Stanley House Hotel
Stanley House is a grade II listed award-winning hotel owned by the Walker family and opened in 2004 following a spectacular conversion of the key property – a 17th century manor house.
Opened in September 2012, the Spa at Stanley House is the finest example of a country house hotel spa in the North West of England.
The Project Brief
Stanley House is one of the country’s best known independent hotels and is a leading choice for weddings, businesses and private events. Set within 54 acres of Ribble Valley countryside it provides an ideal escape location. However, with just 12 bedrooms, Stanley House needed to add keys to gain a critical mass of bedroom stock ……but also a very good reason for additional guests to visit this beautiful rural location. Howard Spa Consulting identified the absence of quality up to date ‘spa escape’ locations in the NW of England. This coupled with its tranquil location, views & distinct individuality made Stanley House an ideal candidate for a spa addition.
Building on Stanley House’s individual identity & clear locational asset, Neil Howard created a brief that would form the basis of a Spa with three strong traits [a] the guest would have constant reference to the rural surroundings whilst journeying through the Spa, reinforcing the distinctive escape location [b] individual guest attention designed in to the concept [c] provide a comprehensive Day Spa that would make any day trip worth the journey time. The resultant Spa at Stanley House makes any occasion, very special. The reception, treatment rooms, spa lounge, thermal suite, hydro pool, & beauty room all benefit form rural views. The Thermal Suite offers a choice of experiences that are different from the norm.....each of the six thermal experiences exudes distinctive interior design, plus a fully glazed sauna & hydro pool. The luxurious treatment suite can be extended to embrace the adjoining rasul, offering couples or girlfriends a base to enjoy a day of pampering & relaxation within their own space. By day the spa is fresh and full of natural daylight with a close relationship to the surrounding rural landscape….by night the Spa is moody & full of discovery. A sense of luxury is evident throughout the concept…..A spacious light & airy arrival; ‘One on one’ seated check in; Private dressing/grooming rooms; A comfortable & spacious spa lounge with a choice of seating; A special double aspect single corner suite with the added benefit of a hydro bath; All treatment rooms are luxuriously sized; The interior design is quirky & contemporary with imaginative mood lighting throughout.