Historic Ribble Valley gem rolls out chic boutique bedroom refurbishment


A historic hotel in the Ribble Valley that is said to date back to the 17th century is currently undergoing a major refurbishment programme, which will see all its 33 bedrooms a new look.

Stirk House Hotel near Gisburn officially first became a hotel in 1933, having started life in 1635 as a family home.

Now the property comprises 33 bedrooms, all of which are being upgraded, while its PRIME restaurant was given a makeover in January this year.

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The hotel is also home to a leisure club, Champagne patio, lounge, private dining area, large ballroom and a conservatory, covering 22 acres of land.

With the work on the bedrooms ongoing, there is a new lounge bar currently being fitted, and a planned renovation of the hotel’s main lounge, reception and public areas due to take place soon.

Changes will also be made to the large ballroom at Stirk House Hotel, with a specific bar area added to the space, something that is unique to within the local area.

Helen Kay, director of Stirk House Hotel, said: “Over recent months we have added the new restaurant, outdoor parasols and heaters, and are working at pace through the bedrooms to upgrade/refurbish and enhance. These works we are continuing within the hallways and corridors, creating chic, boutique-style rooms, maximising on the far-reaching views across the beautiful countryside.”

Kay also said that further expansions are also being considered at the hotel, including the creation of new bedrooms and enhancements to the leisure club.