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Amazing Hen Party Cottage & Family House Sleeps 19 with Hot Tub

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, England - Lovely Location Overlooking Beautiful Countryside, Private Driveway And Heated Outdoor Hot Tub Spa

Set in the Heart of the old market town of Holmfirth, famous for the home of the popular TV Series 'Last Of The Summer Wine', the house is only a 5 minute walk to the busy village centre, set in the beautiful Holme Valley the property has commanding views over the surrounding countryside, an ideal base for walking and cycling without having to drive anywhere. The Peak District is only a 10 mins away, and Holmfirth has plenty of restaurants, wine bars, cafes, and local pubs (all home cooked food) for dining out. In Holmfirth and the surrounding area, there are plenty of activities for children of all ages. The house has private (enclosed gardens) and attractive decking with furniture for eating outside, there is also a large games room and BAR and 2 TV lounges, (52'plasma) making the property ideal for large families, or 2 families wanting to share, with a separate staircase leading to two of the bedrooms and a bathroom, (this allows large groups some privacy). Hot Tub Spa- extra cost.

Faye Ackroyd
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Faye Ackroyd

I live in England with my Husband, 2 children and my 2 dogs Rolo & Diesel, adorable King Charles Spaniels. I work from home which involves running the holiday home business, whilst my husband works for a local manufacturing company. We are both from the heart of Yorkshire so we are familiar with what the county has to offer in terms of hospitality and beautiful countryside.

Faye Ackroyd purchased this house in 2000

Why Faye Ackroyd chose West Yorkshire

Our guests book this property because it offers lots of flexibility in terms of sleeping with its 7 bedrooms (8 if you count the 2nd lounge with comfy sofa bed) and also its fabulous socializing spaces within the property, with its huge open plan dining room and large banquet style dining table, not to mention the unique cocktail lounge with bar area! it also has its main lounge which has direct access to the outdoor heated spa tub covered by a beautiful pagoda which means it can be used no matter what the weather is doing.

The other attraction is its location of course, with stunning views of the surrounding hills and countryside Oaklands is only a short walk away from the bustling market town of Holmfirth where you will find lots of nice restaurants and quirky shops and bars etc.

What makes this house unique

7-8 Bedroom Flexibility ( all doubles too) . Huge circular banquet dining table seating 18 people

Cocktail lounge and bar.

Hot tub with covered pagoda.

Stunning views

Convenient location

Easy to get to by car or rail

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A beautiful house to stay in with fantastic views and surrounding countryside, we all loved our week here, will definitely be back."

The Jones Family from Plymouth

"Great welcome and very well equipped house, the kids had a ball! will definitely come back "I loved it here, I cant believe its so big its amazing, thank you for letting us stay here. A fantastic house, great views and a lovely village. loads of space, had a fantastic time."

The Hilditch family from Scotland

"A Fab base for wandering around, a fantastic welcome and the house was very well equipped with all the things I forgot!! Thank you very much for the use of your beautiful house."

The Park family from Scotland

"A great place to stay with perfect views. Thank you Faye & Andrew for all the little extras, and personal welcome. had a great time in this beautiful house."

Susanne & Family, London

"Lovely house, great location, well equipped would definitely re-visit."

Biddulph-Reynolds family, Staffordshire
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Holmfirth in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The master bedroom includes the en suite which has a modern power shower. The annex part of the house has a modern power shower also. The main family bathroom has a large spa bath with shower combined. There also is a separate WC and basin downstairs.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 (7-8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed Bedroom 2 : 1 Double Bed Bedroom 3 : 1 Double Bed with Single Bed Bedroom 4 : 1 Double Bed Bedroom 5 : 1 Double Bed Bedroom 6 : 1 Double Bed in Annex Bedroom 7 : 1 Single & Double Bed in Annex Double Sofa bed in 2nd lounge
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Notes on accommodation: The house is very unique and spacious, and is ideal for 2 smaller families or a larger family altogether, the design of the house is such that it is great for families with teenagers who can have their own space, there is separate TV lounge and games room (with bar) and a further 2 bedrooms with bathroom above which is separate to the main house although it is still adjoined with the huge kitchen being the centerpiece for the house. There is a private lawn area to both the front and rear and 2 patio areas with table and chairs for outside dining. There is also an outdoor heated hot tub which can easily seat up to 8 people(extra costs apply) There is ample parking directly in front of the property in its own driveway. Notes:- Bed linen is provided in the rental price, towels can be provided at extra cost, please enquire for details. Outside: Lawn Garden to the front with beautiful views stretching over the Holme Valley, private elevated patio with a table and chairs for alfresco dining, below this is the second private patio where the heated hot tub spa is situated. Private driveway to the front of the property with car parking for approx 6 cars. Lawned garden to the rear with a private decking area with another table and chairs, access to the rear is from another door at the rear of the house. BBQ provided (Charcoal), sun loungers and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen included in the rental price, towels provided at extra cost. Other: The house has a large cocktail lounge and even a bar! This part of the house has 2 bedrooms and shower room above with the 2nd TV lounge so it is very private and could house a second family or teenagers separately from the main house.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Fantasic House for a Celebration Event

