Welcome to the award winning Dyer's Cottage Yorkshire, a spacious, beautifully presented 17c historic character cottage which is an ideal base for exploring Calderdale and beyond. Perfect for a luxury short break or longer, Dyer's Cottage offers singles, couples or small families something really special. The one bedroom accommodation, with super king size zip and link bed, is fabulous with lots of character features like exposed beams, a mullioned window dating from 1650 and a superb fireplace with gas fire which looks like a woodburner but provides instant clean heat. It has been sympathetically renovated to create a delightful place to relax. Come and stay here to indulge yourselves in your own personal and private space. Chill in the sunny, secluded garden or enjoy a Spa day nearby to ease away the stresses of modern day life. Then discover Yorkshire hospitality by enjoying a meal out at one of the many excellent dining opportunities in the area. There's even an award winning CAMRA pub which serves good value homecooked food very close. There’s so much history around us as the cottage is in the Wainhouse area of Halifax and we are actually part of the guided heritage walk called the Wainhouse Trail which takes place a few times a year but if you miss it, we have a copy you can follow on your own. Or you may be into outdoor pursuits and canals. Walking, cycling and angling are very popular and bikes can be rented locally.
Originally part of a 17th century farmhouse, which has been inhabited by the owners' family for over 200 years, it was lovingly restored during 2105 to an extremely high standard of comfort with a modern feel, yet keeping all the character features. We are very pleased to have been awarded a 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Unusual for a cottage, the rooms are spacious and the ceilings are high so tall people are well suited though do be aware that a couple of doors are on the small side. Taking pride of place in the bedroom is the super king Hypnos bed which is so comfortable and can be configured as 2 twins if required. The mood lighting, restored Victorian cast iron feature fireplace and old original gas light ooze character. Don't forget the moorland view from the bedroom window which can be enjoyed from bed too. The contemporary bathroom next door has pale grey porcelain wall and floor tiles and white gloss units in which are found the gas central heating boiler and washer/dryer. Relax in the long bath (with handheld shower) with a glass of wine or rejuvenate yourself under the Aqualisa rain shower where the bath widens at one end. The large sunny living room, like the bedroom above, has a beautiful view across the Calder Valley towards Norland. It has an old inglenook fireplace with a gas powered woodburner to provide instant heat, a beamed ceiling and restored doors with traditional door furniture. The seating is comfortable enabling you to enjoy an evening in watching the 40 inch Smart TV with freeview or a DVD. The sofa can extend to form a double bed on a metal base with a comfortable mattress so this is useful if you have an extra guest for a night or two. The wall decorations are carefully chosen to reflect the history of the cottage and area. The Shaker style, fully equipped kitchen, with electric oven and ceramic hob, has oak worktops, a small dishwasher, fridge with small freezer, microwave and Dolce Gusto coffee machine. A modern roof light compliments the original mullioned window dating from 1650 and exposed stone wall. A rear door leads into a small courtyard with a washing line.
The cottage is an ideal base for 2/3 people (plus child) if you are a romantic, interested in history or an outdoor or canal enthusiast who wishes to explore the walking or cycling trails of the West Yorks/Lancs border area of the South Pennines, Bronte Country or the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is also close to the amazing art and music culture found in the renovated textile mills, alongside bars and restaurants and is easily accessible to Leeds, York and Manchester. Public transport is excellent. Halifax is a great base but also is a fabulous tourist destination of its own. The 19c town centre and industrial architecture rivals that of Manchester but the must see destination is the magnificent Grade 1 listed Piece Hall. Built in 1770 for handloom cottage weavers to sell their pieces of worsted cloth on a Saturday, it is an amazing double storey building arranged around a huge square. After a long restoration, it re-opened in 2017 as a vibrant shopping and entertainment centre. Housing individual shops, art galleries, bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as a modern museum and tourist information centre, it regularly hosts cultural events and is now the number one tourist destination attracting visitors from around the world due to its uniqueness. Close by is Halifax Industrial Museum and Halifax Minster, the parish church of St John the Baptist seen recently on BBC tv “Songs of Praise”. Calderdale is now the latest media destination as it has featured in many recent tv series including “Last Tango in Halifax”, “Happy Valley”, and the latest Sally Wainwright drama is soon to come on our screens and is currently in production. This will be called “Gentleman Jack” and follows the real life of a local lady called Anne Lister, who lived at the lovely Tudor mansion Shibden Hall, also well worth a visit, in the early 19c. Come and see the filming locations for yourself!
If you have children, don’t forget to visit Eureka! which is the National Children’s Museum and interactive learning centre for children aged 1 to 12.
A few points to be aware of. Stairs (be aware that the top one is higher) between the 2 downstairs rooms lead to a spacious landing with a window and a desk. Please note that it is not possible to put a baby gate at the top of the stairs. There is room here for a travel cot or put you up Z single guest bed (suitable for a child) which we can provide on request, or either of these will also fit in the bedroom. High quality Egyptian cotton plain bed linen and towels are provided for your comfort.
The secluded, enclosed, sunny garden is a lovely feature of this property and seating is provided on the Yorkshire stone patio for you to enjoy the view. Please be aware that as the cottage is on the valley side, there is a drop from the top of the wall at the end of the garden to the pavement so a child or dog will need supervision. However, we have installed a fence too. There are steps leading from the gate to the cottage door which may prove tricky if you are not good on your feet and the path can be slippery at times.
On street parking is available.
One well behaved quiet dog (not puppy) may be welcome downstairs only with PRIOR PERMISSION from the owner. Please enquire before booking. An additional charge is payable. We ask that the dog owner will provide a dog bed and towels. The dog is not allowed in the bedroom. We provide covers for the furniture, dog bowls and a holiday dog tag. We ask you to ensure the dog does not cause any form of inconvenience,(which includes barking) damage or mess to any part of the property, inside or outside. The dog must NEVER be left alone in the cottage and as we are in a terrace, we are very respectful to our neighbours. They will advise us of any unacceptable noise caused by humans or dogs which will result in you being asked to vacate the property immediately.
No smoking or vaping inside the property.
It is expected that the cottage will be left clean and tidy on departure although a final tip top clean is included in the rental cost so that our high standards are maintained for the next visitor.