Hebden Bridge Holiday Cottage – Haworth – Yorkshire Dales

Elmet Farmhouse   Luxury Yorkshire Holiday Cottage Hebden Bridge

Inspiring interiors      Breathtaking views      Yorkshire at its finest     

Elmet Farmhouse Holiday Cottage Hebden Bridge      Sleeps 6   

A big toasty 18th-century farmhouse above Hebden Bridge with gorgeous interiors and ravishing hilltop views – like a Turner painting in 3D. A truly special place to stay in a dramatic corner of Yorkshire. So hilly it makes your ears pop!

A holiday cottage with a difference, Elmet Farmhouse is a historic Yorkshire farmhouse with inspiring interiors and breathtaking views above the vibrant, picturesque 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 above the National Trust estate of Hardcastle Crags in the hilltop village of Pecket Well with panoramic views of Stoodley Pike and  Heptonstall, Elmet Farmhouse is surrounded by spectacular countryside . A walkers’ paradise crisscrossed by the Pennine Waywith footpaths in every direction through some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful dales, this is the landscape that inspired the Brontës and Ted HughesHaworth and Brontë Country are just over the hill and the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy reach. 

With its pretty garden, hay meadows and exquisite lamps and wallpapers by local designer Hannah NunnElmet Farmhouse holiday cottage is equally lovely inside and out. Finalist in Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards, this luxury self-catering accommodation is full of design delights, from Scandi-Modern furniture to vintage mid-century textile hangings. Here at Elmet, creativity is our middle name – we’re just SO Hebden Bridge.

Spacious and comfortable with a large lounge and roomy farmhouse kitchen, Elmet has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and easily accommodates 6 people. Perfect for family holidays and groups of friendsElmet is a memorable place for special occasionsbirthday treats, romantic getaways and weekend breaksA wildlife haven in the Heart of the Pennines, ideal for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers and nature lovers, Elmet Farmhouse offers an escape into a different world. An oasis of tranquility a few minutes walk from a friendly village pub, Elmet is the perfect place to relax, de-stress and unwind.

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Look inside Elmet Farmhouse



Admire the views from Elmet Farmhouse



Stroll round the garden and fields


Sleeps 6       Sorry, No Dogs

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

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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 welcoming pubs. Renowned for its double-decker terraces clinging to the hillsides, Hebden is crisscrossed by rivers and the Rochdale Canal.


Hardcastle Crags



Just below Elmet Farmhouse is the beautiful steep-sided valley of Hardcastle Crags, one of the jewels in the National Trust’s crown. Walk from the door into a woodland paradise along riverside paths awash with bluebells in spring. A haven for wildlife, including herons and woodpeckers, Hardcastle Crags has over 15 miles of footpaths and is 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. Walk to Haworth through Crimsworth Dean along the Haworth Old Road or hike along the Pennine Way to Top Withins (said to be the inspiration for Emily Brontë’s 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, not to mention the legendary Pennine Way – the oldest and longest of England’s Great Walking Trails – the Upper Calder Valley provides excellent opportunities for hiking and cycling all year round.



Delve into the Yorkshire Dales



As well as the dramatic countryside on the doorstep, the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy reach. The extraordrinary 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, or you can venture further north into lush green valleys of Wensleydale and Swaledale, famous for their beautiful stone barns.



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


What Our Guests Say

‘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 again by Hebden Bridge. Now we have found the place to return to! Thanks again 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 at Elmet. It’s been 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)

‘We have had a 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. Home-made scones and jam waiting for us when we arrived (thank you, they were delicious). 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)

‘A 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 and the fireplace 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)

‘A 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 have 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 – they have absorbed and transformed us for this week. The farmhouse renovation and decorations are inspired and inspiring – we’ve loved returning here to feel the joy and beauty and comfort – 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 – 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)

Sleeps 6      Sorry, No Dogs

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