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De Vere Horsley Estate completes phase one of of £1.2m refurb

De Vere Horsley Estate has unveiled the first phase of a £1.2million refurbishment to 51 of its bedrooms located in Horsley Place, a contemporary hotel which sits alongside the historic mansion house, Horsley Towers in over 75 acres of grounds.

The work has already seen 10 new academy double rooms and five new academy superior double rooms be completely refurbished, along with the creation of five new Horsley Place suites, with the remaining rooms due to be complete by June 2024.

Horsley Place is home to The Hub, which comprises nine meeting spaces for 6 to 100 people, which can be booked individually, in groups – or all together to offer exclusive use. Delegates can take advantage of The Hub’s courtyard which can be used as an open-air breakout space or a place to work from and can also be booked exclusively for outdoor lunches, barbecues, and team-building events. The Hub can also be used in conjunction with The Horsley Suite, a 200-capacity space, which also offers direct access to the courtyard. 

The newly designed rooms offer a relaxed and contemporary design, with nods to the estate’s illustrious past. The bedrooms are complete with walk-in showers, classic Roberts radios, Penhaligon’s toiletries and smart TVs, whilst in the suites you’ll find roll-top baths and fluffy robes and slippers, with some also featuring private terraces.

Michael Micallef, General Manager at De Vere Horsley Estate, commented: “We’re thrilled with the results of the refurbishment to the bedrooms so far and we’re excited to be rolling out the next phase of works ahead of summer. I’m very much looking forward to welcoming guests to the hotel to enjoy the new upgraded rooms and amenities.” 

In the grounds of De Vere Horsley Estate is a 19th-century mansion house, Horsley Towers, which has an intriguing history; it was designed by Sir Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle. After being the marital home of Ada Lovelace, the property was bought by Sir Thomas Sopwith, the inventor of the Sopwith Camel aeroplane. Horsley Towers is a unique venue, which features 28 bedrooms, two large event spaces, three meeting rooms and acres of beautiful grounds which can be hired out exclusively for events, guaranteed to offer guests an unforgettable experience. 

De Vere Horsley Estate, which features 175 bedrooms, 51 flexible event spaces and a full-service leisure club, is located just 15 minutes from both Dorking and Guildford train stations with direct links to Central London in just 30 minutes.


Stuart O'Brien

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