On the edge of the stunning Ribble Valley in Lancashire, England, the historic buildings, breathtaking views, luxurious guestrooms and suites, and elegant dining at Northcote inspire relaxation and reflection, whether you stay for a short getaway or stop overnight while traveling north or south. An oasis of food and wine excellence, Northcote's stylish and sophisticated Michelin-starred restaurant, with menus designed by Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen, offers views of the garden and distant hills of the valley.
- Recharge overnight in one of the manor house's 26 imaginative and individually inspired guestrooms, then wake up to one of Northcote's famous Lancashire breakfasts
- Try cooking lessons, gin-making, cheese tasting, or clay pigeon shooting
- Golf at one of the many parkland or championship links courses nearby
- Savor Northcote's creative dishes and harmonious flavors complemented by a bottle of wine from the hotel's award-winning cellars
- Select from a variety of whiskies and cognacs, rums from seven different countries, and gins from near and far at the cocktail bar or terrace lounge
- Host a celebration for as many as 14 people over lunch or dinner at Lisa Goodwin-Allen's chef's table
Northcote's tucked away location makes it a gem for seasoned travelers. Like a well-kept secret, the property encourages exploration, both around the grounds and within each guest. Trying new flavors and experiences are part of each and every visit. Nearby, you can immerse yourself in the culture of Lancaster Castle and Williamson Park. Surround yourself with nature and the United Kingdom's famed rolling hills at Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Gordale Scar, a ravine that looks like a Tolkien wonderland.
Every year, the hotel pays homage to fine gastronomy with its Obsession festival, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, from January 24 to February 9, welcoming 24 international master chefs with 21 Michelin Stars between them to take over the kitchen and create unparalleled dining experiences.
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The original manor house dates back to 1883 and includes 26 individual guestrooms. A garden lodge, just a few steps from the main entrance, offers seven additional guest suites and the master suite. Thoughtfully equipped, every guestroom at Northcote exudes its own individual décor and character, combining distinctive furniture, rich fabrics and wall coverings, and soft, sophisticated lighting that creates a quiet ambiance with modern comforts, such as discreetly integrated multimedia equipment, and original charm. Some rooms enjoy their own private terrace overlooking the gardens.
Temple Spa luxury skincare and beauty products, as well as freshly baked biscuits and evening turn down, are provided as welcoming touches. The minibar includes complimentary chilled bottled water and fresh milk for your coffee or tea.
Northcote’s Michelin-starred fine-dining restaurant offers menus created by Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen along with wines carefully selected by Craig Bancroft and the sommelier team. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge or on the garden terrace daily.
Northcote Restaurant – When choosing the tasting menu, you are treated to the region's finest produce showcased in a menu that changes to reflect the seasons. With professional service, a passion for gastronomy, and true northern hospitality, the culinary team presents a six-course menu, a four-course option, and an à la carte menu at dinner. At lunch, the seasonal menu includes traditional Lancashire dishes with the chef’s trademark modern twists and creative presentation.
The Louis Roederer Private Dining Room – A perfect place for a meeting or event. Packages can be tailored to meet your exacting criteria and a dedicated event coordinator will attend to all requirements before and during the event, allowing you a carefree event experience. The modular design of the suite enables space to be easily adapted to accommodate a variety of groups and meeting styles, and the cutting edge AV technology assures engagement and connectivity throughout your event.
The team at Northcote can also create an unforgettable gourmet wedding experience for you in the Louis Roederer Champagne Room. Packages include a photographer, dedicated event manager, linens, flowers, tea lights, and personal menu cards.
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, true relaxation, or something in between, you can make the most of your stay with experiences on-property ranging from cooking school, cheese tasting, organic garden tours, and gin workshops to Range Rover driving days, hiking, cycling, and clay pigeon shooting led by a former member of the British Olympic Shooting team.
Challenge yourself on some of the best fairways and greens in the country. There is no shortage of quality courses just a short drive from Northcote, including Clitheroe and Pleasington. One of the area’s most famous courses, Royal Lytham & St Annes on the Fylde coast, has been home to many great Open championships and is an excellent test of links golf for any enthusiastic amateur.
Unique and authentic regional attractions and activities are easily accessible from Northcote, including the rustic charm and character of Pendle Hill, Whalley Nab, and Clitheroe, and just a short drive away, near the village of Dunsop Bridge, is the exact center of the United Kingdom. The point is marked with the country’s 100,000th telephone box and a plaque placed inside with a 10-figure grid etched on it.
A perfect "home base" for discovering all the treasures of England's northwest, Northcote is nestled into the gateway of the Ribble Valley on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AOB (Area of Outstanding Beauty), just 30 mi / 48 km north of Manchester, 40 mi / 64 km from Liverpool, and 25 mi / 40 km from the coastal resort town of Blackpool.
Manchester Airport is 47 mi / 256 km from the hotel.
Liverpool Airport is 53 mi / 191 km away.
Leeds/Bradford Airport is 143 mi / 230 km from the hotel
Preston Rail Station on the West Coast Mainline is just a 35-minute drive from the hotel and the Langho local rail station is a five-minute drive.
Arrivals and departures through a nearby helipad can be arranged with advance notice.