"Ponden Hall, located just outside Stanbury near Haworth in West Yorkshire, is a unique house dating back in parts to 1541. This stunning detached property boasts a wealth of character features alongside extensive and fascinating historical connections to the Bronte family and their literature. This superb Grade II* listed home which is now an award-winning bed and breakfast, sits in extensive grounds of approximately 4 acres with spectacular panoramic views over Ponden Reservoir and the open countryside beyond.
This substantial property extending to 5,000 sq ft is steeped in history throughout, with the east end dating back to 1541, the main house dating back to 1634, the former free-standing Peat Loft at the west end of the house dating back to 1680, which was then joined to the main house in the major renovation of 1801. This upgrade saw the formation of a grand new entrance and the installation of reputedly 'the finest library in the West Riding'. This became a regular and significant resource for the Bronte sisters and the house itself is widely accepted to be the inspiration for the interiors of both Wuthering Heights and Wildfell Hall.
Ponden Hall has been sympathetically renovated over 20 years by the present owners and offers versatile accommodation, with up to ten bedrooms, ideal for its current running as a bed and breakfast over the last four years with scope for further expansion, but which could also easily be a superb family home. In the meantime, Ponden Hall continues to welcome a stream of guests from all over the world, either to immerse themselves in the Bronte experience or simply enjoy a restful break in beautiful country surroundings. The uniformly 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor speak for themselves. As you approach the house a large stone plaque above the front door details the evolution of the house up to the major conversion of 1801, the very year that Emily Bronte's iconic Wuthering Heights begins. "
Location: Ponden Hall, Stanbury, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire . At the time of this post, priced at £1,250,000 ($1,654,313 USD).
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