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The Mistle Carr Farm

(Ref. 925231)

Ripponden, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet-friendly

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Ruth and David provided a warm welcome with a little welcome pack."

    The cottage was ideal for us and our Weimaraner dog, who enjoyed the spacious field and the dog treats. The area offers fantastic walking opportunities, with quiet country lanes that are narrow but manageable. The cottage was impeccably clean and wonderfully peaceful. Despite the owners living on-site, they were not intrusive in any way.

    So glad you and your lovely dog enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind comments, it always pleases us when our guests appreciate our wonderful Yorkshire countryside. Kind Regards from Ruth, David & the Cats & Dogs Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage lovely host, the cottage is well equipped, the bed was so comfortable."

    The host was very welcoming. There are lots of walks and some lovely places nearby. We had a welcome pack this was very much appreciated, we took our dog Rocky and there was even treats for him. We hope to return later in the year. Ideal cottage for two guests and a dog.

    Thank you for your kind comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the surrounding area . Kind regards David & Ruth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2023

  • "We spent Christmas at property with the dog."

    Cottage is comfy and cosy. Great scenery and plenty of places to walk dog. Lovely pub very near by. Owner was very informative and friendly. Would highly recommend staying

    Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay despite the weather. Happy New Year from Ruth, David and the pets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a lovely week away in this little gem so comfortable close to all amenities ..."

    Had a lovely week away in this little gem so comfortable close to all amenities local pubs walks from front door a welcome pack was there on arrival much appreciated was difficult getting up in the mornings due to the bed being so comfortable the peace and quiet was welcomed would highly recommend

    Thank you for your kind comments. It's always good to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay. Sorry about the weather but apparently it was worse elsewhere on the country. Best Regards from Ruth David and the cats and dogs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "Quaint small property ideal for two plus dog."

    Excellent location, gorgeous views and pet friendly. Owners very helpful and welcome pack very much appreciated. Popping to a great local pub (The Alma) for excellent beer and food is 300 metres, and the walks around are spectacular (especially the Calderdale Way).

    Thank you for your kind comments. Always happy when our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Best regards from Ruth & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Milford4.7Sep 2023

  • "The postcode on Sykes website is correct and sends you down Goughs lane to ..."

    The postcode on Sykes website is correct and sends you down Goughs lane to Goughs farm Please amend Lovely quiet place to stay with plenty of fresh air

    Thank you for your comments. Regarding the directions, you are correct about the postcode, unfortunately there are three lanes all on the same postcode. I always try to point this out to our guests and normally we have no problems. Sorry if this caused you a minor inconvenience Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Jul 2023

  • "Converted barn makes a delightful and rustic base to explore Calderdale and beyond."

    On the compact side, with a bijou shower room and low beams upstairs. Wonderful walks from the doorstep and good bus and train services in easy reach. Expect steep and twisty lanes, and a super pub five minutes walk away.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Jun 2023

  • "Cottage very comfortable,all the extras the owner supplied was lovely and unexpected,"

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you sometime in the future Ruth & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "The owners were both friendly and helpful."

    Living on site they are available to sort any problems should they arise and to answer any questions. We chose the property because we wanted to explore an area of the UK we didn't know well and the owners provided us with great recommendations of places to visit The property was sweet, cosy and comfy. We had everything we needed for a lovely restful break and the little touches like: tea and coffee, coffee pods, eggs, croissants provided for our first breakfast were greatly appreciated. We will definitely recommend it to friends and family

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you had such a good time Regards Ruth & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2023

  • "Better than expected really."

    I wanted high up, remote but not isolated and this ticked all the boxes. Had not expected to find such a pretty location with such beautiful sunrises, misty mornings and night skies. There's a whole hidden world up by Cottonstones and Millbank. The pub is even nearer than you would expect. The Mistle had everything I needed and was spotless, cosy and well-equipped. We visited in October and the weather was sunny and mild all week. It's a great location from which to explore West Yorks and Calderdale in all seasons. Excellent hosts, will return. Thankyou! For us, it was absolutely perfect and excellent value for money.

    Thanks Joanne for your comments. It always pleases us to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay. Look forward to seeing you in the future and please bring the weather with you again...... Best regards from Ruth, David and the animals. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage is small but perfect."

    Is very comfortable and clean and had everything you need. Perfect hosts in a stunning location.

    Thanks for your kind comments and glad you had a good stay. Kind Regards Ruth & David ( and the dogs) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a lovely conversation into a very petit but comfortable holiday let."

    It has everything you need, my only comment would be tall or larger people may find the stairs and the bathroom difficult to navigate. The cottage has lovely views from the front and any dog owners will find the field opposite wonderful to exercise dogs. Our lad loved it! The area has some great walks and lots of attractive villages and towns to visit. For evening meals there are 2 x pubs close by, The Alma is 5 minutes and The Beehive around 20 minutes walk. Would I return, No, but that's only because I like to go to different places. I have recommended to a friend and hopefully they will try it.

