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Rotcher Cottage

Holmfirth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 979705)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely flat and great location."

    Disappointed not to be able to get hold of a second key, given that the front door only locks with a key and some wanted to go to bed while others were still out!

    Reviewed by SueNov 2021

  • "My family enjoyed a great time staying at Rotcher Cottage - Holmfirth …."

    The cottage is absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean, decorated to a very high spec and everything you could want or need is there. It’s cosy, warm and in an ideal location. The cottage is next door to Oscars Wine Bar but is sound proofed which means no sound from the pub can be heard inside the cottage. Although you can’t park directly outside the cottage there are plenty of little side roads around to park and all within 1 min of accommodation. Oscars Bar is definitely worth a visit, with very welcoming staff and a great pub quiz where locals and us having a break away enjoyed a laugh together whilst competing ….. Holmfirth town has everything you need and more - we will definitely be booking this gem of a cottage again many thanks to the owners for such a great place … Andrea & Family

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2021

  • "This house is in a great location for exploring the Yorkshire Dale's and the Peak District."

    Plenty to do within walking distance with this being the film location of Last of the Summer Wine. The Wrinkly Stockings Tearoom is a must. Hosts were exceptional throughout the stay. House has great facilities and everything you need.

    Reviewed by JaclynAug 2021

  • "The cottage is actually a flat next door to the wine bar."

    So it was a little noisy at times as the barrels were being rolled in! Parking was a little issue had to walk up the hill to park our car about 5-10 mins walk. Not too much of a problem but in the rain not do much fun! The flat itself was comfortable with a nice lounge overlooking the centre of Holmfirth - great for people watching. The breakfast bar was the only table to eat at ok for us but maybe if there was 4 of you it’d be a little cramped. Overall very pleasant and nicely decorated flat.

    Reviewed by RajeshJul 2021

  • "General cleanliness - poor - we felt the minimal amount of cleaning possible was completed before our visit, cobwebs and dust evident in all rooms."

    Noise ... excessive, constant banging from Oscar's downstairs when open (sounds like they're in the cottage with you!?). Guests should be made aware of the extremely LOUD environment the cottage is located - Friday and Saturday nights were awful!!! Kitchen No dish clothes available to clean and wipe down sides and cooker. Cupboards not cleaned out (found loose crisps in grocery cupboard). No basic supplies which I would expect, for example - salt and pepper/ sugar/ teabags and maybe some coffee. No welcome gift for guests to promote local area ( for example - either wine/ bread/ biscuits). A mixing bowl and measuring jug would be helpful along with a non-stick frying pan as you don't always want to eat out hence booking a holiday let rather than a hotel. Lounge Sofas look nice but not very comfortable but main issue is with cleanliness, due to the deep studding they need to be hovered thoroughly as they are harboring lots of dust and debris from other guests. Also their are stains on the couches from previous guests, one in particular on the couch near the wall which is very suspect of bodily fluids. Another lamp for mood lighting would be ideal as the standing lamp isn't sufficient but the main lighting is too bright for evening relaxing. Bedrooms Very disappointed with the mattresses as uncomfortable and poor nights sleep, both would greatly benefit from a memory foam topper. Mattress protectors very poor quality and don't fit the beds well so constantly come off with the fitted bedding. Bedding very basic quality - didn't offer any luxury (definitely NOT sumptuous). Pillows - THROW THEM AWAY!! I can only imagine you haven't had a look at them recently, they are all as flat as pancakes and offer no support or comfort. Bathroom Extractor fan ineffective due to the amount of dust in the vent. Bath plug very slow draining and return of waste material while showering from the drain. Both the sink and bath drain need an 'unblocker' liquid pouring down regularly to remove excess hair and debris. Customers really don't want to know others have stayed previously by seeing their body hair etc, hotel standards expected in the bathroom. I know you may just chalk this down to picky guests but we have staying in lots of Sykes Cottages ranging from 3 tick to 5 tick properties and the ones we would and have returned to provide a comfortable/ clean/ well equipped stay. It seems such a pity that so much time and money has been put into the restoration but a few basics are being missed to disappoint guests.

    Reviewed by HughJul 2021

  • "Returning customer ."

    .lovely little place in ideal location for all things holmfirth . Large comfy beds are a treat . Clean and comfy.

    Reviewed by SonjaJun 2021

  • "Booked to stay here at the last minute, and was happy to find the apartment is clean , smells lovely, and has everything you might need."

    location is great , beds are comfy, smart tv welcome after a busy day. plenty of fresh towels, pretty soft furnishings and wifi is good. no problems

    Reviewed by SonjaJun 2021

  • "The apartment looked exactly like it did in the pictures however the smell of damp was horrendous and walking into an apartment covered in 50 spiders yes I did count because I’m absolutely terrified of them was utterly horrendous so I’m not quite sure why these weren’t hoovered or the webs!"

    Also note parking is an issue!

    Reviewed by DanielleJun 2021

  • "Cleanliness in kitchen and of utensils, crockery and appliances ( oven) was biggest issue not helped by no washing up liquid or dishwasher tablets."

    Sofas also very hard - no base cushions. Worth mentioning the noise from the street in the listing but was not a major issue for us.

    Reviewed by JillJun 2021

  • "Brilliant place to stay!"

    Very homely and cosy. The village, pubs, restaurants and boutiques around the area were amazing and friendly with only a short walk to each from the flat! Beneath the flat is a great bar with tasty cocktails! Would highly recommend anyone to stay here me and my family had a great experience!!!!

    Reviewed by OliviaMay 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and just like the pictures."

    The process of booking was very easy. The only thing to note is that there is damp in the cottage and the dehumidifiers must be left on at all times. Myself and my partner have asthma and we struggled with the damp. The beds are singles which have been pushed together, a mattress topper would have been a great addition as the split in the beds was a little uncomfortable. Other than this, the place was perfect. Very clean and the owner was very friendly. The bar downstairs is really lovely and worth a visit.

    Reviewed by KellyOct 2020

  • "Rotcher Cottage is a very comfortable, spacious apartment and a lovely place to stay."

    I would definitely recommend it!

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2020

  • "Rotcher cottage is a beautiful place, exactly like the photos, I wouldnt say that it is suitable for small children due to the stairs, beds were alittle small (we had them made into singles)."

    Everything that you could want for a short break. We didnt take a car but parking would have been a problem if we had. Wifi was alittle up and down but we weren't there for that long so it didnt cause us a problem.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2020

  • "Only stated “met expectations“ as used Sykes before and already aware of high standards ."

    Lovely accommodation as described, clean, comfortable, well equipped. Short walk to parking- not an issue for us. Nice wine bar below accommodation. Lots of nice places to eat. Would recommend and have already booked return trip.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2019

  • "We were really impressed with the cottage, surrounding area and ease of access to bigger cities so location was great."

    The cottage itself was the perfect combination of cosy and modern and completely met our needs for the three days we were there. Did have to give the fridge a clean before we could use it and food had been left in the freezer but no major issue! Would both recommend and return to Rotcher Cottage.

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation in a brilliant spot."

    . We did return home a day early due to the non stop rain .. If anything an iron and hairdryer would have topped this off... We would definitely stay at the cottage again if we were in Holmfirth...

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2019

  • "Really enjoyed the property and the location within town."

    Guide books and leaflets detailing events/activities really nice. Bottle of wine was a lovely surprise as well. Pros: Sofas comfy, really homely feel, Shower/Bathroom amazing really good pressure/heat. Beds comfy in rooms. Kitchen lovely with almost everything you could need. Cons: I would suggest cleaning the dead leaves in the alcove by the kitchen as they smelt awful and filled the property when we arrived, we had to open all the windows. I would also suggest WiFi as we sorely missed it. The TV was linked to the pub next door for Netflix but it would drop and hardly work half the time. My mistake but looking at the pictures it looked like the place had a washing machine so was saddened that was not the case. We found it quite challenging with the loudness of the locals late at night (bus stop across the road right next to the kebab shop). Not the properties fault however something to be aware of at weekends. Have an extra key on premises! We had to leave the door unlocked on occasion if someone was sleeping and someone else had to go out. The fact you cant lock/unlock the front door from within is a major issue.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback following your stay at Rotcher Cottage. I'm pleased to hear that you liked the welcome pack and found the accommodation comfortable. Please note that we have discussed your comments with the property owner who has advised us that he has taken your comments on board and now provides a spare key. In addition, he has tested the WiFi and has assured us that there are no problems with this. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewMay 2019

  • "Excellent service resolving a couple of small issues"

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2019

  • "Everything lovely, but would like to point out a little noisy at weekends due to Wine bar which is attached to property, few drunks shouting but all in all very pleasant."

    Reviewed by FrankApr 2019

  • "Super apartment."

    Very well located. Very comfortable. Very spacious.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2019

  • "Fantastic location couldn’t be more central."

    Very comfortable cottage

    Reviewed by VictoriaJan 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely - beautifully decorated and great standard of fittings and furnishings."

    Super comfy beds! We really enjoyed our stay and it’s ideally located for everything in the town. And the landlord was incredibly helpful - couldn’t do enough to look after us and make us feel at home.

    Reviewed by KathyDec 2018

  • "Beautiful, comfortable cottage - even better than the pictures showed!"

    Excellently located and both Sykes and the cottage owner were very efficient and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JessicaDec 2018

  • "We couldn't have asked for anything more."

    The cottage was a home away from home. The location was perfect. Would most definitely stay again and would highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2018

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  • Over first and second floors
  • Two king-size double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking in town centre
  • No smoking
  • 1x small well behaved dog welcome, inquire if you feel your pet is a bigger breed before booking
  • Shops and pubs only a short walk away

The property

Rotcher Cottage is a sumptuous, two-storey retreat overlooking the centre of the charming market town of Holmfirth.

In an excellent central location and with the glorious Peak District close by, this stylish retreat can be enjoyed equally for a relaxing break or an adventure-filled holiday.

The accommodation rests over the first and second floors; firstly you will enter into a beautiful sitting room set with contemporary furnishings, a Smart TV and a divine window seat overlooking Holmfirth town.

Wander through into a fabulous kitchen - stylish units host a range of high-quality appliances whilst a breakfast bar completes the layout.

Head up to the second floor, here you will find two tastefully finished king-size bedrooms.

This first-class accommodation concludes exquisitely with a luxurious family bathroom boasting glistening tiles and a rainfall shower over the bath.

Step out of your front door and stumble upon the wonderful market town of Holmfirth, split by the River Holme with both sides providing superb shops and eateries.

To truly admire breathtaking walking and cycling country, take the trip into the Peak District National Park where promises a visit to remember.

Rotcher Cottage ensures a memorable West Yorkshire break at any time of year.

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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.

Region Information

1x small well behaved dog welcome, inquire if you feel your pet is a bigger bread before booking.

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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