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weekend stay here with a group of friends celebrating my Hen party. We had an amazing time, the house is simply stunning in every way, beautifully decorated and furnished, spotlessly clean throughout and everything was just perfect.

The photographs dont really do it justice . the centrepiece of the house is big kitchen/ diner which has a large modern round dining table that easily seated all 20 people making this a fantastic place to all meet and greet and all dine together in a lovely warm atmosphere, we hired the personal chef through Celebration Cottages and they were simply brilliant and a special thank you to Debbie who provided the wonderful afternoon tea- scruptious!!

The cocktail lounge is another marvellous feature to the house -something you dont ususally find in any property but it made the evening extra special as we had our own bar there and dance floor!

The views looking over the hills and valleys are also fabulous .

The hot tub was very well recieved and perfect with the nice pagoda style shelter offering protection from the rain so we could use it whenever we wanted

It is also worth mentioning that the quaint town of Holmfirth is only a 10 min walk away which is well worth a visit as there are lots of pretty shops and restaurants as well as cafe/ bars and bistros there.

The owners were fabulous with us from start to finish and were always on hand before we arrived to answer our questions and i cant thank Celebration Cottages enough for all their help with my booking for what will be a lovely memory for myself and my friends forever more

Thank you both Andrew and Faye

I hope to return in the future to Oaklands & Holmfirth

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property Oaklands Spa is , everything about this house is fab throughout.

we were a group of ladies all celebrating a 40th Birthday and we could not have picked a nicer place as a venue for this. We used Celebration Cottages who i believe own the property to organise everything for us - like the chefs 3 course meal which was to die for and the cocktail class which again was absolutely brilliant, everything was very easy to book and the owners were simply fantastic, bending over backwards to help us make the weekend flawless for my special birthday weekend

we all loved the large bedrooms and open plan kitchen diner where 18 of us could easily all eat together around the fab circular banquet style table , the Cocktail lounge is amazing -we used this room as a function room for dancing and karaoke too- brilliant idea to have this in a fun house like this!

the hot tub was amazing too with a covered pagoda so we used it all of the time

Thank you to Celebration Cottages for making this a very special weekend

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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North Wales

Amazing property in gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

I was worries about organising such a big event, my twin sister is getting married so we hired Oakland's & Holmesdale Cottage for her hen weekend this was just what she wanted all our family friends in one place with drinks, food and lots of laughs. Andrew and Faye made organising this weekend so much easier it was so straight forward the properties are amazing Oaklands wowed all the party and many will look to book when organising family holidays/weekends away so I felt so proud to have found such a gorgeous property. The rooms were spacious the games room was a great touch, my sister loved the hot tub as did everyone else :-). Holmfirth was only a short walk away with great views. I can't fault this property. Great time had by everyone thank you holmfirth holiday homes for making my sisters hen weekend a memorable one :-)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting this lovely review Kelly. We are so pleased that you chose Oaklands and Holmfirth to celebrate your hen party with your friends and we hope that you will remember it for many years to come, wishing your sister every happiness for the future and we hope to see you again sometime. Andrew & Faye
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Simply Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

6 couples stayed at Oaklands in September for a long weekend and it was perfect for us. The house itself is huge and took me by surprise at the amount of communal space there is there. 7 bedrooms all tastefully furnished with 5 of these being double bedrooms which worked for us. There is a very large games room with pool table and bar! this was obviously enjoyed by all.

The house is very unusual and quirky which we liked, and set in a sort of semi rural area where you are surrounded by nice countryside but not too remote either.

The large modern kitchen diner is without doubt the centrepiece of the house and is very impressive. We occupied this room more than most and it was large enough for us all to eat together and socialise.

Outside of the house the views are splendid and to top it all off we had the use of the heated hot tub which was a real treat and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

The owners were very helpful in recommending places to eat and visit and i would definitely recommend visiting the vine yard and having the tour.

They also provided some beauticians to come to the house and offer beauty treatments and pampering for the ladies which went down well and afforded the men time out to watch the football!

Holmfirth itself is only a short walk from the house and it is very charming and well worth a wonder around, there are also lots of nice restaurants and cafe/ bars.

All in all this was the perfect venue for our weekend away and we would recommend staying at Oaklands and we are going to return next year for sure.. *****

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review Jamie, we are so pleased that you enjoyed Oaklands and Holmfirth too. Hope to see you next year!
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Sandbach, Cheshire

Great for a family celebration

  • 5 of 5

We booked 'Oaklands' for a family celebration. 8 adults and 4 children and 2 Yorkshire Terriers fitted very comfortably into the well appointed house. Enough space for everyone, but not so spread out that you felt isolated. Andrew's communication prior to and during our stay was excellent and he was always on the end of the phone for any questions.

The kitchen is the stand out part of the house and is very well equipped. This was so important for us as we tend to spend alot of time as a family in the kitchen. Loads of space! The hot tub is a nice bonus and is kept immaculate by Andrew.

We have a couple of very minor negatives. The overall decorative finish is, in a few places, starting to look a little tired. Unfortunately due to past bad experiences Andrew has put up a significant number of .

'Do and don't' signs which, although make you very well informed of what is acceptable, it does act as a constant reminder that you are in someone else's property and it is sometimes a little difficult to completely relax. However having talked to Andrew we do understand why he has done this. Hopefully a few more positive experiences will soothe troubled waters!

However these things are really minor. We had a fabulous stay and the house is amazing. This property is perfect for family gatherings, large families our groups of friends that want to spend some quality time together in a really special house. We had a great time. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lyn for your nice review. We are really pleased that house lived up to your expectations and that you all enjoyed your stay in Oaklands. Just a note on the couple of signs which we have put up, these are in the Kitchen where in the past unfortunately previous guests who have stayed have left all of their washing up out for others to clean and tidy away as well as their refuse and binned rubbish which is a shame as 99% of our guests always leave the house in an acceptable condition which is all we ask. We are constantly upgrading and replacing worn out items with new in the house and also redecorating where needed to maintain our very high standards which we pride ourselves on.
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United Kingdom

Our Recent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from a lovely week staying at Oakland's. The house is lovely with a wonderful living area and fantastic kitchen / dining area. We were a party of teenagers and older generation and the house suited us all, the annex is perfect for shutting the kids away where they had their own TV, play station and pool table leaving the other end of the house for the remaining guests to chat without the noise! The hot tub and BBQ were enjoyed and are perfect set on their own patio area. The house has wonderful views over the hills which are lovely to just sit and look at for a quiet moment.

Holmfirth itself is a lovely town with shops and lots of cafes and restaurants, in the surrounding area there is so much to do for everyone you need much longer than a week to enjoy it all. Andy was immediately available for all our queries and was so helpful guiding us around the area with a map and attractions.

We celebrated two birthdays whilst there and there are some lovely restaurants around who were great with cakes and our large party a great place to stay for any occasion.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add £175 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
£500 deposit is required to secure the booking, and then the balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival. £300 security/breakages deposit is required - refundable. Please send me an enquiry and I will then email you a booking form to fill in and email back (no problem if you prefer me to post it to you). Sorry no stag parties, pets welcome.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible. Arrival time after 3pm. Departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Weekend rates £1900.00
Summer season £3000 per week
Out of season weekly £1900.00
Christmas :- £4500.00
New Year :- £4000.00
Mid week rates available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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