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17c cottage/garden in Calderdale nr Halifax/Sowerby Bridge with luxury features

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Character features, garden, luxury bathroom, a real home from home experience

PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER DIRECTLY if you have any questions. This cottage is ideal for TALL people! A link to our website (in blue) is at the bottom of the Facilities section or phone 44 (0) 7776365632.

Dyer's Cottage is situated in Calderdale, West Yorkshire between Halifax and Sowerby Bridge. It is part of a 17th century farmhouse which has been inhabited by my family for over 200 years and was lovingly restored during 2105 to an extremely high standard of comfort with a modern feel, yet keeping all the character features. It is an ideal base for 2 people plus child if you are an outdoor or canal enthusiast who wishes to explore the walking or cycling trails of the West Yorks/Lancs border area of the S Pennines, Bronte Country or the Yorkshire Dales NP. It is also close to the art/music culture found in the renovated textile mills and easily accessible to Leeds and Manchester. Sleeping 2 plus baby/child, it is extremely suitable for a romantic, or holiday break or maybe you wish to visit friends/ family or escape the builders. It is only a mile to Lloyds Bank Data Centre at Copley and Calderdale Royal Hospital if you are a contract worker and is within walking distance of canals and beautiful countryside, public transport, shops, pubs and restaurants. Unusual for a cottage, the rooms are spacious and the ceiling height is higher than normal so tall people are welcome! The bed is HUGE and the bath is longer than normal. Efficient gas central heating, a gas fired stove set into an old fireplace and constant hot water will keep you warm!

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 enabling you to enjoy an evening in watching the 40 inch Smart TV with freeview or a DVD. There is an ipod docking station 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 kitchen, with electric oven and hob, has oak worktops, a dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and Nepresso coffee machine. The rear door opens into a small courtyard area. Exposed stone, a mullioned window dating from 1650 and a modern rooflight ensure this room has character too. Stairs ( be aware that the top one is higher) between the 2 downstairs rooms lead to a spacious landing with a window and a desk. Please note that it is not possible to put a baby gate at the top of the stairs. There is room here for a travel cot which we can provide, along with other baby equipment 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. It is 2m long with no footboard and 1.80m wide. 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, sunny garden is a lovely feature of this property and seating is provided on the Yorkshire stone patio for you to enjoy the view. Please be aware that as the cottage is on the valley side, there is a drop from the top of the wall at the end of the garden to the pavement so children will need supervision. However, we have installed a fence too.

On street parking is available.

One well behaved dog is welcome downstairs only with prior permission from the owner. An additional charge is payable. The dog owner will provide dog bed, towels and covers for the furniture and ensure the dog does not cause damage or mess to any part of the property, inside or outside.

No smoking inside the property.

A put you up bed can be made available so that 3 people could stay at the cottage if required. It could be placed in the bedroom, on the landing or in the sitting room. It is suitable for a small adult or child. Please enquire for further information.

It is expected that the cottage will be left clean and tidy on departure although a final tip top clean is included in the rental cost so that our high standards are maintained for the next visitor.

You may find it helpful to know that with effect from June 1 2016 Homeaway/Owners Direct have introduced a booking fee which is not passed to the owner. Please feel free to contact me directly through the website link which is at the bottom of the Facilities section, www.dyerscottageyorkshire.co.uk by telephone at 07776 365632 or by searching for Dyer's Cottage, Halifax West Yorkshire. www.dyerscottageyorkshire.co.uk

More Details

Jane Giorgi
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Jane Giorgi

The cottage has been occupied by my family for over 200 years but the first proof of this is the 1841 census when John Kenyon born 1777 was listed as living in it with my great great great grandfather, William, his youngest son born 1824. His son James, my great great grandfather bought the property from the estate of John Edward Wainhouse,( who commissioned the building of the 77m high tower nearby) in 1887 and gave it to his daughter Julia, my great grandmother to live in with her husband and young son. My grandmother was born a little while later and lived in the cottage until her marriage. She was left the cottage by her father when he died in 1934 and decided to do a few improvements for her tenants. The cottage was then left to my mother and now it belongs to me. I have spent the last year bringing it into the 21st century which involved creating drains for a bathroom, completely re plastering all the walls, laying floor coverings, re wiring the basic electricity there was, and creating a kitchen. I kept as many original features as possible in order to keep the character but added home comforts such as hot water, a gas powered logburner and gas central heating. I decorated it in neutral colours and have tried to blend modern decorations and furnishings into an old framework.

Jane Giorgi purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jane Giorgi chose West Yorkshire

I have had a keen interest in genealogy for many years and feel very strongly that a cottage which has been in the family for so long, should remain in it. Unfortunately I am unable to live in it permanently at the moment so hope that by letting it to holiday makers, more people will have the chance to share in its amazing history.

What makes this cottage unique

These include the old character features like the wooden ceiling beams in the sitting room which extend through into the neighbouring cottages, the beautiful fireplace with gas cast iron stove and the exposed stone wall with mullioned window in the kitchen. We had to undertake a few restorátion jobs, sometimes by different ways when the first didn't work. I am indebted to the great team of tradesmen who helped me. We wanted to create a home from home experience for our guests so that it has the cosy feel of a cottage but the luxury of a hotel.

My husband has created the lovely garden from an overgrown jungle with massive hedges. We found extra paving slabs buried a foot down and bought more to extend the patio. We used stones from the wall where we created the landing window to edge the flower beds. The old kitchen sink is now filled with flowers. The cottage has the benefit of very high ceilings for a property of its age and the rooms are much more spacious than you may imagine. Rather than squeeze in 2 bedrooms, we decided not to compromise the upstairs layout, so created a large bathroom from what used to be the other bedroom. This has resulted in a large bedroom, a spacious landing and a luxurious bathroom.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Halifax in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please dispose of all waste by removing it into the dustbin before departure. Large items like packaging should be taken to the the tip
  • Please take care to put a reasonable amount of toilet paper down the wc. Wipes, nappies etc must be put in the dustbin. Drain blockages chargeable
  • No subletting. The person who books must be resident at all times
Location Type:
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Very modern, hotel feel.
  • Ultra modern with a white suite consisting of large shower bath in which the shower end is wider than the other. A thermostatically controlled digital rainhead Aqualisa shower provides a powerful flow but there is an additional hand held shower attached to the bath mixer tap. The basin has 2 drawers below in a white high gloss unit which matches the other cupboards housing the gas central heating boiler
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The zip and link bed can either be one super king or 2 twins
  • A lovely sunny room with well lined curtains. Great view across the Calder Valley. Cast iron feature fireplace, modern wardrobe fitments hidden by restored old cupboard doors which were previously in the living room. Additional chest of drawers and bedside cabinets provide more storage. Extra large superbly comfortable high quality medium firmness Hypnos bed which can be split with advance notice into 2 x 3 feet ( 90cm) single beds. Bedside lights and 3 more forms of lighting enable you to choose the mood required. A put up bed for a 3rd person can be arranged on request. This is suitable for a child/ teenager.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
  • swimming
This property is very versatile in that it offers opportunities for all kinds of guests. You may be contracting at a business locally or you may be looking for a romantic break or you may be an outdoor type, keen on being out in the beautiful area. You may be interested in industrial history, Victorian architecture or art and culture. You may wish to visit friends or family in the local area but want to retain independence and stay in your own surroundings. Please also take a look at my other newly renovated cottage in Oxfordshire, just next to the Chilterns AONB, in the beautiful historic town of Watlington, reputedly the smallest town in England. Owners Direct 6492413


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Beautiful cosy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Dyers cottage is perfect for a break in the countryside. It is beautifully renovated, extremely well equipped and offers a comfort that makes you feel you have been there longer than a few days. There is an abundance of local walks on the doorstep with breathtaking scenery, in addition just a short walk away are pubs, restaurants and bars offering great food, locally brewed beers and hospitality. We will definitely be back for a longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind comments and we are so pleased that your short break in Calderdale was so enjoyable. Renovating Dyer's Cottage was a challenge but we too find it a lovely place to retreat to when we want to relax. We are still discovering new places to visit and it's lovely to go for walks at any time of year. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Clean, tidy and well presented cottage

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find the cottage exactly as it was presented on the website. Very welcoming and cosy. The communication from the owner was first class and would highly recommend a stay in this property. John and Nicola May 2017

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dyer's Cottage this week and hope you now feel more relaxed having had a real change of scene in Yorkshire.
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Perfect place to stay, well equipped, well located

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jane and Rob - I loved my stay, the cottage was everything I hoped for and more. Very cozy, well equipped (there was never anything I looked for and couldn't find) and a great location right near the hills, did lots of walking rain or shine. Thank you for being so responsive to all of my questions and needs. Will stay again if I am in Halifax!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased Lenora that you had a most enjoyable stay in Dyer's Cottage. It is difficult to show in words and photographs how special it is but this lovely review is greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Beautifully renovated cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julia for your generous review of your stay at Dyer's Cottage. We read your words with great pleasure. It was wonderful to meet you and I hope that we may see you again. Jane
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Short break with our dog

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage ideal for two with a great bathroom and a fabulous superking sized bed. Be aware of the top step on the stairs though as it is a little higher than the others and can catch you out when going downstairs if you forget. The neighbours on both sides are lovely and ready to give you advice on things to do and see in the local area. Our dog loved it with walks along the Rochdale canal and also up to the nearby Wainhouse Tower.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your long weekend in Dyer's Cottage and thank you for your kind words. We agree that the top step is a little higher than the others. When the builders were renovating the cottage, they did manage to alter the top step a little by increasing the width of it, but we hope that the banisters and the handrail will help anyone who is a little unsteady on their feet. It's one of the quirky features of staying in an old property! I hope you may decide to return for a longer stay in the future; there are many more walks for you and your dog to try out! Jane
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Very comfortable cottage, ideal for sightseeing.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay at Dyer's Cottage, Wendy. As you experienced, there is a lot to do in this part of the South Pennines and film crews are often in the area which is famous for popular series such as Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax and several canal programmes which have featured the Navigation Inn. I look forward to welcoming you back again. Many thanks for taking the time to write your kind words. Jane
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late autumn
4 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Pre Christmas
2 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

Rates may change at the owners discretion.
Payment may be made by bank transfer, cheque with bankers card or PayPal. Failure to pay the full amount as agrred with the owner a month before arrival will make the booking null and void.
Cancellation within a month of booked arrival will mean loss of all payments received.

House swap considered. Please contact me.
Cancellation of booking outside of a month before arrival will cause loss of booking deposit.
Please note that guests are responsible for any drain blockages occuring during their stay and locksmith costs in connection with key loss.
It is not allowed to smoke cigarettes or use illegal substances within the property.
A complaint from a neighbour concerning any form of antisocial behaviour which involves the above or excessive alcohol, noise or violence will mean that all the guest(s) is(are) required to vacate the property immediately with no financial refund.

It is requested that there is no noise after 23.00 hours.

It is anticipated that the cottage will be left in a clean and tidy condition on departure although the rental cost does include a final clean so that the property is in tip top condition for the next guest.
The deposit provided at the time of booking will initially be held as a booking deposit and once the full payment has been received, it will be held as the security deposit which, as long as there has been no loss or damage, will be returned within a week of the departure day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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