Hall window
Corner of kitchen
Suite of Rooms in restored manse in Bronte country
Suite of Rooms in restored manse in Bronte country
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Bedroom and own sitting room and bathroom in characterful restored former ministers house built 1842. Log burning stove, central heating and double glazing. Situated in the historic pennine village of Thornton, birthplace of the Brontes,the house is well sited for walks,bike rides and in easy reach of Saltaire, Haworth, Bradford, Halifax and Keighley .Local shops, gallery, pubs,and good places to eat in easy walking distance. Good bus links from Bradford and Keighley. LGBT friendly.

The space

This is a stone built detached house with lots of period features (such as window shutters and some stone flagged floors). It would be ideal for people who are looking to do some walking or cycling in the area or who want a comfortable base for sightseeing or just chilling. We are well situated for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, Pennines,Trough of Bowland areas. We are right on the Bronte Way.
You will have a double room ,a large sitting/dining room of your own and exclusive use of one of the bathrooms.
There are fantastic views from the front of the house and pleasant cottage style gardens for your use.

Guest access

You have a good sized sitting/dining room with log burner for your sole use. The kitchen we share with you. There is another sitting room downstairs which is our space. There is a laundry room you can use by arrangement. Upstairs is your bedroom with comfy double bed and storage space. We provide bedding and towels .
Across the landing from your bedroom is your bathroom, it has a walk-in shower as well as bath etc. In the mornings we use a bathroom downstairs so you have this upstairs one for yourselves.
We encourage guests to make use of the gardens if the weather is good, we haven't got a barbecue but if you want to bring one that is fine.
There is WiFi . We will provide a simple breakfast ,muesli, fruit, toast or croissants. You can make hot drinks when you want and we can sort you out for crockery cutlery glassware etc if you are eating in.
There is a co-op and local stores at the bottom of the road and a range of good places to eat in the village, including good pubs, cafes ,fish and chips and a nice Indian restaurant.

Interaction with guests

One of us will generally be around most of the time and will help if we can .We can provide some local information about places of interest, things to do, places to see , maps etc. If your interested in doing or seeing something in particular let us know when you book and we can look out some info.

Other things to note

We are at the top of a hill! The house has steps to the front door and stairs inside . It is an old house so some floors are uneven.
It is worth bringing a pair of slippers in the winter because the stone flags in the kitchen can be chilly underfoot in the morning when you are making a brew.
We are at 300 metres in the Pennines so it can be windy out, if you are planning on walking come prepared!

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Indoor Fireplace

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

- Quiet time 11.30pm to 06.30am
- Smoking only permitted outside the house
- Meat free household (lots of places to eat nearby)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card

1 night minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Joanne User Profile
September 2017
Lovely traditional house to stay with welcoming hosts full of ideas for things to do. Local pubs serve fantastic food. Recommended stay

Hui-Ping User Profile
September 2017
The location is perfect for my meeting. Had my own bathroom and living room. Loved the fireplace in the living room and the view while working there. Thank you for everything.

Laura User Profile
September 2017
Thornton is a lovely, small village which has a few nice walks nearby and cosy pubs within walking distance. It's a bit of a trek to the Bronte Parsonage using public transport but well worth the effort. The house itself is great and Steve and Nancy were always available to offer suggestions. I had a lovely stay here.

Lisa User Profile
August 2017
Nancy and Stephen are such lovely people! Very warm and welcoming. Everything was as described, their place is very charming and whimsical, in a good location for exploring Bronte Country. The breakfast provided was simple but delicious, with fresh fruit, cereal and a selection of breads. Communication was quick and easy. Would definitely stay again!

Ben User Profile
August 2017
We stayed just one night at Steve and Nancy's lovely home in Thornton, but would definitely recommend it and would love to go again ourselves! They were very welcoming when we arrived, with cups of tea and fig rolls and advised us about the town (good restaurants, craft shops etc.). The room (and living room) were beautifully prepared, with the log fire all set up just for us. Breakfast was fantastic! a feast of hot croissants, jams, cereals, fruits, and plenty of coffee. The late check-out time meant that we could spend the day painting by the fire in the living room. It was a perfect stay! Thank you!

Carole User Profile
August 2017
Unique fascinating place to stay. Having our own lounge with a log fire was made it even better! Fantastic hosts,many thanks

Dougal User Profile
August 2017
Unfortunately I had to cancel last minute but communication was first rate.

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