De Vere Beaumont Estate, in Old Windsor – part of the De Vere portfolio of country estate hotels and modern event spaces – has unveiled the results of its £12million refurbishment, which includes the creation of new luxury bedrooms and a top-to-toe refurbishment of much of the property, including its unique Grade II listed 19th century chapel.
As well as crafting 15 stylish new bedrooms out of what were seven meeting rooms in the property’s Wessex Old School House, work has included the meticulous restoration of the unique chapel which has been returned to its former glory, providing a striking and highly unusual backdrop to events, from weddings, to celebratory dinners and business meetings. The main reception area, 220 bedrooms and all communal areas have also received a thorough refurbishment to bring them in line with the recently re-launched De Vere brand.
Interiors throughout De Vere Beaumont Estate have been transformed and are a masterclass in understated luxury, with a distinctly British aesthetic. In bedrooms, tan leather furniture, warm tweeds and a muted heritage colour palette combine with contemporary lighting and sleek bathrooms to create spaces that are restful and calming; perfect for a country retreat. The 1705 Restaurant & Bar, communal areas and meeting rooms continue the theme, punctuated by a pop of complementary colour through soft furnishings and finished with quirky vignettes, showcasing the building’s rich history.
In March, four brand new luxury bedroom suites were unveiled in The White House, the historic heart of the hotel, which also houses a selection of high-spec boardrooms and three characterful lounges – The Larder, a new Burr & Co coffee lounge, The Parlour, a beautiful dining room where afternoon tea takes centre stage and The Pantry, an executive lounge area.
Steeped in history, the original house was built for Lord Weymouth and then served as a public school from 1854 – 1967. The building’s rich history is evident throughout, from the stunning original features to quirky decor, which includes art installations comprising of everything from original straw boaters from when the building was a school, to replica typewriters, to oars.
The 44-acre grounds have been enhanced with beautiful sculptures by local artist Emma Stothard, landscaping and natural ponds which draw on its scenic Georgian history and promote positive mental wellbeing.