Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love It

  • This 17th-century Jacobean manor is set in Brontë country in the South Pennines
  • The restaurant has held two AA Rosettes for the past 16 years
  • Popular with celebrities, the hotel was also a filming location for the BBC's "Last Tango in Halifax"

96% (129 Member Ratings)

"Everything place building food and room"
Mar 16, 2017
Doncaster, 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 10-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 in West Yorkshire's rugged South Pennines, this "delightful" (The AA) ivy-clad Jacobean manor retains many of its original features, including open fireplaces and stone mullioned windows. On the edge of the area known as Brontë country -- for its association with the famous literary sisters -- the 17th-century Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant is no stranger to celebrity guests, having previously 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, in 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.

When at the hotel, keep an eye out for the stone Maltese cross above the central gable. This cross 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 "elegent" candlelit and oak-panelled 2-AA-Rosette restaurant uses local produce -- The AA says "dinner provides the highlight of any stay". Long Bar offers non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, including local ales on tap and cocktails.

Rooms have Wi-Fi access and 24-hour room service.

From the press:

"Public rooms, adorned with beautiful paintings and antique pieces, include a choice of inviting lounges" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • 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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Customer Service available 24 hours

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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96% Positive
(129 Member Reviews)
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
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everything place building food and room
van Mar 16, 2017 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The amazing food in the restaurant, and the extremely friendly staff.
Other Comments
We went there on the recommendation of friends who'd had afternoon teas there, and also evening meals.
Barbara Mar 15, 2017 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good areas to sit and chat to friends
Other Comments
Grounds smaller than portrayed​
Anthony Mar 11, 2017 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A very enjoyable stay. We liked everything!
Janet Mar 07, 2017 Southport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything! Rooms, food, staff.
Other Comments
Will certainly go back to this hotel. Fabulous experience.
Susan Feb 01, 2017 Morpeth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very friendly, beautiful setting
Keith Jan 15, 2017 Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
LYNSEY Jan 09, 2017 RIPLEY, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was full of old world charm
Other Comments
The overnight stay was exceptional, the warm welcome continued throughout our stay with every member of staff being friendly yet professional in their duties.
Ian Dec 18, 2016 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food, the ambiance, the comfort, the restaurant and specially the staff were all excellent.
Other Comments
a wonderful weekend with friends. The head waiter went out of his way to make sure our every need was met. The staff are first class.
peter Dec 11, 2016 Rhuddlan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was first class. The staff are all so pleasant, they go the extra mile with everything. Right from arrival with our mulledwine and mince pie then on to afternoon tes, this hotel delivered with everything. I just loved it. The room was excellent and the bed 'very' comfortable.
Other Comments
The quality of the food was excellent, the service wonderful, a lovely meal is possible within the allowance of the voucher.
peter Dec 11, 2016 Rhuddlan, United Kingdom

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