Useful Information

General information to make your holiday a great success

Contact details:
Owners: Sandra + Brian McNeill
Home 01706 812291
Mobile Sandra 07973 676560

Owners Address:

c/o Automatic Transmissions Garage
Kebs Rd, Todmorden
Lancashire OL14 8SB

Parking – Please unload outside your cottage and then move your vehicles to park in front or at the side of the stables opposite the cottage and NOT in the shared driveway. All designated spaces are a short distance from the entrance to your cottage.

Guest Lists – Only guests listed on the booking form may stay overnight, we reserve the right to charge for unauthorised overnight stays and to ask guests to leave.

The heating system – The cottage is heated with an oil boiler + log fire. It is set to run several times a day and also produces the hot water. If you are too hot, please turn the radiator valves down. If you require extra heat press the black button under the green light (do not press if lit as this means the boiler is already running) situated near to the boiler and this will give you an additional hours run. The open fire burns ONLY LOGS you will damage the fire if you burn coal. We provide 3 bags of logs for every full week booking. More are available from Sandra or Brian at cost. Open fire log ash: please empty the base of the fire in the lounge regularly and put to cool in the tin bucket placed in the wooden store outside the side door.

Septic Tank – We operate on a septic tank system. This does not use any chemicals as it is a “green system”. It is very important that no chemicals of any kind should be used at Rough Top Cottage. We provide all the necessary ecological cleaning materials including:

Eco friendly washing up liquid, surface cleaner, hand soap and loo cleaner are all provided.

Only human waste and loo paper should be disposed of in the toilet.  Only liquids (but not melted fat) should go down the sink waste.  Please recycle as follows:

  • Sanitary items (tampons & towels) condoms.  Sanitary bags and bins are provided – please use them.
  • Disposable nappies, wet wipes, baby wipes, moist toilet tissues. Sanitary bags are provided – please use them.
  • Babies bottle sterilisers – Where possible please use electric or microwavable bottle sterilisers.  Milton has the same effect on the septic tank as bleach, so please do not use.

Recycling and non-recyclable waste: We pride ourselves on recycling as much as possible. Recycling is collected every week and the wheelie bin once every two weeks. Usually Thursday is the collection day but they can come very early so please place the bins etc. outside the main entrance on Wednesday evening. If it’s very windy please ensure that the bags are wedged together to stop them blowing away!

  • Glass:All glass of all colours can be put in the mixed glass bins.
  • Tins:Please rinse out tins. Glass + tins go in the black box.
  • Plastic:Please remove the lids and rinse out plastic milk containers and plastic drink bottles. Plastic goes in the white bag.
  • Paper and Cardboard: Please put all newspaper and magazines in the green bag provided. Please flatten boxes
  • Food Waste:All food waste, both cooked and uncooked goes into small bags in the kitchen caddy. The full bags then go in the brown food waste bins located outside your cottage. We take these away for recycling.
  • General Waste:There are wheelie bins provided for non-recyclable rubbish by the cottage. The rubbish must be securely tied in black sacks before putting in the bins provided.
  • Open fire log ash: please empty the base of the fire in the lounge regularly and put to cool in the tin bucket placed in the wooden store outside the side door.

Our land and neighbours land – You are welcome to exercise your dogs in the dog paddock but remember this is not dog escape proof!  Please do not cross into our neighbour’s fields or enter the fields where the horses are, these are Private Property and MUST be respected.

Please respect our neighbours by keeping noise to a sensible level.

Emergency Services: Telephone 999 or 08452 777444 to report an incident

Fire – In case of fire, please evacuate the buildings as fast as possible taking account of all members of your party. Gather in the dog field adjacent to the drive out of the property. Dial 999 and say the fire is at Rough Top Cottage on Kebs Road, Todmorden OL14 8SB. Please notify the owners as soon as possible.

Police and Ambulance services – Dial 999 for emergency or 101 for non-emergency where police are needed and say you are at Rough Top Cottage, Kebs Rd., Todmorden OL14 8SB next door to Automatic Transmissions Garage

Doctor – Calder Community Practice

Todmorden Health Centre, Lower George St. Todmorden OL14 5RN

Tel:  01706 811106

Dentist – Contact NHS 111 who will give you details of an emergency dentist.

Hospitals – The nearest hospital with a Minor Injuries Department is in Burnley about five miles away.

Burnley General Hospital   Tel: 01282 425071  

Address: Burnley General Hospital, Casterton Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2PQ

Website: http://www.elht.nhs.uk

For full Casualty Departments go to Blackburn Royal Hospital

Address: Haslingden Rd, Blackburn BB2 3HH

HoursOpen 24 hours

Emergency department: Open 24 hours

Phone01254 263555


Non –slip shower mats can be provided please ask when booking.


Smoking is not allowed in any of the properties.

Banks and Post Office

  • Banks are available in Burnley town centre with cash-points. More cash points in Hebden Bridge at the Co-op supermarket.
  • There are post offices in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and opposite the Spar on Brunshaw Rd., (cash point too) on the way to Burnley BB10 4HP.

Chemist – There are a variety of Chemists including Boots, in Burnley, Hebden Bridge + Todmorden. A smaller chemist is opposite the Spar on way to Burnley. To find out which chemist are operating an out of hour service call NHS 111.

Co-operative shopping + pubs

The village of Blackshawhead runs a fantastic co-operative style shopping system:  https://greatrockcoop.site/

The Fox + Goose Pub is a co-operative run by members.

Food deliveries

Many of the national supermarkets deliver in our area including Ocado, Tesco + Asda. If you want to arrange a delivery for the day of your arrival,  please speak to Sandra to arrange a suitable time.


    • We welcome dogs at Rough Top Cottage see our doggy section https://roughtopcottage.co.uk/dogs-at-rough-top-cottage/
    • Doggy day care available at Sunnyview Kennels along the road Tel: 01706 815321 ask for Claire.
    • Sorry we no longer accept cats due to damage to the furniture.
    • Our horses are very friendly but please do not feed them, they are both elderly and on restricted/special diets. Do not go into their field!

    Vets – We use Stanley House for all our animals they have a branch in Burnley

    420 – 422 COLNE ROAD
    BB10 1EL

    Tel: 01282 421 215 or 01282 427 281

    Fireworks, Dyes, Felt pens and Wax crayons

    None of the above are allowed under any circumstances.


    You are welcome to put up decorations in the cottages; however, this must be done with an adhesive such as BluTak. No sticky tape or pins.


    Please let us know about any damage or breakages before you leave.


    Do ask Sandra + Brian we will help if we possibly can!

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