South Causey Inn invests £800,000 in themed rooms

South Causey Inn invests £800,000 in themed rooms

The South Causey Inn, near Beamish in County Durham, has introduced eight luxury themed bedrooms replicating everything from Captain Cook’s cottage to an American Trilogy room.

The family-run hotel, which turns over around £3.5m annually, was taken over by Philip and Susan Moiser in 2007.

Since then the duo have invested in transforming the hotel, taking bedroom numbers for 16 to 36, introducing a wedding venue, conference facilities and a mini farm.

In October 2015, they converted a London Bus into luxury accommodation and have now spent a further £800,000 on eight new  themed bedrooms, each with its own private courtyard, dining area, hot tub and en-suite facilities.

The new rooms are located in the hotel’s refurbished equestrian stables, with the design of each handled in-house by Philip.

Owner, Susan Moiser said: “We created our Trafalgar Square room in October last year after being inspired by something we saw in a magazine about how London buses had been used for things like hotel receptions or mobile cocktail bars. It was basically scrap.

“We refurbished it and converted the downstairs into a luxury bathroom with free standing bath tub and wall mounted TV, with the upstairs being made into a bedroom.

“We had also previously extended some of the bedrooms to include hot tubs and decided to give each new luxury room their own hot tub because we had had such demand excellent occupancy.

“If someone is just staying for a quick business trip, they might just want a cheaper room, but if it's a couple celebrating an anniversary, for example, they might want something a bit more special."

The US-inspired American Trilogy, incorporating lorry and car bumpers, rare Hollywood black-and-white photographs, a propeller, a canoe and an American-themed table hand-painted by local artist Ben Nightingale while the nautical-themed Captain Cook’s room is equipped with anchor, lobster pots, sail, and items from the Dunkirk landing.

The Treehouse has its very own tree and TV built into the rustic four poster bed.

“People have stayed in the new rooms since July and the response has been fantastic,” adds Susan. 



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