Ever since Julie stumbled on the lodgings at No. 1 Bruton in the tiny, design-forward town of Bruton in Somerset, I’ve been studying their guest rooms for an education in soft but cheerful palettes.
The hotel is set in a series of preserved old buildings: a row of cottages, a Georgian townhouse, and a medieval forge. All told, the property has been in use for over 500 years, the No. 1 Bruton site notes. Now in its latest iteration, historic exposed beams and stone floors mix with doses of color, ticking stripes, and Morris textiles in the 12 guest quarters.
Take a look (and take notes):
Photography via No. 1 Bruton.
The hamlet of Bruton is becoming something of a destination. (“Could the small town in Somerset be England’s answer to Marfa?” Remodelista contributor Izabella Simmons asked in Caro: A Design Shop by Way of Love in Somerset.)
“Somerset is the most enchanting of all the counties,” alleges the No. 1 Bruton site. “The town gets a mention in the Domesday book (1086) and there are old and interesting places around every corner…It’s quirky, creative, and really rather surprising.”
Among the town and orchards, visit:
- Caro: A Design Shop by Way of Love in Somerset
- A Room at the Inn: At the Chapel in Somerset
- Durslade Farmhouse in Somerset: The New Bloomsbury?