Tree House – Hotel & Leisure
Form of Contract: Commercial
Hothorpe Hall, based on the border of rural Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, is a stately home full of history and prides itself on being an events centre experienced at hosting meetings, conferences, group breaks, church weekends, weddings and functions. Hothorpe Hall were interested in expanding the overall size of their venue and increasing the number of bedrooms available to their customers, so they commissioned Blue Forest to design and create a new woodland lodge destination within the grounds of their estate.
‘The Woodlands’ is a fantastic new venue nestled in the grounds of Hothorpe Hall…
The Woodlands consists of six sustainable and low-energy eco-lodges with a low environmental impact. The lodges are clustered together in a way that allows for each one to benefit from sunlight and attractive woodland views. New visitor paths and landscaping create a magical space for relaxation and retreat.
Blue Forest carefully considered the appearance of the single-story lodges to ensure they fitted into the surrounding natural environment. There are 5 family ‘Snugs’ with 2 double bedrooms and a living lounge, and 2 Woodland Lodges which have 6 en-suite bedrooms. The imaginative and organic design of the lodges will keep them invitingly cool in summer and cosy in winter, making them a fantastic hideaway at any time of the year. In addition to the lodges, there is a large function hall complete with dining room and bar.
Guests will be able to fully appreciate and explore the wilderness of such an astounding natural setting in comfort and style…
In addition to the six eco-Lodges, Blue Forest also created a romantic Tree House suite for individual guests looking to make their visit extra special. The tree house comprises of a stylishly furnished, bright and airy double room and en-suite bathroom. The outside deck offers plenty of space for star gazing and alfresco dining. The elevated position of the tree house provides a fantastic view across the garden and beyond to the beautiful countryside surrounding the stately home.
Blue Forest are delighted to have employed the services of our friends at Jerry Tate Architects to assist in the development of this scheme.
What To Do:
Hothorpe Hall runs a number of their own events throughout the year, including comedy theatre nights and fine food and drink events. Be sure to check their schedule when booking. There are 12 acres of garden and woodland to explore, in addition to a multi-use games area for tennis or basketball, a pool table, tennis table and children’s adventure apparatus and playhouse. There are also a number of charming country villages in the surrounding area to explore.
How To Get There:
Hothorpe Hall is easily accessible from the M1, and about 30 mins drive from Leicester and an hour from Birmingham.
The tree house sleeps two adults. There are a total of 23 lodge bedrooms, which can cater for up to 54 people plus an extra 5 child-only beds.
The tree house has a small kitchenette area including a fridge, microwave and wine cooler. 5 of the lodges are self-catering with a kitchenette. The woodlands has a new Dining Room which can cater for groups of up to 60 people and there is also a restaurant at the main hotel. Guests can enjoy full catering or stay on a B&B basis.
The tree house has a luxury en-suite bathroom with roll top bath tub and shower.
Hothorpe Hall has ample parking for guests and visitors, and The Woodlands is just a short stroll from the main building.
The tree house has a decked outdoor balcony with private seating. Some lodges have decked platforms and there is also an attractive decked outdoor seating area leading off from the main function hall.
The tree house has a flat-screen television, and complimentary Wi-Fi is available for all guests.