Stanley House Hotel and Spa

Further Lane, Mellor, Blackburn, BB2 7NP

From £73.00 per person

Our customer rating: 4/5

About

Looking for the ultimate pampering treat? Venture up to the house on the hill. This stunning Grade II-listed, 17th century manor house sits in immaculate Italian-style gardens overlooking the Ribble Valley, Lancashire’s very own Garden of Eden. It’s the picture-perfect setting for dream-like stays and days of indulgence. 

Beautifully boutique with just 30 rooms, accommodation is split between the three-storey, pale-brick manor house and its contemporary glass-and-brick extension. It’s a steep climb to get here, but you’ll be so glad you did - on clear days you can see the Blackpool Tower and the wild Fylde coastline.

Like to get out and about? Lace up your walking boots, because the Ribble Valley is famous for natural attractions like the Forest of Bowland, a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s history in abundance here, too. Take the Tolkien Trail to explore Middle Earth, climb the steps of Clitheroe Castle, or visit Ribchester’s Roman Museum.

Prefer your therapy of the retail kind? Shop til you drop at some of Ribble Valley’s boutiques, markets and independent shops, found in picturesque towns like Clitheroe and Ribchester. And, while Stanley House may be tucked away in the countryside, the bright lights of Blackpool are just a short drive away.

But chances are, once you’ve sampled the spa at Stanley House, you won’t ever want to leave. Listed in the Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels and with a mantlepiece groaning with awards, it was designed by international spa consultant Neil Howard. 

The epitome of luxury, the spa is the centrepiece of the hotel and offers a thermal bathing experience like no other. Flit between hydro-pool, sensation showers and the salt infusion room, but make time for the Finnish sauna - it has a rural view that will leave you speechless.

Popular Facilities

  • Indoor thermal hydro-pool
  • Herbal sauna
  • Finnish sauna
  • Aroma steam room
  • Salt infusion room
  • Sensation showers
  • Ice fountain
  • Gymnasium
  • Woodland walk
  • Fred's Brasserie

Packages

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A Taste of The Spa

  • A glass of chilled fizz
  • Complimentary herbal teas and refreshments are available in the Spa Lounge
  • Two course light lunch served in Fred's Brasserie
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrival time TBA
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Indulgent Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • A glass of fizz
  • Two course light lunch served in Fred's Brasserie
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrival time TBA
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From £138.00 per person

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1 Night Retreat

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • £40pp allocation towards dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £210.00 per person

2 Night Retreat

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • 2 Night accommodation
  • £40pp allocation towards dinner in Fred's Brasserie on one evening
  • Full English breakfast
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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Details

Towel and robes providedYes
No. of treatment rooms6
Dual treatment roomsYes
Product houseNatura Bissé and TEMPLESPA
Max no. in group4
Dress for lunchNo
Minimum age18
Local attractionsBlackburn Cathedral, Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, Witton Country Park, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Blackburn Empire Theatre and Corporation Park
No. of bedrooms30
Check-in time15.00
Use facilities before check in timeSubject to availability
Car parkingComplimentary
Electric car charging pointYes
Pets welcomeNo

Facilities

  • Indoor thermal hydro-pool
  • Herbal sauna
  • Finnish sauna
  • Aroma steam room
  • Salt infusion room
  • Sensation showers
  • Ice fountain
  • Gymnasium
  • Woodland walk
  • Fred's Brasserie

The Spa & Wellness at Stanley House Hotel and Spa

Discover a true haven of luxury as you embark on the perfect spa experience at Stanley House Hotel and Spa.

With its country-house-escape feel, you’ll find the spa in Woodlands, the hotel’s contemporary wing. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with natural light and help to bring the outdoors in. Vistas of undulating hills and uninterrupted natural rural beauty encourage you to fully connect with the present moment. This is your time - to reconnect with friends, or gain a fresh perspective. 

Wrap yourself in your soft robe and slippers and make a beeline for the thermal bathing suite. The attractive hydro-pool has two powerful swan jets, a long bubbly airbed and a stand-up whirlpool for massaging tired legs. Relax on a heated bed, taking time to gaze up at the twinkling ceiling lights.

Then it’s time to go on a thermal journal. First stop is the warm herbal sauna, the perfect place to purify body and mind. Feel your shoulders drop in the aromatic air of the aroma steam room, then breathe deeply in the salt infusion room, where a gentle, moist heat combines with bursts of sea salt infusions to enliven your senses. 

Try to withstand the very hot Finnish sauna - the views through the full windows make it worth your while. Sensation showers offer cooling relief along with beautiful aromas and colour therapy.

You may feel relaxed now, but your deep-dive into euphoria continues. Six zen-like treatment rooms offer rituals from Natura Bissé and Temple Spa and many begin with a Sensory Welcome Touch to help you drift away.

Let your beauty shine through with prescriptive facials, or opt for a massage that nourishes both body and mind. Then float to the relaxation room for a delicious spa lunch.

The Gym & Fitness at Stanley House Hotel and Spa

Like a side order of wellness with your weekend away? Spa breaks at Stanley House are healthy too, thanks to all the fitness-fostering facilities on offer. 

Found within the spa, the gym’s interior design mirrors its ‘country-house escape theme’ to perfection, with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the area with natural light. 

There’s a range of cutting-edge cardiovascular and contemporary strength equipment to try, while panoramic views across the Ribble Valley countryside make any workout feel instantly more scenic and serene.

Ramble outdoors at your own pace on the hotel’s woodland walk. Or bring your bike and follow in the tyre tracks of Sir Bradley Wiggins on one of the many cycle routes on Stanley House’s doorstep. 

Restaurants & Food at Stanley House Hotel and Spa

You’ve soaked in a sensational, award-winning spa. Now feast upon your favourite dishes in Fred’s Brasserie, a place where meals and memories are made.

Set in a bright, airy conservatory with views of the beautifully manicured courtyard and countryside beyond, this relaxed, all-glass restaurant also has a sun terrace - the perfect spot for sundowners on hazy summer days.

The emphasis here is on local, seasonal food cooked to perfection, thanks to the abundance of artisan cheesemakers, fishmongers and farms on the hotel’s doorstep.

A buffet breakfast is complemented by full English and cooked options. For lunch and dinner there’s generous portions of British classics, such as fish pie and fish and chips. Sunday lunches are also a treat, but the burgers here may just be the most flavoursome and scrumptious burger you've ever tasted.

Spa Location

Stanley House Hotel and Spa

Stanley House Hotel and Spa

Further Lane
Mellor
Blackburn
BB2 7NP
01254 769 200

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: Blackburn train station is a 15-minute drive away from Stanley House, with services to Preston and Manchester.

By bus: A bus service is available from Blackburn and Preston, which takes you to the main road at the bottom of the drive to Stanley House. There is a 10-minute walk from the bus stop to the hotel, parts of which are steep.

By car: Stanley House is situated off the A677, Preston New Road, a 10 to 15 minute drive from Blackburn town centre. The postcode for your satnav is BB2 7NP.

Parking: Free parking is available at the hotel, which has 168 spaces.

Reviews

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Great experience
  • 3 Service
  • 3 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

My sister and I celebrated her 40th birthday by booking this spa experience. The event was well organised and we had a lovely time. Highlight of the day was the full body massage - Tina was amazing. A small negative was that the service in the restaurant although lovely, was unbelievably slow. Overall, I would recommend.

Kirsten Baker, Burnley

Amazing!
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

An amazing beautiful scenic spa. From start to finish we felt looked after by members of staff and the facilities were very good! Lunch was beautiful and well presented. Happy with everything and will definitely be returning :)

Nicola Mckenzie, Blackburn

Lovely spa
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Spa was lovely, not too busy, excellent facilities, small but perfectly formed. Would definitely visit again.

