Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Chef Mark Birchall’s two Michelin-starred culinary destination in Aughton, Lancashire, is set to expand its accommodation offering with the launch of seven new Garden Rooms.
Launching in spring 2024, each of the standalone Garden Rooms will be located in the secluded woodland that surrounds Moor Hall’s picturesque gardens. Designed by KOTO, the new rooms celebrate biophilic living, embracing the dynamic relationship between nature, design, crafted luxury and sustainability. Each of the beautiful architecturally-designed buildings will be complete with a hot tub, and private decking area. In line with Moor Hall’s commitment to sustainable practices, which have resulted in the restaurant achieving a Michelin Green Star, the Garden Rooms have been created to comply with the highest eco-standards, as seen in features such as sustainable timber and the innovative practice of off-site prefabrication for each cabin.
Chef Mark Birchall has worked with KOTO to select seven botanicals that will become the names and inspire the different designs for each of the new rooms, thereby evoking the kitchen garden and the culinary experience throughout the guest journey.
The interiors for the seven Garden Rooms will celebrate quality, longevity and quiet luxury, with muted colour palettes inspired by the botanicals connecting guests to the natural world around them. Echoing the aesthetics of the chosen botanicals, the Anise Hyssop room will follow a scheme of rich dark timbers, lilac accents, luxurious velvets and bronze fixtures. Oxalis will feature light woods, origami-inspired furniture, with purple and burgundy tones, whilst Sea Buckthorn will see terracotta tones alongside bleached wood, earthy textures and black accents.
Speaking on the launch of the Garden Rooms, Mark commented:
“Moor Hall is constantly evolving. Innovation, sustainability, and an outstanding guest experience are at the heart of everything we do, and I am so excited for this next stage in our journey. Moor Hall is located in a beautiful setting, and it has been a pleasure working with KOTO to design new rooms that celebrate the surroundings and connect guests to the natural world around them.”
Commenting on the design of the Garden Rooms, Theo Dales from KOTO explains:
"KOTO Design is honoured to contribute to the esteemed legacy of Moor Hall with our bespoke designed cabins. Working hand in hand with the restaurant's commitment to excellence and sustainability, our cabins aim to enhance the guest experience, offering a harmonious blend of design and nature. Just as Chef Patron Mark Birchall draws inspiration from the surroundings, we too are inspired by Moor Hall's dedication to excellence and are thrilled to be a part of this next chapter."