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Elmet Farmhouse

Elmet Farmhouse
Inspiring 18th century Yorkshire Dales farmhouse with stunning views + groovy interiors near fab funky Hebden Bridge. Sleeps 2-6

Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire, England

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Elmet Farmhouse is a magnificent 18th century farmhouse with awe-inspiring views near funky Hebden Bridge - newly-crowned champion of the Great British High Street competition. Proud finalist in Welcome to Yorkshire's White Rose Awards, Elmet Farmhouse perches on top of the Pennines near Haworth, overlooking the steep wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags and the ancient village of Heptonstall. This is the landscape that inspired the Bronte sisters and poet Ted Hughes. The ever-changing panorama is like a Turner painting in 3D.

Decorated and 'curated' by design guru Lesley Jackson (author of numerous books on 20th century design), the interiors are wonderfully quirky, combining stone mullion windows and carved stone fireplaces with stylish Scandi-Modern furniture, groovy lighting. striking wallpapers and fabulous vintage textiles. Beautiful cut-paper lamps and furnishings by local designer Hannah Nunn are dotted throughout the house.

Encircled by hay meadows, Elmet Farmhouse has a beautiful cottage garden where you can sit out and drink in the wonderful views. Set in stunning countryside, there are wonderful walks in all directions through bluebell woods, along riverside paths and over heather moors. The wildlife is amazing - you'll see deer, pheasants and woodpeckers from the window and lapwings, curlews and golden plovers up on the hills

The glorious Yorkshire Dales are close by and the extraordinary village of Saltaire - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is just a few miles away. The historic city of York and the handsome spa towns of Ilkley and Harrogate – home of the legendary Betty's Tea Rooms – are all within easy reach.

Light and spacious, Elmet Farmhouse sleeps 6 and is open all year round. Cosy for couples, but roomy for families and larger groups, it's extremely well-equipped and boasts a fabulous array of vintage games.

Weekly lets from Friday to Friday and are priced from £460 to £980. Short stays are also available: 3 nights from £400, 4 nights from £430. Click on Check Availability to make an enquiry and contact the owner. Sorry, no pets.

Room Types:

  • Double
  • Accommodation for 5+
  • Twin


  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Leeds-Bradford


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
pretty garden and view
guest bedroom at Elmet
twin room
spacious kitchen
unusual wallpaper makes interesting rooms
changing outlook
vintage styling in the lounge
large fireplace
amazing misty views

Two reviews from xmas & new year guests
by Elmet
on January 4, 2017
‘So glad we have returned here to this special place. Thank you we have all loved it.’ (Tim and Gill, London, January 2017)

‘Elmet Farmhouse has the most perfect location with every amenity you could wish for. Comfort, style, presentation and cleanliness is second to none. You have provided the perfect Yorkshire experience for my Canadian family and allowed me to relive my youth! I’m sat here writing in your visitors’ book looking out of the historic windows at the most amazing view of my childhood stomping ground. Congratulations for providing such a high standard and thanks for a great Christmas!’ (Chris, London, December 2016)
A few recent rave reviews for Elmet
by Elmet
on December 20, 2016
"Simply a stunning, beautiful, immaculately presented property with a most accommodating and thoughtful host - we traveled through Europe for 5 weeks and Elmet was easily and comprehensively the best place we stayed. The home has charm and character in spades but is also equipped to a very high standard with everything thought of and more - we could have stayed much, much longer and never been bored. Our family of 5 had more than enough room and 6 would fit just as easily - the property is easy to access from Hebden Bridge and has wonderful views. Highly recommended!"
Phil - Brisbane, Australia, DECEMBER 2016

"Total pleasure to stay here; such attention to detail that we were warm, intrigued, equipped, comfortable and well-informed about things to do. We arrived to a tray of scones and locally-made jam and Lesley popped round to make sure we were happy. It's not often you stay in a house whose design has been curated by an expert in the field of mid 20th-century decor, and it really showed. She is also aware of what is important to people staying away from home, and provided accordingly. Our children absolutely loved the bagatelle! Wet and windy adventures outside, lovely and cosy inside. Bravo!"
Bruno - Oxford, NOVEMBER 2016

"The setting and views are exceptional but Lesley's attention to detail is what really makes this place stand out. Lesley has been meticulous in designing a cosy abode, but is also meticulous in ensuring every whim is catered for and every need met. A warm welcome with scones and homemade jam was delightful, as well as the thoughtfulness to leave out the relevant books and guides pertaining to our particular interests. Always on hand to help, but never intrusive. Would highly recommend. "
Sophie - London, AUGUST 2016

"A wonderful place to stay. The views are magnificent, so much so that I found myself simply staring across the valley to Stoodley Pike and Heptonstall church on numerous occasions. The cottage is fantastically well equipped, kitchen wise and the interior decoration and furnishing is a joy. Lesley lives next door, is not intrusive but couldn't be more welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed walking, the numerous paths around Hardcastle Crags are worthy of mention. I'd recommend wholeheartedly."
Alastair, Buckinghamshire, JULY 2016

"What a lovely cottage: spacious, beautifully furnished, comfortable beds, gorgeous views and great hiking trails all around. Lesley even welcomed us with delicious homemade scones! I would definitely return to Elmet Farmhouse."
Kasia - London, MAY 2016

"Elmet Farmhouse is exceptional. I felt privileged to bask in the immaculate comfort and cosy, mid-century chic of this beautifully restored, appointed and designed farmhouse. Lesley was warmly welcoming and helpful, pointing us toward walks in the stunning surrounding countryside and patiently answering all our questions. Keen readers will appreciate the literary connections of the area (including the farmhouse drive -- be sure to ask) and the farmhouse's small, well-chosen collection of relevant books, printed and 'spoken'. All that, and freshly baked scones and homemade jams, too. Grateful."
Sheila - London, MAY 2016

"A beautiful farmhouse, beautifully restored, extremely comfortable & with fantastic views. Lesley couldn't be more helpful, giving lifts, advising on walks, and what a fantastic collection of local information. And her home made scones are to die for! Much more to explore in this wonderful area, and it's a great house to come back to after a day's walking. "
Marie - Derbyshire, APRIL 2016
Review from December 2014
by Jess
on January 26, 2015
How wonderful to arrive at Elmet Farmhouse after a scenic drive the moors and step into warmth, welcome and a visual feast in this beautiful house. A perfect location for a December break.

Shane and Susan Rouse