Crabtree Barn is a spacious converted Victorian barn set in peaceful country
Wayne Harris and Rachel Taylor
About Wayne Harris and Rachel Taylor
Wayne was a teacher for 25 years but now retraining to be a book keeper, plus a holiday property owner and Dad. Wife Rachel runs the local community magazines so knows all the local restaurants and what's on info. Son Henry is 9 and just loves to dance and play football!
Wayne Harris and Rachel Taylor purchased this Barn in 2002
Why Wayne Harris and Rachel Taylor chose Ripponden
Stylish, modern but with features of the barn retained. We love the area and live in the area ourselves. Away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The barn is tucked down a little country lane but in only 10 minutes you can reach the M62 and can easily be in Leeds, Manchester, York etc. It's the best of both worlds! Explore the city by day and return to the peaceful haven of the barn in the evening.
What makes this Barn unique
Set in rolling hills with far reaching views. this is a haven of peace and quiet in the country. The barn was built in 1855 and converted in 2000. It is very spacious, over twice the size of many 2 bedded holiday cottages with a large private garden. Quirky architecture in how the barn entrance has been retained and incorporated into the huge front windows.
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Where to go and what to see: (within 30 minutes drive)
• The Piece Hall, Halifax – shops and regular events, re-opened 2017. 15 min drive. A must see whilst you’re in the area. Frequent events are held see www.piecehall.co.uk
• Eureka- the Children’s Museum, Halifax. Multi-sensory award winning interactive museum for children. Good for children on a rainy day.
• Shibden Hall. Grade II listed building/Museum. BBC1 Drama ‘Gentleman Jack’ has just finished filming here with Suranne Jones as the lead 'Anne Lister'.
• Walking and cycling: There are many walks and cycle tracks locally and straight from the door. A South Pennines OS map can be found in the bookcase showing local footpaths, please feel free to ask us for ideas.
• There are many Parks and outdoor leisure areas within 30 minutes drive including Greenhead Park, Shibden Park, Ogden Water Park and Nature reserve,
Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, Manor Heath and Jungle Experience.
• Slaithwaite village (10 mins drive away). Nice canal side location. Also has the lovely “Hand made bakery” co-op with café.
• Marsden Moor national trust. Just 5 mins drive away . Lots of walks and rare birds to spot.
• Standedge Tunnel. The longest canal tunnel in the country that you can still go through imagining the poor souls who used to “leg” it.
• Bankfield Museum, Halifax. Free museum, popular with children and adults.
Travelling 30min to 1 hr:
•Haworth – via Hebden Bridge is a nice day out over the moors. Visit the Bronte Museum and walk to Wuthering Heights! A leisurely hour’s drive through Ripponden, Hebden Bridge for lunch and then across the moors – lovely views.
• York – if you haven’t visited this is a must. Avoid rush hour and the journey is just over an hour via the M62 and the A1/M1 link road. Medieval streets, Viking centre, Railway museum, York Minster, Ghost walks recommended.
• National Museum of Media and Photography, Bradford with interactive IMAX cinema.
• Harrogate - lovely spa town, famous Betty’s tea rooms. Large park right near centre of town. Lots of independent and upmarket shops. Around 1 hr 10min drive.
• Leeds – around 50 mins on M62 or by train (park at Sowerby Bridge station for free). Good shopping, eating etc.. Royal Armouries Museum is also in the city centre.
• Manchester – around 50 mins on the M62. Cosmopolitan city, great shopping.
• Salts Mill - Unesco heritage site. Shopping, art gallery, restaurants. www.saltsmill.org.uk
• Hebden Bridge – a characterful town with independent shops, quirky character and lots of cafes. Nearby Hardcastle Crags - a lovely place for a walk and a picnic, National Trust owned.
• Holmfirth. Village best known for being the setting for “Last of the Summer Wine”. Pleasant shops and views. Around 30 mins drive, take the scenic route for great views via Slaithwaite and Meltham (or the easy route via Huddersfield!).
• Spas and treatments:
Beautissimo Spa – just 10 mins drive away. Gorgeous boutique spa set in rolling countryside, for info see www.beautissimospa.co.uk
Creative Beauty in Stainland, salon just 5 mins drive away with pamper sessions and treatments.
For a full spa experience we have 2 award winning spas within 30 minute drive; Titanic Spa at Linthwaite and highly recommended Eastthorpe Hall, Mirfield.
• Scarecrow Festival and Rushbearing festival. Annual event where a cart bearing the new rushes are taken to the churches via several pubs! See www.rushbearing.co.uk