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Beautiful newly renovated cottage, 1 bedroom, sleeps 3, children/dog welcome

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Cyclists, Ramblers, close to friendly ale trailers pub, wifi, garden, views

CONTACT THE OWNER FOR ANY SPECIAL OFFERS. Dyer's Cottage 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, yet keeping all the character features. It is an ideal base for you if you are an outdoor enthusiast who wishes to explore the trails of Calderdale and beyond. It is suitable for an executive, romantic, or holiday break or maybe you wish to visit friends/ family or escape the builders or are looking for a short term let if you are between houses. 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! Efficient gas central heating 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 large screen 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 and microwave. 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 small adult or 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, 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.

On street parking is available.

One well behaved dog may be allowed downstairs only with prior permission from the owner. Please contact before making a booking to discuss. 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 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 are introducing a booking fee which is not passed to the owner. Please feel free to contact me directly through the website link, by telephone or by searching for Dyer's Cottage, Halifax West Yorkshire.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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 and central heating. I decorated it in neutral colours and have tried to blend modern decorations and furnishings into an old framework.

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Speaks English, Italian

8 Reviews

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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

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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5

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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5

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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Our time spent in a wonderful Cottage in Halifax

  • 5 of 5

The lovely Dyer's Cottage which had everything we needed for our week long stay was very impressive. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard, but has kept it's old world charm. We would like to thank Jane for being the perfect host. I would highly recommend Halifax and Jane's beautiful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very generous review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed staying both in Dyer's Cottage and Calderdale. We have tried to provide 21st century comfort in a 17th century building and it is lovely to know that you appreciated this.
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Beautiful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for a longer term stay whilst our new house was being renovated and it was the perfect place to come back to and relax away from the building work! The cottage has been renovated to a high standard, and has great facilities, I particularly enjoyed the huge bath after a day labouring and the shower is also a high powered. The living room has plenty of room, complete with a wood burner effect gas fire for those chilly evenings and whilst the kitchen is compact it has everything you need for a holiday stay. There is a pretty garden at the front with a bench seat & make sure that you take advantage of any sunny mornings and evenings to sit out with a drink! I'd certainly stay again & would recommend it to family or friends visiting the area. Jane was great to deal with & we'll be inviting her to our new house when it's finally ready.

As a local I'll recommend a few places that are within walking/short driving distance;The Shepherds Rest pub is only a 10 minute walk down the hill heading towards Sowerby Bridge - traditional pub with a warm welcome.

If you carry on into Sowerby Bridge there are several to choose from - The Works is an freehouse serving a wide range of real ales & good wine and food during the day and a great brunch menu on Sundays (it also has a monthly folk night on a Wednesday and a comedy club on a Saturday which attracts a wide range of comedians). The Firehouse serves great food upstairs with a busy bar area on the ground floor. The Hogshead Tavern is a new addition - real ales, wine in a large converted workshop. Cobblestones Bar & Bistro serves great food with a bit of a twist and is in a perfect spot overlooking the canal.

If you want to venture slightly further afield I'd recommend The Winterburn just out of Warley village (5 min drive or a nice healthy walk to work up an appetite) - worth going for the views alone and it's all down hill on the way back! Halifax also has a good range of pubs & restaurants, The Three Pigeons is a grade 2 listed building with it's original 1920's decor intact (and a warm welcome to go with it) for restaurants try Ricci's place in the town centre or Ricci's Tapas at the Dean Clough complex.

Halifax is good central spot for venturing further afield. There are good train links to Leeds & Manchester & you can easily go into the Yorkshire Dales or the Peak District for a day, or even the East Coast if you get up early

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words and helpful suggestions which we also will be trying on our next visits to Calderdale.
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Wonderful Washer Lane

  • 5 of 5

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 b

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review of your stay at Dyer's Cottage and I am pleased we were able to help you out at short notice. I am happy both you and Tara found everything to your satisfaction and hope to see you again.
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Leeds/Bradford or Manchester at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Wainhouse Tavern at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Norland at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sowerby Bridge or Halifax at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M62 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : The Tower House Hotel at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Blackpool or Scarborough at 100 Kilometres Car: not necessary

The cottage is located in a desirable residential area to the SW of Halifax, where the Calder Valley landscape of rolling moorland and canals has been made famous by the TV programmes "Last Tango in Halifax" and "Happy Valley." It is a mile from both Calderdale Royal Hospital and Lloyds Bank Data Centre in Copley. The cottage was originally part of a 17th century farmhouse; the area was countryside until about 100 years ago and the beautiful hills of the Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales National Park are very close by, about 10 minutes drive and 35 minutes drive respectively. Haworth, the home of the Brontes is about a 25 minute drive and if you are interested in Jane Eyre, the unspoilt village of Wycoller was the inspiration for Charlotte Bronte's famous book.This is the place for the hiker, walker or cyclist to enjoy the great outdoors. There are many designated routes, clearly signposted. It is possible to walk or cycle along the towpaths of both the Calder and Hebble Navigation and the Rochdale Canal directly from the cottage and enjoy the peaceful natural beauty interspersed by examples of the striking architectural heritage reminding us of the importance of textile manufacture in the past. Many of the old mills have been converted into exclusive apartments but some have acquired cultural uses such as the famous Dean Clough Mill on the other side of Halifax, previously renowned for carpets but now a thriving set of art galleries, bars, restaurants, music venues and retailing. A car allows greater freedom of travel but is not essential as public transport is very good, both bus and train. The closest historical landmark to the cottage is within a 5 minute walk and is Wainhouse Tower. This was designed as a chimney for the local dyeworks, completed in 1875, but was never used as such and is now regarded as the worlds tallest folly. It is possible to climb 403 steps on the internal spiral staircase on certain days of the year to the ornate balcony at the top from where there are 360 degree views of the surrounding area. There are historic properties to visit closeby such as Shibden Hall or East Riddlesden Hall (NT) or the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, offers an outdoor experience of famous works by British and international artists such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Closer to the cottage is the Bankfield Museum, a Grade 11 listed historic house museum, incorporating exhibits from the Duke of Wellington's Regiment which was based in the town, and a textiles gallery. Eureka! The National Children's Museum is an interactive educational museum run as a not for profit organisation. Halifax Piece Hall is closeby. This amazing building, built in 1879, was originally built as a sales centre for woollen handloom weavers selling pieces of cloth but is currently undergoing an amazing restoration, due to re-open in 2016 offering a high quality visitor destination filled with shops, restaurants and events. For those who enjoy the snow, Halifax Ski and Snowboard Centre consists of a mountain of runs, jumps moguls, pipes etc all covered in a revolutionary ski surface called Snowflex. Individual or group lessons and couses are available.

Availability

Rental rates

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Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£260
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Festive
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£375
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Winter
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£260
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£300
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Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£280
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Summer
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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£300
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Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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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 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • town

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • 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

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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

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