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Needlework Cottage North of England

A historic Yorkshire cottage for a cosy catchup

Set in a secluded spot at the edge of a pretty village deep in the rugged Yorkshire countryside, Needlework Cottage delivers a rich tapestry of surprises. Upon arrival, you are presented with a traditional Yorkshire weaver’s cottage, with tell-tale rows of windows high up, originally designed to let as much light in as possible for the weavers. Step inside the solid stone walls and prepare to be surprised with modern day luxury and designer flair.

At the heart of any family home is the kitchen, and Needlework Cottage doesn’t disappoint. A large sociable room for cooking, dining and chilling, this is a special place to gather and enjoy each other’s company. The kitchen shares the ground floor with a cool games room, where you can demonstrate your table tennis and pool prowess! Up a floor, the peaceful sitting room with comfortable sofas and stylish artworks feels altogether more grown up. The row of windows filters soft Yorkshire light into the room, and, because the cottage is built on a hill, you can step out onto the patio at the back of the cottage – where the next surprise is a hot tub, ready and waiting.

Three of the four double bedrooms enjoy valley views through the weavers’ windows, while the fourth has a Juliet balcony overlooking the sheltered patio at the back. The three luxury bath and shower rooms boast Porcelanosa tiles, rainfall showers and ample fluffy towels.

Needlework Cottage in just five minutes’ walk from Thurlstone village, where there’s an award-wining pub for Sunday lunch as well as a small shop for essentials and treats. The Trans Pennine Trail - a rewilded railway route - is on your doorstep, or you can pull on your hiking boots and make the rewarding climb to Royd Moor Viewing Point for panoramic views of the Peak District. Also nearby is the famous Yorkshire village of Holmfirth (of Last of the Summer Wine fame).

Needlework Cottage, a beautifully restored building with a fascinating history, is perfect for an intimate gathering of your family or friends in a truly wonderful location.

Larger group?

Needlework Cottage is located next door to Hilda's Cottage (sleeps 12) so they can be booked together to sleep up to 20 people.

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Guest Reviews

We stayed in Needlework Cottage and just wow! From the moment I was greeted by Sarah with a hugely warm welcome to the moment we begrudgingly shut the door behind us to leave, was just fabulous. Quality of the house was absolutely superior, great layout, tons of room to relax, fabulous kitchen with everything you’d need and more, cosy and comfy beds and an outside hot tub of dreams. We 100000% are coming back next year!

Rachael, County Durham

What to Expect

Needlework Cottage Sitting Area

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Needlework Cottage just perfect. In all of our large holiday homes, 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 cotton bed linen and fluffy towels
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Well-equipped kitchen area with 2 electric ovens, 5-ring induction hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room
  • Indoor dining table that seats 8 guests
  • TV with Freeview and BT Sports
  • Games room with pool table and table tennis table
  • Outdoor picnic table and benches
  • Stone-built charcoal BBQ (please bring your own charcoal)
  • Hot tub (restricted hours)


Set in a secluded spot deep in the rugged Yorkshire countryside, just five minutes’ walk from Thurlstone village and also close to Holmfirth, of Last of the Summer Wine fame.

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