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41 Towngate

Heptonstall, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1057716)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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The property

A spectacular, Grade II listed over-dwelling exuding colourful character and charm throughout, 41 Towngate offers a group of six a unique base from which to discover the wonders of West Yorkshire.

Resting amongst the famous cobbles of the conservation village of Heptonstall, it makes an excellent choice for a rural retreat.

Dating back to the 1750s, this property was once a tavern/ale house and the hub of the community, and has now been renovated to a fantastic standard using many upcycled materials, with a lot of the beautiful furniture even being made by the owner herself, to offer you and your loved ones an environmentally-friendly holiday base.

Take the stairs up to the first floor where you can kick off your shoes in the clever staircase shelving, before discovering three tasteful bedrooms, all decorated in a similar style to offer each guest a tranquil resting space.

Here you can find two double rooms and a twin room all served by the glorious bathroom boasting a luxurious slipper bath against exposed stone walls, with a spacious walk-in shower too for a rejuvenating rinse.

Once you've freshened up, take the staircase up to the second floor to find even more delight in the form of an open-plan living space resting beneath wooden beams, with even more exposed stone walls to marvel at bringing a rustic charm to the property amidst the contemporary furnishings and high quality appliances.

Sit before the woodburning stove in the colourful seating arrangement, exchanging your favourite holiday memories, before making the most of the good range of appliances in the sleek and stylish kitchen, sitting together around the table and raising a glass to your wonderful retreat.

When you can tear yourself away from this beautiful base, step out to find all the fantastic amenities of Heptonstall right on your doorstep, with two historic pubs offering dining, the White Lion believed to be haunted by a Roundhead on a horse, a tearoom with bistro and a Post Office where you can pick up any essentials all just a short stroll away, tending to all your self-catered holiday needs.

Marvel at the beauty of the Heptonstall Methodist Church, before visiting the village's very own museum, Heptonstall Museum, set within the old Grammar School where you can learn more about the rich history of the village when it was once an important centre for hand-loom weaving.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the downhill cobble stone path to the neighbouring town of Hebden Bridge, boasting even more amenities, quaint shops to roam through and eateries to choose from, as well as being famed for its literary links, hosting its very own Arts Festival, and boasting a range of historic attractions - it is a true delight well-worth seeing.

The National Trust owned Hardcastle Crags can be found within easy reach of here, offering 400 acres of unspoilt wooded valleys to explore as well as the impressive 19th century Gibson Mill, it makes a lovely place for a scenic adventure.

The village of Haworth is just a short drive away, recognised for being the home-town of the famous Bronte sisters and boasting quaint cobbled streets, boutique shops, country pubs and tea rooms, as well as museums and buildings linking back to its’ literary past, whilst the historic market town of Skipton not only boasts an impressive 11th century castle, golfing and horse riding opportunities, and quaint shops to roam, but also provides easy access into the wonderful Yorkshire Dales National Park, perfect for those seeking action-packed adventure amongst truly magnificent scenery.

In reach of Keigley, Halifax, Rochdale, Blackburn and so much more, 41 Towngate is a wonderful base for exploring all that this exciting area of Yorkshire has to offer, at any time of year.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with free standing slipper bath, separate shower and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, Sonos soundbar, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking or nearby public car park
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

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About the location


Hebden Bridge 1.5 mile; Haworth 8 miles.

The village of Heptonstall is set high on a prominent hillside above its close neighbour, Hebden Bridge. Heptonstall is one of West Yorkshire's best kept secrets; a wonderfully preserved village with a main street that has changed very little in the last 200 years. Formerly an important centre for hand-loom weaving, the village still retains its original trading hall, while the old Grammar School, by the churchyard, is now a museum testifying to the village's illustrious past. The churchyard is also the burial home for the writer Sylvia Plath, a former wife of the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. In the centre are the two remaining pubs, the Cross Inn, believed to date from the early 17th century, and the White Lion, rumoured to be haunted by a Roundhead on a horse, a throwback to when the village was besieged during the Civil War. Nearby is the attractive town of Hebden Bridge, while the area is a must for steam railway enthusiasts who will enjoy the thriving Worth Valley Railway. Skipton, the Gateway to the Dales, is an easy and scenic car ride away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas