Nothing like a few nights in a luxury hotel where you can relax, unwind and escape the stresses of everyday life.
You can let your worries fade away while enjoying a relaxing spa treatment, knowing that you can slump into a comfortable bed and expect a good night’s sleep without your alarm clock ringing the next day. .
Or dress up and indulge in a fine dining experience, tasting some of the best food the region has to offer.
But a luxury hotel wouldn’t be complete without beautiful surroundings, and there is plenty to choose from within a short drive of Manchester, from the Pennines to the Peak District.
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Whether you’re looking to stay away from Manchester or planning a city tour with the atmosphere of a country retreat, read on.
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Salford
Just a short drive from Manchester city center, the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country club is the perfect relaxing getaway with all the perks of being close to the city.
Situated in the beautiful village of Worsley, the hotel is set in beautiful countryside and you can spend an afternoon strolling through the village and enjoying a canal walk.
It has an 18-hole golf course and a driving range for those who wish to improve their skills.
There’s a tranquil indoor pool for a soothing dip, and the hotel’s Spa of Senses offers a range of treatments.
Mercure Norton Grange Hotel & Spa, Rochdale
Overlooking the Pennine Hills, the Mercure Norton Grange Hotel & Spa offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
With its own pool and spa – which offers treatments including a mud rasul – the hotel offers a soothing countryside getaway.
Its location lends itself to exploring the region and the beauty spots including Lake Hollingworth and the Piethorne Valley, but it is also just eight miles from Manchester.
The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Knutsford
Set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, a stay at Mere promises to be a luxurious and restful break.
There’s a gym if you’re that inclined, and an indoor pool with an assortment of spa rooms to enjoy.
In the evening, indulge in the gastronomic options at Brown’s Restaurant. Or enjoy a light snack for lunch at the Club Lounge, which overlooks Lake Mere.
Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley
Having opened in 2019, the Crow Wood Hotel is one of Lancashire’s most luxurious hotels and is set in a private 40-acre park.
The modern building offers incredible views of Pendle Hill, as well as its own lake and impressive gardens, ideal for a leisurely stroll.
After a refreshing walk in the country air, head to the Woodland Spa for some treatments that will help you relax and unwind.
Mottram Room, Prestbury
This Grade II listed building will take your breath away. Set in 270 acres of landscaped gardens, Mottram Hall is full of grandeur.
With a championship golf course, gym and 20m indoor swimming pool, there’s plenty to keep you busy and whet your appetite for a delicious meal in one of the hotel’s restaurants.
Or treat yourself to a treatment at Spa Champneys and treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon using the steam rooms and saunas.
Of course, a glass of champagne while taking in the impressive garden view is a must.
Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Valley of Hope
Located in the heart of the Peak District, Losehill House Hotel & Spa is the ultimate rural getaway with magnificent views over Win Hill.
This boutique hotel is not far from the villages of Hope, Castleton and Edale, so there are plenty of places to visit nearby – not to mention the awesome walks.
After a day of walking you can treat yourself to a visit to the spa or swim in the hotel pool, followed by a hearty meal at the award-winning Grafene restaurant.
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