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Denby Dale Pie Dish 1968
Denby Dale, the Pie Village
Pugneys Lake and country park
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Sid's cafe, Holmfirth
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Denby Dale, West Yorkshire, England

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Mick853
Romford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Promised lots...... delivered not very much”
Reviewed 19 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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This property sounded great.We first heard about it last year as we make frequent trips to the area to visit family in a nearby village. Denby Dale is convenient for us as we always use public transport and can get there from London in reasonable time by train.We understood that it was being refurbished when we first enquired about it so perhaps our expectations were too high.The kitchen was clearly quite new and reasonably well equipped although the oven was a bit hard to work out as some of the numbers on the controls had worn off ( in fairness there was an explanatory note about this ).A teapot would have been handy and also a large pan...no wonder there were lots of packets of pasta and rice left in the cupboards.
The rest of the house had a tired look about it .It was comfortable enough, but in the way that an old pair of shoes are...you wouldn't want to wear them if you were going out.There seemed to be an awful lot of extension leads in the living room....even one extension connected to another. The bathroom was adequate however there was no bin in there.The only bin was in the kitchen so we ended up putting a plastic bag behind the door. Although this may seem petty it is a basic facility and takes very little effort to find a cheap bin for hygiene and convenience.The towels were also just about adequate.
However the most annoying thing about the property was a hole under the carpet right outside the bathroom door at the top of the stairs.We made note of this in the visitor's comment book and later received something of a reprimand from the owner for not contacting her about it during our stay .We had assumed that the cleaner/agent would have been responsible for reporting this but were later told that a handyman was meant to fix it before our arrival but had apparantly been unable to due to an accident.I'm not sure how we were supposed to know this but the owner clearly thought that it was our responsiblity to contact her (she told us she was abroad at the time).The hole did not greatly affect our stay but not once during subsequent e-mails with the owner have we had any expression of regret at any possible inconvenience.
We've stayed in many places in this area and although this was one of the most conveniently situated it falls well below the general standard of the other places in all other respects.

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Liked best: The location /proximity to train.
Liked least: The lack of customer care
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
19 Apr 2013
We take feedback from our guests very seriously and I am sorry you felt Cuckstool Cottage fell below par for your stay. This is comfortable, affordable accommodation and we have had very positive feedback from all past guests. I am obviously sorry about the inconvenience you suffered due to the broken board on the landing. This WAS due to be fixed before your arrival and as I told you, the handyman apparently had an accident and didn't turn up. I was unaware of this. We do leave our mobile number clearly displayed for guests. I can report the board is now fixed- took all of 20 minutes! In respect of the other comments, I have now added a teapot, pasta pan, & bathroom bin. We had already engaged an electrician regarding extra sockets to the living room- he came on 15th April so there are now no extension leads. We take our responsibilities as holiday home owners seriously and have always been praised for our customer care. I believe the fact that you thought we'd simply 'left' the broken board/hole on the landing for you to cope with, and that was the 'most annoying thing about the property' has coloured your overall view of the cottage. I certainly did not email you a reprimand. I said I was gutted that you hadn't let me know there was an issue as we would have fixed it immediately, and in spite of the problem I hoped you had had a pleasant stay.
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Reviewed 1 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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oggy65
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Homely and comfortable.”
Reviewed 14 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012

Perfectly placed to explore area big cities and picture perfect scenery. Cant imagine a season this cottage wouldnt be suitable to stay in- cosy in autumn lovely walks and city shopping and we would love to stay in summer sat in garden with amazing views over bowling green and cricket ground literally over the road! Rural but with mod cons. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay- shame it wasnt for longer!

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Liked best: location and that you felt you could curl up on sofas and just be comfortable.
Liked least: No fire to snuggle up infront of-a real one would have been lovely but an electric stove effect one would have still worked!
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Dec 2012
Pleased you enjoyed your stay, and just to update you we have now added a coal effect fire into the living room. It is electric but has a great flame effect which adds a warm ambience to the room. Thank you for your suggestion.
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Lena S
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“Plenty to do and see”
Reviewed 14 December 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We has a lovely stay at the cottage , it was situated close to lots of interesting things to do, some were even free!
Would recommend to friends.

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Liked best: close to lots of attractions
Liked least: busy main road behind cottage
Travelling group: Other
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Paul C
Wigan, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great accomodation,great location”
Reviewed 25 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

Excellent cottage with all mod cons located within easy commuting distance of a variety of places, whether you like shopping, the outdoors or sightseeing. The cootage has a view of the bowls and cricket green. Its set in a small village which has more than enough amenties, local shops, butchers, bakers and takeaways.
There is a railway station 10 mins walk away which allows cheap and easy access to Leeds city centre, we can definately recommend the Traditional and German markets.
All in all a great stay no matter what you have planned, we will definately return.

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Liked best: Top quality accommodation
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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