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St. John's Cottage

(Ref. 952635)

Penistone, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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109 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful few days at the cottage."

    Can't fault the comfort, facilities or tactful friendliness of owners in any way. It was a home from home for us. Have never stayed in such an attractive, well appointed holiday cottage before!

    Thank you very much for a perfect score, looking forward to seeing you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2024

  • "Stunning cottage with beautiful garden."

    We had a great welcome and felt very comfortable. Location was perfect, for a very relaxed holiday. Could not fault anything as the facilities and furnishings were to the highest standard. Would highly recommend and would definitely book again.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback, really pleased you enjoyed your holiday, & would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage is lovely and comfortable."

    An ideal base for visiting the area. The weather was not kind during our stay so we were unable to use the garden area but loved sitting in the dining area watching squirrels and birds through the French windows.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay despite the weather, typically we have had a lovely few days since you left. Pleased you were able to watch the wildlife through the patio doors, the number of different birds we get are quite amazing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janette5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage."

    A warm welcome from the owners. Cosy rooms and very cosy bed! A lovely cake and bottle of wine ready to help me settle in. My next stay is already booked!

    Thank you for your lovely comments, glad you enjoyed your stay, & look forward to seeing you in September Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Apr 2024

  • "What a wonderful place to stay, everything you could need to make a home from home, the little touches and arrival package of cake, milk and wine (although I don’t drink) were wonderful, Carolyn was very helpful and welcoming and showed us around the house."

    Although the weather was not kind we made the most of it, and had a lovely time. Definitely recommend this fabulous little cottage.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at St John’s Cottage, & thank you for feeding the hedgehog Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a wonderful place to stay."

    Clean, comfortable, cosy, and the welcome package was a lovely touch. Super cottage and a super host! We would certainly recommend anyone to stay here. Couldn’t fault anything.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, & thank you for posting, & your lovely comments in the guest book! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2024

  • "Caroline met us with a warm welcome, having first contacted us to touch base before the holiday."

    The house was exceptionally clean, and aptly decorated for Christmas. There was also a great welcome pack. The quality of furnishings and decor spoke for themselves. The house was situated on a quiet street , with shops and facilities within walking distance. We can’t thank Caroline and Duncan for their kindness and hospitality. We were warm, comfortable , cosy and relaxed. Thank you

    So pleased you were able to enjoy yourselves with your family over the Christmas period. Hopefully we will see you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Dec 2023

  • "Super property, exceptionally clean and tidy, faultless!"

    Great host, came and showed us around. Gave us ideas on where to visit and what to do. The walks and views were amazing! Lovely Yorkshire! Looking forward to returning in the summer!

    Thank you for your lovely comments, so pleased you enjoyed your stay & exploring the area. Would love to see you again in the summer, love Caroline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "Everything about this cottage was great."

    The owners have paid attention to detail and the cottage exceeded expectations. It is well situated for visits out and about but we also enjoyed time curling up in front of the wood burner. Totally recommend and hope to return.

    We would love to have you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, beautifully decorated, very clean and spacious."

    Good location between Yorkshire Dales and Peak District. Attractive rockery garden. The welcome pack was very much appreciated.

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay in the Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in good location."

    Garden was stunning but due to weather I was not able to make full use of it.

    Reviewed by Marie3.8Sep 2023

  • "Wow what a spacious and beautiful cottage very well looked after."

    We stayed for a week and cooked breakfast and few dinners at the cottage. Kitchen had every utensils and they provided us with tea bags coffee and sugar milk. Welcome chocolate cake was a bonus. Dishwasher tablets were also provided with all cleaning products. Comfortable beds in both the rooms and massive bathroom with standing shower and a bath. Downstairs toilet also. We drove to lots of towns all within an hour distance. I would definitely give 5*. Thank you to Caroline who showed us around the cottage and guided us where to visit near Penistone.

    It was lovely you were able to see so much of the local area, so pleased you enjoyed your stay at St John’s Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sapna5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped, clean, comfortable and very homely with lovely accessories."

    Very friendly, helpful owners. Lovely welcoming gifts.

    Glad you enjoyed yourselves, & had your Cannon Hall farm fix! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful, comfortable, cottage with an exceptionally high standard of cleanliness."

