Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Our new rooms at Ancient House are now officially open! The ten spacious, ensuite rooms include three split-level suites with comfortable sitting rooms. Guests are also able to relax in the private, peaceful walled rose garden at Ancient House - a perfect summer setting.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Finishing touches




With just a couple of weeks to go before Ancient House opens, the soft furnishings are arriving and being put in place. We are now starting to see the rooms really take shape and the individual colour schemes come together.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Opening at the beginning of May


The furniture and soft furnishings have started to arrive as we prepare to open at the beginning of May. Exciting times ahead.

Each of the ten bedrooms will be individually designed and guests will enjoy the private and secluded walled garden to the rear of the property and there will be ample private parking for residents. While the designs for the new rooms will feel part of The Victoria, they will have their own identity.   

With ten different schemes, there will be a range of colours used but all will be chosen to reflect the history of the property and its relationship with the estate. The rooms will have interesting features due to the nature of the building and will be furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique pieces.  They will also benefit from comfortable king size beds.  Bathrooms will be classic in their design but with luxurious, large washbasins, drench showers and cotton bathrobes. Four of the larger rooms will have attractive sitting rooms appealing to families and guests who are looking for their own private, quiet space.

Friday, 6 March 2015

As we near completion

Ancient House bathed in sunshine

The opportunity to take a photograph in the late winter sunshine was too good to miss. This photograph shows the front of the Ancient House building as it nears completion. Landscaping is still continuing and the builders vans are beginning to leave. The next and final stages of laying carpets, bringing in furniture will begin shortly ready for opening in May.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

New hedging goes in

Let's get planting

The Landscape team are being kept busy. Having planted the hedging at the front of the building, they have moved round to the car park side to start the mammoth task of planting more shrubs to screen the building.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Showers ahead are forecasted!

Two of the bathrooms

A glimpse of what our guests can expect to find. 
A drench shower in our wet room for an envigorating shower, or for a relaxing soak, the large baths will be perfect.

The new bedrooms are taking shape

Ancient House bedroom
 
This photograph of one of the first floor bedrooms at Ancient House shows how spacious, light and airy the new rooms will be for guests. The right hand window (as shown) will overlook the private, walled garden at the rear of the property.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Landscaping of the gardens begins

Turf is being laid
 
With perfect weather conditions, our Landscape Department have been planting hedging and laying new turf at the front of Ancient House. A long way to go, but good progress and a new look for the building.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Winter sunshine over Ancient House

Ancient House exterior

Bathed in winter sunshine, this view from the rear of the property gives an indication of the size of the building. The 10 new rooms being created will be spacious with 4 family suites included.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Interior decoration begins

Paint brushes ready!
The paint colours have been selected and the interior decoration begins. The muted colour pallette has been chosen to reflect the colours used in the decor at The Victoria.