There is nothing like a couple of nights in a luxury hotel where you can relax, unwind and escape the stress of everyday life.

Let your mind wander with a soothing spa treatment, let yourself fall into a comfortable bed and look forward to a good night’s sleep without the alarm clock ringing the next day.

Or dress up in style and indulge in a dining experience that includes sampling some of the region’s best food.

But a luxury hotel wouldn’t be complete without beautiful surroundings, and there are plenty to choose from near Manchester, from the Pennines to the Peak District.

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Whether you’re staying away from Manchester or planning a visit to the city with the atmosphere of a rural retreat, read on.

Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Salford

Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Just a short drive from Manchester city center, the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club is the perfect relaxing retreat with all the benefits of being close to the city.

Located in the lovely village of Worsley in beautiful countryside, you can spend an afternoon strolling through the village and strolling along the canal.

It has an 18-hole golf course and driving range for those who want to perfect their skills.

There’s a serene indoor pool for a soothing swim, and the hotel’s Spa of Senses offers a range of treatments.

Mercure Norton Grange Hotel & Spa, Rochdale

Mercure Norton Grange Hotel and Spa

The Mercure Norton Grange Hotel & Spa overlooks the Pennine Hills and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

With its own swimming pool and spa – with treatments like a mud rasul – the hotel offers a calming country retreat.

Its location is great for exploring the surrounding area and beauty spots such as Hollingworth Lake and Piethorne Valley, but it is also only eight miles from Manchester.

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Knutsford

The Mere Hotel, Knutsford

The Mere Hotel, Knutsford

Located in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, a stay at The Mere promises a luxurious and relaxing vacation.

There’s a gym, if you tend to, and an indoor pool with a choice of thermal rooms.

In the evening, pamper yourself with gourmet meals in Brown’s restaurant. Or enjoy a light snack for lunch in the Club Lounge overlooking Lake Mere.

Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley

Opened in 2019, the Crow Wood Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Lancashire and is set in 40 acres of private parkland.

The modern building offers incredible views of Pendle Hill and its own impressive lake and gardens ideal for a leisurely stroll.

After a refreshing walk in the country air, you can relax and unwind in the Woodland Spa with a few treatments.

Mottram Hall, Prestbury

Hotel Mottram Hall

Hotel Mottram Hall

This Grade II listed building will take your breath away. Set amid 270 acres of landscaped gardens, Mottram Hall is full of grandeur.

With a championship golf course, gym and 20-meter indoor pool, you’ll have plenty of time to keep yourself occupied and whet your appetite for a delicious meal in one of the hotel restaurants.

Or let yourself be pampered with a treatment in the Champneys Spa and treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon in the steam and sauna rooms.

A glass of champagne with a view of the impressive garden should of course not be missing.

Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Hope Valley

Located in the heart of the Peak District, Losehill House Hotel & Spa is the ultimate rural retreat with sweeping views of Win Hill.

This boutique hotel is a short distance from the villages of Hope, Castleton and Edale, so there are plenty of attractions nearby – not to mention some amazing walks.

After an eventful day, treat yourself to a spa visit or a swim in the hotel pool, followed by a hearty meal in the award-winning Grafene restaurant.

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