Smallshaw Cottages

Sheffield, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1226 767506
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A light and bright converted milking parlour in a rural idyll with a BBQ hut, a spa overlooked by horses and a shared hot tub


4 places


Sleeping from 2 – 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A stunning spot, right on the edge of the Peaks. Charming owners Jim and Mary, who live here, have done a grand job converting four cottages, including your listed milking parlour. The sitting room is flooded with light, the feel is solid and homely, sofas are of the completely squishy variety, views are glorious, and games, books and DVDs keep everyone happy. 

The kitchen is filled with all you need for a leisurely supper round the farmhouse table, or a picnic by the barbecue hut outside. A biomass boiler gives you piping hot water, powerful showers and underfloor heating. A hot tub under the stars is shared and there’s a day spa to ease your limbs.

Upstairs you’ll find woollen blankets over feather duvets, deep set windows and more green views. There are stunning walks in any direction with footpaths starting from the door and a good pub just a couple of miles away.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking in such glorious countryside on the edge of Royd Moor
  • Wandering through the gardens or just sitting quietly in them enjoying the peace
  • Using the tennis court in the summer (bring your own kit.)
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You should know

  • There's a wind farm a few miles away which you can see from the cottages
  • Mobile signal and WiFi are patchy


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £56
Weekly price
from £390
Overnight spa breaks available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
1 Cottage for 2
From £561 bedroom
1 House for 6
From £1033 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £752 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £752 bedrooms



Beautifully presented farmhouse in immaculate grounds was a great base for our long weekend, we had a party of three couples and a dog. The dog absolutely loved the meadow for a game of ball. We made good use of the kitchen, outdoor seating, hot tub and also hired the BBQ hut (highly recommend!)

Sally, Leigh On Sea

Lovely stay at a gorgeous place.

Nikki, St Helens

We loved everything about our stay! Our cottage was spacious, clean, and comfortable, with everything we needed for a week of self-catering. The gardens are beautiful, with lots of lovely places to sit, and we were able to use the shared hot tub whenever we wanted to do so. The surrounding countryside is lovely too. Staff are friendly and helpful without being at all intrusive. The highlight is the spa with its multiple experience rooms and relaxing outdoor terrace. We particularly appreciated how overall numbers were kept low so that it wasn't crowded. And the treatments were top-quality!

Jane, Leeds

The cottage was lovely and comfortable and the setting is a beautiful place and very peaceful. We enjoyed our stay.

Frank, COLNE

Fantastic stay at Smallshaw Cottages. We have been back many times and the quality of accommodation is always superb. The hot tub, BBQ and tennis court facilities are great for relaxing at the end of the day’s visits to the many places to interest around Yorkshire. Will be back to stay very soon! Thank you Smallshaw Cottages.

Norma, Nottinghamshire

We we're absolutely blown away by the location, houses, views, everything about Smallshaw Farm Cottages. The rooms were all clean and tidy, the gardens and outdoor furniture were all very well kept. Mary & Jim are very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful weekend and the spa was a fantastic touch too! Thank you.

Leah, New Mills

The cottage , the spa nd the treatment were all first class .

Angela, Sheffield

We had a most enjoyable week staying in The Farmhouse at Smallshaw Farm. The accommodation is spacious and well equipped. The gardens are immaculately cared for. My friend and I spent a lovely few hours in the spa facility ending with a massage that was sooo good, I would highly recommend taking advantage of the spa during a stay here! The location is well situated for visiting the main attractions of the area and I can also highly recommend a night at the dogs! We had a great night out at The Owlerton greyhound stadium! Penistone is a short drive where you can find all your grocery needs.

Jacqueline, London

We stayed in The Farmhouse a beautiful place to stay in incredible surroundings. The Farmhouse was well presented and well equipped. Comfortable sitting room and separate dining room with a large kitchen. The hallway area and staircase are beautiful. Good sized bedrooms with comfortable beds and plenty of storage space. We didn't get the opportunity to make use of the garden and outside facilities as the weather was too cold but in summer this would be lovely to sit in. The welcome pack provided was an added bonus. Great base for exploring the beautiful countryside in the local area

Annette, Sheffield

Very impressed on arrival, beautiful setting, stunning views. We walked into a lovely warm cottage with under floor heating. The kitchen was well equipped, the owners provided a welcome tray-coffee,tea,hot chocolate, cereal, milk, jams and a home made lemon drizzle cake-delicious. The lounge and the beds were comfortable and the whole cottage very clean. On-site spa, perfect relaxing morning. There was use of an outdoor hot tub in the gardens which overlooked the countryside view. My only recommendation would be stepping stones over the lawn to the hot tub. Great cosy weekend.

Dawn, Lincoln

For a slice of peace and tranquility, look no further. The self-catering cottages here are beautifully fitted out and carefully maintained, and there's a genuine thought for the environment in the biomass boiler, which allows toasty underfloor heating and a constant supply of hot water. The spa is exquisite and a real surprise addition for what is otherwise a rural farm stay. Wonderful.

Laura, Sawday's inspector

We stayed in Bramble cottage for five days. We arrived on a wet and windy Yorkshire evening and the cottage was ''a port in a storm"'. It is very warm, quiet and comfortable. The cottage is larger than it looks on the website. The kitchen is well equipped and sofa was very comfortable. Our bed, and the quality of linen/towels was excellent. We enjoyed coming back to this lovely cottage.


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The neighbourhood

Penistone (reputedly the highest village in England) is the nearest village for shops and restaurants and ten minutes in the car. Here you'll also find a good farmers' market on Thursdays in a beautiful cruck barn. The Windmill Coffee Shop by the wind farm serves good home-cooked food and has a nursery for plants.

Local points of interest from Mary & Jim Booth

  • Within 500 acres of 18th century parkland, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the international centre for modern and contemporary art - 20 mins drive
  • Trans Pennine Trail, an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, it links the North and Irish Seas- 1 mile. Holmfirth, charming market town, home to the filming of the longest running BBC series - Last of the Summer Wine - 6 miles.
  • We offer spa breaks, with a Tuesday or Wednesday start day. From £95 to £120pp, prices include accommodation, a special continental breakfast, use of the outdoor hot tub and our Thermal Spa. Stay a second night for £25pp! See our website for more info.
  • Voted 'Britain's best Stately Home', Chatsworth House is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, a fabulous day out with plenty to see and do as well as a excellent stocked farm shop - 40 mins drive
  • Three Acres Restaurant, a top class restaurant offering the best of traditional English cooking with sophisticated, eclectic influence from all over the world - 30 mins drive
  • Cannon Hall, an award winning open farm, with an extensive adventure playground, restaurant and farm shop - 20 mins drive.


Mary & Jim Booth

This is Jim's family farm. He and Mary and their dogs live in the farmhouse and they've renovated all the derelict old buildings to create the holiday cottages. They love welcoming guests to their special part of the world.