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Viewpoint - Peaceful country getaway 5 minutes from M1 a million miles from work

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
1 night minimum
Condo/Apartment
This fully refurbished apartment is set in a quiet corner on the edge of a lovely village with great access to the Trans Pennine Trail, the Peak District National Park and local and national transport links. This is an ideal location for cycling and walking holidays, or just a relaxing getaway for friends, family and You’ll be pleased to find a family run village bakery with daily fresh baked bread, breakfast savouries and confectionery and an award winning local pub with a selection of ales and a restaurant for delicious pub meals.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dogs are allowed but due to past experiences, we do increase the damage deposit to £200 which includes any extra cleaning costs to remove any pet odours. Absolutely no dogs to be left unattended. We have many family re-unions but parties are not allowed. No naked flames\candles.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Ray W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests
Ray and Sue live across the yard and are available 24/7 for any help or support.
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Reviews (36)
Adrian F
Adrian F
2 contributions
We needed somewhere close to Barnsley and Huddersfield, this was perfect and close to the trans penine trail , station and pub . Dog friendly with parking and WiFi .
Visited June 2022
Written June 27, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mobile56063198164
Mobile56063198164
1 contribution
The accommodation is located above a triple garage across the courtyard from the owner's house, and accessed by an internal stairway. Views (if you're tall enough) through the skylights to open countryside. It is spotlessly clean and well maintained. Lounge/kitchen/diner, 3 bedrooms, toilet & shower room. Kitchen with fridge, cooker and microwave - fine for cooking the sort of meals that most want to do when on holiday. Double bed very comfortable. Excellent communication with Ray, the owner, beforehand and when we had a medical emergency right at the end of our stay he couldn't have been more supportive, kind and helpful. The accommodation is on the edge of Silkstone, which had a fascinating industrial heritage, details of which are set out on information boards around the village. Note that the Huskar memorial is on the far side of the old railway line/Pennine Trail from the house - Google Maps has it in the wrong place. Excellent walking around the village as well as the wider countryside. if you like country houses then Wentworth Woodhouse is well worth a visit as are the various Barnsley museums. Also if going the Sheffield use the park & ride facilities - only a £1 to park with a supertram stop immediately adjacent. We didn't try the village pub, but the Lord Nelson in Hoylandswaine does really good food. All in all a great place to have a break.
Visited September 2021
Written September 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John B
John B
2 contributions
This was a short notice arrangement which was handled smoothly and efficiently. Excellent communication from the owner from the very start to let me know what was going on and how to gain access. Once we arrived we were met and let in and found the accomodation in excellent condition and good quality furnishings. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. If this was not enough Ray (owner) was an absolute star. He took the time to make insightful suggestions for places to visit and things to do and was always happy to help when ever he could. I was expecting a standard break but we ended up having a fantastic time thanks to the hosts and the condition of the accommodation.
Visited August 2021
Written August 29, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stacey B
Stacey B
We went for the bank holiday weekend the apartment was ideal for 2 adults and 3 children the rooms were so comfy and the views were so beautiful.
Visited May 2021
Written June 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roz
Roz
A very clean and cosy place. Perfect base to explore the fantastic nearby trails and attractions. Really helpful, friendly host who made our stay so easy and comfortable. Would recommend to others.
Visited August 2020
Written August 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Connector13180872194
Connector13180872194
1 contribution
Easy to find on the edge of a peaceful village. Lovely pub with excellent meals a 10 minute walk and the Cottage Bakery is well recommended. We stayed to visit family and friends but as we are both avid bird watchers were delighted to see such rare birds. Gold finches and wood peckers right on the doorstep. Will definitely be back.
