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Acorn Cottage

(Ref. 1001084)

Thornton near Bradford, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and the host were so lovely and helpful."

    The location is so beautiful with all the hills around

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our fourth stay at Acorn Cottage."

    ...what more can you say? Perfect place for a peaceful break, with excellent food facilities within easy walking distance in Thornton, Robertshaws farmshop just up the road, and Headley golf club, 15 minutes walk away. Not to mention the perfect hosts, John and Bev next door.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Hi, Bev and John wether sight seeing walking Romancing or watching TV Acorn cottage is the place to be"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Acorn Cottage, and we were very pleased to return."

    The owners, John and Bev, live nextdoor and provide both a warm, friendly welcome and a wealth of local knowledge. Acorn Cottage is a cosy nest, extremely comfortable and well equipped, with beautiful views, set in a country lane; a lovely peaceful base - fully recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Acorn Cottage and John & Bev are very welcoming and gracious hosts!"

    The cottage has a cosy and homey feel, it was quiet and has lovely views. It is well equipped, clean and tidy. There was a nice welcome pack and milk was also provided. We highly recommend this cottage and would definitely stay here again! All the best, John & Bev!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely,well equipped cottage with great views of the surrounding countryside and beyond."

    Perfectly situated to visit the area.Many thanks to John and Bev for making my stay perfect and for the generous welcome pack which was greatly appreciated.Highly recommendable and will return when next visit the area.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Dec 2022

  • "Third stay at the cottage, in last 12 months."

    ....what more can one say? Pretty perfect, and great hosts.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, exceptionally clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Beautiful views and lovely walks in the area. Hosts Bev and John were charming and helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have now stayed with Bev and John 4 times, a real home from home , when visiting family."

    We now consider them dear friends.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage which was done to a good standard."

    The owners John and Bev were very obliging and helpful.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really clean, well equipped cottage."

    Owner's very nice people, who were very friendly and helpful at all times. Welcome pack very much appreciated. Would have no hesitation in recommending place to others.

    Reviewed by Jim4.7Jul 2022

  • "Acorn Cottage is a charming, traditional and comfortable accommodation for a self catering holiday, set in beautiful countryside on a quiet country lane."

    We found everything we needed within, the quality the furnishings and fittings is first class, and there was no shortage of towels! The initial impression was excellent, and this didn't diminish during our weeks stay. The owners, John and Bev, live nextdoor, were very welcoming and sociable, and most helpful when we needed local car repair services. We would fully recommend Acorn Cottage and it's owners, and we would more than happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "3rd visit to this cottage should be more than 5 stars, everything is excellent ..."

    3rd visit to this cottage should be more than 5 stars, everything is excellent also the owners Bev and John who live next door are very friendly and helpful ,cottage is very clean throughout excellent farm shop at top of hill ,great views across the valley ,home from home feeling,cannot recommend this cottage enough ,many thanks Bev and John

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great 3 days at this great cottages every thing you needed and more."

    Bev and John could not of made us more welcome great hosts and should both be proud of this great cottage it was spotless and you could tell the loving and care that they put into it. Great welcome pack just blow our minds Wine chocolates even a Easter egg and Easter card. Great location so near to all the local towns. We will be back soon as this was one of the best cottages we have stayed in very relaxing thank you Bev & John.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "I was met by the wonderful owners, John & Bev and given a quick tour of the immaculately clean property, quickly followed by a cup of tea/biscuit that were provided (saved the wine and chocolates for later in the week) - all most welcome."

    This cottage is not just wonderfully presented but also provides everything you want for a perfect holiday. John & Bev are on hand to share their local knowledge if needed but are not over intrusive. Hope to return soon to this 5* accommodation.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage as were the owners John/bev."

    Views were stunning and could not fault anything about cottage.perfect location for walks and generally relaxing.been on loads cottage hold but this would rank as one of the best .all in all a perfect hol.would definately return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Second stay in last 6 months, really relaxing, quiet and perfect cottage for 2 on edge of lovely Bronte country."

    John and Bev, great hosts next door. Will be back for more!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "The owners John and Bev are the perfect hosts, the cottage was also perfect in every way, spotlessly clean, cosy and comfortable with excellent facilities, just like home from home."

    The cottage is in a wonderful location with lovely countryside views, great for trips to Howarth, Halifax, Skipton, the Yorkshire Dales and of course all that Bradford and Leeds have to offer. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2022

  • "Acorn Cottage is on a very quiet road, spotlessly clean, comfortable and warm."

    The website information does not do justice to the single bedroom which has a good bed, wardrobe and drawers and a great view across the valley to Thornton and the viaduct.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Dec 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with all you could need for your holiday."

    John and Bev are just next door and so welcoming and helpful. In easy reach of so many places and the scenery round about is beautiful. All the excellent feedback I read before booking was well justified and I'd thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2021

  • "Can only reiterate other people's comments, about the cleanliness, peace, home from home facilities, and the perfect hosts, John and Bev."

    The cottage is ideally situated for the stunning Bronte countryside, within half an hours stroll across the viaduct into Thornton Village, and the fantastic Robertshaws Farm Shop within a five minute drive...ideal to call in for whatever you fancy it cooking on an evening. Would also recommend the Sunday Carvery at the Headley Golf Club, within a fifteen minutes stroll from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Oct 2021

  • "Immaculate, comfortable, quiet, wonderful views everything you could need " home from home"."

    Lovely friendly host nothing is to much trouble.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Sep 2021

  • "My wife and I had a lovely time in this cosy and comfortable cottage."

    John and Bev are lovely, and welcomed us on arrival. They provided us with a nice bottle of wine ,biscuits and a box of chocolates to start off our holiday. As they live next door they were available to assist us if needed. There are nice views front and back of the property. A farm shop, stocked with meat,veg,fruit etc is a short drive away. I would come back here if visiting the area again.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2021

  • "Thank you both John and Bev for a lovely stay."

    What a wonderful cottage you have. It’s home from home, beautifully equipped, exceptionally clean, it’s a credit to you both, highly recommended. You have both been very helpful and nothing is too much for you.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2021

  • "Acorn Cottage was wonderful in every way."

    The owners lived next door and gave us a very friendly welcome and help and information whenever we needed it. They were friendly but not intrusive. The cottage was furnished to a very high standard and was comfortable throughout. All the kitchen equipment and utensils were excellent and we had everything we needed. The village was charming and the views were wonderful. We would not hesitate to return and highly recommend Acorn Cottage.

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Jul 2021

  • "This cottage is a gem."

    The cottage was very clean on arrival and Bev and John were very friendly and welcoming. The cottage comes fully equiped, located in a quiet and peacefull location and surrounded by beautiful views from the kitchen window and bedroom. There are various walks around the viaduct, ogden water reseviour is located nearby and other activities include Haworth village and walking in the moors. The cottage is easily accessible by an uber from Bradford train station if you are not driving.

    Reviewed by Ndivhuwo5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was immaculate, with not a speck of dust anywhere."

    It has character, but facilities and features are very modern. (Lovely old thick walls, with new, top quality windows!). There’s no mention or photograph from Sykes, of the second bedroom, so we were expecting a small room/bed. Not so ... It’s a comfy single bed, to complement the main bedroom. Interesting local artefacts and books are provided. There are plenty of places to visit, within a short drive, though they were still subject to lockdown (indoor) restrictions. So we spent many cosy hours, watching telly, and reading! It’s surrounded by fields, so the views are nice. There are several public footpaths, immediately from the cottage. They’re not signed well, though the hosts and locals are pleased to advise. Don’t miss the walk across the viaduct. Worth knowing, is that ten minutes across the fields, is a bus stop. Frequent buses will take you to Bradford, or Keighley, as an option to taking the car. The hosts are such lovely people, and we had some great conversations. Always available for questions, but never intrusive. The welcoming gifts were extraordinary! A truly memorable stay.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2021

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage in a great location to access Bradford, Leeds and the walks around Bronte Country and the Dales."

    The cottage is clean and well equipped and the hosts are brilliant - very friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by E5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage with beautiful views front and back."

    The owners, Bev and John, are very friendly, welcoming and so helpful...... the perfect hosts. The cottage was immaculate throughout, with high class furniture and fittings and extremely comfortable, especially the bed, ensuring a really good night’s sleep. The cottage has everything you could possibly need nothing has been overlooked. Lots of beautiful walks in the immediate area. We had a really enjoyable week and will definitely return next year. Many thanks Bev and John.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a delightful property that felt like a home from home."

    The quality of this cottage is second to none and with the owners next door nothing is too much trouble. It is perfectly situated for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire sights and so much history! We would highly recommend Acorn Cottage and would like to come back again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful hosts live next door Immaculate cottage so very comfortable clean and well equipped, wanted for nothing as everything needed was provided."

    Quiet calm location

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely fabulous."

    Warm and friendly hosts (John and Bev),Nothing is to much trouble. Fantastic views, peace and quiet, immaculate accommodation a real home from home, everything you need. If there is an award for outstanding "EVERYTHING" John and Bev certainly deserve it. Recommendation of the highest order, once visited you will certainly want to visit again. Well done John and Bev.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a well sited cottage for visits to many of the attractions of West Yorkshire, including Haworth and Saltaire."

    The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and has all the amenities that you could possibly want.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage far exceded our expectations"

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2020

  • "I booked Acorn Cottage because I wanted a break from Rainford, St."

    Helens, Merseyside. It was my first holiday on my own since my mother died on 1 May 2019. I also wanted to meet a friend who lives near Bradford but not stay with him. The standard of living in the cottage was stunning and the views from the cottage were stunning. In other words, my expectations were certainly exceeded in all respects. I may consider booking the cottage again later this year.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was so tastefully and intelligently designed."

    The owners are to be congratulated in providing such a comfortable and amenable cottage. Really impressive

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage exceeding expectations and run by a lovely couple."

    Will definitely stay there again. So very comfortable and extremely cosy, we didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2019

  • "This was a returning visit to Acorn cottage and the experience was, as previously, was second to none."

    I have stayed at a few cottages in the area and Acorn is the best by far. The cottage is very well equipped, cosy and very well placed for easy access to the Yorkshire Dales as well as the surrounding cities. The cottage was beautifully presented for Christmas, with some lovely welcome gifts too. I cannot praise John and Bev highly enough for their attention to detail and their Yorkshire welcome and friendliness. I am a regular visitor to the area and Acorn Cottage will always be my first choice. Many thanks to John and Bev for making it such a lovely festive break (they even threw some snow in!).

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a marvellous 4weeks at Acorn Cottage."

    The cottage was exceptional in all aspects, warm, cosy, very well maintained to a very high standard, fitted through out with everything anyone would need for a short or long stay, like we had. John and Bev, the owners were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. We arrived on a wet, blustery dark late afternoon, and Bev was there to greet us. This was our first time in a holiday cottage booked through Sykes Cottages. We had been recommended to use them through my auntie, uncle and family, who use them 2 - 3 times a year. A great recommendation as we couldn't fault them at all, and we have only had praises when we talk to family and friends, about the company. The cottage is in a really good location for those people wanting to visit, Haworth, Halifax and it's famous Piece Hall and Shibden Hall, Skipton, Bolton Abbey and many more places of interest. Unfortunately things come to an end, and we had to leave, to go back to everyday life! But we will always remember John and Bev and their kindness and hospitality. Elaine and Michael Collinson

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent cottage ,immaculate,everything you need ,bev and john excellent hosts ..."

    Excellent cottage ,immaculate,everything you need ,bev and john excellent hosts ,we have been twice this year and hoping for another visit soon

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were so impressed with Acorn cottage."

    It was well situated for us, being quiet yet within easy driving distance of Haworth, Skipton, Keighley, etc. The cottage itself was cosy and comfortable with the kitchen and bathroom finished to a very high standard. The bed also was extremely comfy. The welcome extended by John and Bev was so warm and friendly. You felt as though were greeting old friends, and they definitely went 'the extra mile'. I would definitely like to stay again, perhaps re-visiting at a different time of year.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Aug 2019

  • "Acorn Cottage is situated on a quiet lane with fields all around."

    There is off-road parking. To the front of the cottage is a lovely patio area with furniture. You can also make use of the garden across the lane which belongs to the lovely owners who live next door. The cottage has been furnished and kitted out with high quality furniture and accessories and the kitchen is again, high-spec and has everything you could want. The bathroom and separate loo are new and like the rest of the cottage, sparkly clean. The attractions of Bradford, Halifax and Saltaire are all close by. Howarth is only a few miles away and the Yorkshire Dales are within striking distance. We made good use of the farm shop which is just a few minutes away and sells superb meat, fruit, veg, pies etc. The owners of Acorn Cottage are friendly and welcoming and genuinely want you to enjoy your time in the cottage and in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2019

  • "This cottage is perfect ,immaculately clean and everything you need to enjoy your stay Bev and John ensured this ,nothing too much trouble for them,many thanks ,Farm at the top of the hill is excellent for all your needs so no need to take food with you and a nice touch of goodies in cottage compliments of Bev and John ,well worth a visit to this cottage ,we will be visiting it again soon ."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is very well-equipped, extremely clean & tidy and set in a peaceful location."

    There are bus services within a 20 minute walk and public footpaths closeby to explore the area. There are a several pubs in the area approx 5-10 mins drive away or 20-30 minutes walk. The owners are very friendly and welcoming too.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Acorn cottage is one of the best cottages we have been in with Sykes."

    The owners were extremely friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Mar 2019

  • "I received a very warm and cosy welcome from John and Bev on my arrival at Acorn Cottage."

    The cottage was very well equipped and spotlessly clean. It’s a perfect location for easy access to the neighbouring towns and cities. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the cottage to any one wishing to explore this lovely area. It’s definitely a home from home experience staying at Acorn Cottage. Thank you John and Bev for the welcome gifts which were a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twins please call Sykes to request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and separate WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Front patio and garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Please be aware although this property has 2 bedrooms it only sleeps 2 adults
  • Note: Adults only
  • Please Note: No Construction or Trade workers allowed at the property

The property

Haworth 6 miles.

Traditional stone cottage, set in lovely rolling countryside, in the village of Thornton near Haworth.

This cosy cottage has been thoughtfully decorated to provide a lovely, romantic holiday home full of character and charm.

Featuring a cosy sitting room and well-equipped kitchen/diner on the ground floor, Acorn Cottage is a delightful base to return to after a day exploring the Dales.

You can curl up with your loved one on the sofa, turn on the electric woodburner-effect stove and enjoy a peaceful night in together.

The first floor plays host to a lovely double bedroom and an additional single bedroom.

There is also an accompanying bathroom and separate toilet for your convenience.

Outside, you can enjoy alfresco dining on the patio as the pleasant sounds of the countryside greet you on a balmy afternoon.

The area has many walks on offer and a lovely golf course just a stroll away.

The hamlet of Thornton is the birthplace of the Bronte sisters, whilst the village of Haworth offers cobbled streets and antique shops.

Discover the town of Halifax with its historic Piece Hall and Bradford showcasing its beautiful Alhambra Theatre.

Nearby, the famous Worth Valley Railway, brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, makes a lovely day out, with a regular service to the village of Oxenhope.

The area surrounding your Yorkshire Dales cottage abounds with popular places to visit, including the Bronte Parsonage Museum and the National Railway Museum in York.

The market town of Skipton is just a short drive away, whilst Harrogate and the cities of Leeds and Manchester are also within easy reach.

A wonderful Yorkshire cottage hideaway, perfect for exploring all the area has to offer.

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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: This is an adult only property.

Please Note: No Construction or Trade workers allowed at the property

Please note: This property only accepts a minimum of 7 night stays.