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Halstead Green is a 5 double/twin bedroom former farm house and barn in Calderdale West Yorkshire. The area includes the towns of Hebden Bridge and Todmorden . The area lies about 10 miles from Bronte country and the town of Howarth, famous for the Bronte parsonage museum where literary family lived.
The cultural centre of Hebden Bridge with its many independent shops, cafes and cinema is about 2 miles away and a short bus ride and Todmorden, with its traditional market and famous town hall is about 4 miles away. The area boasts many historic buildings, from weavers cottages and rural inns to former mills, often associated with the area's long standing links to textile production. The surrounding countryside is highly accessible for walkers, horse riders and cyclists with wooded valleys, including the National Trust's Hardcastle Crags, dry stone wall enclosed fields and rugged moorland and reservoirs "on the tops", all on the doorstep. The Pennine Way passes within half a mile or so but there are many other footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways to explore

The area lies between Manchester and Leeds .

Halstead Green is in the hamlet of Colden, about two miles north-west of Hebden Bridge and near the historic village of Heptonstall. Land Farm open garden is located just along the lane. May's shop is a general grocer and off-license and just a few minutes walk from Halstead Green. The New Delight Inn is also in Colden, serving food and drink and also hosting campers and caravanners.

Th village of Heptonstall is about 1 miles from Colden. The writers Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath spent their early married life near the village. Sylvia Plath is buried in Heptonstall churchyard. The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, ">Lumb Bank , is between Colden and Heptonstall, and the house which once belonged to them. Heptonstall is an impressive medieval village, with a myriad of weavers cottages an other ancient buildings, the most notable being the ruined church. Heptonstall has two pubs, The White Lion and The Crown Inn, a cafe and a post office, all close together towards the bottom of the road through the vilage, Smithwell Lane.

There is a regular bus service to and from Hebden Bridge. From Hebden Bridge (or Todmorden) there are buses to the surrounding towns and villages and direct trains towards Manchester (about 1/2 hour) or Leeds (about 1 hour). The recently restored unique Grade I Listed Piece Hall in Halifax hosts a range of events year round and includes independent shops, galleries and restaurants. The area has been used for many film and television locations in recent years including Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax and Peterloo.

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Stephen Kirkup
Halstead Green Farm, Colden, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge
5 double/twin bedrooms and two extra separate sitting rooms that could be used as spare bedrooms

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