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Fabulous Party House in beautiful Yorkshire with large hot tub, sauna and gym!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Horn Cote Farm in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England - Idyllic Location - Off The Beaten Track In Beautiful Open Countryside

Delightful Grade II holiday farm and cottage set in beautiful countryside. Spacious 6/7 bedroom accommodation with plenty of character. Peaceful rural setting 2.5 miles from centre of Holmfirth in the beautiful Holme Valley - best known as ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ country. Local award winning country pubs and restaurants to enjoy. Excellent shopping and cultural activities easily accessed in nearby Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield. Ideally situated for walkers, road and mountain bikers or those simply looking for a relaxing country retreat. The Farmhouse and Cottage can be hired together to achieve the maximum sleeping capacity.

Andrew & Faye Ackroyd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017

Why Andrew & Faye Ackroyd chose West Yorkshire

We rescued Horn Cote - a Grade II listed farm – in 1998 as 'a project'! Two years of extensive renovations were required to bring the farm into the 21st Century, including the external walls being photographed, taken down and rebuilt, stone by stone! The Barn was derelict and housed the farms cattle stalls. We renovated the Barn and lived in it for 18 months whilst we embarked on turning the Farm into our home. Horn Cote Farm, Barn and Cottage stand alone at the bottom of Horn Cote Lane. The properties are surrounded by woods and fields with open views from the Barn garden up the Fulstone Valley and over to the Pennines.

What makes this farmhouse unique

During the week the Barn often provides virtual silence without being cut off or becoming in anyway isolated. Weekends can be very social times and you will hopefully find us and our other guests happy to chat to and provide suggestions around 'what to do tomorrow'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in the Farm and we found that the location and facilities were absolutely fabulous. The Hot Tub was glorious (in it till 11pm). The Farm has everything you need for a wonderful holiday. The setting was fantastic in the countryside with spectacular views. The Barn is decorated to a very high standard. The owners were very nice and obliging and had thought of everything. We were a party of 7 and 1 dog - the dog enjoyed the holiday as well! We would definitely rent the Barn for a holiday again.

Mel and family - Sunderland

"Idyllic setting to explore this stunning part of Yorkshire from”

Nick & family - North Yorkshire

“A warm welcome awaits in a beautiful Yorkshire setting"

Mark & friends, Manchester & Dallas, Texas
Jan 2013
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New Mill Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Family bathroom and 3 further en suites bathrooms Downstairs toilet. Annexed Cottage:- Family bathroom with WC, coloured lit multi-jet spa bath with a variety of soothing light settings. Shower over bath. Basin.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 24 (6/7 Bedrooms) if hiring cottage too Notes on bedrooms: Master: King + guest sgl or small dbl bed Landing of master bedroom: Small double bed or single Bedroom: Zip link king + 2 sgls Bedroom: Zip link king + 2 sgls Bedroom: Double + single Bedroom: Double + single Cottage Bedroom: King + guest single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Notes on accommodation: Peace and quiet guaranteed. The Farmhouse shares an extremely safe and private location being one of only three properties at the end of Horn Cote Lane. Horn Cote is listed and dates back to the late C17th. The whole farm was lovingly restored and renovated at the turn of the century, the result being three unique, delightful homes in the most amazing of rural locations. Horn Cote is fantastically located for guests to enjoy an array of wonderful gastro pubs and restaurants - 2 of the very best within walking distance via country routes. TVs: Farm: 48" in Lounge + karaoke and BOSE surround sound, 46" in living room (off kitchen), small TVs in all bedrooms. Cottage: 46" in sitting room (+ Wii), 42" in bedroom. We also offer a wide selection of CD'S. The Hall has an impressive ultra high quality stereo, CD and Amplifier. The superfast wifi is available via routers and amplifiers thought the property. Memory foam toppers for all guest beds Outside: Large Hot Tub in Courtyard: This is a hot all year round Grand Canyon Sparform Hot Tub/Spa offering 7/8 seats and 4 pumps and 2 blowers. The Hot Tub is cleaned, checked and tested daily. Large garden with 2 sun-trap patios and good external lighting. 2 BBQs. Outside tables and chairs. Garden lounging furniture and children's garden games stored in the garage. Football net and balls inc. We can provide logs etc for camp fires. Car parking for c. 12 cars + overflow car-parking by arrangement and access to fields when dry. The property has approx 5 acres of land plus steep woodland and stream - great for children and guests to explore. Easy walks to gourmet pubs or the village centre. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Large sink. Coat rack. Downstairs toilet off utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Spa robes and slippers - £5.00 pp The property will be cleaned prior to your stay, any extra cleaning during your stay can be arranged with prior notice at extra cost. The Hot Tub is cleaned, checked and tested daily. Other: Huge dining/function room with tables seating 35 in comfort. Hot Tub/Spa - heated year-round in Courtyard. Secure locked garage to store road/mountain bikes and walking equipment/other. Pool table and dart board in conservatory.


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Fabulous Party House in beautiful Yorkshire with large hot tub, sauna and gym!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful property in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the barn and cottage with a group of friends to celebrate my 60th birthday and had a fantastic time.

The accommodation is excellent, warm and comfortable and the hot tub really made the weekend. Relaxing in the tub with a glass of champagne in beautiful weather was perfection.

The party room is great for a large group and essential for dining as the dining area in the barn is only small.

the owner is very helpful, unobtrusive but on hand for any problems or queries.

There is so much to do in the area for culture, walking, exploring and eating and drinking so a weekend was not enough.

I would thoroughly recommend the property for large groups of adults.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah for a fabulous review. We are so pleased that Horncote lived up to your expectations and glad that you could take advantage of the large dining hall and of course the hot tub too! if you ever have the chance to revisit us the Sauna and Steam Shower will be up and running too which is an added bonus for all our guests. Best Wishes Horncote Farm
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  • 5 of 5

The place is so relaxing, clean and lovely. The farmhouse was very clean and fully equipped. We enjoyed our stay very much.The hot tub was fantastic. Owner was very helpful and the farmhouse had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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the best hen weekend

  • 5 of 5

I chose this property for my hen weekend, myself and 18 others stayed here friday to sunday. We all had an amazing time and didn't want to leave. The owners were very friendly and helpful when choosing our takeaway! The house was gorgeous and alot better than i expected. We all loved the beds, comfiest beds ever! Thank you for an enjoyable stay and a hen weekend which will never be forgotten. I will be back!!! Xxx

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous early family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Horn Cote farm is a fabulous holiday property.

We held an early family Christmas celebration. Christmas Lunch for 17 plus a lunch for 45 the following day. The accomodation and facilities are excellent and the owners helpful above and beyond what you could expect.

There were 7 grandchildren and they loved the pool tablel,

hot tub and table tennis. Martin even bought in a kareoke machine so the youngsters had a great time.

Look forward to returning for a summer weekend so we can enjoy the beautiful countryside.

The family are already asking us to repeat next year as they all had such a great time.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted the Farm worked its magic on you. Horn Cote Farm was our family home for 14 years and we had many large family and friends gatherings over this time so we know how well suited it is to large parties - the 4 receptions rooms work perfectly for groups with mixed age ranges and agendas! Also, being in beautiful open country-side there is masses to do outside so I know your summer return will be just as exciting for you all and the children are going to love the gardens and fields. Looking forward to seeing you then.
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Horn Cote

  • 5 of 5

There were eight of us all girls who rented Horn Cote Barn for the weekend; we all had a fabulous time. The barn was clean, spacious with everything you needed to make your stay enjoyable, with Holmfirth itself only a six minute drive away.

The Jacuzzi for us was the icing on the cake! This was cleaned everyday.

We all would recommend the barn and certainly consider going again for another girlie weekend.

