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Orangery for Stoberry House & Garden

When it came to designing an orangery extension to expand and enhance the dining facilities for the luxury Stoberry House & Garden, a luxury bed and breakfast / boutique hotel just outside Wells in Somerset, David Salisbury was the sensible choice – highlighting our widespread experience of designing and installing orangeries for both domestic and commercial properties.

Different types of building extensions could have been considered but with views like these, overlooking Wells Cathedral and with Glastonbury Tor set further back in the distance, a glazed extension such an orangery or conservatory was the obvious option.


David Salisbury’s longest-serving sales designer, Simon Martin, has widespread experience of designing orangeries for commercial projects so was a great choice for this project. His previous successful commercial projects include the boutique Old Rectory Hotel in Devon, the listed St Michael’s Manor Hotel in St Albans and our most recent prestigious commercial building at Clevedon Hall.

Painted in ‘Stone’ from our own unique colour palette, this orangery combined a selection of casement windows around the perimeter with a set of French Doors to allow convenient access into the beautifully landscaped gardens. Double Gothic bars were added to the doors and central set of orangery windows to add to the traditional style.

In combination with the large overhead lantern roof, Stoberry House guests can now enjoy a wonderful airy and light-filled room, whether for breakfast or coffee any time of the day.

Taking in the most breath-taking views, this is a bed & breakfast experience like no other and must be almost without equal in Somerset.

To round things off, towards the end of 2018, Stoberry House was voted the ‘Best B&B’ in Britain, as part of the announcement of the Good Hotel Guide’s César Awards for the top 10 stays for 2019.

If you’re considering a visit to Wells or Bath or this part of Somerset in general, we thoroughly recommend a visit to this award-winning B&B. Book your stay here.

Remember to tag David Salisbury in any photos you take if and when you stay!

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Designer ​, David Salisbury Simon Martin

Simon has seen many changes in our market place and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of both design and planning. He has a good rapport with clients and a natural empathy for the built environment having worked on many listed properties as well as hotels and other hospitality locations. Simon is happy to take the brief from the client, but also work closely with architects and other professionals.

Simon believes his great strength is being able to visualise the concept before he starts any drawing and after more than 30 years in the industry, he still gets a real buzz from his work.

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