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A home away from home in beautiful rural Yorkshire

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful, Bright, Rural Cottage - 4 Bed, 2 Bath on north edge of Peak District

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Malcolm & Angela Bailey
Member since: 2013
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Malcolm & Angela Bailey

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 and bookings on a day-to-day basis.

Our children, Sarah and Matthew, look after the marketing and finances. They both live and work in London, but love 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

Why Malcolm & Angela Bailey chose Dunford

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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!
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dunford in Barnsley District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Additional toilet and wash basin on ground floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom with king-size double, sofa, small table and chairs, under eave storage and en-suite shower room. Other bedrooms share use of family bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


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A home away from home in beautiful rural Yorkshire
average rating of 4.9848485 based on 69 reviews
Cranbrook, Kent, UK

A peaceful and picturesque location for families and friends to enjoy this excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed by the quality and range of the accommodation which catered very comfortably for our family group of five. The property has been tastefully and sensitively remodeled and retains a genuine 'cottage' feeling. It is generously and thoughtfully equipped to deal with just about anything you might want. We very much enjoyed our week at Brook Hill Cottage. With easy access to numerous tourist attractions, good shopping and above all superb surroundings, this cottage is a real winner.We shall return.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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An exceptional property.

  • 5 of 5

This was an extremely well presented property. All of your needs were catered for. Our party consisted of 7 people and 4 very well behaved dogs - we had plenty of room. It’s location was perfect for visiting a number of attractions in South and West Yorkshire as well as the Northern Peak District. It is easily accessible from the M1.

For us, it was a real home from home. The owners we extremely helpful both before and during our stay.

We could not have asked for any more!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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We would definitely stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately clean, beautiful and amazingly equipped home, in peaceful surroundings. The owners were friendly and very attentive. It really felt like a home from home, everything that we needed was there, including some unexpected surprises like a brio style train track, which my 2 yr old was delighted with! Thank you Malcolm and Angela for helping to make our holiday a memorable one!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Such and adorable home and it feels like a home, so extremely comfortable and very well stocked with thoughtful items.

Extremely responsive owners and they are next door if needed. Malcolm was so nice to meet us upon arrival and give us a tour of the home as well as some history of the town and home.

Angela is a superb gardener the property is outstanding. She has also thought of all the little things that one would need while traveling.

We greatly appreciated the fresh fruit, coffee, tea, milk & bread that was left for us.

If you’re looking to stay in the area I would strongly recommend this house. It’s such a nicely spacious house that just feels like home.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Fantastic holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd visit and I'm sure we will be bqck soon! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Wonderful house, stunning location and helpful & friendly owners! We want to return!

  • 5 of 5

We booked to stay in Yorkshire to spend some quality time with family who live nearby and we couldn't have asked for a nicer place to do it!

From the moment we pulled up onto the spacious driveway and Malcom greeted us and showed us around we were made to feel very at home, there were even a small selection of essentials stocked in the fridge for us so we could have a cup of tea and start to relax.

The house itself is ideal for a family get together. Plenty of space for everyone to sit round the dining table and enjoy a meal and then enough sofas and chairs to relax on afterwards.

We visited with 2 young children and Malcom and Angela were wonderful with them, showing them the tadpoles in their pond and the house was so well equipped for little visitors too.

The location was stunning and we enjoyed many walks and cycles even close by without having to travel far or get in the car.

Fantastic location also to enjoy the Yorkshire sculpture park.

All in all we loved the house and would like to return again soon.

Thank you Malcom and Angela (and also for returning my husbands hat in the post - very kind)!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
The Fox House Inn
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Kilometres
The Fox House Inn
Car: recommended

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.

Outdoor activities

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.

Art lovers - the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - the Hepworth Wakefield gallery - the Cooper Gallery, Barnsley



History - Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens

Nature lovers - Peak District National Park - RSPB reserves at Fairburn Ings and Dearne Valley

For the kids


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dunford, Yorkshire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn/Winter 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/ NY 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 19
30 Mar 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer 19
29 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 19
9 Sep 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 19
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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).

Well-behaved pets accepted by special arrangement, including additional damage deposit and small additional charge. Please enquire directly with the owners before booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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