The team behind Georgian House Hotel in Pimlico, London, is opening a ‘country cousin’ in the Lake District. The hotel, to be called Victorian House Hotel, nestled in the town of Grasmere, will open its doors in February 2020.
Victorian House Hotel will have 19 individually designed bedrooms, a Shepherd’s Hut and several open-plan shared guest spaces designed by Laura Fulmine, as well as a tranquil riverside garden and a range of outdoor facilities.
The new venture will see a classic Victorian building injected with modern and romantic design elements and eclectic details to complement the building’s original features. The informal yet welcoming environment will be perfect for couples, families and outdoor adventurers looking for a countryside retreat.
The 19 spacious bedrooms will be made up of a range of ensuite twin and double rooms, as well as two suites and one two-bedroom suite. There will be four special Stargazer rooms, complete with telescopes and dual aspect hip-to-ceiling windows.
Every room will have its own individual design, making use of soft colour palettes mirroring the outdoor Lake District landscape, textures, layering and warm lighting to create a cosy and inviting ambience.
A unique Shepherd’s Hut at the end of the garden will sit by the river and offer an alternative accommodation option for guests. The luxury hut, able to sleep two people, will have a country lodge feel and will be full of thoughtful design features such as wide French doors opening onto the riverbank, reclaimed wood cladding, a wood burning stove and comfy armchairs.
The shared guest spaces on the ground floor of Victorian House Hotel will be open-plan and welcoming with cosy nooks, snug sofas and crackling fires alongside classic Victorian character features.
The high ceilings and original fireplaces in the lounge will be complemented with traditional, rich Georgian colours of warm, dark greens and dusky terracottas. Slate floors will be finished with vintage rugs, and casual seating with herringbone blankets and plush cushions to create a cosy feeling of ‘home away from home’.
A relaxed dining area will have a long, farmhouse-style table with mismatched seating and a reclaimed wood breakfast bar. The food offering at the hotel will focus on provenance and sustainability with the aim of sourcing as much local produce as possible.