The New Eynsham Hall Unveiled
Situated in the beautifully rural Oxfordshire Cotswolds border is Eynsham Hall – a stately home that has recently undergone an extensive 18-month refurbishment project. The improvements include the Main Hall bedrooms and public areas as well as the formation of a brand new contemporary brasserie.
Eynsham Hall was originally built as a Georgian house in 1780, demolished in 1904 and subsequently rebuilt four years later as a Jacobean country house for the Mason family. At present, the former colour-rich and Bohemian site has been thoroughly reinterpreted and transformed into a grand hotel boasting allure and glory.
Bedrooms are stunning in design and feature the classic and contemporary features that guests typically desire, with notable patterns of William Morris. Individual hall rooms add a touch of mystique and elegance displaying antiques and quality furnishings, with a modern British design. Gardens abundant in space and beauty can inspire visitors and set the scene perfectly.
Award-winning design and architectural practice Project Orange were responsible for the interior styling of the property. Project Orange boasts an extensive portfolio of work in the UK and overseas, excelling in projects that require a seamless partnering of architecture and interior design.
Eynsham’s eclectic design has been heavily influenced by the history of the building, combined perfectly with a modern twist on country living from the 1900’s. The Hall was a District Police training centre for 35 years from 1946, which inspires much of the décor in the lounge area. Police events and award ceremonies are held at the Hall to this day.
Beautiful bespoke banquette seating features within the Brasserie, with industrial copper elements – with homage to the Mason family, who built the Hall in 1908 and made their fortune from copper mining. Bespoke lamps produce a warm, sultry glow within the space allowing for an inviting atmosphere.
All bedrooms at Eynsham Hall share a similar quirky charm – however all of the bedrooms are also individual with a unique design. A touch of English eccentricity offsets the original features in each room. A focus on the concept of family hospitality and grace is maintained within the bedrooms, designed to welcome guests to spend time in the historic country retreat and enjoy their surroundings.
An ideal location for a wedding venue, the Hall has a positive reputation as one of the best wedding venues in Oxfordshire, an idyllic spot for the perfect big day with the essence of glamour. Similarly, Eynsham Hall boasts over 70 years history as a dedicated conference and training centre, with a suite of grand function rooms.
General Manager Shaun Bowles commented:
“We want people to feel as if they’ve arrived at the country home of an eccentric British family; the stay is luxurious – taking you away from daily life to somewhere quite special.”
Benchmark specialise in furniture, joinery and specialist metalwork for restaurants, hotels, offices, public buildings and private residential.
Since the business began 30 years ago, the brand have built up an impressive portfolio in the industry, completing projects for Byron Burger, Busaba, The Rosewood, Great Northern Hotel and Carluccios to name a few.
Working on Eynsham Hall, Benchmark made the furniture for the brassiere, including the copper bar; copper edged marble tables, banquette seating, waiter stations, sharing tables and chairs.
Fiona Coyne from Benchmark said:
“The designs and material choices for Eynsham Hall have played to many of our strengths requiring combined skills in metalworking, woodworking and upholstery. We enjoy working on heritage buildings where it is particularly important that the furniture, whilst being designed for modern day, harmonises with the historical setting and existing furniture and architectural features.”
The company undertake large and smaller commission projects, maintaining the same level of dedication and professionalism.
“We have built a reputation for listening to our clients and bringing passion, experience and skill to their projects whether a full restaurant fit out or an individual bar counter.”