Renovated in 2009, the hotel is housed in what was once the private home of a wealthy local merchant. The building has been sympathetically restored, preserving the grand feel of a bygone era and is based around a grand Victorian stone building with ornate ceilings. The lounge and reception area is dominated by a 7.6 m high stained glass window which tells the story of Abraham Altham's life and work in the Burnley area. This country house establishment comprises a total of 51 rooms including 6 single rooms, 45 double/twin rooms and 1 suite all spread over 4 floors. Facilities on offer to guests at the hotel include a lobby with a 24-hour check-out service, currency exchange facilities, a bar and a restaurant. They can also take advantage of the 24-hour room service and there is parking available for those arriving by car. The hotel is non-smoking throughout.
Set in mature grounds, this hotel is located a short drive from Junction 12 of the M65 and is 3.22 km from the centre of the old mill town of Burnley. This establishment is the perfect meeting point for those doing business in Burnley, Preston, Clitheroe, Blackburn and north Manchester. Visitors to the area will enjoy the surrounding attractions of Towneley Hall (around 6 km), Gawthorpe Hall (some 8 km) and Thompson's Park (approximately 8.5 km). The hotel is 72 km from Manchester Airport and 75 km from Blackpool Airport.
All rooms come with a private bathroom with a hairdryer, an electric shaver point and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. Amenities on offer in the rooms include a direct dial telephone, satellite TV, a radio, free WLAN Internet access and a complimentary newspaper and the room is fitted with key card access and smoke alarms. Furthermore, tea and coffee making facilities, a trouser press, an ironing set and temperature controls/central heating are provided in all accommodation as standard.
The hotel's leisure club features full facilities including a 10-metre heated indoor pool with sun loungers, a hot tub, a sauna an air-conditioned gym with a cardio theatre and free weights area, and a poolside lounge area with TV. Spinning classes are available in the gym, free of charge. There is a squash club adjacent to the hotel and swimwear, squash rackets and balls are all available at the leisure club.
Quills Restaurant offers a fine selection of English, French and vegetarian dishes, all freshly prepared using local produce wherever possible. The restaurant is housed in the original Victorian house and is traditional in style with high, ornate ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. It has a relaxed ambience and is a popular destination in the local area.
All major credit cards are accepted including American Express, MasterCard and VISA. Cheques are not accepted.
Guests arriving by car should take the M65 heading towards Burnley. Come off at Junction 12 and take the third exit at the roundabout following signs for the A682, Nelson, Brierfield. After a short distance there is a small roundabout next to a B&Q store. take the first exit onto the A682 and follow the road for a short while. At the next roundabout take the second exit on to the A682 signposted to Burnley. Continue along this road for 1 mile, The hotel is situated on the left-hand side.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board