets, this busy district is not to be missed. Bradford truly is one of Yorkshire's most diverse districts. If you're looking for outdoor activities, the unique 'Cow and Calf rocks' near Ilkley are the perfect place for rock climbing or simply for hiking in beautiful surroundings. Alternatively, if you're looking for something more relaxed, spend an afternoon in the award-winning Betty's Tearoom, browsing in Keighley's large shopping centre or visiting historic Haworth to discover the charming railway station made famous in the film of The Railway Children. Leeds and Manchester are reached at a short distance, whilst a series of pubs and food outlets surround the area locally, with the location being convenient for Bronte Country, the Dales and the northern Peak District.

Note: Steps inside and outside of property.
Note: The owner does not take any responsibility for any loss/damage to your property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas