Ponden Hall, the 17th century home in West Yorkshire, England said to have inspired Wuthering Heights is for sale. For literary lovers with a cool $1.62 million to spare, it could be yours!
Ponden Hall’s library was a monumental resource for the Brontë sisters, their brother Branwell and father Patrick. The house itself is widely accepted to be the inspiration for the interiors of both Emily Brontë’s book, Wuthering Heights, and Anne Brontë’s novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. It has nine bedrooms and has been renovated by its present owners, who run it as a bed and breakfast.
The current main guest bedroom houses a tiny single-paned window. This is said to be the window that inspired Emily Brontë’s story of Cathy’s ghost in Wuthering Heights, clawing at the glass, desperate to get in to where the novel’s narrator Lockwood was sleeping.
The new buyer can enjoy relaxing in the formal walled gardens, which have a variety of beautiful seating areas, mature trees and shrubs. There is also a separate large walled garden with lawn and borders, accessed from the lane, and a private courtyard area that can be accessed from the kitchen. The Brontë Parsonage Museum is also located in the nearby village of Haworth and it draws literary fans to the area.
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