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Calderdale Self Catering cottage, Stephenson House, Hebden Bridge, sleeps 12

Areas: Calderdale

Stephenson House
Hebden Bridge

Stephenson House, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 12

Pricing From: £1274.00

This detached, Grade II listed cottage, a converted farmhouse and attached barn, just one mile from Hebden Bridge can sleep twelve people in five en-suite bedrooms.

Stephenson House is a marvellous, Grade II listed, detached conversion of a farmhouse and attached barn, situated overlooking the Calder Valley just one mile from Hebden Bridge. The cottage can sleep twelve people in five bedrooms, including a super king-size four poster double with en-suite shower room, two super king-size double bedrooms (zip/link, can be twin on request) with additional single beds on request (one a large 3? 6? single bed and one a single stacker bed) and en-suite shower rooms, a king-size double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a ground floor king-size double (zip/link can be 2'6" twin on request) with en-suite shower room. There is also a kitchen with dining areas and sitting area, a utility, a dining room with electric stove, a sitting room with Hunter woodburning stove, a snug with Jotul woodburning stove and a mezzanine minstrel's gallery snug/library.

Outside there is ample off road parking, lockable bike and equipment storage, lawned gardens and elevated large flat playing field, a summerhouse with decking and a pond, two patio areas with furniture and a barbecue. There are also six acres of grounds with woodlands, wild pastures and streams to explore. For exploring the Yorkshire Dales with friends and family, Stephenson House is a perfect, luxurious retreat for all.


Surprise 70th Birthday Weekend Away
I found this little (although you can't call it little) gem when looking for holiday accommodation, which would sleep 8 people across 5 rooms, for a surprise weekend away to celebrate my Father In Law's 70th Birthday. My checklist was small e.g. 5 bedrooms, a couple of bathrooms, and a pool table located in a sociable area of the property. We weren't bothered where we went (to a degree) as long as the above was included. Lots of places came up in my endless searches but none were able to deliver everything we wanted, until Stephenson House appeared. I couldn't believe the price for what was included e.g. 5 bedrooms, all with their own en-suite/ private bathrooms, and two sitting areas (one with a half decent pool table, log burner and amazing features). I quickly made enquires, which were promptly answered by the lovely Emma who could not do enough for us, and before you knew it we were booked in. There were a few emails back and forth as I went into preparation overdrive, but Emma was extremely patient and helpful throughout. We arrived in the area over two hours early, so we could get our bearings and grab a pub lunch, but before we ate we headed up to the house to make sure we could find it ok (which we did, it's very simple). As we approached a gentleman was leaving the house and greeted us, asking if we were checking in. We advised we would be, but that we were VERY early and he simple told us to go on in, wishing us a lovely stay. We couldn't believe our luck, especially as we had a buffet to prepare before the Birthday Boy arrived. Going into the house we were greeted with a lovely personalise welcome note (which we had to replace with a decoy of our own), accompanied with a huge, freshly baked Lemon Drizzle cake (cooked to perfection) along with generous basic supplies e.g. milk, fruit juice, tea, coffee, sugar, logs, kindling, firelighters, matches, cleaning products, and toilet rolls. Now we've stayed in a lot of self-catering places, and have come to expect a complimentary toilet roll when we arrive, but always expect to have to pop out and buy some more at some point during our stay, but these toilet rolls must have been made by Mary Poppins herself. Both myself, and my husband had very runny noses, but the rolls just went on and on and on, and are probably still going on now - lol! Neither of us ended up with sore noses despite the texture of the tissue being half way between soft and rough, and the icing on the cake these toilet rolls are made of Bamboo, so very Eco-friendly. Needless to say I am now a Bamboo toilet roll convert and have ordered some for my own home. Anyway, enough about the toilet roll, the property itself is amazing. All of the rooms are very well sized, and the main sitting area is immense. The log burner and fireplace would normally be my main focal point when staying in a place like this, but I couldn't help my eyes wandering around the room, checking out all of the other quirky features. The views from nearly all of the rooms (up and down) are fabulous, come rain or shine (and we had both), day and night. Going to bed and looking out of the bedroom windows it felt like we were staring out of an aeroplane cockpit, due to the valley in front of the house. We didn't get much time to explore the area, as we couldn't drag the Birthday Boy away from the pool table for too long, but we plan to explore a lot more when we go back. We did however venture on a little walk up near Hardcastle Crags, and had a lot of fun finding our own trails. Hebden Bridge is less than a mile away and is not only pretty, but has everything you could need. What more can I say. It's perfect for a family break away, for any occasion, but particularly great for surprise gatherings. Tip: If you are planning a surprise, allow the unsuspecting guest to check out the kitchen, and dining area, whilst the rest of you wait quietly in the snug, but keep the door to the main sitting area closed. Eventually, after they?ve settled, take them up to view the bedrooms, leaving the master ?til last, and bring them back down the second set of stairs to reveal the main sitting area. The house is so big they won?t suspect there is another room downstairs, never mind one that big. You could even hide a second set of guests in there ;-)

Christmas 2019
A beautiful house in a stunning location! We arrived, with excellent directions from Emma, to find the house warm with fire lit in the 'barn and homemade mince tarts and handwritten note in the kitchen. The photos really don't do the property enough justice. As a party of ten, mixed ages, we had plenty of space. The bedrooms upstairs, all ensuite, are beautiful. The dining room comfortably seated everyone and the festive decorations added a wonderful touch. The kitchen provided enough room for 3 cooks and the living room, fondly referred to as the 'barn' by the family provided space to relax, play games (plenty provided & we only used one of the games we'd brought along) and a pool table enjoyed by all. Almost every window in the house provides an amazing view of the hills and the local town of Hebden Bridge and at night the children were entranced by the lights. We visited the town on 3 occasions and found everything we needed, including a very helpful dry cleaners who rushed a stained cardigan through for Xmas eve! One of the friendliest towns we've visited over the years. Around 6/7 miles away is the the town of Howarth, Bronte country. We visited on a day when the museum was closed but again found a delightful town with warm & welcoming local shops & eateries. Emma also put us in touch with Ian who arranged for a round of Golf on 2 occasions. The course is close by with yet again more amazing views. All in all, a fantastic holiday and we would definitely return. Our only notes on the property would be small; 1. Softer towels, 2. Headboards & thicker curtains in the downstairs bedroom (because of the room's configuration one of the beds is near an external door, with the other against the window), and lastly, 3. A few less cobwebs (both families visiting live in old houses & appreciate the pesky things arrive overnight, but some were quite extensive and a few under the stonework over the hob.

Fabulous house and location
We booked this property for our annual family get-together and could not have been more satisfied. Stephenson House is located at the end of a quiet lane in an elevated position, with magnificent views over the Mythholmroyd Valley. A Grade 2 listed farmhouse and barn, it has been renovated to a very high standard and it was a pleasure to live there for a week. Emma was extremely helpful and answered all queries quickly and courteously. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it.

Wonderful House and Great Location
A party of eight adults stayed in this lovely house last week for our yearly October holiday. The house and location are stunning. It was a pleasure to stay in such a great house with all you could need for a self catering holiday. Its in an ideal location for walking and also visiting the many interesting places in the area. Emma the owner put in touch with Keri who came in one evening and cooked a wonderful meal for us. This house certainly deserves its five star rating.

Superb house in wonderful location
We booked Stephenson House for our Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration with our children and grandchildren (6 adults and 5 children) and it turned out to be an excellent choice. The bedrooms are spacious and very well equipped, and each has an en-suite bathroom. The kitchen, dining room, snug and main living room provided plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing, and, as the weather was good, we made good use of the two (of three) patios. The views over the Mytholmroyd valley are beautiful, and it was a joy to sit out and simply look at the view. There is a (steep) path through the woods to the canal, and then it's about half a mile into the quirky town of Hebden Bridge, where there are lots of cafes and shops. Our hosts were very welcoming (via e-mail and text) and we arrived to find they'd left flowers and an enormous and delicious cream cake as a welcome gift. We had a lovely time all week.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
High Chair


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Woodburning stove and electric stoves
Electric range cooker with 4 ovens and 6 zone hob, built-in microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview (one with Roku Streaming), DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, portable WiFi speaker, WiFi, Nintendo Wii and games, folding pool/snooker table, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair
Ample off road parking
Lawned gardens and elevated large flat playing field, plus goalposts
Lockable summerhouse (for bike and equipment storage) with decking and pond, two patio areas with furniture and Weber BBQ, please provide own charcoal/ fuel
Six acres of grounds with woodlands, wild pastures and streams
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shops, pub and golf course 1 mile
Note: Grounds include steep banks, woods, unfenced ponds and streams, children to be supervised
Note: Catering available by prior arrangement with owner
Note: There is a spring water supply which is the only source of water
There is a three filter/high pressure pump system and ultraviolet light purification
Note: The six acres are for the private use of guests but there are two public footpaths crossing the grounds that are rarely used
Note: Maximum 12 guests plus 1 infant
Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
Note: No stag/hen or similar
CCTV in operation on the exterior of the property

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

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

Hardcastle Crags - 1.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gibson's Mill - 2.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Top Withens - 5.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Halifax, All Souls Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Copley, St Stephen's Church - 5.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bronte Parsonage Museum - 6.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Haworth, St Michael's Church - 6.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum - 9.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Burnley, St Peter's Church - 10.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

East Riddlesden Hall - 10.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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