Elmet Farmhouse - Hebden Bridge, Nr Haworth, West Yorkshire, England - Sleeps 2-6
Elmet Farmhouse is a beautiful old hilltop farmhouse with ravishing views and enchanting interiors. Shortlisted for the prestigious White Rose Awards run by Welcome to Yorkshire, Elmet is decorated in a unique way and has a delightful atmosphere. Located in an inspiring spot above Hebden Bridge – which has just been crowned Best Small Market Town in the Great British High Street Awards – the farmhouse overlooks Hardcastle Crags, a lush wooded valley owned by the National Trust. It’s a pleasure to spend time in this comfortable elegant farmhouse with its gorgeous lounge, characterful stone windows and toasty woodburner. What makes the house exceptional is the unique décor: mid-century furniture, colourful hand-printed curtains and hangings and delicate glowing cut-paper lamps by local artist Hannah Nunn. Encircled by wild flower meadows, the farmhouse has a lovely garden full of pretty flowers and stunning views of plunging green valleys and purple hills.
With three lovely bedrooms, each individually decorated, and a splendid farmhouse kitchen kitted out with everything you could possibly need, Elmet accommodates six guests with plenty of room to spare, but provides a fabulous luxury retreat for couples. Suitable for guests of all ages, it is ideal for family groups and gatherings of friends. It’s also perfect for romantic getaways and girlie weekends. The spectacular landscape in this area has inspired many writers including renowned poet Ted Hughes and the world-famous Brontë sisters, who lived over the hill in Haworth. A great base for exploring Brontë Country, you can hike to Wuthering Heights and pay homage to the Brontës at the Parsonage Museum.
Walkers love this area because of the fantastic countryside and extensive network of footpaths. The landscape is dramatic and varied, with paths along rivers and canals, woods full of bluebells, buttercup meadows and rugged open moors. A nature-lover’s paradise, there are deer and pheasants on the doorstep, woodpeckers and herons in the woods and curlews and lapwings on the moors. Elmet is also ideal for cyclists, with lots of mountain bike tracks and the Tour de France route to tackle. The farmhouse itself provides a wonderful bolt-hole. With its handsome 18th century fireplace and long wooden window seats, it’s a great place to relax, with lots of interesting books and vintage games
This corner of Yorkshire is jam-packed with attractions. Hebden Bridge is fascinating, with its unusual ‘double-decker’ terraces clinging to the hillside, its quirky shops and friendly cafes and pubs. Heptonstall is extremely atmospheric with its steep cobbled street and ruined 13th century church. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is within close range, including Wharfedale, Malham and Gordale Scar. The UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire, built by mill-owner Sir Titus Salt, provides a great day out. Art lovers will enjoy the Hepworth Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The ancient city of York, the Victorian splendours of Leeds and the handsome spa towns of Harrogate and Ilkley are all within easy reach.
- Internet Access
- Log Burner
- Pub/Restaurant Nearby
- Garden/Outside Area
- Bike Storage
- Golf Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Kingsize Bed
- Horse Riding Nearby
- Accessible via Public Transport
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Elmet has been restored and decorated by the owner, a design historian who has beautifully blended stylish textiles with Scandinavian furniture and vintage delights to provide a unique restful atmosphere with a high level of comfort and style.
- Spacious comfortable living room with huge carved stone fireplace housing the log burning stove, mullion windows (with window seat where you can sit and admire the beautiful views), television with built-in DVD player, retro cassette player and Scandinavian Modern furniture.
- Large kitchen/diner with table and seating for six, plenty of storage space, dishwasher, microwave, Gas hob, electric oven and large fridge/freezer.
- Utility room with washing machine and plenty of space for drying outdoor clothing.
- Master bedroom with king-size bed, stone fireplace, mullion windows and window seat.
- Twin bedroom at the back of the house with two single beds.
- Attic bedroom with Velux window and two single beds.
- Two bathrooms: one on the first floor with wash basin, WC and bath with shower over and an attic shower room with WC and wash basin.
Additional information: Elmet is warm, well insulated and double-glazed to ensure it is cosy and welcoming all year round. Electricity, heating, linen and towels included in the price. Free Wi-Fi and good mobile reception. The house is full of interesting books and there are plenty of maps, guidebooks and walks leaflets. Toddlers welcome: small cot (wicker Moses basket), high chair, baby bath, stairgate and fireguard available on request. Children welcome: bagatelle and lots of vintage games provided, as well as outdoor play area. Garden also includes dining area and bench in cottage garden. Access to neighbouring fields for children under adult supervision after hay has been cut in the summer, normally accessible from mid-August to April. Short breaks available (normally Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday with three nights minimum). Unfortunately no dogs and no smoking.
Low Season from £460
Mid Season from £700
High Season from £800
Peak Season £980
Changeover Day: Friday
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 2-6 people in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 2 Twins)
Owner: Lesley Jackson, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Elmet Farmhouse joined Independent Cottages in Dec 2014
LAST SUMMER HOLIDAY SLOT: 28 Aug – 1 Sept: 4 nights £900 or 3 nights £850 + 5% OFF FOR COUPLES. Treat yourself to an autumn or winter break and take advantage of our off-peak rates!
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