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Front of the property
Looking down the lane, cottage is past The Wrinkled Stocking Tea Room
The Cottage Lane
The welcome heart
Our warm & cozy living room
Enjoy the comforts of the front room
The visitors book
A fully equipped kitchen and dining table
Downstairs window over looking the river
The welcome notice board
The relaxing bathroom awaits
Enjoy a relaxing bath
Looking from the bedroom into the bathroom
The utility with washer, ironing board, iron and airer.
Just in case you forget ....
The Yorkshire Saying goes....
King size bed with towels provided
Dressing table with double windows overlooking the river
We also have two single beds upon request
Who knows what the weather is going to be like ..
You've got to love a duck in wellies ....
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Peninnes - within walking distance
Digley Resevoir Holmfirth
Looking from Rocher into Holmfirth
Welcome to Holmfirth
The Stunning Views just a walk/drive away
The oldest building in Holmfirth dates back to 1600 has been a jail, mortuary & even a fire station
The cobbles up to Daisy Lane Books
The view from Victoria Park
Lovely picture taken from Victoria Park
The view from behind the church looking onto Hollowgate
Castle Hill is a place to visit ...views all around
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England

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Gerard S
2 reviews
“Could be better”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Holmfirth is a good location to use as a base for exploring other parts of Yorkshire. It will only take you a few hours to look around the town itself which is full of places to eat and a good selection of charity shops. If you're interested in Last of the Summer Wine, there's also a bus tour you can take. If you want to buy and cook your own food, there's a Sainsbury's in the town, and a Morrison's a few miles away.

On arrival, we couldn't find the cottage so we had to call Lynnette, one of the owners, who kindly met us at Compo's Cafe and we followed her into town. If you stay here, look for the Elephant & Castle pub, drive over the small one-way bridge just past the pub, then take a sharp left down the lane past the row of wheelie bins. You'll see the Cottage half way down the lane on your right.

As others have said, Ripple Cottage is set overlooking a duck filled river and does have private parking in a small enclosed car port. If you have a larger car - say a saloon or hatchback, you are unlikely to get it in as there's not much room to manoeuvre between the entrance and the stone wall next to the river. You can't park outside the house either, as you will block access for other houses in the lane. There might be parking available elsewhere in town so check this first if you do have a larger car. I managed to get my Nissan Note in to the parking space with some effort. Also, be warned that there are a family of birds living in the roof of that parking space so you'll have a lot of bird poop to clean off your car windscreen each morning. I recommend bringing an old sheet or towel with you to cover the car each night!

The house only has one entrance door leading in to the lounge, so we were a little concerned about getting out if there had been a fire in the lounge. The only other means of escape would be the bedroom windows which, although they do open (they are sash windows), were very stiff and not easy to open. If there had been an emergency at the front of the house we'd have been stuck.

The lounge area is open-plan with the kitchen which has almost everything you need if you're dining in. The only thing missing was a freezer - it just has a fridge with no freezer compartment. There's nice large TV in the lounge with freesat and a DVD player, along with a good selection of DVDs. There was supposed to be Wi-Fi but it wasn't working when we were there. The owners tried to fix it and an engineer was supposed to call on our second day, but it never worked - perhaps it's working now. In the lounge area, they have a 2 seater sofa bed which would be handy if there's more than two in your party.

The bedroom was very large with a huge bed (actually it's two singles pushed together). It has a heavy winter duvet which was really too much for the recent warm humid nights. It would have been nice if there'd been some lighter sheets available as an alternative but there wasn't so we had to remove the duvet and just use the cover instead. Note that the floor in bedroom is very creaky so you will disturb your partner if you get up during the night.

The bathroom has quite a low ceiling for some reason, so when you're standing in the bath to shower, your head almost hits the ceiling. If you're 6 foot tall or more, you'll have to duck when showering.

If this was my house, I would fix the bedroom floorboards and make sure there was a light at the top of the stairs - (No bulb there when we stayed). Cheap and easy fixes. I would also think about evacuation in the event of a fire. If the bedroom windows are meant to be the means of escape - make sure they are easier to open.

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Liked best: The view over the river
Liked least: Parking the car
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
4 Sep 2015
Afternoon Gerard, Many thanks for your review of our cottage and Im sorry to read that there were some elements of your stay you were unhappy with. If i can just address some of your issues:
1] Regarding the bed in the master bedroom. This is not two single beds pushed together but infact a Kingsize zip and link which is used in many hotels. This is used to help us accomodate couples and single stays.
2] I'm sorry you were too hot with the heavy duvet but if you had contacted me i could have allocated a light weight duvet for you.
3] The creaking floorboard in the bedroom. We will endeavour to rectify this problem.
4] Low ceiling in the bathroom. The cottage is an old weavers cottage and low ceilings are the norm within the area. The cottage has recently undergone renovation but as the property is an underdwelling we are unable to raise the ceiling.
5] Lack of freezer. We dont have a freezer within the property. We have found due to the excellant choice of restaurants and cafe's most of our guests do eat out. We may consider installing a freezer if required.
6] Parking. There is a car port available with the cottage that is suitable for a small to medium vehicle. But failing that there is plenty of parking available in Holmefirth. If guests do have an issue with parking their vehicle we do offer them parking at our property across the road from the cottage. With regards to the birds living in the carport. Yes there is a family of birds who nest their every year and we are reluctant to move them. But we will inform future guest of the possibility of bird poop on their cars and will offer them a sheet to use if required.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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Liked best: location is perfect
Liked least: having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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People with pets
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Management Response
4 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for your kind review and look forward to seeing you again. Lynette
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David P
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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“Exceptional!”
Reviewed 7 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

'Stayed here for a weekend to attend a birthday party. Finding the place wasn't difficult but it is a little tucked away, and that adds to its charm. In the middle of the town within walking distance to pubs, cafes shops, but parking is for a 'small' car. For it's location, it's remarkable quiet and peaceful, and my dog loved sitting in the front window.

Inside, Ripple Cottage looks to be recently renovated and has been done, and is maintained, immaculately. Small (for a house maybe) but beautifully appointed - who needs a hotel?

Appears to be listed twice here, once by Jay and again by Lynette (the owners) who are both friendly and approachable.

Really highly recommended if you're a couple & a dog looking for somewhere to stay in 'Last of the Summer Wine' country, and if you do, be sure to visit the Woodman Inn (see review) for lunch or dinner.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
12 May 2015
Hi Debbie, Thank you so much for the review we really appreciate it. And I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and will continue to do so for any future stays. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Good news we will be having WiFi installed shortly too
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