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Lancashire Life - - FOOD & DRINK -

Lux­ury at the touch of a but­ton is the aim of Ab­soluxe in the heart of Kirkby Lons­dale, writes SUE RI­LEY

The Ab­soluxe Suites are four beau­ti­ful rooms in a Grade II listed build­ing which take vis­i­tors to the four cor­ners of the globe, but with state of the art tech­nol­ogy at their fin­ger­tips and fan­tas­tic bath­rooms and hot tubs. And that’s no sur­prise as the ini­tia­tive is the brain­child of two South Lakes busi­nesses, Ma­jik House and Aqua­jade.

Tim and Carol Bur­row, of

Ma­jik House, and Zuzana and Philip Arm­strong, of Aqua­jade, re­alised years ago that a lot of their cus­tomers were the same people. So, on a culi­nary trip to Lyon, they put their heads to­gether and dis­cussed how they could pool their skills and work to­gether. Af­ter more than a year of build­ing, paint­ing, in­stalling and plumb­ing, the £850,000 Ab­soluxe Suites are the re­sult. Each room is both lux­u­ri­ous and stylish, de­signed by artist Sally Proc­tor whose mixed me­dia art­works also grace some of the walls.

At the top of the build­ing there’s the Colum­bus room com­plete with a tele­scope look­ing out to the scenic Bar­bon hills; the Parisian with its ro­man­tic feel and free­stand­ing cop­per bath; the Ori­ent in­spired by the Far East and com­plete with its own hot tub and then the largest suite, the Oa­sis which has an African theme with pri­vate hot tub, lounge, dress­ing area and bed­room with en-suite.

Each room has its own wi-fi code, huge TVS and won­der­ful bath­rooms with toi­letries by Cum­brian brand, Bath House. Then there’s the blinds which work at the touch of a but­ton, phone charger points by the bed, the mood light­ing and great sound.

‘We did some re­search and wi-fi is now the third util­ity, you have to have it and it has to be free,’ said Carol Bur­row. But Ab­soluxe is so much more than a place to stay with great con­nec­tiv­ity – there’s acoustic blocks in the floors to re­duce noise, when you leave there’s a Good­bye but­ton (it’s Au Revoir in the Parisian suite) which switches off all the elec­tri­cal items; and the light­ing re­ally does trans­form each room from day to night.

Then there’s the beds with 400 Egyp­tian thread count sateen sheets and choice of three types

The Colum­bus room

A free stand­ing cop­per bath

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