After months of sensitive negotiation with the authorities, Childs Sulzmann gained planning and listed building consents to convert this magnificent Victorian country house and create 60 guest rooms, private dining rooms, a wellness spa and a unique summer pavilion. The accommodation includes five suites which will be the largest in the region and on a par with anything London has to offer.

Built for the 12th Duke of Somerset, in a landscape by Humphrey Repton, Bulstrode is quintessentially English. It is, no doubt, for this reason that it’s recently been used as a location for A very English Scandal, Johnny English and Midsomer Murders amongst others whilst we worked through the complex planning process.

During the war, Bulstrode was used by the RAF for cipher training and in 1958 was sold to a local farmer who sold it on to a Christian mission.

The designs for the transformation have been developed with a consulting team of experts in their field to capture and celebrate the opulence of one of the most important country houses close to London. Just 40 minutes from Mayfair the hotel will be perfectly located to attract the most demanding clientele and every aspect of the hotel will be completed to the highest possible standard.

“We were delighted to be appointed in recognition of our extensive experience in the design of country house hotels gained over nearly thirty years,” states Design Director, Nick Childs.