Feature on Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge and Calderdale in the Manchester Evening News (Saturday 3 September 2016)
“The journey to our accommodation in Pecket Well, just up the hill from Hebden Bridge, is slow, in a good way that allows you to lap up the increasing amounts of green filling your windscreen and feel the stresses of city life slipping away.
We are the guests of Lesley Jackson, proud owner of Elmet Farmhouse, who offers up her truly stunning accommodation for the weekend. A converted farmhouse, it boasts breathtaking views across the valley towards Stoodley Pike…
The interior of the property is remarkable. There is space for six people, spread across three large rooms with a massive, modern brightly coloured kitchen and a large cosy living room with wood-burner and an eclectic collection of furniture and ornaments. My wife spent half the time jotting down ideas to mimic in our own humble abode…
Wehave dinner at the homely robin Hood Inn, across the road. I enjoyed one of the best lamb casseroles I’ve ever had, while my wife loved her herb pudding with spinach, cherry tomato and mozzarella…”
We’re thrilled to announce that Elmet Farmhouse has been featured in the Yorkshire Post. The 4-page article called ‘Wish you were here?’ was published in the Homes & Garden section of the magazine on Saturday 10 January 2015. To read the article, please click here.
Described by Sharon Dale as ‘the perfect holiday let for design and literary enthusiasts’, Elmet Farmhouse is praised for its extraordinary views and its highly distinctive interiors. The article highlights the links with Ted Hughes’s book Remains of Elmet, which features an iconic photograph of Heptonstall by Fay Godwin on its cover. Described as the ‘view that made Ted Hughes wax lyrical’, the photograph is identical to the view from Elmet Farmhouse so it must have been taken from very nearby.
As Sharon points out, Elmet is not your typical holiday cottage as the interiors include choice pieces of Scandinavian Modern furniture and stylish contemporary design: ‘It is a surprise, as it’s so far removed from the country style decor you’d expect to find in an 18th century farmhouse. Instead, it is full of mid-century modern finds, both decorative and practical… These are the finishing touches that helped bring the house back to life.’