New Boutique Guest House Opens in the Grounds of Hatfield House

We are delighted to announce the opening of Lawn House, a new Guest House set within the historic grounds of Hatfield House, home to the Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. Originally built around 1785, the property has been sympathetically restored and is bursting with character and charm.

Set within its own garden Lawn House comprises of 15 unique bedrooms all traditionally decorated and all with ensuite facilities. Nestled between our visitors’ farm and beautiful woodland it offers guests attending weddings or events at the Hatfield House Estate a perfect place to stay.

Threshold Interiors, were appointed to manage the interior design of Lawn House. They took inspiration from John Tradescant the Elder who was an English naturalist, gardener, collector and traveller. He began his career as head gardener to Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury at Hatfield House. In 1611, at Robert Cecil’s behest, John Tradescant the elder travelled through the Low Countries & Flanders to Paris, buying trees, flowering shrubs, vines, & bulbs for the new gardens at Hatfield. This inspiration was bought to life with the interior of each room carefully crafted.

“Lawn House is a beautiful building with so many traditional features that bring the rooms to life. We enjoyed the challenge of working with the Estate’s existing furniture and upholstery, whilst sourcing new pieces that would sit alongside, seamlessly. The bathrooms are clean and modern but have traditional Victorian tiling and detailing in every one. We worked closely with Lady Salisbury to create interiors that are an eclectic mix of both modern and traditional.” Nicola McEwan (Director at Threshold Interiors)

Lady Salisbury has been closely involved in the project to ensure Lawn House compliments Hatfield House itself. The bedrooms are designed with a mix of contemporary and classic pieces of furniture, with rooms featuring individual objects gleaned from the attics of Hatfield House.

‘A family house for a number of years, Lawn House was empty, unloved, and dilapidated. As there was a great need for accommodation to run alongside the many events that take place in the Park, we decided to bring it back to life, and this is the result.’ Lady Salisbury

The principle challenge was to retain the character of Lawn House whilst respecting the fact that it sits within the Grade 1 listed curtilage of Hatfield House. All work undertaken has ensured that the property was returned virtually to it its original condition, which involved items such as constructing windows sympathetically to the original design.

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