Royds Hall Farm Cottage provides the perfect holiday destination for those seeking luxury accommodation and fantastic views in the heart of Bronte Country. Recently refurbished, Royds Hall Farm Cottage retaining character of a traditional Yorkshire Dales farmhouse whilst offering all those amenities that make a holiday special. The local area boasts traditional Yorkshire charm with 3 Inns within 1/2 a mile, the historic village of Haworth a 30 minute walk away and a picture postcard view of the the Upper Worth Valley and Ponden Reservoir from the main cottage window.
Joanna and I have lived in the Haworth area all our lives and we feel fortunate to be able to bring up our family in this part of Yorkshire. The cottage is part of our farm where we also have horses, a small number of sheep, 2 cats (George & Henry) and a Springer Spaniel called Sally. I work locally and my wife teaches at a local equestrian centre. For us having the cottage gives us the opportunity to share this part of the South Pennines with guests from around the world, offering the chance to unwind in a traditional cottage amongst some beautiful and interesting countryside.
We bought Royds Hall Farm as part of a plan to breath life into an old Yorkshire farmhouse and pursue a more rural life. We feel the location is unique in that walks to the local moors are on your doorstep, Haworth is 1.2 miles/30 minutes on foot and local amenities (supermarkets & shops) are available in Keighley and Colne, each about a 15 minute drive. For us however, the best part about living at Royds Hall Farm is being stood outside on a summers evening watching a glorious sunset over Ponden Resevoir with a cool glass of wine in hand and is an experience of which we never tire.
The cottage is in a superb position with excellent views from the kitchen windows over Ponden Resevoir and the head of the Upper Worth Valley. There are numerous walks to 'Wuthering Hieghts' and Bronte Falls and Stanbury offers 3 village inns within walking distance. Haworth has a unique charm and an abundance of history as well as the Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway for something a little different. Further afield other destinations such as Skipton, Harrogate, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are within easy reach as is Liverpool's historic Albert Dock. Alternatively you may wish to simply relax in the cottage in front of the wood-buring stove after a day walking the hills - it will be up to you.
Ian, Gilly, Jamie & Rebbecca - Northumberland, 28 August 2013. "We have had a truly delightful stay. Home comforts, tranquility, beautiful scenery & lovely hosts. We will be coming back - thank you so much.
Colin & Caroline - Kings Lynn, 29 June 2013. "In our many years of holiday cottages we have never had such wonderful views. The cottage was perfect & so well equipped. Thank you."
Yvonne, Songe, Keith & Sara - Grantham, 17 May 2013. "Another brilliant weekend made even better with the warm welcome from Joanna & Simon. Looking forward to next year."
Xanthe, Jamie & Steve - 17 October 2009. "The views from the kitchen alone make this a special place to stay but when you add the rest of the cottage, the location and the friendliest, warmest welcome from people & animals alike this is the best place we have ever stayed."
See Trip Advisor ('Excellent', 5/5) & our own website for further reviews.
we only managed to stay two nights, but what a beautiful idyllic relaxing cottage/farmhouse. Lovely setting with amazing views from all windows. lovely and comfortable and very spacious. we didnt want to come home and would definately recommend it. I am sure we would visit again.