Moor Hall – Design Instruction

Moor Hall – Design Instruction

Luci Living Design is delighted to announce our involvement with the refurbishment of Moor Hall, in Aughton which is to open its doors in early autumn later this year.

The site was acquired by Andy and Tracey Bell in 2015 and we will be working with lead interior designer Martin Nealon, who has been tasked with the main job of fully designing the building to retain the traditional look of the 16th century Jacobean manor house, while introducing a contemporary feel.

Moor Hall is a stunning, yet run down Grade II star listed property and it is being transformed into a contemporary fine dining restaurant and small hotel with seven boutique rooms after a likely painstaking restoration and rebuilding project.

Mark Birchall, previously Executive Chef at Michelin two-starred L’Enclume in Cartmel, as joint partner and patron will also be overseeing the development of the building and five-acre site.

Phase One that Luci Living Design will be working on will include the main building, restaurant and seven bedrooms.

Phase Two planned for the middle of 2017 will see the large former barn on site restored into a second, more informal dining space that will also feature a small dairy, charcuterie and curing room and a meat ageing room.

Luci Living Design will be assisting not only with design work but with fabric and finishes specification, manufacturing of bespoke upholstered furnishings, shutters, flooring and supply of hand-sewn curtains and blinds.

On the ground floor the plan is for two reception rooms, a bar and a lounge, all with wood-panelled walls, carved fireplaces, hammered steel surrounds, fossil slab tables, and leather sofas.

The reception area will retain the original Jacobean listed carved wall panelling, magnificent oak beams, and a huge carved fireplace that will be lit by rows of handmade crystal-cut lanterns as part of Martin’s design plan.

In contrast, the 50 cover restaurant will be more modern, with porcelain floors, and surrounding glass walls giving panoramic views of the property, with adjacent cheese and wine rooms. A private dining room for up to 12 will be more intimate, with oak panelling, a handmade oak dining table, and a large fireplace.

The five bedrooms in the main house will be individually designed, featuring open beamed ceilings, the original fireplaces, and luxurious bathrooms and there will be two additional bedrooms will be located in the gatehouse nearby, next to the small lake.

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