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Manor House

(Ref. 1052477)

Stanhill near Oswaldtwistle, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful Manor House with many facilities to use during the stay."

    Would have hoped for bigger cooking ware to use in the kitchen considering the manor accommodates for a large number of people - larger pots would have been useful. The electric hob was a little temperamental to use but did the job. Apart from that, we were very happy with our stay and would love to return again in the summer as we didn’t get a chance to make use of the garden as it was raining most of the time during our stay. All in all a beautiful Manor House and we had a lovely time!

    Reviewed by Ayushi4.1Feb 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Manor House."

    There were ten of us between the ages of 14 and 87. The house was warm and comfortable, the games room and hot tub were particularly popular and the large kitchen diner was a very good room to socialise in. There were a a couple of discrepancies in the listing information as there isn't a twin bedded room upstairs and also there was no coffee machine or cafetiere in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Feb 2024

  • "Had a fabulous time at the Manor House."

    The place was clean and cosy, exactly as described and perfect for our party of 8. It's our second booking of the property and it met our needs just as well as our first visit. Already planning our next booking here next year!

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Sep 2023

  • "Our big extended family group of twelve enjoyed this spacious house with plenty to explore in the area, good local facilities and pleasants walks from the property despite the sometimes inclement weather during our stay."

    We appreciated the number of large reception rooms, secluded gardens, ample parking, games room, hot tub and huge dining kitchen. We had a lovely week together but feel we should point out things we experienced that could be useful. It's a shame that one doublebedded room is so small and that there is neither chair nor small table in most bedrooms. Cooking appliances (Esse range, oven/micro combo, 2-ring induction hob) meant a lot of forward planning and took some getting used to. A few bigger pans and dishes would be handy too when trying to feed twelve hungry mouths. Shower areas would benefit from some shelf storage ( particularly in the wet room). Happily a shower drain, blocked on our arrival, ( and which must have been noticed by the cleaners) was promptly sorted by the efficient and friendly maintenance team. There are a couple of discrepancies in the listing of which the owner is now aware. (Finally, although we've stayed in many large houses over the years, the 5 p.m key collection and then 9 a.m departure times were a shock, especially since we rushed everyone, met the early call, but were chatting in the carpark until after 9:30 a.m on the last day and the housekeeping team had still to arrive... ). Hope that's useful. It's a great place to stay with very helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Jul 2023

  • "The Manor House was perfect for our stay, we had 9 adult and 1 baby, they provided us with a cot as well."

    all rooms were very spacious with enough cupboard space for 2 ppl in each room. the directions were spot on, so easy to find the manor house. Not the best place to cook dinner etc but i think that was because we didnt understand the cooker properly. and only 1 small issue, the bathroom door downstairs didnt lock, but otherwise, everything was perfect for family holidays!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2023

  • "So sorry that this response has been delayed."

    We just sent everyone home and are having a moment to breathe and reflect. We very much enjoyed the house and the grounds were spectacular. Unfortunately one of our granddaughters broke a resin bunny and we are happy to replace. Many thanks for sharing your home with us and most especially for the early check in.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great house."

    Lots of room, quiet but near facilities including a lovely pub/restaurant and comfortable furnishings. Best to use Google Earth or similar to "spot" the lane entrances but then access very easy and parking obvious. Lovely gardens. We found it ideal for our family gathering.

    Reviewed by Winifride4.4Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful grounds and house."

    Great place to stay for a large family gathering. The snooker table was well used due to the terrible weather and there was plenty of televisions to keep the children and older family members entertained. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils, the owner very quickly came round after a message was sent to inform him of a lack of wine glasses which was much appreciated. Lovely pub nearby serving excellent food, well worth a visit and only a five minute walk.

    Reviewed by Rana3.8Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful property, very comfortable and excellent facilities."

    We had a few issues which, unfortunately, could not be resolved. Heating in upstairs bathroom not working which made for a very cold room especially in winter. There was water running down the inside of a bedroom window presumably caused by failing mortar which I made manager aware of so it doesn’t do more damage to a lovely building. I hope the manual for the hob is found too, we managed to get it working once we realised it was an induction hob but it is useful to know!

    Hi Corrinne, Thankyou very much for your feedback, and we are glad you had a lovely time! We were not aware of the heating problems; however, we have had an engineer to the property and the heating system is now fully up and running as it should! We will investigate the issue of the leak in the upstairs bedroom to see what the cause is, and we will obtain a new manual for the hob. We are very grateful for the feedback as we are very proud of The Manor House, and we want to make sure its looked after and at its best for each guest that stays there! Kind Regards The Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Corinne3.8Dec 2022

  • "The Manor House was a great place for our large family stay."

