Golcar 1.5 miles.
Oak Villa is a fabulous detached house, set next to two other cottages, including the owner's, within 3.5 acres of land, between the little villages of Golcar and Slaithwaite, amongst West Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside.
Offering sweeping, scenic views across the Colne Valley, this cleverly designed holiday home provides extended families and groups of friends with wonderful accommodation for touring this delightful area.
The ground floor space flows beautifully from the large kitchen to the dining room and then into the delightful orangery.
Open up the doors to create a wonderful sociable space, where entertaining evenings can be spent together.
The orangery really showcases those fantastic views; why not step out onto the patio to discover more, or settle on the indulgent, covered terrace with its own woodburning patio heater – the perfect place for a bit of peace after a long day!
The separate sitting room also comes equipped with a charming woodburner, and provides a cosy spot to retire to.
Three of the bedrooms have excellent en-suite facilities, and the remaining bedrooms are served by the family bathroom, with a luxury bathtub and separate shower.
Golcar is a quirky little village brimming with history, lined with charming cobbled lanes and ancient terraces.
Strolling along its streets, you can pick out the old weaver's cottages by their many windows, letting in as much light as possible for this important homespun industry.
Within walking distance, through the owner's private woodland, you can sample the excellent Titanic Spa - the UK's first Eco-Spa, which is housed in a characterful textile mill.
As a touring base, the Peak District National Park is just a few miles south of Huddersfield, Last of the Summer Wine Country is close by and the Yorkshire Dales can be discovered to the north.
With excellent countryside to discover from the front door, and a whole host of attractions and sights to see within a short drive, Oak Villa is an excellent holiday home for your next family get together.
Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x second floor twin with en-suite bath, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, twin basins and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 8) and orangery (seats 6). Utility. Sitting room with woodburner.
About the location
Slaithwaite 1.2 miles; Huddersfield 2.5 miles; Holmfirth 7.5 miles.
Golcar (pronounced 'Goh-ker' locally) is a village nestled on a hillside crest above the Colne Valley, 2.5 miles from Huddersfield, alongside the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Golcar played an important part in the Industrial Revolution as a weaving centre, and with its rich textile heritage, it now provides a delightful holiday base, made up of charming cobbled streets and local shops including an award-winning farm shop and restaurant, Golcar Brewery, plus butchers, bakers, a butcher, bakery, delicatessen and a range of inns and eateries. Enjoy stunning walks through dramatic moorland countryside, along river or canalside to the quaint villages of Slaithwaite and Marsden on the one side of Golcar, or right into the heart of the large market town of Huddersfield, with its excellent leisure facilities and its fine Victorian architecture, in the other direction. Spend sunny afternoons in the nearby historic villages of Kirklees and Calderdale - with their collections of unique shops and independent pubs serving locally-sourced artisan delights. The village of Holmfirth, made famous by BBC TV's Last Of The Summer Wine series is also well worth a visit, less than eight miles away. Just nine miles away is the popular town of Halifax and its stunning architecture where you can visit the newly renovated 'Piece Hall.' Golcar is also perfectly placed for those who are interested in art and literature; the Bronte's Haworth and Ted Hughes/ Sylvia Plath's Hebden Bridge being located just a short journey away. And if you want to brave 'red rose' territory (Lancashire) and learn about the life and work of the navvies (as features in BBC's 'Jericho, filmed just a couple of miles away) you will want to visit both the Saddleworth Moors and Britain's longest canal tunnel – 'Tunnel End Visitor Centre'; only five miles away. Situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park; offering a wealth of wonderful outdoor activities amongst stunning scenery with steeped in history and numerous local festivals (Golcar Lily Day, Marsden Jazz Festival, the Cuckoo and Moonraking Festivals), Golcar provides an excellent base for your West Yorkshire getaway.