Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

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Claire Stapleton
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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
(304 Member Ratings)
"Beautiful gardens, relaxed atmosphere"
23. May 2018
Blackpool, UK


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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(304 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
Beautiful gardens, relaxed atmosphere
David 23. May 2018 Blackpool, UK
Enjoyed Most
Everything was good. Sitting outside was lovely. The staff were exceptional. Food was good although food and drinks are a bit expensive
Colin 23. May 2018 Doncaster, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely building with lots of great bars and eating areas. We particularly liked the beautiful garden at the front.
Janet 17. May 2018 Llandudno, UK
Enjoyed Most
Stunning Building and very comfortable public rooms. Excellent gardens.
Other Comments
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Chris 19. May 2018 Nottingham, UK
Enjoyed Most
The relaxed atmosphere in tranquil surroundings.
Other Comments
Excellent food coupled with fine service from very friendly staff. The small gardens at the front of the hotel were delightful and were in keeping with the tradition of the Hotel's age and profile.
Anne 22. May 2018 Chorley, UK
Other Comments
Staff are exceptional
Sandra 18. May 2018 Liverpool, UK
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere, restaurant food.
MRS LINA 14. May 2018 Swindon, UK
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable rooms, plenty of parking, excellent dinner and breakfast, friendly staff
Karen 09. May 2018 Chichester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good food lovely restaurant and bar area in a beautiful hotel
Other Comments
The staff were very polite and helpfull
Lynne 13. May 2018 Lytham Saint AnnesLytham, UK
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 15. May 2018 YorkYork, UK

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