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Salter Rake Gate Cottage

Walsden near Todmorden, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 905529)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Great quiet location”

    - William, September 2021

The property

Todmorden 2 miles.

A first class, detached cottage set high on the moorland, next to the owner's home, near the South Pennines village of Walsden, close to the market town of Todmorden.

Lovingly restored, this cottage is full of character, seamlessly combining its original features including exposed stonework and old beams with contemporary fixtures and fittings.

Situated in a beautiful area, this holiday home is the perfect base for friends and families to explore the South Pennines and the surrounding fells and valleys of the Brontë Moors.

Upstairs offers a stylish, king-size double bedroom with single sofa bed, and picturesque views of the wild meadows and moorland.

There is also another king-size double room and a twin room, modern family bathroom and a shower room.

Prepare mouth-watering, home-cooked meals in the shaker-style kitchen and gather around the dining table to plan your adventures from this cottage near Todmorden.

After a day walking across the glorious South Pennine Moors, or after spending time visiting some of the scenes where the drama series Happy Valley was filmed, retire to the spacious sitting room, featuring lovely wooden flooring, comfy seating, and a second dining area.

Curl up by the cosy woodburning stove and catch up on some reading, the perfect way to escape the cold on winter nights.

Outside, this cottage overlooks the owner's delightful, mature gardens; sit out on the patio and enjoy alfresco dining as you take in the stunning views.

Take the dogs for their morning walks across the adjoining meadow, or hop on your bike and retrace the route the 2014 Tour de France took as they raced through the spectacular South Pennines countryside.

The moorland around the cottage hosts an abundance of wildlife, a real birdwatchers dream.

Explore the many walking routes criss-crossed across the Brontë Moors, including the nearby Pennine Way, and the Mary Towneley Loop, forming part of the Pennine Bridleway.

The town of Todmorden hosts a market five days a week, and boasts a delightful selection of shops, pubs and cafés, often serving food locally produced in and around this ‘Incredible Edible’ town.

Hebden Bridge is an easy drive away with its upbeat nightlife, fabulous curiosity shops, market held five days a week and the Hebden Bridge Picture House Cinema, serving tea and scones during the intervals!

Visit the village of Heptonstall, with its two historic pubs, or explore the home of the Brontë sisters in nearby Haworth, while the bustling town of Skipton is also an easy drive away, which is just waiting to be discovered.

This cottage is an excellent base for a family break, escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life and exploring the South Pennine Moors, at any time of year.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double with single sofa bed, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike and equipment storage
  • Side patio with furniture
  • Shared access to 1 acre meadow with unfenced pond
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: The cottage overlooks the owner's private mature gardens
  • Note: Access to the property is up a steep, narrow drive
  • Note: Meadow not suitable for young children due to unfenced pond. NOTE: The owner has a car charging facility for electric cars at a small fee- please ask the owner for further details.

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About the location


Hebden Bridge 4.5 miles.

Todmorden is a market town in the area of Calderdale, just under 5 miles from the popular destination of Hebden Bridge, in the middle of wonderful scenery provided by the three valleys which surround it, and which offer great opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and bird watching. Todmorden has a rich industrial history, and today offers a fine selection of cafes, shops and pubs. Just a few miles away, Hebden Bridge is a quirky town with a relaxed air, and further amenities. From here it is easy to head over the moors 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. A charming blend of town and country living.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas