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Wren Cottage

Denshaw near Saddleworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1014090)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a long-anticipated weekend away with our daughters, their partners and dogs so we were thrilled to find a beautiful cottage with everything we needed to make our reunion special."

    The owners have thought of everything - including generous welcome provisions - and we all felt like we were checking into an upmarket hotel when we found our lovely bedrooms. There were lots of nice walks within a short drive, the Ram's Head farm shop was a perfect place to stock up on goodies and the local pub, The Junction Inn, was just a short walk away and a great place for drinks and pub food. The website photos really do not do full justice to this lovely property and we are already planning a return visit in the Spring. PS although we are regular Sykes customers, we actually booked this cottage via the Dog-Friendly Cottages site as it was the best way to find a property that would accommodate 3 dogs!

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay, and the cottage was perfect - thank you!"

    Everything was sparkling clean, the rooms were comfortable and the setting is gorgeous.

    Reviewed by NaomiNov 2021

  • "A lovely sized cottage for 6 people albeit we were a family of four so was even better!"

    - Upon arrival, the cottage was lovely and warm and welcoming. Very clean and a very pleasant surprise with the welcome pack. We could not fault the property in any way and would highly recommend this for a relaxing area to explore.

    Reviewed by EdwinNov 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, we really appreciated our last minute booking and loved the boot room."

    A few more mugs would have helped make better use of the dishwasher.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2021

  • "Fab cottage, great hosts, we all enjoyed this break"

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday, cottage facilities & location were great."

    On the down side cleanliness of the kitchen utensils/crockery left a lot to be desired. Overall we had a great family holiday.

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay in this great, well equipped cottage - will definitely come again if in this part of the country !"

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Wren Cottage and also took my mother (late 80s) and my sister plus my two dogs."

    We all found the beds were very comfortable, linen was good quality and good bathrooms. Just about enough seating in the lounge but not if there were more than 4 of you. Fab utility, kitchen and dining areas. For us it would have been a really perfect location if there had been a secure part of the garden BUT sadly there were a number of gaps in the fencing and there is also a pretty busy moor road (where cars drive fast just behind the property although this didn't really bother us) which meant we had to keep the dogs on their leads 100% of the time. If this was sorted we would definitely return. It's a lovely location and a nice house.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2021

  • "We had the most amazing time."

    The property was perfect. The owners were so welcoming. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MariaMay 2021

  • "This was a really nicely presented property."

    the owners were lovely and made our stay very enjoyable.. Everything we needed was there, and we enjoyed the stay enormously. will definitely look to make use of the cottage in the future

    Reviewed by BrendanOct 2020

  • "Our Wren cottage experience Excellent host, beautiful cottage and surroundings Ideal location for a chilled week away from the builders in our house Log burner in the living room & well stocked with timber for a very wet and windy week Welcome pack including a unexpected bottle of fizz, polished off in no time."

    Local pub serving a fab Sunday roast and a food service all week Great local facilities and our host Karen and Jenny on hand with excellent examples of the local area Highly recommed staying at Wren cottage. Thanks again Jenny & Karen

    Reviewed by GregOct 2020

  • "This cottage was absolutely beautiful home from home with everything to hand."

    Views were stunning, location idyllic, lovely village with friendly people. A few footpaths were through farms were closed due to Covid but plenty if beautiful walks to explore x

    Reviewed by JoSep 2020

  • "The cottage was like staying at a hotel with all the extras."

    So clean and comfortable. Lovely setting. Brilliant local pub. Perfect week away.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, it had everything you could need."

    The welcome basket was such a lovely touch. The beds were so comfortable and there were loads of towels. Uppermill which is close by has lots of lovely places to eat.

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2020

  • "The location was great, well equipped cottage with a few added extras for instance hair dryers."

    Also ample wood for the log burner as with previous cottages you only had one bag but NOT here! The gas BBQ was great. All in all we had a fab time and the boot room was great to have with the pooch, boots and coats

    Reviewed by SueAug 2020

  • "Welcoming, spacious, comfortable cottage which was just perfect for a family of 3 generations to share in a week of very inclement weather!"

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2020

  • "So well equipped."

    Lovely views too.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2020

  • "The overall cottage experience was fantastic and we had a great time."

    The only small downside was that the garden was not secure for the dogs so we had to keep them on the lead...but that was minor as overall we could not fault the cottage. Thanks

    Reviewed by RavAug 2020

  • "Beautiful venue."

    Well equipped cottage with some lovely extra touches. Fantastic stay all round.

    Reviewed by JoJul 2020

  • "Our last minute cancellation of another property was dealt with really quickly and effectively."

    We were told this cottage was available and it was great not having to worry about refunds and paying again, Sykes managed everything behind the scenes. The cottage itself was beautiful, everything was a really high standard and so comfortable. It was equipped with everything you could need (especially in the kitchen which was perfect for us as we all love to cook). Location was also perfect for a long weekend away. We walked to the nearby pub for lunch and drove over to Dovestones Reservoir for a hike. Would highly recommend. Shame the weather wasn't better as we also spotted a huge BBQ in the lovely little garden which we would've loved to use, maybe next time!

    Reviewed by AmieJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with all of the necessities, attentive and helpful hosts, great kitchen, fabulous fridge."

    good for people wanting to cook. Great water pressure. Immaculate.

    Reviewed by LoraineJul 2020

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The property

Saddleworth 4.8 miles.

Resting on the banks of the River Tame in the suburban village of Denshaw, you will find the beautiful Wren Cottage.

An attractive stone cottage, ideally situated within reaching distance of the Peak District National Park, this pet-friendly abode makes a wonderful base for families seeking an outdoor adventure in the English countryside.

After an exhilarating morning exploring the local area, return to the comfort of the convenient boot room and remove your mud-splattered wellies and coats, before moving your way into the kitchen for a delicious cup of tea.

Admire the striking steel range cooker as you gather ingredients from the American fridge freezer, preparing a mouth-watering feast for the whole family to enjoy as you take a seat at the lovely round dining table and raise a glass to making memories with your loved ones on another unforgettable escape.

Discover a well-placed ground-floor cloakroom with both a basin and WC, before retiring to the relaxing ambiance of the sitting room, emanating character from its exposed stone walls and traditional woodburning stove.

Turn on the Smart TV as you kick-back on the modish leather sofa and indulge in an entertaining evening indoors.

Take your time to climb the open-tread staircase up to the first floor and be greeted by a bright and tranquil bathroom, where you can enjoy a moment of peace and quiet as you sink deep into the P-shaped bath whilst your towel keeps warm and toasty on the heated rail.

Choose to stay in the fabulous master bedroom boasting an eye-catching super-king-size bed and an airy en-suite with the benefit of a spacious walk-in shower and heated towel rail, or make yourself at home in the chic super-king-size decorated with neutral hues and stylish navy accents that can be arranged into two singles upon request; both of these bedrooms have been finished with a pretty dressing table and a sleek flat-screen TV for added entertainment.

The final bedroom is home to a charming 4"6 double bed with traditional oak furnishings and a handy hanging space to house all of your belongings.

When ready to leave this stunning home away from home, indulge in a breath-taking hike up the nearby Tandle Hill View Point or head to Holmfirth for a scenic walk along Kirklees Way.

Embark on an enchanting stroll along the Peak Hidden Trails or challenge yourself with a hike up Bleaklow, just a short drive away.

Soak up the local history on a trip to the town of Radcliffe, where you will find the 15th century remains of Radcliffe Tower and the nearby Tythe Barn.

Over in Bury lie the remains of Bury Castle and the Grade II listed building of Holy Trinity Church.

Enjoy a family day out to the Lancaster Park and Animal Farm to meet the friendly horses and charming goats, before heading off to the well-kept landscapes of Heaton Park and hopping on a vintage tram and the Tramway Transport Museum.

Be sure to stay at Wren Cottage for an incredible outdoor adventure to the Peak District.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be two singles upon request) with TV, 1 x 4"6 double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Boot room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker with electric hob, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 1 x Smart TV, 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking available for 3/4 cars.Garden with lawn and outdoor furniture
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles; pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Open-tread staircase, please be cautious
  • Note: Small internal steps, please take care

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Huddersfield 13.8 miles; Manchester 13.9 miles; Buxton 26.9 miles.

Resting in between the bustling market town of Huddersfield and the thriving city of Manchester, is the civil parish of Saddleworth, comprising of several villages and hamlets, covering a northern area of the Peak District National Park. Historically, Saddleworth has its roots in the textile industry, becoming a centre for cotton spinning and weaving after the Industrial Revolution, with one of its most notable structures, the Saddleworth Viaduct, built to help the transport of goods to major cities. Nowadays, you can enjoy the lovely villages which are scattered amongst rural countryside, with ten reservoirs to its name and an excellent 18-hole golf course at Saddleworth Golf Club. Delight in walks around Dovestone Reservoir, where an easy access path guides you along the waters, stopping on the way at Chew Brook to explore the rocks and dip your toes in the running stream, with two further reservoirs, Greenfield and Yeoman Hay, to explore you can extend your walk however much you like. As well as wildlife spotting, horse riding, climbing and its own sailing club here too, you are sure to find something for every taste. Head into the heart of the Peaks and incorporate Howden Dam into a ramble, or get to know the luscious landscape of Snake Woodland. Take a day trip into Manchester, home of the Palace Theatre, the National Football Museum, and the Manchester Art Gallery, just some of the wonderful places you can enjoy while you visit, amidst the wide array of astounding restaurants and cafés here too. From quaint villages, to vast countryside, to lively towns, you are within reach of it all when enjoying a fabulous stay in Saddleworth.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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