Guest Reviews

Many thanks to our guests for their kind words about Elmet Farmhouse

‘Thank you for an amazing stay at Elmet. A true gem of a cottage. It has been the perfect retreat for us. The cottage is really something very special – such attention to design detail – with every need catered for. We enjoyed the sunshine and views from the garden. It was a real treat to spend time out there. And it is just so quiet here – we’ve all had some of the best nights’ sleep we’ve had in a long time! (Clare, Mary, Emma and William, 2024) 

‘Elmet is a real “gem”. A special place with amazing views. Spaciously laid out, well stocked in the kitchen with utensils etc, and in the lounge with board games and logs for the fire. We wanted to celebrate our Ruby wedding anniversary in a special place with family and then with Uni friends. We were married in Haworth and have really loved reconnecting with this wonderfully unspoilt area. Lots of good walks, steam trains and pub visits but most of all enjoyed the use of the interesting property. Thank you for being a receptive hostess and helping us when needed.’ (Cathy and Mike, 2024) 

‘So much wonderful mid-century modern sitting comfortably with massive stone fireplaces – a treat for the  eyes and the senses.’ (Alan and Susanna, 2024) 

‘A second visit to this lovely place. A wonderful place for us, a group of friends, to stay and make memories. The sun shone too! A fab lunch in Hebden Bridge was a treat. Thank you.’ (Di, Antonia, Rebekah and Sarah, 2024) 

‘Another lovely week, thank you. Can’t get enough of this landscape.’ (Emma, Andrew, Zoe and Elin, 2024) 

‘Thank you for such a wonderful stay. The house is superb and the scenery is remarkable.  Beautifully finished, while still retaining character features. Stunning views across the valley. Everywhere you turned there are beautiful lamps, wallpapers, & wall hangings. Amazing walks on offer. We did the shortish walk from Stanbury to Top Withens which was a highlight from our 5 week trip [from Australia]. This is a really special place – we’d love to stay again! Don’t want to leave.’ (Dana, Glynn, Eva, Elsbeth and Emeline, 2024) 

‘Thanks for an amazing stay. The house was so Christmassy and cosy. We had the best time.’ (Tobias and family, New Year 2023)

‘Thank you for a great week in your cottage – it is very comfortable and was perfect for a relaxing Christmas week. I particularly enjoyed reading by the windows with the stunning views and the vintage crockery!’ (Isabelle, Paul , Matt, Naomi and Nils, Christmas 2023)

‘We just had our second stay and it was just as wonderful as our first trip. We love staying here because it’s such a lovely clean and well-equipped space. The views and surroundings are beautiful. Highly recommended as always!’ (Jess, Olli, Juliet and Florence, 2023)

‘This is a perfect place for a getaway weekend looking over a beautiful valley. Warm, cosy and yet very spacious with a really lovely, quirky feel reflecting Lesley’s love of textiles and design. Can’t wait to come back.’ (Karyn, Joanna. Ellen, Jane, Jenna and Sarah, 2023)

‘What can we say about our stay at Elmet Farmhouse? It has been delightfully different, mainly due to the unique and creative way you have furnished the property. You have worked very hard to put your passion for art into the visitors’ experience. We have really enjoyed our stay here. The bedrooms are large and comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The information provided was most useful in helping us to plan and enjoy the local area. Thank you.’ (Sue, Heather, Julie, Tracy, Penny and Sonia, 2023)

‘The farmhouse is a really lovely place to stay: spotlessly clean and comfortable, in a beautiful setting perfect for a break with friends. It is well equipped and tastefully decorated throughout: a real home from home. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others.’ (Penny and friends, 2023)

‘We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay, from the impeccably restored farmhouse to the tastefully curated furnishings – especially as architects. The nod to mid-century while honouring the history of the property was truly appreciated. We have never stayed anywhere that has met our attention to detail and anticipation of every need as Elmet. The farmhouse has felt like a home big enough, yet cosy enough, to hold us all. Having our family gather round the large farmhouse table or staring across the fields listening to the sheep and cows, this holiday will forever be imprinted in our memories. We have never been so sad to leave somewhere. Two weeks were simply not enough!’ (Natalie, Mark, Charlotte, Henry, Andrew and Grandma Beverley, 2023)

‘Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. We had a great time, with fantastic walks, both from the cottage and further afield. It has been lovely to sit in the garden (we were lucky with the weather) and watch the wildlife and the birds. The attention to detail in the cottage has been great, and made our stay a lot easier. Hope to be back in future.’ (Steve, Karen and Sam, 2023)

‘This is a lovely farmhouse with stunning views and loads of space both inside and outside! It’s clean and warm and has everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay. We’ve already booked to come back!’ (Jess, Olli and Juliet, 2023)

‘Charming farmhouse with beautiful surroundings.’ (Meg and family, 2023)

‘The farmhouse sits in a beautiful location and has been meticulously renovated. Everything was as described and we had a very comfortable stay. It was handy to be able to jump on a bus to get to Hebden Bridge and Haworth without driving. The Robin Hood Inn in Pecket Well is also walkable and very homely. Highlights were the walks around Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Bronte Museum. We even had a trip to Hebden Bridge cinema which is delightful. Thanks for a lovely stay.’ (Tina and family, 2023)

‘Myself and my friends enjoyed two fantastic nights at Elmet. Did some lovely walks, ate some amazing food and caught up with old friends. Lovely views from the farmhouse. We enjoyed a very nice barbecue while looking over the valley. Thanks so much.(Tommy and friends, 2023)

‘Perfect farmhouse with lovely garden and superb views that we’d never tire of. We were delighted to watch the barn owl hunting over the field. Fabulous walking. The gentle amble through the woods and along the river into Hebden Bridge was perfect.(Shirley and family, 2023)

‘We had a fabulous stay in Elmet. Fabulous weather and a very comfortable home – beautiful. The gardens are magnificent!(Jennifer, Jane and Pauline, 2023)

‘A second sunny, dry stay at Elmet. The garden and view remain a constant delight, as does all the information you provide about the area. It is good to see the restored barn ready for its next 150 years! Thank you very much.’ (Rob, Sue, Liz and Steve, 2023)

‘Thank you for your welcome and all the effort you have made to create such a beautiful home. We enjoyed a fabulous walk down to Hebden Bridge, laughed together into the early hours and agreed this has been one of our best gatherings. The environment,both countryside and the comfort in this lovely home, contributed to that.’ (Di, Jackie, Antonia, Sarah and Rebekah, 2023)

‘Thanks for your hospitality, we have had an amazing time. This is a fantastic house in a lovely location. It was spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and stylish. It looked even better than in the photos. I recommend it unreservedly.’ (Antonia and friends, 2023)

‘Thank you for the warm welcome. The views are spectacular. Elmet Farmhouse is clearly well cared for. We found it spotless and it has everything we needed for a family holiday. We have had fun exploring the local area with a walk in Hardcastle Crags and visiting Hebden Bridge. We also enjoyed a couple of cosy afternoons by the fire. (Lucy, Ross, Lyra, Emilia, Inigo and Thisbe, 2023)

‘Thank you for your warm welcome and all you do to make staying here so comfortable and comforting. One of the joys of the last few years is that we have been able to come here with increasing frequency, and bring family and friends to enjoy the delights of Elmet. (Tim and Gill, 2023)

‘Casting around for a location for another weekend getaway, the five of us quickly decided that we’d had such a good time at Elmet that the only thing that made sense was for us to come back. This time it was a month later and the valleys below the house were covered in snow – beautiful. We had a lovely time playing board games, eating some nice food and going for a walk to Gibson Mill before crossing the valley and climbing up to Heptonstall. Another lovely weekend, Thanks again. (Tom, Alex, Max, Martin and Richard, 2022)

‘We had a great stay. (Martha, Juliet, Eleanor and Tim, 2022)

‘Lovely place to stay. Beautifully decorated, furnished and comfortable. Fantastic views. Especially liked the eclectic collection of vintage furniture. Thoroughly recommended. (Andrew, 2022)

‘This cottage will always hold a special place in our memories as we used it as a base for our daughter’s wedding at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags. The decor, facilities and comfort were all perfect, as are the sensational views. We enjoyed the walk from Heptonstall along the valley to Colden Clough. Thanks for making everything so welcoming. (Deborah and Nigel, North Yorkshire, 2022)

‘We had beautiful days here. Thank you. (Sylvere and Suzy, Belgium, 2022)

‘We had a great stay here over the Easter weekend. The house is very clean and comfortable with flexible spaces to make it work for a variety of different needs. Lovely outdoor space as well with great views. Great location. A wealth of information on the area which is really useful, with lots of walking routes and local attactions. Thanks for a wonderful stay. We’ll be back again. (Lauren and friends, 2022)

‘Had a wonderful stay! Regret not staying longer. Big thank you. (Fae and friends, New Year 2021)

‘Finally we’ve been able to stay at Elmet. It’s been fantastic, but too brief. We’ve loved the peace and quiet, the stupendous views, the fire, the outstanding collection of obscure board games, the beautiful textiles, furniture and ceramics, browsing the books and magazines, and the lamplight. (Jane and family, London, Christmas 2021)

‘Thanks so much for providing such a relaxing and welcoming place for our weekend getaway. Elmet seemed like the perfect location – but how perfect! Beautiful and comfortable on the inside, we looked out on the first morning to the most amazing view – a multitude of autumn shades stretching down the valley to the imposing Stoodley Pike monument in the distance. The house is spacious and welcoming, and the building has some lovely features like exposed stonework that make it feel luxurious and authentic. An amazing place – I hope we get to go back sometime! (Tom, Alex, Max, Martin and Richard, Tyneside and Scotland, November 2021)

Autumn has yielded her splendour here! I was brought by dear friends – a generous 60th birthday gift – to share their delight in Elmet. Such a loving restoration and appreciation of design. A perfect place for replenishment.  (Liz, Gill and Tim, London, November 2021)

‘Quite simply, the most beautiful and welcoming house we have ever stayed in. A home from home which is flawless, both in its welcome and in its ‘well-thought-outness’! We love the house, the area and the escape that it has offered us. We wouldn’t think twice about coming back. (Neill, Jessica, Eavie and Laurie, Essex, October 2021)

‘Every bit as magical as we had predicted – and more! You have thought of everything. (Richard, Francesca, Piers, Natalia, Sam and Cecilia, Cambridge and London, October 2021)

‘Elmet was the perfect place to celebrate my 60th with friends. Lucky to sit in the garden and enjoy the fresh air and views. The house has been warm and comfortable with everything we have needed. It’s been lovely. Thanks so much. (Anne, John and friends, September 2021)

‘We’ve had a fabulous week and the weather has been kind to us. Love the new seating arrangements outside. We made good use of them and enjoyed the wonderful scenery. Deer visited the front garden one morning. We love the house and the location. So many places to visit and things to do. Our second visit and I’m sure we’ll be back again. (Jackie, Mike and Eileen, Essex, September 2021)

‘What a fantastic time we have had in your beautiful farmhouse. 5 stars really doesn’t do it justice. Absolutely superb location high above the Calder Valley overlooking Heptonstall.  It has been wonderful to be able to go on so many varied and beautiful walks straight out of the door. Lesley’s walking notes are second to none! Thank you so much for the beautiful furnishings, attention to detail and special touches. (Spike, Polly, Jenny, Ellen, Tessa and Bernard, The Walking Georgian Singers, Cambridge, September 2021)

‘Wonderful farmhouse, glorious views and some lovely sunshine. What a bonus! Really enjoyed our week exploring and learning about the area. It’s amazing all the information in the farmhouse. Lovely walks and places to visit – Saltaire is a must. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. All in all a brilliant week! Feeling relaxed and recharged. (Janet and Julia, Hertfordshire, September 2021)

‘What an utter privilege to stay in such a gem of a farmhouse – beautiful in every way! Elmet is not only historically situated in this special literary location, but also aesthetically delightful and playful in the way it is furnished and lit. I was so excited to wake up and draw the beautiful curtains and gaze at the fabulous view. Rabbits, pheasants and swallows darting across the gorgeous green meadows in the evening sunshine.’

‘A lovely week discovering this part of the world, with trips to Shibden Hall, Stoodley Pike and Malham Cove. Some of the highlights were the artisan market in Hebden Bridge with its hilly higgledy piggledy streets; walking up the Buttress from the packhorse bridge to exquisite cobbled Heptonstall; and stepping like dwarfs over the giant slabs of limestone above Malham. But the walks are what we’ll remember most – and Elmet and its superb garden and meadows. (Fi, Rupert and family, August 2021)

‘Thank your for our stay at your lovely house. The children have thoroughly enjoyed being in the fresh air and loved Hebden Bridge for the river and canalside and the sweet shop. (John, Dee and family, Suffolk, August 2021)

‘Excellent place to stay with stunning views! We managed to do the Hardcastle Crags trails over 2 days. We visited Heptonstall and used the local train station to visit Halifax to see the amazing Piece Hall. Loads of places to eat and drink and the Hebden Bridge Cruises are recommended. Elmet Farmhouse is a great place to return to after a long day walking. Watching the rabbits and deer in the field in the early morning is fantastic. Thank you very much for your welcome. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our break. (Graeme, Lindsay and family, County Durham, August 2021)

‘Great house for a family holiday. The house was lovely and the views wonderful. Our children loved playing in the field and the location was just right for accessing great walks or a trip to Hebden Bridge. We loved watching the sun go down with a glass of bubbles in the evening. Just the holiday we needed. (Siobhan, Oliver and family, Hampshire, August 2021)

‘Thank you so much for the most enjoyable stay at Elmet Farmhouse reconnecting with family in a beautiful home. So welcoming and with such attention to detail. Breathtaking hikes and excellent pubs.’ (Sheila and family, Surrey, July 2021)

‘What a beautiful location and view! Fabulous walks and wildlife.’ (Mini, Tony and Herbie, Oxford, July 2021)

‘The view was amazing. The whole place was very calming. Thank you so much.’ (Ben and family, London, July 2021)

‘A peaceful and restful break. Fantastic views. The deer were an added bonus.’ (Jonathan and Sue, Middlesex, July 2021)

‘We had a great long weekend catching up with friends in your lovely house. The farmhouse is kept to a very high standard and has great views. It’s a great location for visiting the area.’ (Gary and friends, London, July 2021)

‘We, as well as our relatives and friends who have joined us during the week, have thoroughly enjoyed Elmet Farmhouse. It has been a joy to live in such a beautifully designed interior. The view is fabulous and the garden beautiful, especially on the many sunny days that we had. Given the walking opportunities from the door and the public transport network, we did not have to use the car. We hope to return before too long. (Rob and Sue, Cumbria, June 2021)

‘Visiting friends who have the cottage. Delightful place and garden. Good books to read! Thank you. (Mike and Mel, Lancashire, June 2021)

‘A fantastic week in this lovely house. Amazing sunshine nearly all week and no rain! We enjoyed walking from the house using the meticulously organised information on walks in the area – Heptonstall, Lumb Falls, Stoodley Pike, to and from Hebden Bridge, Bronte Falls and Top Withins from Haworth. (Jane and Paul, London, May-June 2021)

‘A wonderful return to Elmet two years on. The house is looking lovely as always and we love the additions to artworks. We made good use of the children’s games and walks in the field. We saw the barn owl again!’  (Maya, Toby, Pearl and Oban, London, May 2021)

‘It’s been so lovely to return to Elmet – such a special place and every bit as beautiful, comfy, cosy and interesting as we remembered. A couple of sunny days made for lovely walking conditions and we enjoyed exploring Luddenden Dean and Hardcastle Crags. Lovely to see Hebden Bridge coming back to life after lockdown. Thanks for another wonderful stay.’  (Annabel and Kirsty, London, April 2021)

‘We’re having a wonderful time and leave tomorrow with a heavy heart, though we will return.’  (Gill and Tim, London, April 2021)

‘We are all so delighted to have managed this wonderful family break before lockdown. The house is beautiful with amazing scenery and loads to see in the local area.’  (Rich, Jenny, Maia, Jos, Esther and Baby Yarrow, Bristol, October 2020)

‘This break was just what was needed. The house is beautiful. I love mid-century design but didn’t know much about it, so enjoyed leafing through Lesley’s books. We enjoyed some fantastic walks to Heptonstall, Hardcastle Crags, Crimsworth Dean and Ilkley Moor. Everything we needed was here – information on walks and the area, milk and eggs to the door, and the fabulous house and views.’  (Abbi and Paul, Sheffield, September-October 2020)

‘Our late September stay at Elmet Farmhouse has proved worthy of a place in our memories. It has been a delight to be taken back to our childhoods with linoleum floors, Ercol furniture, the fabrics and the lamps. Nice to see all these in such a cosy home. Such peaceful, totally silent nights – bliss! The Piece Hall in Halifax is well worth a visit for the historic architecture as well as the special shops. Then to the RHS Gardens in Harrogate and to Haworth to visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Walk over the moors to Top Withens, said to have been the inspiration for Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. All in all, we had a wonderful time here, and truly got a taste of Yorkshire.’  (Chris and Luisa, Buckinghamshire, September 2020)

‘A lovely week spent escaping, in a space with plenty of room to breathe. The Bridestones, Stoodley Pike, Yorkshire Sculpture Park all wonderful. And the doughnuts from the Blue Sky Baker in Hebden Bridge are fantastic!’  (Emma, Andrew, Zoe and Elin, Hertfordshire, September 2020)

‘Thank you for a wonderful stay in a beautiful part of the country. So many things to see and do close by. Seeing the fawn in the field in front of the house was a highlight!’  (Ruth and family, London, August-September 2020)

‘What a great house in a wonderful location. Explored lots of places as a family and also so many great trail running routes. We’ve been to the Piece Hall, Haworth, Hardcastle Crags, Luddenden Dean, along the canal. An early morning run to Stoodley Pike was fab!’ (Martin, Krysia and family, London, August 2020)

‘Another wonderful time at Elmet. It’s been an odd year but we have been able to escape and enjoy this beautiful house together as a family. Thank you Lesley for being such a star host.’ (Emma, Doug, Mia and Tom, East Sussex, August 2020)

‘Many thanks for such a good experience in a very comfortable house, with lots to do and see around it. The situation is excellent: great views, quiet, space outside to look at the valley below. The house was extremely well organised and everything was thought through to make our stay safe and easy. We loved using the fireplace and the kitchen has absolutely everything you might need. The bedrooms are very big, airy, tasteful and full of light. We would love to return to this beautiful part of Yorkshire.’ (EA family, London, August 2020)

‘We’ve had a lovely week exploring the hills, woods and bakeries. The property was immaculate, which was particularly appreciated given the context. Cosy, stunning views, and perfectly located. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We are already planning our next visit.’ (Tom, Norma and family, North Yorkshire, July 2020)

‘Thank you for a great stay. We loved the farmhouse with the cosy living room and walks nearby. Lesley was a super host and had everything perfectly arranged for us. We loved the Yorkshire Dales and local walks nearby.’ (Megan and family, Kent, July 2020)

‘A fabulous cottage in a stunning setting with amazing hospitality and bird watching!’ (Camilla, London, July 2020)

‘Thank you for your generous hospitality and introduction to a truly wonderful part of the countryside. We have had a happy and relaxing time in your comfortable farmhouse.’ (Tricia and Ken, Dorset, July 2020)

‘A stylish, comfortable cottage in a spectacular setting. Elmet Farmhouse has everything you need to relax and unwind in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Great food in nearby Hebden Bridge. Lesley is a really thoughtful and responsive host. We had a wonderful experience. It really was special, not least as our first trip after lockdown. We had a great time and hope to return soon.’ (David and Ed, London, July 2020)

‘Thank you for a wonderful stay at Elmet Farmhouse. The cottage is beautiful and feels like home from home. The children really enjoyed all the games provided. All in all a fabulous holiday.’ (Barker Roberts family, Chester, March 2020)

‘A place of peace and beauty. We were bowled over by the house, the area, Hebden Bridge and Lesley’s hospitality. We felt so welcome and looked after. I’ve never stayed anywhere with a lovelier host.’ (Emma and family, County Durham, February 2020)

‘It’s been a privilege to stay in the glowing haven this lovely house has provided us with over the last few days. The house is beautiful and inspiring, and the attention to detail is second to none. It has been so nice to rest here and enjoy the views.’ (Christine, Iain and Fenton, Shropshire, January 2020)

‘Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The most relaxing holiday I’ve had in years! The cottage is beautiful and had everything we needed. We went on some beautiful walks, enjoyed the local pubs and wandering round Hebden Bridge. Lunch at the Stubbing Wharf on New Year’s Day was wonderful after a morning swim in the local falls. We would love to visit again.’ (Katie, Stuart, Jennica and Pete, London, New Year December 2019 – January 2020)

‘We had a perfect stay at Elmet Farmhouse for Christmas 2019. The farmhouse itself is so beautifully decorated and furnished. Absolutely amazing attention to detail. The views are second to none.’ (Christine, Trish, Peter, Pauline and Eleanor, Yorkshire and Australia, December 2019)

‘Elmet Farmhouse has everything to recommend it. Fantastic facilities, beautifully designed interiors, amazing views, wonderful walks through stunning countryside and places of real historical interest. This is why come back here. At the centre of any stay is the warmth of welcome, the thoughtful touches (wonderful scones and home-made jam on arrival), the fascinating information provided in such breadth and depth, and the carefully collected vintage games, audio-tapes and poetry that offer such pleasurable evenings by the warm fire. This is our third visit and, like many of your guests, we wish for many more.’ (Tim and Gill, London, December 2019)

‘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. Really enjoyed the scones and playing bagatelle. Many thanks for a lovely time. (Pete, Christine, Keith and Frankie, Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester, 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: a civilised cup of tea in a sunny October garden. Hardastle Crags was enjoying a mighty fine golden Autumn. Lumb Falls was “roaring” as usual; Heptonstall is never without atmosphere – whilst among the new discoveries is Luddenden! How lovely! Excellent bus services. (Carol and family, Lancashire, October 2019)

Elmet is beautiful. The space was perfect. Thank you for the wonderful warm friendly welcome. Lots of information. We’ve only scratched the surface! Could do with a month here. (Anne and Charlie, Sussex, September 2019)

‘Thank you very much for letting us stay in your 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, and found the books an education and an inspiration. Rarely does a holiday home live up to our very high expectations but the house, views and location all exceeded what we had expected. (Luke, Sally, Tilly, Jack, Julia and Jonnie, Suffolk, 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. Thank you so much for all the information – in books, folders, leaflets etc. – this has encouraged us to do more and we hope to come back some day.  (Jackie, Mike and Eileen, Essex, September 2019)

‘A wonderful stay in a beautiful location. We had a splendid time. 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!  (Penny and family, London, August 2019)

‘We couldn’t have wished for a better place to spend our time in the UK. The house was perfect with big rooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Lesley was very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend Lesley’s place, especially for large families.’  (Abdulrahman and family, Saudi Arabia, August 2019)

‘What a wonderful stay we had 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.’  (Ken and family, Singapore, August 2019)

A little bit of heaven. The views are amazing. Thank you for allowing us to share this beautiful house for a few days to celebrate my daughter’s 40th birthday. This will be remembered as a perfect family weekend. The house is finished to top spec and deserves the tourist award. Just a few minutes to civilisation and the beautiful town of Hebden Bridge.’  (Elaina, Lancashire, July 2019)

‘Thank you so much for having us to stay. We’ve had such a great time. Beautiful accommodation and great weather!‘  (Rob, Gloucestershire, 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. The collection of maps, guides, historical and geographical literature makes the internet entirely redundant. As well as the walk across the meadow via the war memorial to Hebden Bridge, we can recommend the 50 Walks in West Yorkshire book. Stunning views and the calls of curlew, lapwing (and sheep) on the moorland edge.We used our car just once all week – the bus service is regular and convenient. Saltaire is well worth a visit for history and shopping. The industrial museum next to the Piece Hall in Halifax is fascinating for those who like things mechanical.‘  (Claudine and David, Wiltshire, June-July 2019)

‘Beautiful welcoming house, lovely views. Very reluctant to leave.‘  (Elizabeth, Norwich, June 2019)

‘What a lovely comfortable house this is – you have thought of everything to make a stay at Elmet Farmhouse perfect. We loved the views and enjoyed the walks from the house. The midcentury pieces took us all back to our younger days.‘  (Voyak, Annear and Hood familes, Dorset, Hampshire, Brighton, Edinburgh, France, Ethiopia and Central African Republic, June 2019)

‘Beautifully decorated and stylish cottage with stunning views. Lesley has thought of everything and designed the house to an amazing level: it is a work of art, beautifully curated. Also included are informative books about local authors, things to do and even films/TV programmes filmed nearby [including Gentleman Jack]. Absolutely wonderful and we hope to return.‘  (Maya and family, London, June 2019)

‘We’ve had a great stay here in this beautiful place! We found the house extremely easy to live in as well as being a feast for the eyes. We loved exploring nearby and looking at the view. Information provided was excellent. Thank you so much.‘  (Kat, Finn, Owain, Archer, Anne & Steve, London and Kent, May 2019)

Beautiful scenery. Elmet Farmhouse made me feel the charm of life in the British countryside. Travelling means to understand the customs, culture and history of different countries. I feel honoured to be here. History permeates every corner of the house. I hope that lots more Chinese people will come here to learn about British history and experience the UK.‘  (Mingjie and friends, China, May 2019)

Lovely cottage, so warm and welcoming. What a wonderful place! Amazing restoration!! Thank you for having done everything to make us feel like home.‘  (Philippe, Charlotte, Annabelle, Ben and Sam, Belgium, May 2019)

‘Your house is beautifully styled and so comfortable and relaxing. Even more stunning in reality than the photos suggest. We have been blown away by its gorgeousness! There is so much to explore in the area. We particularly enjoyed the walks, Lumb Falls, Saltaire, Haworth and Hardcastle Crags. Thank you for providing invaluable information, for the homemade scones and the games.‘  (Fran and John, Cheltenham, April 2019)

‘Beautiful comfy cosy cottage. We really enjoyed our stay. What a nice view and lovely field as well. This has been one of the most enjoyable times we have had as a family. We will never forget these beautiful moments and the fantastic hospitality. Definitely will come again and recommend this lovely cottage to our friends.’  (Mufleh and family, Saudi Arabia, April 2019)

‘What a find! A cosy cottage with a warm friendly welcome and beautifully decorated. We’ve had a wonderful break catching up with friends in this idyllic place.‘  (Anna, Mike, Luke and Lottie, Salisbury, April 2019)

‘What a delight to stay with family and friends in this house with beautiful views. Weather has been beautiful. The cottage is so warm and comfortable, we have felt so cosy. Thank you for all your help and friendliness.‘  (Cynthia and Brian, Wiltshire, April 2019)

‘A wonderful visit with numerous walks, lots of fun and a chance to enjoy the wonderful interiors of Elmet again. Great host, so considerate – even ordering special weather!‘  (Diana, Devon, March 2019)

‘Our stay at Elmet has been utterly delightful. The views are incredible, as is the house. We’ve had a look at what it was like before the renovation – what a phenomenal job you’ve done! The house is so cosy and homely. We have all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it’s been the loveliest break. We hope to return one day.‘  (Holly, Ailsa, Anna, Rose, Holly and Elena, Leeds, March 2019)

‘We’ve had a lovely stay at Elmet, a beautiful home with such interesting and unusual objects, furniture and art, and beautiful books!‘  (Sophie, Leeds, March 2019)

‘Elmet is a beautiful and comfortable “home from home” with a range of lovely walks from the doorstep. An amazing way to spend Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your hospitality.’  (Joanne and Stuart, Bury, January 2019)

‘Thanks for hosting us in this fabulous house. We loved it. Toasty, super-clean, excellently furnished. What more could we ask for? We arrived in the dark so we had the morning bonus of that fantastic view! The kids had their own nest upstairs and we adults could admire all the thoughtful touches, fascinating homeware, and have some definite home envy.’  (Richard, Anna, Stan and Bea, London, November 2018)

‘Fantastic to come back to Pecket, Hebden, Stoodley, Blake Dean, Heptonstall, Foster Clough, Cragg Vale. All the family blown away again by Hebden Bridge. Now we have found the place to return to! To see old friends and places, walk and visit. Thanks again from all of us for all the work you have put in to make Elmet the haven it is.‘ (Geoff, Cathy and family, Southampton, November 2018)

‘Expect an extra special stay. We had cosy nights by the fire when the children were asleep, laughs around the kitchen table and watching THAT viewLesley has gone to so much effort to make sure the house is equipped with almost everything you would ever need.‘ (Lisa and friends, October 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. Hope to come back one day!‘ (Harvey Brown family, Berkshire, October 2018)

‘It’s been an absolute pleasure to return and enjoy your beautiful home. Once again me and my friends have enjoyed a wonderful relaxing weekend at Elmet. We just love coming here to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. Thank you for all your effort to ensure our comfort and enjoyment. Your kindness and hospitality never ceases to amaze us! We will return and spread the word with our friends and families.‘ (Dez and friends, Manchester, 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 and Jim, West Australia, and Alistair, Aberdeen, Scotland, September 2018)

‘We have had a wonderful stay at Elmet Farmhouse. The views from the farmhouse are absolutely stunning. Being able to wake up to those sights each morning was a real treat for us. From the home-made scones and jam waiting for us when we arrived (thank you, they were delicious) to the warm welcome, nothing was a problem at all; Lesley readily responded to all our questions on the local area and sights. Hardcastle Crags is definitely a must, as is a visit to Haworth – even our “moody” teenagers were interested enough in these trips to put their phones down! It has really been a lovely and restful week and we’re looking forward to come back to explore a little more. Thank you!‘ (Yemisi, Delroy, Lola, Evie, Faye and Lara, London, August 2018)

‘We have had a 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. Some steep climbs up and down but stunning. The food at the Shoulder of Mutton in Hebden is amazing – really fantastic pub food. Woodhead Butchers in St George’s Square is excellent. And don’t miss Jules Pottery & China on Garden Street if you are china-obsessed like us.‘ (Louise, Richard, Jack, Harry and Janet, Surrey and Lincolnshire, August 2018)

‘Thank you for a lovely stay here at Elmet. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. Great views over the fields. The kids really enjoyed playing in the garden and exploring the local paths. We were lucky to have great weather and did some fun activities each day – walking in Hardcastle Crags, up to Stoodley Pike and in the Luddenden valley. Also enjoyed trips to Malham, Nostell and a day on the steam railway. Would recommend to those seeking a quiet week in the countryside!‘ (Chris, Louisa, Samuel, Becca and Luke, Middlesex, August 2018)

‘Thank you for a wonderful stay. Comfortable and spacious cottage. The view is breathtaking and the walks were exhilarating. From your warm welcome to the clear notes, helpful suggestions & advice – all great!‘ (Family from London, August 2018)

‘Beautiful farmhouse, beautifully decorated. We’ve really enjoyed staying here in this lovely well equipped comfortable home. We found plenty to keep us busy, lovely walks, buildings and attractions. The leaflets and maps really helped. Really appreciate your kind consideration of our every need. Your care and love to this place has shown through all the details of everything. Thank you, we will definitely come back again.‘ (Grace & Richard, Hongkong, Max, Cathy & Jean, England, July 2018)

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

‘Wonderful. This place is worthy of a poem. If I could write one, I would! A big appreciative thank you for creating such a wonderful place for us all to enjoy.‘ (Georgina, Durham, July 2018)

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

‘Une merveille! La campagne anglaise dans toute sa splendeur et une maison qui rèflete l’accueil et la patrimoine de la règion. Merci à Lesley pour ce sèjour qui restera dans mon coeur. [A marvel! The English countryside in all its splendour and a house which reflects the welcome and heritage of the area. Thanks to Lesley for this stay, which will remain in my heart.]’ (Corinne, Rodez, France, July 2018)

‘Well, I knew we’d have a wonderful time together… But I could not imagine how spoilt we would be by your beautiful home. Thank you, Lesley. I hope we’ll make it back here.‘ (Pat, London [Stourbridge Girls & Associates Walking Club (with drinks!)], July 2018)

‘A wonderful stay with old friends in a beautiful spot. Very comfortable and stylish accommodation. Beautiful walks (even for inexperienced walkers!) Excellent facilities and the loved the little personal touches. Comfortable beds. Would love to come back with family another time.‘ (Rachel, June/July 2018)

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

‘Thank you for your excellent cottage. Everything was perfect and we really loved it. The rooms were lovely and the fireplace was lovely. A stunning environment. We’ve never stayed in a place where the host was so kind, helpful and professional. All the rooms are perfectly equipped and your notes were very helpful.’ (Jose, Miryam and family, Seville, Spain, 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. Highly recommend.’ (Sarah and friends, Hertfordshire and London, May 2018)

‘We have had a lovely week here 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 and see nearby.’ (Sarah, Barry and Georgia, Cornwall, May 2018)

‘Thank you for a wonderful stay. It couldn’t have been more relaxing. Our son has loved playing with all the games. He was truly entertained. Such a beautiful spot. I will be highly recommending you to our London friends for a break up north. The perfect home from home and a real inspiration too.‘ (Rachel, John and Emmett, London, Yvonne and David, Wiltshire, April 2018)

‘Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful home with these spectacular surroundings.  It’s been a treatI can’t stop looking out of the windows. We had a really lovely weekend, one to remember. Your attention to detail is second to none.‘ (Alec and Anaëlle, London, April 2018)

A wonderful place! 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. The views are spectacular. The acoustics in the kitchen are great for playing my fiddle.’ (Stu and Daru, West Yorkshire, April 2018)

‘Our second time at this beautiful house, and dare I say this time was even better than the last!’ (Noah and MacAdam Squad, London, 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 heart-aching landscapes and views – they have absorbed and transformed us for this week. We have walked at Hardcastle Crags, Pecket Well, Hebden Bridge and along the Haworth Old Road [to Crimsworth Dean] to see the curlews and lapwings. We visited Heptonstall twice (seeing the church and village across the valley wasn’t enough) and went to Sylvia Plath’s grave and Lumb Bank, once the home of Ted Hughes. The farmhouse renovation and decorations are inspired and inspiring – we’ve loved returning here to feel the joy and beauty and comfort of your hard work – it couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you for a really memorable week, and a happy one.’ (Kathy, James, Sophie and Nathaniel, Stratford upon Avon, March 2018)

‘Thank you again for an amazing week at Elmet.  There were many more things I could have written in the Visitors’ Book – your welcome on our late arrival (lights on, scones made); the perfect cleanliness of everything in the house; the wonderful guides and information sheets you have prepared for your visitors; the spaciousness and cosiness of Elmet’s rooms; the privacy of the house.  The list is endless.   We did and do appreciate all your efforts to make our holiday special – it takes thought and hard work – thank you.’ (Kathy, Stratford upon Avon, March 2018)

‘We have had a very enjoyable week in this comfortable and well appointed property. All Lesley’s hard work and time spent making it so nice was very much appreciated.’ (Duncan and Susan, Warwickshire, 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 Lesley’s sledge. Beautiful walks and cosy evenings – what a perfect half-term. Thanks again.’ (Aaron, Laura, Tabitha, Reuben and Sylvie, London, February 2018)

‘A wonderful start to the New Year. We spent three glorious days hibernating, eating and playing games in Elmet Farmhouse – where everything is beautiful and pleasing to the eye. A great deal of thought and attention has gone into making it a great place to stay – so much so that we are already planning to return! If you’re looking for a perfectly designed and comfortable place where you can happily stay in or venture out and walk the evocative and beautiful valleys, crags and moors (with charming Hebden Bridge a walk away) then this is it! Thank you Lesley!’ (Melanie, Gregor, Ella, Noah & Gabe, London, January 2018)

‘New Year 2017. Thank you for another wonderful stay at Elmet Farmhouse. We love this place – everything from the views to the textiles to the walks from the door! We will be back.’ (Wendy, Simon & kids, London, January 2018)

‘Christmas 2017. We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful place. So many gorgeous parts to the farmhouse, felt like a real treat – somewhere truly special. The kindness and hospitality was first class. We couldn’t have had a better Christmas. Even the weather obliged, giving us plenty of sunshine, but also some scenic dustings of snow. Great part of the world and a holiday to cherish. Thanks so much.’ (Judith, Oliver, Joe and Rudy, London, December 2017)

‘Thank you so much for your incredible hospitality and attention to detail all over this beautiful home. The cottage has been absolutely wonderful to stay in this weekend, perfectly finished off by the snowfall. I appreciate the effort you went to for us to feel welcome, happy and content during our stay at Elmet. We all especially loved the home-baked scones and jam pleasantly awaiting us on arrival. This is a special place. I would definitely stay again and will recommend to others.’ (Natalie, Dez, Anisa, Aneesa, Chaiten and Nigel, Manchester, December 2017)

‘Lesley is an amazing host and the level of detail and thought she has put into this cottage for her guests is nothing short of amazing. I stayed here with 5 friends over the festive season. Upon entering the cottage, we found freshly baked scones and home-made jam. From this point I knew that this lady really cared about her guests and she went the extra mile for us… We toured the house and sure enough, it was full of personal touches. We couldn’t have asked for more. The whole house was immaculately clean (better than a 5* hotel) and the interior was very tasteful with beautiful furniture. The bedrooms were huge with stunning views out of the living room and front bedroom. We were treated to a lovely sight of two pheasants sitting in the tree outside the living room window. The house was very warm and cosy with an easy-to-use heating system and fast WiFi. This cottage has literally everything you need… There was even a yoga mat in the cupboard. The kitchen is huge and was big enough to host dinner for 6 people. We had everything we needed in terms of kitchen utensils and appliances. I won’t share any more of the lovely personal touches that Lesley has added to this stunning country residence – this really is something you need to experience for yourself. I will definitely be visiting again. This has been one of the nicest places I have stayed.’ (Dez, Manchester, December 2017)

‘Very many thanks for a lovely weekend in a gorgeous cottage. We felt completely welcome and at home, and suitably relaxed and energised by the end of the weekend. Wonderful!’ (Andrea, Phil, Lola, Joe and Billie, Swindon, November 2017)

‘We have had the best possible time at the wonderful Elmet Farmhouse – walks, food, laughs galore, friendship, visitors, birthday celebrations. We loved the thoughtfulness of the design and information within the house, the ease of the town and stunning landscapes. Not enough time to enjoy all your home comforts and environs. Really a fantastic place to escape to – here’s to another visit!’ (Diana, Devon, November 2017)

‘We had a wonderful, very special few days at Elmet. Outdoors scenery is stunning, as is indoor decor and furnishing – such a treat for the eyes! Every comfort is thought of and we almost looked forward to a rainy day so we could stay in and read some of the wonderful books. The best holiday home I’ve ever stayed in and in such a beautiful place. Our souls are rested!  Can’t wait to go again!’ (Deb, Devon, November 2017)

‘What a lovely house in a lovely setting. So much thought has gone into everything. There was so much to see and do and read and listen to, and not nearly enough time. And the sun shone! I certainly saw Yorkshire in a new light. I am full to the brim with images, ideas and thoughts. Thank you so much. (Emma, Somerset, November 2017)

‘Thank you for such a lovely stay in your immaculate beautiful house. We’ve had a great family holiday and really enjoyed the beautiful cottage & surrounding area! We would love to come back again in the future.’ (The Bates, Willetts and Richards, Devon, November 2017)

‘Very pleasant stay at Elmet. We enjoyed the beautiful and practical cottage. We had a great time exploring the beautiful countryside around us and appreciated all the good advice. Thank you so much for your warm welcome!’ (Charlotte, Thomas, Hippolyte, Gaspard and Iris, London, October 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. Thank you for everything!’ (Richard and Sally, Somerset, October 2017)

‘What wonderful views with complete comfort and every detail considered and provided. It has been the perfect place for the Yorkshire family get together. How do you keep the towels so white and soft? It must be that magic water and wind across the tops. Thank you so much.’ (Janet, Margaret and James, Dorset, October 2017)

‘We loved our stay at the Elmet House! What a special and beautiful place! Thank you so much for your attentiveness and hospitality. We will definitely recommend it to everyone we know!’ (Lauren, Matthew and their three girls, Texas, US, September 2017)

‘Lovely house with every detail taken into consideration. We had scones and jam waiting for us on arrival – they were delicious. The design of the house was charming with lovely wallpaper. Really relaxed with beautiful surroundings. So hilly it makes your ears pop!!’ (Abi, Gemma, Holly, Theo, Emma, Felix and Celeste, London, September 2017)

‘We spent a fantastic long weekend at Elmet with friends. The scenery was breathtaking and we had a wonderful meal outside overlooking the Yorkshire countryside. Thank you for your hospitality and helpful advice on the walking routes. We loved staying here! (Conor, Cazius, Lucille, Russell, Alan and Andy, Warwickshire, August 2017)

‘We have spent a very special week here with family and friends in your wonderfully curated, amazingly well-equipped and extremely comfortable house. The house has framed our holiday and we have followed the excellent guidance and information… We have become immersed! We would particularly highlight a walk we did from the from local walks folder: Hardcastle Crags: Blake Dean – Gibson Mill Loop (mill, mill pond, moor, mossy rocks, ferns and waterfalls). Thank you – your house and welcome have been an absolute pleasure. (Emma, Douglas, Mia, Tom, Em, Sue and Solveig, East Sussex, August 2017)

‘We have had a wonderful week at Elmet. It’s such as beautiful part of the world, and the house was lovely to return to at the end of each day. Even with six adults, there was plenty of room. The house had everything we needed – I particularly enjoyed browsing through the books on history and artists from the area. So glad we found this place. (Jane, Bill and Bella, Sydney, Australia, August 2017)

‘We had a fantastic time here. The house is so comfortable and lovely. We went on several beautiful walks – thank you for your superb instructions! We visited Hebden, Heptonstall amd Ilkley, which are all great towns – very pretty indeed. All highly recommended. (Claire and James, Oxford, August 2017)

‘These are a few of our favourite things… Blue skies… Walking to Gibson Mill [Hardcastle Crags]… Steak pie at the Waggon & Horses [Oxenhope]… Windswept Stoodley Pike… The Hepworth at Wakefield… Lumb Falls… The cow on the brow… Board games with the family.’ (Sue, Andy, Archie and Johnnie, Cambridgeshire, August 2017)

‘Wow! Fantastic house, location and local pub! Love your house, design and colour schemes. Wonderful. Thank you for sharing and making our week the best.’ (Audrey and family, Gloucestershire, July 2017)

‘Elmet is such a special place: the views are fantastic and you can go walking from the door, but what really sets it apart is the expert eye with which the owner has decorated the farmhouse in mid-century style and her care in thinking about everything you need for an enjoyable stay, from a well-equipped kitchen to books and classic games. One of my party described it as simply the best holiday home she had ever stayed in. There is a beautifully-planted garden from which to enjoy the view. And the Hebden Bridge bus stops at the end of the drive, so you can go even if you don’t have a car.’ (Susannah, London, 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. Thank you.’ (Pat, Philadelphia, US, July 2017)

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

‘A very enjoyable week in an exquisite home. I very much hope to be back for more walks, beautiful views and swallow-watching.’ (Irene, Manchester, July 2017)

‘Thank you so much for all your hospitality, from the welcome scones to Elmet’s beautifully designed spaces, the delightful garden, your home-grown rhubarb and all your helpful advice about walks and places to visit.We very much hope to return.’ (Susannah, London, July 2017)

‘We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautifully appointed farmhouse. We had a very relaxing stay with walks around the countryside and superb weather. Not enough time to explore all that the area has to offer. A real gem of a find!’ (Helen, Jim, Abbey and Alistair, Albany, Australia and London, June 2017)

‘Had a lovely time here. A great farmhouse equipped with everything you need. The weather was nice so that we could appreciate the lovely views. The large kitchen enabled six people to sit comfortably together for our meals. Very nice living room and bedrooms. Had a lot of fun playing Bagatelle.’ (Keith, Kevin, Tanya, Marco, Martina and Steffi, Hohenlimburg, Germany, June 2017)

‘Thank you for our stay in Elmet. The cottage was immaculate and beautiful and cosy. We’ve had lovely weather so we’ve seen the area in awesome late spring conditions. Our trips included exploring the village of Linton in the Yorkshire Dales – the food in the pub there was excellent. The gardens at Parcevall Hall Gardens near Appletreewick were beautiful and well worth visiting. Our visit coincided with the Pennine Spring Music Festival so we enjoyed a very nice concert with a varied choral and instrumental programme at Heptonstall Church.’ (Lorna, Derek, Tim and Rob, Cheshire, Gloucestershire and Atlanta, Georgia, May 2017)

‘Thank you for a wonderful stay in Elmet Farmhouse. The welcome was fabulous with fresh home-made scones and beautiful cut flowers fresh from your lovely garden. The cottage has everything: fabulous interior decor; wonderful views; brilliant walks straight from the door. The walk to Haworth was a treat – even with thunderstorms! Great location for discovering Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Ted Hughes country; and everything you could need for a lovely stay. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the garden in the evening watching the birds and looking out for the deer. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for giving us such useful information on the local area. We will definitely be back!’ (Wendy, Simon, Becky, Jake and Ethan, London, May 2017)

‘Hardcastle family enjoyed this beautiful house as a base for completing the Hardcastle 24 race [at Hardcastle Crags]. The house is so large and yet still cosy. It had everything we needed and much more. An excellent stay.’ (Gemma, Olive, Kathy, Gareth, Yvonne and Brian, Wiltshire, May 2017)

‘A huge thank you for making our stay at Elmet Farmhouse so comfortable. We had a fine stay, catching up with family and friends and acquainting myself again with a house I knew so well as a child.’ (Anne and Paul, Oxford, May 2017)

‘This is a very special house in an outstanding location. The owners have lavished great care on restoration of the building and every detail of the attractive and interesting 20th century design interiors; beautiful textile hangings, interesting ceramics and glass, even vintage board games! What’s really special though is their passion for the area and commitment to ensuring guests get the most out of their visit with an amazing amount of knowledgeable and helpful information and interesting books in the house. No ordinary holiday cottage. Highly recommended.’ (Melanie, Dorchester, April 2017)

‘A wonderful week in this very special house. Thank you for making us so welcome and for sharing your enthusiasm for this beautiful and fascinating part of the world. Great walks right from the door.’ (Peter, Melanie, Florence, Jack and Matilda, Dorset, April 2017)

‘A very well equipped house with wonderful views. A very enjoyable stay.’ (Elaine, Paul, Richard, Amy and Catherine, Cambridge, April 2017)

‘Loved the house, surroundings and local area. Lots to see and do. Thanks and best wishes.’ (Siobhan, Alexis, Fiona and Jenny, Suffolk, Nottingham and the Wirral, March 2017)

‘A fantastic stay! Beautiful views. Thank you so much.’ (Rory, Hannah, Lizzie, Nathan, Martha and Hunter, London, March 2017)

‘Thank you for a lovely stay.’ (Mark, Caroline and Daniel, Oxford, February 2017)

‘Our second February half term in a row. We love the house and have also fallen for Hebden Bridge and the beautiful surrounding landscape. We even had enough snow for a snowman at the start of our week. I’m sure we’ll be back. Many thanks.’ (Aaron, Laura, Tabitha, Reuben, Sylvie and Mark, London, February 2017)

‘Had the most wonderful stay at Elmet Farmhouse! Felt so welcomed and truly relaxed in this beautiful home. We can’t thank Lesley enough and will be sure to come back again.’ (Mark and Helen, Sheffield, January 2017)

‘We’ve had a lovely stay at Elmet and are already planning our next trip up! What a fabulous location and cosy house. It was lovely being here with the snow settled – felt like the north pole. Definitely not long enough and still so much to do here so we’ll be back soon.’ (David, Carol, Katie and Millie, London, January 2017)

‘An excellent place to stay. Well equipped, tastefully decorated, comfortable beds. Freshly home made scones and jam awaited us on our arrival. A kind gesture which we really appreciated after arriving late on a Friday evening after a long drive from London. Additionally, the house has every information you could ever want on the local area.’ (Carol, London, January 2017)

‘Elmet is ‘sublime’ indeed. A truly beautiful place in a stunning location. Excellent well-stocked facilities, clean and warm; Lesley is always available to respond to any demands and she provides the warmest of greetings with some welcome refreshments on arrival. Also the range and depth of information for the visitor is exemplary. Maps and guidebooks and painstakingly detailed and invaluable tips full of local knowledge. So glad we have returned here to this special place. Thank you, we have all loved it.’ (Tim and Gill, London, January 2017)

‘Elmet Farmhouse has the most perfect location with every amenity you could wish for. Comfort, style, presentation and cleanliness is second to none. You have provided the perfect Yorkshire experience for my Canadian family and allowed me to relive my youth! I’m sat here writing in your visitors’ book looking out of the historic windows at the most amazing view of my childhood stomping ground. Congratulations for providing such a high standard and thanks for a great Christmas!’ (Chris and Grant, London, December 2016)

Simply a stunning, beautiful, immaculately presented property with a most accommodating and thoughtful host – we traveled through Europe for 5 weeks and Elmet was easily and comprehensively the best place we stayed. The home has charm and character in spades but is also equipped to a very high standard with everything thought of and more – we could have stayed much, much longer and never been bored. Our family of 5 had more than enough room and 6 would fit just as easily – the property is easy to access from Hebden Bridge and has wonderful views. Highly recommended!’  (Phil, Brisbane, Australia, December 2016)

We absolutely love how you have created this beautiful cottage. Staying here was the highlight of our trip. Home away from home. You have thought of everything! Thank you for allowing us to stay in this beautiful cottage and beautiful part of the world. ‘  (Phil, Trish, Grace, Emily and Samuel, Queensland, Australia, December 2016)

‘Thank you so much for our stay in your lovely cottage. It was just perfect! We’ve had a really good weekend and really appreciated the accommodation. The kitchen is really well equipped and everywhere is warm and cosy. We loved the woodburner. Thank you for all the books and magazines and your kind welcome tray. ‘  (Jude, Viv, Mags, Penni and Sue, West Yorkshire, October 2016)

‘Total pleasure to stay here; such attention to detail that we were warm, intrigued, equipped, comfortable and well-informed about things to do. It’s not often you stay in a house whose design has been curated by an expert in the field of mid 20th-century decor, and it really showed. Our children absolutely loved the bagatelle! Bravo!’ (Bruno, Oxford, October 2016)

‘We have all had a wonderful time here. We have loved exploring the area and visiting Hebden Bridge. The stunning views from the cottage, along with the beautiful decoration inside, have made for a magical time. The moment we arrived we knew we were going to love it here: scones and homemade jam laid out on a tray; all the beautiful lamps lit; and then Lesley appearing and teaching the children to play bagatelle! Thank you so much for everything.‘  (Emily, Bruno, Jasper, Lydia, Daniel and Ivo, Oxford, October 2016)

‘We stayed for 2 weeks adn would have loved to stay longer. It lived up to everything on the website. The house was warm and comfortable and we loved the views, the village with its strong independent community, the history and the walks along the canal and out into moorland. Perhaps the strongest recommendation came from our Australian friend who stayed with us for a weekend at Elmet. After visiting several European capitals, London and the Scottish Highlands, he considered his Elmet experience the highlight of his trip. We can’t wait to return. ‘  (Keith, Melbourne, Australia, October 2016)

‘This  has been such an enjoyable two weeks for so many reasons. Staying here without a car and using our feet or the bus at the end of the drive was a joy. Hebden Bridge is a terrific little town. All the people, including the local independent shopkeepers, were so helpful. And then there has been the calm and restorative luxury of Elmet. A magnificent country cottage with uplifting views every moment in every passing phase of weather. And all topped off by Lesley’s kindness and real care, but without intrusion. Everything was perfect!‘  (Keith and Debby, Melbourne, Australia, September-October 2016)

A wonderful holiday in a perfect setting. Thank you. We will be back to this stunning part of the world.‘  (Tim, Angelina, Lucy and Hannah, Cornwall and Western Australia, September 2016)

Warm welcome. Fantastic farmhouse that met all our needs. Really enjoyed waking up to a view every morning. We enjoyed visiting surrounding towns and villages. Thank you for all your attention to detail.‘  (Liz, Lars, David, Astrid, Alistair and Edward, Winchester and St Andrews, August 2016)

Lovely tidy clean and well-stocked house. Thank you for the warm welcome. The scones and jam were lovely. We will be spreading the word about your beautiful cottage and how practical it has been for our break.‘  (Fiona, Peter, Bethany, Thomas and Paddy, London, August 2016)

‘We’ve had a wonderful stay. Thanks for the lovely scones and hospitality! You’ve decorated beautifully and we’ve been so comfortable. There are great walks minutes away, or a short drive by car, so we were very happy with the location. We hope to visit again!‘  (Roma, Badri, Badrinath, Rekha and Padma, London and Edinburgh, August 2016)

We had a wonderful stay. The setting views are exceptional but Lesley’s attention to detail is what really makes this place stand out. Lesley has been meticulous in designing a cosy abode, but is also meticulous in ensuring every whim is catered for and every need met. A warm welcome with scones and homemade jam was delightful, as well as the thoughtfulness to leave out the relevant books and guides pertaining to our particular interests.’  (Sophie, Lee and Ruby, Suffolk, August 2016)

‘So glad I found your place – one of the best holidays of my life. Thank you for the opportunity to stay here. It has been wonderful. All the things I most enjoy – poetry, design, modern furniture – and the backdrop of the sceneryA wonderful view with a wonderful house attached. We had a great time exploring the area and the many interesting aspects of the cottage.’  (Kathleen and Richard, West Yorkshire, August 2016)

‘We have enjoyed a great week here in Pecket Well. Your house and the design of it is a pleasure to spend a holiday week in. Just being welcomed with scones was the first happy little moment. We will surely recommend our Danish friends and families to visit the “Danish House” outside Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire – and maybe we will come back some other day.’  (Inge, Laura, Asta, Agnes and Per, Denmark, July 2016)

‘What a magnificent place to stay. A glorious part of the country in a glorious house. Everything is “just right” and it’s the attention to detail in every aspect of the accommodation that makes Elmet a special place. I’ve never stayed in somewhere where everything has been thought of. It makes “holidaying” so much more pleasurable. The views are magnificent, so much so that I found myself simply staring across the valley to Stoodley Pike and Heptonstall church on numerous occasions. The cottage is fantastically well equipped kitchen-wise and the interior decoration and furnishing is a joy. I’d recommend wholeheartedly.’ (Alastair, Beverley and Gregory, Buckinghamshire, July 2016)

‘Lesley made us feel extremely welcome before we’d even arrived.There were delightful fresh scones for us on arrival and the house was immaculately presented. The property itself was full of beautiful furniture and had everything we could possibly have needed. A lovingly curated selection of interior classics!  Lesley’s love for the surrounding area is passed on through very informative walking guides and books. Thank you for all the wonderful information and for such a wonderful stay. We have two children who were delighted with the twin room and who didn’t want to leave the house! We caught up with friends and have made many warm memories with our children in this house, as well as in the fantastic surrounding countryside.’  (Clarissa, Jake, Reuben and Samuel, Edinburgh, July 2016)

‘We have had a truly wonderful week and I can’t believe it has gone so quickly. We really loved staying at Elmet and would love to come back.’  (Alison and Ian, Bath, June 2016)

‘Thank you so much for allowing us to use your lovely house, and for all your kind and helpful advice.’  (Martin, Olivia, Takuma, Charlie and Isabelle, Oxford, June 2016)

‘We’ve had an amazing weekend with long walks through the valley, bluebell meadows, waterfalls and lush green forest to Hebden Bridge. And today we walked across the fields and moors to Haworth. Glorious country and lovely to return to this beautiful comfortable farmhouse.’  (Julie, Sarah, Pam, Kasia, Juliet, Mad and Sheila, London, May 2016)

‘What a lovely cottage: spacious, beautifully furnished, comfortable beds, gorgeous views and great hiking trails all around. Lesley even welcomed us with delicious homemade scones! I would definitely return to Elmet Farmhouse.’ (Kasia, London,  May 2016)

‘Elmet Farmhouse is exceptional. I felt privileged to bask in the immaculate comfort and cosy, mid-century chic of this beautifully restored, appointed and designed farmhouse. Lesley was warmly welcoming and helpful, pointing us toward walks in the stunning surrounding countryside. Keen readers will appreciate the literary connections of the area and the farmhouse’s small, well-chosen collection of relevant books, printed and ‘spoken’. All that, and freshly baked scones and homemade jams, too. Grateful.’ (Sheila, London, May 2016)

‘What an inspirational place to stay. We will never forget the sublime views across the valley. We wish we could wake up to them every morning. This has been the perfect spot to explore a remarkable part of England.’  (Stuart, Vicki and Oscar, Salford, April 2016)

‘Truly memorable in every sense – literary, painterly, historically, “the great-outdoorsy”, exploratory. New walks and friendliness from everyone we have come into contact with.’  (Rosemary and Desmond, Perth, Scotland, April 2016)

‘Our visit to Elmet Farmhouse has been lovely. We have found the local people so friendly and helpful. What a delightful farmhouse, cosy and so inventively designed. I love the style of the windows with their mullions… and the views of the valley with the changing light.’  (Anna, Wales, April 2016)

‘A beautiful farmhouse, beautifully restored and decorated, extremely comfortable & well-equipped, with fantastic views. Lesley couldn’t be more helpful, advising on walks, and what a fantastic collection of local information. And her home made scones are to die for! We’ll certainly be coming back next year; much more to explore in this wonderful area, and it’s a great house to come back to after a day’s walking. ‘  (Nick and Marie, Derbyshire, April 2016)

‘Wonderful and relaxing stay in beautiful, peaceful and stylish Elmet Farmhouse… Fell in love with Elmet Farmhouse from the photos on your very useful and informative website – but how wonderful to arrive and discover the real thing is even better! The views are spectacular and the farmhouse itself has been so creatively and lovingly renovated with every detail and comfort provided for. You really have thought of everything. There’s so much to see and do here that it feels as though we’ve only scratched the surface with trips into the Dales, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Harrogate, Grassington, Haworth and the Brontë Parsonage. Next visit we hope to do more walks and see more of the lovely scenery.’  (Annabel and Kirsty, London, March 2016)

‘I felt very spoilt staying in such lovely surroundings and enjoyed seeing your “collections” in use, beautifully displayed and loved.’  (Diana, Devon, March 2016)

‘A wonderful stay in a beautifully restored house. Very well equipped and a warm welcome to go with the spring sunshine.’  (Graham and Elizabeth, London, March 2016)

‘We’ve had a fabulous week here at Elmet. Gorgeous cottage – and such a well-equipped kitchen ( a pleasure to cook in). We’ve had some beautiful weather – clear sunny days. Perfect for our hikes up to Top Withins, Heptonstall, Hardcastle Crags… Hope to return to the area soon. We’ll be back here at the farmhouse happily, unless we manage to buy one of the wonderful derelict farms we spotted on our walks! Thanks so much.’ (Laura, Aaron, Tabitha, Reuben and Sylvie, London, February 2016)

‘Another spectacular stay with exhilarating walks in the snowy landscape. Can’t wait to come back soon.’  (Daru and Stuart, West Yorkshire, February 2016)

‘This house is a joy! You will be inspired! As a holiday house, it certainly couldn’t be better.’  (Liz, Gavin and Joe, February 2016)

‘Thank you again for your welcoming hospitality and for the experience of staying at Elmet. It still remains our favourite accommodation throughout our trip. The girls fell in love with it and West Yorkshire, so I know each of us will return at some time. (Vince, Jane, Amy and Emily, Canberra, Australia, February 2016)

‘We have had wonderful walks and enjoyed the beautiful house that has been so skilfully designed. Our whole visit has been a treat. (Tim and Gill, London, New Year, January 2016)

‘A fantastic Christmas week in a very special place. Thank you so much for your wonderfully warm and festive welcome. We’ve stayed cosy and warm. Great walks between the fields, lovely log burner to return to, and excellent games. Perfect. (Jackie, Peter, Tommy, Annie and Rowan, Wales, Christmas, December 2015)

‘What a memorable stay we had at Elmet. Absolutely gorgeous. Everything was perfect. To return after a cold winter’s day exploring this stunning area to the warmth and comfort of this beautiful farmhouse was wonderful. We stayed 4 nights and really did not want to leave. Our teenage girls fell in love with Elmet. We could not have wished for a more lovely stay in Yorkshire. Thank you. (Vince, Jane, Amy and Emily, Canberra, Australia, December 2015)

‘We have been so fortunate to be here for a special time, preparing for my son’s wedding. This was the loveliest place we could possibly have found for this time together as a family! Thank you for everything. (Frances and Tim, Cornwall, December 2015)

‘As many have said, the house is gorgeous, beautifully restored and full of lovely things, warm and completely comfy. We had shocking weather, but still had a wonderful time! Squeezed in one gorgeous walk and otherwise enjoyed Saltaire, local pubs and snoozing in front of the fire.’ (Amanda, Lynne and Nigel, London, November 2015)

‘Thank you for a fantastic stay. Lovely cottage in a great location – perfect for a sophisticated Hen weekend. Walked around Hardcastle Crags, had lunch at the Stubbing Wharf pub and a lot of fun at the cottage in the cosy living room. Welcome scones were delicious! We all hope to return.’ (Becky, Birmingham; Jess, Stef, Rachel, Eleanor and Hannah, November 2015)

‘My partner and I stayed at this gorgeous house with a party including two children under two. Lesley went out of her way to provide us with the necessities two small children require, like a cot, high chair and some unbreakable bowls and plates. The house was light and spacious while at the same time begin wonderfully cos, and the views – quite breathtaking. Everyone had a fantastic stay and we couldn’t recommend it more highly.’ (Eva, Andrea, Lucille, Eleanor, Lien, Katja and Rita, Hasselt, Belgium, November 2015)

‘It’s been a time of restorative healing, re-connecting with friends and getting back to everything that’s important and life-affirming. We couldn’t have done it in a better place. Thank you so much. We hope to be back again soon.’ (Jen, London; Bill, Morry and Rachel, November 2015

‘Six ladies on a girlie weekend were amazed by this beautiful house and equally fantastic views. Our three-night stay was far too short, and we were sad we had to leave. The weather was very kind to us, recording the hottest November day on record. We walked from the cottage down the fields to Hardcastle Crags, stopped for refreshments at Gibson Mill Cafe and carried on up to Heptonstall Church – the one you can see in the distance. Our evening meal at the Robin Hood Inn was delicious.’ (Julie, Lancashire; Suzanne, Alison, Sally, Dee and Joan, November 2015)

‘Had a great time staying at Elmet. Very nicely appointed, and scones and rhubarb and strawberry jam a nice touch. During the week we visited Hardcastle Crags with its beautiful autumn colours. Went riding at Hebden Bridge Equestrian Centre, took the train to York, visited the Comedy Festival at Halifax. All very good and something for everyone. Had some great meals out, including home-cooked food at the Robin Hood Inn down the road. Many thanks for a great stay.’ (Steve, Penny, Zoë and Alex,  Surrey, October 2015)

‘This lovely house held us for 3 nights. It was cosy and welcoming with every mod con and design delights everywhere. Walking superb.’ (Anne and Allan, Northumberland, October 2015)

‘We don’t know where to start… This cottage is way beyond the standard set by the Landmark Trust or any other rental accommodation. Also, it is a privilege to be able to enjoy your collections of furniture and textiles. The local information provided couldn’t be bettered, and prompted some wonderful walks. We all enjoyed every minute.’ (Alison, Shropshire; Alastair and Niall, Scotland, October 2015)

‘A lovely house with postcard-worthy views. From your pictures on the website we had high expectations of Elmet Farmhouse and we were not disappointed. It goes without saying that we were blown away by the views but the house, too, was a delight. We found the farmhouse extremely comfortable for two small families, and the thoughtful touches, such as the unexpected scones, were very welcoming. We  were very pleased to find an incredibly well-equipped kitchen. Our short 3-night stay was definitely too brief and we hope to be back again when we visit family and friends here in the future. The house is very well-appointed and would make the perfect base for a longer stay.’ (Julie, Sam, Imogen and Dexter, Melbourne, Australia, October 2015)

‘We’ve had a wonderful stay at Elmet. It is such a beautiful place, with a range of stunning views you could never grow tired of. The decor is strikingly stylish. We felt comfortable here from the moment we walked through the door. We hope to  be back again soon so that we can take full advantage f your great library.  Thanks for a wonderful stay.’ (Jessica and Justin, Newcastle upon Tyne, September 2015)

‘What a wonderful break we have had here at Elmet Farmhouse. We have loved every minute of our stay here and can’t wait to return. The views from the house are breathtakingly beautiful and very evocative. The farmhouse itself, with its understated beauty and elegance, provided us with all the comforts we needed for our stay.’ (Kirstie, Robert, Lois and Tristan, East Riding, Yorkshire, September 2015)

‘Had a fantastic week at the farmhouse. Views are stunning, walks are beautiful and to top it all, brilliant weather! Well-equipped kitchen to prepare hearty meals in. We have managed to pack so much into this week because of the lovely weather and being able to relax at the end of the day.’ (Christine, Robert, Kevin, Belinda and Stephanie, Kent, August 2015)

‘Thank you for a truly wonderful few days in your beautiful, cosy and adorable farmhouse. The views from the window are stunning. Starting the log fire whilst watching old movies has been delightful, creating such a romantic atmosphere! Very well-equipped, beautifully designed and comfortable. You have clearly put so much time, care and love into this lovely farmhouse. Wholeheartedly recommend this stay! (Minal, Tara, Karan and Phatu, Oxford and India, August 2015)

‘Had a very relaxing, enjoyable stay. The facilities are lovely and it is great to have so much information on hand. Would definitely come back to this lovely cottage. An all round lovely stay!’ (Mark, Julia and Molly, New South Wales, Australia, August 2015)

‘Really enjoyed our stay. Such a fantastic view! Comfortable beds and good cooking facilities. Wish we could stay for the fortnight!‘ (Spencer and S-Johnson families, Hertfordshire, August 2015)

‘We have had the most fantastic stay. Great suggestions for walks and days out. After just over a month here, it feels like we are leaving home.‘ (Tina, Pelle, Isla and Eskil, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2015)

‘We really enjoyed our visit to Yorkshire. Thank you for your hospitality. We’ll be back! Will definitely pass on details to family and friends.  ‘ (Rachel and Andy, East Sussex, July 2015)

‘This is one of the best appointed places we have ever stayed, with everything available that one could need. It also has the most information about the area, sorted and catalogued in such a way as to delight the hearts of the two librarians staying here.’ (Frances and Trevor, Essex, Helen and Brian, Pembrokeshire, June 2015)

‘Perfect in every way – the welcome, the view, the attention to detail – all so appreciated at the end of our second day on the Pennine Way. Glorious weather. Wonderful haven. Thank you. ‘ (Tish, Jane and Sarah, Cheshire and Switzerland, June 2015)

‘Thanks a lot for having my family here. They had a fab time.’ (Jana, June 2015)

‘We have had a memorable visit to Elmet.  A warm welcome, breathtaking views, everything here you could possibly need. The walk to Hardcastle Crags was wonderful. Here is a place you would want to come back to time and time again.’ (Jackie, Michael, Mark, Lauren, Robert and Mati, Nottinghamshire, June 2015)

‘We had a lovely time at Elmet.  Throughly enjoyed your beautiful home.  The decoration was most appealing and enjoyed the information packs telling the history of the building and the books were most informative. We would love to visit again some time.’ (Christina and Colin, May 2015)

‘Wonderful view. It has been a real joy to be here. The house is marvellously warm and clean. The store of helpful information has made such a difference to our stay. It is all wonderfully organised. Special time with Ted Hughes has been particularly significant and is the re-beginning of a study of his work.‘ (Shirley, Manchester, May 2015)

‘We have loved our time and experiences here. The house is so lovely and in the heart of a wonderful area. My daughter says the house has “good bones”.’ (Julie, May 2015)

‘No “ordinary” holiday let! Superb accommodation, beautifully decorated and furnished. Rabbits, pheasants, bats and cyclists in great profusion. A truly memorable stay. ‘ (John and Rita, North Yorkshire, and Christina and Anthony, London – for the Tour de Yorkshire, May 2015)

‘I had a wonderful time. It was such a pleasure to see all your creative  handiwork at the farmhouse. The tours to Heptonstall churchyard and  Hardcastle Crags were a breathtaking experience. I felt a fundamental connection between the dwellings, the climate  and the land, so unique and authentic. So full of character and aged. And the River of Mist was all part of it…’  (Eileen, Montreal, Canada, April 2015)

‘This was our first visit to Yorkshire with its picturesque countryside, historic packhorse trails and the quaint town of Hebden Bridge, teeming with unique and independent shops and pubs. This beautifully renovated historic farmhouse is a destination in its own right, with striking views through restored stone mullion windows, combined interestingly with authentic mid-century decor. Plenty of room and loads of amenities, including a super well-equipped kitchen, spacious bathrooms and private garden overlooking the breathtaking valley. It was a fabulous place to stay! ‘ (Claire and Brian, North Carolina, US, April 2015)

‘For us, Elmet Farmhouse and its choice of furnishing and decoration was an absolute delight. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. The scones and homemade strawberry jam were such a welcoming surprise. With so much still to do, we shall be back. ‘ (Jean and Ray, Gloucestershire, April 2015)

‘We have had a fantastic family weekend (made even better by the weather)! Excellent house – cosy, warm, stunning views, all mod cons. Everything we could possibly need was provided. Wonderful fabrics and books to peruse. We very much hope to return. ‘ (Liz and Tony, Nottingham, April 2015)

‘Thank you for making us so welcome. The children absolutely loved the games! ‘(Charlotte, Charlotte and Claire + 4 kids and baby Arthur, March 2015)

‘We’ve really enjoyed our stay at Elmet Farmhouse. The cottage was very well equipped and it was warm and cosy. Lesley’s scones and jam were delicious! What a perfect place to spend fun quality time with old friends. ‘ (Jules, Suz, Jayne and Ally, Merseyside, March 2015)

Elmet Farmhouse is a beautiful place to stay, with everything we needed catered for. The owner’s attention to detail was second to none. I would highly recommend Elmet, whether you want a relaxing home from home, or if taking advantage of the wonderful walks. It’s a great place to come back to.’ (Julie, Liverpool, March 2015)

‘The farmhouse was so lovely and the views outstanding. We had a lovely family gathering. Everything was so welcoming and we will return.’ (Catherine, Lizzie, Graham, Margaret and Pat, London, Hull and Rochdale, March 2015)

‘Elmet Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. I work in the design world and knew Lesley’s work as a design writer and curator. I was not surprised when I saw her attention to detail in the refurbishment of the farmhouse. I was brought up locally (so need no persuasion about the beauty of the place) and needed a treat location for my family to gather and it has worked so well. We really enjoyed the lounge and kitchen for a family lunch and some walks and trips to Hebden. Lesley is hospitable and welcoming. We (ages 82 to 19) all rated it highly.’ (Catherine, London, March 2015)

‘We have had a great time here. The stay was very pleasant and relaxing in such a perfect cottage. So much information about almost everything. We had some great hikes. Really a place to come back! Thanks very much. (Family van der Sloot, Holland, February 2015)

‘A very pleasant stay. The farmhouse is lovely. Very comfortable. We felt very much at home here. Impressed with the cottage and what it has to offer. Found the advice of what to do out and about interesting. Enjoyed using the local bus – very convenient to have a bus-stop at the end of the driveway. Also enjoyed a really lovely day on the Worth Valley Railway.’ (Mark, Ricci, Pauline, Aaron, Eloise and Amelia, February 2015)

‘Beautiful cottage! You’ve thought of everything, so stress-free stay. Fantastic manual and walks. Will certainly recommend to others.’ (Alison, Devon, February 2015)

‘A very pleasant stay. Lots of good advice about local walks. Nice and warm!’ (John and Sheila, Dorset, February 2015)

‘We’ve had a lovely time at Elmet. A warm welcome awaited us with scones and homemade jam – delicious! Spent quality family time celebrating our son’s 27th birthday, walking and enjoying the fantastic scenery the surrounding area has to offer. Thank you very much. Hope to see you again.’ (Linda, Northumberland, December 2014)

‘As our first Christmas visit to Elmet Farmhouse comes to an end and we look out through the front window and admire the beautiful view of snow-covered hills and fields in bright sunshine, we look forward to returning many times in the future.’

(Lorna and Derek, Cheshire, December 2014)

‘How wonderful to arrive at Elmet Farmhouse after a scenic drive on a blustery December afternoon and step into warmth, welcome and a visual feast in this beautiful house with its skilfully styled interiors. How beautiful to draw back the curtains to the amazing views and changing light over the moors the following morning. This is a lovely home to visit at any time of year, with Hebden Bridge a delightful place to browse. A perfect location for  a  December break.’ (Susan and Shane, Wiltshire, December 2014)

‘A tranquil stay in a beautiful place. We can’t wait to come back! Such a lovely atmosphere. Beautiful views. What a fantastic place.’ 

(Daru and Stuart, West Yorkshire, November 2014)



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