Holiday cottage: Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Yorkshire Dales

Elmet Farmhouse          Luxury Yorkshire holiday cottage       

Bespoke interiors, breathtaking views               Sleeps 2-6    

‘A big toasty warm 18th-century house with Scandi Modern furniture and far-reaching hilltop views – like a Turner painting in 3D’  (Sawday’s Special Places to Stay– Click here for reviews    

Finalist in Welcome to Yorkshire’s 2016 White Rose Awards     Special Offers



Elmet Farmhouse                                                                           

As featured in Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Living and Manchester Evening News


Elmet is a newly-restored 18th century Pennine hilltop farmhouse at Pecket Well near Hebden Bridge and Haworth in the heart of Brontë Country close to the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by meadows, it has spectacular views across the steep wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags towards Stoodley Pike and the ancient village of Heptonstall.

Light and spacious, Elmet Farmhouse sleeps 6 and is open all year round. Warm and comfortable, it’s cosy for couples, but roomy for families and larger groups, with a beautiful cottage garden where you can sit out. The interiors are as stunning as the views, combining original features such as stone mullions, window seats and carved stone fireplaces, with stylish Scandinavian Modern furniture, vintage textiles and wonderful lamps and wallpapers by local designer Hannah Nunn. Decorated and ‘curated’ by design historian Lesley Jackson, Elmet has a wonderful atmosphere and offers a unique and unforgettable holiday experience.

Now in its second year, Elmet Farmhouse has had ecstatic reviews from all its guests and has just been shortlisted for the finals of Welcome to Yorkshire’s prestigious 2016 White Rose Awards. To hear what our guests say, read on or click here.


‘The calm and restorative luxury of Elmet: a magnificent country cottage with uplifting views in every passing phase of weather. Everything was perfect!‘  (Keith and Debby, October 2016)

‘So glad I found your place – one of the best holidays of my life. Thank you for the opportunity to stay here. It has been wonderful. All the things I most enjoy – poetry, design, modern furniture – and the backdrop of the sceneryA wonderful view with a wonderful house attached.’  (Kathleen and Richard, August 2016)

‘What a magnificent place to stay. A glorious part of the country in a glorious house. Everything is “just right” and it’s the attention to detail in every aspect of the accommodation that makes Elmet a special place.’ (Alastair, Beverley and Gregory, July 2016)


Email:    Mob: 07910 075952    Tel: 01422 842026

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Literary landscape

Located in the village of Pecket Well, Elmet is surrounded by beautiful countryside. This is the landscape that inspired the Brontë sisters and the poet Ted Hughes. Haworth is only 7 miles away and Crimsworth Dean – where Ted Hughes roamed as a child – is just along the road. The cover of Ted Hughes’s Remains of Elmet – a collection of poems inspired by this area – features the same view as Elmet Farmhouse.


‘What an inspirational place to stay. We will never forget the sublime views across the valley. We wish we could wake up to them every morning. This has been the perfect spot to explore a remarkable part of England.’  (Stuart, Vicki and Oscar, April 2016)

‘Elmet Farmhouse is exceptional. I felt privileged to bask in the immaculate comfort and cosy, mid-century chic of this beautifully restored farmhouse. Lesley was warmly welcoming and helpful, pointing us to walks in the stunning surrounding countryside. Keen readers will appreciate the literary connections of the area. All that, and freshly baked scones and homemade jams, too.’ (Sheila, May 2016)

‘We’ve had a fabulous week here at Elmet. Gorgeous cottage – and such a well-equipped kitchen ( a pleasure to cook in). We’ve had some beautiful weather – clear sunny days. Perfect for our hikes up to Top Withins, Heptonstall, Hardcastle Crags…’ (Laura, Aaron, Tabitha, Reuben and Sylvie, February 2016)


Where moor meets meadow and river meets wood



Surrounded by heather moors and hay meadows, with waterfalls and bluebells in the woods below, Elmet is rich in wildlife and provides the perfect base for walkers and cyclists. Strategically placed on the 2014 Tour de France route between Hebden Bridge and Haworth, the farmhouse is close to the Pennine Way, the Calderdale Way and the Yorkshire Dales. With footpaths, bridlepaths, and packhorse trails in every direction, Elmet offers unlimited scope for energetic hikes, bracing rides or gentle strolls.




‘Perfect in every way – the welcome, the view, the attention to detail – all so appreciated at the end of our second day on the Pennine Way. Wonderful haven.’  (Tish, Jane and Sarah, June 2015)

‘No “ordinary” holiday let! Superb accommodation, beautifully decorated and furnished. Rabbits, pheasants, bats and cyclists in great profusion. A truly memorable stay. ‘ (John, Rita, Christina and Anthony for the Tour de Yorkshire, May 2015)

‘We have loved every minute of our stay here and can’t wait to return. The views from the house are breathtakingly beautiful and very evocative. The farmhouse itself, with its understated beauty and elegance, provided us with all the comforts we needed.’ (Kirstie, Robert, Lois and Tristan, September 2015)


Hebden Bridge, Hardcastle Crags and Haworth



The buzzing market town of Hebden Bridge is just two miles away down in the valley, with train links to Leeds, York and Manchester. With its unusual stone-built terraced housing clinging to the contours of the hills, Hebden Bridge is extremely picturesque and wonderfully quirky, bursting with creative people, independent shops and delicious local food.

The National Trust estate of Hardcastle Crags with its majestic beech trees and historic Gibson Mill is just a stone’s throw away. Brontë Country is also on the doorstep. Top Withins (said to be the inspiration for Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights) is within hiking distance over the moors or you could make a pilgrimage to the Brontë Parsonage via the Haworth Old Road through Crimsworth Dean.




‘Fell in love with Elmet Farmhouse from the photos on your  website – but how wonderful to arrive and discover the real thing is even better! The views are spectacular and the farmhouse itself has been so creatively and lovingly renovated with every detail and comfort provided for.‘  (Annabel and Kirsty, March 2016)

‘We’ve had an amazing weekend with long walks through the valley, bluebell meadows, waterfalls and lush green forest to Hebden Bridge. And today we walked across the fields and moors to Haworth. Glorious country and lovely to return to this beautiful comfortable farmhouse.’  (Julie, Sarah, Pam, Kasia, Juliet, Mad and Sheila, May 2016)

‘We’ve had a wonderful stay at Elmet. It is such a beautiful place, with a range of stunning views you could never grow tired of. The decor is strikingly stylish. We felt comfortable here from the moment we walked through the door.’ (Jessica and Justin, September 2015)


Discover the delights of Yorkshire


Sheep sheltering under a tree in Crimsworth Dean  York Minster


Yorkshire is the largest county in England and one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. There’s so much to do in this part of the world, a week is not enough.

Bolton Abbey, Malham Cove and the Yorkshire Dales National Park are all within close range of Elmet Farmhouse, so there’s lots of stunning countryside to explore. The magnificent City of York and the handsome spa towns of Ilkley and Harrogate – home of the legendary Betty’s Tea Rooms – are within easy reach. The fascinating village of Saltaire – a UNESCO World Heritage site – is just a few miles away, along with the popular Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (setting for The Railway Children).

If you’re interested in art, head to over to The Hepworth and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, two award-winning museums near Wakefield. Or if you want to combine culture with shopping,  spend the day in the splendid Victorian city of Leeds with its wonderful market and spectacular arcades.


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‘Thank you for a truly wonderful few days in your beautiful, cosy and adorable farmhouse. The views from the window are stunning. Starting the log fire whilst watching old movies has been delightful, creating such a romantic atmosphere!.’ (Minal, Tara, Karan and Phatu, August 2015)

‘For us, Elmet Farmhouse and its choice of furnishing and decoration was an absolute delight.’ (Jean and Ray, April 2015)

‘This is one of the best appointed places we have ever stayed, with everything available that one could need. It also has the most information about the area, sorted and catalogued in such a way as to delight the hearts of the two librarians staying here.’ (Frances and Trevor, June 2015)



Everyone loves Elmet… To find out why, click here

Elmet is a place for all seasons… To discover more, click here



To see more photos of local wildlife and countryside day by day, click here

Elmet Farmhouse sleeps 6 and is open all year round. Full weeks and short breaks available. Sorry, no dogs or pets.

  * For a Room by Room Tour, please click here

 * To download our Publicity Leaflet, please click here

 * To download our 2016 Price List, please click here

 * To download our 2017 Price List, please click here

 * For Special Offers, please click here

 * Elmet Farmhouse is also available for Away Days. For more info, please click here


To email us, please click here   Mob: 07910 075952    Tel: 01422 842026


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