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Ha'penny Cottage

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Meltham, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations in every way."

    Ideally situated for exploring and a joy to come back to. We would love to come back again next year We can’t recommend this cottage highly enough.

    Coming from beautiful Dartmoor we are overwhelmed by your comments. Thank you and yes, we would love to see you both again. A man in a kilt is amazing! Property Owner

    Reviewed by CernunnosSep 2023

  • "Fabulous little cottage - really well appointed with a multitude of walks from the door."

    Easy access to Marsden and Slaithwaite where several great cafes can be found. Really cosy place - lovely underfloor heating downstairs, comfy bed and lovely little attic hideaway. Will definitely come again

    It was a delight to have you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage in very quiet location."

    Great walks from the cottage and in the immediate area. Owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Thank you both, much appreciated, lovely dogs. If you are able please return to this wonderful part of Yorkshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2023

  • "Very well appointed cottage with good quality fixtures and fittings, beautifully renovated by the owner."

    Good location for walking, local amenities with good pubs and shops within walking distance/ a short drive. Ideal accommodation for 2 people and on site parking a real bonus. Owner came to check with us on first morning which was welcome. We gave 4 stars as couldn't contact the owner on email provided by Sykes which was frustrating as the shower didn't work and did not discover this until later on our first day. The bath is lovely but too deep for someone with bad knees. We saw the owner again as we were leaving and he hadn't received our emails, so the email address needs to be corrected to avoid future problems. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you so much for your review. So pleased that you appreciate the effort that went into renovating the cottage for people to enjoy, and also that you had the opportunity to enjoy the walking and amenities in the local area. We apologise for not having received your emails regarding the shower as we would have been there to sort this. However, Craig did meet up with you before you left. He and your husband went upstairs to see if there was indeed an issue, but the shower worked when Craig turned it on. So looking forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VivienJul 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday home."

    This is where we'll be staying if we visit again!

    Anand, lovely to have met you. You’re all more than welcome to come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnandApr 2023

  • "A beautiful, quaint and cosy cottage."

    Great location for access to stunning location .

    Pauline, delighted that you thought the cottage was in a great place to enjoy the stunning locations and scenery. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2023

  • "Such a lovely renovation surrounded by plenty of walks and other amenities."

    Will definitely be recommending to family and friends. Craig and Alina are lovely hosts, no query was too big. Are every need was attended to perfectly.

    Ashleigh, great to know you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AshleighFeb 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic in a peaceful little village with lovely ..."

    The cottage was absolutely fantastic in a peaceful little village with lovely walks all around the cottage had everything we needed for our stay very warm and cosy can't think of any negatives Craig as done a great job rebuilding it

    Thank you, Mark your comments are most appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2023

  • "A first class accommodation that makes you want to come back - so we did!"

    The owner, Craig, is a smashing chap, and the scenery and walks are superb.

    Thank you for your review! Hope we see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveJan 2023

  • "This was our second visit to this outstandingly beautiful cottage in every way and has now become our favourite place-we love it."

    The cottage is in a beautiful part of Derbyshire with fantastic walks, scenery and facilities on your doorstep. The cottage itself is immaculate and beautifully designed it has everything you need and more. Again we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, went out and about and came back to this gems of pure relaxation. The owner are so friendly and helpful, they checked we had everything we needed and nothing was too much trouble. Your attention to detail and little extras you provided are so thoughtful and kind-thank you. You just have this so right!! We will be returning for another fantastic visit as soon as we can. Thank you both so much.

    Thank you Wendy - what more can we say! We are delighted that the cottage is still up to your expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyDec 2022

  • "What beautiful renovation, the cottage was really comfortable and well equiped and was in a perfect location, close to villages with all amenities, lots of picturesque walks."

    The bed, & bedding, was exceptionally comfortable. I will definitely recommend and hopefully return. Thank you Mel

    Mel, please do find the time to visit this wonderful part of the world, you’re more than welcome! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    The cottage has been refurbished to an incredible standard. Very unique with the upstairs sitting room. Attention to detail is great an extremely comfortable bed that is huge and the free standing bath is a lovely feature. Very well equipped with great parking for two cars.

    Clare, so glad the cottage was to your liking! Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2022

  • "The cottage was wonderful."

    We loved it.

