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Relais & Châteaux


Relais & Châteaux is a luxury collection of handpicked gourmet restaurants and boutique hotels across the world.

With fewer than 520 properties from 60 countries, Northcote has become part of a select group of just 32 places in the UK and the only one in Lancashire identified by five different categories: courtesy, charm, character, calm and cuisine. Recognition by Relais & Châteaux is testament to Northcote’s reputation for excellence and long-standing commitment to the guest experience.

Relais & Châteaux was established over half a century ago and has grown from only eight hotels to now include some of the best and most luxurious in the world. The association has redefined luxury hospitality by emphasising holistic experiences that transport its guests, taking them on a sensual journey and introducing them to a deeper, truer understanding of the Art of Living.

Craig says: “We are proud to have been accepted into this prestigious family. It’s something we’ve been striving for, and how wonderful to have a Relais & Châteaux property in the North West and in the very heart of the Ribble Valley. Food and true hospitality is at the centre of both their ethos and of ours, so it’s a great partnership!

To choose Relais & Châteaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses. Northcotefully supports the Relais & Châteaux 5 Cs quality charter: Courtesy, Charm, Character, Calm, and Cuisine.

The Relais & Châteaux signature reflects this ambition: "ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD".

A Northern Tour of Relais...

Discover more charms in the North West & Scotland. With our Relais partners we have devised a route which includes stays at the finest luxury retreats and dining at gourmet restaurants.

From the lochs of Scotland to the stunning landscapes of the 'shires, this area is blessed with charming villages and green countryside which nestle between vibrant cities; each with their own unique dynamic & character.


Palé Hall
Stock Exchange
Grantley Hall
Gilpin Hotel and Lake House
Farlam Hall
Glenapp Castle


Relais & Châteaux App

The Relais & Châteaux app is the most beautiful way to discover their collection of charming hotels and gourmet restaurants around the world. A true invitation to travel, with more than 15,000 photos and 300 videos.

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