What We Love
- An idyllic and historic countryside stay at a former rectory in Yorkshire, with breakfast and dinnerThe picturesque and secluded country setting
- Enjoying the good-old-fashioned grandeur of a four-poster bed
- Walking in the footsteps of David Bowie's bassist in the local village
- Treating yourself to a delicious afternoon tea with views over the countryside
What To Know
- The hotel has plenty of character but interiors could use a little updating
- The reception area has a log-burning fireplace
- Free WiFi is hit or miss
The former rectory to St Peter’s Church in Rowley, Rowley Manor is a Georgian Grade II-listed building with a history dating back to 1621. Explore museums, churches and the beautiful countryside from these stately surroundings.
Its rural location makes Rowley Manor a great base for long country walks over The Yorkshire Wolds. An area strewn with pretty villages and welcoming inns, your days can be spent meandering the lanes and sampling local ales before returning to your elegant lodgings – where afternoon teas, British fare and sophisticated furnishings await.
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We had tea here after a graduation . Rowley Manor is so beautiful, we took loads of family photos, the staff were 100% react and our tea could not have been better', including a separate gluten free plate for one of our party
It was clear that this is a work in progress as some areas have been upgraded (new carpeting in some places) but somewhere of this age and character needs a comprehensive scheme of work to bring it to the standard that it appears is being aimed for.
The staff were lovely and helpful, but more insightful financial investment is required and a better vision of how it could be to fulfil the potential of such a glorious building and grounds.
We stayed using a 'wowcher' offer which we appreciate is a discounted stay, but surely, if you wish people like us to return at all, let alone pay full price, sticking them in a pokey, shabby room with an uncomfortable, small bed and substandard furnishings and amenities is extremely short sighted.
The food on offer at breakfast was at best mean...no fresh fruit, no croissant or danish,no yoghurt...just cheap cereals, juice and limited choice of cooked breakfast items.
We would not return at any price unfortunately.
We were a company af four visiting this place and the rooms seems to vary a lot. Mine was very small with a window, that by the way could not be closed, with a view directly into the roof. Restaurant was ok.
We stayed the night using a Groupon deal, therefore not sure what to expect . I must say that it was well worth the money. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. the room and en-suite was clean although on the small side. The bathroom suite was adequate but in need of a refurbishment. The bed was very comfortable. The evening meal was delicious as was the breakfast.
One tip do not park under the trees in front of the hotel.
I would return again if in the area and would recommend to family and friends.
A warm welcome, elegant and spotlessly clean ensuite rooms with period furniture, comfortable beds, adequate amenities and a wonderful view from the garden facing rooms makes Rowley Manor an excellent destination for a break. What transports Rowley Manor to greatness are the genuinely caring and friendly staff, the extra effort made willingly to suit your schedule and the old world charm that exudes at the Manor. The typical English fare, especially the teas transports one to an old world charm remniscent of the Wodehouse era. Dont be surprised if you bump in to Bertie, Jeeves or Anatole around the corner !
Croquet on the beautifully manicured greens, grazing horses from the neighbouring Rowley stables and a cosy bar add a beautiful dimension to the already superb ambience.
A 'must visit' destination if you enjoy the English countryside. We look forward to many more visits in the future.