Sector: Conservation, Hotels and leisure, Interiors
Client: Bespoke Hotels
Project value: £2.5m
Project stage: Complete
Gibberd Architects had the pleasure of working within the rural Cotswolds, on the extension and refurbishment of a Grade II listed hotel, Wyck Hill House. This comprised of a new wing which housed 25 en-suite bedrooms, a function room and associated facilities, a spa and beauty treatment area, as well as an extension to the existing Orangery and associated landscaping.
The original buildings, dating from the 18th and 19th Century, were sensitively repaired and conserved. Before Gibberd’s intervention, the design felt inappropriately urban in respect to the style, age and location of the building. Gibberd were asked to develop a design that respected the country house feel and highlighted the stunning original architectural features of the property.
The colour palette was carefully chosen to augment the particular quality of the Cotswold light redolent of the landscape and honey colour of the local stone.
Traditional shades of red and gold specified for wall covering and upholstery complement the warmth of the original timber panelling that characterizes the reception area to welcome the Hotel guests at the arrival.
Classically inspired bespoke rugs and carpets, designed and produced by Bond Worth Ltd., accurately captured the opulent feel that Gibberd desired for the Hotel bedrooms and public areas.
Pastel colours in shades of green and coral were chosen for the formal library to complement the original wall timber panelling and encourage a sense of tranquillity favoured by the views on to the landscape.
For the restaurant and conservatory, which overlook the terraced gardens, Gibberd referred once again to English traditional colours like bronze, honey gold and terracotta red to create a friendly and yet elegant atmosphere in which the hotel guests can enjoy quality time and quality food.
The design for the Adams Room, which with its ornate ceiling and bay window offers the perfect location for private functions and wedding celebrations, combines softness with sophistication. The neutral background colour given by the Cole & Son wallpaper and the matching colour Farrow & Ball wall paint were specified to create an elegant and yet discrete environment that could welcome any colour scheme a bride might chose for her most special day. The artwork chosen for this room contributes to inspire a feeling of intimacy showing romantic scenes.
The Heythrope Room, mainly designated for conferences and private dining, offers a more formal décor with its traditional style furnishing, bespoke rug and wall paper from The Royal Collection, Designers Guild.
The eight character bedrooms in the main building were individually designed. The combination of traditional style furniture, fabulous fabrics and the exquisite curtains throughout the property creates an ideal quality space to enjoy a romantic or relaxing retreat in the Cotswolds.