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 has held 2-AA-Rosettes for 18 years
  • Popular with celebrities, the hotel was also a filming location for the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax"

Enjoyed This
(179 Member Ratings)
"Quality food ...good service....attentive staff...."
Jan 30, 2019
ManchesterManchester, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Parking is free. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Halifax station and a 5-minute drive from the A629.

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", says 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 The Beatles and Jamie Oliver. 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 2-AA-Rosette restaurant is candlelit and oak panelled -- dinner in this "elegant" space "provides the highlight of any stay", says The AA. 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 2019

"Secluded manor house with well-crafted cooking" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2019



  • 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


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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(179 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
A very pleasant stay,good food and courteous staff
Kathryn Feb 11, 2019 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quality food ...good service....attentive staff....
Other Comments
Step back in time with a friendly and professional service......
ian Jan 30, 2019 ManchesterManchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
very good, staff excellent
Other Comments
I think al la carte is restrictive especially as hotel is remote, I think there should be other options but no complaints
brian theobald Jan 24, 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was such a lovely hotel with a lovely atmosphere the staff were so friendly, the food was great we had such a lovely stay and would go back
Other Comments
only down point was the room was too hot and with only a velux window which didn't open was a little claustrophobic
Emma Jan 21, 2019 Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel at brilliant location. Room was spotless and comfortable. Food was really nice with a good choice. Staff were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. Enjoyed everything about our stay!
Martine Jan 16, 2019 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful food, really cozy lovely atmosphere, and staff where nothing was too much trouble.
Maxine Dec 13, 2018 High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous ambience and delicious food
Other Comments
Very impressive place lovely friendly staff nothing too much trouble
Norah Nov 27, 2018 Bradford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Welcoming, food lovely, bedroom warm and cosy. Spotless bedroom and dog welcoming.
Margareth Nov 13, 2018 PrestonPreston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Surroundings / food / atmosphere
Other Comments
Attentive staff
Joyce Nov 11, 2018 Bingley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food is excellent and atmosphere in restaurant
diane Nov 04, 2018 Keighley, United Kingdom

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