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Widdop Gate Barn


Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

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Standing at the edge of a hayfield, the barn has stunning views over the wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags. For many years a romantic ruin, the National Trust has sympathetically rebuilt the barn using the original stone and other architectural features including the timber cow stalls, which form the kitchen area. This stunning building, which dates from the 19th-century and is Grade II listed, reflects the open plan of the original barn. Ideal for anyone looking for a romantic hideaway.

Here are some other cottages in the same region that you might also be interested in Darnbrook Cottage and The Old Smithy.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, with original cow stalls in place, stone steps leading up to open-plan dining area, twin bedroom, shower room and lavatory.
First floor
open-plan sitting room with multi-fuel stove, gallery master bedroom with double bed and single bed.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: Parking area for two cars.

Garden: Small patio and large walled grass area.

Children: There is a large gate at the end of the driveway to stop children wandering out.

Utilities: The washing machine and tumble dryer are combined. The one shelf freezer is separate from the fridge.

Television: This cottage now offers FreeSat television service.

Please Note: Water is from a spring so visitors are asked to use water carefully.

A gate has been installed at the end of the driveway.

Hazards for children
Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287
  • Hazards for children


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.

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place to visit
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  • Hebden Bridge
  • Walking routes
  • Canal Path
  • 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
Gawthorpe Hall
Gawthorpe Hall Elizabethan house with rich interiors and an important textile collection
East Riddlesden Hall
East Riddlesden Hall 17th-century West Riding manor house with formal and wild gardens, duckpond and grounds
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
Upper Wharfedale
Upper Wharfedale Area of classic Yorkshire Dales countryside


Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • February 2017
    • Hertfordshire
    Surpassed our expectations!

    Amazing Barn and situation, really rural but easy access to Hebden Bridge and Haworth. The Barn was so luxurious and well appointed. It was warm and comfortable. We had amazing scenery and walks on our doorstep. We had never considered a holiday in the area before and really want to come back for more. We had excellent links to the town and other villages. It surpassed our expectations!

  • Ms Eimer
    • December 2016
    • London
    Fantastic barn conversion

    This is a fantastic barn conversion with plenty of interest. Very tastefully done and a joy for anyone with an eye for metal, stone and woodwork. Great and ever changing views from the windows and a good location for exploring the general area. Crag Side estate has great if challenging walks. Hebden Bridge has great independent shops but Heptonstall is a real highlight and an absolute must.

  • Anonymous
    • May 2016
    • Unknown
    Enjoyable stay

    We enjoyed the stay very much in a true "hide away" within a beautiful landscape. Though coming from far the services are very important - and they are truly great with NT. The website was not promising too much, and the support over the phone while booking (problem with credit card) was perfect and extremely customer friendly! It was one of our greatest experience with holiday service provider ever, we love to come back to enjoy another nice property.

  • Downes
    • May 2016
    • UK
    Beautifully equipped conversion

    Great place, both the property and location, beautifully equipped fabulous conversion. Wonderful views cunningly exploited with the strategic windows, easy to live in space. We were also very lucky with brilliant weather. So sorry to see the devastating effects of the winter's flooding on the property, both the barn and the landscape of the Crags. A few dishwasher tablets would be nice, you've thought of everything else!

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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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