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Butts Cottage

Farnley Tyas near Holmfirth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 950710)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay , the property was spotlessly clean and we really appreciated the bread, butter, milk and biscuits left out for us on arrival."

    Would stay again.

    Reviewed by GregApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent location, beautiful countryside and village, good pub short walk away."

    Only slight drawback, reversing into drive a bit tight especially if a car is parked on the road opposite.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2021

  • "Clean comfortable cosy cottage."

    Ideal for a get away from it all break.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "Reversing on to the drive was a bit scary as cars come flying around the corner, ..."

    Reversing on to the drive was a bit scary as cars come flying around the corner, and the knives in the kitchen need sharpening

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Well located cottage only a few minutes walk to local pub where we ate most evenings."

    Close to places of interest to visit. Lovely spacious cottage. Only minor criticism is there was no pizza cutter or tongs

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "The cottage really is exceptional."

    It was spotless, comfortable and the attention to detail outstanding. There is nothing lacking, from the welcome pack to the high quality equipment and the clear information packs. Communication with the owners was excellent. I cannot speak highly enough of this accommodation and had a really lovely break.

    Reviewed by MaggieJun 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely to stay at Wifi was good Nice easy walk to a very good pub Location was good"

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, quiet and peaceful."

    We enjoyed sitting in the garden looking over the woodland and watching the wildlife. The information provided for using the various household equipment was very good. There was a choice of lovely walks from the front door and the local pub served excellent fish and chips. We had a very good week.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay which felt very safe with the facilities provided."

    Welcome pack was very welcome. Only thing we would have liked was a non stick frying pan otherwise everything was excellent. Very good base for walking and also exploring Holmfirth the home of the "Last of the Summer Wine".

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and cosy and lovely and clean and very well equipped and lovely walks from the door"

    Reviewed by LeslieOct 2020

  • "This was a last minute booking of 4 days ,probably available due to a cancellation."

    On arriving , the house gave an impression of solid reliability and, on entering the first impression was certainly “ above expectations “. All the rooms are of very generous size and furnished with a combination of quality and good taste which is considerably above the average. Similarly, the fittings and equipment were also above average. The location is on a country road with a single footpath to the village but traffic noise was never a problem even on the lawn behind the house where one is surrounded on 2 sides by trees. Reversing into the drive called on a skill which I have not needed to use for 40 years but the 2 posts shown in the photo are well separated and presented no problem. In short, one of the very best of the many “cottages” which we have stayed at. We hope to return in happier times.

    Reviewed by ErnestSep 2020

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with all appliances in good or newish condition."

    Appreciated the welcome pack, including wine which was a nice touch. Beautiful area and the local pub is very welcoming and friendly. Cottage was very clean and well presented, although the furniture is a little dated. Would have appreciated more generous supplies of toilet rolls as only provided one, same with dishwashing tablets, as only a few provided. Otherwise, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by VivienAug 2020

  • "The owner Paul exceeded expectations."

    1. He really was easily contactable, and responsive. 2. The oven broke, and he replaced it - on New Year's Eve! 3. He also freed up the kitchen venetian blinds which a previous occupant had jammed up. As with many holiday cottages, the kitchen equipment was just enough, but with a few annoying omissions. I put this down to Sykes' recommended inventory of required items being limited to absolute essentials. I would have appreciated the following: potato peeling knife (it's no fun peeling potatoes with a normal paring knife when your fingers are a bit arthritic - however this is unlikely to be an issue that a younger person would even be aware of); also, a few extra Pyrex items for safe microwaving; and I brought 2 DVDs but there was no player. Otherwise the key equipment was of a very high standard e.g. CH boiler and hob were very modern. TV and wi-fi reception was above average for holiday accommodation (although admittedly my bench mark is Cornwall). I find this more helpful than the usual tick box response. It is mainly intended to assist the owner, so only publish the scores. Overall, we were very comfortable in Butts Cottage. Michael Hoole

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2019

  • "Butts cottage is charming, on entering it was obvious the owners had an eye to detail."

