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10 November 2020
Eclectic country house hotel, Homewood Bath (homewoodbath.co.uk), has launched Mallingford Mews, a beautifully designed ‘home from home’ offering 10 new rooms in the private gardens of the estate, a stone’s throw from the main house.
Named Mallingford Mews after the Ealing comedy, ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’, set and filmed in the area, this spirit of playfulness is carried into the creative, individual interiors found across the mix of Deluxe King Rooms, Junior Suites and Suites. Designed by the owner himself, respected hotelier Ian Taylor has created truly unique spaces, hand-sourcing interesting artworks, collections, books, fabrics and lamps with picks from his personal collection to give each room a personality truly its own and designed to bring a smile to guests’ faces.
Each vibrant room, bursting with colour, has beautiful wooden floors complete with underfloor heating in the marble bathrooms designed by Porter. Four also feature an outdoor hot tub with private terrace or balcony providing far-reaching views across the rolling landscapes of the Avon Valley.
Ian has worked with renowned partners on the warm and welcoming interiors, including Porter Bathrooms to design craft-led, timeless spaces which celebrate the beauty of natural materials including white and black marble. Sally Storey of John Cullen Lighting is one of the country’s leading lighting experts and has worked to create lighting designs for each bedroom, bathroom and exterior mood. The built-in wardrobe areas along with minibars and tea and coffee cabinets from Hawker Joinery Bath ensure these functional elements feel part of the design.
James Rogers, an expert in pigment analysis, colour matching and block carving was commissioned to hand block different wallpaper designs which are sure to be a talking point for all guests. The beautiful reproductions of historic wallpapers come as sheets of paper, made using methods and materials accurate to pre-1830s’ Domino wallpapers. Adam Aaronson, a highly skilled and talented glass artist at the heart of British studio glass for 40 years, has designed individual door knobs, bathroom glass, key fobs and sculptures in each room, alongside a lollypop sculptures in the entrance. Discover unique pieces throughout the house, from a collection of grandfather clock faces welcoming guests in the entrance, to beautifully sculpted tribal inspired masks.
Alongside the intriguing design, each room is packed with creature comforts, from Nespresso coffee machines and Dyson hairdryers, to amenities from Diptyque, exclusive to Homewood. In-room dining is available from breakfast through to dinner, while guests of Mallingford Mews may also help themselves from the house’s Pantry brimming with treats for a post-walk refuel or perhaps a tempting midnight snack.
The design of Mallingford Mews means a family or friends are able to take a family room or even whole floor of the house privately with ease, or indeed, may take all 10 rooms - perfectly placed to be just theirs, yet with all the facilities of the luxury hotel. Enjoy a dip, sauna, steam or indulgent treatment in the Garden Spa tucked into the grounds. Dinner in the Olio restaurant is a feast of home-cooked British dishes bursting with flavour thanks to the finest southwest country produce. Guests may also dine outdoors, in the new cosy Dining Domes or on the sun-drenched Olio Terrace, season dependent.
Rooms in the Mallingford Mews start from £285 per night on a B&B basis. Family and dog-friendly suites are available. For more information, visit www.homewoodbath.co.uk.