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St. John's Cottage

Penistone, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 952635)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "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 KateNov 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 HeatherOct 2021

  • "Nice change"

    Reviewed by JoeOct 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 LucyOct 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 TheresaSep 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 KarenAug 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 TamasAug 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 KerryJul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by GraceJul 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 ColinJun 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 SharonJun 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 GrahamJun 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 PeterMay 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 LorraineApr 2021

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

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 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 LesleyOct 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 StuartOct 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 JennySep 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 SheilaSep 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 MelAug 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 VivienneAug 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 NicolaAug 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 JulieAug 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 KerryJul 2020

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

    Highly recommend x

    Reviewed by MichelleFeb 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 RitaJan 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 LesleyDec 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 PetraNov 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 RhiannonOct 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 LindaSep 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 MarianSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by AlanSep 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 JulieAug 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 RussellJun 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 KatrinaJun 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 SueMay 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 KarenMay 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 GemmaMay 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 JuliaApr 2019

  • "Great place to stay."

    Much larger than we expected.

    Reviewed by MaryApr 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 ChristopherMar 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 LesleyFeb 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 AndreDec 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 SusanDec 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 MaryDec 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 HenryNov 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 LesleyNov 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 CarolynSep 2018

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

    Reviewed by PhilJun 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by StevenJun 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 KarenMay 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 SelinaMar 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 LorraineMar 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 SallyDec 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 JanetAug 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 DebraAug 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 AlexandraJul 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 RachelJun 2017

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

    Very welcoming owners...fantastic stay

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2017

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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.

Summary

  • 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
  • Travel cot and 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.

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About the location

PENISTONE

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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