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Elmet Farmhouse

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England
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Gorgeous Yorkshire Dales farmhouse above hip Hebden Bridge. Ravishing views, inspiring interiors. So hilly it makes your ears pop!

***Bargain Off-Peak Winter Breaks***

16 - 30 November 2018:

7 nights £520, 6 nights £510, 5 nights £500,

4 nights £480, 3 nights £440, 2 nights £430

30 November - 14 December 2018:

7 nights £480, 6 nights £470, 5 nights £460,

4 nights £450, 3 nights £420, 2 nights £400

14 - 21 December 2018:

8 nights £650, 7 nights £600, 6 nights £580, 5 nights £560,

4 nights £550, 3 nights £500, 2 nights £480


If you're looking for a unique cottage in a spectacular location, you'll adore Elmet Farmhouse, an 18th-century farmhouse with breathtaking hilltop views and inspiring interiors near funky Hebden Bridge. 'So hilly it makes your ears pop!', Elmet is surrounded by stunning countryside with wonderful walks in every direction through bluebell woods, hay meadows and heather moors.

Decorated and 'curated' by design writer Lesley Jackson, Elmet's interiors are wonderfully quirky, combining stone mullion windows and carved stone fireplaces with stylish Scandi-Modern furniture, striking wallpapers and vintage post-war textiles. Beautiful cut-paper lamps and furnishings by star local designer Hannah Nunn are dotted throughout the house, making it extra-special.

Elmet sleeps 6 very comfortably, so it's great for families, walkers and groups of friends, but it's also cosy for couples and perfect for birthday treats, special occasions and romantic retreats.

A haven for design buffs and outdoor enthusiasts, Elmet Farmhouse is perched on top of the Pennine hills with ravishing views across the steep wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags towards the ancient village of Heptonstall. Set in one of the most dramatic corners of Yorkshire, this is the landscape that inspired the Bronte sisters and local poet Ted Hughes. The ever-changing panorama is like a Turner painting in 3D.

Finalist in Welcome to Yorkshire's White Rose Awards, Elmet Farmhouse is equally inspiring inside and out. Every room is a delight from the spacious lounge with its woodburning stove, window seat and sideboard full of fabulous vintage games to the roomy farmhouse kitchen with its big oak table and colourful vintage crockery. There are 2 bathrooms and 3 lovely bedrooms, each furnished in a unique style with fabulous vintage textiles.

Encircled by hay meadows, Elmet Farmhouse has a beautiful cottage garden where guests can sit out and drink in the dreamy views. An ideal spot for walkers, the wildlife is amazing, with deer, pheasants, owls and woodpeckers in the fields and woods and lapwings, curlews and golden plovers up on the hills. The steep-sided valley of Hardcastle Crags - one of the jewels in the National Trust's crown - is literally on the doorstep, along with the beautifully hidden dale of Crimsworth Dean. Hike up to Stoodley Pike, a huge obelisk on the hill above the Calder Valley, or walk along the towpath of the Rochdale Canal.

Shop til you drop in hip and happening Hebden Bridge - Best Small Market Town in the Great British High Street Awards - renowned for its independent shops, cafes, markets and its quirky double-decker terraces clinging to hills. Enjoy a pint and a hearty meal at the Robin Hood Inn, the local village hostelry in Pecket Well. Explore the evocative hilltop village of Heptonstall with its ruined 13th-century chapel and steep cobbled main street lined with handloom weavers' cottages. Imbibe the creative spirit of Ted Hughes, whose family lived in Heptonstall, and visit the grave of his wife, the legendary American poet Sylvia Plath.

Bronte fans will be in their element at Elmet Farmhouse, which is less than 7 miles from the historic village of Haworth in the heart of beautiful Bronte Country. Hike over to Haworth via Top Withins (the inspiration for Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights). Immerse yourself in the life and work of the remarkable Bronte sisters at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, where all their classic novels were written, including Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

As well as the dramatic countryside on the doorstep, the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park is close by, with geological marvels such as Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and beauty spots such as Bolton Abbey and Wharfedale.

The local area is rich in architectural gems relating to the textile industry, such as the Piece Hall, a Grade I Listed 18th-century cloth market in Halifax resembling an Italian piazza. Also not to be missed is the extraordinary village of Saltaire - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of magnificent Salt's Mill.

Culture vultures will adore the Hepworth Wakefield and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, two award-winning museums showcasing the works of Yorkshire sculptors Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Kids will love Eureka - The National Children's Museum in Halifax. The historic city of York, the Victorian splendours of Leeds and the handsome spa towns of Ilkley and Harrogate – home of the legendary Betty's Tea Rooms – are also within easy reach.

Weekly changeovers are normally from Friday or Monday. Prices are seasonal and vary from £480 to £1000 per week. Short breaks are available all year round. Minimum stay normally 3 nights.

Sorry, no pets.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s