Crabtree Fold

Old Town, Hebden Bridge – ‘Conservation Village’ Amazing cottage in the heart of Happy Valley

Nestled in the corner of Crabtree Fold in the historic village of Old Town, you’ll find this cosy, romantic hideaway. Built in the early 18th century, this grade II listed stone cottage has been recently renovated to a high standard, whilst retaining its original features including oak beams and mullion windows. The cottage is set over three floors making it surprisingly spacious…

The lounge, with dining area, has a huge comfy velvet sofa and chunky leather armchair which face the original stone fireplace with wood burner – ideal for a relaxing evening after a day’s sightseeing. The adjoining kitchen is well equipped and has everything you need to make it a home from home.

On the first floor there is a study with a large table for working away, sketching, or for starting that novel you have always dreamed of writing. The room also doubles as a reading room with comfy chaise longue and a collection of books from famous local authors including Anne Lister, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and of course The Bronte sisters. A stunning spiral staircase leads up to the beautiful bedroom with antique, French style king sized bed. With no passing traffic and surrounded by fields, you will have the soundest sleep! A peek through the curtains in the morning offers a picture postcard view of the nearby village of Heptonstall.

Outside you’ll find the little courtyard with patio furniture and BBQ. There is a secure bike store and a paved area with a hot outside tap for cleaning bikes, dogs, and muddy boots.

The pretty hilltop village of Old Town, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book, overlooks the world-famous market town of Hebden Bridge is an ideal base to unwind. Old Town, provides the perfect base for exploring the wonderful West Yorkshire countryside. The former worsted mill dominates the skyline of this village which boasts two gastro pubs, and convenience store with post office and tea rooms.

Although beautifully quiet and rural, the village is just a 7-minute drive into Hebden Bridge. It is also well served by public transport for visiting Haworth, Heptonstall and of course, Halifax. The area is perfect for walkers and cyclists, with its tumbling streams and glorious waterfalls, all criss-crossed by more than 15 miles of footpaths. The Pennine Way footpath and bridleway also pass within a mile of the cottage. A notable spot is Hardcastle Crags, a beautiful, wooded valley with more than 400-acres of unspoilt woodland with the 19th century Gibson Mill at its heart.

I will walk where my own nature would be leading – Emily Brontē

What this place offers

  • Dog friendly
  • Good for walkers
  • Good for cyclists
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Strong WIFI
  • Dedicated workspace