COMMENTS from thank you cards & emails:
“ Excellent guest house, facilities home from home & great freshly cooked breakfast to order. Good sized room, hot power shower, comfy bed & excellent freshly cooked breakfast to order. Lovely hosts Pearl & Dave give a warm welcome & make your stay comfortable & like a home from home. I’ve already booked again! ” Nov 2019
“ Very comfy room pearl and Dave were very friendly, breakfast was great best we've had in a long time, Halifax and Kirk lea will be getting us back soon ” Paul S, 28 Nov 2019
“ All in all I had a pleasant stay. The host were accommodating and the other guests were peaceful.
The location was spot on, not too far Bradford where I was working. The breakfast was perfect. It really set me up for the day! Pearl was lovely, she and I had a good old natter after I'd finished up my breakfast. My lift was running behind due to getting caught up in traffic and David kindly allowed me to stay up in my room past check out time ” 22 Nov 2019
“ Little gem. Room comfortable and clean Good shower facilities Excellent home cooked breakfast to order Friendly & helpful staff ” Judith, 18 Nov 2019
“ The owners were very friendly and helpful, lovely relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast was very good. The location is easy to find and very central ” Elizabeth, 14 Nov 2019
“ Good value, great breakfast. Good value, great breakfast. Very friendly owners. Would definitely stay here again ” Richard, 14 Nov 2019
“ An excellent place for an overnight stay. Very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful ” Susan, 9 Oct 2019
“ Stayed here for one night, basic room just what we wanted. Staff very accommodating and helpful. Average breakfast . Good value for what we wanted and a bonus that we could take our small dog at no extra charge ” Pudding, Oct 2019
“ We stayed overnight in Halifax and this is an ideal location to visit Halifax. Very accommodating and helpful. Lovely big tv in room. Breakfast was delicious and all in all great value for money. Owners were very helpful ” Susan. Oct 2019
“ Consultant working in local area. I can not complain about the the room or the hosts. The hosts have been very friendly and will be there if anything is needed. Tea and Coffee is in abundance (and although I have not have a breakfast due to working hours It smells good!) Bed very, very comfortable, my room is a good size for a single guest that just needs a room for the night (or in my case 15 nights) TV and drinks. Although it is on a main road the house is very quiet and at this price nobody has any justification to complain ” Chris B, Oct 2019
“ I thoroughly enjoyed my stay as a female sole traveller I felt comfortable safe and welcomed; the room was warm and comfortable with facilities; the breakfast was excellent with such a choice and good quality; the reception I had was excellent. I look forward to visiting in the future. Thank You Pearl and David ” Jan, 5 Oct 2019
“ Old school b & b, warm, comfortable. value for money. Really friendly hosts. Excellent breakfast ” Stuart 28 Sep 2019
“ Enjoyable short visit. I wouldn’t hesitate to return. The cleanliness of the room and friendliness of the staff. ” Chris 14 Sep 2019
“ Exceptional food service. Lovely people. Incredible value. Great value, superb breakfast. Close to central. Very Friendly ” Peter 26 Aug 2019
“ Like a home away from home. Like staying with you nan and grandad! Were made to feel really welcome by the couples son Joe and it was a really quick check in! Were given room number 1, it was really spacious, with a great view and a huge bathroom! Loades of storage and a nice big telly! Breakfast forms were really easy to complete. Breakfast was amazing! Loades of choice of cereal, toast, tea/coffee and your cooked breakfast were made fresh as you walked in! On meeting Dave and Pearl they were super welcoming and really chatty! Couldn’t do enough for you! Really loved our stay and would stay again! Great location for our visit to Shibden hall! ” Jodie, 21 Aug 2019
“ Dog friendly with lovely hosts and a tasty breakfast cooked to order - perfect! ” Jenna, 16 Aug 2019
“ Our host very pleasant to communicate with ,made us very welcome excellent facilities felt like I was at home. ” James, 12 Aug 2019
“ Lovely freshly cooked breakfast and fresh coffee. Very welcoming staff. Nice towels. Good breakfast. ” Trisha, 9 Aug 2019
“ Comfy bed. Excellent breakfast with good choice. ” Mike, 1 Aug 2019
“ Excellent hosts, highly recommend, looking forward to going back. The hosts David and Pearl are warm and friendly, the room was a great size , bed very comfy , the guest house is handy for public transport which is a great bonus when you cant drive , the whole place was immaculate and the breakfast cooked by Pearl was lovely , My dog Fin was also made to feel welcome. ” Paula, 18 Jul 2019
“ Thank you so much for having me to stay. The guest house is lovely, everyone was friendly. It felt like a home from home. Thank you also for the advice on where to go. I loved the terrapins and the walled garden was stunning. Halifax is a beautiful place and not at all what I was expecting. I would love to come back and visit again. Thank you again so much ” Charlie, 01 July 2019
“ Nice comfortale room, very friendly and a great breakfast. Well priced place to stay, with good and easy access to Halifax centre. The guy running it was very friendly and helpful, plus he cooked us a proper fry-up on Sunday morning, which was most welcome after a big night out in Halifax at a music event! ” Pat, 30 June 2019
“ Good stay at Kirk Lea Guest House. I had a very comfortable stay at Kirk Lea Guest House. The Room was comfortable and the breakfast was good. There is parking nearby and the location is easy to find. The host is very helpful ” Nicholas, 3 June 2019
“ Overall, nice and quiet, friendly place to stay. Positives -Proximity to town. Nice views ” Edward, 2 June 2019
“ Perfect for the price, Breakfast fresh and piping hot. Excellent communication on booking. Lovely people running b and b ” Hazel, 28 May 2019
“ Ideally situated, at 5 minutes from the Ainley Top Junction (M62), 5 minutes from the centre of Halifax, and 10 to 15 from Hebden Bridge or Huddersfield. Worth the visit if only for Dave and Pearl's breakfast ” Jonathan, 23 April 2019
“ The house is clean and the hosts excellent, friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was excellent too, lovely and hot and fresh from the kitchen. This was an inexpensive stay and was certainly value for money. I would certainly return again when in the area. ” Andrew, 19 April 2019
“ Would book again. Friendly people David and pearl . Excellent breakfast. Friendly welcome. Nothing too much trouble. Need I say more. ” Kevin W, 31 March 2019
“ Awesome x. I liked the couple, they were friendly and helpful I think the house could do with an update there was cracks on the edges of the walls at the top. It just needs updating is all. They let me store my bike in their back garden so I was not illegally parking all in all I will stay again and hopefully this will be on a regular bases at least once a month ” Christopher, 12 Mar 2019
“ Lovely, homely place to stay. I would absolutely stay again. Lovely welcome from Pearl, who also cooked a cracking full English breakfast! Nice room and very comfy bed! ” Sarah, 10 Mar 2019
“ Great location, lovely staff, great breakfast ” Greg, 01 Mar 2019
“ Bed was so comfortable Breakfast was lovely Great value for money and would stay again ” Hayley, 01 Jan 2019
“ Comfortable room and bed. Excellent breakfast. Easy parking and good Wi-Fi access. Close to town centre ”E Fisher, 23 Dec 2018
“ Good breakfast, Good sized room, owners friendliness, location ” Marianne, 22 Dec 2018
“ The bed extremely comfy and was quiet too the couple were very pleasant and friendly the dog felt comfortable there and was over whelmed by the attention she got off staff and guests. Looking of going back after Xmas which will be booking at same place ” Martin, 4 Dec 2018
“ Thanks very much good value for money, good parking to side of property and a great breakfast. Thanks again ” David, 1 Dec 2018
“ Excellent value for money. Couple very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was excellent and off road parking. Very happy and will be staying there for the next 5 weeks ” Paul, 1 Dec 2018
“ The staff are absolutely lovely! You will not find a better place to stay stay in Calderdale! The beds are so comfy the rooms have so much space and the staff are absolutely lovely ” Kaylee, 26 Nov 2018
“ Really good stay we enjoyed it would return. The room was very comfy lovely soft bed roomy bathroom ” Edward, 28 Aug 2018
“ Good Room, Exactly what it says on the tin. Good room - easy check in and a good place to lay your head ”Dan, 13 July 2018
“ Pleasant comfortable stay. Flexible, everything you need, good host ” Natalie, 30 June 2018
“ Comfortable and good value for a short stay. Excellent breakfast. Comfortable and good value for a short stay. Excellent breakfast ” James, 25 May
“ Great location, great hosts. Perfect for visiting the Piece Hall. We stayed at the guesthouse as we were attending a music concert at the Piece Hall. The guest house was walking distance to the venue and the town centre, which was excellent. Pearl and David were lovely hosts and we’d definitely stay there again if we were attending a gig. Although we had a room with a shared bathroom, we were only sharing with one other person and we never even saw them. There’s free parking right outside and there’s a beautiful canal to the back. Great place! ” Georgina, 31 May 2018
“ Highly recommend- everything I needed and friendly helpful owners. Lovely friendly owners welcomed us when we arrived. Room was on the small side but had everything I needed and was fantastic value so still an excellent deal. Definitely recommend staying here. Going out the back of the hotel to walk the dog and there was a lovely walk along old fashioned cobbles so got a brilliant feel of the historic old Halifax. Definitely would go back there again. Thanks Pearl :) ” Sophie, 27 May 2018
“ Nice en-suite bedroom, great comfy bed and a big tv. Really warm comfortable room. ” Andrew, 23 Apr 2018
“ Thank you for such a nice stay and a warm welcome. Bed was very comfy and location was excellent. I will definitely stay here again when coming to the hospital. ” Fiona, 8 Mar 18
“ Great value for money will certainly stay again soon. Fantastic place to stay such lovely people ” Craig, 1 Mar 2018
“ Comfy, welcoming, ideally situated guest house. Very friendly hosts, yummy breakfast. Perfect location for the hospital (right across the road!) ”27 Feb 2018
“ Amazing place to stay. Property was well decorated and warm it was absolutely amazing. Can't think of a single bad thing about our stay. ”Katrina, 26 Feb 2018
“ Lovely couple running the B & B, very warm and welcoming. We had a dog with us, the owners had done their work before hand and knew the dog before we arrived. Beds are warm and comfortable, and free wifi was good too. We will be using them again. Thank you for lovely stay. ”Kenny, 24 Feb 2018
“ We would definitely stop here again for work purposes and maybe leisure. Very polite and helpful made you feel at home as soon as we arrived thanks to the lady who looked after us much appreciated ” Leystone, 20 Dec 2017
“ A pleasant stay! The hostess Pearl was very friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was to a high standard ” Tim, 11 Dec 2017
“ Fitted my requirements - good value for money ” Andrew, 2 Nov 2017
“ There is no need to say many words, just a few would suffice. Homely, beautiful people, warm and welcoming and animal lovers and a gorgeous well cooked breakfast. It's a Pearl of a guest house close to the cobbled streets of Halifax and all you need when you enter civilisation territory ”Sparton, Sept 2017
“ Arrived Monday lunch time to a friendly greeting from David, which was good as we were a little travel weary. We were given a nice room which didn't take us long to settle in to, the breakfast was outstanding and Pearl conversed with us, as well as the other guests! We got the impression that they had regular visitors, if we go to Halifax again we will not look for anywhere else. Thank you Pearl and David. ” MalcomDanby, 12 August 2017
“ Highly recommended and will be using again. The owners were lovely even when I arrived late and they were so helpful and accommodating lovely breakfast too and highly recommended ” Paul, 07 August 2017
“ Clean, warm and very welcoming. Staff were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble and they were very friendly ” Deborah, 15 May 2017
“ Very comfortable and very lovely hosts. Breakfast was excellent too ” Alan, 21 April 2017
“ Perfect location for hospital visiting. Stayed here on two occasions while mother was seriously ill in hospital. I could not have asked for a more friendly and understanding reception. While the rooms are not modernised, they are warm and cosy. Breakfasts are delicious and you could not wish for better hosts ” David, 17 April 2017
“ Thank you very much for your kindness and delicious breakfast. I would recommend Kirk Lea to people. Best of luck ” Sandra, 7 April 2017
“ The owners were away, but their daughter was very friendly & helpful. Would definitely stay there again ” Pauline, 21 Jan 2017
“ Well looked after on xmas eve night ” Alistair, 27 Jan 2017
“ Warm friendly hosts, clean comfortable room and hearty freshly cooked breakfast. Given free room upgrade on arrival. Everything good! ” S Lewis, 25 Nov 2016
“Dear Pearl and Dave, I am very sorry that I am too stupid to fill in the comment in the trip advisor about our amazing stay in your guest house. We arrived a little late back in Düsseldorf and now we are back in work but still thinking about you, the nice talking in the morning with you and the lovely guest James, your good breakfast and, and, and.. We hope to see you again either in your guest house or in Düsseldorf "when your family and your guests give you the allowance to make a trip to Germany". Best regards to you from Regina and Fritz” 24 Oct 2016
“Nice place to bunk up and great breakfast. Upgraded the room for free. Breakfast was lovely.” Wizz, 24 Oct 2016
“I’ve stayed one night at Kirk Lea Guest House for work-related meeting at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax this weekend. My first time in Halifax. I chose this place mainly for the location. It’s right cross a road from the hospital. It has a family-home-feel. But it’s very quiet in the property. One of the lady’s daughters(very pretty little girl) brought me an iron when I needed it and helped me with my luggage when I left. It took me a 5-minute-bus-ride from Halifax train station as I travelled from London on train. I met other guests who also came to visit the hospital, doctors and a nurse. This is the perfect place to stay if you are visiting Calderdale Royal Hospital. And breakfast was perfect for me. Upon arrival, the lady gave me a form with list of choices for breakfast including full English. You can tick the ones you want for breakfast and what time you want. I stayed in a single room with a private bathroom which was spacious, clean with shower gel, shampoo, a large towel ready for use. The room was basic but has everything you need for comfortable stay. I paid with cash as I thought it better for a small business like this place. If you want a swanky hotel, this place is not for you but if you want a friendly warm place with good value for money, this is the perfect place in Halifax. I will definitely choose this place on my next visit to Halifax.” Christine. 26 Sept 2016
“Thank you for everything, you have been absolutely fabulous. Thanks David for the guidance. You will be missed – Like my second home. Love & regards. ” Saumya, stayed over 6 month period. Aug 2016
“Nice welcome, friendly service......own bathroom, comfortable bed, lovely English breakfast with excellent choices. Staff went out of their way to make stay comfortable. Kirk Lea is a great place to stay if you require a good night sleep and a good breakfast!” Heather, 17 May 2016
“Just want to say a big thanks to pearl and david because they was fantastic and very welcoming, the breakfast was amazing an it was very comfortable and peaceful stay” Chris, 25 Apr 2016
“The proprietors did all they could to give a good welcome. Breakfast was amazing and very hot. I thought I paid already via Booking.com, so was unprepared to pay on departure. Needed to go get cash out. No probs, will def return.....with cash next time.” Sue, 23 Apr 2016
“Small but "perfectly formed" room with a private bathroom (not en suite). You will get a warm welcome from Pearl and personal attention. Good traditional breakfast freshly made on order previous night. Busy Huddersfield road did not seem to impact altho' you are aware of traffic noise. Parking permit given for free to a quiet road next to B&B. Stone's throw from Halifax and beautiful countryside all around. Shopping available in Elland nearby. Would recommend for a good value stay in the area.” EF, 12 Feb 2016
“Pearl made me a bacon sandwich to go as I couldn't stay for breakfast” KL, 28 Jan 2016
“Good value for money and most importantly a great breakfast.” Philip, 12 Jan 2016
"Kirk Lea Guest House is the best B&B I have stayed at in a very long time and would recommend them to anyone looking to stay in Halifax. Breakfast is amazing. Pearl and her family are always friendly and accommodating." 28 Oct 2015
“I had a very pleasant stay in a comfortable bed the room was very clean and the breakfast excellent, two things struck me as very good I had indigestion one morning and the lady gave me something for it right away and on my last day she made me some cheese sandwiches instead of breakfast for my journey home so I highly recommend the Kirk Lea” Ian B, Oct 2015
“This isn't a business traveller's dream. Kirk Lea is a well-loved, perfectly imperfect higgledy-piggledy B&B. Nothing matches and that's why I loved it! Staying here was like staying at your favourite Aunty's house. You can feel the love in the place. For me, this is exactly what I was looking for. David and Pearl are genuinely lovely people and give a very warm welcome to guests. What more could you want?! Bobs, 20 Oct 2015
“Great warm friendly welcome, warm clean rooms superb hot freshly cooked breakfast, other breakfasts available. Landlady only to eager to help. TV & WiFi in every room free.
Parking available, main bus route . Makes a cracking pot of tea . Glad I took a photo of this guest house early hours of the morning on the way to my temp' place of work. Stay went into 3rd week.” Paul B, August 2015
“On arrival I was given a very warm welcome by Pearl the owner, she very kindly carried my case upstairs to my room.
The room allocated to me was a small single with a private bathroom, but Pearl told me a en-suite would be available the next day.
Having booked in I went off to visit my son and when I went back to the hotel, Pearl said the en-suite would be available on my first night.
The en-suite that I was then given was a large double room which was well furnished and very light and airy.
The breakfast was really good and set me up for the rest of the day.
I was given a permit so was able to park in the street outside at no cost.
Now I have found somewhere reasonable to stay in Halifax I will be able to visit my family more often” Alan H, July 2015
“Pearl was very helpful and the location and parking was excellent bed comfy too tired to hear any noise lol what a breakfast it was the best I have had in years ” John, 23 June 2015
“I stayed for two nights in a comfortable, quiet single room at the top of the house, with kettle, microwave and wifi provided. Pearl was very welcoming and also really helpful throughout my stay. She makes a generous breakfast the way you like it, and she's got her own supplier for bacon and black pudding! The weather was gorgeous when I was there, but for rainy days there are stacks of novels to choose from. There are bus stops almost outside the door to take you into Halifax in about 15 minutes, or out to the other towns in the area. I would definitely stay at Kirk Lea again, not just for a weekend but as a base from which to explore Calderdale” Noelle, June 2015
“Pearl & Dave run a very good B & B, we were met and shown our very nice spacious room on arrival. The room was clean and well presented with a large on suit. We spent 2 comfortable nights and we very pleased that there is a selection of buses that we were able to make use on the door step. Being able to order our breakfasts the night before was great and ensured that we had exactly what we wanted, all perfectly cooked just as we like it. We will certainly stay again. Thank you Pear & Dave” Paul H, June 2015
“Pearl was very welcoming and nothing was too much, room was nice and fresh and just what I needed after a busy day in the Fax. The access to parking was brilliant helped by a parking permit, would definitely stay there again. Finally the breakfast was EPIC :)” Dicky, June 2015
“Pearl and Dave who run this B&B are an extremely kind and welcoming couple who really treat their guests in a very warm and hospitable way. It is worth staying here just for their excellent cooked English breakfasts (which were so plentiful that they lasted me through most of each day). The location is handy - especially for visitors to Calderdale Hospital - although admittedly it is on a busy main road. I think the value for money is fair. Admittedly the rooms could do with a bit of work here and there but I know for a fact that they are working on refurbishments whenever the rooms are vacant for long enough. As far as I know, Pearl & Dave have only been running the place for the last two years or so and they are certainly gradually making the necessary improvements. They are both very hard-working and kind-hearted people.” HB, February 2015
“You’re the best. Thank you Pearl and David. Best Wishes” Mr & Mrs York, 30 May 2015
“The landlady was very pleasant and provided a lovely breakfast” Mike, Weaverham 30 Apr 2015
“I was upgraded to a larger room without asking. Free wi-fi is always good.” Ian, Glasgow 29 Apr 2015
“Visiting from a hot country I requested more blankets which were provided immediately. The room was warm and comfortable. I was made to feel very welcome. Full English breakfast was great.” Rodney, Canada 15 Mar 2015
“Pearl was lovely. She took care of you, made a nice hearty breakfast which saw you through half the day! Had a course at the Calderdale Hospital which was across the street so dead convenient.” Nina, 28 Feb 2015
“Friendly owner Comfortable room Great value for money Excellent breakfast” David 20 Nov 2014
“Very helpful (owners were on holiday so think it was their son & wife who welcomed us). Comfy room & clean sink & bathroom; lovely breakfast; wi-fi fine; got a good recommendation for a place to go for a walk.” Fay, 28 Oct 2014
“It is a very friendly and comfortable place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a B and B in that part of the world.” Michael, 17 Oct 2014
“Great value for money lovely Full English Breakfast. Very Nice People.” Steve, 16 Oct 2014
“I very much enjoyed staying at Kirk Lea Guest House. Pearl and David were very warm, friendly and provided a great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Halifax” 3 Sept 2014
“Just wanted to say thank you for looking after me. Don’t know what I will do without your eggs and bacon in a morning. Many thanks” Craig, Sept 2014
“Breakfast was really good Comfortable bed. Excellent value for money David & Pearl very accommodating & friendly especially when you are on your own.” Mary, 8 July 2014
“Return visit to Halifax visiting friends after moving away 11 years ago. Had a lovely time with a very warm friendly welcome. Fab breakfast and lovely room. Many Thanks” Sophie & Mark, 6 July 2014
“We enjoyed our stay. The guest House is kept very clean and our hostess was excellent, very friendly and accommodating” Mr & Mrs Hannah, 4 July 2014
“A great place to stay close to town. Very friendly staff and a great breakfast. I highly recommend anyone to stay, friendly and pleasant” Drew Harvey, 4 July 2014
“Value for money. Tasty breakfast, comfortable beds and friendly helpful owner.” Peter Nevins, July 2014
“ Thank you both very much. Had a lovely stay. Home from home. Nice and cosy and clean. Will be staying with you at Christmas if not before. Would certainly recommend to anyone.” Mary 4 July 2014
“Excellent breakfast. Friendly helpful staff. Parking available. Easy access to walks along the canal.” Dorothy 4 June 2014
“I was visiting a friend in the hospital opposite, so location perfect. Pearl was very friendly and welcoming and gave me an upgrade as she had a space. Excellent breakfast and very comfy room.” May 2014
“Friendliness and attention. Good breakfast.” Claudia 9 May 2014
“Nice homely B&B on the outskirts of Halifax with the most friendly people you should ever wish to meet. A heartily home cooked breakfast and spotless comfortable rooms make this an oasis fopr the weary traveller.” Gary, April 2014
“Very welcoming hosts, lovely breakfast, comfortable beds, roomy bedrooms & good shower facilities. Adequate overnight stopover & good value for money. Nice pub down the road for a meal.” March 2014
“The bathroom breakfast and staff were good” Giles 2 February 2014
“I stayed at Kirk Lea guest house a number of times in the past whilst I was teaching around that region. The rooms and facilities were more than adequate for the price, not to forget the freshly cooked breakfast.”
The owners were pleasant and I would highly recommend the guest house for anyone visiting the region.” K Ramanah 21 Dec 2013
“Friendly, homely, good breakfast with good choice. Good supply coffee & tea in room” Elaine 29 November 2013
“Thank you for your good excellent hospitality. I really enjoyed my stay with you. Not to mention breakfast was 1st class. Hope to come again. Regards.” Nathalie 25 Nov 2013
“Dear Pearl, Thank you very much for the hospitality. You have my 5 star rating for the B&B” Mohanad, 9 Oct 2013
“Very welcoming hosts, lovely breakfast, comfortable beds, roomy bedrooms & good shower facilities. Adequate overnight stopover & good value for money. Nice pub down the road for a meal.” 20 August 2013
“Managers are really friendly and professional serving an excellent breakfast” 16 August 2013
“I will stay again. Great value for money” Mr Blackshaw 3 August 2013
“Had a lovely time, friendly. Good breakfast” Jenny 29 July 2013
“David and Pearl were wonderful, providing an excellent breakfast. The room was adequate though a little tired” Mr & Mrs Parkin
“Very clean and well kept rooms and facilities. Good breakfast and well hosted all round” Mrs Lazman 23 July 2013
“Very warm welcome. Couldn't be more helpful. Very comfy bed and spacious twin room. Excellent value for money. Happily recommended a visit.” L Kingsley 16 July 2013
“As ever, a pleasant stay. Friendly, comfortable, helpful. I would not consider any other accommodation when staying in Halifax” Backer 5 June 2013
“Lovely, clean and homely guesthouse. Landlady friendly and approachable. Nice cosy room with own very clean and pretty bathroom. Comfy bed, slept better than at home! Excellent breakfast, everything cooked perfectly. Would use again and recommended to others” Linda 25 May 2013
"Just to say thank you for being great hosts and helping make our stay worthwhile. We look forward to our next stay. Love & best wishes." Pat & Robert, May 2013
"Made to feel very welcome. Room clean and spacious. Cooked English breakfast was fab! We will come back and stay again. Thank you." Helen. Al & Gracie, 6 May 2013
"Lovely, friendly staff and rooms ideal for a weekend away. Breakfast included which was also lovely. Thanks for a pleasant stay" Charlotte & Michael, 5 May 2013
"Nice place, nice people. Great location. Pearl and David are really good hosts and a great breakfast. I was here 2 weeks and I will definitely recommend it." Ken, 2 May 2013
"Lovely atmosphere at Kirk Lea Guest House is beautifully located. Found Pearl and David friendly welcoming hostess & host. Found the breakfast truly OK!" Polly, 30 April 2013
"Excellent lovely fresh cooked breakfast. Pearl and David very friendly. Room very clean and lovely new bathroom. Thanks." P, Scotland 29 April 2013
"Nice, quiet peaceful guesthouse, run by a lovely couple. Great breakfast" Jo April 2013
"Very comfortable bed and excellent breakfast. Thank you" Kate April 2013
"Convenient for all major roads, easy parking. Good wholesome breakfast and a warm welcome" Wendy April 2013
"Thanks very much for great hospitality! Great breakfast and help with local info" Jan 2013
"Stayed 2 nights excellent breakfast, super value for money" John G Jan 2013
"Had a great stay Pearl and David are both really friendly. Great breakfast in the mornings. Sometime the room tuck a while to heat up when you came in at night but apart from that you couldn't ask for much more." Glasgow Jan 2013
"Lovely Guesthouse Pearl and David made us feel so welcome. Will see you again" Dec 2012
"Many thanks for a good weekend. Good Food. Very pleasant and clean. Not used to the traffic. (never mind)" Mr Porter Dec 2012
"Enjoyed my stay. Nice pleasant home with good breakfast. Many thanks" David Nov 2012
"Fantastic friendly place. Excellent value for money. Breakfast is amazing and rooms are just what you need. Beds are really comfortable. I will be staying for weeks. Thank you" D Murray Nov 2012
"Great breakfast, outstanding customer service. Will defiantly come again" Oct 2012
"Very good, friendly, helpful" Les B. 6 Oct 2012
"Very Nice as usual !!, lovely hosts" Oct 2012
"Great time here at the guest house. Staff very friendly and helpful. Hope to stay again when in the area again" Paul 31 Sept 2012
Comments from our Aug 2012 Survey
"The proprietor was welcoming and the breakfast was lovely we really enjoyed our overnight stay"
"The owner was very considerate and got up very early to make me breakfast which I really appreciated"
"Very comfortable and a good breakfast!"
"Kirk lea is an exceptional b and b. A warm and friendly welcome, helped instilled a home from home atmosphere. Location provided a perfect base for business as well as facilitating leisure activities. Overall I would recommend Kirk Lea, as breakfast was perfectly cooked and plentiful." 30 June 2012
"I had a very pleasant stay at Kirk Lea Guest House. My room on the first floor was most comfortable and I slept well. I had a really good breakfast to start of each day of my stay and I can thoroughly recommend Kirk Lea, having now stayed a second time. Thank you so much Pearl and David for looking after me" Reg T. 15 June 2012
"Thanks again for a very pleasant stay at Kirk lea on Saturday 09/06/12. You provided a warm, friendly welcome and a hearty breakfast! We will certainly book in again and are happy to provide feedback if needed. I am sure that under your management the place will go from strength to strength, please pass these comments on to David. Kind Regards" Alison H June 12
" Even though it was my first time at Kirk Lea, it felt like staying at an old friends – a warm welcome, comfy room and the best cooked breakfast I've had for ages" Mark Nov 11
"Very nice B&B, rooms clean and cosy. Good rates, including a fantastic full breakfast, freshly prepared even at 6am in the morning. Will very happily stay again." Clauds Oct 2011
"Made to feel welcome and more breakfast than I could eat! Thanks for a pleasant stay" Les Oct 11 "So friendly. Stayed here whilst at the hospital for birth of grand daughter...flexible beyond belief! Welcome and service excellent and made us feel like at home .
Rooms clean and have everything you need and Breakfast absolutely first class.
Thank you both so much for making our stay first class after all the un sociable hours we kept back and forth to hospital will certainly be back and recommending you to people" Kim and Dan, Nov 2011
"I booked the Kirk Lea Guest House because I was going to visit a dog show in a local park. The reception was very friendly. The room was more than adequate, a very nice sized twin, with ensuite. Breakfast was wonderful.
After a very busy day I couldn't have asked for more" CB, from Portsmouth
"Warm friendly welcome, beautifully clean, tidy room. Excellent breakfast.
Altogether a very enjoyable stay made all the more so by the friendliness of the welcome. Will definitely recommend you to others" Gordon T, Sept 2011
"John & Val are a very friendly host, giving us a warmth welcome on our arrival, always willing to help. The rooms are very nice and clean, quite spacious to. Very quiet at night time considering they are next to a main road, (so don't let this put you of staying). In the morning our breakfast was ready as soon we sat down, with a variety of different types of cereal and juices with a superb full English quality breakfast. A very cheap rate for a top quality service, we definitely recommend it and we will stop by next time if we are around that area. Good luck and all the very best in the future". Robby, June 2011
"I was working in nearby Copley for 16 months and stayed there for this time in the week at Kirk Lea's.
Absolutely cracking B+B, John and Val are wonderful hosts, rooms clean, breakfasts to order and very flexible regarding check-in times. Would not hesitate to use the place again if I returned to the area." R Watts Sept 2011
"John and Val were friendly and gracious hosts. The rooms were clean and welcoming. A very central location to busses and trains. A traditional English breakfast was served hot and at a time of your choosing. Great value for the money spent. Thank you John and Val for helping to make our visit to Halifax an enjoyable one." Sheryl McCallum June 11
"Thank you for a wonderful stay and for being so welcome and friendly. Breakfast highly recommended, will surely be back as your made to be part of the family" Robert W, Sept 2011
"I had a very enjoyable stay, the room was spacious and clean and the breakfast was excellent, the manager was very helpful and I will definitely stay again and highly recommend" I Brook from Brighton, June 2011
"Thank you, we had a lovely stay. Very friendly and welcoming service. Great food and tidy smart room. Hot shower. Great. will be back!" Steve and Lucy
"Dear Val and John, thanks for the friendly smile and warm hospitality. Enjoyed the stay very much" D McCallum, May 2011
"We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your guesthouse. The beds are very comfy and we slept well every night. Your standard for cleanliness is the very best, we could not have asked for better accommodations.
The breakfast each morning was served with a smile and we found it to be wholesome with a very good variety of choices, especially the condiments such as brown sauce.
If we are ever in Halifax again we will certainly stay at Kirk Lea Guest House.
Thanks again for your hospitality. Kindest regards" J and L Webb, Canada June 2011
"I really enjoyed my stay with you.
The bed – real comfy and warm
The room – great
The food – couldn't be better, especially the fried bread
The people – very friendly" Miss Harwood May 2011
"Thank you for a lovely stay food and room great. Thanks Again" Pat P 26 Sept 2011
"Excellent value for Money. Good breakfast (perfect fried eggs). Will definitely stay here again." Jo May 2011
"Thank you for a wonderful stay. The rooms were very compatible and spotless. We have really enjoyed our stay in Halifax" Larissa & family March 2011
"Thank you for your hospitality. Beautiful breakfast & homely atmosphere, we will defiantly stay here again" Annette March 2011
"Val & John were very very good hosts. Excellent breakfast, they were second to none. When visiting again we will definitely stop here. Best Wishes" The Tetleys Feb 2011
"Food Excellent, all aspects of service first class. Bedroom, we believe are n the process of been updated but bed very comfy. Thank you." Stewart & Gail 30 Jan 2011
"Even though it was only a night's stop over, Val and john, thank you, you've made me so welcome and everything else has been great. When I'm back up in Halifax again I look forward to seeing you both. Best wishes" Paul 28 Jan 2011.
