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Clouds Hill Family Cottage in Almondbury, West Yorkshire

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sleeps 10
5 rooms
4 bathrooms

Clouds Hill Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Clouds Hill is situated in Almondbury near Huddersfield. The cottage sleeps ten people and has five second floor bedrooms; one king-size double with an ensuite, one double bedroom, one twin room, two double bedrooms with Jack and Jill doors to a shared bathroom, a family bathroom, a ground floor shower room, a first floor fitted kitchen with breakfast room and terrace, a dining area, a sitting room with a gas fire, Juliet balcony and French doors to the patio and lawned garden, a second sitting area, a swimming pool and a well-equipped gym. The cottage also benefits from off road parking for six cars. With scenic walks nearby at the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Parks and wonderful luxury features, Clouds Hill is the perfect holiday cottage for a group of friends or family to enjoy at any time of year.

Situated just three miles to the south east of Huddersfield, the traditional village of Almondbury is located amidst the beautiful south Pennine countryside. Steeped in history and retaining several notable buildings from as far back as the 16th Century, the village even appeared in the Domesday Book. The nearby town of Holmfirth is best known as the home of Compo, Cleggy and Nora Batty from the long running comedy series 'Last of the Summer Wine', whilst the Colne Valley, also close by, is home to fictional 'Skelthwaite' from the successful series 'Where The Heart Is'. Almondbury is well situated to offer beautiful countryside and great walking opportunities, and is within easy reach of the northern Peak District and the southern Dales. Alternatively, the historic city of York, elegant Harrogate, and vibrant Leeds are all close by.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (1 with Sky+, 1 with Freeview), DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Indoor heated swimming pool with sitting area. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 6 cars. Large enclosed lawned garden with decked patio and furniture. Front and rear balconies with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 5 mins walk.


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  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Miss Crofts
January 2015
Beautiful house with lots of space for large groups. Good location with shops and pubs nearby. The pool is great.
Mrs Brackenbury
November 2015
We were very impressed with the property, and all kitchenware was to a very high standard. There was nothing we didn't like, it was exceptional.
Miss Hodgson
March 2016
Clouds Hill was absolutely perfect for our group of 10 girls, we had a fab time. The pool and gym area really made it that extra bit special, the size of the lounge, TV and beautiful fire, really added to our stay and made us feel cosy and right at home. The bed's were incredibly comfortable and there were plenty of bathrooms/showers/toilets even for 10 girls all getting ready at the same time for a night out!! Location was easy to find and only a short car journey into the centre of Huddersfield, making it an ideal location for both staying in and going out. Overall fantastic weekend in a lovely house.
Mrs Larkum
February 2016
Clouds Hill is a beautiful home and a real treat to stay in. It was very well kitted out and the beds were very comfy. It was a real luxury week, with the pool and jacuzzi baths, loads of space and all the mod cons. It is well positioned for York, Leeds, the Moors and Halifax. We hope to go back in the future.
Mrs Hobbins
May 2016
The house was even better than expected, photos don't do it justice! Loved the pool social areas!
Mrs Claxton
June 2013
Clouds Hill is a stunning property and proved to be an excellent place for our family holiday. The swimming pool was such a bonus, I think my four year old grandson will remember it for the rest of his life. The property itself is bright, clean and modern. It had a wow from everyone of us!
Miss Robertson
October 2013
Myself and my 9 friends really enjoyed our weeks holiday in this house. The house was gorgeous, and the swimming pool was bigger than we expected. The village was lovely and the local pub The Radcliffe Arms, was ever so friendly and welcoming. I would certainly recommend this house and area to my friends.
September 2013
Spacious home easily accommodating 8 adults. The pool was wonderful.
Ms Stainforth
April 2013
Excellent property, no need to explore as I didn't want to leave the house. Swam every morning before breakfast, have never been able to do this in this country. Had an insight in to how I will live when I win the lottery!
Mrs Donaghy
March 2014
Wow. What an amazing property. Myself and 9 other ladies have just had the most fantastic luxury weekend at Clouds Hill. The pool was much bigger than we thought and a welcome addition. Would highly recommend the property. In fact, if the owners ever need a house sitter, they just need to call!
