Holly Cottage

Holmbridge, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 935198)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • f m
    August 2016
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    “Lovely little cottage”
    Holly Cottage is located in the village of Holmfirth on the north-east edge of the Peak District ...
    Holly Cottage is located in the village of Holmfirth on the north-east edge of the Peak District. Outside the cottage there was room to park one vehicle. Then some steps straight from the country lane into the kitchen. This led into the living room which had a settee, dining table, two dining chairs and two folding chairs. Also a decent television and a gas fire (which we didn't use). There was a door to a small cellar which we ventured into once. There was a freezer down there which was switched off, but was clean so I assume we could have used it. There was also room to store a few items if required (bikes perhaps?). Our party comprised of two adults and an older teenager plus a small dog. So we closed the cellar door and setup the dog bed in front of it! Upstairs there was a double room, single room and bathroom. The kitchen and bathroom were both 'compact and bijou'. If you're XXL you'd have problems. The stairs were carpeted but were uneven in height which caused one of us to have a stubbed toe! A handrail would have been helpful. There is central heating in the cottage and also wi-fi. The kitchen was very well equipped and it was obvious that some of the items were new. The whole cottage was well maintained and clean, although there was a slight damp smell when first entering (merely one of the issues of an old cottage but did not impinge our enjoyment of it). Towels and bed linen were provided and the beds were comfortable. We were very lucky to experience beautiful warm weather so found the throws provided very useful instead of using the fabulous high tog duvets. There is a washing machine and we did (sadly!) have to do a load of washing. There was no clothes horse/airer in the house or outside, and no tumble dryer. We used clothes hangers and hung the laundry from hooks on the beams in the living room. It did occur to us that had we experienced wet weather it would have been inconvenient trying to clean and dry walking clothes. Outside there was a small garden area which was accessed by going out the front door, down to the end of the terrace , through an access gate and then in through another small gate. It could do with a bit of tlc. The village has two pubs, a small shop, a church and a tea room. The shop was useful, and we went to the Bridge Inn twice to eat. Very good food and we were allowed to take the dog. We also noticed a good bus service going through the village, even the H5 (small mini bus vehicles) service going by the cottage. As one would expect of the Peak District, there are some beautiful walks, directly from the cottage and we had a truly lovely day walking round the nearby reservoirs. Just down the road is the small town of Holmfirth and we spent a morning following their Blue Plaque tour and their Last of the Summer Wine tour . We also had the good fortune to bump into a local historian who had helped put the blue plaque tour together. We found really nice local bakers and butchers shops and a cheese shop too. Another local stop we enjoyed was near Jackson Bridge; the Oil Can Cafe. Worth a visit if you like a nice tea and old cars.


  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Holmfirth 1.6 miles.

A lovely, stone-built, terraced cottage tucked away with views over gardens and the old Pennine town of Holmfirth, Yorkshire Dales.

This is a well-equipped, charming cottage and is a perfect holiday base for couples, friends, and small families wanting to enjoy the delights of this beautiful area of Yorkshire.

The two bedrooms are both light and airy with exposed beams and views over the pretty garden and hills beyond and there’s a modern bathroom where you can relax after a hard day’s sight-seeing!

The kitchen has everything you’ll need, and the lounge has a comfy sofa and dining area featuring exposed beams and a coal-effect gas stove, a perfect social area for making the most of your time together with its delightful views over the surrounding countryside.

There’s also a very handy cellar making a great place for storage during your stay.

Outside is delightful private garden with a river running at the bottom of the banking.

Although there’s no access to the river, you can sit on the stone terrace and listen to the tranquil sound of trickling water and birdsong from the surrounding woodland; this is a great outdoor space to let the kids run wild.

The town of Holmfirth is the location of the popular BBC TV series Last of the Summer Wine.

From here, you can pull on your walking boots and explore the National Parks of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales or you can follow in the footsteps of Compo and Clegg.

Discover the fantastic array of shops, restaurants, galleries, real ale pubs, quaint little tea rooms and, even a vineyard, in this historic, rural town, making it a perfect retreat for exploring the Holme Valley all-year-round.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and gas stove. Cellar.


  • Gas central heating with gas stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking for 1 car with additional off road parking on owner’s drive across the road
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 10 mins walk
  • Note: Garden is accessed by leaving from the front of the cottage and walking around to the back

About the location


Holmfirth 1.5 miles, Huddersfield 8 miles.

The small village of Holmbridge is situated just 1.5 miles from the traditional Pennine market town of Holmfirth, within the beautiful Holme Valley. The village has two pubs, a cricket club, a convenience store, a church and its own vineyard which offers tours, tasting and great food. In 2014 the Tour de France passed through the village and the challenging climb of Holme Moss is nearby. Close by, the town of Holmfirth has old stone cottages, winding streets, parks, shops, bars, restaurants and the infamous music venue, The Picturedrome. The Holme Valley hosts a number of festivals throughout the year including the now famous Festival of Folk (May), The Arts Festival (June) Food and Drink festival (September) and a great Music Festival (October). These main festivals run alongside and with other smaller festivals and weekends, such as the Film Festival, The Macmillan Art Exhibition, the Christmas markets, The Scarecrow Festival and, of course, the big cycle race ‘Le Tour De Yorkshire’, this is a wonderfully cultural place to visit. The town was made famous as the setting for the long-running comedy series Last of the Summer Wine. The nearby Colne Valley is home to fictional Skelthwaite from the Where the Heart Is series and, within reach, is the wonderful Peak District National Park – the setting for many picturesque and breathtaking scenic views. The town of Huddersfield and the bright lights of Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield are all within a short drive, making this an ideal base for exploring this exciting and exquisite area of Yorkshire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas