Hazel Manor offers five star accommodation, a tranquil retreat, yet convenient for Harrogate. Your Hosts, Janet and Paul Hollins, offer a personal touch and a warm welcome.
Set in the beautiful countryside of Lower Nidderdale (itself an area of outstanding beauty) Hazel Manor occupies half of the property previously known as Hazel Court “Mansion House” in Killinghall near Harrogate North Yorkshire. The Mansion was built in 1857 and documents reveal that the house was purchased in 1881 for the princely sum of £4,000 by a Francis Ellison esquire and in 1936 for the lesser amount of £3,5000 by Messers P.Whitely and sons.
The Mansion house was split into four apartments in 1960 and the Manor incorporates two of the former apartments (2 and 4). Many of the original period features of the original house remain.
- A beautiful tranquil Yorkshire Dales ( Lower Nidderdale) location.
- On-site car parking is available free of charge
- Luxurious Accommodation
- Free on site secure parking
- Regular convenient public transport to the conference centre (Max Ten minutes)
- Ten minutes from Harrogate town centre.
- Ten minutes from Harrogate Railway Station.
- Ten minutes from the RHS Harlow Car Gardens.
- Free Wire less internet access (and on site lap top)
- Next to the village of Ripley and Ripley Castle
- Twenty Five Minutes for Leeds Bradford Airport
- Five Minutes from the Harrogate Army Foundation College
About Hazel Manor
After an extensive refurbishment Janet and Paul opened Hazel Manor in 2010. We feel honoured to be the custodians of such a beautiful house and enjoy sharing it with guests from all over the world. Built in 1857, this sumptuous manor house is now a 5-star bed and breakfast that more than warrants a five-minute drive up from Harrogate, Hazel Manor couldn’t be more sedate or tranquil. Views over lush Lower Nidderdale and a beautiful flower-filled garden extend from every window, but the grounds are more than mere decoration. Guests can enjoy relaxing near the beautiful pond and watch bats hunt insects as the dusk settles. In fact, it is immediately clear that owners Paul and Janet have put real energy and thought into turning this historic building into somewhere really special. Many places describe themselves as a ‘retreat’; few can justify the term – yet there’s something about the grandness, space and situation here that gives the feeling of calm. Fresh flowers abound on every surface; details like the weather forecast on the pillow, stripped wood key fobs, cosy window seats, exquisite toiletries and homemade scones and tea on arrival are delightful. And as for communal spaces, in a house this wonderful, it would be hard to go wrong. And unsurprisingly, these two haven’t. Likewise, the bedrooms are simple, elegant, vast and beautifully finished with artistic flourishes that compliment rather than overpower, reflecting Janet’s work as a sculptor. Expect deep, lush memory foam mattresses and posh bedding, impeccable cleanliness and roomy en-suites to soak in. Janet’s artistic skill extends to the kitchen with food as quality as you might expect from an experienced chef. Fresh fruit smoothies, classy, full English breakfasts, pancakes, kippers and the finest tea and coffee round up what is an astoundingly good place to stay. Book ahead and, if lucky, you’ll bag a room. Whether you ever want to leave is another story.
No, the name is not a sinister past reference to the naming of the village!
Killinghall is in the parish of Ripley and has good local facilities including a village shop and two pubs the Greyhound and the Three Horseshoes (All within a short walk from Hazel Manor).
The earliest reference to the village is contained in the Doomsday book, where it is referred to as “Chenihalle“, which literally translated is a place where the hounds (which belonged to the Lord of the Manor) were kept. Saxon noblemen often maintained Mastiff dogs, for chasing wolves out of their territory.
It was formerly the residence of several families of note, and ruins, covered with grass, still mark the place where two mansions stood; from the materials of which, several farm Houses, (and probably Hazel Manor) have been erected.
In July 1644, for a few days after the battle of Marston Moor, the Norwich Troop of Horse, which was a part of Cromwell’s regiment, were quartered at Killinghall.