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The Coach House

(Ref. 1058794)

Thornton, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Well equipped with a lovely homely feel."

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Dec 2023

  • "Yet another great find."

    Well done Sykes Holiday Cottages.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a great holiday at the Coach House and received good, quick, responses from the owner to our queries."

    We have rented cottages for the last 3 years (or so) and this was the best of the cottages that we've rented.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfy beds."

    Everything there you could need. Great idea of the welcome pack and greeting card. Very clean and tidy. Will visit again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay with family."

    Beautiful home, the owners could not of made the place anymore stunning then it is, we can not wait to book again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "The coach house was fantastic."

    Would definitely recommend and book again

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Apr 2023

  • "The TV is quite old - not a SMART tv so is limited."

    A simple upgrade would be to have a chrome cast option. Given we went along in colder days not having option to watch films etc was a shame. The property would benefit from having hooks on doors of rooms for coats etc

    Hi Nicky, The tv is a smart tv and less than 18 months old. The manual is in the booklet. So sorry you didn’t find it. I have now purchased some coat hooks for the lounge, I never thought of that, so thank you for the feedback. Hope it didn’t spoil your stay. Sue xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicky3.4Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely property."

    The pictures don't do it justice. 5 of us stayed over Christmas whilst in Bradford to be with family and it felt like a home away from home. The house is also well equipped for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning holiday cottage."

    The welcome pack on arrival was great and to find that we had a Christmas tree and other decorations and the heating was on for a nice cosy welcome was amazing. We really enjoyed our stay here and hope to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very well equipped house, comfortable beds."

    Welcome pack was very kind. Location good fro sightseeing. Only drawback is the unadopted road leading up to the property.

    Reviewed by Denny4.7Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage in a beautiful location."

    The property was spotlessly clean and we felt relaxed right away. The welcome goodies were very much appreciated too. We were worried about the road up to the property based on previous feedback but didn't find this to be an issue at all. We enjoyed our visits to Shibden Hall (where they filmed Gentleman Jack), Haworth, Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Robertshaw's award-winning farm shop and a cruise along the River Ouze in York. There is still so much that we would like to explore in this area so would be happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house was lovely and in a great setting."

    The owners couldn't do enough to help us. Please don't let the Bradford address put you off, as the house in the countryside and backs onto fields with cows. We had a delivery driver ask us 'why have you come to Bradford for a holiday?' Went on a couple of walks and a run around where we stayed too.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2022

  • "Nice cottage no problem with this cottage lovely weclcome pack"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed at the Coach House for a few days whilst visiting family over Christmas."

    The cottage is lovely, very clean and comfortable and the owners Sue and Mark went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed; they had decorated it beautifully for Christmas with a tree and other decorations and even provided a foil tin to roast the turkey in! This is a lovely area of Yorkshire and the snow on Boxing Day was the icing on the cake! Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cottage was spotlessly clean and very nice."

    Our whole family enjoyed their stay very much. On a small note (we tend to wash up and dry up as don't have dishwasher at home) So would have preferred a washer (clothes) to a dishwasher - but we are probably in a minority here! Overall very happy with the cottage and the friendliness / support of the owners - thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Niall4.4Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic hosts!"

    Fantastic cottage! Immaculate! Had a slight issue with the shower and it was resolved right away. Very friendly and helpful hosts, at the end of the phone whenever needed! Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2021

  • "We started off on the wrong foot."

    My older son arrived earlier whilst I dropped at a nearby shop to buy bread etc. He made an error parked on the side road instead of at the dedicated place and attracted unnecessary aggro from one of the residents before we moved the car swiftly. The house is spotless and immaculate, and we had a welcome postcard and gifts (though couldn't accept it as we are non-drinkers). It has almost everything we needed, although a washing machine would come in more handy than a dishwasher especially after long walking in woodlands, caves, and waterfall trails. Not very happy with an instruction received before starting our holiday to remove bed linen at end of our stay (which is a tight 10 AM) for IPC reasons, which is a BIG ask (is cleaning should already be included in the bill?).

    Thank you for your feedback. I am glad to hear you found the property immaculate and that you enjoyed our facilities. We have previously added a dishwasher based on feedback from our guests but appreciate your comments in relation to this. I am sorry if you were unhappy with being asked to strip beds, this is a common practice in holiday lets and helps to ensure our cleaning team remain safe, especially in the current COVID pandemic. Thank you again for providing your feedback and we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lia4.1Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Coach House."

    The cottage is absolutely beautiful and had everything that we needed. It was the perfect size for my husband and I, our two young sons and my mum - it is so spacious and our children certainly made themselves at home very quickly. The owners, Mark and Sue, went out of their way to make our stay perfect in every way and are such lovely people. The cottage is surrounded by the most beautiful countryside with many public footpaths to choose from. The Thornton viaduct is a five minute walk away and the views are breathtaking. Haworth is a 15 minute drive away, as in the Worth Valley Railway. Shibden Hall and Park (home of Anne Lister - “Gentleman Jack”) in Halifax is close by and we spent the whole day there. We also had a fantastic trip to Hesketh Farm near Bolton Abbey which is 50 minutes away. The Bronte Falls and Penistone Park are also close by. The road leading up to the cottage is quite uneven and bumpy but our little hatchback went up and down without any problems at all. It’s a perfect cottage - comfortable, light and airy with plenty of space for a young family. We loved every minute!!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house is lovely, well equipped and scrupulously clean."

    The lane/street up to it is a nightmare - massive holes and very bumpy - had to park car on main road as I didn’t want to take it up and down the lane - not a major big deal but I wanted my car in the drive where I could see it

    Reviewed by Morven5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Coach House was fantastic."

    Beautifully laid out and furnished and immaculately clean. There was a welcome note and gifts waiting for us and we felt comfortable immediately, a great choice of a place to stay. We did meet Sue who was really a nice person and extremely helpful when we had a problem with our car. Hope to go back one day, would highly recommend the Coach house . In addition the area is beautiful, the people friendly and the Blue Boar Pub very well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful property."

    Tastefully decorated with a luxuriant feel. Lovely welcoming note and lots of goodies.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jun 2021

  • "The coach house is a lovely little place and the hosts are really thoughtful."

    The place is spotless clean and close to some nearby facilities as shops, pubs, restaurants and entertainment such as go karting, fishing lakes etc. The people in the area are friendly and at the pub etc they will happily chat over to you, in the local shops they were helpful not to mention that the local area also has nice walks and countryside. The only downsides to this is that there is no real garden so the outdoor space is very limited if travelling with dogs or young kids that may want to play out in an enclosed garden. However the terrace area is lovely to sit out and enjoy a drink, plus there are nearby walks and parks to go with dogs and kids if able. The main problem with the Coach House is the street you have to come up to the house which is a steep terrace street but it hasn’t seemingly been surfaced , which was no problem for my 4x4 but I was concerned it was damaging my sons little BMW which made it up but struggled . There is only one official space to park once up the top as well. So a second car has to find somewhere to potentially park on the street, of which you can do . That said there are a lot of small cars parked on the street up which also have to navigate this very uneven track and they seem to manage so I may just be worrying to much, I did drive my sons car up one day and after a lot of noise and wheel spinning I made it , which I didn’t enjoy . However again it may say more about how nervous I was at driving up this surface. It is possible to park below ans walk up and as a short street it’s not a long walk up at all , a minute or so at most. Once at the top the Coach house is beautiful and cosy little space to spend a lovely weeks break, which is what we did. I would recommend it for lovely scenery with the view from the windows over looking cows fields and from the from window you can see down across the lovely fields below. It has all the home comforts you will need and a good selection of games to entertain kids to adults. Lovely little kitchen to cook and sit around the table to a nice family meal etc.

    Reviewed by Siobhan4.7Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage inside, it had everything we needed and the welcome flowers, cake and alcohol was a lovely touch."

    Although there was a decking area outside it didn't get any sun until about 7pm and the lovely view of the fields was obstructed by a smaller unused building. The road leading up to the cottage was in urgent need of repair and we worried about damaging our car getting to the cottage. Overall we enjoyed our stay but I'm not sure if we would return as we have done what we wanted to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Tina4.1May 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, with all the necessary facilities required for a comfortable stay, and Sue who I assumed was the owner, was absolutely lovely!"

    ! So friendly, helpful and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble, plus she left a welcome pack, which was most appreciated.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is extremely comfortable, well equipped with homely touches."

    There is a lovely dog walk in beautiful countryside just across the road on the Great North path.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • An unadopted road leading up to property
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed decking with outdoor furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Pets must be kept on the ground floor at all times
  • Please note that the property now has a dishwasher and the washing machine shown in the pictures is no longer available
  • Please note: The minimum night stay is 3 nights

The property

Nestled within the bustling yet rural village of Thornton, The Coach House is a charming countryside cottage that makes a wonderful base for a family or group of five touring the very best of West Yorkshire.

Spend your evenings in the beautiful cream kitchen as you grab ingredients from the retro blue fridge/freezer and prepare a delicious family feast with the help of the sleek electric oven and hob.

Take your seat at the lovely pine dining table and raise a glass to your adventures in the Yorkshire countryside, before relaxing in the lounge in front of the cosy electric fire.

Venture up the staircase and discover three well-appointed bedrooms including a stylish king-size with muted grey tones, a light and tranquil double with exposed wood beams, and a quaint single bedroom offering the perfect space to retire to at the end of another fun-filled day.

Across the way, a contemporary family bathroom hosting a roomy tub with an overhead shower can be found serving each of the bedrooms, providing guests with the option of a long morning soak or a quick rinse to kick-start their day.

Make the most of warmer weather with afternoons spent lounging on the decking as you enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade and admire splendid views of the open fields.

The birthplace of the Brontë Sisters, the village of Thornton offers cafes, shops and pubs, whilst Haworth is just a short drive away and home to the popular Brontë Parsonage Museum and Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

Explore the breath-taking landscapes of Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve and Leeming Reservoir, whether by foot or bike, or challenge yourself to a brisk hike to the top of Mere Stones.

Travel to Riddlesden and delight in a tour of the National Trust owned East Riddlesden Hall, or travel to the neighbouring town of Halifax to see the historic site of St Stephen's.

Wander the 18th century cloth hall of The Piece Hall Halifax, and explore the scenic woodland of Hardcastle Crags with its imposing 19th century mill.

Over in Kirkstall, the 12th century ruins of Kirkstall Abbey are a must see, whilst Tropical World and Posey Pacas Alpacas make for excellent days out.

Live unforgettable moments with your nearest and dearest on a fabulous holiday to The Coach House.

Please note that the property now has a dishwasher and the washing machine shown in the pictures is no longer available.

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About the location


Bradford 3 miles; Haworth 7 miles; Keighley 7.5 miles; Leeds 14 miles

Resting in the charming suburbs of the well-stocked city of Bradford is this welcoming stone-built village. Thornton benefits from a pleasing selection of amenities which include shops, pubs and restaurants, along with a café which sits within the building where the Brontë sisters were born, before they moved to nearby Haworth. On the outskirts of the village, find the striking and Grade II listed Thornton Viaduct which can be seen from the Headley Golf Course close by. Take the short trip into striking Bradford to find attractive architecture, a wealth of shops, bars and eateries and an excellent choice of attractions to keep everybody occupied. Outdoor enthusiasts can reach the Yorkshire Dales National Park with ease, this idyllic landscape abounds in scenic walking and cycling opportunities, with much more going on also. The Brontë family home can be visited in the quaint village of Haworth just a short drive away, while the attractive town of Keighley lies slightly further afield, and the stunning shopping city of Leeds resides just the other side of Bradford.

Please note: The minimum night stay is 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas