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Bay Cottage

(Ref. 998428)

Haworth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage, a bit of a Tardis, small on the outside, big rooms on the inside, especially for two people."

    A great quirky kitchen, with it's arched ceiling and a well, well equipped. We found the settees a bit too low and too soft, as we found the bed a bit too hard, (we're not as young as we'd like though). Didn't detract from our stay. The stone stairs were another great feature, if a little precarious in places. Overall a great cottage in a fabulous little picturesque town. Would definitely recommend Bay Cottage.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Nov 2023

  • "The host was very helpful but unobtrusive."

    The cottage itself was clean and cosy. Clear instructions provided. Best location of any cottage I've stayed in.

    Reviewed by Ben4.7Nov 2023

  • "We have just had our 5th consecutive stay at Bay Cottage."

    The cottage is so cosy and comfortable. Really clean and warm. We feel really at home there. We used the stove every night after making use of the fabulous eating places on Main Street, Haworth. Highly recommend Pave, The Fleece inn, The Hawthorn, Vilettes and Cobbles and Clay. Bay cottage is in an ideal location for easy access to the amenities in Haworth such as Brontë parsonage, Worth Valley railway and the many local walks. There is a fabulous walking map of Haworth that can be purchased from the Waves of Nostalgia book shop. Big tip, wear walking boots when walking up to the Brontë falls and Top Withens. It is also well worth popping into the Wuthering Heights Inn at Stanbury after a walk. We don’t own a car and have been able to get out and about via the local bus service and visited Skipton castle and Thornton, to see the Brontë birthplace.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was spacious, comfortable and in a good location."

    The parking permit was very useful but parking spaces were hard to come by near the cottage. Our main criticism was the poor drainage from the hand basin and bath. The water was appallingly slow to drain away and as a result using them was difficult. Keeping them clean was also a problem - we could not find cleaning materials to use. We were disappointed as this problem had been highlighted in a previous review and did not appear to have been addressed.

    Reviewed by Briony4.4Sep 2023

  • "It was a lovely surprise to see how well kept and homely Bat Cottage is."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Parking was hit and miss. Too many cars in the same road. We would certainly be happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Sep 2023

  • "Location was excellent and within easy walking distance of amenities."

    Also well placed for lovely local walking and steam train experience. Would also like to recommend a trip to Central Park. Bedroom was spacious and comfortable en suite would benefit from ventilation. Stone steps from bedroom to living room has a quarter turn and can be easily missed making the stairs awkward. This could be easily extended to full half turn making stairs easier. Lounge, this area would be enhanced by upgrade in furniture. Kitchen very cold the heating in this area requires upgrading. White goods were rusty in places and need replacing. Also needs more utensils etc in kitchen. Patio area requires attention.

    Reviewed by Richard3.1Sep 2023

  • "Nice comfortable cottage,lots of walking in the area."

    We booked last minute so got it at a reduced price I wouldn’t have been happy paying full price.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.4Aug 2023

  • "Having arrived at Haworth on the first day of our holiday we were disappointed to find our allocated parking space outside our cottage had been taken , however the owners informed us there was a parking space at the back of the property, we found the space and unloaded the car, about 10mins later our neighbour knocked on the door and said we couldn't park there as it was on his property, he was very nice and said this had happened quite a few times already we had to find a public car park and pay the price for a 13hr stay, I phoned the owners and said this wasn't acceptable as the only reason we' booked the cottage was because of the allocated parking outside and that the parking round the back was a blatant lie, however on waking up the next morning the car in our space had gone and we were able to park our car outside as allocated, I would also mention there was a lot of black hair in the plug of the washbasin, the wooden kitchen worksurfaces were sticky to the touch, the bin lid was dirty, the lock in the back door which led to a courtyard was faulty and the kitchen floor was visited by slugs in the evening , we packed up and left midweek feeling let down ."

    Reviewed by Anthony1.9Jul 2023

  • "So very dissapointed."

    .. Pictures lovely, but so deceiving. Shabby, dirty, Fire place disgusting, treacherous stone stairs. I accidently stepped off the end of the bottom stairs which was very scary. There is a warning about these steps, but not warning enough ! Rusty fridge. There is nothing to tell you that it is directly opposite a derelect and ugly building . Stayed 1 night and was happy to get home. Contacted the owners who were very unhelpful and annoyed at us for suggesting the cottage was not up to standard. Alse in the cottage write up it says you canpark round the back and come through the kitchen, not possible !! Parking a nightmare even with a permit. KA

    Reviewed by Kathleen1.3Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is cosy, comfortable and full of character."

    It’s well equipped and clean and the owner was really friendly and helpful. Bay Cottage is right in the heart of Haworth, near pubs, restaurants and charming little shops and it’s a stone’s throw from the Brontë parsonage. Beautiful walks on the moors are right on the doorstep. We had a lovely relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage and that everything is a short walk away."

    The cottage is over 3 floors and has all that you need for a perfect stay

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Happy Howarth We had a great week at Bay Cottage."

    Comfortable and spacious for 2 people and our dog. Excellent location, a stones throw away from the lovely high street. Howarth is a great little town, plentiful pubs and a bistro. We didn’t use our car all week, walks from the doorstep. We will have to return as we didn’t manage to do everything we had planned.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Mar 2023

  • "A third stay here - very comfortable, helpful owner - only drawback was the snow right at the end of the holiday which couldn’t be helped."

    Very atmospheric!

    Reviewed by Donald3.8Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful stay at Bay Cottage, Cosy, quirky, enjoyed the ambiance in local restaurants and pubs then back to a cosy fire, great walks out even in Feb!"

    Across the moors to Top Withins also Brontë waterfalls, visited the Brontë parsonage on my own, hubby stayed with the dog as they are not allowed in, but it’s only across the road so nice hour to myself ;-) would highly recommend this place, and would also recommend Pave, the deli a few doors down, picked up a lovely packed lunch for our 4 hour walk of bread, cheese, meats, which was a real treat!

    Reviewed by Maxine4.7Feb 2023

  • "Excellent location."

    Quiet and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in great location."

    We loved the fire after walking in the snow. Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and amazing stay at bay cottage in Haworth."

    So close to the lovely cobbled high street, with local shops, pubs and restaurants right on your doorstep. Great walking and local places to visit. Only thing would suggest is a mirror in living room. The fact it was decorated for Xmas was a lovely touch and wouldn't hesitate to come back again

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Dec 2022

  • "A wonderful stay, Bay House was absolutely perfect."

    Comfortable and cosy, everything we needed was provided. We had an amazing Christmas in a beautiful setting

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with lots of character in a fabulous location, perfect for me and my little dog."

    Loved the real fire. Haworth is a very dog friendly place with lots of great walks and eating places.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved it so much that we hope to return."

    The best bits were the Well, having two settees in a one bed holiday cottage (it's not that common), real fires, having a toilet on the same floor as the bedroom (again not that common in a one bed), parking outside and having the gorgeous moors just a stone's throw away. Plus the best part for me was being in the heart of Haworth but not in the bustle of Haworth. Every day, we went to a café or got take out lattes, caught up with friends and just ambled along the Main Street. If you want to relax in a quirky cosy cottage and benefit from having beauty, choice and history on your doorstep, then this is the place.

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bay cottage, our elderly dog struggled with the steps but we soon found a work around by visiting a local hostelry before heading to the kitchen to cook supper!"

    Very cozy and comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have just come back from our fourth year at Bay Cottage in Haworth."

    The cottage is like a big hug for us…cosy, warm, intimate and very practical. It is an ideal base for Haworth and it’s amazing attractions. You are not far from the Brontë parsonage, the pubs, restaurants, cafes and many independent shops on Main Street. The cottage is an ideal base for walkers with many local walks to choose from. Our favourite is walking to Top Withens. Train enthusiasts are close to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The bus service is ideal for a visit to Hebden Bridge and Thornton, to visit the Brontë birthplace. Thank you for a wonderful stay at Bay Cottage. We can’t wait to come back to Bay cottage and Haworth next year. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2022

  • "Bay Cottage is a fabulous place to stay and would thoroughly recommend it to others."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Perfectly located, very helpful owners and very comfortable stay."

    Yes the stairs were a challenge but this was made evident in the details before booking and we soon got used to them. Lovely comfortable stay. Would recommend the cottage for a couple to enjoy the locality.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2022

  • "Quirky cottage (in a good way), the kitchen well is brilliant."

    Great location, well equipped and comfortable. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely, cute cottage right in the centre of town."

    Lovely bedroom and bathroom. And the well was a wonderful surprise .

    Reviewed by Chanel3.8Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic break, so relaxed"

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really lovely Cottage, very clean and well equipped, and superbly positioned for the main street or surrounding area."

    We loved it. The stairs are a little scary and weren't ideal for our aging dogs but it was manageable for a week.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2022

  • "A lovely spacious cottage."

    The only thing that I thought let it down slightly was that I found the mattress quite uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Jun 2022

  • "Superb accommodation holiday expectations exceeded once again will return"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Good location,

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is in a brilliant location and was everything that I'd hoped for."

    There was a minor blip on the first night but Geoff the owner sorted it straight away when I contacted him.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for a winter break - cosy, warm, well equiped and beautifully decorated."

    Haworth was such a great base- pubs, restaurants, shops very close by and beautiful walks in all directions from the door. Lits of places to visit on rainy days. Thank you for a wonderful week!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic location, really quirky layout, full of character, we can’t wait to book again for next year we loved it!"

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Dec 2021

  • "Just had a week in Bay Cottage."

    Our third year staying here. Bay cottage is cosy and comfortable. It is ideally situated for Haworth Main Street. Lots of shops, pubs and restaurants near by! The walks are outstanding! Highly recommend this quirky cottage.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2021

  • "The owner was very kind as when we booked we only had the one dog."

    We then got a new puppy and when we let them know they very graciously allowed us to bring her too. The only problem was that when we booked we hadn't anticipated a puppy and the cottage wasn't very puppy friendly due to the open stairs. That was a bit of a struggle but that was totally our fault. A beautiful place which I will definitely want to rent again. Hawarth really is so picturesque.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    Very quirky and well situated for walks, coffees and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic location & quirky."

    Fabulous time

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in a good position for the village and plenty of walks."

    Reviewed by Irene4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely and a brilliant location."

    You can leave your car and head out as the surrounding countryside is so lovely. We were extremely lucky with the weather, as the week we stayed was warm and sunny. We brought our little dog with us, who is elderly so it was best to carry him up and down the stairs as they are stone and proved a bit of a challenge for him. The town is a gem and we were able to visit local pubs and enjoyed a lovely meal in Haworth Old Hall, albeit outside dining. Thankfully it was warm and the sun was out. We walked to Hebden Bridge and that was a smashing day out too. There are so many great areas to enjoy, Holden Park in Oakworth is well worth a trek out and the local steam railway stations are just lovely.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have just returned from a superb stay at Bay Cottage."

    The cottage is beautiful, on arrival it was spotless, had everything we needed. It is in an extremely good location near to shops, restaurants and lots of walks on the doorstep. We have already booked to return next year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Haworth is a lovely place to be and Bay Cottage is a pleasant place to stay."

    Situated a short walk from Bronte central, shops, pubs and beautiful countryside, it suited our needs perfectly. The cottage had a good atmosphere and we felt comfortable being there and would definitely visit again if Covid doesn’t stop the world from turning. We visited in October with tourism obviously affected by Covid, so it was not busy, which made it nice for us, but we felt for the local businesses. So, to sum up, the cottage had everything we needed and we had a very happy week in Haworth.

    Reviewed by Robin3.8Oct 2020

  • "We have just spent a week at Bay Cottage in Haworth."

    It has been our second year here. The cottage is very clean, warm and cosy. We urge you to light a fire in the working stove which is magnificent. Bay Cottage is in a perfect location for Main Street, pubs, Brontë parsonage and the fabulous walks over the moors. Highly recommend and we can’t wait to return next year!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic location, Bronte walk and Railway children walk all accessible by foot from the property."

    A stones throw from 3 decent pubs and an array of eateries.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, a really nice size for two people and we loved the kitchen downstairs with the curved ceiling and glass floor section over the well."

    The property had the heating on for a good amount of time so was never cold and parking was easy. Really great location for pubs, shops and local walks - yet never noisey! We also spent a good few days in the Yorkshire Dale's walking which is about 30 mins easy drive away as well. Will 100% return

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cosy cottage in the heart of Haworth."

    Centrally located for shops, restaurants and pubs. Brilliant location to visit the Brontë waterfalls. Beautiful part of the country. The cottage has lots of character. Lovely courtyard garden to dine outside. Loved the little cuby too! Beautiful attention to interior design a delight to stay in!

    Reviewed by Gemma4.1Aug 2020

  • "Dogs are permitted in this cottage, which I have no problem with, however there is a policy in the visitors book about not letting dogs on the furniture, nonetheless the sofa had a really strong wet dog odour which brought on my asthma if I sat on it too long, also the bedroom carpet had the same strong odour which made staying in the cottage too long unpleasant."

    Also parking was a nightmare at times even though you are given a permit, you do struggle to park in the area. On arrival too there were several light bulbs out which credit where it's due was rectified once we made contact with the number left for us, but cobwebs on bedroom light fittings,walls and the wooden being beams should have been addressed. Overall we had a lovely time and would recommend and book again, but more attention to detail on cleaning and not just hoovering and mopping the floor as each visitor leaves would be beneficial and addressing minor maintenance issues too as it looked like the light bulbs throughout needed replacing for some time as there were at least 5 not working, especially in the kitchen as it then made it dark and a hazard when negotiating the steep stone steps leading to the area. Other than that spot on

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Jul 2020

  • "We stayed at Bay Cottage in Howarth, Yorkshire, the accommodation was very cosy and comfortable with character especially the old well in the kitchen."

    The wood burning stove was a very nice touch. We were at the top of the town near to the Brontes Parsonage museum. Ideal location for walking on the moors and we enjoyed the Brontes trail, especially as on the second attempt the sun came out. First attempt was very wet! The steam railway was just down the road, and they had a gala day when we were there, the museum had carriages which had been used in lots of films and tv productions. You were able to walk inside them. Very relaxing week and we have already recommended this Cottage to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by D5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great location."

    everything on the doorstep. Cottage was nice and clean and in good order Make sure you buy plenty of fuel for the fires, as without it we felt quite cold ,as the heating was on a timer and you were not to mess with it. Tea ,coffee and milk on arrival and a nice fruit cake. No sugar so don't forget it. No problems with the stairs for us, but anyone unsteady on their feet would be in trouble. We enjoyed our week there and would recommend

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Dec 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage on the doorstep of everything Bronte."

    Well enclosed patio for the dog and dog friendly pubs within yards. A bit dodgy getting parked at the front on a weekend but other than that can’t fault it.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2019

  • "We had an amazing week at Bay Cottage."

    The cottage is very quirky in design. The stairs take a day or so to get used to. The decor is fabulous.The cottage is very warm and cosy. Very comforting when you are cold and wet after completing the various local walks in the area. The cottage is in a perfect position in Haworth, very close to Main Street and the Brontë/Victorian/Worth Valley railway attractions. We loved our holiday so much so we have rebooked Bay Cottage for next year. Thank you for a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2019

  • "Bay cottage is in a fabulous location , plenty of walks for dogs , the cottage itself is lovely and quirky with all the comforts you need ."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very atmospheric cottage, fits perfectly for a trip to Haworth and the area!"

