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Whinswood Cottage

Haworth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 966701)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Very characterful property, clean and comfortable, and very friendly and accommodating service."

    Dear Kaia, It was an absolute pleasure having you at Whinswood Cottage. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback too - it is appreciated and really means alot to us. We would happily have you back again should you choose to visit this wonderful area again! Thank you once again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KaiaMar 2022

  • "What's not to like!"

    This cottage was lovely and clean, cosy, thoughtfully decorated and full of charm. Loved the little quotes on the walls - made me want to read a Bronte book- which were helpfully provided on the bookshelf- excellent! The views from all the windows were just stunning too, especially when the sun came out. The top bedroom bath tub was a standout luxury feature we enjoyed using throughout our stay - quite nice for a romantic break. Communication was spot on. Welcome basket was a lovely touch too. Would definitely recommend, thanks so much!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and for noticing all the little touches. We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at Whinswood cottage and visiting this area and would gladly have you back again. Thank you once again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by FarzanaFeb 2022

  • "We came across this hidden gem and were amazed - this cottage has been maintained and decorated beautifully."

    We were suprised by how big it was. It has really thoughtful touches throughout and was lovely and clean. We fell in love with the top bedroom and the rolled top claw-footed bath tub. The beds were all so comfy and is a really comfortable place to stay - it felt homely as soon as we stepped in! The patio at the back was a pleasant oasis, and the views from all bedrooms were just lovely. The welcome pack was very welcome too! The cottage had everything we needed though perhaps it could do with a clock in the living room but really, no biggie. The cottage is well located - shops are not far and we were amazed by how close all the local towns were. Bradford Museum of Science and Media was phenomenal with our kids (better than the one in London in my view), and Skipton is only half an hr away with lots to do (even boat rides). A five minute walk took us to Ingrow Railway Station and we spent a lovely day on the quaint Worth Valley Railway (tip - get a day rover ticket which means you can hop on and off all day). There are so many opportunities for scenic walks and there are helpful guides in the cottage for these if you needed. We even managed to squeeze in a trip to Blackpool which the kids enjoyed. We especially appreciated the directions to Top Withens which I photographed and followed there and back successfully. We enjoyed the quaint village of Haworth and a lovely climb up Pen-y-Ghent. The owners were really helpful and responsive and gave us some helpful tips too. We're already planning our next visit here - it seems there is much more to see and do in this area and can't wait to come again. Mr Daniels of South Yorkshire

    Reviewed by ArthurJan 2022

  • "Quite unclean, the dusting had not been done for a long time and certainly not a deep clean."

    The owner did not appreciate feedback and blocked my messages and calls. I was only able to speak to her about the electricity power cut by calling her from another number. I lost 2 days at the property because of the power cut and she offered 2 days refund but then I had a call from Sykes Cottages saying she was offering an insulting £100 refund. That does not meet one day’s cost. Very disappointing and not the way to do business. It was very noisy being on a main road, and clear from the reviews in the book in-house that she does not act on feedback but rather gets on the defensive regarding it. On a positive note, there is a neighbour who is very sweet and friendly. Also I wondered at her inclusion of kisses in texts - I do not know her personally so why include these!?What would be preferred is good customer service. I am still waiting for the refund. The Sykes company I would not recommend as they insisted on charging a £30 fee to reschedule dates after we had to postpone the wedding due to Covid restrictions. Definitely never going back to that property and definitely never using Sykes again.

    Many thanks for your feedback which is important to us and we take seriously. I was pleased to be hosting your party as your, now daughter-in-law, had a wonderful experience previously here, and I was very pleased that she chose Whinswood Cottage again. I was upset though, that there was an unexpected problem with the electricity during your stay, however, I had this resolved as soon as possible and kept you updated at every opportunity, which you were thankful for, and your messages certainly clearly indicate this. I gave clarifications for any queries you had in a timely way and at the time you were satisfied with that. On a previous platform that I used not long ago before joining Sykes, because I listen to feedback and positively respond to it, and because the cottage is well-liked, clean with good amenities, I have been awarded Superhost based on 38 reviews and an overall rating of 4.9. I feel that responding to feedback has helped me to get to this point and is what I continue to do. I am so sorry that you were unable to contact me on one of the days (your number was not blocked, and I expained what might have happened at the time) but was glad that you managed to in the end as I was able to sort out the electricity problem quickly as soon as I found out. I was pleased that despite this issue, you managed to use that time to go on a nice Bronte walk, visit friends and explore other areas. I offered a refund for the time that it affected you which was the value of the 2 days, not £100. I understand that despite this, you were wanting more. Our neighbours indeed really are lovely, helpful, and kind. They always wish me to tell our guests that if ever they need anything, they are happy to help - which I always do! Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "Cottage was wonderful; very clean and homely."

    Owners were friendly and extremely helpful. Would definitely return!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - it means so much to us. You've been an absolute pleasure to host and we'd love to have you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChandanaJul 2021

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x second-floor super king-size with freestanding bath
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking on opposite side of the road on a first come, first served basis
  • Multi-level lawned garden and patio area with furniture accessed from first floor
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Ingrow train station 5 mins walk away
  • Shop 1 mile and pub 0.7 miles

The property

Set in a remote location, in the village in Ingrow, close to Keighley market town, in West Yorkshire, is this large three-storey, Victorian cottage, Whinswood Cottage.

Be welcomed into a small porch where you can hang your coats and leave your boots before stepping into this contemporary dwelling.

Look forward to unwinding in the open-plan living space which features an electric fire in a lovely inglenook fireplace and a large sofa and armchair seated around with a wall-mounted TV for all your entertainment needs.

This room also benefits from a dining table where you can gather for an evening meal or a hearty breakfast whilst you plan events for the days ahead.

Walk through to the kitchen which comes fitted to a high standard with all the necessary appliances for some home-cooking.

Venture up to the first floor where you will find a lovely double bedroom with a range of furniture for storing your personal belongings.

The property is child-friendly due to the single bedroom on the first floor, whilst the second floor provides a private space for the adults of the group to enjoy the super king-size bedroom with a freestanding bath for that splash of luxury.

A lawned garden and patio area can be accessed via the first floor and is perfect for the summer months to dine alfresco or enjoy a refreshing beverage.

While you're in the area, take a drive into the town centre of Keighley where you will find a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafés and tea rooms for those evenings you don't fancy cooking yourself; you're sure to find something to suit your tastes.

The market town of Keighley is an excellent location for its close proximity to a number of attractions such as Cliffe Castle Museum and Park holding a variety of local history and heritage.

Venture towards the National Trust property East Riddlesden Hall which dates back to the 17th century and is set in stunning landscaped gardens, housing a fine collection of embroidery, Yorkshire oak furniture, textiles and an amazing collection of fossils, minerals and crystals.

Take a visit to Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway which is noted for it's nostalgic steam train ride and for its film location seen in the Railway Children, Yanks and the BBC production of Born and Bred as well as offering rides on Thomas the Tank Engine for the youngsters.

Literary lovers will delight in resting here due to its closeness to the Brontë Parsonage Museum which is the former home of the famous Brontë sisters and the location where their most famous works were written.

Further afield is the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park where you can look forward to exploring the rich countryside sites by long walks, hiking or cycling if you're more adventurous.

Those keen on watersports can enjoy a spot of fishing or sailing at the nearby River Worth or River Aile.

Whinswood Cottage is the perfect choice for a countryside break to the heart of West Yorkshire.

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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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