Located in the village of Maiden Bradley, the 12 room hotel and a spa is enveloped by a walled garden that was that forms part of the historic grounds of the Duchy of Somerset estate. The Victorian heritage of the building offers the perfect backdrop to its antique furnishings, which include tavern tables and pieces that date back to the Georgian era.
Contemporary artworks contrast these classic details, while a purposefully minimal approach to the hotel bedrooms allows the historic features to shine.
‘For this project, we carefully selected antiques that were simple in form and not overly decorative,’ says co-founder James Thurstan Waterworth, who was previously European Design and Development Director at Soho House. ‘The space is therefore kept relatively minimal and not cluttered, which gives it an elegant and modern feel, whilst remaining warm and welcoming.’
Rooms at the countryside hotel start from £130, and guests can dine a The Bradley Hare’s restaurant, which takes a local approach to its menu and champions a zero-waste philosophy that means bones, trimmings and excess veg is used in stocks, soups, sauces, and ferments.