Miss Cox
April 2014
The house was beautiful with the pool getting lots of use by all of the kids every day. Our two year old actually learned to swim with armbands he was in so much. It was an excellent size and depth for children. The kitchen was wonderful as the adults could sit at the breakfast bar chatting while cooking, and there was a table and chairs for the kids to sit at and play. The living room was a great size and very comfortable for the evenings, with a great sized TV.
Mrs Antley
October 2014
This property is fantastic. My husband had his 60th birthday here; we booked it for the week and weren't disappointed. The standard of the property is exceptional. The pool is immaculate, warm, with steps at one end for easy access in and out. The kitchen is amazing and well equipped, the cooker is the best I have ever used. The bedrooms are all big and beautiful. The house is so pretty, near by there are shops and pubs and Castle Hill which has the most amazing views I have ever seen once you drive up to the top. Best break ever.
Ms Dozor
July 2014
The whole family loved the stay there. Thank you so much for the experience.The pool was a big hit with all of us - especially the children. We invited our English family to this home and there was plenty of room for entertaining. The house was able to accommodate all of our individual needs for living, having fun, relaxing and there was still space left for relaxing.
Mrs Parkinson
March 2014
Clean and spacious very modern, owner very friendly, loads of hot water well controlled heating, lovely pool at a good temperature.
Mrs Black
March 2015
There were 10 of us in the party and no-one had anything bad or negative to say about the cottage. It was lovely inside and was warm and cosy. It was spotlessly clean and it was a pleasure to be there for the weekend. First class accommodation.
Mrs Brookes
March 2013
Lovely house inlovely surroundings, ideal for our short break. Owners very helpful and friendly. Would love to visit Clouds Hill again.
Mr Cassells
March 2013
Excellent property with plenty of space Tastefully furnished throughout and very clean. Pool room is a great addition. Very nice welcome from the owners.
Mrs Potter
July 2013
The property was in an ideal location for visiting the Peaks and the Dales. The pool was superb, and gave many hours of enjoyment.
Miss Lloyd
May 2013
The situation of the property was delightful with lovely views and a handy village location. The house was very spacious and the swimming pool warm and clean.
Mrs Todd
November 2015
Beautiful, huge house! Lovey location. Children loved the swimming pool. The kitchen was well equipped we made many family meals. Ideal location for Leeds and Manchester.
Mrs Perks
February 2015
Loved the spacious well equipped rooms and the swimming pool was great for a family get together.
February 2016
I was reluctant to post a negative review, but have monitored reviews for this property and as we were so terribly disappointed feel that future guests deserve to see both sides. We booked this as 'luxury' - it really wasn't. The house was, once, built as a luxury property, but lack of care and investment, not to mention cleaning, has left it in a poor condition. Lights were out, doors didn't close, bin liners didn't fit in bins, tea towels and towels, bin liners etc were not provided. None of the gym equipment worked - it was rusted and dangerous. The whirlpool bath jets hadn't been cleaned and black and green gunk filled the bath when turned on. The 'decking' was full of water as the drainage didn't work on the balcony, and if you stepped onto it filthy water and cigarette butts swamped the decking. The bar b q had never been cleaned and was full of rubbish - the decking at the back was full of moss and unuseable, the blinds at the windows were damaged and didn't close properly - one window had no blinds at all! Dining chairs were bent and unuseable, there was insufficient table cutlery and not enough plates for the entire party - despite being less than the number the property is advertised for. We were instructed to remove our bedding, and found stained and filthy mattresses. It was, in all a very disappointing experience, which left us angry at the advertising for the property which we felt was misleading. To be fair we did receive a part refund - none of our complaints appeared unexpected by the property owner, and I suspect we weren't the first to raise them. If you are looking for a luxury property this isn't it.
Miss Strevens
January 2013
We had a lovely time! The house itself was beautiful and had a real wow factor! The pool area was stunning!
Mrs Bolus
March 2013
Amazing house and great pool, would recommend to everyone. Very luxurious.
Mrs Dixon
April 2013
Having a swimming pool was brilliant!
Mrs Hirst
January 2013
An excellent place for a family get-together. It was spacious enough to accommodate everyone (9 adults, 1 child, 1 baby) in absolute comfort. Very stylish and the beautiful swimming pool was used everyday.
Mrs Elliott
November 2012
It was amazing! Ultra modern, stylish and just what I wanted. Beautiful property.
Mrs Phelan
February 2013
What a beautiful place to stay!
