The Courthouse and The Bridge
Flat Cap Hotels, a collection of bespoke gastro-led heritage hotels in Cheshire has launched new suites at two of its venues, The Courthouse in Knutsford and The Bridge in Prestbury.
The Courthouse and The Bridge, both Grade II listed venues, have seen the addition of new suites each, providing luxury accommodation set in some of the loveliest parts of England.
The new suites aim to provide a home-away-from-home, offering spacious and opulent rooms, combining period features with contemporary touches that strike the perfect balance between grandeur and comfort.
Situated in the popularCheshire town of Knutsford, the Grade II listed, 200-year-old heritage building was designed by famous architect George Moneypenny and was originally the Knutsford Crown Court.
Lovingly restored to its former glory, The Courthouse now houses a grand hotel, restaurant and event space. The Courthouse houses nine luxury rooms with the six new suites offering between 28-40sqm of spacious luxury, decorated in a style that’s befitting with the iconic building.
Speaking about the project, Ian Scullion from Fasciato said: “Planning approval had been granted and we are working with our client to help them realise their commercial ambitions coupled with the challenges of renovating an important listed building”
Embracing classical and Victorian style, the new suites pay homage to a traditional English Country manor house, decorated in hues of green, blue and lavender complete with vintage and Baroque styled furniture. Distinct features found throughout the bedrooms include grand mirrors, four poster beds, unique art, bespoke rugs, high ceilings, original fire places and luxury bathrooms with rainfall showers and roll top baths. Added touches include ultra-fast complimentary Wi-Fi throughout and a vintage desk complete with banker’s light, Roberts Radio and a smart plasma TV.
Situated in the picturesque village of Prestbury, The Bridge is a Grade II listed hotel, bar and restaurant combining quirky décor with country comforts. The Bridge boasts luxurious accommodation and fine food; complete with beautiful views of the garden and the River Bollin.
Ian said: “We worked with The Bridge in terms of developing the layouts for the new bedrooms in the historic part of the hotel. This included a bridal suite and making the whole site more suitable for boutique hotel use.
“In terms of the plan, it wasn’t straight forward because there had been a lot of additions over the years so it was really about making sense of the layout and creating something that customers would expect from a boutique hotel, as well as working within the constraints of a listed building.”
The Bridge balances its excellent facilities with genuine character and appeal, currently housing 23 rooms, divided between the historic half-timbered part of the building and the Whiteside Wing. The six brand new beautifully designed suites reside in the Grade II listed part of the building varying from 28-38sqm. Each suite contains unique features with original beams and parquet wooden floors – adding a distinct Art Deco touch, bespoke furniture and wallpaper, all in delicate hues of green, blue and lavender. The luxury bathrooms boast classical tiles, rainfall showers and colourful roll top baths with Bramley toiletries.