Holiday apartments at Rudloe Arms

CLIENT: PRIVATE

DATE: SEPTEMBER 2017

ONLINE: HTTP://RUDLOEARMS.COM

USING OUR LAND AND BUILDING SURVEYS, AND ARCHITECTURAL PLANS, THE HISTORIC HOTEL WAS ABLE TO EXPAND

Rudloe Arms near Box is a well known building not far from Bath. When its previous owners refurbished the hotel, they took it back to traditional values, opening the fireplaces and trying to run the Grade II listed building a bit more like it would have been run when it was built in 1875. In its lovely 14-acre green belt setting, it became a boutique hotel with luxuries to suit the likes of Joan Collins.

Expanding the hotel Carter Hughes Davies helped to not only extend and alter the old hotel building - originally known as Rudloe Towers - but also made plans for a second building made up of holiday apartments. This is the structure shown in the photographs. The new building's design emulates the architecture of the historic hotel, with large rooms, open fireplaces, and Victorian-style windows with grates over them. It has the same feel as the original building, but can be used to house conferences and the rooms have kitchen and dining facilities.

Obtaining planning consent was always going to be tricky seeing as Rudloe Towers is a Grade II listed building, situated in a green belt area. The plans we drew up included improvements to the listed hotel, and with the new building set within the trees and reflecting the Victorian architecture of the original structure, permission was granted.

Carter Hughes Davies carried out the initial survey for this development, drew up the architectural plans and listed building drawings, and prepared the documents for submission. With its additions in place, the hotel has increased in value and in capacity.