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“Everything I wanted in my northern retreat”
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Rough Top Cottage + private patio
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18 reviews
Rough Top Cottage + private patio
Lounge
Roaring open log fire great for cooler days!
Games and reading area at rear of lounge showing open tread stairs to first floor
Very dog friendly!
Farmhouse kitchen diner
Double bed room with views over the valley
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Upper shower room
Single downstairs bedroom showing tiny picture window
Downstairs shower room
House from the east
Rough Top private garden
Picnic table in the garden
We get snow!!
Rough Top in the snow.
Winter views
Summer views
Road side plaque
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England

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17c952
Bromley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything I wanted in my northern retreat”
Reviewed June 20, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

I’ve just spent a couple of months living at Rough Top, getting away from my usual more urban life. I arrived in damp early April to find the cottage warm and welcoming after a long drive. Spotlessly clean, well-furnished and with great views – Rough Top was just what I wanted and the owners too were welcoming and considerate of my wish to live there with as little interruption as possible. The cottage is far enough away from nearby settlements to feel remote without being so isolated as to be in any way scary to a town-dweller. It’s an easy drive into Burnley for larger ‘mainstream’ shops but mostly I shopped locally in Hebden Bridge (about 15 minutes drive). I had lots of visitors while I was staying; the kitchen is big enough and well-equipped to feed a group of seven or eight and there is a good supply of games, books and DVDs in the living room to keep visitors amused. For walkers, the cottage is ideally situated – you can walk to the Bridestones, to Heptonstall or down into Todmorden from the house and there’s a useful bus service from Hebden Bridge (as far as Blackshaw Head) if you’re too tired to walk all the way back up. Hebden Bridge has good rail links to Manchester, Leeds and York too, so is a good base for sightseeing generally. And if all that’s a bit too energetic, you can just sit on the patio on a sunny afternoon, look at the ponies and the sheep, gaze across to the monument at Stoodley Pike, watch the swallows wheeling round the cottage roof and listen to the curlews’ cries ... lovely!!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 26, 2018
Thank you for this fantastic review! we look forward to welcoming you back soon, The McNeill Family.
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Jo P
1 review
“Perfect holiday cottage”
Reviewed September 22, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This is a lovely cosy cottage set in beautiful countryside, with wonderful walks right from the doorstep. The cottage was immaculately clean and well equipped, with many thoughtful touches, not least of which was a delicious cream tea on arrival. Nearby Hebden Bridge is friendly and vibrant and a great place to enjoy a coffee or a meal. The market sells great local produce, and Hardcastle Crags is well worth a visit. We had a perfect week and will definitely be coming back.

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Management Response
Sep 28, 2017
Thanks for the great review we are so pleased you enjoyed our Cottage and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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davidport...
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic cottage in great location”
Reviewed August 1, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Holiday got off to a good start with the homemade scones and clotted cream welcome gift. The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable. The dog friendly garden was useful. The cottage is well placed for daytrips to interesting places. We managed to fit in trips to Haworth, Hebdon Bridge, Blackpool, the Science and Media Museum in Bradford and the David Hockney exhibition. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to others.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2017
Thank you for the lovely review, we are so pleased that you had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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hannahorr...
Merseyside, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great cottage. Beautiful location.”
Reviewed July 14, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We had a great short break in this lovely cottage. It had everything we needed and was scrupulously clean. The owner was very friendly as well. The location is stunning. The view of the sunset from the cottage's terraced area is amazing! Plenty of walks yet close to hebden bridge. The local stone formations are amazing. If you want to get to them come out of the cottage and go right until you come across a small car park by a disused pub, cross over and walk down a short path/road. The stones are amazing and well worth a visit. We definitely recommend the cottage and would go back again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 14, 2017
Thanks for the lovely review. For your info the rock formations you talk about are known as "Bridestones" and there is even parts of an ancient cottage built into the stones!
We look forward to welcoming you to Rough Top Cottage again soon.
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edwina291
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Views”
Reviewed July 10, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We have just spent a week at this lovely cottage with wonderful views. The cottage was nicely furnished and had everything you needed. It was handy having the downstairs bedroom and bathroom as well for people who struggle with the stairs. There is a patio area to sit at and watch the sunsets on a nice evening. Lots of space is provided for parking several cars. The owners are very helpful with any questions. There are plenty of places to visit locally such as Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Keighley and Worth Railway. We took our dog who enjoyed the local walks, especially Hardcastle Craggs and Bridestones. We would definitely visit again and recommend to others.

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Management Response
Jul 11, 2017
Thankyou for the great review. We are so pleased that you and your family (and dog!) enjoyed their stay at Rough Top Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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avetorro2...
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice cottage but too many wind farms.”
Reviewed May 8, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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people found this review helpful

As soon as we arrived the owner told us the builders will be arriving the next morning to finish turning this detached property into 2 semidetached properties as their daughter is going to be living there. Not what you want to hear when you came away for a quiet break. Fortunately he saw sense and rearranged for them to come after our holiday. We booked this cottage because we have 2 big dogs, one of them elderly. Looking at an ordnance survey map we could see a footpath right down the side of the cottage and also a bridleway about 50 yards down the road as we need somewhere close to the cottage to walk them as the elderly dog struggles to get in and out of cars. I should mention the road past the cottage is like a race track for cars and motorbikes, some passing the cottage at over 100mph, so it is very dangerous to walk along with 2 dogs. The aforementioned footpaths no longer exist, no signs, gates or stiles either...so we tried the bridleway. The man in the first house along the bridleway had chained the gate and laid planks and ladders across the path to create some sort of obstacle course. This is illegal on a bridleway as it is for use by horses, bicycles and walkers. Makes you feel sort of unwelcome. Our elderly dog couldn't get over the barricades so we ended up going back to the house to take them somewhere in the car. We had to do this every day because we couldn't take them for a walk straight from the door. Not exactly the fault of the cottage owners, although they should look into why these paths are inaccessible, but just a heads up for anyone else booking this property and expecting to be able to walk with your dog from the door. As the road is very dangerous I also wouldn't recommend staying there if your dog is the curious/energetic kind that will squeeze through gates or hop over stone walls as that is all there is to keep them from this fast road. Never assume the gate is closed either as the owners gave a habit of turning up unnanounced too.

Can't fault the cottage asides from wifi signal not strong enough to work in the living room and the showers being very poor, with very little water pressure it was more like standing under a dribbling tap. It was however well equipped, clean and tidy. The upland views were spoiled by wind turbines everywhere you look and the hillsides were littered with eyesores. Compared to the dark peak area of the Peak District you will find this part of West Yorkshire is a lot less photogenic so we spent most of our time down in the valley walking round hebden bridge or over at Haworth where the scenery is a lot nicer.

We have stayed at many different dog friendly cottages in England and Wales and sorry to say this one comes bottom of the list. We won't be going back to this cottage again and especially as it is no longer detached or private with the owner living in the same building.

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Management Response
May 16, 2017
We are really sorry to hear that your holiday was affected at all, by the changes to Rough Top Cottage, it is our aim to make everyone’s stay at the cottage the very best we can. However, we did explain that the “detached” label had been removed from the site, 5 months ago, that you booked through and the marketing company were meant to write to anyone that had booked previously to explain the changes. On contacting the company, it appears they had not done that. The “building” work was all done in our closed winter season and the contractors due were simply kitchen fitters. Once we realised our guests would be unhappy at anyone being on site, we delayed their work and the guests were given a detached property with no interruptions for the duration of their 3 day stay.
We do not usually call unannounced but seeing as the guests were due to leave at the end of their 3 days stay and we had had a query from them we thought it only polite to visit and make sure they were happy with how we had resolved their dislike of anyone else going into the yard.
We have looked at the issue with the showers and being a remote country cottage with spring water the supply does occasionally give us slow water problems. The same can be said for the Wi-Fi which works well in the main room but due to the 400-year-old walls being particularly thick, this does prohibit the quality of the signal, again for a country cottage the signal is as good as you can expect.
We advertise as being dog friendly and do everything possible to make our guest’s dogs feel at home, with no extra charges to our clients. We even provide emergency dishes in case they forget the dog’s own. We provide a large yard with post and rail fencing with a smaller inner garden with post and rail and dry stone wall. Our fencing is to a minimum of 3foot high and we wouldn’t want to spoil the views by building fencing higher than this. We do not provide a dog cage or outdoor pen and our other guests have commented how safe and secure their dogs feel at Rough Top Cottage.
Unfortunately, some of your comments are out of our hands i.e. windfarms and bridleways. We cannot do anything about a dislike of wind turbines, but being situated on the tops on moorland makes us perfect windfarm country and the open scenery takes in miles and miles of views. The footpaths and bridleways are again out of our control but they have been reported to the authorities.
The road has a speed limit of 60 miles per hour and frankly we do not think anything could travel along it at 100 miles per hour. It is a winding, country road and does have sheep occasionally wandering and the majority of cars respect this.
We realise we can’t please every guest as much as we would like but hope that all find our cottage clean, fitted with everything you could require, with a friendly welcome and a home from home.
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_matthewl...
Wigan, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Would highly recommend Rough Top Cottage”
Reviewed April 12, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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person found this review helpful

I'd highly recommend Rough Top cottage. It's great accommodation in a beautiful area. The owners are very friendly.

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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
Thank you very much for the lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.
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