'Like sitting on top of the world': former family home of Ted Hughes up for sale

A house in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire, that once belonged to the family of Ted Hughes, and of which Sylvia Plath wrote in a letter to her mother, “Up here it is like sitting on top of the world'', is for sale.

The three-bedroom, detached house is called The Beacon, and in estate agent parlance “enjoys superb, uninterrupted views”.

It had great significance for Ted Hughes. According to the u...

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