Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday castle in Halifax - Woolshaw Castle
2 double ensuites, 3 doubles, 2 bathrooms
In 2008 Woolshaw Castle won an interior design award for its imaginative use of contemporary design within a traditional property. However, this Grade II folly which looks like a Norman castle, started life in the early 19th Century as a farmhouse and barn for breeding shire horses.
These were converted into a castle by the rich owners of a woollen mill in the mid 19th century. The family never lived there: they just wanted to create a view of a castle which they could see from their own large house.
The castle boasts battlements, towers with arrow slit windows and arch headed windows. The cottage next to the castle was used by the farm manager but over the years the properties gradually fell into disrepair.
The buildings were bought and partially modernised in 1964, before being sold in 2002 to the current owners who have created a wonderful contemporary interior and converted the stable block into a fantastic indoor swimming pool and gym.
The ruins of a mill stand in the twelve-acre grounds and there is also a working water wheel.
Please note that no more than 10 people are allowed in the building for insurance reasons. If you wish to hold an event where more than 10 people will be present, please contact the owner or Holiday Castle Rentals for information about on site venues for such events.
Interior & Grounds
The Castle is on three floors, with interior and exterior access to a swimming pool via an indoor bridge. Outside there is a hot tub on raised decking.
There is extensive parking to the front and rear of the property and there is additional parking for 100 cars on adjacent land by prior arrangement. There is a private driveway with electric gates and remote keyless access fob provided for guests.The castle is set in a deer park with a herd of manchurian sika.
Dining Room: Large dining table with glass top, leather chairs, log fire, stone floor, extensive wood panelling, mood lighting, views to front lawns. Sound system.
Kitchen: Fully equipped breakfast kitchen with aga, dishwasher, fridge, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, tv. Breakfast table and seating for 4.
Drawing Room: Luxurious suede sofas in large corner grouping, log fire, plasma tv, panoramic window with views towards swimming pool. Sound system, Blu ray DVD player, Satellite television.
Conservatory: Floor to ceiling glass windows with views of water wheel and rear gardens. Sumptuous velvet sofas and luxury carpet. Contemporary glass door leading to kitchen. Electric blinds.
Utility Room: American style fridge freezer with ice maker, washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing facilities, vacuum and sink.
Indoor Swimming Pool: Heated pool with removable cover. Private shower and toilet facilities. Lounge area with leather sofas, sound system, plasma satellite television.
Gym: Airconditioned with treadmill, cross trainer, free weights, bench weights. Sound system, extensive mirrors and windows to plasma television.
Double Bedroom (en suite double): Super king size bed, with dressing room and oversize mirror, plasma tv with satellite tv, dvd player, ensuite shower room, sumptuous carpets throughout.
Double Bedroom 2: King size bed, built in wardrobes, flat screen lcd tv, contemporary feature wall with illuminated light shelf, views of water wheel and gardens. Luxurious carpet.
Double Bedroom 3: King size bed, with leather panelling and contemporary lighting above, built in wardrobes. Views of rear gardens. Sumptuous carpets.
Double Bedroom 4: Bell tower feature and arrow slit windows with wooden shutters. Plasma TV with leather panelled wall. Door (lockable) leading to indoor access to swimming pool and massage room. Door and staircase leading to bedroom 5. Luxury carpeting and mood lighting throughout.
Double Bedroom 5: (ensuite double): Staircase from bedroom 4 to dressing room with fitted wardrobes and large mirror, contemporary bathroom with shower, his and hers hand basins, rattan lounger. Cosy contemporary bedroom under the eaves with exposed beams and brickwork to walls, luxury built-in wooden wardrobes.
Family Bathrooms 1: Luxury mosaic tiled bathroom with walk in steam room/ oversize rain shower, mosaic tiled bath with television over. Views over deer park.
Family Bathroom 2: Round shower room built into castle turret with arrow slit windows, shower cubicle.
- non smoking only
- pets considered