The Old School House, Carlecotes is a welcoming and comfortable self-catering cottage near the South Yorkshire town of Penistone, north of Sheffield.
Visitors use words like warm, cosy, peaceful, well equipped and comfortable when they describe the Old School House. Once you've been given the cottage keys, we may not meet again until you leave, or before that time if you ask for suggestions for places to visit or to eat out during your stay.
There is fast wi fi broadband for web surfing and emailing, but as the connection is a data-limited satellite one, we regret that streaming of such as catch-up tv is not possible. Unlimited, fast broadband due to be reinstated during 2018 - we live in hope!
Perfect for those who want to enjoy the Pennine and Peak District countryside, the Old School House is also close enough to major cities and towns to use as a base if you would like to explore the wider region. Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and York are easily reached by car.
The quiet and remote cottage enjoys an elevated position (at 1150') with ever-changing open moorland views. On many days you can watch the weather as it approaches: drifting clouds and mists, starry nights... We are superbly located with easy access to the Trans Pennine Trail for walking and cycling.
Well-behaved dogs are always welcome by prior discussion with the owner. Your agreement to the house rules for dogs is necessary at the time of booking:
# Dogs to remain on the ground floor and on the floor
# Dogs not to be left unsupervised in the cottage when owners are out
You will find ….cosy towelling bath robes, overnight use of a tumble dryer (if a light shower should catch you out!), a secluded garden with pond and waterfall, off-road parking for 2 cars, secure storage for bikes/motorcycle, plus a starter supply of logs, kindling and coal for the woodburner.
And on your arrival you will find free-range eggs from next door, local farm milk, and tea and coffee.
If you don't have your own transport, contact us to discuss arrangements to collect and deliver you from either Penistone or Glossop train stations, or Holmfirth bus station. We can call at a local supermarket to stock up for your stay and from then onwards it will be the occasional lift, bus or shanks’s pony!
Before you set off you could also order your provisions online from a supermarket and have them delivered here - so you know you'll be greeted by a well-stocked fridge! Make sure you check delivery times with us first so that we can be around when the van turns up.