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Modern cottage - 1 mins walk from village centre and surrounding countryside

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Dob Cottage is a one bedroom cottage walking distance to restaurants and shops

Dob Cottage is a nearly new stone built cottage in a pleasant courtyard setting, just a short stroll from the village centre with all it's amenities. The cottage is fitted out with all mod.cons. and yet has the characterful beams so typical of the area. The bedroom on the ground floor has 2 comfortable 3ft beds (can convert to double) with 300/400 thread count Egyptian cotton bedding and pocket sprung mattresses. The bathroom has a bath and separate shower plus wc and wash basin.. Upstairs is an open plan kitchen/lounge area with all modern facilities including a 42" flat screen television, with DVD player.

No more than two minutes walk away, there are good restaurants, take-aways, shops, ATM's and lots of countryside walks, so no need to use the car . There is an allocated parking spot right outside the door of the cottage.

The charming village of Holmfirth with its many quirky little shops and eating places, is just 5 minutes drive away.

More Details

Jenny Foster
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

About Jenny Foster

I have lived in this beautiful, rustic and friendly area now for 16 years, and although I'm from "over the hills" they don't seem to hold it against me! I retired a short time ago, and that gave me the opportunity to start my little holiday let business which has been a dream of mine for some time. I live in close proximity to Dob Cottage and after driving around the North West as a self-employed rep. for many years, I am enjoying the delights of this area, with it's wonderful characters,scenery and "things to do".

Jenny Foster purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jenny Foster chose West Yorkshire

I love this area because of the spectacular scenery, and the amazing wildlife. For birdwatchers, it is a very worthwhile area to visit, with the owls and the curlews on the moors, and the woodland birds in the valleys.. It is a very "arty" area with many talented artists and sculptors. There are several events throughout the year ie.Art Week, The Folk Festival etc. The local Tourist Information Office has the details! Country pubs and good restaurants and loads of good walks make it an excellent tourist destination. The Holme Valley is picturesque, rustic, and has a warm and welcoming charm all of its own. I like to think that Dob Cottage is a relaxing and comfortable place to come home to, after a busy day of exploring!

What makes this cottage unique

We chose this area to live because, although we have all the facilities we need in the village, we are surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Also, the proximity of the cities of Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield, make it ideal.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Holmfirth in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath with a separate shower cubicle, WC and basin. Mirror, radiator and shaver point.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Additional Z bed
  • Sleeps 2. - 2x 3ft singles or together as a double. Extra Z bed can be set up if required There is a mirrored wardrobe, with a shelf and drawer. Dressing table with mirror
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
There are several reservoirs within a short drive of Dob Cottage, all of which have spectacular views, and many with eating places close to hand. There are so many wooded and hilly areas to explore, you would never be short of somewhere new to walk! Canal and river walks are in abundance. The Tourist Information office in Holmfirth, has all the information you would need with regard to the many annual events which take place around the area, including Art week, the Folk Festival,and the Food Festival. The Picture Drome in Holmfirth, has events on continually and is very popular with tourists and locals alike. A little further afield there are many villages, museums, houses and gardens of historical interest to investigate, depending on your preference. No need to be bored!! Or, of course, the cottage and village is the perfect place to do nothing at all!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


Clean and very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Well equipped. We had a very enjoyable stay. Jenny popped over to welcome us after that we were left alone to enjoy our stay. We would recommend Jacobs Well and the Fire and Ice for meals both places were very nice and the staff were very welcoming. All in all if we came back to the same area we would definitely stay here again. Once again thanks Jenny.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mandy, Thanks for your kind review - I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and certainly you would be welcome back anytime. It's always good to get recommends from guests, so others can take advantage of them. Enjoy the rest of the Easter hols!
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Love this cottage.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this cottage for a couple of weeks while visiting my parents. The cottage was just amazing and so close to the village centre near good eating venues. Jennys hospitality was second to none, thanks for an awesome stay, I will be back.

Regards John Brown, Taupo NZ

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You travelled a very long way to get here, so I'm glad the cottage was a good place to arrive at, and sleep off the jet lag!! Thank you for your very kind comments, and of course you are welcome back anytime.
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Superb. Clean tidy well appointed and warm.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Quiet location but close to all that you need. Very warm welcome with thoughtful basic groceries including wine left for us on arrival. The property is immaculate. We didn't want for anything. Incredibly well maintained and tastefully decorated.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you agree the cottage is so convenient for shops, eateries etc, and yet quiet and peaceful. I must pass the credit on to a great team who clean and maintain the cottage and go a long way to keeping up the standards. Come back anytime!
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A delightful holiday break

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at the cottage. It was beautifully equipped and Jenny was the perfect host. in a central location in the village it is ideal for exploring the surrounding very scenic countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. You are right when you comment on the scenic area - quite beautiful - right now the Christmas tree is up and all the lights are on in the village plus all sorts of Christmas events are happening just around the corner - lovely atmosphere. Come back anytime.
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Lovely modern cottage with all the things you need for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Jenny the owner gave us a lovely welcome with some nice goodies for a great arrival. Everything was clean, cosy. You felt like you were arriving at a 5 * hotel the quality of the linen in the bedroom and towels. Great bathroom and shower, kitchen also excellent. Jenny also provided lots of useful information on the local area and restaurants including her own reviews :-) We'll come again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. It's always heartening to know Dob Cottage has done it's job and made you feel welcome, which, of course, you are, anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay in Honley and the only negative point was that our time there was so short. Dob Cottage is amazing and Jenny has created a beautiful yet welcoming environment that was a pleasure to stay in. From the wonderful welcome basket to the note she left for us about the heating when the weather turned cold - all indications of the perfect hostess. Spotlessly clean with everything a person needs to feel at home - Dob Cottage definitely deserves a 5 star rating. Thanks for sharing it with us Jenny!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to share Dob Cottage with you.! Any time you want to return, there is still plenty to explore - maybe a longer stay?
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 Mar 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Sep 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

I have a key safe outside the property to allow access, on arrival. I will leave a welcome pack including bread and milk. and I am more than happy after arrival, to help with any queries you may have. I am usually available after 12 midday (other times if urgent) - there will be a file in the cottage with all sorts of information you may need.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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