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The Porthole

(Ref. 1090797)

Holmfirth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Great house and wonderful location The house was lovely and clean but there was a little damp in patches."

    The kitchen was great and had everything needed for the week. The welcome basket was a nice surprise and very welcomed. Towels also provided for the hot tub as well which is great. Some people mentioned the TV being a bit difficult but we didn’t watch any and listened to music all week so again no issue for us. Thanks for a lovely stay well deffo be back.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Feb 2024

  • "Excellent property and meet and greet."

    Great location for town and the facilities in the Porthole were excellent. (Especially the coffee machine). Lovely and clean and Andrea did a great job showing us around and keeping in touch. The hot tub was a great Addition to the property. I would highly recommend a stay at the Porthole. 10/10 well done

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautifully appointed and presented property, close to the heart of Holmfirth."

    We had a family Xmas break there and the nine of us — and a dog — thorougly enjoyed ourselves. We were greated with a warm welcome and our comfort was clearly a high priortity — our hosts were attentive to any needs whilst not being intrusive. The children, even in the midst of winter, put the hot tub as their favourite feature.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2023

  • "Had an amazing time and would be very happy to return."

    Hosts are hospitable and quick to respond and the house was clean, comfortable and in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful property in excellent location, walking distance into Holmfirth and a supermarket 2 minutes away."

    Hot tub nice and warm with lighting for use in an evening. All amenities available in the kitchen including a fabulous coffee machine! Owner and maintenance team very responsive to calls/messages and provided all relevant information. Would definitely recommend and return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really lovely house, well equipped and maintained and brilliant location."

    the welcome basket of goodies was a nice touch too. Hot tub was nice and clean. Coffee machine was very posh and made really delicious coffees! highly reccomend staying here. Andrea was a very attentive host.

    Reviewed by Nicola Joanne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Andrea the owner is lovely."

    The beds are very comfy. The hot tub is lovely. Holmfirth town is really nice. The house has everything you need and kept well. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Sep 2023

  • "Andrea was amazing."

    Great warm and friendly meeting. Took time to show me how all the gadgets in the home worked. The welcome basket was something else wow very kind. The house was spotless, and Andrea was very quick to respond to any questions I had. I will be returning. Thanks Andrea.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Sep 2023

  • "Generally this is good accommodation in a convenient location for the town centre."

    It’s a lovely little house with four bedrooms, a well kitted kitchen and small dining area plus a nice little garden and hot tub. Some downsides were disappointing though… - the TV reception is awful. Can only get the two main BBC channels, no ITV and barely any freeview channels. To many people this might not matter if you’re happy to sit with a book or out a lot. However we were staying with older parents who were very keen to watch their favourite TV shows whilst we were out elsewhere, and shows we’d planned to watch together we couldn’t. We’d also planned to watch specific sports events which we couldn’t so needed to go out searching for bars showing it. I reported this on day one but no comment was given and nothing fixed so I assume it’s a regular problem. - the internet seemed a bit temperamental, it didn’t work for the first 24hrs or so, which was annoying as two of us are self employed and couldn’t do our work/dial into meetings. Given the tv situation it also prevented us watching anything digitally. - there were a lot of spindley spiders around in many of the rooms when we arrived which suggested there hadn’t been any cleaning with feather dusters to get corners etc. a few of our party hate spiders so this was a bit of a problem! - the dining room is pretty small and was a struggle to fit six people round a table comfortably, and there’s only two stools at the breakfast bar, so a lot of us were left stood leaning against worktops a lot. Similarly the lounge is homely and comfy but once you have more than 4-5 people it becomes a bit of a squeeze. I’d say with a few really minor improvements this would go from 3 to 4-5 star, it feels a shame such a nice property was let down by really basic things.

    Thank you for your feedback. The Porthole is surrounded by trees. FreeView is a struggle and we do not advertise as having FreeView. There are apps such as BBC iPlayer to watch live shows. The WiFi is usually very good, and I apologise it was temperamental during your stay. This could have been fixed if we had been made aware. The cleaning team has now been made aware, and we will ensure all cobwebs and cleanliness are dealt with. We will also order some extra chairs for the breakfast bar. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard2.8Jul 2023

  • "We spent a wonderful weekend at The Porthole as a group of friends."

    Andrea kept us well informed with some great recommendations for places to eat locally and we had a lovely welcome basket. Porthole has a well equipped kitchen & homely features with a selection of fun board games, which we enjoyed. Location is also a short walk from town where there are lots of lovely places to eat & drink, especially Harvey’s, which was fabulous! Overall, we couldn’t fault the accommodation or host as both were great, very happy customers!

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Apr 2023

  • "Stunning. This house was just beautiful."

    We stayed with my children, gram babies and a dog. Everything is really fantastic quality. From the electric appliances (we like to cook) from the comfy beds to the towels. It was spotless as well. There was a suggestion box but we couldn’t think of a thing to add because we were so pleased. Can’t wait to book again

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Well equipped especially in the kitchen area, all 8 adults pleased with facilitys and cleanliness and location."

    All wanted to return to Porthole same time next year. Possible marking of bins in kitchen would be helpfull. ie Recyclable, ( list of items for recycling.) General waste. A soft sweeping brush.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.7Mar 2023

  • "Thank you so much for a lovely stay."

    The house was stunning, spotlessly clean and the facilities were very modern and easy to use. Location was perfect for exploring Holmfirth and walking home after a pint! Thank you to Andrea for the extra special touches, and for all of her help during the stay. We’ll definitely be back soon, and highly recommend this place. We had a great weekend, thank you!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely house & very helpful & friendly meet & greet."

    Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in a beautiful, cosy house, close to amenities yet sufficiently tucked away to feel private and secluded."

    We loved the layout of the house. Perfect for our group of four women. We enjoyed soaking in the hot tub after long walks to the local vineyard and in the countryside, despite it being February. Andrea couldn't have made us feel more welcome!! Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was a fabulous property, the host was friendly and gave us plenty of local reccomendations."

    The house was fully equipped with everything one could need for a lovely weekend with friends! Would definitely reccomend and will be looking to head back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a fantastic weekend."

    The house was so lovely and great location, minutes walk down into the town. The kitchen came equipped with absolutely every utensils you can think of along with a built in coffee machine and huge American fridge/freezer. The house was spotless, well kept and looked after. Plenty of parking - we parked 3 cars on the private drive and there is Space for cars outside the house too if needed. The outdoor decking area with hot tub we loved! Even managed to sit out in the sunshine Saturday afternoon on the sun loungers next to the hot tub. Thank you ! We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is a great property in a lovely village."

    It was just about large enough to house 10 of us at an affordable price fo a lovely weekend. Andrea was very accommodating and very helpful , the property has everything you would need. There are a few minor improvements including outside lighting for use of the hot tub at this time of year, and an absorbent mat by the back door as this is the only entrance point, otherwise a lovely break in a lovely place

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely property for a group of 9 celebrating a birthday."

    Just as nice as the photos. Everything immaculate and working. Hosts were accomodating and helpful.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had such a lovely weekend here, the property looks even nicer than the photos!"

    Highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house’s layout, decor, furnishings, and facilities were all excellent."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and loved the house and location. A special mention to Andrea and the chap who came to clean the hot tub, as they were excellent hosts, being very friendly and informative (local pubs / restaurants / walks etc.).

    Reviewed by Ben4.4Aug 2022

  • "Just some silly little points:- Baby gate did not fit the stairs to stop dogs from going up."

    Pub bench very uncomfortable and not enough garden chairs for all guests. An umbrella for shade would of been appreciated as we were staying in the hottest week for August! Other than these small points we all had a very enjoyable stay and appreciated the coffee machine.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Aug 2022

  • "This is a beautiful house with amazing amenities and great location in close proximity to bars and restaurants and plenty of walks."

    Andrea greeted us at the property with a very generous hamper basket filled with goodies and gave us a tour of the house & garden, showed us how the hot tub works and recommended a few places to try while in Holmfirth. The house is perfect for a weekend getaway, large, clean & very well equipped with everything you might need. The hot tub is very spacious & easy to use. We had a lovely time and couldn’t recommend the Porthole and Andrea enough. Thank you very much for your hospitality

    Reviewed by Simina5.0Mar 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with Smart TV, 1 x family room with double and single, 1 x bunk with double and single bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas heating with gas fire
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed AstroTurf lawned garden patio with hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in is 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: The staircase is steep, please take care
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

The property

Nestled in the heart of the bustling town of Holmfirth, enveloped in the glorious landscapes of the West Yorkshire countryside, is this stone-built property, The Porthole.

Originally a ticket office to the railway station, this 19th-century abode welcomes families and friends looking to explore the Peak District.

Three off-road parking spaces will greet you upon arrival, which are highly sought-after in this central Holmfirth location.

Step into the spacious hallway and follow the luxury herringbone flooring into the lounge, complete with a sumptuous sofa, Smart TV and an alluring gas fire for those cosy nights in.

Allow any budding chefs to get acquainted in the kitchen, well-appointed with all the essentials for a short break, including the likes of a double oven, coffee machine, dishwasher and breakfast bar.

Open the patio doors to access the enclosed garden, finished with an AstroTurf lawn and decking with a hot tub, along with a wooden picnic table for enjoying lunch in the sunshine.

Climb the stairs to reach the upstairs landing, leading off to the bedrooms; discover the master, hosting a sumptuous king-size with en-suite bathroom, enhanced with underfloor heating, a rainfall walk-in shower and a bath, providing plenty of options to prepare for the day.

There is also a king-size with Smart TV, a family room with double and single bed and a bunk room, ideal for the little ones.

Rounding off the interior is the contemporary bathroom and shower room, so you won’t have to worry about morning queues!

When you’re ready to explore, take advantage of your central location with a superb selection of pubs, restaurants and cafés available, ideal for when you fancy a night away from the kitchen.

Browse a range of independent shops, including the Last of the Summer Wine Exhibition and Gift Shop selling souvenirs and gifts to take back home, or embark on the Last of the Summer Wine tour where you can see famous filming locations and learn more about Holmfirth’s rich history all whilst aboard a vintage bus.

Those feeling active can pop on their walking boots and tackle the Kirklees way, a scenic 73-mile route that takes in the best of the Peak District landscape and scenery, or challenge yourself with a hike to the peak of Black Hill and Holme Moss.

Further sightseeing opportunities can be found in Marsden, home to the longest, highest and deepest canal in the UK, or learn of the area's local history with a tour of Colne Valley Museum and the National Coal Mining Museum for England.

Gather friends and family and enjoy a superb retreat to The Porthole.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas