Walshaw Lodge

Splendidly isolated, this former shooting lodge has been transformed by music into a Bronte home 

Cradled in National Trust land, Walshaw Lodge is the ultimate setting for a Wuthering Heights-inspired West Yorkshire break. Built in the 19th Century as a hunting lodge for the surrounding grouse moors, Walshaw Lodge has been transformed by music. No fewer than three grand pianos can be found on the ground floor, while the guest rooms have now been extensively restored to provide luxurious accommodation in the heart of open countryside. There are extensive views of the Hardcastle Crags and the Pennine Way passes through the grounds.

Step inside and you’ll find a welcoming world of culture and warmth, with living areas filled with antiques and art. Three staircases lead up to the guest bedrooms which are individually designed and full of character, tastefully equipped with crisp bed linens and carefully chosen furnishings. Most guest bedrooms have en-suite facilities which can feature bathtubs or showers: take your pick when making your reservation.

Breakfasts are served in the quietly elegant dining room. Each day’s menu is tailored to guests’ personal taste, using locally-sourced ingredients cooked to perfection.

The dining room comes into its own again in the evenings: in this remote setting you’d struggle to find anywhere else to eat, and your hostess will, if asked, prepare spectacular and delicious three- or four-course meals.

Your hostess here is a busy pianist, actively playing at an international level. If requested she will perform pre-dinner recitals, perhaps playing one of the many compositions written specifically for her.

Your B&B Hosts

Walshaw Lodge has been in the Savile family for generations and is now the family home of Canadian-born Margaret, a busy professional pianist and a warm and ebullient hostess. She loves entertaining and the lodge often plays host to visiting musicians for refined festivals of classical music. In between concerts and preparing delicious meals for guests she likes walking Pickle, her friendly little dog.


Getting to Walshaw Lodge is half the adventure: despite being within an hour of Manchester or Leeds it feels impossibly remote. The Satnav will bring you to the back door. Otherwise follow signs to  Keighley, then Midgehole/ Hardcastle Crags ( marked no through road). When you come to the National Trust gate, with car park on right, go straight ahead up through the trees. Do not turn right as directed by satnav. Half way to the houses you pass Gibson‘s Mill on your left, the oldest mill in Yorkshire. Hebden Bridge, ‘The funkiest place to live in Europe’, is close by.

01422 842 275


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The Hon Mrs Margaret Lumley-Savile
Walshaw Lodge
, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7AX, England

Tel: 01422 842 275
Mob: 0777 327 8477
Email: margaret@lumley-savile.com
Website: www.facebook.com/walshawlodge/


Room Rate, based on 2 people sharing including breakfast of your choice

Super King room for two: £175

Twin bed standard for two: £175

Single occupancy: £105

Luxury Suite (comprising super king bed, dressing room with spare bed, en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath:£250

Dinner (by arrangement), per person, £35 for a 3-course meal, £40 for 4 courses.