    The scenery around the area is amazing with lots of opportunities for walking. Many attractions are within a short car ride away. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Cottage & the surrounding area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "The best Sykes cottage we have stayed in yet !"

    ! Loved the property. All rooms were spotlessly clean and tidy. We were fortunate to have warm weather and so made good use of the lovely patio in the afternoon to relax Everything you need is provided in the cottage ie. washing up liquid, soap, dishwasher tabs, foil, cling film which was great and really appreciated Would recommend 100%

    Thank you for your wonderful comments, loved you were able to enjoy the garden, & the weather was kind to you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything was spotless and felt like home from home, when we returned from our many days out!"


    Thank you for your lovely comments, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect home away from home."

    Very clean, couldn’t ask for more!

    Thank you for your lovely comment! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jaspreet5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was great the owner met us on arrival and showed us around."

    The cottage is presented to a very high standard and the garden is a pleasure to sit in. The welcome gifts were very much appreciated. Overall a great stay.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and pleased you were able to enjoy the garden! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage - immaculately kept - nice touches of the wine & cake - would definitely recommend"

    Pleased you enjoyed your holiday, thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by D5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautifully maintained cottage and garden and a very friendly owner."

    Highly recommended and we look forward to returning.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at St John’s Cottage& look forward to seeing you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "We received a very warm welcome from the host even thou we didn’t arrive till after 9."

    00pm. On first entering the property it’s clear to see the charm and unique setting it has, tastefully decorated with all the facility’s you would need for a relaxed and enjoyable stay. The two rooms are well set and comfortable beds. The Bathroom is well equipped with its rolled top bay and separate walk in shower having either a fixed Rain Shower head of a traditional flexible rose on hose set up. Pleanty of high quality super soft towels available. The lounge was comfortable with the log fire a plentiful supply of logs should you need them. Perfect to relax after a long day. We sat out in the garden and all the birds start to sing to you, along with the sound of baby chicks in one of the nest boxes in the trees. Just a short walk into town with all the facility’s you need, fairly large Supermarket and two smaller ones, lots of individual shops too. All round perfect for a relaxing holiday or a good base to go out and about, Fully recommend this property and will try to return in the future. Many Thanks for the opportunity to stay.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I’m so pleased you enjoyed exploring the local area, & your stay at the Cottage. Look forward to seeing you in the future x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0May 2023

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with everything you need to enjoy your stay."

    Caroline gave us very warm welcome and gave us lots of ideas of where to eat, drink, walk and visit while we were here. The welcoming gifts were a lovely touch. We look forward to staying here again in the future.

    So pleased you enjoyed yourselves, look forward to seeing you in the future x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2023

  • "Sorry for late reply in giving our review."

    As the owners know we have had a lot of exciting things happening for us as a family right now. We honestly can't fault the cottage! It's everything you want and more. It's just a shame it's not doggy friendly for our little pouch or we would be here all the time in a heartbeat. Thank you for a fantastic, relaxing break xx

    Thank you for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to have you. Do hope all is going well Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage and garden were beautifully decorated and well-maintained, and had everything we needed for a comfortable and homely stay."

    The owner greeted us, showed us around the property and was available in case we needed anything. We were staying with our children, and the cottage was perfectly situated for Cannon Hall Farm, the Sculpture Park, Wentworth Castle Gardens and a lovely walk around Langsett Reservoir. I'd happily recommend St John's Cottage to any of our friends or family.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous break in this lovely cottage - despite the fact we got snowed in for 3 days!"

    Luckily, it meant we got to spend more time in comfort and luxury! We received a warm welcome from Caroline on arrival who showed us around the cottage and facilities. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, and the extra touches were most appreciated ( cake and wine, luxury shampoos and hand washes etc.) We particularly enjoyed the open fire in the living room, the rainfall shower and the comfortable bed. Unfortunately, due to the blizzard, we didn’t get to use the garden but that was lovely also, especially after the snow! We had a great holiday and we thoroughly recommend this cottage - thanks again Caroline!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our third return visit to this property - great spot, great place."

    We will go back again for sure

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Feb 2023

  • "We wanted a weekend to unwind and relax without the children and St Johns Cottage was perfect for this."

    The local area is beautiful! Caroline showed us around when we arrived and recommended some walks and areas to visit, as well as any info we needed for our stay. The cottage was immaculate and the smell that greets you, when you walk through the door, is beautiful and adds to the warm and inviting feel of the cottage. All the little extras were very welcome, like the wine, cake and toiletries-a first in many homes we have rented through Sykes! It was a perfect break away, set in a stunning location, in a 5 star property. Caroline and Duncan should be very proud of not only the beautiful home they provide, but also the high standard of cleaning, the extra mile they go as hosts and the little finishing touches they add to make you feel welcome. Thank you for allowing us to stay, we will be back! Sarah x

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. The Cottage is very special to us, and it’s so nice to hear guests have had a wonderful time, we really appreciate the feedback given. Would be lovely to see you again in the future x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2023

  • "We loved staying at the cottage."

    It was so cosy, comfortable and a wonderful place to relax or use as a base to explore the local area. Would recommend to friends and family and would stay again ourselves.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and everything you could possibly need and more. Beautifully decorated with lots of extra touches. Will want to return for more visits.

    Glad you were able to enjoy yourselves, despite the weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jan 2023

  • "St John's Cottage is a little gem waiting to be discovered."

    It is cosy and homely and was spotlessly clean. There were festive touches which added to the welcoming atmosphere and a lovely welcome pack too. We were very comfortable during our stay and there's lots to explore in the area which is most scenic, even in the rain! A lovely place to stay, we hope to return one day. Thank you to Caroline and Duncan for making a gorgeous retreat for people to enjoy.

    Thank you for your very kind comments, we look forward to seeing you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage is amazing and we loved it,we will be returning."

    So pleased you enjoyed yourselves over Christmas, looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2022

  • "Immaculately clean, beautifully detailed."

    Super hosts.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very nice cottage."

    Exceptionally clean and well appointed. Very quiet; despite being close to the road and near traffic lights. A very nice rockery garden at the back which we were impressed with. Caroline & Duncan were very helpful and friendly. Penistone was very good with lots of local shops, as well as Tescos and the Co-op. Local market on Saturdays and Thursdays. Good for bakery and fruit & vegetables.

    Thank you for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by C D5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous Cottage , And Fabulous Owners Caroline and Duncan very helpful people and caring , will be returning in Spring, Everything you needed , and a Special Treat , the Chocolate Cake delicious with a cup of tea in afternoon in the garden so cute and relaxing , and the evening relaxing with glass of wine with you’re evening meal , what more could you ask for , Thanks again Caroline and Duncan ."

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at St John’s Cottage, hopefully we will see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wow a loverly friendly welcome cottage is immaculate very cosy comfortable and a fantastic garden."

    Owner lives next door and is so friendly and helpful lots of treats left ( flowers milk wine cake etc ) could not of asked for a better place to stay and chill out stayed in lots of cottages and this one by far will take some beating will certainly be returning

    Thank you for your lovely comments, look forward to seeing you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculately presented."

    The furnishings and fittings were first class. We were there for four weeks as we were in the middle of a protracted house move and we felt at home and at ease there from the first day. Caroline and Duncan were excellent hosts without being intrusive.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review, it was a pleasure having you to stay. Hope your house move goes ok. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Delightful homely cottage, didn't want to come home."

    We were lucky enough to sit out in the beautiful garden on a couple of occasions. Hoping to go back in the near future.

    So glad you enjoyed your time at St John's Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, beautifully kept."

    Clearly a huge amount of effort has gone into decorating this surprisingly spacious cottage. It is beautifully clean, well equipped and the little luxury touches of fluffy towels, lovely hand soap, tea, coffee, cake, wine and milk on arrival make you feel so welcome. It’s a really peaceful property with lots of space including access to a gorgeous outside area. The owner lives just next door and was so kind and welcoming, showing us around and how everything worked, meaning we could enjoy our stay from the minute we arrived. The walks from the door were lovely and plentiful, a short weekend is no where near enough. Our only very minor niggle was the amount of air fresheners which made us both sneeze continuously.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jul 2022

  • "This was the nicest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    It was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped and the wine, cake and milk on arrival was a nice touch. The cottage is very luxurious and the hosts Caroline and Duncan are lovely and welcoming.

    So glad you enjoyed yourselves, hope you had a good journey home! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic Cottage ."

    Very friendly owner. Very well equipped with everyting you need for a perfect stay. The cake and bottle of wine was a lovely suprise.

    So pleased you enjoyed your visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2022

  • "This is an outstanding self-catering property - beautifully appointed and equipped, comfortable and spotlessly clean, bright and cheerful, with a lovely garden."

    Lots of little touches that showed real consideration and knowledge of what one needs when away from home. Caroline and Duncan were welcoming and helpful. We have stayed in many self-catering properties over the years, and this one has to be one of the best. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2022

  • "A real gem of a holiday cottage!"

    So cosy and comfortable with every possible requirement provided for a delightful holiday. Felt at home as soon as we walked through the front door and the owners were friendly and helpful. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who was looking for a base in this part of Yorkshire. We hope to return next year to be able to catch up on families and friends again. Thank you so much.

    So pleased you enjoyed yourselves, will look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic break at St John's Cottage."

    The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful and has everything you could need and was so cosy with all your home comforts. It was spotlessly clean. Caroline the owner made us feel so welcome. Plenty do do in the surrounding area. I can honestly say this is the nicest holiday cottage we have atayed in. First class! We will definitely return!

    Thank you for your lovely comments, it would be so nice to have you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "An excellent stay."

    The owner was very pleasan and most helpful. The accommodation was spotless, and the garden a delight. The house was fully equipped. We will return.

    Thank you for very much, so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "From the moment we arrived we were impressed by the quality and cleanliness of the cottage."

    The owner, Caroline, showed us around. She was always available for questions and advice when needed and was so helpful. The cottage is beautifully furnished throughout and a lot of time and thought has gone into the decor. Although we had dry weather it was not tge time of year to sit outside but I imagine in summer it would be a real sun trap. Thank you again Caroline for being so helpful and welcoming. Robert and Angela.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed yourselves! The garden is a sun trap in the summer, & very peaceful, you will have to come back & experience it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2022

  • "Having stayed at St John's Cottage previously we knew what to expect - a lovely warm welcome into a spotlessly clean, cosy, comfortable home from home."

    Everything in the cottage reflects the owners, Caroline and Duncan's good taste and attention to detail. You really couldn't wish for better accommodation. As for the location, it is a short walk into a very pleasant small town with everything you could need in terms of shops, pubs and restaurants. We particularly enjoyed shopping in the many small, independently owned shops with their friendly, chatty owners. A first class staycation.

    It was lovely to see you both again, & I’m so pleased you enjoyed your visit, hopefully we will see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage - modern, clean, spacious, and very well equipt."

    A good location for exploring. Hosts very helpful. We would return :)

    Thank you very much. Glad you managed to have a lovely holiday & enjoyed visiting all the local areas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was our second visit to St John’s."

    We stayed last summer and enjoyed it so much we decided it was perfect for a winter break too. We were not disappointed. The weather meant we spent a lot of time indoors, (as we expected). The cottage is furnished to a high standard and spotlessly clean. We were very cosy with the log burner in the living room. Our 9 year old son, generally adverse to going out at the best of times, was very happy in his home from home. Out and about there are lots of walks nearby and a little further afield. We enjoy running and the Trans Pennine Trail is just on the on the doorstep. The owners make a real effort to welcome their guests and nothing is too much trouble. Thank you Caroline. I am sure we will return for a third visit at some point.

    So glad you enjoyed yourselves despite the weather. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just lovely."

    Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Augusto5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely property for a break away, highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, has all you could need from a holiday let."

    Comfortable and spotless with lots of homely touches. Caroline greeted us and showed us round when we arrived but left us to settle in and enjoy the rest of our short break. We would recommend the cottage, plenty of walking from the door and a short drive away. There are a set of traffic lights outside but these didn't bother us at all, the road is not used that much.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2021

  • "St Johns cottage is an amazing property."

    It is immaculate along with everything you could possibly need. Caroline was so kind and thoughtful that our stay was very special.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2021

  • "Nice change"

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our stay at St John Cottage was lovely, when we arrived Caroline gave us the key and showed us round and she’d left a cake on the side along with wine and milk in the fridge which was such a thoughtful welcome:) Everything was super clean and comfortable, and as the weather wasn’t the best when we went, we just used this as an excuse to chill for the week and watch films on the smart TV :) There’s a Co-Op and a Spar within walking distance (about 10 mins) and a big Tesco not much further so it’s very conveniently placed."

    We’d highly recommend staying here, thank you for having us Caroline :) x

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Oct 2021

  • "This cottage has the best of everything from the pots and pans to the lovely beds."

    Anyone who did not find this cottage the best they have ever stayed in are just too picky

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a delightful stay at St John's Cottage."

    Caroline was very helpful and friendly in showing us round the property and giving us her ideas of places to eat in the area - not to mention the milk, chocolate cake and wine she had left for us as a welcome package. The cottage was warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean, the beds really comfy and a fantastic location near both the Peak District and Yorkshire with all it has to offer.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at st."

    John’s Cottage and we couldn’t fault a thing. The cottage is beautiful and very comfortable! Very well equipped. The owners are extremely helpful too. We will be back!!!!

    Reviewed by Tamas5.0Aug 2021

  • "Simply perfect!"

    This was a returning stay for us as we'd had such a wonderful time the first time round. The cottage itself is immaculate throughout and has a country boutique charm. You immediately feel at home and comfortable and your every need is catered for. The special extras such as the wine and fresh flowers were a lovely touch on our arrival. The owners were warm and welcoming and happy to give recommendations.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was stunning, immaculate, and super comfortable."

    Caroline was extremely helpful. Will return again and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superb cottage in every way."

    We cannot think of anything to improve it. The owners who live next door could not have been more helpful and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "I can't recommend St John's Cottage, Penistone highly enough."

    Caroline the owner has decorated and furnished in great taste and to a very high standard and with a lovely garden too. This combined with the lovely area made for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Simply Superb."

    Although we didn't travel far to visit this cottage, we found new places, interesting experiences, had lovely meals and made new friends. The cottage itself is just first class in every respect. The owners, Caroline and Duncan should be justifiably proud of what they have done to make the cottage comfortable, stylish, spotlessly clean and providing every possible luxury a visitor could want. We were blessed with excellent weather, but even if it had rained we would have been happy there. Don't hesitate to book this real gem!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2021

  • "Well appointed accommodation which has been lovingly converted."

    Lots of little extra touches which make it feel more like a home than a commercial rental. Knowledgeable and welcoming hosts who provide a much appreciated welcome pack. Lots to do in the area including lovely walks along the nearby trail.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was very welcoming, spacious, spotlessly clean, comfy beds, lovely soft towels."

    Everything about it was perfect. Even wine & milk in the fridge, & a cake too. It’s one of the nicest places we have ever stayed in. We had some lovely walks. Visited Wentworth Castle Gardens, Chatsworth house Gardens, The Sculpture Park in Bretton. The week flew by & we enjoyed every minute. A big thank you to Caroline & Duncan for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very high quality and well appointed cottage and very friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at St John's cottage and as always Caroline goes the extra mile to make the cottage warm and welcoming."

    There is always milk and wine in the fridge. She supplied my husband with a bottle of beer and of course the usual chocolate cake. Lovely!

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything we could need to see us through the week, Caroline & Duncan went all out to make sure we enjoyed our stay including a welcome hamper."

    The cottage is in an area with amazing landscapes, good walks, places to visit within 30 minutes drive. We stayed there for a week and had something different to do every day, we got light showers of rain on a couple of days but not enough to stop us getting about. We would love to go back there in the summer months when the days are longer and the sun is shining.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2020

  • "The attention to detail put in by the owner was superb."

    Starting with an e-mail prior to going assuring us of the cleaning regime undertaken during this pandemic. Really is a home from home cottage. The area is also fabulous for walking and cycling, plus pretty villages and lots of reservoirs.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was far beyond our expectations."

    Beautifully decorated and furnished to an extremely high standard, everything you could need was catered for. No hesitation in recommending this cottage. Whoever books this cottage for a holiday will certainly not be disappointed, a real Gem.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2020

  • "From the time we arrived we knew we were going to have a great staycation."

    The cottage is in a great location with easy access to all routes. Caroline the owner who lives next door was there to greet us and inform us about the facilities in the cottage which is very well maintained, very clean and very comfortable. The patio seating area in the garden is lovely with a newly planted raised border, with an upper section to sit as well. The cottage provides everything you need with a lovely touch of wine, milk, cake, coffee and tea on arrival, if you have not had chance to buy any. Great place to eat about 10 mins up Mortimer Road called Cubley Hall, nice beer garden and service. Tesco's superstore 10 mins in the opposite direction. My wife and I had a fantastic stay and would thoroughly recommend this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Aug 2020

  • "We thought the cottage was beautifully fitted with good quality fittings and furnishings."

    The decor was was tasteful and had everything needed for four people. It was immaculately clean and we felt very comfortably with everything.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. There was wine and a cake waiting for us which was a thoughtful touch. There was everything and more that we needed in the cottage and we would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020

  • "St John's Cottage is a beautiful cottage and very well equipped and comfortable with very comfy beds."

    The garden is a beautiful place to sit out and relax in with views into the countryside ,and the town is just a short walk away. The owners kindly left cake,wine and milk for when we arrived. This was our second visit to St.John's Cottage and we can't wait to visit again next year!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "St John’s cottage was immaculate, the entire place was spotless."

    It was really cosy and had everything we needed and more. The parkin, milk and wine were a very welcomed bonus and a lovely touch from the hosts. We spent a wonderful week here and explored the local area and beyond. It was great to come back to such a beautiful holiday home and completely relax. Simply perfect!

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2020

  • "Immaculate cottage, couldn't fault it in anyway."

    Highly recommend x

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2020

  • "St John`s cottage is beautiful."

    Located in a really nice area and room for parking the car on the cobbles which is off road/ The owners welcome is superb, friendly and warm greeting. The cottage is spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, spacious and has every amenity. 5* accommodation with lovely quality furnishing and finished to a very high standard. All the little extra touches very much appreciated. The owners are near enough if you wanted anything but equally you are detached to enjoy an unobtrusive holiday stay. I would highly recommend this superb and very beautiful cottage. We would definitely stay again. thank you so much to the owners for getting everything right. We had a wonderful weeks stay. kind regards Rita & Graham/Lincolnshire

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jan 2020

  • "We stayed at St John's cottage over Christmas and Caroline had decorated it beautifully for us with beautiful tasteful Christmas decorations."

    She had made us a lovely chocolate cake,there were sweets Christmas crackers and she had even bought us a present! All in all much more than we expected. The cottage was warm, comfortable and it's perfectly situated for long walks whilst being very close to shops etc.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Dec 2019

  • "The cottage is extremely cosy and decorated and fitted to a very high spec."

    We weren't lucky with the weather unfortunately BUT it didn't matter as you knew you were coming back to such a warm home. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. There were plenty of leaflets in the cottage on things to do and visit but the owners would recommend the places they find good. We followed all their recommendations and weren't disappointed. The welcome bottle of wine and locally baked cake and pint of milk are just examples of how they want people to feel welcome. We have been renting cottages for many years now and this cottage is one of the best. There is a lot to do in the area whether you like walking or enjoy museums. If you are unsure of where to visit then just book this cottage.

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Nov 2019

  • "Spacious but still very cosy cottage in a wonderful setting."

    Very well equipped and maintained to a high standard. Very warm reception from the owner, despite our late arrival time. The welcome treats were also gratefully received. Lots of good advice on where to go. Easy access from cottage for wide variety of locations And activities, including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Cannon Hall and, of course, amazing walks. Will definitely be coming back to stay here

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Oct 2019

  • "Everything about the inside of this beautifully kept cottage is a plus and so well stocked with all you could need."

    The only minor down downside is that it is not situated on a quiet country lane as we thought. We still enjoyed our time there walking different parts of the trans penine trail and Langsett Reservoir as well as visiting Brodsworth House & gardens, Cannon Hall & gardens.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was of a very high standard."

    Very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. It was on the very edge of the town but within walking distance of the shops.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Sep 2019

  • "Holiday cottage exceeded our expectations with the overall tidiness, cleanliness and facilities available."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2019

  • "St John's cottage is an outstanding property which is extremely comfortable and well equipped and the best we've ever stayed in."

    Being on the edge of Penistone it has a lovely garden with countryside views and a rural feel while being only ten minutes walk away from the town's cafes and facilities. The owners are kind and friendly. It was my birthday and they kindly left a yummy cake,a bottle if bubbley and a card for me.We can t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very well appointed cottage - with excellent heating!"

    - comfortable, scrupulously clean, and conveniently placed either for places to drive to nearby or for walks from the door, plenty of which took you into the country in less than two minutes. Friendly and helpful hosts too. Nothing could be faulted.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at St John's Cottage."

    Beautiful and spotless accommodation that was also very well equipped. Quiet and convenient location, not too far to drive to the main sites in the Peak District. The owner was also very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the complimentary wine and chocolate cake! Thank you for a lovely time despite the typical British weather. We hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jun 2019

  • "This cottage is decorated and maintained to the highest standards."

    The cottage was extremely well appointed, with the cosy wood burning stove in the lounge, lovely airy bedrooms - both beautifully finished - and an excellent equipped kitchen. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. We had a lovely time, really enjoyed the beautiful countryside which is ideal for exploring by car, on foot or cycling, or just relaxing at a local tea shop - amazing cakes - or country pub. Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable break - would definitely recommend unreservedly.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2019

  • "St Johns Cottage is beautiful, very clean and the decor is gorgeous."

    It has everything needed to ensure that the cottage is comfortable and homely. The owner, Caroline, is lovely and very welcoming even made us a cake and put a bottle of wine in the fridge. I would recommend anyone wishing to stay in the Penistone area to stay at St Johns cottage, it’s perfect.

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0May 2019

  • "Such a lovely cottage!"

    We wanted for nothing, it truly was a home away from home and fabulous base for our holiday. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2019

  • "Comfortable, helpful friendly owners."

    Luxurious feel, warm, well equipped kitchen, nice garden and seating area, lovely log burner and furnishings. Appreciated welcome goodies including Easter eggs, wine and home made cakes. All in all a really lovely cottage in a friendly town with beautiful countryside close by.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great place to stay."

    Much larger than we expected.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented with very tasteful furnishings and décor."

    There was a bottle of wine and a delicious homemade cake waiting for us on arrival with milk in the fridge and coffee and tea available in the kitchen. We have stayed in many self catering cottages in this country and abroad over the years but St Johns cottage is definitely in our top five.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2019

  • "We we're lucky enough to have lovely weather for our week at St John's cottage so we're able to walk miles along the Pennine trail and to admire the amazing views from Heartcliffe both easily accessible from the cottage."

    The cottage is a welcoming comfortable place to return to after a long walk.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2019

  • "This was a wonderful cottage that exceeded the expectations."

    The cottage was very clean, cosy with superb attention to detail that make it feel very homey. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and had very good suggestions. We had excellent time and wonderful holidays. We can hardly wait to return.

    Reviewed by Andre5.0Dec 2018

  • "This Cottage was absolutely perfect!"

    Caroline had gone to great care to add luxurious little touches all over the place which made this cottage a little piece of heaven for our Christmas week away. Having somewhere to park was essential for us so being able to park right out front was great. We arrived to find Christmas decorations, mince pies, toiletries and even dressing gowns! I would 100% recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a holiday home. It was a beautiful base to enjoy the surrounding area. We walked all over and followed some of the routes in a little booklet we found in the the cottage which was so helpful! We were very sorry to have to leave this beautiful home and would have no hesitation with returning!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2018

  • "There was everything you could want in the lovely cottage that made our week so enjoyable."

    The mincepies and wine and also a vase of daffodils was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Dec 2018

  • "The best holiday cottage we have stayed in, outstanding in all respects with friendly welcome from the owners, who live next door,and are extremely accommodating and helpful."

    Reviewed by William Henry5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was well appointed and everything was there that we needed."

    Caroline made us a delicious chocolate cake and there was a bottle of wine and a bottle of milk in the fridge. There was even every condiment in the cupboard and the crockery cutlery and pots and pans were excellent.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Nov 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage, very well set out, lovely decorated rooms, home from home, couldn't ask for more."

    would highly recommend for everyone. :)

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage is a real gem, we loved it"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage full credit to Carolyn and Duncan."

    Everything about the cottage was lovely I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is beautiful and the owners are very welcoming."

    It is in a lovely location with walks and bike rides from the door. Would definitely recommend this cottage as it is well-equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2018

  • "Wow such a wonderful cottage, we loved it!"

