Independent London hotel to open Victorian Lake District property

The team behind Georgian House Hotel in Pimlico, London is to open a Victorian sister property in the Lake District.

The hotel, to be called Victorian House Hotel, will open in the previous Oak Bank Hotel premises in February 2020. The hotel will be run by operations manager, Dan Gatehouse, with hotel owner Serena von der Heyde overseeing the project.

The property will have 19 individually designed bedrooms, a Shepherd’s Hut and several open-plan shared guest spaces designed by Laura Fulmine, as well as a riverside garden and a range of outdoor facilities.

The 19 bedrooms will be made up of a range of en-suite twin and double rooms, as well as two suites and one two-bedroom suite. There will also be four ‘Stargazer’ rooms which will have dual aspect hip-to-ceiling windows and telescopes. Every room will also be individually designed.

A luxury Shepherd’s Hut at the end of the garden will sit by the river and offer an alternative accommodation option for guests.

Von der Heyde said: “This is such an exciting development for the Georgian House Hotel family. I’ve always loved the Lake District and when I saw the property I knew we’d be able to create something really special.

“Although it will be very different to Georgian House Hotel, with elements such as the outdoor facilities and the Shepherd’s Hut, our core values of great service and being a wonderful place to work will remain the same.”

She added: “Bringing Georgian House Hotel’s hospitality to the Lake District is something we are really looking forward to and hope that both locals and visitors to the area will enjoy what we have to offer when we open our doors in February.”

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