Stanley House Hotel & Spa

Mellor, Lancashire

Woodlands room

Manor room

A luxe country hotel with a sensational spa and fine dining - includes 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 on-site spa, they brought in the experts of spa design to ensure a superior space was created. Rooms in the Manor House are individually decorated with elegant charm and unquestionable style, whilst Woodlands rooms exude elegant charm. They even plucked their head chef from La Gavroche to make sure their food is sensational too.

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. For any fantasy fiction fans out there, you're not far from Hurst Green and the Forest of Bowland - a once favourite strolling spot of Lord of the Rings author, Tolkien. The hotel has won itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Good to know

Please note that entrance to the spa is subject to an additional charge and access to can be arranged directly through the hotel itself. The spa will be closed from 16-27 November 2015 inclusive for maintenance work.


  • The spectacular views of the countryside from the spa
  • Choosing to take afternoon tea in a timeless setting
  • Strolling in woods that inspired the inimitable Lord of the Rings

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