Noted for it's two magnificent houses - Manor Farm, an H-shaped timber framed building built in 1775 and Bedstone Court designed by Thomas Harris and built around 1884 for Sir Henry Ripley, MP for Bradford.
Manor Farm and many of the cottages were part of the Ripley estate. The original farmhouse was built about 1350. It has a cruck hall with added box-framed cross-wings. The central truss of the hall survives to this day.
The Rilpleys moved to Bedstone from Yorkshire in 1870. Bedstone Court, built for them was a calendar house having 365 windows. This was one of the first houses in the area to have electricity. There was an estate saw yard, and a wheelwright and a blacksmith in the village.