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Old Hay Barn

Hepworth near Holmfirth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 946821)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric car charging
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "It is a beautifully property in a beautiful setting."

    Very well equipped and very clean. Highy recommended.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2022

  • "The Old Hay Barn is a beautifullly presented and well equipped, comfortable cottage in a lovely location, looking out over the wonderful alpacas and goats."

    Amanda and Darren are very friendly hosts, happy to arrange goat walking and alpaca feeding sessions, and sell beautiful fresh eggs. The electric charge point for the car worked well, and is accessed via bookings using the CoCharger app. At present finding the charger on the app requires searching at the distance from your home postcode. Note that there are quite alot of fairly steep steps and stairs, both outside and inside the cottage, and the more elderly members of our party and those with balance issues did find these difficult, and also needed more handrails. The twin room has a double height step leading up to it, which may not suit everyone. But despite the low and sloping ceiling our 5ft 10 adult son was absolutely fine having this room. The dining chairs are very interesting and made from lovely peices of wood, but are very heavy, so again our elderly guests found them fairly tricky to use.

    Reviewed by CharlotteApr 2022

  • "A beautiful holiday home that is well equipped with everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay."

    The views are stunning and the area very picturesque. We took our two dogs with us and they loved it.

    Reviewed by JoApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Well equipped and the Alpacas and goats were the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by KatherineMar 2022

  • "Our stay was fantastic, the owners were brilliant, they had left us a bottle of Prosecco, beers, brownies and a cheese board, all which went down very well with my friends and family."

    It was the build up to my bedding so they had also but some balloons up and a sign which was a lovely surprise. They even offered for my hair and make up ladies to use their drive if it was needed. Would go back again in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by GemmaMar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, very very nicely decorated, perfect location with a number of pubs in walking distance which all had great food."

    Also had Aldi and Lidl within 10 mins drive so also perfect to get a shop in too. Beautiful walks from the door step and absolutely loved walking the goats and feeding the Alpacas from the owners farm. The owners live next door and made us feel very welcome. Would recommend and would book again!

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2022

  • "The barn was excellent ,very clean and every possible thing provided."

    On arrival beers and bottle of wine in kitchen with homemade brownies and dog treats. In the fridge was three types of cheese.plus all condiments salad cream and loads of things we probably forgot to bring . The hot tub was superb with four hooded dressing gowns with cupboard for them and phone storage next to hot tub which had a lovely view of llamas goats and geese .Barn had good wifi with smart tv with netflix and you tube incuded in bedrooms too. The owners next door were very welcoming with a goat walk and feeding the llamas included there is a honesty box for fresh goose and hens eggs and some vegetables which were delicious . I can highly recommend this luxury cottage and will return in the future.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, extremely clean and comfortable and in a really peaceful location with great views."

    We loved the welcome gifts and watching the animals all day.

    Reviewed by LizJul 2021

  • "This is the second time I’ve booked this property it’s such a beautiful place with everything you could possibly need, a home from home."

    This area is gorgeous with lots of lovely walks, animals and so quiet. Darren and Amanda are the perfect hosts, even letting the kids take the goats for a walk

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, made even more special with the added extras of homemade brownies and a cheeseboard."

    Will definitely be returning at some point.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2020

  • "Lovely personal touches - everything was exactly as shown."

    A beautiful cottage set in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "No more to say other than what an amazing weekend in an amazing location."

    The little touches like the prosecco and basket of goodies just topped off a beautiful time. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by LucyJan 2020

  • "A lovely property in beautiful surroundings with well thought out facilities."

    The owners live next door and couldn’t be more welcoming or accommodating but without being intrusive. Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by JanieNov 2019

  • "The Old Hay Barn at Hepworth is a beautiful cottage among delightful scenery."

    The owners have gone to so much effort to make sure holidays there are perfect with so many extras from all the welcome goodies in the fridge to the extremely high quality furniture and furnishings. We met the owners who were very friendly and helpful, we hope to be able to go back soon.

    Reviewed by EileenOct 2019

  • "Fabulous barn, absolutely immaculate and in a beautiful location."

    The owners have thought of everything, from a welcome treat of cheese board and brownies on arrival, to equipment and dog beds for our furry friends. We loved our stay here and would highly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Extremely well equipped and very clean. Views are stunning (hot tub a big bonus). Really good location for us, not far from Holmfirth and lots of local walks from the cottage and in surrounding areas. Really good village pubs within 5/10 min drive serving great food. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2019

  • "Thanx Amanda the extras were very nice and The Old Hay Barn was beautiful."

    Definitely be back

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2019

  • "Perfect hosts, beautiful barn, added extras, comfy beds, plenty of towels ..."

    Perfect hosts, beautiful barn, added extras, comfy beds, plenty of towels provided, lovely powerful shower, spacious and hot tub was lovely

    Reviewed by LaurenMar 2019

  • "Amazing barn in a picture perfect setting."

