Thurst House Farm

Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1422 822820
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£50 - £200
per night

Pennine farmhouse with snug bedrooms, good food and gracious hosts. You’re deep into Calderdale here, a much underrated neck of the woods


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£50 - £200 per night

The Experience

It feels wonderfully remote on this hillside – 900 feet high, so there’s weather but the views are fabulous. Great walking territory, including from the door, and wildlife thrives – spot curlews, owls, roe deer, redwings, dippers and mistle thrushes.

Sit by the open fire in winter, retire to a comfy brass bed topped with antique linen. Judith loves cooking, so you’ll have homemade bread, marmalade and granola, coddled eggs, full cooked with all the local trimmings. Dinners too, perhaps lamb shanks with potato cakes and spinach – just the thing for walkers who’ve trekked the Calderdale or Pennine Way.

The garden has masses of roses, a hammock to snooze in… Those long views over hill and moor promote stillness and peace – booking one of Judith’s Reiki therapies will complete your break from the bustle.

Thurst House Farm - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Inspiring views over the fields and hills
  • The polished antiques and the deeply traditional, lived in family feel
  • The therapies on request - and the gingery, buttery homemade biscuits
Thurst House Farm - Gallery

You should know

  • No-TV policy and WiFi only available in the dining room
  • One of the shower rooms is a tight space


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £50
1 Single
1 Double
1 Family room for 4
From £100


Booking information

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Other details
Family room is 2 interconnecting twins. No charge for children under 4.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner, 4 courses, £25. BYO. Packed lunch £5. Restaurants within 0.5 miles.


The handsome old stone, mullion-windowed building has huge kerb appeal and the interior doesn’t disappoint. The décor is deeply traditional, with family photos on the walls and window ledges, along with fresh flowers and magazines. Lovers of antiques will appreciate the tasteful furniture accumulated over a lifetime. Long views from most rooms over hill and moor promote a sense of stillness, and although the house is on a lane, it’s traffic-light. A range of therapies along with the ‘no TV’ policy and restricted broadband makes Thurst House Farm a proper retreat from modern life

Amanda, Sawday's inspector

What a wonderful, relaxing and comfortable stay in the holiday cottage. Having stayed in the house with a lovely B & B experience last year Judith showed us the holiday cottage and we thought we must try it out. We brought our dog which was great and all the comforts of home were provided with a lovely view of the rolling hills. Great walks right on the doorstep or with a little drive away. Also we were offered an opt in for breakfast in the house if we wanted a more comfortable stay.

Cosmo, London

Super stay, lovely location, great hosts. Kedgeree to die for!

Sue, Gosport

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The neighbourhood

The house is in the middle of the countryside surrounded by farming communities. It's close to the Calderdale Way and the Pennine Way. There are two pubs within walking distance. The nearest shops are in Ripponden (a five-minute drive). Halifax (‘The Shoreditch of the North’) is a 20-minute drive: The Piece Hall, Square Chapel and Minster - great landmarks and venues with lots happening; independent shops, bars, restaurants, live music, art, theatre and film.

Local points of interest from David & Judith Marriott

  • The Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway.
  • In Halifax - the Piece Hall is a listed 18th century listed quadrangle where local spinners took their cloth to be sold piece by piece. Halifax is also home to Eureka, children's hands-on museum.
  • The Imperial War Museum, Manchester.
  • The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton nr Wakefield (off junction 38 on M1) - see exhibits by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, etc. Also visit the Hepworth Wakefield gallery.
  • The Bronte Museum, Howarth.


David & Judith Marriott

The Marriotts have been doing B&B for decades and Thurst House Farm is a relaxed, friendly home. Cooking is Judith's passion, being a trained chef, and she'll create delicious meals for you. She's also a Reiki practitioner and can provide treatments. David was a bedding manufacturer so all the beds are handmade and top notch.