Refurbishment & extension of historic Grade II listed Georgian manor house
In August 2014, RSA were commissioned by the Michelin star chef Michael Caines as lead designers, Architects, Landscape designers and CDM-C to design the £5M refurbishment and extension of a historic Grade II listed Georgian manor house called Lympstone Manor (Previously called Courtlands).
The brief included the sensitive renovation, restoration and extension of Courtlands House estate from a wedding venue into a 21-bedroom luxury county house hotel and fine dining restaurant.
Other elements of our commission included the design of staff accommodation, operations building, staff offices and extensive landscaping.
This high-end project incorporates extensive remodelling to incorporate Michelin star quality kitchens and luxurious guestrooms with balconies that exploit panoramic views of the Exe estuary.
Once a private home, the property is set in 28 acres of Devon countryside with unrivalled views of the Exe Estuary. RSA worked with Michael Caines to create the hotel layout and extension and collaboratively with Meraki Interior Design to design interiors that bring warmth and style to the hotel while reflecting the poetic beauty of the surrounding area.
Our technical design duties included considerable exploration into restoring the listed building fabric and converting the building into a fit for purpose 21-bedroom hotel with high levels of acoustic privacy and fire separation.
In addition, our duties have included weekly on-site support during construction working extensively with East Devon District Council to discharge Planning conditions.
The project started on site in November2015 and was completed in April 2017 to universal acclaim.
The project has won The Times best new hotel of 2017.
We are engaged in conversations with Michael Caines to develop design proposals for Phase 2 of the project which include a new Health Spa and Wellbeing Centre, Tennis Court and Vineyard.