Whitley Hall Hotel, Sheffield, is a truly delightful country house hotel – a 16th century, ivy-clad mansion (with its own priest’s hole) set in beautiful gardens with mature trees and two small lakes. Twenty acres of grounds are home to peacocks, Canada geese and mallards. Located just to the north of Sheffield, Whitley Hall is a short drive from Meadowhall shopping centre and offers a great base for exploring the magnificent Peak District National Park.
Bedrooms at this Sheffield hotel combine Tudor architecture with timeless luxury. Some rooms include lake views and Juliet balconies. A complimentary glass of port can be found in every room. Before you settle down for a good night’s sleep, savour exquisitely presented cuisine in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant.
Whitley Hall Hotel simply stands out from other hotels in Sheffield. Tread in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots, alleged to have stayed here whilst in the custody of the Earl of Shrewsbury. First-rate Yorkshire hospitality awaits.
2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019 Winner
All of our standard bedrooms are located in the original part of the main house and are full of old-world charm and character. All bedrooms are en-suite with either a stand alone shower or bath with overhead shower. Each room has a standard double bed, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers, free WIFI and an ironing facilities. As these rooms are smaller than other bedrooms they are perfect for single occupancy but can accommodate 2 people if required.
All located in the main house of the hotel our cosy double rooms are the perfect choice for a rural escape in our 16th century manor house. Each room has been individually designed and decorated with your comfort in mind and boast original period features to give you a real taste of historical Whitley Hall. All rooms have en suite facilities, bath with overhead shower, tea/coffee making facilities, ironing facilities, free WIFI and a 43 inch smart TV. Some of these rooms can be twin rooms on request but you must check availability direct with the hotel before booking.
Our Deluxe double rooms are situated within the main house and are larger than our cosy double rooms. They offer spacious and comfortable surroundings and have been uniquely styled to reflect their individual character. As they are located in the original building many have architectural features in keeping with our beautiful country house. Each has a kingsize bed, en suite facilities, bath with overhead shower or bath with separate shower, tea/coffee making facilities, ironing facilities, free Wi-Fi and 43 inch smart TV’s.
Executive doubles can be found in the more recently opened Parker wing of the hotel. All rooms have Juliette balconies and many overlook the hotel gardens or the hotels private lake. Each room has been individually decorated in keeping with the traditional 16th century feel yet with a modern and fresh twist. All rooms have either kingsize or super kingsize beds and some can be made into twin rooms on request (availability of twin rooms must be checked with the hotel before booking). Each have en suite facilities with a bath and overhead shower, tea/coffee making facilities, ironing facilities, free WIFI and 50 inch smart TV’s.
The Accessible Executive double can be found in the more recently opened Parker wing of the hotel. The room has a Juliette balcony and overlooks the hotels private lake. The room has been individually decorated in keeping with the traditional 16th century feel yet with a modern and fresh twist. The room has a super kingsize beds and can be made into twin rooms on request. Has en suite facilities with a bath and overhead shower, tea/coffee making facilities, ironing facilities, free WIFI and 50 inch smart TV.
The hotel has 6 luxury bedrooms, 3 located on the first floor of the main house and 3 on the first floor of the Parker wing. All have king size or super king size beds and are some of our largest bedrooms. Parker wing luxury bedrooms are equipped with Juliet balconies overlooking the hotels private lake to allow you to totally immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of these relaxing surroundings.If your preference is more for historical architecture then the luxury rooms in the main house are for you. Each room has been individually styled to enhance the 16th century splendour and allow you to transport yourself back to forgotten times supplemented with modern day luxuries.
Our junior suite is located on the first floor of the main house and has impressive views of the hotels gardens and courtyard. With a walk in wardrobe and dressing area, spacious bedroom and luxurious bathroom this room is one of our most sought after bedrooms. Decorated in a modern style yet with a traditional ambience our Junior suite has the perfect combination of old meets new. There is an en suite bathroom with shower over bath and luxury toiletries are also provided. This room comes equipped with a state of the art 55 inch smart TV, Tassimo coffee machine, super kingsize bed and bathrobes.
Located on the first floor of the Parker wing our classic four poster room comes complete with a Juliette balcony and impressive views of the hotels private lake and mature woodland. Located at the rear of the property this room allows you to truly appreciate the relaxing surroundings of the hall nestled in a valley in the South Yorkshire countryside. The large bedroom boasts a spectacular four poster bed, 55 inch smart TV, free WIFI, Tassimo coffee machine and has been uniquely tailored to reflect the original style of our stunning 16th century building. The en suite bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, luxury toiletries and bathrobes are provided for your comfort. So, if you’re looking for luxury with an element of old world charm then our classic four poster room has this in abundance.
The executive suite in the hotel is located in the main part of the house. There is a main bedroom with a super kingsize bed, 43 inch smart TV and patio doors leading on to a small private terrace area. This room also boasts a separate lounge area with a sofa, chairs and 32 inch smart TV providing perfect added space for relaxing and unwinding. The bathroom has a bath, separate shower cubicle, luxury toiletries and bathrobes are also provided. As with all of our rooms our executive suite has been uniquely designed and decorated with your ultimate comfort in mind and is perfect for a luxury getaway in our rural retreat.
The peacock suite is probably our most popular room and it’s easy to see why. Located on the first floor of the main house this room radiates an historical ambience merged with elegance and luxury from the moment you enter. It’s function was that of the billiard room when the house was last occupied and has an impressive vaulted ceiling complete with original wooden beams and a four poster bed with ornate turned wood and carvings, parts of which can be dated to almost 200 years ago! It has a separate walk in wardrobe, 50 inch smart TV, Tassimo coffee machine and bathrobes are provided. The en suite bathroom only enhances the luxurious feel of this beautiful room and features a Japanese deep soak double spa bath complete with relaxing whirlpool jet system and ambient underwater lighting to provide the ultimate indulgence.
The Queen Mary Suite is our latest room addition and is luxury at it’s finest. This room comes complete with a separate living area and has the most spectacular views over the hotels extensive and impressive gardens. The suite is located in the oldest part of the house and is steeped in Whitley Hall history. The name is derived from the ceiling located in the living area of the suite which, as legend has it, was originally commissioned by Mary Queen of Scots when she was held at the hall during her period of captivity at Sheffield’s Manor Castle. As well as boasting a number of period features this room also has a contemporary feel with the addition of modern day luxuries such as 55inch smart TV’s in each room, Tassimo coffee machine and a style which marries the old and new perfectly. The bathroom has also been designed with extravagance in mind and comes complete with a double spa bath with a 12 jet whirlpool injection system and under water lighting providing the ultimate in relaxation. Luxury toiletries, revitalising face masks, sumptuous bathrobes and slippers complete the package for an escape that is pure indulgence.
Awarded two AA Rosettes for the outstanding quality of its cuisine, Whitely Hall’s flagship restaurant has developed an enviable reputation over the years and is a popular place to dine in the local area; Sunday lunch in particular is a big hit, with generous Yorkshire portions ensuring a truly satisfying meal. The modern British menu sports a number of meat and fruit dishes, with more exotic options including fried pig’s cheek with fine beans, a devilled quail's egg and a coriander pudding, and seared monkfish liver accompanying tournedos of Shetland salmon, served with spicy Puy lentils, braised vegetables and fig and apple chutney. Desserts display equal culinary flare – vanilla crème brûlée with roast plums, plum ripple ice cream and gingerbread. Food is prepared from local ingredients wherever possible and complemented by an extensive selection of wines from around the world.
Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.
In the summer, dining at Whitley Hall reveals an altogether different flavour. Take a seat in the fresh open air – sunny or shade – and dine al fresco. An archipelago of outdoor seating areas surrounded by pools of lush green grass and framed by immaculately kept borders offer an oasis of calm to spend a long summer evening after exploring the local area.
The unique surroundings of Whitley Hall present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.
Elliot Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield, West Yorkshire S35 8NR, Great Britain
The ‘Palace of the Peak District’ and Britain’s favourite country house
Set in a 30,000-acre estate on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth House is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire. Despite being situated in Derbyshire, the 1st Earl of Devonshire was so called because the title of the Earl of Derby was not available. In 1694, William Cavendish (fifth generation) was made the 1st Duke of Devonshire by William III of Orange. Since 1549, Chatsworth has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.
Boasting one of the finest private art collections in the world, treasures have been acquired by the Cavendish family from the 16th century to the present day: artefacts from ancient Egypt; Elizabethan needlework to Enlightenment scientific instruments; Old Master drawings; neoclassical to 21st century sculpture; and computer portraits. The Devonshire Collection includes paintings of Chatsworth and the Cavendish family throughout the ages by masters of the day, including Sir Anthony van Dyck, Pompeo Batoni, John Singer Sargent and Sir Joshua Reynolds. Recently opened, the New Gallery also houses a programme of exhibitions that are exclusive to Chatsworth. The magnificent Painted Hall, with its grand staircase and painted ceiling, is awe-inspiring to behold.
As one of Britain’s favourite attractions, the recent three-part BBC documentary Chatsworth follows the Duke, Duchess and Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, giving unprecedented access to the Estate and exploring the dynamics of modern life in a stately home. Pride and Prejudice and The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley, were both filmed at Chatsworth.