As you may have seen, we’re fresh from being featured on Channel 4’s The Great Hotel Escape. Our TV debut provided a fascinating behind the scenes look into the hard work, highs and lows that go into running a venue such as Woodland Manor.
It was an incredible experience taking part in the programme – although we did have to contend with a few unpredicted predicaments, including a broken boiler, severed internet cable and surprise guests. But expecting the unexpected comes with the territory here and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
One aspect of our work that we do have more control over, however, is making Woodland Manor as special as possible for all of our guests. So, since Raj took over around 18 months ago, we’ve been extremely busy updating, renovating and improving our venue.
We’ve taken off the ivy from the front of the building, removed large pillars from the Autograph Room and replaced carpets in the reception, lounge and bar areas. We’ve also brought in comfortable new furniture and redecorated the hallways upstairs leading to the bedrooms.
Perhaps the most striking change however, has taken place in The Glass Room. Formerly the conservatory, this delightful space has been transformed into a bright and airy room with a beautiful array of indoor plants and wonderfully natural ambience – perfect for traditional afternoon tea!
Have a look at the gallery below to see the changes for yourself:
The combination of cosmetic and architectural work not only gives our venue a charming new look but increases its capacity, while also helping to avoid potential structural problems in the future.
And the work isn’t done yet.
Over the next couple of years, we hope to finish decorating the remaining bedrooms and two suites. Renovating Woodland Manor is a long-term project – but, as we hope you saw from our appearance on The Great Hotel Escape, one that we absolutely love.
If you haven’t had a chance to catch us on The Great Hotel Escape, you can check it out here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-great-hotel-escape/episode-guide episodes six to 10. It’s definitely worth a watch!