    Loved the personal touches of balloons and a hamper that we left out. The hosts were so nice and I'm looking at booking again already !Highly recommend

    Reviewed by MelanieMar 2019

  • "The old Hay barn was fantastic!"

    It's the most beautiful cottage with lovely owners. It's in a great location, fully recommended!!

    Reviewed by JennieMar 2019

  • "Wow! What an amazing place, the cottage is beautiful, very quirky and has everything you could imagine to need."

    We stayed with children and we could do baking, collected fresh eggs from the hens, played in the hot tub, went for woodland walks, walked the goats. It was just fantastic, the photos definitely do not do this cottage justice, a lot more spacious than it looks. Throughly enjoyed it and would return.

    Reviewed by CarleyFeb 2019

  • "We had such a wonderful break!"

    Old Hay Barn is absolutely beautiful, well equipped, wonderful views and we would definitely recommend it. We (2 families - 4 adults, 4 kids aged 6-11 and 1 dog) found the space so relaxing, everyone adored the hot tub, and there were some beautiful walks right on the doorstep. Amanda and Darren are on hand if needed but completely unobtrusive and very helpful. Loved it and may well be back! Also highly recommend the Huntsman Inn on the other side of Holmfirth for Sunday lunch.

    Reviewed by AmyFeb 2019

  • "Amazing relaxing place to stay in a great location and the owners are very helpful and friendly."

    All 7 if us enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by TracyFeb 2019

  • "House was set in a quiet, peaceful location, perfect for a quiet get away."

    Hot tub was really lovely, and fresh brownies and complementary drinks were a nice touch!

    Reviewed by CalumJan 2019

  • "Had a lovely time at the cottage only down side was the pub that is near by was closed and is under new management so that was disappointing however we did find anothe one called the white horse that we could walk to."

    Adult bedrooms were lovely and very big beds, the den has two singles but the roof does slope and so is suited to smaller people or kids x

    Reviewed by HeatherNov 2018

  • "What a wonderful, immaculate place to stay - lots of unexpected little touches which made our stay even more special!"

    Hot tub was lovely to watch the sun go down. Walking the goats and collecting eggs was an amazing surprise for our two girls. We will be back ;-)

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2018

  • "Fantastic location & views."

    Stunning interior. Immaculate facilities. Loved e dry minute & will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by JodieOct 2018

  • "Our stay at Old Hay Barn was delightful!"

    The cottage is beautifully decorated, and it was lovely waking up to find goats, sheep, ducks, a pony, and a cat all on our front door step. The views were stunning. I loved the Hot Tub and our two year old loved the Den. I cannot recommend it enough. Amanda and Darren were on hand if we needed anything. Hope to go again!

    Reviewed by PollySep 2018

  • "We had an amazing time at The Old Hay Barn, the cottage was lovely,comfortable and clean."

    The owner's were lovely the only negatives I would give are the Den is too small and only suitable for really small children and maybe all the bedrooms should have tv's. But this is only a personal preference the surrounding area is beautiful and the cottage is too!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at the old barn."

    The welcome pack with cheese board & brownie was a fantastic little touch. Each of us enjoyed a daily dip in the hot tub to beautiful views of the surrounding area. All in all a beautiful barn, lovely area & perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2018

  • "Photograph gave the wrong impression."

    It was a picture of the best side, but it appeared to be facing a road, and in fact had a lovely view with a driveway in front rather than a road.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2018

  • "This property is absolutely outstanding both inside and out."

    Exceptionally welcome pack on arrival which we were informed of before so didn’t need to bring things we would have normally. Was just as comfortable as being at home. Already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by HayleyJun 2018

  • "Beautiful house in a lovely spot."

    Amanda made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by AmyMay 2018

  • "Booked for 60th birthday celebration."

    Personal touches - balloons/welcome message, Procesco, treats, made it feel special. Had everything we could ask for, not weekend away would seem the same now without a 'hot tub' (highly recommended). The views from outside the cottage outlived expectations and the inside was spacious, very clean,comfortable and had everything you needed. We all had a fab time and would highly recommend this accommodation 10/10 Thank you Amanda and Darren for our wonderful stay

    Reviewed by AnitaApr 2018

  • "What a wonderful stay we had in this beautiful and well equipped cottage."

    Welcomed with flowers, prosecco, cheese board, cakes and snacks a very good first impression! Even dog treats for our little furry friend. The cottage was well designed and thoughtfully kitted our for a cosy stay in the stunning countryside. Comfy beds, sofas and a hot tub along with everything you need in the kitchen to cook, even a slow cooker and steamer. Very helpful owners on hand if you need them. Testing the hot tub water each day reassuring. Nice little village pub strolling distance and stunning scenery and walks from the doorstep. Would return again and highly recommend it . If you are taking a dog take a long leash as the garden isn’t secure and there is a cat and chickens to tempt it to run off!

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was correctly described, though we were not fully aware of the exact height restriction in the 4th bedroom from the Sykes description."

    The owner made us aware a few days before arrival. Nevertheless, we were very comfortable. The additional touches, such as Christmas gifts, hamper and cheeseboard were most welcome and the house was nicely decorated for Christmas. The location was excellent and some of us enjoyed walking in the surrounding countryside. Using the hot tub on Christmas Day was a treat. As the dishwasher is a small one, we did do a fair bit of washing up and one or two extra tea towels would have been welcome. Overall, a most enjoyable stay and we would go to this cottage again.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double ( both zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove (additional logs available to purchase from owners)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, WiFi, TASSIMO coffee machine (pods not provided), Google Nest, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent (excluding EV charging)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Electric Vehicle Charging point
  • Front lawned gardens and a side gravelled garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome - must be kept on a lead at all times whilst directly outside the property due to farm animals
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles and pub 10 mins walk, farm shop 1 mile
  • Note: The twin room has very restricted headroom which is 5' 6" maximum and then immediately slopes due to being under the eaves (please see picture 20) care to be taken
  • The twin room is also accessed via one step
  • Note: Due to the layout of the twin room this cannot be made into a double bed
  • Note: Property does not allow hen/stag parties or similar
  • Note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • Note: From 2nd January 2022 there will no longer be a hot tub at the property

The property

A character, semi-detached cottage, located on the owner's working farm, in the village of Hepworth, 2 miles from the town of Holmfirth within the Yorkshire Dales.

This cottage has been finished to a high standard, still keeping a lot of the original features, making a wonderful holiday base for families or groups of friends.

The cottage is entered via the stable door into the well-equipped kitchen with a utility to store coats and boots, just across the corridor is the dining room and a shower room. A few steps down takes you to the large sitting room, where you will notice the beautiful character with high ceilings and exposed beams, as well as exposed stonework.

There is plenty of comfy seating in front of a welcoming woodburning stove, making a great place to relax a full day out and about exploring the beautiful area.

Just off the sitting room is a small sun room perfect for enjoying breakfast whilst taking in the scenery.

There is everything needed here for your stay, even somewhere for your four-legged friends to sleep.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, all with different sized beds, giving great flexibility.

The twin bedroom is within the eaves and would make a great place for the kids to stay.

There is also a bathroom on the first floor.

To the outside is plenty of lawned gardens to the front of the cottage; a great place for the kids to let off some steam and for the dogs to stretch their legs.

To the side is a lovely gravelled area; enjoy with a glass of something chilled whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of the countryside.

Watch the Indian Runner Ducks splash about in the duck pond and the chickens, alpacas and goats wandering through the ample fields that are to front of the cottage.

If you fancy collecting your own eggs for breakfast, this can be arranged directly with the owners for the price of the eggs.

You are welcome to meet the alpacas through prior arrangement with the owners, or take the goats for a walk.

A ten minute walk takes you into the village itself with a beautiful church.

Also within walking distance are a couple of pubs.

Don't forget to pack your walking boots and bikes as there are varied and interesting walks right from the doorstep, and the beautiful surroundings ensure that you have all the makings for a relaxing, enjoyable break.

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The National Coal Mining Museum, Wentworth Castle, and the Hepworth Gallery are also within short drives away and well worth a visit.

A short distance takes you to the town of Holmfirth with its many shops, pubs and restaurants.

Holmfirth is famous as the setting for the comedy series, Last of the Summer Wine.

The Peak District National Park with its moors, dales, forests, lakes and reservoirs is also easily accessible.

Whether you decide to explore the surrounding Dales or the Peak District, this is a great location to explore at any time of the year.

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

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About the location


Holmfirth 2 miles; Glossop 16 miles.

The old traditional Pennine village of Hepworth is situated in the heart of the beautiful Holme Valley, on the edge of the West Yorkshire Pennines. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book, the village is made up of lovely old stone cottages, a beautiful church and excellent pubs, restaurants and cafes. The village has many traditions including the centuries old Hepworth Feast, which commemorates the end of the Great Plague in Hepworth and is held annually on the last Monday in June. Hepworth along with its nearby neighbour Holmfirth, will be remembered by most as being the home of Compo, Cleggy and Nora Batty, from the long running comedy series 'Last of the Summer Wine', whilst the nearby Colne Valley is home to the fictional 'Skelthwaite' from the successful TV series 'Where the Heart Is'. A lovely area steeped in history where visitors always enjoy the genuine hospitality of a thriving local community.

Region Information

Note: Please be aware of local surroundings and noise must be limited after 10pm.

Note: Property does not allow hen/stag parties or similar

Note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond
Note: From 2nd January 2022 there will no longer be a hot tub at the property
Please Note: From the 22nd April 2022 onwards the property will have a EV charging point.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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