the Renovation

Our renovation project will be a long process.

Our long term plan is to restore the whole castle. As the internal fittings have either been removed or severely damaged we plan to replace as sympathetically as possible using replica products and modern techniques where necessary.

The first phase has got off to a great start! We have cleared the site from trees and bushes, reclaimed the driveway and lawns, emptied some rooms of rubble, removed the ivy and secured stone work where necessary.

We have converted the old gas house into a tea room and small shop that services our visitors and volunteers.

We have set up and opened a luxury glamping venue in the forest and have plans to extend this later this year.

We have fully restored the courtyard and have replaced the glass roof.

We have started work on the internal rooms within the courtyard which will form separate bar areas as part of a new and unique intimate event space.

We are in the process of renovating the old Pooks Horse Stable into an outside bar.

We have so far completed two cloakrooms and have made good headway into the specialist bar areas. (A whiskey bar, craft beer bar and champagne room)

And we are now taking bookings for weddings!!!

The next phase is to reinstate the scullery and castle kitchen so that we can provide catering facilities for afternoon tea parties in the courtyard and for weddings on site. We have also started work on our beautiful Chapel. This will allow us to offer a variety of unique wedding spaces from marquees on the lawn, intimate gatherings in forest or courtyard and within the eighteenth century chapel.  

The rest of the castle will provide three self-contained luxury apartments for our children to make into their homes in the future. We plan to open a boutique hotel visitors an luxury event space for corporate events. 

There is soo much work ahead! 

We regularly run volunteer weekends at the castle and love to share our passion for the place. If you would like to volunteer please do get in touch. 

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