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Hawkyard's Cottage

(Ref. 1045913)

Dobcross, Oldham, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (9)
  • lovely (9)
  • great (6)
  • beautiful (6)
  • village (5)
  • aga (5)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful break at Hawkyards Cottage."

    The cottage is set in a stunning village. The cottage is a beautiful 18th century building with lovely features. We particularly liked the big kitchen warmed by the aga. Two substantial sized bedrooms. Mike was most helpful in our arrival and the following day. We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage as we will be back as it’s a very convenient location for visiting our family close by.

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time at Hawkyard's cottage - lovely period features, warm, comfortable & very relaxing."

    The rooms are beautiful & the Aga is great, especially the toast (a tip from Mike the owner). We had good communication from Mike & the village is quaint. Had some good walks up Pots & Pans, Dovestones & around Diggle straight from the door. Uppermill has some nice cafés & pubs & very warm atmosphere. We loved our holiday here & will definitely be back again. Thanks to Mike for meeting us at the cottage to show us the ins & outs & making us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2023

  • "This property is stunning with the big beams and the lovely big main bedroom, the flooring in the kitchen with the aga and the big table was beautiful."

    Upon arrival I was unsure where to park my car so I knocked on someone’s house and asked. The garden has no access from the property which people should be made aware of specially if they have dogs. The sofa is really in a bad condition (I took photos upon arrival) I turned the thread bare side over and the other side was really dirty so I just put a blanket I had over the sofa. The upstairs toilet has a big crack in it and I could not get the bathroom window open at all. There was a fair amount of white dog hair downstairs and upstairs which I tried to Hoover up but the hoover in the property is years old and it’s wasn’t picking anything up. A couple of nights it was really cold and there was no instruction on how to get the radiators on. It would be nice to leave some cleaning products (dishwasher tablets ect) as I had to go out and buy some so that I could keep the property clean. Overall I had a lovely stay in the property and the area but there was some issue which could be easily resolved.

    Reviewed by Chris3.1Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is situated in an ideal location: the village is picturesque."

    It is a little tricky to locate. One detail that is not mentioned and is inconvenient for taking the dogs out, is that there is no direct access to the back garden from the house. Otherwise, the interior is well laid out and very comfortable. The Aga certainly keeps the house warm! Great walks and scenery abound and there is the wonderful Dobcross Band & Social Club in the village.

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic spacious historic cottage full of charm and character and with everything you could need."

    The village of Dobcross was a stunning time capsule with a great pub. Great base for exploring the local area by car or on foot. Beds were a great size and the dog loved the garden. The Aga may not be for everyone but for me it added character to the kitchen. The only negative I had was that the kitchen needed a deep clean and the sofas were well worn and dirty. With a good clean downstairs I'd definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday home in the beautiful village of Dobcross."

    Main bedroom is beautiful. Close to the larger Uppermill. The Swan Pub v close by is a great village pub with excellent food.

    Reviewed by Gideon4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Close to all the amenities and walks on your doorstep. Friendly locals. Such a relaxing place

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay in a beautiful cottage - warm, comfortable and spacious."

    Great patio area at the rear of the property to enjoy the fantastic views of the area. The local pub - The Swan - welcomed dogs and staff were very friendly! Although the cottage was lacking a range of kitchen utensils (there were no teaspoons, etc) and the bathroom doorknob kept falling off, we would visit again.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8Apr 2023

  • "We had 4 people staying it was fab loved it did struggle with only 3 forks to ..."

    We had 4 people staying it was fab loved it did struggle with only 3 forks to eat dinner with though we did look everywhere, other than that and the dodgy bathroom handle upstairs everything was fine thanks for lovely stay x

    Reviewed by Leah3.8Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days at Hawkyard's cottage and I'm sure we'll be back."

    Great location and lovely cottage. It might be useful to leave some information in the cottage where to find the boiler : cottage is very cosy downstairs because of the Aha , but cold upstairs and took some serious hunting to find the boiler. Also a bit confusing that the name on the cottage is different from the name we were looking for. But these are just tiny points : great time had by all, thank you.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    This cottage certainly has the wow factor

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful location stunning scenery."

    Lovely cosy cottage

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Aug 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x queen-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • AGA cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x Freeview TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Please ensure dogs are kept downstairs
  • Note: This property only accepts babes in arms and children over 12 years old

The property

Tucked away in the village of Dobcross, Greater Manchester, is this superb two-bedroom Grade II listed cottage, Hawkyard's Cottage.

Stemming from the 18th-century and enjoying a fabulous position right on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park, Hawkyard's Cottage is a wonderful dog-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of four, plus their two canine companions.

Look forward to impressing your guests with delicious meals, cooked up in the well-equipped farmhouse kitchen/diner, featuring a handy dishwasher, garden views and TV with Freeview, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four.

On warmer days, dine alfresco in the well-maintained garden with a large patio, whilst your pooches stretch their legs on the lawn.

After dinner, retire to the sitting room with its exposed oak beams, garden views and period fireplace, to snuggle up in front of your favourite show on the Freeview TV.

Completing the ground floor is a utility room housing a washing machine and drying rack, and a cloakroom for your convenience.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day with a soak in the bath or freshen up with a shower, before choosing from one of two beautifully appointed bedrooms, a king-size with vaulted ceiling, antique furnishings and views over Saddleworth, and a queen with antique drawers and delightful views.

Explore the local village, where you can treat your loved ones to a well-deserved meal at The Navigation Inn or The Swan, followed by a leisurely stroll along the Diggle Brook or a visit to the popular Brownhill Countryside Centre with exhibitions and wildlife displays.

Walking and outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the close proximity of the Peak District National Park, where you can follow the scenic trails of Dovestone Reservoir, Broadstone Hill and the Longendale Trail.

Venture further in to explore the sights of Derwent Dam, Blue John Cavern and the National Trust owned, Lyme.

Uppermill rests nearby where you can tour the Saddleworth Museum & Gallery or test out your swing at the Andrew Earlam Golf course.

Next stop is the popular Yorkshire town of Holmfirth, known for it's quaint streets, traditional architecture, and being the home of the BBC's 'Last of the Summer Wine'.

Enjoy a day exploring the local vineyard, before choosing from a selection of pubs and restaurants to dine at, followed by a show at The Picturedrome.

However, you choose to spend your time away, be sure to choose Hawkyard's Cottage as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Uppermill 1.5 miles
  • Oldham 5.6 miles
  • Manchester 13.8 miles

Dobcross is a picturesque hillside village resting between Delph and Upermill. The village is well-known for its idyllic location on the steep valley side of the River Tame boasting exceptional views, and offers a good selection of attractions, including the Brownhill Countryside Centre, the annual Whit Friday brass band concerts and walks along the Diggle Canal. Dining options include The Navigation Inn and The Swan, while you can stock up on essentials at the nearby Post Office and Village Store. Just outside of the village is Uppermill, where you will find further attractions and amenities, including the Saddleworth Museum & Gallery, the Andrew Earlam Golf Club, Weaver and Wilde Coffee House and The Riverside Bar & Grill.