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The Cow Shed

Holme, Yorkshire, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1013322)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning cottage, had everything we needed and more."

    Owner very friendly but did not intrude. Beautiful views and walks nearby, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay, The Cow Shed had everything you needed and more , also great walks straight from the door, and the Fleece inn just opposite serving good food and ale."

    Reviewed by MariaJul 2022

  • "Nice to relax in quiet cottage ."

    well supplied with all you need. nice walking area lots to see .

    Reviewed by JefferyJun 2022

  • "The accommodation was spacious and the owners very friendly."

    Parking off road was easy with a space allocated for my car. The view from the windows was beautiful. The location is ideal for many different pursuits. The "last of the summer wine" tour from Holmfirth is worth the £10 per person for information about the local area and the program. A bus runs an hourly service from Holme through Holmfirth (where buses to many other area can be boarded) into Huddersfield. The terminus is a short walk on the left from the accommodation entrance.

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2022

  • "Very nice property good sized rooms one or two little niggles but nothing that dramatically spoilt our experience, ie we found lounge quite dark during the day always had to have table lamps on, and my husband being disabled found the back door steps impossible to negotiate, without there being a handrail to them."

    But other than that it was a nice property in a nice area. The friendly local pub across the road was handy for the odd meal. And the owners were both friendly and helpful.

    Thank you for your comments. We appreciate all feedback and would like to address the points you have made. The Cow Shed has two separate entrances and, although the kitchen door does have two steps into the garden, the garden can easily be accessed via the driveway. The front door allows access directly from the drive into the accommodation which is perfect for wheelchair users and guests with mobility problems. Once inside the two shallow steps, giving access to the bedroom, have a very sturdy had rail. We appreciate that the lounge may feel a little dark on days which are overcast but, as the building was originally a barn, we feel that keeping the original features in place and allowing the natural light to flood through the stone arches compensates for this. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again someday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2022

  • "We loved staying in this beautiful barn conversion."

    It was warm and welcoming and set in an ideal location for exploring the Peak District and further afield into West Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by NicoleApr 2022

  • "A lovely stay."

    The owners were friendly and pointed out walks from the doorstep. They were only next door and easily available if needed. Great pub opposite with good food. We would certainly not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "We had a very nice stay, the property exceeded our expectations and I would recomend it to anyone wishing a quiet relaxing holiday break."

    Reviewed by CMar 2022

  • "Lovely holiday Barn, owners very helpful and friendly, would recommend this place."

    Reviewed by TMar 2022

  • "Fantastic stay in a fantastic place."

    Lots of beauty spots, lots of terrain, pub 10seconds from the front door! Just needs a boot brush outside the front door after our lovely walks. Thankyou for hosting us!

    Reviewed by AndyJan 2022

  • "A lovely stay at the Cow Shed."

    The cottage was absolutely beautiful with everything we needed. A great location - with lots of scenic walks right from the door. A great way to start the New Year!

    Reviewed by KatyDec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, beautifully appointed and very helpful host."

    Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by RobDec 2021

  • "The property itself was stunning and I would happily return."

    The conversion was clearly carried out with love and attention to detail and felt comfy yet luxurious. The host was very helpful and responsive and could not do more to help when asked. Great location for either a stay in break or for getting out and about on walks/visiting local villages and towns. The location of the pub (The Fleece) directly over the road was an absolute bonus - great atmosphere, food and service - would definitely recommend. On a less positive note, ahead of our stay (5weeks and 5days to be precise), I contacted Sykes due to a change in circumstances. They were less then helpful, were not factual about the terms and conditions and pretty much gave me a "tough luck" attitude. Whilst I would recommend the property, I would think twice about booking via Sykes again.

    Reviewed by PaulineDec 2021

  • "Such a great property!"

    We loved our stay at the Cowshed. It was so comfortable with great heating and the log burner which we loved using in the evenings! It was great a space for the two of us and all the towels and throws just felt fresh, washed and snuggly. The bed was possibly the most comfortable bed we have stayed in! Catherine was on hand to help with anything we needed and also asked us for advice on any additions to the property. We managed to do several walks straight from the front door - so many lovely reservoirs to walk around and then on our sunny day we did the trip to Mam Tor which was just amazing! A great walk to the Pickled Pheasant with some really great food on the menu. Then further into Holmfirth to Bloc for coffee and cake which was delicious on our rainy day! All in all the property and owners were perfect! We 100% would like to book again and go back to see the scenery in some of the warmer months maybe! Thanks again Catherine and Sam.

    Reviewed by BeverleyNov 2021

  • "My partner and I had the best stay here - our days were spent pottering around the beautiful local walks and our evenings were either cosying up by the fire or in the lovely local pub."

    We felt comfortable and at home, so couldn’t recommend this cottage more. To note, there is no washing machine, which wasn’t an issue for us but worthwhile bearing in mind when considering this property.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2021

  • "Lovely property, accurately described and in a great location."

    Good facilities and equipment.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "Excellent hosts."

    Very clean and a fantastic location

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "The Cow Shed was fabulous!"

    Catherine the host was very welcoming - as were the rest of her family that I met during my stay. The location/scenery are outstanding in my view. Good pub just across the road. I had the benefit of glorious weather but I'm sure this location would be outstanding whatever the weather!

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "Beautifully restored building warm and cosy the owners live on site and are very helpful."

    Ideal location for walking holiday

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2021

  • "Great Cottage situated in a lovely location at the bottom of a valley (the drive up and over the hill lovely)."

    Host was very amenable and helpful and provided a lovely welcome pack upon arrival. Pub opposite does lovely pub grub but can get very busy at times especially weekends (so booking advised). Recommend doing walks around local reservoirs which all have beautiful surroundings and different levels of difficulty regarding route etc (host provides details of routes in welcome book). Recommend the Catch fish restaurant in Holmbridge. Nearby Holmfirth (where Last of Summer Wine filmed) is good for a few hours walk and has some nice places to eat and drink: Sid's Café for breakfast was very nice and the Nook - local brewery - does lovely beers (staff at both very friendly).

    Reviewed by TajinderAug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed staying in The Cow Shed - it offers great space with first rate facilities."

    It's very relaxing and although it is opposite a pub it is very quiet (the pub has only a few tables outside anyway). There are some good walks nearby but it is located within handy driving distance of Sheffield and Manchester. The owners are in the building next door and they were really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this property if you want a peaceful getaway!

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful location being able to walk numerous trails from the accommodation."

    The property is outstanding , beautifully furnished and with everything that you could need. We would highly recommend a stay .

    Reviewed by VickyJul 2021

  • "The Cow Shed is a super place to stay, surrounded by wonderful Yorkshire Countryside, would highly recommend it."

    The very helpful hostess was on hand if we needed anything. High quality fixtures and fittings. Loads of room for two people.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2021

  • "The hosts were perfect."

    The property was perfect. It was beautiful, well furnished and warm. This little gem will not disappoint. The bonus was that it was opposite a gourmet pub, so easy to enjoy a glass of wine before bed! This was a perfect place to come tour merely relax, or, to use as a base to walk on the breathe taking surrounding peaks from. Ideal in every way.

    Reviewed by BevJun 2021

  • "Lovely stay at The Cow Shed."

    Beautifully appointed and very comfortable with lots of thoughtful touches. Fabulous walking direct from the doorstep, and pub directly opposite. What more could you want.

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2021

  • "A lovely welcome from the owner on arrival put us immediately at ease."

    The cottage was beautifully renovated, comfortable and at the same time was both cosy and airy with lots of space just for two. Lovely views from the outdoor space with plenty of walks on the doorstep - and great pub across the road serving hearty fare …. What more could you wish for from a short break! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by JasonJun 2021

  • "Amazing place with a lovely welcoming host."

    Very high standard of fittings with all your needs catered for. The cow theme was very cleverly incorporated into the decor. Don't worry, nothing wacky just little touches like some pictures, a footstool and dressing gowns. The view from the kitchen window put a smile on my face every morning when I got up. I don't know how accessible it would be in winter as Holme Moss is high up but it would be gorgeously cosy here, as well as glorious for walking in summer. There was a lovely welcome hamper which was all Yorkshire themed which just reflects how much thought the hosts have put into their property. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by JanetteJun 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio area with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Supermarket 1.5 miles, local shop and pub within 0.1 mile
  • Please note: This property does not accept children of any age, this is an adult only property

The property

Surrounded by local reservoirs and spectacular Peak Park landscapes, the Cow Shed, with generous gated off-road parking, is an extraordinary ground-floor barn conversion. Nestled in the historic village of Holme, opposite a gastro pub serving excellent food, the Cow Shed sleeps two and can be hired alongside The Hayloft (our ref: 1013614)allowing luxury accommodation for up to 4 people.The surrounding area is popular with walkers, hikers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts, making this an ideal retreat for those wanting to explore this beautiful part of Yorkshire and the Dark Peak. Located just outside of Holmfirth and the infamous Picture Drome music venue, the Cow Shed is also an ideal location for exploring National Trust treasures such as Chatsworth House, Quarry Bank Mill and Lyme Park. The property has a small garden with picnic bench and chimenea overlooking the local reservoir and surrounding hillside - ideal for morning coffee, a picnic lunch or evening drinks.

The property has a stunning Yorkshire stone flagged floor and boasts underfloor heating throughout, keeping you cool in the summer and welcoming you with a cosy warmth during the colder months. The stylish kitchen/diner boasts views across the National Park,along with granite worktops and a range of quality integrated appliances. Relax in the sitting room on one of the two leather sofas,choosing a good film to watch on the Smart TV as the warmth from the wood burning stove heats up the space and adds to the cosy ambiance.

The generously sized king-size double bedroom is served by anen-suite shower room with walk-in shower.

The comfort height toilet is a welcome addition for anyone with mobility issues and a shower stool is available on request.

Holme Village is surrounded by hiking tracks and trails which are perfect for spotting a wide range of local wildlife.

Set amongst the reservoirs of Ramsden, Riding Wood, Bilberry and Digley there is a wealth of long and short walks right on the doorstep.

Using the car you can easily access the Hope Valley via the Woodhead Pass for walks that include Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and the Great Ridge.

Other must see attractions such as the Blue John Mines and the Yorkshire Sculpture park are easily accessible and brilliant days out.

The cities of Leeds,Sheffield and Manchester are nearby and can be reached by local bus and train services. Two great pubs, serving fabulous food, are within walking distance of the Cow Shed (one directly across the road).

The nearby market town of Holmfirth, which can be reached easily on local bus, offers a wider selection of amenities such as pubs with on-site breweries, artisan bakers, great cafes and restaurants plus attractions such as the Picture Drome, Ashley Jackson's Gallery, the Holmfirth Vineyard and of course Sids Cafe (made famous by the series Last of the Summer Wine).

Annual festivals such as the September food and drink festival, the May folk festival, the June Arts festival, the July Motor sport festival and regular music and film festivals ensure that there is something for everyone. The property may suit those who have mobility issues as there are just three steps throughout the property and there is wheelchair access directly from the driveway. The Cow Shed is an idyllic retreat for those wanting to explore the best of the Peak District National Park and West Yorkshire.

Note: This cottage can be booked with The Hayloft by using reference 1013614 sleeping a total of 4 people.

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About the location


Holmfirth 2.7 miles

This beautiful, rural village rests at the top of the Holme Valley on the boundary of the Peak District National Park. On the outskirts of the market town of Holmfirth it is in easy reach of the cities of Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester. Sitting amid the local reservoirs of Digley, Bilberry, Ramsden and Riding Wood, the village is popular with walkers, cyclists and wildlife lovers alike with tracks and trails on the immediate doorstep. This area offers walks to suit all ages and abilities, including Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and the Great Ridge, and attractions such as the Blue John Mines, offering something for every kind of adventurer. The village has a thriving local community and at its heart is the Fleece Inn - a fabulous traditional pub serving great local beers and delicious, locally sourced, home-cooked food. Attached to the pub is a village shop which sells all sorts of goodies and is famous for its big breakfast sandwiches. The market towns of Holmfirth, Slaithwaite and Marsden are all close by and offer a diverse and exciting range of shops, entertainment and artisan foods. There are many, many local festivals including those for food and drink, Arts, Motor Sports, Music and Film as well as Folk Festivals and the amazing Moon rakers festival. The village is served with an hourly bus service with easy access to trains with stations in nearby Greenfield, Slaithwaite, Honley and Huddersfield.

Region Information

Please note: This property does not accept children of any age, this is an adult only property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas