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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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This outstanding, detached cottage is situated in Almondbury, near Huddersfield and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.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 Nat...This outstanding, detached cottage is situated in Almondbury, near Huddersfield and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms.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. Amenities: 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. Region: 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? Town: 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.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Sykes Holiday Cottages
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2009
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traveller55
traveller55
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom7 contributions
Annual family holiday & we always choose a luxury house that has a pool. This is by far the dirtiest place I have ever stayed. It's also fallen into disrepair. It is in need of a deep clean & serious maintenance attention. The pool was too cold to use. The mattress in the master bedroom is disgusting I've never seen a mattress so stained. Fire surround plaster cracked & the fire didn't work. Bulbs out. Sofas torn & poor quality you could feel the wood frame when you sat down. Curtains frayed & one was hung inside out. Cracking on the stairs. Someones clothes in one of the drawers in the master bedroom. The blinds didn't cover the windows, letting light in. Black mould round the windows. Bedding was stained. Towels looked like they'd been used. Kitchen blinds covered in greasy dust. I could go on but I'll let the pictures tell the story. The description uses phrases like: 'a luxury holiday' 'outstanding' 'lavish cottage' 'opulently appointed' 'stunning Almondbury cottage' there is so much wrong with this place. It could be a stunning property if it was clean & well maintained
Visited November 2021
Written December 2, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

louisemegan75
louisemegan75
North Wales, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed at the clouds hill for a week for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The house is great and very spacious. It fitted us all in just nicely with extra space . It is very clean and has everything you need while your away. Plenty of cutlery.plates,pans, cups everything you need. We had a great stay. It is in a lovely place and very quiet and peaceful with plenty of places to visit . The swimming pool is just a bonus . My children spent a lot of time in there and also in the gym. The garden is in great condition and been lovely sun bathing in this weather . I look like I’ve been abroad am that tanned. We are very happy with our stay at the clouds hill and we would definitely stay there again
Visited June 2018
Written July 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RaymondScrost
RaymondScrost
Nottingham, United Kingdom2 contributions
Booking the house via Sykes was very easy and they dealt promptly with a couple of pre-holiday queries we had. First impressions of the house itself was 'stunning'. Having the pool in the building was the selling point for us and we used it 2 or 3 times a day. It was a good depth for children (we had an infant, 3, 4, 7, 9 and 11 year old. The pool was nice and warm. The pool room itself got pretty hot, but french doors to outside made it easy to control temp once inside. The house layout worked well for our group, which was two families of 5. Plenty of bedroom and bathroom space. The lounge and dining room we a good size for the group and we never felt on top of each other. There were some niggles during our stay (a blocked drain on the first day), but after a call to the owner, it was resolved the next morning. The list below are a number of small things which we'd consider more as 'areas for improvement' rather than 'complaints'. Nothing major, but after a week of use, they were starting to get a bit annoying. I think the house would benefit from the owner living in it for a week or two to highlight the areas that need a bit of attention. Overall though, we'd consider booking again. -polished tiled floors in main hallway and kitchen was very slippery -kitchen utensils need attention (no wooden spoons, broken can opener, no decent spatula, broken pan handles) -cooker hood too low...constantly banging my head -mismatched and old breakfast barstools -needs twice as many teaspoons -needs twice as many tumblers -need plastic tumblers/bowls for kids -pool filter room noisy 24/7 -white carpets in dining room (nerve-wracking with kids vs bolognese) -broken blinds in main bedroom -treacherous decking outside...very slippery, though we did visit in autumn -sofa springs saggy -lots blown bulbs in pool room -three-storey living is tiring!
Visited October 2017
Written November 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

louisemegan75
louisemegan75
North Wales, United Kingdom2 contributions
I stayed at clouds hill this May with my family . We had a lovely stay . The house is very spacious and clean . There is more than enough room for 10 adults to stay. The swimming pool was fantastic and warm which also includes a sitting area and a gym . Our children spent most of they're time in there . We loved it . I would definitely re visit clouds hill. The area is very nice too and peaceful and there is plenty of places to visit in Huddersfield and holmfirth . It has everything you need for a holiday away . If your looking for a place to take the family then clouds hill is your place . We all had a lovely time
Visited May 2017
Written June 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

duane b
duane b
1 contribution
I visited clouds hill in April this year. I wasn't looking forward to the stay due to the bad reviews but it was too late to cancel. But to my surprise the house is no where near as bad as people are saying in the reviews. The place is very clean and spacious and as everything you need . Bit of wear and tear to the house but considering it's being rent out it's not a surprise . I had a very nice stay there with my family and the children loved it. There is nice places close by to visit and the owner is very helpful and polite . I would highly recommend this holiday house as it's in a lovely location of huddersfield and a nice place to stay in . It could do with a bit of touch up on the painting but as far as that I can't say anymore . I was very happy with my stay
Visited April 2017
Written May 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris D
Chris D
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We came to stay at this so called luxury cottage with a group of friends. We always go away together at this time of year and always look for something special. But Clouds Hill is definitely nothing special.We were attracted to the property by the description given and the fact that it had a pool. We all felt the same way about the standard of the property and its cleanliness POOR. A bin in one of the bathrooms had not been emptied, The sofas in the living room are old, sagging and worn out, the kitchen/crockery equipment is miss matched, chipped or broken. To top it all off the pool had so much chlorine in it that we could not use it. It was so strong just walking into the pool area left everyone with running and stinging eyes. If your looking for a luxury break DONT go to clouds hill.
Visited March 2017
Written March 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amy S
Amy S
Sheffield, United Kingdom15 contributions
Described on Sykes cottages as a luxurious and lavish cottage - in reality it was anything but... 2 very small bedrooms with no direct access to a shower - assume they have to use the gym shower down 2 flights of stairs. 2 bedrooms share jack and Jill shower room - with low set (futon style) beds. 1 master bedroom with en-suite. None of the jacuzzi baths worked, the fire in the sitting room was broken, none of the gym equipment was in a fit state to be used, no extractor fans working in the showers or the kitchen, wooden blocks supporting sagging broken framed settees. The whole place is in need of an overhaul; with litter and dust under beds and scuffed paint work throughout, poor quality beds and linens, lights not working, insufficient tablewear, mismatched glasses and chipped crockery ( some of which resembled dog bowls!) I could go on... On a positive note: the area was lovely with nice walks and a great local pub. Sykes cottages offered very little when we complained to them, despite using them many times before... Very disappointing!!!
Visited December 2016
Written February 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jmt447
jmt447
Bath, United Kingdom1 contribution
A lovely spacious house with an air of luxury. Fabulous master bedroom but three of the other bedrooms are small. In the one other reasonable sized room, the mattress did not fit the bed properly and a member of our party found it a little uncomfortable. The sitting room is enormous! Fitted us all in comfortably and was very relaxing. The older members of our party struggled to get out of tbe sofas which are very low and deep. Kitchen was great to cook in, well equipped on the whole, but for a house that sleeps 10 why are there only 5 dessert spoons, two stools at the island, and only 4 chairs in the breakfast room? Surrounding area was very nice. Terrific walk up to Castle Hill for stunning views. The pool is fantastic. Our kids were down there three times a day! Gym room less inviting as it was suffering a bit from condensation. Our party of 10 ranged in age from 14 to 85. On reflection I'd say the house was better suited to the two younger of the three generations, but we all had a really good week.
Visited October 2016 Travelled with family
Written October 29, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

tetsmum
tetsmum
10 contributions
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.
Visited May 2015 Travelled with family
Written February 19, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Glenise Y
Glenise Y
Sheffield, United Kingdom27 contributions
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.
Visited November 2015 Travelled with family
Written November 9, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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