Interior Designers Hampshire, Surrey, London, Sussex, Cotswolds



Imagine a grand 17th-century manor house nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. This is Cowley Manor, a historic estate that recently underwent a remarkable transformation under the guidance of the Parisian-based Experimental Group. Completed in 2023, the renovation breathed new life into the Grade II listed property, creating a captivating blend of classic charm and contemporary chic. Interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon, a frequent collaborator, meticulously researched the manor's past, ensuring the renovation honored its heritage. Original architectural details like grand fireplaces, ornate mouldings, and sweeping staircases were meticulously restored, their timeless beauty enhanced for a new era. But Cowley Manor isn't just about reliving the past. Meilichzon masterfully weaved in contemporary elements, creating a more vibrant and stylish atmosphere. Bold colour palettes, statement furniture pieces, and modern lighting add a layer of playful sophistication. Picture plush velvet armchairs nestled beside antique rugs, or sleek lamps illuminating centuries-old portraits. This unexpected juxtaposition creates a sense of intrigue and keeps the manor feeling fresh and relevant.

The 31 bedrooms reflect the same philosophy. Each is meticulously designed, offering a unique sanctuary. Thematic inspiration draws from different eras of the manor's life, ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience. Think luxurious fabrics in calming hues, carefully curated artwork reflecting the room's theme, and modern amenities like oversized bathtubs and rainfall showers. The transformation extends beyond the manor's walls - the sprawling grounds, encompassing landscaped gardens, natural springs, and a picturesque lake, were revitalised. The result is a haven for exploration, offering guests a chance to connect with nature and soak in the tranquility of the Cotswolds countryside. The renovation also introduced exciting social spaces. The Experimental Cocktail Club Cotswolds is a welcome addition,offering a place to savour expertly crafted cocktails in a stylish setting. The reimagined restaurant, occupying the original dining room, remains a focal point, serving locally sourced cuisine with a touch of French flair. The library and lounge areas have been transformed into inviting spaces to relax by a crackling fireplace or curl up with a good book.

Cowley Manor Experimental's renovation is more than just bricks and mortar; it's a celebration of reinvention. The meticulous restoration, the thoughtful blend of old and new, and the introduction of vibrant social spaces have created a haven for discerning travelers seeking a luxurious and stylish escape in the Cotswolds. Whether you crave a romantic getaway, a relaxing spa retreat, or a base for exploring the region's rich history and charm, Cowley Manor Experimental offers an unforgettable experience.



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