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Old Hay Barn

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

  • Old Hay Barn - (Ref. 946821)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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12 Customer Review(s)

  • “Our stay at Old Hay Barn was ...”

    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.

    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!

    - Mrs Coram, September 2018


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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.

On entering the cottage there is a porch which makes a great place to hang coats and store boots.

This then enters into 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.

A few steps up, takes you to the dining area with the well-equipped kitchen across the corridor and a shower room.

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 with a hot tub; 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, sheep and lambs wandering through the ample fields that are to front of the cottage.

Fancy collecting your own eggs for breakfast?

This can be arranged directly with the owners for the price of the eggs. A ten minute walk takes you into the village itself with a beautiful church and excellent pubs, restaurants and cafes.

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.


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, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Front lawned gardens and a side gravelled garden with hot tub
  • 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 13) 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.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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