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Holly Cottage

(Ref. 1066255)

Bolsterstone / Ewden Village, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Outstanding property and surrounding area."

    Met the owners who were very accommodating and greeted us with Prosecco which was very welcome after a six hour drive. Had a fabulous week and fully intend to return.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely owners and very understanding as we had problems before we set off and were 2days late getting there."

    The owners let us stay an extra 2days which we were very grateful for. Thank you. Very much appreciated. Kay and Paul.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2024

  • "Always a fantastic stay Love everything about it cottage, location and the ..."

    Always a fantastic stay Love everything about it cottage, location and the proprietors are lovely people See you in the winter

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2024

  • "Holly Cottage is cozy, clean and comfortable."

    It is well designed, nicely decorated and furnished and well equipped for holidaying guests. The owners are responsive but not intrusive and kindly left complimentary food and wine. There are electric gates for security, a bike shed, outdoor dining furniture, a hose for cleaning off muddy bikes or boots, and an electric vehicle charging point. The surroundings are beautiful with lovely walks around the two reservoirs from the doorstep. We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely brilliant We will be back as always"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2023

  • "We've had the pleasure of staying in 3 different cottages at The Old Sawmill, which are all of exceptional quality."

    All are well designed & built, beautifully decorated, warm, well equipped, and very clean & comfortable. Holly Cottage was the smaller of the 3 but is still a great size and very cosy, with a view of the garden and the woods beyond, not to mention a great spot for night-time stargazing. It’s a wonderfully peaceful location, with fantastic walks right from the doorstep. The owners respond quickly and professionally should you have any queries. It's the perfect place in which to unwind and/or enjoy the great outdoors!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very, good modern cottage with excellent facilities."

    Clean, modern and well furnished. It’s in a quiet, secluded location and is good for dogs. We really enjoyed the stay there.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Holly Cottage is a lovely place to stay, well designed, modern, very clean and comfortable."

    The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need and there were many thoughtful extras including a bike store, recycling area, electric car charging and a fire pit barbecue. Inside there were a selection of books and games with a welcome gift of milk, biscuits and wine. Everything was very well organised with clear instructions and helpful information about the local area.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and location."

    All the facilities you could need and a great place for dog walking. Loved the black out blinds in the bedroom - they also keep the house cool in the summer. The hot water was playing up when we stayed but once informed the owners sorted out the problem promptly. Would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Kristin4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Holly Cottage."

    It's in a beautiful and peaceful area with nice walks nearby, and the cottage itself was fantastic - very comfortable, clean and homely, with everything we needed for our stay, and a few extras touches that were much appreciated. It was a great base for exploring some of the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved our stay, top quality fitting and fixtures."

    Great location for dog walking

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, lovely and clean, very welcoming, with all the little finishing touches to welcome you."

    Everything was perfect, within a stunning setting. Would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "This little Cottage is amazing!"

    ! I cannot give one fault with the accomadation at all :-) We will defiantely rent again and will suggest to friends and family. The only slight issue was that the sat Nav takes you to a different home, you need to advise guests to continue down to the bottom of the hill until you see the black gates.. but that really is the only thing.. this place is beautifully decorated and mainitained, possibly one of the best places Ive ever stayed.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area."

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second visit to Holly Cottage did not disappoint - we look forward to returning soon."

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2023

  • "Peaceful location close to the reservoir."

    Holly Cottage is one of 4 high end old saw mill conversions. Really nicely appointed, very private and lounge window looks out on garden and woods. It’s a lovely place to spend a relaxing holiday. Very secure, access is through electric gates, beautiful walks literally on the door step. It’s a car journey to the pub, however loads of great pubs in the area and most are dog friendly. Low and High Bradfield a short drive away, we’ll worth a visit. Lunchtime special in the Plough £6.50 and they serve Bradfield beer. The only thing I didn’t like was it’s got an adjoining door with Oak cottage, open if you book both cottages. You could just hear the neighbours through the door if they had the tv on too loud. It is mentioned in the description and probably a great feature for 2 families holidaying together. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would book again. High standards again from Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is our second stay at these lovely cottages."

