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!
REOPENING 12th April 2021!
As we are a self catering property we can open from the 12th April 2021. This is of course based on current government guidelines that those present up until the 17th May are from the same household.
The Barn is cleaned as per current guidelines and there are hand sanitisers in the property as well as sprays for customer use. Windows & doors are left open during cleaning and the interval between visits has been increased to allow for additional procedures.
We also have the Covid QR code for track & trace.
Contact us to book your stay now.
Todmorden, a preserved Yorkshire market town
In the course of the year Todmorden boasts an excellent 1 day Agricultural Show, Country Fair, Folk Music Festival & Carnival: Hebden Bridge has 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.
Stoodley Pike, seen here in the picture is a famous landmark and a lovely walk to it from Shoebroad, which can take you over the moor to Hebden. The old pack horse trail runs from the vilage of Lumbutts up to the Pike.
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.
Absolutely loved our stay here, celebrating our mothers 50th birthday. Owners are super friendly and caring. Neighbours are fantastic. Such a beautiful house filled with so much character and facilities, all 5*. We honestly can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful stay with such breath taking views. We are already planning a return visit. […]
Lovely stay with amazing views. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend. Had a lovely stay, peace and quiet, just what we needed. Amazing views and lovely accommodation. 60th birthday celebrations – we had a fantastic stay. Lovely accommodation, stunning views – thanks so much. We will be back.
Although the weather has been poor, the Barn has been kept cosy, warm and well stocked. All our latest visitors have had a super time and left lovely messages. “We have had a lovely weekend, Very nice cottage and lovely views, visited Stoodley Pike, didn;t bother about the weather and thank you so much for […]
Just to say we are now home safely after our great stay at Shoebroad, despite the weather we managed to make the most of our few days in Tod and our daughter was most surprised to see us all. Also want to thank you for the lovely cupcakes they went down a treat especially with […]
A wonderful start to our Christmas, two families coming together (4 adults & 5 girls) Absolutely perfect. The Christmas decorations really made it feel extra special. We can’t wait to come back and make more memories together. Thank you very much. ( We have booked for 2020)
Beautiful, fantastic place. All loved every minute. What a fantastic house, thanks. We feel very welcome and comfortable here, very well equipped too.The lounge is a wonderful space in any weather too. Lovely birthday weekend in a beautiful house. Thank you.
Nice new message from latest visitors:- Lovely home, lots of nice small touches, loved the jams and the slippers were a nice bonus. Great Countryside. Thank You
Hello Lynne, well the whole party are back home now,what can I say but a huge thank you.what a fantastic time was had by all.very relaxing,superbly equipped and in a great position. Many thanks for the wine etc ,a really nice touch.
We had a great time, house just right for a pals re-union
A marvellous venue for the hosting of 70th birthday re-union. Many thanks The barn is a happy home & perfect for creating more memories
They absolutely loved it up there! Thank you so much. I loved all the little details. And the lady next door and all the horses and people there are so lovely!! My mum loved meeting you too. It is also good to know such a lovely option in case any of my friends from overseas […]
We had a fabulous weekend and a lovely wedding in a stunning location.
Another wonderful week and the barn, made it to Stoodley Pike this time & the view from the top was fantastic. Will all be back sometime in the future. Many thanks Lovely Household, perfect for an escape from city life. Fresh air, lovely animals. We will be back Fanatstic household, amazing views and great […]
“Love this place go there to visit family and it means the whole of family all 11 of us can be accommodated,always made to feel welcome , book you won’t be disappointed.Follow Lynnes instructions on getting up to the farm and you will have a great time”
We had a great stay thank you and the barn was brilliant for what we needed. My kids are now keen for us to get our own horse!!! It really is a wonderful spot in the world
More lovely comments from last weekends visitors:- What a fab place to stay, wonderful accommodation, amazing views and great walks. Todmorden is a proper town full of spirit, energy and a can-do mentality. Love the market and artisan shops. Great atmosphere at the Three Wise Monkeys. I am sure we will be back at Shoebroad […]
Hello Lynne, I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful weekend at Shoebroad barn. I left our thanks in the book but wanted to make sure I contacted you personally to say how fantastic it was to be able to share time together in such an incredible setting. Your finishing touch of cupcakes was […]
Perfect stay for a best friends wedding, we can’t wait to come back.
Hi Lynne It was absolutely amazing thankyou – the barn was so so perfect for what we needed. Everyone loved the space and especially the garden given the heat wave! Thanks so much for giving us use of it and very sweet of you to leave the fizz and cakes, we enjoyed them a lot […]
Thank you, a wonderful base for people travelling to Jane’s birthday at the Cricket Club. Kids, adults, everyone had a wonderful time. Thanks Lynne, So So much forthe use of the Barn, absolutely perfect for us. Hope to be back one day. Jane
Thank you for our amazing stay. Perfect location, weather and accommodation for our family celebration. Everything you could possibly need & more. Perfect for all the family from Teens to Grand Parents. Loved the house and garden and the children loved the horses.
What a perfect way to start the Christmas season! In a location that we will never tire of, we have caught up, laughed and laughed some more! Thank you for everything.
We have enjoyed a restful few days here visiting familiar places and family. As ever Shoebroad is warm, comfortable and welcoming. Thank you Lynne. Loved the lilies in the beautiful matching vase.
We have had a lovely time staying in this delightful barn with fantastic views & surroundings. After all surviving the bend, late on a friday evening we have enjoyed a weekend of hill walking, pub walking & eating, going to the beach, playing games, farmyard lotto, hide & seek and falling asleep infront of the […]
Had a wonderful time, the house is magnificent. The countryside is lovely just amazing. Nice comments from the 3 night wedding group
Family Lov from Manchester We have had a wonderful family break at this beautiful spacious and comfortable barn. The interior is so spacious and well equipped, the 360 deg. view so spectacular and the weather has been kind too. We would definately recommend and would love to come back again. All the best.
We had a fabulous time, everyone loved your place, just great for our weekend bash. The cup cakes were especially lovely.
We had an amazing stay. The cottage was beautiful and we had a lot of giggles heading up and down that hill 🙂
Hi Lynne The house is still amazing love the changes you have made and a big thank you for the gorgeous cup cakes what a lovely touch. Thanks Ann x
Just perfect, an amazing time had by all. Thank you so much and Hattie too for a fantastic spa day. Very special memories of my hen party, we will definately be back even though 2 miles from home!! see you soon. xx What nice comments, makes it all worth while . Thank you
Medicine that doesn’t come in a bottle! What a wonerful relaxing weekend with friends in a setting that is so idyllic that despite ony being a few miles from home, made us feel a lifetime away from our everyday lives. Already trying to arrange a return visit. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable […]
Once again we have enjoyed this comfortable haven, a good week in every way and some lovely weather. Enjoyed Townley Hall, Howarth this time as well as family reunions and visiting friends. Thank you for making it all so easy.
We enjoyed our time in Shoebroad and were able to have a lot of time with family members as well as doing a few ‘cultural’ things and visiting friends in Giggleswick.
10 teenagers returned as adults from 2009 and had an ejoyable time once again. House lovely Nice to have people return
We had such an incredible weekend, the house was lovely, clean, spacious with fantastic views. Great to see the horses out in the mornings too.
Trevor Benson · 4 December 2016 Great place to stay as a group, fantastic scenery and walks all around. Will be back
I just wanted to say how much our friends enjoyed their stay at the barn. It is a wonderful advert for the town and I suspect some of them will be back to stay in the barn again. Very best wishes
thanks so much for the barn, our friends loved it and want to come again, I hope everthying was left clean and tidy for you.
Had such an incredible weekend, thank you. Fantastic place for my 30th couldn’t have asked for more. Would love to come back to create new memories. Thank you for the special cakes. Anneka and friends
Thank you for a very comfortable weekend. Accommodation – everything needed was easily found and appreciated.
A dozen Harrogate party revellers had a comfortable one night stay, then descended on Shaw for breaksfast! Everybody welcome.
Thank you for a great weekend, all our needs were catered for. Cosy and warm barn with fantastic views, I had forgotten how steep the hills were around Todmorden” Lovely comments from last visitors.
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
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