Dog-friendly West Yorkshire
Amongst the rolling hills and gorgeous countryside are towns such as Huddersfield, Hallifax and Marsden, which offer a fabulous selection of West Yorkshire's finest dog-friendly cottages, hotels and bnb's.
- Holmfirth, EnglandThis wonderful, semi-detached, stone-built weaver’s cottage can be found in an elevated position on a quiet back street just 2 minute’s walk from the centre of Holmfirth. Grade II listed and full of character, each of the rooms has wonderful features, such as mullioned windows, exposed beams, and an inglenook fireplace.
Spaciously set over three floors, the design of the cottage incorporates an original stone staircase, which combined with the steep cobbled nature of the surrounding terrain would mean people with limited mobility would struggle. Outside the cottage benefits from a split-level terrace complete with a private hot tub, which offers superb views right across Holmfirth town. Guests also have access to the owner’s indoor swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub, 7 miles away, available for the exclusive use of guests for a nominal charge. Holmfirth itself has an abundance of shops, cafés, tea rooms, restaurants, and pubs, and is even home to its very own vineyard which offers meals, tours, and wine-tasting events. Located on the edge of the fabulous Peak District National Park means there are endless outdoor opportunities for walkers. Cyclists alike will relish the chance to recreate the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire at Holme Moss. Widely recognised as the backdrop for the record-breaking BBC comedy Last of the Summer Wine you can take a tour around the variety of film locations, or even visit the Picturedrome which is a fabulous venue for live music and events.
Eider Cottage (ref UKC850) and Shelduck Cottage (ref UKC848) back onto each other, and Mallard Cottage (ref UKC849) is 700 yards away. They can be booked individually, or together to accommodate up to 12 guests. Shop ½ mile, pub 700 yards, restaurant 525 yards.£67From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Haworth, EnglandUpon entering, you find yourself in a welcoming living area featuring a wood burner. The crackling warmth from the fireplace creates a snug ambiance, making it an ideal spot to relax after a day of exploration. The room is adorned with more exposed beams, adding to the rustic charm. Large mullioned windows allow natural light to filter in, creating a bright and inviting space. The downstairs is an open plan design with a quaint dining area where you can enjoy meals with your family or friends. The dining area is thoughtfully arranged, providing a comfortable setting for gatherings. The same rustic charm continues here, with wooden furniture. The kitchen is well-equipped and located conveniently, making it easy to prepare delicious meals. With everything you need to provide those home cooked meals.
Heading upstairs, you’ll find two bedrooms, each uniquely designed to ensure a good night’s sleep. The bedrooms are cosy and furnished with comfortable beds, inviting you to rest and rejuvenate. One double bed and one twin bedroom with a pull-out bed and cot. The family bathroom is designed for both functionality and relaxation. A bathtub with a shower over it provides the option for a quick refreshing shower or a leisurely soak. The bathroom is tastefully decorated, creating a serene space for personal care routines.
Brontë country is nearby offering lots of wonderful walking and cycling routes across the moors. The village of Haworth has pretty cobbled streets lined with bunting and old-fashioned windows giving you a glimpse of the wares within. There is an array of antique shops, book stores, cafés and restaurants, plus the Brontë Parsonage Museum. The market town of Skipton is worth a visit, also known as ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, with a medieval castle and bustling street markets. Venture to Bolton Abbey for a picture-perfect picnic beside the river.£65From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Holmfirth, EnglandAlphin Apartment is a beautiful first floor apartment that can be found on the edge of Saddleworth Moor, and is situated alongside a main road which makes for easy access to the surrounding area. Located in a converted barn attached to the friendly owners’ mid 19th century Pennine farmhouse, it was completely refurbished throughout in 2018 with wonderful attention to detail, and offers beautiful far reaching views across the South Pennines. Just 2 miles from the popular village of Uppermill, a village which is fast becoming a rival to the trendiest parts of south Manchester, but in a semi rural environment. Uppermill is popular with walkers, cyclists and nature lovers alike with the immediate area surrounded by beautiful countryside such as the spectacular Dovestone Reservoir which is just 10 minutes away, and backs onto the Peak District National Park and all it has to offer. For those bringing their four-legged friends, warm water dog wash facilities are also provided at the property. The Diggle end of the Standedge Tunnel is nearby and Uppermill together with a bustling high street full of restaurants, bars and swish cafés also offers canal boats tours and both canal and riverside walks. Just 5 minutes in the other direction is the small town of Mossley, and uniquely is where the historic counties of Lancashire, Cheshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire all meet.
Around an hours scenic car journey across the moors will take you to the tourist hotspots of artsy Hebden Bridge and fabulous Haworth with its cobbled high street, most famous for its Bronte heritage. Holmfirth most recognisable from Last of the Summer Wine, and the bright lights of Manchester can be reached in around 30 minutes or the city of Leeds in around an hour by car or via the local railway station less than a mile away. Two good food serving pubs are within easy walking distance, and other local attractions include the annual ‘Yanks’ weekend held each August (Dobcross was used as a filming location for the blockbuster ‘Yanks’ starring Richard Gere) and the ‘Whit Friday Brass Band Contest’, often described as ’the greatest free show on Earth’. Shop 1¼ miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.£50From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Holmfirth, EnglandSmallshaw Cottages be found in an elevated position, with a setting that can only be described as stunning. Offering fabulous panoramic views of the Peak District National Park, this 17th century barn conversion has been lovingly restored and offers the perfect accomodation for a rural escape. Birch Cottage retains its original character through exposed beams and stonework, and has also been lovingly and attractively furnished throughout. The barn enjoys use of extensive gardens shared with the other properties on-site, offering fabulous views and a variety of seating areas which provide the perfect place to unwind on warmer days. The gardens are complemented even further by use of a shared hot tub, Finnish barbecue house (available on request, at cost) and tennis courts. The on-site spa is complete with steam rooms, saunas, foot spas, an aromatherapy room, tropical experience shower and a Rasul mud room, as well as an outdoor area with wood-fired tub (all available at cost). Inspired by the relaxing, calming and revitalising aura of South East Asia, the spa is a haven in which to enjoy incredible facilities, set within stunning countryside, just perfect to energise the soul.
