HISTORIC cottages with links to the Brontes are for sale – with a guide price of £1.7 million.

The buildings, at Westfield Farm near Haworth, are being marketed as a holiday cottages business.

Previous owners of the cottage site have included well-documented friends of the Bronte family, which lived just half a mile away at the parsonage.

Haworth Parish Church – where the Rev Patrick Bronte, father of the famous literary siblings, was vicar – can be seen from the moorland spot.

“Westfield Farm is steeped in history and its owners have an archive of documents relating to its past,” said a spokesman for Blacks Business Brokers, which is marketing the buildings – home to a self-catering holiday lets business for more than 40 years.

“The farm dates back at least to the 16th century, when its owner was mentioned in the records of the Haworth Manorial Court as being bound over for failing to keep the boundaries of the property in good order!

“In the first half of the 19th century the property was owned by Joseph Greenwood, a friend of Patrick Bronte. Greenwood’s daughter Ann was a childhood friend of the Bronte sisters and, like them, died tragically young from tuberculosis.”