Stanley House Hotel & Spa
Luxurious country hotel with a sensational spa, boutique interiors and fine dining - with breakfast and optional dinner
Built out of the ruins of a 17th Century manor house, Stanley House Hotel and Spa is like a phoenix rising up from the ashes. This Grade II listed building has been restored with sympathy for its origins both inside and out, creating a modern but comfortable destination for the discerning traveller. Nestled in the 54 acres of Ribble Valley, you're surrounded by stunning views of the countryside wherever you turn, defining Stanley House Hotel and Spa as a truly unique place to stay.
The hotel is owned and run by the Walker family who, evidently, don't do things by halves. When designing their onsite spa they brought in the experts of spa design to ensure a superior space was created. Rooms in the Manor House are individually decorated, boasting both elegant charm and unquestionable style. They even plucked their head chef from La Gavroche to make sure their food is sensational too! The words 'top' and 'notch' spring rapidly to mind.
If you can tear yourself away from the excellent facilities, the surrounding area has a lot to offer for nature and history lovers alike. From Leighton Moss Nature Reserve to Ribchester Roman Museum, you can curate yourself some diverse days in the local area. And for any fantasy fiction fans out there, you're not far from Hurst Green and the Forest of Bowland - a favourite strolling spot of Lord of the Rings creator J.R.R.Tolkien.
Stanley House Hotel's 30 rooms are spread throughout their two main buildings. The Manor House is a Grade II listed building and holds 12 large bedrooms with excellent countryside views.
Stanley House Hotel has two onsite restaurants. Steve Williams heads up the kitchen of the Grill on the Hill and he's created a no-nonsense menu serving dishes using the best of Lancashire's ingredients. Mr Freds, open daily, is the place to eat for a more casual dining experience with it's gastro-inpsired menu and glass fronted sun terrace.
Stanley House Hotel's spa was designed by some of the world's leading spa consultants with a service to match - it's no surprise to learn then that it has secured a five bubbles spa rating and was featured in The Good Spa Guide and The Spa Traveller. They pride themselves on offering more than just relaxation with highly-trained specialists that take both a knowledgeable and scientific approach to the treatments they offer, and the spa was recently secured the award for 'Best facial treatment in the UK' and 'Best new spa in the UK'.
As well as five luxury treatments rooms, the spa boasts a thermal suite and hydro pool, plus six further thermal experiences, including a Finnish sauna and steam room. The leisure facilities extend to a well-equipped and air conditioned gym. All this spaciously spread over two floors and basking in natural light and, what's more, you're never far from the calming views of the countryside.
Products used are by organic brand Ila-spa and Natura Bisse. A nutritional refreshments menu is available to be enjoyed in the spa's relaxation areas, which includes light meals and desserts. The spa is open from Monday to Saturday 8am - 9pm and Sunday 9am - 7pm.
Stanley House Hotel and Spa is situated in the Ribble Valley of Mellor, Lancashire. It's located just a 10-minute drive from both Blackburn city centre and Ramsgreave train station and a 20-minute drive from Preston. It's within easy reach of the M6, M61 and M65 motorways.
The best bit...
- The spectacular views of the countryside from the spa
- Afternoon tea in a timeless setting
- Strolling in woods that inspired Lord of the Rings
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