Architects, builders, painters, spa therapists and garden landscapers from Lancashire have been busy at Barton Grange Hotel which is enjoying the benefits from a three year investment programme costing close to £1 million.
The former country manor house began life as a hotel in 1951 when Edward and Ada Topping bought the six bedroom house. Still family owned, Barton Grange Hotel is today a successful four star hotel appealing to both business and leisure guests. There’s a choice of 51 guestrooms, 43 are in the main hotel and a further eight are in the Garden House, which is ideal for parties, meetings and conferences, especially when added privacy is needed for corporate clients.
Al fresco receptions and business networking sessions can be enjoyed in the newly landscaped ‘wedding’ garden which is blooming with new shrubs, flowers, paving and lighting.
It’s a large area which can easily welcome 200 delegates for a corporate cocktail evening and up to 240 guests for a marquee seated event. And don’t forget the red carpet arrival for added wow factor!
The Barton Room is the largest event space, suitable for 300 delegates attending a theatre style event or 240 guests for a dinner and dance.
There’s an additional five rooms available; The Lemon, Lime, Orange and Olive Grove rooms offer modern audio-visual equipment, including ceiling mounted screens, LCD projectors, adjustable lighting, hearing loop, air-conditioning and free WiFi or wired internet access.
Daniel Rich, general manager at Barton Grange, told us more about the development programme:
“The hotel has already seen steady growth and we’re now expanding on what we can offer, making Barton Grange a real ‘go to’ destination for event organisers and meeting bookers, leisure guests and wedding parties. Along with our indoor pool and gym, two new spa treatment rooms will provide therapeutic beauty and salon treatments for corporate clients needing incentive breaks and bespoke away-days.
I’m particularly pleased that we’ve been able to use local tradespeople to help with the work carried out. Our philosophy has always been to source locally wherever we can and this refurbishment has been no exception.”
Continuing with the locally sourced theme, the hotel’s Walled Garden Bistro serves a menu of local Lancashire produce in what was originally the site of the old kitchen’s vegetable plot! The team at the hotel liked the area so much, they kept the walls and added a roof and created a charming, cosy, country style dining area and lounge (pictured right).
Barton Grange Hotel is close to Preston City Centre, Blackpool and the Lake District so why not include a visit to the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations or take on the challenge of Scafell Pike in the UK’s most popular park?
Back at sea level, organisers can expect to pay day rates of £29 and 24hr rates start from £134. You can find out more or make an enquiry about Barton Grange Hotel here.