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Rake Hey Farm

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Todmorden, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The road to the house is an adventure."

    ..but once mastered it takes you to a lovely old farmhouse with modern facilities and retained charm....just remember to duck under the doors.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage with beautiful views over Todmorden and surrounding hills."

    Great base for a stay in the area. Jacquie and Ben are lovely hosts & my daughter loved saying hello to the horses & dogs next door. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jun 2024

  • "Stunning property with unbelievable views."

    Has everything we needed as a family of six (2 adults, a 6 year old and 3 dogs). Owners went above and beyond to help make our stay enjoyable - from our 6 year old meeting the horses, to offers of lifts and recommendations of local walks & places to eat. We are already planning our next visit.

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0May 2024

  • "Very happy with the property."

    Only problem - access road was very steep and a bit awkward for our vehicle.

    Reviewed by Val Nichol5.0May 2024

  • "Great view and lovely cottage,very friendly owners next door even offered to taxi us from the pub."

    The area is beautiful and the locals are friendly hopefully go back soon.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "We stayed at Rake Hey Farm For a week."

    A lovely property, On arrival everything was there to get us started. Lovely views from the property, You can walk straight onto the moorland and hills surrounding property for miles. The owners very Helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Enjoyed our stay very much. But the week went too fast. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2024

  • "Directions were brilliant."

    Cottage exceeded expectations. So nice to be able to take our dogs. Hosts brilliant.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2024

  • "Outstanding property and owner."

    Can’t fault anything at all. This was is one of the best holiday holidays that we have ever had.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2024

  • "An idyllic spot in Yorkshire, not to be missed for the stunning views and walks."

    Comfortable and very clean . Hosts are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had an amazing week at Rake Farm."

    The cottage had everything we needed for a chilled, relaxed holiday. So well equipped & loved all the little personal touches. Humans & dogs loved the stay with walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage with the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in."

    Everything you need whether you are human or dog. Amazing views and walks around the cottage, so calm and peaceful, just what was needed.

    Reviewed by Sally-ann5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful house, very well equipped and in a remote but gorgeous location."

    House had everything we needed to make it a really wonderful week away. Todmorden close to great things to do, nice walks and good links to Manchester. Owners really helpful. Only slightly negative point was the road up to the cottage was very steep and narrow but we managed fine with an SUV. Would definitely stay there again. Had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Even with the drive up, we have a fairly low BMW but with sensible driving, this didn't pose any issues. Lovely hosts, not imposing but there if you needed them. Our three dogs (greyhounds and a saluki X) enjoyed the countryside with numerous footpaths to explore both up and down the hill. The secure garden is great for late night doggy toileting with the ornate metal fence a decent height to deter potential canine escapes. Ours also enjoyed greeting Ben and Jacqui's two pooches, especially our own rogue, Dexter who liked to say a noisy hello on several occasions. Sorry Ben and Jacqui. On the approach to Rake Hey Farm through Todmorden, there is a Lidl, an Aldi and a large Morrisons, as well as an array of independent shops. So it is easy to stock up prior to tackling the hill, if like us, you are happy just to enjoy the scenery and chill. That said we did make a few external visits, to nearby Hardcastle Crags (National Trust), very nice walks and views as well as the usual NT cafe for tea and cake and also to Haworth, where we visited the famous Brontë Parsonage and the excellent nearby dog friendly Black Bull pub. We will I dare say be returning.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "First off I'd like to say the owners Jacquie and Ben are lovely and helped sort out issues from arriving."

    The drive up to the cottage is very steep with two tight corners. Quite nerve racking and steeper than I anticipated. Please bear this in mind if you book this cottage and you are not a confident driver. First night the oven door wouldn't close properly, the two smoke alarms upstairs went off repeatedly every 30 mins during the night meaning little/no sleep as it disturbed us and the dogs. Ben did say we should have messaged but as it was after 11pm when we went to bed we felt we couldn't do that. Into the week the lack of hot water despite pressing the button advised to press in the welcome pack which when I asked needed re setting (power cut previous week and hadn't re set) and eventually we got hot water (cold showers not fun). Remote for TV in bathroom to control volume wasn't working so had to ask again for this to be sorted. Secure garden wasn't secure enough for us as one of our dogs got through-maybe some wire to stop this happening would be good. No chair in front of dressing table and also electrical point for hair dryer not near the dressing table so couldn't see what I was doing when drying my hair. I felt like I was having to contact the owners a lot which made me feel uncomfortable and with the garden issue we ended up feeling uncomfortable letting the dogs out in case they went in the owners garden. We left early (Thursday rather than Friday) as we just couldn't settle and relax. Cottage is lovely apart from the issues we had. Everything provided such as tea bags, oils, washing stuff etc. The issues and the rotten weather meant we had not a very enjoyable holiday unfortunately.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful scenery, very peaceful, if you want to get away from the humdrum of the town or city it’s perfect."

    Plenty of places to walk and take the dogs. Hosts are on hand if you need anything, Love the welcome pack,

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The trip up the hill although daunting was manageable. Loved our few days here and would definitely book again if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "The track to get to the cottage is an interesting drive."

    However, the peaceful and relaxing feel more than compensates. The beds are comfortable and the place is well stocked. The owners are really friendly and amenable. We will be going back.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Rake Hey Farm was amazing, the house was beautiful the setting was amazing and the owners so friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful setting."

    It is very comfortable and has everything you could need for your stay. It is well appointed and filled with quality linens, kitchenware etc. They left a lovely welcome pack of delicious local produce, tea coffee etc and also washing up liquid, sponges , tea towels etc which is rare in self catering properties in my experience and really helpful. The owners are extremely kind and helpful and they made us very welcome, going above and beyond to make our stay easy and stressfree. We spent ages sitting looking at the view and enjoyed the walks from the cottage. Prior to visiting I had become anxious about the access from reading other people's reviews. It wasn't as challenging as I had believed, although underconfident drivers may struggle. My husband found it got easier each time. The track is steep and windy and the lower section under the railway bridge is uneven with some potholes and this needs a slow careful approach. There are a couple of steep bends , our volvo v60 managed these as did a Toyota Auris. The Seat Leon struggled , but got up. This only has a 1 litre engine however and was heavily laden. The bottom of the access by the main road has several speed bumps close together as you turn in. It is worth the effort! (Our party found the access to the wedding venue we went to, more problematic.). Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great holiday cottage, dogs loved the walks and Owners a great help with places to visit, will return"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful week at Rake Hey Farm ."

    The cottage is first class with wonderful views . Jaquie and Ben have thought of everything to make it a luxury holiday and are so helpful. There are wonderful walks straight from the cottage which our dogs loved . The cottage was also eco friendly with beautiful spring water on tap . A lovely welcome pack with local produce . We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2023

  • "The road leading up to the property can seem a bit daunting when you first arrive but is not a problem after a couple drives up and down it and is definitely worth it for the beautiful cottage at the top ."

    The cottage is very comfortable and equipped with everything you might need and there are lots of extra plates/glasses/cutlery etc means you don’t need to keep washing up after every meal. Our two dogs really enjoyed it, there was the garden to enjoy and chill out in after a lovely walk, of which there were many directly from the door, while the humans took in the views. Jacquie was approachable and always on hand to answer any questions you might have. We felt really comfortable and at home in the cottage and hope to return again some time soon.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable."

    However the stairs are steep and were difficult for us oldies. Our main issue with the cottage was the access road. It is long and very steep with horrendous potholes and ruts to navigate. Fortunately our car, a land-rover , could cope but we found it so daunting that we could not face a week of it and so left after 3 nights. It would be impossible to navigate the road without a robust 4x4 vehicle.

    We're sorry you didn't enjoy your stay and that you didn't let us know of your issues before you left. Please be assured that, as per the notes on the listing, most cars can access the road adequately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine3.4Apr 2023

  • "Top quality accommodation in a lovely location."

    I thoroughly recommend Rake Hey Farm.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Spotless. House very well equipped."

    All beds very comfortable. Amazing spot for a week's relaxing and walking holiday. Even the drive did not bother us even though it did state it was steep and rough. We will Definitely be back it was so relaxing

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Rake Hey Farm."

    The house is beautiful and the touches of luxury are evident throughout. The welcome pack was much appreciated. Jacquie and Ben are superb hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The walks from the door out onto the Calderdale Way are fantastic and our 3 dogs had a brilliant holiday too. Highly recommend and we are going back next year!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely renovated farmhouse, all high spec mod cons, warm cosy comfortable, everything anybody could ever need when they go away Lovely location high on the outside."

    Fantastic walks bonus at the owners live next door who are a Lovely couple , thanks to you both. See you again soon

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Dec 2022

  • "I have already recommended this cottage to a friend."

    The cottage is fitted out to the highest standard and is beautiful. Everything there that you would want. Lovely welcome pack of local bread, cheese, chutney, butter and milk. The bed was one of the comfiest I’ve ever slept in. Great views. Ben and Jacqui (the owners live next door) were fabulous. My little car struggled with the road up to the cottage (1 litre with 2 dogs, 2 people and a full boot), so Ben kindly took us into Tod to get our click and collect order from Morrisons. So very kind of them. If I ever get a car with a bigger engine, I will definitely be booking again. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was very well set up and great for our needs - spacious enough for 2 adults and 2 big dogs."

    The front garden was enclosed enough that we didn't have to worry about meeting a sheep when we opened the front door to let the dogs out to do what they needed to. The big sofa protection sheets meant we didn't need to worry about where the dogs slept at night - at home they sleep in with us so this was new territory. The underfloor heating made everything very comfortable. The drive up to the cottage was slightly scary but the listing did explain that it was challenging so we can't say we weren't warned.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a fabulous location, it really was a home from home."

    Extremely comfortable and we wanted for nothing. I can understand that the driveway upto the property may put some people off, but if you are after peace and quiet away from the world for a week, it is worth the effort. Great walks straight from the door, public footpaths everywhere, ideal if you have dogs. Would happily stay in this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Lindsy5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and the views were amazing."

    There was nothing more we could have asked for. My mum thought she was in heaven, soaking in the bath watching the tv. Our dogs thoroughly enjoyed it too. My only concern was the steep and winding track to the property however the owners offered to drive my car if I didn’t feel confident in driving myself. They even brought us some shopping whilst getting their own. Beautiful cottage and excellent hosts, couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful stay in a wonderful building with kind and considerate hosts."

    I have never slept so well and so heavily - it was just the tonic needed. We even enjoyed the challenge of the road up to the property. Some fabulous places to visit close by such as waterfalls, rocks to clamber over, Hebden Bridge and Stoodley Pike. A perfect haven for walkers with dogs.

    Reviewed by Anya5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing place with stunning views."

    Very well equipped, everything you could need to hand. Very kind and helpful owners. Will definitely be back as soon as we can and would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, caring and attentive hosts and a gorgeous surrounding views."

    Plenty of space for 6 adults and 4 dogs to comfortably relax and enjoy the place. The walks are great nearby, and the town offers great fresh food, opportunities to eat out and things to see and do. Would absolutely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Aug 2022

  • "We knew the place was cut off so we came well prepared with all the food would need for our stay / arts materials ."

    . well.. the house and views were stunning .. beyond expectations .. mega well equipt kitchen .. we wanted for nothing .. gorgeous bread cheese and homemade pickle to greet

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful location and great accommodation, top quality."

    The steep track up to the farm needs a car with a powerful engine!

    Reviewed by Judi5.0Jul 2022

  • "Kind and thoughtful owners."

    Beautiful, well equipped house with lovely views and walks on the doorstep. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Superb place with stunning views and luxurious abode."

    Felt very relaxed and happy

    Reviewed by Christopher John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Rake Hey Farm is in a stunning location with direct access to wonderful walking trails, marvellous views and all the creature comforts."

    Jacquie and Ben have paid great attention to detail in making the farm accommodation cosy, well equipped and with the added benefit of many creature comforts. We did not need to take advantage but it is a nice touch that the log burning stove is set up for a cosy fire with logs available for every night if you choose. It was also nice to be greeted with some handy groceries in the fridge - the fig chutney/relish being an especial favourite for us. Lastly, the dogs had a fab time and came home with coats shining and feeling like silk - Labradors love a stream swim!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC and heated towel rail, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king size on request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail, WC and TV
  • Kitchen
  • Utility/drying room
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Pantry
  • Ground-floor underfloor heating
  • Electric range oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Pet-friendly, will accept up to 4 well behaved dogs
  • Please note: This property only accepts check-ins on a Friday
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is a three quarters of a mile farm track up to the property with a steepish winding section, This is not suitable for cars with low suspension or low body trim and low powered cars with a lot of weight can sometimes struggle on the steep
  • Note: There is a low door frame leading into the pantry, please take care
  • Note: The owner lives next door
  • Note: This is an eco-property with own wind turbine and ASHP
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250
  • Please note: this property only takes a minimum of 3 night bookings.

The property

Resting amongst the rural countryside of West Yorkshire, on the outskirts of the charming market town of Todmorden, sits this stone-built, 16th-century Grade II listed farmhouse, Rake Hey Farm.

Boasting an interior full of original character and framing far-reaching views across the surrounding moors towards the distant hills, Rake Hey Farm makes an excellent base for a retreat to the country.

Follow the track road to reach this lovely dwelling and take in the wonderful sights as you park up and unload your belongings, ready to make yourself at home.

Let the under-floor heating warm your toes as you step inside and make your way through to the open-plan living/dining room, where a rustic woodburning stove sits within an exposed stone inglenook fireplace, providing a welcoming spot to put your feet up and unwind as a family-favourite plays on the television.

When stomachs start to rumble, discover the well-equipped kitchen, stylishly appointed with granite worktops and benefiting from access to a handy pantry; utilise the fabulous range of amenities provided to rustle up a hearty meal before choosing to indulge in an intimate meal for two at the breakfast bar, together with your loved ones at the dining table, or outside amongst the rural greenery of the garden.

When day draws to night, pour in the Cole & Lewis bubbles, and indulge in a blissful soak in the elegant roll-top bath whilst watching TV, as your towel toasts on the heated rail nearby, before choosing to catch your rest in one of three well-presented bedrooms.

Settled on the first floor you'll find a super-king size bedroom, benefiting from access to its own en-suite and offering a handy zip/link feature, ideal for couples, families and friends sharing, along with a double and a zip/link twin or super-king.

Enjoying an idyllic location amongst the rural countryside of West Yorkshire, you'll find a network of scenic walking, cycling, and hiking trails leading from your doorstep; lace up your walking boots or put on your climbing shoes and embark on an adventure trekking or bouldering through the rugged Bridestones Moor to discover the unique rock formations and the Wizard of Whirlaw, or lose yourself amongst the woodland in search of the Walker's Waterfall.

Unleash your creativity and paint, photograph or just watch the numerous birds, and wildlife around the property.

Refuel following a day of adventure with a bite to eat at one of the many eateries on offer in Todmorden from fine dining to great pub grub, or if you'd prefer, pick up some fresh, locally sourced ingredients from the Todmorden Market, independent shops, family butcher or local supermarket.

Enjoy the scenery at the UK’s highest beach, a walk along the historic canal, spend a peaceful afternoon testing your swing amongst the green of Todmorden Golf Club, or if you're in search of a change of pace, catch a train for city fun in Manchester, Bradford and Leeds.

At nearby Halifax you can keep the little ones entertained with a tour of Eureka, the National Children's Museum, or marvel at the timber-framed manor of Gentleman Jack’s Shibden Hall settled within Shibden Park, visit the Piece Hall or catch a live performance at Victoria Theatre Halifax.

Whether you're looking to unwind or experience adventure, be sure to choose a stay at Rake Hey Farm.

Please note: This property only accepts check-ins on a Friday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Please note: This property only accepts check-ins on a Friday.
Please note: this property only takes a minimum of 3 night bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas