WELCOME TO SHOEBROAD BARN, TODMORDEN
Self Catering Accommodation in the heart of the Pennine Yorkshire countryside
Shoebroad Barn is a substantial semi-detached barn conversion enjoying a superb semi rural setting and commanding wonderful views. The property remains within 1 mile of Todmorden town centre and railway station and is convenient for local amenities.
We’re recommended on EasyBedandBreakfasts.co.uk , a local business, tourist and Bed and Breakfasts website. Also on the Todmorden Information website.
Short breaks and children are most welcome!
AROUND & ABOUT TODMORDEN, WEST YORKSHIRE
In the course of the year Todmorden boasts an excellent 1 day Agricultural Show, Music Festival & Carnival: Hebden Bridge a Vintage Car Rally, Arts Festival and is a “Fairtrade” town. Todmorden has in recent times become famous as the home of “Incredible Edible” supported by HRH The Prince of Wales.
The area is superb for walking to suit all abilities or, for a more leisurely outing, why not take a canal boat trip from Hebden Bridge Marina, sometimes horse drawn. Todmorden has one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in Lancashire/Yorkshire and hosts County games. Also an equally beautiful park with facilities for children, a swimming pool & leisure centre.
An excellent days outing can be had by visiting Hardcastle Craggs (known as little Switzerland), Howarth (home of the Brontes), Gawthorpe and Towneley Halls in Burnley, plus the Singing Ringing Tree with views over to Pendle Hill and The Ribble Valley. We are also an easy bus ride or drive to The Piece Hall and Shibden Hall in Halifax or nearby Hollingworth Lake.
Todmorden’s Town Hall and Unitarian Church, both legacies of the Fielden family, once one of the richest families in the world, are exceptional buildings for such a small town and well worth a visit, particularly for Historians. The Unitarian Church is a particular favourite for weddings and a mere cock stride from Shoebroad Barn itself. From Shoebroad wonderful views can be seen of Dobroyd Castle, Stoodley Pike & Cross Stone hillside.
If the sun is shining then Shoebroad is within easy distance of the famous Gaddings Dam. Our own Dam with Beach as seen on television.
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our time at shoebroad. It’s an absolutely fantastic location, so close to town & countryside, the dam, the riding stables, pubs & I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. Thanks also to you for your very relaxed & welcoming approach. With very best wishes
Fab, amazing second visit, Love it & Todmorden
Hi Lynne, Thanks very much, we had a great weekend. We were pretty busy getting the church and evening venue ready for our friends wedding and then attending the wedding itself, but we did spend a lovely evening all together at the barn on Friday.
Everyone thought Shoebroad was lovely and had a great time
Amazing as usual, whats not to LOVE
First visitors of 2016 left a nice comment, ” Hi Lynne, many thanks for the Barn – we all had a great time. It’s a wonderful house, and very comfortable.”
All was great at the barn, everyone loved the space. Thanks Katherine
Everything we needed, lovely warm and comfortable. Great place to visit our friends & family from.
Thanks for a wonderful memorable stay. Paterson wedding party
Thank you so much we all had a fantastic time! It is a beautiful place and we can’t wait to return. You have done great things with it. I would have loved to meet you, heard only positive reports from my friends. I couldn’t have thought of a better place to spend my 21st. Thank […]
We have had a wonderful week here, wonderful & spacious, staircase & rocking horse a hit with the kids”. Great trips out to Animal Quakers farm and Hardcastle Craggs. Would recommend to others. Nice comments from our latest visitors.. thank you
Well what a lovely place Shoebroad cottage is. It has been such a treat when after our long days of training we have been able to come back to a lovely warm homely place. Thank you Lynne much appreciated. Will be keeping the cottage in mind for future visits.
We had a great time at Shoebroad, many thanks it was exactly what we needed and the whole setup and decorations made it a fantastic family weekend.
“Had a lovely memorable weekend – a brilliant position with fantastic views, a very comfortable place with all amenities making this weekend special for all the reunion friends of Chris & Pete. Thank You” Nice to receive positive feedback.
After a long and challenging ride along the Pennine Bridleway, what a delight to arrive at this lovely clean, warm & well equipped haven. Thank you so much for letting us stay. Joanne & Andrea.
Friend Circle from Leeds enjoyed their time in the Barn:- Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, beautiful cottage, every detail well thought out. Thank You 16-18.5.14
Weymont party riding the Mary Townely Loop:- Thanks for letting us stay for the night, a welcome spot of luxury after a hard day in the saddle! Beautiful Place
Lister party whit week:- A great stay despite Tod weather, great walks to Stoodley Pike, Gaddings, Rive Rocks, Day on a canal boat! Kids loved the horses and hide & seek
we had a lovely time thanks, it was a nice surprise for her. Nice comment from visitors to Shoebroad who surprised their mum.
Hi Lynne I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We had a lovely break and it was very thoughtful of you to leave cake and wine for us. All of us had a lovely time and the children really enjoyed themselves. Many Thanks […]
We had a wonderful 3rd Christmas at Shoebroad Barn – thank you so much. The weather held up really well, so we had plenty of good walking and we all enjoyed the house immensely (again) – the size, layout, equipment etc all works so well for us. We really appreciated the terrific christmas tree - […]
Hi Lynne We all had a fabulous time ! The barn is beautiful and the views from the lounge just perfect !
Hi lynne, Just like to say that you have an amazing property and that we all had a great time. The details have been past onto many friends and family!
Hi Lynne, Just to say what a great time and a peaceful holiday. Really enjoyed the setting and the facilities were second to none. Definately looking at April next year so will be in touch. We are especially grateful as it was such short notice.
The weekend was great thanks, the house was perfect and we had lovely weather on Saturday and a nice meal out that night. No breakages or spillages either I don’t think! Thanks again
Just a note to say we really enjoyed the stay at the Studio. You have done a great job on the renovation. Really appreciate the touches of the tea, coffee, milk, and biscuits
We had a really nice weekend and the house was perfect for our needs. I may be back again in the future with friends and their kids.
We had a super weekend, thank you. All the very best, we’re already planning another trip!
Hi Lynne Everything was great, thank you. We had a lovely weekend, helped along nicely by the sunshine and the wonderful setting of Shoebroad. Kind regards Julie
I will recommend the barn to friends – and the Calder valley – so stunning Best wishes and thanks
The barn was perfect for our needs and really made our stay in the beautiful Calder valley special
We all had a lovely time last weekend. Thank you for making the property so well organized
Hi Lynne, Thanks so much for all your help. We loved the barn, it was a perfect place to spend a family Xmas. Take care, Cathie
Hi Lynne, Happy New Year! Thank you so much for a fantastic stay, we all had a great time. Poppy & Friends
Thank you so much for a lovely week, in the beautiful town of Todmorden. Considering there was 12 of us, the cottage catered perfectly. Everything was in the right place, and we thought that nothing could beat this brilliant barn!
Had a simply superb time here at the magnificent ShoeBroad Barn. Great company in very grand surroundings Also thoroughly enjoyed all the activities mentioned. We had a cracking view of all the New Year fireworks here in Todmorden. Very highly recommended. Alan & Tracey
We had a wonderful weekend at Shoebroad. What a lovely location and the weather couldn't have been better.
We certainly really did appreciate all the small attentions to details, such as fresh flowers, plenty of towels and even a Peter Kay DVD to watch.
ShoeBarn was even more than we had hoped for - we all loved it. Thomas enjoyed the Horse Riding nearby and we all had a good holiday. We hope to see you again and we will certainly recommend Shoebarn to our friends.
Lynne, Just a quick note to mention what a great time we had at the barn last weekend. Thanks for the cupcakes-they went down very well-and what a great venue it is. May well be booking again next year! Best regards, Sam
‘We had a lovely stay, my grandchildren loved all the space.’ ‘ Look forward to our next visit.’ ‘We had a lovely time, very central for visiting the area. Went to Haworth, Hebden Bridge. Weather could have been better but didn’t spoil our fun.’ ‘Thanks for a great weekend a cracking location and property’
First of all thank you very much for the very kind welcome. Everything necessary for the first cup of tea, including the very delicious cupcakes. What a lovely surprise. The house is marvellous, every room a joy to be in. My friends were very impressed with it and we really enjoyed ourselves
Hi Very much enjoyed the stay, beautiful scenery did not want to leave yesterday. Very impressed with the property and facilities which were available within the home. We will back for a longer stay next time. Thanks, Ibby and Friends
Things To Do
Hebden Bridge Cruises Treat yourself to a relaxing and scenic canal cruise on our traditional narrowboat Gracie. Sit back and watch the world go by in the heart of the Pennine hills in the beautiful Calder Valley. From a 40 minute scenic cruise to a more leisurely afternoon tea, Sunday Lunch or chartered cruise, you […]
Hebden Bridge Picture House History Hebden Bridge’s Picture House cinema first opened its doors in 1921 and is one of the last civic owned cinemas in Britain. Originally boasting over 900 seats its first screening was a double bill of Torn Sails and The Iron Stair, with the Picture House rapidly becoming the main place […]
Centre Vale Park Centre Vale Park is located less than half a mile from Todmorden Town Centre. Famous for hosting some of the regions most popular outdoor events, including the National Crown Green Bowling Club Championships and the Todmorden Agricultural Show, Centre Vale Park offers a unique outdoor environment close to an urban centre. The […]
Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum Towneley Hall was the home of the Towneley family for over 500 years until 1902. Displays include oil and watercolour paintings, studio pottery, Royal Lancastrian Pilkington Pottery, regional oak furniture. The Hall contains fine period rooms,Great Hall,Regency entertaining rooms,long gallery and victorian kitchens,Guided tours can be pre booked and […]
Mary Towneley Loop A challenging 47 mile “loophole” in the Pennine Bridleway, which like Everest demands to be tackled “because it’s there!” The Mary Townley Loop is named after the horse-rider who campaigned for both the Pennine Bridleway and the loop which now bears her name. The Pennine Bridleway runs roughly parallel to the famous […]
The Pennine Way according to the official guide book is 256 miles (412kms) long. However, by the time you have completed the walk you will probably have done a fair bit more due to the various diversions you will no doubt make. The trail, which was mainly devised by Tom Stephenson in the 1930s, generally […]
Calderdale Way The Calderdale Way is a walking circuit around the beautiful district of Calderdale in West Yorkshire. The walk passes through exposed moorland and woodland paths, while there are also waterside sections along the Rochdale Canal, the River Calder and around Withens Clough and Warlands Reservoir. The walk officially starts at Greetland and passes […]
Local Walks in & around Todmorden The Calderdale Way, Pennine Way and Mary Towneley Loop pass through or very close to Todmorden, more information available on our website. There is also a self-guided walk around the town centre, which takes in the stunning architecture, the Town Trail, which can be bought online here or by calling […]
Fielden Wharf Fielden Wharf had been a blot on the landscape for well over a decade, and attracted a lot of anti-social behaviour. Thanks to a much-needed facelift, the site has been transformed from a derelict site into high-quality public space. Fielden Wharf is used by local people, visitors and boat-owners. It offers a quality […]
Stoodley Pike Stoodley Pike is a 1,300-foot (400 m) hill in the south Pennines, noted for the 121 feet (37 m) Stoodley Pike Monument at its summit, which dominates the moors above Todmorden in West Yorkshire, England. The monument was designed in 1854 by local architect James Green, and completed in 1856 at the end of the Crimean War. The monument replaced an […]
Our Annual Inspection of the Barn has retained it’s 4* once again. Having a busy summer, with lots of enquiries, even one for the Tour de France!!! Roll on 2014. Well 2014 is now well and truly here, we are having enquiries and bookings daily, never been so busy and nice to know people are […]
Le Tour de France 2014 It is official: The world’s greatest cycle race – the Tour de France – will start in the world’s greatest county on 5th & 6th July 2014 bringing millions of fans to the Yorkshire roadside to cheer on the champions of the sport. It will be the first time Le Tour has […]
Once again after a further inspection from the Quality in Tourism Board we have retained our 4*. We have updated the Utility room and Double bedroom & had a new more efficient boiler installed. Plus early in 2015 we have fitted 2 new bathrooms, giving every bedroom there own en-suite.