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Dormy House Hotel Celebrate Opening with BBC Countryfile Stars

Adam Henson, Ellie Harrison, Mark Philip-Sorense

Adam Henson, Ellie Harrison, Mark Philip-Sorense

Over 250 guests enjoy `The Do at the Dormy`. Five months of hard work transforming the Dormy House Hotel near Broadway were marked on Friday night (subs: 20 September) when around 250 invited guests celebrated and socialised at `The Do at the Dormy`.

The special event followed the re-opening of the popular Cotswolds hotel last month after a £10 million refurbishment.

Celebrities Adam Henson and Ellie Harrison from BBC TV’s Countryfile joined staff, consultants and contractors involved in the building work and re-opening, and a wide range of local guests – for instance tourism organisations and local traders, the Mayor and Mayoress of Evesham and members of the Broadway Golf Club next door.

Guests were welcomed on a red carpet and served champagne from the hotel’s champagne supplier Veuve Clicquot. After enjoying food from five food stations, many undertook a hardhat tour of the new spa opening next year.

Speaking at the event, Farncombe Estate’s chief executive Andrew Grahame said: “This has been a huge project for us and we are absolutely delighted with the results, not least the skill of the builders who completed their work in just five months. What has been so impressive is how the various teams involved have come together. Dormy House has been launched through real teamwork.

“The reaction to the new look Dormy has been fantastic, with some excellent media coverage, and many embracing the term `farmhouse chic’ we have created for this former 17th century Cotswolds farmhouse.”

Adam Henson said: “I live locally and in my work I have been lucky enough to travel around the world and I have to say the Dormy is among the best hotels I have visited. It really is the chicest of the chic, in my view.”

Ellie Harrison added: “As someone who also hails from Gloucestershire, I can say this is a very impressive hotel transformation and is a great credit to the Cotswolds. The décor is fabulous, with so many individual touches.”

The next stage in the Dormy’s development is to refurbish the final six of 40 bedrooms and to open the House Spa to day members and residents in February.

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