Dyer's Cottage is part of a 17th century farmhouse which was divided into 5 cottages to provide homes for master dyers in the dyeworks owned by the Wainhouse family in what is now a heritage area of Halifax. This historic building has been inhabited by my family for over 250 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 £360 to £450 but shorter stays of 3 or more nights may also be available so please look at the availability on our website where you will find all the details! We 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. We are fully trained in COVID-19 cleaning procedures and have the certificate from Visit England. We ask guests to bring their slippers as shoes spread 80% of germs/viruses. We offer you a choice of bringing your own duvet, mattress protector, linen, towels, bathmat, tea towels and pillows. Or you may use ours but we ask you to remove it all and place it in a special washable bag before you go.
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 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.
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. We also can provide a sofabed in the living room. Maximum cottage capacity is 3 adults and a baby.
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.
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