We stayed here on Saturday after having a very relaxing massage at 'The Little Day spa' in Cutgate (highly recommended) for a well-deserved overnight break from our 7 month old baby.
The house is a fantastically well converted period property with spacious rooms, high ceilings and endless original features. It's been very stylishly but sympathetically decorated with some lovely pieces and lots of well-placed details in each room. This gives it a classy show home, or magazine shoot feel, but without any pretension - still a very relaxing place despite having a sense of occasion.
There are 6 bespoke rooms, each with its own unique style; we stayed in the front room that has a Chinese/Asian theme, and came with lots of interesting antiquities and pieces to admire. Our room was en-suite with a large and super comfy bed and lovely duvet and pillows. We also had the option to take the room in the attic which had a beautiful antique four poster bed and its own bathroom with a very nice roll-top bath.
The owner Paul was very relaxed and welcoming and we were invited to pop down for a glass of wine if we fancied it. Paul supplied the wine and we had an interesting time interrogating him on the story behind the house.
Thanks to work, I've stayed in all sorts of hotels in lots of countries and I'm always looking for places like this - it's a real gem.
We'll definitely stay here again at some point, probably with friends as a birthday celebration at Nutters restaurant along with another pamper at the day spa - obviously.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villas Residence is a small 19th century Georgian style Boutique Guest house in Rochdale, Lancashire. It is the essence of a welcoming private residence.The Villas offers accommodation set in an atmosphere of a bygone era. Antique furnishings and exquisite decoration make each room a romantic home from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Villas Residence Rochdale, Greater Manchester