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Over-Under Cottage

Holmfirth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1038866)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was great , perfect location ."

    Lovely and clean , bathroom perfect .

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2022

  • "What a lovely little cottage."

    Everything was immaculate, with fabulous facilities. The location was spot on! The welcome treats were great and we even had fresh flowers! We will definitely be back and will recommend to all our friends and family. Thanks for a great stay !!!!

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2022

  • "This is one of the nicest properties we've stopped in with Sykes."

    Amanda's house was clean, comfortable, well laid out and had all that we needed for a perfect week in Holmfirth. There's no parking at the property itself but, after unloading, we used the nearby 'Council offices' car park which costs £2.80 a day via RingGo (location 84130). Lots of shops, bars and restaurants in Holmfirth and a large Co-op supermarket too. On a sunny weekend the cricket club is well worth a visit if there's a game on.

    What a great recommendation, thanks so much, so glad you had a good visit and loved Holmfirth as much as we do! Also for mentioning the cricket Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2022

  • "Beautifully decorated, great attention to detail."

    The welcome basket full of human and doggie treats was the best we have ever had at any property ! Excellent location, right in the centre of Holmfirth.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2022

  • "Over- Under cottage is fabulous, so comfortable bed and settee, tastefully decorated."

    Amanda has thought of everything to make your stay like home. Lovely welcome hamper when we arrived, much appreciated. Will hope to be back soon.

    Thank you so much, that’s lovely to hear, we hope to see you back soon too Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarandaApr 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our return visit to Over-Under Cottage, this time for 5 days with much better weather and Easter treats on arrival for us and Rory our pupster- why thank you Amanda !"

    We even ventured to cook 3 course meals on the days we didn’t eat out - spoilt for choice. During this visit on some days I was also working from ‘Holiday-home’ as it were - the internet connection is fab - bonus ! We discovered how to change the coloured mood lighting against the stone walls in the shower room ! Everything is spotlessly clean but even so the cupboards are well stocked with cleaning products should you need them. What we like about OUC is that you don’t need to pack and bring along all the additional items such as hairdryer, towels, tea towels, tin foil, cooking oil, salt as it’s already there along with a starter pack of tea, coffee, milk and sugar. There’s even a coffee machine with a few complimentary pods. It’s a lovely flat in the centre of Holmfirth- small but perfectly formed (lots of nice touches) so doesn’t take alot of up keep - you can just be - in comfort- wind down - the windows open listening to the flow of the river after a day of walking and visiting the local area. We will be back !

    Thank you so much for another amazing review Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2022

  • "Excellent little cottage ( apartment ) all you need for a few days away , clean , tidy , nicely decorated, overall very good ."

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2022

  • "Our stay at the Over-Under Cottage was very enjoyable."

    The apartment was beautifully modernised, very warm and comfortable, and kitted out with virtually everything you could need. It was such a pleasure to return to after each day out! The traffic at the front was occasionally a bit noisy, but having the river at the back to gaze on was a real treat. This is highly recommended holiday accommodation!

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely place."

    Very high spec finish and very comfortable. The owners left a basket of goodies, for us and our dog and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by TammyFeb 2022

  • "Amanda provided me with lovely accommodation and also left some welcoming treats and all the basics that I would have had to pop out and purchase."

    I shall be bookink over under cottage again.

    Thanks so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinFeb 2022

  • "Great place for a base, super clean, lovely and warm, lots of little extras, handy for shops, Sainsbury's, Co-op, lovely pet shop and brilliant greengrocer, bakeries and a good selection of independent shops."

    Good communication with the owner, lovely comfy bed and lush shower. Can't fault this place. We were decorating somewhere we were moving into and it was just great knowing we were going back to a lovely place, would recommend.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by KaronFeb 2022

  • "Small but perfectly formed !"

    Situated on the Main Street in Holmfirth, backing onto the river (3 tiered property from river, but two from road side) lovely flat, at street level. Everything you could need is to hand from your first cuppa, tea, coffee, milk, dark choc ginger biscuits, on arrival. Kitchen well equipped. In bedroom there’s a hairdryer, selection of coat hangers. High standards, quality fixtures and fittings and lots of lovely little touches from the owner. Amanda has thought of everything ! The welcome treats made for a great evening of Netflix and snacks on the very comfy L shaped settee -then bedroom window open falling asleep listening to the river on a gloriously comfy king size bed. Such a relaxing weekend. It was great to step out and walk around the village - visit the vibrant cafes, and shops etc in the pouring rain lol and return to the flat to cook tea. We enjoyed the fact it is on one level and easy to keep tidy - it really is a find ! Our dog loved it too ! Holmfirth is a fab village and we will definitely be back to stay in Over-under cottage

    Wow, thank you so much. What a lovely recommendation Wendy, not only for us but also for our little town! We would love for you both to return, especially in the sunshine, as it’s even better Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyFeb 2022

  • "Loved our stay, perfect apartment for us and our blind dog orbi."

    The facilities were perfect and very comfortable. The village is lovely with lots to do. We hope to stay again when we visit family in the area. Sorry we left vegan meatballs in the freezer, remembered when we got back to Devon

    Reviewed by VictoriaJan 2022

  • "We booked this amazing Apartment last minute as we had a family crisis."

    We were delighted it is fabulous and really deserves its 5 star rating. My husband had lost two of his Uncles within a week of each other and he needed to come home to support his Mum during this very sad time. We didn't get chance to sleep at the apartment but it was heaven to spend some daytime there and have a coffee and relax on the very comfy sofa. We had a basket of treats left for us which was so thoughtful.. This Apartment gave us luxury and peace at our most needy time. it was immaculate and clean. Make sure you open the window at the back of the Apartment and listen to the river flowing underneath it is so relaxing. We know Holmfirth well and highly recommend a holiday here. It has everything you need and lots of hidden gems. Thank you so much Sallie Ashworth xx

    Thank you so much for taking the time for this lovely review during your very sad time. So sorry to about hear your loss and hopefully you can return next year. Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallieDec 2021

  • "The accommodation was perfect for us."

    It had all the comforts we needed for our short walking holiday to the area. Central location meant eating places were numerous and close at hand if needed. There was also a very good welcome pack waiting for us which was much appreciated. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Had a wonderful week cottage was wonderful very clean and had everything we ..."

    Had a wonderful week cottage was wonderful very clean and had everything we needed for a wonderful week the welcome pack was a lovely gesture

    Reviewed by DianaAug 2021

  • "Over-Under cottage is a lovely,well thought out apartment ."

    Everything that you need is provided along with a lovely welcome hamper for us & Baillie our little dog!Amanda has provided a very good information folder about the local area which is very useful.There is a lovely view of the river at the back of the cottage & Holmfirth is a lovely,quaint place to explore.We had a very relaxing stay here & would definitely recommend it. .

    Reviewed by FriedaAug 2021

  • "I expected it to be clean and tiday but the small touches added by the owner made our stay quite memorable."

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2021

  • "Spotless well presented cottage."

    Lovely welcome basket that was a lovely touch. Beautiful location with lots to do around the area. Plenty of places to eat and drink. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KerryJul 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean, big comfy bed, large comfy sofa, powerful shower, good wifi signal."

    Kitchen fully equiped with good quality pots and pans, etc. Everything your need for a nice relaxing break.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay here."

    The property was so nicely decorated and well equipped with more than you could ever need! Also arrived to a huge welcome pack of goodies - So thoughtful. The bed was extremely comfy and everything was just spotless! Ideal location, plenty of pubs and shops a five minute walk! We had never been to Holmfirth before and thought it was lovely, we will definitely be back. Thank you!!!

    Reviewed by RochelleJul 2021

  • "Lovely apartment, beautifully furnished!"

    Really enjoyed the stay in Holmsfirth, great little town with loads to explore!

    Reviewed by ClodaghJul 2021

  • "We had a great stay and enjoyed every minute."

    The apartment was lovely, clean and well equipped. It had everything you needed, plus some nice extras provided by the hosts. Holmfirth was also a great place to stay. We would happily return again to stay here!

    Reviewed by LucyJun 2021

  • "Contemporary cottage/apartment."

    High standard of furnishings Extremely well equipped I will definately return for a longer stay No parking, situated on a busy road

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

  • "Fantastic convenient location, stunning little apartment in such a beautiful place."

    Can certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by NatalieJun 2021

  • "We can not fault this apartment, it is so tastefully fitted out and the quality of workmanship is excellent."

    Amanda the Host is very accommodating and her welcome pack is exceptional!! The apartment is in a good location, we stopped 4 nights and didn't move our car as plenty to do. We did some lovely walks, would recommend the circular one at Digley Reservoir passing Blackpool Bridge, we walked to Digley to start the walk, we wouldn't recommend this if you have a dog as the roads are busy in places but fine once at the Reservoir. The Catch Pub does fantastic Fish and would also recommend the Pickled Pheasant, very friendly staff. Thanks Amanda for sharing your lovely apartment.

    Reviewed by JudeJun 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous accommodation."

    Lovely welcoming pack from the hosts. Great location. Would highly recommend. We would our hosts as Super hosts.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "The cottage we stayed in was top quality."

    All credit to the owners for the tasteful decor and providing everything you could think of to make the stay so enjoyable. Plenty to do in and around the area. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by AndreaOct 2020

  • "Over- Under cottage is perfect in every way."

