Lumb Bank


We are offering a unique opportunity to hire Totleigh Barton in Devon for self-catering holidays over the Christmas and New Year period.  

Totleigh Barton is a 16th-century manor house with ancient origins (it is listed in the Domesday Book) in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon. There is a cosy kitchen, a historic dining room with a wood burner, a comfortable lounge and other spaces to relax throughout the house, which lets on to a charming garden with outdoor seating and a pond. The recently renovated barn offers a larger space to gather, with sofas, a piano and a large screen for watching films. Around an hour from Exeter and around 25 minutes from Okehampton by car, the house has been an Arvon centre for over fifty years, welcoming groups every week to enjoy the peace and tranquillity and nourish their creativity.  

There are two twin bedrooms, one double and four singles in the main house; one twin with fully accessible bathroom in an annexe, and two separate en-suite double rooms.  

Maximum capacity: 16 (includes an option of all main house bedrooms,twin room in annexe and separate ‘Goose Huts’ – two en-suite doubles).

Available dates:  

20th December-27th December 2021 (Price: £3150 for 7 nights) 

30th December 2021- 2nd January 2022 (Price: £1350 for 3 nights)  

To make an enquiry, please contact

For photos and more information on the house, please visit our dedicated Totleigh Barton page.


Lumb Bank is an 18th-century millowner’s house in West Yorkshire, which once belonged to Ted Hughes. It’s set in 20 acres of steep woodland, with breath-taking views to the valley below – a Pennine landscape of woods and rivers, weavers’ cottages, packhorse trails and the ruins of old mills. It is half a mile from the historic village of Heptonstall and two miles from Hebden Bridge.

We do not have any current availability for hiring the Cottage at Lumb Bank. Please check back soon.

The Cottage is in a quiet spot on the edge of the property, away from the other buildings onsite, and can accommodate a maximum of 5 people. There are 2 bedrooms with double beds and a single bedroom. There is also a shared shower room/toilet, shared kitchen, sitting room and small dining space. You will have access to our lovely kitchen garden, also with splendid views onto the valley. For colder weather there is central heating and an open fire.

Price: £795 per week. We only book on a 7 night basis.
Maximum capacity: 5 (includes two doubles and a single bedroom).
Extras: Accommodation of dogs (only one permitted) £50 for the week.

Please contact for more information and to make a booking.