Self catering holiday cottages in Brighouse, Yorkshire, England

Brighouse is a hidden treat.  Brighouse may not immediately come to mind when planning a self-catering cottage holiday in Yorkshire, but it has some surprises in store that make it a desirable destination. It’s also a great base for anyone interested in walking and seeing more of the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire on a cottage holiday. Major walking routes can be accessed, including the famous Pennine Way, the Brighouse Boundary Walk and Calderdale Way making this an excellent choice for a self-catering walking holiday. It could also be a great choice for keen cyclists with the flat Spen Valley Greenway on offer.


What Brighouse offers for Self-Catering Breaks

If you want a challenge on your cottage holiday but within a safe, warm environment, ROKT Climbing Gym is the place to go. Located in a disused flour mill, it opened in 2011. The high ceilings and grain silos were perfectly suited for the conversion into a rock climbing facility. ROKT run different kinds of courses and visitors can take on different sorts of climbing activities. Bouldering enthusiasts use a 4.5 metre wall and climbing is done on 16.5 metre silos and a 21 metre lead wall. The latest addition to the gym is called the ROKTAGON Penthouse Boulder Suite and it consists of huge interlinking boulders that simulate the experience of climbing on an actual rock face.

For those who prefer to take it easy on a self-catering holiday why not head to Wellhome Park, close to the town centre, which is an excellent facility for residents and visitors.  Wellhome Park, close to the town centre, is another excellent facility for residents and visitors. Flower displays and woodland form part of its 14 hectares and there is a café and picnic areas. Many activities make the park a great day out, including tennis, crown green bowling and flat bowling, crazy golf, a climbing frame and a skate park. The recently built Brighouse Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre is also near here and comprises a large pool and a learner pool plus a well equipped fitness centre. For golfers, there are three clubs in the immediate area around the town.

Brighouse supports the arts too, at the Smith Art Gallery, which is housed in the Rydings Estate containing parkland and an 18th century house. Touring exhibitions supplement the permanent collection of Victorian artworks.

The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band have put Brighouse on the map for the general public. Founded around 1881, they are familiar to brass band audiences around the world and are UK and regional award winners in competitions. They are much in demand but still play locally and you might get the chance to see them in the area when enjoying a cottage stay here. 

If you want to see village life in Calderdale, there are a number of interesting villages in the area and a rural pub lunch is a good way to have a breather. Just outside Brighouse, the village of Clifton has a claim to fame in that local folklore says that Robin Hood is buried there. Hipperholme village has several shops and restaurants to discover on your self-catering break.

A stay in Brighouse provides plenty to do and shopping is convenient with several well-known chain stores on hand. Being just off the M62, the larger cities of Leeds and Manchester are a short car journey away if you want to widen your choices. The town’s railway station runs services to Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Huddersfield.

Read about the country cottages, large group self-catering and log cabin breaks in and around Brighouse below, or view self-catering country cottages in Yorkshire generally.

Book a Brighouse cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Yorkshire on holiday.

8 rental properties

Ravensprings, Brighouse, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

8 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 2 - 23 guests
2 - 23
8 bedrooms
8
5.5 bathrooms
5.5
no dogs allowed

Impressive 8 bedroom Mansion House with splendid Victorian features offering spacious comfortable accommodation for groups of friends or family, within reach of the Peak District National Park and the fine historical city of York and spa town of Harrogate for days out.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1950
Next availability:
from 01 November to 19 November 21 from 29 November to 21 December 21

Clouds Hill Holiday Home with Gym and Pool, Almondbury, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

5 bedroom Modern Country House, Brighouse 5 miles away

sleeps 4 - 10 guests
4 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed
5 star

Fabulous large holiday house with 5 bedrooms, ideal for large groups of friends or family, complete with stylish interior plus an indoor heated swimming pool and gym for relaxing holidays near the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Weekly Price from: £1572
Next availability:
from 28 September to 02 October 21

The Coach House, Thornton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Brighouse 7 miles away

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Quirky 3 Bedroom Holiday Home near the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £342

Old Forge Romantic Cottage, Bronte Country, Haworth, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Couple's Stone-Built Cottage, Brighouse 12 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Charming one bedroom holiday cottage with an excellent location in the heart of Haworth, ideally situated for discovering Bronte Country and fantastic for couples looking to enjoy a romantic break in this part of Yorkshire, can accommodate up to 4 if need be.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £330
Next availability:
from 31 August to 03 September 21 from 08 October to 12 November 21

Mathers Farm, Thurlstone, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

6 bedroom Rural Retreat, Brighouse 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 12 guests
1 - 12
6 bedrooms
6
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Stunning luxurious sleeps 12 country house in Yorkshire, complete with games room with air hockey table and warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, ideal for groups and situated conveniently close to the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2616
Next availability:
from 10 September to 22 October 21 from 22 November to 17 December 21

Rough Top Cottage, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Brighouse 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Welcoming 3 bedroom pet-friendly character cottage with a warming open fire and original features along with lovely countryside views, close to Hebden Bridge and well located for discovering Bronte Country nearby.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £500
Next availability:
from 27 August to 10 September 21 from 17 September to 01 October 21

Porter Bridge Barn, Stocksbridge, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, Brighouse 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 7 guests
1 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Riverside sleeps 7 holiday home, close to the Peak District National Park and pet-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £951
Next availability:
from 10 September to 17 September 21 from 24 September to 27 September 21

Keepers Log Cabin, Addingham, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Brighouse 18 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Stylish 2 bedroom modern log cabin with sauna and private hot tub, set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £780
Next availability:
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