|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Brook Hill Cottage is nestled in the hamlet of Carlecotes, at the northern edge of the Peak District, where the counties of West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire meet. The cottage is a perfect base for exploring the Peak District National Park and Yorkshire surroundings and has been furnished and equipped to make you feel at home from the moment you walk through the door. This 4 bedroom, semi-detached house is available all year around for self-catering holiday lets.
The house was completely renovated in 2013 and now offers bright, modern accommodation, whilst remaining sympathetic with the local architecture. Heating and hot water are provided by biomass boiler which is also supplemented with by solar heated water. In addition, there is a log burning stove in the living room to ensure the cosiest of evenings. All utilities, fuel for the boiler and linen are included in the price of your stay (a spare set of linen is provided and there is a washing machine, tumble drier, ironing board and iron with washing powder provided, should you wish to change sheets and towels during your stay). We will also provide 2 baskets of logs for the burner and information as to where you can buy wood more locally, if needed.
Downstairs the layout is bright and open plan, with natural light flooding in from French windows and skylights. Glass sliding doors allow the living room to be separated off if required, without blocking out any light. The kitchen is fitted with the usual all mod cons, including dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, double oven and induction hob. It is also very well equipped with pots, pans, utensils, plastic storage boxes etc and a supply of cleaning products and dishwasher tablets. The dining area provides plenty of space for 8 people to sit down for a meal.
There are 4 bedrooms at Brook Hill Cottage sleeping 4-8 people (+ one baby). The master bedroom has a king-size double bed, en suite shower-room and ample space for a travel cot if required. 2 further double bedrooms and one twin room share use of a family bathroom with shower over a bath. Both bathrooms have under-floor heating and heated towel rails.
A utility room leading off the dining area provides additional fridge and freezer space, washing machine, tumble drier, ironing board, iron, clothes airer and plenty of space for drying or storing walking and/or sports kit. There is also a downstairs loo and a secure garage with flat access through to the back garden, big enough for a car and several bikes or other sports equipment. 2 to 3 cars can be parked on the gravel drive at the front. The back garden has a small area of lawn and a gravelled area with outdoor table and chairs, BBQ and space for petanque.
Pets - we welcome well-behaved pets but ask, for the comfort of future guests, that these are please kept on the ground floor, off the furniture and not left in the house by themselves.
The renovation of the house has been undertaken whilst being mindful of the environmental impact, both in terms of climate change and using a design that is in-keeping with the rest of the village. Many of the building materials have been salvaged and recycled from other outbuildings that were taken down as part of the renovation or from the farm next door.
Situated close to the major routes between Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds, all three cities and surrounds are easily accessible by car. Local towns of Holmfirth and Penistone offer plenty of places to shop, eat and drink.
National Route 68 of the National Cycle Network is known as the Pennine Cycleway, West Yorkshire Cycle Route, Route 627 starts in Kirkburton and takes Shepley and Millhouse Green before connecting to the Trans Pennine Trail. There is also access to the Trans-Pennine Trail within 1 km of the Cottage which provides a safe environment for learner cyclists of all ages to practice their skills. There is also access to the Pennine Way at Torside reservoir, about 15km away. We have plentiful maps and local guidebooks which are available for guests to use.
Brook Hill Cottage is owned and managed by the Bailey family. Malcolm and Angela, both retired teachers, live in the village and can help with any queries you have during your stay. Their children, Sarah and Matthew, live in London and help with management of the cottage and bookings.
Brook Hill Cottage is true, family business. We clubbed together with our now grown up children to buy the property in 2011 when the previous owner moved away to be closer to his family.
We are both retired teachers and live in the hamlet, managing the property on a day-to-day basis, whilst Sarah and Matthew help with the booking process and keep accounts.
My brother and I look after the marketing, finances and booking. We both live and work in London, but love our trips back up north to enjoy the fresh air, spectacular views and great local food and days out.
Malcolm & Angela Bailey purchased this cottage in 2011
Angela grew up in the area and we have a close affiliations with the village, having spent our holidays and weekends away there since we were married. Brook Hill Cottage came up for sale a few years ago, after the then owner, who had been in the house since 1954, sadly lost his wife and decided to move closer to his son.
At that time, house needed complete modernisation. We thought that, if we bought it, we could make sure that this was done in a way that way in-keeping with the character of the village. For the time being, we have decided to run it as a holiday let, so other people come and enjoy this wonderful part of the world that we all love.
We have now retired to the village and have overseen the complete modernisation and renovation of the house. We look after the property a day-to-day basis and will always try to provide you with a warm welcome and tour of the house when you arrive.
The universal appeal of our cottage is its quiet location in a rural hamlet, with great views over green fields and plentiful farm and wildlife. We have had rabbits and hares in the garden, owls in the woods, a flock a sparrows that visit the bird feeders throughout the day, and regular spottings of lapwings, curlews, kestrels and twite. There are also some very fluffy chickens that occasionally pop over the wall from the house down the road for a peck around the garden.
As a family of keen cyclists and hikers, our initial intention was to create a holiday let that had great facilities for outdoor activities (laundry, drying area, hose down area and secure storage in the garage), but would offer a high quality, comfortable, real home from home in which you could get cosy and warm at the end of a day outside. But even if you are not into your sports, there is plenty to recommend Brook Hill Cottage for your stay, with original stone work walls, wood burner, comfy sofas, beds and bedding, underfloor heating in the bathrooms and dining area, views out over the fields and eco-heating system based on a biomass boiler and boosted by solar panels.
This is the perfect cottage for a relaxing weekend away. Generously kitted out with everything you could possibly need and beautifully refurbished, it's very homely with a great sized kitchen/dining area, lounge with log fire and very comfortable bedrooms. It didn't feel too big for just the two of us but would also be perfect for a bigger group, we could definitely imagine going again with a group of friends. The cottage is situated on a quiet road amongst fields and lovely scenery. We walked around Langsett Reservoir (the perfect walk for non-hikers like us!) but there's all kinds of more serious walking or biking you could do in the nearby area. Holmfirth is nearby for shops, cafés, restaurants etc if you want them, it's certainly worth a wander round. All in all, we highly recommend it, and will be going back ourselves one way another!
Brook Hill Cottage is less than 20 miles from where we live but it felt worlds away. The cottage is well placed for a variety of walks in the beautiful countryside and yet within a short driving distance of many places to visit like Holmfirth, Fox Valley and many more. The cottage itself was homely and cosy and so unbelievably well kitted out. I cooked a variety of meals for our party of six and the kitchen had every implement I could need. The welcome pack on arrival meant we could have a cuppa and relax as soon as we arrived. The upstairs was just as well planned as downstairs with hairdryers in every bedroom, big fluffy towels and luxurious quilts and pillows with top quality bedding. This is the first time we've stayed anywhere and not had a criticism., as the title says.....faultless!!! If I had one regret it would be not booking an extra night after the rest of the family had gone home, but I suppose that means we have an excuse to return .
We stayed here for my Mothers 70th birthday. 6 adults and 2 children. We all absolutely loved it! The cottage is beautiful and had everything we could possibly need. There were little touches like the big fluffy white towels, and the cosy log fire which made it perfect. We would highly recommend a stay here.
This Cottage is spotlessly clean and very well equipped .The Kitchen is big enough for all of us to move around in and we liked the touch that you included the necessary cooking items; condiments, oil, coffee ect. Both the lounge and Dinning area was more than ample in size and comfort for 8 people.
The Bedrooms, Master wow ! Bedroom bed was so comfortable that we did not want to get out of it. all the showers rooms were superb. As for the other bedrooms everybody said they were very comfortable and all slept very well.
The Garden looked very inviting and pretty but the rain put us off going out there.
As for the local area, we did not do a great deal as we were there for a family Wedding, BUT we are all looking forward to returning and exploring the area in the future.
We booked a long weekend for my mum's 70th birthday and we were absolutely delighted with the cottage! Modern decor and lovely and clean, plenty of room with everything we could need, we couldn't have asked for more. We even got good weather!! Thank you to our lovely hosts, Angela and Barry, who made us feel super welcome and answered all our queries in advance with lots of useful information about the surrounding area. Angela even provided balloons and flowers for mum's birthday - thank you so much! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend and/or stay again.
The cottage had everything we needed, we catered for 16 one evening and there was plenty of crockery cutlery etc for us all.
There are lots of local walks and interesting places to visit. Our son enjoys mountain biking and found some good trails. National Coal Mining museum and Elsecar Heritage museum are both free and within half hour drive.
When the sheep moved into the field across the road there were an amazing number of swallows flying about.
This is certainly an area we will try to visit again and we will book this cottage when we do.
Having read the description and the all 5 star reviews we arrived with high hopes but also some reservation, this cottage could not be this fantastic.
Boy were we wrong.
The cottage is in perfect condition equipped with just about everything you could possibly need and then Angela and Malcolm top it of by things like having a huge folder of local and more remote activities, a welcoming snack waiting in the refrigerator and a lovely subtle flower bouquet to name a few things.
The cottage is situated in a lovely area with plenty of activities and interesting sights are in short driving distances.
Can not recommend this highly enough, to bad we can not give six out of five stars because that's what this stay deserves.
Yorkshire has been voted by Lonely Planet as one of the top three places to visit in the world! There are loads of ideas of things to do on:
A few highlights are picked out below.
Located on the northern edge of the Peak District and grouse moors as far as the eye can see, the cottage is a great base for outdoor activities such as on- and off-road cycling, hiking, golf, climbing, fell running and sailing.
http://www.ysp.co.uk/ - the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/ - the Hepworth Wakefield gallery
https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/leisure-and-culture/museums-and-galleries/information-about-museums-and-galleries - the Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/leisure-and-culture/museums-and-galleries/information-about-museums-and-galleries - Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens
http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/ - Peak District National Park
http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/collections/yorkshire_northeast.aspx - RSPB reserves at Fairburn Ings and Dearne Valley
For the kids
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£50|
Prices for short breaks calculated using a nightly rate of 1/7 x weekly rate, with a minimum 3 night stay (except for Christmas/ New Year weeks when there is a minimum 1 week stay).
Additional nights after first week will have a 20% discount applied.
Well-behaved pets accepted by special arrangement, including additional damage deposit and small additional charge. Please enquire when booking.