A former mill owners residence, this country house hotel has very good standards. It was quiet when we visited, and the overall tranquillity was welcome. The room was very comfortable, with excellent toiletries and plenty of tea/coffee etc, and a decent wide-screen TV to watch the Olympics!
Breakfast was freshly cooked and plentiful. Any little niggles? Pretty minor, really. The pleasant bar served many decent bottled beers, but the choice of wine by the glass was disappointing (the white was one of these 'from different countries of the European Community', perhaps Sweden and Ireland?). For the price, it is not unreasonable to expect better.
The bathroom was shower only - no big deal - but there was no soap tray or dish, so there was a bit of a balancing act. A previous guest had left a receipt in a drawer - which we found!
Nevertheless, a very enjoyable stay - a lot of effort has gone in to reaching the high standards, and the owning family deserve a lot of credit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- sykeside country house hotel is a privately owned, family run hotel. found in the heart of the rossendale valley. The hotel itself is set within a late 18th Century building, and has been the home of a number of important people, including the late composer Alan Rawsthorn. The traditional charm and elegance of the building can still be seen within the hotel to this very day, with most of the original features in place. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sykeside Country Hotel