The Pig Hotel

We have worked on two buildings for the renowned Pig Hotels (who also own Limewood, the well-known five star hotel which we designed here).

The Pig in the Forest is a restrained Regency country house in the New Forest. Ben Pentreath designed new wings and conservatory for the main house and worked on proposals for the conversion and restoration of a number smaller outbuildings to form additional accommodation.

The Pig on the Beach, at Studland (named the Hotel of the Year 2015 by Mr & Mrs Smith) is a major project to restore and extend an eccentric seaside Summer lodge house formerly owned by the Bankes Family of Kingston Lacy, in Dorset. Now owned by the National Trust, the building had been operating as a poor quality hotel for many years and was in a dilapidated condition when taken on by Robin Hutson and the Pig Hotels group.

Working with the renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie, we steered through a substantial planning and listed building application for the site to include a substantial new extension to the main building and a beautiful new walled garden designed by Kim. Within this garden are two new thatched ‘pepperpot’ buildings, designed in the Cottage Orne vernacular, which provide additional guest accommodation. On our advice, these and the main house were limewashed in a rich yellow ochre colour that beautifully complements the Purbeck slate roofs and stone details.


The Pig Hotels

Hampshire & Dorset

2007 - 2013

The Pig Hotel