18th century Town House in the Pennines

18th century Town House in the Pennines




Oct 2016

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our Grade 2 listed townhouse is was built for weavers in 1790 during the Industrial revolution - now a largish family home on 5 floors (lots of stairs!). We have a large kitchen and utility room on our lowest floor, with a cosy lounge, library and shower room on the next floor up. Then 2 large bedrooms and one smaller one on the two floors above, together with a study and second shower room. The large master attic bedroom covers the width of the house with its own cloakroom, shower and bath. There is plenty of space for larger families.
We have original beams & a wood burning stove, views of the beautiful hillside. We have a small cobbled courtyard, quiet and very sunny, but not fenced off as our neighbours have access through it - it is a very friendly street! We are on a busy road at the front with free parking nearby - but very quiet at back.
We have plenty of children's toys for all ages including loads of lego and a good dressing up box! There is also an indoor swing and board games for adults and children.


More about us

  1. We are Jennifer (57), Mark (55) and Alfie (14). We love the freedom of house swapping: Alfie is home educated and we both work mostly from home in our accountancy practice so we are therefore very flexible about when we swap. We may also want to bring our older son, Arthur (23). We hope you can look after our cat, Spike and we will be very happy to look after your animals.

  2. We are experienced houseswappers - we have done 35 swaps so far including overseas (mostly on Guardian Home Exchange https://www.guardianhomeexchange.co.uk/) . We are looking to arrange swaps in April and May 2020, ideally in or near Austria.

Swap availability

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Where is it?


Hebden Bridge is a historic mill town in the Pennine Hills of Yorkshire. The house is five minutes walk from an eclectic mix of shops, great cafes, pubs & restaurants. Our 'bohemian' town is very welcoming and child tolerant. We have a cinema, small theatre and music venue in the town; there are many festivals and other events in Hebden Bridge throughout the year. The countryside surrounding the town provides hundreds of different walks - canalside, woodland, moorland, rivers and waterfalls.
We are 15 minutes walk from the station with good services to Leeds and Manchester, bus services are also good (stop opposite our house). The Grand Central Train service from Halifax to London is convenient. The local area can be appreciated best by walking - you don't need to drive every day.

Buzzy restaurants
Chapter 17, Aya Sophia
Cool bars
Hebden Bridge Trades Club (bands), Picture House and Little Theatre.
Cozy cafés
Marcos Cafe, Vocation Bar
Retail therapy
Manchester city centre (train 35 mins), local independent shops in Hebden Bridge
Bit of culture
Heptonstall village, old mills, chimneys and 'over and under houses' (like ours), Bronte parsonage (14 km)
Walks in the park
Hardcastle Craggs, Rochdale Canal, Stoodley Pike, the 'Honesty box'
Spot of exercise
Gaddings Dam & Lumb Falls (wild swimming), Walks in all directions from our house
Day tripping
Saltaire, Manchester, York, Worth Valley Railway, Howarth

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