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Bronte Country Self Catering cottage, Royds Hall Cottage, Haworth, sleeps 4

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Royds Hall Cottage

Royds Hall  Cottage, Haworth, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £373.00

A 17th century, stone-built, semi-detached farmhouse, located on a hillside just on the outskirts of Haworth and sleeping four people in two bedrooms.

Royds Hall Cottage is a 17th century, stone-built, semi-detached farmhouse, located on a hillside just on the outskirts of Haworth, and can sleep four people. The cottage has a king-size double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen with dining area, a utility room with a WC and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars, a large patio area with furniture and a barbecue.

Royds Hall Cottage is a wonderful holiday base.


Amazing setting, disappointing cottage
The cottage is shown as having a 5-star rating. This is misleading. If all had been well, I would have rated it as 4-star. As thing were, I can only rate it 3-star. I think the cottage is good value for its price. Royds Hall Cottage is set in a stunning location with fabulous views from every window. The cottage is very spacious and comfortably furnished. All the rooms were warm except the kitchen which in the very bad weather we had was cold and draughty. The bed was very comfortable with nice bed linen. There were lovely rugs throughout the cottage. The cottage is in need of TLC. The kitchen windows leaked. The plaster on the walls and ceiling in the bedroom had some cracks in it. The windowsills were in need of painting. Although the cottage was clean there was quite a lot of dust on the chandelier type light fittings. The downstairs toilet seat was in urgent need of replacement. The shower is very poor as the water pressure is very low. I personally experienced no problems with the track to the cottage, you just have to take it slowly. I did have difficulty getting a phone signal but my friend on another network had no problems. The wi-fi was good. As I said on this basis, I would happily give it 4 stars, but there were significant issues with cleanliness in the kitchen when we arrived, probably caused by the previous guests but the owners should check. There was a film of grease over the of plastic of the cutlery tray and the cutlery was greasy. We had to clean the drawer and wash all the cutlery. The plates were greasy and had greasy smeared finger prints on them. The glasses were in an appalling state. All had a thick layer of grease on them. One had obviously been used for orange juice and still had bits of orange stuck to it. We had to wash all of the crockery and glasses we were going to use before we could use them. The wood-burner had to be cleaned out before we could get anything to light. Although the heating was efficient and the rest of the cottage lovely and warm the kitchen remained cold and draughty. The owners were friendly and helpful and willingly changed the heating timer to come on earlier than the 8am which it had been set for. It is not possible to over-ride the settings other than to adjust the temperature up or down by a couple of degrees. Make sure you take fresh milk etc for when you arrive as the nearest shop is about 2 miles away. I don't feel I can recommend the cottage as it was for me.

The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. We loved the size and location of the cottage it was beautiful. The holiday was very relaxing due to the fact that the cottage was beautifully kitted out with nice furniture and beds. It was also warm enough as some cottages can be on the cool side. It was like a home from home and I would thorough recommend it to anyone wanting beautiful scenery and a relaxing, cosy cottage.
Mrs Brogan

The cottage was ideally situated for walking straight from the door. The furnishings were carefully chosen and the layout of the rooms was good. The double bed was particularly comfortable. The views were lovely. The owner was delightful and helpful. We had a very relaxed stay.
Mrs Lewer

The cottage was spacious and furnished well. Also, Royds Hall Cottage was lovely and warm; the log burner, though not needed for heat, was kept flickering because, well you've just got to at the festive time of year, haven't you? The owners were always friendly and welcoming but did not encroach upon our space.
Mr Foley

The owners were lovely. The welcome we received was so warm and friendly, this really made a difference. The lovely log fire in the living area. The location, the views were amazing from all the windows in the house particularly the kitchen. There were walks directly from the house onto the moors and easy accessible to The Dales by car. This was our second visit.
Mr Dabeedin



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds


LPG central heating with woodburner
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent, fuel for woodburner available to purchase from owner
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off road parking for 2 cars
Large patio area with furniture and BBQ
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shops and pubs 5 mins walk

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Top Withens - 1.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Bronte Parsonage Museum - 1.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Haworth, St Michael's Church - 1.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hardcastle Crags - 4.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gibson's Mill - 4.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

East Riddlesden Hall - 5.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Halifax, All Souls Church - 8.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Pendle Heritage Centre - 8.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Skipton Castle - 9.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum - 9.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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