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3 Cottages On Working Farm In Saddleworth, To The North Of Manchester In England - Jenny's Cottage Sleeps 2(1 B/room) & Nell's Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 B/room



Updated: 23-Apr-2016
Cottages in Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham. Near Manchester, West Yorkshire / Lancashire, England - Rural Location, One Mile From Village Centre, Ideal For Walking, Cycling And Horse Riding Breaks

Diggle House Farm has been in the same family ownership for five generations. Two old barns and a Cottage have been developed to a very high standard (4*) for up to 9 self-catering guests. Offering great flexibility to accommodate larger families, grandparents or carers, the cottages can be rented as a whole with five bedrooms (Master King Size and en-suite) or the cottages can be split into completely separate one and two bedroom cottages, sleeping two, three and four respectively. Each cottage has it's own kitchen, bathroom, living and dining areas and the double adjoining doors connecting Jim's Barn and Jenny's Cottage are soundproofed offering complete separation.

Nell's Cottage is a separate self contained two bed cottage and has all the same facilities as Jim's Barn and Jenny's Cottage but in addition has it''s own South facing walled garden, (a real sun trap on a sunny day!)

The farm is located approximately one mile from the village of Diggle, which has two pubs, a newsagents, Post Office and village shop. There is a Band Club and a Children’s Activity Centre, along with three children’s parks, a country park, famous Canal Tunnel and acres and acres of green belt land with walks, cycling and bridleways.

Slightly further and you are in the the other villages that make up the area of Saddleworth, with pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops.

For further information please look at out website, (www.digglehousefarm.co.uk), or Like us on Facebook, (www.facebook.com/digglehousefarm), or follow us on Twitter, (www.twitter.com/digglehousefarm)

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Jenny's Cottage Sleeps 2(1 B/room) & Nell's Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 B/room, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Offering generous one bedroomed accommodation, with a King Size bedroom on the first floor with views East up the valley, along with a luxury sized bathroom with a free-standing claw foot bath and shower.

Downstairs, there is living space with kitchen, dining areas and seating area with a large comfortable sofa and a traditional wood burning stove. Underfloor heating provides a comfortable environment in which to sit and relax; maybe watching the flat screen TV/DVD after a long day out exploring the area.

Adjacent to Jenny's Cottage is Nell's Cottage. This cottage is two bedroom and sleeps three in a King Size room and a single room. Refurbished to the same high standards, Nell's Cottage has fantastic South facing views down the valley across open fields and also has a small walled garden and it's own washing machine.

There are more photos and information on our website (www.digglehousefarm.co.uk) and Facebook pages (search Diggle House Farm)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

My wife and I live in Diggle village, one mile away from our holiday cottages. The cottages are located on our farm, which has been in our family for five generations, and my sister and her family still live in the farmhouse and run a Riding School (www.saddleworthstables.co.uk).

Saddleworth has something for everyone – it has a rich tradition of Brass bands, Whit Walks and Rushbearing. In addition there are: Fantastic walks, cycling or horse rides, sailing, golf, canal festivals, industrial heritage, Pennine architecture, real ales, live music, great food, parks for the kids.

Last of the Summer Wine country is only 20 minutes away.

All this and only 45 minutes away are Manchester and Leeds, with all their cosmopolitan offerings of theatre, shopping and galleries.

Please ask for more information when booking

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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my hubby for 10 days, cannot recommend enough! Very clean, everything worked great, the owners were on the end of the phone if you need anything, otherwise they left you to your own devices. We needed their help and they were stars!

Bed was very comfy, as is the entire cottage, will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Diggle House Farm is in a fantastic hilltop location, overlooking the valley and village of Diggle. It is approximately one mile from the village centre, making it a nice walk, or only a couple of minutes in the car. The farm accesses bridlepaths and walks from the farm gate and, whichever way you set off in, you will enjoy absolutely fabulous views and plenty of fresh air! Away from crowds and hustle and bustle, our farm offers a tranquil relaxing retreat. We are close enough to join in all the fun though - there are so many local festivals and events (some quite quirky!) There are plenty of places to eat out, with a vast selection of choices, whether it is traditional fayre, Chinese, Indian, Italian - something for every taste.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Greenfield at 3.3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M62. Junction 22 at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : Blackpool, Southport, Morecombe at 70 Miles


The nearest beach to us would probably be Blackpool, with it's famous Golden Mile, Pleasure beach and, of course, the Tower.

We have had many days out to Blackpool, and it is quite easy to get to from Oldham. It is approximately 65 miles away and takes just over an hour in the car.

If you have not been to Blackpool before, it is quite an experience! (If you are planning to visit the Pleasure beach, is quite a lot cheaper to buy wristbands in advance, rather than on the day)


We would recommend that a car would be essential to travel out and about from our farm.

Manchester airport is 24 miles away.

Greenfield Train station is 3.3 miles away.

Marsden Train station is 6.2 miles away.


Uppermill: 2 miles

Delph: 3 miles

Marsden: 6 miles. Approx. 10 minutes drive over the moors

Holmfirth: 14 miles. Approx. 20 minutes drive over the beautiful moors

Huddersfield: 13 miles. Approx. 25 minutes drive

Manchester: 17 miles. Depends on traffic, but can be around 40 minutes drive away. (Good train access to Manchester from Greenfield)

Leeds: 35 miles. Depends on traffic, but is approximately 45 minutes. (It is easy to get to Leeds on the train from Marsden station)

Further Details:

The old barns have been completely transformed from redundant farm buildings into comfortable self catering accommodation offering the traditional styling of Pennine barns, (exposed beams, oak stairs and wood burning stoves), with the modern comforts of underfloor heating, argon filled double glazing, led lighting and green technology for the heating, rainwater harvesting and solar energy.

" When God made Yorkshire and Lancashire he laid aside the previous bits of jewelled earth. And when he had completed the two shires he took the beautiful things he had saved and made Saddleworth to be a little shire on its own." Ammon Wrigley. Local character, historian and poet.

Located in the North West, nestled in the moors between the cosmopolitan cities of Manchester and Leeds, Saddleworth has something for everyone.

Rich in industrial heritage and stunning landscapes and waterways, Saddleworth offers opportunities for fun and relaxation. Visit one of our many attractions, catering for all tastes from art lovers to outdoor enthusiasts. Choose from a wide range of activities, from shopping in independent village boutiques to llama trekking in the moors. Escape from the stresses of life by exploring the picturesque villages, woods, reservoirs, moors and meadows of the Peak District National Park. Sample our renowned food and drink by visiting one of the many cafes, restaurants and pubs in and around Saddleworth.

Diggle has a handful of shops and pubs, and the Post Office offers the ability to get cash during opening hours.

The village of Uppermill (3 x miles away from the farm) has a Co-Op, Nat West Bank, (with 24 hour Link machine), many restaurants and cafes, gift shops, galleries, pubs etc.

Slightly further afield;

Holmfirth (where "Last of the Summer Wine" is filmed), has a bustling village centre.

Marsden and Slaithwaite (Where "Where the Heart is" was filmed), again have bustling village centres with pubs cafes and restaurants.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    Deposit of one third of the booking value is payable on booking, with the remaining balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover day is Friday, with guests arriving from 3pm onwards.

    Departures by 10am please to allow time to clean and freshen the cottages up.

    Out of season, Changeover days will also include Monday, with the same arrival and departure times.

    Notes on prices:
    Pricing is banded into Low, Mid and High Season to make it easy to understand. Please look on our main website for the most up to date rates or email us with the dates you are considerng and we will get back to you asap with the price.
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From the Owner

Eco Friendly: The cottages are very well insulated, are very snug and have a number of green technologies built into them: A Ground Source Heat Pump takes the heat out of the ground to produce all the heating and hot water. Rainwater is captured and recycled. Underfloor heating creates an environment that is clean and pleasant. (It is especially good for asthmatics) We have a number of solar PV arrays on the farm, generating up to 18.5kWh of "clean" electricity! We have chosen LED lighting wherever possible, with "traditional" energy efficient bulbs as our second choice. By staying at Diggle House Farm, you will be "doing your bit" for the environment! We are also located with the local Horse Riding School - it couldn't be any more convenient to have a ride whilst staying here. From complete novice to experienced rider, everyone is catered for: www.saddleworthstables.co.uk.

Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Located in West Yorkshire and the Peak District National Park, and within striking distance of the Yorkshire Dales and Derbyshire, the farm is ideally located to explore the South Pennines, yet is only 45 minutes away from the bustling metropolis of Manchester and Leeds. Outside are patios and gardens in which you can sit and relax, enjoying breath-taking views of the Saddleworth valley and moorland. This is a great opportunity to stay in traditional cottage on a working farm, (and Riding School), but also enjoy the comforts of underfloor heating, solar electricity, rainwater harvesting and hot water supplied from pipes laid within the ground. A good selection of books, DVDs, games and local information will be available in both cottages. A complimentary pack including newly laid eggs from the farm, tea and coffee etc. will be waiting for you on arrival. There is ample allocated parking. To maintain the highest standards possible we do not permit pets or smoking. Outside: Jenny's Cottage has a small paved area with table and chairs, and Jim's Barn has a large paved patio area, again with table and bench set. Both cottages have access to a rockery area with bench seating. There are footpaths and bridleways from the farm gate, heading in all directions, with lovely moor walks and rides.

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