Kentisbury Grange: Further Accommodation for a Listed Hotel

Case: Listed country house hotel needing additional accommodation
Location: North Devon
Area of each unit: 24.5 metre²
Build Duration: 12 weeks
Units: 5 units – High spec hotel garden suites

How to increase the profitablility of a listed country estate hotel without disturbing operations of the existing business? By installing high-spec, low impact garden accommodation. Historically, many countryside hotels have offered pitches for caravan holidaymakers, much of this infrastructure still remains. The managers at Kentisbury Grange Hotel had been looking for ways to increase hotel capacity whilst protecting the delicate beauty of their North Devon retreat. Boutique Modern were able to construct a stand-alone unit to cater to all of the hotel’s needs while taking advantage of the pre-existing groundwork and services.
We designed a single ‘plug-in-and-play’ unit that could leave our factory completely finished inside and out and would be plugged in ready to use within a matter of hours after delivery. The 5 suites were identical, making manufacture both cost-effective and time efficient – each contained a large bedroom, sofa and armchair, a small work area and a large wardrobe as well as a spacious shower room. Each unit had underfloor heating throughout, mechanically ventilated and could easily be connected to the hotel’s communication network for full use of room service.

The suites were transported to site in North Devon on 5 trucks and installed by a single, centrally located crane with little damage to the surrounding garden. At 6AM on the day of delivery there was nothing, by 6PM the 5 suites had been dropped in position and unwrapped like presents. The suites, restaurant and whole hotel are now receiving fantastic reviews on

Projects of a similar nature: Single unit construction projects like this are easily scalable to cater for larger or smaller developments with aesthetic, levels of finish and specification entirely flexible. Manufacturing multiple units allows costs and time frames to be controlled – custom delivery schedules can be composed to suit requirement. Our team are happy to discuss any similar project you may be considering.


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