Old Hay Barn Luxury Holiday Cottage - Guestbook

Lovely break. Cottage great, comfy, clean and well set out. Would definitely book again when down this way.

Pat, Wynne, Richard, Phillipa and Carol - Scotland, 

Fantastic cottage. Perfect for a bridal shower. Very clean and lovely animals. Thanks for the balloons and treats. Will visit again x

Em, Laura, Jem, Pam, Hazel, Nat & Nat - Stockport, 

Second time here, all had a fab time. Very relaxing. Really enjoyed the goats company. Standards equally as high as 2 years ago. Thanks for the cheese board and Prosecco and cake!

Simon, Anne, Faye, Joe, Terry, Deb, Callum, Kiera and the pooches Dolly & Tilly - Liverpool, 

What a beautiful place and such a lovely and cosy house & we just loved relaxing in the hot tub, watching the animals (especially inter-species contact, very funny) and eating lovely meals in the very well equipped kitchen. Shane has been distracted beautifully from feeling 50!! Thanks so much.

Alice, Shane, Niamh, Ulrick, Rosa, Maisie & Rudy - Shipley, West Yorkshire, 

A lovely base for our first visit to this part of the world. Very clean, quiet and some great walks. Fab weather and we had a wonderful day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Thanks for all the delicious goodies!

Tony, Prue, Jenny & Duncan - Gloucester, 

Another fab time, can't wait to come back :-)

Molly, Elsa, Gary, Vanessa, Anne, Keith, Jenny, Matthew & Lilly - Brighouse, West Yorkshire, 

What an absolute find! This cottage is fantastic for so many reasons - the attention to detail in the design, furnishings and ornaments; super comfy beds; the location is so private and yet only a short drive to Holmfirth; Amanda and Darren are really welcoming and responsive to queries...just a lovely holiday cottage all round. In this case the pictures really don’t do it justice. We’ll be back!

Joanna, Alfred and Reuben, 

Lovely cottage. Enjoyed the hot tub. Had a great time. Love the old features of the cottage. Definitely be back. Thank you xxx

Dunne Party - Shipley, West Yorkshire, 

We had a lovely stay! The cottage was beautiful well restored and modern. The hot tub which was phenomenal has outstanding features. Puss-puss and Sooty are very cute. We have got to say the eggs were delicious! Thanks for a marvellous stay at Old Hay Barn! :-) Many thanks for the Welcome Pack, delicious Brownies!

Anita, Phil, Marcus, Lucy, Matt, Angie, Miley & Noah - Hertfordshire, 

A perfect location to celebrate my Mum's 70th birthday! The barn, hot tub views and little, very generous extras made it a weekend to remember! Thank you so much. An outstanding , beautifully appointed house. We've had a super weekend.

Amanda. Andy, Katie, Liam, Joseph, Emily, Chris & Barbara - Lincolnshire, 

What a fabulous cottage. The little extras are very much appreciated. We loved collecting eggs and using the hot tub and fire. Definitely recommend to others and will probably return.

Pamela, Paul & John - Cambridgeshire, 

It's a yes from me and a yes from me.

Carol & Kevin D. - Freckleton, Lancashire, 

Lovely location - house is fab! Great little touches - thanks. Hope to return x

Donnelly & Dodgsons - Saddleworth, 

We have had a wonderful stay! It's a beautiful cottage with lovely owners. Thank you so much xxx

Jennie & Jamie - Norfolk, 

Perfect hosts, beautiful barn, added extras, comfy beds, plenty of towels provided, lovely powerful shower, spacious and hot tub was lovely.

L Slack - Sheffield, 

Wow! What an amazing place, the cottage is beautiful, very quirky and has everything you could imagine to need. We stayed with children and we could do baking, collected fresh eggs from the hens, played in the hot tub, went for woodland walks, walked the goats. It was just fantastic, the photos definitely do not do this cottage justice, a lot more spacious than it looks. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would return.

Carley L - Horsforth, Leeds, 

We had such a wonderful break! Old Hay Barn is absolutely beautiful, well equipped, wonderful views and we would definitely recommend it. We (2 families - 4 adults, 4 kids aged 6-11 and 1 dog) found the space so relaxing, everyone adored the hot tub, and there were some beautiful walks right on the doorstep. Amanda and Darren are on hand if needed but completely unobtrusive and very helpful. Loved it and may well be back! Also highly recommend the Huntsman Inn on the other side of Holmfirth for Sunday lunch.

Amy F - Middlesex & Newcastle, 

Beautiful house. Very clean! Lovely stay :-) * * * * *

The Bingley Crew - Bingley, 

Fantastic 3 night stay. Thank you so much all the lovely welcome touches. We will come back. Logan loved the walk with his new friends Amy & Betty. x

Paul, Tracey, Nichola, Rebecca, Craig, Cale & Logan - Stockport, 

Lovely stay at Old Hay Barn. Loved the hot tub and the fire. All the finishing touches in the house were really nice and thanks for the Welcome Pack. Calum enjoyed watching Mamma Mia.

Rachel, Lucy, Lisa, Lewis, Gregor, Jamie & Calum - Glasgow, 

Excellent stay at Old Hay Barn. Amazing cottage, highly recommended. Adults & kids had a blast, would definitely book again.

Lickley & Thompsons - Leeds, 

Thank you for a wonderful week in the Old Hay Barn. A very well equipped holiday accommodation with some very special touches! The spirit of community spirit was apparent on Christmas Eve as we joined the locals to sing Christmas Carols - that was something special, then Christmas morning the Band came to the Barn and played a few more Carols. Thank you again Darren & Amanda x

The Neales , 

What a lovely house - the fi ishing touches and were so thoughtful! Celebrating a birthday here was so nice - the hot tub was amazing. Thanks so much <3

Caitlin & friends - Huddersfield , 

What an amazing cottage we've stayed at. the Hot Tub was fantastic because when it was dark the lights that were in it were so cool. The beds were also really comfy as well! Mabel, aged 8.

Grandad's 70th, I loved it!!

The Whitakers & The Greens , 

Thank you, we had had a great week with our family at the weekend and us the rest of the week for my 70th birthday. Thanks for the balloons, thank you for the Welcome Pack. What a lovely cottage.

John & Susan , 

Fantastic week relaxing with friends.in a beautiful setting Great cottage furnished beautifully. Lots of provisions like condiments, tea coffee, washing up items, available in the kitchen available to help.
Lovely touch of complimentary drinks, cheeses and a cake on our arrival.
We explored the town of Holmfirth, and surrounding villages. We were able to walk to the local pubs The White Horse and The Red lion down in Hepworth Village which we found a short cut down past the church.
Hot tub was perfect
would recommend to any one.

Karen Clithero, 

Lovely cottage! Roy enjoyed spending his 60th birthday here. Thanks for the balloons! James loved his bed in 'The Den' and we all enjoyed a few games of hide and seek - lots of laughter. Hot tub is amazing. Fantastic week, thank you x

Lesley, Roy, Becky, Matt, Peter, James, Arthur & Benji (the dog) - Derby, 

We've had a brilliant stay, fabulous cottage, scenery and area but most of all 4 great friends spending some special time together - thank you xxx

Samia, Jayne, Heather & Sue - Sheffield, Coventry & Sutton Coldfield, 

Had a fantastic stay, just what we needed for a relaxing break in the fantastic 'Old Hay Barn'. Lots of lovely finishing touches, thank you for the wine, cheese & cake. Chutney was delicious. Would recommend to anyone a break in beautiful countryside. Thanks xxx

Saltaire Medical Practice Cabin Crew - Shipley, 

What a wonderful, immaculate place to stay - lots of unexpected little touches which made our stay even more special!
Hot tub was lovely to watch the sun go down. Walking the goats and collecting eggs was an amazing surprise for our two girls. We will be back ;-)

Linda E - Leicester, 

Beautiful setting, lovely house and decor. Such a relaxing stay, especially looking at the animals.

Thank you for having us!

