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12 Rattle Row

(Ref. 913360)

Holmfirth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "It was such a lovely cottage."

    Perfectly situated for walking to the village centre. Plenty of storage, very clean and lovely views.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had an amazing break at 12 Rattle Row, it really is a cosy getaway with beautiful views!"

    We parked in the nearby council car parks, which was absolutely fine with spaces always available (although there was a little competition for the smaller car parks during events at the Picturedrome). Would definitely book again, and would thoroughly recommend Beatties for lunch!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2023

  • "12 Rattle Row is a great place for 2 people to stay."

    It’s well designed, clean and comfortable, and so central to Holmfirth. Despite the wet weather, we had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Edna5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, superb location."

    Exactly as described, very well equipped plus lots and lots of useful extras too. So many fantastic restaurant choices in Holmfirth right on your doorstep. We loved this little cottage

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean & very comfortable."

    Excellent location and views were great too.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "This cottage is the best appointed one we have ever stayed in."

    We had all we needed with a welcome pack as well. The cottage was spotless and our stay in Holmfirth was absolutely wonderful. We shall be telling our friends about it and will consider a return visit. Thank you Vicki and Mum. Xx

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved our week here, 12 rattle row had everything we needed and more."

    Lots of nice touches too like flowers, fruit , chocolates and fresh milk in the fridge for a lovely cuppa when we arrived. Parking can be awkward but we managed to find somewhere to park each evening (there are public car parks reasonably close by)and a steep climb up from the town might not be to everyone’s liking but all in all we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2023

  • "12 Rattle Row was a wonderful place to spend our week's holiday."

    The property was full of character, beautifully decorated and very thoughtfully organised and equipped. The view across the town was lovely and it was a great base for exploring and walking in the north of the Peak district and also making the trip to Haworth to the Bronte Museum.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2023

  • "Super clean, fresh flowers and fruit and absolutely everything you could possibly need, even down to having two types of pillows to use - one for people who sleep on their side and one for people who sleep on their backs."

    We've stayed in Holmfirth a few times a year for 21 years now and stayed in some nice places. Rattle Row isn't nice. It's perfect, and as long as it's available we won't stay anywhere else from now on. It's not just us that love it - the visitors book is full of nothing but praise from previous visitors. Just one minute from the town centre and marvellous views across the valley and also from Holme Moss at the head of the valley down to Castle Hill - a view stretching some eight miles. Who needs two tele's (yes, there's one in the bedroom too) with views like that. See you next year Vicki.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage gave us a fantastic stay, and is cozy and well equipped."

    Vicki was great at communicating and we had no problems. Minor point, a bit more info on the listing would be beneficial (newer tv, hair dryer etc), but nothing major. The blind in the bedroom could do with a firmer fixing - I think another guest mentioned this in the visitor's book. Overall an excellent stay, one of our favourites.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Nov 2022

  • "Very clean, well equipped comfortable home."

    Great location close to centre of town and buses. I had a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at 12 Rattle Row."

    The cottage had everything we needed. Vicki the owner was readily available to contact should we have had any questions or issues. The cottage was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. 12 Rattle Row is perfect for a romantic getaway in the beautiful setting of Holmfirth. We took time to visit Bakewell, Matlock, Huddersfield and Sheffield from our base at Holmfirth but there was much more to explore. The only issue was that of parking. It is clearly stated about the lack of parking and it really was survival of the fittest! We found the worry about finding a parking space and negotiating the narrow, steep road to access the cottage were the only negative aspects of our stay.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jul 2022

  • "While we had to end our visit a little early due to circumstances outside of the owners control, the cottage was immaculately clean and well equipped with everything we could have needed."

    Was a shame that they had left milk and chocolate for us though as me and my partner are both vegan, something we probably should have mentioned. Holmfirth is a lovely town with plenty of places to visit during the day and evening. It can be a little quite on Monday and Tuesday as everything seems to be closed. But that just means those are good days to get walking on the plethora of local trails.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, well appointed cottage with every comfort and attention to detail thought of."

    On street parking nearby and we had no problems finding a space. A lovely location overlooking Holmfirth and with lovely views from the stone patio area.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Superb cottage full of character and period features."

    Situated in old centre of Holmfirth with elevated views across the valley. Immaculately clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jan 2022

  • "12 Rattle Row is the perfect cottage for one person or a couple wanting to stay in the centre of a small town with good facilities and shops and eating places nearby."

    It was our second visit. The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped over three floors with two TVs and it now has Wi Fi too. We felt very at home there. The only slight down side is the steep walk up and down the cobbles and difficulty in parking in the very narrow Back Lane. We parked in Station Road car park less than 5 mins walk away which worked well. For those without a car, the bus station was close by with regular buses to Huddersfield and rural services to many small villages.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location in the centre of the town, lots of little touches, you need to be ..."

    Great location in the centre of the town, lots of little touches, you need to be able bodied as the stairs are steep but a fantastic little cottage

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, well equipped with everything you need."

    Very comfortable bed fit a great nights sleep. Beautiful views from oration over village of Holmfirth. Friendly neighbours who gave lots of advice on areas to visit. Lovely busy village with lots to do and see. 10/10 for cottage and location.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was homely and very clean, good base for exploring the local area."

    Plenty of information leaflets at the cottage to assist with finding walking routes. The only downside was a lack of WiFi which would enhance further as it would enable visitors to use the internet to research eateries, pubs for walks and more exploring.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable and cosy, with everything we needed provided."

    It's very close to the town, and it was a pleasure to sit outside watching the world go by in the evening sun with a drink before dinner. The cottage is high up, with a steep climb up uneven steps and cobbles, but we are both able and fit so this was not a problem at all. The front door is behind a gate off the footpath, which gave it a lovely secure, secret garden feel.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and views hills holmfirth"

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Aug 2019

  • "We have had an incredibly nice week in the house, it is nice with a good base where everything is clean and working."

    And we sleep as well here, as at home.

    Reviewed by Mie5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is a very clean and confatbal"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2019

  • "The location was excellent, within walking distance of all amenities, bars and restaurants."

    The property is very well laid out and immaculately clean. It is ideal for any couple who enjoy good food, excellent views from the terrace as well as exploring superb country side. We will certainly return for a second trip.

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is my first experience using a rental company for a holiday cottage."

    Using Sykes was seamless. When I had a question, it was immediately answered which was appreciated. 12 Rattle Row exceeded my expectations. It was comfortable and clean. The owner was very responsive. There were several unexpected extras...the ginger cookies, candy and fruit that were available. There were many pamphlets as to where eat and places to go. The shower was easy to operate (unlike some of the places I have stayed in the UK). The bed was comfortable. I cannot believe how well I slept. The kitchen, which I did not really use for cooking, was fully equipped with a nice stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, dishes, pots and pans, etc. The view from the terrace and the property windows was breathtaking. The property is about a 2 minute walk from the town center. The only issues some may have is that walking to the property could be an issue if you are not capable of climbing hills or the cobblestones. It is possible to drive as I understand it but parking is limited. There are three floors and the stairs are narrow. The bathroom is on the third floor. I did not find it to be a problem but it helps to be aware of this before renting. If I return to Holmfirth next year this property will be on my list of places to stay. It is a lovely property and fabulous location.

    Reviewed by Patti5.0Mar 2019

  • "We enjoyed everything the accomadation was excellent ,loved the place we stayed in a perfect holiday ."


    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage."

    Visitors are warned of steep pathways to the cottage. Holmfirth on the whole is hilly.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage was a wonderful place to take a break from life."

    Really well fitted out with everything needed to feel at home when away including towels, flowers, milk and cleaning stuff. The starter packs for the log burners were perfect and very much appreciated. The cottage is decorated and furnished to a high standard and the terrace is a wonderful suntrap of an evening to unwind and watch the sun go down. This is the best cottage I have stayed at and I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent little cottage with every amenity; it's on three floors and down a little lane so the exercise was welcomed."

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    .. perfect cottage overall very happy

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2017

  • "Very good communication with the owner especially as I left an item of clothing behind."

    It was posted back to me within a few days. It is lovely to get such personal service.

    Reviewed by R5.0Oct 2017

  • "A lovely little property."

    Well, equipped and so beautifully presented. An ideal location overlooking the town center. We would definitely consider staying here again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2017

  • "It was Fantastic"

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Jun 2017

  • "Unfortunately we did not have time to leave a note in the owners visitors book and I would like to apologise for that."

    We were extremely happy with the accommodation and all the added 'extras' really impressed us. The info left for guests was most impressive. Unfortunately on the morning we were due to leave, my husband took some things up to the car where he met some workmen who told him the road was about to be closed off for repairs within the next 10 minutes. We then had a mad rush to collect our belongings and leave otherwise, we would have been stuck there for the rest of the day. Hence the reason we didn't have the time to leave a note for the owner. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.8Mar 2017

  • "The description of the cottage was not even as good as the cottage itself was!"

    !! But I guess that is better than the other way round.... We had a lovely holiday and we'll certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Catharina5.0Nov 2016

  • "A choice of duvets would be nice 13."

    5 was a bit to hot for the warm weather. The rest off the cottage was perfect

    Reviewed by Philip4.8Aug 2016

  • "This is a great cottage, centrally located."

    There are lot of steps so you need to be resonably fit. Located just off back lane didn't take long to find. The locals are great esp fella next door and we even got involved in a pub quiz teaming up with locals. Shops are lovely and tea rooms. Visited the local vineyard and had afternoon tea there, it was fantastic wine and views.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.8Nov 2015

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  • Over three floors
  • One second floor double bedroom
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor kitchen with dining area with woodburning stove
  • First floor sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on narrow road approx
  • 200 yards away on a first come, first served basis
  • Additional pay and display parking in town
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to the location and the steep stairs, this property is not suitable for the elderly or those with limited mobility
  • Note: Low stone wall in patio
  • Note: This cottage is on a pedestrian lane, and therefore can only be accessed on foot
  • Note: Although this is a no pet property, the owner occasionally stays at the cottage with their dog
  • Note: No children.

The property

This lovely, quirky Grade II listed terrace cottage is tucked away down a pedestrian lane and provides wonderful views overlooking the town of Holmfirth.

Enter into the kitchen, where you will find a stone floor, exposed beams and a delightful old stone fireplace with woodburning stove by the dining table.

Up to the first floor sitting room is a wooden floor, open stone wall and warming woodburning stove, from where views over the town can be seen, and from the sitting room is another staircase leading to the second floor bedroom, with mullioned windows, wooden floor and exposed beams.

This is a charming, cosy cottage complete with small patio and a low stone wall, from where views of Holmfirth can again be seen, along with hills beyond, making this a perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of tea.

The town of Holmfirth, famous as being the setting of Last of the Summer Wine, offers a selection of old stone cottages and a number of festivals throughout the year, as well as shops, pubs and restaurants.

Within reach is the wonderful Peak District National Park, along with the cities of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield.

This is an ideal cottage for a romantic escape at any time of the year.

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

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About the location


Peak District National Park 3 miles; Meltham 4 miles

The old traditional Pennine town of Holmfirth is situated in the heart of the beautiful Holme Valley, on the edge of the West Yorkshire Pennines. Made famous by The Last of The Summer Wine TV series, there is more to Holmfirth than Compo and Nora Battye’s stockings! The ‘Picturedrome’, the North of England’s finest live music venue attracts many famous bands and is located right in the centre of the town. The pelotons from the Tour de France 2014 and the Tour de Yorkshire have both been through this quaint Holme Valley town en route to the iconic 524 metre Holme Moss climb two miles away. It is in these hills where cycling’s triple Olympic Medalist Ed Clancy grew up. Holmfirth also has a good public swimming pool and fitness centre, parks and some super shops and restaurants. The people here are friendly, the streets are quaint and the scenery is breathtaking. The Peak District National Park with its moors, dales, forests, lakes and reservoirs is also easily accessible. The Upper Derwent Valley, home to the spectacular Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs, and where the famous 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron practiced the audacious bombing raid on the Ruhr valley in 1943, is only a short scenic drive away. Slightly further is Chatsworth, the stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and situated close to the market town of Bakewell, the home of Bakewell Puddings. 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. For a spot of culture, Holmfirth has annual festivals with many more attractions that bring visitors back for more; such as the Folk, Arts, and Food & Drink Festivals. Also not to be missed, is Holmfirth Vineyard and Restaurant, where you can book wine tasting tours and enjoy a lovely meal in the restaurant.

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Note: No children.