- History & About Us
Something Special, Somewhere Unique
The history of Holdsworth House is as mesmerising as its architecture. Our stunning Jacobean manor house dates back to 1633 and retains many period features. With historical ties to local luminaries including Anne Lister and the Bronte family, Holdsworth House is the perfect place to relax and treat yourself to something special, somewhere unique.
- QUICK LINKS
Holdsworth Road, Halifax, HX2 9TG
MEET THE TEAM
Say hello to some of the team who who'll be looking after you and those working hard behind the scenes to ensure you have a wonderful visit.
Pictures by wedding photographer Sarah Brabbin
General Manager, Joseph
Football fanatic and family man, Joseph is pretty unflappable. Exceptional hospitality and restaurant management runs in his family.
Deputy General Manager, Chris
Our 'Mr. Detail' is always around to rally the troops and muck in. Incredibly dedicated, Chris has an impressive knowledge of wine and gin too.
Wedding & Events Manager, Claire
Super-dedicated, Claire is our fount of knowledge thanks to her enviable memory retention! Claire has worked here for over 25 years and is a huge dog-lover.
Front Office Manager, Kay
When not cheering on her family on the sporting field, Kay is keeping our reception team, phone lines and booking systems running smoothly.
Weddings Master of Ceremonies, Tracey
Tracey has worked at Holdsworth House for over thirty years. She's known to many brides as 'The Fairy Godmother'.
HR & Accounts Manager, Rachel
Rachel is our number one number-cruncher, travel-lover and fan of fine cheeses.
Head Chef, Adam Harvey
Incredibly talented and keen to please, Adam brings the finest flavours and best ingredients from the kitchen to your table.
Head Housekeeper, Julie
Bright and breezy, just like her freshly laundered linen. Originally from Kenya, Julie is also an ace in the kitchen – watch out Chef!
Kitchen Porter, Rose
A friend to all, our lovely Irish Rose has kept the kitchens spick and span for over forty years.
Eric is our resident cat. Adopted as a stray, he often resides in the hotel entrance porch. He keeps his distance from guest's dogs.
When he's not on the golf course, John is tending to the flower beds. He's worked with Holdsworth House for over 15 years.
Marketing Manager, Liz
Website, social media and newsletters. Leaflets, brochures and events: there's plenty to keep Liz out of trouble.