The Eastbury Hotel
The Eastbury Hotel is a boutique style hotel, located in Sherborne in Dorset. It has recently undergone a complete renovation in which five new bedroom suites have been added, taking the hotel up to 26 rooms. A new bespoke spa has also been created in the wooded gardens of this fully renovated Georgian property.
The New Suites
Ian Crighton, general manager of The Eastbury Hotel explained:
“The five “Victorian Garden Potting Shed” suites are new. They opened in mid-August 2019 and are set within the original gardens away from the main hotel. They’re designed on the outside to look like a Victorian Potting shed, but they’re very high tech and luxurious inside. They each have a fully opening trifold door at the rear, which gives rise to a really nice open feel when you open the back doors. Because they open directly onto a private patio area which includes a couple of Adirondack chairs, a fire pit and table; it’s like an extension of the room, bringing the outside in. The rooms themselves all have luxurious fittings, mirrored TVs and a small SMEG fridge which includes a complimentary bottle of Rose wine. The bathrooms continue the Victorian theme with old-style high-level cisterns but are very up to date with walk in wet room showers. As with all the other hotel bedrooms, we offer complimentary sloe gin and handmade biscuits crafted by the talented chefs to our discerning guests.
“Before we built these suites, the Victorian garden where these suites are now located was not widely used by staying guests so we’ve made better use of it. We’ve replanted some original established trees and shrubs, but have enhanced the gardens with many new plants planted in front of the suites to give them a really lovely garden feel. The “Victorian Garden Potting Shed” suites also all very individual, and offer guests a different stay experience to the luxurious bedrooms housed in the main Georgian hotel building. Each of the new rooms is also dog friendly, so guests are welcome to bring their four legged best friend along for a well-earned break also.”
All the rooms in the hotel building are named after flowers and plants, with the garden located potting sheds suites named after herbs. The new rooms are called; mint, sage, thyme, parsley and rosemary and all have a small flowerpot full of herbs outside the front door.
The Eastbury Spa
“So at the same time as the suites, we started development of the spa,” Ian said. “It is called The Eastbury Spa and is set in the wooded areas at the back of the large hotel gardens. It’s unusual in the fact that it’s one of a kind in its design with a unique overhanging grass covered roof. On its roof, you have a circular glass skylight set amongst wildflowers and grass that cascades down the sides of the building to the front. The front door is wooden and circular, again merging in with the wooded landscape. There is a gravel pathway that leads up to it that is lit up at night for guests.
“The spa includes two treatment rooms which can be opened up into a couples treatment room, a steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy pool, a small gym area, and an outdoor hot tub with wooden loungers. Guests can sit in the hot tub in amongst the woodland, stare up to the stars and relax. An ideal tonic to a busy day.”
The spa opened in early October. The Eastbury Hotel are working in partnership with local beauty salon company Amelia Rose, who are running the spa using the legendary Paris based Caudalie product range for the spa treatments.
“This project has been very important for guests staying at the Eastbury. The hotel itself has been established since the 1930s and has had previous extensions added to it over the past 12 years. These new additions provide quirky, high quality and exciting accommodation for residents who stay with us. We’ve heard from guests who have stayed in the rooms saying that the new suites are probably the best new rooms in Dorset, which is great to hear. After all, It’s not often you get the chance to stay in a luxury “Victorian Garden Potting Shed!”
To discover more about The Eastbury Hotel, visit: https://theeastburyhotel.co.uk/
D A Services (Yeovil) Ltd
D A Services (Yeovil) Ltd is a specialist heating, plumbing and mechanical services company. Established in 1971 and incorporated in 1999, the company has cultivated a strong reputation for quality workmanship in the domestic, commercial, industrial and local authority sectors.
Recently it has been heavily involved with The Eastbury Hotel, carrying out the design and installation of the plumbing and heating in the new Victorian Garden potting suites and new Eastbury Spa.
This included the supply and installation of the underfloor heating and controls; the design of the commercial gas and installation of the infrastructure supplying the new buildings; the installation of all the sanitary ware showers, WC’s and basins; and the supply and installation of the boosted water system for the potting suites and the Spa.
David Parish, Managing Director, said:
“This project was something we were able to help at an early stage, which was good because we designed a system that fitted in the space available. Our expertise was crucial in getting a heating and hot water system for the building and the client’s requirements.
“We are a long established company with many years of experience. We take pride in producing a quality installation from start to finish.”
To find out more, please visit www.daservicesltd.co.uk.
Queen Thorne Landscapes
In operation for nearly 20 years, Queen Thorne Landscapes specialises in creating bespoke landscapes and gardens.
A sister company of Sherborne Turf, Queen Thorne Landscapes boasts a team of high experienced and talented landscapers and is trusted member of the trade, providing excellent services to the public and commercial sector.
The company was recently involved with the refurbishment of The Eastbury Hotel.
Adam Martin, Queen Thorne Landscapes, said:
“It is always great to be involved with another successful local organisation such as The Eastbury Hotel. We have been growing turf in the area since 1972.
“This project using specialist shade loving wild flower turf was unique and a challenge to make look natural on the curved roof shape. Underneath the turf is an automated irrigation system to keep the flowers looking good all season. Although this was the first curved roof we have carried out, we have laid many wild flower roofs, which add an environmental and aesthetically pleasing dimension to a building.
“We pride ourselves in providing a professional solution to all of our customers resulting in a quality sustainable landscape, giving years of garden pleasure for years to come.”
To find out more, please visit www.queenthorne.garden.