North West’s newest boutique set to open on November 9 after £10m redevelopment of derelict mill

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A former textiles mill in Clitheroe is preparing to reopen in its new guise as a boutique hotel, as the project prepares to reach its crescendo on November 9.

A section of Holmes Mill has been transformed into a new 38-bedroom boutique as part of a £10m redevelopment of the largely derelict historic building over the past two years.

The Spinning Block at Holmes Mill, which is taking bookings from this weekend, is owned by James’ Places, who snapped up the property in 2015.

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Once open, Holmes Mill will be home to the Bowland Brewery, the Beer Hall, the Bowland Food Hall, multi-use function room, plus the Boiler House Café and Gelateria.

The design of The Spinning Block has been headed up by the group’s interiors guru Christine Lee and the bedrooms will be pared back and reflect an urban tone in keeping with the rest of the building.

The bar and bistro space is light and airy, with art nouveau features and authentic textures giving a nod to the building’s roots.

Operations manager Andrew Bailey said: “The Bistro, a modern British seafood and grill restaurant, will continue the Food Hall ethos of championing local produce, complementing the Beer Hall with its bar menu and the Boiler House Café with its amazing cakes and pastries.

“Holmes Mill is already proving to be a very popular wedding venue and the hotel means families and couples can base everything for their big day around the site.”

The Spinning Block will initially open Thursday to Saturday until December 14, when it will be open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, until January 1, after which it will revert to Thursday to Saturday opening from January 4 until Easter 2018. During this phase the first 16 bedrooms plus the Bar, Bistro and Grill will be open.

James’ Places portfolio includes Holmes Mill, The Emporium, Clitheroe, Waddington Arms in Waddington, Mitton Hall at Mitton, The Royal Hotel at Kirkby Lonsdale, Eaves Hall, West Bradford, Shireburn Arms at Hurst Green, Falcon Manor, Settle and the Bowland Brewery.



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