Did you know that Spicer Manor started life as a derelict Yorkshire farmhouse?

The original Spicer House Farm was owned by farmer William Burnand who retired in the 1980s and later died in 1989, leaving the farm unoccupied for 30 years.

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Farmer William Burnand

Spicer Manor has undergone a complete restoration over a ten-year period and is now available for bookings for short breaks for large groups, special occasions, weddings and corporate retreats.

With views across to Ingbirchworth reservoir, the house sleeps 34 guests in 15 modern en-suite rooms, with high-quality fittings throughout. It also boasts a state-of-the-art cinema, games room and twin hot tubs.

Owner, Lisa Hunt, said: “It was important to me throughout the project to work with local tradespeople who have helped with everything from dismantling and rebuilding the existing walls, to constructing the new roof, and providing many of the interior features in the house.

“It’s been years in the making and we’re thrilled to now be able to welcome guests to enjoy the venue as much as we do.”

Guests can check availability via the website, with bookings taken directly by Lisa and the team.

She added: “We wanted to create a bespoke and personable service to ensure guests are looked after and have the most memorable stay.”

Spicer Manor owns a full wedding licence and provides a unique setting for a wedding. The grand hall provides space for an intimate ceremony, while the oak orangery is the perfect place to host a wedding breakfast. There is a lounge bar, and a private courtyard offers space for a barbeque or buffet reception.

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The oak orangery seats 34 guests

The house can also be booked mid-week for corporate retreats, offering an unusual but functional venue which is convenient for transport links, but far enough away to ensure delegates can enjoy some time away from the office in the Yorkshire countryside.

Special occasions can be enjoyed at Spicer Manor, from special birthdays and anniversaries, to hen and stag parties. The house can also be booked for short breaks with family and friends and offers dog-friendly accommodation. Outside catering can be provided at an additional cost with Huddersfield-based Bradley’s Outside Catering.

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Canapés prepared by Bradley’s Outside Catering

Spicer Manor is the sister business of Yorkshire Premier Cottages – a portfolio of five renovated cottages in and around Penistone and Stocksbridge. The Yorkshire Premier Cottages website and social media channels will launch in the coming months.