Surrounded by open fields and with uninterrupted views of the moors, Smallshaw Cottages are ideally located if you love the great outdoors. Overlooking the Trans Pennine Trail, and with your four-legged friends welcome, local walks are plentiful with many reservoirs and trails on the doorstep. There is an excellent choice of country pubs and restaurants within easy reach, and nearby attractions include the bustling town of Holmfirth, Chatsworth House, Harewood House, the ever popular market town of Bakewell or spa town of Buxton. If you’re missing the bright lights of city life, Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester are no more than a 40-minute drive away. Shop and pub 1½ miles, restaurant ½ mile.
Birch Cottage can be booked together with Bramble Cottage (ref UK4186), Rowan Cottage (ref UK4187) and The Farmhouse (ref UK4188) to accommodate up to 16 guests.£101From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Holmfirth, EnglandA brilliant barn conversion nestled in Holme near Holmbridge. Open-plan. WiFi. Pet-friendly. Child-friendly. Off-road parking. Enclosed patio. Decking. Burnlee 1.8 miles; Holmfirth 2.8 miles; Huddersfield 8.1 miles.£68From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Holmfirth, EnglandThese three beautiful cottages (refs UK32387, UK32388 and UK32390) can be found on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, in a spectacular setting overlooking Windleden Reservoir. A rural location on a working hill farm 1250ft above sea-level, you’ll be greeted on arrival by breathtaking, far reaching views over the reservoir, moorland and surrounding countryside. Warm, comfortable and full of character and charm, all three cottages feature original beams, and in pet friendly Woodland’s Clough (ref UK32387) and Shepherd’s Nook (ref UK32388), you’ll find wood burners. Water’s Edge (ref UK32390) benefits from underfloor heating on the lower level and French doors with direct access to its own private patio area.
The location makes the perfect base for walking, rambling and cycling direct from the site. Windleden Reservoir itself is inaccessible to the public, however Winscar Reservoir just down the road is perfect for easy gentle strolls. For the more challenged walker, there’s a bridleway with spectacular views across Thurlston Moor, and you can also join the Trans Pennine Trail for yet more dramatic scenery. Alternatively you can simply relax in the peaceful surroundings and experience tranquillity, surrounded by bustling hill-breed sheep and wildlife.
Although a rural location, the picture postcard town of Holmfirth is just 4 miles down the road. Best known as the backdrop to the classic TV series ’Last of the Summer Wine’, its also home to many bars, pubs, cafés, tea rooms and shops, as well its own vineyard which offers meals, tours and wine tasting events. Cannon Hall Farm, as featured on ’Friday on the Farm’ and ’Springtime Live’. can be reached in 30 minutes, as can the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Finally, a whole host of different Peak District towns and villages are within an hour’s drive, including the spa town of Buxton, the fascinating plague village of Eyam and the beautiful honeypot village of Castleton. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.£84From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Hebden Bridge, EnglandA terraced, three-storey, character cottage nestled in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Dog-friendly. Raised decking. Close to amenities. Beautiful views. Haworth 8.4 miles; Halifax 8.5 miles; Holmfirth 20.3 miles.£73From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Haworth, EnglandThis beautiful stone-built cottage offers a comfortable stay in the charming World Heritage Site of Saltaire, which is full of history, character and stunning architecture. The village is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill, known as Salts Mill and this village on the River Aire back in the 1800s. There are many reasons why you should visit Saltaire from the spectacular architecture as you wander around the village, to the independent shops and restaurants scattered around the village. There is world class art on display at Salts Mill with one of the largest collections of David Hockney’s, and all surrounded by countryside and moors.
Bronte country is also nearby, offering lots of wonderful walking routes across the moors and, for those keen on cycling, why not try a section of the Tour de France route that runs through Keighley and Haworth? For a more relaxing way to explore the area, hop on the Worth Valley Steam Train from Keighley Station, which takes you on a 5-mile journey through the Haworth moors and on to Oxenhope, once home to the Bronte sisters. The village of Haworth, 8 miles, is well worth a visit with its pretty cobbled streets lined with bunting and old-fashioned windows giving you a glimpse of the wares within. There is an array of antique shops, independent bookstores, pavement cafés and restaurants, plus the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
The market town of Skipton, also known as ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, 15 miles, is another great day out and can be easily accessed by the train station located at the end of the road, with its tempting selection of bars and restaurants, a medieval castle and bustling street markets. You can also take a stroll along the Leeds & Liverpool canal that runs through, or simply watch the barges chug through from a bar overlooking the water. The only issue you will have is trying to fit everything in so why not book a few extra days? Pub 1 mile.£104From price per night based on 7 night stay