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 – we held our wedding
reception here that July 11, and 100 people danced upstairs at the ceilidh.
We were slightly worried about the floorboards, but this house is made of
stern stuff.

Julie worked as journalist on women’s magazines for many years before having
children, retraining as a teacher, then opening Ponden to guests. Steve owns
SNX Ltd, an Isle-of-Man-based renewable technology and energy services
company www.snx.im.

Between us we love walking, birdwatching, local history, ‘collecting’ art
galleries, making things, FC Halifax Town, golfing, baking, Scandinavian
music and, of course, anything to do with the Brontes.

We have two children, who are delighted to help out with serving your
breakfast, and making your stay as enjoyable as possible!