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FIRST LOOK: Hawkstone Hall opens its doors as luxury hotel for the first time

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Grade-I listed 18th century Hawkstone Hall and Gardens has opened its doors to guests for the first time as a hotel following an extensive renovation.

Grade-I listed 18th century Hawkstone Hall and Gardens has opened its doors to guests for the first time as a hotel following an extensive renovation.

The building, set within 88 acres of gardens, has been sympathetically restored over a two-year period and now launched as a hotel for the first time in its 550-year history.

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The property is owned by The Distinctly Hospitable Group, and was originally built as a family home before being in the care of Catholic missionaries until June 2017. 

A total of 37 bedrooms are split across the main hall, where there are 12 suites, all named after British artists, writers, poets and playwrights, and the orangery wing, which has also undergo a complete refurbishment to now boast 25 bedrooms.

Hawkstone Hall is also home to a main hall, ballroom, saloon, refectory, library, tapestry room and winter garden. The grounds boast a rose garden, croquet lawn, apple orchard and ancient cemetery, as well as a walled garden and river with a stone bridge.

The restoration project was overseen by designer Kay Petrouis,

Hannah Petrouis, group development director, says: “Hawkstone Hall & Gardens is one of only two Grade I listed buildings in Shropshire. After two years of renovations, the property has been restored to its former glory and we are looking forward to welcoming guests. It has been a major project and we have thoroughly enjoyed uncovering some of the lost and hidden features of the building and splendid gardens.”

The restaurant will open on 5 June 2019.

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