A new chapter
The story of De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor is a very British one; a tale of democracy, royalty, education and religion.
The earliest record of there being an estate at Beaumont was in the late 15th-century. Since then it has changed hands from lords and generals to dukes and duchesses, and became known as Beaumont Lodge by the mid 18th-century. In 1789 it was remodelled to become the nine-bay white mansion house that still stands today, but it was its time as a public school, from 1854 - 1967, that saw most of the estate's architectural developments.
Today the estate has been completely transformed following a £12 million restoration project.
The renovation has seen the refurbishment of 220 bedrooms including the addition of 15 new luxury bedrooms in the property’s Wessex Old School House, alongside the communal areas and a new reception.
Whilst the estate's 45 meeting spaces, including the flagship Hanover Suite and iconic 19th-century chapel also have been refreshed, with the latest AV technology added to embrace the company’s innovative Smart Space meeting concept.
The new 1705 Restaurant & Bar serves a mix of British and Italian classics using locally sourced ingredients, and in summer the adjoining Courtyard is available for alfresco dining, complete with awith a wood-fired pizza oven. Back in the original house, the project has also seen the addition of three characterful lounges; The Larder: a new Burr & Co. coffee lounge; The Parlour: a beautiful dining room where afternoon tea takes centre stage and The Pantry: an executive lounge area.