Gemma, Sal, Laura, Jodie, Jodie, Mina & Bev - Glossop, 

Stayed for a week. Stunning Barn conversion with views to die for that we couldn’t fault. Brilliant hosts even left some beers and wine with a welcome pack. Would happily revisit.

Adam B - Romford, 

The weekend was everything we hoped for. The house, facilities, little touches, the views and the privacy were second to none!

Alyson, Charlotte, Gaynor, Mary, Monika & Kathryn - Nottingham, 

Our stay at Old Hay Barn was delightful! The cottage is beautifully decorated, and it was lovely waking up to find goats, sheep, ducks, a pony, and a cat all on our front door step. The views were stunning. I loved the Hot Tub and our two year old loved the Den. I cannot recommend it enough.

Amanda and Darren were on hand if we needed anything. Hope to go again!

Polly C - Dewsbury, 

What a wonderful weekend. The cottage simply could not have been better. Beautifully furnished, spotless, comfortable beds and equipped with everything you could need. And with a hot tub and a wood burner too - heaven! The solitude was wonderful and we loved watching the ducks parade past every morning! It was bliss - we didn’t want to leave! Thanks so much for the balloons (my birthday) wine and home made brownies - what a lovely touch. We will be back!!

Joanna Michaelides - Surrey, 

Thank you for a wonderful week! The house is stunning. The surroundings are beautiful. Also thank you for the wine & brownies! Hwyl Fawr x

The Richards Family - South Wales & Durham, 

We have all had a wonderful week here, a very big thank you for everything.

Mr Gibbs & Family - Conwy, Wales, 

Thank you so much for such an amazing stay at this beautiful house. When we saw the pictures we thought it looked good but in person it looks amazing! We love all the views as well as the sheep and goats (they're lots of fun). The hot tub was one of the best parts so thank you so much! Highly recommended! x

Spender Family - Kent, 

Came here last year with my friends and brought back my family as loved it so much. Gorgeous scenery and perfect cottage! Thank you x

The Stephenson Family - Wold Newton, Driffield, 

Absolutely amazing x :-) Beautiful, will come again x

Puddifer & Co - Oakham, Rutland, Liverpool & Shrewsbury, 

We had a short mid-week stay and didn't want to leave! Lots of love has gone into making this house stylish and comfortable and the hosts' extra finishing touches (cheese! brownies!) were hugely appreciated. Our six-month-old loved the farm animals, whilst we thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings. It's in a lovely peaceful spot, great for a BBQ with family or friends in the evening with the sun going down over the gorgeous view. Nice pub just a short walk down the lane. We highly recommend it!

Chris, Nat & Maya - Sheffield, 

We have all had an amazing time! Luxury well-equipped cottage, everything we had hoped for. Fantastic location. Very welcoming. The best place for a reunion!

Tracey, James, Katie & Charlotte from Leeds & Sarah, Jon, Matthew & Lucy from Sydney, Australia, 

A little pocket of Yorkshire paradise! We had a lovely chilled time. Thank you so muck for your wonderful hospitality. Deffo re-booking. Ivan enjoyed the views x

Sophie, Eleanor, Christie, Becs, Debbie & Ivan - Chesterfield, 

Very nice, beautiful views. Owners were lovely and very welcoming. Would recommend and love to return in the future.

Robyn, Emily, Freya, Mina, Toby, Charlie, Zak & Matthew - London, 

A great cottage in a beautiful setting. We appreciated your generosity in the ample provisions. We'd love to return.

Julie, Lynne, Fiona, Jane, Pauline & Judi - Market Rasen, Tealby & Lincoln, 

Amazing weekend at the Old Hay Barn , certainly a luxury cottage with everything we needed at hand. Lots of help before we even arrived with advise re dog friendly places to eat and lovely touches .....balloons and a chalk board with " Happy 16th birthday Jessica" for our daughter. Welcome pack , with chocolate brownies , drinks , cheese board ..............fantastic attention to detail . The hot tub with beautiful views was so lovely and the animals especially the goats were a big hit with the girls , very funny :) . We all loved the area and hope to visit again .
Thank you so Amanda and Darren

Fiona Egerton, 

This property is absolutely outstanding both inside and out. Exceptionally welcome pack on arrival which we were informed of before so didn’t need to bring things we would have normally. Was just as comfortable as being at home. Already booked for next year.

Ms H Unwin - Rotherham, 

A fantastic weekend for Natalie's forthcoming wedding. A beautiful well equipped cottage with lovely views. Loved the animals especially the goats and ducks. Lovely weather made it a perfect, chilled out weekend.

Natalie, Laura, Emily, Chelse, Julie, Patricia, Aisha & Dawn - Normanton, 

We have had a wonderful week, celebrating Vicki's 30th birthday. We have been quite lucky with the weather, enjoyed some lovely walks with the dogs and enjoyed spending time in the hot tub. Thank you for the lovely welcome gifts. We look forward to another visit xxx

Sarah, Paul, Max, Thea, Vicki, Phil & Florrie + Oakley & Tosh (the dogs), 

All over! Thank you for a really lovely stay, the house is beautiful! Thank you for the welcome cheese and wine :-) we lucked out on the weather too!

Amy, Su, Beth, Zara, Beccy & Bex , 

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. What a beautiful place, so clean and cosy. We are sorry to leave the hot tub & cat. Thank you so much too for the 60th decorations and wine & cheese. Much appreciated.

Ann, Anne, Anita, Diane, Elaine and Julie - Hessle, Hull, 

A wonderful weekend break in your beautifully presented barn conversion. Everything tastefully done with stunning views and so tranquil. Already booked for our return visit next year. Highly recommended - the hot tub and views made for special evenings to share with friends.

Chris Batez, 

Many, many thanks for a wonderful weekend. We have had a lovely time, chilled and relaxed, would love to come back again xxxxxxxx

Tracey, Deb, Pam, Lydia, Chloe, Danni, Jade & Laura - Langwith, Nottinghamshire, 

The Old Hay Barn (OHB) is a beautiful cosy property full of original charming features such as the wooden beams in the high roofs and the exposed stone walls. The property itself is placed in the heart of a stunning valley with superb views in all directions, especially from the luxury hot tub. Nearby there are a plethora of gorgeous scenic walks to take advantage of and a great little boozer in the village (10min walk from OHB) to call in on your way home.
The owners of the OHB Amanda and Darren are brilliant hosts and are always on hand if anything is required; for example - a bulb went in the bathroom and Darren was there within 30 minutes to change it. The extra attention to details such as the freshly baked brownies, local cheeses, continental wines, balloons and birthday message were a lovely and completely unexpected extra touch that was thoughtful and just highlights the care and attention that has gone not only into the renovation of the property but also the hospitality that is on offer .
Would definitely return to the Old Hay Barn in the future and hope to soon.

Daniel Rowe, 

The Old Hay Barn is beautiful. We had a lovely weekend with all the family for Easter Sunday lunch then the rest of the week we chilled. They all enjoyed the hot tub and we all enjoyed the comfy beds. The little touches made our visit extra special, thank you.

Norman & Sheila - North Wales, 

We have had an amazing time at Old Hay Barn, the Barn is beautiful. lovely and clean, all the small touches are perfect, thanks, the Roberts family xx p.s. Thanks for my balloons & welcome pack

Janet, Michelle, Claire, Andy, Ben, Laura & Connor - Manchester & Sale, 

Beautiful cottage, wonderful small touches that made it special. Fab Hot Tub! Loved collecting the eggs, thank you xx

Julie, Ange, Sylvia, Glenda, Jacquie, Emma, Ellen & Kathryn - Bradford & Market Harborough, 

What am amazing cottage, you have thought of everything. We have all had an amazing time and will definitely be back. The welcome pack was greatly received :-)

Jess, Russ, Sue, Oliver, Sarah, Liley & Duke - Penistone & Doncaster, 

We have had a very relaxing stay in your beautiful cosy cottage! Would definitely recommend to family/friends. Thanks for the welcome gifts.

