Back in September, I was surprised with a holiday to Crete in Greece for my 21st. Just as I thought the holiday had come to an end as we drove home from Manchester Airport on Friday the 20th, I was surprised again with a night at the Holdsworth House Hotel, just on the suburban fringe of Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Holdsworth House Hotel, is a historic Jacobean manor, and four-star hotel set within the stunning, secluded grounds and gardens. . It has been independently owned since 1633. One little fun fact about the hotel is that it is hotel that appeared in the TV series, the Last Tango in Halifax, Jamie Oliver visited to film for his book and Channel 4 series ‘Jamie’s Great Britain’ back in 2011, and the Beatles also stayed here in 1964, how amazing is that!
On arrival at the hotel, we were greeted with a glass of wine and showed straight to our room. The room Adam chose was one of the suites; the Longfield Suite, which was split-level with a lounge area and the bathroom on the bottom floor, and a double half-tester bed and dressing table on the second floor; with a TV on each floor too. The room was gorgeous, with that traditional cottage feel, which is my favourite. I also loved the little skylight, which you could hear the patter of rain drops on throughout the night and then the sunlight beamed through in morning. There was also a print of a York map on the wall downstairs, which just felt so personal with it being our home city, it was a great touch. All the decor fit with the vintage, traditional cottage theme of the hotel, it was beautiful.
The bathroom was bright and modern, with a deep bath, which I obviously made good use of, using the lovely samples that were available too, all from The White Company. There was also a robe each to wear, which is always a favourite when staying in a hotel…yes it’s the little things. I had the best night sleep, I felt like I was sleeping on a cloud, the bedding and pillows were plump and luxurious, you just sank into a peaceful cushioned bliss. Also in the room, we got free use of the coffee machine; which we hadn’t a clue how to work with many failed attempts, and lots of snacks and nibbles.
The hotel stay also included breakfast. You could help yourself to cereals, preserves and local honey, fruits, yogurts, juices, granolas, and nuts and seeds, then you could select what hot breakfast you would also like, with a lot of different choices on offer. Adam and myself both opted for the full english, one with scrambled egg and the other with poached. A little touch I loved at breakfast was the quote from Winnie the Pooh on the menu, as like Adam said, this is something I’d definitely say!
Piglet: “When you wake up in a morning, Pooh, what’s the first thing you say to yourself” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh (AA Milne)
We were quite unfortunate with the weather during our stay, as we had torrential rain the whole two days, but that didn’t stop us having a quick look around the beautiful gardens, filled with such lovely flowers and greenery; complementing and fitting with the cottage looking house.
Overall, I had the loveliest stay here, and was made to feel like a complete princess. This is a truly beautiful hotel, and I can imagine the wedding receptions here are insane. It’s a little gem of a stay. If you want to take a look at the hotel’s website, follow this link here to be redirected.
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