A new countryside hotel specialising in overnight events has launched in the heart of the Herefordshire this weekend.
Crumplebury, situated on the 1500 acre Whitbourne Estate near Worcester, has taken three years to complete both its planning and building. An investment of £3m went into the development, and Harper Group were brought in as contractors for the project.
The venue contains 10 luxury suites for accommodation, as well as multiple indoor and outdoor venues for weddings and other events.
The site, fronted by owners Keeley and Joe Evans of Green Cow Kitchens, has 35 events booked into its diary already, with weddings, corporate events and other celebrations taking place up until 2021.
Denis Frucot was announced as general manager, having previously worked with Hotel du Vin and Malmaison for over 16 years. He most recently oversaw the renovation of Northumberland hotel Beadnell Towers.
A seasonal menu will also be provided for guests, with the kitchen team sourcing local food from nearby farms and woodlands.
Joe Evans said: “We want our visitors to feel that they are guests in our home. It’s such a privilege to be able to share our beautiful corner of Herefordshire and we’re excited at this next evolution of the Green Cow journey.”
Keeley Evans added: “Crumplebury aims to echo and compliment the Herefordshire countryside. With its vibrant and modern aesthetic, it can be a calm retreat from the pressures of professional life or an inspiring place for a dynamic business meeting or simply a beautiful setting for a wedding.
“Wherever possible, we have used natural materials to echo the peaceful Herefordshire countryside that surrounds us. Crumplebury doesn’t aim to compete with nature, rather it aims to compliment it.”