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The Cow Shed

(Ref. 1013322)

Holme, Yorkshire, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • location (22)
  • recommend (22)

65 Customer Reviews

  • "It was a lovely week away."

    The cottage itself is very cosy and has been furnished and decorated to a high standard . There’s a beautiful view from the kitchen, watching the wildlife and weather move in . It’s very close to the local pub , which is about 20 metres from the cottage . They serve very healthy portions of food. There are some beautiful walks nearby to enjoy . It was a pleasure to visit . Look forward to returning one day soon .

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely place to stay in this part of Yorkshire."

    The cottage was homely and comfortable, and Catherine was very friendly and welcoming. Delightful pub , the Fleece Inn, directly opposite, which was a big bonus. Will not hesitate to return sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2024

  • "We love this place."

    The accommodation, plenty of walks direct from the door and the pub/shop opposite are fabulous. We have stayed here several times and found it ideal for a weekend, short break or longer. It is stunning accommodation, the welcome pack makes the start of the holiday feel so special. The host Catherine is fabulous, with such a friendly welcome and available via mobile or in person if you need anything.

    Reviewed by Jo-anna5.0Mar 2024

  • "We were warmly met on arrival and shown the accommodation which was really really lovely; beautifully furnished - we enjoyed relaxing on the comfortable sofas tat the end of a long walk."

    Property was warm and also has a log burner to use if desired but it was so cosy, even in March, we didn't need it. The kitchen was well equipped and included lots of crockery and cutlery. The location was perfect for us with loads of walks right from the accommodation. Holme has very few facilities - though would highly recommend The Fleece Inn opposite the property - but Holmfirth is a short drive away where there's loads of cafes and restaurants. We'll definitely be returning to the Cow Shed; it was fab!

    Reviewed by David4.4Mar 2024

  • "Clean, well maintained, cosy accommodation for two."

    Well equipped, ideal location opposite The Fleece pub, which serves take away as well as in-house dining. Catherine was a great host. She was friendly, welcoming and helpful throughout our week long stay.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jan 2024

  • "Re the kitchen Could use a couple of baking trays - 2 sizes."

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jan 2024

  • "Great Location in a lovely small village."

    Very nice meeting of the Property owner and the showing of the property. All Amenities there and very nice and clean and what was needed for a chilled break. Lovely property.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Cowshed."

    The property was outstandingly clean, comfortable and spacious. The location for walking in the Peak District was second to none, and for access to one of the best pubs around (The Fleece Inn). Owners were more than hospitable, very accessible, and extremely friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation in idyllic surroundings."

    Even though we had rain on more days than not, it did not dampen our spirits and we had a totally relaxing break. Catherine was very helpful and the basket of Yorkshire goodies was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful stay for our anniversary/baby moon with plenty of local walks, quirky pubs and beautiful drives."

    Catherine was very welcoming and hospitable on our arrival and departure but gave us some very welcomed alone time throughout the week. A couple of short (2-3hour)walks from the door step were easy yet still beautiful and really enjoyable and it was a treat to come back to the wood burner, very powerful shower and star gazing in the back garden. Some of the market towns were a little disappointing with regards to market days but still lots of lovely independent shops and cafes to explore. Our favourite visits were Lady Bower Reservoir (worth spending more than 2 hours there and plenty of parking for free.... Dont pay in the car parks) Longshaw National Trust (most beautiful walk was the pink trail) and Pie night at The Fleece Inn... the pies were quality! A couple of minor adjustments to The Cow Shed would have made our stay the perfect break include a shelf in the shower, a step for the toilet, the dishwasher secured to the wall and a new log basket.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautifully designed cottage for two, cosy, comfortable, clean, and well presented, in an exceptionally picturesque village, surrounded by gorgeous countryside."

    Lovely friendly owners, with a cute bearded collie called Olive, who will say hello to you when she sees you, but doesn’t bother you at all. Couldn’t be any closer to the village pub, The Fleece. We would definitely recommend, and return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, in a good location."

    Lots of little thoughtful gestures, well equipped and really comfortable. Although the cottage is just off a main road, it is very quiet. The view from the rear windows is quite beautiful. Location is very convenient for lots of attractions. We definitely will be back for a longer stay, four nights was not enough! Many thanks to Catherine for her welcome and help during a power cut!!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect stay as always, a true gem of relaxation and calm."

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jul 2023

  • "Tremondous experience."

    Recommend to anyone. Owners were exceptional.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Having stayed before we decided it would be great to book both the cow shed and hayloft as we were holidaying with my sister in law & her husband."