    Lots of space and lovely and warm. The large kitchen area was perfect for family gatherings round the table. The garden and hot tub were a great plus but we were a bit disappointed when the gardener arrived unannounced on our first morning and then produced a notice saying please keep off the grass, quite difficult when we had 4 young children with us and the large garden was a reason we had chosen the property! This was not made clear in the property description or house rules! Some further appliance instructions would also have been helpful for using the cooker and to have been able to use the coffee machine and jacuzzi bath would also have been a bonus! Other than that we were happy with our stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Pauline3.8Nov 2022

  • "After much searching and researching of the area we booked the house for a family getaway/birthday celebration."

    The house had everything we wanted/needed for our weekend. However, on arrival it massively surpassed all expectations...what a gem!! From the moment we arrived we were all overwhelmed by the beauty of the area and the quality of the house! It has more space than you will ever need, so wonderfully warm and inviting. The kitchen quickly became our favourite place, so social and well equipped and having the hot tub just outside was fantastic. The games room and conservatory were well used too...fabulous addition to the house. If we were to nit pick, we would offer a recommendation to look at the plugs in both baths and kitchen sink, as none of them held water very well, I stress this is a recommendation not a critisum as it in no way effective our stay. We are already looking at coming back we loved it that much. The Stanhill Pub and Kitchen is also definitely worth a visit, food was absolutely delicious and it's just a short walk away from the house.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property but holiday marred by several easily rectifiable faults."

    Access directions could be improved. On arrival no toilet rolls,no scourer, no washing up bowl. Very few wine glasses. Information book lacked significant instruction information for central heating, coffee machine dishwasher etc. Ground floor shared bathroom/toilet could not be locked. some cleaning issues e.g coffee dregs left in coffee machine many crumbs etc under kitchen chairs/sofa, one bathroom waste bin full.

    Hi Anne, Thank you for your feedback and we're very glad you enjoyed your stay. All the items mentioned were delivered to you during the meet and greet, unfortunately, at times we do occasionally run out of stock items and we have to purchase more. As such, we ensured you had all the relevant items and plenty of them for the duration of your stay. The central heating system was fully labbelled and a demonstration was given during the meet and greet, and if any additional tuition was needed our manager as explained was too hand if required. all other instruction manuals if not in the pack are available on request, however, the majority of items are self-explanatory. The "Coffee Dregs" in the coffee machine are because as explained this item of equipment has failed and as we are not replacing it, we are awaiting a quiet period to have a joiner come in to return the space back into storage. As regards the other cleaning items, I will ensure the cleaning staff are made aware, but please do note this is a substantial property and although a lot of care is put into making the house immaculate for your stay occasionally people do miss things. Kind Regards, The Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne3.1Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful home in a lovely location."

    Rarely would we want to book the same house twice but this one we did!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Owners were extremely helpful and friendly."

    I did share with them that the description clearly stated a twin room without ensuite that we'd earmarked for 2 children who in fact had to share a double bed...not ideal. We'd have brought a futon if we'd known. One other minor quibble...the kettle is so small! With 9 adults all wanting a cup of tea at the same time we had to take turns and wait for multiple boils which seems unnecessary as bigger kettles are available. But otherwise it was an idyllic holiday and we loved the period features and gorgeous gardens. It was a very special time for our whole family, thank you very much!!

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jul 2022

  • "What a place!"

    It's huge and has all the facilities you might want. There are two lounges which we never used since we spent all our time in the conservatory/games room. This became our party room. Kitchen is equipped with everything you might conceivably want, there are more tvs than you'll ever need, great private hot tub and lovely gardens. All the bedrooms are of ample size and bedding is lovely and clean. Only two tiny negatives. The built in coffee machine didn't work, probably because previous guests hadn't cleaned it. My brother in law spent two and a half hours cleaning it out and brought it back to life. Also the downstairs spa bath doesn't function. Should mention the Stanhill Bar and Kitchen which is just staggering distance away. Good pub with a large dining area and the food is to die for. Would recommend booking if you want to eat, especially for larger groups. So to sum up, had a week here for my wife's birthday and would thoroughly recommend it for a group holiday.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous house, well stocked, warm and cosy."

    Comfy beds and plenty of wardrobe space. Hot tub and games room were used by all of us. Plenty of seating outside and we were lucky as the weather was sunny and warm 5 days out of 7. The local pub is a ten minute walk away and well worth a visit. We were there to celebrate my 70th birthday and had a great time all week Jonathan and Emma are very friendly and helpful and responded straight away to texts when we had a question to ask.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Has everything you will need. Snooker room and hot tub an added bonus. Local pub serves great food. Lots of local walks. Had an amazing time meeting up with friends.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was our 5th family holiday and was the best accommodation."

    Manor House is really lovely and comfortable. The games room and hot tub had a lot of use and the kitchen/dining area was also well used area as well. Beds were comfortable and plenty of bathrooms. Fantastic place and hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Feb 2022

  • "A really good property for a family gathering with facilities for all."

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jan 2022

  • "We stayed at the Manor House as part of a large family group to celebrate a 50th birthday and would definitely recommend the property."

    It is a lovely large house which has more than enough space for a large group, including two lounge/ sitting rooms for anyone wanting to watch tv or enjoy some quiet time. The photographs do not really do the property justice. The snooker room and the hot tub were great additions and got much use by our group and the large kitchen / dining area is great for dining and socialising. The owners were very helpful when responding to questions before we arrived at the property and came out extremely quickly to resolve an issue with the coffee machine. The only slight issues/ possible improvements I would highlight were that one of the mattresses on one of the zip linked beds was a little uncomfortable and more detailed instructions for the range cooker, filling the coffee machine with water and opening the velux windows in the kitchen would be very useful. Possibly more storage / shelving in some of the bathrooms for wash bags / toiletries etc would also be useful as would a dressing table in the lovely large main bedroom. But overall we have a fantastic time at Manor House and would recommend to any large groups looking for somewhere to stay.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage and very spacious."

    Cleanliness needs some attention, as in the fire had not been cleaned out from previous guests, floors hadn't been cleaned properly and windows dirty however beds, towels and everything else perfect. Would of been nice to have had a few tablets for dishwasher / washing machine, logs for fire and more tea towels. On the whole fabulous beautiful home which is perfect for a group of people.

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your your stay!, the floors are cleaned every week, however with them being 100% wool carpets we cannot wash them as often, however we will arrange for them to be professionally cleaned. The windows are cleaned inside & out once a month, we will monitor this we may need to increase the frequency. We do leave a welcome pack which includes dishwasher & washing machine tablets and tea towel's, we will leave additional out going forward. Kind Regards, Jonathan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Dec 2021

  • "A superb house, just right for our gathering with friends."

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Nov 2021

  • "A beautiful house with 6 good sized bedrooms (3 en-suite), 2 sitting rooms, 1 large kitchen/dining/living room, 1 games room and a conservatory, set in lovely, well-tended gardens, in a quiet area."

    Everything was clean and tidy, and the owner was incredibly helpful and generous when we called with a couple of queries. I would definitely recommend The Manor House and hopefully, we'll be back for another stay.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely, spacious house that has loads of room for a big, extended family."

    It is a great base to go and explore different areas. The only drawback is that check in is at 5pm and check out is 9am.

    Hi Zara, Thankyou for your feedback, unfortunately due COVID we have to carryout additional cleaning and this takes longer than usual, as such we have had to extend the cleaning times to compensate. Sometimes the cleaning is actually finished prior to the usual check-in times, so if you ring ahead it maybe reasonable to check-in earlier. Kind Regards, Jonathan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zara3.8Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our visit to Manor House in Stanhill."

    We are an extended family with 8 adults and 4 children, so the huge dining room / kitchen became the centre for our family gatherings. The wonderfully laid out gardens were great for family fun and the hot tub seemingly in constant use. We also took delight in having a few games of snooker in the games room.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "Superb property very clean and plenty of space for all of the family ."

    Great hot tub

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a beautiful house, spotlessly clean very comfy beds, lovely modern bathrooms with great water pressure and hot water no matter what time of day."

    The garden is gorgeous and a setting for relaxing in the hot tub. The house has everything you need and more right down to the very posh coffee machine. We contacted the owners a few times and they got back to us straight away and were very helpful and friendly. Our favourite place was the games room leading to the lovely conservatory, the kids loved the snooker table and hanging out in there at night. I would highly recommend this house the local pub is less than 10 min walk and has amazing food, lots of takeaway options too and the place is great as a base for lots of day trips.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a beautiful property and very well maintained, there is everything you ..."

    This is a beautiful property and very well maintained, there is everything you need The WiFi is excellent and the hot amazing We will book again Everyone had a great time We can’t have booked a better place

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had the most amazing time at The Manor House, the house was incredible."

    The house managers were so lovely and answered all our questions. Super helpful and would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2020

  • "Stayed here bank holiday weekend, the house is huge and amazing!"

    Emma met us upon arrival and was so friendly and welcoming, she shown us how to use the facilities and made us feel at home. This house is so spacious and has a great energy about it, lots of outdoor space and has a car park for all guests, the hot tub is also bigger than we thought and the manor has a few amenities we didn’t expect! We will definitely be returning and already can’t wait for our next stay.

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The holiday home was delightful."

    The owners had thought of everything and it was well equipped. All the bathrooms and bedrooms were newly refurbished to a very high, modern standard. The host was very helpful to us during our stay. The house was very spacious and we enjoyed the games room and the hot tub. It was a lovely quiet location with good transport links and central to all the main attractions in the North West and only 30 minutes from the lovely beach at Lytham St Annes. We would highly recommend the property to others. Would be ideal for a family gathering or 2 families holidaying together.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2020

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Summary

  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Smart TV (zip/link twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link twin on request), 1 x king-size with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath with handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Sitting room
  • Games room with pool table
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric combination oven, Esse gas range, 2-ring hob, fitted Neff coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, Neff American fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in utility, 3 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for eight cars
  • Formal enclosed gardens with lawn, trees and shrubs and patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • This property has a Good Housekeeping bond £500.00. Note: Due to the location and setting of this property it is best suited for family and relaxing holidays and can not accept bookings for Hen/Stag parties or similar.

The property

Resting in the small village of Stanhill close to the industrial town of Oswaldtwistle, tucked away within formal gardens, is The Manor House a beautiful, large stone-built Victorian Gentlemans residence sleeping up to twelve guests.

This Lancashire gem boasts spectacular open country side views from every room.

This picture-perfect property, enjoys contemporary features and style, with a hot tub and games room including a snooker table, it serves as an amazing setting to enjoy a break with family and friends.

Spend long evenings amidst loved ones in the spacious kitchen/diner, with a traditional long dining table with bench seating perfect for gathering around and a woodburning stove to warm you.

A Smart TV can entertain while the evening meal is cooked, making use of the excellent range of appliances in the kitchen and utility, while conversation is shared over drinks or coffee from the coffee machine, at the kitchen island.

Step a top the limestone flooring and head to the games room for a game of snooker on the snooker table, or enjoy some entertainment from the Smart TV in the sitting room with plenty of sofas to relax on, with a second sitting room perfect for the little ones, or maybe just you if you want a quiet moment.

The beautiful conservatory will allow you to bask in the abundance of light even on a cooler day, whilst sunny days can be spent out in the large garden, eating alfresco at the patio furniture or taking a relaxing dip in the hot tub.

The Manor House benefits from a ground-floor king-size bedroom, which can be a twin room on request due to zip/link beds, and is served by a beautiful ground-floor bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath.

Head upstairs to discover the remaining five bedrooms, with another king-size zip/link bedroom with a Smart TV and an en-suite shower room, a king-size bedroom with an en-suite wet room, a kingsize bedroom with an ensuite shower room and a double and a twin, so you are sure to find the perfect sleeping spot for each member of your party.

There is also a travel cot and a highchair for the little ones at the property.

Stanhill Village has its own local pub and restaurant, which is a 5 minute walk from the property.

If you can tear yourself away, then enjoy a family day out at Grip & Go based in Rossendale.

This family-friendly climbing centre has 21 walls of fun, with anyone over age 4 welcome to take part, and if you're a thrill seeker then take the ultimate challenge and attempt their 'Leap of Faith', with a café here too for those who prefer to watch!

The nearby Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland (AONB) is a haven for walkers and cyclists alike.

Climb Pendle Hill and learn about the witches from this area.

There is also Gisburn Forest for walking, and mountain biking trails for all levels and abilities in this picturesque setting.

The popular market town of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley is closeby, where you can visit the famous Castle which stands proud above Clitheroe.

This picturesque town has many individual shops, wine bars, cafes and restaurants.

The National Trust's Gawthorpe Hall is an Elizabethan house now home to art and textile collections, set in beautiful grounds, while the Towneley Art Gallery & Museum, set in a stately home, hosts Victorian and Pre Raphelite art as well as local history.

Get out in nature and visit Brockholes Nature Reserve which is home to rare bird species in this wetland and woodland location, and visit the unique floating visitor village.

As well as being just around a 30-minute drive from the Forest of Bowland AONB, Manor House is a beautiful, traditional property, brought into the 21st century and perfect for a family gathering in Lancashire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

OSWALDTWISTLE

Darwen 5.9 miles; Burnley 9.5 miles; Preston 14.6 miles.

Resting in the south east area of Lancashire is the home to a rich industrial heritage and enjoying both the delights of the countryside as well as the wide range of amenities of the nearby towns of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley, and Blackburn. There is a railway station in Oswaldtwistle with direct routes to Manchester, Leeds and York. Passing through Oswaldtwistle is the Leeds and Liverpool Canal which was once responsible for exporting the areas cotton produce, with Stanhill Village being the home of James Hargreaves, the inventor of the spinning jenny, a revolutionary multi- spinning frame, which advanced the Industrial Revolution. Oswaldtwistle is home to a good selection of pubs and restaurants, as well as several shops for food and essentials and golfers can enjoy the handful of golf courses found in the surrounding area.

Note: Due to the location and setting of this property it is best suited for family and relaxing holidays and can not accept bookings for Hen/Stag parties or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas