A distinctly different take on the normal holiday cottage - Self Catering Accommodation contained within a superbly converted 19th c. mill stable. Luxury Loft Apartment situated in a beautiful Pennine valley near Hebden Bridge.
Stabling in comfort - but no straw . . .
Apartment sleeps 4 in comfort - 1 double bed, 1 separate twin room. Cot, single sofabed or folding bed available. Good quality mattresses.
Bedding, towels, electric and gas all included in the tariff price.
Central heating (very cosy for winter breaks) and most modcons, including TV/DVD, CD/radio, iron+board etc..
Well equipped kitchen with gas cooker/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster etc.. Dining table for 6.
Use of sundeck (shared with owners and wildlife) overlooking old mill pond, as well as a stone-flagged dining patio.
Collection on arrival from local rail/bus stations. Please phone to make arrangements. Local bus stop right outside the mill next door.
Lots of good entertainment and eating places in the area. See Things to Do and See.
Sorry, no disabled access (loft apartment is up 2 flights of stairs). Also unsuitable for dogs.
3 night breaks sometimes available at short notice. See Tariff.
Oats Royd Barn is still primarily a slightly chaotic family home, as well as a base for our design business and small collection of old cars; so visitors must take us as they find us. However, we think we can provide levels of service, quality and comfort rarely found elsewhere.
Le Tour de France -
It all went a bit mental around here before and during the TdF - particularly on Sunday 6th July, when it came through Calderdale.
We had a house full of guests (in the self catering apartment and also staying B&B), and spent some time trying to work out the logistics of getting them to good viewing points (on Saturday and Sunday) to watch the race - bearing in mind that the actual TdF route was closed to traffic for most of the day.
We all appreciate that the aerial TV coverage of this event showed off many parts of Yorkshire (helped by perfect weather) to a World audience better than any amount of dedicated publicity.
It was slightly unfortunate that the section of stage 2 which came down to Hebden Bridge, along the A646, and up Crag Vale (the longest continuous climb) was absent from the live TV coverage because the adverts came on . . .
Still - we hope to see it on a follow-up programme sometime in the future.