If there’s a downside to living in Hebden, it’s that we don’t have a decent excuse to stay at The Smithery. This cosy canal-side B&B occupies a Grade II listed weavers’ cottage, and now it’s a quiet and charming oasis just a few minutes’ walk from the railway station or the centre of town.
As well as a comfortable double room with gorgeous views of the hills and canal, there’s also a room with adult bunks: perfect for kids, or grown-ups young at heart. Flexibility is key here, so you can check in or out whenever suits you, come and go as you please once you’re here, and even bring your bikes. Stay for a night or stick around for a week or two – just book fast!
A stay here is less about the practicalities though, and more about the interesting surroundings and wonderfully welcoming mood created by Andrew ‘Smithery’ Smith. Andrew has looked after guests from Holland, Australia and even far-flung Rochdale over the years, and he’ll go out of his way to make your stay the first of many.
We’re talking things like your very own living room, woodburners in winter, and gorgeous breakfasts if you want them. There are more books to borrow than you can wave an iPad at, and, if you’re really lucky, Andrew will be around for (optional!) chats about travel, photography and his fascinating life before The Smithery.