Durker Roods Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Durker Roods Hotel is three miles from the Peak District National Park, making it a great base for walkers
  • The hotel was the former home of Sir David Brown, who owned Aston Martin and after whom the DB series of cars were named 
  • The manor dates back to 1870 -- expect traditional British décor, including original fireplaces and chandeliers

"Our room was very nice. The food was very good, and the staff were just lovely. We had our dog with us, and all the staff went out of their way to make things easy for us."
Nov 13, 2019 - Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
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Durker Roods Hotel is in the picturesque West Yorkshire village of Meltham, on the doorstep of the Peak District National Park.

The manor house dates back to 1870 and was once the private residence of Huddersfield entrepreneur Sir David Brown, who owned Aston Martin from 1946-1972, and after whom the famous DB series of cars is named. The building has maintained many of its original features, with traditional décor -- including fireplaces and chandeliers -- complemented by contemporary comforts such as free Wi-Fi. There’s also a modern restaurant serving traditional British cuisine for lunch and dinner.

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Holmfirth, which has a selection of shops and tea rooms. Tours and wine-tasting sessions are available at the award-winning Holmfirth Vineyard. Shibden Hall & Park, EUREKA! National Children's Museum, Kirklees Light Railway and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park are all around 30 minutes' drive away.

For a day trip, the Brontë Parsonage Museum in pretty Haworth, Royal Armouries Leeds, Harewood House, the Emmerdale Studio Experience, Yorkshire Wildlife Park and York Racecourse are all around an hour's drive from the hotel.

The countryside surrounding the hotel has featured in numerous British TV series and films, including "Happy Valley", "Emmerdale" and "Last of the Summer Wine", much of which was filmed in Holmfirth. There's now a museum and an open-top bus tour to showcase the famous locations from the TV series.

The area is prime hiking territory, with some of the Peak District's most famous walks within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. After a day of exploring, you can enjoy the views across the rolling hills from the hotel bar, lounge or outdoor beer garden. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Hair salon (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, free of charge, for children 2 and under.
Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Breakfast is included.
Extra bed available upon request, free of charge, for children 3 to 14.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per pet per night.

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.

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(340 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Northop Management Services (T/A Durker Roods Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.2 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Our room was very nice. The food was very good, and the staff were just lovely. We had our dog with us, and all the staff went out of their way to make things easy for us.
Other Comments
Can't believe how nice the staff all were here. When it was quiet in the bar, the barman even played with our dog. Would definitely recommend this hotel to people travelling with their dog. Food great too!
Douglas Nov 13, 2019 Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent visit to this hotel that is steeped in history and legend, very friendly staff throughout our visit with our room very clean and comfortable Evening meal and breakfast were excellent and all freshly cooked, again staff only too pleased to serve. My only comment would be that based on the link to Aston Martin and David Brown tractors I would have expected to see more memorabilia reflecting this hotel's period, this is a beautiful old building that could with a little memorabilia take things to a new level. Excellent value for money and a good location for visiting surrounding attractions
Other Comments
Nice to see a dog-friendly hotel, close by to Castle Hill, Tolson Museum, Colne Valley Museum
Neil Nov 12, 2019 Lincoln, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A beautiful old building so some areas are showing signs of wear but the room was large well decorated and comfortable. Staff were all exceptionally pleasant, helpful and efficient. Very good value deal
Other Comments
Staff were all exceptionally pleasant, helpful and efficient.
Marita Nov 10, 2019 Worthing, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Welcoming and friendly service throughout our stay. Wonderful evening meal
Other Comments
Excellent value for money
CAROL Nov 09, 2019 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean and friendly
Other Comments
Good very good.
David Nov 09, 2019 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very clean and friendly
Other Comments
Food very good
David Nov 09, 2019 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A pleasant hotel with above average food Its location for walking is superb
DOUG Nov 08, 2019 wrexham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a lovely stay, the staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was lovely and the rooms very comfy.
Other Comments
Could do with some TLC eg the front hall floors need redoing. A few pictures would help
Richard Nov 07, 2019 Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A great time had by all.
Other Comments
An excellent experience.
David Nov 07, 2019 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Rooms clean and spacious, food excellent, a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.
David Nov 07, 2019 Morpeth, United Kingdom

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