    Lovely feedback, sorry you had to leave earlier than planned. Hope to see you again and here’s hoping your new grandchild is a delight. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PerryAug 2022

  • "Superb cottage, refurbished to a very high standard."

    Excellent location , lovely walks on your doorstep. A real gem , would definitely return. Helpful and friendly owners . Lots of information provided about the area.

    Thank you so much for your review of Ha’penny Cottage. Looking forward to seeing you again, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "The property is absolutely perfect, the finish is immaculate and the owners, Craig and Alina made sure we were welcomed and looked after whilst we stayed in the property."

    There's lots of walks from right outside the property, which always seem to end at a bar! Highly recommended this property, had a great stay.

    Delighted to hear you both had a great stay, together with your three lovely dogs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2022

  • "A lovely stay that could do with a few tweaks - the location is idyllic, quiet, and sweet."

    The house has been finished to a high standard - both modern and traditional with some unique quirks and is very pretty. However, facilities let this one down a little and unfortunately we wouldn't return. Dogs having to be kept on ground floor only means the use of the two further floors is quite ruined unless you want to leave your furry friends alone for the majority of your stay. But there isn't a sofa in front of the fire and tv - just two seats meaning cuddling up with your human other half isn't possible either. Taking the dogs out for a night-time toilet will prove difficult if their recall isn't great, as the front garden has no enclosure and leaks onto the main road. Whilst the kitchen is newly refurbished, small tweaks such as the tap barely reaching the middle of the sink causes a water explosion on the side, but no drain rack, kitchen roll, or cloth is provided to account for this. There is a dishwasher - but only one singular tablet is left (and this isn't mentioned) But washing up by hand isn't suitable either, as you're left with one mini-sponge only and no rack to dry your washing. Oven and tray is provided, but again only one singular line of foil is left. No hand sanitiser, wash, or spray to leave the cottage clean and fresh before our departure. We did feed this back directly to the owner with no response unfortunately. Dog friendly? possibly not, but perhaps dog-accepting would be better suited. Overall - it IS a lovely stay. I would recommend, but would note the above, but wouldn't return myself.

    Thank you Christina for your full and thorough feedback. Apologies for not replying to your personal email, but we were taking in your feedback to see where we could improve and which of your comments were just things that didn't suit you personally . There is a dish-drainer on its way as yes ,totally a valid point, oh and by the way it's never been mentioned before so thank you. Regarding wash, spray etc we do not expect our guests to thoroughly clean the cottage as it is cleaned to COV19 standards upon your departure. To just leave it tidy is all we ask - our cleaning company take care of all the rest. It has always been on the Sykes website that dogs are to be kept on the ground floor and yes its open at the front - just like the photos show. I would assume any dog owner would keep their dogs on a lead when let out in a new area regardless of recall? New area - lots of scents? This is very open country. Once again, thank you for your full and informative feedback p.s. Christina, the tap is moveable it can be moved to any position over the sink? Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristinaApr 2022

  • "Enjoyed a great week in this lovely, nicely renovated cottage."

    Milk in the fridge and flowers on arrival and the owner popped by to answer any questions we had. The large, comfy bed and the bath were particular favourites. Ideally situated for scenic walks and friendly pubs. Will definitely return.

    Thank you Steve, your comments are much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2022

  • "What can I say, what a beautiful cottage ideal for couples wanting to be together."

    The attention to detail and finish is exceptional-the log burner was well used on our stay, the bath was fabulous, bed was super comfy and so cosy-loved the TV area on the 3rd floor. When I arrived there was milk, flowers and other essentials for us and the owner introduced himself and checked everything was ok-saw him again during our stay. My partner couldn't be there all week due to work but I felt safe was extremely comfortable and had the most relaxing week. Everything is on your doorstep, incredible scenery, walks and very friendly people. We loved it and will be back to stay again later in the year-thank you so much-your cottage is beautiful you couldn't have done anything better.

    What can we say, we are overwhelmed as your review is the epitome of what we aimed for when we started renovating the derelict property into a holiday cottage. All we want is for our guests to enjoy the cottage, the area and to feel comfortable and relaxed which you clearly did - for us perfect feedback - we would be honoured to to meet you again when you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2022

  • "Excellent weekend stay at a lovely well furnished and finished cottage"

    Thank you Richard, your comments are most appreciated. So delighted you had an excellent stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "The bath needs a shelf on the wall, it was frustrating to have to keep getting up to get shampoo etc from the windowsill."

