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Mrs Ann Pickles

Holme House
Holiday Cottage

Holme House Lane,
West Yorkshire,
BD22 0QX


T. 01535 603292

M. 07956 521885


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Oakworth is a small Pennine village just two miles from Haworth, overlooking the Worth Valley, made famous by the filming of the classic 1970 film “The Railway Children”. Besides its close proximity to Haworth, Oakworth is within easy reach of the town of Keighley, offering a beautifully restored 5 mile branch Steam Railway. Nearby Haworth was home to the Famous Bronte family, who were much inspired by the surrounding moorland.

The Local Area


Haworth has a myriad of curiosity and antique shops, alleyways and cobbled streets creating a wonderful period atmosphere. All this against the backdrop of the Yorkshire countryside famously described in the novel Wuthering Heights.














Nearby the Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway, an authentic Steam Railway brought to prominence in the Film “The Railway Children”, makes a lovely day out with regular services to the old village of Oxenhope. The stations on this historic line have appeared in numerous screen productions including "The Railway Children", starring Jenny Agutter.

For those interested in the local Bronte heritage, Bronte Falls and Top Withins (believed to be the inspiration for novel Wuthering Heights) are only 1 mile from your front door.

The area is full of popular places to visit, including the Bronte Parsonage Museum, East Riddlesden Hall and The Museum of Rail.













Skipton, is less than 10 miles away, where there are street markets 4 days per week, and an ancient church. Skipton Castle, one of the finest medieval castles in the country, is well worth a visit, having dungeons, a spiral staircase and a moat. Skipton, is known as the gateway to Yorkshire Dales National Park, whose attractions include Bolton Abbey, Grassington, Malham Cove, the Settle to Carlisle railway crossing Ribblehead Viaduct, Ripley Castle, Newby Hall and Gardens and Brimham Rocks.

Hebden Bridge:












Only 5 miles away is the town of Hebden Bridge nestling in a steep sided valley with many interesting shops, cafes and walks. Hardcastle Crags, historic National Trust woodland, lies within easy walking distance of the town. Close by, is the hilltop village of Heptonstall, with ancient buildings including an old Grammar School and ruined church.













Around 10 miles to the north of Skipton is the beautiful old dales village of Grassington. With fabulous boutiques, cafes and inns, it is a fabulous place to spend the day.

Further Afield:

A little further afield are the cities of York, Leeds and Bradford where you can find theatres, the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (Bradford) exploring various places of interest relating to its industrial heritage. And finally, excellent nightlife and famously fantastic curries!

In Halifax you will find the Piece Hall and the famous Shibden Hall, again only 15 minutes away.

For any guests interested in waterways, only 15 minutes from the cottage you will find Bingley Five Rise Locks, or a gentle stroll by the Canals either by narrow boat or by foot!

True Well Equestrian:

Situated down the lane adjacent to Holme House Cottage is True Well Equestrian Centre, which is also owned and run by the Pickles family. The Centre has excellent facilities and access to miles of beautiful bridle tracks. True Well Equestrian can cater for all ages and abilities, and also offers stabling for visiting horses. To find out more about the Centre, please click here.

Holme House Holiday Cottage

Holme House Lane, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 0QX