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The Old Forge

Midgley near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 961392)

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
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14 Customer Reviews

  • "A minor point was that the information provided beforehand stated that there was an electric wood effect stove."

    There was not. We overlooked this as we felt this was minor. Wasps. When we arrived, the owner met us to show us around. He picked up a dead wasp from the kitchen floor and told us that there was a wasps nest, but it had been treated. After he left, we noted that there was a wasps nest in the eves of the roof outside, but it seemed to be quite active. We thought no more about it, but from the first full day that we were there, the wasps started to become apparent. Some had found a way from the nest into the house, and were flying around the front door and then falling to the floor. It was difficult to escape from them as the vaulted ceilings in the property were open and meant that they could go anywhere in the hall, bathroom and bedroom. We came home after a day out midweek to find 20 to 30 wasps flying around and crawling on the floor. We had to deal with them, which was not a pleasant task. We advised the owners of the problem, knowing that there was very little that they could do, but just to make them aware. They got everywhere, including in our clothes. It got so bad that we woke up to wasps buzzing overhead on our penultimate day and decided that we had had enough and packed up and went home. It is a shame, because it spoilt what could have been a really nice holiday. We advised the owners of our early departure and the reason. We feel we should have been warned of the wasp situation before we arrived. At best, we had the unpleasant task of dealing with 150-200 wasps during the week ... at worst, one of us could have had a severe allergy to wasps and it could have been fatal. Personally we don't think the place should have been let out as the owners were obviously aware and we were a last minute booking

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and 0."

    4 miles from our daughter .

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2020

  • "Perfect location for us to use as a walking base"

    Reviewed by VickiJul 2020

  • "Everything about this booking was perfect."

    Easy to book six months ago. Super welcome from the owners, Pete and Yvonne who met us at the cottage to show us round and to explain things like heating and facilities. The cottage is gorgeous and had absolutely everything we could need. We particularly enjoyed the wood burner in the evenings. We had the main house and The Forge with the linked door so both my son and myself had our own accomodation but could mingle when we wanted! Quincy the dog loved the stay too. Midgley is a beautiful village in the most beautiful setting. There are lovely walks from the cottage. We would love to return to the cottage. The final kindness from the owners was their poping a left behind bag in the post for us.

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2019

  • "Great cottage with 2 sets of facilities so was suitable for us as 2 friends who want the ability to have some separate space but also spend time together."

    Location is perfect for Bronte country and Halifax/ Hebden Bridge and around. Lovely and warm and cosy, but also light and good to spend time in when the weather fails and you don't want to go anywhere. The little dog with us also approved!!

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2018

  • "Delightful quirky old cottage definitely go back there again"

    Reviewed by SonjaNov 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    The area is lovely and the scenery is stunning. It is exactly as pictured but somehow nicer in reality. Yvonne met us there to show us round and explain how everything works - we phoned her when we were 30 minutes away. As we went as 2 separate familes, this was just perfect. A choice to be separate or together. Both kitchens had a box of biscuits,tea bags & sugar, kitchen roll & washing up liquid. Both toilets had soap & toilet rolls. There were bath towels and hand towels. The beds were pristine and there was a 4 pint of milk in the fridge. There were even books, a pack of cards and pens in the drawer. So much more than we expected. The little local co-op was lovely and the owners/staff were very friendly & helpful. They suggested where we should go and how to get there and invited us to the local coffee morning. Personally, I would have liked a decent map with the cottage marked on it, so I could get my bearings and a list of suggested places to visit and the directions. Something I think the local tourist information should provide for holiday cottages & hotels in the area. We would happily return and heartily recommend

    Reviewed by MelanieJun 2018

  • "A comfortable bright cottage in a handy location for this area."

    Parking is sometimes a bit difficult with young children but otherwise not really a problem. The owner's welcome was very kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2018

  • "We live nearby and used the Old Forge as an annex for a big family weekend."

    It worked really well. The owners were so helpful.

    Reviewed by ClaireJan 2018

  • "The property was ideal in that we were two families sharing so due to the layout of the property both parties were able to have their own space and privacy."

    Parking was abit of an issue, however it was stated in the descriptive that it was a first come first serve basis. Considering the normal rental price and then comparing it to the price we paid just because it was Christmas week did seem abit extortionate, I don’t know if that was down to Sykes? The owners are lovely people, very friendly and kept checking to make sure everything was ok. I got abit fed up of Sykes constantly bombarding me with emails asking me if I wanted to book the property even when I had already made the booking!!

    Reviewed by SerenaDec 2017

  • "We would happily return to this cottage as it has everything we require for a successful holiday - very comfortable beds, a walk in shower and bedroom on the ground floor, and sofas that allow you to relax in them."

    It's a little quirky, having two kitchens and sitting rooms, but this only adds to it's charms. The decor is simple with clean white walls which give the cottage a restful feel. And the welcome from the owners was second to none.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2017

  • "I stayed at this cottage for 2 weeks and it carltered for all our needs."

    I would return in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2017

  • "Excellent property."

    Lovely location. Owners were friendly and helpful. Cottage was a delight, with everything you could have wanted to enjoy your holiday.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2017

  • "This is a quaint cottage, excellently renovated, in a village on a ridge high above the Halifax to Hebden Bridge valley, with moorlands beyond."

    We found the cottage bright, clean and well fitted out for our needs, and the owner was very welcoming and friendly. There is a shop a quarter of a mile from the cottage, and an hourly bus service to Halifax, terminating very close to the property. As a base for exploring W.Yorkshire, this was an ideal place to stay for us.

    Reviewed by GeoffJul 2017

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The property

This beautifully converted forge and terrace cottage is set in the Calderdale village of Midgley, in West Yorkshire, a short drive from the popular towns of Hebden Bridge and Haworth.

The property is set with exposed wooden beams and partition walls topped with glass, to allow natural light to fill the entire property, it is ideal for a omantic couple looking for an adventurous, yet relaxing break.

Enjoy the cosy sitting room, curled up with your loved one with a glass of wine in the evening.

Prepare picnics and tasty meals in the kitchen and enjoy a candlelit dinner at the dining table in the lounge.

After a long day, you can revive aching muscles with a long hot shower and catch your rest in the double bedroom, which has plenty of storage and allows you to make yourself completely at home.

If you don't feel like cooking for the evening, you can venture out for dinner and an evening drink in the local village pub.

Spend your days exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding Midgley, there are many wonderful attractions nearby.

Pull on your walking boots and explore the Pennine Way, spend the day at National Trust Hardcastle Crags, or visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

You can also enjoy cycling and visiting the many delightful towns and villages of West Yorkshire, including Hebden Bridge, Haworth and Skipton!

An excellent destination for couples in superb region for touring.


  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 mile.Note There are 2 small steps to get into the kitchen
  • Note: As of Friday September 20th 2019 this property will be a 1 bedroom property and will not have a washing machine available

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About the location


Hebden Bridge 2.8 miles; Halifax 6.5 miles; Haworth 10 miles; Skipton 24.5 miles.

The village of Midgley is situated above the Calder Valley, between Halifax and Hebden Bridge. The village has beautiful views of the moors beyond, a thriving community with a village shop, run by volunteers. Visit the nearby National Trust’s Hardcastle Crags and enjoy picnics and beautiful walks around the Ogden Water reservoir. The town of Haworth is a must-visit for literature lovers as home of the Brontë sisters, with many bookshops and the Brontë Parsonage Museum. There are wonderful walks nearby, including the popular Pennine Way, whilst the beautiful, rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Parks are less than an hour away. The area is also wonderful for cyclists, who can retrace the 2014 Tour de France and 2015 Tour de Yorkshire routes! A fantastic destination for exploring West Yorkshire!

Region Information

As of Friday September 20th 2019 this property will be a 1 bedroom property and will not have a washing machine available.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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