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Lower Cross

Oakworth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1034169)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The garden is not secure for dogs and needs fully Fencing off as there are chickens roaming loose ."

    There are no instructions for appliances. If you have mobility problems there are steps to the garden. No microwaveable dishes to use. The none slip bath mat doesn't fit and is very slippery.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "A warm welcome and a lovely cottage ,with everything that you need ."

    Beautiful views from the back garden and peace and quiet . Thank you

    Reviewed by KayJul 2022

  • "Like home from home."

    Everything was there if we needed it. Great views. Lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2022

  • "Perfect place to explore places of interest."

    Long days searching out historic sites. Rewarded by a cosy ,well equipped , homely environment. Barbara was a great host, lovely person but not imposing on our privacy. Gardens were immaculately tended. Thankyou

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2022

  • "A nice little cottage owned by a lovely lady who lives next door."

    A perfect get away from it all hideaway which isn't too far away from anything that you may want.we highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by PJun 2022

  • "The property is ideal for a holiday in the dales."

    The facilities are first class with nothing additional needed. Plenty of private parking space and a lovely garden too.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2022

  • "A lovely well-equipped, comfortable property with fantastic views and a frequent bus service to Haworth, Keithley and other places."

    Nearby is the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (often steam), famous for the Railway Children film and other well-known TV programmes.

    Reviewed by GeoffMay 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Great views from the cottage. Garden is also very well maintained. First class property and a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "The property was just what we needed as a break to enable us to visit family and friends in the area."

    Some not seen since the pandemic. The welcome basket of her own chickens eggs and milk in the fridge was a lovely touch. The view across the pennines, the sound of the Worth Valley steam engine chugging through the valley was priceless. As a Yorkshire girl and so close to Haworth we were able to explore the area walked across the moors during the week was just fabulous. It felt home from home. Barbara was very welcoming and ensured we had all we needed. We will most deffinately stay again. I've already recommended it to several people.

    Reviewed by AnnMar 2022

  • "Barbara's cottage is an absolute delight and pleasure it's a credit to her and family would definitely go back again and again."

    However after 15+ years of booking with you regarding our 3 hour stay Vane House Osmotherley described as a cottage with gardens/ patio and open plan kitchen was a joke it was a converted bedroom on the back of a bed and breakfast with no TV and a room smaller than a dentist waiting room you sill owe me £255 legal action pending we will go back to Lower Cross but not with you and your £40 booking fee you are a disgrace and a heartless company!

    Reviewed by HowardMar 2022

  • "This property is the best it as got everything the owner is a lovely women this is a TEN STAR PLACE"

    Reviewed by DFeb 2022

  • "We said we would return."

    .....and we did.....here's to the next time !!

    Reviewed by MartinJan 2022

  • "The bungalow was more spacious than the pictures suggested."

    Super warm rooms and comfortable beds. Views and sunrise spectacular. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "A very comfortable homely cottage, within close proximity of the “Bronte “ countryside yet only a 10 minute drive from Keighley."

    Ideally located for those wishing to walk the wonderful Yorkshire countryside, or just sit back and look at the views from the comfort of this lovely cottage. A secure garden is perfect for those who are accompanied by their pets.

    Reviewed by JillNov 2021

  • "A lovely home overlooking the valley."

    Very clean and great views over the valley. Well equipped and great off the road parking. Barbara the owner lives next door and a lovely lady. Beautiful walks in the area. I would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2021

  • "Only dificulty was working the TV it was spasmodic for disc usage"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Lovely property more spacious than the pictures show, large peaceful garden with splendid views, well equipped with lots of books and games."

    The eggs from the owners hens were much appreciated

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

  • "Lovely secluded spot tucked away down a steepish hill so watch out for the sharp right then left hand turn although in the instructions it does warn you."

    The views were stunning as were the gardens - plenty of spots front and back for shade and sun. Seating front and back. Very quiet -occasional donkey bray from a field further down. Occasional visit from a ginger cat and 3 very well behaved chickens - all added to the country charm! The cottage was more spacious than the photos implied. Very nice kitchen with all good facilities -lovely brown eggs left by Barbara the owner who is very friendly. Just short of some eggcups. Rooms were comfortably furnished and some interesting family trinkets. You can walk to the local Co-Op about 10 mins downhill maybe 20 mins up the steep slope. Pleasant walk to the Oakworth train station and if you are a keen walker can join the 'The Railway Children Trail'. Car required for the pubs -this is the Dales things are spread out! Many lovely things to do for all interests. Railway journeys/museums/stately homes/great walks/shopping at Saltaire or Piece Hall and many other things. Only draw back is the one bathroom for 4 adults but we were aware and made plans to deal with that but with the other lovely things this was easily dealt with. Many thanks to Barbara -lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by CatrionaJul 2021

  • "Gardens ' front and rear ' and so good to have panoramic views from the main bedroom, sitting room, dining room and sun room."

    ...excellent garden furniture a bonus. *****

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2021

  • "Excellent cottage everything you could need and more, views from garden are perfect, the owners where very welcoming and on hand if you have a problem."

    . Hope we get a chance to revisit.. .

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2021

  • "The listing of the property is incorrect as it is not set in a stunning village of Oakworth, it is more like a suburb of Kieghly."

    We expected a village stay what we got was a main road with heavy traffic, no where to set off walking you needed the car for everything.

    Reviewed by AlistairMay 2021

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable bungalow with beautiful scenic views."

    Good base for Howarth and the Moors. Although the garden was not dog secure we did not find it a problem with our dog, just watch out for the free range chickens! Although the owners lived next door they were not intrusive. Thank you to the owners for the provisions on arrival which were aporeciated and for a lovely restful and relaxing holiday despite the wet weather!

    Reviewed by GlynisMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage ..."

    Lovely cottage Everything we needed Peaceful location Owners extremely helpful Beautiful countryside Comfortable beds and loved the powerful shower We would definitely return

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, large fridge and separate freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVDs, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Garden with lawned area and patio with seating
  • One small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.8 miles

The property

Delight in a peaceful escape at this charming bungalow, nestled in the heart of the pretty Pennine village, Oakworth.

Lower Cross offers a welcoming base for a family of four to rest their heads before exploring the stunning landscapes of West Yorkshire.

Settle in for a relaxing evening in the attractive sitting room, enjoying a family film night as you unwind on the plush sofa, or choose to spend a rainy day cuddled up with a blanket as you get lost in a captivating book.

Throw together a tasty meal in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, fitted with a large fridge and small separate freezer, microwave, washing machine and a dishwasher before opening a bottle of wine for a sociable dinner at the lovely dining table.

Find two delightful bedrooms down the hall, a spacious king-size with antique-décor and its own TV for lazy Sunday mornings, and a twin room, perfect for kids to escape and enjoy sleepovers.

Run a sumptuous bubble bath and relax in the sleek bathroom, enjoying a moment of peace to yourself, or opt for the powerful overhead shower.

Make use of your very own garden, sipping on a morning coffee on the patio seating as you look out on the lush lawn in this tranquil setting.

Venture into the stunning village of Oakworth, home to a local store and supermarket, two welcoming pubs, takeaways, a park and a village hall, ideal for stocking up on your self-catering essentials.

Or simply head across the road and enjoy a round of golf at Branshaw Golf Club.

Visit the historical Haworth village, the birthplace of the literary Brontë sisters with attractions such as the Brontë Parsonage Museum, the Brontë Waterfall, as well as the inspiration backdrop for Wuthering Heights at Top Withens.

Discover a fantastic day out at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, experience a traditional vintage carriage ride via steam stream, showing immense views of beautiful West Yorkshire countryside, also recognised for being the setting for classical film, The Railway Children.

Make sure to visit the glorious National Trust property East Riddlesden Hall, and Haworth Central Park, or meander around stunning nature at Thornton Hall Country Park and walking trails at Ilkley Moor.

If you feel like a day of thrilling adventure, visit the Doe Park Water Activities Centre and try your luck at watersports such as kayaking, sailing, canoeing, raft building, or dry activities with cycling, climbing and archery!

Skipton is a nearby market town offering a fun-filled day out with heaps of culture and history, from its famous 900-year-old castle, cobble high street, museums and thriving shopping facilities.

Enjoy a memorable getaway to West Yorkshire at Lower Cross.

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About the location


Haworth 1 mile; Skipton 10 miles.

Oakworth is a small Pennine village just two miles from Haworth, overlooking the Worth Valley, made famous by the filming of the classic 1970 film version of E.E. Nesbitt's novel, The Railway Children. Besides its close proximity to Haworth and the moors, Oakworth has an attractive ornamental park, and is within easy reach of the town of Keighley. Nearby Haworth was home to the famous Bronte sisters, who were much-inspired by the surrounding moorland. Haworth has a myriad of curiosity and antique shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere, and all this against a backdrop of countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights. Nearby, the famous Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, makes a lovely day out, with a regular service to the old village of Oxenhope. The area is full of popular places to visit, including the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall, and the Museum of Rail. The market town of Skipton, Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is just a short drive away, and also within reach are elegant Harrogate, and vibrant Leeds and Manchester.

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