Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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
"Had a great time, very relaxing place to stay."
Dec 17, 2019 - Coalville, United Kingdom
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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.



  • 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
(42 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Exceptional service.
JOANNE Feb 29, 2020 Barnsley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Had a great time, very relaxing place to stay.
Other Comments
Just one build, the poached eggs at breakfast were hard and not very warm.
Adam Dec 17, 2019 Coalville, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hotel very nice but 'old fashioned' as you would(should) expect. Maybe in need of some re-decoration in some places, but nothing major and nothing to spoil your stay at all. Lovely gardens to sit in with your glass of wine. on a bus route into Halifax if that's what you prefer (a couple of miles away) which has something definitely to offer. the 'fine dining' experience was expensive as you would expect, but very nice.
David Sep 11, 2019 BurnleyBurnley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Had a lovely 2night stay atHoldsworth house, everything about it was superb, the house the grounds, the rooms , the staff and food all excellent
Mrs M Jun 30, 2019 CoventryCoventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff & excellent service.
Other Comments
Excellent food. Staff gave us a 30th Anniversary plate decorated in chocolate, with strawberries/blackberries and fudge/truffle. A lovely touch, much appreciated. Excellent service.
Kevan Jun 18, 2019 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The efficiency and helpfulness of the staff and the food.
Other Comments
This is a lovely hotel. The location was not quite what we expected (probably due to film editing on Last Tango in Halifax) as we thought it would be more "in the country", but it was very quiet. I am not sure we had the expected "house room" but we didn't query that since having a quiet room was more important to us and that may be why we were where we were. All the staff were very good and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was excellent!
Mary Jun 01, 2019 Billericay, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Only issue was really creaky bed and smaller than were used to. Everything else great.
Peter May 31, 2019 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Its character and ambiance both inside and out
Other Comments
We just love the pleasant character and excellent stall at this hotel which is one of our favourites. This was, I think, our fourth visit.
John May 26, 2019 Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Amazing food, very friendly staff
Other Comments
Room was exceptionally hot
Rosie May 05, 2019 Chester le Street, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Historic house full of original features and character. Food was very enjoyable and the staff were very pleasant.
Lesley Apr 27, 2019 Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

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