    Comfortable and very clean! Main drawback are the stairs! Two flights of stone stairs which aren’t easy to negotiate especially when carrying a cup of tea up to the lounge,but we did become used to them and as it is a very old cottage it was to be expected! This cottage has everything you need for a stay in Haworth and is really well situated with a car parking space! Only thing I missed was drying facilities, a small tumble dryer would be good in the outbuilding downstairs! TV was excellent and allowed catch up, being able to watch in the evening after a day out! Good bathroom with shower and comfortable bed! We really enjoyed our stay at Bay cottage and unless you have mobility problems would recommend it!

    Reviewed by Andrea4.4Aug 2019

  • "Superb location."

    Right in the heart of the village. Superb deco and quirky features.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly as described."

    It is in a perfect location, only a minutes walk away from the main part of Haworth yet still so quiet. Parking is right outside the door and lovely walks are also virtually on the doorstep. Communication with the owner was excellent. A lovely relaxing holiday. Highly recommended cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "Super cottage the steps took some getting used to (especially for our little cocker spaniel ) as did the one toilet on the top floor when the main kitchen and back patio area was in the basement ."

    Very well appointed cottage though an additional stair rail looking into the lounge area would be a benefit as would a separate toilet in the redundant area behind the fridge in the basement .but overall very nice holiday

    Reviewed by G4.7May 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, excellent location"

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely house."

    Well equipped, great kitchen. Beautifully decorated lounge and sky TV actually had the full entertainment package which is very generous of the owners. Very comfortable bed. Really enjoyed the house.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a terrific find this cottage is, it's located at the top of Haworth less than 5 mins from the Parsonage, 2 Mins from Pub, Bar and Fish and Chip shop (check opening times) close by are also gift shops but they are certainly of the quality items rather than cheap 'Bronte' branded merchandise you may expect, a large Car Park is close by (although parking permit is included)."

    The Cottage itself is very open plan being essentially four rooms Stairs are steep but should be no trouble if you are 'mobile'. Without the efficient Help of Sykes our original plans would have fallen through (double booked by another properties owner) but this cottage is better closer more centrally placed and at a similar price point.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double with an en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living room.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Sky TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • The owners have provided a visitor's permit for roadside parking outside the cottage
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs less than 1 min walk
  • Note: Stone staircase from ground floor to first floor is a little worn and fairly steep so caution required
  • Note: Cottage can be accessed from High Street into sitting room, or courtyard/parking area into kitchen
  • Note: Stairs open directly into bedroom
  • Note: This property has steep, narrow stairs with a handrail on one wall, the other side is open, which means they may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: the owners also own a sewing and fabric shop
  • Special discounts will be available for guests who use the shop or book a workshop
  • You can book at https://sewingdays.co.uk/

The property

An outstanding, stone-built, terraced cottage, occupying a superb elevated position in the village of Haworth, home of the famous Bronte sisters.

Set over three floors, the cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and provides unusual accommodation, making it an ideal holiday home for a romantic break in this fabulous location.

One of our premier cottages with immense character and charm throughout, it features a spacious lower ground floor kitchen/diner with unusual curved ceiling, and part of the stone floor has been glassed over to provide a viewing point down into the old well.

The ground floor features a spacious sitting room with original beams, exposed stonework, and a warm and cosy sitting area with a woodburning stove.

A first floor bedroom offers a king-size bed with an en-suite, exposed A-frame beams, a lovely window seat and a feature stone fireplace with another woodburning stove.

The accommodation is a wonderful combination of the old and the new and provides a first-class holiday home in a great location, just a few yards from the head of the high street.

The town is steeped in literary history, being 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 the trails of Heathcliffe and Catherine along the famous Top Withens.

Nearby Skipton was voted as the Best Place to Live in Britain in 2014, 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.

Bay Cottage is a holiday cottage of real character and style.

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About the location


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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Note: This property has steep, narrow stairs with a handrail on one wall, the other side is open, which means they may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility.