Healey House was built in 1802 and has been the family home of the Brooke family, who have been wool cloth makers since 1541- the oldest family business father to son in the UK.
The house has recently been sensitively restored by the family to provide a classical period property with 21st-century amenities, including a new kitchen, 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and full central heating. It can sleep up to 18 people.
The house lies in a secluded valley and is set in 30 acres of mixed woodland and meadows. A perfect place to have a house party to celebrate with family and friends, you will be able to enjoy the unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity which the house affords as a sanctuary away from the busyness of modern life.
Three generations of artists have lived in the house and some of the watercolours on the wall have inspired the choice of the bedroom names, each named after a garden flower. Work by these artists adorn the walls.
The house is on the edge of the Peak National Park and the Pennine Way and numerous fine hill walks are near at hand. Local cultural attractions include The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth Gallery and Bronte Parsonage. For those who are sports fans Manchester City is 40 mins away and Manchester United 50 mins away. The cities of York, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool are an easy train or car journey away.
The House is used as a Christian retreat centre 4 weeks a year. We regret we do not have a licence for Weddings. There is no smoking in or outside the house and no pets can be brought into the house as the house has recently been newly redecorated.