Dream now, visit later….

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has caused enormous human and financial losses, and all of our lives have been affected in one way or another.

I’m sure the desire to travel will only have increased during these locked-down days and that as government restrictions are lifted, there will remain a measure of anxiety about how safe it is to travel away from home. Many of you will want to avoid public transport and travel by car – here at Riverview you can park directly outside the property and will have your own private entrance and door keys. In terms of maintaining some physical distancing, you will have bathrooms for your exclusive use and can choose to have either staggered breakfast times to avoid coming into contact with other guests, or breakfast served in the comfort of your own room.

During the lockdown, many people have become more attuned to nature and found pleasure in the simple, uncomplicated aspects of our “new” lives. I. Sure when the time is right you will want to get away and make the most of your new-found freedom – some of you will seek out the familiar and enjoy the nostalgia of returning to much loved places, whilst others will want to explore and discover new destinations.

Hebden Bridge is uniquely placed to offer something for everyone. With a strong sense of community, it prides itself on being a ‘Fair Trade’ town, comprised almost exclusively of small, independent retailers, cafes, bars and restaurants, and offers a warm welcome and happy memories to all who visit.

Surrounded by dense woods and wide open moorland, there are hundreds of footpaths and cycle tracks, and an abundance of wildlife. The steep sided valleys are carved out by rivers, waterfalls and wild swimming places, whilst ruined mills and chimney stacks offer a secret, fleeting glimpse of the town’s industrial heritage.

Whatever the time of year, Hebden Bridge’s natural beauty, eclectic mix of shops and eateries and warm welcome will surprise and delight, leaving you refreshed and uplifted and eager to plan your next visit!

Whether you’re looking for a romantic break for two, a family gathering, a postponed celebration or just to shake of the stresses of the past few months, Riverview Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful, quirky little place to be based. Please take a look at the rest of the website for more information and contact details.

With very best wishes to everyone – I look forward to seeing you soon.

If there is anything I can do to make you feel safer and your stay more enjoyable, please do let me know – 

Susy Barnes