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Pack Horse Stables

Blackshaw Head near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 5595)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved Pack Horse Stables!"

    It is perfect for a couple like us and the surroundings are spectacular. We found the property perfectly cosy and comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped. The hot-tub is a real winner - lazing in there at the end of the day, overlooking such beautiful countryside was a super holiday treat! We really appreciated the warm welcome from Vicki and the delicious shortbread that awaited our arrival. If Pack Horse Stables wasn't such a long drive from our home, we would be regular visitors! Given the wonderful welcome Vicki gave us, we hesitate to offer any suggestions. Vicki: we really don't want you to think of this as criticism but we read somewhere (in your info folder, perhaps) that you invited suggestions; none of our following suggestions would have substantially improved our stay (as I wrote above, we were perfectly cosy and comfortable) but they might be simple ways of taking your five-star property to five-star-plus!! We would recommend compiling all your key information in one place (that info folder) rather than having notes stuck on the walls and bundles of paper, maps and leaflets in drawers and on shelves, and leave the folder somewhere prominent - it was several hours after we arrived that we found it and at first, we assumed there wasn't one. Having stayed in several AirBnB properties (I appreciate yours strictly isn't one but it is marketed on AirBnB), there are some kitchen staples that are often provided that you could consider providing - milk, sugar, coffee (I think there may have been tea but we don't drink it), bread, cooking oil, for example. Whilst the shortbread was delicious, when we arrived we couldn't make a cup of coffee to go with it! We would have found a simple lemon/lime juicer useful in the kitchen - comes in handy for making cocktails! Another tea-towel or two wouldn't have gone amiss (I know we could have asked you for this but it didn't really cause any major problem) and possibly access to another couple bath-towels (we were lucky to have glorious weather so it was easy to dry our towels but if it had been wet, we would have struggled). I hope you find these suggestions helpful. Thanks again for such a brilliant week.

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely location, huge bed, log burner, gorgeous weather."

    Reviewed by DaleMar 2022

  • "The perfect cottage for a countryside getaway!"

    It’s been beautifully renovated so is very comfortable, while maintaining lots of character and charm. Lots of amazing walks from the doorstep. The hot tub and wood stove mean that even if the weather isn’t great for walking, you will still have a lovely cozy time. The hosts were really friendly and quick to respond to any questions. I hope we’ll be back!

    Reviewed by FrancescaFeb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location with superb rural views."

    Reviewed by TracySep 2021

  • "The cottage is situated in a very idyllic place- beautiful scenery and very peaceful."

    It contained everything we needed for a lovely, relaxing holiday and we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2021

  • "The property is in a good location, remote but within 5 minutes walking distance of a friendly pub (note: due to Covid-19, opening hours were restricted)."

    Also lots of good pubs, restaurants and shopping facilities within easy reach. The owner was extremely helpful and accessible. The Hot Tub was a real plus!

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Vicky & Peggy were very welcoming under extremely difficult circumstances!"

    The cottage is beautiful. Surrounding area breathtaking. The hot tub was lovely after a day of walking! Good facilities and most importantly to us, a very comfortable bed!! We would highly recommend the cottage to others!

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful hot tub was a bonus the walks were lovely the owner ..."

    The cottage was beautiful hot tub was a bonus the walks were lovely the owner vicky and Peggy lovely people would recommend it to anyone bit of rain didn’t dampen our experience lovely place

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2019

  • "Enjoyed every minute from entering the cottage."

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2019

  • "Was wonderful."

    Everything and more you could ever wish for. No dissapointments. So cosy , clean ,wish we could of stayed longer.

    Reviewed by CarolJan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, warm & welcoming."

    Stunning location, fabulous hot tub for chilling out & star gazing. Lovely hosts, & great local pub with proper Yorkshire welcome. Perfect for our Christmas break.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2017

  • "Fantastic cosy cottage."

    Brilliant if your a walker and don't want to move your car for the week. Walks straight on your doorstep. Underfloor heating makes the cottage very cosy and hot tub an added bonus

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2017

  • "I couldn't recommend this beautiful cottage more - it's fantastic."

    The location is beautiful, and the cottage has been renovated to the highest standard with the perfect decor. Will definitely be returning!!

    Reviewed by ZoeDec 2016

  • "Fantastic location cottage was very clean and well equipped"

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One Super king-size double bedroom
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, single sofa bed and woodburner.
  • Gas underfloor heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD, stereo/CD, iPod dock, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for woodburner on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage available
  • Front garden with unfenced ponds, furniture and BBQ
  • Hot tub 3 yards from rear door, on top deck of garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Children to be supervised in hot tub
  • Note: Due to unfenced ponds in the front garden, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Ramp to rear for easier access
  • Note: Max
  • 2 adults and 1 child under 16 years old.

The property

An outstanding, detached cottage with an outdoor hot tub, and large garden offering lovely views of the surrounding countryside, in the tiny hamlet of Blackshaw Head, two miles from Hebden Bridge.

From the first-class accommodation and the peaceful surroundings to the quality fixtures and fittings, this cottage is perfect for a romantic holiday or just for those wishing to get away from it all.

Boasting slate flooring, underfloor heating, exposed ceiling beams and a warm and cosy woodburner, the cottage also has a stylish bedroom and a fabulous wet room.

The Pennine Way and the Pennine Bridleway run close by, the local village pub is just a short walk and there is a locally renowned farm shop just a mile away.

This cottage is in a quiet location, yet within a twenty five minute walk of Hebden Bridge itself, with its lively nightlife, curiosity shops and the old cinema where they serve mugs of tea and cakes.

Enjoy walks across the Bronte Moors, visit the village of Heptonstall, or explore the home of the Bronte sisters in Haworth.

A superb cottage at any time of the year.

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About the location


Haworth 8 miles; Halifax 8.5 miles; Holmfirth 21 miles; Skipton 23 miles.

The attractive, little Pennine town of Hebden Bridge sits within the Calderdale area and provides home to the picturesque Rochdale Canal and a delightful Victorian railway station. Excellent walking country, with the National Trust owned Hardcastle Crags and the Pennine Way close by, this delightful location is also the first 'Walkers are Welcome' town in the UK, a scheme supported by the Ramblers’ Association. Alternatively, scenic drives and fabulous cycling, as featured on 2nd stage of the 2014 Tour de France, 2015 Tour de Yorkshire and 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, can be enjoyed from your doorstep. Journey to Haworth where the splendid Parsonage Museum commemorates the famous Bronte family who lived there. The area is also a must for steam railway enthusiasts who will enjoy the thriving Worth Valley Railway, whilst the highly acclaimed Eureka Museum is in Halifax, noted for its unique Piece Hall and its Victorian architecture. The stunning architecture of the Dean Clough complex should also be admired and is just seven miles away. Skipton, “Gateway to the Dales” and Holmfirth, recognised from Last of the Summer Wine, are both easy and scenic car rides away.

Region Information

Note: Max. 2 adults and 1 child under 16 years old.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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