Creature comforts for rural hotel / by AMRIT NARU

Our interior design team has helped a popular West Yorkshire hotel, with panoramic views of the Calder Valley, to undergo a major upgrade.

The New Hobbit Country Inn, set in the heart of Bronte country near Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, has been transformed into a boutique hotel and special events venue following extensive renovation works which include a two-storey extension, doubling the number of guest rooms.

Our aim was to create warm, cosy and relaxing guest rooms to reflect the arts and crafts style of the rest of the hotel, and which complement the original Yorkshire stone building and stunning countryside setting.

We understand the importance of capitalising on the New Hobbit’s popularity, whilst marrying the look and feel of the new build wing to the existing hotel. To achieve this we sourced a range of tactile materials and finishes, such as William Morris wallpapers; feature headboards; luxury fabrics, including tweeds and wool; rustic style oak furniture and warm, ambient lighting.
— Carl Ross, Director, Naru and Ross Architects
 Each of the custom-finished en-suite bathrooms have also been given the design treatment, with contemporary sanitary ware, clean lines and white metro-style tiling.

Each of the custom-finished en-suite bathrooms have also been given the design treatment, with contemporary sanitary ware, clean lines and white metro-style tiling.