ESCAPE TO THE COTSWOLDS
There isn’t a more romantic image of reading than someone sitting in leaded windows, reading a book and looking out onto an endless garden. This is Foxhill Manor in the Cotswolds for you. A Grade II listed arts and crafts manor house come hotel of only eight rooms, sitting within 400 acres of woodland next to the quiet country town of Broadway.
Foxhill Manor has gone to great lengths to prepare an endless list of luxury activities including a Veuve Clicquot nailbar, however it knew something was missing: books.
As any stylist knows, the ‘finishing touches’ are key elements to turning a hotel into a home away from home. So working with interior designer Hannah Lohan in the run up to the hotel’s opening we did exactly that. To ensure the curation and presentation were aligned we combined forces with Hannah’s design team so that the ‘book people’ could concentrate on the right books to enhance the look the ‘design people’ were aiming to achieve.
To illuminate Foxhill Manor’s unique classical come contemporary identity, each book in the main living room and suites were hand picked. These included, beautiful coffee table books on the Cotswolds, English gardens, as well as titles by local authors such as Fergus Fleming’s Traveller’s Daybook, plus contemporary Danish design which all nod to various Foxhill characteristics such as the Danish owners and the location of the property.
‘Ultimate Library was the perfect partner for the hotel’s bespoke library collection. This collection focuses on every distinction of the property, from the arts and crafts style to the animals, big and small, living on the estate. It is a very complete collection’, says Ellie Jones, Marketing Manager for Foxhill Manor, who has picked out Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds as her personal favourite. ‘I hope guests will be surprised and delighted to discover something still unknown about Foxhill Manor and its local community.’