Old Abbey House – designing a Grade II listed gem

AGC BTR present their latest project, where the brief was to breathe new life into the rooms of Old Abbey House.

AGC BTR reflect on its latest project at Old Abbey House | AGC BTR | BTR News
AGC BTR reflect on its latest project at Old Abbey House.

Providing learnings and insight to the Build to Rent sector, AGC BTR present their latest project, where the brief was to breathe new life into the rooms of Old Abbey House Hotel, a newly refurbished Grade II listed gem, which has been transformed into a new self-check-in hotel by Ede Homes.

By AGC BTR

Originally the residence of the Mayor of Abingdon, the hotel is an ode to the past, present, and future of the traditional market town of Abingdon-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

A true home away from home

Within this 18th Century building combines historical charm and character with the modern convenience and technology of the 21st Century. The client wanted us to create a hotel with a boutique feel through the design, revealing a unique story to guests through its individual rooms. From cosy retreats to spacious suites, our designers worked their graft to create a harmonious blend of old and new, ensuring that every stay at the hotel is an unforgettable experience through this captivating fusion of tradition and innovation. Whether you are a couple in search of a romantic retreat, a history enthusiast eager to explore the past, or a family looking for an enriching experience, this hotel provides the perfect haven.

Fiery red and rich greens | BTR News
Fiery red and rich greens.

Bringing in warmth with panoramic views of Abbey Gardens

The concept behind this room was to create a harmonious integration of its interior and the painting-like exterior panorama of Abbey Gardens outside, framed through large bay windows. Through the infusion of soft pastel tones, oranges and pinks, our designers have evoked a sense of warmth and vivacity which is welcoming and peaceful for your stay.

Fiery reds and rich greens for a luxurious feel

With the addition of an original fireplace, an inviting atmosphere was created in another one of the unique rooms through deep reds and rich greens on the beds and feature chairs with velvet touch. This plays homage to the hotel’s history, adding a luxurious feel.

Ocean-inspired tones | BTR News
Ocean-inspired tones.

Creating peaceful moments through ocean-inspired tones

Wanting to bring peaceful features to this room, touches of blue were brought in through delicate tiling and soft furnishings, with our designer’s inspiration as the beautiful sea and ocean-inspired colours. Inspiration was even taken from the existing fireplace, incorporating tiles which enhance its organic shape.

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