The Litton had been vacant for some time, our client had a complete transformation in mind, taking cue from quirky and eclectic interiors. Our brief was to transform the 15th Century buildings to host a large open plan bar and restaurant, second whisky bar, accommodation suites and landscaped gardens. Whilst the buildings aren’t listed, careful considerations needed to be made for the Conversation Area the Litton resides in.
Whilst we understood the scope of works required to achieve Sally’s quirky vision, the first winter emphasized the amount of structural considerations that we needed to make to restore the building before any design work could commence. An initial strip out exposed original hidden fireplaces, elm floor boards and hand crafted truss’ that had been hidden behind layers of plasterboard and dark paints, all of which were restored using soda blasting.
The design compliments the offering of seasonal, locally sourced sustainable ingredients and locally brewed craft beers, ciders, wines and whisky’s. Cosy courtyards and a riverside terrace complete with fire pits and views of the River Chew add to the year-round charm of The Litton. Individually designed accommodation suites encapsulate the vintage and boutique style of the building and its heritage, showcasing original features.