    We stayed at Chestnut Cottage in October 2021. The cottages are really elegant and comfortable in a delightful and peaceful location. Great for local walks and also a good base for exploring the rest of the peak district. Three local supermarkets in Stocksbridge make self catering very easy. Holly cottage is the smallest (we were late making our booking this year) but is still more than adequate and once again we had a delightful stay. I should have reviewed Chestnut Cottage last October. It would have got 5 stars across the board, but our beloved German Shephard (Scooby) passed away a couple of days after our return and I couldn't think about the holiday at the time as it was too raw. Belated thank you to the owners for our wonderful stay last year.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Oct 2022

  • "We loved our stay in Holly Cottage."

    The cottage was lovely with everything we needed. Although it was a bit remote from places and you had to drive everywhere it was ideal for us with all the places to walk our dog especially around the reservoirs. We were also only 20miles from where our son now lives so we’re able to see him more than usual.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely location and stay with good walks from the cottage and easy reach to other areas of the peaks."

    Travelled on my own but felt perfectly safe. Cottage was clean and comfortable with plenty of outdoor sitting space.

    Reviewed by Suzi5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very minor niggle ... we would have preferred the garden to have a boundary fence separating the neighbouring holiday let so that we didn't have their dog wondering into our cottage (and vice versa). We will definitely be back... Thank you.

    Reviewed by Phil4.1Jul 2022

  • "A little lacking in some kitchen equipment, I."

    E kitchen tongues, casserole type dish, but this just a very minor issue. Beautiful cottage and quiet. Lovely walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful."

    Had a great relaxing holiday. Loved the cottage and surroundings. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2022

  • "We stayed in Oak and Holly and the owners opened the cottages up for us to use them both."

    It was a lovely stay and the added touches of Christmas trees were wonderful for a festive break. The owners were in touch and were helpful during the stay as there were a few probs with back and patio doors. This is our second stay in 2021 and would definitely recommend. The additional fridge freezer was a help for a longer stay. We again enjoyed the walks from the doorstep. Thank you for a great family break.

    Reviewed by Sunny4.7Dec 2021

  • "We stayed at Holly Cottage to avoid the stress and inconvenience whilst out kitchen was being removed prior to a refit."

    It was certainly a relaxing place to stay: clean, warm, cosy, thoughtfully furnished and well equipped. A few complimentary items made us feel very welcome. The location was wonderful - but then we knew that as we live quite nearly. There are some great walks right from the door. Our stay was in November but in warmer weather, the outside space would be very nice. A couple of negatives: the 4G Popup was very poor. If you wanted to do some work which relied on the internet, it wouldn’t be suitable. Also a very poor phone signal (at least on O2) meant you couldn’t contact others - including the owners if necessary - from the cottage itself. Not a problem if you really want to get away from it all. As for the kitchen area, there was very little storage space for food. The fridge was tiny, with a small freezer area and the drawers and cupboards were all full. There were no instructions for the appliances so using the cooker and microwave involved guesswork. Although we didn’t use them, I imagine the same applies to the dishwasher and washing machine. This last issue could easily be rectified. In spite of these issues, we would definitely recommend this lovely cottage for a peaceful and comfortable retreat.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Nov 2021

  • "The cottages were amazing."

    In a perfect setting, clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything that you might need. It really was home from home. Would definitely highly recommend these gems!

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very well equipped cottage in a beautiful location with excellent local walks around two reservoirs."

    Dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2021

  • "Unfortunately we had to leave after only 3 days due to a problem at home but everything was great as always with Sykes Cottages."

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and we had a great time."

    Just a few suggestions, there wasn't much storage space for food, I would have expected more freezer space. There were no instructions for the washer/ drier, which was lovely to have but I would have liked a clothes rack as more sustainable. The lock was broken on the downstairs toilet, the property would benefit from black out blinds in the bedroom and the right-hand side blind didn't close fully in the main bedroom.

    Reviewed by Cate3.8Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Done up to a high standard, everything brand new. Loved having both the back and front patio to choose from depending on where the sun was. Owners very friendly and helpful. We took a walk around the reservoir which was beautiful. Such a peaceful setting. Only feedback I would give is to fit blackout blinds to the velux windows as the rooms were very bright from quite early on in the morning. But we would definitely stay here again. Just stunning.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Jun 2021

  • "Some teething issues with the property as it is new - the plumbing is a bit cranky (but great water pressure!"

