Gibberd Architects have led the conversion of this Palladian mansion from a derelict shell into a 5* hotel. Szerelmey Restoration’s work has extended from the main house to the adjacent Stable Block and the Winter Garden. All the natural stonework of the house was cleaned first, with in situ repairs, indenting and full repointing with lime mortar carried out. All elevations of the main house were then re-rendered and a grand entrance and new front steps installed down to a lower ground level. All of the balustrades around the building were carefully dismantled and either restored or replaced with new rubbed Clipsham balusters. The Winter Garden, which is being turned into an elegant function space, was also cleaned and restored, and internally in the Main House we stripped paint from the barrel vaulted basement to expose the original brickwork, as well as restored a grand Portland stone fireplace. The team also cleaned the brickwork on the Stable Block, carried out full repointing, and rebuilt a section of wall with traditional wood-fired bricks.