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“Great, comfortable base for exploring the area”
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Cuckstool Cottage
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Denby Dale Pie Dish 1968
Denby Dale, the Pie Village
Pugneys Lake and country park
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Local woods
Sid's cafe, Holmfirth
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Denby Dale, West Yorkshire, England

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great, comfortable base for exploring the area”
Reviewed 17 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We were only staying for the weekend but enjoyed ourselves so much, and were so comfortable we plan to be back again for a longer stay. It was great to find the cottage so well equipped and spacious. The location was good for us with local shops, places to eat, walks and a rail station (we had to visit Ponds Forge Pool in Sheffield where parking is difficult so the train was a real bonus!)
We do a lot of cottage holidays and it's so unusual in a cottage to find comfortable beds and Wi-Fi that works!! We really appreciated the effort that had gone in to make the cottage a real "home from home".

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Liked best: Comfort and space
Liked least: Key safe was fiddly. Garden needed mowing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jun 2013
Pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Kendal
Reviewed 3 May 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Croydon
Reviewed 29 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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belper
Reviewed 22 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Mick853
Romford, United Kingdom
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16 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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