Today I spent the whole afternoon at Brook House with five friends. Chris welcomed us warmly and we were soon offered a glass of 'bubbly' which we drank in their wonderful garden looking up towards the Ogden wind turbines. Felix the cat joined us, followed by Christa who had been 'slaving over a hot stove' wearing an apron with the message 'I love to cook with wine - sometimes I put it in the food' - a woman after my own heart! Normally, Christa likes to talk to guests after they have eaten, but today she had to leave early for her 'day job' and so we were treated to her knowledge of the Brontes and the surrounding area before we had lunch.
Today was hot so it was rather nice to go inside to eat in the cool dining room. We were given a three course lunch and coffee and everything was delicious! Chris served us and chatted in between courses.
Afterwards, he showed us around the house, which also provides bed and breakfast, afternoon teas, and Bronte evenings. He is obviously very proud of the house and garden, and rightly so! We were invited to stay as long as we wished, but eventually had to tear ourselves away.
The welcome here is second to none - I felt very much at home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brook House is a fine Georgian period property nestling at the heart of Bronte country on the outskirts of Halifax and just a short journey to Haworth, home to Yorkshire's most famous literary family. Offering luxurious boutique bed and breakfast facilities with fine moorland views and stunning antique furniture. Produce for breakfast is all local with a wide choice available. Bedrooms have private or en suite facilities and offer luxury toiletries, fluffy dressing gowns and Yorkshire treats as well as flat screen TVs and DVDs to relax and enjoy our wide range of free Bronte films and books and English classics. Brook House is close to the unique hilltop town of Hebden Bridge and just a ten minute journey from Saltaire a world heritage site. The Yorkshire Dales are half an hour away and the major cities of Leeds and York are within an easy drive away. We look forward to offering you a true Yorkshire welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brook House Ogden, West Yorkshire