Mr Putson
March 2013
Truly fantastic house that was exactly what a group of 10 needed. Awesome swimming pool area and plenty of space to cook in the well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge to relax.
Mrs Taylor
October 2012
Wow! This property was simply amazing! The overall design is to die for, this is a ultra modern home with wonderful balconies and outdoor living. The views are amazing, watching the sunset was something. The pool was the icing on the cake. This is a spacious home, ideal for a special occasion or if you simply want to pretend to have won the lottery!
Mr Bond
January 2013
Great space throughout the property and it was a decent layout in terms of the accommodation available on each floor. The large lounge was particularly good in terms of the size of the parties you would expect to rent a property of its type.
Mrs Showell-Rogers
June 2013
Great house with a wonderful swimming pool where 5 little grandsons had a very happy time.
Mrs Thomson
November 2012
The property was excellent. Spotlessly clean, very spacious and excellent facilities. Everyone enjoyed the pool, especially the children. The property is also very well situated. We all had a fantastic week.
Mrs Lafdil
December 2012
Fabulous cottage, very friendly and helpful owners. Lovely area. Excellent!
Ian T
November 2014
Clouds Hill could be a luxurious property - it has a nice, warm swimming pool & changing area and a spacious lounge, dining room & common areas. However it has been cheaply furnished, so wear and tear are really showing eg damaged breakfast stools & rickety chairs. Service was poor - towels were stained (one with a dirty mark), stuck in a cupboard & not distributed to the bedrooms; no dishwasher tablets or dishcloth & pan scourer provided, minimal washing up liquid, no bin liners and no spare toilet rolls. What a shame - with a bit more care this could be a great place to stay.
December 2014
Ten of our family stayed here for my 50th and my sons 21st birthday the house was amazing, it was very spacious, the kitchen was lovely well equipped. The swimming pool was great lovely and warm used it daily, very clean, could not fault it in any way, there was plenty of pubs in the surrounding area to eat out or just for a drink , lovely holiday will return again .
Michelle F
December 2014
We received a warm welcome by the owner who briefly showed us around the property. There were no towels put out in any of the bathrooms and had to hunt around to find them. The swimming pool was the major selling point for booking this property, which was very well maintained and it made the stay worthwhile. The house was spacious, comfortable and very clean and situated in a quiet location. It was just the place to chill out and relax. The only down point was the constant humming noise from the pool pump cupboard which could be heard throughout the house.
February 2015
We stayed at Clouds Hill last weekend with 4 other couples as part of our friends 25th Wedding Anniversary celebrations. The house is fantastic, it is extremely spacious and very nicely decorated. There is more than enough room for 10 adults to eat, drink and be merry, as well as the large living room there are other areas to relax and also lots of outside areas to enjoy. Added to this we spent lots of time in the pool which has a seating area for those who may not wish to swim but can feel part of the party. The house is in Almondbury which is only a small village but there are a couple of pubs which are worth a try and also enough shops to get any bits you need. There is plenty to do nearby, Holmfirth and Huddersfield are only a few miles away and the taxis service was good during our stay. There is parking for 6 cars easily. All in all if you are looking for a place to spend time with friends or family I couldn't recommend this place highly enough.
james v
February 2015
Cannot recommend this property enough. We stayed here for the week with adult friends over the weekend ,and then for the rest of the week with 6 teenagers for our sons 16th birthday.The property is so spacious that there was plenty of room for all of us.The swimming pool was constantly warm and a good size even with 10 adults in and got used daily and sometimes till very late.The boys had all taken their mountain bikes so went out on some great rides but did say that the area although beautiful was very hilly. There is nothing much to do or see in Almondbury itself ,but we did visit local towns and had a few nice days out .We were very lucky with the weather and had sunshine every day.We all look forward to visiting again soon.
November 2015
This is a lovely big house with the 'wow' factor when you first go in. Unfortunately there were a few problems. This was one of the most expensive houses we have rented and would really have expected the little things like bin bags, washing up liquid and toilet rolls. Luckily I had taken a couple of black bags with me otherwise I am not sure where we would have put our rubbish to take out to the bin. Smoke alarm in kitchen not working (unfortunately we burnt some toast). Fire in front room not working.. All the showers require shower mats, they are very slippy and dangerous when wet! And in all there were 9 lights not working!!! For the amount paid for this house we really expected everything to be perfect but thankfully it did not ruin our weekend. The kids loved the pool.
