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
(301 Member Ratings)
"Stunning Building and very comfortable public rooms. Excellent gardens."
May 19, 2018
Nottingham, 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 24 hours

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.

Enjoyed This
(301 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
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Stunning Building and very comfortable public rooms. Excellent gardens.
Other Comments
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Chris May 19, 2018 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Staff are exceptional
Sandra May 18, 2018 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely building with lots of great bars and eating areas. We particularly liked the beautiful garden at the front.
Janet May 17, 2018 Llandudno, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere, restaurant food.
MRS LINA May 14, 2018 Swindon, United Kingdom
Other Comments
generally good. One of the starters was very poor. It would have been good if when ordering cheese and wine they hadn't arrived 10 minutes apart.
Peter May 15, 2018 YorkYork, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Perfect in every way
Susan May 13, 2018 Chorley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic food, wonderful ambience
Other Comments
Excellent staff- pleasant, polite and helpful
Pauleen May 03, 2018 Richmond, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable rooms, plenty of parking, excellent dinner and breakfast, friendly staff
Karen May 09, 2018 Chichester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food lovely restaurant and bar area in a beautiful hotel
Other Comments
The staff were very polite and helpfull
Lynne May 13, 2018 Lytham Saint AnnesLytham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Particularly liked the old building, the antique furnishings & the pretty garden
May 04, 2018 Penrith, United Kingdom

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