We have just spent a week at this lovely cottage with wonderful views. The cottage was nicely furnished and had everything you needed. It was handy having the downstairs bedroom and bathroom as well for people who struggle with the stairs. There is a patio area to sit at and watch the sunsets on a nice evening. Lots of space is provided for parking several cars. The owners are very helpful with any questions. There are plenty of places to visit locally such as Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Keighley and Worth Railway. We took our dog who enjoyed the local walks, especially Hardcastle Craggs and Bridestones. We would definitely visit again and recommend to others.
The cottage has plenty of room with everything you may need. The views from the dining room are just AMAZING!!! You could sit there all day and watch the views. The welcome card was really sweet, and the homemade scones were really tasty! the owners have put alot of effort in to making sure you get a real 'one home to another home feeling.' The lady that had emailed me once booked was kind and helpful, also the gentleman who guided us to the property was equally as helpful, shame our stay was so short, would love to return at some point.
Thank you once again!
As soon as we arrived the owner told us the builders will be arriving the next morning to finish turning this detached property into 2 semidetached properties as their daughter is going to be living there. Not what you want to hear when you came away for a quiet break. Fortunately he saw sense and rearranged for them to come after our holiday. We booked this cottage because we have 2 big dogs, one of them elderly. Looking at an ordnance survey map we could see a footpath right down the side of the cottage and also a bridleway about 50 yards down the road as we need somewhere close to the cottage to walk them as the elderly dog struggles to get in and out of cars. I should mention the road past the cottage is like a race track for cars and motorbikes, some passing the cottage at over 100mph, so it is very dangerous to walk along with 2 dogs. The aforementioned footpaths no longer exist, no signs, gates or stiles either...so we tried the bridleway. The man in the first house along the bridleway had chained the gate and laid planks and ladders across the path to create some sort of obstacle course. This is illegal on a bridleway as it is for use by horses, bicycles and walkers. Makes you feel sort of unwelcome. Our elderly dog couldn't get over the barricades so we ended up going back to the house to take them somewhere in the car. We had to do this every day because we couldn't take them for a walk straight from the door. Not exactly the fault of the cottage owners, although they should look into why these paths are inaccessible, but just a heads up for anyone else booking this property and expecting to be able to walk with your dog from the door. As the road is very dangerous I also wouldn't recommend staying there if your dog is the curious/energetic kind that will squeeze through gates or hop over stone walls as that is all there is to keep them from this fast road. Never assume the gate is closed either as the owners gave a habit of turning up unnanounced too.
Can't fault the cottage asides from wifi signal not strong enough to work in the living room and the showers being very poor, with very little water pressure it was more like standing under a dribbling tap. It was however well equipped, clean and tidy. The upland views were spoiled by wind turbines everywhere you look and the hillsides were littered with eyesores. Compared to the dark peak area of the Peak District you will find this part of West Yorkshire is a lot less photogenic so we spent most of our time down in the valley walking round hebden bridge or over at Haworth where the scenery is a lot nicer.
We have stayed at many different dog friendly cottages in England and Wales and sorry to say this one comes bottom of the list. We won't be going back to this cottage again and especially as it is no longer detached or private with the owner living in the same building.
I'd highly recommend Rough Top cottage. It's great accommodation in a beautiful area. The owners are very friendly.
The cottage is well tucked away has parking outside which is a binus in such a small village. Although I recommend reversing once you find the cottage to make getting out easier. The cottage itself is really well presented! The kitchen had everything we needed and the fresh bread was a bonus for the morning buttie. We walked direct from the cottage on to the Pennine Way and across Wadsworth Moor which was perfect for the dog. The cottage was nice and warm all weekend! We had a nice walk around Heptonstall on the Sunday and really loved the views.
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