April 2015
We have just spent Easter week at Cloud Hills with all of our family. This is a lovely place to stay. There were 10 of us and we did not feel at all crowded. The swimming pool was well used by us all. All of the bedrooms are nice and spacious, as are all of the other rooms. There was only one minor problem, a bit of a dodgy shower in one of the bathrooms, which in no way spoilt our time here. The weather was good to us which helped, but even if it hadn't been we would have been more than happy to spend our time in the house. If you are looking for a place to take all of the family, then you won't go wrong by renting Cloud Hills.
March 2013
We really enjoyed our stay - a family gathering for our Ruby Wedding. The owner met us there and showed us round - the personal touch was lovely. It was well placed for nearby towns, etc, though we stayed in the property most of the time, as we made very good use of the gym and the beautiful swimming pool. All the family, from a baby to great grandma enjoyed staying at Clouds Hill.
May 2013
It took us a while to get through the snow to the house, so we didn't plan on venturing out for a while, so can't say much about the area. We spent a lot of time in the swimming pool which was the highlight of the holiday. The house was lovely, although I wouldn't recommend it for those with disabilities or very young children.
May 2013
The House was ideal for a group of friends and made me feel like royalty for the week!! Swimming pool was well maintained and even managed a drink the local pub "The Woolpack". Overall, Top stay and would highly recommend.
June 2013
Clouds Hill is a little look into how it would be if you won on lotto. Our holiday was about the house swimming, huge meals with friends, relaxing.The space is wonderful and the furnishings comfortable It was a pleasure to cook in the gleaming kitchen and I fell in love with the snake tap over the kitchen sink!!! The owner met us and showed us around and was on hand via the telephone when the lights fused People laugh when I say we went to Huddersfield on holiday until I tell them about the house. We also found many places to eat and shop We worried a little over the off white carpets with wine, juice and felt tips and breathed a sigh of relief at the end of the week when no stains where evident The house could be more geared to eating in than out by providing some serving dishes but that's my only complaint We are at present thinking about booking again for 2014
September 2013
love to have a break with my family (8 adults)the problem is my mobility have had two lovely holidays through sykes cottages. The problem is we have been too far away from amenities and flat areas for me to negotiate an outing by myself and became reliable on my family to drive me everywhere.
Debbie M
November 2012
As a family we rented this house for a surprise 50th Birthday for 10 people, everything in the house was a described but slight shortage of saucepans for cooking meals for 10 people...this was a struggle but we did manage...and I would suggest oven gloves as we couldn't find any and we did come home with some blisters!!!...the house is situated in a very private location and handy for local shops if you don't mind a 10minute walk up hill...amenities in the house were lovely and it's a shame the jaccuzzi in the one bathroom didn't work...but all in all a fantastic place to stay and 'Chill'
Debbie M
November 2012
As a family we rented this house for a surprise 50th Birthday for 10 people, everything in the house was a described but slight shortage of saucepans for cooking meals for 10 people.....this was a struggle but we did manage.....and I would suggest oven gloves as we couldn't find any and we did come home with some blisters!!!!.....the house is situated in a very private location and handy for local shops if you don't mind a 10minute walk up hill.....amenities in the house were lovely and it's a shame the jaccuzzi in the one bathroom didn't work......but all in all a fantastic place to stay and 'Chill'
November 2012
From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the owner and his wife and baby, you could see how beautiful this place was and it didnt let us down. Beautiful accommodation, clean, hi-tech and spacious, just what we wanted for a 50th birthday celebration weekend for my husband and close family. It was amazing and we couldnt fault it at all, although could have done with a few more saucepans and serving dishes, but we managed. The pool was beautiful and we swam twice a day and it was so private and warm. The gym we didnt use much but ideal for a workout if you wanted it. The rooms were spacious and very very clean and the master suite we stayed in was gorgeous, with a separate dressing room and en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and a double shower. It was light and airy and perfect in every way. I cannot stress enough how perfect this house was for what we wanted it for and we all had the time of our lives and are even talking about going back same time next year. It has made me come home and want to improve my kitchen now, as it was a dream to work in and lovely for a large family to all join in with the cooking and chatting over a glass of wine. Highly recommended.
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