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10-bed country house that inspired novel Wuthering Heights is now up for sale at £1 million


Some of the house was built as early as the 1500s (Picture: Rightmove)

Ever thought about what your life would look like in a period drama?

Wonder no more my learned friends, with this country house in West Yorkshire that is the actual inspiration for Emily Bronte novel Wuthering Heights.

For £1 million, you can be the proud owner for the Stanbury home, Ponden Hall, that features endless garden space and 10 bedrooms in total.

The Grade II-listed detached country house contains eight bedrooms and a two bedroom-annexe steeped in rich history and a fascinating connection to literature.

An early 19th-century abode, this home oozes original features – including exposed timber beams and stonework, and vaulted ceilings – which makes sense given some of it dates back to 1541 and the rest from 1634.

So many original features remain (Picture: LEANNE WIGGERS/STRUTT & PARKER)
Ponden Hall is currently being run as a B&B (Picture: LEANNE WIGGERS/STRUTT & PARKER)

Looking out onto the four acres of land on the property and the Ponden Reservoir, you’d be forgiven for going all Kate Bush and spinning around on the wily windy moors like you don’t have an iPhone and an espresso machine back at the house.

Indoors, three of the 10 bedrooms are ensuite, and you’ll have a cellar, a utility room, a larder, and gorgeous fireplaces perfect for long winter nights.

Curl up with a good book here – perhaps a Bronte (Picture: LEANNE WIGGERS/STRUTT & PARKER)
You will get the business along with the house if you buy (Picture: LEANNE WIGGERS/STRUTT & PARKER)

If that wasn’t enough for the price, there’s a separate annexe that could be converted into a separate let or granny flat.

Ponden Hall is currenly being run as an award-winning B&B, and the new owner will receive the business free of charge with all forward bookings and social media platforms.

Four acres of land looks onto Ponden Reservoir (Picture: LEANNE WIGGERS/STRUTT & PARKER)

The village of Stanbury is just over a mile away, with a primary school and two pubs and the nearby village of Haworth offers further shops and amenities.

Basically, it’s an opportunity to go full cottagecore and live the country B&B life us rat-racers dream of.

And, who knows, you might just meet your very own Heathcliff or Cathy.

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