Peaceful country retreat

Built about 1906. Fully double glazed with a dual fuel stove in the large dining kitchen. GSH. Electric oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer.

5 double bedrooms, sinks in two, shower room, and full ensuite in another. House bathroom, downstairs cloak room. Cellar/studio/home cinema with drum kits.
Two cats, and three tortoises and one dog.

Good sized garden with patio, BBQ, Hens+ ducks.

Situated in Millbank, for 5 years judged best small village in Yorkshire.

About the location

Imagine a peaceful country retreat, on a long distance footpath, within easy reach of large buzzy cities, with shopping, museums, art galleries, sports, and rock/pop venues, with great historical and literary interest. Here it is! (

Bronte, Hughes/Plath, Hepworth, Last Tango, Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley, Last of the Summer Wine country.

Interesting local towns, museums, parks, art galleries, theatres and concert halls. Within easy access of Manchester, Leeds, Chester, York, Skipton, Harrogate and Ripon

Day visits possible to the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, North York Moors, Scarborough, Whitby, Cheshire, Blackpool, Lakes.

Excellent walking country. Golf courses nearby, Tennis courts 2 miles. Swimming pools in Sowerby Bridge and Halifax, but if you are brave you can dunk yourself in the freezing beck which runs past our house. Trout fishing in local rivers. Horse riding available in the area.

Lots of good children`s parks and indoor play gyms close by. Eureka!, the National Children`s museum, the National Museum of film and Photography, and the National mining museum all within easy access.

The Hepworth Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and Dean Clough galleries are there for those more contemplative times.

Northern Broadswords theatre company based in Halifax. The Halle orchestra, Northern Ballet, and various other theatre companies based in the Manchester/Leeds areas.

There are many good pubs and eateries in the vicinity, so you don`t need to go further than a local taxi drive for a good night out.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Halifax (HE24354)

Yorkshire,   England

  • 5 bed   (sleeps 10) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Europe
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Open to offers
Anywhere in the Northern hemisphere considered.

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

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Membership expiry date: 18 Mar 2024