We would find it hard to say anything negative to say about this property.
Just had a perfect long wknd there with family celebrating a golden wedding. Very comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, each bedroom has its own ensuite. Warm even though it was a cold wknd, clean and spacious with lovely views. A place of great character. Hebden Bridge village and Hardcaslte Craggs walks are a bonus.
Hebden Bridge is a lively little town, well positioned for lovely walks along the canal and within easy reach of the Bronte museum in Hawarth and the World Heritage Site at Saltaire.
Stephenson House is spacious and comfortable, with stunning views. Everything we needed was supplied and the large cooker made preparing meals a pleasure. Everyone slept well in the comfortable beds, and having en suites for each bedroom was a huge bonus.
Wonderful large house with all amenities . Excellent location with superb views, ideal for a family/friends get together. Plenty of walks nearby in Yorkshire countryside. Owners very welcoming.
Each year my extended family and I go away for a week in August, typically in and around Yorkshire or the Lake District. We found Stephenson House through a straight forward web search and loved the pictures we saw. On arrival the property, and it's grounds, did not disappoint. The house is situated at the end of a single track lane. Each of our cars (including a large Jeep) were able to pass easily to the house, though the Tesco delivery man failed to make it as far as the house - you may want to add a comment to the delivery order to ensure their smaller size van is available!
The photos on the website are an accurate reflection of what we found on arrival. The place was immaculate, inviting and welcoming. A rhubarb cake had been left out for us along with a welcome note, adding information about an upcoming local event that may be interesting to our children. One observation we all made was the provision of hot water and decent showers! So often in older houses the showers are pitiful and hot water comes and go -especially when there are 8 adults and several children needing showers and baths. Stephenson House not only provided hot, decent showers but managed to cope with more than one shower running at a time. As has been mentioned in other posts the owners are very helpful and easily contacted. Although we found no fault with the property we mentioned an external leak we saw one afternoon and the communication between myself and Emma, resulting in a quick site visit to verify all was ok, was excellent. The house, with kitchen, dining, snug and lounge communal space downstairs offers plenty of room for a larger group and all the bedrooms are spacious and nicely decorated. The grounds are wonderful, with table and chairs on two sides of the garden and an upper 'football pitch' enjoyed a lot by our children. The garden overlooks the town and valley and is a pleasing sight at any time of day. The BBQ is an essential part of outdoor kit, with coals and lighters easily sourced locally. Hebden Bridge is walkable from the property, 15- 20mins down hill. With young children we tended to drive and easily found on street parking within the town. There is a lot going on in the town and i must recommend the cinema, excellent rainy day activity for young and old! There are numerous walks from the property making it a winner for walkers, and runners. The property lies on a footpath and people walking by the property was a daily sight, though unobtrusive and caused us no concerns, even with young children around. All in all, a wonderful property is a great area, I thoroughly recommend and may well return myself!
The property is at the end of a lane on a hillside about a mile out of the very interesting little town of Hebden Bridge. The photos of the views and property are accurate as are the previous reviews. We had a large and varied group with various comings and goings. There is a lot of space so it never felt crowded and the owners supplied fresh linen for new arrivals moving into rooms that had been previously occupied by our earlier guests. The WiFi had been disabled by a recent electric storm but the owners provided an alternative whilst it was being replaced.
The house and grounds were well maintained. Ecologically it is an interesting area will lots of sightings of mammals and birds. You can walk from the house along rights of way into town or further up the hills and onto the tops. There is a lot of good walking in the area; I think the valleys are more interesting than the bleak tops. A word of caution that the hill up from town is steep so you either need to be reasonably fit or use a car.
It was a really comfortable well-equipped house ideal for our holiday.