Aston Hall Hotel is an imposing Grade II* listed 18th century former Country House set in substantial landscaped grounds.
This magnificent large, three storey, former Country House built in ashlar limestone with a Westmoreland slate roof by John Carr originally for Lord Holderness, was converted into a hotel in 1984.
Taken on as architect to Aston Hall Hotel, we have been appointed to deliver a number of projects on a rolling programme over a number of years. We have prepared a ‘Master Plan’ to consider all areas of potential development.
We have carried out a number of small projects, including planning permission for a Pagoda to be licensed for civil ceremonies. The pagoda is of a proprietary design and is to be set in the gardens, a walkway has been carefully planned that will link the building to the main hotel, with steps and handrails kept simple and understated.
The hotel is served by two function suites, one of which is a temporary marquee with a time limited planning consent and a banqueting suite in poor condition and in need of refurbishment. We have been tasked with finding a permanent solution to the temporary marquee and improving the existing function suite. Initial discussions with the local planners have been positive towards a contemporary style building to compliment the Grade II* building.
The new structure will sit within the slope, facing away from the side elevation of the hotel, looking out over the stunning views. The ‘roof’ which will slowly fall away will become part of the garden, with a structured terrace in-between linking the two buildings. The courtyard separating the function room and the hotel will have stone paved walkways enclosing a walled centre laid to grass with a central water feature. Shrub planting will provide a green backdrop. This quiet contemplative courtyard, open to the elements, is intended to provide a picturesque space for photographs and relaxation for weddings/private parties while also creating physical and visual separation between the historic hotel building and the new function room.
From the main hotel views will remain uninterrupted and the new addition will hardly be visible. To the side of the new addition all amenities for catering and toilet facilities will be provided for. The front of the new addition will provide uninterrupted views of open countryside with large glass windows and stone piers to follow the architectural language of the original building. Small courtyards to either side will provide overflow spaces or areas for bijou dining.
The existing Banqueting Suite to the west of the hotel will be modified in order to reduce its size to the south end while extending it to the north end, retaining a similar floor area. The materials will be in keeping with the traditional part of the house with stone walling and parapets.
- Aston Hall Hotel
- Aston Hall Hotel Ltd
- New Function Room Extension
- Grade II*