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Duck Egg Cottage

Haworth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1075330)

4.1

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • 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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7 Customer Reviews

  • "No information provided on local attractions."

    Minimal information on places to eat etc. they could have provided information on re-cycling of paper, plastic etc. the dustbin for normal waste was half full & I guess that because there are no details provided for bin collections, it doesn’t get emptied very often. the cottage could have been cleaner, dusty windowsills, hadn’t been cleaned recently. We were disappointed that the cottage was in an area where the majority of the properties were the occupiers main residence; and the properties were probably built as affordable housing rather than holiday lets,

    Thank you for taking the trouble to give us feedback, we really appreciate it. I had thought the information provided on places to eat was adequate, but given your feedback, I will look at this again and put in phone numbers etc. Also I have contacted the local tourist information and will try and get some brochures for people on holiday. Tourist Information recently closed on Main Street and it is harder to get information because of this. The waste is cleared weekly, but had not been collected on your visit apologies, it was in between collections. The windowsills I am puzzled at because I cleaned them myself on the Sunday afternoon when we installed new beds to each room. The property like most in Haworth is a cottage style, the small estate was newly built in 1990, in a conservation area, carefully designed to resemble the older cottages in the area, it was built in solid stone, and is all privately owned. Some of the houses are on the estate also holiday let properties. Because Haworth is only a small village the letting properties are scattered among the houses we all call home. I live nearby and I am not aware of any purpose build large Holiday business in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2022

  • "The cottage was not clean there were a dirty pair of boxer shorts in one of the drawers."

    The bed in the main bedroom was very uncomfortable my wife and I both had terrible time sleeping and bad backs. The mattress was very old and desperately needs replacing. There were no instructions left in the cottage on how to work anything nor anything about local attractions. We have left the owner a hand written note we were so disappointed. We've booked with Sykes cottages for years now and haven't had any problems before but in future we will go elsewhere

    I am so sorry you were not fully happy with your stay at Duck Egg Cottage. I will respond to your feedback below. The item of clothing in the drawer was left unfortunately by the previous guest and was missed by the housekeeping team, we are sorry for this error, but we have changed the rota for cleaning to include a double check of all drawers to ensure it doesn't ever happen again In response to your general feedback, I am a little puzzled, when I spoke to you over the phone during your stay when you told me of a leak in the bathroom 30th May. I text immediately and asked if I could help, you advised the matter was now resolved. I asked if I could do anything further and I received no response. Just to note I take these matters seriously and since your stay I have had a plumber check the bath and the toilet, which you also reported as leaking and he could find no fault with either. He said the position of the leak appeared to show a small overflow from the bath, this often happens when to are getting in or out of the bath. The toilet he thought was condensation, but he did check all the pipe work and leave paper down for an hour, sat on it, flushed it, but no leak. The beds you enquired about were actually virtually new bought just as we went live last year, June 2021 and are on the soft side, which is personal choice I know, but I have noted that clients prefer firmer beds, so I have replaced them all this weekend with a firmer kind of bed. I can confirm however that they are not old at all, I have a receipt should this be required, and I am sorry they were not the type you prefer. I did ask at this if you needed any help with anything else and explained I lived just around the corner and was very happy to help. I have a copy of my text should this be needed, but I had no further response, so I assumed you were having a great holiday, if I had known of course I would have assisted. You mention that no instructions are at the Cottage, but there is a foolscap binder in the property which is left on the coffee table, it is open and states *Welcome to Duck Egg Cottage*. In it, it tells you how use certain equipment, explains where the user instructions are in the kitchen for each machine in the kitchen area, we even have an instruction for how to use the highchair. It tells you how to find games, DVD, password for the internet etc. It covers Health and Safety issues, for example The Firelighters are kept in the kitchen inside a bag, for health and safety reasons, the instruction for the washer, dryer, dishwasher etc. are in the same drawer. In the booklet in a separate section, I have covered Local attractions, they are mentioned by type of meal (pub food, breakfast), type of food (cake, vegetarian), distance (top of main street, bottom of the village) and a short review/recommendation, all in the booklet and together with basic directions indicating which end of the village they are located. It has some tourist information booklets in this folder, but I sometimes have to wait for further supplies so it can be limited. I hope this answers your questions. I gave my phone number and would have been happy to answer any questions and show you how anything worked, answer questions about restaurants etc I just did not get the opportunity. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieMay 2022

  • "Been to Haworth many times, but First stay in Duck Egg cottage, would definitely stay again."

