Halifax, United Kingdom

Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love It

  • This 17th-century Jacobean manor in Brontë country is less than 20 minutes' drive from their former home in Haworth
  • The restaurant has held 2 AA Rosettes for the past 16 years
  • It has been a filming location for the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax" drama
  • Parking & Wi-Fi are free

95% (137 Member Ratings)

"So many things: the welcoming and friendly staff, the lovely building, the food, our upgrade, the late checkout....."
Nov 22, 2016
BOLTON, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Leeds Bradford airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel. The nearest railway station is Halifax. The hotel is a 7-minute drive from the station. A taxi to the hotel will cost £10-£13, each way. Parking on site is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Set near South Pennines countryside on the outskirts of Halifax -- an area known as Brontë country for its association with the famous literary sisters -- the "delightful" (The AA) 17th-century Holdsworth House Hotel has hosted celebrity guests including Jamie Oliver and The Beatles (who checked in for John Lennon's 24th birthday). The hotel also recently featured in the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax".

There are oodles of historic touches in this Jacobean manor, including open fireplaces, oak panelling, stone-mullioned windows and the more curious wig cupboards. Look out for the stone Maltese cross, indicating that the property had links to the knights' Order of St John of Jerusalem.

Room furnishings are in keeping with the hotel's period features. The AA Hotel Guide, which has awarded the hotel two Rosettes for the last 16 years in a row, says that dinner in the hotel's candlelit oak-walled restaurant is "the highlight of any stay". It is also recommended on Jamie Oliver's Guide to the Best of British Food mobile app. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and features dishes using thoughtfully sourced ingredients such as Easingwold pork tenderloin and local Yorkshire cheeses.

The hotel has free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.



  • 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 check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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 under 3, £20 per night for children aged 3 to 11. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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137 Member Reviews
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Enjoyed Most: So many things: the welcoming and friendly staff, the lovely building, the food, our upgrade, the late checkout.....
Margaret Nov 22, 2016 BOLTON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The service and atmosphere were fantastic!
Other Comments: I would recommend this highly - it was a wonderful peaceful break with outstanding service, comfort and food.
Keith Nov 17, 2016 Blacburn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Holdsworth House is a beautiful old property. ( It's sad that old establishments have to sell off their land for property developers). That said the it is a House possessing much character with intricate patterns of the box hedging to compliment the historic frontage of this period House. Staff were friendly and helpful, ready to provide assistance when required. The restaurant food which we ordered was excellent. We were able to enjoy our dining experience in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The wine list was extensive and more than sufficient to meet the needs of those with a discerning palate. The hungry hunter would not have been disappointed in the breakfast bar provision with a Full English Breakfast - cooked to perfection to follow. Toast, tea and coffee. A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience is to be enjoyed here.
Other Comments: I would highly recommend anyone considering taking a break at Holdsworth House Hotel not to hesitate further. You'll enjoy the excellent food, customer service and cleanliness of the bedrooms.
Paul Nov 15, 2016 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The lovely ambience and friendly,attentive staff. Delicious food
Helen Nov 14, 2016 Market Drayton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Whole experience
John Nov 06, 2016 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Everything about this hotel is fabulous. The staff - so friendly and helpful, the hotel was very clean, bedroom had lots of space and very comfortable. The food was excellent - delicious sauces!!
Other Comments: The gardener should be commended as he showed us round his well kept garden and told us lots about the history and features we could see outside. Thank you so much.
carol Nov 02, 2016 Lancaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: V friendly approachable staff. Lovely homely decor and furnishings.
Other Comments: V gd travel zoo deal - so much included- cream read delicious
Ian M Nov 01, 2016 Wirral, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely building, great service.
martyn Oct 31, 2016 BROUGH, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: An excellent break. Very friendly helpful staff. Superb food. Clean and tidy rooms.
Robert Oct 28, 2016 Ascot, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Brilliant experience. The hotel is a lovely building with oldy world charm but all modern conveniences. The food was delicious and the staff were polite and welcoming with good customer service.
Wendy Oct 27, 2016 Wigton, United Kingdom

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