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Dyer’s Holiday Cottage – Halifax

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Dyer's Holiday Cottage - Halifax Dyer's Holiday Cottage - Halifax

Dyer’s Holiday Cottage – Halifax

Luxury self catering one bedroom holiday cottage in Halifax with moorland views, stylish interiors and perfectly located to explore Calderdale.

Dyer's Holiday Cottage - Halifax is a beautiful one-bedroom character holiday cottage, originally part of a 17th farmhouse, which has been inhabited by the owners’ family for nearly 250 years.

Perfect for singles, couples, 2 friends, or a small family. Single-person discount available at certain times of the year.

Dyers Cottage Halifax is ideal for romantic, executive or holiday self-catering short-term rentals, the cottage offers a real ‘home away from home’ experience.

Traditional features like old beams and a stone inglenook fireplace blend with modern appliances and provide the highest standards of comfort.

Close to Halifax, with walking and cycle routes, public transport, beautiful scenery and lots of historic/industrial heritage buildings to visit, this is the perfect place for a relaxing break. Stay here to discover more about the life of our local legend Anne Lister who lived at Shibden Hall, just 4 miles away. Explore all the places you see on the stunning BBC/HBO drama ‘Gentleman Jack’ including the scenes featuring a cobbled road with high stone walls which were filmed just 200m from us.

History of the cottage

Dyer’s Cottage has a very long documented history, both of the building and its occupants.

Originally a 17th century farmhouse, it was subdivided into 5 cottages at an unknown date. These were rented to Master Dyers at the Dye Works, previously across the road, by the Wainhouse family.

At the time of the earliest censuses, the cottages were known as Top of Washer Lane, then Wainhouse Buildings. John Edward Wainhouse commissioned both the tower and his own house (West Air, now the Grade 11 listed Wainhouse Tavern) to be built in the 1870s and added the distinctive porches to the four south-facing ones and many more of his properties locally.

Several of these cottages were bought from his estate by James Kenyon, the owners’ great great grandfather, whose ancestors had lived in the cottages since 1777 but maybe earlier. He himself was born in one of them in 1843 so held a strong affection for them which has continued by his descendants until the present day.



Come through a gate from the pavement, up a few steps and along a path to the front door.

Front Garden

Enjoy relaxing on the Yorkshire stone patio with seating, gravel and flower beds. Hedges on both sides provide privacy.

Sitting/Dining Room

Enjoy spending time in a spacious room with restored pine doors, high ceiling with wooden beams and a Yorkshire stone inglenook fireplace with a gas fired cast iron stove which provides you with instant heat. Appreciate the parquet floor, WiFi, 40 inch Smart tv with freeview channels and DVD/CD player. Relax on the large comfortable leather sofa which can extend into a sofabed with a proper mattress and sprung base. Enjoy dining at the antique dining table overlooking the sunny garden.


This is a really characterful room with an exposed stone wall and a mullioned window dating from 1650. The back door leads to a rear courtyard. The high ceiling with a roof light provides even more character.

Fully equipped with solid oak worktop, mainly integrated appliances, electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee maker.


These lead to the first floor landing with a desk and space for a travel cot which we can provide on request. The window provides a view of the rear hillside. Please be aware that the top step is higher than the others.


This is a light spacious room with spectacular views to Norland across the Calder Valley. Relax in the exceptionally comfortable Hypnos superking size bed which can be split into 2 long single beds on request. Enjoy looking at the cast iron Victorian feature fireplace and the traditional restored pine wardrobe doors which hide a modern hanging rail and drawers for your clothes.


Contemporary and luxurious, this is a lovely place to relax in the large white shower/bath. Enjoy using the Aqualisa digital overhead shower or use the additional handheld shower fitting. The basin is inset in a glossy white drawer unit which matches the cupboards storing the gas central heating boiler and the washer dryer. An illuminated mirror, electric shaver socket, a heated towel rail and grey porcelain tiles to the walls and floor complete the 21st century look.



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Upper Washer Lane, Delph Hill, Savile Park, Copley, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England, HX2 7DR, United Kingdom
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