As this area is so blessed with classic English properties, renting West Yorkshire holiday cottages will allow you to discover why the locals refer to Yorkshire as God's Own Country. It's a county of splendid stately homes, historical industrial architecture and magnificent vistas from its Pennine hilltops.
Spend a day at the magnificent Yorkshire Sculpture Park just outside Wakefield in a landscape initially laid out by Capability Brown, or go underground at the National Mining Museum at Caphouse Colliery a few miles further up the road. Visit Nora Batty's Steps in Holmfirth, location for the 'Last of the Summer Wine' TV series or explore the independent shops and art galleries in Hebdon Bridge and nearby Saltaire Mill. Spend days exploring the glorious Pennine hills and the myriad of grey stone villages clinging to their sides or the old mill towns nestling in the valleys.
Ilkley Moor Cottages are luxurious rural cottages in the spa town of Ilkley in Yorkshire. Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the pet-friendly cottages vary in size and offer hot tub, fitness suite and sauna, as well as lovely gardens, sophisticated décor and relaxation.
Stables Cottage is a superb 16th-century farmhouse surrounded by some of Yorkshire’s most spectacular countryside. This Bronte Country Pennine holiday cottage sleeps 6, with an open fire and a pretty garden. The town of Hebden Bridge is 3 miles away with pubs, tea rooms and an independent cinema.
Bray Cottage is located on a working farm in the Yorkshire Pennine village of Hepworth near Holmfirth. Guests have use of an indoor heated pool, and, being a working farm, children (when not in the playground) may help with feeding the hens, pigs, sheep. This Pennine Holiday Cottage sleeps 6.
Get away from the bustle of everyday life with a stay at The Retreat, a remote countryside cottage at the head of an unspoilt valley high above the Pennine market town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, boasting biomass-fired under floor heating, three wood-burners, hot tub, and five bedrooms.
Lyndhurst is a truly impressive, well-preserved Pennine property in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, a large and pet-friendly holiday home, perfect for hosting large families or groups of friends looking to relax in sumptuous accommodation, complete with conservatory, games room, and hot tub.
In addition to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, culture lovers should visit Saltaire Mill, once a large textile mill now a UNESCO World Heritage site, to view its collection of David Hockney paintings. Combine a visit with an hour or two exploring the galleries in trendy Hebdon Bridge.
Haworth will delight both literary and steam lovers. Catch a steam train to the village from Keighley on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, (the line was the location for the famous Railway Children film). Then discover the world of the Bronte Family who lived and wrote their classic novels in the Parsonage, and experience the landscape that influenced books such as 'Wuthering Heights'.