style to inspire you

Designer Nicky Farquhar creates our arty and imaginative interiors

Our style is important to us. It’s our fingerprint of quality, our stamp of approval and it’s what makes us a bit special.

Led by Nicky Farquhar Interior Design, Nicky is focused on all things interior for The Calcot Collection, responsible for the overall look and design of the hotels, from the tiniest details to larger spaces such as restaurants, public rooms and bedrooms. Occasionally this involves working with other specialist designers but more often than not, her consultancy oversees the design work throughout The Collection. This includes creating schematics and mood boards for overall look-and-feel, sourcing and procurement of furniture and decorative accessories, as well as commissioning bespoke cabinetry. Enormous importance is placed on combining the practical elements of hotel design with creative, comfortable, unique and personal interiors.

In 2014, Nicky completed the total redesign and refurbishment of The Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland, Northumberland, a historic 21-bedroom hotel, pub and new foodie haven, The Gatehouse. Every element of the property was redesigned, restored and furnished.

2015 saw Nicky working on The Painswick, another total redesign and refurbishment of 17 bedrooms and public spaces, which opened in the first half of 2016. The Painswick has created a particular buzz for its quirky and eclectic interiors, creating a unique personality and regularly delighting guests and online influencers in their reviews. Nicky’s work at the Painswick is featured in the images shown here.

At Calcot & Spa, Barnsley House Hotel and The Village Pub, there is a continual rolling programme of refurbishment projects throughout the year, for the re-design and upgrade of various rooms.

Our interiors accentuate the unique personality of each property, creating warm, inviting spaces for guests—cosy, luxurious, romantic, even sometimes quirky. But all (we think you’ll agree) simply gorgeous.


Like Never Before


Together in The Barn


From The Garden


To Inspire You


To Astound You

yes, chef

New Faces, New Ideas


Have a New Haven


With The Family


In The Village

The Village Pub