    Own parking space outside front door, very clean, 2 minutes to the Main Street. Walks straight out onto the moors, plus the weather was amazing - stayed 18-25 march. Could have done with a bit more information re bins and where to recycle, plus a couple of wine glasses and a teapot wouldn’t go amiss. Overall, we had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by EdelMar 2022

  • "The property was very much as described and well located as regards both Haworth itself and also the moors to the west."

    The limited contact that I had with Lesley was courteous and the milk and biscuits that awaited our arrival made for a restorative cuppa.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "We all had a lovely stay in the cottage."

    My husband loved the log burner. Instructions for using electric heating would have been helpful.House warmed up quickly, once heating was on. Parking place was located beside the front door. There are a few pot holes in the car park,so be prepared in the dark. A quiet location within Haworth and handy for the Main Street. Tea,cake and milk left was welcome on our arrival. Co-op and Spar shops close to the railway station about 15 minute walk, down the hill. There were recycling bins around the close but unsure what we could and could not recycle, so did not use them. Really enjoyed the Beer and music festival at Worth Valley railway. We managed to walk some of the Worth Way at various points. A great cottage and area, would stay again. Highly recommended pea fritters from the chippy they close around 6pm.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "We were very pleased with our stay at Duck Egg Cottage."

    It does have it's own parking slot right outside the door which in Haworth is a real bonus. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. It is also in a very good situation being at the top of Main Street. So, if anyone renting it wants to do a walking holiday they don't have to trudge uphill every day to get to the moors. Plenty of good pubs and eateries just round the corner from the cottage. We would be very happy to rent this cottage in the future. Just a couple of suggestions but these are NOT complaints and had no serious impact on our holiday. I felt a few more kitchen utensils would be handy - ie: cheese grater, kitchen scissors and bottle opener. In the book of Cottage Notes some details of bin collections and items that can be recycled would be a good idea. Also a few leaflets of the surrounding area would be helpful.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2021

  • "Spent a great week staying at Duck Egg Cottage."

    The property is a one minute walk from the cobbled Main Street and had everything we needed to be comfortable. It was nice and clean and has a parking space outside the front door.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x small 4’6” double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles Please Note: Cot and highchair are available on request This property also has a small child's size fold away bed for use in the main bedroom

The property

Resting just a moment’s walk from the winding streets of Haworth, lies the quaint, mid-terrace Duck Egg Cottage.

Hosting three charming bedrooms, this delightful abode welcomes families looking to explore the historic Brontë Country.

After a day of wandering the Yorkshire hills, look forward to unwinding in the sitting room, boasting exposed beams and a woodburning stove, you’ll feel a sense of character on your return.

Move into the kitchen where you’ll find all the essentials, such as an electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and even a washing machine and tumble dryer, ensuring you are fully catered for.

The bedrooms can be found upstairs and offer a traditional décor, offering a king-size, a small 4’6” double and single bed, each with plush duvets and plenty of storage space.

Take a favourite drink outside and relax within the enclosed courtyard, offering outdoor furniture which is also perfect for alfresco dining.

If you fancy a night off cooking, a short stroll brings you to a selection of country pubs and fine restaurants, as well as bars where you can sample some Yorkshire gin and real ales.

The village is known for being the home to the Brontë sisters, who were inspired by the surrounding beauty to pen their novels, and with quaint alleys and cobbled streets creating a period atmosphere, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into another era.

Visit attractions such as the Brontë family home and museum and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, a preserved railway as shown in the famous film, The Railway Children.

Venture to the lively market town of Skipton, regarded as the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, with its stunning castles and scenic walking routes through the National Park, or head to the bustling city of Leeds for a welcome change of scenery.

With all this in reach, Duck Egg Cottage provides a lovely retreat, whatever time of year.

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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

There is a Steam Punk event weekend commencing 8th October 2021

Please Note: Cot and highchair are available on request

This property also has a small child's size fold away bed for use in the main bedroom

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas