Dyer’s Cottage is a traditional 17th century cottage renovated to a very high standard in 2015 whilst restoring as many traditional features as possible. This included ceiling beams, inglenook fireplace, mullioned window, exposed stone, old pine doors and cupboards but creating a sense of modern & contemporary too, particularly with the bathroom. What makes it really special is the sense of history of both the cottage and its previous occupants!
Originally a 17c farmhouse, it was split into several cottages by the Wainhouse family, known locally in the 19c for their dyeworks, and Master Dyers were inhabitants, including the owners family, who have occupied the cottage for over 250 years. The last member of the Wainhouse family left a significant legacy on the local landscape which has been incorporated into a historic walk called The Wainhouse Trail. The most obvious feature of this is the 77m tall Wainhouse Tower, the worlds tallest folly. The ornate balustrades are illuminated at night and it is open to visitors to climb a few days a year.
Car travel is not essential as we are well served by public transport. Close to shops, restaurants and pubs being only a 15 minute trip from Hebden Bridge and from there over the moor to Haworth, home of the Brontes and the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
We are in a very convenient location to explore the attractions of both town and country like the spectacular newly reopened Piece Hall (shopping, eating and live music) and Dean Clough cultural opportunities (art galleries, retailing, restaurants).