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The Moorings

(Ref. 1136338)

Stanley Ferry near Wakefield, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Quite simply a Fantastic House in a Fantastic location."

    Beautifully furnished and presented and so comfortable. Everything you could think of was there for you ready and waiting. So much to do and see in the area and sitting by the canal early morning or last thing at night with a cuppa is just so peaceful and chilling. Was an absolute pleasure to be there and a shame to leave.

    Absolutely delighted with your lovely feedback, thank you:) It is gratifying to know that guests enjoy The Moorings as much as we hope they will. Really appreciate you taking time to share your experience:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a super stay at The Moorings - a very well appointed, comfortable, warm cottage in a lovely canal-side setting."

    We hope to return again soon with our family.

    Many thanks for the wonderful feedback, we appreciate hearing about our guest experience at The Moorings :) Fantastic that you hope to return soon with your family, a lovely compliment, we look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay thank you."

    Lovely house, very comfortable, well equipped, clean and tidy.

    Thank you for the fabulous feedback. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was absolutely brilliant."

    It was perfectly located for walking, cycling and within a few minutes walk of a pleasant pub. It had everything we could have needed and more!

    Thank you for the fantastic feedback, really delighted that you found 'The Moorings' absolutely brilliant :) Having the pub across the canal is ideal, they do breakfast, lunch & dinner, always have meal/ drink deals on and even a separate wacky warehouse for the kids! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely, very comfortable and well equipped cottage which made the perfect base for exploring the area."

    Thank you.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, so pleased you found The Moorings to be very comfortable and well equipped:) The area is great for exploring on foot, bike or water for the more adventurous. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent cottage with everything and more provided."

    We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone. The only small let down was no real time TV to watch the news and other programs. Made good use of Netflix however.

    Many thanks for your wonderful feedback, delighted you enjoyed your stay and would recommend 'The Moorings'. Regarding t.v's, both are Smart and live t.v channels can be accessed through Freeview Play. Appreciate the feedback though, we'll update our information pack to ensure other guests can access. Thanks again ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage right on the canal, beautifly presented and furnished."

    Relaxing location with cosy front garden to enjoy the tranquility of the canal side sunset. Jane and Jeff were lovely hosts and the welcome pack was a nice touch. The grandchildren loved feeding the Swans

    Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. Please thank your grandchildren for feeding the swans & cygnets, they are so spoilt with our lovely guests feeding them :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic couple that made sure everything was okay for us and were only a phone call away ."

    They could have not been more helpful . The welcome pack was fantastic,even leaving a treat for our dog . The cottage was superb in cleanliness , comfort, and well equipped with everything you could possibly need . The location was very relaxing and had fantastic walks. . We would definitely recommend The Moorings . And look forward to returning next year

    Thank you for your kind words and wonderful feedback. It was our pleasure to welcome you both & Molly :) to The Moorings and we look forward to you all returning next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful."

    Perfect for our 2 Patterland Terrier sisters with its spacious enclosed gardens front and back or the property. All facilities modern and first rate. Location terrific. We could not fault it in any way. Will be very happy to visit again in the future. An absolute pleasure.

    Many thanks for the superb feedback and so delighted that your stay was absolutely wonderful. Great to hear that Misty and Dusty also enjoyed the Moorings, our four legged guest are also extremely important to us :) Looking forward to preparing the Moorings for your return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was a gorgeous cottage and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was well kept and very clean. We loved sitting out the front garden looking onto the canal. The location for our break was ideal with amenities near by. We could not of wished for anything else from the hosts making the cottage feel welcoming.

    Many thanks for the wonderful feedback, so pleased your family enjoyed your stay and felt welcome at The Moorings. Sitting out front in the garden is superb, watching boats, swans ,ducks etc floating by and the sun setting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Aug 2023

  • "Me and my family have just returned from a fabulous stay at The Moorings."

    It’s location is amazing, there are some great walks on your doorstep. The accommodation is excellent ,spotlessly clean and all the fixtures and fittings were of a high standard. The welcome pack is a lovely touch, the swan food was my granddaughter’s favourite. I do have to say it was probably the best nights sleep I’ve had in a long time, as the beds are so comfortable. We will definitely be back, thank you Jane and Jeff for letting us stay.

    Absolutely delighted that your family had a fabulous stay at The Moorings, many thanks for your wonderful feedback. Please thank your granddaughter for feeding the swans. Looking forward to preparing The Moorings for your family's return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stunning property with every mod con you could need."

    ( although with the wet wether a clothes airer wouldn’t have gone a miss) Definitely will look to use again when up visiting family and the surrounding area.

    Many thanks for the wonderful feedback and great that you will definitely look to stay at The Moorings again when in Yorkshire. Next time you visit, I hope the weather is better, however if rain does catch you out there is a washer / dryer machine which has a dry only function to air clothes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Moorings is fantastic!"

    The quality of the fixtures and fittings. The property is spacious with the 4 bedrooms, the decor, furniture and cleanliness is spot on. Everything has been thought of, games and activities to use in the lounge. Such a great location on the canal and close to lots of day trip ideas. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. We will definitely return

    Many thanks for the wonderful feedback and pleased to hear that you found the standard of accommodation 'spot on'. The location is great, right on the canal & the trans Pennine trail yet close to the city centre/ motorway networks and trips out. Looking forward to preparing The Moorings for your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "The standard of The Moorings was exceptionally high - both the quality of furniture, linen, kitchen facilities, tidy outside patio and garden - plus the thought about what would make a holiday let a relaxing and a bit luxurious (coffee maker, the welcome hamper and treats - including treats for the dog!"

    ). The location was great - peaceful but very easy to get into town and around the area.

    Many thanks for the wonderful feedback. We are committed to providing 'The Moorings' guests with a high standard of accommodation in a beautiful canal side location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king size, 2 x double, 2 x second-floor singles (zip/link, can be king-size on request) with smart TV
  • Upstairs Bathroom with full size bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC.Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue, and enclosed rear garden with lawn
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • City center amenities 2.6 miles, Shop 1 mile, pub and Stanley Ferry Aqueduct 0.4 miles
  • Note: Restricted headroom in the twin bedroom; please take care

The property

Wakefield 2.6 miles.

Enjoying a canal-side position in Stanley Ferry, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire is The Moorings, an enchanting, four-bedroom cottage.

Set in a prime position to enjoy the outdoors, The Moorings offers pet-friendly accommodation and an enviable canal side location near a hub of attractions and amenities, making it a wonderful choice for up to eight people.

Leave the world behind, as you drive down the lane alongside the canal to be greeted by ducks, swans and narrow boats, soon reaching the Moorings with its adjacent parking area.

Step indoors to be welcomed by the well-equipped kitchen/diner, with a host of appliances to ease your stay, where you can prepare and enjoy mealtimes together, either of the enclosed gardens make the perfect place for alfresco dinning, barbecues, and drinks, whilst watching wildlife, boats and people on and by the canal.

Cosy up in the sitting room, complete with plush seating, a Smart TV, speaker, and a rustling wood-burning stove, setting the ideal scene on cooler evenings, before drifting off to sleep in one of the four bedrooms on offer; select between one king-size bedroom, two double bedrooms, and a second-floor twin (zip/link).

The home is complete with a first floor bathroom, housing both a soaking bath and a shower, also with a ground floor cloakroom/ WC for convenience.

On your doorstep is the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT), Stanley Marsh & southern washlands nature reserve, offering exiting routes to explore and the perfect landscape to hike, bike and birdwatch, on the water, hire a boat, bring your fishing rod, paddle board or canoe and enjoy the Aire and Calder navigation from a different angle, for golf there's 3 courses within 5 miles to try out, for a bite to eat or evening meal take a five minute walk over the swing-bridge to Stanley Ferry pub.

A hub of amenities can be found in the city of Wakefield, where you can tour The Hepworth Wakefield, attend a show at the Theatre Royal, discover Wakefield Museum, Thornes Park, newmiller dam or tour the remains of Sandal Castle.

Nostall priory, Cannon Hall Farm (as seen on TV), the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, National mining museum & Diggerland for the kids are also within short driving distance.

With Leeds, Holmfirth & York within reach, brimming with shops, eateries, pubs, bars and historical sights, there's plenty to see and do, with The Moorings as your abode.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Leeds 10.2 miles; Huddersfield 14.4 miles

Wakefield is a cathedral city sitting within the City of Wakefield District of West Yorkshire. Resting on the River Calder and on the edge of the Pennines, it makes an extremely scenic base from which to discover this vibrant area of England. The city boasts rich history surrounding The Battle of Wakefield which took place during the Wars of the Roses, as well as it being a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War and an important place of trading, with plenty of attractions to explore which perfectly summarise such events including the Wakefield Museum & Library, the National Coal Mining Museum for England and more. Wakefield offers much more than just a history-rich day out, it also offers a wonderful selection of eateries including restaurants, cafés and pubs, as well as serving a bustling nightlife with plenty of bars to take your pick from too. There are also a wide range of shops from independent to high street names, perfect for a day of indulgent shopping to pick up the perfect gift for loved ones back home. The city also boasts attractions such as The Hepworth art museum, taking its name from Barbara Hepworth who was born in the city, the Theatre Royal, designed by architect Frank Matcham, here you can enjoy entertainment such as musicals, drama, live music, stand up comedy and dance throughout the year, as well as the ruins of Sandal Castle and the city's imposing cathedral. Explore the National Trust delight of Nostell, home to a Palladian house with a landscaped park and gardens, or venture out to observe the wonder of Pontefract Castle, with so much history to observe in the local area. Leeds is in close reach, offering a vibrant atmosphere at any time of the day, here you can find spectacular architecture, a plethora of museums and galleries where you can learn of the cities rich culture, plenty of shopping experiences and even more eateries. Bradford, Halifax, Sheffield, Doncaster and so much more also rest within easy reach for a memorable day trip, while the Peak District National Park can also be reached via a scenic car journey for a day out rich in natural wonder.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas