The Fish hotel on the 400-acre Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds is ploughing on with its £4m makeover and bracing for a busy six months of redevelopment.
Boutique Hotelier announced at the end of last year plans for The Fish, which opened in June 2015, which would see a new restaurant introduced, alongside new luxury treehouses, extra bedrooms and a renovated farmhouse unveiled.
Now further details have emerged, as the boutique hotel gears up to launch its new seafood-inspired restaurant, Hook, headed up by chef Martin Burge, on March 6.
The restaurant will feature an open kitchen, 360-degree fire and cosy corners, with a hygge design honouring the owners’ Danish heritage.
Now over the next six months, The Fish will add a number of quirky accommodation options to its existing collection.
The six-bedroom, family-friendly Farmhouse, the former private home styled by owner and design director Nette Reynolds, will be available for exclusive use, while in the spring the Coach House, an original coaching inn, will be home to ten new bedrooms overlooking the downs.
Three new treehouses will follow in May with space for up to four guests, designed by Hannah Lohan and the five new Hideaway Huts will also be added to the offering.
The main lodge, home to 68-bedrooms, will be given an entirely new look, with a new boot room and refreshed interiors throughout.
When the hotel reopens in March, a screening room would have also been created, with capacity for 15 people, and playing host to a soon-to-launch film and supper club. An eight eight-obstacle dog agility course and kids play zone created using recycled wood will be another new element.
Speaking to BH last year, commercial director Chris Ward said: ““2018 is set to be a very exciting year at the Farncombe Estate.”
The Fish Hotel makes up one third of the Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds, and operates alongside Dormy House Hotel and Spa and Foxhill Manor.