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Hartwood Hall Hotel (Chorley)

(Show map) Tel: 01257 269966
Hotel Policies
Check-in From 14:00 hours
Check-Out 07:00 – 11:00 hours
Cancellation/Prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
Children Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required.  Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Accepted Credit Cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.


Bar/Lounge On-site bar & lounge
Restaurant Pub restaurant on-site
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair access to the hotel
Hairdryer In-room hairdryer
Free Wi-Fi Unlimited free Wi-Fi available
Television Flat-screen digital TV
Free Parking Ample on-site free parking
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities In-room tea & coffee making facilities
Telephone Facilities In-room telephone facilities

Functions, meetings and parties at Hartwood Hall

We have a function room for business meeting and Hartwood Hall is perfectly located for delegates from across the Northwest, being close to Preston, Bolton, Liverpool, Manchester and Wigan. The hotel is a popular venue for parties, anniversaries, christenings, birthdays or family celebrations. Our on-site catering team can create delicious menus for your guests and our friendly team are on hand to help things run smoothly.

About the Hotel

The perfect hotel base for discovering Lancashire

The market town of Chorley sits at the foot of the West Pennine Moors, surrounded by glorious moorland countryside. Guests at the hotel will want to explore the unspoilt beauty of the Ribble Valley, Longridge Fell and the Forest of Bowland, designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty. On the doorstep, Astley Park, just 1 mile from the hotel, has ancient woodland walks and streams, a lake and a Victorian walled garden, all set in the grounds of Grade I listed Astley Hall, a grand 17th-century mansion.


A great hotel for family trips to Blackpool and Southport

With all the fun of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the Tower, the Zoo and the Golden Mile, Britain’s favourite seaside resort is just 30 minutes from the hotel. The more relaxed attractions of Victorian Southport are just 20 miles away, and the family-friendly Martin Mere Nature Reserve, with beaver lodge, otter enclosure and pond-dipping, is less than 30 minutes drive.

How to get here

Free parking for guests

There is ample car-parking space for all our guests in our free car park behind the hotel.


How to get here

We are located just 2 minutes from the M61, along the A674, at 188 Preston Road, Chorley. To find us by satnav, use postcode PR6 7AZ.

Area & Hotel History

The land on which the Hartwood Hall Hotel stands was originally part of Astley Manor, owned by the Knights Hospitallers, a medieval military Christian order famous for their stand against overwhelming odds during the Siege of Malta in 1565. Acquired in the 15th century by the Charnock family, the estate passed to their heirs until in the 19th century, when the influential local Townley-Parker family sold off some of the land. Chorley in the 1800’s was a ‘cotton town’ and a number of wealthy cotton mill owners and merchants built homes for themselves and their families on plots around Hartwood Green and the main Manchester to Preston Road, including Hartwood Hall.


Chorley is a market town with a rich and interesting history dating back 3,500 years. A pottery burial urn from this period was discovered in 1963 on land next to Astley Hall Farm. A further excavation in the 1970s revealed another burial urn and four cremation pits dating from the Bronze Age.


Chorley was split into several manors during the Middle Ages, and a market was established every Tuesday by the 15th century. Cotton manufacture began in the area sometime after 1750, and in 1779 rioters visited the town bent on destroying the machines that threatened their livelihood.


The Industrial Revolution brought great prosperity to the town, and the manufacture of cotton, iron and brass and coal mining ensured the growth, assisted by the coming of canal and rail transport links.


In the 1930’s, the manufacture of ammunition and armaments became important with the establishment of ROF Chorley at Euxton. The bouncing bomb of the famous Dambuster raids was built there.

Local Attractions

About Chorley

Chorley is a friendly market town in Lancashire central to four larger Lancashire towns, Preston, Bolton, Blackburn and Wigan. Famous for a warm welcome and Chorley Cake, the lively market is a great place to visit to sample local foods, especially from the specialist cheese makers. Chorley market began as far back as 1498 and is still a popular attraction for visitors today.


Astley Hall (3 miles)

A museum and art gallery within a Grade I listed house, Astley Hall is a stunning historic house set in the grounds of Astley Park. With incredible examples of Jacobean plasterwork ceilings inside, the house is built around an Elizabethan courtyard. William Shakespeare and Oliver Cromwell are said to have stayed at the hall. Also home to a community food-growing project, the gardens include a small orchard and raised beds growing fruit and vegetables. Many of the homegrown products are served in the Café, which you’ll find in the coach house building.


Chorley Market (2 miles)

Chorley is famous for its popular market. With up to 150 stalls every week across the Flat Iron and Covered Market areas, the market has everything from local food specialists and Lancashire cheesemakers to stalls selling cosmetics and car accessories. Every month there’s an additional market giving small producers and cottage industry businesses an opportunity to sell their products. You’ll find this market on tree-lined Fazakerley Street.


Botany Bay (2 miles)

Botany Bay in Chorley started life in 1856 as a Victorian cotton mill until it was affected by the cotton shortage brought on by the American Civil War. It remained in use as a mill until the late 1950s. A local businessman bought the building in 1994 and turned it into the successful Botany Bay, a place to shop, eat, play and discover. It features 5 floors of shopping, a garden centre and indoor play area, and is a landmark building visible from the M61, just 4 minutes drive from Hartwood Hall Hotel.


Blackpool (23 miles)

The vibrant town of Blackpool has been Britain’s most popular seaside resort for over 100 years, and has something to offer for everyone. Iconic buildings like Blackpool Tower and the art deco Winter Gardens, thrills and spills fun at the Pleasure Beach amusement park, and three spectacular piers with arcades and theatres make a great day out, whatever your age. After a lively day trip to Blackpool, your hotel in peaceful Chorley is just a 30 minute drive.


Martin Mere Nature Reserve (15 miles)

Just 15 miles away near Ormskirk lies Martin Mere, a popular family attraction and stunning wetland nature reserve. Run by the WWT, families will enjoy the canoe safaris, duckling nursery, otter enclosure and close-up experience of more than 100 rare ducks, swans and geese. Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Martin Mere is a great day out for guests at The Hartwood Hall Hotel.


Forest of Bowland (15 miles)

Designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty, the Forest of Bowland is a beautiful landscape of upland fells, moorlands and rich river valleys, dotted with picture postcard villages, such as Downham, Barley and Chipping. On the south east edge lies Pendle Hill, infamous for the Pendle witch trials in 1612, but equally historically important as the site of Richard Towneley’s barometer experiment in 1661. Towneley was an ancestor of the Townley-Parker family that owned the Astley Estate on which The Hartwood Hall Hotel is built.

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