Beyond Escapes Devon is the first of several new holiday and leisure experiences planned over the next five years.
Boutique apartments and luxury lodges with exhilarating hot tubs are set in the grounds of a stately mansion overlooking the South Devon countryside near Totnes, commanding magnificent views down to the Torbay coastline.
“We have started as we mean to go on,” the company proclaims, “with a level of quality décor and fittings that set high standards to help ensure the best possible guest experience.”
Alongside the 50 boutique-style suites, apartments and lodges, the operator offers residential and local guests the on-site BE Tempted Restaurant and BE You Spa & Gym, embracing fully-kitted gym, outdoor vitality pool, steam room and sauna, heated loungers and four treatment rooms.
The destination certainly packs the wow factor, notes Alistair Johnson, Managing Director of spa consultancy, designers and operator Spa Creators, contracted for the project:
“There are great views of the sea as you work out in the gym and we created a dramatic vitality hall featuring a wall of water,” he explains.
Functionality and style were the requirements when specifying manicure units, seating, massage couches and dispensaries, while for soft furnishings “choice, convenience and continuity” proved priorities. Longevity was key when selecting seating for relaxation in the lounge meanwhile.
Quality changing areas are increasingly important in specification criteria and for this project, Alistair chose Made in Britain specialist furniture manufacturers and installers Crown Sports Lockers to meet exacting standards.
They supplied and fitted bespoke timber lockers with Digilock Axis RFID locks, dry vanity unit, towel display and drop, kitting out the four treatment rooms with purpose-built cupboards, tops and storage. Front of house installs include the reception area and desk and a retail unit, which Spa Creators designed with Crown.
Standout quote: Alistair Johnson, Founder, Spa Creators ‘Quality is crucial in changing facilities. Crow delivers it’