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Mallard - with private hot-tub and pool options

4.89(103 reviews)SuperhostHolmfirth, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Angela
3 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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Mallard is a traditional underdwelling with wonderful original features including beams and barrelled ceilings. It is tucked away high above the river, reached directly by a path and has a lovely view from its own garden to the sheltered woodland beyond. The private hot-tub is available for an additional cost. Exclusive use of the owners private heated indoor swimming pool, spa bath and sauna is also available for an additional charge, subject to availability.

The space
Mallard is in a quiet conservation area and is only suitable for people who are willing to be respectful of the peaceful nature of the setting.

Mallard has both a small kitchen and small separate dining room with a unique barelled ceiling. It is a spacious cottage for two adults with a large sitting room and bedroom with delightful views over the garden and beyond.

The hot tub (optional charges apply see below) has a wonderful view out over the garden to the countryside beyond. The garden is very quiet, the only noise is from the river rushing far below when it is in full flood. Because it is so quiet, noise carries easily, so the cottage is only suitable for people who are prepared to respect the quiet conservation area and keep it quiet. We have had complaints from the neighbours on the main road that some guests have been very noisy too late at night. Guests guilty of this in future will be asked to leave immediately.

The master bedroom is very spacious and has a super king size bed (6') and an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is very, very small and is accessed through the master bedroom, so it was originally intended to be a dressing room or study. There is just room for a small bed and bedside table as you can see in the photos, there is no storage space. It is suitable for a child, or two small children, or an adult who is good friends and willing to share the dressing, storage space & en-suite with the occupant/s of the master bedroom.

Swimming pool and swimspa

The indoor swimming pool and outdoor swimspa are located at the owner’s property which is approximately 7 miles from Holmfirth.

The private indoor pool is in a converted barn and has views out over the owner’s field to the Peak District moors beyond. The pool is heated between 30 to 32 degrees Celsius. It is 8mx5m (26’3”x16’5”) and has a 2m deep end.

The outdoor swimspa – which is a large hot tub with a separate swimming area – has panoramic views out to the Peak District.

Guests can book the pool for their exclusive use for 75-minutes for the discounted rate of £10 pp (min charge £45) if they are using the hot tub at their property. Without the hot tub it is a minimum charge of £55 on weekdays and £60 on weekends. The outdoor swimspa costs £45 for 75-minutes.

Guests must arrive ‘beach ready’. These prices are subject to review in line with changing COVID-19 cleaning protocols.

In the swimming pool room there is an indoor spa bath. In the adjacent changing room there is also a sauna - if guests hire the pool, both are also available for £5 and £10 respectively if the swimming pool is booked.

There are separate house rules for the swimming pool.

Use of the pool is subject to availability. Please book early to avoid disappointment. To do so send an Airbnb message with your preferred time/s and dates. We need at least 48 hours’ notice for each session.

Guest access
Guests have access to the whole property, including the private garden. Use of the private hot tub is optional and is subject to availability, it needs to be requested on booking.

Mallard is only suitable for people with good mobility as access is on foot down very steep stone steps, or down a steep slope, and then along a footpath.

They also have access to a very large communal garden shared by three neighbouring properties.

There is also a steep public footpath down to the river.

Pets are welcome by prior arrangement, but there will be an additional charge (please enquire before you book) and inside they need to be confined to the ground floor. Outside, they are not allowed in the hot tub and must be kept on a lead in the communal garden.

Other things to note
Because of the hidden location, the cottage can only be reached on foot by either a steep set of stairs or a steep slope and a footpath. Please note that the downside of the location is that the mobile signal is not great throughout the cottage, depending on your provider, your mobile may only work well by the windows.

During the winter months (December to February) you will be provided with four hours worth of fuel to get you started with the multi fuel stove. Additional fuel can also be provided in advance at an additional charge.

Full names of all guests must be provided to the host on booking.

Use of the hot tubs is optional for an additional charge payable on arrival of £90 for short breaks up to 4 nights and £120 for 5 -7 nights. Please enquire for the price for longer stays. Confirmation that you require the hot tub must be received in advance.

If only two guests are staying, but require two bedrooms there is an additional charge of £20 to cover the additional laundry, ironing and cleaning costs.

Angela will be happy to arrange for your shopping to be delivered if you wish. Quality toiletries, bath sheets, linen (100% cotton with a high thread count), bathrobes and slippers will be provided for adults, but cannot be taken outside. Don't forget to bring your flip-flops and swimming things.

