Stanley House Hotel adds 18 bedrooms as £15m expansion continues

A multi-million pound bedroom expansion at one of Lancashire’s best known hotels has been completed.

Stanley House Hotel, based in Mellor, Lancashire, has added 18 bedrooms in a newly constructed building called the Woodland bedrooms, bringing the hotel’s total number of rooms to 30.

The rooms adopt a ‘behind the garden wall’ design theme as they are set within 54 acres of countryside in an intimate courtyard setting.

They sit next to the hotel’s 12 individually themed bedrooms that are set in the Grade II listed detached 17th century house. 

This latest phase of development is part of a £15m expansion project that started with the creation of a new building entrance and will complete with the opening of its new spa in late summer.

Philip Wharton, general manager at Stanley House, said: “The exceptional response to the hotel’s offering has been tremendously gratifying and has served to reinforce our original vision to create a hotel like no other.

“We are now able to offer greater room capacity in terms of weddings and corporate guests. And the addition of the spa will turn Stanley House into a true national leisure destination.”

Each of the new rooms is 36 sq m, with a range of gadgets such as a media hub and in-safe laptop charging facility, along with large flat-screen TVs and complimentary WiFi. A walk-in shower and separate double ended bath also features in each room.

A suite, family rooms and a dedicated disabled accessible room with twin bathrooms are also available.

Lancashire architect firm Campbell Driver Partnership worked in consultation with English Heritage and Ribble Valley Borough Council on the scheme.

Barnfield Construction was build partner, while interior design was provided by London-based Trevillion Interiors, whose portfolio includes Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford and Beach Plaza Bahrain.

Mr Wharton added: “A construction project of this magnitude was only made possible because of our incredible team, partners and guests who have patiently waited for us to complete this fantastic project.

“Business is strong at the moment but we must keep innovating to meet the unique and important standards set by our customers.”