"Thanks for the good reception, hospitality and food given at Kirk Lea. I will recommend my friends always. Thanks Val & John" Dilip 15 Jan 2011
"Very nice couple. Excellent breakfast, nice and hot" Doug 14 Jan 2011
"Thank you for a warm and comfortable stay. The highpoint being the delicious breakfast. Wishing you both every success in your new venture" Linda 9 Jan 2011
"Pat, the guest house manager went beyond the call of duty to make our staff wonderful. Even when we got lost she came and found us and directed us to house. Catered for our 3 year old granddaughter. Absolutely fantastic. Definitely have a great staff member who would be very hard to replace." Australia. Nov 10
"I have been staying at Kirk Lea since May 2010 due to work commitments at Copley. I have always found the staff very pleasant and friendly and an excellent full English breakfast. The rooms are always clean and tidy making for a good night's sleep." Steve F
"Kirk Lea is a friendly, welcoming B&B easily situated near the centre of Halifax. Both the beds were extremely comfortable and the breakfast were excellent and made all the more enjoyable by Angela. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and if we return to Halifax we will make Kirk Lea our first choice as an affordable establishment of a high standard. Thanks for making our visit so enjoyable." Sept 2010
"I have stayed at Kirk Lea Guest House for the last two weeks, having moved alone to Halifax to start a new job. I have had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay and have been extremely well looked after by Pat and Frank, the two most valuable assets of this establishment. As well as being kind Pat has fortified me each morning with a delicious, hearty breakfast. I will be sorry to say goodbye to Pat and Frank and will miss the homely atmosphere of Kirk Lea." 5/2/10 Marc S.
"One of the most pleasant places i have stopped at, Pat went beyond her duties to make me feel so welcomed. Both Pat and Frank were the kindest sweetest people I have met in a B and B. Will recommend it to anyone who will be stopping in Halifax." J S Ontario Canada
"I would like to put on record my appreciation of the warm welcome I received when I stayed at Kirk Lea Guest House for 3 nights in the first week of June. I would especially recommend the wonderful breakfast and the brightly coloured and excellent towels! My best regards to Pat and my thanks to her for helping me out when I had a problem with my suitcase." E. S. Taylor
"We stayed at Kirk Lea while my mother was seriously ill in hospital. We found it to be very comfortable and homely. We very much appreciated Pat's flexibility, kindness and sensitivity. She went beyond the call of duty in helping us through a difficult time. Thank you." Radford family.
"My experience at Kirk Lea was smashing. I'd been worried about being away on my own but Pat was most welcoming right from the start and I decided to stay an extra night. Help with travel info, and general local knowledge was invaluable. I live by the sea so am familiar with these places, but I'm sure Kirk Lea is the best." B from Scarborough
"Thank you for a very friendly stay. When I telephoned for a booking [after tracing Kirk Lea on the internet] I received an efficient and friendly response and no problems were encountered. Breakfast was good and well served. The room was basic in decor but met my needs. I will call again if visit the area and need accommodation. I can have no complaints. Pat is a first rate host. Many Thanks" M. Dutton
"I have stayed at Kirklea several times over the past 3 years and have always been very comfortable. In September, however, I noticed that the B & B has been smartened up even more since my last stay in February and is sparkling clean. I had a wonderful stay and enjoyed Pat's company immensely." Gordon
"A big thank you to Pat and Frank for making my stay in Halifax something to remember. On arriving at Kirk Lea I was welcomed with a wonderful warm smile. l was shown to my room , which I should add was, I think the cleanest room I have ever stayed in. Pats cheerful attitude and her wonderful breakfasts only added to the lovely time I spent in Halifax. l will highly recommend the Kirk Lea to my friends and family who visit Halifax often, and i have no doubt that i shall, when in Halifax stay with Pat and Frank. Once again ten out of ten to the Kirk Lea." Mrs M.R. Isle Of Wight October 2008
"We had a very warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The room was comfortable and breakfast very good indeed. Overall a very pleasant stay, would return if visiting Halifax again." Mrs Wood
"Was greeted by a friendly face after a long day, even though it was late when we arrived. Pat & Frank made my gf N i welcome and were very helpful. The rooms are clean and had everything we needed. Appreciated the early morning coffee fix and having somewhere to lock my bike up too!! Thanks and good luck with the future, hope to see you again." D Mills
"Thought I'd send you a nice little e-mail to say thank you very much for looking after my husband so well!, Love Chloe xxx"
"I stayed at the Kirk Lea Guest House overnight while attending an ELO concert in Halifax. The hosts are lovely, the beds are comfortable and the room was perfect. Breakfast was fantastic. Recommend to anyone staying in Halifax." Elwyn (Taf) Williams.
"Just a note to say a very big thank you, for my weekend with you. Such a welcoming feeling, lovely food. I will certainly see you again." J Bardwick
" Thank you so much for looking after me so well these last 6 months. It really has been Home from Home. Take care". A.B.
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“Just want to say a big thanks to Pearl and David because they was fantastic and very welcoming, the breakfast was amazing an it was very comfortable and peaceful stay”
Follow A629 from/to Halifax and find us right opposite to Royal Calderdale Hospital