Abbey House Hotel, now in its centenary year is undergoing a substantial refurbishment programme. Investing over £2.2M during 2014 & 2015, establishing it as the Premier Hotel & Wedding Venue in the Southern Lake District.
The first phase of the project will see 26 bedrooms and 3 function rooms redeveloped along with a new bar & dining concept. The hotel entrance and reception area will also see changes bringing a fresh welcome in our traditional Lutyens surroundings.
Over the course of 2013 Abbey House were proud to be a fund raiser for St. Marys Hospice raising a substantial amount of funds through various projects at the hotel. On the 2nd January 2014 all of the furniture from the 26 bedrooms that are now being developed were donated to St, Marys which will hopefully raise in excess of £5000 for their ongoing concerns and we are very proud to be able to help in such an effective way.
All of the work on Abbey House is being carried out by local trades people, local builders, electricians and even the new furniture and fittings are being sourced within the North West of England, it was extremely important for us where possible to make our own investment work for the local economy.
The first phase of refurbishment is on course to finish mid-March 2014 with the second phase beginning in January 2015.
The Second Phase will see redevelopment of the extension, originally opened in 2001, take place with a further 30 bedrooms and the largest of our function suites seeing redevelopment.
Of course this is a very exciting time for the existing staff at the hotel and with the opening of our new bars and dining concept it will also see some new jobs created for Barrow residents.
Please check back to the website for regular updates on our progress, check your Facebook and Twitter accounts for competitions and we look forward to welcoming you back to Abbey House Hotel & Gardens in the very near future
During the refurbishment process it's business as normal at Abbey House, we are operating from our Duddon Suite area, if you have any questions whatsoever, please don't hesitate to contact a member of the team.