Holiday Cottage Halifax
Beautiful, spacious, character cottage for couples with a garden and WiFi in Halifax, Calderdale where Anne Lister also known as 'Gentleman Jack' BBC1 lived closeby at Shibden Hall
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Dyer's Cottage is part of a 17th century farmhouse which was divided into 5 cottages to provide homes for dyers in the dyeworks owned by the Wainhouse family. This historic building has been inhabited by my family for over 200 years and was lovingly restored during 2105 to an extremely high standard of comfort, yet keeping all the character features. It has 1 bedroom with a superking Hypnos bed ( which can be 2 long singles) and is an ideal retreat for singles, a couple, 2 or 3 friends or a small family. We are very pleased to have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018. It is suitable for an executive stay, a romantic break, a holiday exploring beautiful Calderdale, visiting friends/ family or escaping the builders. Unusual for a cottage, the rooms are spacious and the ceiling height is higher than normal so tall people are welcome! Efficient gas central heating and constant hot water will keep you warm. WiFi is available throughout the cottage.
The weekly price is very reasonable ranging from £300 to £420 but shorter stays of 2 or more nights may also be available so please look at the availability on our website where you will find all the details! We now accept credit card payments at no surcharge but as we are UK based, this means you are protected under UK Consumer Protection legislation, unlike the big American booking online payments which direct you through USA or Ireland instead and charge you more. We accept bookings starting on any day of the week.
The large sunny living room, like the bedroom above, has a beautiful view across the Calder Valley towards Norland. It has an old inglenook fireplace with a gas powered woodburner to provide instant heat, a beamed ceiling and restored doors with traditional door furniture. The seating is comfortable, including a sofa bed for an extra guest, enabling you to enjoy an evening in watching the 40 inch Smart TV with freeview or a DVD. There is a radio and free wifi for your convenience. The wall decorations are carefully chosen to reflect the history of the cottage and area. The modern, fully equipped Shaker style. kitchen, with electric oven and ceramic hob, has oak worktops, a slimline dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave. The rear door opens into a small courtyard area with flower pots and a washing line. Exposed stone, a mullioned window dating from 1650 and a modern rooflight ensure this room has character too. Stairs between the 2 downstairs rooms lead to a spacious landing with a window and a desk. Do be careful as the top step is higher than the others but this is just part of the character of living in an old cottage. There is room here for a travel cot we can provide or we can provide a put you up guest bed ( suitable for a child) or either of these will also fit in the bedroom.
This has a super king size 6ft Hypnos bed which can also be configured as 2 single beds by prior arrangement. High quality Egyptian cotton plain bed linen and towels are provided for your comfort. A Victorian cast iron decorative fireplace and restored wooden doors to the wardrobe add to the luxury feel of the room. The very modern bathroom is equipped with a large shower/bath at one end of which is a powerful Aqualisa rainshower. The modern chrome fittings also include a handheld shower. Large pale grey porcelain tiles decorate the walls and floor. The basin is enclosed in a drawer unit and the gas central heating boiler and washer/dryer are also enclosed in matching glossy white units.
The secluded, enclosed, sunny garden is a lovely feature of this property and seating is provided on the Yorkshire stone patio for you to enjoy the view. Calderdale has been made famous recently by being the film location for the BBC drama tv series Gentleman Jack, Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. The beautiful moorland scenery of the Pennines is less than 10 minutes drive from the cottage and Haworth, the home of the famous Bronte sisters is just 30 minutes away. The Calder and Hebble Navigation and the Rochdale Canals are within walking distance of the cottage or hire a barge from Sowerby Bridge marina. Happy Days Cycles has bikes to hire for you to explore the many cycle ways in the area. Public transport is excellent with buses close by and stations at both Halifax 2 miles and Sowerby Bridge 1 mile. Both towns have an excellent range of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy Yorkshire hospitality but there are more local ones too. The Wainhouse Tavern is a neighbour and is well known by ale trailers for its cask ales. CAMRA has just given it an award too. It also offers delicious home cooked food. Leeds, York and Manchester are excellent day trip destinations or you may choose to explore the local markets of towns such as Hebden Bridge. The Yorkshire Dales NP and the Peak District NP are only an hours drive away and the coastal towns of Blackpool, Southport and Lytham St Anne's just a little more.
Helpful Notes On street parking is available. One well behaved quiet dog may be welcome downstairs so please contact the owner to discuss.. An additional cost of £20 per week or stay if less than a week, or will apply. Please bring his/her bedding/crate, bedding and towels but we supply furniture covers and bowls. We don't expect you to leave your pet unsupervised at any time, either in the cottage or the garden because of the unfamiliar environment which may be stressful. There is a wide choice of dog walks available . No smoking inside the property. A put you up bed can also be made available. It could be placed in the bedroom or on the landing. It is suitable for a child. Please enquire for further information. We can also provide a travel cot and high chair on request. Please note that it is not possible to fit a stair gate at the top of the stairs. It is expected that the cottage will be left clean and tidy on departure although a final clean is included in the rental cost so that our high standards are maintained for the next visitor. Accessibility issues because of steps from the road and steep steps inside the cottage mean that unfortunately the cottage is not suitable for the less mobile.
Spacious And Well-equipped
By Beverley T on 07-Jan-2019
We spent Christmas in this delightful cottage and it was perfect for the two of us. Everything was clean and beautifully furnished. It was nice and cosy, but more spacious than expected. Well-equipped kitchen, an amazing bath and bathroom, the most comfortable bed, lovely cosy fire - we even had a full-sized Christmas tree! The owners had thought of everything. Great pub just two doors down. Lots of nice walks in local area, took us about 40 minutes to walk into Halifax centre. Would definitely recommend and would love to return at some point.
The Property Is Very Well-maintained And Comfortable
By John T on 27-Mar-2018
The property is very well-maintained and comfortable. I own a vacation rental and know how much effort it takes to maintain a place like Jane does.The place is well-stocked in the kitchen and I didn’t need anything at all. I really enjoyed the pub next-door and wish I had a place like this near my house in Texas. The plumbing fixtures are all very nice and the lighting is excellent. The view from the bedroom window out over the country side is spectacular in the morning. The neighbors are very nice and quiet and I was always able to get a parking spot right in front of the property. I looked through the photo album of the remodel project and it is a truly remarkable restoration. I highly recommend this property as a vacation rental or corporate rental for anyone.
Lovely Cottage In A Great Location
By Garry W on 14-Mar-2018
We had lovely four nights in a very comfortable, well appointed, dog friendly cottage. All mod cons but loaded with history. The cottage is very well appointed with everything you could need for a short stay. Lots of information about the local area and details of the best places to eat and drink. ( A real gem is the Wainhouse Tavern 3 doors away. The lamb pie is amazing). Our host was really knowledge about the local area and provided us with some great ideas for places to visit. Overall we had a fabulous few days and would highly recommend the cottage to anyone who wishes to experience the Calder Valley and surrounding area..
By Julia A on 16-Jul-2017
We were totally pleased with the cottage and also the owner, Jane. She welcomed us with groceries so we did not have to go out to shop immediately and she also had a vase of sweet williams on the window bottom. Additionally, she introduced us to one of the neighbours who was very friendly and helpful during our three weeks stay. Everything in the cottage was as advertised, spotless, and well maintained. We lacked for nothing! Jane was also readily available to answer any questions. The pub was two doors away serving traditional Yorkshire fare and other foods. All the locals in the pub were also very friendly and helpful. Several good restaurants are in the area and I would not hesitaite to rebook in the future.
By Wendy A on 25-Jun-2016
We had a really lovely time at your cottage and were impressed with all your renovations and found the bathroom really luxurious. The cottage was well equipped and the bed was really comfortable. We found the cottage very accommodating and a great base to explore the local attractions. We particularly enjoyed visiting Howarth, home of the Bronte sisters, as the BBC were preparing to film a drama about their brother and were busy making the shops in the village look authentic for the period. We would recommend a trip to The Navigation Pub , great food and very friendly service, but be prepared for the hilly walk back to the cottage.
Wonderful Washer Lane
By Elaine B on 26-Jan-2016
This is a beautiful cottage which caters for your every need from the superbly fitted kitchen to the luxurious 5* hotel style bathroom . The lounge is snuggly, and very comfortable. The views are glorious and Tara the labrador loved the garden and exploring the countryside, When you have had a full day the comfy and spacious bed sends you to a lovely deep sleep. Glorious, wish we could bottle it. We will be back soon.
By Linzi E on 16-Jan-2016
Great cottage. Beautifully renovated and excellent amenities. The booking process was seamless, with Jane being extremely communicative and very helpful. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it.