PLACES TO STAY
ASHMOUNT COUNTRY HOUSE, HAWORTH
Well located for easy access to the Brontë Parsonage Museum and everything else Haworth has to offer, this Victorian hotel has great views of the dramatic, sheep- dotted landscape from its 12 bedrooms, most of which have grand four-poster beds. In midwinter you can warm yourself in front of the lounge fire, while browsing the Brontës’ works (ashmounthaworth.co.uk).
WEAVERS GUESTHOUSE, HAWORTH
Set up by young couple Josie and Brendan two years ago, Weavers is housed in three 18th-century former weavers’ cottages that have been converted into a welcoming guesthouse with exposed beans and flagstone floors. Some of the bedrooms even have views of Brontë Parsonage Museum (weaversguesthouse.co.uk).
THE COUNTRY LIVING HOTEL ST GEORGE, HARROGATE
An hour’s drive from Haworth is the historic spa town of Harrogate, home to one of Country Living’s exclusive hotels. A stone’s throw from shops and tearooms, St George is a grand Georgian building, featuring an elegant drawing room with huge bay windows. The bedrooms, many of which have period features, combine luxury touches with Cl-inspired design (countrylivinghotels.com).