The Cranleigh Church Suites shortlisted for Hotel Suite (Global) Award

The International Hotel & Property Awards 2015 have further shortlisted Lake District Hotel The Cranleigh Church Suites into the Hotel Suite (Global) category.


The Boutique Church Suites’ are a new, unique and completely cutting edge accommodation experience in the Lake District. The Boutique Church Suites are located in Bowness-on-Windermere and housed in a 350 year old building. The design brief was to offer 4 custom made adults-only spaces (The Opulence Suite, The Fantasy Suite, The Utopia Suite and The Indulgence Suite), combining luxury and cutting edge design & technology. Each suite has been individually created. Stylish and original, each offers bespoke, handmade furniture, thick luxurious carpets, crystallized Swarovski padded headboards, infinity mirrored walls, electric black out blinds and a complimentary mini bar, including champagne.


Stephen Hargreaves’ luxury boutique 5 star hotel, The Cranleigh Boutique, was the first project for the brand. Located minutes from Lake Windermere and drawing comparisons with London’s finest boutique hotels, the Cranleigh reflects fresh, modern style, with Stephen using his unique vision to create a completely different accommodation experience in the North West.

Each suite offers intelligent controlled lighting, music and video, enabling the user to completely control their own environment. Air spa tranquillity baths for 2 feature in each suite, with underwater lighting. In the ‘Fantasy Suite’ a glass bathroom is one of the most extraordinary features. Each suite has its own webpage and introduction video, allowing a glimpse at the sumptuous interiors, luxury fabrics and sophisticated lighting. The combination of uncompromised luxury and state of the art technology is exactly what Stephen Hargreaves wished to achieve. He has created the next generation of Hotel accommodation, which has to be seen to be believed. They are the ultimate escape for those seeking the very best in 5 star getaways.


“Creating something so different is always a risk, but we are constantly pushing the boundaries and looking to the next big thing. What we have created in the Boutique Church Suites has never been done in the Lake District before. They are the ultimate ‘wow-factor’” he said. “My favourite aspect of the project was how we created the technology.” says Stephen. The combination of cutting edge technology and luxury was what Stephen wished to create, in terms of the design and that works extremely well.

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