    We were able the eat together and socialise in the cow shed & still had our own spaces to sleep in. It worked very well for us all. Catherine & her family were very welcoming and the welcome pack was great. Fleece pub which is across the road served great food and a friendly welcome. Great walks from the door across beautiful countryside and plenty to do in the surrounding area. Would recommend the National coal mining museum for an interesting day out. (Closed on Monday & Tuesday). Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Cow Shed."

    It was spotlessly clean and really comfortable. The owner, Catherine, was really friendly and we will definitely be returning. The Fleece opposite was great and the Pantry attached to the pub was useful too. We had a really relaxing time in a great location and the view from the back door was lovely. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very spacious for two. Local pub serves great meals and is very friendly. Useful Pantry at the side. Thank you for the warm welcome and the hamper. Great walks from your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The owners were really nice and friendly. Area was beautiful. A welcome pack was supplied which was truly welcome. A fantastic break.

    Reviewed by Johanna4.7May 2023

  • "We had a great week at the cowshed and will definitely be returning."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "2nd stay at the Cowshed."

    Lovely place in a lovely area. Really made welcome. Everything you need. Pub opposite serves fantastic food too. Will return again in the future

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous property with lovely owners who have thought of everything you could wish for in a holiday like Holme from home."

    Comfortable bed, great pub food across the road, numerous scenic walks direct from doorstep, nothing more to wish for. Many thanks for a great holiday, we aim to return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Enjoyed a long weekend at the cowshed, very comfortable a real home from home, we enjoyed the treats our host Catherine had left, The fleece pub opposite was a bonus, with walks close by and the reservoirs were very scenic, wish we could have stayed a bit longer!"

    would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Big WOW as soon as we entered the cottage."

    Great setting, nothing too much trouble for Catherine. Would definitely recommend and go for a return visit. Clean and comfortable. Enjoyed every minute xx

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed in the Cow Barn, while family members stayed in the Hay Loft."

    This worked really well for us, as we could gather in the Cow Shed for meals, yet have our own privacy with separate accommodations. The Cow Shed was very well appointed, great for access to the pub across the road, as well as access to walking trails right out the door. We loved the goodies left in the cottage, and also made use of the Fleece Pantry for bacon rolls! Overall a fantastic place to stay that we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "Catherine, you are a star and your property is lovely."

    It is such a boon to have (a) beautiful scenery and (b) a nice pub on your doorstep. Add to that a lovely host and things could not really get any better.

    Reviewed by Rennie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    We would definitely recommend it to friends and return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Katja5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great property and suburb host."

    Wonderful sweeping view from kitchen and little garden, so snug and warm inside. So much effort has been put into the property an absolute joy to visit. The pub is very temptingly placed just over the road - we took advantage of their bacon butties.

    Reviewed by Cas5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cosy accomodation which provides a comfortable stay for 2."

    Pub and small shop just across the road.(Check pub for opening hours and also recommend pre booking for food). Glorious walking straight from the front door. Smashing location for a countryside break.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our second visit to the Cow Shed and loved it just as much as our first stay in October 2022."

    Perfect get away, great area for walks from the door even in the rain.... Holmfirth is 10 mins down the road and has a great array of small shops to browse. Do try Holme Coffee House in Holmfirth...great vibe, great food, great coffee and great customer service! Highly recommend the Cow wont be disappointed..Thanks Sam and Catherine for the warm welcome and the welcome hamper...much appreciated. we shall be back early summer

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2023

  • "This is a little gem of a cottage situated in a small village where, with no uplighting, the skies are full of stars."

    You can walk from the front door into the surrounding countryside. The cottage is warm, comfortable (especially the bed) and the bedding, linens and towels are of quality. Great powerful shower and great, equipped kitchen. I would add one request which is to provide a Pyrex casserole dish with a lid to maximise use of the microwave. The cottage is spacious and has nice decor and home comforts. An enjoyable winter stay with welcoming and friendly hosts, who had decorated the cottage with nice additions for the winter season.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent cottage and another wonderful stay."

    Thank you Catherine and family for once again making it a fantastic vacation. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great location - although a 1 bedroom property there is loads of space all finished to a high standard."

    Bonus is a pub opposite that was very friendly and great value, just be careful of portions - they massive

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic few days at the cowshed."

    Lovely accommodation with everything you need. Very homely. Lovely pub across the road and many places of beautiful scenery all around. Wish I stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Oct 2022

  • "One minor maintenance problem that was dealt with promptly."

    Catherine was kind and very welcoming, as was the village. We really could not have asked for more. I would recommend the Cow Shed to anyone. Getting a photo of Nora Batty's house (a few miles away) was an extra bonus.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2022

  • "WOW! Such a lovely place to stay."

    My husband and I loved it so much we didn't want to come home. The old barn has been converted beautifully with lots of love and attention to detail. We arrived to a lovely welcome pack of goodies and milk in the fridge. We had forgotten our milk so that was an extra blessing! Catherine the owner greeted us with a warm welcome and the keys for the property. Fantastic location with beautiful views from the kitchen window. The property is set just off the road that runs through the village but is very quite. There is a gastro pub opposite the entrance gate to the property which for some may sound off putting but don't be. It is a very quite pub and if you didn't know it was there you would hear nothing. Fantastic walks from the door for all levels of walkers.There is a collection of walks in the back of a welcome folder amongst other useful information. The small town of Holme is a 10 minute drive away and well worth a visit. It is very pretty with lots of lovely little quirky shops and cafes. Highly recommend a stay here... we will be back ❤

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing property, perfect location."

    Ideal for a great getaway

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellently equipped, delightfully located and ten paces from a great pub which offered very good meals."

    The owner was very pleasant and helpful and gave us good directions to beauty spots on the moor. Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2022

  • "Such a lovely little place for a few days rest."

    Everything you need and the little touches like the welcome pack were so appreciated. Catherine is a lovely host and we were made to feel so welcome. Will definitely consider this property on our return to the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stunning cottage, had everything we needed and more."

    Owner very friendly but did not intrude. Beautiful views and walks nearby, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay, The Cow Shed had everything you needed and more , also great walks straight from the door, and the Fleece inn just opposite serving good food and ale."

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2022

  • "Nice to relax in quiet cottage ."

    well supplied with all you need. nice walking area lots to see .

    Reviewed by Jeffery5.0Jun 2022

  • "The accommodation was spacious and the owners very friendly."

    Parking off road was easy with a space allocated for my car. The view from the windows was beautiful. The location is ideal for many different pursuits. The "last of the summer wine" tour from Holmfirth is worth the £10 per person for information about the local area and the program. A bus runs an hourly service from Holme through Holmfirth (where buses to many other area can be boarded) into Huddersfield. The terminus is a short walk on the left from the accommodation entrance.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very nice property good sized rooms one or two little niggles but nothing that dramatically spoilt our experience, ie we found lounge quite dark during the day always had to have table lamps on, and my husband being disabled found the back door steps impossible to negotiate, without there being a handrail to them."

    But other than that it was a nice property in a nice area. The friendly local pub across the road was handy for the odd meal. And the owners were both friendly and helpful.

    Thank you for your comments. We appreciate all feedback and would like to address the points you have made. The Cow Shed has two separate entrances and, although the kitchen door does have two steps into the garden, the garden can easily be accessed via the driveway. The front door allows access directly from the drive into the accommodation which is perfect for wheelchair users and guests with mobility problems. Once inside the two shallow steps, giving access to the bedroom, have a very sturdy had rail. We appreciate that the lounge may feel a little dark on days which are overcast but, as the building was originally a barn, we feel that keeping the original features in place and allowing the natural light to flood through the stone arches compensates for this. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again someday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4May 2022

  • "We loved staying in this beautiful barn conversion."

    It was warm and welcoming and set in an ideal location for exploring the Peak District and further afield into West Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely stay."

    The owners were friendly and pointed out walks from the doorstep. They were only next door and easily available if needed. Great pub opposite with good food. We would certainly not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a very nice stay, the property exceeded our expectations and I would recomend it to anyone wishing a quiet relaxing holiday break."

    Reviewed by C5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely holiday Barn, owners very helpful and friendly, would recommend this place."

    Reviewed by T5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic stay in a fantastic place."

    Lots of beauty spots, lots of terrain, pub 10seconds from the front door! Just needs a boot brush outside the front door after our lovely walks. Thankyou for hosting us!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely stay at the Cow Shed."

    The cottage was absolutely beautiful with everything we needed. A great location - with lots of scenic walks right from the door. A great way to start the New Year!

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, beautifully appointed and very helpful host."

    Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property itself was stunning and I would happily return."

    The conversion was clearly carried out with love and attention to detail and felt comfy yet luxurious. The host was very helpful and responsive and could not do more to help when asked. Great location for either a stay in break or for getting out and about on walks/visiting local villages and towns. The location of the pub (The Fleece) directly over the road was an absolute bonus - great atmosphere, food and service - would definitely recommend. On a less positive note, ahead of our stay (5weeks and 5days to be precise), I contacted Sykes due to a change in circumstances. They were less then helpful, were not factual about the terms and conditions and pretty much gave me a "tough luck" attitude. Whilst I would recommend the property, I would think twice about booking via Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2021

  • "Such a great property!"

    We loved our stay at the Cowshed. It was so comfortable with great heating and the log burner which we loved using in the evenings! It was great a space for the two of us and all the towels and throws just felt fresh, washed and snuggly. The bed was possibly the most comfortable bed we have stayed in! Catherine was on hand to help with anything we needed and also asked us for advice on any additions to the property. We managed to do several walks straight from the front door - so many lovely reservoirs to walk around and then on our sunny day we did the trip to Mam Tor which was just amazing! A great walk to the Pickled Pheasant with some really great food on the menu. Then further into Holmfirth to Bloc for coffee and cake which was delicious on our rainy day! All in all the property and owners were perfect! We 100% would like to book again and go back to see the scenery in some of the warmer months maybe! Thanks again Catherine and Sam.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Nov 2021

  • "My partner and I had the best stay here - our days were spent pottering around the beautiful local walks and our evenings were either cosying up by the fire or in the lovely local pub."

    We felt comfortable and at home, so couldn’t recommend this cottage more. To note, there is no washing machine, which wasn’t an issue for us but worthwhile bearing in mind when considering this property.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely property, accurately described and in a great location."

    Good facilities and equipment.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent hosts."

    Very clean and a fantastic location

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Cow Shed was fabulous!"

    Catherine the host was very welcoming - as were the rest of her family that I met during my stay. The location/scenery are outstanding in my view. Good pub just across the road. I had the benefit of glorious weather but I'm sure this location would be outstanding whatever the weather!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautifully restored building warm and cosy the owners live on site and are very helpful."

    Ideal location for walking holiday

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great Cottage situated in a lovely location at the bottom of a valley (the drive up and over the hill lovely)."

    Host was very amenable and helpful and provided a lovely welcome pack upon arrival. Pub opposite does lovely pub grub but can get very busy at times especially weekends (so booking advised). Recommend doing walks around local reservoirs which all have beautiful surroundings and different levels of difficulty regarding route etc (host provides details of routes in welcome book). Recommend the Catch fish restaurant in Holmbridge. Nearby Holmfirth (where Last of Summer Wine filmed) is good for a few hours walk and has some nice places to eat and drink: Sid's Café for breakfast was very nice and the Nook - local brewery - does lovely beers (staff at both very friendly).

    Reviewed by Tajinder4.7Aug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed staying in The Cow Shed - it offers great space with first rate facilities."

    It's very relaxing and although it is opposite a pub it is very quiet (the pub has only a few tables outside anyway). There are some good walks nearby but it is located within handy driving distance of Sheffield and Manchester. The owners are in the building next door and they were really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this property if you want a peaceful getaway!

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful location being able to walk numerous trails from the accommodation."

    The property is outstanding , beautifully furnished and with everything that you could need. We would highly recommend a stay .

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Cow Shed is a super place to stay, surrounded by wonderful Yorkshire Countryside, would highly recommend it."

    The very helpful hostess was on hand if we needed anything. High quality fixtures and fittings. Loads of room for two people.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2021

  • "The hosts were perfect."

    The property was perfect. It was beautiful, well furnished and warm. This little gem will not disappoint. The bonus was that it was opposite a gourmet pub, so easy to enjoy a glass of wine before bed! This was a perfect place to come tour merely relax, or, to use as a base to walk on the breathe taking surrounding peaks from. Ideal in every way.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely stay at The Cow Shed."

    Beautifully appointed and very comfortable with lots of thoughtful touches. Fabulous walking direct from the doorstep, and pub directly opposite. What more could you want.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely welcome from the owner on arrival put us immediately at ease."

    The cottage was beautifully renovated, comfortable and at the same time was both cosy and airy with lots of space just for two. Lovely views from the outdoor space with plenty of walks on the doorstep - and great pub across the road serving hearty fare …. What more could you wish for from a short break! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing place with a lovely welcoming host."

    Very high standard of fittings with all your needs catered for. The cow theme was very cleverly incorporated into the decor. Don't worry, nothing wacky just little touches like some pictures, a footstool and dressing gowns. The view from the kitchen window put a smile on my face every morning when I got up. I don't know how accessible it would be in winter as Holme Moss is high up but it would be gorgeously cosy here, as well as glorious for walking in summer. There was a lovely welcome hamper which was all Yorkshire themed which just reflects how much thought the hosts have put into their property. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Jun 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio area with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Supermarket 1.5 miles, local shop and pub within 0.1 mile
  • Please note: This property does not accept children of any age, this is an adult only property

The property

Surrounded by local reservoirs and spectacular Peak Park landscapes, the Cow Shed, with generous gated off-road parking, is an extraordinary ground-floor barn conversion. Nestled in the historic village of Holme, opposite a gastro pub serving excellent food, the Cow Shed sleeps two and can be hired alongside The Hayloft (our ref: 1013614) and The Shearer's Hut (our ref. 1148316) allowing luxury accommodation for up to 6 people. The surrounding area is popular with walkers, hikers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts, making this an ideal retreat for those wanting to explore this beautiful part of Yorkshire and the Dark Peak.

Located just outside of Holmfirth and the infamous Picturedrome music venue, the Cow Shed is also an ideal location for exploring National Trust treasures such as Chatsworth House, Quarry Bank Mill and Lyme Park. The property has a small garden with picnic bench and chimenea overlooking the local reservoir and surrounding hillside - ideal for morning coffee, a picnic lunch or evening drinks.

The property has a stunning Yorkshire stone flagged floor and boasts underfloor heating throughout, keeping you cool in the summer and welcoming you with a cosy warmth during the colder months. The stylish kitchen/diner boasts views across the National Park,along with granite worktops and a range of quality integrated appliances. Relax in the sitting room on one of the two leather sofas,choosing a good film to watch on the Smart TV as the warmth from the wood burning stove heats up the space and adds to the cosy ambiance.

The generously sized king-size double bedroom is served by anen-suite shower room with walk-in shower.

The comfort height toilet is a welcome addition for anyone with mobility issues and a shower stool is available on request. Holme Village is surrounded by hiking tracks and trails which are perfect for spotting a wide range of local wildlife.

Set amongst the reservoirs of Ramsden, Riding Wood, Bilberry and Digley there is a wealth of long and short walks right on the doorstep.

Using the car you can easily access the Hope Valley via the Woodhead Pass for walks that include Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and the Great Ridge.

Other must see attractions such as the Blue John Mines and the Yorkshire Sculpture park are easily accessible and brilliant days out.

The cities of Leeds,Sheffield and Manchester are nearby and can be reached by local bus and train services. Two great pubs, serving fabulous food, are within walking distance of the Cow Shed (one directly across the road).

The nearby market town of Holmfirth, which can be reached easily on local bus, offers a wider selection of amenities such as pubs with on-site breweries, artisan bakers, great cafes and restaurants plus attractions such as the Picturedrome, Ashley Jackson's Gallery, the Holmfirth Vineyard and of course Sids Cafe (made famous by the series Last of the Summer Wine).

Annual festivals such as the September food and drink festival, the May folk festival, the June Arts festival, the July Motor sport festival and regular music and film festivals ensure that there is something for everyone. The property may suit those who have mobility issues as there are just three steps throughout the property and there is wheelchair access directly from the driveway. The Cow Shed is an idyllic retreat for those wanting to explore the best of the Peak District National Park and West Yorkshire.

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About the location


Holmfirth 2.7 miles

This beautiful, rural village rests at the top of the Holme Valley on the boundary of the Peak District National Park. On the outskirts of the market town of Holmfirth it is in easy reach of the cities of Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester. Sitting amid the local reservoirs of Digley, Bilberry, Ramsden and Riding Wood, the village is popular with walkers, cyclists and wildlife lovers alike with tracks and trails on the immediate doorstep. This area offers walks to suit all ages and abilities, including Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and the Great Ridge, and attractions such as the Blue John Mines, offering something for every kind of adventurer. The village has a thriving local community and at its heart is the Fleece Inn - a fabulous traditional pub serving great local beers and delicious, locally sourced, home-cooked food. Attached to the pub is a village shop which sells all sorts of goodies and is famous for its big breakfast sandwiches. The market towns of Holmfirth, Slaithwaite and Marsden are all close by and offer a diverse and exciting range of shops, entertainment and artisan foods. There are many, many local festivals including those for food and drink, Arts, Motor Sports, Music and Film as well as Folk Festivals and the amazing Moon rakers festival. The village is served with an hourly bus service with easy access to trains with stations in nearby Greenfield, Slaithwaite, Honley and Huddersfield.

Please note: This property does not accept children of any age, this is an adult only property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas