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The Cottage

(Ref. 1091575)

Silkstone, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage,central to all visitor attractions, dogs had my arms dropping off throwing toys in garden,it's a little close to petrol station and road ,may bother some but not us."

    Great pubs in village.

    Thank you for your comments Bernard. What I love about the cottage is you hardly hear a thing inside and after the school run, sitting outside, in the sunshine, is so peaceful. So, pleased the box of dog toys went down well . We hope to see you back soon. Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard4.7May 2024

  • "Our second stay at this property and once again it did not disappoint."

    We had 3 dogs with us and they were well catered for. The garden is secure and paved so no muddy feet to clean. Dog bowls, toys and treats were available. The humans had a great stay too, the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need. Comfy beds, sofas and a wonderful homely feel. Fantastic dog walk a stones throw from the cottage and a dog friendly pub across the road. Cannot recommend this property highly enough!

    Claire, thank you so much for the above feedback. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Best wishes Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2024

  • "Cottage was very welcoming for us and the dogs plus very clean ."

    The kitchen had everything needed for cooking and preparing a meal . Owners had thought of everything. Excellent walks in the area would definitely return for another break .

    Thank you Helen, for such lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is our second stay in this lovely cottage with our two collies."

    It has absolutely everything we need and the dogs can be in the woods for walks is in less than five minutes. We will hopefully, be visiting again next year and every year it is available. The dogs love it too as there are lots of treats and toys and comfy beds for them.

    Stephen, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I'm thrilled the dogs enjoyed it to. It's always great to have such positive feedback. Thank you. Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful property with loads of room."

    Very nice village with friendly people. Two pubs nearby where we were made very welcome. Found some lovely walks very close to the house. People won’t be disappointed with this property.

    Thank you so much for your kind words Colin. So, please you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes for the New Year from Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Dec 2023

  • "Clean and very dog friendly, owner has provided everything necessary for an enjoyable stay, even decorated for Christmas and felt very welcoming as soon as we arrived."

    Patio is fully secure even for my tiny Chihuahuas! Great walks from the door. Comfortable beds and lovely well equipped kitchen. Ideally situated for visits to several attractions. Friendly locals and some nice pubs within a short distance. Parking is easy and we found it handy having an Asda Express next door! Hope to return and explore more of this area. Thank you Liz!

    Jill, thank you again, for such a wonderful review. We hope to see you all again soon. Merry Christmas to you all. Liz &family x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with all the facilities needed for a great break."

    Had yummy cupcakes on arrival .The garden was enclosed for our dog and plenty of toys and treats for her.Really clean and the beds very comfortable .It is next to a garage run by Asda, but you can not really hear much noise from it.It was handy as you could nip in for groceries.The owner very helpful and easily contacted when needed.A number of places to visit and eat near by.Definitely recommend.

    Louise, thank you so much for your honest review. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Liz & family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage that had everything you could wish for."

    Very dog friendly. Great woodland walks straight out the door and we drove to Derwent valley for good walks.

    Dear Sharon, thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and the wonderful area. We hope to see you back soon. Liz & family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely stay!"

    The cottage is spotless and absolutely stunning. Extremely dog friendly with both humans and woofers catered for.

    Laura, thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a great deal to us as a lot of thought went in to making the cottage as comfortable as as we can for all. However, it is still a work in progress. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2023

  • "Hi cottage was clean and spacious , beds were comfortable , plenty of room , ..."

    Hi cottage was clean and spacious , beds were comfortable , plenty of room , good fenced garden but VERY NOISY , even in evenings , DIDNT realise cottage was right next door to co op garage and car park, we could hear traffic in car park in bed and sometimes till gone midnight , sofa on left as you walk in was rock hard even with a topper i bought to make it more comfortable, i slipped and fell down on step into dinning room area with my socks on , luckily i was ok , i have had a few back ops and have a dodgy hip but i was ok, the step is very slippy with socks on , lovey walks from door , and beautiful scenery very nearby , i would definitely go to area again but make sure next cottage is no where near a main /busy road and busy garage/car park , i had read a few reviews and understood co op /garage was across from cottage not actually next door to cottage , kitchen very well equipped , i dont like pulling cottage down but im being honest and think it should be said where position of cottage is , we wouldn’t have booked it but others would , it is a lovely spacious cottage just shame about position /sofa/step thats why we left 3 nights early but area and walks Lovely

    Dear Lisa, thank you for your honest feedback. Best wishes Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.1Sep 2023

  • "Absolute fabulous cottage, had everything and more that you could possibly need and has an array of things for your doggies."

    Were greeted with a lovely welcome bottle of fizz and cakes which was a nice touch!!! Would 110% recommend this cottage, I will be returning again in the future!!!

    Lyn, thank you so much for your kind words and we do look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful week in very well equipped Cottage."

    Welcome pack was the best we have had. Lots of things for dogs and very welcoming.

    We are so pleased you all enjoyed your time with us and look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon. Thank you for your kind words. Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laraine5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean."

    We really appreciated the extra touches of tea, coffee and sugar plus the wine, cupcakes and dog treats. A lovely welcome. I would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends and would stay again

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming your family and friends in the future. Best wishes Liz & family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miao-ling5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely we enjoyed our stay never been to Yorkshire before great secure area for the dogs"

    Thank you Donna. So, pleased you were all happy with the cottage and area. Best wishes Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was fabulous ."

    Liz the owner has thought of everything to create a perfect experience for guests and their dogs. There are 2 very welcoming pubs in the village plus a well stocked shop. We did some beautiful walks straight form the cottage without having to drive anywhere. It suited our needs exactly and we all hope to return .

    We can't thank you enough for your wonderful words and hope to see you return in the future. Take care Liz &family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful & so welcoming as soon as we stepped inside."

    There was everything & more there that we needed. It was my dogs first ever holiday & they were so relaxed & chilled out. Garden was perfect for them too with it being so secure & lovely to sit in. The cottage is absolutely perfect & the personal touches all around made it that bit more special. Absolutely loved all the Steven Brown touches around ( big fan) myself,my best friend & my dad,not forgetting the dogs all loved it & found it hard to leave- l could hibernate in that cottage for a month & would be happy. We'll done to the owner for providing this gorgeous gem.

    Lisa, thank you so much for such a wonderful and meaningful review. I am so pleased everyone, including the hounds had an amazing and enjoyable time with us. We hope you will visit us again soon. Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay!"

    The cottage has everything you need for both humans and dogs. Extremely comfortable beds, well equipped and a stone's throw from some lovely dog walks. The only fault we could find was that the wooden floors were extremely slippy. We visit the area every year and will definitely be booking here again (but will take our slippers). Thank you so much to Liz and family for a fantastic home away from home!

    Hi Claire, Thank you for the feed back..I had just re varnished the floors before you visited.. This may have caused them to be a little slippery. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved our stay in The Cottage in Silkstone, it was a home away from home for us and our two lovely collies loved the treats and toys and a secure outside space to enjoy."

    We took far too much stuff with us that wasn't needed as the owner had thought of everything. The cottage was very well equipped and cosy even through the terrible cold spell in March. The woodland walks from the cottage were beautiful. Our friends and family who visited were able to find it first time and thought it was great too!

    Stephen, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon. Take care Lis & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely delightful, beautifully clean and well equipped."

    The welcome pack of cup cakes and Prosecco was a really nice touch.Great walks directly from the cottage,which suited our two labradors. The dogs loved their box of toys and treats provided.Used the cottage as a base for visiting family and friends in Barnsley, which worked really well. The bedrooms could possibly benefit from blackout curtains as there was a lot of light from adjacent garage. Will definitely be back to the cottage when visiting Barnsley .Would highly recommend.

    Good morning Julie, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback... I'm smiling as I write, as today, we are putting up new curtain poles and black out curtains which have been made by a local person. #villagelife #Silkstone #South Yorkshire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "This place is amazing, super comfy and cozy, there's an amazing astetic to it."

    Furniture and beds are very comfortable. Good room to put clothes and luggage. Facilities there is pretty much everything you need cooking wise extra light bulbs etc, more that anywhere else I've been. Parking can be a bit tricky as most people park by the side off the house on the road. For me the best time to visit would be autumn/winter time, as although the cottage is next too the petrol station inside the house you can't really here the traffic but if you do sit outside you can here everything, but as stated indoors you can't hear anything. The people in the area as well as the pubs are really friendly, something you don't get in the cities. Perfect holiday!

    Hello Michael, thank you so much for your feedback, I did hear that Willow settled in to village life and even watched the football in the local village pub ... It's a funny one ref the best time to visit as in the summer, you can really enjoy the patio and open the patio doors leading out onto the enclosed area , whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of the stream and people walking past. I'm really pleased you all enjoyed the area and the cozy, comfy cottage. We hope to see you back soon. Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2022

  • "A delightful stay for my family and dogs."

    Lots of wonderful added extras, the dog toys and bed went down a real treat. Cleanliness was outstanding. would absolutely return.

    Hello Lyndsay, thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed your stay and we do hope to see you again soon. Liz & family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely property with everything you could wish for."

    Beautifully decorated to a high specification and a great deal of thought gone into our stay for the week. The big problem with it was that it was on a very busy main road and was very noisy when sitting outside and at night having the Coop next door,and with windows open, made it hard to sleep. Plenty of great walks for the dogs and in sight if 2 lovely pubs. Such a shame it's so close to the A628.

    Reviewed by Karl4.4Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage with both our and our dogs needs met."

    Very tastefully decorated lots of quirky touches, and all needs met. Owners very helpful and friendly . We will be back , a true dog friendly cottage !!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Brilliant communication from the owner."

    Cottage is impeccable, credit to the owner for the decoration and the cleaner. Had a wonderful stay, local walks clearly mapped in the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Being next to a petrol station and on a busy A-road let this otherwise beautifully appointed cottage down."

    However the cottage itself is a credit to the owners and the cleaner - everything we and the dogs could have wanted was provided. The wide pavement between the cottage and the road enabled us to park the car in front of the cottage. The woods and playing fields behind were great for walking the dogs but required tight leads for two lively spaniels to get there due to the road or across the petrol station forecourt to the playing fields. The Bells pub serves food Wed - Sun. Our stay was Mon - Thurs. On close inspection of the location map supplied, the pin is over the row of cottages behind The Cottage giving the impression it is further away from the road and petrol station and no hint in the photos or description. The co-op shop in the petrol station was convenient and the only shop in walking distance. Just a fews steps away across the petrol station forecourt. The owners have made this historic cottage perfect once inside. Quiet when doors and windows shut. A good location for exploring the local area but not the quiet, country cottage that may be expected.

    Hello Rosie, Thank you for the above. The A road can be busy mainly first thing in the morning and last thing at night, but the rest of the day its pretty normal. The walk to the woods, we too keep our 2 cocker spaniels on leads, however once in there the routes from the woods are exciting and don't require a lead which our dogs are grateful for... Really pleased you love what we have done with cottage, renovating it was hard work. Did you walk down to the Pot House Hamlet for breakfast or lunch? The Bells, has just changed it's opening hours, so I will update the website. Thank you for your review , if you do prefer a rural location please do take a look at our other cottage via Sykes - The Old Post Office Bull Bay. Many thanks Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie4.1May 2022

  • "A beautifully presented cottage."

    Cosy and warm. The walled garden is perfect for dogs. We can’t wait to book again.

    Thank you for your kind words James, we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with Smart TV, 1 x single with trundle
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range with double electric ovens and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car with further roadside parking
  • Up to 4 well-behaved pets welcome
  • Enclosed rear patio suitable for dogs with furniture and outdoor woodburning stove
  • Woodland walks available straight from the door
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property rests in the heart of Silkstone village with easy access to local amenities
  • Note: this property can sleep 5/6 guests on request

The property

Resting amidst the Pennines in Silkstone, South Yorkshire is this charming, detached cottage of The Cottage.

The Cottage accommodates a family of five and is steeped in history; it was once an Old Tommy Shop, and now makes for a home-from-home that is packed with character.

The property offers an off-road parking space and further on-street parking, however, if you don't drive then you're still in luck, as a train station can be found moments away.

Progress inside to come across a hallway sporting original stone flooring, where you can leave your belongings before wandering into one of the living areas.

The first of these comprises a delightful sitting room, where oak flooring, exposed beams and brickwork give the space a touch of character; grab a seat on one of the plush sofas, throw some logs into the woodburning stove and switch on the Smart TV to enjoy an evening of relaxation.

Continue to the farmhouse kitchen, where pale blue cabinetry beholds a range of quality appliances, from a slimline dishwasher to an electric range cooker; the chef of the group will have a ball whipping up culinary delights here!

When these treats are ready, bring them through to the dining room, where you can enjoy a meal accompanied by your favourite tipple.

As the day comes to an end, make your way upstairs to find three tastefully furnished bedrooms, two of which offer doubles and Smart TVs, and the latter featuring a single bed with a handy trundle.

Completing the property's interior is a shower room, where you can freshen up before wandering out to explore your surroundings.

To the rear of the property is an enclosed patio, where you can enjoy alfresco breakfasts on sunny mornings, or dinners under the stars as the outdoor woodburner warms you up.

Step out of your door and into the village of Silkstone, where two welcoming pubs, as well as the delights of the ancient Waggon Way, Husker Pit and the Trans Pennine Trail for the keen cyclists.

Don't forget to also pay Pot House Hamlet a visit, where a petting farm, boutiques and so much more can be found.

Be sure to visit the market town of Penistone, where the scenic Penistone Viaduct, along with the Penistone Paramount Cinema and Peniston Leisure Centre can be found; the Scout Dike Reservoir can be found nearby, ideal for birdwatching!

Cannon Hall Farm is also just a 5 minute drive away for a fantastic family day out or why not visit the Wentworth Castle Gardens, an historic National Trust property.

Just a short drive away you will find the city of Sheffield for a fun-packed outing, with the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Weston Park Museum taking centre stage?

The Peak District National Park isn't far and is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, from kayaking to climbing peaks, as well as a range of sights, such as the National Trust wonders of Chatsworth House and the Marsden Moor Estate.

Choose The Cottage for a memorable stay in South Yorkshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Barnsley 4.3 miles; Penistone 4.3 miles; Sheffield 16.5 miles.

Resting in the Pennine foothills, in South Yorkshire, between the market towns of Barnsley and Penistone is the charming village of Silkstone. The village is known for its great sporting facilities including a golf club, and walking routes, whilst also being home to the delightful attraction of Pot House Hamlet, where the Potting Shed Cafe can be found, along with boutiques, a petting farm and access to ancient wagon way. Dining options include the traditional pub of The Red Lion, where you can enjoy classic pub dishes, as well as the charming restaurant of The Bells Bar & Kitchen which serves up a diverse range of meals; a convenience store can also be found within the village. Barnsley rests moments away and is home to a range of things to see and do, including the vibrant Calypso Cove Waterpark, the landscaped lawns of Locke Park and the intriguing Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas