This small family-run boutique hotel is situated in Bingley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom: for sale

This small family-run boutique hotel is situated in Bingley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Bingley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom


750 000 GBP

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address:
Type: Boutique Hotel
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Showers: 9
Parking: 30
Yield: Not Disclosed

Bingley is a market town and civil parish in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, on the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which had a population of 18,294 at the 2011 Census.

Bingley railway station is in the town centre and Leeds Bradford International Airport 10 miles (16 km) away. The B6265 connects Bingley to Keighley.

Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Bingley appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Bingheleia".


Bingley was probably founded by the Saxons, by a ford on the River Aire. This crossing gave access to Harden, Cullingworth and Wilsden on the south side of the river.

Bingley's entry in the Domesday Book. 1086 AD

The origins of the name are from the Old English personal name Bynna + ingas ("descendants of") + lēah ("clearing in a forest"). This would mean altogether the "wood or clearing of the Bynningas, the people called after Bynna".

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Bingley Five Rise Locks.

Like many towns in the West Riding, Bingley prospered during the Industrial Revolution. The Bingley section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal was completed in 1774, linking the town with Skipton, and Bradford via the Bradford Canal. The canal passes through the town centre and ascends the side of the valley via the Bingley Five Rise and Bingley Three Rise Locks. Several woollen and worsted mills were built and people migrated from the surrounding countryside to work in them. Many came from further afield such as Ireland in the wake of the Irish Potato Famine. A railway and line goods yard were constructed bringing further trade. The villages of Gilstead and Eldwick became conurbated with Bingley. The Bingley Building Society was also founded in this period.

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Bingley Teacher Training College opened in 1911 with Helen Wodehouse as principal. The first intake of students was 102 women from in and around the then West Riding of Yorkshire. Before its closure in 1979, the college produced approximately 16,000 teachers.

The Beeching Axe demolished the goods yard, although the station still has trains to Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Morecambe and Carlisle. The textile mills have largely been closed. The Damart mill still stands and trades in textiles. Since 1995 the tannery, Bingley Mill & Andertons, have been converted into flats. The most cramped and outdated terraced housing was partly replaced with council housing, Bingley Arts Centre and the headquarters of the Bradford & Bingley Building Society. Further council housing was built up the hill towards Gilstead including three tower blocks. In the wake of Margaret Thatcher's reforms of council housing much of the council estate was sold and a substantial portion has been knocked down and rebuilt as private housing. The Bingley Permanent Building Society merged with the Bradford Equitable Building Society to form the Bradford & Bingley Building Society in 1964. It was decided to site the corporate headquarters in Bingley. This brought several thousand jobs to the town, but the building itself did not meet with universal acclaim and was demolished in 2015. The Bradford and Bingley collapsed in the 2008 credit crunch.

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Key features

The Hotel is a former Victorian mill owners’ house and prides itself on the quality of its Award Winning restaurant where guests can enjoy exceptional quality food, cooked using only the freshest ingredients available. As well as its excellent cuisine the hotel is renowned for its high levels of service, friendliness and hospitality.

At the Hotel, each room is distinctive and are varying in size, aspect, decor and furnishings. The Hotel overlooks the Aire valley and boasts breathtaking views.

Many of our customers return to our Hotel as they enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, comfortable bedrooms and a warm welcome. It is simply your Home from Home.

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The Hotel offers:-

  • 9 Bedrooms – 2 Twin, 5 Double, 1 Single and 1 Four Poster room of which 1 Twin and 1 Double are on the ground floor.
  • Free Wireless Internet access in all bedrooms and public areas.
  • All rooms are en-suite.
  • Hospitality Tray with choice of fruit tea, coffee, tea, decaf coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits.
  • Selection of Books.
  • 2000 watt Hair Dryer.
  • Trouser Press.
  • Direct Dial Telephone.
  • Flat Screen digital HD TV with Freeview channels.
  • Dogs are welcome at a small charge.
    Free Car Parking.
  • Personal friendly service.

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The Hotel’s Award Winning Restaurant and Bar, both overlook the gardens and distant views of St Ives and the Aire Valley. This is the place where friends and families get together for a meal or to celebrate a special occasion.




Panoramic View

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The Cuisine

The Five Rise Locks Hotel and Award Winning Restaurant offer a dining experience of award-winning modern cuisine with a twist, often including classic British and Continental dishes. Proprietor Richard Stoyle displays his style in preparing dishes using the best seasonal ingredients sourced locally where possible.

All diets can be catered for with ample notice and most dishes can be adapted to suit  Gluten Free, Dairy Free and other regimes.

The Restaurant

With stunning views over the Aire Valley, The Award Winning Bistro Restaurant offers modern British food at very reasonable prices. From Burgers to Steaks, Fresh Fish and Vegetables and home-made desserts all are sourced locally where possible. There is a bar with comfortable sofas so you can enjoy a drink whilst your meal is being prepared.

All diets can be catered for and the Hotel and Restaurant are family run.

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The Hotel is a perfect venue for your celebration or a get together with family and friends. We can cater for up to 50 people for a sit-down meal and up to 80 for a cocktail party style buffet.

The Venue

With stunning views over the Aire Valley the Pictures and Mirrors, the Polished Wooden Floors and Rich Red Carpet create a comfortable, tasteful atmosphere whilst still being relaxed and friendly.

Special Occasions

We can accommodate from 10 to 44 people for a sit-down Lunch or Dinner.  Whether it is a Birthday, an anniversary or just a get together, the Hotel’s reputation for good food and service is second to none.

All packages include:

  • Exclusivity of being the only wedding in the hotel.
  • Choice of menu for Wedding Breakfast.
  • Evening Finger Buffet.
  • Lanterns on the tables.
  • White linen tablecloths and napkins.
  • The use of gardens for photographs.
  • Bar facilities until 12 am.
  • Master of Ceremonies.
  • Room Hire.
  • Free Car Parking.
  • 9 En-Suite Bedrooms to include Full English Breakfast.

At our Hotel we know that all events are different, that’s why we are flexible to ensure that your event goes your way. Our Hire the House Package is perfect for events that want a house party without all the clearing up!

The package includes from Midday on the day of the event:

  • Exclusive use of the Ground Floor Restaurant and Bar.
  • Exclusive use of the Sun Terrace and Gardens.
  • 9 En-Suite Bedrooms.
  • Home-cooked Full English Breakfast.
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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283

Skype: cliff.jacobs


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