D, D, J, J, J, K, M, S.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

The following can be organised:

- Ladies and Gents Mountain bike hire/route planning and guiding

- Motocycle riding various ages

- Horse riding/trekking and/or lessons

- Paint balling

- Clay pigeon shooting (Sporting and Skeet)

- Rifle Range with optional provision of .22 rifle

- Spa days

- Course and Fly fishing

- Fly casting lessons

- Tennis and tuition /gym

- Mobile beautician


West coast beaches by car 70 miles

East coast beaches by car 75 miles

10 picturesque Reservoirs within 5 miles

(Lake location related to 12 picturesque reservoirs all within 5 miles of the property)


Manchester Airport is a 50 minutes drive away

Leeds Bradford Airport is a 1 hr drive away

Wakefield Railway station is a 30 minutes drive away (direct line to London Kings Cross - 2 hours)

M62 and M1 are both within 30 minutes drive


Only a few miles to the beautiful Peak District. Country walks and mountain bike routes right from your doorstep over the Pennines. A little further afield you can visit the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors.

20 mins to Huddersfield town centre. 35 mins to Leeds, 35 mins to Sheffield - Meadowhall Shopping centre / ice skating. 45 mins to Manchester - Trafford shopping centre /skiing. 'Xscape' sport, entertainment and shopping centre offering skiing + much more 35 mins - Castleford.

Further Details:

Horn Cote is only a 5 min drive to Holmfirth, home to a wide range of quality eating places, including restaurants, wine bars, pubs and take-aways that cater for a wide variety of tastes. Holmfirth also has a good selection of supermarkets, cafes, ice-cream parlours, gift shops, banks, a post office and swimming baths. Holmfirth has its own live music hall and bars – The 'Picturedrome' – fast making a name for itself as ‘the North of England’s Finest Intimate Music Venue'. Holmfirth now boasts its own Vineyard offering Vineyard Tours, Wine Tasting and has a fully-licensed restaurant with stunning views over the vineyard and onto the peak district national park.

The scenery across Holmfirth, the Holme Valley, and surrounding areas is spectacular all year round. From snow covered hills and valleys in the winter, to stunning bluebell-carpeted woodlands, the area is ideal for blasting away those winter cobwebs or simply enjoying a lazy summer picnic. Pack your walking boots or cycling shorts, charge-up the camera and head for the hills, where you will be surrounded by peace and quiet, fresh air and unforgettable panoramic views.

Other near-by attractions include: Cannon Hall Farm – voted ‘Best Regional Tourism Experience’ in 2011; The National Coal Mining Museum – where you’ll get free admission to the museum and an entertaining underground tour hosted by experienced miners; ice skating at iceSheffield; Eureka! National Children’s Museum, Halifax; National Media Museum, Bradford; The Royal Armouries – Britain’s national museum of arms and armour, Leeds; Manchester United FC, Old Trafford; Standedge Tunnel visitors centre, Marsden, the longest canal tunnel in British.

If shopping is your thing, the Trafford Centre 45 mins and Meadowhall shopping malls around 35 mins away with Leeds and Manchester City Centre shopping areas circa 35 mins and 45mins.

Holmfirth is a 100% year-round activity location centre offering something for everyone.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $386.8

Booking Notes:
prices are for the min occupancy of 16 and are defendant on the time of year please enquire for more accurate rates for your group size and dates

Flexible lengths of stays available.

Changeover day: Friday, but can be flexible subject to availability.

3pm arrival and 10am departure unless otherwise agreed.

Small, clean

Changeover Day:
FRIDAY but can be flexible subject to availability.

Notes on prices:
2 night and 3 night weekend stays available please ask for prices
Special mid-week reduced rates and off season rates available
Christmas & New Year £4500.00 & £4000.00
Small, clean pets are welcome with prior agreement - £25.00 charge
£300.00 breakages deposit payable with final balance and returned to you after you leave.

30% deposit with balance paid 8 weeks before arrival with the security deposit paid at this time

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.