Hebden Bridge Area Guide

Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Hebden Bridge, West YorkshireLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Hebden Bridge is a picturesque, Pennine market town situated in the Calder Valley with an abundance of great, independent shops and fantastic countryside walks. The area is a National Trust beauty spot and popular with tourists and locals alike. Hardcastle Crags is also a stones throw away located just outside Hebden Bridge. 

Property market in Hebden Bridge

The area offers a good selection of property. A 1 bed central apartment ranges from £100,000 up to £500,000 for a 6 bedroom detached residence. The area is popular as it offers great transport links to nearby cities of Leeds and Manchester via mainline train station with easy access to M62.

Types of resident in Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge appeals to a variety of people from professionals, who work in the city but want to live in the country, to those seeking a more relaxed lifestyle. Emmerdale actors Jane Cox (Lisa Dingle) and Chris Chittel (Eric Pollard) live in the area.

What/Who Hebden Bridge is known for

It was named as one of the “Funkiest” towns in the world by a British Airways in-flight magazine. Also known for its unique under and over dwellings which are covered by its own Act of Parliament.

Why it is great to live in Hebden Bridge

Samantha Williams senior negotiator says: “It's great to live in Hebden Bridge as it is a very friendly place with beautiful countryside and lots going on for a small town which includes Handmade Parade, Arts Festivals, plus one of the few remaining 'Art Deco' cinema's in the UK.”

Types of property in Hebden Bridge

We have a range of properties for sale and to rent in Hebden Bridge, and the surrounding area, ranging from farm houses in Cragg Vale or Blackshaw Head, to over/under dwellings and flats to rent in Hebden Bridge town Centre.

Other information about Hebden Bridge

The traquil area means many out of town buyers are wanting to make Hebden bridge and surrounding areas their home.

Buying property in Hebden Bridge

As one of Hebden Bridge's most popular estate agents, Reeds Rains has flats and houses for sale in the Birchcliffe Road area; on the hillside looking over the town. The office also sells property further afield, on the river/canal and around Luddenden village which has successfully won village in bloom on several occasions. The most popular houses are Victorian and Edwardian offering superb period features throughout. On Cliffe Street, HX7 for example, four bedroom houses with small rear gardens sell for between £275,000 and £350,000, popular because of its proximity to the town centre and the train station. The price of a two bedroom flat in the town centre will vary from £140,000 to £170,000 depending on location. Flats located in the centre of Hebden Bridge on the Marina, easily achieve over £170,000.

Most sought after addresses/areas in Hebden Bridge

Birchcliffe Road is a popular area where 4 bedroom over dwelling houses can easily achieve £400,000 to £450,000.

Renting property in Hebden Bridge

The price of property to rent in Hebden Bridge starts at around £450 pcm for a small two bedroom house with yard. This can rise to £600 - £650 if the house is three bedrooms and has good views similar to the houses on Blenheim Street. Rents can be found to increase dramatically if they present good 3 to 4 bedrooms with a garden, anything between £900 to £1200 pcm.

Shopping & Food in Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge is renowned for its busy cafes and restaurants as well as the quirky local shops found throughout the town centre. The popular pub/restaurants include, The Old Gate and The Shoulder of Mutton. The cafes are extremely popular and include a 'dog cafe' and a purely organic cafe. There is something for everyone.

Culture and Leisure in Hebden Bridge

The area is famous for cycling and welcomed the tour de France in 2014. Residents take full advantage of the walking and rolling countryside with many breathe taking views.