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May Cottage
Hebden Bridge

May Cottage, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 3

Pricing From: £244.00

This 18th century, Grade II listed, end-terraced cottage on the banks of the Rochdale Canal near Hebden Bridge, can sleep three people in two bedrooms.

May Cottage is a wonderful holiday home, situated on the banks of the Rochdale Canal, one mile from Hebden Bridge. The cottage is a Grade II listed, 18th century cottage with a double bedroom, a single room and a bathroom on the first floor and an open plan living space on the ground floor. This space includes a sitting area with a woodburner set into a feature fireplace, a kitchen and a dining area, and outside there is an enclosed courtyard with furniture and roadside parking is 1 min walk away.

In a great spot for walking and cycling, and uncovering the history of the nearby towns and villages, May Cottage is a lovely holiday base, all year round.


May Cottage was lovely and in a perfect peaceful location with great walks up and down the canal to other villages the owners were very helpful
Mr Barker

May Cottage is in a lovely position on the Rochdale Canal. It has many features of an old cottage which appealed to me, including a stone inglenook fireplace, stone staircase to the upper floor and wooden beams on the ceiling and around the staircase. There was a delightful small front garden and private patio area with table and chairs provided. The cottage is very well equipped with everything needed for a weeks holiday or even longer. Being alongside the canal it is quiet and peaceful, and in an ideal location for canal lovers and walkers like myself. I will most definitely return and would recommend this to anyone.
Mr Carter

Could be great but not where it counts unfortunately
Booked this for five nights in February. Firstly, we really appreciated that the property was available for us after the terrible flooding in the area on Boxing Day. Almost every other building around us was either uninhabited or in the process of being refurbished. In contrast, May Cottage is very well decorated and, if they did have any damage, they've done a fantastic job in getting it back on the market. The cottage is nice and compact with wood floors downstairs and carpeting upstairs except for the wood floors in the bathroom. We loved the location on the canal and it's only a 20 min walk into Hebden Bridge along the canal path (which can be muddy so take some boots). That said, it is on the main road between Burnley and Halifax and so there's pretty much constant noise from traffic all day. Because of the location between the road and the canal, this isn't the kind of place you'd bring young children. There were a few things that made our stay less pleasant than we'd have liked and, unfortunately, these were key to an enjoyable stay. The first was the bed which slopes into the centre leaving me with a painful back each morning unless I was very careful to sleep a certain way. Couple that with the road noise and it's easy to see why getting a lie in was difficult. The second was the heating. We spent many hours in bed upstairs because we just couldn't get the living area warm even with the two radiators on full blast and the stove going the best we could get it going. Thankfully, we read comments from others in the guest book about how to use the portable thermostat and so could at least get upstairs warm. Getting downstairs above about 18 or 19 degrees in the evening was impossible so we spent a lot of time under blankets, even using the duvet from the spare room to keep cosy. Finally, and I think this is something that really needs sorting, we found it really hard to get the bathroom plumbing to work well enough for consistent showers and baths. The taps on the bath have to be turned off very hard to stop water coming out and the lever to turn between shower and bath is broken off making it hard to move and even harder to know which is which the first time you turn it on. My wife didn't appreciate a wet head the first time! When in the shower you're battling between too hot and too cold and running a bath takes ages because, if you run it quickly, you only get tepid water. We called the landlords for help with this the first night and they told us that because of the water pressure into the property the flow is too fast for the boiler unless you slow the water down. Well, we have mains pressure into our house in the northeast and our Worcester boiler doesn't bat an eyelid and pours out lovely hot water all the time. Maybe the boiler needs upgrading. We did manage some baths but, as we had to run the water so slowly, we had trouble keeping the bath water hot and it took ages to fill. Finally, it's really hard not to get water on the floor when you have a shower and when you wash up in the kitchen. Because of the way the surfaces aren't true, water flows over the edge of the bath and even through the shower curtain as well as down the cupboard side in the kitchen. We tried our best! We enjoyed our stay but it's unlikely that we'd stay again or recommend the cottage to anyone as there are so many others to choose from out there.

I felt very comfortable in May Cottage. The property has been done up very nicely with minimal d?cor so it doesn't feel cluttered. The shower was particularly nice and just in general the facilities are very high standard for a rental cottage, including a nice big telly for rainy days and lazy nights in.
Ms Robertson

The Cottage was beautifully decorated, lots of added little extras to make the trip special. We appreciated the tourist guides and leaflets which helped us make the most of the trip! We would definitely stay here again.
Miss Robinson



Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Single Beds

Double Beds


Gas central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Roadside parking 1 min walk away
Bike storage
Enclosed courtyard with furniture and small front paved garden
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop 1 min walk, pub 3 mins walk
Railway station 20 mins walk
Note: Cottage has steep and uneven stone internal stairs
Note: Cottage very close to Rochdale canal, children to be supervised
Note: Cottage set 25 yards from main road behind another row of houses
Minimal noise may be heard

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Hardcastle Crags - 2.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gibson's Mill - 3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Copley, St Stephen's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Halifax, All Souls Church - 5.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Top Withens - 5.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Bronte Parsonage Museum - 6.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Haworth, St Michael's Church - 6.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum - 9.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

National Media Museum - 10.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Colour Experience - 10.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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