Grand plans for village hotel
A HOTEL in the heart of Prestbury is proposing a revamp.
The Bridge in the Village wants to make better use of its outdoor areas and gardens.
It is proposing to remove the existing timber building and add a satellite serving building, which will help serve guests with food and drink.
The adjoining terrace will received a new stone finish to create more usable space.,
The restaurant’s bay window will be replace with new glazed, painted timber framed door.
The plans also mean that the terrace level will have to be changed for disabled access and to connect the inside and outside dinning areas. This will also be achieved with a new pathway and stairs in the hotel garden.
A statement from Susan Jones Consultancy said: “It would make a positive enhancement to the listed building and character of the conservation area.
“It would also help to maintain the viability of the hotel to the benefit of sustaining the listed building.
“The hotel is an important commercial enterprise within the centre of the village. It also result in bringing into the villager tourists who do stay overnight and spend money in local shops making an important contribution to the local economy.”
The Grade II listed hotel is steeped in history and includes a number of linked buildings of different ages.
The hotel’s dining room used to be five cottages dating back to 1626.
The Bridge opened in 1952 and offers accommodation, food, private dining facilities, conference facilities.
The hotel has undergone a number of additions and alterations in its history, the last in 1990.