Laurel End is very centrally located - around a five minute walk from the train station - and the views from our room were stunning: the hills above the town and the former mill building opposite. The house itself is a charmingly rambling terrace with lots of stairs which might be an issue for the less mobile. Decor is traditional with lots of period features. Our room was lovely, with a big comfy bed with brass bedstead, the original built-inn cupboards and some pretty prints on the walls. It was not en suite, but we didn't have to share with anyone else during our stay. The bathroom is smallish but clean and tidy, slightly wonky loo seat and not a lot of heating which prompted no temptation to linger during the morning ablutions. In fact, the house in general was not all that warm (on a chilly late September weekend) and, whilst we are used to the draughtier aspects of living in lovely old terraced houses, it could come as a bit of a shock to the more centrally heated visitor. There was a convector heater in the bedroom and that was fine for background heating. Must say I had two of the best (and quietist) night's sleep I've had in ages. Breakfast depends on what you choose - I'm not a breakfast person so settled for yoghurt and lovely freshly made coffee. My other half had grilled mushrooms on toast. All served in a very friendly way by Helen, Laura's lodger. The sweetly friendly dog desperately wanted to come in and make friends with the visitors too! All in all, a great stay, reasonable value for money, but possibly not for people who find steps and stairs hard to manage. Must say, one reviewer's phantom bad smells didn't strike us as apparent. All was very clean and tidy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally situated Bed and Breakfast only five minutes from station and shops. Lovely views over canal and hills. Private parking areas and gardens. Three bedrooms, one ensuite, two others which share one next door bathroom. TV and tea/coffee making facilities in all rooms. Can accommodate doubles, singles, families and pets. Vegetarians and vegans catered for. Walkers welcome. Reasonably priced. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Laurel End House Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire