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The Mistal

(Ref. 1066046)

Oakworth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (6)
  • comfortable (4)
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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a problem on the first day as the tv wouldn’t work."

    Luckily the owners were staying in the sister cottage and sorted it out quickly. The old wardrobe and chest of drawers in the main bedroom were very smelly so you couldn’t use them. The heating is controlled by the owners so if you wanted the heating on at a different time to what they had set it to you had to contact them to change it. This they did but I have never stayed anywhere that the heating is controlled like this. The track to the cottage is full of pot holes. The cottage was lovely but needs a few changes to be made to make it better

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Mistel sits beautifully over looking Howarth in the distance the property is well lade out very comfortable relaxing stay and maintained to high standard."

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely place, comfortable, lovely views, perfect."

    This was a great base for our short stay and we will be back. Thank you for your hospitality. The wine was a sweet touch.

    Reviewed by Kris5.0May 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous week."

    The Mistal is very easy to settle into, clean and comfortable. Neil and Julia were brilliant keeping us informed of local road closures prior to arrival and left us lovely welcoming gifts. Thank you so very much. We had many amazing walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside on our doorstep. Views from The Mistal are magical. Local Howarth is a wonderful step back in time with lots of watering holes :) Everyone was so very friendly. Ant and Wend x

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for our needs. Could do with a bit more flexibility in the daytime heating during the winter. I would definitely consider returning in the future

    Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are pleased to hear that, mainly, you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. We do take note of your comments concerning the heating, unfortunately your stay co-incided with a burst pipe in our loft at home, whilst we were away at the cottage, the week before your visit. We usually make contact with guests the day before their visit and advise how the heating is set and to contact us if they need any adjustments. We are very sorry that your stay in the cottage was not quite as it should have been, due to the heating. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John Frederick4.4Dec 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."

    The house is in a beautiful position. We hopefully will return.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very happy with the cottage."

    Beds were comfy, the whole place was spotless and location was stunning. We were expecting to just use the location as a base but we really enjoyed ourselves in the area of the cottage. Surrounded by farms and a short walk to a lovely stream. Kids loved it.

    Dear Guest Many thanks for providing such lovely feedback on your stay in the cottage, we are pleased you enjoyed your short break. It is good to know that your children enjoyed walking in the local area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hussain5.0Aug 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage with great views."

    Comfortable and pretty much had everything we needed. Loved the added touch of the bottle of wine and milk, so thoughtful! Thank you! Would definitely book again.

    Dear Guest, many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback and for the great comments about the cottage. We look forward to welcoming you to The Mistal some time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2022

  • "The location and cottage were excellent."

    Well equipped, with plans to add seating in front of the cottage that will with stand the weather. The location is quite exposed if the weather is windy but it was very warm and sunny during our stay. The kitchen is well equipped and we did cook quite a lot during the stay. Howarth is 5 minutes in the car or perhaps 20 minutes if you walk but be prepared for a rather steep descent and climb if you do. The owners were attentive contacting us to check that all was well. Was just what we were seeking and we would recommend.

    Reviewed by Frederick4.7Jul 2022

  • "Would like a hairdryer provided and some patio furniture."

    I think Sykes should make it clear that the property is down a farm track which is very uneven and is difficult for anyone who is elderly or infirm. We are retired and had to use the car to get to the nearest shop as the area is so hilly.

    Thank you for your feedback. We had to remove the lightweight outside furniture as it did cause a few problems in the high winds. We were unable to purchase any storage space with the property. We will be providing some sturdier furniture that can be fixed down. We have been in touch with Sykes concerning the description of the surrounding area and asked them to up date it to take account of your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely itself."

    But disappointed no welcome pack, a loaf of bread, milk, butter would not have gone amiss. Although only 20mins from hawes, v hilly and isolated. Dirty greasy tray in oven when we arrived and bathroom not the cleanest. A little table and chairs out front of property would have been lovely for sunny nights. Some music from next door a bit loud. probably would not go back again

    Dear Guest, we are very sorry that you stay was not as enjoyable as you would have hoped. There should have been something for you on arrival including some milk. The cleanliness of the property is very important to us and we apologise that this was not of the required standard. We have brought both of these matters to the attention of our cleaning company. We took away some free standing out side furniture as they caused problems during periods of high winds. We will be replacing these with some heavier furniture that will be fixed down. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne3.4Jun 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking/vaping
  • Shop and pub 0.75 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 3pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: The walk down from the cottage by the brook to Haworth is hilly

The property

Enveloped by luscious green fields near Oakworth, in a beautiful region of Yorkshire known as Brontë Country, is The Mistal.

It is the ideal getaway for a small family of four or group of friends looking to tour the area.

You have stunning walking country on the doorstep that inspired the famous Brontë sisters, which you can explore at your own leisure.

The interior boasts a bright and sunny open-plan living room with a contemporary kitchen, perfect for those home-cooked dinners you'll want to prepare; although should you wish to dine out, there are many eateries in the nearby villages.

On return you can relax and unwind in the lounge as you and your loved ones reminisce over the day's adventures.

Climb the stairs to the bedrooms and find a well-presented king-size to catch your rest, wake up to a lovely morning cup of tea and take in the views from the window of the winding valley.

There is also a twin room enjoying the vistas, followed by the family bathroom.

You even have a private patio outside, accessed via the doors from the lounge, as well as handy off-road parking.

There are plenty of outdoor pursuits to try in the area including, mountain biking, rock climbing and sailing, as well as plenty of walking and cycling.

Venture a short distance into Oakworth to stop for a pint at one of two friendly pubs, before purchasing any essentials at the local supermarket, embarking on a stroll through the idyllic Holden Park and trying your hand at putting at Branshaw Golf Club.

The nearby village of Haworth is only a 20 minute walk away and home to the Brontë Parsonage Museum along with a myriad of antique shops, traditional pubs and the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Visit the market town of Skipton, known as the Gateway to the Dales and travel across to Harrogate for a lovely day out browsing the shops and visiting the gardens and tea rooms.

You are also within easy reach of the cities of Manchester and Leeds.

For a varied holiday in a picturesque region of England, look no further than The Mistal.

The Mistal can be booked alongside Bronte Barn (1087860), which is next door, together accommodating up to 8 people.

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

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About the location


Haworth 1 mile; Skipton 10 miles.

Oakworth is a small Pennine village just a short drive 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas