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The Salt Pot

(Ref. 1073280)

Oakworth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We had everything we could need,."

    . owners checked to make sure we were OK but they are not intrusive, but easily contacted if needed as they are nearby. Cottage is quirky lots to catch your eye cleverly done lovely break thankyou

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Feb 2024

  • "Clear guidance on how to get to the property and gain access."

    Description was accurate and we found our trip to be very relaxing and enjoyable. We’d definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our second visit to the Salt Pot, and it won't be the last!"

    Absolutely fallen in love with the place. The peace and quiet, the beautiful surroundings, and the cottage itself being so wonderfully furnished and decorated. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2023

  • "We only had 2 nights and wish we had booked 2 weeks."

    The salt pot is stunning in every way and we are booking to go back next year. We are so looking forward to it.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "Gorgeous little place ,with oodles of style ."

    .Realy lovely..Would highly recommend ❤️ We will definitely be back..

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage with great outlook in very quiet location."

    Out of the way but not too far to local amenities and pubs etc - totally recommend the Fleece in Hawarth! Cottage itself was immaculate and had everything you could need with the most comfortable bed you could wish for. Only saw the hosts once or twice as they take a back seat, which is fine but, they were very nice and are there if you need them. Hoping to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful few days at the cottage and it definitely had everything we needed and more."

    The quirkiness and setting set it off from anywhere we have stayed before. The surroundings were so scenic and peaceful and yet you are not far from Howarth, Keighley and the Worth valley railway and other places of interest. The cottage was spacious and yet cosy and each time we returned there was something we hadn't spotted before. Amazing use of copper and such a vast kitchen with both retro and modern items. The added bonus of the log burner made for very cosy evenings and the sauna unit in the bedroom with its lovely coloured lighting is definitely a relaxing space. Rebecca and Alec were the perfect hosts and on hand for anything we needed throughout our stay. We wouldn't hesitate to book again and hope we can return in the not too distant future. Thank you

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Salt Pot is a delightfully unique cottage."

    It has lot of quirky interesting features which makes it feel cosy and welcoming. Set in the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales with its twisty roads. The cottage transports you to a quieter simpler time away from the hustle and bustle of the 2020's. We found the kitchen well equipped with plenty of storage. The woodfire is lovely to use giving that homely feel. The bedroom and living room are comfortable and in good repair. The quiet of the area and the bed makes sleeping a delight. Our favourite room however is the cloakroom toilet with its wonderfully interesting plumbing work of a wooden high cistern and bell tap. Brilliant. We will return.

    Thank you so much ! We are glad you love it here as much as we do! I’m always on the lookout for new and quirky items to include in the cottage so hopefully there’ll be other items to see if you come again ;) Best, Rebecca Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great location and an amazing cottage with everything included inside."

    Fabulous furnishings and decor, it couldn’t have been better. We will definitely revisit . The owners could not have been better a great couple of people that nothing was too much trouble.5 stars

    Thank you so much for your feedback! It will be lovely to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is a great place to relax and recharge your batteries however changing one or two small things would catapult it into the superb category!"

    The bed is comfortable enough but the mattress does have specific body dents on both sides and, imho, both the pillows and duvet feel very cheap and have no substance to them. Don’t get me wrong we weren’t cold during the night as the weather was still quite decent but it wouldn’t take much of a temperature drop to change that. The curtains in the living room would be very much easier to use on a rail instead of poles, might seem a little bit picky but for those of us who have with arthritic hands it’d be like night and day. On one of our shopping trips we bought a roll of black bags as despite an extensive search we couldn’t find any until our last evening when we found a couple sandwiched between the internal and external parts of the bucket. It’s a lovely, quirky place and you can tell there’s a lot of work been put into it however a wee step back just to take a fresh look at where some small improvements could escalate the cottage into the premier division would be the way forward!

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the positive points and will learn from the negative ones! We don’t want to appear too sensitive to criticism as it’s all useful, but just to note that as we did everything in our power to make you feel welcome, and you talked to us extensively and seemed to like the cottage, it is really disappointing as it damages our overall rating quite a bit and we would have done anything to help while you were here. We will of course undertake a full review of your points at the next changeover. Please be assured that nothing we have put in the cottage is cheap, and the duvet in particular was a lower tog due to the unseasonably warm weather and because the cottage can get very warm. We review appropriate bedding (we use synthetic hypoallergenic bedding in case of allergies) in advance of each guest taking into account the season and weather. The mattress was new last year but we will of course look at it! We will look at the curtain rails too — we hadn’t previously experienced any issues and — as you will have seen — we use as much wood in the construction and design of the cottage as we can, and cheap metal isn’t an option for us, but we will look into antique brass options in due course. On kitchen bin supplies - we provide two black bin bags for each set of guests with the second bag folded in the bottom of the bin — we think this is fairly standard. I’m sorry though if the spare bag was not obvious when you emptied the bin or if it got dislodged somehow. All the best, Rebecca Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martyn4.1Oct 2023

  • "Delightful and quirky cottage."

    Great location for exploring the area om foot or in the car. Very friendly owners. We had a lovely stay. Pity we didnt have more time.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "Delightful cottage, great location as a base for exploring the Dales and across into Lancashire/Cumbria and the Lakes."

    Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Eggs and milk left for us. Enjoyed our stay, would definitely return.

    Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "We've just spent a few days at this cottage, it is wonderful."

    Very peaceful and situated in the beautiful countryside, it's equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay. We would love to go back next year for longer, there is lots to do especially if you like to do a lot of walking.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the second time i have isited this unique and special property."

    there is nothing that i can fault such a quiet and relaxing location

    Thank you for your feedback! As we were on holiday we missed you but we are so pleased all was as you needed. Rebecca Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely Cottage, comfortable, good location."

    Owners on site is a bonus and we’re really helpful. Unusual fittings and fixtures with everything you need for a break. Would definitely stay there again. Keighly & Worth steam railway worth a visit, lovely stations along the line. The Dog and Gun in Oxenhope serves excellent good.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Salt Pot is a great place for 2 to stay with everything you need to be comfy and cosy in good or bad weather."

    Gives the feeling of being remote tho you’re only about 10-15 mins by car to Keighley or Haworth. After heavy rain we weren’t too keen on tramping over the moors but we found some great circular walks taking in the Leeds - Liverpool canal. Cliffe Castle Museum, gardens (free) and cafe are well worth a visit. The welcome pack of essentials was much appreciated especially eggs from owners Rebecca and Alec’s chickens. Didn’t get chance to use wood burner or sauna but if we revisit the area we’d definitely stay again so might do then. Thanks for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The design and furnishings were quirky and fun and the cottage was also very comfortable and had everything we needed for a week's stay. The location is quite isolated and peaceful, with great views, and it was a relaxing place to stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Such a fabulous quirky cottage with everything you could need in the spacious kitchen Ideal for cooking your own meals."

    Outside is a table and bench which gets a lot of sun and has fabulous views. Very comfy bed. Most of all the owners next door are so helpful and there were starter provisions including fantastic newly .laid eggs. Just go and experience the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderfully quirky holiday home with lots of beautiful trinkets."

    In the middle of nowhere and very quiet The owners are available if you need them and are very friendly

    Reviewed by Michael4.1May 2023

  • "Everything was fabulous loved our week there will definitely be going back again ..."

    Everything was fabulous loved our week there will definitely be going back again cottage was even better than photos , hosts were friendly and very helpful beautiful area

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous place."

    Loved everything about it. Service from Sykes was awesome. Felt like everything was under control and we relaxed for our few days. Would stay again in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed at the Salt Pot recently for our first wedding anniversary and had a fantastic time."

    It’s clear that Rebecca and Alec love this place and the attention to detail in the design is stunning! The cleanliness really stood out too, for a vast cottage with so many nooks and crannies there was not a spec of dust or dirt anywhere. The personal touches we lovely, we particularly enjoyed the fresh eggs from the farm, thank you! The Salt Pot is a perfect balance of quaint country life with all the modern amenities you could ask for. Fantastic hosts, we’d definitely return if we were in the area again.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Apr 2023

  • "We've been twice to this cottage and plan to go again."

    Clean, cosy and quirky, it's ideal for a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely location and cottage, warm, clean, quiet and cosy with some quirky features and characteristics making it interesting."

    On site parking is next to the property which is always very important to us. It’s obvious that the owners take a pride in their cottage. Only minus factor was the uncomfortable sofa. Bed was very comfortable.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you found one of the sofas uncomfortable. We aren’t sure which one and haven’t had other feedback on this issue. One sofa is quite soft (the 3-seater), and the other one (2-seater) is firmer — by design as we have a range of guests who prefer different levels of support. I hope this helps. Rebecca Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay so much we stayed an extra week cottage is close to owners ..."

    We enjoyed our stay so much we stayed an extra week cottage is close to owners home but they are not intrusive there if you need anything nice welcome and friendly will definitely stay again

    Thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here — snow notwithstanding ☺️. It’s so lovely to see others enjoying our amazing surroundings here. All the best! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cottage is lovely has everything we could need so many quirky things to look at it makes it so interesting ."

    We have enjoyed our stay so much we have booked to stay another week .lots to see in area. steam trains castle museum.skipton

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage cannot fault anything."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Definitely will return.

    Reviewed by Sara-jane5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely quirky cottage, very cosy and in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at The Salt Pot."

    The whole cottage is beautifully presented throughout, with real care and attention having gone in to the features, decor, and general vibe. No IKEA basics here, unlike a lot of holiday lets! Very comfortable bed with easily enough room for two big lads such as us. Ditto the sofa, where we ended up spending most of our time. The kitchen is well equipped with equipment and utensils - certainly everything we needed to prepare several meals during our stay. The isolated location offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and beautiful dark skies at night, while still being handy enough for shopping in Keighley, Skipton or Colne. Overall, one of the best cottages we've stayed at, if not the absolute best, and we won't hesitate to book in again next time we're visiting this part of the country.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very peaceful quirky cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday (no phone calls)."

    The owners were friendly and helpful and although they live next door they didn’t bother us. Close enough to go round the villages and towns nearby.plenty of walk’s close by and further away. Will keep in favourite’s for a return in the future. Thanks again for a nice week.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Salt Pot."

    Made very welcome by Rebecca and Belle the dog. The cottage itself is wonderful. Very quirky. Certainly lives up to the pictures. Very clean and tidy and beautifully appointed. Could not fault the place. Eggs from her hens on arrival and welcome cookies in the kitchen. Lots of places to visit in the area. You will not regret booking a stay here.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    We loved every second. Everything was spot on. Milk and biscuits so that we could make a brew as soon as we got there. Eggs for breaky laid by the owners hens. Such a thoughtful touch. We enjoyed the local walks from the doorstop as well as travelling a little further afield to our favourite places in Wharfedale. Watching the sun sets from the bench at the bottom of the garden was truly magical. I think the only thing that could be done to improve is to have an outdoor seating area closer to the cottage where one could sit out and have meals whilst taking in the views. Weather dependant of course. Perhaps by closing off part of the parking area. I know the owners haven’t been there very long so perhaps this is still a work in progress. Other than that we would 100% recommend Salt Pot Cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing though we had little contact with the owners when we did see them they were lovely."

    .although isolated,which we loved, there are beautiful places not far away. It is a complete relaxing getaway. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the salt pod."

    The property is full of quirky features and real effort has been made to make the place feel homely and make you feel welcome. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again soon.

    Thank you so much! That’s very kind of you. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hamzah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage and had a great stay."

    Very nice being on a farm with pigs, hens etc. owner was very nice and Helpful and cottage was well appointed with lots of nice, quirky details in the decor/finish. Great log burner that made the cottage toasty warm. Very good location for exploring Haworth and surrounding moors. We walked, drove and cycled whilst there for 2 days.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jul 2022

  • "Verry clean"

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Jul 2022

  • "Outstanding everything you need for a relaxing week away."

    ..Lovely hosts,beautiful cottage very quirky.

    Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the salt pot. It really makes our day :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a lovely bungalow with many quirky features which make it a special place to stay."

    The shower was superb, spacious and powerful. I had a lazy day when it rained and stayed in the very comfortable bed for the morning as I had worn myself out with my photography in the rest of the glorious week. In fact I was glad of the rain giving me an excuse to rest! Rebecca and Alex were very helpful friendly people always around to help but never intrusive. My first holiday since lockdown was a great success!

    Reviewed by Irene5.0May 2022

  • "The Salt Pot was amazing."

    It was so cosy, clean and quirky. It was the perfect way to celebrate my husbands birthday. We would definitely return, and would 100% recommend for friends and family to stay too!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2022

  • "This was a perfect cottage to explore the Yorkshire Dales."

    We loved it! Haworth, Bolton Abbey, Skipton and Ilkley Moor are all relatively close by with scenic trips to Hawes (for Wensleydale cheese), Ribblehead viaduct and Malham Cove easy drives away. Alternatively, there are some lovely walks from the cottage with a sauna to come back to. The inside has been very tastefully decorated with everything you need for a great stay. The photos on the website are very accurate. We are already planning our next visit!

    Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage and our beautiful valley. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Would highly recommend a stay at The Salt Pot, very comfortable property, everything you need and more is provided, by the friendly and helpful owners."

    After a day out in the wilds of Yorkshire, it was perfect to come back and light the fire in this cosy cottage and warm up in the sauna. The views are stunning and there are walks from your front door. Nearby is Haworth and Saltaire, which are definitely the worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Salt Pot is a delightful quirky property and the hosts, Rebecca and Alex, could not have been more friendly and helpful."

    We had a wonderful long weekend in a most interesting area, visiting the Bronte Parsonage,Haworth, East Riddlesden Hall and the Worth Valley Railway. Unfortunately it is not easy for elderly clients who are tall and do not bend easily! Many of the appliances and even the bed (Super comfortable) were low and made life difficult for two octogenarians. Highly recommended for younger people, though.

    Thank you for your feedback, which is always welcome! Just for the benefit of any future guests with concerns, the appliances referred to (fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and range cooker) are all normal floor-standing, standard-sized models and you can see these in the photos of the property. Given the nature of these appliances, and that the kitchen units were hand-built out of reclaimed oak and pine around them, I’m afraid that raising them off the floor just wasn’t an option for us. The top of the mattress on the bed is approximately 60 cm off the ground. We hope that helps! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage , couple just starting out so we was there first guest loved the cottage and location Scott and mark"

    Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we really appreciate your review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Mar 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom with freestanding infrared sauna and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • LPG gas cooker with double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: This cottage is on the owner's property, please consider this when booking
  • Note: the paving outside the property is uneven please take care when out and about

The property

Oakworth 2.2 miles.

Resting on the idyllic Pepper Pot Farm on the outskirts of Oakworth, West Yorkshire is this rustic, romantic cottage, The Salt Pot.

The property offers two guests a rural retreat in a gorgeous farmhouse setting, with plenty of character and amenities for your self-catering stay.

Park up in the off-road parking space and immediately take in your peaceful surroundings; there's outdoor seating to admire the views with a hot beverage every morning!

Inside The Salt Pot, a large, open-plan living area welcomes you home; prepare heart-warming meals in the well-equipped, country-style kitchen with an LPG gas cooker, dishwasher and a beautiful, double copper basin with a stained glass window above, overlooking the hills.

After toasting to your retreat at the rustic dining table, retire to the sitting area, whether that's snuggling up in front of the TV on the leather sofa, or in the armchairs with a good book by the crackling woodburner.

Freshen up in the charming cloakroom with quirky, handmade furnishings, including an old-fashioned WC and a basin made of a jam pot and bell.

When it's time to rest, find the pretty king-size bedroom with a vintage dresser and a freestanding, infrared sauna for the ultimate relaxation after a long walk.

Start your day with a hot shower in the en-suite shower room, complete with a heated towel rail for added comfort, before exploring the local area.

Pack your walking boots to embark on a walk in the surrounding moors, valleys and countryside, followed by lunch in the nearby village of Oakworth; Newsholme Manor and The Golden Fleece serve classic British dishes or pick up your favourite ingredients at the local shop.

Take a stroll around the picturesque village, famed as the filming location for the 1970s The Railway Children, whilst Haworth is nearby for literary fans.

Home of the celebrated Brontë sisters, you'll find plenty of curious shops down alleyways and cobbled streets, alongside Brontë Parsonage Museum, or venture into the stunning countryside to discover Brontë Waterfall!

Spend the day in the larger market town of Keighley to marvel at Cliffe Castle, East Riddlesden Hall or catch a show at Keighley Playhouse.

If you've come to visit the scenic Yorkshire Dales National Park, stop off at Skipton on your journey north to visit the medieval castle, stroll along the canal and fuel up in a classic pub.

For a romantic cottage in Yorkshire, secure your stay at The Salt Pot.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Haworth 1 mile; Skipton 10 miles.

Oakworth is a small Pennine village just a short drive from Haworth, overlooking the Worth Valley, made famous by the filming of the classic 1970 film version of E.E. Nesbitt's novel, The Railway Children. Besides its close proximity to Haworth and the moors, Oakworth has an attractive ornamental park, and is within easy reach of the town of Keighley. Nearby Haworth was home to the famous Bronte sisters, who were much-inspired by the surrounding moorland. Haworth has a myriad of curiosity and antique shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere, and all this against a backdrop of countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights. Nearby, the famous Worth Valley Railway, an authentic steam railway brought to prominence in the film The Railway Children, makes a lovely day out, with a regular service to the old village of Oxenhope. The area is full of popular places to visit, including the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall, and the Museum of Rail. The market town of Skipton, Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is just a short drive away, and also within reach are elegant Harrogate, and vibrant Leeds and Manchester.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas