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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.

Please Note: Tour De France Supplement: From 28 June - 18 July 2014 a supplement of £20 per night applies.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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Special offers
  • June 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 01/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Save 15% 15% Discount 1 to 30 June
  • 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 & North East England
Visitors walking to Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland © Arnhel de Serra

In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.

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.

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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

  • 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.

  • P North
    • November 2014
    • Cheshire

    This Cottage is a credit to National Trust and the standard of cleanliness was superb .. The added touch of fresh flowers and pint of milk and biscuits was a lovely surprise.. A truly wonderful cottage and no faults wat so ever. The looks and location were fantastic .

  • Sybil Locker
    • November 2014
    • Pembrokeshire
    Extremely happy

    We can only re-iterate what we have written in the visitor's book at the cottage and that is that we were extremely happy with the cottage and the location and the staff that we met Idyllic and romantic setting for us

  • Jane Hann
    • November 2014
    • Hampshire
    Made special by:

    The river rushing through the valley beneath. Wonderful, as ever. We sadly didnt bring a rucksack/flask for walking as previous cottages have had them and were disappointed to find this one did not. We shall bring our own in future.

  • Anonymous
    • January 2012
    • Cheshire
    Naturally stunning

    The Lodge is very picturesque and a lovely place to unwind. Just a shame there wasn't room in the bathroom for a bath, we didn't realise this when booking. Location on the edge of the river and woods leading up to Gibson Mill is naturally stunning. Jean the cleaner is a lovely woman, very diligent and had the place really clean and very welcoming.

  • Linda & Mark Gibbs
    Magical location for a relaxing break

    Magical location for a relaxing break. The Lodge has everything for an enjoyable holiday , excellent location ,all the comforts of home plus the little touches that make all the difference ,fresh flowers ,milk in the fridge and biscuits for that all important cup of tea.We hed just settled in when it was time to come home again.Hardcastle crags is a delightful ,unspolt area where you can take time to enjoy all that is great about this country of ours.The national Trust scores top marks from Linda and I ,be back next year

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • June 2015 15% Discount - Offer from 01/06/2015 to 30/06/2015 Save 15% 15% Discount 1 to 30 June
  • 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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