|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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
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.
7-8 Bedroom Flexibility ( all doubles too) . Huge circular banquet dining table seating 18 people
Cocktail lounge and bar.
Hot tub with covered pagoda.
Easy to get to by car or rail
"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
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
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
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 :-)
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.. *****
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!
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
£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 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