Manor House Lindley
Set in the heart of Lindley, this restored Georgian Manor house offers first class facilities for leisure, business and celebrations. Furnished to an incredibly high standard, Manor House Lindley is set to become a leading boutique restaurant with rooms and events within the North of England.
11 individually designed guest rooms are the epitome of style, offering a unique space to relax in luxurious surroundings.
Using the finest local produce, dining areas offer tranquil spaces for special occasions, informal daytime dining and glamourous private events. The Coach House will provide the perfect setting for celebrations and events, whether they are a wedding, conference or gala dinner.
Numerous bars, all with their own unique concept and character, will become the place to be for evening drinks, with the roof terrace coming to life in the summer months. Afternoon tea will be served in the beautiful Clock Tower Lounge, opening onto a glorious terrace offering views of St Stephen’s Church and the bustling local area.
Originally named Fieldhouse, the building was a beautiful home designed to be enjoyed. The Grade II listed house was originally a residence for James Nield Sykes, the owner of Acre Mills.
Now owned by Sara Presley, the site has undergone a £4.5 million conversion and renovation.
Speaking to Premier Hospitality magazine about the conversion, Sara said: “A few years ago, I used to run quite a lot and one of my regular routes was running passed the site. It was derelict and it had been derelict for about two years. I had been working with a builder at the time who I had done some other projects with and we went to have a proper look at it and at the time, the council owned it so we got to submit a very sympathetic bid for the property and we were successful.
“When we acquired the building you couldn’t go in the cellar or go upstairs because it had been completely ruined and ravaged by weather so we could only see into a certain number of rooms. We had to rip out all of the features including the architecture, the skirting and the staircases and because it is Grade II listed we have had to restore it all with a lot of love and a lot of money to get it back to its former glory.
“The main house is almost done, which is the part with the bedrooms, and our main bars are complete. Beyond that we have a formal dining room, a bistro, a roof terrace, yoga studio and a wedding venue and the completion of those things are staggered so before the end of May, everything will be open. Over Easter weekend, we opened the main part of the hotel.
“In terms of style, we started off very Victorian and very traditional but because I travelled China for twenty years with my job, without meaning to, there are a lot of Asian inspired features. We have a lot of metal dividers, Chinese style fabrics and just a lot of Asian influence throughout from the wall coverings to the textures. I think one of the best rooms in the hotel will be the cellar bar. We are making it into a lovely gin palace, with a Boudoir style – lots of aubergine, tan leather, velvet and somewhere that is quite dark with good gigs on Sunday.
“Because Lindley is such an established community, and the church is next door which has a lot of interest anyway, the commitment from the locals has been amazing. I think they know and like the fact that the bistro will be open to the community and that they can go to the yoga centre as well. It will bring a lot of locals in and we are employing a lot of local people with a lot of interest in the wedding side of things. There is nothing quite like it, in terms of the style locally and it has had a massive amount of interest.
“For me, it is a labour of love and it is one of those things that really has evolved, in terms of not realising how much time it would take or how involved I would be in it because I have been really hands on and that has surprised me. I have absolutely loved it and have been really committed to it from start to finish.”
Robinsons Property Services Ltd
Robinsons Property Services Ltd is a respected and experienced building contractor, with the capabilities to deliver all aspects of construction, from new builds to specialist remedial works and renovations for old buildings. Having in-house fully qualified joiners, roofers, electricians and plumbers Robinsons is able to offer its clients a full range of services throughout their project.
Having been in operation for more than 15 years, Robinsons Property Services has built up an enviable portfolio of prestigious projects, which includes listed building renovations, full house refurbishments, damp and timber remedial works, cellar conversations and school refurbishments including DDA works. In 2011, Robinson’s won the West Yorkshire LABC Award for Best Domestic Extension, achieving this award again in 2016!
Most recently, Robinsons Property Services Ltd was appointed as the principal contractor on Manor House Lindley. The company oversaw the full refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed building, including the erection of the new build element and all ground works.
Commenting on the project, Terry Robinson, Robinsons Property Services Ltd, said:
“We valued our involvement in this project, taking satisfaction in transforming a historic Grade II listed building, which had stood derelict for many years, into a prestigious boutique hotel and wedding venue.”
“At Robinsons Property Services Ltd we pride ourselves in our ability to produce a high standard of workmanship and to source materials sympathetic to a particular project.”
Acorn Bespoke Joinery Manufacturers
Acorn Bespoke Joinery Manufacturers specialise in the manufacture of high-end bespoke joinery products. The company was formed two years ago; however the team boasts more than 30 years of joinery manufacturing experience.
Projects for Acorn Bespoke Joinery Manufacturers range from high-end church restorations and pub & restaurant fit-outs to high-value residential schemes. Acorn Bespoke Joinery Manufacturers was recently involved with the work at Manor House, supplying and manufacturing all of the site’s purpose-made joinery products, while contributing to the design and detailing.
The work at Manor House presented Acorn Bespoke Joinery Manufacturers with the opportunity to showcase the versatility of their products, with everything from green oak structures to architectural mouldings. This includes windows, doors, stairs and bars, all completed with a high class spray finish to products.
The team at Acorn Bespoke Joinery Manufacturers pride themselves on their ability to deliver high standards, whilst utilising a range of traditional and modern joinery techniques.