Penistone is a small Pennine market town South Yorkshire, sitting along the upper reaches of the River Don. A thriving market town, Penistone holds monthly farmer’s markets. Good food and healthy days exploring the southern Pennines make it a wonderful place to rent a holiday let to enjoy days out with the whole family. With plenty of rural surroundings, Penistone rests in a beautiful location – climb to the top of Hartcliffe Tower, over 300-metres above sea level, to gaze at all of it, including the wild landscape of the Dark Peak moorlands. Take en evening off from self-catering to visit one of the town’s local restaurants, such as Ti Amo, ordering a delicious pizza for the kids, and maybe a lobster ravioli for yourself. Spend an afternoon walking the Trans Pennine Trail, keeping an eye out for grazing Shetland ponies, especially fun for the kids – as is the Penistone Show, held each September and filled with crafts and show-jumping.
Luxuriously large barn conversion Yorkshire Pennine cottages, we have four properties here at Smallshaw Farm near Penistone, sleeping from 2 - 7 (19 people in all). Surrounded by 700 acres of open farmland with a large garden area. Dogs welcome.
Rebuilt and completely refurbished in 2018 to create a large, luxury Pennine holiday cottage near Penistone, Spicer Manor may look like a traditional brick farmhouse from the outside, but inside it has all mod cons, including a state-of-the-art cinema, SONOS music system and underfloor heating.
Many old buildings still remain in Penistone, with the oldest being the local church, dating all the way back to Medieval ages. Alternatively, the White Hart Pub itself dates back to 1377 – of course a must-see, as it is not every day that you have a historical excuse to go to the pub! Visit Cawthorne Museum and see how the mills work, and later, buy some locally-produced flour, perfect for taking back to your holiday cottage and baking up something delicious with your loved ones. Come in the summer months and you will be spoiled for choice with parades and festivals, such as the June ‘Parade Weekend’, with afternoons of acoustic acts and evenings of rock, finished with a cheerful parade on the Sunday. The same month sees the Penistone Folk Festival, too – perfect for groups of music-loving friends. After all, singer-songwriter and ‘Barnsley Nightingale’ Kate Rusby hails from Penistone! For something more relaxed, there is always the local cinema, or a day strolling around Magna or Eureka science centers, splendid for a day out with the kids to learn something new. So, if an adventure with both family and friends is what you are after, then a trip to pretty Penistone is just the ticket.