Wendy Mitchell, Blackpool

Excellent
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

The spa facilities on offer were great and the service from all the staff was amazing. Highly recommend the 'it's all about me package' as great value for money. I'll definitely be returning soon!

Alex Spencer, Huddersfield

Fantastic time!
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Me and my partner did one of the spa packages here and it was great! The staff were very friendly and helpful, would do anything they could to help you.

Tierney Priestley, Keighley

Fabulous
5 / 5

Beautiful hotel, set in stunning grounds. The spa facilities are fabulous and the atmosphere is very relaxing. We enjoyed the warm pool, sauna, steam room and the facial with a wonderful...... Read more

Looking forward to our next visit!
5 / 5

We had a lovely stay at Stanley House. From booking, where the Reception staff were friendly, helpful and efficient to check in, where we were met with a warm welcome. Our room was clean, well...... Read more

Great surroundings and buildings. Terrible experience.
2 / 5

Staff were awful. So many errors from the moment we arrived. We checked into our room (for our wedding - we had the bridal suite) to find somebody else on the bed who then had to move all their stuff...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Stanley House Hotel & Spa do afternoon tea?

It does. Go for traditional afternoon tea - three tiers groaning with a medley of savoury finger food, luxurious sandwiches and indulgent sweet fancies, served with a selection of teas or something more bubbly. Look out for seasonal twists on the theme, such as Christmas afternoon teas served with mulled wine, mini mince pies, Christmas-themed sandwiches and even a visit from Santa himself.

Is there a swimming pool at Stanley House Hotel & Spa?

You’ll have to live without your laps this time,  because there isn’t a swimming pool at Stanley House Hotel & Spa. But who needs one with all the thermal bathing experiences they offer? The stunning hydro-pool has lakeside views, two powerful swan pipes, a long airbed and a stand-up whirlpool to massage tired legs.

Do you have to get dressed for lunch on a spa break to Stanley House Hotel?

If you’re at Stanley House Hotel on a spa break, you can eat a light lunch in the relaxation lounge in your robe, enjoying stunning views across the valley. Prefer something hot? Get dressed and head across to Fred’s Brasserie in the main hotel. 

How many rooms are there at Stanley House Hotel & Spa?

Here on an overnight spa break? You’re in for a treat. The beautifully boutique Stanley House has 30 bedrooms, with accommodation split across the 17th Century Manor House and the contemporary Woodlands building just across the courtyard. 

What are check-in and check-out times at Stanley House Hotel & Spa?

Check-in time at Stanley House is 3pm and check-out time is 11am.

Is Stanley House & Spa family-friendly?

The spa at Stanley House is a blissfully adults-only space and thermal bathing, the hydro pool and treatments are only available to guests aged 16 years and over. They’re pretty strict about it, too. ID may be requested as proof of age and booking in an underage guest may result in a cancellation fee being charged.

Children are welcome in the Stanley House Hotel, though. All rooms in Woodlands have sofa beds and children’s menus are available in both restaurants. Special treats are put on during the school holidays, like kids’ activity rooms, Easter egg hunts and even a visit from Santa.

Popular family activities nearby include Bowland Wild Boar Park for playgrounds and animal petting or Clitheroe Castle for some knights and dragons-style adventure. And the bright lights of Blackpool with its theme park and seaside attractions are just a 35-minute drive away.

Is Stanley House Hotel & Spa accessible?

Access to all areas of the venue are wheelchair accessible, apart from floors one to four of the Manor House. There are no steps to the spa and the ground is paved. The car park has 10 designated disabled spaces.

Is the Stanley House Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?

No. Dogs aren’t welcome at Stanley House, either in the hotel or the spa.

Is there a golf club at Stanley House Hotel & Spa?

No, there’s no golf club at the hotel, but there are lots just a stone’s throw away. Ribble Valley has a wealth of moorland and parkland golf courses, so take your pick from Pleasington, Clitheroe, Longridge, Whalley and Wilpshire. 

Fancy something a bit more world-class? In just a 60-minute drive you can be teeing off at the historical Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St, Anne’s championship courses.