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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
  • 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

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by Diane 26th October 2020

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If you are wanting a relaxing break in a lovely location this fits the bill.

Reviewed by Adrian 23rd October 2020

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Lovely cottage with superb equipment and comfort. Nicely situated on the owner's farm with easy access to walks around the local area

Reviewed by Elizabeth 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Kenneth 2nd October 2020

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Lovely cottage in a lovely setting peaceful and relaxing lots of walks from your doorstep.

Reviewed by Mark 25th September 2020

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Lovely location on an equine stable. Cottage warm and well laid out. Good location for lots of local places of interest. Owners really friendly

Reviewed by Stephen 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jean 4th September 2020

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In a delightful location and convenient for many places of interest. We visited Wentworth Castle,Cannon Hall and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park amongst others. There are also many lovely walks in the area. Penistone has all the shops you need and a busy market on a Thursday.

Reviewed by Graham 28th August 2020

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Very much enjoyed our stay in this comfortable cottage in a quiet and attractive position.

Reviewed by Lynn 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Michael 7th August 2020

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Lovely cottage in perfect location, great for walking but note that the lovely enclosed garden shown in photos is for the owners use only. Outside area for guests is across yard a short distance from cottage. Also note that induction Hob in review is a gas Hob. Fine if your happy with gas we were ok with it.

Reviewed by Sophie 31st July 2020

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The overall cottage was lovely, quaint, well equipped and comfortable. I do feel it was miss represented on the advertisement as the gardens shown you cant use. The cottage is in very close proximity between two bust households and very overlooked. We kept the curtains closed a lot of the time. Garden available to cottage guests is actually a stripRead more of land with no furniture behind horse transport, not the beautiful one pictured Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Timothy 17th July 2020

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Holiday was good but well needed after dealing with holiday cottages . Original choice -paid for and confirmed- was cancelled or, rather dishonoured. Offered an alertnative ,but there the problem started , long delays on telephone , agreement to send details of second choice but none sent .We didnt receive details of Folly Farm or how to gain accesRead mores till the morning of our arrival - a stressful start not to be repeated ! Hide

Reviewed by Andy 10th July 2020

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Ideal for exploring the High/Dark Peak: Glossop, Snake Pass, Kinder Scout, Edale, Derwent (633 Squadron) Dam, Wentworth Castle, Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine), Stanege Edge, the amazing Mortimer Rd. etc. The southern Derbyshire Dales, Matlock, Dovedale, Ilam etc are c.90 minutes away. For the northern Dark Peak, you won't find better than FollRead morey Farm Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by F Y 18th October 2019

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