UK: Comprising shepherds huts, treehouses, boathouses and cabins, The Tawny Hotel is set across 70 acres of garden grounds of the Consall Hall Estate in Staffordshire.
A joint venture between owners Fran and William Scott-Moncrieff and Ben and Sarah Reeves, the project has taken three years to complete. They’ve been working with ctd architects on the estate’s gardens to design and develop The Tawny.
Each room type offered comes with minibars, WiFi, flat screen TV’s, outdoor bathtubs and showers, yoga mats, and several are dog friendly.
The shepherds huts have been custom built for The Tawny. Some are double brace and designed to provide a larger living area and indoor freestanding bathtub. They all feature Scandic-inspired interiors, private decking, an outdoor tin bath and log burner.
Two ‘Lookout’ properties, one sleeping two people the other up to six guests, comes with a freestanding bath and private deck with an outdoor bath and shower. They offer views across the lakes and valley of the estate.
Treehouses can house up to six people and also host a freestanding Barcelona bathtub, private deck and outdoor spa bath. Boathouses are located on the waterfront and come with a Bateau bathtub and outdoor spa bath.
The Retreats will launch in 2022 – cedar-clad cabins that can sleep up to eight guests.
Alongside the rooms, Plumicorn Restaurant is housed in a central building. Led by chef Chris Alexander, it will serve local food and ingredients sourced from the hotel’s kitchen garden and the neighbouring area. A second dining space the Feather Lounge will offer a shorter bar menu.
Room service will be on offer in all of the cabins and for those looking to dine alfresco throughout the grounds. Later this year, The Tawny is set to unveil The Perch – a smaller space for private dining.
Other amenities include an outdoor pool that’s heated throughout the year, birdwatching and stargazing activities, spa treatments in a thatched cottage and recycled bikes for guest use.
William Scott-Moncrieff, managing director at The Tawny, said: “In response to the growing demand for immersive travel experiences, we have been inspired to create a collection of bold eco-conscious structures with sleek, expressive interiors, against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty. We’ve spent the last few years transforming Consall Gardens into a truly unique destination and we cannot wait to begin welcoming guests to The Tawny.”
Chris Hesketh, director of ctd architects, added: “ctd architects are delighted to be associated with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revive and restore Consall Hall Gardens by the creation of this new leisure hotel. The contemporary building at the head of the gardens makes a statement befitting this extraordinary project, whilst the innovative range of rooms blend within the restored and conserved landscaped garden, originally created by the late William Podmore. The new owners’ creative vision for the gardens will ensure their long-term up-keep and sustainability, and conserve their ecological value.”
The Tawny is set to open in July 2021.