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.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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 2016-07-29
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 2016-07-17
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. shmooj 2016-02-18
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 2015-10-11
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 2015-08-16
Linen provided Towels provided Cooker Fridge Washing Machine Television WiFi
Single Beds 1
Double Beds 1
Details 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 included in rent Bed linen and towels included 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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