Welcome to the Hardcastle Crags Hideaway

Luxury Shepherd’s Hut in Yorkshire

 

Welcome to the Hardcastle Crags Hideaway

Luxury Shepherd’s Hut in Yorkshire

 

Welcome to the Hardcastle Crags Hideaway

Luxury Shepherd's Hut in Yorkshire

 

Welcome to the Hardcastle Crags Hideaway

Luxury Shepherd's Hut in Yorkshire

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Located on a small family farm with breathtaking views above the town of Hebden Bridge, we welcome you to our luxury Shepherd’s Hut complete with a private hot tub. This surprisingly spacious, adult-only accommodation benefits from heating and a wood burner stove, so is perfect all year round for a short or longer break in Yorkshire.

Bring your walking boots and bikes to explore the numerous footpaths and bridleways reached from your doorstep here in the South Pennines. Return to an inviting hot tub to relax and reflect on your day’s adventures – set in our cosy unique retreat.

Book now and enjoy a rural glamping experience!

The Facilities

What’s in the Hut:

  • Reached by 3 steps…………….
  • Electricity with USB charging point
  • Double bed
  • Thermostatically controlled heating
  • Wood burner stove
  • Fitted kitchen comprising:
  • Hot & cold running water
  • Refrigerator with small freezer
  • Combi oven/microwave/grill
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Crockery, cutlery, utensils & cooking dishes
  • Seating & dining table
  • TV
  • Flushing toilet, shower & basin
  • Heated towel rail
  • Hair dryer

What’s outside the Hut:

  • Hut accessed by a single farm track
  • Panoramic long distance views
  • Surrounded by fields with hardy sheep and a few friendly ducks!
  • Off-road parking
  • EV Charging point available by request paid locally
  • Garden dining table & chairs
  • Superior Canadian Hot Tub
  • Gas BBQ

What else do we provide:

  • Cotton bedlinen, pillows & duvet
  • Towels & tea towels
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries & slippers
  • Tea, coffee, sugar, milk
  • Condiments & oil
  • Cleaning products
  • Starter pack of kiln dried logs (extra available to purchase on-site)
  • Gas for BBQ
  • Safety -Carbon monoxide detector, smoke alarm, fire extinguisher

Check in from 4pm – Check out by 10am

The Location

The hideaway is 10 minutes drive from Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge Station –Ample parking with frequent services to Leeds (50 mins) and Manchester (40 mins)

We are nestled in the heart of Widdop overlooking Hardcastle Crags, with easy walking access to the ancient village of Heptonstall.

A little further heading down into the valley bottom you will find Hebden Bridge, situated at the confluence of the Rochdale Canal, River Calder and Hebden Water. The picturesque steep-sided valley is encompassed with layers of terraced houses and at the base an array of independent shops, galleries and eateries can be found, along with that warmth and inclusive welcome – exclusive to Yorkshire!

Indeed our stunning Calderdale landscape has been the chosen filming location for a variety of TV programmes including; writer Sally Wainwright’s Last Tango in Halifax, Happy Valley and Gentleman Jack to name a few.

Things to do/Places to visit

Stepping out of the door you are greeted with the National Trust gem, Hardcastle Crags which is an idyllic rural area with stream, ravine and beautiful woodland and wildflower walks– offering varying degrees of difficulty of paths to take, all passing by Gibson Mill. Here a chance to learn about the history of the area place plus a café and toilet is available.

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Walking or cycling on the Rochdale Canal towpath – 10 miles south-east is Sowerby Bridge and 8 miles south-west is Todmorden. Enjoy a rest and ice cream whilst you walk around the peaceful Centre Vale Park Todmorden, here also is a leisure centre with a 25 metre swimming pool, gym and tennis courts. Both have a train station so a ride back to Hebden Bridge if you wish. Or continue on another 14 miles to Manchester!

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A hike up to Stoodley Pike and climb the steps to reveal the far-reaching 360-degree views.  This prominent landmark stands 1300 feet between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. Originally constructed in wood in 1815, to commemorate the end of Napoleonic wars and following a lightning strike in 1854, was rebuilt in stone in 1856. This coincided with peace after the Crimean War and so in later years, the structure was seized upon as a symbol of peace by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.  A descent via Lumbutts and maybe followed by a rest and meal at nearby pubs….

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Halifax – Piece Hall – Dating from 1779, when it was built as a Cloth Hall for the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth (a 30-yard length of woven fabric produced on a handloom). Now the recently restorated prestigious building with courtyard is host to an array of events and surrounded by a range of shops selling quality products.

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Shibden Hall & Gardens – Dating back to 1420, explore the picturesque grounds with boating lake and miniature railway and the fascinating ancestral home of Anne Lister (featured as Gentleman Jack).

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Howarth – Bronte Parsonage – home to the beloved literary Bronte family and a museum since 1928.

For the more energetic, try the 8.5 mile hike from your doorstep to Top Withens.

The building was thought to have been the inspirational location for the Earnshaw family home in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights novel in 1847. Continuing further, this path leads to Bronte Bridge, Bronte Falls and Howarth.

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