Refurbishment of The Trout Hotel, Cockermouth

    150 150 Daniel Fountain
    • 0

    The Trout Hotel has been at the centre of the Cumbrian town, Cockermouth, for many years. Dating from circa 1670 the hotel was originally built as a private residence belonging to the local Egremont Estate, and has been extended over the years before becoming a hotel in 1934. The hotel has been privately owned by the same family for over 14 years.In November 2009 the hotel was badly flooded; dirty river water caused devastating damage to the building. The refurbishment of the hotel to repair the damage was not an easy task, it was necessary to renew the infrastructure of the hotel electrics, plumbing, kitchens and bars.

    The Interior Designers, Abercrombies of Jesmond, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, used this as an opportunity to renovate the historical decorative features and retain the character of the building, whilst incorporating contemporary interior schemes suitable for 2010. The result is a modern version of a country house hotel. By revealing and enhancing the hotel’s architectural features with specially designed joinery, furniture and decoration, the result is a comfortable and inviting interior.

    The grandeur of the main dining room having been elegantly decorated provides a light and spacious setting for a candlelit dinner or a large function. Phoenix Side Chairs from CS Contract Furniture have been specified in this area as the refined style of the chair and the contrasting fabrics creates a stunning design feature that complements the impressive room. The resident’s lounge, in the Georgian part of the hotel has an open stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, panelled walls and the window seats provide a warm, homely feel. Cairo Dining Chairs and Westfield tables have been specified from CS Contract Furniture as they provide comfort and stylish design.

    The main bar has been decorated with deep colours, creating a cosy atmosphere and a welcoming area to eat and drink. The Terrace Bar and Bistro has integrated a modern twist using rich colours and plush fabrics to upholster the Broxton Tub Chairs and Lisbon Two Infill Back Chairs supplied by CS Contract Furniture. Meanwhile contemporary slate, granite and glass has been used in the conservatory. This leads to the stone flagged courtyard which has been furnished with Torino Armchairs as well as Philip tables with a specialist Werzalit table surface which are particularly durable and suitable for outdoor use.

    The ground floor and public areas have been unified by their decoration and all ground floor bedrooms have been completely renovated to a very high standard. Quality British designed and manufactured furniture has been supplied by CS Contract Furniture throughout the refurbishment.

    Daniel Fountain / 02.09.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


    • 0