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The Little Absinthe Cottage

Haworth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1016659)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful little gem tucked away in a beautiful village setting."

    Felt like stepping back in time. Just what was needed to relax and de stress. Everything needed , home from home with added extras, drinks and chocolates to welcome us. Fabulous. Recommended to friends and family and looking for another date to come back.

    Hi John. Many thanks for choosing our little cottage. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "The cottage cannot be faulted for cleanliness and warmth and is in an ideal location for easy access to all the local pubs and for dining out in the beautiful village of Haworth."

    My main disappointment was apart from one upstairs window there was no view of anything but a stone wall building approx 3ft away from window. The downstairs area was very dimly lit ( you could call this romantic I suppose) but I felt quite claustrophobic. As pointed out, the main bedroom overlooks the courtyard of a pub and on the Saturday night at closing time some customers decided to congregate in the yard right under the bedroom window and continue to socialise until the early hours. I know these problems are out of the hands of the owners, but this was our experience.

    Hi Angela. We're sorry you were disappointed by the lack of views. The cottage is 300yrs old and was built next to the original coaching inn (now a pub), so unfortunately the view is limited to the path between the 2 buildings. A feature of old Haworth & as you say, outside of our control. We note your feedback about the lighting & this is being addressed during the winter closure. Thanks again. Lesley Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week staying in the cosy and quirky Absinthe Cottage."

    It is ideally placed to enjoy all the nearby cafes, pubs and interesting shops. We had the bonus of beautiful weather for our walks to the Bronte Bridge and up Malham Cove. It was very pleasant to be able to enjoy the late afternoon sitting on the raised patio. We used the Ringo app to make paying for parking in the museum car park easier although we could have parked for free slightly further away.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "In the first instance, it was difficult accessing the property as the tenant next door has his bin on the only accessible very narrow pathway, so you have to lift your luggage high above the bin to get past."

    The cottage itself was quite sweet and was very grateful that milk was put in fridge for our arrival, particularly as it was Sunday. The two miniature bottles of rose left for us was also a lovely touch! The main bedroom is very small so used box room to keep luggage. The main bed is small, but I thought it was very comfy. Sadly the mould around the bath, let it down, which only needs a squirt of mould and mildew spray left on for awhile, which would make a big difference. The other concern was that there was clear evidence of slug trails on the carpet in the lounge overnight, which isn't that pleasant and suggests the place is damp. The photos showing the garden space suggests the outside table and chairs are easily accessible, but the very tiny outside space is around the side of the property up some concrete steps. Certainly not a place for anyone with mobility issues, as also the entry leading up to the property is only accessible by uneven stones. Certainly not for anyone with walking difficulties. However, the village itself is a hidden gem!! Absolutely lovely and would definately return back to Howarth, but would most certainly seek alternative accommodation.

    Thank you for your feedback. The points raised have been noted and actioned where possible. The cleaner and housekeeper have checked and there are no slugs to be seen. The cottage is not damp at all. The out door access via cobbles and access to the seating area are part of historic Haworth and are listed and cannot be changed by the owner. The website clearly states not suitable for people with mobility issues. I can only apologise if the access caused you any issues and any other inconvenience you had during your stay. We are glad you enjoyed the village and the treats in the welcome pack.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2021

  • "We only booked the week before and with little availability anywhere we were a little unsure."

    But the description of the facilities & accommodation were very accurate. The place is small - cozy rather than claustrophobic. For 3 adults it’s a little snug but as we were just using it as a base it was fine. The little patio at the side is a nice addition as nice place to have breakfast. The beds were very comfortable and the milk in the fridge, G & T and sachets of hot chocolate were a welcome surprise. Literally in the heart of Haworth village there is no need to go out in the car if only staying a few days, although if staying longer I would recommend a drive to Saltaire &/or the Piece Hall in Halifax. We had 2 great days out visiting both. You are also right on the moors and would highly recommend the Bronte waterfall walk. Whilst you can not park by the cottage (apart from to unload/load) the Bronte car park is very close (£4 for the day), however we had no trouble finding free parking on West street (about 1/4 mile walk.). We we stay again? Absolutely.

    Reviewed by JaquiAug 2021

  • "Our stay at Little Absinthe Cottage was fine."

    The location was absolutely amazing, right at the top of Haworth high street with really easy access to loads of lovely bars and restaurants. It was the perfect base for exploring around the Yorkshire moors. However we found ourselves only really using the cottage for sleeping as it wasn't a particularly comfortable place to be in. The accomodation was down a narrow side alley which backed onto a pub. The main bedroom directly overlooked the pubs beer garden offering little privacy and could get quite rowdy at times. The main living room was quite dark and cold, and the stair carpet had a smell. The bathroom was functional but had mould in the bath. The second bedroom was tiny - we used it as a luggage room. However the facilities were good and brilliantly clean. Plenty of cooking utensils, working oven, clean kettle etc. Overall, for the price we paid and the brilliant location we thought it was fine.

    Reviewed by EllieJul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, well appointed."

    In a great location in Haworth. Nice outside area to eat/drink. comfortable bed and quiet.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2021

  • "Quirky, romantic and cosy cottage."

    . excellent location right on the main street. The owners left a lovely little welcome drink, chocolates and hot beverages. Would certainly recommend and revisit this idyllic cottage.

    Reviewed by KellyMay 2021

  • "Last minute booking made as a change of scenery very much needed ."

    The Little Absinthe Cottage did not disappoint, such a cosy place in a great location in a little courtyard close to nearby shops and pubs. The little patio area ( up some steps around the corner ) is great to enjoy a glass of wine after a day exploring . The bed was so comfy and the littlewelcome treats a lovely touch. We will return

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Spotlessly clean which put us at ease with the current issues around Covid. Nice little touch of the G & T and hot chocolate. Plenty of good places to eat and drink locally. Highly recommend! We will certainly be back!

    Reviewed by GarryOct 2020

  • "This was the first time I had stayed in a cottage for a holiday, the cottage was lovely, warm and inviting from the beginning of our stay."

    The owner had left a little welcome package which I thought was a very nice touch, the village was one of the quietest and friendliest places I have had the opportunity to visit.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage with everything you could want and more."

    The Owner is fantastic and goes to town with the little Extras to make the stay a happy one. Location is perfect for shops eateries and pubs in this chocolate box village. Will definitely come again soon.

    Reviewed by EricSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage feel, very nice location close to shop etc."


    Reviewed by Helene MartheJul 2020

  • "Not happy with having to pay for parking"

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2020

  • "A fantastic little character cottage in a quiet location."

    Ideal getaway for a couple. Lovely pubs, cafes and restaurants just feet away. With a steam train, Brontes Parsonage, lovely walks and towns and cities, such as Leeds, a short train or car journey away, there's lots of things to do, or not do, if you would prefer a lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by MartinJan 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at this idyllic cottage."

    Tucked away in the corner of the courtyard meaning no one walking past and very quiet. Location was better than we expected, right at the top of the old high street with lots of pubs within about 20 yards and easy access to the footpaths out onto the moors. Fireplace is beautiful and the gas fire is so easy and yet so effective. Large radiators also and easy to operate heating, instant and plentiful hot water, sumptuous fluffy towels and comfy bedding. Welcome gifts was superb and so many other personal touches meaning we felt so very welcome. Our Christmas was so special and memorable, thank you.

    Reviewed by JoDec 2019

  • "The cottage was comfy,cosy and full of character."

    Just my sort of cottage! Lovely to return to after a days walking in the rain! We enjoyed our 'Bronte' experience, both walking, visiting the museum and watching the DVDs. The White Lion was great and so close! The welcome pack was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2019

  • "Lovely break, used the house as a base to explore the area for a potential move in the future."

    Beautifully decorated with lovely little touches. The real fire was a god send when we got caught in a rather large downpour! We had one issue which was very quickly resolved and really not a problem, the owner was quick to respond and resolve which was fantastic (so sorry it has taken us so long to leave feedback, we both thought the other had done it!) The bed was so so so so comfortable! Lovely quiet, out of the way setting in the close which really makes you feel you are set away from the world. Highly recommend to anyone who just wants to get away from it all!

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and right in the heart of Haworth."

    There was a thoughtful welcome pack and we would happily stay here again next time we head north.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2019

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  • Redecorated throughout for 2022, new pictures to follow
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, fold away table (seats 3) and sitting area with gas stove.
  • Gas central heating with gas stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Loading/unloading available outside property
  • Parking available in Parsonage Museum car park (2 mins walk away) at a charge of £5/day
  • Elevated patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 min walk
  • Note: Due to property access via an uneven, steep cobbled courtyard and due to the steep staircase, the property isn't suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: The double bed can only be accessed from one side
  • Note: The master bedroom window overlooks the pub courtyard.

The property

This interesting, stone-built, end of terrace cottage is situated in a quiet courtyard setting in the heart of the famous village of Haworth.

This delightful cottage has been lovingly furnished to provide a stylish holiday home, ideal for a romantic break in this enchanting historic area.

Full of character, the accommodation seamlessly combines original features, including the exposed stonework and traditional beams with a beautiful mixture of antique and contemporary furnishings.

Set over two floors, there is a fabulous open plan sitting room with a gas stove, lovely shaker-style kitchen, wooden floor and a leather Chesterfield sofa.

With hanging hops adding further character and warmth to the room this is an ideal place to relax after a day walking across the wild and rugged Bronte countryside.

The main bedroom boasts a feature double bed with views through an alley way to the village centre and there is an adjoining bathroom and useful single bedroom, styled to provide a holiday retreat of some considerable merit.

The elevated patio terrace adjacent to the cottage provides the perfect area to sit outside and relax after exploring the village and surrounding areas.

Steeped in literary history and formerly home to the Bronte sisters, Haworth has a lot to offer, from a variety of walks following in the footsteps of Catherine and Heathcliff, to lovely old curiosity shops, delightful cafes and good old fashioned, traditional pubs on the doorstep.

Nearby is Skipton, voted as the Best Place to Live in Britain in 2014, with its cobbled streets and delightful castle, while further afield is the interesting old Calderdale town of Hebden Bridge with its hippy culture and fabulous night life.

An exciting and interesting place to spend a romantic break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas