Pride of Britain's 'Hotel of the Year 2013
Northcote, near Blackburn, was once the family home of a Lancashire textile baron, and it still holds the atmosphere of warmth and well being. The original hallway welcomes guests with roaring fires in the winter, and a small bar for those who enjoy an afternoon cocktail.
The hotel's 14 imaginative and inspired rooms, designed by Jill Holst of Ward Robinson, exude highly individual character combining rich and sensuous soft-furnishings, fabrics and wall coverings with highly distinctive furniture and soft, sophisticated lighting. Hi-tech multimedia equipment is discreetly integrated, bathrooms are ultra contemporary and some rooms even enjoy their own private garden terrace.
Northcote's modern dining room is a fresh, sophisticated setting in which to appreciate the collection of modern art by Malcolm Fryer - and the culinary masterpieces of chef Nigel Haworth. Nigel's wonderful innovative style is truly exposed in his passion for attention to detail and true honest flavours, served in an atmosphere that's warm, friendly and sincere.