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A home away from home in beautiful rural Yorkshire

Dunford, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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.

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Malcolm & Angela Bailey

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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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, En suite to Bedroom 1
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, Additional toilet and wash basin on ground floor

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Spare linen can be provided for stays over a week so you can change your sheets if your wish. Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room with detergent provided.
                      • Baby Gate
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heating and hot water are provided by biomass boiler (fuel included in rates) and solar panels. Underfloor heating in the bathrooms & dining area, plus heated towel rails.
                      • Internet
                        Wi-fi internet is available, although please note that due to our rural location, this may not be as fast as you are used to at home so mulitiple users, gaming and watching videos may be restricted.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Garage
                      • Living Room
                        Comfortably seats 8. Board games, puzzles and toys available. Well-stocked book, CD and DVD libraries.
                      • Parking
                        Space for 2-3 cars on gravel drive at front of house. Also on street parking, although please be mindful of farm traffic on the lane.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        Tumble dryer as well as clothes airer and outdoor clothes line.
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                        2 baskets of logs for the log burner provided on your arrival, as well as info on local stockists. It is not essential to light the fire in order to make the house warm, but adds a certain cosiness.


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee bean grinder and cafetiere provided.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Exceptionally well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses, pots, pans, baking trays, utensils, picnic items, Tupperware etc
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            The cottage has one private kitchen for use by all guests. A separate utility room has a washer drier, space for drying clothes and an additional sink.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Elevated double oven/ grill.
                          • Pantry Items
                            On arrival you will find the house stocked with tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread etc. to help you settle in. You will also find a small supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, loo roll etc.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Free standing fridge freezer in kitchen area with additional 3 drawer fridge and 3 drawer freezer in utility room.
                          • Stove
                            4 plate induction hob. 2 plate electric hob also available.
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                The kitchen and dining area are open plan. A large restored, oak table comfortably seats 8. One child's high chair is available on request. Patio doors lead off the dining area to the back garden.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Sky TV available
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Games
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Furniture
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • forests
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • pond
                                              • recreation center

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • walking

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • swimming

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                        57 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Fantastic house for a family

                                                        Alexander L.

                                                        We had a wonderful time at Brook Hill Cottage. It's clean and very well equipped. Everything, for example the bathrooms, is done to a very high standard. There is a fantastic view from the living room. We stayed at the house in march and could therefore watch sheep and lambs.

                                                        Malcolm showed us around the house after our arrival, so we knew how to use everything there is. Thank you very much, Malcolm, we felt very welcome and just like at home straight away.

                                                        We highly recommend the Brook Hill Cottage.

                                                        Best holiday let ever

                                                        Dorothy D.

                                                        Fabulous cottage, spotlessly clean and with every facility you need for your holiday. Lots of info for places to eat, places to go and full instructions for all the appliances. Owners only next door if required. A perfect home from home.

                                                        Fabulous property in a great location. The Bailly's have something special here.

                                                        Janice C.

                                                        This was a great location for our family gathering. The house itself is great and had everything we needed to make a special weekend for a birthday. The large kitchen dinner is fantastic for creating an 'everyone together' atmosphere at meal times. Malcolm and Angela's 'home from home' approach stands them in great stead for the holiday cottage feeling they are creating.

                                                        Beautiful and well equipped house. Light and spacious ground floor. Lovely quiet countryside.

                                                        Duncan M.

                                                        A very relaxing place to chill out with good friends.

                                                        Top quality, clean & comfortable accommodation.

                                                        Mark H.

                                                        A great base for exploring the area, lovely to come back to after a day out walking.

                                                        There is everything you need in the cottage, the hosts are also very friendly and helpful.


                                                        James C.Uk

                                                        Lovely cottage in a beautiful area.

                                                        Well equipped to a very high standard, everything you could need is provided.

                                                        Excellent communication from hosts before, during and after stay.

                                                        Would definitely stay again.


                                                        Dunford, UK

                                                        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: http://www.yorkshire.com/ 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 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 Foodies http://www.penistonefarmersmarket.co.uk/ http://www.jbrindonaddy.co.uk/ http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/holmfirthFoodFestival/index.aspx http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/themedetails.asp?tID=39 Shopping http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/things-to-do/shopping.aspx# http://www.meadowhall.co.uk/ http://intu.co.uk/traffordcentre History https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/leisure-and-culture/museums-and-galleries/information-about-museums-and-galleries - Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens Nature lovers 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 https://www.eureka.org.uk/ http://www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk/

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Damage Deposit

                                                        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 when booking.

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