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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Had an excellent stay for my mums birthday. We stayed in the twin room and as people have mentioned the avocado bathroom suite isn’t to everyone’s taste. But it was clean and the bedroom itself was modern and comfortable.
The evening meal was absolutely delicious, as was the continental breakfast. We could have upgraded to the full English which looked lovely but we were still full from the evening meal the night before.
The communal areas were beautifully decorated with lovely open fires
We stayed here at the end of October after being bought a one night stay as a voucher.
We ate in the restaurant on the Sunday night and found the food to be of good quality. Unfortunately there was only the Sunday menu to choose from not the full menu, with a 4 of the 2 starters unavailable. Thankfully the helpful staff were able to offer a different starter.
We were given one of the 4 poster rooms on the top floor, unfortunately the rooms were quite dated and tired decoration. Thankfully a portable heater had been left on in the room for us.
The mattress was very hard and quite uncomfortable and the shower in the room could not be be attached to the wall as the clip was broken, which made showering a bit more arduous.
After reading previous reviews we were unsure on whether breakfast was included. On the morning there was a continental breakfast (cereal, pastries and yoghurts) included with coffee/tea and toast brought to the table.
This hotel has a lovely setting with the church in the grounds and lovely grand rooms with open fires. Just needs a little TLC in places.
We came here to stay for 2 nights using a buy a gift voucher because it was dog friendly and we had our dog with us. When we arrived we were told we’d had a room upgrade because they were quiet. The four poster room was beautiful with plenty of room for the dog. Staff were excellent and couldn’t do enough for us. The meal was delicious and you could either choose from the set menu for the voucher or £40 cash value between us which was perfect. As I said the food was absolutely fantastic, as was the service. We would highly recommend this hotel.