De Vere Horsley Estate unveils £2 million makeover


De Vere Horsley Estate located in Surrey – part of De Vere’s collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotel and event destinations – has revealed the results of a £2 million refurbishment to its iconic Horsley Towers, the mansion house featured in Netflix’s historical drama, The Crown.

The renovation programme involved a complete overhaul of interiors throughout Horsley Towers, which have been transformed to bring them in line with De Vere’s distinctly British aesthetic. Horsley Towers now features a relaxed and contemporary reception and communal areas with soft floral and geometric patterns, tweeds and accents of royal blue. In bedrooms, tan leather furniture, tweeds and a muted heritage colour palette combine with contemporary lighting and sleek bathrooms to create spaces that are comfortable and stylish.

In addition, the refurbishment has seen the event spaces in Horsley Towers, including the iconic Great Hall, renovated to ensure the property retains many of its original features dating back to 1822. With 14 flexible event spaces available, which contribute to De Vere Horsley Estate’s overall 49 meeting and event space offering, Horsley Towers lends itself perfectly to both weddings and events for up to 120 guests and can be hired out exclusively alongside the surrounding grounds.  

Michael Micallef, General Manager at De Vere Horsley Estate, commented: “With its reinvigorated look now contributing to an all-improved overall guest experience, we are delighted with the results of the refurbishment. The makeover has returned Horsley Towers to its former glory. Whether a show-stopping wedding, corporate event or romantic weekend away, every occasion benefits from 21st-century style and comfort as well as Horsley Tower’s rich heritage.” 

Steeped in history, the 19th-century mansion house was designed by Sir Charles Barry, who designed the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle. The estate was originally the marital home of Lord Bryon’s daughter, Ada Lovelace, regarded as one of the world’s first computer programmers. The estate’s rich history is evident throughout, from the stunning original features to quirky décor, which includes subtle nods to Sir Charles Barry and his architectural work.

Set in acres of Surrey parkland, De Vere Horsley Estate is surrounded by perfectly manicured grounds and a large lake ideal for leisurely strolls, providing an idyllic getaway for those looking for a country escape. The estate’s restaurant serves a range of beverages alongside a menu which celebrates classic British dishes with a modern flare. In addition to the 28 bedrooms in Horsley Towers, Horsley Place, a distinctive contemporary hotel set within De Vere Horsley Estate, has a further 152 bedrooms.

Horsley Towers bed and breakfast rates start from £139 per night.

De Vere Horsley Estate, Ockham Road South, East Horsley, KT24 6DT
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 917 075

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