Mediterranean-Style Pool Suites Arrive at The Feversham Arms
Paying homage to its resort-style ambience, Yorkshire’s leading country hotel and spa retreat, the Feversham Arms has renovated its poolside suites, inspired by the hues of the Mediterranean.
With a confident palette of bold colours, including azure and powder blues, olive green and yellow ochre, the simple and uncluttered style of the suites inspires a relaxed, holiday feeling. The interior décor is primarily light, neutral tones. And they allow for a sense of spaciousness in the five cottage-style suites. Many of which also have their own private terraces, overlooking the hotel’s feature swimming pool.
The signature splashes of colour in the interior design arises from the soft furnishings, and carefully curated accessories and original artwork. Window dressings are kept simple, with neat blinds. And practical yet dreamy voiles are thoughtfully placed across the patio doors, leading to the pool. This allows for privacy whilst allowing the scents of lavender and thyme plants from the pool garden to drift in on the breeze.
Philippa Martin of Helmsley-based Pip Interior Designs, is the creative force behind the project. She’s been working closely with General Manager, Ingo Wiangke.
“This refurbishment of our poolside suites is part of a wider investment planned for the hotel, following what has been a tremendously busy twelve months” Ingo said. “We were keen to complete the suites for this coming summer season. And we are truly delighted with the results. Although we are in the heart of the British countryside and many of our guests love the idyllic rural charms of Helmsley. Many speak of being transported to the Med as they step onto our poolside terrace. It was this aspect that I wanted Pip to incorporate in her design theme which is more Continental in style, playing to the resort feel of this spa hotel.”
“A different world”
Local businesses have also been involved in this design project too. Homewares supplied by independent retailer, Bowley & Jackson of Malton and Helmsley. They source a carefully curated selection both from Britain and beyond, with a leaning towards antique French country style. Evelyn Lily of Pickering have supplied beautifully crafted oak, pine and mango furniture. And Homelea Country Interiors, who have a showroom in Barkers Yard Helmsley, also supplied decorative and homeware items.
Pip added, ‘This has been such an inspiring project to work on. My creativity has certainly been ignited by this unique setting. I live locally and sometimes working here I have to pinch myself that I have not had to travel that far. It feels like a different world. And so I wanted to fully embrace that carefree holiday feeling for the guests staying here.’
As well as the five newly refurbished pool suites, the four star hotel has a further 28 bedrooms and suites. It has a spa with relaxation area and outdoor hot tub, and a two AA rosette restaurant. The Weathervane restaurant’s focus is for locally sourced, fresh seasonal produce. Al fresco dining is also available on the pool terrace at lunchtimes during the summer season.
For more info on the Feversham Arms new suites, visit www.fevershamarmshotel.com