Cliffe House, 140 Lane Head Road, Shepley, West Yorkshire, HD8 8DB

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Cliffe House is a Grade 2 Listed building set in 14 acres of woodland in rural West Yorkshire, just 7 miles from the Peak District National Park with excellent motorway links from the M1 and M62. A centre for outdoor learning and conferences, ideal for schools, it is also available as a whole house booking to groups of families and friends. There are 10 bed rooms sleeping up to 72 people and three bright communal areas with seating for 40 people in each. These are practical and comfortable whilst retaining their Victorian character and charm. There is a kitchen with self catering equipment. Catering can be provided on request for all meals and a pre-bookable breakfast buffet is available for £7 per person. There is free WiFi and all the equipment required for meetings and conferences. The large grounds have a children’s playground, outdoor seating and plenty of grass for ball games. Cliffe House in only a five minutes’ walk from the pubs, cafes and shops in the village of Shepley. Free ample parking. Staff on always on site and pre-booked outdoor learning is available.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    60: in 10 bedrooms
  • Open:

    All year. All day access.
  • Price per night:

    Sole use of House from £575. Breakfast buffet £7pp. School groups fully catered with activities from £80pp, £135 for 2 nights (minimum 30 people). Winter discounts.
  • Booking:

    Please phone to enquire.
  • Directions:

    On the A629 just south of Shepley. Five minutes walk from the village centre.
  • Public Transport:

    Bus 435 to Wakefield city centre and rail station stops outside the Centre.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Cliffe House

Cliffe House provides large group accommodation with storage for 50+ bikes

May 28th 2021

If it’s a cycling holiday to tackle the peaks, or just to amble round west Yorkshire Cliffe House has more than adequate facilities to accommodate your needs.

Being a large outdoor center Cliff House welcomes cyclists wishing to see Yorkshire from the saddle. The Grade II listed building is surrounded by 14 Acres of woodland and has lockable bike storage for 50+ bikes. Cliffe House is well equipped for any biking holidays. The Peak District is just 7 miles away, excellent for mountain bikers. Or for more rambling oriented trips out. There’s always staff on site to answer any questions you may have. But most importantly there is a pub nearby, after cycling up an appetite you’ll be glad to know its within walking distance.

Cliffe house in the snow

An update to the refurbishment of Cliffe House (April 2021)

April 28th 2021

Depending on government guidance we may be able to consider house hire during July. Check back here for more information.

Cliffe House and Kirklees Council has undertaken a significant investment and refurbishment programme to bring Cliffe House back to enhanced visitors experience. Investment is in roofing replacement, heating and ventilation system upgrade, repairs to original features, full re wire, upgraded toilet and showers along with decoration throughout.

Cliffe House is set in 14 acres of woodland in rural West Yorkshire, just 7 miles from the Peak District. A centre for outdoor learning and conferences, ideal for schools and businesses, it has also been available as a whole house booking to groups of families and friends.



Trace the footsteps of Gentleman Jack (Anne Lister)

July 10th 2019

If you, your friends and family are big fans of Gentleman Jack why not join the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival on their Anne Lister Walk on Thursday 19th September 2019?

Meet at Shibden Park and walk in the footsteps of Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) and explore the Shibden Valley.  Dogs and families are welcome on this 6 mile walk.  And for accommodation for your group of friends and families look no further than Cliffe House. Just 12 miles away from Shibden, Cliffe House is a grade 2 listed building  providing self catering accommodation for groups of all sizes.  With a fantastic adventure playground on site and outdoor activities that can be tailored to your group. You may want to stay for a few days. The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival runs from 7th-22nd September will many wonderful and varied routes.  Here’s their program for further information

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