Ston Easton Park Hotel, Somerset

luxury bathroom taps
luxury bathroom taps

Ston Easton Park is an English country house built in the 18th century. It lies near the village of Ston Easton, Somerset. It is a Grade I listed building and the grounds are listed Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

The current house was built around 1750 to 1760 on the site of a Tudor building. The architect may have been Thomas Paty. It was occupied by the descendants of the commissioning owner, John Hippisley-Coxe, until 1956. Since then owners including William Rees-Mogg and Peter Smedley have been involved in restoring the house, which is now in use as a hotel.

The two-storey house has a symmetrical facade with projecting wings either side of the central doorway with a Tuscan portico. The interior of the stone house is decorated with extensive plaster mouldings to ceilings and fireplaces. The grounds and gardens were laid out by Humphry Repton, but have since been reduced in size.

The bathroom in one of the main luxury suites is equipped with Czech & Speake taps, part of the extensive Edwardian Collection, complement the freestanding bath tub that overlooks the gardens. 

“This magnificent Palladian pile in the north Somerset countryside is surrounded by 36 acres of parkland designed by Humphry Repton, a leading 18th-century landscape designer. The pervading atmosphere is of an old-school country house hotel, but despite the grandeur of the place, it is not in the least bit stuffy.” – via The Telegraph