    Very clean, cosy and well equipped. The owners have thought of everything to make a stay here very enjoyable. The cottage is very conveniently situated in the heart of Holmfirth with many beautiful walks and drives on the doorstep. Will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Agnes MOct 2020

  • "A lovely cosy and comfortable cottage which was spotlessly clean."

    The welcome pack was most appreciated with attention to treats rather than food basics which were readily available throughout the lovely town. Everyone we met was very friendly.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2020

  • "Wonderful place and owner Amanda!"

    I left my dog bowls behind and she posted them back straight away:)

    Reviewed by VikkiAug 2020

  • "Could not fault this property, high spec finish, and cleanliness was very reassuring during these difficult times."

    Very comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by LibbyAug 2020

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated, had everything we needed for our stay and we were made to feel so welcome."

    Clearly lots of care had gone in to making sure the cottage was well equipped and the little extras made such a difference - a Netflix account and a little basket of snacks for us and treats left for the dogs kept everyone happy! The bedroom has beautiful views out the window down to river and the bathroom, although compact, had been very well laid out and had a brilliant shower! Cottage was spotlessly clean and the location was great, plenty of options for eating out and just a short walk to the shops meant we never needed to use the car. Although parking isn’t available directly outside the cottage I had no problems parking on the side of the road just past the cottage - there was always a space available.

    Reviewed by Sarah-jayneAug 2020

  • "Can't complain about anything every thing was first class been in a few cottages ..."

    Can't complain about anything every thing was first class been in a few cottages but over under was tops and holmfirth is a lovely place I would recomend to anyone

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable, light, thoughtfully equipped and well-restored cottage."

    The space is small but ideal for two people and it has been really well used so that everything necessary is there. The bed was super comfortable and we loved the crisp white bedding and towels. The kitchen has every facility needed for a holiday stay and the bathroom is very pleasant, we particularly liked the colour change lighting. The river outside the bedroom window was a bonus for us and we very much appreciated the welcome pack of goodies for ourselves and our furry friends. It was great to be right in the heart of things with shopping, food and drinks right outside the door. We had no problems parking a short distance away and were also able to park right outside for loading and unloading the car. Owner communication was spot on too. We will definitely consider another stay here.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One super-king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be changed into two singles upon request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge with ice box, Tassimo coffee machine, Smart TV with complementary Netflix account, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well-behaved pets welcome
  • Public car park nearby
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles and pub 0.01 miles
  • Note: This property can be booked with Up Top Cottage, Property Reference 1099655

The property

Set in the heart of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, you will find this charming ground-floor apartment.

Over-Under Cottage is located on one floor of a five storey mill workers cottage along with Up-Top Cottage (1099655) above.

It has been lovingly renovated to perfectly blend its contemporary decor and furnishings with some of the property's original features.

Over-under properties are unique to this area and from the exterior this charming home appears to be an everyday terrace house, but after entering the front door at street level you will find that once you glance out of the bedroom window at the back of the house, with delightful views over the River Holme, you are three storeys up!

Ideal for a romantic getaway, be welcomed into an open-plan living space the moment you step through the door, with a well-equipped kitchen wonderfully appointed to the front of the cottage.

Choose this self-catering property and look forward to cooking up a storm, you’ll never be short of supplies with four quality farm shops stocking fantastic Yorkshire produce, all within a ten mile radius.

After a day of adventure, curl up with your partner on the chaise lounge sofa and tune into the wall-mounted TV with complementary Netflix account, and WiFi for all your entertainment needs.

The charm continues in the ground-floor bedroom and shower room with its original stone walls adding a wealth of character to the decor.

Once the evening draws to a close, retire to the super-king-size bedroom located to the rear which has sliding doors separating this room from the living space for some extra privacy.

Get some much needed rest here and take advantage of the deluxe shower room where you can prepare for your day in style.

This accommodation is entirely pet-friendly and is well-worth bringing your furry companion with you for the trip as you are in close proximity to numerous local walks from your doorstep, the Peak District National Park is just over the hill and there are abundant reservoirs with excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and hiking, particularly at Digley, Ramsden and Windscar - all within a couple of miles.

Just a few minutes walk from your front door and you’ll be in Holmfirth’s lively town centre with its wealth of pubs and bars serving real ale and local craft beers, including the new Magic Rock Bar housed in a former bank, if you don’t fancy cooking there are a fantastic range of eateries covering breakfast, lunch and dinner and just a short drive away or a lazy evening walk along the river you’ll find the award winning Devour restaurant.

Over-under Cottage is a delightful retreat for couples seeking to explore all of West Yorkshire's finest delights.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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

Access is through the front door via a shared lobby with the holiday let upstairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas