UK: The Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent will open its doors in June 2022 following the restoration and completion of a Jacobean mansion.
Boys Hall will consist of 10 ensuite bedrooms, reception rooms and private dining halls, a 70-cover restaurant with oak beams and two terraces along with a pub.
The mansion was originally built in 1616 as the Boys Hall Jacobean Manor. The Grade II-listed building has since been renovated by Bradley and Kristie Lomas, both of whom have previous experience in the hospitality industry.
There will be five grand suites with four poster super-king beds and rolltop bathtubs in each room. These suites also feature window seats overlooking the grounds.
Within the manor, an oak beamed restaurant will serve local produce with herbs sourced from the garden. The pub, also located in the manor, will be open to the public and will serve wine from the hotel’s cellar collection of 400 bottles.
Sitting on three acres of grounds, Boys Hall features a rose garden, a front garden, bee hives which will provide honey for the hotel, an orchard and a kitchen garden.
The Lomas’ commented: “We have loved every minute of restoring this timeless and beautiful period property and cannot wait to see life back into the venue; we want people to relax and enjoy themselves whether they choose a cup of tea in one of the reception rooms or a gin and tonic out on the lawns.
“Located in the heart of Kent we are very lucky to have some incredible producers and suppliers work with us. It’s been such a privilege to be able to combine our background and love of home comforts and become a part of the rich history of this house and its evolving gardens. We want our guests to feel at home and for everyone who stays in the first year, a tree will be planted in the estate.”
There are plans to add cabins around the pond, a garden bar, and an outdoor pizza bar in the future.