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Shelduck cottage with private hot-tub and pool

Entire cottage hosted by Angela
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
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NHS staff see below for details. Shelduck is a detached period stone house with wonderful original features. The spacious master bedroom has a 4 poster bed & 2 arm chairs & a solid fuel stove. There are 2 new bathrooms & a new kitchen. There is a garden with a private hot tub (optional charges apply see below).

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
Shelduck cottage is a unique quirky period double fronted detached cottage hidden away in a private square a stones throw from the centre of the village.

It is only accessible up a steep cobbled slope that only leads to the four houses in the square. It is a quiet hidden oasis only two minutes steep climb from the busy bustling centre of the village.

It has a spacious master bedroom with a King size four poster bed and a multi fuel stove in a wonderful stone fireplace with two windows out to the private garden. Bedroom two has a king size bed and a window out to the garden. Bedroom three has a double bed and a window overlooking the garden, the bed is against the wall, so there is no room to walk around the left hand side of it. The cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms. We also have two other cottages that sleep four/three each.

The newly updated main bathroom runs the full width of the cottage and has a deep roll top slipper bath and period sanitary wear and panelling. The newly installed shower room has a powerful Invincible rain shower with period sanitary wear and panelling.

The newly installed kitchen has a new dishwasher, fridge, microwave and cooker, toaster and kettle as well as an electric stove in the fireplace, a large kitchen table and a window seat.

The sitting room has a fireplace with an electric stove, dual aspect windows and two comfortable sofas. It has a smart tv and DVD player with iPlayer, ITV player, Netflix and guests can access their own Amazon accounts.

All the furniture is classic solid wood with tongue and groove joints. There is free unlimited broadband and wi-fi. There is also a useful storage room for bikes and prams etc, this room also has a large fridge freezer. There is also a boiler room which has a small washing machine.

The outside space includes a private hot tub (additional costs apply) in the garden with a table and chairs and a BBQ on request (for a small additional cost).

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 sole access to the large three story double fronted detached cottage and private hot tub (optional charges apply see below) and garden. Although, the cottage is only suitable for people who have good mobility, as a three storey cottage it still retains lots of carpeted stone steps. Likewise the walking route to the cottage from the village is up cobbles. The cobbled road to it is very steep and narrow. Pets are welcome by prior agreement and at an additional charge (please enquire before you book) and will only have access to the lower ground floor where the kitchen and drying room / cycle store and boiler room are located.

Other things to note
NHS frontline staff who need to shield vulnerable family members can stay for free during the second coronavirus lockdown subject to government restrictions. Currently this means only if you need to make it your main residence. Please enquire before booking for more details. The hot tub supplement still applies if you wish to use it.

Because of the location, the cottage can only be reached on foot up a steep cobbled slope. Therefore, the house is only suitable for people with good mobility, it is also three storeys and has steep carpeted stone steps. Although, we have had someone stay who was on crutches, you need to be very agile to do so.

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.

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

Use of the hot tub is optional for an additional charge payable on arrival of £120 for short breaks up to 4 nights and £180 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. This also applies to three guests requiring three rooms, or four guests requiring three rooms, it is £20 for each additional bed that needs to be made up.

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 are currently blocking days to give time for turning around three properties, refurbishing a fourth and hospital appointments, but we will be flexible and may be able to accommodate you with some flexibility about arrival or leaving times. Eider cottage can be booked with either of its sister cottages, Mallard or Shelduck.

Pets

We are pet friendly, but charge a supplement for pets, please enquiry 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 cash deposit is payable on arrival, if the cottage is treated with respect and there is no damage this will be returned directly into your bank account seven days after check-out.

Swimming pool

Closed from Thursday 5 November until 2 December due to COVID-19 second lockdown 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.
NHS staff see below for details. Shelduck is a detached period stone house with wonderful original features. The spacious master bedroom has a 4 poster bed & 2 arm chairs & a solid fuel stove. There are 2 new bathrooms & a new kitchen. There is a garden with a private hot tub (optional charges apply see below).

Exclusive use of the owners private heated indoor swimming pool, spa bath and sauna is also…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

Amenities

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

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The cottage is at the very heart of this quirky village but completely hidden away on a private cobbled street.

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Joined in July 2015
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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…
During your stay
Angela is a twenty minute drive away but is available 24/7 by text, mobile and email if required, otherwise she will welcome you and then leave you to enjoy your holiday. She will be regularly attending to check the hot tub but will try to do so when you are out.
Angela is a twenty minute drive away but is available 24/7 by text, mobile and email if required, otherwise she will welcome you and then leave you to enjoy your holiday. She will…
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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
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Cancellation policy