    The bath did have a tray, however when I take a bath I don’t like the tray. A microwave would have been appreciated, especially when you’ve been out all day and want something quick. Other than that it was 5 star.

    Thank you Veronica for your feedback and giving us a 100/100 score! Property Owner

    Reviewed by VeronicaMar 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, refurbished to a very high standard with lovely attention to its heritage ."

    Everything clean and tidy and well stocked with wood . The bath was just special sited at the end of the bed :-) . The dogs loved it too. My only error was I thought there was a garden ( assumed table and chairs were out the back ) but it didn't really matter as the internal doors kept them downstairs , there was a field over the road and lots of space to enjoy and the underfloor heating was well enjoyed ! Really memorable experience. We will be back

    Thank you Anastasia! Who needs a garden with acres and acres of countryside in every direction from the door ; - ). Glad you had chance to enjoy the bath and that the dogs enjoyed the underfloor heating. Hoping to see you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnastasiaFeb 2022

  • "A lovely, very well modernised old cottage, comfortable, cosy and considerate owners."

    Good location with walks from the door. In a week in February we were able to have a number of varied activities, all very enjoyable. Think it would be difficult not to have a great stay in this cottage.

    Thank you so much for leaving feedback - its important to us to know you had a good stay despite the inclement weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "Best cottage we have stayed in."

    Renovated to a really high standard, with luxury touches whilst still retaining a homely feel. Loved the cinema room ! Kitchen was well equipped, again everything done to really high standard. Owner called to check everything was ok. A nice touch we thought. Milk, biscuits, tea and coffee provided was a lovely touch also. Would highly recommend and will be returning later in the year .

    Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to know you have enjoyed Ha'penny cottage and what it has to offer. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieJan 2022

  • "We had a well needed rest in your lovely cottage."

    Everything was clean, tidy and warm. All the basics we needed were provided. We chose to stay in and spend time cooking rather than eating out but enjoyed walking the dog across the stunning countryside.

    Thank you so much Rachel. Delighted you had a well needed rest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with great parking facilities."

    Cute touches to make it cosy. Favourite things were the fire , bath and bed. Would recommend and stay again.

    Your review is a delight, thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    The owner has taken the time to add some really nice special touches - like milk tea and coffee on arrival. There were even fresh flowers! It is one of the cleanest places I've ever stayed. And it's a perfect place to explore the peaks - I cannot recommend it more. The log fire and bath are particular highlights. As well as the top floor cinema room Will definitely visit again

    Thank you so much Charlotte. You were perfect guest and we are over the moon that you enjoyed it so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlotteNov 2021

  • "Best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, perfect location and just so beautiful inside."

    The bed is the comfiest ever and the bath is amazing!! So close to lots of different places so perfect place for exploring!

    Wow Katie! Thank you so much it means a lot to us as beginners. We are delighted you had a wonderful time and we do so much look forward that you may book with us again. You were perfect guests, many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatieNov 2021

  • "Beautifully renovated cottage with lovely touches throughout."

    Situated in a quiet area with many long country walks from the doorstep.

    Oh Louise thank you so so much. All we have every wanted is that people who come and stay enjoy the area and see what a lovely part of the country this is. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2021

  • "The cottage was so comfortable, beautifully appointed and provided an excellent base for exploring the stunning countryside."

    We would have no hesitation in recommending the property.

    Thank you so much Ingrid. We do so hope all our guests have a lovely stay and enjoy the area which by your comments you clearly have. Once again thank you for booking our cottage and hoping to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IngridSep 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage in a peaceful, friendly location, with plenty of local walks, including Folly Dolly Falls which is very close by."

    Good base for exploring the surrounding area too. Particularly enjoyed Victoria Tower at Castle Hill, Marsden Moor and Standedge Canal. Always appreciate milk, tea, coffee and biscuits left by owners to start you off. Comfy bed, loved the bath and plenty of fluffy towels. Enjoyed relaxing in the snug in the eaves. A thoroughly enjoyable week.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Can not thank you enough for the thoughtful comments you left in the guest book and the suggestions for visitor attractions. Glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2021

  • "We met the owners, who explained to us how he had rebuilt the cottage from a 25 year derelict shell, which was very interesting, and made us appreciate the hard work that had gone into producing a beautiful dwelling."

