From 13 June
Multi-award winning The Alverton Hotel completes the restoration of its new Courtyard complex this June, adding an additional 15 luxury bedrooms and suites to the hotel.
The new spaces boast roll-top baths, original features such as arched doorways, original flooring and exposed brickwork, as well designer and bespoke soft-furnishings.
The grade II listed building now known as The Courtyard, has had many uses over its history. In its former life it has existed as an old stable block and chapel as well as a washroom and accommodation to the Sisters of Epiphany when The Alverton was a convent.
The Courtyard had been left unused since 1985 when the convent closed, and fell into disrepair. Now, having worked closely with conservationists and top designers, the building has been given a new lease of life. 15 individually designed luxury bedrooms, retaining the historical features and character that make it so unique, sit within its walls.
In total The Alverton now has 50 bedrooms, making it the largest hotel in Truro, and the only one with a four-star rating, providing more essential accommodation for visitors and tourists to the city of Truro.
Designed by Dynargh Design, a Cornish and London based agency, have also recently completed work on The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth. They aimed to create rooms that were in-keeping with the building.
Matt Hulme, the lead designer on the project said: 'a key factor for us was to expose as much of the original features and its history as possible - we've reused doors, relayed original flooring and exposed brickwork.
'We wanted to create warm and inviting spaces so we've filled the rooms with bespoke furniture, used materials from Farrow & Ball, Ralph Lauren and Designers Guild, and worked with some of the more reputable trades people.'
Alverton Director Simon Williams said: 'the project really has been a labour of love - we've saved a very sad historical building and brought it into the 21st century, offering the luxury and comfort our guests expect, whilst retaining the individuality of the building. We can't wait to open the doors to our first guests, and continue to welcome them for many years to come'.
The Alverton, which was taken over by new Directors in 2012, is steeped in history which you can see in abundance as you walk the grounds. Now, complete with the new Courtyard it begins a new chapter in its illustrious history.