The Old Forge ref: UK32091

Midgley, near Halifax, Bronte Country

4 Stars



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  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Shower Cubicle 


A tastefully converted old village forge in Midgley, a small Calderdale village in West Yorkshire, close to the ever popular towns of Hebden Bridge, Halifax and Haworth. With exposed wooden beams and an abundance of natural light to fill the entire property, this is a little gem of a cottage. Ideally located to explore the stunning walks of the Pennine Way or a day of culture out at Hardcastle Crags and Brontë Parsonage Museum, with a pub just a short distance walk from the front door. The Old forge had a delightful shower room to restore yourself from the rigors of the day. Prepare your meal in the fully equipped kitchen and relax in the living room or try the local pubs and restaurants before returning for a restful night’s sleep in the double bedroom. This is an ideal year round property which will appeal to couples who like to explore on foot or in the car. Shop ½ mile, pub 800 yards, restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With TV and beams.
2 steps down to..
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob and fridge.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and beams.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.


1 small dog welcome. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    800 yards
  • Railway station distance
    3 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bronte wrote some of the most famous novels in the English language. Today, the moors and hills that inspired The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights draw many seeking to explore the dramatic landscape of Bronte Country and the South Pennine hills.

This is perfect walking country, whether you prefer a planned route to see the sights or a slow wander in the hope of discovering unexpected treasures.

You can visit the ruined farmhouse of Top Withens, on which Emily based the Earnshaw home of Wuthering Heights and the Bronte Waterfalls, a place the sisters visited often for peace, reflection and creative inspiration.

The moors are also home to a number of fascinating towns and villages. Haworth is a favourite and the house in which the Bronte family lived is now the Bronte Parsonage Museum.

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs through Bronte country from bustling Keighley to the village of Oxenhope. There's a stop at Haworth and another at Oakworth, the station used for filming the classic movie, The Railway Children.

Bronte Country is much more than a day-trip and there's no better way to steep yourself in this ancient land of mystery and romance than to stay in a solid moorland cottage.

Whether you prefer a town location or a more remote and rural spot, it's great to know that a day on the moors is guaranteed to end in a hot meal, a relaxing bath and a comfy bed.

Things to do nearby

Mary Toodley Loop - Horse Riding

The Mary Towneley Loop, is a 42 mile circular route which forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail.

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