|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.
Hebden Bridge itself, is situated north of Manchester and west of Leeds. Angeldale is thus within easy reach by road or rail for that Special Break! Nestling between "Last of the Summer Wine Country" and "Brontė Country", our location in Hebden Bridge is ideal if you are on the tourist trail or just looking for a base for walking breaks in the South Pennines. Rail enthusiasts will find the restored and well preserved railway station is a classic staging post from which to travel around the Dales and Pennines, where links can be made with the heritage steam railways in the area.