Hawkstone Hall and Gardens, a Grade I listed 18th Century mansion, has just opened its doors to guests following an extensive renovation which has turned the property into a luxury hotel.
The estate surrounding the 37-bedroom hotel features a rose garden, croquet lawn, apple orchard, ancient cemetery, original 18th Century lily pond, walled garden, river with a quaint stone bridge, forested areas, over half a mile of footpaths and a “secret garden”.
As part of the restoration project, overseen by designer Kay Petrouis, an array of original features have been exposed to “visually divulge the rich history of the property” – while an English heritage colour palette has been used throughout.
The property was originally built as a stately family home, before being in the care of Catholic missionaries until June 2017.
Hannah Petrouis, group development director, said: “Hawkstone Hall and Gardens is one of only two Grade I listed buildings in Shropshire. After two years of renovations, the property has been restored to its former glory and we are looking forward to welcoming guests.
“It has been a major project and we have thoroughly enjoyed uncovering some of the lost and hidden features of the building and splendid gardens.”
Martin Hirst, venues director, added: “We are extremely proud to be playing such a significant part in the history of this magnificent Grade I listed building and we look forward to a very exciting future at Hawkstone Hall and Gardens.”