transition plan

We have an ambitious plan for the hotel which is a journey that will take about a year. It will be an exciting time as the new Hunday Manor takes shape. We hope you will enjoy seeing this lovely hotel taking its rightful place as a leading venue in West Cumbria for special occasions, a place to stay and to eat and drink with family, friends and colleagues.

First priority: refurbish two bedrooms as ‘concept rooms’, closely followed by a revamp of the function/wedding suite and refurbishment of a further 6 bedrooms and the garden.
Next: refurbishment of 6 additional bedrooms and part of the public areas.
Finally: refurbishment of the remaining bedrooms and public areas.

Here it is: what’s planned for the Hunday Manor and what our priorities are for the extensive refurbishment. Needless to say, the Hunday Manor is an historic and iconic building and while it’ll be striking and innovative, the upgrade planned will be in sympathy with that. We’ll keep this post updated with progress, so pop back to see what’s new.
~ last updated 28 February 2024

There is, of course, a lot of other work that needs to happen to bring the Hunday Manor to the standard expected of an Osprey inn. A lot of changes will be occurring behind the scenes to ensure the hotel reflects the modern conveniences of the 21st century in order to provide an exceptional experience for our guests.

While renovation work is ongoing across the hotel, we ask you to please excuse the mess. We’ll be thrilled to show you the new Hunday Manor and thank you for your understanding in the meantime.

Refurbishment update Feb 2024

Quite a few people have been asking about our renovation plans. We currently have engineers, architects, designers and more professionals working on schemes for a comprehensive refurbishment of the hotel and its gardens.

In the meantime lots of work is going on behind the scenes, the pictures are not pretty but show the groundwork has begun. Removing dead trees, garden clean up, structural repairs and much more. In the coming weeks we will produce a timeline and updates on our website so you can keep upto date with everything that’s is happening. In the meantime, we are open daily for food, drinks and accommodation. Call in, we would love to show you more and discuss our plans

Function Room plans 30th Sept 2023

We’re loving Fidget Design’s plans for the Hunday Manor’s function suite in neutral silvers and greys, influenced by natural textures and patinas, and also the washrooms, which are memorable with a fun twist, and carry through the function room themes of white woodwork and grey oak flooring. What do you think? Take a look!

In the main function room, the woodwork (dado panels, doors and frames) will be painted white and the windows will be hung with goblet-headed curtains on chunky wooden poles. The new feature pendant and wall light theme is carried through to a twinkling feature light curtain on the dance floor wall. Flooring will be the contour design grey carpet with the dance floor in a grey oak chevron design, with a carpet infill if required, and the entrance carpet is dark grey. The walls will be papered with feature and background paper in greys, punctuated by groups of period-style mirrors, with a fluid wave sparkle accent wallpaper to the washroom lobby area and the terrace corridor.

In the function room bar, the curtaining and pole design will be carried through from the main room, with grey oak flooring in front of the bar and a chevron grey padded front to the bar with LED colour changing light tape washing down. The bar top will be a striking grey stone with black veining. The dark feature wallpaper will feature groups of period style mirrors, and the bar shelves will be fitted with colour changing LED light tapes and stepped illuminated display shelves. For staff comfort and safety, there will be non-slip safety flooring behind the bar and a roll-down security shutter.

In the smaller function rooms at the back of the bar and the terrace, curtaining and poles will be as before, with grey feature fabric wallpaper and white woodwork. The silver and grey chairs will match the main room, with grey contour carpet in the back-of-bar room and chevron grey oak flooring in the terrace function room. New feature wall lights will be complimented by the twinkling light feature on the lower ceiling area.

The function suite ladies’ washrooms is a fun and colourful area with very functional finishes (the white woodwork and grey oak flooring carries through from the public rooms), plus botanical influences in period-style exotic leaf wallpaper and warm green and natural wood colours in tiling and paintwork. There will be a new vanity top in dark grey laminate and new speckled white basins with push-down deck-mounted timer taps. The splashback will be tiled and painted in green with distressed metal-framed mirrors, plus a matching full-length mirror. The toilet cubicles will have warm-coloured wood cladding to the sides and an exotic feature wallpapered back panel. A seating area by the door will feature a large plant, a warm textured paprika-shade wall and leather bench seating.

The gentlemen’s washrooms will feature similar finishes to the ladies’, with exotic wallpaper in the main space and cubicle back panels, wood cladding and green tiling, plus the wash hand basin area finish. The urinal area will feature a warm metal patina coloured backing wall and there will be grey oak flooring throughout.
The disabled washroom will take a ‘leaf’ out of the ladies’ and gentlemen’s designs with new practical finishes where appropriate; wood cladding on the left wall with grab rails and wash handbasin, green tiling behind the WC, feature leaf wallpaper on the right wall and and grey oak herringbone flooring.

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? We can’t wait to see this design implemented!

Fidget Design: 23th July 2023

Hunday Manor refurbishment
conference and special occasions

Our old friends at Fidget Design are on board to bring their unique sense of style to the Hunday Manor. Above are just a few of the ideas they have in mind. We look forward to seeing the evolution of the ‘concept rooms’.

MEanwhile, in the kitchens…23th July

There is more to a relaunch than plaster and paint, and our talented Food and Beverage teams are working hard to produce dishes and menus, and of course a wine and drinks offering, commensurate with our reputation and with the class and character of the hotel.

In addition to restaurant service, (breakfasts, daytime snacks and light bites and dinner from 6pm), the team are working on new function and event menus to amply complement the refurbishments planned for the function suite, and to make sure your special occasion is one to remember.

With fresh, local and sustainable being a byword for Osprey inns, we will research and source the right ingredients from our network of local suppliers in order to build up our menus, which will be deliciously different as you would expect from us.

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