2 (all year)
Mayroyd Mill House will put itself front and centre of some of your favourite holiday memories. The house is incredible - bordered by the River Calder on one side and the Rochdale Canal on the other, with huge gardens and spacious rooms. It's the perfect mix of period features and contemporary style with space for nine people to sleep in four bedrooms and a perfect layout for big families, multi-generational families and groups of friends. The house is in Hebden Bridge, within walking distance of the shops, cafes and relaxed and friendly pubs like The White Lion.
Hebden Bridge is a small market town with a big personality. It's in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, mid-way between Halifax and Manchester and close to beautiful walks and exhilarating cycling routes. There are gorgeous buildings of historic importance, pretty tea rooms with tasty homemade cakes and proper Yorkshire tea, country pubs, rolling hills, and magnificent moorlands. A fantastic place to start your exploration is in the 400-acre Hardcastle Crags Woodland, which is just over a mile from the cottage and has 15 miles of footpaths. You could also walk along the canal path that passes next to the house, work up an appetite on a stretch of the long-distance Pennine Way, climb the hill from Cragg Vale to Stoodley Pike, or follow the South Pennines Walk near Tormodden.
The Pennine Bridleway is not just for horses. It's a magnet for mountain bikers. There's also a 23-mile loop going from Hebden Bridge to Widdop, Worsthorne and Tormodden. Yorkshire has put itself on the cycling map with its extensive network of on and off-road cycling trails. There is something for everyone from punishing climbs that will give you stories to drink over, to pootling along leafy lanes with the kids. The Sustrans National Cycle Route 66 passes Mayroyd Mill House to give direct access to even more miles of cycling heaven.
Mayroyd Mill House is child-friendly, pet-friendly and available for holidays all year round. Hebden Bridge is five miles from Haworth, famous for being the home of the Bronte sisters and inspiration for books like Wuthering Heights. Bradford, Leeds, Manchester or Blackpool are all on the same train line as Hebden Bridge for shopping, sightseeing and nightlife.
Rachel Julian & Juliet Breese joined Independent Cottages in February 2021
Mayroyd Mill House has been lovingly and extensively restored and refurbished to provide very comfortable and welcoming accommodation over three levels.
Outside: Mayroyd Mill House has a big garden with seating and garden views. There is an outdoor dining table and chairs where you can eat outdoors in good weather, and parking for four cars next to the house.
Additional Information: WiFi, utilities, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Short breaks (2-night minimum) are available all year round, depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted indoors. All male and all female groups are allowed but the house cannot be used for parties as it is in a residential area.
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