De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor, part of De Vere’s collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels and event destinations, has unveiled the results of its top-to-toe refurbishment to its Georgian mansion house, The White House which includes 26 bedrooms and six events spaces.
The White House, the historic heart of the hotel, has been refurbished to bring it in line with De Vere’s distinctly British aesthetic. The White House’s 26 bedrooms, including 10 suites, have been upgraded to create spaces which mix contemporary design with the estate’s original features. Offering picturesque views of the stunning estate, each suite blends a heritage colour palette of muted greens, taupe, and cream with tan accents throughout to create comfortable and stylish spaces. The White House suites are complete with luxurious facilities including walk-in showers, roll-top baths, fluffy robes and slippers, classic Roberts radios, quality toiletries and smart TVs – just some of the features that provide a relaxing feel to the newly designed guest rooms.
In addition, The White House renovation also involved the transformation of its six events spaces include The Hastings rooms, formerly the Matron’s study when the property was a catholic boarding school; The Roxburghe, which was previously the school chemist; and The Remenham, which is named after Hugo de Remenham who acquired the property in the 14th century. The White House events spaces are ideal for weddings, family celebrations, private dining, and banqueting, or the whole mansion house can be booked for exclusive use.
In 2018, De Vere Beaumont Estate unveiled the results of the first phase of its £12million refurbishment which included the creation of new luxury bedrooms and a top-to-toe refurbishment of much of the property, including the hotel’s 45 event spaces. This saw a refresh of the hotel’s Grade II 19th century chapel, with an ornate painted ceiling and stained-glass windows which was returned to its former glory. The Chapel’s current window is a replacement as the original was destroyed by a doodlebug which landed near the property during the second World War. The Chapel provides a striking and unique backdrop to events, from weddings, to celebratory dinners for up to 200 guests*.
Darren McGhee, Venue Director at De Vere Beaumont Estate, said: “We are very excited to reveal the results of the refurbishment with our guests when we reopen our doors in May. The refurbishment has breathed new life into The White House while celebrating its British heritage and offering the latest luxuries with 21st-century design and state-of-the-art facilities. We have created a property that caters perfectly for our guests and we are thrilled with the results.”
Steeped in history dating back to the 14th century, the original house was built for Lord Weymouth and then served as a public school from 1854 – 1967. Nods to the past are featured throughout the estate, from original school-boy hats to replica typewriters.
The 44-acre grounds have been designed to excite guests with beautiful sculptures by local artist Emma Stothard, landscaping and natural ponds which draw on its scenic Georgian history and promote positive mental wellbeing and offers a large space for outdoor team building activities. A modern, fully equipped gym, a swimming pool and tennis courts are available for guests and for members. Free, full coverage superfast 100MB outdoor Wi-Fi also has been installed, ensuring guests can always stay connected.
De Vere Beaumont Estate is located three miles from Egham station, with connections to London Waterloo and Reading, and just six miles from Heathrow Airport. The estate is also easily accessible from the M3, M4, and M25.
*Due to social distancing, the hotel’s capacity is currently lower.