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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.

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.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: Small patio and large walled grass area.

Parking: Parking area for two cars.

Television/ Signal: There is no television reception but a television and DVD player are provided for visitors wishing to bring DVDs.

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


Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic
  • Railway nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


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, to the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, a stay in one of our cottages will give you the chance to explore the rugged landscape and green hills of Yorkshire and the North East. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, (much of which we look after) 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
  • 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
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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Lucy Briers
    • October 2014
    • Greater London
    Made special by:

    The remote location and the nature of the building. The lady who cleans Barn was lovely and the barn was beautiful when we arrived. Also the guts working at Gibson Mill were great.

  • Mr Pepper
    • October 2014
    • Lincolnshire

    Outstanding views. Very peaceful most of the time. Our Malamute found the visiting sheep very interesting! Liked the extra touches like free parking at two fantastic walk locations. Hebden Bridge dog friendly in lovely pub by canal and even has Dog cafe Found lighting too dim in kitchen. Anyone without perfect vision would find reading cooker settings difficult. Window shutters need to be more secure during windy nights. Otherwise perfect

  • The Vosper family
    • January 2013
    • Cornwall
    Property was a real gem

    Excellent holiday, property was a real gem, staff we saw on first and last day could not have been more helpful, courteous or friendly. During the week a local volunteer topped up the bird feeders which attracted pheasants, woodpeckers and more which was great. The location, interior quality, and log burner make this place special for us.

  • Deborah & Andy Vosper
    • January 2013
    • Cornwall
    Fabulous week at Widdop Gate Barn

    We have just spent a fabulous week at Widdop Gate Barn for our honeymoon with our dog Hector. The barn was wonderful and the views to die for. There was nothing nicer than a days walking out on the moors than to come back and light the fire and sit and relax with a glass of wine and a good book. It was so refreshing to visit Hebden Bridge with the array of independent retailers there and everyone we met (locals that is) were so friendly and welcoming. This was our first National Trust holiday and we spent many an hour pouring over the 2013 brochure trying to select our next. Thank you for a great holiday. Debs, Andy and Hector

  • Jackie and James
    A fabulous place to stay

    We stayed at the Barn last November for my birthday. A fabulous place to stay and have already booked it for my birthday again this year. This time we have friends coming with us to enjoy the surroundings. Looking forward to experiencing the scary howling winds around the barn but this time we'll take the downstairs bedroom and let the friends sleep upstairs!! Utterly fantastic, cannot be faulted.Thanks to Jean.

  • Ian, Davina, Jack and Elkie (The Dog)
    We have been visiting National Trust holiday Cottages for 16 years and Widdop Barn has to be our favourite

    We have just had a fantastic holiday at the Barn. The barn was beautiful and the caretaker had made it so cosy with all those homely touchs (Flowers and plants) and if we needed anything she was there to look after us. The walks from the Barn were amazing especially the walk down to the river and along to Gibson Mill. The postion and area are isolated but this makes it more romantic. We have been visiting National Trust holiday Cottages for 16 years and Widdop Barn has to be our favourite, and we shall certainly be booking it again.

  • Philip & Jane Hollywood
    • Great Wakering, Essex
    The barn conversion has been thoughtfully done

    The barn conversion has been thoughtfully done; the accommodation is delightful, the countryside all windswept moors and deep wooded valleys. The walks are many and varied. The property is very isolated, so there's no popping down to the local shop, as everything is miles away.For a family shop I'd recommend Tesco's in Burnley, about 30 minutes by car. The Co-Op in Hebden Bridge is nearer, but choice is limited.

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