You might think that being semi-rural your evening meal would be a problem - well don’t worry!

Also close-by is the superb 16th century Shibden Mill Inn with a choice of bar meals or a la carte dining in the restaurant (booking advisable - Tel: 01422 365840). If walking bear in mind that although only a few minutes away the cobbled lane to Shibden Mill is very steep and somewhat challenging. A drive to the Inn is just a couple of minutes - but do be careful, it is steep, narrow, winding and cobbled (but well worth the trip).


We also offer our guests an in-house information pack covering a varied choice of local eating establishments from Mongolian Wok (burn the ceiling stir fry) to French, Italian, Thai and Indian, among others.


Horse riding, walking and cycling along the many bridleways and footpaths are a feature of the area. Cyclists are welcome - we can accommodate your cycles and provide packed lunches for both cyclists and walkers if required.

The Piece Hall, Halifax -

Horse Riding - Laura Brennan Equestrian Centre -


Dove Cottage Nursery and Garden -


Le Petit Spa -

At the bottom of Ploughcroft Lane is Le Petit Spa, a quintessential English spa (Ladies only) with a personal and exclusive ambiance.  Le Petit Spa is very highly rated on Trip Adviser so it is essential to book well in advance.  Take a look at the web site for further details.

Cycling in Calderdale -

           Shibden Wall                        Shibden Valley


Shibden Wall (No. 40 in the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs in England)

Ploughcroft Cottage Bed and Breakfast is situated at the very top of Shibden Wall, as the climb reaches its pinnacle, Ploughcroft Cottage rests neatly at the cross-roads and has far reaching views over the town of Halifax from approximately 1000 ft above sea level.  Great views!  great climb! – then onto CRAG VALE, only 7.7 miles away and the longest continual ascent in England:  968 ft of climbing in 5.5 miles.

Should you require Bed and Breakfast whilst fulfilling both Shibden Wall and the Crag Vale ascent, you are assured of security for your bikes and a good Yorkshire Breakfast to start your day whichever direction you’re going. 



HALIFAX is rich in creativity and the arts.  We supply an in-house information pack in support of any interest you might have. You might like to explore the following links before you arrive - there is so much to do and see.

Square Chapel -
An amazing and historic building built in 1772 and almost demolished in the 1970s, lovingly restored in the 1990s and now used as a theatre and arts centre with something new and very diverse on every day. (If you do visit have a look at the front which is paved with old gravestones - fascinating!)

Victoria Theatre - boasting an impressive main auditorium with a capacity of 1,512 fully-seated (and 1,860 part-standing), the theatre plays host to many high profile and international performers and artistes as well as serving and supporting a wide range of the local community events and activities -

The Playhouse - our oldest theatre still offering regular plays - 

Dean Clough Mills - a new venue in an old setting. Once the largest carpet factory in the world Dean Clough now houses art galleries, workshops, restaurants and is only a few minutes away from Ploughcroft Cottage -

The Viaduct Theatre is also located within Dean Clough and has been used for chamber music concerts, operatic performances, alternative rock gigs, television programmes, conferences and even gigantic installations -

You may also care to look at the world renowned Black Dyke Band whose home is just a few miles away in Queensbury - and the Halifax Choral Society -

Other events and entertainment programmes are listed on and

For HERITAGE - Museums etc., please follow the link at the top of the page.

Verse 5 of 5 © 2007 George Crowther - Alas with change there comes a light, so special on Ilkley Moor. And for all those who visit this beautiful place, or Haworth or the Yorkshire Dales, or Ploughcroft Cottage with Karen & George, You’ll be treated special for sure!