Overview & description

This grand Jacobean Manor was built in 1633 and is a four star, independently owned hotel, packed full of character and history.

Attractive and Historic

Holdsworth House stands in three acres of attractive grounds and offers beautiful architecture, stone mullioned windows, pretty courtyards and well-kept gardens. Located three miles north of Halifax and close to scenic Bronte Country, Holdsworth House is popular with film companies and photographers, as well as those seeking a relaxing short break.

Packed Full of Features

In this historic house you'll find open fires, cosy lounges, fine antiques and tapestries that together create a sense of history, calm and comfort. There are 38 charming en suite bedrooms, all are individually furnished and some are dog friendly.

2AA Red Rosette Restaurant

Dinner is served by candlelight in the exquisite 17th Century, oak panelled restaurant, which has held 2 AA Rosettes for over 16 years. Choose from tried and tested local favourites or opt for something extra special - perfect for fine dining connoisseurs.  The Long Bar has a wide selection of wines, whiskeys, cocktails and soft drinks and offers a cosy atmosphere at the end of the day.

Camera Friendly

The manor house has always been the premier choice in the area for famous guests since the ‘60s, and remains so today. More recently the manor has been popular with film companies including Jamie Oliver and the BBC; the hotel also featured in the BAFTA-winning TV show Last Tango in Halifax.

Yorkshire's Best Scenery and Attractions Nearby

Within a short drive you’ll discover a host of Yorkshire’s top attractions as well as some stunning countryside. Explore The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Eureka! National Children’s Museum, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway for a day out full of culture, the arts and heritage.

All overnight guests benefit from free onsite parking and free wifi. Under 10 miles from the M62, Bradford, Huddersfield and Haworth, Holdsworth House feels a world apart from the bustle of everyday life.

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Facilities available at Holdsworth House Hotel

  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Pets Accepted
  • Child Friendly

Current Offers

Hockney Art Lovers' Break

2017 is a big year for David Hockney fans. In July the Bradford-born artist turns 80 and the region’s galleries are putting on exhibitions to celebrate his success.

There are two places in Yorkshire where you’ll be able to see original works by David Hockney. So if you missed out on tickets to the Hockney Exhibition at The Tate in London, take a short break to Yorkshire and see the landscapes portrayed in many of his works.

Salts Mill in Saltaire, Shipley (near Bradford) houses ‘The Arrival of Spring’ – a collection of 49 original works by Hockney drawn on his iPad and printed at enormous scale. Salts Mill is a wonderful day out. The incredible mills encompass art galleries, a brilliant book shop, designer home store, cafes and much more.

Cartwright Art Gallery in Bradford is opening a brand new gallery in July 2017, in honour of the city’s most famous son. The David Hockney Gallery will house a permanent display of the unrivalled collection of early work owned by the city and will include sketches, paintings, iPad drawings, prints and photographs from Hockney’s life and career and from when he was living and studying in Bradford.

“I used to love going to Cartwright Hall as a kid, it was the only place in Bradford I could see real paintings.” – David Hockney

Holdsworth House in Halifax has put together a two night package that includes accommodation, cream tea on arrival, dinner on one evening (£60.00 allowance per couple), full Yorkshire breakfast each morning and a copy of the Royal Academy of Arts book on Hockney works “A Yorkshire Sketchbook”. The break is from £179.50 per couple per night, based on two people sharing a room*.

Visitors from London should take the direct Grand Central train from London to Halifax; Holdsworth House is just five minutes by taxi from the station. Or if you’re driving we have plenty of car parking on site. Salts Mill and Cartwright Hall are both under 30 minutes drive from Holdsworth House.

Terms & Conditions

Minimum two night stay. A limited number of rooms may be allocated to the offer, once this allocation has been sold you may be offered an alternative rate. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer or promotion. Includes cream tea on day of arrival and dinner on the first or second night. All extras to be settled on departure. Includes a copy of A Yorkshire Sketchbook subject to available stock. Standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Valid from 23/03/2017 to 30/09/2017

* Bookings and offers are provided by a third party with no affiliation with Welcome to Yorkshire


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  • AA Rosettes