This cosy, comfortable cottage, which lies in the Pennine hills between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge, is part of a traditional stone farmhouse dating back to 1692.
It is a lovely area for walking. Some walks can be made from the cottage as the Pennine and Calderdale Ways traverse the hills behind the property whilst less arduous walks can be made along the nearby canal towpath – you might be lucky and catch a fleeting glimpse of a kingfisher!
Todmorden is an interesting market town with an industrial heritage and an eye to the future with its internationally acclaimed self-sufficiency scheme known as Incredible Edible. You may also wander around the many independent shops of Hebden Bridge or time your visit for one of its festivals or the annual Car Rally.
Further afield are Haworth and the Bronte country, Keighley and the Worth Valley Steam Railway, Halifax and its Eureka museum, the National Trust area of Hardcastle Craggs and the Singing Ringing Tree in Burnley; all are within a radius of 10 miles.
There are excellent rail links to Manchester, Leeds, York, and Blackpool.
Sleeps a maximum of 3 people
Entrance hall, off which there is an open plan room accommodating the kitchen, dining and sitting areas. The kitchen area has an electric cooker, microwave oven, refrigerator with a small freezer above, a washing machine and work surfaces.
There is a dining table and chairs.
The sitting area has two double settees, a TV and DVD player. A selection of films is available
Bathroom with WC, bath with shower attachment, towel rail and electric shaver point.
A fully fitted bedroom with a king size double bed.
A second bedroom with a single bed.
Bed linen and towels are provided
All beds are equipped with sheets and duvets
There is central heating in all rooms
Gas and electricity are included in the tariff.
There is off road parking for one vehicle
There is an hourly bus service to Todmorden past the cottage
Stations at Todmorden and Hebden Bridge provide links to Leeds, York, Manchester and Blackpool
No smoking/vaping and no pets
Stoodley Pike is a 1,300-foot (400m) hill in the south Pennines, noted for the 121 foot Stoodley Pike Monument at its summit, which dominates the moors above Todmorden in West Yorkshire. The monument was designed in 1854 by local architect James Green, and completed in 1856 at the end of the Crimean War.
The monument replaced an earlier structure, started in 1814 and commemorating the defeat of Napoleon and the surrender of Paris. It was completed in 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo, but collapsed in 1854 after an earlier lightning strike, and decades of weathering. Its replacement was therefore built slightly further from the edge of the hill. During repair work in 1889 a lightning conductor was added, and although the tower has since been struck by lightning on numerous occasions, no notable structural damage is evident. There is evidence to suggest that some sort of structure existed on the site before even this earlier structure was built.
The site is inaccessible to vehicles, including off-road vehicles and quad bikes, (the Pike stands on Langfield Common, so is the responsibility of Calderdale Council). Langfield Common is a true moor and an SSSI.
Availability and Booking
January to December £390 per week
2 nights £240
3 nights £290
4 nights £320
5 nights £350
6 nights £370
Bookings can begin on any day of the week
Location and Directions
From Todmorden town centre take the A646 towards Halifax. Approximately 2 miles out of Todmorden there is picnic area on the left followed by two lay-bys, one on either side of the road. Take the next right turn. signposted to Lumbutts and Mankinholes, onto Shaw Wood Road. Follow the road across the river and the canal, bear right and up the hill, very sharp left turn at the foot of the hill – take care! Turn left at the top of the hill on to Lee Bottom Road and Causeway East Farmhouse is the second house on the left
If approaching from Hebden Bridge, look for the re-cycling centre approximately 3 miles out on the left and take the next left immediately after the bus stop on to Shaw Wood Road – then as above
To book the cottage call Andrew on 07813263370 or Judy on 07811589852
or mail to [email protected]
All bookings are via The Owner
The Cottage Todmorden
Causeway East Farmhouse
Lee Bottom Road
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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.
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!
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….
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 restored prestigious building with courtyard is host to an array of events and surrounded by a range of shops selling quality products.
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).
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.