Smallshaw Cottages

Sheffield, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1226 767506
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£56 - £143
per night
£390 - £995
per week

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

£56 - £143 per night

£390 - £995 per week

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



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


Booking information

Other details
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.


We celebrated our 10 year university reunion with an overnight spa break at Smallshaw, staying in the Farmhouse. We had the most incredible and relaxing visit. The cottage was beautifully appointed with everything we could need, comfortable beds, and the most incredible garden views. The spa treatments were wonderfully relaxing and just what we needed. We are already planning our return! Thank you

Kim, Loughborough

Just beautiful, a piece of Yorkshire, spectacular views, lovely cottage with everything you need for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. Would highly recommend.

Caroline, Barnsley

This is my second stay at The Farmhouse and I came with my family this time. The facilities are lovely with far more equipment in the kitchen than you would expect in a self-catering property. A great base for day trips in the area and a cosy but spacious place to return to. Hope to come back in the future.

Catherine, Llanfairfechan

Just returned from an amazing weekend at these cottages. Super comfortable and fully equipped not to mention the most relaxing time and treatment at the spa. 5 stars!

Raheela, Leeds

Had the most amazing stay. The staff were truly amazing and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay. Travel to stay with a group for a friends 40th and we couldn’t believe the value for money! The accommodation is outstanding and the spa was something else. The treatments were wonderful I couldn’t fault a thing. The accommodation was kitted out with high end products and lots of extras for tea coffee and breakfast. Great wow factor. I will definitely be going again!

K, Leeds

Such a wonderful way to spend my 40th birthday with my friends. The whole experience at Smallshaw was amazing from start to finish. The cottages are perfect in an idyllic setting and the exclusive spa was lush!

Gemma, Ilkley

What a fantastic place to stay! Myself, husband, parents and our dog stayed in Rowan Cottage. It was so beautiful with everything you could ever need! Set in such a peaceful location either amenities close by. We will be booking to come back and would definitely recommend to anyone! Especially with having a dog it was perfect to go on walks. There is lots of information provided! Can't wait to come back!

Rebecca, Nottingham

Great location, fab cottages we hired them all. They were spotless clean and well equipped. We had a great weekend would highly recommend. We will definitely be back.

Tracy, Sheffield

Stunning as always, highly recommended

Rebecca, Worksop

Our third visit this year, this time with our elderly Mum. The weather was perfect, the cottage clean, comfortable and well equipped, we discovered new places to visit and really enjoyed the garden. Thank you Jim and Mary for all your hard work.

Sue, Leeds

We had a wonderful time at smallshaw cottages. The site is beautifully kept with gorgeous views and very peaceful. The spa is a real bonus. The cottage had everything we needed and the beds and pillows super comfy. We couldn’t resist lighting a small fire one evening in the log burner where everything had been provided. We didn’t use the bar b q hut as there was only two of us but hope to bring the family back soon. One small suggestion, a roller blind on the back door might be a nice addition to give privacy when using the downstairs wet room which was an added luxury we really appreciated.

Dawn, Worthing

We all loved our stay at the Farmhouse, it was great for our family of 6 plus our dog. The house is spacious, beautifully designed, with lovely fireplaces and breath-taking views from the windows. The surrounding area is gorgeous, having breakfast in the garden watching the horses nearby was enjoyed by all of us. The hot tub is excellent for relaxing with a glass of wine (or a juice for the kids) in the evening after a good day's hike.

Evita, Oxford

Fantastic cottage nestled in a stunning location with panoramic views. The facilities were great and it was lovely to be able to use the spa, hot tub and grounds. Very dog friendly but the only thing lacking was a secure area to let the dog out for a wee last thing at night. Will definitely be making a return visit!

Alison, Huddersfield

Brilliant Rowan Cottage. Definitely 5 star as it said by the door. Great location superb kitchen. Fabulous!

David, Bedford

Birch cottage had everything you could need for a self-catering trip and was so beautiful and comfortable! The location is stunning and the views are gorgeous from every window. The breakfast hamper was great, especially when we realised there was already milk in the fridge! We visited the spa twice and were so impressed - this was definitely one of the nicest we've been to in terms of facilities, cleanliness and atmosphere. We used the hot tub one evening which was clean and easy to operate, and very private despite being shared. Thank you so much for a perfect little break!

Emily, Bradford

A really well kept and organised property - the surrounding gardens are beautiful too. An amazing location for a family holiday - Thanks to Mary and Jim for making this holiday on to remember for us and the kids

Simon, Naxxar Malta

The cottage and the surrounding area were gorgeous. Clean, cosy and very spacious. It had everything we needed. The kitchen was very well stocked equipment wise so you could cook everything as you would at home. The spa was fantastic. It had fabulous facilities and friendly helpful staff. Our treatments were great and everything was well explained and we had lots of choice. Checking in and out were straightforward although booking and the confirmation emails got a bit confusing as automated emails came with slightly different information on but this was easily sorted.

Nicky, Sheffield

The spa is gorgeous! The beautifully restored barns offer self catering accomodation with everything you need to have a home-from/home stay, as well as plenty of local eateries and takeaways should you prefer. The setting (and glorious weather) couldn’t have been more perfect for the festival style hen party that had been planned for our long weekend stay. The views on every side are spectacular and the large paddock area was perfect for the “festival” area. Mary & Jim couldn’t have done anymore to make our stay perfect. Highly recommend Smallshaw farm spa & cottages.

Katie, Sheffield

A wonderful stay. A beautiful location, top quality accommodation with great facilities. Perfect for families.

Tom, Manningtree, Essex

Absolutely sensational stay, facilities, location and state of cottages, spa and grounds above par. Only teeny tiny gripe is the DVD player didn’t work so we had to cast our phones for a movie morning but other than that everything was great . There was tons of room meaning we could have a collective space to celebrate the hen do and bride to be but also have areas if we needed a bit more time out or time to ourselves . The weather almost threatened our stay but the snow only served to make the landscape more picturesque and beautiful. I’ll never forget the views !

Sarah, Earl Shilton

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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.