Since reopening the stunning ground floor spaces of our historic Grade II-listed Manor House in April, we have loved hosting a plethora of beautiful weddings, laying on delicious dinners in the private dining room and shaking up tasty cocktails at the bar! We are now delighted to announce that the next stage of the hotel’s refurbishment has been completed, with guests now invited to stay in our three beautifully designed Grand Suites, located on the top floor of the Manor House.
With the Manor House being such a beautiful space full of rich history and inspiration, we wanted to carry the theme of opulence through to our suites. Working closely with our designers ICA, we implemented touches of luxury that nod to the era of 1911 when the Manor was built, as well as restoring features from the original Manor House such as reconditioned vaulted ceilings, original stonework and grand bay windows synonymous with the Jacobethan era, which were originally designed by well-known architect Detmar Blow over 100 years ago. Another key inspiration for the scheme was from the surrounding 38-acres of landscaped grounds, which were created by the Denny family alongside their Head Gardener, who was actually the father of famous TV gardener, Percy Thrower!
On arrival to the top floor of the Manor, you are greeted by a unique and characterful vaulted ceiling, often found in 19th century stately homes. Upon entering the room, the grand bay windows flood the room with natural light, with one suite offering the perfect window seat for guests to relax and admire the incredible views of the hotel’s glorious tree-lined drive and picturesque lily pond, which are illuminated in the evenings. Opting for a country chic but cosy feel, we worked closely with our designers to thoughtfully furnish the suites with rich textures and bold prints, with statement pieces that give each space its own individual character. Look out for our traditional bright green houndstooth armchair, or the keystone shaped Art Deco patterned headboards that complement the super-king size beds.
Every great suite needs a stunning bathroom to complement, so we looked to the Art Deco era for further inspiration. Featuring twin sinks and perfectly lit mirrors, we opted for walk-in rain showers in two of the suites that are detailed with gilded handles, taps and shower head finishes to contrast the eye-catching grey scallop tiles, creating an old-school glamour design. To ensure we catered for all guest needs, our third suite features a beautiful bath with gold accents – the perfect place to relax and unwind during a weekend away. No amenity or detail has been overlooked, with each suite also featuring a dining table, mini-fridge, air-conditioning throughout, complimentary Wi-Fi and a Nespresso coffee machine.
We also wanted to give a special nod to 1911, the year that the Manor House was built as we know it – as you walk through the suites and the rest of the Manor House, keep an eye out for artwork of landmark events that mark the period, such as the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary, along with the publication of “The Secret Garden” and works by the celebrated poet, D.H. Lawrence!
For those that fancy booking the Manor for their big day, the luxurious suites – which overlook the hotel’s stunning grounds – can be booked exclusively as a honeymoon suite, or a bridal suite – so you and your bridesmaids can get ready together.
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