High above Stanbury, on the edge of the moor the Brontes knew and loved, we overlook Ponden Reservoir, where no two days are the same, but every day is beautiful.
Now you can share some of that Bronte experience by staying in one of our three unique rooms.
We are Steve Brown and Julie Akhurst, and we’ve lived at Ponden Hall since 1998, moving in exactly a month before we got married.
“Ponden Hall is surrounded by the beautiful, rolling greenery of the Yorkshire countryside. I visited for a tour around the hall whose stunning architecture dates back to the 1500s. Ponden Hall is mindful of its literary and historical traditions and provides a pleasant and truly memorable experience. I’m sure I will be returning in the future.”
Everyone should visit Ponden Hall. For me, the initial draw was the house’s literary ties, and it didn’t disappoint there: there are period details everywhere to stir up the imagination.
What really surprised me was the warmth of the place – it was nothing like the forbidding Wuthering Heights depicted in the novel! I couldn’t think of a more welcoming, cosy and comfortable place to spend a hard-earned break.
Faith & Owen
There are just a couple of tickets left for a ghostly Brontë evening this Hallowe’en, Saturday October 31, at 7pm, here at Ponden Hall.
Jim Murphy from Wigan stayed last night with his wife Caroline and son Damon in the Heaton Room, and as he left handed me a folded piece of lined paper.
An odd thing about the hamlet of Ponden, is that, although tiny, it seems to have been involved in one way or another with many of the major happenings of the area.
In this special year of Emily Brontë’s bicentenary, we are delighted to have the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s Principal Curator, author and historian Ann Dinsdale, speak at Pon