Set in the grounds of the magnificent Samlesbury Hall this beautiful collection of handcrafted huts offer a delightful getaway to one of Lancashire's oldest and most luxurious country estates. The majestic stately home dates to the 1300s, and in its current form acts as a stunning venue for tourists and visitors year-round.
The lovely collection of colourful shepherds huts are locally crafted with a full range of indulgent facilities from the European oak beds to the memory foam mattress. Each hut sleeps up to four in two luxury doubles and is equipped with en-suite bathrooms, barbecues and outdoor seating facilities.
Guests can enjoy a whole range of events and entertainment from tours and theatre productions to a meeting with the Resident Witch; prepare to be enthralled by the chilling tales of the real witches of Samlesbury. On the grounds you will find a Driving Range with Crazy Golf, the Bee Centre with a variety of honeys to try, the Adventure Trail and Mayflower Playground for the little ones, plus a charming collection of landscaped gardens. Enjoy a splendid arrangement of fine dining luxuries from delicious homemade waffles in Dotties; England's first ever wafflery, to sumptuous afternoon teas, breakfasts and lunches in the award-winning restaurant.
The huts make a great base to visit the nearby cities of Manchester or Liverpool, as well as a variety of natural countryside in the vicinity. The beautiful River Darwen to the south is a tranquil place for a countryside stroll including waterfalls and the famous Samlesbury Bottoms weir, before it joins the equally serene River Ribble to the north. Stay in Samlesbury Hall huts for a luxurious glamping escape with lovely food, events, activities and more in this wonderful historic destination.
Samlesbury Hall is one of the most beautiful and best kept stately homes in Lancashire, a real haven for history lovers, and a fantastic visiting experience for all the family.
Please note: the hall is closed every Saturday and occasionally on Fridays.
There is no charge to enter the hall and grounds during opening hours, while guided tours are also free on Sundays!
Present Day at Samlesbury Hall
Enjoy intrigue, witchcraft and centuries of fascinating history throughout the archive rooms. Have a coffee, a freshly baked scone or a delicious lunch in the award winning restaurant. Don't forget to treat yourself to freshly cooked waffles in Dottie's and a milkshake at the end of the day!
From the Victorian kitchen, schoolroom & the 1950s bedroom, there is plenty to see, along with changing exhibitions in the Long Gallery.
Find a hidden gem in the delightful gift shop, from a Samlesbury memento, to a home-produced jar of honey. Tour the grounds, feed the rescue hens, throw a penny into the fountain and make a wish, or simply while away a sunny afternoon in the magnificent grounds.
Samlesbury Hall is home to a busy events and functions programme, where you can tour the Hall with an experienced guide, enjoy a theatre production or murder mystery or experience an evening ghost hunt. Samlesbury Hall is open to visitors all year round, Sunday - Friday, 10am - 4pm (Please check opening times before traveling as the venue is occasionally closed on Fridays for wedding events.)
A fabulous half-timbered black and white medieval house built in 1325 as a family home, the Hall is beautifully maintained for the enjoyment of today's visitor.
The current building and grounds are administered by a registered charity known as the Samlesbury Hall Trust (Charity number 526052), whose aim is to preserve the Hall for the people of the area and visitors to Lancashire.
The Trust was founded in the 1920s when the Hall was about to be demolished. Since then the Hall has been a museum and Gallery, and host to many grand functions.
The Hall is open to the public every day, except Saturdays and occasional Fridays, when it is closed for weddings. On this site today, you will discover an ancient, magnificently preserved manor house and gardens, with a colourful history and a wide-ranging programme of year-round events and activities.
Very little of what was around the Hall when it was first built in 1325 remains, if anything at all, but within the lovely woodland surrounds, you will see evidence of the the ancient Hall in its original light.
The drive used to be cobbled 'sets' and they are buried underneath the tarmac in in order to facilitate today's traffic (cars and Ladies' heels).
You will today see much more structured grounds, with beautifully manicured lawns, pretty borders and box and beech on guard! In recent years working animals have been introduced, which are a delight for the children. Don't just visit the buildings, see the grounds, they can be quite magical!
Using only the finest local ingredients, from their own gardens as well as neighbouring producers in Lancashire, Samlesbury Hall restaurant is an award-winning destination for gastronomical delicacies.
Dishes are seasoned with fresh herbs from the Halls own Courtyard including chives, mint, parsley, thyme, rosemary and bay leaves. The Chef selects quality meat daily from butchers in Leyland and Longridge bringing Forest of Bowland lamb, beef, pork, poultry and sausages a mere hop, skip and a jump from production to plate.
In addition, the seafood takes a similarly short journey from the Lancashire fishing town of Fleetwood.
Enjoy a variety of sumptuous dishes from filling soup prepared daily in the kitchen, to a delicious lunch rounded off with a mouthwatering homemade pudding!
The Restaurant boasts a comprehensively stocked Bar serving everything from its very own Samlesbury Merlot to a pint of Guinness. The choice is extensive - just ask for your favourite!
Please note that the restaurant is closed on Saturdays and on the occasional Friday, so it is advised to call on 01254 812010 to inquire or book a table. The restaurant serves lunches between 12noon - 3pm, but can cater large parties in the evening if required - please contact [email protected] for more details.
A spot of delicious afternoon tea is available in the restaurant. Made from seasonal produce, the menu changes weekly, but you can be sure of sandwiches (with the crusts cut off of course), a mini cup of soup and a savoury quiche, alongside homemade puddings on the top tier - always with a scone, jam & clotted cream.
£14.95 per person, or £10.95 per child.
£28.50 Afternoon Tea for Two.
Special dietary requirements are catered for, please ask a member of staff on arrival.
To book, please call 01254 812010. A £5 per person deposit is required to confirm.
Welcome to England's first ever wafflery… Decadent desserts from mouth-watering milkshakes to sensational fruit smoothies await. The waffle iron will be sizzling, making only the freshest waffles in the country, both sweet and savoury. Ice-creams are made locally in Lancashire by the ever popular Moo2You using only the finest ingredients.
Fun filled sweet treats for children and families alike - Sit and savour a scrumptious delight, whether it's raining or shining in Dottie's Wafflery at Samlesbury Hall.
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Fridays - 11am - 4pm
Saturdays - CLOSED
Sundays - 10am - 4pm
The Hall and grounds are open for visitors Sunday to Friday 10am - 4pm.
For an evening meal, head across the road to Mezzo the local Italian, or venture into the village to The Millstone at Mellor, and The Spread Eagle for some fine dining.
The hall also neighbours Brockholes Nature Reserve and Huntley's Farm Shop for a day visit.
The individually crafted huts combine rustic charm with a collection of luxury treats to create warm and cosy glamping accommodation.
Each hut is complete with two double beds in European oak, memory foam mattresses, low-wattage electricity to keep your phone charged, as well as a cosy en-suite. The bathroom includes a spacious shower, hot water and soft towels, along with luxury toiletries. The huts are well heated and lit and include a camping lantern for moonlit walks through the grounds or starry nights huddled around the campfire.
Guests are free to take their tables and chairs outside to relax around the fire-pit, or take a seat in one of the lovely picnic benches around the estate.
The huts sleep up to four people and are available all year round. A Full English breakfast can be taken in the Hall's restaurant for £10.00 per person, including juice along with tea and toast.
The Restaurant is open 12am - 3pm Sunday - Friday.
A delicious Afternoon Tea for Two is available for £28.50 in the Restaurant.
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