Award-winning Hipping Hall adds luxury suites to guest offerings

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    Hipping Hall, an idyllic country retreat perched on the fringes of the Forest of Bowland, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District has recently been the subject of a significant programme of investment. Work got under way at Hipping Hall this summer, to transform a former stable block in the grounds of the award winning restaurant with rooms into five luxurious suites, a standalone chef’s kitchen and a private dining room, an investment of some £250,000, by the property’s owner Andrew Wildsmith.

    The work, which has now been completed will enable the Grade II listed property to cater for larger functions and weddings, as well as allowing groups of guests to indulge in a range of exclusive dining experiences, produced by Hipping’s innovative Head Chef, Oli Martin.

    The designs for the five new luxurious suites were conceived by Harrison Pitt Architects working closely with hotel owner Andrew Wildsmith, contractor Pinington’s then interpreted those plans and renowned interior designer James Mackie finished the project with a flourish, producing a series of beautiful interior schemes, utilising luxurious fixtures, furnishings and finishes to produce five rooms that simply wow!

    Interior designer James, has previously worked on interior schemes at Hipping Hall, for Andrew including the stunning Tatham Suite. Throughout the design process Andrew worked closely with James to create a unique look and feel for each of the new suites. The bathrooms feature natural stone, chrome fixtures and fittings and several contain decadently unique resin baths. Each bedroom features a muted colour pallet, offset with sumptuous furnishings and fabrics combing to add both colour and bold touches, designed to ensure guests will be wowed by the result and want to return time and time again.

    The gardens surrounding the Old Stables have also been the subject of a full makeover. Acclaimed Landscape Architect Frances Truscott, has devised a soft landscaping scheme maximising the natural glades, meandering stream and ponds found in the grounds to lead the eye and add depth and texture. In addition the former walled garden will also be brought back into use to create a chef’s garden, from which head chef Oli will be able to select fresh seasonal produce for inclusion in his dishes.

    James Mackie, Interior Designer, said: “Hipping Hall is a special place for me. The Old Stables continue our theme of restrained luxury and is complimentary to the main house whilst having its own identity. It’s crucial to have nice rooms when you visit a hotel of this quality but the Hipping Hall experience is more than that – stunning position, amazing food, great cellar and faultless service comes as standard. I hope we’ve echoed that in our designs.”

    Andrew Wildsmith, owner of the Hipping Hall, said: “Hipping is the embodiment of what a wonderfully luxurious country house hotel should be. The significant investment we are making in the new suites located in the Old Stables is part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing the product we offer our guests.

    “The addition of a chef’s kitchen and private dining room will also enable us to cater for a range of different functions and offer exclusive dining experiences in the coming months, further enhancing the foodie reputation we are building for the hotel.”

    Daniel Fountain / 26.11.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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