Retail & Leisure

VALUE: £5 Million

This major restoration project was won by competitive tender.  The painstaking restoration project involved the conversion of the existing Grade 2 listed, 17th century manor house, into one of the country’s finest hotels with 12 luxury bedrooms.

As Stanley House was classified ‘at risk’ and in a greenbelt area, there were considerable planning issues that had to be overcome.  But with the support of the local authority, English Heritage and other local organisations, planning approval was granted in June 2003 and work commenced.

The contract included the interior fit out of the hotel working to bespoke interior designers individual specification including luxury en suite facilities, under floor heating, and the décor being anything but ordinary.

Due to some areas of the hotel building being structurally unsafe and the severe dilapidation of the existing building, it had previously been held up by steel shores. The existing steel shores were replaced with a structural scaffold designed to hold the building up whilst the renovations took place.

New floors had to be installed throughout using green oak beams and the ground floor was lowered in order to achieve a more suitable ceiling height.

The impressive new bespoke oak staircase was installed, which was expertly hand made by our in-house joinery shop.

Externally the building needed extensive stone repairs and special methods were used in order to secure corners of the building together.

The second part of the project involved the conversion of an old barn into a subsequent premise.  Two elevations of the existing barn were to be retained with a new steel frame structure in order to create:

  • The main reception area
  • Mr Fred’s Bar
  • Function Suites
  • Meeting Rooms for up to 200 delegates
  • Acclaimed restaurant Cassis

Externally, Barnfield carried out extensive landscaping offering a tranquil setting with beautiful views for weddings, christenings and other special occasions.