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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

Description

Carefully and creativity converted from a lovely old barn on our property, you will feel right at home in this bright and welcoming place.
It has it's own garden with views over the village rooftops to the hills beyond. There is also a BBQ / Firebowl with cooking pot and seating. Its covered too, so you can use it all year round.

Its a peaceful and private spot in the centre of this small interesting village, but with numerous foot on the doorstep.
We are pet friendly too, so you can enjoy some fabulous dog walks in the surrounding woods and moorland.

We've even had equestrian guests arrive on their horses, enjoying the numerous bridleways in the area. We were able to accommodate their mounts in our 5 acres of fields, with the garden room serving as a useful tack room.


Yorkshire Walks

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Star Barn is on TV! Shanaz Gulzar steps back in time while walking through the historic village of Heptonstall. Filming on her handheld 360-degree selfie-style camera, Shanaz rambles past Hell Hole, along the canal in Hebden Bridge, before climbing uphill to the peace monument of Stoodley Pike. This is an historic walk that straddles both the north and south sides of Calderdale. Inspired by the landscape Shanaz stops to sketch and read poetry. This walk is an intimate and personal account of West Yorkshire viewed through an artist’s eyes.

Sleeping arrangements

Two comfortable double bedrooms

Interior layout

All on one floor, there is a huge bright living room with stylish galley kitchen & dining area. A bathroom with a bath and shower is adjacent to the two bedrooms.

Exterior

Built of hand made Yorkshire bricks it has a spectacular oak framed fully glazed gable end with huge double doors opening onto the cottage garden. There is plenty of seating and space outside to find a comfortable corner to relax.

Fully insulated and environmentally efficient design with underfloor heating means your stay will be comfortable at any time of the year.

Facilities

  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • BBQ
  • Private garden
  • Garden dining furniture
  • Designated/ Private parking
  • 24h check-in available
  • Pets allowed

Lockable cycle storage. 5 acres of fields - Equestrian groups with horses welcome. Kadai firepit with cooking tripod.

Great for

  • Countryside
  • Secluded
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Accessibility

The property is all on one level, and is open plan. Vehicles can park directly at the top of the garden path, 10m from the very large double opening front doors. There is a small step through the front doors.

Location

Directions

Heptonstall perches 500ft above Hebden Bridge on the main valley road A646. We are 35mins from the M62 motorway, midway between Leeds & Manchester.
Approacing from the north - we are 30 mins from the M65 motorway.

There is a rail station in Hebden Bridge, around 35 mins from either Leeds or Manchester, with frequent buses from the station up to the village.

We are around an hours drive from both Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports.

Parking

We are lucky to have loads of space to park on the property, only metres from your door - a rarity in the village.

Nearby

Heptonstall is a charming village with an amazingly diverse history. The Barn is in the heart of the village, and when you have finished exploring the lanes and the old churchyard there are two welcoming pubs, both serving food. There is also a village post office, a fascinating artisan craft shop to browse and a great little deli too. The local museum (run by our friend Richard) is housed in the old grammar school and contains some fascinating local artifacts.

There are footpaths onto the moors, or down into the beautiful National Trust woodlands at Hardcastle Crags. We are a short drive to Howarth and Bronte country. Below the village is Hebden Bridge. Packed with proudly independent shops and numerous places to eat & drink, it was rightly crowned Best Small Market Town in the Great British High Street Awards in 2016.

The village hosts an annual music festival and well as the famous (and baffling) Pace egg play. We also host the delightful Pennine Spring Music event.

  • Cycle paths
  • Hiking
  • Bar / Pub
  • Café
  • Galleries
  • Museum
  • Parking

We are on Sustrans Cycle route 68 and the Pennine way. The Calderdale way comes right through the village. Fell running is very popular due to the wealth of pathways across the woodland and moorlands, and we'd love to advise on our favorite routes.

Reviews

Guestbook reviews

Comfortable clean and in this weather comfortably warm. Situated in lovely part of Yorkshire with plenty of touches to give home from home experience. Welcoming hosts complete an ideal picture.

Yasmin (via Airbnb)

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

“Lovely barn conversion right in the middle of Heptonstall. Close to ameties whilst still being rural. The place itself was perfect and lovely and quiet. Perfect little escape”
Sian, via Arbnb

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

Spacious, well set up, very comfortable. We enjoyed being able to bring our puppy!

Emma
Via Booking,com

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

This stylish Barn did not disappoint; indeed we feel the photographs did not really do it justice. Appreciated the quiet location in this unspoilt village and the outdoor seating was welcome and well used even in September. The beds are very comfortable and the wifi fast and reliable.

Geoff Hercock
Via Airbnb

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

I booked Star Barn for family members who came to visit. I looked long and hard for accommodation in this area that is dog friendly and all on one level... it is a rare find! Star Barn is a beautiful, peaceful place to stay. The decor is lovely and it is really well equipped. It was spotlessly clean too. Mark and Penelope were really helpful and accommodating but at the same time the barn feels very private. A brilliant base to explore from especially if you are a keen walker. I would not hesitate to recommend Star Barn.

Hannah Musgrave
Via Airbnb.

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

A beautifully converted barn in a busy village but in a secluded setting. Because of traffic restrictions it is very quiet. A lovely place to recharge without being miles away from amenities. I hope we will be coming back

Elizabeth Sheppard

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

We cannot fault anything about the Star Barn. Penny and Mark really make you welcome and have provided a fantastic place to stay, well furnished, very clean and lots of thoughtful touches. The outside areas are a real treat with lots of seating areas, a swing chair and a hammock. We really enjoyed toasting marshmallows around the fire pit. There is lots to keep the family entertained in and around this picturesque village, with Hebden Bridge just a short walk away and many attractions within a short drive. We can't wait to go back.

Shelia & Family
(Via Airbnb)

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

“Location was superb. Very quiet spot just off the main street. Quite tight to manouvre our estate car down the narrow lane but managable. There are no expansive views but the outside space has been made very pleasant and good walks are literally from the doorstep.”

Stephanie (via Booking.com)

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

"A thoroughly enjoyable stay
Friendly hosts; a feeling of spaciousness and comfort; unique furnishings; fascinating location."

Jenny. (via Booking.com)

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

"The barn and its setting are amazing. The owners, Penny and Mark, were equally amazing. The barn is in the heart of Heptonstall, which is a quintessential Yorkshire village. The barn's glass front is beautiful, so too the various seating areas arranged outside the barn. Inside the barn, everything is open plan with tall ceilings and everything is top quality and was spotlessly clean. To pick just one thing out, the bed and bed linen were exceptional. The owners live behind the barn and run the farm its inside of. They gave us a warm welcome and were very friendly every time we saw them. Between them and the materials in the barn, there is plenty of advice on the local area, walks and places to visit. My walk recommendation is the Hebden Bridge Loop - there is a map for this in the barn and one leg of it starts literally at the farm. We stayed at the barn to sound out Hebden Bridge as a place to live - Hebden bridge is a 20min walk away although (very) steeply up or down hill. There are regular buses and a good taxi service available if you dont want to walk back up the hill. You can of course also bring your car - there is parking by the barn. There are lots of amenities, and great bars and restaurants in Hebden Bridge. The highlight for my partner and I is the Vocation Brewery Tap Room which of course has a great beer selection but also do awesome mexican food. We honestly felt very privileged to get to stay at the barn. I'm sure you'll love it as much as we did."

(Matt. Via Airbnb)

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let

“Beautiful space, spotlessly clean , really comfortable bed. Pretty hilltop village. Perfect location for exploring Hebden Bridge and surrounding countryside on foot from this great barn conversion Would recommend going to see Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. Brilliant gallery, so easy by train from Hebden. Strongly recommend this great Airbnb. Thank you Mark & Penny, we will be back.”

Gavin & Lee (via Airbnb).

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Star Chamber Barn holiday let