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Elmet Farmhouse

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £480
    Low season
  • £980
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 13th January 2018
Preferred arrival day: Friday

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£420 Fri, 26 Jan 2018
3 nights - 7 nights £480, 4 nights £450, 3 nights £420

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Luxury

About Elmet Farmhouse

Elmet Farmhouse is a beautiful old hilltop farmhouse with ravishing views and enchanting interiors. Finalist in 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 voted 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 mullion 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 weekend breaks. 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 nearby 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 alluring 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 unique ‘double-decker’ terraces clinging to the hillside, its quirky shops and friendly cafes and pubs. Heptonstall is extremely atmospheric with its ruined 13th century chapel and steep cobbled street lined with hand-weavers' cottages. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is within close range, including Wharfedale, Malham, Grassington and Gordale Scar. The UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire, built by mill-owner Sir Titus Salt, and the magnificent Halifax Piece Hall, a spectacular Grade I listed 18th century cloth market are astonishing architectural gems. Art lovers will enjoy the Hepworth Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park and kids will love Eureka National Children's Museum. The ancient city of York, the Victorian splendours of Leeds and the handsome spa towns of Harrogate and Ilkley are all within easy reach.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Lesley Jackson joined Independent Cottages in December 2014

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity

Location (Yorkshire)

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.

Accommodation comprises:

  • 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 with stone mullion windows and two single beds.
  • Attic bedroom with two Velux windows 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. Large garden with herbaceous border, fruit and vegetable beds, cottage garden and lawn planted with spring bulbs. Seating includes garden bench and two outdoor dining areas with spectacular views. Children are welcome to play in the adjoining hay meadow outside hay-growing season. Short breaks available all year round, including 2-3 night weekend breaks and 3-4 night mid-week breaks. Sorry, no dogs and no smoking.

Elmet Farmhouse Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2-6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 2 Twins)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £480
Mid Season from £650
High Season from £800
Peak Season £980
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7910 075952 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Lesley Jackson
Member Since December 2014

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Elmet Farmhouse Noticeboard

February Half Term: 9-16 Feb or 16-23 Feb: 7 nights £700. Fancy a Winter Warmer? 14 Jan - 8 Feb 2018: Up to 3 nights for up to 6 guests for only £420. Book early for Spring & Summer 2018!

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £420
7 nights £480, 4 nights £450, 3 nights £420
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 for 4 nights, £450
7 nights £480, 4 nights £450, 3 nights £420
Fri, 2 Feb 2018 for 3 nights, £420
7 nights £480, 4 nights £450, 3 nights £420
Mon, 5 Feb 2018 for 4 nights, £450
7 nights £480, 4 nights £450, 3 nights £420
Fri, 9 Feb 2018 for 7 nights, £700
Half Term Holiday: 7 nights £700, 4 nights £600, 3 nights £550
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 for 7 nights, £700
Half Term Holiday: 7 nights £700, 4 nights £600, 3 nights £550
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 for 3 nights, £440
7 nights £520, 4 nights £480, 3 nights £440
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 for 4 nights, £480
7 nights £520, 4 nights £480, 3 nights £440
Fri, 2 Mar 2018 for 3 nights, £440
7 nights £520, 4 nights £480, 3 nights £440
Mon, 5 Mar 2018 for 4 nights, £480
7 nights £520, 4 nights £480, 3 nights £440

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Elmet Farmhouse 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 13th January 2018