wedding event outside large country house

Froyle Place

Conversion of Grade II* Listed Manor House to a wedding and events venue as part of a large mixed use development.
Location Upper Froyle, Hampshire
Status Built
Use Hospitality
Client Nicholas Heritage Group

A sensitive conversion of a Grade II* Listed Manor house set in Froyle Park.

Accommodation totalled approximately 16,000 sqm including the former Treloar school building and 5 separate listed buildings within the village Conservation area.


approach to large county house with tree lines walkway to entrance

Froyle Place

The core of this early 17th century, E-plan layout, Grade II* Listed mansion was built in a distinctive Jacobean architectural style. The basement incorporates elements of an earlier medieval house.

The main range has accommodation over 4 levels, with a lower status 2 storey range to the west. The house was remodelled at least twice during the Georgian period and again in the Victorian era and when the building was a school. It was a private residence until 1949, when it became Lord Mayor Treloar College,  subsequently moved to a new site in nearby Holybourne.

Our proposals sympathetically convert the 2900 sqm house into a new Country Club/Wedding & Events Venue, forming the hub of the wider masterplan proposals for the site.


wedding event in gardens outside large country house

Expert design involvement

After taking Pre-Application advice, WDA submitted Detailed Planning, Listed and Building Regulations applications. Having gained the approvals, we assisted on site during the building construction phase.

Works included; partial demolition of redundant former school buildings; repairs to historic structures, repointing of stonework, refurbishment of joinery and windows. New heating systems, mechanical and electrical installations, fire compartmentation, ventilation and means of escape arrangements were installed. The existing kitchens were refurbished to serve the new hotel complex.



The ground floor reception and service rooms were sensitively restored and re-purposed.

The reception rooms feature 17th and 19th century panelling, which was carefully cleaned and repaired.

A new conservatory provides a transition into the grounds. A covered link leads to a new function room converted from the former school dining room.


Before: Classroom

After: Newly created library and lounging space

After: Refurbished bedroom

After: Bedroom with restored timber panelling

Areas of the ground, first and second floors were carefully subdivided into 14 No apartments to provide residential accommodation.

Externally new soft and hard landscaping works enhanced the setting of the building.


After: Featuring the new conservatory

Size 2900 sqm wedding venue, plus 69 dwellings
Completion Date  2015

site plan of manor house with large gardens

The Froyle Park Estate

  • Conversion of a Grade II* Listed Jacobean Manor House, into a Country Club/Wedding & Events Venue, incorporating 14 apartments, reception facilities and landscaped grounds.
  • 29 Conversions of Listed Buildings to housing.
  • 40 New Build Houses.

Discover our surperb new build housing across the Froyle Park Estate.