In February 2015 when Andy and Helena Hogarth purchased the hotel from The Dunn Family, it was widely assumed that nothing would change at Stone Manor. 100’s if not thousands of people have memories of Stone Manor – now is the time to re-visit.
Helena set about giving the hotel some tender loving care, always with the view of re-furbishing the hotel in early 2016. Much work was done on the grounds and gardens, the outdoor swimming pool was filled in and the stunning “Pump Rooms” outdoor events and wedding venue was born. The interior of the hotel was refreshed and cleaned and while many of the existing team of staff stayed on, others arrived introducing fresh ideas and new energy.
So then in January 2016, half the hotel was closed as phase 1 of the refurb took hold of bedrooms, reception, and public areas. As we near the end of May phase 2 will be completed and a fantastic summer awaits.
Guests coming to the hotel now will enjoy the new Dining Room, the bar that has been renamed “The Hive”, and the sleepy old Residents Lounge has been changed and now welcomes guests for afternoon tea in “The Burrow”.
Additionally the hotels conference, meeting and function rooms have been refurbished and now welcome events from as little as 2 people for interviews, to over 100 people for functions. Weddings have endless options now, indoor and outdoor, civil ceremony, and celebrations.
As part of Visit Britain’s celebration of Capability Brown, Hogarths Stone Manor have embraced “Year of the English Garden” and have a whole series of events planned throughout the year. These can be as bold as Jazz on the Lawn in June, to as low key as a tour of the gardens by our head gardener followed by lunch in the Dining Room.