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The Lodge

Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

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The Victorian Lodge is at the pillared entrance to the National Trust's Hardcastle Crags estate, a wooded valley abounding with wild life. It is approximately two miles from Hebden Bridge and surrounded by enchanting Pennine countryside. The cottage is close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Pennine Way. It is surrounded by gardens and there is a paved patio area to the rear.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
sitting/dining room, with multi-fuel stove, kitchen, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), shower room
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Garden: Surrounding garden with paved patio area.

Cottage Approach: The drive at the back of The Lodge is steep, with loose chippings. We recommend that you only negotiate your car in daylight, and that cars are reversed down to make it easier when driving out.

Parking: Parking space on the drive at the back of the lodge, cars can also be left in the National Trust car park opposite.

Television/Signal: television reception can be poor at times.

Accessibility: The bedroom and shower room are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Single storey
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

Yorkshire Dales
The east end of Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, a Cistercian community of monks from the twelfth century until the Dissolution in 1539. It is the largest monastic ruin in the country, and a World Heritage Site.  © Andrew Butler

Yorkshire is, not surprisingly, England's most popular holiday destination, as this vast county offers something for everyone. The beautiful countryside of the Dales and Moors, a dramatic and unspoilt coastline, a wealth of historic towns and cities, spectacular ancient ruins, and some of the most magnificent houses in the country. The National Trust owns over 24,000 acres of coast and countryside across the county as well as some splendid historic properties. These include Beningbrough Hall, East Riddlesden Hall, Nunnington Hall and the spectacular Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

Cottage location
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
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place to visit
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  • Hebden Bridge
  • a pretty
  • lively town with lots of activities
  • year round.
  • Canal boating
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Hardcastle Crags
Hardcastle Crags Beautiful wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart, an exemplar of sustainable energy
East Riddlesden Hall
East Riddlesden Hall 17th-century West Riding manor house with formal and wild gardens, duckpond and grounds
Gawthorpe Hall
Gawthorpe Hall Elizabethan house with rich interiors and an important textile collection
Marsden Moor Estate
Marsden Moor Estate Huge area of peak and moorland
Malham Tarn Estate
Malham Tarn Estate High moorland landscape with dramatic limestone features
Brimham Rocks
Brimham Rocks Dramatic moorland rock formations

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Yarwood
    • July 2015
    • --
    Made enjoyable

    The location of the cottage and being able to share our holiday with our two dogs. Would have liked wi-fi for our children.

  • Mr Reynolds
    • May 2015
    • UK
    Made special by its....

    Location. Being away from everybody and being in the hills. Caretaker was friendly and let us put bags in early.

  • Mark Woodcock
    • April 2015
    • Essex
    Clean cottage

    Exceptionally clean and very well prepared for our arrival. Loved that a fresh pint of milk was in the fridge! Location, location, location.

  • Amanda Elliott
    • December 2014
    • Somerset
    Made special by:

    The beautiful countryside of Hardcastle Crags. The location of the cottage for walking is fabulous and Hardcastle Crags is beautiful. We would stay in this cottage again as the level of cleanliness is excellent. It would help if the postcode provided was for the Midgehole car park as the postcode for The Lodge took us the other side of the estate, towards Clough Hole. Overall, an excellent property and so glad the National Trust are changing their attitude (for the better!) towards dogs and their owners.

  • John Nurden
    • November 2014
    • Kent
    Neat and tidy

    Very sweet cottage in an ideal location and everything neat and tidy when we arrived including vase of flowers. But could not understand why we had to arrive before 7pm when the key was in a key-safe. Nice and secluded yet not too far to drive into nearby town. We loved watching the birds feeding from the bird table.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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