The Grade II listed Georgian manor house was the rectory to St Peter’s Church, Rowley and sits on a 3.5 acre site adjacent to the historic church in Little Weighton, Cottingham. The building remained the rectory until 1928 when local shipping magnate Mr Thomas Filmer-Wilson, whose family owned the famous Hull-based shipping fleet of the Ellerman-Wilson line, bought the estate. It was converted into a hotel in 1970 after the death of Mr Filmer-Wilson and continues to be one of the best country homes in Yorkshire.
The accommodation has a wealth of period charm, feature fireplaces and fine Georgian character. There are 16 en suite bedrooms, a cosy bar area and The Mallington Restaurant, which serves dinners and Sunday lunches made from locally sourced ingredients. The hotel is one of the area’s finest wedding venues, with The Pine Room, The View Room and The Garden Room all licensed to hold civil ceremonies.
The hotel is being sold by its current owners, Amanda and Brian Hewitt Jones who have owned and operated the business for 14 years. Amanda comments, “Rowley Manor Hotel has been a fulfilling and rewarding experience but we feel now is a good time to sell, which will enable us to spend more time with our family.”
Mark Worley, Director in Christie & Co’s Newcastle office is handling the sale and comments, “Rowley Manor is beautifully positioned with panoramic views of the surrounding land and a driveway which sweeps past a pretty church, and croquet lawns. It is clear to see why this is such a popular choice for brides and grooms.”