    It was very clean, really comfortable and warm which was especially welcome during a (mostly) wet week. The extras they had left was a lovely thoughtful touch that we appreciated.

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2019

  • "Cottage clean and comfy kind owners posted on coats we managed to leave behind on departure"

    Reviewed by JerrySep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Very clean with everything we needed. Comfortable furniture in the living room and especially great beds...so unusual to have a top sheet these days but joy of joys these were provided. The owners provided a lovely welcome pack which we greatly appreciated. Would recommend this cottage very highly. Thank you for getting it so right!

    Reviewed by Ingrid ESep 2019

  • "Had a wonderful time at Butt's Cottage, so welcoming with all its homely touches - milk, bread, fruit etc, even a lovely chilled wine in the fridge."

    Did some lovely country walks and used the station at Honley to have days in Leeds, Huddersfield (for the food and wine show) and a great day out in York. Always good to get 'home' and relax, the clip clop of horses going by a bonus.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2019

  • "The facilities provided were of an exceptionally high standard, and the "little finishing touches" were of a high quality hotel standard."

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2019

  • "Having used many holiday cottages, we can honestly say that nothing was left wanting."

    From the very generous welcome pack to the walking maps it was all there. All very appreciable! Had a wonderful holiday, thank you very much.

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2019

  • "Despite the bad weather over which we none of us has control, we enjoyed our stay at Butts Cottage."

    We named the cottage "the house of plenty" as there was plenty of space; plenty of storage; plenty of equipment and an array of provisions which were most welcome after a challenging journey due to weather and traffic problems. The cottage is comfortably furnished and the downstairs loo proved useful. The village of Farnley Tyas is friendly - we attended the coffee morning at the local church and were made most welcome by the parishioners. The cottage backs on to woodland and we were entertained each morning while having breakfast by the local wildlife. There is much to do in the local area and our only disappointment was being unable to use the picnic table as the cottage due to the weather!

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2019

  • "Lovely area, thoroughly recommend the accommodation."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "A clean and comfortable cottage, warm and welcoming."

    Very well equipped , in picturesque surroundings. Enjoyed our stay, even in winter, hope to return in a spring or summer.

    Reviewed by JenniferJan 2019

  • "Butts cottage is exceptionally clean with very comfortable beds, good linens etc."

    A more than generous supply of fruit, biscuits, wine, bread, butter. A plentiful book supply and we thoroughly enjoyed reading Amanda Owen, the shepherdess. A downside was the local pub just 5 min walk away had just closed down. There are others but a drive away. Walks from cottage are good, bus to Huddersfield 3 mins away. A very good area for walking and sightseeing. Views from Victoria Tower on castle hill are amazing. Steps to the top give even better views.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Butts Cottage and the good news is that the local pub has since reopened. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "So lovely..relaxing and even left us a welcome hamper"

    .So impressed were booking again.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2018

  • "We have stayed in various cottages throughout England and found butts cottage to ..."

    We have stayed in various cottages throughout England and found butts cottage to be the best yet it was very clean , comfortable and fully kitted out to make your stay perfect the location is nice and quiet Mr and Mrs Brooks complete the experience with a generous welcome pack of wine,fruit biscuits milk , bread and butter anybody that stays at this cottage will find a lovely old style cottage but not lacking in modern amenities

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "Super cottage, well equipped and extremely comfortable."

    Very good welcome pack of milk, bread, butter, biscuits and a large selection of fruit. Lovely scenery and places of interest to visit in the local area and further afield. One of the best cottages we've had!

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, very clean and well presented, home from home and Paul and Joyce had thought of everything."

    The extensive welcome pack was much appreciated. Overall experience fully up to expectations and one of the best Sykes cottages where we have holidayed. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable in a good area."

    The owners had left bread, milk, tea coffee, bottle of wine and fruit. All of this was gratefully received as it saved us having to rush out and buy, especially after a long journey. There were plenty of leaflets for a large area, but we would have liked more of the local walks.. It was so nice to sit in the garden as well as being very comfortable in the cottage. The beds were also comfortable ans was all the furniture downstairs. In all it made a great holiday and certainly value for money.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

  • "Image to the rear of the cottage slightly misleading as the view was taken in early spring which means that there was no view when leaves on trees."

    Also the entrance to the cottage is on a bend which makes it awkward when you have to reverse in. Otherwise we had an excellent holiday which was made even better by the super weather.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Welcome packs, eg: fruit bowl, sweets, basic food such as milk, butter etc exceeded expectations did lack a tea cosy."

    The single bedroom lacked a chair to sit on, and a mirror. Not serious complaints, easily overcome. Once again one of the best holiday cottages we have had in recent years. Many thanks, John Hudson

    Reviewed by L.j.Jun 2018

  • "Really good cottage clean and tidy with good facilities in good location."

    The area was good for walking in very attractive countryside yet close to the town of Huddersfield with it's shops and transport links if required. The local pub provided good food in friendly atmosphere.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2018

  • "The location the cottage its self has a nice warm atmosphere the view from the ..."

    The location the cottage its self has a nice warm atmosphere the view from the garden is beautiful all in all a very nice cottage and a very relaxing break

    Reviewed by LeslieApr 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in all respects."

    Location was ideal for us, very quiet but close to a superb pub for meals and a bus service that went directly into Huddersfield. Local walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by PhilipDec 2017

  • "We needed a place to stay while visiting family so were pleased to find this little gem of a cottage in a lovely location."

    The owners have put a lot of thought into providing a very comfortable, warm and homely place to stay with lots of welcome extra touches. Enjoyed the comfy bed and the really good quality bed linen. Spacious shower. Loads of storage space in the bedrooms, plenty of hangers. Loved having a tumble dryer as the weather was too wet to hang out my bits of washing. The owners had even left a large bowl of fresh fruit on the dining table ( which they had set out with placemats and napkins!) Milk, bread, butter, wine and a really lovely tray of tea/coffee/biscuits had also been left for us. The lighting in the cottage was just perfect......lots of options for bright light or subdued. We were also very pleased to find such a clean cottage. The utensils and pans etc in the kitchen were spotless as was the cooker and microwave. We would definitely book this cottage again and hope to make a return visit soon. To anyone thinking of booking Butts Cottage......just do!!

    Reviewed by LeslieSep 2017

  • "The cottage is in a great location."

    Both close to the Peak District as well as South Yorkshire. Walks do literarelly start at the doorstep. The house is well appointed, great kitchen, diningroom, bedrooms and bathroom. The owners surprised us with fresh fruit, milk and bread as well as biscuits and tea. All the comforts of home, away from home. The only thing that needs some inprovement are the couch and seats in the living area. These can be a bit uncomfortable. But this is the only thing we found not totally right. If we ever go on holiday again in this area, I will book this place again.

    Reviewed by NickJul 2017

  • "Butts Cottage was the perfect holiday home, a quaint 200 year old property with furnishings and bed linens of a very high quality plus a well equipped kitchen."

    We arrived to find a much appreciated welcome pack, which included milk, bread, butter, biscuits, a basket of fruit and a bottle of wine - all much appreciated! The garden birds and squirrels were a constant source of entertainment and we met the owner who kindly left us a good supply of peanuts etc. to keep them coming. The cottage itself is in a quiet village - nice to return to after busy days out - and there's lots to see and do in the surrounding area. We especially enjoyed visits to Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine), the National Mine Museum near Wakefield (ideal for a rainy day) and the very quirky Oil Can Café, all highly recommended. Initially I was concerned about the staircase being a bit steep for my 89 year old mother - but there are handrails on both sides of the stairs and a hand grip at the top, which meant she managed the stairs with ease. This is a delightful property and I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility with WC
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with furniture, backing onto woodland area with footpaths
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Maximum occupancy is three adults
  • Note: No children under twelve due to steep drop into woodland at back of garden. Note: please be advised that a minimum of 48hrs notice is required for all bookings.

The property

Butts Cottage is a 200 year old, detached, stone-built, traditional Yorkshire cottage in the quiet village of Farnley Tyas.

It has been modified over the years in order to keep things up to date yet still retains some period charm.

It is surrounded by its own gardens that back onto a wooded setting with footpaths and has a private driveway with space for at least two cars.

The charming cottage is an ideal base for walkers wishing to explore the local area and the beautiful rural South Pennines.

Cosy and traditional, it boasts gorgeous views in a quiet location, and would be perfect for that special romantic getaway.

With beamed ceilings and some oak panelling in the living/dining area, the cottage has a snug and traditional feel while still providing all the modern amenities you need such as a Smart TV and WiFi.

Also comfortable sofas and a gas fire make it perfect for chilled out evenings.

There is a convenient downstairs WC, washing machine and tumble dryer in the entrance lobby.

The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven, hob, fridge/freezer, all the usual smaller appliances and a small breakfast bar.

The kitchen has stunning views over a woodland area.

Upstairs, there are two light and airy bedrooms and a modern shower room with basin and WC.

The larger bedroom has a comfortable double bed, whilst the smaller room, a single.

Both bedrooms have ample drawer, hanging and storage space.

A five minute walk leads to The Golden Cock Inn, Farnley Tyas' popular village pub serving delicious food and drinks - great for dining out.

Farnley Tyas is surrounded by fantastic walking country.

Enjoy the many woodland walks, quiet lanes and byeways.

Close by, you can look forward to exploring Castle Hill together with The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Cannon Hall Country Park just eight miles away.

Escape to Butts Cottage, Farnley Tyas, the ideal base to explore the gorgeous rural Southern Pennines.

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About the location


Holmfirth 4 miles; Huddersfield 4 miles; Haworth 20 miles; Leeds 20 miles; York 40 miles.

Farnley Tyas is a delightful, quiet West Yorkshire village set in an unspoilt and largely undiscovered corner of the rural Southern Pennines. Now gaining popularity with walkers, cyclists and horse riders, it used to be said that time stood still in Farnley where farming was and still is the predominant occupation. High on a hill, some 900 feet above sea level and having some great views, the village is surrounded by beautiful rolling wooded countryside with many old footpaths and quiet lanes to explore among the belts of ancient woodland. The majority of the village is designated as a conservation area with a number of listed buildings. The surrounding countryside to the north and west is designated as 'An Area of High Landscape Value'. Nearby is the local landmark Castle Hill, with its hill top location and panoramic views a visit is recommended. On top are the remains of an iron age fort, the fortification banks and ditches are easily recognisable. The present 'castle' is the Victoria Tower built in 1899 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The Tower is open on summer and bank holiday weekends (check website first) when for a modest fee you can climb the stone stairs to the viewing platform, where it is said, on a clear day York Minster is visible. Last of the Summer Wine was filmed in nearby Holmfirth. There is lots to see and do here, Sid's Cafe, Nora Batty's house, Summer Wine Tours, with some supermarkets, independent shops and eateries. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Hepworth Gallery, Cannon Hall Country Park, The National Coal Mining Museum and Wentworth Castle are only a short drive away. Huddersfield has a multi-screen cinema, a modern theatre, an art gallery with nationally known exhibits and all the usual supermarkets and chains with good parking accessed from the ring road. All this and more, yet the major tourist attractions of York, Haworth, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester are with easy reach.

Region Information

Note: Maximum occupancy is three adults.

Note: No children under twelve due to steep drop into woodland at back of garden.

Note: Please be advised that a minimum of 48hrs notice is required for all bookings.

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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