Building work has started on a prestigious new hotel and health club on the Bowood Estate, near Chippenham.
The hotel will have 43 en-suite bedrooms, including six luxury suites, and will adjoin the existing Bowood Golf & Country Club. There will be an 80 seat restaurant, bar and two lounges with open wood burning fires. The hotel is due to open in 2009.
Connecting the hotel with the golf and country club, the health club will feature a 18×6 metre swimming pool; gym; rock sauna; crystal steam room and aromatherapy showers. A range of beauty and health treatments will also be available to hotel guests in their own rooms. All rooms will have plasma screen televisions, internet access and Wi-Fi.
A key element of the development will be its use of a Biomass system to provide hot water and heating for the hotel and the neighbouring golf & country club.
Wood from the Estate will be used to run the environmentally sound wood fuel heating system. The Biomass system converts energy from wood into heat for water and space heating. Wood fuel is a carbon neutral resource and reduces potential damage to the environment as it prevents tonnes of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere.
Lord Lansdowne, owner of the Bowood Estate, said, “The construction of the hotel and health club will add enormously to the range of facilities we are able to offer at Bowood. The hotel and health club is the missing piece of our jigsaw and will enable us to offer guests the opportunity to stay in quality accommodation in beautiful surroundings.
“Bowood is truly an enchanted oasis. Its stunning facilities will also provide the hotel with unlimited opportunities. Fishing, archery, garden tours, walking trails and golfing being among our many attractions, Bowood will increasingly be an outstanding destination in the south west for corporate days, exclusive conferencing, wedding celebrations, weekend breaks and rural escapes.”
Bowood Golf & Country Club www.bowood.org