THORPE HOUSE is situated in the rural heart of West Yorkshire within minutes of Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge and Halifax. This original 18-century mill owner’s mansion has achieved a Grade II listing and been elegantly restored throughout, merging many original features with modern luxuries.
The property stands in its own private grounds surrounded by dense woodland around an impressive private lake. Guests can enjoy quality local produce for breakfast whilst overlooking the grounds or relax in fine surroundings in their elegant bedrooms or our comfortable period lounge.
We are three sisters looking after our former home that was bought by our parents in 1957. They started the renovation work. Growing up at Thorpe House was a big adventure for small girls. We swam in the weed filled lake, dammed up the stream, climbed trees and hid in the tangled undergrowth. During the winter our father soaked the footpath with water to make the most tremendous icy slide. A fallen tree and an old door were fashioned to make a see-saw for us.
Of the three of us, Cyan has a real interest in gardening and wild life but loves socializing with guests at breakfast, Carole is passionate about the cleanliness of our accommodation and the quality of our full English breakfasts and Pamela is largely front of house taking care of administration.
The house has been described by one of our guests as ‘a lovely place which puts its arms around you and gives you a hug’. It took lots of hard work to create the elegant and relaxing ambience of the place, sourcing original colours, materials and talented craftsmen to decorate the individual rooms. All the renovations are true to the history of the House (take a special look at the old Housekeeper’s room and the walk-in wardrobes.) The cantilever staircase frequently gets a ‘wow’ when guests arrive and the Georgian formality has been called the ‘Downton feel’ by guests.