Hebden Bridge Holiday Cottage – Haworth – Yorkshire Dales

Elmet Farmhouse   Luxury accommodation in Hebden Bridge

Inspiring interiors      Breathtaking views      Yorkshire at its finest     


Elmet Farmhouse                                        Sleeps 2-6   

A big toasty 18th-century house near Hebden Bridge with Scandi-Modern furniture and ravishing hilltop views – like a Turner painting in 3D 

A holiday cottage with a difference, Elmet Farmhouse is a historic stone-built farmhouse with inspiring interiors and breathtaking panoramic views near the picturesque Yorkshire market town of Hebden Bridge. Beautifully decorated and full of character, Elmet has a real wow factor with its stone mullion windows, magnificent carved fireplace and cosy wood-burning stove. 

Perched on the hilltop overlooking the National Trust estate of Hardcastle Crags and the ancient village of Heptonstall, Elmet is in a stunning location surrounded by spectacular countryside. ‘So hilly it makes your ears pop’, this is a walkers’ paradise – the landscape that inspired the Brontës and Ted Hughes – with footpaths in every direction. Haworth and Brontë Country are just over the hill and the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park is also within easy reach.

A real gem of a find, Elmet is equally lovely inside and out. With its pretty cottage garden and exquisite lamps and furnishings by local designer Hannah Nunn, it’s a truly special place to stay. Spacious and comfortable, the farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and easily accommodates 6 people. Perfect for family holidays or groups of friendsElmet is ideal for special occasionsbirthday treats, romantic getaways and weekend breaks

A wildlife haven in a rural idyll, Elmet Farmhouse offers an escape into a different world. Finalist in Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards, Elmet is a great place to unwind and guaranteed to satisfy your heart’s desires. 


To discover more, click on the links below

Look inside Elmet Farmhouse



Admire the views from Elmet Farmhouse



Stroll round the garden and fields



Email: enquiries@elmetfarmhouse.co.uk   Tel: 01422 842026    Mob: 07910 075952

Click here for Availability and Prices 

Elmet Farmhouse sleeps 6       Sorry, no dogs or pets

To find out more about Hebden Bridge, Haworth and the local area, click on the links below

Hebden Bridge



Hip and happening Hebden Bridge – Winner of Best Small Market Town in the 2016 Great British High Street Awards – is a haven of creativity, full of quirky independent shops, enticing cafes, cool bars and friendly pubs.


Hardcastle Crags



Perched on the hill above Hebden Bridge in the village of Pecket WellElmet Farmhouse has spectacular views over Hardcastle Crags, a beautiful steep-sided valley owned by the National Trust. Walk from the door into a woodland paradise awash with bluebells in the spring and delightful all year round.


Haworth and Brontë Country



The atmospheric village of Haworth, just over the hill from Pecket Well, is internationally renowned as the home of the remarkable Brontë sisters.  Elmet Farmhouse provides the ideal base for exploring Brontë Country. You can walk from the door to Haworth and Top Withins (said to be the inspiration for Wuthering Heights).


Ted Hughes and the Kingdom of Elmet


Remains of Elmet - high res

The dramatic landscape around Hebden Bridge was a potent source of inspiration for local poet Ted Hughes (1930-1998). His parents lived in the hilltop village of Heptonstall directly opposite Elmet Farmhouse, and his first wife, the American poet Sylvia Plath, is buried in Heptonstall churchyard. Hughes’s book Remains of Elmet (1979) – referring to the ancient Celtic Kingdom of Elmet – features the view from Elmet Farmhouse on its cover.



Dales on the Doorstep


The hills and dales around Hebden Bridge offer a walker’s paradise with plunging gorges, rivers, waterfalls, bluebell woods, hay meadows and heather moors. A haven for birds and wildlife, there are curlews and lapwings on the hills, deer and pheasants in the fields and owls and woodpeckers in the woods. With its extensive network of footpaths and ancient packhorse trails, the area provides excellent opportunities for hiking and cycling all year round.



Delve into the Yorkshire Dales



As well as the stunning countryside on the doorstep, the extraordinary landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy reach. The limestone pavements and rock faces of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are geological marvels. Wharfedale, Bolton Abbey and the Dales villages of  Linton and Grassington all make delightful outings.



To watch a short film about the Yorkshire Dales, please click here


What Our Guests Say

‘Third year, and we love it more than EVER!! The weather has been amazing – snow at the beginning of the week was so thick we got out on the sledge. Beautiful walks and cosy evenings – what a perfect half-term.’ (Aaron, Laura, Tabitha, Reuben and Sylvie, February 2018)

‘We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful place. Felt like a real treat – somewhere truly special. The kindness and hospitality was first class. We couldn’t have had a better Christmas. Great part of the world and a holiday to cherish. (Judith, Oliver, Joe and Rudy, December 2017)

‘Stunning country residence – better than a 5* hotel. One of the nicest places I have stayed. The interior was very tasteful with beautiful furniture. Stunning views. Warm and cosy with fast WiFi, this cottage has literally everything you need. I will definitely be visiting again.’ (Dez, December 2017)

‘The best holiday home I’ve ever stayed in and in such a beautiful place. Outdoors scenery is stunning, as is indoor decor and furnishing – such a treat for the eyes! Our souls are rested!  Can’t wait to go again!’ (Deb, November 2017)

‘Lovely house in a lovely setting. So much thought has gone into everything. And the sun shone! I certainly saw Yorkshire in a new light. (Emma, November 2017)

‘We have had the best possible time at wonderful Elmet Farmhouse – walks, food, laughs galore, friendship, visitors, birthday celebrations. Stunning landscapes. Really a fantastic place to escape to.’ (Diana, November 2017)

‘Perfection – you have surpassed yourself. Landlady of the Year! And we’ve discovered a corner of England we didn’t know, so Brontëholics are we.’ (Richard and Sally, October 2017)

‘What wonderful views with complete comfort and every detail considered. The perfect place for the Yorkshire family get together.’ (Janet, Margaret and James, October 2017)

‘Lovely house with every detail taken into consideration. Scones and jam waiting for us on arrival – delicious. Really relaxed with beautiful surroundings. So hilly it makes your ears pop!!’ (Abi, Gemma, Holly, Theo, Emma, Felix and Celeste, September 2017)

‘A fantastic long weekend at Elmet. The scenery was breathtaking and we had a wonderful meal outside overlooking the Yorkshire countryside. (Conor, Cazius, Lucille, Russell, Alan and Andy, August 2017)

‘A very special week here with family and friends in your wonderfully curated, amazingly well-equipped and extremely comfortable house – an absolute pleasure. (Emma, Douglas, Mia, Tom, Em, Sue and Solveig, August 2017)

‘A wonderful week at Elmet. Such a beautiful part of the world. The house was lovely to return to at the end of each day. (Jane, Bill and Bella, August 2017)

‘We had a fantastic time here. The house is so comfortable and lovely. Beautiful walks. (Claire and James, August 2017)

‘Elmet is such a special place: the views are fantastic and you can go walking from the door. What really sets it apart is the expert eye with which the owner has decorated the farmhouse in mid-century style. One of my party described it as simply the best holiday home she had ever stayed in.’ (Susannah, July 2017)

‘I’ve never been in a holiday cottage so beautifully put together. Yorkshire has been magnificent both in landscape and culture.’ (Jane,  July 2017)

‘The landscape, architecture and artists are such an inspiration – the moors and meadows and crags and walls, the light and those who expressed the spirit of the place – David Hockney, the Brontës, Ted Hughes – and your lovely and hospitable Elmet.’  (Pat, July 2017)

‘We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautifully appointed farmhouse. A real gem of a find!’ (Helen, Jim, Abbey and Alistair, June 2017)

‘Wonderful stay . The welcome was fabulous with fresh home-made scones and beautiful cut flowers. Fabulous interior decor; wonderful views; brilliant walks. Great location for discovering Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Ted Hughes Country.  (Wendy, Simon, Becky, Jake and Ethan, May 2017)

‘A very special house in an outstanding location. Attractive interiors; beautiful textile hangings, even vintage board games! No ordinary holiday cottage.’ (Melanie, Peter, Florence, Jack and Matilda, April 2017)

Email: enquiries@elmetfarmhouse.co.uk   Tel: 01422 842026    Mob: 07910 075952

Availability and Prices

Special Offers

Elmet Essentials

Press Coverage 

Elmet Farmhouse sleeps 6      Sorry, no dogs or pets



© Text and photos copyright Lesley Jackson

Comments are closed.