Visited February 2019
Written June 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
raywhite2018
raywhite2018
Thank you Sue, you're very welcome. Hope we see you again soon. Ray and Sue
Written June 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sibleyls
Sibleyls
Salisbury, United Kingdom33 contributions
The accommodation itself was ideal for us, 3 bedrooms, and the main bedroom was big enough for our travel cot for our toddler. Everything was clean when we arrived and Ray was easy to contact and quick to reply. The living room/kitchen was comfortable and the location is lovely, just fields and things around. Just a shame we were only there one night so didn’t get to walk around. The only downsides were there are only electric heaters so it was a bit cold, and the price changed after we booked it which was a bit annoying, and the deposit was very high! But the price apart from the deposit was reasonable.
Visited October 2017
Written November 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Camper731668
Camper731668
1 contribution
We wanted a peaceful base from which to explore the area and Viewpoint is perfect.The village pub and bakery are excellent and we never knew how many attractions were close to Barnsley from the Yorkshire Sculpture park to the Mining Museum where we were taken around a real mine. The walks right from the doorstep were perfect and the Trans Pennine Trail was convenient for cycle ride being only 100 yds away. There is a secure area for our bikes and Ray even helped us with a puncture. We loved the choice of restaurants that Ray gave us, Tiamo in Penistone was a lovely little Italian and the take away fish and chips and the Chinese in Dodworth were a real surprise. Thanks again Ray and Sue. we will certainly be back soon. All the best Jon
Visited July 2017
Written September 14, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
raywhite2018
raywhite2018
Thanks Jon, you're very welcome. Best Regards Ray
Written September 27, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AlecDobbie
AlecDobbie
Shipley, United Kingdom15 contributions
Super host, lovely house in a pretty place. Perfectly located for exploring the area. Only downsides are the wifi isn't great and the two single bedrooms are connected by a Velux window, so you can hear the other room and see the light being switched on.
Visited July 2017
Written August 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
raywhite2018
raywhite2018
Thank you Alex, appreciate that and hope to see you again soon. Best Regards Ray and Sue
Written August 17, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

294ianh
294ianh
France10 contributions
What follows is an update to a review posted in June. It has been revised as a result of inaccuracies in the owner's 2nd response ( the first having been removed due to breaching Tripadvisor guidelines! ). Prospective future guests should ask themselves whether they wish to make a booking with an owner who is prepared to resort to such inaccuracy to justify his own ill advised choice of words. Clearly, I have no idea if or how the owner may respond this time but given the previous 2 responses, this should be treated with caution. Please read on. Pet owners please think twice about booking this property. The owner hopes that you realise that most guests find a dog smell in their holiday accommodation quite distasteful and that is one of the reasons why he is reluctant to take dogs. He says he has had to have the place professionally cleaned to remove the smell in the past and untold damage done to the carpets and soft furnishings by dogs. Not to mention dog pee and dog mess left stinking the place up and covered up by 'responsible' dog owners. We were told all this in an email while we were staying at the property because we had left the dogs unattended to visit a family member regarding funeral arrangements [the owner knew the reason for our stay]. The owner has subsequently tried to claim that these totally offensive remarks were the result of an email by us where I am alleged to have said that any guest staying at the accommodation should expect the place to smell of dogs and should enjoy it. Unfortunately this is inaccurate on 2 counts. Firstly I did not use those words and nor would I as it would be both childish and unacceptable. Secondly and most importantly, the sequence of emails is inaccurate - the words of the owner were actually sent in response to my email apologising for our dogs barking which I agree is unacceptable. My email the owner misquotes was actually sent 2 days after receiving the offensive words quoted above so unless time in Silkstone Common goes backwards, his attempt to give his words some justification is substantially compromised.( I have the email sequence on record together with all the accurate content should the owner care to contradict this). He has also claimed that the dogs were left on the hottest day of the year and there is innuendo that we were somehow being cruel in doing so. The dogs were actually left for 90 minutes maximum in the morning and when we returned the temperature was 21 degs centigrade. He has suggested that they were running around the apartment including bedrooms and seemed distressed and that he was about to call the RSPCA. Unfortunately, the dogs could not have been running in and out of bedrooms as the doors were all closed both when we left and returned so unless they have discovered the ability to both open and close doors, this is nonsense. Also, if the implication is that they were suffering in the heat, this too is nonsense as dogs who suffer heat distress are not likely to run around barking. He has also contradicted himself by claiming on the one hand that we did not give him a live contact number ( this is true as one was not asked for apart from our home phone number) yet that he also claims to have texted me with messages (unreceived as verifiable by phone records). This does not make sense but even allowing for the fact that he did perhaps have a live telephone number, the question that begs to be asked is why text and not ring if the situation was that serious? When we arrived back there was nobody in his property which is located next to the apartment and the dogs were not barking so all this action must have taken place in a very short time frame indeed! Both my wife and I have worked with the RSPCA and other dog rescue centres for at least 30 years and have been thoroughly vetted by all as highly responsible dog owners and to suggest otherwise is something I deeply resent. There was nothing in the terms/conditions of rental to say that dogs could not be left alone. I believe, unlike the owner, that this is such a fundamental rule that merits separate inclusion and that it is wrong to assume that guests should know about it. We do deeply regret that our dogs barked and perhaps caused totally unnecessary concern as this is unacceptable -however, they would only do so as a result of extraneous noise. They are not very large dogs, they are 2 boxers and anyone who knows this breed will know that they never bark without noise around them. Needless to say our dogs had not caused any mess or damage and they and the property were both fine when we returned. We only left them for such a short time because we knew from past experiences in many different properties that all would be well. In fact, this was the reason why we had no problems whatsoever in leaving them despite paying a £200 security deposit which in the end was actually returned with a note thanking us for leaving the property in a good state! Also, please note the following about the property. Reasonably clean and comfortable although somewhat basic. It is located above a garage block used by the owner's business and there is noise throughout the day from as early as 7am. The owner claims that this is ludicrous and that they only access the garage for a few minutes on one weekend a month. Unless weekends in Silkstone Common run from Monday to Friday and we hit on the "wrong weekend" then this is nonsense. The noise is not all day everyday but it is something to be aware of and does occur at intervals throughout the day from early morning ( 7am on the day of our departure ) to early evening. There is no washer, dryer or freezer located within the property as suggested on the website. A laundry facility does seem to be available at extra charge but this is something you only find out when reading the information that is in the apartment on arrival. There is also no vacuum cleaner in the property itself. Quite what has happened to the freezer is anyone's guess! The apartment is accessed by a fairly steep staircase without a banister, which may cause problems for some people. Finally, despite the name "Viewpoint", there is no view due to light being let in by velux windows high in the roof space. I am fully aware of the implications of such a review and people booking in future obviously need to take account of all the reviews on the site before staying here. It is true however, that you often only find out the reality following a poor review and the owner's initial response to us said a great deal. Naturally he wishes to preserve the reputation of his property and I respect that. However, to make inaccurate statements about the context of his own words is pushing it rather too far. My advice to any pet owner thinking of booking this property to beware ( the sole reason for writing it in the first place ) is even stronger now than it was when this review was first written.
Visited June 2017
Written August 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
raywhite2018
raywhite2018
Home owners beware. This guy is real and out there and could book your place soon. Contact me for details.
Written August 17, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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About the neighbourhood
Places of interest in and around Barnsley Penistone is a historic market town. The traditional retail open market offers everything under the sun, attracting farmers, auctioneers, locals and visitors alike every Thursday and the country market (formerly the WI market) operates on a Thursday morning. The Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month in the market place. The Visitor Information Service in St John's Church is open at the same times as the Farmers and Country Markets; the church itself has recently undergone refurbishment both inside and in the church yard. The Penistone Paramount is a traditional cinema, complete with intermission ice creams and bar. It also hosts concerts, pantomime and shows. The paramount is also home to the Compton Theatre Organ, the only ...
Getting around
Just 3 miles from the M1 motorway by car, your accommodation is a short walk (200yds) to the local train station and bus route. Typical Rail journeys e.g. 15 minutes to Barnsley and 30 minutes to Sheffield, Leeds or Huddersfield.
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