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Clouds Hill

Almondbury, near Holmfirth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 17756)

4.4

Very good

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house and pool."

    Pool was enjoyed daily by all of the family. House is getting a little tired, front patio door would not lock in the sun, few points that can be easily improved. Couple of shelves missing in fridge No protectors on mattresses or pillows, would be more hygienic and extend the life of the bedding. Could do with an airing line, especially for the swimming costumes, although washing and drying was available, this would be more eco.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2022

  • "Brilliant place."

    Pool was great.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "The property was lovely, but some things are getting old, there is a induction hob but we could only find 2 pans that could be used, the cutlery and crockery was dirty and we had to wash it, only 6 dinner plates."

    The twin bedroom carpet was dirty and under the bed was quite a lot of sweet wrappers and rubbish, the bottom sheets in 3 bedrooms looked like they hadn't been changed as had hairs on them and the towels were very rough and dirty grey. We have been to quite a few houses over the years and this is the first time we have had these isses. Bev

    Reviewed by BevMar 2022

  • "Another great stay at Clouds Hill."

    Comfortable stay for 9 of us, plenty of room in the kitchen, dining room & lounge. The house has all the amenities that we need, it is modern, clean and in beautiful surroundings! The pool is a bonus with a lovely warm area to sit! This is the second time we have stayed & have booked again for next year! Love the place !!!!

    Reviewed by SofiaFeb 2022

  • "This is a beautiful house in a good location, however we also found similar issues described in other reviews."

    The pool temperature needed to be a few degrees higher since it was quite cold. We also found a plate of food which had been left in the microwave accounting for the unpleasant ordour in the utility room. General cleanliness could have been better , we had to clean the fridge etc to remove food stains. The bedding was also a little threadbare and old, given the price we paid for this property we would have expected better quality bedding . A little more TLC would make a difference to what is a gorgeous looking and spacious property

    Reviewed by TraceyDec 2021

  • "Enjoyable stay , everyone loved the property."

    My only complaint would be that the pool temperature needed to be a little warmer .

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "The house was lovely and as described."

    However there were a growing number of issues. Many spotlights weren’t working. The crockery wasn’t clean and some plates still had food on, one of the bedroom door handles didn’t work properly and one of the showers flooded. to mention but a few things. Basically the house lacked a little T.LC and a decent clean.It was a lovel my house but all these things took the shine off a really lively place

    Reviewed by EricOct 2021

  • "The house was ideal for us (great facilities and locations etc), however there were certain things which we felt were not acceptable."

    The house, though superficially clean was actually dirty. We found food under the beds, the rugs were filthy, and the floor was not clean (we had a crawling baby so this was not good). The pool was not sufficiently chlorinated Some of the window blinds did not work and in most of the bedrooms they were basically inadequate (let so much lights in they might as well have not been there) The shower in the main bathroom had no grab rail so was a health hazard and had nowhere to put soap. In the shower in the other room the light was handing down out of the socket There were no recycling bins

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Clouds Hill for my partners birthday!"

    The property has been updated since the photos in terms of furtinure in lots of the sitting areas being new, had seen reviews saying things were in bad condition, we did not find this at all, it was lovely. Loved using the pool which was a little cold when you first got in but was offset by the room being boiling so didn't really matter. Few walls in here and the gym could do with a bit of TLC but didn't take away from our enjoyment at all. Kitchen had ample plates, and pans/dishes for cooking and was all easy to use - but we couldn't find any cutlery! (Not sure if we were just being daft to not find it but couldn't find it anywhere) Overall we had a brilliant time and it was a great to celebrate a special occassion with friends!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Loved every second!"

    Perfect!

    Reviewed by PeytonFeb 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing house!"

    Photos don’t do it justice. Immaculately clean with everything you need to enjoy the weekend. Close enough to shops & pubs but nice & quiet area. Loved the pool & seating area, lovely, warm & comfortable. Had a great stay & booked again for next year!

    Reviewed by SofiaJan 2020

  • "We had the most wonderful holiday last weekend at Clouds Hill."

    The photographs really don't do the house justice, it's just all totally amazing. The whole family had a wonderful weekend either in the swimming pool, gymnasium or just chilling out in the huge house. Would recommend Clouds Hill as the place to stay

    Reviewed by BrendaJan 2020

  • "Clouds Hill is a great place to have a girls getaway to."

    The house is spacious, comfortable and warm. Some of the bedrooms are rather small, but that's not really a problem as you only sleep there. It is rather echoey though, so even though the house is on 3 floors, you can hear everything throughout. The lounge and dining room are perfect and the swimming pool is fantastic. There are a few things that need mending, or replaced. A bit of extra care is required to make this a perfect venue.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJan 2020

  • "We recently visited Clouds Hill for our Annual Family weekend of festivity."

    Location was really good, you can walk to nearby village in only a short time. The house itself was beautiful, very spacious and inviting. There was everything you needed there (towels included) and it has a lovely sized swimming pool to. The bedrooms are all good sized. Clean and tidy. Plenty of parking space and the security of a electric gate also. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by GemmaDec 2019

  • "The house is beautiful, cosy, warm , clean, has everything you need plenty of cooking equipment, washer/ dryer."

    Was a such a nice break away, I would definitely recommend and I would love to stay there again. Harvey’s bar and restaurant the food is lovely if you need to eat out xx

    Reviewed by LucyNov 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Clouds Hill."

    It was all we were hoping for and even the weather was great! We would definitely recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by JoannaJul 2019

  • "Cottage was beautiful, clean and in a great area."

    Would thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "There were very few glasses in the property and the hair dryer did not work."

    The tin opener was broken and the peeler didn’t peel. However the owner sorted these issues the day we raised it with him. However one of the reasons we chose this particular property was because it had WiFi. My daughter has exams next week and needed to study. Most of the revision materials are online. The WiFi wasn’t working for over a week which meant we had to buy extra data to enable her to study. This problem should have been brought to BT’s attention prior to the day of our arrival as the owner said he had been having issues with the broadband. The photos made the property look high end but in reality it wasn’t. The beds were very uncomfortable, even with the mattress toppers. Some of the slats were broken. The sofas were very low and awkward to get out of and again uncomfortable. One end of one sofa was broken. There were cracks in the floor tiles. The showers were dirty and mouldy. Some of the windows had mould in the corners. The set up wasn’t practical in terms of layout. The dining area next to the kitchen wasn’t big enough and the dining room was not close to the kitchen. There were lots of rugs which were trip hazards. One of the bar stools in the kitchen was assembled back to front! I would be interested to know if anyone from Sykes has actually stayed in this property. If so, did they also find the layout bizarre. Having a swimming pool is great, but it really wasn’t worth the money. Do you do an inventory or check that the property meets the minimum requirements? Unfortunately it was a poor experience.

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2019

  • "Everything was better then expected."

    A few sofas could do with some TLC but that’s the only thing I’d say could do with being improved. Everything was clean, the bedding smelt of washing powder and really fresh. The bathrooms were clean and everything was well stocked (had to nip out for more toilet roll) it was a fantastic stay. We loved it. More then enough seating and areas to relax. The pool was the perfect temperature (leisure pool temp) We didn’t want to leave. The pictures don’t do it justice enough, it’s beautiful. Every person staying had nothing but good things to say.

    Reviewed by RoxanneMar 2019

  • "Lovely house."

    Very well presented. Host was great if we had any questions whilst we stayed there.

    Reviewed by LauraJan 2019

  • "The house itself it’s amazing."

    The furnishings leave a lot to be desired! Some of the couches are broken leaving them very uncomfortable and the slats kept falling out of some of the beds. I think because of how lovely the house is we expected it to be furnished to a 5* level but it was more a 2/3* level. The pool was really cold and we had a 5 month out who couldn’t go in due to the temperature. We did contact the owner who came to have a look but unfortunately the temperature didn’t increase. Most of the equipment in the gym doesn’t work or is very rickety. The house needs some TLC as some of the paint was coming off the walls, floor tiles cracked/loose, bulbs out or a mixture of different bulbs in the same room (we saw this on another review and thought they were being picky but when your there it makes a difference).

    Reviewed by HannahJan 2019

  • "The house was lovely, I was here for my 60th birthday with my children and ..."

    The house was lovely, I was here for my 60th birthday with my children and grandkids, they loved the pool and we loved the surrounding areas, we have recommended it already to friends who loved the pictures we had taken, there is a few minor repairs that need to be done to the house, like door handles were loose, and curtain pole in the lounge loose, hoover wasn't working which my hubby stripped down and sorted it out haha, needs someone to go in and snag it, but it didn't put me off, we had a fab time and hopefully go back again , thank you

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2018

  • "This was our second visit to clouds hill."

    Lovely family get together. The children enjoyed the pool on a daily basis! We love this house and will be returning again!

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2018

  • "What an amazing place to stay."

    Clouds Hill allows you to live in luxury for a week. The pool was the biggest winner but there are plenty of showers and two Jacuzzi baths to enjoy too. The kitchen is well appointed and there are lots of different options for relaxing after a day out in one of many nearby attractions.

    Reviewed by DamianAug 2018

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful family holiday with our kids and grandkids."

    Superb place couldn't get the kids out of the pool. Spacious and well appointed. Thanks for the memory. John

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2018

  • "Whilst the property was spacious, well-equipped and generally clean, it was in need of general “TLC”."

    For example, the decoration was very scuffed and marked in places, the furniture was very worn (facings peeling off chairs and settees), the patio furniture was rusty, the kitchen utensils limited and the carpets stained. There were curtains in the lounge but every other room had Venetian blinds. This made it impossible to shut out the light so that the bedrooms became bright as soon as the sun rose. Due to the arched shape of some of the windows, there were no coverings or just fixed blinds, which exacerbated the problem. The broadband speed was appallingly slow with the connection failing on three occasions. These factors detracted from what was an otherwise exceptionally well thought out and pleasantly situated property.