Nicola, Lyndsey, Emily, Rachel & Sharisse - Warwickshire, 

What a wonderful stay we had in this beautiful and well equipped cottage. Welcomed with flowers, prosecco, cheese board, cakes and snacks a very good first impression! Even dog treats for our little furry friend.

The cottage was well designed and thoughtfully kitted our for a cosy stay in the stunning countryside. Comfy beds, sofas and a hot tub along with everything you need in the kitchen to cook, even a slow cooker and steamer. Very helpful owners on hand if you need them. Testing the hot tub water each day reassuring. Nice little village pub strolling distance and stunning scenery and walks from the doorstep. Would return again and highly recommend it .
If you are taking a dog take a long leash as the garden isn’t secure and there is a cat and chickens to tempt it to run off!

C Nash - Bridgnorth, Shropshire, 

Beautiful! Really made my birthday special, we all had a wonderful weekend. Thanks! x

Jade, Rachel, Luana, Jordan, Nicola and Vali - Sheffield, 

What an amazing find in beautiful Yorkshire. Fantastic accommodation and great, thoughtful hosts - we loved every minute and hope to return - will certainly be recommending you to our friends and family :-) :-) xx

Helen. Mary, Maurice, Matthew, Troy, Donna & Ethan - Derby, Tamworth & London, 

Beautiful well equipped cottage for my 40th birthday celebrations, balloons, wine, cake & flowers a lovely touch. Delicious cheeseboard. I don't think there's anything you haven't thought of. Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Hope to return in the future. x

Louise, Sue, Dianne & Jo, 

Had the most amazing weekend for my 60th and Elsa's 4th. What an amazing place, just like home. Hot Tub was great. The place is a credit to the owners.

Anne, Jen, Vanessa, Lynn, Jenny, Elsa & Molly - Brighouse, Huddersfield, 

Had a lovely weekend in your beautiful cottage. Comfy, clean and cozy. An amazing place!

Ali, Cat, Sarah & Francine (ng girls) - Nottingham, 

Had a fabulous weekend celebrating Joy's 60th birthday is this beautiful cottage & surroundings. The hot tub was an added bonus & was amazing!! Thank you for your welcome gifts x.

Joy, Jill, Liz, Deb & Sue - Nottingham & Durham, 

A wonderful, well equipped 5 star cottage booked as a surprise by our family for Jeff's 60th. A lovely welcome pack on arrival, flowers, cheese board and even a display of 60th birthday balloons! Very peaceful relaxing holiday and loved the hot tub.

J & G Evans & Family - Westhoughton, Bolton, 

Thank you for welcoming us all. This has been a wonderful holiday cottage for us all to gather, relax and enjoy the fresh air. We will spread the word. All the boxes ticked!!

J Lonsdale & Friends & Dogs - Northumberland, London & Cornwall, 

Cosy, lovely views, fantastic local pubs. 5* accommodation - immaculate cottage, nice walks, such an amazing hot tub. Facilities have all you could possibly want! Thank you, we (Lynne & Vanessa) are returning in 4 weeks time, just loved it so much!

Gary, Vanessa, Kel, Lynne, Oliver, Molly & Elsa - Brighouse, 

We had an amazing family Christmas! Lovely house, beautiful location. Hot tub on Christmas Day was a treat! And thank you so much for the little extras, even a gift for the little one! x

The Benjamin. Murray, Woodward, Edwards & Coleman family - Lancashire, Leigh, Leeds & South Wales, 

What a beautiful cottage, just perfect for our mini holiday. Love the personal touches, presents for the kids, wine & cheese for adults. Have had a fantastic time. Thanx

Thank you for the lovely experience over the past 4 days. Could not have wanted for anything, rain, snow, sunshine, you provided everything.

The Hydes & Goodwins - Gold Coast, Australia & Nottingham, England, 

Darren & Amanda thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We had a fabulous time. It really is the nicest cottage we have stayed in. The welcome gifts really make is special! xx

Mark, Emma, Ella, Amber & Polly - Leeds, 

Fantastic cottage, absolutely immaculate. Best one we've ever stayed in by far!

Sue & Jo, 

This is the cutest cottage I have ever seen!


We have had a 'perfect' weekend and the 'Bride to be' has had a lovely time! Great times in the Hot Tub under the stairs!

Cottage had everything we needed and more! Loved the personal touches! Thank you very much! xx

Laura P, 

Thanks for the nice time. The Hot Tub was great and I enjoyed egg collecting.

Alfie W, 

THANK YOU - for a wonderful weekend. This is a 5* cottage!! Stunning views, excellent start in the hot tub! Could not have wished for anything better. Would return again. Fantastic hosts with all amenities catered for. Darren and Amanda you are the best!!

M. Coley, 

We had a great time last week and the Old Hay Barn does you credit. The welcome “pack” was fantastic, specially the cheeseboard. That was so unexpected. Nice one. Thanks again for providing a great base of operations. Take care, we will recommend you to our friends with glowing praise.

P Marshall, 

Thank you for an amazing weekend. The cottage is beautiful and the location just perfect. The Hay Barn is well equipped and immaculately clean. The garden has such a beautiful view which was enjoyed even more from the hot tub with a glass of fizz! Thank you for the wine and cheese board, a lovely surprise. An added bonus was the local pub, lovely food and staff (take a torch for your return!!). The Carding Shed is definately worth a visit (I came away with the most AMAZING shoes!). Would love to return in the future as I can't find a fault with this amazing cottage. Thanks again, Nicola.

Nicola Stephenson, 

Dear Darren & Amanda

Thank you so much for such a lovely cottage. We really appreciated all the extra little touches. Even the baby settled in as if she were at home.

We really hope to come again. Good luck with the farmhouse.

Many thanks again, love Kat, Will, Lyra, Sue & Tim


Dear Darren and Amanda

Congratulations that you have been married for 4 weeks. I hope for the best future for you guys. Thank you for letting my family and I stay at your wonderful place and hope to see it again. It is amazing. Thank you again.

Love from Alana, Logan, Auntie Dawny, Mum, Dad and Roxie. Good luck xxx

Alana Kirby, 

Me and a group of friends stayed here for the weekend. Absolutely stunning, the owners have clearly put a lot of love and hard work into this Barn conversion. Beautifully decorated and expertly finished. The views are amazing overlooking the farm and woodland. Especially from the hot tub and raised garden. Hot tub is a great addition (as was the built in Bluetooth) perfect for the bbq area available. Complimentary cheese and Brownies was a nice touch. Thank you Darren and Amanda for having us. We will almost certainly be making a return.

Mr A Roberts, 

Exceeded Expectations

The conversion that Darren and Amanda have done to the barn is exceptional! Beautiful place and stunning location would absolutely recommend staying here to anyone. Plus the pub (the butchers arms) 5 mins walk down the road is also fantastic! Food was excellent.

Mr A Downer, 

We just spent a lovely weekend in The Old Hay Barn. The decor is beautiful and the cottage is immaculate, with very comfy beds. It is in a very peaceful setting and the view over the fields of sheep from the sun loungers or hot tub on the terrace is lovely. We arrived to a well-stocked house, even including wine, cheese and cake - we really did feel welcome! There is a nice pub a few minutes walk away. Lots to do in the area and we hardly managed any of it (too much time in the hot tub?) so will definitely be returning. Thank you Darren and Amanda for a lovely weekend.

Lucy Cunningham, 

Spent Monday to Friday in this beautiful barn, 2 families of 4. Lots of space for us all. Attention to detail was fantastic, they have thought of everything!!! The barn is finished to a very high standard, the beds and bedding are the best I've ever slept in. The hot tub outside was very relaxing, sat listening to only the trees and sheep with a glass of bubbly while soaking was just the icing on the cake for me! Darren and Amanda were very helpful, our welcome gift of a cheese board and wine and cake was very thoughtful. This is a very special place to relax and switch off. 5 stars from me!!

Anne clifton,