Well equipped quirky accommodation ....the owners have thought of everything. Great location for walking into the town centre. Plenty of quirky shops and places to eat and drink. Will definitely come back again.
Firstly I would like to say that the owners were very nice and when we required help they were immediately available, so on that basis the service was 5*.
However the photographs of the stamp office are very flattering.the lounge smaller than anticipated,furniture a bit tired, cushion flat and dirty looking, carpet covered in pet hair. None of the bedroom doors closed properly. Bathroom ok, towels past their best ! The room on the top floor would be good in you had kids, furniture very basic, games such as PlayStation, though just a maze of wires, TV very old fashioned bulky thing.Kitchen only had 3 very uncomfortable chairs, 4 th cheap chair found in hall, but it was a tight squeeze for 4 round the table . Kitchen reasonable well equipped , though no measuring jug and more importantly no oven glove!
All in all, this property certainly doesn't fit the 5* description given , one would expect a degree of luxury and that was certainly lacking. It could be so much better with a bit of effort and investment and thought put into cleanliness soft furnishing etc.
Asking guests to mop floors and Hoover before leaving a 'holiday cottage 'doesn't
quite fit the bill. It's a Holiday Cottage.
The location to the town centre was excellent. However parking at the property is very tight and a bit of an issue if you have more than one car. We were two couple and had 2 cars and one car had to park some distance from the property in paying car parks ( though on saying that one of the owners was away and Joe tried to oblige us as much as possible with parking ). The property is on a main road & very busy junction so accessing the driveway can be difficult.
We are always on the lookout for somewhere different and The Stamp Office stood out as having a character in keeping with the quirkiness of Hebden Bridge. The cottage has been tastefully restored and though it has high ceilings the modern central heating system ensures that one need never be cold. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped and having two loos is a bonus.
The weather was not very kind to us when we were there so we spent more time in the cottage than we had intended but we found ourselves perfectly at home there reading or playing Scrabble when sleet, rain, snow and wind made exploring less attractive. And the complimentary lemon drizzle cake certainly helped.
We would happily return, both to Hebden Bridge and to The Stamp Office. And by the way, we can highly recomment Nelson's Wine Bar!
The stamp office is a lovely house near the centre of Hebden Bridge with everything we need. Two comfortable bedrooms, nice bathroom with good shower, two lips which always helps and a good sized well stocked kitchen and comfortable sitting room. If you want to escape your sister and brother-in-law watching East Enders, there's even another sitting room right at the top of the house with lovely views where you can go to relax. Hebden Bridge itself is full of interesting independent shops and cafes and there are lots of riverside, woodland or hill walks nearby in beautiful countryside. I thoroughly recommend this place for a great holiday.
The Stamp Office is a really, really comfortable and lovely place to stay. We were there for one month with our two kids (5 and 3) and loved it. The house itself was very comfortable with all of the mod-cons, plus of course it has a great history which you feel while there, and the town of Hebden Bridge is just great. The house is very close to the centre of town, only 1-2 minutes to shops, pubs, a cinema, and all of the wonderful things right in the heart of Hebden Bridge. It is also only 3-4 minutes from the station where you can get a train to Manchester or Leeds. There are views from most rooms which are very, very nice. The main sitting room downstairs is just beautiful and a lovely place to relax. One downside is that it is near the intersection of two main roads, which for us with kids of 3 and 5 meant we were a little nervous crossing roads to get into town. But, you realise you need to be careful and you are, and this potential downside is offset by the fact that you are so close to town and the train (and also bus stops to other places nearby like Haworth and Halifax). Without kids, this is no big deal at all, and means you are SO close to the centre of town which is very handy. Also, because the bedrooms are on the first floor, and because of the hills, there is very little noise in the house itself even though there is a bit of traffic on these roads. Our hosts were lovely people, and we had a great time here. Without doubt, it is a great spot to stay.
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