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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.

Garden: Small patio and large walled grass area.

Parking: Parking area for two cars.

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

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

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
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • 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
  • 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

  • Maggie Purcell
    • February 2016
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    The barn was is in a beautiful part of England & so well cared for, we have already booked for the same time next year, enough said!

  • Kathy Riley
    • December 2015
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    Great location being up on the moors where you can step out the door and be on amazing walks straight away.

  • Beverley Jones
    • November 2015
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    The barn was very well equipped - no complaints at all. Everything we needed was there.

  • Shillaker
    • November 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    It was a wonderful place, cosy when we got the fire going, and a nice place to relax. Being close to the Hardcastle Crags made for a good few walks, and then it was nice to go back to warm up and relax for the rest of the afternoon /evening. Wi fi would have been good.

  • Sievers
    • September 2015
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    Made enjoyable...

    Like every year we enjoyed our holiday very much, the setting of the cottage, its furniture and surrounding

  • Belinda Boyes
    • August 2015
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    Made enjoyable....

    The barn conversion was sympathetic, unusual and to a high standard. Views amazing. Variety of footpaths very close to barn so no car needed. No phone signal,TV signal or WiFi - bliss! Even my 19-24 yr olds did not complain! Loved Hebden Bridge.

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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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