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Hilda's Cottage North of England

A traditional taste of Yorkshire, full of character and comfort

Whether you’re here for the last of the summer wine or a cosy winter’s stay, Hilda's Cottage in Yorkshire, on the edge of the Peak District is the perfect place to gather. Close to Yorkshire’s beautiful Holme Valley – the film location for perhaps England’s best-loved TV comedy – this delightful cottage which is made up of two connected buildings, has room for up to 12 guests. With a spacious open-plan layout, it’s ideal for family celebrations.

The well-equipped dining kitchen has everything you need to rustle up brilliant breakfasts, leisurely lunches and sociable suppers. It opens out to a cosy lounge, keeping things sociable. And, in a quirky twist, a secret downstairs room houses an ice hockey table acting as a link to the second part of the cottage in a second building. Climb the oak staircase to the first floor, where exposed beams add rustic charm to five of the six characterful ensuite bedrooms. Here, there’s a further sitting room where you can flop onto long low sofas and relax.

Outside, serve summer drinks on the sunlit terrace before firing up the barbecue. Wander through the landscaped gardens which climb and fall with the contours of the land, and jump into the hot tub whatever the season. 

Hilda's Cottage lets you combine a city break with a country break. From the gentle beauty of the Holme Valley and the wild open spaces of the Peak District to the vibrant city of Sheffield, a world of contrasts in this wonderful corner of Yorkshire is on your doorstep, waiting to be explored.

Larger group?

There’s a further cottage with 4 bedrooms sleeping 8 available on request (at additional cost). Needlework Cottage has a completely separate entrance but is close so can be booked together with Hilda's Cottage for groups of up to 20.

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What we think

Hilda's Cottage has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard and is the perfect base for a countryside getaway. The place is filled with wonderfully traditional and characterful quirks. 

Gareth, Big House Experience

What to expect

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We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Hilda's Cottage just perfect. In all of our large cottages to rent we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury bed linen and fluffy towels
  • Wi-Fi throughout
  • Stacey Moore paintings
  • Farrow and Ball colours used throughout
  • Lawned gardens with separate patio area
  • Games room with air hockey 
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • TV with Freeview
  • Shop and pub under 1 mile away
  • Stunning countryside surroundings
  • Fantastic walks/cycle routes from the doorstep
  • Well-equipped kitchen with 3 electric ovens, 4-ring induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer and tumble dryer


Set in beautiful Thurlstone in Yorkshire, near Holmfirth and the Peak District.

House FAQs

  • Are pets allowed?

    Yes, 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome, subject to a fee of £50 per dog. Dog crates are available if you require them.

  • Is the house suitable for children?

    Yes, children are very welcome at Hilda's Cottage. We can provide cots and highchairs on request (please bring your own cot linen).

  • Are there good local places to eat you can recommend?

    Yes, there are lots of great options and we can recommend the following:

    • The Dunkirk Inn (Huddersfield) - Holmfirth's Here Be Monsters have exclusively brewed Dunkirk Spirit, their very own artisan ale. The addition of a brand-new roof terrace means you can make the most of the beautiful countryside from your elevated position.
    • Yummy Yorkshire Hide and Hoof (Ingbirchworth) - Simple farm café serving homemade gourmet ice cream, burgers, coffee and Yorkshire-style lunches.
    • Pure North Cider Press (Holmfirth)
    • Waggon and Horses (Langsett) - Once people discover the Waggon & Horses at Langsett they are hooked on this cosy, non-pretentious inn on the edge of the Peak District moors. It's a place to enjoy traditional food, real ale and carefully chosen wine.
    • Spencer Arms (Cawthorne) - The Spencer Arms was built in 1720 and is now one of South Yorkshire's best gastro-pubs located in the beautiful village of Cawthorne.
    • Holmfirth Vineyard (Holmfirth)

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival at Hilda's Cottage, and check out is at 10am.


  • Are there any house rules we need to be aware of?

    Yes, to ensure you have a wonderful and memorable stay at Hilda's Cottage, we ask that you understand the following important house rules:

    • No fireworks please
    • Not suitable for parties
    • Not suitable for hen or stag groups

  • How many cars can park at the property?

    There is ample parking for 5 cars at Hilda's Cottage.

  • What is the nearest train station and airport to the property?

    Hilda's Cottage is in a great location in Yorkshire making it easy to get to by rail or air.


    The nearest mainline train station to Hilda's Cottage is Penistone (5 mins drive) – London to Penistone takes 3 hrs 33 mins.


    Hilda's Cottage is about 1 hour from Manchester Airport, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Leeds Bradford Airport and 45 minutes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    The dining table at Hilda's Cottage can seat 12 guests comfortably or up to 20 with an extension.

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £375 during your stay at Hilda's Cottage. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing for Hilda's Cottage, and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.

Check availability & prices

or call to book 01242 352 747