Old children’s home in Yorkshire gets £4.5m transformation into new boutique hotel in Yorkshire


A former children’s home in Yorkshire has been given a new lease of life as a boutique hotel.

The Grade-II listed Georgian property, Manor House, has been completely transformed with a £4.5m renovation project, now home to 11 bedrooms, two restaurants and three bars.

A roof terrace has also been created, with views of the neighbouring St Stephen’s Church.

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The Clock Tower Lounge is a nod to the local landmark commissioned by Manor House’s former owner James Nield Sykes.

The Lantern Room restaurant and bedrooms opened from the start of May, while the events space, the Coach House is fully operational from this month.

The venue already proving a hit with locals, as weddings and events for the rest of the year were booked months in advance of the Manor House’s official opening in April.

The launch has seen 30 jobs created with a further 20 recruits expected to join the business by the end of the year.

Mark Ayre, general manager at Manor House commented: “It is a pleasure to open our doors to such a wonderful reception from the local community who have been exceptionally patient and supportive during the renovations. We are extremely proud of what has been created at the Manor House and with such a unique offering, we expect to welcome visitors from far and wide to the area.”

The restored Georgian Manor was formerly a Yorkshire mill owner’s residence, and in 1942 became a children’s home known as Fieldhead.

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