If you're looking for a secluded cottage, but with modern touches, such as wifi and dishwasher, washing machine etc, this is the place for you.
Hollins Wood Bothy is a beautiful, modern, clean, cosy cottage set in the grounds of a working farm. The cottage itself is located between a sheep field (wake up and see sheep from the bedroom window. Bliss!) and another field with a few cows in (they'll come and say hello if you let them).
Don't let the 'working farm' part put you off. You don't encounter farmers walking past the Bothy, nor is anyone in the field milking cows or shearing sheep. For all intents and purposes, you are alone!
There are woods opposite which are perfect for walking. The Bothy even comes with its own 'bespoke' walks - direct from the Bothy! Just grab one of the guides and go. A really nice touch, and one of several (I won't name them or it'll spoil the surprise!)
We felt as though we were in the middle of nowhere. You can't hear the traffic and as I said, we didn't see the farmer at all on our week stay. It's just you and the wildlife.
The owners made us feel welcome and the little touches on our arrival were very much appreciated.
We spent the week hanging out in the Bothy, sitting in the garden, visiting the big cities (Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield) which were all under an hour away.
The little village of Wortley is home to the local pub, a post office and farm shop (jam and meat are both highly recommended!). You can walk to it from the Bothy in about 40 minutes.
The Peak District is located a short drive away too, making the Bothy ideally located for exploring the natural beauty of the north and also enjoying shopping and nightlife of the cities.
I need to tell you about the bed at the Bothy. You will not sleep on a better bed. It was so good that my partner and I looked it up online - we want it for our flat! It's totally out of our price range though! haha!
Everything in the Bothy is top notch. The owners have spared no expense to ensure you have a brilliant stay. We can't wait to go back!
Thank you John and Rowena!