Likewise, please enquire if the cottage looks booked, as we may be able to accommodate you with some flexibility about arrival or leaving times. Mallard cottage can be booked with any of its sister properties, Eider, Shelduck, Harlequin or Teal.

Pets

We are pet friendly, but charge a supplement for pets, please enquire before booking and we also ask that owners:
Please keep pets off the furniture
Please exercise pets outside the garden
Please remove pet hairs from the carpets and furniture before you leave (there is a vacuum cleaner for you to use)
Please do not leave pets unattended in the property
Please do not let pets upstairs or in the bedrooms
Please do not let pets in the hot tub

There are lots of pubs and restaurants in Holmfirth that are pet friendly, including one of our favourites.

If you wish to go ahead with booking you can pay for your pets on arrival, rather than on booking.

Garden

When the weather is good there is a table and chairs in the garden to take advantage of the view and a BBQ on request for a small additional fee - this must be requested in advance.


A £50 refundable deposit is payable on arrival, if the cottage is treated with respect and the house rules are complied with and there is no damage this will be returned directly into your bank account seven days after check-out.

Swimming pool

Closed until at least 12 April due to COVID-19 restrictions.

If your stay is dependent on the availability of the swimming pool, please do not book until you have checked if it is available on the days and times that you want.

In the swimming pool room there is also an indoor spa bath. In the adjacent changing room there is also a sauna - both are also available for £10 and £10 respectively during a 75 minute session booked in the swimming pool.

Guests of Your Yorkshire Time can book the pool for their exclusive use for 75 minutes from £45 for two guests, please enquire for the price for longer or for more guests.
Mallard is a traditional underdwelling with wonderful original features including beams and barrelled ceilings. It is tucked away high above the river, reached directly by a path and has a lovely view from its own garden to the sheltered woodland beyond. The private hot-tub is available for an additional cost. Exclusive use of the owners private heated indoor swimming pool, spa bath and sauna is also available for… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

Amenities

Hot tub
Pool
Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
Hangers
Hair dryer
Washer
TV

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom

Holmfirth is a quirky village, as woderfully showcased in the TV series Last of the Summer Wine. It is ideal for hikers and cyclists, but also for people who want to wander its quaint cobbled streets and enjoy the market and numerous shops, pubs and restaurants and other attractions.

There is also a live music venue - the Picturedrome.

The centre of the village is a ten minute walk down hill from the cottage. The walks can be accessed right from the door. Holme Moss with its spectacular views is the steepest climb on the Yorkshire section of the Tour de France and is a short cyle ride / drive away. The river running through the village always has lots of ducks to feed and there is the famous annual Holmfirth Duck race and many annual festivals including the Festival of Folk, the Arts Festival and the Food and Drink Festival.
Holmfirth is a quirky village, as woderfully showcased in the TV series Last of the Summer Wine. It is ideal for hikers and cyclists, but also for people who want to wander its quaint cobbled streets and enjoy…

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I have spent the last four years hosting guests in one of our four holiday properties in Holmfirth at the same time as caring for my mother, who sadly is no longer with us. Prior to that I spent over 30 years working full-time and as a volunteer in the corporate and voluntary sectors, most recently as Chief Executive of a national charity and voluntary Chair of a local children's hospice. I decided to go part-time in 2015 to spend more time caring for my Mother following the death of my Father. My husband and I bought four properties in Holmfirth where I was born and brought up, with the intention of establishing a holiday cottage business - so Your Yorkshire Time - Holmfirth Hot-Tub Heaven was born. We welcomed our first guests in 2016. All the properties are quirky period properties with original features and we hope the perfect venues for your time together, so if you're feeling in need of recuperation and pampering come and relax with us. The properties proved to be so popular that they soon become a full-time job! But one that I was able to do initially with my Mother and although it is much harder physically than anything that I have done before, helping me gave my Mum a real purpose in life again. Sadly she became very ill in 2018 and not only was she unable to help, but I needed to spend more time supporting her. But the positive side of this is that we have been able to provide work for local people who now do all the cottage cleaning and laundry for us. I now concentrate on everything else, most importantly and most enjoyably meeting our guests and making sure that they have a wonderful holiday. My motto in life is I'll sleep when I'm dead!
I have spent the last four years hosting guests in one of our four holiday properties in Holmfirth at the same time as caring for my mother, who sadly is no longer with us. Prior t…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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