    Cosy, immaculate, attention to detail is amazing with lovely touches included. The owners were so friendly and helpful. Penistone is a lovely village and not too far from York. If u want a holiday in this area look no further, this cottage is a real treat!

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage is Lovely, the photos in the literature do not do it justice."

    The cottage is much bigger than it looks and is extremely comfortable and beautifully furnished. The attention to detail is perfect. The owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful. This is the best cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fabulous, beautiful and spacious cottage."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. They added lovely touches to our stay. Homemade treats, chocs n a bottle to celebrate the new year in with! Luxury stay indeed!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2017

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful and restful time in this beautiful airy and spacious cottage!"

    Highly recommend it and would stay there again!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2017

  • "Lovely spacious cottage, great location with easy access to walks and local attractions."

    Close to local amenities and restaurants. Great hosts. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was beautiful and finished to a really high standard!"

    Lots of lovely extra touching to make it feel like a home away from home. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, wish we could have stayed for longer and would love to go back again some time soon!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Jul 2017

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful, everything provided was of a superior quality and the welcome of a chilled bottle of wine and chocolate cake was greatly appreciated."

    The cottage was very comfortable and very spacious, the location is ideal for those looking to explore the surrounding areas and for those wanting to explore further there are great links to the motorway etc. I'd reccomend this property to anyone, suitable for families and couples.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage with great interiors and attention to detail."

    Very welcoming owners...fantastic stay

    Reviewed by Sally1.9Apr 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, radio, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Cottage stairs are steep, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There are steps between the lower patio and the lawned garden, plus with drops children need to be supervised at all times.

The property

This semi-detached stone cottage, dating back to 1854, adjoins the owner’s home and is situated down a country lane on the outskirts of Penistone in South Yorkshire.

Beautifully-appointed and tastefully furnished, St John's Cottage offers comfortable accommodation for couples or small families looking for a base to explore the nearby Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, but within easy reach of local amenities.

The cosy and comfortable sitting room features a warming woodburning stove, ideal for snuggling up in front of on cold and chilly nights.

A stylish and well-equipped kitchen adjoins a light and welcoming dining area with French doors that overlook the garden, a lovely space to spend time socialising and planning your next day ahead.

Upstairs, the two bedrooms are beautifully presented with fine furnishings and linens, and share the stylish bathroom which boasts a freestanding roll-top bath, as well as a separate large shower unit.

The rear garden with a lawned area and two patios is perfect for enjoying some peace and quiet and a well-earned drink whilst taking in the fresh country air and delightful countryside views.

The market town of Penistone has a good selection of amenities including a weekly market, its own cinema, pubs, shops, restaurants and hosts the annual Penistone Show, as well as being on the route for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire.

The village of Thurlstone, just two miles away, provides some small village shops, a nice pub and has the Trans-Pennine Trail right on its doorstep, offering excellent walking and cycling with spectacular views.

The nearby reservoirs of Langsett, Broomhead and Derwent, the latter being the site where the famous Dambusters raid was practised, are also well worth a visit.

The area provides excellent opportunities for a variety of activities such as golf, clay pigeon shooting and pony trekking.

For culture lovers there is plenty of choice to satisfy all tastes including Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens, Wentworth Castle, Chatsworth House, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the National Coal Mining Museum for England, all of which are easily accessible.

The beautiful Peak District National Park is tantalisingly close and a little further afield is the Yorkshire Dales National Park, so you really are spoilt for choice!

Alternatively, if you fancy some retail therapy, Meadowhall Retail Park in Sheffield with its 230 shops and 50 places to eat and drink, can be reached within a half hour’s drive.

This lovely property is a perfect getaway at all times of the year.

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

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About the location


Thurlstone 2 miles; Holmfirth 9.5 miles; Sheffield 14 miles.

Penistone, the highest market town in Yorkshire is one of the Pennines' best kept secrets and the ideal place to use as a base for exploring the region. Located at the foot of the Pennines there is plenty of open countryside and woodlands where you can walk for hours without meeting a soul and witness spectacular views along the way. Penistone has a wide range of amenities including pubs, shops, restaurants and a weekly market. There's something to suit all tastes, from the annual Penistone Show to stunning walking scenery and even a charming Picture House that was built in 1913 and is still in use today, mainly showing films but with occasional live shows and organ concerts.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas