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Brontë sisters’ childhood home turned cafe is now for sale

Some original features remain intact

Brontë sisters’ childhood home turned cafe Emily’s/Instagram

Brontëmaniacs rejoice! Not only can you sip tea in the dining room where literary lions Charlotte, Emily, and Anne were born—you can own it, too. The young Brontë sisters lived at 72-74 Market Street in the U.K. village of Thornton from 1815 to 1820. For many years, the Yorkshire home served as a museum on the sisters, who are famous novelists and poets known for their respective novels Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

The 1802 structure was transformed from an apartment building into a cafe and single-family home by its current owners, who are now looking to sell it for about £250,000 ($338,000). The cafe—named Emily’s—brings in about $66,000 a year and is open four days a week.

“We stripped the property back to a shell and redid it: new flooring, damp works, roof repairs, new heating throughout, extensive repairs to the timber sash windows, new bathroom suite and a full internal decoration,” owner Mark De Lucas tells The Telegraph. “We created it from nothing, really.”

But some original details remain in the home, including its timber staircase, several fireplaces, and the stone slab floor leading to the drawing room.


Via: The Spaces