A HOUSE which once belonged to the Bronte family doctor is up for sale.

Ashmount, in Mytholmes Lane, Haworth, was built around 160 years ago and was home to Dr Amos Ingham.

In more recent times, the property – which has a sale guide price of £800,000 – has been a popular bed and breakfast and events venue.

According to Dacre, Son & Hartley, which is handling the sale, the ten-bedroom detached house "enjoys breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside" and is "full of character period features".

Ian Bradbury, director at the estate agency, says: "This is a well-known property close to the bustling centre of Haworth and all its attractions, as well as its glorious countryside, which attracts thousands of tourists every year and was the inspiration for many of the Bronte sisters’ world-famous poems and novels.

"Although Ashmount has been a popular five-star bed and breakfast in recent years and hosted many events and weddings, it now has planning permission to be sold as a single, very spacious residential dwelling, which offers buyers numerous compelling options.

"The property’s ground floor consists of a stunning entrance hallway, three reception rooms, kitchen, laundry room, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a separate WC.

"There are five ensuite bedrooms on the first floor, and on the second floor there is a self-contained apartment with a lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

"The property also has a generous cellar with five storage rooms. Outside there are extensive gardens, vast lawns, mature trees, shrubbery, colourful flowerbeds, a delightful paved seating area, Victorian folly and large parking area."

Born in Heptonstall in 1827, Dr Ingham was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons and became Haworth village surgeon from 1852.

Serving as doctor to the Brontes, he was understood to be the source of a story that the troubled sibling Branwell had accidentally set fire to his bed after a drunken episode, resulting in him having to share a bed from then on with father Patrick.

Dr Ingham was in attendance on the death of Jane Eyre author Charlotte on March 31, 1855, and signed her death certificate.

During his time in Haworth, Dr Ingham married Mary Akeroyd at St Michael & All Angels' Church, in the village.

He died in 1889.

* For more details about Ashmount and its sale particulars, contact Dacre Son & Hartley – visit dacres.co.uk or call 01535 611511.