Founded in 1908, Stoke Park 5* is the perfect place to enjoy life in a five star and friendly atmosphere. We provide a unique combination of the traditions of an exclusive club and the best of today’s sporting, leisure, entertaining and hotel facilities in one of the most convenient locations in Britain.
Stoke Park prides itself on making your stay unforgettable. With their attention to detail, warm welcome and personal touches they strive to make everyone’s visit unique. All of their bedrooms and suites are individually appointed with the finest interior design to provide you with the greatest comfort.
The Tudor style bathrooms at the Country Club offer an extra special touch with the authentic Czech & Speake period fittings.
Voted Ultimate 100 Best British Hotels by the Sunday Times, The Country Club has appeared in famous movies such as Dead of Night – 1945, Goldfinger – 1964, Bridget Jones’s Diary – 2001 and Layer Cake – 2004.
Designed and built to exacting standards, the breathtaking NERO has the authentic charm and elegance of the glamorous 1920’s, complete with the state-of-the-art technology of a modern world class superyacht. It features Czech & Speake Edwardian Collection Fittings in each of the six bathrooms of the guest cabins.
Completed as a new build in 2008 NERO was inspired by the “Corsair” series of yachts owned in the early part of the last century by the financier J.P.Morgan. NERO offers a cruising experience that could only have been dreamed of on the original classic yachts and yet is able to remain remarkably economical, burning around 450 litres per hour at her economic cruise speed of 14.5 knots.
NERO features a traditional raised and fielded wood panelled interior. The entire yacht, including the crew’s quarters, is fitted out in Ash and Limed Oak panelling. The extraordinary quality interior joinery features many curved panels and lobbies.
The owner’s cabin is effectively a large duplex apartment. On the main deck, where the owner’s quarters are full beam, there is a stateroom with his and hers bathrooms and a central shared dressing room. Aft of this there is a large owners study which has a relaxing area with 65 inch plasma TV, a writing desk and a private dining area.
A stylish French Boutique 5* Hotel in Provence, France, La Mirande chose to adorn their bathrooms with timeless Czech & Speake Edwardian Collection fittings and accessories.
On becoming a 5-star boutique hotel, La Mirande has not ceased to be a private house, and is a better guardian of its history than many a palace that is only preserved for visitation or to house a museum.
Although in earlier times Roman remains were found, the story begins in 1309 with the establishment of the Popes in Avignon. One of the cardinals accompanying pope Clement V was his nephew, Cardinal de Pellegrue, who built a “livrée”, as cardinals’ palaces were called, in the privileged location of the direct neighbourhood adjoining the Popes’ Palace. Up until the siege of the Popes’ Palace in 1410, when it was partly destroyed, the “livrée” had remained the property of cardinals, in particular Hugues Roger, brother to pope Clement VI, and Hugues de Saint-Martial, the last incumbent.
Sombre and secret, such indeed was the tone of the building as the Steins discovered and purchased it in 1987. In three years they turned La Mirande into something unique, and achieved their aim, which was to create the impression of a private house in which different décors had accumulated over three centuries. They were helped in giving shape to their ideas by the Paris interior decorator, François-Joseph Graf, and the Avignon architect, Gilles Grégoire. The purpose was to obtain an overall harmony out of the coexistence of 18th and 19th century styles, which is infinitely more respectful of the character of the building than earlier arrangements. A unique restoration process was carried out for creating a hotel.
Blakes is probably the most excitingly fashionable small hotel in the world. It was conceived by Anouska Hempel when the ‘couture’ hotel did not exist. Timeless and beautiful since its opening in 1978, it plays the balance of Anouska Hempel’s theatrical excess and warm hospitality.
Through the doors of this Chelsea hotel in London, is a sensual and esoteric place of unconventional luxury. Blakes is a world within a hotel: it exudes luxury with imagination; fine living with a sense of drama and panache.
Adored by those who desire unapologetic beauty. A preciously guarded secret address in the world of fashion, film, music and art. The person who loves Blakes is as individual as the hotel.
The bathrooms are fitted with Czech & Speake bath taps to translate an enigmatic elegant drama. Imposing architecture offers the first allure of secrecy. Confident and understated. A bold gesture that keeps out as many people as it seduces.
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