Open views to Stoodley PikeKitchen / Diner
The Old Chapel Schoolhouse
Hosted by Shirley & Jane
Shirley & Jane is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Lovingly restored to a very high standard, the Old Chapel Schoolhouse is a holiday cottage full of character, and seamlessly combines many original features, such as exposed stone fireplaces, stone flagged floor, waxed floorboards, traditional old beams and antique furniture meshed with contemporary fixtures and fittings. Double and twin bedrooms. The property is in a slightly elevated, south facing position enjoying wonderful views yet located within 10 minutes walk from Todmorden town centre.

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Lovingly restored to a very high standard, the Old Chapel Schoolhouse is a cottage full of character, and seamlessly combines many original features, such as exposed stone fireplaces, stone flagged floor, waxed floorboards, traditional old beams and antique furniture meshed with contemporary fixtures and fittings. This Todmorden cottage has a delightful sitting room with a warm and cosy gas stove and a large diner kitchen with original Yorkshire stone flooring, making these rooms an ideal place to eat and relax after a hard day's walking. The double and twin bedrooms enjoy wonderful views across the valley and out to the surrounding moorland. The twin beds can be converted to a super-king sized bed.

The property is in a slightly elevated, south facing position enjoying wonderful views yet located within 10 minutes walk from Todmorden town centre, nestled in the Upper Calder Valley, ideally suited to explore the best of both Yorkshire and Lancashire. A fantastic retreat and base for walking, cycling, golfing, horse riding or just relaxing!

The town of Todmorden, home to Incredible Edible, the Lucky Dog and was also recently featured in BBC 1's Countryfile,. Todmorden offers a thriving indoor and outdoor market, shops, pubs and cafes. Enjoy walks from the doorstep across the Bronte's beloved Moors, visit the village of Heptonstall with its two historic pubs, or explore the home of the Bronte sisters in nearby Haworth. There are many fantastic walks, cycle routes and horse rides close to this Todmorden cottage, from a walk to the impressive Stoodley Pike, built to commemorate the end of the Napoleonic Wars, or a gentle amble to Orchan Rocks, Whirlaw Rocks, Bride Stones, Britain's highest beach Gaddings Dam or along the canal towpath to the town of Hebden Bridge which is five miles away and boasts interesting nightlife, curiosity shops, and the old cinema where they serve tea and scones at the interval! Additionally, the Calderdale Way, Pennine Way and Mary Towneley Loop pass through or are very close to Todmorden.

The cottage is located ideally to explore both Yorkshire and Lancashire. This welcoming cottage is ideal for families and friends, and can be enjoyed any time of year.

Guest access

Rental is for the whole holiday cottage which is fully furnished and comes with bed linen, towels, basic cooking ingredients (salt, pepper, spices), tea, coffee and cleaning products. A welcome pack is available on arrival containing essentials such as bread, milk and butter so don't be afraid to turn up empty handed!

Interaction with guests

We are next door but one, so here if you need us. We are more than happy to advise on the best places to eat and local activities.

Please contact us for discounts on longer stays.

Other things to note

We have lovingly restored the cottage so please respect it.

Please get in touch for special prices based on lower occupancy!


Business travel
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Amenities
Kitchen
TV
Essentials
Shampoo

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 5PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- Please remove your shoes at the door
- Please leave the cottage clean and tidy on departure


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Janice User Profile
September 2017
Clean, beautifully restored West Yorkshire stone house, close to walking trails. Breakfast provided was plenty...eggs, ham, juice, bread, butter, tea, coffee. Our host picked us up at the train station and our hostess drove us to a place where we took a scenic 9 hour hike. Their heart is in making sure everything went right, and it was a pleasure meeting them.

Greg User Profile
September 2017
Our family had a great couple of days in Shirley & Jane's place. The house is comfortable and very well decorated. The kids loved the mezzanine floor and pigeon stairs Our hosts were kind, friendly and helpful throughout. Highly recommended.

Kat User Profile
July 2017
The Old Chapel Schoolhouse is a wonderful house to stay in! We visited with the sheep and chickens just across the street every day, and Max was allowed to feed them the occasional piece of bread, as well as pet and feed the horse just down the road. There is a bus stop three houses away, and a main road just down the hill. We were thinking of renting a car but found our way around easily without needing to- Shirley very kindly left the numbers of the local taxi service and we used those the first two days to get ourselves (three of us) over to Hebden Bridge for a local puppet parade we were involved in. After that, we used the busses and the train, and the double decker bus is the best ride in town! The shops are nearby and there are markets in Todmorden nearly all weekend, as well as our favorite charity shops. We loved the gas fireplace in the living room and used it in the evenings to cut the chill and sit around reading, and my husband cooked some lovely meals in the kitchen as well, with plenty of pots and pans and dishes, as well as a DISHWASHER! We have friends who live nearby and it was my birthday during our trip, and we were easily able to have a sweet dinner with six of us gathered around the kitchen table. The beds are very comfy and my son fell in love with his duvet~ and there are great exploring spaces for kids in the area above the bedrooms. All the windows look out on the hills, and we walked over to the Shepard's Rest one evening for dinner~ about a half an hour walk to get to the other side of the valley. Shirley was very available by text and by just popping by her house if we needed anything- she even watched our 8 year old son for a couple hours one evening so we could go to dinner with friends! And if that wasn't enough, Shirley also allowed us to us the clothesline in the big back garden, and our son loved exploring the small hill in the garden with paths and the pond with fish and frogs. Really really really a delightful stay- we will definttely be back!

Jessica User Profile
June 2017
We had a great stay! Shirley was very helpful right from the start. Would recommend to anyone

Kieran User Profile
April 2017
The Old Chapel Schoolhouse is a wonderful place to stay. Amazing views across the valley with amazing accommodation make this place perfect. I'd recommend it to anyone. My wife and I had a lovely time there and our 20 month old did too. It is very well equipped and Shirley is on hand should you need anything else.

Magda User Profile
October 2016
Thanks to Shirley and Jane, our guys can spent one month in a very nice house. They were very helpful and kind. I can highly recommend them!

Eileen User Profile
September 2016
We had a lovely stay at Shirley's. She really went above and beyond, giving us lifts to/from town when it was raining (it is otherwise quite walkable) and providing a fully stocked kitchen including eggs freshly layed next door. She suggested some hikes in the local area. She even brought over some toys for our toddler son, put up stair gates, and gave him some bread to feed the animals next door (he now knows that the sheep says baa). The house is in good repair and comfortable, with thick rugs on the wood floors, central heating and an excellent rain shower and bath. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again and recommend.

Joined in November 2014
Shirley & Jane User Profile
Mother and daughter team - here to make you feel welcome!
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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