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Mirk Cottage

(Ref. 1051077)

Cragg Vale, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    We had everything we needed, beautifully decorated, spotless and cosy. The smart TV is a bonus after a long day! It’s close (by car) to some great pubs for eating and there’s lots to do in the surrounding area. We would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "A superb place."

    Everything fantastic. Had an amazing week. Will be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2023

  • "Another wonderful stay in Mirk Cottage, although sadly on my own this time as my husband died suddenly in August."

    Everything was just perfect as always. The Cottage continues to be very comfortable, warm and well equipped, and ideally situated for our family to visit. I would highly recommend it and thank the owners for their kindness.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just perfect in every way."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely Cottage, well equipped , nicely furnished & spotlessly clean ."

    Excellent parking, nice views of the moors from the front windows. Comfortable double bed in each of the two bedrooms. Would definitely stay here again. Never saw the hosts but got a message from them on day of arrival asking if everything was ok.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely location for exploring the area, lots of places to visit nearby."

    Short drive to a number of lovely places to eat. Cottage beautiful and immaculately clean. Faultless. 10/10 would stay again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very relaxing week at our holiday cottage ."

    All the comforts of home with beautiful views . Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage set in lovely surroundings great Wi-Fi and plenty of parking at the rear."

    Plenty of pubs to visit and the farm shop round the corner was great. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have stayed in the sister property Shep several times and Mirk is just as good."

    Very well equipped kitchen (including foil, kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, fairy liquid etc things which are so often not provided), lovely comfy sofas and beds, good shower, wifi - in fact all the ingredients needed for a great stay. This is an excellent and stylish holiday cottage. The cottage was spotless throughout. The view of the moors from the bedroom is fab and seeing the lambs in the field across the road was a lovely bonus.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely incredible property, we had the most wonderful stay."

    Very clean and really well presented. The owners had thought about everything you could possibly need from salt to kitchen roll and even washing pods for your laundry. The views were spectacular with the added bonus of seeing the sheep and lambs from bed. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was spotless. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here and will definitely be coming back. The only thing we were surprised by was that the property fronts onto a road which wasn’t clear in the listing. You could hear cars passing with the windows open but we soon got used to it. There is so much to do nearby, if you’re thinking of staying, we’d highly recommend. The owners were on hand via text and even let us know of events going on in the area.

    Reviewed by Brieze4.7Apr 2023

  • "Mirk is a gem of a holiday cottage."

    With everything you need for a relaxing, rural break. The cottage is beautifully designed and finished, with a real attention to detail. It is cosy, comfortable and contemporary. The host couldn’t have been more helpful. I’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2023

  • "Your cottage is a joy, warm and cosy."

    The underfloor heating was very welcome in February and the woodburner was easy to light. Well equipped with no need to bring extras of anything. Ample parking was available and enjoyed the farm shop cafe just up the road..

    Reviewed by Kathy4.7Feb 2023

  • "My stay in this beautiful cottage was excellent."

    The location was stunning, the property was amazing. The owners were available anytime you had a question, but the great thing was they did not disturb you. They were contactable by phone and text, which gave you peace of mind and also the knowledge that they were there if you needed them. But they also did not disturb you, and left you in peace to enjoy your holiday. I cannot put into words, the beauty of the cottage, the commitment and dedication that was put in to ensure that you had every facility needed to enjoy your stay. The warmth, the character, the views and the facilities were just 100% perfect.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very nice place in a rural place."

    Everything is perfect. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Heng5.0Aug 2022

  • "Gorgeous little cottage, lovely kitchen with everything you would need for a week."

    Comfy beds, really nice shower room, everything was spotless and new. Too hot when we went to try the log burner, but I imagine it would be a lovely cosy little cottage in the winter.

    Reviewed by Ailsa5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a super break - cottage interior & exterior are excellent quality, new, clean & with real attention to detail for guests."

    It had everything we needed, comfy beds, super views, ample parking, excellent Robin Hood pub food nearby & lambs in the field!

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jun 2022

  • "A really nice cottage."

    Well equipped and comfortable with plenty of parking. Great for walking and cycling. Shame the local pub has closed, like so many.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2022

  • "This little cottage was a very pleasant place to stay."

    Everything was new and finished beautifully. Well equipped. Lovely comfortable beds. The view from the front bedroom window, onto the moors, was stunning. Definitely recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage Well equipped Had difficulty using the smart tv but that is ..."

    Beautiful cottage Well equipped Had difficulty using the smart tv but that is mainly because we have Sky Q and didn’t want to try accessing the digital information Would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Bernice5.0Feb 2022

  • "We booked this last minute, the cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    Had absolutely everything you could possibly need. It was super spacious and in a beautiful remote area. The cottage was so clean too. We went for a walk near by and a pub lunch at the Old Gate in Hebden bridge which was lovely too! Overall the stay was perfect and we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Dec 2021

  • "We loved the cottage, it felt very homely but also modern."

    Great comfortable beds. Underfloor heating downstairs was lovely and lovely soft carpets upstairs. There was a Christmas tree in which was a lovely touch thank you! We had snow but there was grit for the drive which we only noticed once it had melted. Overall, a great cottage and i would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed our week in Mirk cottage, it was extremely lovely."

    The cottage has been completely renovated and Furnished to a very high standard, and so clean and comfortable that we didn’t want to leave. We even tried to extend our stay. Would we visit again, most definitely. Would we recommend booking this cottage to other people…..YES most definitely The owners are very friendly and helpful. Look forward to a return visit Eileen & Steve

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cottage."

    The owner seemed to have thought of everything down to a pint of milk in the fridge! The beds were very comfortable and the cottage was lovely and warm. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The cottage was spotless on arrival and decorated to a very high standard, we were very impressed. We had everything we needed and were very well informed of everything before and during our stay. The shower was amazing, beds were comfy and good storage for all your belongings. The wood burner is a fantastic touch too. Very cosy and very homely when you get back from a days adventure. Hebden Bridge is a must as its a beautiful little town to walk round, lots of little cafes and bars and a lovely market, a playground for the children and a nice walk by the canal. We ate at the White House one evening and it was a fantastic meal so would highly recommend! Blackpool was only just over an hour away and Leeds was nice for shopping. We would highly recommend this cottage, the only thing I would say is, and it's just personal preference, is that we have 2 boys and they had to share a double bed and it's a shame that either 2 singles or a bunk bed weren't available. This certainly did not interfere but would have just been slightly better for us as a family and we were fully aware of this at the time of booking. We would love to go back to Mount Pleasant at some point and have certainly marked it as one of our favourites!! We have no doubt that this will be a five star property on trip advisor when word gets out!!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "5 star comfort in a stunning location!"

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful and clean."

    It is evidently brand new and that’s what we liked. It had all the essentials and all information provided was very clear. We met the owner Pete and he was very genuine and friendly. It is a great base to go off and visit local areas. We really enjoyed our stay.(2 adults and a 6 week old baby)

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was in pristine condition."

    Beautiful decor throughout too. The facilities provided were excellent including the welcome tray on arrival, that was a lovely touch! Lovely setting overlooking lots of fields and sheep! We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very well presented high finished holiday cottage you will not be disappointed really enjoyed our stay and a great location for walks."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautifully renovated and well equipped cottage in stunning scenery."

    We have booked for another week later in the year.

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely first class accommodation."

    Spotlessly clean, fully kitted out with everything you could need, generous welcome pack, great location, comfy beds, beautiful views, friendly owners. Just a one mile walk to Craggies farm shop and cafe. Lots to do in the area and lots of lambs in the field right opposite when we stayed there. It is right on the road, so if road noise would put you off, please reconsider booking this house. It didn't bother us at all, but we were aware of it, and in summer with windows open, it could be an issue for some. Thank you for a perfect relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a great week away at Mirk Cottage."

    It’s in a lovely location, with great views over the moors. The cottage is modern and really well equipped. The wood burner is a lovely touch too and a log fire in the evening is a great way to finish off a day exploring Yorkshire. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is modern, comfortable and well-equipped with a great location looking out onto the moors."

    Well placed for days out and walking. Definitely recommended!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage had everything we needed, spotless inside and we very much enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2020

  • "As always the standard of accommodation was superb."

    The cottage was well equipped and perfect for a week away relaxing. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a lovely cottage this is, it had everything we needed for our stay."

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor gas heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, shared freezer, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Patio with table and chairs
  • Lockable shared bike storage
  • Off-road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Note: In the double bedroom, the bed is only accessible from one side, please consider this when booking
  • Please note: no worker bookings or similar will be accepted

The property

Boasting views out to the moors from the quaint cottage windows in the village of Cragg Vale, is this charming stone terrace cottage, Mirk Cottage.

Sleeping up to four guests in two bedrooms, this property has been wonderfully brought into the 21st century whilst maintaining its classic cottage feel, and perfectly positioned in West Yorkshire for exploring the countryside.

Step inside to be greeted by wonderful mix of contemporary and vintage, with a fully fitted kitchen presenting you with a range of appliances, including a slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave oven and fridge, along with a stylish breakfast bar style dining area.

Move across to the sitting area to relax before the large inglenook fireplace where a woodburning stove can offer warmth on a winter night, wind down and watch a film on the Smart TV as you sink into the plush sofas.

Take your morning coffee out onto the patio or dine alfresco for lunches and dinners here too, with an external storage area here to store any bikes.

Head upstairs in the evening and choose from either the king-size bedroom or the double bedroom, each enjoying space to store your belongings and attractive decor, with both being served by the sparkling, neat shower room.

The nearby village of Cragg Vale is something of a mecca for cyclists with the challenging incline rewarded by breath-taking views at the top and the village of Luddenden is also not far and is the location of Jerusalem Farm, a popular local nature reserve.

The area is so beautiful it has been chosen as the location for a number of well known TV programmes including Happy Valley, In Loving Memory and Last Tango in Halifax.

Nearby Hebden Bridge is a vibrant town well worth a visit with an exciting array of restaurants, bars, bistros, markets, an independent cinema, art galleries, and the picturesque Rochdale Canal.

A scenic car ride over the moors takes you to the splendid Parsonage Museum which commemorates the famous Bronte family.

The area is a must for steam railway enthusiasts who will enjoy the thriving Worth Valley Railway.

Skipton is also an easy and scenic car ride away.

Mirk Cottage is ideal for a relaxing retreat in West Yorkshire.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1051079 & 1129187, together sleeping up to 9 guests.

Mount Pleasant Cottages

Set within the village of Cragg Vale, Mount Pleasant Cottages present charming accommodation for exploring the stunning countryside scenery of West Yorkshire. Each property enjoys beautiful interior furnishings, mixing contemporary style with a classic cottage feel. Open-plan living spaces with exposed beams overhead provide homely spots to relax when you’re not out and about on the moors or exploring one of the nearby towns and villages. The kitchens are fitted with excellent appliances, whilst the sitting area has soft furnishings to relax on at the end of the day before the warming woodburning stove, set in a rustic stone fireplace in both Mirk Cottage and Shep Cottage. Each bedroom enjoys elegant style and quality furnishings, with sparkling bathrooms to serve. The village of Cragg Vale is home to a fantastic farm shop where you can purchase local produce and enjoy a coffee at the café, as well as there being a pub just over a mile from the cottages, perfect for walking to in the evening. The surrounding area is great for walkers and cyclists alike, with plenty of routes and country roads to discover, whilst the Peak District is an easy drive and offers a delightful route in the form of the Pennine Way, taking you down into the heart of the national park. Make some visits to the nearby town of Hebden Bridge, a creative and bohemian haven set around the River Calder and Hebden Beck, here you can catch a film at the independent cinema, take a riverside stroll through Calder Holmes Park, and sample some delicious food in one of the many restaurants and bistros lining the quaint streets. Head to the 'Gateway to the Dales', the town of Skipton to visit Skipton Castle and take a ride on the Embsay to Bolton Abbey Steam Railway for a trip back in time amidst stunning scenery. From Bolton Abbey you can embark on a walk up the Wharfe Valley and pass the Bolton Priory, Stepping Stones at Bolton Abbey, and the Cavendish Memorial Fountain, following the fantastic Dales Way. Discover the market town of Halifax for a diverse array of attractions, with Halifax Borough Market, Halifax Minster, Calderdale Industrial Museum and the Grade I listed and unique The Piece Hall, Britain's oldest remaining cloth hall.

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About the location


Hebden Bridge 3.7 miles; Todmorden 8.1 miles; Halifax 8.9 miles.

The beautiful Pennine village of Cragg Vale is situated on the steep and winding Cragg Road and is the longest incline in England, still a major challenge to cyclists. The road winds its way up to beautiful heather-clad moorland, 1000 feet above sea level, and wooded cloughs and babbling brooks that cascade down the hillsides beckon the walker to explore the countryside. On the other side of the valley is the village of Luddenden and the glorious oak woodlands that make up Jerusalem Farm, a local nature reserve made famous by TV's In Loving Memory. In fact, this beautiful area has also featured in TV shows Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax. Nearby Hebden Bridge is a diverse and bohemian town home to restaurants, bars, bistros, markets, an independent cinema, art galleries, and the picturesque Rochdale Canal. A scenic car ride over the moors takes you to the splendid Parsonage Museum which commemorates the famous Bronte family. The area is a must for steam railway enthusiasts who will enjoy the thriving Worth Valley Railway. Skipton, "Gateway to the Dales", is also an easy and scenic car ride away.