A collection of homes & retirement apartments for sale in Haworth, West Yorkshire
One of England’s finest hill villages, Haworth enjoys stunning panoramic views across the Pennine moorlands.
Its rugged setting inspired the Brontë sisters – Charlotte, Emily and Anne – to write some of the greatest masterpieces in English literature, including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. The sisters lived most of their short but productive lives in the parsonage, now the Grade I Listed Brontë Parsonage Museum on Church Street. Having moved there in 1820, the girls’ father served as curate at St. Michael and All Angels Church, the only known medieval building in the village.
Haworth’s conservation area is a fascinating mix of weavers’ cottages, Victorian houses, workshops, mills, chapels and churches in various architectural styles. The village’s steep topography contrasts significantly with the area of outstanding natural beauty which envelops it.
Sweeping through the picturesque valleys of the River Worth and Bridgehouse Beck is the Keighley and Worth Valley steam railway line, which famously featured in the 1970 film version of The Railway Children. Haworth station is one of six stops on the 5-mile line from Keighley to Oxenhope.
Haworth enjoys a close-knit community and a range of good and outstanding nearby schools.
Each year, the village hosts a 1940s weekend, where locals and visitors don wartime attire for a host of nostalgic events.
Good transport links offer ease of access to the nearby cities of Bradford and Leeds, as well as the beautiful spa town of Harrogate.