Angeldale is a traditional Pennine B&B Guest House catering for tourists, cyclists, walkers and railway enthusiasts alike, all of whom can expect a very warm welcome from their hosts Christine and Stephen.
We are situated in a charming conservation area only a 2 minute easy level walk, from Hebden Bridge centre with all its substantial amenities: pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions.
Built around 1871 Angeldale is a spacious Victorian house with a garden to match. The house played an interesting part in local history. Originally called Ashley House, it was built by Thomas Barker, a Dyer and Cotton Manufacturer (and Calder Valley poet) of Hangingroyd Mill.
The house was passed on to his brother-in-law Joseph Thomas, also a Dyer, in 1890 and remained in his family until 1956 when it was acquired by Yorkshire Electricity for grandiose offices.
During war years soldiers were billeted in the mills and the Ministry of Works leased the house.WRVS used the house to provide hospitalities to the Royal Engineers. After the war the house was used as the local National Insurance and Dole Office. In 1971 the house was converted into a rest home for the elderly and again changed hands in 1985 when it was renamed Linden House after the four large, mature trees in the grounds.
Christine and Stephen bought and refurbished the house in 2000 for B&B, renaming it Angeldale. We often have guests who have come to research their local family histories and at Angeldale they find a kindred spirit in Christine who's ancestors were Pennine mill owners and dignitaries.
Staying at Angeldale you will be resident in this mill owner's former home overlooking the quaint cobbled streets of the mill workers cottages
Breakfast with social history! As you enjoy your special breakfast choice in our light and airy morning room, you will sense a feeling of grandeur and the stature of a Victorian mill owner, elevated above his workers homes.
At Angeldale we can accommodate you in a variety of rooms. Your choice ranges from medium sized, more cosy rooms with en-suite facilities, to our more spacious family sized rooms.
All rooms have central heating, hot and cold water, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryers, shaving sockets and a TV as a minimum.
Angeldale also has a comfortable 'Open Lounge' suitable for you to relax, read, play table games or just chat with your hosts and fellow guests.
Disabled Facilities: There are no disabled facilities.
Pet Facilities: Pets are not allowed.
Special Diets Provision: Special diets are catered for. Vegitarian/Vegan.
Smoking Facilities: Smoking is not allowed.
By Car: (NB. These instructions with landmarks will bring you to our front gate. We find that 'SAT NAV ' will place you in a side street and cost you a mobile call to find us! )
Hebden Bridge lies on the A646 between Burnley and Halifax. From Leeds take Exit 24 off the M62, then the A629 towards Halifax until picking up signs for A646.
From the Manchester direction take exit 21 off the M62, and follow signs for Hollingworth Lake, take A58 towards Halifax, then take the B6138 left to Mytholmroyd and then the A646 left to Hebden Bridge.
As you approach Hebden Bridge from the directions given above, you will pass the road access to the railway station on your left. Very shortly after this you will see a right hand turn signposted Keighley A6033. Take this road (Commercial Road) and follow it for about 100 meters until you see the White Lion Hotel. Turn left at the White Lion and then almost immediately turn right at the "Shoulder of Mutton" pub, go over the bridge and continue straight ahead towards Bonsall's Shop. Bear right past the car park (on your right) and the Hebden's Restaurant (on your left). You will then be in Hangingroyd Lane. 100 metres along from here past a row of Victorian terraced houses you will see Angeldale Guest House on your left, set back off the road (Marked in red on map below). There is only one street light on the left hand side of the road after Hebden's Restaurant, this light is directly outside our front gate. WARNING, if you have to ask directions from someone do not be guided to Hangingroyd ROAD which is the other side of town! Parking: This is on the road outside the house. We have a limited number of visitor permits we can loan to guests on a 'first come' basis. If you arrive before 6.00pm please collect a permit before unloading/booking in, to ensure you are legally parked. Please note, the permits are valid on the house side of the road only.
By Train: From Manchester, Leeds, Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn, Rochdale, Burnley, Accrington. Once at Hebden Bridge train station, take the road from the station to the main Burnley road (A646) and turn left, cross over the road by the pelican crossing and continue towards the Town Centre when you reach Commercial Road on your right, follow instructions above.