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Daffodil Cottage

Laycock near Keighley, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 975686)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We found the steps up to the cottage very steep and we were not aware of this."

    The kitchen was okay but the cooker and over were not up to the usual standard we find in your cottages. Overall we were very comfortable but the steps would stop us from returning.

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was comfortable, the upstairs was really welcoming, bathroom excellent and kitchen really considerately provisioned to self cater for a week."

    Would be very happy to return. A few very minor points to note: Downstairs soft furnishings were a little tired; Front garden needed a tidy (vicious brambles); Rear garden is only area I would dispute description- it is a small lawn with decking at the rear; Agree with earlier review that cottage is darker than pictures show

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    It was spacious for three and had everything we needed with some Lovely period fittings. Bed very comfy shower easy to use ( you know when it’s hot because the water flow changes), lots to see and do in the area most within half an hours drive. Lively pub down the road at Goose Eye called the Turkey Inn, well worth a visit for Sunday lunch

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "After seeing a beautiful bright cottage on Sykes I was disappointed with the real thing which was very dark!"

    There was a sign on the stairs advising no pets beyond that point which I can appreciate, however this could be an issue for some pets and should be mentioned in the advert. On arrival I had to check the bed had been made as the pillows looked like they’d been slept on. It turned out they were so flat they were lost in the pillowcase. The duvet was a 13.5 tog - for August ? Really? The washing machine was dirty (black in the rubber door seal) so wasn’t comfortable using that. I appreciate it’s an older cottage but there were lots of cobwebs! Not sure about the games room mentioned in the advert - maybe a cupboard with a few board games?

    Reviewed by JillJul 2021

  • "The cottage was great and had everything we needed and I loved the views, the main bed was very comfortable."

    It would be good to mention that wonderfully there is a village hall opposite that on the weekend hosts events but they can go on till midnight and on the Sunday night it was so loud sleeping wasn't an option till after then. The garden could benefit from a couple of comfortable chairs as it was so hot we were outside a lot.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful and well equipped and spotless."

    The steps and stairs were hard work. We had problems getting the central heating to our liking, too hot or not on at all ! Clearer instructions would have helped.

    Thank you for completing the feed back form. We were sorry to hear you found the stairs at the property hard work and hope it did not spoil your enjoyment too much. Full instructions are supplied for the central heating and you could adjust the temperature using the thermostat at the property. Thank you for your kind words about the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2021

  • "Could have done with a welcome pack, milk at least"

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "The listing said smart TV and dvd."

    There was a small ordinary TV. It wasn't a big issue for us but I had been looking forward to entertainment that was not actually as expected. Also, none of the photos in the Sykes listing showed the 9 steep steps, 2 gates and long path between the roadside and the front door. Quite a challenge with bikes, especially as each gate opened from different sides. Lovely comfy bed, but very flat pillows, so worth taking your own.

    Thank you very much for your comments. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay at our Cottage. We have taken into account your feedback and you would pleased to know that we have since revised our description to mention about the steps leading to the property. If you had any concerns during your stay, we would have been more than happy to address these at the time for you if we had known. Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    and we have already booked to go back again. loved the log burner. Only thing and very minor is to have privacy glass in bathroom rather than have to pull blinds down so you can enjoy natural light. Other than that loved the placed, very cosy and warm

    Reviewed by DanielleNov 2020

  • "It's not suitable for anyone who has mobility issues as access to the property ..."

    It's not suitable for anyone who has mobility issues as access to the property is up several steps that can be slippy in wet weather

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2019

  • "I have booked through Sykes a number of times now and have found them to be accurate, reliable and trustworthy."

    I would definitely recommend them.

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2019

  • "Daffodil Cottage was so cosy and homely."

    The owners have provided everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay, even down to doggy essentials! It was immaculately clean and the heating was already on when we arrived which we appreciated. There is plenty to see and do in the area and we would happily return in the future.

    Reviewed by LyndaOct 2019

  • "Comfortable cosy cottage with plenty of room for a family of four, ideal location for exploring the surrounding area and would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2019

  • "We had read all reviews on this cottage before going so were fully aware of Steep steps, narrow roads from cottage to local pub but the comfort, cleanliness and more than enough kitchen gadgets, lovely view from garden more than made up for that."

    Ideal location for visits to other places of interest nearby.

    Reviewed by GretaJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet village with amazing views."

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage excellent location for us and for the dogs, hope to be stopping in this property again"

    Reviewed by ElaineJan 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and well equipped and well situated to visit local attractions on the down side the steps up to the cottage from the road were difficult the front garden was very pretty but some of the bushes and shrubs over hung the path which was also difficult inside the cottage the stairs to the bedrooms were very steep."

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2018

  • "Probably the best holiday cottage we've stayed in in terms of presentation, cleanliness and facilities."

    It met all our expectations and provided an ideal base for our week in Yorkshire. Along with the rest of the country we had unbroken sunshine and warm weather all week. We would certainly look to book it again when coming to the area. The welcome hamper was a welcome surprise and a nice touch. The only suggestions I would make would be to increase the number of pegs so that a full load of washing can be hung out to dry, and to provide fuller pillows in addition to the thin ones provided. We also thought the kitchen would be improved by switching positions of the fridge and tumble dryer. These are very minor issues regarding a wonderful cottage. The four of us had a terrific time and enjoyed our stay enormously.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "Adorable cottage in the countryside with stunning view across the valley, yet only 10 minutes drive from the centre of Keighley."

    Especially notable was the generous welcome basket that awaited our arrival. Would be happy to book again. N.b. one criticism - your directions are wrong - the cottage is on the main Laycock Road, not Chapel Drive. We spent some time scratching our heads looking for it on the first day!

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage had a perfect weekend break ."

    No complaints what so ever. Would highly recomend

    Reviewed by IsiahMay 2018

  • "Brilliant had a great time."

    ..will be returning

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x single with 2nd single suitable for up to a 12 year old
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with small utility area
  • Separate dining area with small snug seating
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Initial supply of fuel for stove
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking available on first come, first served basis to the front of the cottage, quiet lane so always available
  • Enclosed front and rear gardens with furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome and 2 may be considered upon request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Please note: there are several steps leading to the property

The property

A stone-built, Victorian, end of terrace cottage, in the small village of Laycock just four miles from Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters.

Set back on a hillside with spacious gardens to the front and the rear of the cottage this is an ideal location for couples or a small family to get away from it all and enjoy this historical corner of the Yorkshire Dales.

Fully renovated by the current owners who have created a stylish holiday home with lots of character and charm throughout in the shape of stone flooring, stripped pine wall cupboards, exposed stone walls, old beams which all go together to produce a holiday home of some merit.

The delightful sitting boasts lovely views out across the front garden to the hills beyond and there is a cosy woodburning stove to sit by after a hard day out on the local moors.

The kitchen is pretty and well equipped and there is an adjoining dining room with snug area and patio doors leading out to the rear garden.

With two bedrooms, the main double boasting great views and a useful single room with original decorative fireplace and additional bed for children up to the age of twelve, a useful addition.

Both are well served by a vintage styled bathroom, again with lovely views across the valley.

The rear garden is spacious with a patio area and furniture, where you can relax with a refreshing drink or dine alfresco.

There are a good selection of footpaths from the doorstep and the nearby Goose Eye brewery and pub is a great favourite amongst locals.

Nearby, Haworth has much to offer including traditional pubs, restaurants, old curiosity shops and cafes.

An excellent variety of walks, both easy and strenuous, allow visitors to follow in the footsteps of Catherine and Heathcliff by wandering the fantastic rugged moorland. Skipton is nearby, with its cobbled streets and delightful castle, while further afield is the Victorian spa town of Harrogate. A charming historic old cottage, perfect for exploring all this lovely area has to offer.

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

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About the location


Haworth 3.7 miles; Skipton 10.4 miles; Leeds 23 miles

Laycock is just four miles from Haworth and is mentioned in the Domesday book as having two Carucates of land and was originally part of the Oakworth township. The name Laycock is the same as Lacock, which derives from the Old English meaning, stream or watercourse; Laycock village is on Laycock Beck, which feeds into North Beck a tributary of the River Worth. Laycock overlooks the hamlet of Goose Eye, which is just south of the village. Goose Eye is famous for its independent brewery and pub, a great favourite of the locals. Just a short distance from Haworth with its 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

Region Information

Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x single with 2nd single suitable for up to a 12 year old

Please note: The check in day for new bookings made from 27.01 is now a Friday

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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