A beautiful 4-bedroomed spacious Victorian house in rural Yorkshire Pennines

A beautiful 4-bedroomed spacious Victorian house in rural Yorkshire Pennines


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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We offer a lovely spacious stone-built Grade II listed house full of character that sleeps up to 6/7 people (2 double, 2 large single rooms, plus extra pull-out bed) with off-road parking, garden and beautiful views. Walks around historic villages and towns, moors, woodland and rivers from doorstep. Rural setting yet only 1/2 mile from train station (trains to Manchester and Leeds under 1 hour) and village, and 1 mile from pretty hillside town of Hebden Bridge with all conveniences. One family bathroom, three toilets, plus two shower rooms. Beamed kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, range cooker; cellar with washing machine and tumble dryer; dining room/family room and separate large sitting room, both with open fires. Central heating throughout. Two TVs, one with freeview digital channels, video and DVD player, and sound system. Burglar alarm and security lighting. Off-road parking on gated drive for 2 cars. We could swop cars if convenient. Lots of books in the house.

We are on a hillside in a historic hamlet (Ewood) in the Calder Valley in South Pennines with lovely views. Walking from house - moors, fields, woods, villages - or around nearby pretty town of Hebden Bridge with National Trust owned Hardcastle Craggs, a beautiful riverside wooded valley. This area is a walker's paradise. Yet only 1/4 -1/2 mile to village shops (Mytholmroyd, birthplace of Poet Laureate Ted Hughes) and train station and buses. Attractive shops in Hebden, with its river and canal and Arts Festival in July. Six miles from Halifax and famous Eureka children's museum, and trains to Manchester and Leeds (less than 1 hr) and historic York (2 hrs). Short drive or bus over moors to Haworth and Bronte Parsonage and less than 1 hr to Yorkshire Dales. Friendly area with nice neighbours. 2.5 hrs from Leeds to London by train.

Mark is a deputy head teacher in a secondary school and Deirdre is a university lecturer in Journalism. We are in our 40s. We have two boys aged 13 and nearly 11 called Cormac and Daragh (Irish names). We also have two cats (Ethel and Mavis) who would need feeding but are otherwise pretty independent with a cat door (no litter tray!). Mark speaks a little German and we get by with school-level French but to our shame we are not great at languages. Cormac is learning Spanish. We are interested in history, reading, walking, swimming, eating out and culture (museums, art galleries and architecture). We have enjoyed family holidays in France, Austria and Italy and love Europe, but are willing to consider anywhere, including the UK and Ireland or beyond Europe.


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