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Stephenson House

Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 904573)


  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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    “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. ...

    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 ;-)

The property

Hebden Bridge 1 mile.

This outstanding, south-facing, Grade II listed, detached farmhouse is situated in an elevated location above the Calder Valley, just one mile from Hebden Bridge.

This first-class cottage is steeped in history and has been fully renovated from the former farmhouse and attached barn, to provide a spacious holiday home of considerable merit.

Set within its own spacious six-acre grounds, the cottage features stunning, stylish accommodation in a beautiful setting, with panoramic views stretching across the valley to the distant hills.

Individually-styled by the current owners, this beautiful cottage is full of character and charm, blending many of the original features, such as old beams and exposed stonework, with modern furnishings and fittings to produce an ideal luxury holiday home, ensuring guests will have a wonderful stay.

Upstairs is a superb master bedroom with a four poster, super king-size bed and en-suite bathroom.

There are a further three large en-suite bedrooms, including the lovely main suite, which features a freestanding cast iron bath and stained glass arched window.

There is an additional ground floor king-size double bedroom, also en-suite, which looks on to the rear courtyard and all beds are fitted with superb Hypnos mattresses to ensure a good night’s sleep.

The spacious sitting room with cosy and stylish furniture, which can seat your full party, has a huge inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, with arched French doors to a flagged patio area.

A second staircase leads to a galleried area containing a small seating area and library, the perfect place to retire for some peace and quiet!

The modern, well-equipped, SieMatic kitchen has a comfy seating area, along with a small 4-seater dining area and Silestone breakfast bar seating a further two people.

The kitchen is fitted with modern appliances, including a large four oven range cooker with 6-zone hob, built-in fridge and freezer, microwave and 12-setting dishwasher.

Adjoining is also a useful utility area, with additional storage, washer/dryer and drinks fridge.

Adjacent to the kitchen there is a spacious dining room, with large oak table, chairs and further double pew seating, leading through to a cosy snug with a Broseley Canterbury woodburning effect, electric stove., where you can curl up by with a glass of wine and reminisce the day’s adventures.

Explore the spacious six-acre grounds, or sit out on your choice of three patio areas and enjoy alfresco dining on warm summer evenings, as you enjoy the magnificent south-facing views.

There are also goalposts set up in the top field, should anyone fancy a kick around.

With excellent walking, hiking and cycling from the doorstep, this luxury holiday home is ideal for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy country living, surrounded by some of the most wild and rugged scenery in England.

Hebden Bridge is within walking distance, offering a wide range of friendly pubs and restaurants, an eclectic array of cafes and shops to peruse, or catch a movie at the town’s old fashioned cinema.

Enjoy walks through the beautiful Hardcastle Crags or across the Brontë Moors and explore the home of the Brontë sisters’ in Haworth, visit the charming village of Heptonstall, or play golf less than a mile away.

This cottage is a great holiday destination all year round!


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size four poster double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite freestanding bath, separate shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and a 3'6" single (As per the manufacturers notes this bed is not suitable for children under 14 because the frame may present an entrapment hazard) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and 1 single stacker with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double (zip/link, can be 2’6” twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining areas and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Dining room with electric stove
  • Sitting room with with Broseley Canterbury woodburning effect, electric stove
  • Snug (seats 5) with Jotul woodburning stove
  • Mezzanine minstrel’s gallery snug/library (seats 2).
  • 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

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

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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

Please note: The number of people occupying this property should not exceed the number stated on the Holiday Confirmation. The maximum occupancy, at any one time, is 12 guests (plus 1 infant in a cot).
Please note: As per the manufacturers notes the single bed in second bedroom is not suitable for children under 14 because the frame may present an entrapment hazard

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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