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'Humble Abode' boasts it's presence in a beautiful Conservation Area, along with that of nearby Hebden Bridge and the surrounding areas. The Bothy* affronts a Grade II Listed farmstead, having been lovingly refurbished (y2020) to an exceptionally high standard.
There are modest yet exceptional facilities including underfloor heating throughout, a beautifully apportioned double bedroom, en-suite shower room, modest but fully equipped lounge/diner/
kitchenette, bicycle storage and private parking. A travel cot can also be provided if requested. (See 'All Facilities' in the menu above for complete list).
'Humble Abode' is situated in the village of Old Town, only a 30-40 minute (fairly steep) walk from the quirky & beautiful village of Hebden Bridge boasting an array of wonderful independent shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Sorry - no pets (however, we do welcome pre-authorised trained assistance dogs).
*The term 'Bothy' is traditionally used to describe a very modest place of shelter found mostly in remote walking areas, such as the Highlands of Scotland (within the UK). 'Humble Abode' has all the comforts of modest, yet sophisticatedly apportioned overnight accommodation, whilst retaining its original external character.
Where are we?
You will find us in
Old Town, beautifully elevated above Hebden Bridge,
in the heart of the
Enjoy the freedom & flexibility of self-catering, making use of the integrated kitchenette with mini-fridge, double hob, small sink, & dining suite. There are also camping chairs and a small foldaway table for use outdoors for those warmer days/nights (Modest starter pack provided).
Relaxing & sleeping
After a lovely long day of activities enjoy the snug lounge area housing a wall-mounted Smart television, and then slumber in the cosy double bedroom. A comfortable en-suite shower room with WC & sink adjoins the bedroom. (Fair trade,'Basic Earth' botanical toiletries (or similar) starter-pack provided).
There is an external high quality (Trimetals Ltd, Protect a Cycle ProTM)) bicycle storage, large enough for two adult bicycles.
Why not stay for longer. We can provide once-weekly linen changes while you enjoy your extended break. Enquire below for further details.
There is private off-road parking directly in front of the Bothy suitable for one vehicle, in addition to on-road parking to the front of the premises.
See & do:
This is a perfect base for walking and/or fell-running. There are the magnificent woodland walks within Hardcastle Crags, & we are only a short detour/ride from the Pennine Way, the Calderdale Way, Bronte country, and lots of moorland walks, including the exceptionally scenic walk (approx 7-miles) over to Haworth.
Manchester & Leeds are equidistant from Hebden Bridge (approx 40mins on a train to both). Haworth, famous for the Bronte Sisters is only a short ride away. Why not visit the unique Grade I Listed conserved and transformed 'Piece Hall' of Halifax approx 8 miles away. It is the sole survivor of the great 18th Century cloth halls, now boasting wonderful shops, bars, cafes & restaurants, and with bands such as Elbow having topped the bill. (For more info click the link below):
Check out the various festivals and gatherings including the annual Arts Festival, Film Festival, Handmade Parade, Open Gardens, Steampunk & Vintage Weekends, & Pride Festival, to name but a few.
Hebden Bridge boasts an array of unique independent shops, plus a very broad range of cafe's, bars and restaurants. Hebden Bridge was once notably given the title of being 'one of the world's funkiest towns', by British Airway's' High Life' in-flight magazine. (Please note that it is a fairly steep walk down to Hebden Bridge Village).
The Calder Valley boasts many bridleways and cycling routes.
For 'all things cycling', visit the Award Winning 'Blazing Saddles' cycling' shop in Hebden Bridge. Follow the link below to their Website for more details.
Enjoy the beautiful landscape of 'Hebden Bridge Golf Club at Mount Skip' , a 9-hole course just above the village of Old Town, and set amongst the rolling moorlands of the South Pennines, and only a five minute drive from the Bothy.
Eating & Drinking
You will find that you are spoiled for choice with the wonderful coffee shops, pubs, bars & restaurants in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding areas, boasting much locally sourced, & internationally varied cuisine (including many vegetarian/vegan & organic options).
There are also two very welcoming Inns offering very fine fare within walking distance of 'Humble Abode' in Old Town, and a wonderful (recently opened) cafe at Old Town Post Office, a five minute walk from the Bothy.