The four-star Lodore Falls hotel in the Lake District has been given the go ahead for a new £7m extension and spa plan.
The property – part of the seven-strong Lake District Hotels Group – was granted planning permission from the Lake District National Park Authority for the expansion that will begin on January 2017.
The first phase will include a full-ground floor refurbishment of the existing hotel encompassing a new bar, lounges, reception, restaurant, lobby and function room which will be completed before summer 2017.
The second stage will see the existing leisure facilities – including outdoor pool and squash court – demolished to make way for a new riverside, brasserie-style restaurant overlooking Watendlath Beck, 18 new luxury bedrooms and a full spa with treatment rooms, heat experiences and infinity spa pool.
Charles Graves, director of the company, said: “It’s a natural progression for the hotel and will ensure that this iconic hotel remains synonymous with luxury and the hotel maintains its position among the leading hotels in Cumbria.
“We are approaching the development with new and creative decisions while respecting the hotel’s history and its beautiful surroundings.”