    So pleased you had an interesting stay with us - maybe we will see you again? Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "This was without a doubt one of the nicest cottages we have every stayed in."

    The location was perfect with walks and pubs within a stones throw of the back door. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners who had restored the property through lockdown from a roofless derelict building to something truly unique. We will be back very soon and woukd recommend to any couples after a break......specially if you have a pooch as well

    Simon. you, your partner,plus doggy were a delight. Please you are more than welcome! Anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage - very comfortable, great location and the owners were really helpful."

    Would definitely stay again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JamunaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was done out beautifully, the bath was a nice touch."

    It was in a good location for exploring the nearby villages and had some good restaurants close by as well.

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2021

  • "Cottage has just been renovated to a high standard and I would recommend a stay"

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • One super-king-size bedroom with roll-top bath and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi fuel stove
  • Second-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and a multi fuel stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge, wine cooler, washer/dryer, ironing facilities, dishwasher, hairdryer, 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars, half standing directly in front of the cottage
  • Open plan, front patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome but please call with size and breed before booking as owner needs to approve first
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on the ground floor only please
  • Please note: this property has a £20 pet supplement per dog per booking
  • Please note: there is no back garden
  • Note: This property cannot accept infants
  • Secure bike storage available - Please enquire if interested in using this facility as you will need to be provided a key for the lock
  • Note: 24/7 CCTV surveillance is present at this property.

The property

Resting in the hamlet of Helme, near the small town of Meltham, on the northern edge of the Peak District National Park, is this mid-terrace cottage, Ha'penny Cottage.

Set over three floors and sleeping two guests, Ha'Penny Cottage is a romantic and well-located dwelling for your next West Yorkshire getaway, within easy reach of Huddersfield and the Peak District.

Two off-road parking spots greet you to the property as well as a patio with furniture, to enjoy your coffee in the morning sun, when you enter the property there is an open plan living space, perfect for staying close to your loved one, with a gorgeous window seat and two chairs to snuggle up in with the multi-fuel stove keeping you warm and the Smart TV keeping you entertained, or use the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a romantic dinner and enjoy together round the breakfast bar.

Upstairs there is a super-king-size bed facing a roll-top bath so you can indulge yourself in an afternoon soak, or if you're too busy take advantage of the walk-in shower in your perfectly-finished en-suite, although beyond the master bedroom there is another flight of stairs leading to a relaxing sitting room with traditional beams and a smart TV for a further escape from reality.

Meltham offers a good range of shops and pubs, a local golf course which has wonderful views of the Pennine Hills and has access to the Peak District which is a haven for walkers or cyclists.

All within a short drive there is an abundance of historical picturesque landmarks and the town of Holmfirth which is famed as being the setting for the comedy series, Last of the Summer Wine, and also has interesting winding streets to explore, a good public swimming pool and fitness centre, parks, shops and restaurants, and is home to numerous music and arts festivals throughout the year.

Slightly further are the cities of Sheffield, Huddersfield and Leeds, which each make for ideal days out, whether you want to drink, shop or visit museums.

For a romantic break and to explore the beauty of West Yorkshire, choose Ha'penny Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


  • Holmfirth 3.3 miles
  • Huddersfield 5.2 miles, Sheffield 26 miles

Meltham is a small town situated below Wessenden Moor on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The village offers a good range of facilities with local shops and pubs and the local golf course which is over a 100 years old has wonderful views of the Pennine Hills. The valley has been inhabited since pre-historic times, with two Iron Age sites overlooking the town. Situated four and half miles from the city of Huddersfield, Meltham also has good links to several major cities including Sheffield and Leeds which make for an enjoyable day out. Just three miles away is the town of Holmfirth, famed as being the setting for the comedy series Last of the Summer Wine. Holmfirth has interesting winding streets to explore and has numerous festivals throughout the year which include exhibitions in the fields of music and the arts. Holmfirth also has a good public swimming pool and fitness centre, parks, shops and restaurants. Meltham is a great base for exploring this varied area.

Please note: this property has a £20 pet supplement per dog per booking.
Dogs cannot go upstairs. Dogs to be kept on the ground floor only please.
Note: 24/7 CCTV surveillance is present at this property.
Two well-behaved dogs welcome but please call with size and breed before booking as owner needs to approve first.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas