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Wren Cottage

(Ref. 1014090)

Denshaw near Saddleworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Wren Cottage."

    The location was amazing with beautiful scenery and the added bonus of a cosy pub - The Junction Inn - just 5 minutes walk down the road, selling very tasty food. The cottage itself has all the amenities you could ask for, even a welcome basket and a fabulous coffee machine and pods. The rooms and beds are very cosy and comfortable with plenty of hangers to put your clothes on. The wood burner was very welcome during the chilly evenings. Hairdryers were also in most bedrooms, so no need to bring your own. Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and soap are also in each bathroom. Wren Cottage was a very comfortable base with which to visit our northern family and we will definitely be back - thank you!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was great, well equipped, great location, very clean, thoughful well ..."

    The cottage was great, well equipped, great location, very clean, thoughful well come pack and logs for the wood burner, local pubs made you feel very welcome

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We had a great stay. All clean and cosy. Great pub within 2min walking distance from cottage “the junction.” The only thing is the garden. I can’t let my little dogs off the lead, so I couldn’t just let them out for a wee so had to put leads on every time they needed to go out. And with the gate next to main road there wasn’t any protection regarding safety for them.

    Reviewed by Harriot3.8Dec 2023

  • "Wren Cottage is a great place for a break and location to explore the hills and surrounding sites."

    We really enjoyed our stay and it really felt like a home from home and will definitely come back here again.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2023

  • "The welcome pack was useful as our grocery delivery from Asda did not arrive until the next morning."

    Comfortable beds and hot showers spacious lounge with room to play board games with the family . Kitchen was well equipped just needed a bigger pan for 6 people. Useful vacuum- even the 14 year old wanted to clean up . Central location for the regions we wanted to visit .

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was like a home away from home when we got together as an extended family."

    There was everything we needed to be able to cook family meals and spend evenings in front of the fire playing games. The facilities were modern and very clean and tidy. Lots of special touches added to the comfort and style of the cottage. We would certainly recommend this property and intend to revisit in the future. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very well kept beautiful farm cottage with a modern well equipped kitchen."

    The living room has a welcoming log wood burner and has three good sized bedrooms with the master bedroom benefiting from a beautiful on suite. We didn’t get to use the dining room but is also a good size along with a very useful conservatory. This property has great views and the garden is equipped with a bbq table and chairs .

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Aug 2023

  • "We were very impressed with Wren cottage ."

    Everything was perfect for us as a family of four generations .we were busy the whole weekend .the young ones enjoyed the board games in the evening.We would definately stay again if we had the opportunity

    Reviewed by Edna5.0Jul 2023

  • "A great place to stay: well located, easy access, lovely accommodation with a good range of facilities."

    Would thoroughly recommend and if needing to stay in the area would have no reservation to return.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved staying here !"

    The location was perfect for us and the scenery was amazing to look at in the mornings . The house is clean and beautiful. Bed were comfortable to sleep in. Everything we were looking for! Definitely be staying again

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Jun 2023

  • "Probably the best equipped cottage we have had the pleasure of staying in."

    Every little detail of being able to live like you're at home has been thought of. A stones throw away from a couple of cosy pubs that provide excellent food too. A real bonus

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great cottage very nice owners would love to book again."

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wren Cottage was perfect for our short break for 6."

    The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We loved the log burner and beds were very.comfy. would highly recommend a stay at here. Close to motorway links for easy access, but tucked away in a pretty village after a short drive over the moors. Great views all around.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2022

  • "3 Generations of our family and 3 dogs spent a long weekend at Wren cottage."

    The cottage was spacious, very comfortable and spotless. Nice touch to arrive to fresh milk and crumpet loaf. Junction pub a short walk down the hill was welcoming, had great beer and food, plus is dog friendly. We really enjoyed walking around the local reservoirs and coming home to relax in front of the log burner. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a perfect location to explore the local area."

    It was really well equipped and so comfortable with lovely personal touches throughout, including a welcome basket including local bread and milk. What can be better than watching sheep grazing and chickens pecking in the field outside your kitchen window. We had 3 dogs who were also catered for with dog towels and a perfect boot room where they slept. Great pub (The Junction) only 200 yards away serving great food. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Cathie5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely time staying at Wren Cottage, Jenny was really helpful with any queries we had."

    Reviewed by Shelley4.7Sep 2022

  • "Really nice cottage set in beautiful surroundings Host very good ."

    Welcome basket really nice touch . Extra a nice touch sugar , drink machine which was stocked ice in freezer . We had a great stay and enjoyed the local area Local farm shop great I would definitely stay again and recommend it Thank you

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage set in a large garden on the edge of the village with lovely views onto the moors, 2 local dog friendly pubs within safe walking distance that served excellent food."

    Local club was also welcoming to non members. Easy access from Motorway and only a short drive to the property. Well appointed kitchen with everything you needed to cook at home if needed, 2 large bedrooms ideal for couples, and a smaller double. We were 6 adults with 2 dogs and had plenty of room.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Sep 2022

  • "A really nice cottage that was comfortable for 5 adults ( or 6) and set in an interesting garden with good views."

    We visited during a hot spell so it was great to sit outside but there is plenty of space inside and the kitchen is well equipped for all levels of catering. The pub down the road (5 minutes walk) does excellent food as well. We hadn’t been to the Saddleworth area before but would come back again as there is plenty more to explore.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with all the home comforts."

    Lovely comfortable beds and excellent showers. We enjoyed exploring and walking in the local area, a couple of local pubs with excellent food. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely location, beautiful, well equipped cottage."

    Very helpful owners, really enjoyed our stay, would definitely recommend and give 10/10.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely property with excellent facilities."

    Clean, comfortable and lots of room. Quirky layout with lots of character, alongside modern touches. Garden and bbq area lovely. Owners very friendly and helpful. Great family time had by all - thank you Wren Cottage

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with some special touches, the owners have really thought about all the little extras."

    A lovely position near moors and reservoirs really pretty area. The only downside is if you have a small dog like my escape artist - garden not fully secure.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Jun 2022

  • "Amazing property inside and out."

    Loved the garden, can't wait to use it more on our next visit. Owners left us be but where available when we needed them. Lovely and friendly owners and neighbours.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage comfortable and clean had everything you needed except for a tea towel so don’t forget to take one."

    There were 3 dogs with us and the owner unlocked the gate to the field at the top of the garden which was great for them to run around in. Lovely little welcome pack milk, butter and a few snacks. We had some lovely walks it was just a shame the weather turned bad for our last day. Definitely recommend and we would go back.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2022

  • "Good location for seeing and walking around the reservoirs."

    Great pub for food within 5 mins walk. Cottage spotlessly clean, warm, cosy and has everything you need. Good facilities for dogs. Very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "Nice house, lovely welcome pack, 2 things that disappointed us, although we asked for a cot, nobody came back until after we left to inform us that there was no mattress for the cot, when we asked if a mattress could be available, reply was that there were none locally for collection, we arrived and found one 5 miles away at Argos which we purchased within an hour of arrival."

    Also the garden is not fully enclosed and if you have dogs be aware as the cottage very close to a busy A road.

    Reviewed by James3.8Apr 2022

  • "This has probably been the nicest cottage we've stayed in and we've stayed in a few in our time!"

    The cottage facilities and amenities provided were absolutely superb and the location was just ideal for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely look to go back again which I think is testimony to how good it really is.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Mar 2022

  • "Everything was provided for a break away, the cottage was very homely and comfortable, we didn't need to contact the owner although numbers were provided just in case."

    The location was perfect for getting to the moors and the peaks. I Would highly recommend a stay at Wren Cottage, we as a family of 6 and 3 dogs throughly enjoyed our long weekend.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a find!"

    Wren Cottage was perfect. The owners had thought of everything; from face and foot masks to board games and extra batteries for the wii remotes! The bedding was the softest we have ever slept on and the welcome basket was very much appreciated. We had such a refreshing break and will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was a long-anticipated weekend away with our daughters, their partners and dogs so we were thrilled to find a beautiful cottage with everything we needed to make our reunion special."

    The owners have thought of everything - including generous welcome provisions - and we all felt like we were checking into an upmarket hotel when we found our lovely bedrooms. There were lots of nice walks within a short drive, the Ram's Head farm shop was a perfect place to stock up on goodies and the local pub, The Junction Inn, was just a short walk away and a great place for drinks and pub food. The website photos really do not do full justice to this lovely property and we are already planning a return visit in the Spring. PS although we are regular Sykes customers, we actually booked this cottage via the Dog-Friendly Cottages site as it was the best way to find a property that would accommodate 3 dogs!

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay, and the cottage was perfect - thank you!"

    Everything was sparkling clean, the rooms were comfortable and the setting is gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely sized cottage for 6 people albeit we were a family of four so was even better!"

    - Upon arrival, the cottage was lovely and warm and welcoming. Very clean and a very pleasant surprise with the welcome pack. We could not fault the property in any way and would highly recommend this for a relaxing area to explore.

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, we really appreciated our last minute booking and loved the boot room."

    A few more mugs would have helped make better use of the dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Oct 2021

  • "Fab cottage, great hosts, we all enjoyed this break"

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday, cottage facilities & location were great."

    On the down side cleanliness of the kitchen utensils/crockery left a lot to be desired. Overall we had a great family holiday.

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Jul 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay in this great, well equipped cottage - will definitely come again if in this part of the country !"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Wren Cottage and also took my mother (late 80s) and my sister plus my two dogs."

    We all found the beds were very comfortable, linen was good quality and good bathrooms. Just about enough seating in the lounge but not if there were more than 4 of you. Fab utility, kitchen and dining areas. For us it would have been a really perfect location if there had been a secure part of the garden BUT sadly there were a number of gaps in the fencing and there is also a pretty busy moor road (where cars drive fast just behind the property although this didn't really bother us) which meant we had to keep the dogs on their leads 100% of the time. If this was sorted we would definitely return. It's a lovely location and a nice house.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.1Jun 2021

  • "We had the most amazing time."

    The property was perfect. The owners were so welcoming. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0May 2021

  • "This was a really nicely presented property."

    the owners were lovely and made our stay very enjoyable.. Everything we needed was there, and we enjoyed the stay enormously. will definitely look to make use of the cottage in the future

    Reviewed by Brendan3.8Oct 2020

  • "Our Wren cottage experience Excellent host, beautiful cottage and surroundings Ideal location for a chilled week away from the builders in our house Log burner in the living room & well stocked with timber for a very wet and windy week Welcome pack including a unexpected bottle of fizz, polished off in no time."

    Local pub serving a fab Sunday roast and a food service all week Great local facilities and our host Karen and Jenny on hand with excellent examples of the local area Highly recommed staying at Wren cottage. Thanks again Jenny & Karen

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage was absolutely beautiful home from home with everything to hand."

    Views were stunning, location idyllic, lovely village with friendly people. A few footpaths were through farms were closed due to Covid but plenty if beautiful walks to explore x

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was like staying at a hotel with all the extras."

    So clean and comfortable. Lovely setting. Brilliant local pub. Perfect week away.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, it had everything you could need."

    The welcome basket was such a lovely touch. The beds were so comfortable and there were loads of towels. Uppermill which is close by has lots of lovely places to eat.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location was great, well equipped cottage with a few added extras for instance hair dryers."

    Also ample wood for the log burner as with previous cottages you only had one bag but NOT here! The gas BBQ was great. All in all we had a fab time and the boot room was great to have with the pooch, boots and coats

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2020

  • "Welcoming, spacious, comfortable cottage which was just perfect for a family of 3 generations to share in a week of very inclement weather!"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "So well equipped."

    Lovely views too.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2020

  • "The overall cottage experience was fantastic and we had a great time."

    The only small downside was that the garden was not secure for the dogs so we had to keep them on the lead...but that was minor as overall we could not fault the cottage. Thanks

    Reviewed by Rav4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful venue."

    Well equipped cottage with some lovely extra touches. Fantastic stay all round.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2020

  • "Our last minute cancellation of another property was dealt with really quickly and effectively."

    We were told this cottage was available and it was great not having to worry about refunds and paying again, Sykes managed everything behind the scenes. The cottage itself was beautiful, everything was a really high standard and so comfortable. It was equipped with everything you could need (especially in the kitchen which was perfect for us as we all love to cook). Location was also perfect for a long weekend away. We walked to the nearby pub for lunch and drove over to Dovestones Reservoir for a hike. Would highly recommend. Shame the weather wasn't better as we also spotted a huge BBQ in the lovely little garden which we would've loved to use, maybe next time!

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with all of the necessities, attentive and helpful hosts, great kitchen, fabulous fridge."

    good for people wanting to cook. Great water pressure. Immaculate.

    Reviewed by Loraine4.4Jul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be two singles upon request) with TV, 1 x 4"6 double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Boot room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker with electric hob, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 1 x Smart TV, 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Please Note: A starter pack for the woodburner is provided - but any additional amounts required would need to be purchased by the guest
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking available for 3/4 cars.Garden with lawn and outdoor furniture
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles; pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Open-tread staircase, please be cautious
  • Note: Small internal steps, please take care
  • Note: Pets must remain downstairs at all times and off the furniture in property
  • Note: Bookings must being on a Friday.

The property

Saddleworth 4.8 miles.

Resting on the banks of the River Tame in the suburban village of Denshaw, you will find the beautiful Wren Cottage.

An attractive stone cottage, ideally situated within reaching distance of the Peak District National Park, this pet-friendly abode makes a wonderful base for families seeking an outdoor adventure in the English countryside.

After an exhilarating morning exploring the local area, return to the comfort of the convenient boot room and remove your mud-splattered wellies and coats, before moving your way into the kitchen for a delicious cup of tea.

Admire the striking steel range cooker as you gather ingredients from the American fridge freezer, preparing a mouth-watering feast for the whole family to enjoy as you take a seat at the lovely round dining table and raise a glass to making memories with your loved ones on another unforgettable escape.

Discover a well-placed ground-floor cloakroom with both a basin and WC, before retiring to the relaxing ambiance of the sitting room, emanating character from its exposed stone walls and traditional woodburning stove.

Turn on the Smart TV as you kick-back on the modish leather sofa and indulge in an entertaining evening indoors.

Take your time to climb the open-tread staircase up to the first floor and be greeted by a bright and tranquil bathroom, where you can enjoy a moment of peace and quiet as you sink deep into the P-shaped bath whilst your towel keeps warm and toasty on the heated rail.

Choose to stay in the fabulous master bedroom boasting an eye-catching super-king-size bed and an airy en-suite with the benefit of a spacious walk-in shower and heated towel rail, or make yourself at home in the chic super-king-size decorated with neutral hues and stylish navy accents that can be arranged into two singles upon request; both of these bedrooms have been finished with a pretty dressing table and a sleek flat-screen TV for added entertainment.

The final bedroom is home to a charming 4"6 double bed with traditional oak furnishings and a handy hanging space to house all of your belongings.

When ready to leave this stunning home away from home, indulge in a breath-taking hike up the nearby Tandle Hill View Point or head to Holmfirth for a scenic walk along Kirklees Way.

Embark on an enchanting stroll along the Peak Hidden Trails or challenge yourself with a hike up Bleaklow, just a short drive away.

Soak up the local history on a trip to the town of Radcliffe, where you will find the 15th century remains of Radcliffe Tower and the nearby Tythe Barn.

Over in Bury lie the remains of Bury Castle and the Grade II listed building of Holy Trinity Church.

Enjoy a family day out to the Lancaster Park and Animal Farm to meet the friendly horses and charming goats, before heading off to the well-kept landscapes of Heaton Park and hopping on a vintage tram and the Tramway Transport Museum.

Be sure to stay at Wren Cottage for an incredible outdoor adventure to the Peak District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Huddersfield 13.8 miles; Manchester 13.9 miles; Buxton 26.9 miles.

Resting in between the bustling market town of Huddersfield and the thriving city of Manchester, is the civil parish of Saddleworth, comprising of several villages and hamlets, covering a northern area of the Peak District National Park. Historically, Saddleworth has its roots in the textile industry, becoming a centre for cotton spinning and weaving after the Industrial Revolution, with one of its most notable structures, the Saddleworth Viaduct, built to help the transport of goods to major cities. Nowadays, you can enjoy the lovely villages which are scattered amongst rural countryside, with ten reservoirs to its name and an excellent 18-hole golf course at Saddleworth Golf Club. Delight in walks around Dovestone Reservoir, where an easy access path guides you along the waters, stopping on the way at Chew Brook to explore the rocks and dip your toes in the running stream, with two further reservoirs, Greenfield and Yeoman Hay, to explore you can extend your walk however much you like. As well as wildlife spotting, horse riding, climbing and its own sailing club here too, you are sure to find something for every taste. Head into the heart of the Peaks and incorporate Howden Dam into a ramble, or get to know the luscious landscape of Snake Woodland. Take a day trip into Manchester, home of the Palace Theatre, the National Football Museum, and the Manchester Art Gallery, just some of the wonderful places you can enjoy while you visit, amidst the wide array of astounding restaurants and cafés here too. From quaint villages, to vast countryside, to lively towns, you are within reach of it all when enjoying a fabulous stay in Saddleworth.

Note: Pets must remain downstairs at all times and off the furniture in property

PLEASE NOTE: A starter pack for the woodburner is provided - but any additional amounts required would need to be purchased by the guest.

Note: Bookings must being on a Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas