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The Old Forge

Haworth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 14036)

4.5

Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cottage based right in the heart of Haworth."

    Very quiet location with a lovely view of church from living room. Owner very informative and contactable at all times. Would highly recommend this place and we look forward to staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "The old Forge is set in small courtyard very close to the centre of Haworth."

    It’s very clean and has everything you could need. I imagine the log burner is really cosy in the winter. The bathroom is amazing! Huge bath and fantastic shower. We both found the bed really uncomfortable and did not sleep well on the 2 nights we stayed. Maybe the mattress needs replacing or have a topper. Such a shame as this was the only thing that was wrong with this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by VictoriaMar 2022

  • "Perfect cottage to stay in for our planned sight seeing."

    Loved the cottage, it had almost everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable for a good night's rest. The bathroom was lovely, the bath especially. We did find the sofas a little uncomfortable to sit on and the kitchen very cold. We really enjoyed our stay and would stay again and recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2022

  • "We had an amazing weekend."

    The cottage was spotless and so comfortable, we would definitely book again

    Thanks so much Lisa! We're so pleased you both had a great stay:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2022

  • "The cottage is of a much higher standard than the many I looked at when booking the holiday."

    It is extremely comfortable and tastefully decorated, and the location is perfect. We found the cottage and Haworth absolutely wonderful, and will definitely be booking again.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We have recently redecorated so we appreciate your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RJan 2022

  • "Great location enjoyed our weekend stay, the cottage was well maintained and clean."

    It would be a good holiday let for a couple but as a possibly improvement a mattress topper for the pull out sofa bed would be an asset as without one it was a little unconformable for our grown up daughter. Car parking can be difficult with the number of cars parked in the close and the car parking space is ideal for a small car.

    Thank you for your helpful feedback. We have bought a new mattress topper so the sofa bed is now much more comfortable! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJan 2022

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and really comfortable."

    The kitchen had everything we needed to cook up our own food. The only Downside was the off-street parking. While it was easy enough to use when the street was clear, as soon as the neighbours parked it was impossible to get in. We used the village as a base for local walks and with the multitude of pubs and restaurants we didn't need to go anywhere else afterwards. Thanks for the stay

    Reviewed by MarcusDec 2021

  • "Lovely property in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by VictoriaDec 2021

  • "This is one of the nicest properties we have ever stayed at."

    It is really spacious for two; in an ideal location for the village and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Couldn’t recommend it more!

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "The parking space is very tight- we had a Toyota Corolla which just about fitted."

    A bigger car would struggle. There is a car park just round the corner which always had plenty of places but have to pay.

    Reviewed by JackiSep 2021

  • "On the whole we had a good stay , however there are issues which I feel need addressing Firstly Parking , this was an absolute pain, as the designated space was not generous, we have a Mokka and only just managed to t it in, anything bigger then this it would be almost impossible, combined with the parking from the residents in the cul de sac it made for stress you did not want ."

    Secondly, there needs to be more storage both in the kitchen and a wardrobe upstairs. There was only just enough space for 2 people and their clothes , not sure how 4 people would manage to put their clothes, and lack of wardrobe meant the use of hangers on a coat rack was a balancing act to prevent coat rack and clothes from falling over. The lack of storage in the kitchen meant there was little space to store food , not everyone can afford to eat out Although cottage was spotlessly clean the carpets were not and could do with a good clean It was little things like, there had obviously been a water leak at some time in the lounge but the paintwork after the leak was shoddy and not even the same colour as original, and stood out. We had an issue with the radiator in the bathroom which wasnt working , although Jake assured us he was trying to get someone to fix the issue, it meant that for the week the only way we could dry towels was by putting the heating on, and in 30 degree heat that wasnt ideal Nowhere that I could see did it state that the only toilet was on the third floor, this could be a major issue for some people with mobility issues. In the present staycation world we now live in, I feel that to sell a holiday cottage on location alone , may not be the right thing to do, people expect value for money and owners need to invest time and money in their properties.

    Reviewed by GlenSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent location."

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a great location."

    However the kitchen was dark, freezing cold and smelled very badly of damp and so was unusable as a living space because of this. You had to brace yourself to head down into the kitchen as it was so cold and it made the rest of the house cold because it was open plan up to the livingroom. The central heating didn't work so you couldn't heat it up. Also the parking space was a nightmare, one of the reasons for choosing the cottage was because it had a designated space but we couldn't get the car in and out as owners round about parked all over the place and we ended up having to pay for parking for the whole week of our stay. You might be okay if you had a really tiny car but any normal.size car is not going to fit. Due to all off the above, we felt The Old Forge was very over priced accommodation in comparison to other places we have stayed.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 2021

  • "Brilliant holiday lovely accommodation in a stunning part of the world even the ..."

    Brilliant holiday lovely accommodation in a stunning part of the world even the rain didn’t spoil things (but don’t remember requesting that on the booking form

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Great location in Haworth."

    Reviewed by GraemeSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a brilliant location."

    Bear everything you need and right in the centre for all of the pubs/restaurants etc.

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location right off the High Street and by the Parsonage."

    The check in and out times could have been a little more generous. Enjoyed the weekend though - would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing few days exploring Haworth

    Reviewed by KelvinJan 2020

  • "Really nice place, lovely owners and great location"

    Reviewed by LynseyDec 2019

  • "Lovely log burner, deep bath, warm and cosy accommodation in a prime situation in Haworth."

    Reviewed by RoseNov 2019

  • "Beautiful, cosy property, immaculate presentation, excellent location."

    We loved our stay at the old forge, I’d definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2019

  • "The Old Forge was the perfect base to explore Bronte country and enjoy living in the idyllic unspoilt historic village of Haworth."

    Beautifully equipped and ideally situated. A luxury home from home with very thoughtful touches.

    Reviewed by SophieJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage just like the pictures."

    Great to have a parking space although a large car might struggle. Amazing bathroom. Perfect place to just relax.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2019

  • "It met our expectations as we have been to the Old Forge before ( only time we have revisited a cottage )."

    The bed was really comfortable and we slept better than we do at home lol. The hanging space in the bedroom is quirky but enough for two. We do find we gravitate to the kitchen/dinner and feel it would benefit from a radio down there....would also suggest a small mirror in the kitchen for us women as you have to go up 3 flights to check hair etc

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "Very clean and pleasant cottage excellent for a lazy time away or to visit near by towns harrogate ,skipton ,york is stunning."

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2019

  • "Car parking very tight for large and long estate bad in dark and could do with TV in kitchen for us rather than bedroom."

    Otherwise very good would go again very good position for everything

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2019

  • "The property was warm, comfortable and in a very good location."

    The oversized shower enclosure was great as well as the large rooms. The only let down was the small double bed which was uncomfortable and not conducive to a good night's sleep. A king sized bed would have us booking this cottage for every trip to Haworth, and we visit a lot!

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2018

  • "Went to the Old Forge for my partners birthday and she absolutely loved it."

    Expectional property in a great location. We really did have a great time, everything we needed was provided and catered for. Would love to return at some stage

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage , had everything you needed for a great stay ."

    Fabulous bath , loved the log burner. cottage was well decorated with lovey period furniture in kitchen . Less then a minute walk to bars , restaurants , shops etc . And an added bonus was the parking space outside your door . Downsides were that it really needs a new mattress. Springs creaking and cracking when you move and bows in the middle . Also most of the cottage was very clean but every room had loads of cobwebs which need to be dealt with ASAP . This should be part of the cleaning regime each time someone hires the cottage .

    Reviewed by GrahamNov 2018

  • "Third time at cottage, always an enjoyable stay, with great local facilities on the doorstep."

    Howarth very lively especially over Halloween, everybody enjoying themselves. A great short break

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2018

  • "Still waiting to return phone call."

    We actually sorted the problem ourselves.Parking space only suitable for small vehicle and once parked blocked in.Pillows need changing and no wardrobe just a coat hanger.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2018

  • "Cottage very nice, and quiet location."

    Central to village with shops and pub's nearby.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our few days in Haworth."

    The snowy weather made the journey there pretty hairy but once we arrived we couldn’t have asked for more. The owners of The Old Forge were very helpful and the property itself was lovely and much more spacious than we’d expected. Lots to recommend the property but the log burner made it extra special. Haworth is a great village with some super independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The property couldn’t be better located for everything, including access to the moors. We definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by ClaraFeb 2018

  • "On arriving at the cottage it was warm, cosy, clean and in a perfect location in the centre of Haworth."

    A must for all Bronte fans. The church, Parsonage, Main street and access to the Bronte Way was right on your doorstep. Will definitely be back at this gorgeous cottage. Thank you to the the owners for renting a Gem of a property.

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2017

  • "Charming little cottage ideal for a couple."

    Walking distance to everything Haworth has to offer.

    Reviewed by DonaldJun 2017

  • "Very good, all I expected."

    Super location.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2017

  • "The Old Forge is right in the heart of Haworth and there are several excellent pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk, there are also numerous countryside walks which all start from the cottage doorstep so you really don't need to use your car at all, an ideal comfortable base for a relaxing break in a lovely setting."

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2016

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • One second floor double bedroom with TV
  • Second floor bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with woodburning stove and double sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburning stove supplied on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Small sitting area to front, balcony area outside sitting room at top of external staircase
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and village centre 1 min walk
  • Note: First floor sitting room accessed by staircase from kitchen or external stone staircase from parking area.

The property

A first-class, stone-built traditional terraced cottage set over three floors, in a courtyard of private properties in the very heart of Haworth.

From the central location and the beautiful conversion of this traditional old cottage to the lovely furnishings and individual styling, this Haworth cottage is perfect for couples to get away from it all.

This is a fine Haworth cottage, with character and charm throughout, featuring a spacious ground floor kitchen/diner with original beams and exposed stonework, and a warm and cosy first floor sitting room with woodburning stove.

A beautiful modern bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower and an adjoining master bedroom with feature fireplace all combine to make this a Haworth cottage of real distinction.

This delightful Haworth cottage subtly combines a contemporary feel with original features to create a charming romantic retreat, a few yards from the historic high street.

Steeped in literary history and formerly home to the Bronte sisters, Haworth has much to offer including traditional pubs, restaurants and cafes, and a variety of walks allowing 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, boasting fabulous shops, an excellent theatre and the fantastic Royal Pump Room Museum.

A wonderful Haworth holiday cottage, perfect for exploring all this lovely area has to offer.

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About the location

HAWORTH

Skipton 13 miles; Hebden Bridge 8 miles.

The small village of Haworth was home to the famous Bronte sisters, who were inspired by the surrounding moorland to pen their novels, which have become classics of English Literature. Haworth is a village that time almost forgot, with its myriad of curiosity and antique shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere, all set against a framing backdrop of countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights as wild, rugged and barren. Nearby, the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, provides a lovely day out with a regular service to the old village of Oxenhope. The area abounds with popular places to visit, including the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall, and the National Railway Museum in York. The market town of Skipton, often fondly regarded as the 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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