Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love It

  • This 17th-century manor is in the South Pennines, on the edge of Brontë country
  • The restaurant holds two AA Rosettes
  • Popular with celebrities, the hotel was also a filming location for the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax"

Enjoyed This
(300 Member Ratings)
"the hotel itself was so beautiful and the gardens were a delight ."
Jul 11, 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The A629 is less than a 5-minute drive from the hotel and the nearest railway station is Halifax, a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Set in West Yorkshire, close to Halifax and the rugged South Pennine countryside, this ivy-clad Jacobean manor is "delightful" (The AA). On the edge of the area known as Brontë country -- for its association with the famous literary sisters -- the property is no stranger to celebrity guests, having hosted Jamie Oliver and The Beatles. It also featured in the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax".

The hotel is on the outskirts of Halifax, where the villages surrounding the town blend into the Yorkshire countryside. It is around 45 minutes' drive from the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Peak District National Park.

The 17th-century property retains many of its original features, including open fireplaces and stone mullioned windows. Keep an eye out for the stone Maltese cross above the hotel's central gable, which denotes that at one time the estate was in the hands of the ancient Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem.

The hotel's "elegant" candlelit and oak-panelled 2-AA-Rosette restaurant uses local produce -- The AA says, "dinner provides the highlight of any stay". Long Bar serves local ales on tap and cocktails.

Rooms have Wi-Fi and room service is available 24 hours a day.

From the press:

"Public rooms, adorned with beautiful paintings and antique pieces, include a choice of inviting lounges" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2018

"Secluded manor house with well-crafted cooking" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2018



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Public car park


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request and in House Double Rooms only: £10 per night for children aged 2 and under, £20 per night for children aged 3 to 11. No extra bed available for older children and adults. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices and please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to confirm the age of the extra child.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per day on checkout. They are not allowed in the restaurant.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(300 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.0 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
the hotel itself was so beautiful and the gardens were a delight .
vanda Jul 11, 2018 Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The historic building and beautiful garden. Staff were very friendly and efficient.
Tracy Jul 01, 2018 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food
Sharon Jun 21, 2018 Southport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great ambiance,lovely staff and excellent food from well designed menus.
Other Comments
Hope to return.
Thomas Jun 24, 2018 Shoreham-By-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Old Building was outstanding, lots of History and well looked after, very clean.
Other Comments
We were very lucky with the weather, it would have been quiet with nothing to do if wet outside. Also the evening menu was quite expensive .
Lorraine Jun 15, 2018 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience of being in the very old hotel, and the wonderful garden.
Other Comments
Food very good, but would prefer a wider choice of evening meals.
Irene Jun 22, 2018 Carnforth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was really good
Other Comments
The food was excellent but rather overpriced for the main menu
ANN Jun 11, 2018 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Have stayed three times now and always found the food and staff very good.
Guy Jun 14, 2018 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience
Other Comments
The hotel and gardens are fabulous. The room very comfortable and immaculately clean. The evening meal in the restaurant was excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Linda Jun 09, 2018 Kendal, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Dinner was delicious. Room very comfortable.
Other Comments
Perhaps winter weight duvets at the end of May are a bit overkill.
Alison May 30, 2018 RH16 3LU, United Kingdom

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