    Reviewed by PhillipMay 2018

  • "Was great for a family get together, really spacious and lovely sociable spaces."

    Pool added bonus! We’d definitely come back.

    Reviewed by ClareJan 2018

  • "Beatifully designed house, very spacious for 7 adults and 2 children."

    Quality of furnishings was a little shabby as we understand the property is often booked for stag and hen parties. Having an indoor pool was great for the children.

    Reviewed by MartynDec 2017

  • "We had a very relaxing weeks break at Clouds Hill."

    Beautiful house and very peaceful. The locals were friendly and helpful. This house had everything we needed and the pool was the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by EvelynOct 2017

  • "Fabulous house, great location, loved the pool!"

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2017

  • "Beautiful house."

    No worry over the furnishing all comfortable even the children. Swimming pool brilliant lovely and warm. All in all a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Dorothy JeanMay 2017

  • "The cottage is amazing built over 3 floors, do not think it is small child ..."

    The cottage is amazing built over 3 floors, do not think it is small child friendly, more of a party house for friends, had a couple of problems but phoned owner Micheal and it was sorted straight away very helpful We will return

    Reviewed by MyraDec 2016

  • "Excellent property let down by a couple of small points; Large kitchen BUT no free cupboard for storing food, and similarly nice large entrance hall but no coat hooks for wet coats etc."

    One mattress was extremely uncomfortable?? (Double bedroom by twin room). Wooden decking is very dangerous when wet.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2016

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Five second floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with dressing room and en-suite Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 2 x double with Jack and Jill doors to en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Second floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • First floor living accommodation comprising luxury fitted kitchen, utility, dining room (seats 8), breakfast room with terrace, sitting room with Juliet balcony to the front and French doors to rear decked patio area
  • Gym with en-suite shower, basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (1 with Sky+, 1 with Freeview), DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Indoor heated swimming pool with sitting area
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with decked patio and furniture
  • Front and rear balconies with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk.

The property

For those looking for a luxurious holiday with friends or family, this outstanding, detached cottage will be sure to impress.

Situated in the lovely village of Almondbury, just 6 miles from Holmfirth, you'll find Clouds Hill.

A quiet leafy lane will lead you to this lavish Almondbury cottage which enjoys a peaceful location with easy access to both the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District.

Opulently appointed throughout to provide spacious, contemporary accommodation, this Yorkshire cottage is an ideal holiday home for discovering this lovely part of the country.

After a busy day exploring this stunning area, you will love coming back to your beautiful, spacious sitting room in this Almondbury cottage to relax in front of the dual-aspect windows whilst taking in the garden views and warming up by the wall-mounted gas fire on those cool evenings after a bracing walk in the Dales.

The breakfast room has magnificent floor to ceiling glass windows that entice guests onto one of the impressive balconies at this stunning cottage in Almondbury.

This Yorkshire holiday cottage boasts a designer kitchen and terrace, a large sitting room with dual aspect French doors and a second sitting area with French doors, which exudes modern styling, and leads guests onto the patio and the beautifully spacious lawned garden.

Guests staying at this outstanding Almondbury cottage will enjoy a dip in the fantastic swimming pool with the added luxury of a wonderful seating area to relax in after a revitalising swim or a strenuous workout at your well-equipped gym.

An en-suite shower room will help you feel refreshed and completes your ground floor leisure facilities.

Continuing the sumptuous feel of the property, the second floor master bedroom comprises a king-size double bed, a spacious en-suite with whirlpool bath and dressing room facilities.

Four further bedrooms provide flexible sleeping arrangements for guests, with two sharing a bathroom with Jack-and-Jill doors, and all are stylishly furnished and extremely comfortable.

Clouds Hill is in the ideal position for visiting both the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Parks and the amenities of Huddersfield and Holmfirth are also nearby, ensuring this first-class Yorkshire cottage is well situated for visitors to have all the ingredients for a fabulous holiday.

This stunning Almondbury cottage is the perfect destination for large groups of friends and families wishing to get together at any time of the year.

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About the location

ALMONDBURY

Huddersfield 3 miles; Holmfirth 6 miles.

The traditional West Riding village of Almondbury is situated just 3 miles to the south east of Huddersfield in the south Pennines. The village is steeped in history and still retains several notable buildings including the 16th century Wormald's Hall, now the village Conservative club, and All Hallows Church; Almondbury even appeared in the Domesday Book. Nearby Holmfirth will be remembered by most as being the home of Compo, Cleggy and Nora Batty, from the long running comedy series 'Last of the Summer Wine', whilst the nearby Colne Valley is home to fictional 'Skelthwaite' from the successful TV series 'Where The Heart Is'. Within easy reach of the northern Peak District, and the southern Dales, Almondbury is well situated to offer beautiful countryside and great walking opportunities, or alternatively, an hour's drive could take you to the historic city of York, elegant Harrogate, or vibrant Leeds. This traditional village is well situated for a variety of activities, suitable for all tastes.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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