    Reviewed by Philip3.4Jun 2022

  • "This little jewel of a cottage was perfect for our needs."

    It was beautifully accessorised and everything we needed was provided. The bed is possibly the most comfortable we have experienced in decades of holidays. Upstairs is light, bright and airy, and downstairs comfortable and cosy in the eves whilst also providing a welcome cool alternative to the sunshine outside sitting out on the patio (yes, we did actually get some hot weather!!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely week stay at the cottage with planty of walks on the doorstep."

    Reviewed by Maria4.1Jun 2022

  • "We had very enjoyable stay at the cottage, our hosts were very welcoming after our horrendous journey due to four accidents blocking our route and ending with a snow shower."

    Had a lovely welcome pack awaiting our arrival. Bed was so comfy, better than ours at home. Roads to and from cottage very narrow, but looked a great bus service which we met on every journey. Would recommend cottage as good place to stay for touring the area.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was small and compact, ideal for couples with one dog and won't a base for touring and walking in that area of Yorkshire."

    Would definitely go back in warmer weather. The owners were very nice and friendly.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely little cute cottage, very clean and bed was soooo comfy, lovely couple, ..."

    Lovely little cute cottage, very clean and bed was soooo comfy, lovely couple, and lovely pub 5 minute walk away with great food, cannot fault the place, beautiful views x

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2021

  • "Good for a relaxing few days."

    Reviewed by Allan4.4Aug 2021

  • "Comfortable and cosy cottage suitable for a couple."

    Everything you needed, including a few nice extras. Friendly owners without being intrusive.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Jun 2021

  • "Nice location and helpful owner."

    A good welcome pack was left and the host met us and gave some tips on how to use things. Everything was very clean and nicely laid out other than the bathroom. We found the shower and sink to be too cramped and awkward to use although it all worked and good hot shower once you were in it., only useable if you are of a slim build. Annoying shelf over the sink as well. I know it’s difficult with space but this let it down a bit. Location is good for walking and a nice pub nearby.

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2021

  • "A wonderfully quaint and cozy retreat that was everything that we needed for a short break."

    Ruth and David were lovely hosts; attentive but by no means intrusive. If we wanted their help or advice they were right next door but otherwise we were left to our own devices. The little former cow shed was immaculately clean with fresh pastries, milk, jam, eggs, butter and flowers already placed for us to enjoy. The nearest pub is just 10 minutes walk at a slow pace away and the local village has a great selection of essential shops and takeaways. Would definitely recommend. It’s worth noting that you have neighbours attached on both sides and so if you want to go somewhere and make noise, this isn’t the place for you!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at The Mistle, unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side but did not stop us from exploring."

    Both David & Ruth we’re very friendly and was happy to answer any questions we had even suggesting places to go near by to visit. Would definitely recommend and will be back to visit again some time in the future.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Mistle was beautiful."

    Just perfect for a few days away. Lots of little extras made it feel extra special. The owners were very helpful but not intrusive. The local pub/restaurant was only 5 mins walk down the lane and was a lovely place to spend an evening.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cottage is small but perfectly formed and is in a great location/base for traveling around the area Wonderful friendly owners who are really helpful and work hard to ensure that their visitors have a good stay."

    The welcome pack and fresh flowers in arrival are wonderful

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Oct 2019

  • "A very cosy retreat."

    Very good welcome pack with lots of extra goodies.owner was most welcoming.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Apr 2019

  • "A warm welcome was provided on arrival by the owners."

    Very useful advice was given about walking trails in the area. The cottage provided a very comfortable stay, and the welcome pack was such a nice touch. Lots of leaflets and ideas were provided inside the cottage. The bed was so comfortable! The cottage was tastefully decorated with some very nice touches to remind you were in Yorkshire! The Alma Inn nearby , with its superb food, provided ample opportunities for breakfast and meals during the day. This is a great location for visiting local attractions, including The Bronte Parsonage. The Old Bridge Inn in Ripponden provided a great starting point for walks along the River Ryburn...and provided good food at the end of the walks.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Feb 2019

  • "David and Ruth gave a very friendly warm welcome."

    The cottage was lovely and in a quiet peaceful location. The bed was really comfy and we had great night's sleep. The welcome extras were a nice surprise. We will definitely book here again if we return to that area and will recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2018

  • "Everything was straight forward and easy to book on line and info about how to get there."

    Lovely cottage and the owners were very helpful and made you feel welcome with little touches for your arrival.

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Sep 2018

  • "Relaxing weekend in a country setting."

    Just what we needed.

    Reviewed by John Howard4.7Jul 2018

  • "Would highly recommend The Mistle Carr Farm."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location, the owners gave us a lovely welcome and we very much enjoyed the welcome pack of milk, croissants, tea and coffee amongst other bits in the cottage which is not something you get in every cottage. The cottage was everything we wanted for our weekend away - walks on the door steps and a really nice pub just around the corner. The accommodation was clean, bright and comfy. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2018

  • "We was made to feel so welcome at a lovely relaxing cottage and totally recharged our batteries with some chilled out time and plenty of walks with our dog."


    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely, so were the owners, area We stayed in beautiful, would always recommend Sykes to family and friends."

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2018

  • "A great little cottage."

    There was a welcome pack of groceries, jam, marmalade, milk, rice, muesli, pasta, eggs, biscuits, water, juice etc. This was a nice surprise. Very dog friendly with some dog treats. Overall I give it 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2017

  • "Great hosts."

    Excellent welcome pack which was unexpected. Very clean, warm & comfortable and dog friendly It would be helpful if the name of the cottage was at the end of the drive.

    Reviewed by Robert4.6Jul 2017

  • "The owners , Ruth and David, were wonderfully welcoming and helpful - answering all of our questions on where to walk and eat."

    The local pub around the corner serves delicious food and is very dog friendly! The Mistle Carr Barn was comfortable and perfectly located for our walks in and around Hebden Bridge and Haworth and Ripponden. The view just outside the front door is special too. I couldn't recommend this place more highly. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by H5.0Jan 2017

  • "Simple and easy to book, all information was available well in advance of arriving."

    The cottage was as described, in a lovely quiet location that provided a good base for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Lei4.4Oct 2016

  • "Lovely little cottage in a picturesque a setting."

    The owners were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. All in all we had a nice relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Sep 2016

  • "Excellent hosts."

    lots to see nearby. eg. Hebden Bridge and Emmerdales original Woolpack. 2 pubs. 1 very close other within half hour plus depending on walking speed' Buses outside door with an hourly service to Halifax and region, not used by us but nice to know it's available. Everybody we met extremely friendly and more importantly dog friendly (pubs included). All in all a very pleasant relaxed break even though the weather was slightly erratic.

    Reviewed by Steve4.8Jul 2016

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  • One mezzanine double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • LPG central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washer/dryer in owners' home, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Owners' are able to provide home-cooked meals at an additional charge, please contact prior to arrival to arrange
  • Note: No children, including infants.

The property

Ripponden 2 miles.

A delightful wing of the owners' stone-built barn conversion nestling amongst open countryside in Calderdale, just two miles from the village of Ripponden.

This lovely property is situated in an enviable location with lovely views in almost every direction and the wild and rugged landscapes are just waiting to be explored.

Fully restored and individually styled, this cosy cottage is the perfect base for a romantic break.

This welcoming cottage comprises of a ground floor open plan living area with modern kitchen and a small sitting and dining area, along with a first floor mezzanine that extends out over two thirds of the living area.

The bedroom is a real delight with a lovely en-suite, exposed beams and two Velux windows bathing the room in a bright and cheery light.

Outside there is a small patio area with furniture, an ideal spot to relax and unwind and take in the countryside appeal of this delightful holiday home.

The surrounding countryside provides great walking opportunities with well defined paths leading out to both easy and strenuous walks, and the nearby country pub, just a ten minute walk offers excellent real ales.

Visit nearby Hebden Bridge with its lively nightlife, curiosity shops and the old cinema, where they serve tea and scones at the interval.

Take in the delights of the Bronte Moors, visit the village of Heptonstall with its two historic pubs, or explore the home of the Bronte sisters in nearby Haworth.

An excellent romantic holiday base that can be enjoyed throughout all the seasons.

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About the location


Sowerby Bridge 3 miles; Hebden Bridge 8 miles.

The Calderdale village of Ripponden is set in the rural Pennine landscape, three miles from Sowerby Bridge, in the Ryburn Valley. The village is made up of traditional stone-built cottages, and a small high street with shops, cafes, an award-winning restaurant, takeaways, several excellent pubs serving food and real ale, and a local supermarket, with the River Ryburn flowing gently through the centre. Located at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, pretty old weaving villages are found in the surrounding hills. The area is also of archaeological note for its Roman road, Neolithic and Bronze Age remains. Upon Rishworth Moor, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and home to many rare animals, can be found the Cat Stones, a series of ancient round barrow burial sites. Ripponden village is also noted for the annual Rushbearing Festival each Autumn, featuring dance troupes including Morris Dancers from all over the country. Nearby is Hebden Bridge, a diverse, bohemian town home to restaurants, bars, bistros, markets, an independent cinema, art galleries, and the Rochdale Canal. A scenic car ride over the moors takes you to the Parsonage Museum which commemorates the famous Bronte family. A short drive in the opposite direction takes you to the heart of ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ country. Numerous listed buildings and National Trust properties are close by. The Haworth area is also a must for steam railway enthusiasts who will enjoy the thriving Worth Valley Railway.

Note: No children, including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas