Peter de Savary’s Eastbury Hotel completes upgrade and announces plans for UK’s first Hobbit House Spa and five new Potting Shed Garden Suites
he Eastbury Hotel and Seasons Restaurant is the latest acquisition by legendary hoteliers, Peter and Lana de Savary, and has recently been subject to a significant upgrade in terms of design, offering, and service standards. The refurbishment of the Grade II listed building, under the direction of the owners and their Interior Designer, Kathleen Fraser, has included a full refresh of guest rooms and Residents’ areas: the elegant and bright Drawing Room; chic Morning Room; the addition of a smart Snooker Room cum Meeting Room; and the conversion of three new luxury bedrooms, which can be booked individually or together as a family suite, bringing the total number of guest rooms to 22.
Seasons, the multi-award-winning restaurant with panoramic views of the beautiful gardens and al fresco dining, has introduced a new more informal House menu, showcasing delicious classics that can be enjoyed alongside the creative a la carte dishes for maximum flexibility. For the ultimate gastronomic experience, Seasons offers exquisite seven course tasting menus. Chef Matt Street, having led the talented local team as Head Chef for the last six years, has now been promoted to Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director to implement his exacting standards across all areas of F&B including Seasons, the cellar Bar – which boasts wines from the de Savary private collection – and the various private dining options offered for parties, weddings and events. Success has been built around relationships with an abundance of dedicated local producers who share a passion for perfect ingredients, and inspiration from the precious produce grown in the hotel’s own kitchen garden.
Phase two development plans have recently been submitted to create a fabulous and UK first “Hobbit House Spa” tucked into a leafy corner of the garden as well as five new Potting Shed Garden Suites. The quirky Spa building, designed as a Hobbit House – built from local stone and complete with sedum and moss roof and a circular doorway – will house a boutique Spa, consisting of two treatment rooms (including a couples room), a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room, exercise area and private relaxation space. The Potting Sheds have been imagined to offer guests the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the glorious hotel gardens. The stylish new dog-friendly suites will take inspiration from traditional English Victorian Potting Sheds and will be located discreetly within the landscaping of the garden whilst preserving the integrity of the historical brick garden wall. Private terraces, fire pits, sedum roofs and tasteful and creative de Savary interiors will complete a bucolic experience rarely available within a hotel.