    ) and the kitchen electrics circuit went down for a while on our first night but the owners were very helpful in sorting it out. Lovely cottage, with excellent outdoor dining provision including a fire pit/bbq which was not mentioned on the listing. Great location for beautiful walks

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was simply beautiful , very comfy and well laid out, the location is stunning and plenty of walking opportunities, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Abdul4.7Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area with electric fire
  • Biomass heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars and one electric charging point on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Front patio garden with seating area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One pet welcome - £20 supplement
  • One Highchair and one travel cot
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Bike storage
  • Dog & cycle wash
  • Note: There is a door that adjoins the property to Oak Cottage (Ref
  • 1066256), which will be locked if both properties are not booked together
  • Please note: no stag or hen parties
  • Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300 for this property

The property

Resting in the tranquility of Bolsterstone village, beside Broomhead Reservoir on the fringes of the Peak District national Park, is Holly Cottage, a stunning semi-detached cottage ideal for a couple or group wanting to escape the hustle and bustle and get back to nature, with the Peaks on your doorstep.

The property boasts a front patio with seating, where you can relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of water from the reservoir flowing nearby.

Inside the property, you will discover a bright and airy open-plan living room, neutrally styled and offering a welcoming feel, with two inviting sofas placed in front of the electric fire, ideal for a cosy night in enjoying a film on the wall-mounted TV, which rests on a lovely exposed stone wall.

The contemporary kitchen offers a range of integrated appliance to allow you to cook up a storm, while meals can be enjoyed together at the dining table.

There is a handy cloakroom with basin and WC on this floor, while upstairs is the family bathroom, with a choice of bath and shower over.

Upstairs is where you will also find the two bedrooms; a king-size double with two Velux windows under the eaves, along with a twin, both rooms are a generous size and offer plenty of storage space for your belongings.

Holly Cottage is an idyllic retreat for those wanting to explore the stunning countryside of the Peak District National Park.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1066256, together sleeping eight guests.

Holly & Oak Cottages

Boasting the tranquil sounds of water flowing by from the nearby Broomhead Reservoir is this pair of semi-detached cottages, found in the village of Bolsterstone on the fringes of the Peak District National Park. Holly and Oak Cottage have an adjoining soundproofed wall in the sitting room, which opens up to allow shared access and to create one large open-plan living space when the properties are booked together. The layout of each property is very similar, with a patio are and seating to the front, bright and airy living spaces and a king-size double and a twin room upstairs under the eaves, boasting Velux windows. Explore Bolsterstone village and discover a 19th century pub, The Castle Inn, while nearby Ewden Village will be popular with cyclists, having previously hosted the Tour de Yorkshire with its climb Cote de Ewden. Enjoy walks around Broomhead Reservoir and More Hall Reservoir, while slightly further afield you'll find Agden Reservoir and Canyards Hill SSSI, boasting more scenic walking opportunities. Just a mile and a half away is the busy town of Stocksbridge, which offers a good selection of eateries and shops, while walkers will delight in the many bridleways and footpaths waiting to be discovered. Slightly further afield, the traditional town of Holmfirth, known for being the setting of The Last of The Summer Wine TV series, boasts incredible cycling opportunities, previously hosting pelotons from the Tour de France, en route to the iconic 524 metre Holme Moss climb two miles away. The town has a plethora of shops and restaurants, along with a public swimming pool, ideal for a rainy day activity. You can enjoy easy access to the Peak District National Park for longer walks or mountain biking, as well as all the attractions Hathersage and Edale have to offer and the impressive Ladybower Dam, whilst being in close proximity to the M1, boasting links to Sheffield, Leeds, York and the rest of the incredible scenery of Yorkshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Stocksbridge 1.5 miles; Sheffield 9 miles; Holmfirth 13 miles.

The village of Bolsterstone stands between the Stocksbridge and Ewden Valley, on the border of the Peak District National Park and is one of the last remaining hill villages in the Sheffield area. The village boasts a 170 year old country pub, the Castle Inn, and is also home to the Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir which was formed in 1934 and is still going strong today. Ewden was recent host to the Tour de Yorkshire boasting its climb Cote de Ewden. Just 1.5 miles away is the busy little town of Stocksbridge which holds a variety of eateries and shops, together with many bridleways and footpaths for visitors to discover. Nearby, the Broomhead and Langsett dams make for interesting afternoon rambles, whilst the ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ country of Holmfirth is within easy reach. There is easy access to the Peak District for longer walks, mountain biking and all the attractions of Hathersage, Edale and the impressive Ladybower Dam, whilst the proximity to the M1 means Sheffield, Leeds, York and the rest of Yorkshire’s beautiful scenery are easily accessible.

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas