The Tawny Hotel will be launching in early July 2021 and comprises of 55 immaculately designed Shepherds Huts, Treehouses, Boathouses, Retreats and the Lookout, each inspired by its surroundings and sympathetically designed, with luxurious touches that intertwine with the natural environment. The local owners have spent the past three years working meticulously on the launch and preservation of the surrounding land and gardens
Located in the heart of rural Staffordshire and within the 70-acre grounds of the wonderfully restored wild garden of Consall Hall Estate, The Tawny is a haven of woodland, lakeside gardens, secluded fells and enchanting follies.
Those wanting to be at one with nature and enjoy some time outdoors. There are ample pathways along the large estate as well as the nearby RSPB Reserve. It is ideal for couples and families wanting to escape.
The hotel was designed with a contemporary feel using eco-conscious structures to provide an economically viable and sustainable future for the gardens. The exteriors are sleek and expressive blending seamlessly into the surrounding gardens.
Rooms and Suites
Each room type is unique and provide complimentary minibar, WiFi, flat screen televisions, outdoor bathtubs with spa bubbles and showers, yoga mats and a handful are dog friendly.
The Shepherds Huts are cosy and welcoming with Scandi-inspired interiors, private decking, an artisan outdoor tin bath, log burner and stargazing skylight. Each has been custom built for The Tawny and as such, a handful of double brace huts have been designed to provide a spacious living area and indoor freestanding bathtub. The Lookout, meanwhile, maximises the extraordinary view across the lakes and valley of the estate and can accommodate between two-six guests, offering accessible access as well as a freestanding bathtub and private deck with an outdoor spa bath and shower. The joyful, nature-inspired Treehouses are lofty and playful and look out across the rolling landscape. They can house up to six and play host to a freestanding Barcelona bathtub, private deck and outdoor spa bath. The Boathouses have a signature waterfront location, are wildly romantic and secluded with panoramic views across the lakes, a freestanding Bateau bathtub and outdoor spa bath. Two can sleep four with the addition of an extra room with bunk beds. The Retreats will launch in 2022 – spectacular cedar-clad cabins, acting as the ultimate rural bolthole and sleeping up to eight guests.
Food and Drink
The Plumicorn Restaurant is housed in the striking central building and is overseen by chef Chris Alexander. Plumicorn will offer a menu that speaks of Staffordshire and the Peak District, utilising quality local ingredients sourced from the hotel’s own kitchen garden as well as the neighbouring area. A second dining space, the Feather Lounge, will provide guests with a stunning view of the gardens and will offer a shorter bar menu. A succinct room service menu will be on offer in all of the cabins and those looking to dine alfresco in one of the idyllic locations throughout the grounds, can do so by prior organisation. Later this year, The Tawny will unveil The Perch, an intimate space for small groups to enjoy private dining and access to the Chef’s Table.
Wellness is a big part of The Tawny and every room is provided with its own yoga mats to allow guests to practice on their private terrace’s or in the estate. Bird spotting and stargazing are other activities to partake in. Recycled bicycle will be available later in the year to cycle through the estate’s pathways. In nearby Stoke-on-Trent, ceramic makers such as Emma Bridgewater, Wedgwood and Burleigh offer daily visitor experiences.
One-night stay at The Tawny starts from £230 in the Wildwood Huts, £360 in the Lookout, £400 in the Boathouses, £420 in the Treehouses based on two sharing and inclusive of bed and breakfast.
The hotel is a 1h30mn train journey from London to Stoke-on-Trent railway station followed by a 20mn drive to the estate.