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Create lasting memories in this unique property
Marvelous room in which to relax after day's activities
Social open-plan space
Stunning kitchen perfect for entertaining
Beautiful historic property set in spacious grounds
Enjoy family meals in the superb dining room
The splendid lounge complete with pool table
The warm colour scheme and wood burner add to the ambience
Have a friendly game in the evening
A great place for a special occasion
Bright, spacious property
Gather round the wood burner on chillier evenings
The young and 'young at heart' alike will enjoy the snug
The stairway is filled with natural light
Get a good night's rest in this stunning bedroom
A charming bedroom with a lovely view
Just sit in the window and admire the view
Comfortable bedroom to retire to after a busy day
This lovely spacious room is sure to please guests
The bedrooms have cosy homely touches
The elegant bedrooms will delight guests
A peaceful bedroom with plenty of light flooding in
Thoughtful design enhances each bedroom
Guests will love this cosy twin bedroom
This lovely bedroom oozes character
The en-suite shower room is a useful addition to this bedroom
Take a shower in this generous room
Wide open spaces where you can ponder and wander
Enjoy al fresco dining
The stone built summer house offers a great vantage point
Anyone for croquet?
Dining outside is always fun
1 / 32  Create lasting memories in this unique property
2 / 32  Marvelous room in which to relax after day's activities
3 / 32  Social open-plan space
4 / 32  Stunning kitchen perfect for entertaining
5 / 32  Beautiful historic property set in spacious grounds
6 / 32  Enjoy family meals in the superb dining room
7 / 32  The splendid lounge complete with pool table
8 / 32  The warm colour scheme and wood burner add to the ambience
9 / 32  Have a friendly game in the evening
10 / 32  A great place for a special occasion
11 / 32  Bright, spacious property
12 / 32  Gather round the wood burner on chillier evenings
13 / 32  The young and 'young at heart' alike will enjoy the snug
14 / 32  The stairway is filled with natural light
15 / 32  Get a good night's rest in this stunning bedroom
16 / 32  A charming bedroom with a lovely view
17 / 32  Just sit in the window and admire the view
18 / 32  Comfortable bedroom to retire to after a busy day
19 / 32  This lovely spacious room is sure to please guests
20 / 32  The bedrooms have cosy homely touches
21 / 32  The elegant bedrooms will delight guests
22 / 32  A peaceful bedroom with plenty of light flooding in
23 / 32  Thoughtful design enhances each bedroom
24 / 32  Guests will love this cosy twin bedroom
25 / 32  This lovely bedroom oozes character
26 / 32  The en-suite shower room is a useful addition to this bedroom
27 / 32  Take a shower in this generous room
28 / 32  Wide open spaces where you can ponder and wander
29 / 32  Enjoy al fresco dining
30 / 32  The stone built summer house offers a great vantage point
31 / 32  Anyone for croquet?
32 / 32  Dining outside is always fun

Healey House

Holmfirth (3mls NW), Peak District
Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Seize the opportunity to stay in this beautifully restored Georgian house which oozes elegance, perfect for Celebrating Birthdays ( hosts many 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th and 80th Birthday Parties) or enjoy a traditional family Christmas by the fire in this beautifully restored Georgian House
  • The house lies in a secluded valley and is set in 30 acres of woodland and meadows with games facilities and a cinema projector to provide some family fun, whatever the weather
  • Explore the delightful nearby town of Holmfirth, Last of the Summer Wine country and on the edge of the Peak District National Park close to the Pennine Way with numerous walks
Property code: 72814

This imposing house, built in 1802 and sensitively restored in 2018 provides a classic period property with 21st century amenities and a truly unique holiday home for friends and families to get together.

Imagine yourselves on the set of a period drama during a stay at this truly breathtaking country house near South Crosland in West Yorkshire. Built in 1802 and exquisitely restored, it offers all the elegance and sophistication of a 19th-century mansion, but with the high levels of comfort required for the 21st-century visitor. Sleeping up to 18 guests, the eight-bedroom abode is set in the Holme Valley, just 2 miles from the fringes of the Peak National Park and approximately 6 miles from the Pennine Way.

Alongside its natural beauty and myriad of fine footpaths and cycle routes, the region hosts a range of cultural venues for all interests, including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 14 miles away, and the Hepworth Wakefield Art Museum, 17 miles from the house. There are several heritage properties rich in history within reach for a day visit, including Nostell Priory, 22.5 miles away, and the Bronte Parsonage at Haworth, a 21.5-mile drive. Younger members of the party will enjoy Canon Hall Farm, 13 miles away in Barnsley: this is an extensive farm with animals, play areas, a farm shop and cafe.

Let yourselves into this luxurious property that is yours for the duration of your stay. Find yourselves in the alcove hallway, with its sweeping staircase, then wander on to discover gracious, generous rooms of Georgian proportions. The kitchen is bright and airy and presents a large, central marble island where guests can congregate and chat over a glass of wine or cup of fresh coffee from the machine. For the chefs in the party, there is an electric range oven and gas hob. Find you have two dishwashers to make clearing up a smooth process and a TV so you can watch your favourite cookery shows as you prepare your feasts. There is also a large kitchen table situated under the window, creating a lovely spot for breakfast.

For more formal dining and special events, head to the classical dining room where a fine, shell and leaf trompe l’oeil motif has been discovered under layers of old paint and wallpaper, offering a true taste of history. The formal dining room can seat up to 18 guests comfortably with the option to add an additional table. Relax in the light and peaceful drawing room with large sofas; enjoy the stunning views over the grounds or light the wood burner and curl up with a good book.

The lounge, aptly named the Red Room, has something of the feel of a gentleman’s club about it. Here there is a pool table where you can challenge each other to a game or two. There is also comfortable seating by the wood burner, plus a projector to create your own cinema room, so bring along your favourite DVDs and watch them on the big screen. Find a broad range of family board games in here too, together with an electric digital piano for the musically inclined. Also, on the ground floor is a separate WC and, tucked away, a butler’s kitchen, with additional cooking facilities.

Discover you have a beautiful king-size bedroom, with en-suite wet room, at ground-floor level, while the rest of the bedroom and bathroom accommodation is up on the first floor. This includes two generous super-king-size bedrooms, which boast high ceilings and huge bay windows, with views over the grounds. There are then two nearby bathrooms, accessible down four steps, with a roll-top bath and separate shower. Find three king-size bedrooms, two with an en-suite shower room, up here too, together with two twins and another family bathroom. At this level, there is also a snug or teenagers’ room, with TV, table football and a double sofa bed, and a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

On warm days, guests can spread out and relax outside on the terrace overlooking the expansive garden and woodland. The gently sloping lawn provides plenty of room for exercise and garden games in the glorious summer sun. Opposite a croquet lawn, there is a beautiful stone-built summer house, with comfortable seating, a small and a BBQ for cooking supper out in the fresh air over a glass of chilled bubbly. Please supervise children at all times as there are two ponds and stone walls within the grounds and stone walls. You’ll find plenty of parking at this property.

  • 8 bedrooms - 2 super-king-size, 4 king-size and 2 twins
  • 3 bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 en-suite wet room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric range oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, 2 dishwashers and microwave and a second kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Table football in the snug
  • Pool table in the 'Red Room'
  • 2 wood burners (logs provided)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Hairdryer/s provided
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shops within walking distance
  • Projector in lounge, TV/DVDs in lounge and snug with Sky Q
  • Property not suitable for Hen/Stag Parties
  • Regret no children under 8 years old, babes in arms welcome
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Explore the picturesque Holme Valley, which boasts fine walks and mountain biking on its doorstep. Holmfirth, 4.5 miles away, is well worth a visit. This is well known as the location for the popular BBC series Last of the Summer Wine; it is also home to a wide range of great eateries and pubs that are popular with both locals and visitors.

Plan trips into Halifax, 11.5 miles away. Halifax is a thriving market town and was once the centre of the wool trade in Victorian England. This blessed the town with wealth and good fortune. Many of the opulent buildings and monuments from this time can still be seen as you walk around. These include Piece Hall, a magnificent Georgian building, which was once the place where weavers sold their cloth. Nowadays, it’s a fabulous place to grab a tasty bite to eat or peruse the independent shops and boutiques, as well as catch some outdoor performances.

Other impressive buildings include Halifax Minster, the town’s gothic church; the Grade II-listed Halifax Town Hall, designed by Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament and Shibden Hall, a 15th-century historic home surrounded by a glorious park. The parkland is an excellent place to spend a day, walking beside the pretty flowerbeds, rowing across the Mere or taking the children to ride on the miniature train. Kids will also love the National Children’s Museum, Eureka!, which is sure to capture their imaginations with its 400 interactive exhibits.

If you enjoy food, make sure you visit Halifax’s Borough Market, which is a stunning Grade II-listed building, hosting an award-winning covered market throughout the week. Sample some local produce and pick up some tasty treat to enjoy back at your luxury mansion.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 23rd December 2022

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We have just come back from a second wonderful Christmas at Healey house - 17 of us this time! It is a wonderful property, authentic feel and perfect for big groups (especially if you enjoy cooking and formal dining). Having two kitchens, both with range style cookers, and fridge freezers, makes catering for a large group really easy; two utility rRead moreooms also makes organising the house really smooth and storage plentiful. Mel & Mark are the most wonderful helpful hosts! You know we'll be back! Hide

Reviewed by John 25th November 2022

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A lovely, lovely building hosted by lovely, lovely people. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Ralph 19th August 2022

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You have to live within this setting to really appreciate what Healey House has to offer.. Our party of 18 family members, across the generations, were all treated to awe, splendour and wonder. Indoors swallowed us up....plenty room to eat together, room to relax, quiet room and the play and cinema room. The beds were very comfortable ......and harRead mored to leave behind. Outside the summer house was the focal point of beautiful layered gardens and croquet lawn. Lack of space prevent writing more Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Catherine 25th March 2022

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The house was immaculately clean. Everything had been thought of and was of exceptional quality. The owners were on hand if needed and were so kind and helpful. Beautiful fresh flowers welcomed us. A fantastic property, all of our guests were delighted with the accommodation. Highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Tracey 18th March 2022

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Healey House was amazing! Couldn't fault anything. We had the best weekend celebrating my daughters 21st. It's such a beautiful house. Mark and Mel were lovely too. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Jennifer 11th March 2022

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A fabulous house,the owners have put a lot of thought into the house mixing old with new,photos don't do the size of the rooms justice, owners very friendly and helpful, nixed the house for my 60th Birthday, my husbands family came Friday to Monday,my family came Monday to Friday it worked really well,owners supplied clean bedding and towels at a vRead moreery reasonable cost,this worked very well ,house and celebration exceeded my expectations. Hide

Reviewed by Smantha 18th February 2022

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We had a fabulous week in Healey House with family of all ages. The house is beautiful with amazing art work on the walls and everything you need especially in the kitchen.Mel and Mark were extremely helpful about the house and the local area. It is a very special place.

Reviewed by Sasha 11th February 2022

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We stayed at Healey House to celebrate my 50th birthday and can't recommend it highly enough! It is incredibly well equipped for large parties and just so comfortable & warm. Everything is really well thought out, stylish & high quality from the wonderful bed linens to all the bathroom and kitchen fittings. The 'cinema' room with it's massive projeRead morector is a particularly brilliant addition. Mel & Mark are wonderful hosts and really helpful with any queries & recommendations. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 28th January 2022

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Healey House is a beautiful property, it has been lovingly renovated retaining many of the old features whilst the kitchen and bathrooms are very modern. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Mark and Mel were very welcoming. Highly recommended and will definitely stay their again.

Reviewed by Jennifer 21st January 2022

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Our family group of 14 loved the house.... from young to old! We celebrated a special birthday and the house provided such a brilliant setting. Everything we could possibly need was available and the bedrooms and bathrooms were of a high standard. The surrounding grounds were beautiful and immaculately kept. Highly recommended! Thank you Mel and MaRead morerk. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 14th January 2022

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Healey House is stunningly beautiful. Mel and Mark very warm and friendly, spent time answering our questions about the art work in all the rooms and the history of the house . The house is completely fully equipped with anything and everything you could possibly want or. need. We had the most perfect weekend..we could have simply stayed in the houRead morese and grounds, but its so close to some wonderful walks, and of course to Holmfirth. I highly recommend the house for any mix of large party. Hide

Reviewed by Darren 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Kerry 5th November 2021

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Healey House was an incredible destination for a long weekend for a large group of friends. Such a beautiful house with stunning interiors and every facility you u could wish for. We loved the kitchen, the woodburner, pool table and croquet especially!

Reviewed by TREVOR 26th October 2021

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This property is perfect for hosting a family gathering/celebration. The accommodation was ideal for our family with plenty of space both inside and out. The owners were very helpful in providing information before our visit.

Reviewed by Ruth 20th September 2021

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Stayed in Healey House for my father's 90th birthday, with family. The house was perfect for our stay. It is beautifully renovated, retaining old features, whilst enjoying modern amenities (e.g. fabulous kitchen, very warm throughout, wonderful bathrooms, lovely bed linen). The rooms are all as described, with a great dining room with table to seatRead more everyone. Plenty of cutlery, glasses, crockery & 2 dishwashers. The gardens are stunning. We enjoyed the artwork. Owners are very friendly & helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 27th August 2021

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Healey House is a magnificent old property with a perfect blend of old world charm and modern convenience. The hosts, Mark and Mel, went to great lengths to ensure our comfort and took pleasure in our enjoyment of the house and grounds. As nature lovers, we loved the birds and other wildlife that inhabit the grounds and the views across the lawn weRead morere lovely. The house was spacious enough for all three generations to spread out and the teenagers loved the games room. Thank you Mark and Mel. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 20th August 2021

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This stately home was comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. The owners Mark and Mel had tastefully decorated the family home, they provided a super array of small tasty eats for our arrival.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 6th August 2021

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Amazing, as good, if not better than the pictures on the website! And it looks totally wonderful in the photos.

Reviewed by Karen 30th July 2021

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A beautiful home, a warm welcome on arrival and absolutely no problems all week. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Judith 16th April 2021

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Beautiful house with plenty of space to chill, work, cook and play. Comfortable spacious bedrooms and gorgeous bathrooms and a superbly equipped kitchen. Loved the croquet lawn and herons nest and deer on the lawn. The owners Malcolm and Mel could not have been nicer or more welcoming and are very close by if needed.

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Create lasting memories in this unique property
Marvelous room in which to relax after day's activities
Social open-plan space
Stunning kitchen perfect for entertaining
Beautiful historic property set in spacious grounds
Enjoy family meals in the superb dining room
The splendid lounge complete with pool table
The warm colour scheme and wood burner add to the ambience
Have a friendly game in the evening
A great place for a special occasion
Bright, spacious property
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Location

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