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Romantic cottage in HEBDEN BRIDGE - panoramic views with BALCONY

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroomed cottage with real log fire. Single put-up available bed if required.

Piglet's House (private carpark) is fully contained on the ground floor, complete with all mod cons. The cottage is spacious, but cosy as there is a log burning stove and full central heating. The accommodation comprises of a hallway, large bathroom including bath with shower over, double bedroom and a living room that is open plan with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge with awesome views through the 9 foot wide french doors that open onto a balcony with seating and barbeque. Piglet's House is in the quiet village of Old Town which has its own pub, post office (for most provisions), cricket club, golf club, park and equestrian centre all in easy walking distance. The views, peace and surroundings are unrivalled and despite all this, the much-loved and visited market town of Hebden Bridge is only just over a mile away. The town offers so much, from small shops of character to varied restaurants and exciting attractions. Settle in the heart of the Pennines!

Property Manager
Nick & Gill Vile
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Nick & Gill Vile

Hi. I teach at the local primary school in Old Town and enjoy the peace and quiet of our lovely small holding.

I moved to Hebden Bridge in 1987 (for just one year, in fact) but we fell in love with Hebden Bridge as it is so well located & has everything you could possibly need. With terrific rail links to Leeds, Manchester, and many more it became the perfect place from which to commute - to my school in Blackburn while my husband travelled by train to Leeds. So we stayed and bought a little weavers cottage in the valley.

I love horses and animals so was always keen to buy some land and we moved to Carrs Farm in 1999. We lived in a caravan for 2 years while the farm was renovated. We have horses, a dog and a couple of adorable pygmy goats. The farm house took a long time and a lot of work but in 2010 we converted what was a farm building into our holiday cottage 'Piglet's House' It's been a huge success and I love meeting people & welcoming them to stay. Our guests regularly comment favourably on the stunning views from our balcony, the peace and quiet, the cosy log fire, the 'easy to walk to' local pub and how fabulous Hebden Bridge is.

Nick & Gill Vile purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Nick & Gill Vile chose Hebden Bridge

Piglet's House is detached and it has unrivalled views across the valley. Stoodley Pike can easily be seen in the distance and the views are across green fields to the East and South with views of Heptonstall with its church to the west. The cottage is in Old Town with its own pub, Post Office, cricket club, golf club, park & equestrian centre. There are stunning walks on the moors above us - within 5 minutes.

It takes about 15 min to walk into Hebden Bridge but 20 + on the way it's up hill!!

However, taxis are easy to book and the fare is about £4 / 5.

There are buses up to Old Town too.

Hebden Bridge is well worth a visit. We believe it has something for everyone. It's generally very dog friendly too.

What makes this cottage unique

Piglet's House is cosy in Winter & cool in Summer. If the weather is good, then a glass of wine or a beer on the balcony provides the perfect chance to relax & unwind. The view is stunning and we often get the most incredible sunsets. The balcony is south / SW facing so it captures the best hours of the day.

Piglet's House has its own car park with additional space for visitors. The parking is very accessible, next to the cottage & off-road.

As Piglet's House is all on one level, it is wheelchair accessible. There is a wood burning stove for the Winter nights although we leave the central heating (with thermostat) on 24/7.

Our 2 pygmy goats are your immediate neighbours. Grantley is a bit shy but his girlfriend, Scout is very friendly. They both adore any guests who give them green vegetable peelings. Many of our guests comment on how much they enjoy watching them from the kitchen window. Children, and most dogs love them!


Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hare and Hounds
Nearest Ferry
77 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Hebden Bridge Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Hebden Bridge
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M62 jnc 21 or M65 jnc 9
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hebden Bridge
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Car: not necessary

Nestling in the heart of The Pennines, Hebden Bridge is a quaint market town with a special character of its own; pedestrian area with many unique small shops, a large variety of lovely cafes, many pubs and an amazing variety of restaurants. There are special events such as The two week Arts Festival, Vintage Car Rally, Handmade Parade, Carnival, Hebden Bridge Brass Band and The Duck Race! Attractions include canal boat rides from Hebden's marina, art galleries, Hebden's own little theatre, cinema, antique shops, monthly Farmer's Market and spacious parks. Outdoor activities are extensive! Piglet's House links easily onto the Pennine Way, Calderdale Way, Pennine Bridleway and the stunning Hardcastle Craggs, all of which have superb routes for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Golfers will enjoy our friendly Golf Club. Nearby Hollingworth Lake offers sailing and water sports. Nostalgic visitors will love a walk up 'The Buttress' to Heptonstall - a beautiful, unspoilt village 2 miles from Hebden Bridge. A trip to Haworth (Bronte country) is recommended where a visit to the home of the Bronte sisters is available. Haworth has its own special character with pubs, unique shops and The Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway.

Other Activities are on offer: fly-fishing at Littleborough, sailing, canoeing & wind-surfing at Hollingworth Lake, canal boat cruising from Hebden Bridge, roller skating, dry slope skiing, cinema & ten-pin bowling in Halifax as well as superb rail access to Manchester, Leeds, York, Harrogate and Bradford.


Hebden Bridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Very spacious, modern bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , put up bed or cot
  • A good sized double bedroom with lovely views across open countryside to Heptonstall & Old Town. The furniture comprises of a double bed, chest of drawers and double wardrobe. The cottage's private parking/seating area (spacious and private) can be seen from the bedroom window. It is quiet, private and very peaceful. We offer our guests the option of a single put up bed (complete with bedding) which can be put in the lounge if required. We can provide a travel cot if required. (Please advise when booking)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 2 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The cottage is superbly located for walking, whether it is the fifteen minute walk to Hebden Bridge, the twenty minute walk to the fabulous National Trust woodland walks of Hardcastle Craggs, historical walks in the footsteps of the infamous 'Cragg Vale Coiners' or the stunning moorland routes. At the end of the day, what better than to relax by a real fire and watch the sun set over the town and moors. We are able to accommodate mountain bikes and offer facilities to bring your own horse should this be required. The area is ideally suited to mountain biking and/or horse riding. We are within a 30 minute horse ride from The Mary Townley Loop.


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Romantic cottage in HEBDEN BRIDGE - panoramic views with BALCONY
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Perfect Piglet's House 💛

  • 5 of 5

Today my husband and I returned from a last minute getaway at Piglet's house and couldn't have wished for a better mini-break. From the moment we got there we completely fell in love...initially with four delightful goats (two baby ones) and the stunning views from the building. When we opened the door, we found our spotless, well presented home for the weekend, complete with large glass doors looking out over the fields for miles in front. Gill came to see us around tea time to ensure everything was alright and brought us some logs for the log burner: a beautiful, cosy addition, which was well used due to the blustery weather! We took along our 1 year old beagle, who immediately made herself at home, snuggling in her bed near the fire. The bathroom is large and has a great shower with constant hot running water and the building is heated well. The bedroom is very cosy with super comfortable bedding and mattress. Town isn't far away, although down a very steep hill, but we were advised taxis are good! Totally fell in love with Hebden Bridge and so many places we could take our pooch.

I could go on. We really cannot rate this gem of a find enough and will 100% be back to visit sometime in the near future!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Weekend Stay at Piglet's House

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for 2 people to stay in. It has everything that you need for a self catering stay. Easy to find, ample parking, quiet, cosy, I couldn't fault a thing. Gill was very helpful with information about the area and even provided a bottle of wine which was a nice touch. I would highly recommend Piglet's House

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Piglets House was delightful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting. Hosts were very welcoming. Perfectly peaceful place with beautiful panoramic views. The booking process ( nothing to do with the owners) was complicated but worth the effort.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at Piglets for 3 nights with fudge the lab. What a great place, had everything we required and Gill and Nick were great hosts. The views from the balcony were fantastic and there are some great walks around the cottage. The local pub is just a short walk (2 minutes) up the road, which we found very friendly, serving great food. I would personally recommend piglets house as a brilliant place to stay for anybody!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with great views

  • 4 of 5

Piglet's House is a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of a busy life - situated on a hill high above Hebden Bridge, you really feel like you're away from it all, but with the convenience of a small town just a short drive down the hill.

The cottage is fairly easy to find from Hebden Bridge using the postcode. Once at the top, you will recognise the cottage from the pictures, although a sign at the end of the driveway would be useful.

Inside, there is everything you need, with a modern, cosy interior, and amazing views from the living area. Despite its small size, the furnishings have been kept to a minimum which means it is not at all cluttered and the high ceiling in the living area feels quite spacious and airy, which we loved. The only downside was that we found the bed / mattress too soft, so sleeping was not quite as restful as we'd have liked, hence the four stars rather than five.

The owners, Gill and Nick are helpful, friendly and welcoming - even offering to give us a lift down into the town on our first evening when we mentioned we were heading down that way. We especially liked the fact that there was not a huge long list of rules and regulations in the cottage (as we have found in some cottages) making for a very relaxing stay.

All in all, we very much enjoyed our stay, and love the area, so if we can think of a way to resolve the issues with the bed, we may well be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane, Thank you so much for your review of Piglet's House. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the area itself. Everyone who visits comments on the spectacular views & the fact that the cottage feels quite spacious. I am sorry to hear that the mattress was too soft for you. We find it tricky as preferences vary from guest to guest - indeed many guests have commented how well they have slept. It is a memory foam mattress so when we replace it, as we are due to soon, we will certainly consider a firmer option. It's definitely useful to know. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Gill
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Welcomed by Gill on arrival with a bottle of wine,myself,my wife and arca the bedlington terrier had a fantastic break.The cottage was lovely,warm and comfortable.The hare and hounds about 400 yards up the road,was dog friendly,welcoming and the food was good.Hebden Bridge is a mile down the hill and there are many tourist spots within driving distance.Would highly recommend Piglets cottage,great cottage,lovely area and Gill was a lovely host.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Flat fee-regulate quotes $67.16
Pet Fee $0

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