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Folly Farm Cottage

Penistone (2mls NW), Peak District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stylish property in the heart of South Yorkshire with stunning views
  • This pretty market town in the foothills of the Pennines on the borders of the Peak District National Park
  • Refurbished in 2016, with interesting features, spacious accommodation and beautiful uninterrupted views
Property code: 48259

Wake up to uninterrupted views of the rolling Peak District hills as well as Royd Moor and Scout Dyke reservoirs at this cottage, which makes for a perfect romantic retreat. Spend your days exploring the area’s rich history and culture at museums and galleries, take a culinary tour of the towns and villages, or lace up your walking boots and explore the countryside that the National Park is so famous for. British Horse Society approved livery is also available on-site, available by arrangement with the owner.

With a crackling, warming wood burner and a dominating exposed beam, the open-plan lounge/diner is a welcoming spot full of country charm. In fact, there’s no better place to rest your aching feet after a busy day of adventure, or plan what tomorrow will bring as you enjoy a home-cooked meal at the dining table. Spend summer evenings on the lawn outside, where you can relax on the garden furniture, glass of wine in hand, as you take in the lush green countryside that surrounds you.

Here you are in the foothills of the Pennines, with the Trans Pennine Trail and Boundary Walk both passing through the village; there’s a good reason this is a haven for keen walkers and cyclists. Head 5 miles to Silkstone and walk the recreational and historical Silkstone Waggonway, which stretches 3.5 miles to Cawthorne, or visit nearby Holmfirth (9 miles), home to TV’s ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. Wortley Top Forge - a historic water-powered heavy iron forge dating back to the 17th century, which lies 6.5 miles from the cottage - and Wentworth Castle (8 miles) are also well worth a visit for a dose of local culture.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower and WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer
  • Communal Utility room with washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Fireplace and wood burner effect oil fire
  • Ample parking
  • TV in lounge
  • Pub and shop walking distance
  • Regret no children under 16 years old
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jim 18th November 2022

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Very clean & tidy but there was a strong smell of dampness & sofa was uncomfortable. On a positive note the owner was very friendly & helpful.

Reviewed by Joseph 11th November 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley 4th November 2022

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Beautiful accommodation, everything you could need for a break. We chose a wet weekend in November but had a lovely, peaceful, restful couple of days. Stunning views in all directions and run by a friendly family on a working livery farm.

Reviewed by Lesley 9th October 2022

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Lovely views and walks on the doorstep ,a working equestrian centre but this did not impose on the cottage,good transport links .very relaxing and enjoyable holiday .

Reviewed by Charlotte 7th October 2022

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Lovely cottage very clean and beautiful surroundings. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Paul 24th September 2022

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We had a lovely stay at Folly Farm Cottage. Great location for walking and wildlife. The owners family were most helpful and it was lovely to be sited with a livery yard. Horses in all directions. We enjoyed seeing the daily activities and the riders. The cottage is warm and cosy and well planned. Just about everything is provided and there's greatRead more attention to cleanliness. Situated at the end of a narrow lane away from other properties and the noise of the Town and main road its - Great! Hide

Reviewed by Angela 17th September 2022

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Excellent! The cottage exceeded our expectations, Naomi and John were great hosts, nothing too much trouble. Cottage was well equipped and scrupulously clean! Location was great, quiet, surrounded by cattle and beautiful horses (equine centre run by hosts), family and staff were friendly and discreet when passing cottage. Great area for walkers andRead more loads of places within 10-15 min drive to get provisions or eat out. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 28th August 2022

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Fantastic cottage very roomy comfortable beds everything u need for ur stay

Reviewed by Christine 5th August 2022

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The cottage is set within a live active livery stable farm & therefore as a Guest you are part of the owners & users of the farm , a rather unique opportunity to experience ,everyone we met were always very friendly , kind & helpful. Within the local area you can walk around very freely and comfortably. You only need to drive a little while to expeRead morerience the Beauty of the Peak District and surrounding areas , a very enjoyable part of the country . Lots of interesting places to visit too . Hide

Reviewed by Sally 23rd July 2022

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Excellent accommodation, well equipped, nothing missing at all. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Great for touring the area. Lots of good food places around.

Reviewed by Rosemary 9th July 2022

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A very comfortable and well equipped cottage on a busy livery farm. Owners friendly and helpful. Excellent location with walks in every direction affording lovely views. Close to Penistone with its Tesco and Co-op and other shops. Interesting places nearby to visit including Wentworth Castle and Cannon Hall. Can recommend Touch of Thai at High FlatRead morets - excellent food! Hide

Reviewed by Beverley 17th June 2022

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Gorgeous little cottage with wonderful views. Everything you need for a comfortable stay, owners are very friendly and super helpful. Penistone just a five minute drive with shops and a good sized Tesco. Lots to do in the area and places to visit: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, National Trust properties and walking. Wentworth Garden Centre well worth a Read morevisit, not your average garden centre but a visitor attraction in it's own right! Don't miss having a meal at The Bothy but do book a table. Hide

Reviewed by P J 10th June 2022

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This was our second visit to the cottage and will, hopefully, not be our last. It is comfortable, well equipped and ideally located for those seeking a peaceful location and pleasant country walks.

Reviewed by Kenneth 27th May 2022

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Folly Cottage: I would have to give this property full marks in all categories. it was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and much bigger than I expected. It was set in the midst of lovely countryside all around where there were plenty of walks around about. The host Naomi Bradwell was extremely welcoming when I arrived and invited me to join in wiRead moreth their 'Fish and Chip' night and 'Chinese' night which was very nice and unexpected. The cottage was very well equipped, you could want for nothing Hide

Reviewed by Corrie 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Geoff 22nd April 2022

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This holiday cottage was excellent and we would have no difficulty in recommending this lovely place at all with excellent location with plenty of places to visit or even just to have a relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Philip 14th April 2022

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Reviewed by Jack 8th April 2022

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Lovely, cosy cottage with everything you could need and more. Very kind and friendly owners. Beautiful location with lots of easy walking on the doorstep. Would definitely like to book this cottage again in the future.

Reviewed by Michele 31st March 2022

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This lovely cottage was ideal for the 2 of us. It had everything we needed and was clean, comfortable and quiet.

Reviewed by Carole 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 11th March 2022

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Lovely cottage that is well equipped. Beds are very comfortable and clearly good quality. Nice size lounge. Log burner Is for ornamental purposes only. Well fitted kitchen and bathroom. Ideally located for many places of interest on the edge of the Peak District. Location is quiet only a short drive to Penistone ( local town) . Located within a livRead moreery yard surrounded by open countryside. Owners are lovely friendly people. Great stay and good value. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 21st February 2022

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Reviewed by Tina 4th February 2022

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Beautiful rural location. Cottage had all amenities needed. Great for exploring York, Sheffield and Leeds etc. Felt very welcome by the owners. 10/10 would recommend.

Reviewed by Peter 22nd October 2021

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A very pleasant cottage in a rural location with lovely views across open fields. The access road was single track which proved problematical when a car was coming the other way. The bedroom was spacious and the beds very comfortable, ensuring a good nights sleep. The kitchen was modern, but lacked amenities such as cooking utensils that were eitheRead morer old or not fit for purpose, i.e. a pan with no lid, and plastic utensils which bent easily. There was a slight odour of drains in the living room. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 15th October 2021

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Everyone who works at the farm is constantly walking past your living room window. The garden is also shared with the owners, children and dogs. We did not look for the utility room but it certainly is not in the cottage. The oven looked brand new but the oven trays and oven glove were disgusting. There was food left in one of the cupboard and in tRead morehe freezer. We had to wash crockery and cutlery as there was food still on them. There was a strong smell of sewerage in the cottage as times. Hide

Reviewed by Gerald 1st October 2021

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Excellent accommodation. Dont trust a sat nav to get you to accommodation it will take you to an unsaved road which is impassable in car. MUST not use post code for property until you reach Thurlston then the post code will take you to property. Very friendly welcome. Very helpful hosts. Very peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed by Vic 10th September 2021

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A lovely, homely cottage set in an excellent location for the Peak District.

Reviewed by Katherine 3rd September 2021

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We had a lovely week at Folly Farm. The cottage is up a single track lane which does mean that you have to give way to Cars, Tractors and Horses, not forgetting walkers and runners, but that said that means every where is quiet and peaceful. The cottage is very well equipped and there were lots of bits and pieces that were provided which you would Read morenot normally expect. The beds were very comfortable with lots of pillows and the bedding was lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Beverly 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 30th July 2021

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Highly recommend this lovely cottage in a great location. Very friendly and helpful owners on site. Our second stay and we will return for a third.

Reviewed by Eileen 23rd July 2021

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The cottage was roomy and welcoming. Plenty hot water and comfy beds. Kitchen was well equipped and bathroom was lovely with large shower.

Reviewed by Paul 9th July 2021

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A lovely cottage with friendly and welcoming hosts. Out in the country but a short drive to Penistone for shops , cafes ,market, or to Barnsley for a more major centre. Good for walks, access to the Dark Peak area of the Peak District, Holmfirth, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, various stately homes . Nature reserves esp in Dearne Valley. We enjoyed RSPBRead more reserve at Old Moor,. We walked path along disused railway from Penistone to Dunford Bridge.( part of trans pennine trail) Hide

Reviewed by Oliver 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Gary 18th June 2021

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Lovely, comfortable cottage that is well-equipped. We enjoyed our stay immensely. There are plenty of scenic walks to be had in the area.

Reviewed by P J 11th June 2021

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All the rooms of the cottage are of a good size and well furnished/equipped. We received a friendly reception and whilst the owners were not intrusive, they willingly offered us advice concerning local walks and places to eat. The location is peaceful and relaxing, with many walks accessible directly from the property - so no car involved.

Reviewed by Lawrence 4th June 2021

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Excellent cottage well equipped

Reviewed by Hazel 21st May 2021

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This cottage was so well equipped that we wanted for nothing. There is plenty of space for everything & was very light as there are two big windows in the lounge. The beds were so comfortable that my husband said he'd like to take them home.

Reviewed by Diana 18th May 2021

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We had a fab holiday experience. For someone looking for quiet and tranquil stay, this is an definitely go to. Owner was so friendly and accommodating. Will go back again.

Reviewed by Rita 14th May 2021

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Lovely comfortable stay.

Reviewed by David 7th May 2021

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Very good accommodation, plenty of space and with all the facilities that one would require for a weeks break. A nice location on the edge of the village but not so far away from shops and take aways. Plenty of opportunities for local walks or for just sitting around just soaking up the views..

Reviewed by John 23rd April 2021

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An enjoyable holiday! The only thing I would suggest grab rails in the shower as I am disabled.

Reviewed by Brian 16th April 2021

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Loved being in such a peaceful home, feeling very much part of the larger family home, gardens and outbuildings, surrounded by horses, birds and local field and reservoir walks. Location may not suit everyone, being 2 miles from the village and facilities along a narrow country cul-de-sac, but good for us midway between our families, to enable outdRead moreoor visiting. Hide

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