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