Bring the family, including dogs, to my welcoming, warm self catering accommodation.
Moor Royd is a hamlet of five dwellings off the Barnsley to Manchester Road (A628), just beyond Millhouse Green, to the west of the Pennine market town of Penistone. The private property is down a lane, off the main road, surrounded by open fields.
Moor Royd House is the last house along the lane, which ends in my courtyard. The house was originally a farm, known as Bank Bottom Farm, by which name it is identified on some Ordnance Survey maps-ref. SE 21380182. In the 1970's, the majority of the land was sold, leaving the farmhouse and its buildings in about 2 acres of land. The surrounding fields remain in agricultural use.
Visitors can stay at Moor Royd House without a car, if they are prepared to do a little walking on the road and/or take a bus to reach the starting points of the many and various walks which exist in the area. Train travellers can be met at Penistone Railway Station.
For those who come by car, Moor Royd House is an ideal base for a holiday. Within easy distance are the glorious country areas of Derbyshire, North and West Yorkshire, as well as the much less well known but equally beautiful rural areas of South Yorkshire. For sightseeing excursions, one is "spoiled for choice", with Holmfirth ("Last of the Summer Wine" country), Barnsley, Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Halifax all offering their own amusements, historical sites and other attractions.
Most places in Yorkshire are within travelling distance for a day's outing. The cities of Manchester, Leeds and York are easily reached for any city-based activities not met by the places listed above.
The north boundary of the Peak District National Park is only one mile away. It is becoming increasingly popular but is still delightfully uncrowded compared with the better known areas.
Millhouse Green has two shops (one a Post Office/general store), between them catering for all basic foodstuffs. Penistone, the well-known market town, has more shops, including two supermarkets and a petrol station, and is about ten minutes drive along the back road.
There are two self-contained, well equipped, self-catering units at Moor Royd House. "The Old Farmhouse" is in a cottage style based on the main rooms of the farmhouse and can accommodate four adults, plus one or two children. "The Other Side", so called because it is across the courtyard from the main house, sleeps two people in a studio apartment. In addition, a smaller self-contained unit, "The Guest Suite", is also available.