Ponden House

Haworth, Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast

Artistic home high on the wild Pennine Way. Fabulous home cooking, exuberant rooms, great walking and a hot tub under the stars...


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Bump your way up the farm track to Brenda’s sturdy house, high on the Pennine Way. The spring water makes wonderful tea, the ginger scones are delicious and the house hums with interest and artistic touches. Comfy sofas are jollied up with throws, there are homespun rugs and hangings, paintings, plants and a piano. Feed the hens, plonk your boots by the Aga, chat with your lovely hostess as she turns out fab home cooking; food is a passion. Bedrooms are exuberant, comfortable and cosy, it’s great for walkers and there’s a hot tub under the stars (bookable by groups in advance). Good value with a relaxed, homely feel.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Flexible, please get in touch to arrange
Dinner, 3 courses, £18. BYO. Packed lunch £6. Pub/restaurant 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £75
Singles £50.
2 Doubles
From £80
1 Twin
From £75


I have stayed at Ponden House on numerous occasions over the past 20 years either when working locally or for a magical break! This year my wife gave me the wonderful Christmas present of 2 nights here on my own! I have returned home feeling revitalised, and like a new person. This is a very special place indeed run by an equally special lady, Brenda, who provides warm hospitality and fabulous cooking in a beautiful home and a uniquely peaceful environment. To sit under the stars in the hot tub inhaling the wafts of its wood smoke and listening to the sounds of the nearby river is heaven!

Nicholas, Berkhamsted

We celebrated 10 years of coming to Brenda’s for our annual get together. Another wonderful weekend out on the wild and windy moors followed by the homely comforts of Brenda’s beautiful house and cooking. Perfect!

Stacey, Sheffield

Just wonderful in every way. Visiting Ponden feels like a retreat from the hurly burly of life, where time has been taken over everything you enjoy, making you feel truly spoilt. Brenda is the perfect host, and her personality shines through in the decor, the history of the building and her wonderful food. This was a second visit and I can't wait for my third.

Emilie, Sheffield

Amazing time. I've been coming here for nearly 10 years with a crowd of lovely friends. Brenda is an amazing cook and we have had some fantastic meals. The house and rooms are all fab, each room is decorated differently and we all have our favourites. The walks are literally on your doorstep and vists to Haworth and Hebden are great too. The hot tub is a great added bonus. Recommended ******

Gaby, Sheffield

What a wonderful spot! We were made most comfortable and welcome by Brenda Taylor for our two days exploring the Yorkshire Dales - which were magical. The view from our bedroom window down the valley showed England at its very best. Thank-you Brenda for your kindness, your interest and your hospitality.

Martin, St ives

It was perfect! originally planned with hope for spring weather at the end of March, but turned out to be a magical winter wonderland weekend, hiking the Pennine way in deep snow and ending the day with Brenda's exquisite hearty dinner. Dipping in the hot tub in the garden surrounded by snow was also a great experience. We came from London by train and the whole trip was just 3 hours from door to door, with a short taxi ride from Bradford. Any direction you choose to walk outside the front door is stunning, and the cozy 16th century house is always great to come back to. I will be back.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Brenda Taylor

  • A walker’s paradise! The house is situated on the Pennine Way and the Bronte way and close to other interesting footpaths. A delight for walkers, bird watchers and nature lovers with spectacular views of the reservoir and surrounding hilly moorland.
  • Walk from the house through the woods to our beck (stream if your not from Yorkshire), .continue up to Ponden Kirk and have the panoramic view of the Worth Valley below you.. Take a walk on the wild side over the moors to Hebden Bridge. Choose your route.
  • Pennine Way and Bronte Way The National Museum of Film and Photography World Heritage Site -Salts Mill and village Worth Valley steam railway, .Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Wycoller Country Park and Turkish Baths in Harrogate. Skipton for the Dales
  • The Victorian spa town of Ilkley, home to the renowned Betty’s cafe, is 30 minutes drive and Saltaire, a World Heritage site, is home to the David Hockney exhibition (30 minutes drive).
  • The interesting architecture and history of the Piece Hall, Halifax, with its museum, antique & craft shops (best on Saturdays) is nearby, along with “Eureka”, children’s hands-on science museum in Halifax.
  • You can also visit Hebdon Bridge, a quaint village known for its craft shops and alternative culture, or the medieval castle at Skipton where you can take narrow boats trips on the canal.