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Kingfisher Cottage

(Ref. 1083716)

Holmfirth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Would definitely stay again

    Hi Sarah, glad you enjoyed the stay, thanks for being great guests. Hope to see you back soon. Emma. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a a delightful, spotlessly clean, beautifully located and well maintained house."

    We would recommend Kingfisher Cottage without hesitation, in fact we already have and we hope to return very soon.

    Thanks, Jo. It was lovely to have you to stay. Thank you for being great guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous weekend, would certainly book again."

    Thanks, Ian. You were great guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed at Kingfisher Cottage for 3 night for my partner's and sister's birthday."

    I had stayed in a property several doors down in the past so already knew how beautiful the area was. Fortunately for us, Emma, the host made sure this stay was extra special. The property if just very comfortable and welcoming. Most places now have these stupid modern sofas and minimalist looks. Although Kingfisher isn't oldie worldy, it has large comfy sofas to chill out, fantastic kitchen and eating area with tons of glasses, cutlery etc. and very comfy beds. The access to the village is great (2 mins walk to the closest pub). The host recommended lots of restaurants and was really helpful with parking instructions. What a great stay. Thank you.

    So glad you had a great weekend. Thank you for your feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Perfect cottage for our weekend stay, would stay here again."

    Host was very accommodating. Parking in the local area wasn’t difficult, only a £1 for 24 hours! Well equipped and comfortable Very quiet location as not on the main road. Thank you Emma

    It was a pleasure to have you. Glad you had lovely weekend. I'm so excited that you saw a kingfisher!! Thank you for letting me know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Nov 2022

  • "A stunning holiday let that was beautifully equipped."

    The communication from the host was outstanding. The only downside is the difficulty with access. As there is currently scaffolding in place further down the access land, driving to drop bags was not an option. I think it should be made a bit clearer the challenges with access and how to use the back gate.

    Hi Kate, Thank you for the feedback. We loved having you to stay. I agree the scaffolding is a nuisance, hopefully it’ll be gone soon! I will forewarn future guests until it goes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent cottage and in great area."

    Emma has been very helpful and great host. Really well equipped and large but also cosy and warm. Can’t fault it

    Thanks, Debra. So glad you enjoyed the cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable, close to all the amenities."

    Thank you for the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage next to the river and a village of very friendly people."

    Emma is an excellent host and will make you feel really welcome. The only drawback is that there is limited parking by the cottage.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really comfortable, modernised cottage over 3 levels."

    We did a lot of cooking (son has serious food allergies so eating out can be a problem) and the kitchen was amazingly well equipped. Set in a quiet spot beside a lovely river. You can’t park beside the cottage but we always found a spot nearby. We went with two older teenagers so that wasn’t a problem. Can’t recommend the cottage enough. There’s a lovely Victorian park just along the road near Huddersfield (Beaumont Park). We went down to Buxton and then Matlock Bath to ride the Heights of Abraham cable car. Matlock Bath was a great find, a beautiful ‘seaside’ town no where near the sea. Never been to the area before and I can highly recommend Holmfirth - lovely shops, cafes and bars. It also helped that our week was in the middle of a heatwave!

    Hi Suzanne. Thank you for the lovely feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay. It’s always a holiday extra special when you discover new places. It sounds like you had some great days out. Thank you for being super guests. Emma and Max Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Kingfisher Cottage is extremely comfortable and very well equipped."

    It is in a very quiet and relaxing location. The only drawback is the very narrow access lane and finding long term free parking on nearby roads. The book in the cottage makes clear only a SMALL car can really use the access lane - the web description needs to make that clear too. It was quite stressful reversing it in a Focus, despite having a rear camera, with proximity alarms going off the whole time. A couple of times we had to park in 1hr only spaces on the road and then move the car later to one of 6 places which were free and had no time restrictions by the Elephant and Castle pub. We've suggested having a small trolley in the cottage to help unload and load the car when it is parked on the road, and understand that will be provided in the future.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Jun 2022

  • "Myself, my husband and our three children arrived at Kingfisher Cottage after a very last minute booking."

    Emma had very kindly left us all some treats to cheer up after hearing about our previous holiday plans that got cancelled, which we all thought was a really lovely gesture. The cottage itself is absolutely gorgeous, literally couldn't fault any part of it! I think everything had been thought of and more. Everything was so comfortable, really is a home from home. The river out the front is beautiful, visited often by a heron & a friendly pair of ducks who got our attention by tapping their beaks on the front door! The town of Holmfirth is really lovely, there's many shops, eateries etc to cater to everyone's needs. We ventured out to the beautiful Yorkshire countryside which never disappoints. After what was a really stressful start to our family holiday turned into a really lovely week which we were all sad to leave. We would definitely recommend Kingfisher Cottage to anyone.

    Oh Beth, thank you for such a great review. We were so sorry you’re original plans had fallen through but so glad you you chose Kingfisher Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beth5.0May 2022

  • "Kingfisher cottage is a delightful place to stay."

    My partner and I really couldn’t fault it. It was spotlessly clean, has tons of character, is a generous size with a great layout. The kitchen has everything you need with good quality appliances. The lounge is big but manages to be extremely cosy and the sofas are incredibly comfortable. The mattresses too are extremely comfortable. It is in a fantastic quiet and secluded location - just off the centre of holmfirth. We had a two year old with us and as a parent I would gladly describe the property as child friendly - he loved it! The hosts are just like the property - faultless. Thanks Emma!

    Thanks, Adam. You were great guests, so glad you had a good week. Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage just yards from the river and ducks wadling up the path outside where there is a seating/eating area."

    Huge well equipped kitchen and large comfortable sitting room. Cottage is on 3 floors with bedrooms and the only toilet on top floor. Street parking a short walk

    Thanks, Sally. It was lovely to meet you both. Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.1May 2022

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  • Over three floors: Three second-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x single
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with electric fire
  • First-floor sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with 2 x electric fires
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • .Front garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property only accepts children over the age of 2 years old
  • Note: There is access down a narrow road for unloading only
  • There is roadside parking and local car parks available

The property

Settled in the traditional Pennine town of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, is this lovely end-terrace, three-storey cottage, Kingfisher Cottage.

Enjoying an idyllic and peaceful location alongside the River Holme in central Holmfirth with easy access to the stunning Peak District National Park, Kingfisher Cottage is a fantastic dwelling for a group or family of five.

You will be greeted by a charming front patio with table and chairs, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee to the sound of the flowing river.

Step into the spacious kitchen/diner, featuring a large island for food prep, a dishwasher and washing machine, where you can enjoy delicious meals at the dining table for five in front of the warming inglenook electric fire.

After dinner, climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you will find a generous sitting room with three plush sofas, a Smart TV and an electric fire, a haven to relax in after a day of exploring.

Make your way up to the second floor to indulge in a relaxing soak in the bath or freshen up with a shower, before choosing from three well-appointed bedrooms, two king-size, one with zip/link and both offering beautiful views overlooking the river, and a snug single room.

Explore the local town, well-known for being the setting of The Last of the Summer Wine TV series, with Nora Batty’s cottage just paces from your holiday home!

Fans of the show can visit the popular Last of the Summer Wine Exhibition which also houses a gift shop or hop aboard the Summerwine Magic Tour bus where you can visit key locations from the hit series, including Sid’s Café where you can grab a light bite!

You will be spoilt for choice for places to eat, from fresh seafood at Catch Seafood to brunches, platters and cocktails at The Hide Out to flavourful tapas at Tap House Bar & Bistro, there is something for everyone!

Keen cyclists will delight at the good selection of routes available from the doorstep, including the roads formerly ridden by the pelotons in the Tour De France and the Tour De Yorkshire to reach the renowned 524-metre Holme Moss climb.

For an evening of entertainment, be sure to check out a live performance at the popular Picturedrome!

Take advantage of your close proximity to the Peak District National Park, where you can explore limestone caverns, visit the historic sites of Chatsworth House and Pilsbury Castle, ride the alpine-style cable cars at Matlock, or climb the imposing peaks of Mam Tor and Kinde Scout.

If you want to see the sights but don’t fancy the hike, hop aboard a vintage steam train and ride along the Peak Rail.

All this and more awaits with a stay at Kingfisher Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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 Batty’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