New eco-venue for Hothorpe Hall

An historic stately home is set to open a new environmentally-friendly building after securing a £1.9m funding package from Yorkshire Bank.

Hothorpe Hall, based in Theddingworth on the border of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, has unveiled its eco-friendly development, The Woodlands, which sits alongside the 215-year-old Georgian mansion, in the venue’s 12 acres of land.The new development provides 23 bedrooms and event space for up to 100 people, adding to the venue’s existing 55 bedrooms and ten meeting rooms. The Woodlands also includes a bar, dining room and treehouse space. Nicola Firth, managing director of Hothorpe Hall and The Woodlands, said: “We want to add more facilities to the new development once we feel the investment has paid off. We are thinking of constructing a hot tub, sauna, children’s adventure play area and indoor games room. There has been a real demand for the festival-feel Woodlands area so far. We had 28 weddings booked before we even opened.”The funding for the development was arranged by Steve Woods, relationship manager at Yorkshire Bank.