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For sale: the historic home that inspired Wuthering Heights

We're pleased to report that the ghost of Heathcliff is NOT included in the purchase of this property...
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 22-03-2022 14:00pm

Calling all literature lovers: the property that reportedly inspired Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights is for sale.

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Whilst the epic love story might be fictional, the property that inspired it certainly isn't: in fact, the 5,000sqft Ponden Hall, situated in Keighley, West Yorkshire, could be yours for a neat £1.25 million.


With parts of the property dating back to the 16th century, Ponden Hall is rich in historic features: think rough stone walls, dark wooden beams, authentic fireplaces and more!


Currently operating as a bed-and-breakfast, the nine-bedroom property actually has extensive connections to the Brontë family: it is thought to have also inspired Anne's novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, whilst the Brontë patriarch, Patrick, is known to have frequented its library. 

Want to take a closer look inside? See the property's listing in full on Fine & Country.

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Katie Byrne


Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.