Shrigley Hall Hotel – 1
“Arriving at our grand country pile, you may well think you’ve taken a wrong turn and trespassed onto the private estate of a wealthy industrialist. First impressions make a lasting impression at Shrigley Hall Hotel, bordering the Peak District National Park.”
Overlooking the Cheshire Plain, plumb in 262 acres of wooded grounds, Shrigley Hall stands on the western edge of the Peak District, in the delightful village of Pott Shrigley.
Built in 1825 as a family home for MP William Turner, Shrigley Hall’s neoclassical credentials are nowhere better demonstrated than in its flamboyant staircase rising to a circular skylight.
In stark contrast, the swimming pool is housed in a former chapel, built in the 18th century for the Salesians and designed in the Arts and Crafts style by the celebrated architect Philip Tilden.
Shrigley Hall Hotel has plenty to recommend it – an 18-hole championship golf course, a health club, 4 spa therapy rooms (psst! there’s a Decléor treatment menu), and outdoor tennis courts.
Expect fine dining with a double portion of gorgeous views when you eat at The Oakridge Restaurant, housed in the Georgian orangery. The menu changes weekly and reflects local fayre.
A (tweed) hatful of country pursuits include carp fishing, circular walks (maps at reception), and bicycling. Slow things down, or get your heart pumping. At Shrigley, you can do both.
The surrounding landscape is littered with stately homes. Littering at its best, courtesy of the National Trust. Lyme Park starred on screen in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.