Sample a little bit of heaven at Elmet Farmhouse, the perfect Yorkshire holiday cottage with gorgeous interiors and spectacular views. Beautifully decorated, this historic 18th century farmhouse is steeped in character with stone mullion windows and a wood-burning stove.
Perched above picturesque Hebden Bridge in lush green Gentleman Jack country, Elmet Farmhouse offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for 6 people in an idyllic spot near Haworth and the Yorkshire Dales. Ideal for families, walkers and groups of friends, it’s perfect forbirthday treats and weekend breaks.
Comfortable and spacious, the farmhouse has a large lounge, a big well-equipped kitchen dining room, 3 airy bedrooms (1 double and 2 twins) and 2 bathrooms. Each room is full of design delights, including midcentury furniture and textiles, and lamps and wallpapers by local designer Hannah Nunn.
Overlooking the steep wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags, with Heptonstalland Stoodley Pike on the horizon, Elmet Farmhouse has panoramic views of the rolling Pennine hills – like a Turner painting in 3D. So hilly it makes your ears pop!
With its pretty cottage garden surrounded by traditional hay meadows, Elmet provides an idyllic rural retreat. An oasis of tranquility near a friendly village pub, the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Heptonstall, where Ted Hughes' parents lived and where Sylvia Plath is buried
The dramatic landscape around Hebden Bridge was a lifelong inspiration for local poet Ted Hughes. American literary legend Sylvia Plath, Hughes’s soulmate, is buried in Heptonstall. Acclaimed 19th century diarist Anne Lister – ‘Gentleman Jack’ – lived at nearby Shibden Hall.
‘Thank you for a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage. Always warm and welcoming. Enjoyed some wonderful walking routes right on our doorstep, then returning back here to the fire and very comfy beds.‘(October 2019)
‘From Lancashire to Yorkshire on holiday. It draws us like a magnet! Staying here allowed us to share the perfect view with friends and relatives. Hardcastle Crags was enjoying a mighty fine golden Autumn.‘(October 2019)
‘Elmet is beautiful. The space was perfect. Thank you for the wonderful warm friendly welcome. Could do with a month here.‘(September 2019)
‘Wonderful house. We couldn’t have hoped for a better place to spend our family holiday. We are all very keen on 20th Century art and design and loved the interior. The house, views and location all exceeded what we had expected.‘(September 2019)
‘We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Elmet Farmhouse. The views are spectacular and the house very homely and warm. There are many things to do right on the doorstep – we have barely scratched the surface.‘(September 2019)
‘A wonderful stay in a beautiful location. The views from the farmhouse are spectacular and we were lucky enough to have the weather to sit outside and enjoy the countryside. We also loved the midcentury furniture!‘(August 2019)
‘Wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage. Views to die for. Super location and great feeling of space and light. Lovely touches throughout the house. Will certainly come again.’(August 2019)
‘A little bit of heaven. The views are amazing. Thank you for allowing us to share this beautiful house. Perfect family weekend. Just a few minutes to the beautiful town of Hebden Bridge.’(July 2019)
‘As well as being perfectly situated, beautifully furnished, decorated and appointed, this is quite the most comprehensively provided-with-information cottage of our (long!) experience. Stunning views and the calls of curlew, lapwing (and sheep) on the moorland edge.‘ (July 2019)
‘Beautiful welcoming house, lovely views. Very reluctant to leave.‘ (June 2019)
‘What a lovely comfortable house – you have thought of everything to make a stay at Elmet Farmhouse perfect. We loved the views and enjoyed the walks from the house.‘ (June 2019)
‘Beautifully decorated and stylish cottage with stunning views. A work of art, beautifully curated. Informative books about local authors and films/TV programmes filmed nearby.’ [including Gentleman Jack] (June 2019)
‘A great stay in this beautiful place! Extremely easy to live in as well as being a feast for the eyes. We loved exploring nearby and looking at the view.‘ (May 2019)
‘Beautiful scenery. Elmet Farmhouse made me feel the charm of life in the British countryside. I feel honoured to be here. History permeates every corner of the house.‘ (May 2019)
‘Lovely cottage, so warm and welcoming. What a wonderful place! Amazing restoration!!‘ (May 2019)
‘Your house is beautifully styled and so comfortable and relaxing. We have been blown away by its gorgeousness! Even more stunning in reality than the photos suggest.’ (April 2019)
‘Beautiful comfy cosy cottage. What a nice view and lovely field. One of the most enjoyable times we have had as a family. We will never forget these beautiful moments and the fantastic hospitality.’ (April 2019)
‘What a find! A cosy cottage with a warm friendly welcome. Beautifully decorated. We’ve had a wonderful break catching up with friends in this idyllic place.‘ (April 2019)
‘A wonderful visit with numerous walks and a chance to enjoy the wonderful interiors of Elmet again.‘ (March 2019)
‘Our stay at Elmet has been utterly delightful. The views are incredible, as is the house. So cosy and homely. We have all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.‘ (March 2019)
‘We’ve had a lovely stay at Elmet, a beautiful home with such interesting and unusual objects, furniture and art‘ (March 2019)
‘A beautiful and comfortable “home from home” with lovely walks from the doorstep.’ Christmas 2018 and New Year 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.’ (November 2019)
‘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.‘ (November 2019)
‘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.‘ (October 2019)
‘Expect an extra special stay. We had cosy nights by the fire, laughs around the kitchen table and watching THAT view.‘ (October 2019)