UK: PIG Hotel group, a restaurant with rooms brand, has confirmed that its ninth property THE PIG-on the farm in Stratford Upon Avon, will open in December 2024.
THE PIG-on the farm is a mid-16th century, stone-built manor house set within 53 acres of land. It marks the group’s most northerly hotel.
Owned previously by the Mordaunt family, the land includes part of a deserted Medieval village to the southeast alongside a major tributary to the River Dene. A secondary monument to the east of the house includes Iron Age features.
THE PIG Hotels’ CEO Tom Ross said: “We are excited to restore a genuinely unspoilt Grade II-listed house. Subject to us gaining required approvals, working closely with Historic England, we look forward to doing these beautiful buildings justice and restoring them sensitively, with their historic importance at the forefront of all decision making.”
The renovation will include 35 ensuite bedrooms and suites located across the main house, the outbuildings and garden area. The restaurant in the main barn will feature a terrace in addition to two private dining rooms.
For guests, there will be a dedicated bar as well as two lounges. Three Shepherd’s Hut will offer VOYA seaweed treatments.
“The classic beauty of these buildings complements our existing portfolio and exists in a county of steep historic importance,” Ross added. “We will be creating something a little bit different to our other PIGs but it will still have our classic style running through the fabric of the buildings.”
New amenities for THE PIG-on the farm include electric car charging points within the guest car park plus a selection of bikes for both guest and staff usage.
Sustainable energy initiatives are also being considered in the build such as two acres of vegetable and fruit production (plus polytunnels), a mushroom growing house and on-site smokery. Any supplies that can’t be provided by the farm will be sourced from local Warwickshire suppliers.