Hurstwood Hall Guest House, Hurstwood Lane, Burnley, BB10 3LG – Visit Now
Hurstwood Hall Guest House is boutique accommodation in a restored Elizabethan Manor, with only 3 rooms, managed by owners David and Mark who have a reputation for warm and welcoming, but unobtrusive, hosting. They have all the details covered for a luxurious stay with toiletries, dressing gowns, plump towels and locally farmed breakfast ingredients served on some delightfully chintzy china – with table cloths of course.
Breakfast includes eggs straight from the Hurstwood chickens and some fine cuisine for lunch or dinner when requested in advance.
The traditional stylings of the house provide you with a fabulous place to sleep in each unique room. The Ormerod treats you to a regal, red, velvety upholstered bedhead while the Spenser Room sends you off on a Bedknobs and Broomsticks journey with its brass bedhead and foot. Both rooms are lined with a row of fabulous stone arched windows. Bathrooms are for your private use only, but are just across the landing from the room.
The Chapel is the ‘piece de resistance,’ with an impressive king-sized four poster bed, resplendent with carved twisted mahogany bedposts, and a roll top bath elevated in the corner of the room that rests on claw feet. This room is guaranteed to leave you feeling like Lord or Lady of the manor.
The Grade II listed building still has lots of its original fireplaces and beams and it’s no surprise that this property has had its TV cameo, namedly in a Brontё adaptation The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Although the interiors have been adapted since its completion in 1579, the millstone grit stone structure is made of sturdy stuff, and has retained its original external appearance and the new adaptations are timeless and thoughtfully designed.
The gardens outside are impeccable with trees surrounding the grounds creating a green and verdant view. A snowy day makes Hurstwood Hall look absolutely enchanting. Throw this in the mix with open fireplaces in the shared guest area and the potential of owner David firing up some tunes on the piano; and you have an absolute gem of a winter weekend staycation.