Yorkshire Self Catering Holiday Cottage – Hebden Bridge – Yorkshire Dales

Elmet Farmhouse Luxury Yorkshire Self Catering Holiday Cottage    Sleeps 6

Hebden Bridge – Haworth – Yorkshire Dales

Breathtaking views    Inspiring interiors    Yorkshire at its finest  

A big toasty farmhouse above Hebden Bridge with gorgeous interiors & ravishing hilltop views – like a Turner painting in 3D. One of the most dramatic landscapes in Yorkshire: a walkers’ paradise with hills, dales, bluebell woods, rivers, waterfalls, hay meadows & rolling heather moors.

A holiday cottage like no other, Elmet Farmhouse is an 18th-century Yorkshire farmhouse with inspiring interiors and breathtaking views above the picturesque market town of Hebden Bridge. Beautifully decorated and full of character, Elmet Farmhouse has a real wow factor with its mullion windows, stone fireplaces & cosy wood-burning stove. 

Perched above the National Trust estate of Hardcastle Crags in the hilltop village of Pecket Well with panoramic views of Heptonstall and Stoodley Pike, Elmet Farmhouse is surrounded by spectacular countryside . A walkers’ paradise crisscrossed by the Pennine Waywith footpaths from the door through some of Yorkshire’s most stunning Dales, this is the landscape that inspired the Brontës and Ted HughesHaworth  is just over the hill and the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy reach. 

Spacious and comfortable with a large lounge, roomy kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, Elmet offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for 6 people. Perfect for family holidays and groups of friendsthe farmhouse is a memorable place for special occasionsbirthday treats, romantic getaways and weekend breaks.

With its pretty garden, wild flower meadows and exquisite lamps and wallpapers by local designer Hannah NunnElmet Farmhouse is equally lovely inside and out. Full of design delights from Scandi-furniture to vintage textiles, here at Elmet, creativity is our middle name – we’re just SO Hebden Bridge.

A wildlife haven in the Heart of the Pennines, Elmet is ideal for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiastsAn oasis of tranquility near a friendly village pub, Elmet is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Escape into a different world.


Take a tour of Elmet Farmhouse

Admire the views from Elmet Farmhouse

Stroll round the garden and fields


Explore Hebden Bridge

Hip and happening Hebden Bridge is a hub of creativity, full of quirky independent shops, lively markets, enticing cafes, cool bars and welcoming pubs. With its rich textile heritage and distinctive double-decker terraces clinging to the hillsides, Hebden looks and feels unique, crisscrossed by rivers, bridges and canals.

Discover Hardcastle Crags

The idyllic National Trust estate of Hardcastle Crags is just below Elmet Farmhouse. Walk from the door into a woodland paradise along riverside paths through narrow gorges with tumbling waterfalls to historic Gibson Mill. A haven for wildlife, awash with bluebells in spring, Hardcastle Crags has over 25 miles of footpaths and is delightful all year round.

Haworth and Brontë Country

Less than 7 miles from Haworthhome of the remarkable Brontë sisters. Elmet Farmhouse provides the ideal base for exploring Brontë Country. Wander up Haworth’s steep cobbled main street to the Brontë Parsonage, where Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë wrote their extraordinary novels, Jane EyreWuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Hike to Haworth through Crimsworth Dean or over the moor along the Pennine Way via Top Withens.


Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

Remains of Elmet - high res


The dramatic landscape around Hebden Bridge was a lifelong source of inspiration for poet Ted Hughes. His parents lived in the village of Heptonstall and his book Remains of Elmet (1979) – referring to the Celtic Kingdom of Elmet – features the view from Elmet Farmhouse on its cover. Renowned poet Sylvia Plath, author of The Bell Jar, regularly visited the area during her marriage to Hughes and is buried in Heptonstall churchyard. 


Dales on the Doorstep


The hills and dales around Hebden Bridge offer a walker’s paradise with plunging river gorges, 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, owls and woodpeckers in the woods. With its extensive network of footpaths and ancient packhorse trails, not to mention the legendary Pennine Waythe Upper Calder Valley is extremely accessible, with excellent opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and cycling all year round.

Delve into the Yorkshire Dales

The  Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale AONB are both within easy reach, including geological marvels such as Brimham Rocks and the limestone pavements and cliffs of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. Wharfedale, Bolton Abbey and the Dales villages of  Linton and Grassington make delightful outings, or you can venture further north into the lush green valleys of Wensleydale and Swaledale, famous for their stone barns.

Email: enquiries@elmetfarmhouse.co.uk   

Tel: 01422 842026    Mob: 07910 075952

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What Our Guests Say

‘A beautiful and comfortable “home from home” with lovely walks from the doorstep. An amazing way to spend Christmas and New Year.’  (Joanne and Stuart,  January 2019)

‘Fabulous house. We loved it. Toasty, super-clean, excellently furnished. We arrived in the dark so we had the morning bonus of that fantastic view! Thoughtful touches, fascinating homeware… definite home envy.’  (Richard, Anna and family, November 2018)

‘All the family blown away by Hebden Bridge. Now we have found the place to return to! Thanks for all the work you have put in to make Elmet the haven it is.‘ (Geoff, Cathy and family, November 2018)

‘Thank you for a wonderful visit! Love the original features in the house. Such a comfortable stay. Stunning views and autumn colours. So much to do in the surrounding areas – no need to travel far.‘ (Harvey Brown family, October 2018)

‘Expect an extra special stay. We had cosy nights by the fire, laughs around the kitchen table and watching THAT view.‘ (Lisa and friends, October 2018)

‘Wonderful relaxing weekend. An absolute pleasure to return and enjoy your beautiful home. We just love coming here to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. Your kindness and hospitality never ceases to amaze us!’ (Dez and friends, September 2018)

‘Many thanks for another wonderful few days in your delightful cottage. We enjoyed superb weather which was great for our walks and visits to local places.‘ (Helen, Jim, and Alistair, September 2018)

‘Wonderful stay at Elmet Farmhouse. The views are absolutely stunning. Being able to wake up to those sights each morning was a real treat for us. Hardcastle Crags is a must, as is a visit to Haworth. A lovely and restful week.’ (Yemisi, Delroy and family, August 2018)

‘Lovely relaxing week at Elmet. The view is very restorative. Just looking out of your beautiful windows makes you feel better! Malham was gorgeous and we can thoroughly recommend the scenic walks around Hebden Bridge.’ (Louise, Richard, Jack, Harry & Janet, August 2018)

‘Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. Great views. The kids really enjoyed playing in the garden and exploring the local paths.‘ (Chris, Louisa, Samuel, Becca & Luke, August 2018)

‘Beautiful farmhouse, beautifully decorated. We’ve really enjoyed staying here. Your care and love to this place has shown through all the details.‘ (Grace, Richard, Max, Cathy & Jean, July 2018)

‘Gorgeous home in a wonderful location, full of soul and created with much love. Many thanks. It has been amazing.‘ (Rosie, July 2018)

‘Wonderful. This place is worthy of a poem. A big appreciative thank you for creating such a wonderful place for us all to enjoy.‘ (Georgina, July 2018)

‘Stunning – the hot sunny weather could not have done your beautiful place any more justice. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.‘ (Ann, July 2018)

‘A wonderful stay with old friends in a beautiful spot. Very comfortable and stylish accommodation. Beautiful walks. Excellent facilities and the loved the little personal touches. (Rachel, June/July 2018)

‘We couldn’t have had better weather or a better welcome to this amazing property. A truly wonderful experience. Your commitment to Mid-Century design has been an inspiration.’ (Joan, Brian, Kirstie, Robert, Lois, Tristan, Rosalyn and Jon, June 2018)

‘Excellent cottage. Stunning environment. Everything was perfect. We really loved it. The rooms were lovely. We’ve never stayed in a place where the host was so kind, helpful and professional.’ (José, Miryam and family, June 2018)

‘Beautifully renovated and stylishly furnished farmhouse. The attention to detail is incredible and your expertise in design really shows. We all felt very lucky to have stayed at Elmet. A perfect base for walking.’ (Sarah and friends, May 2018)

‘Lovely week in this beautiful home. We were blessed with glorious sunny weather, which made sitting and admiring the view even more relaxing. We stayed quite local as there is much to enjoy nearby.’ (Sarah, Barry and Georgia, May 2018)

‘Thank you for a wonderful stay. It couldn’t have been more relaxing. Such a beautiful spot. The perfect home from home and a real inspiration too.‘ (Rachel, John, Emmett, Yvonne and David, April 2018)

‘Beautiful home with spectacular surroundings.  It’s been a treatWe had a really lovely weekend, one to remember. Your attention to detail is second to none.‘ (Alec and Anaëlle, April 2018)

A wonderful place! The views are spectacular. So peaceful. We’ve had a fantastic “Retreat” and feel refreshed, spiritually and in body. The tranquility and peace have provided an astonishing rest for us.’ (Stu and Daru, April 2018)

‘Our stay at Elmet Farmhouse has been a revelation. The heritage and charm of the house, the social and literary heritage of the area, the wonderful landscapes and views – have absorbed and transformed us. The farmhouse renovation and decorations are inspired and inspiring – it couldn’t have been more perfect.’ (Kathy, James, Sophie and Nathaniel, March 2018)

‘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 – perfect half-term.’ (Aaron, Laura, Tabitha, Reuben and Sylvie, February 2018)


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