Brook House is located in a secluded setting in the heart of the Bronte Moors yet close to so many wonderful towns, villages and cities. Chris and Christa are on hand to advise you on how best to spend your time whether it is walking the stunning countryside, visiting major tourist attractions or wandering the Pennines or the Dales. We can tell you of the hidden world of the Brontes, their birthplace down the road at Thornton, or their home at the top of the cobbled main street of Haworth.
Nearby Points of Interest
- HAWORTH (5 mi)
- HAWORTH, home to the Brontes, is the first place to explore. Walk the same cobbled streets as Yorkshire’s most famous literary family to their home at the Parsonage, as it was when Patrick, Branwell, Charlotte, Emily and Anne lived there, safeguarded by the Bronte Society for generations to come and including miniature notebooks filled with the imaginary kingdoms of their childhood.. Down the road is the famous Keighley and Worth Valley railway immortalised by the film the Railway Children.
- THE BRONTE MOORS (0 mi)
- THE BRONTE MOORS are always magical. Wonderful walks are to be enjoyed to Ogden Water and beyond to Oxenhope and Haworth itself. Experience why they were so beloved by Emily Bronte, for whom they became as important a character in Wuthering Heights as Heathcliffe and Cathy themselves. We have guide books to suit everyone from the seasoned walker to the occasional rambler and for the golfers among you, Halifax golf club, in its spectacular surroundings, is just a stroll away. Abundant wildlife.
- SALTAIRE (9.7 mi)
- Just twenty minutes away, Saltaire is a designated World Heritage Site. At its heart is the impressive Salts Mill, a monument to the industrial heritage of the West Riding & built by Victorian philanthropist, Sir Titus Salt, along with a complete village for his workers with shops, churches and hospitals, but no pub. Today, as well as many boutique shops, it houses the only permanent exhibition by Bradford artist, David Hockney. A testament to the wealth created by wool and its weaving.
- THE PIECE HALL (4.2 mi)
- THE PIECE HALL, built in the late 1700s in the heart of Halifax, is recognised as Yorkshire’s second most important building after York Minster. This Italianate tiered market square was once divided into scores of small rooms where cottage weavers would sell their “pieces” of cloth. Such was the level of trade no windows look outwards, only inwards, over the impressive courtyard to keep secret the vast amount of money which changed hands. Now home to shops and cafés, the Piece Hall is a must.
- THE PENNINES (7.6 mi)
- THE PENNINES host an array of breathtaking countryside and hilltop towns and villages. Holmfirth is known the world over as home to Last of the Summer Wine. Arty Hebden Bridge has just been voted the most bespoke high street in the country and Ancient Heptonstall, with its tiny weaver’s cottages, has the oldest Methodist chapel in England. John Wesley laid the foundation stone and American poet Sylvia Plath, married to local man Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes is buried in the graveyard.
- THE YORKSHIRE DALES (18.5 mi)
- THE YORKSHIRE DALES with its gateway town of Skipton are well under an hour away from Brook House. Stroll the stunning countryside perhaps to the vast estate of the Duke of Devonshire, Bolton Abbey, or visit the many market towns such as Grassington or Settle before venturing on to the gentile spa town of Harrogate, famed for its Victorian baths and Betty’s tea rooms. There is nowhere more befitting of the description God's Own County as the Yorkshire Dales.
- FINE HOUSES (22.8 mi)
- HAREWOOD HOUSE, belonging to the Queen’s cousin, is one of the finest historic homes in Yorkshire, furnished almost entirely by local cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale. Shibden Hall just ten minutes away once belonged to the indomitable Anne Lister, whose secret coded diaries were only encripted twenty years ago. East Riddlesden Hall, twenty minutes away is a National Trust suburban manor used in the latest production of Wuthering Heights as home to the brooding Heathcliffe.
- YORK (45.7 mi)
- YORK, an hour away, is the historical capital of Yorkshire, its Roman and Viking heritage still in evidence today. The Minster is recognised as one of the finest buildings in Europe and the timbered framed houses of the Shambles have given it the title of the prettiest street in England. Take a boat ride on the Ouse, visit the award winning National Railway Museum housing the Flying Scotsman or stroll the medieval walls and pass through the four gated entrances of this ancient city.
- MUSEUMS (5 mi)
- Many national museums are within a short distance from Brook House. The National Media Museum is in Bradford,the national children's museum is in Halifax, the national Mining Museum in Wakefield and the National Railway Museum in York. Local museums include Shibden Hall, home to the indomitable Anne Lister, Bradford's industrial museum, the historic Piece Hall in Halifax and the most famous of all the Bronte Parsonage museum in Haworth preserved just as it was when the Brontes called it home.
- GOLF (0.2 mi)
- The Halifax Golf Club offers a unique golfing experience though it is not for the faint hearted. We are literally within walking distance of the first tee as the entire course nestles within the Bronte Moors. An historic club with its Victorian Golf course we can arrange a round or even a partner.
- Amenities (2 mi)
- Although we are in a secluded position we are very close to major towns and cities with hospitals, a pharmacy and doctor's surgery less than ten minutes away. Although we are happy to provide all your requirements food shopping is just five miniutes away with an award winning farm shop and general stores.
Proceed up Keighley Road (A629) past the fire station until the houses end on the left hand side, Turn left on to Rocks Lane at sign for Halifax Golf Club to the first turning on the right which is Lane Head Lane. Follow the road down past the no through road sign to where the road forks left and right. Brook House with its grey gates is between the two unmade road. Please press the buzzer for access.
Halifax station(4.0mi, 6.4km)
Take the main Keighley Road (A629) past fire station to where houses end on the right hand side. Turn left into Field Head Lane and then first right to Lane Head Lane. Continue to bottom after no through road sign. Brook House is between the two unmade roads behind the named gates. Press the buzzer. Alternatively we can arrange a pick up service by prior arrangement.
Follow Thornton Road the B6145 through the village of Thornton to main crossroads. Travel through traffic lights to next set and turn left onto Keighley Road (A629) past the Causeway Foot pub to next right ...see signs for Halifax Golf Club and plant nursery. Our sign is there too. Turn right on top road of Rocks Lane to junction. Turn right onto Lane Head Lane to bottom. Brook House is set behind grey gates at the point where the road forks. Ring the buzzer for entry.
Bradford station(5.0mi, 8.0km)
Travel up Thornton Road (B6145) through Thornton to four road crossroads with traffic lights. Cross through the lights to next set turn left onto Keighley Road (A629). Proceed a mile past the Causeway Foot pub to next right ( see signs for Halifax Golf Club and plant nursery ). Turn right on top road Rocks Lane to junction where you turn left onto Lane Head Lane. Proceed to bottom where Brook House is behind the grey gates where the road forks. Press buzzer for entry. Or we can pick you up !
From Leeds Bradfird airport travel to Bradford city centre then follow directions for Bradford by Road. We can always arrange a pick up. Brook House is 35 minutes away.
Manchester airport is an hour away. Again a pick up can be made by prior arrangement. If driving follow the M62 to Halifax then proceed to town centre and follow directions, Halifax by Road.