Gainest Cottage

Calder Valley, Halifax, Yorkshire
  • 2+1
  • 1
  • Pet Friendly

Looking for a romantic bolthole for a cosy break away together? Gainest Cottage is perfect for you. Situated in the beautiful Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, it offers the ideal place to explore the area or just sit and relax in a beautiful setting.

  • A romantic retreat for two
  • The local pub is a few doors down
  • Country and canal walk surround the property and the Yorkshire Moors are close by

About Gainest Cottage

A traditional Yorkshire house dating back to the 17th Century, Gainest Cottage is named after the original Gainest Cottage which was the first Weslayan Sunday School probably in the country. It was situated just up the nearby hill called Gainest and was sadly demolished by the local authority for road improvements in the 1960's. The owners' great great grandfather purchased several of the local cottages from the estate of JE Wainhouse in 1887 because he and his ancestors had been born in them. He lived in the original Gainest Cottage and when his daughters married, he gave them one of his cottages to live in, the local pub 50 yards down the road has been named after the great man himself.

Recently and lovingly restored, the cottage has been refurbished to reflect modern day living whilst still keeping all the character with the old beams, inglenook fireplace and stone walls, Gainest Cottage makes an ideal romantic retreat.

Cosy up in front of the fire together, lazy about in the super-king bed reading your favourite books or venture out and walk on the stunning Yorkshire moors and dales, Gainest Cottage really offers it all.

Find out how Gainest Cottage was renovated into the holiday house that it is now here.

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"We have spent a lovely fortnight here waiting for our first grandson to be born and then being nearby after he arrived. Beautiful cosy cottage with a fantastic bed, soft linen and fluffy towels. Great walks nearby for our dog Dilys, in particular Shibden Hall and all the canals. Thank you Jane for all the information we hope to be back again one day."

Kay & Barry Rees - January 2018

"Thank you Jane and Rob, loved my long stay. The cottage was everything I hoped for and more. Very comfy and cosy, well equipped and a great location. I did lots of walking in and around town and out in the beautiful hills. Had my fair share of flat whites in so many coffee shops. Thank you for being so responsive to all of my questions. If I am this way again I would love another stay, maybe when the weather is better!"

Lenora, British Columbia, Canada March 2017

"Thank you for this opportunity to stay in this delightful cottage. A wonderful renovation job, looking forward to my return. Thank you again."

Carole May 2016

"A beautiful cottage, ideally located and so well equipped. A real 'home form home'. Thank you"

Viv and Gunter Germany April 2016

"We had a great stay in this cosy cottage we will have to come again. Thank you"

Carol & David Selby North Yorkshire Summer 2016

"We have had a wonderful week in your beautiful cottage. Thank you"

Sandra & Kevin Gateshead August 2016

"We have really enjoyed our stay in your beautifully renovated cottage. Thanks for everything!"

Julia & Anthony Ball USA Summer 2016

"Thank you for a lovely weekend in your beautiful cottage, we had a very restful time. Many Thanks"

Wendy & Nigel Ipswich June 2016

"We have had a wonderful time staying in your lovely cottage, we had everything that we needed. Thank you"

Kym & Jim Queensland Australia May 2016

"Wonderful stay a home away from home."

Trev & Beth From Vancouver BC May 2016

What makes this area
So special...

You will find the local pub a few steps away from your front door. Hebden Bridge is a small town around 15 minutes drive and has a wealth of independent shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants. Within an hour's drive of Leeds, York and Manchester.

Property details

Gainest Cottage: Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom with 1 bathroom. South facing garden, and on street parking.

Ground Floor

Sitting room: Seating for four, inglenook fireplace with gas cast iron stove, SMART TV with Freeview, DVD player, IPod docking station, table and four chairs, DVDs, games and books.

Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave.

First Floor

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2), Super king-size bed that can be made into two singles.

Bathrooms: Bath with shower overhead, heated towel rail.


Garden with large patio and seating, rear courtyard.



What you need to know

Cot and booster seat available

2 dogs welcome

Sofa bed which can also be made up on request

Folding Z bed available for a child which can be placed in the bedroom

The property has a steep staircase with the top step being higher than others (warning notice in place)

It is not possible to fit stair gates to the top or bottom of the stairs so parental care must be taken

Steps from the road to the front door

There is a low wall at the end of the garden, please ensure children are supervised at all times.


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