Childs Sulzmann Architects were appointed to the £6m restoration and reconfiguration scheme because of their significant experience in the commercial development of country house properties and their successful management of challenging planning applications associated with heritage assets in sensitive locations.

The designs included a large new function room with views across the park for conferences and weddings, an extension and refurbishment of the leisure club with all new facilities, an extension of the restaurant and relocation of the golf club-house.

The first phase of a £6m masterplan has been completed and guests at the hotel now have stunning views of the historic landscape from the comfort of a fully glazed new function room.

‘The view from the hotel is so incredible, particularly when the sun goes down and the whole valley beyond is bathed in light, we felt it vital to capitalise on the natural beauty of the environment by making the view a central feature of our design,” comments Mike Cox, director of Childs Sulzmann responsible for the scheme design.