Situated in a small hamlet, the cottage is south-facing with views of the local countryside, while only a mile from the nearest village (with village shop and post office). With immediate access to local walking routes including the Kirklees Way, the cottage is also close to other places of interest such as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the new Hepworth Museum Wakefield, the National Coal Mining Museum, Nostell Priory and Wentworth Castle Gardens. Slightly further afield are The National Rail Museum at York, The Salt Mills near Bradford, Harewood House, Harrogate, the Bronte’s home at Haworth, Holmfirth. There are a number of village and farm shops, pubs and restaurants available within a 5 mile radius. Nearby towns of Horbury, Huddersfield and Wakefield provide more extensive shopping facilities. The cities of Leeds and Manchester are also easily accessible by train and car.
We moved from London to Yorkshire in 2006 and bought the property in 2008. It ticked all the boxes: accessibility, space and peaceful surroundings and is the perfect antidote to our busy working lives. We live in the adjacent Dower House with our two labradors.
Jonny and Fiona.
The property has all the benefits of being in a rural and peaceful location, and yet is easily accessible via excellent transport links (car, rail and air).
The property is particularly well situated to visit the new Hepworth Wakefield museum which recently opened in 2011 to much critical acclaim, as well as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It is an excellent base from which there are lots of walks and cycle routes nearby, as well as places of interest/ activities to enjoy locally and further afield.
We (family of 4 plus 2 dogs) had the fortune to stay at this cottage for 9 weeks whilst we waited for a house sale to complete.
Incredible cottage, wonderful owners and a fantastic rural location. This cottage is not your typical holiday cottage, it is a real home superbly fitted out with exquisite decor. The quality of the towels, bedding, and adds on such as toiletries and welcome pack was fantastic. Super garden and grounds - great for the dogs with some great circular walks.
Whilst we are local and did not use the cottage for a holiday, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit the area - a fantastic base, peace and quiet with close proximity to village and main towns.
You will not be disappointed if you book a break at GrangeMoor cottage.
Me and a friend satyed here as a base for exploring Yorkshire for a couple of days. We chose the cottage because of how close it is to the Sculpture Park (we had to be there at 5:30am one morning to watch the sunrise!).
We spent 3 nights here and found the cottage to be exceptional; very well fitted with modern applianes, all looked new, with a relaxing living room with wood burning stove, and a beautiful view over fields, horses and forest. The owner was very accomodating and easy to get in contact with - we couldn't have asked for a more comfortable and ideal place to stay!
Some people might find this cottage to be a little "out of the way", but this that is what we wanted!
Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford (25miles/ 45 mins) or Manchester Airport (50 miles/ 1hr) by car. Manchester airport approx 1hr by train from Huddersfield.
Nearest national railway stations both approx. 8 miles/ 15 mins: Huddersfield and Wakefield Westgate (approx 2hrs London Kings Cross).
Use of car essential.
1m to nearest village (village shop and post office).
Towns of Horbury, Huddersfield and Wakefield all within 8 miles. Leeds within 20 miles.
National Coal Mining Museum - 2m.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton - 6m.
Hepworth Museum, Wakefield - 8m.
Kirklees Little Steam Railway, Clayton West - 8m.
Harewood House - 27m.
National Railway Museum, York - 40m.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Booking via email or telephone directly by the proposed occupant with the owner. £100 deposit is required to confirm the booking, and the balance of the rent is payable not less than 4 weeks prior to the arrival date. The owner has the right to re-let the property if payment is not made by the required date. The rent (including the deposit) is non-refundable in the event of cancellation.
Friday - arrive after 3pm depart before 10am.