Beautiful Self Catering cottages in Saddleworth

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Diggle House Farm is well placed to access all the local attractions.

Saddleworth is rich in culture and heritage and there are many things to do, whether walking, cycling or horse riding over the hills, boating activities at Dovestones, exploring the Roman ruins at Castleshaw or taking a ride on a canal boat through the longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel in Britain. (Over three miles!)

Diggle itself has the entrance to the canal tunnel, (one end of it anyway!), and through the summer trips can be taken through it, starting from the Standege Visitors Centre in Marsden. Just a short walk down the towpath is Grandpa Greene's Ice Cream Parlour, serving delicious home made ice creams, snacks and drinks (they have a licence). Sit, relax and watch the world go by, maybe chat to the folk passing on a narrow boat as they navigate the lock.

Diggle also has two good pubs, both of which serve food, and the Diggle Chippy - serving great food and housed in a quirky listed building. There is also Diggle Band Club, home of two Brass Bands, and the venue for a number of music events thoughout the year.

Diggle hosts one of the Whit Friday Brass Band concerts, and also has an annual Blues Festival, so if music is your passion, a visit when these are taking place would really get your foot tapping!

On the farm itself is Saddleworth Stables, the local Riding School and Livery Yard. There are approximately 14 horses at the Stables, and you can have lessons or go for hacks out. You can even celebrate your Birthday there too, or take part in one of the Pony Days through the school holidays - mucking out, grooming and generally having a great time in the fresh air!

Diggle House Farm is a great location if you simply want to get away from the hustle and bustle. A mile out of the village, there are walks from the farm gate in various directions, or you could simply sit outside your beautiful cottage and soak up the country air and spectacular views.

If you are looking for a holiday that is eco-friendly and want to do your bit to cut down on carbon emissions and help save the planet, you have come to the right place. You have probably already read about the investments we have made whilst developing the barns - enjoy living in one of the cottages for a week or a long weekend. Charge your phone up from the sun, bathe in water heated from the earth. It really is a great feeling.

There are many places to go for a day out; Spend time around Saddleworth - eat in one of the many local bistros or coffee shops, browse in the local art galleries or gift shops, or visit one of the local craft shops. You could sample locally brewed beers in one of the many local pubs.

Other places are very easy to get to for a day: Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine), Marsden (Where the Heart Is), Hebden Bridge, Howarth and Bradford's famous Saltaire Heritage site (home to a massive David Hockney collection), Halifax (Piece Hall) are all within easy reach.

If you can't resist having a "Mega Shop", how about going to Manchester's famous Trafford Centre? Or hopping into Leeds with it's Victoria Quarter?

There are Indoor Snow Centres, Mountain Biking, theatres, heritage centres, music venues; all within easy reach!

Without a doubt, there really is something for everybody!

To give you a flavour of the area, please look at the following local websites:

Saddleworth Stables (Riding School):

Diggle Brass Band Contest:

Diggle Blues Festival:

Marsden Jazz Festival: 

Saddleworth Morrismen:

For Diggle Community Association:

For local Diggle News: 

Saddleworth Independent (Local paper):

For broader information on the area:

Saddleworth Creative Network:

Hebe Home and Gift Shop: 

Adventure Training: 

Diggle Rifle Range: 

South Pennines info:

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Local Post Office/shop selling groceries, papers, fresh bread etc. is approximately 1 mile from the cottages. You can also get cash here during opening hours.

In Uppermill (approx. 3 miles) there is a Co-Op which has more groceries and cash point. There is a Nat West Bank 24hour Cash Point. There are also bakeries, fish and chip shops, Take Aways, Cake Shops and cafe's and restaurants.

In Greenfield (approx 4 miles) there is a Tesco with a cash point, and smaller grocers shops. There is a fish and chip shop and various independant shops (butchers, green grocers, off licence etc)