The site will open its doors on 22 June following “extensive” renovations, and 49 bedrooms and suites will be unveiled alongside two restaurants, a bar and lounge, plus a gym.
The second phase, to be completed in August, will feature a cookery school and farm shop, with a luxury spa and riverside glamping opening in early 2022.
The hotel will feature two restaurants serving high-quality local ingredients. The Prévost Restaurant will serve fine dining under the guidance of executive chef Lee Clarke and sous chef Sam Nash. Meanwhile, Haycock Kitchen will be a “relaxed” dining space with an outdoor terrace serving brasserie-style dishes.
Hotel activities available will include a fitness suite with the latest cardio equipment, yoga mats in the bedrooms, electric and push bikes, plus canoes and paddleboards for guests’ use.
Set on the River Nene in the medieval village of Wansford, Cambridgeshire, the hotel dates back to 1571.
According to Pride of Britain Hotels, the site is “steeped in history”, with previous guests including Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Victoria, as well as Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury and Tom Cruise.
Tom Wortley, general manager, Haycock Manor Hotel: “We are delighted to join the prestigious Pride of Britain collection of hotels. This is an important recognition of the revitalised Haycock Manor Hotel, further establishing this elegant historic building as a key destination in the East of England.
“We cannot wait to share the beauty of this iconic 16th Century hotel, now reimagined for 2021, where we combine the latest in luxury, comfort and technology with outstanding hospitality. We look forward to being part of this prestigious and likeminded organisation.”
Peter Hancock, CEO of Pride of Britain Hotels said: “Haycock Manor Hotel promises to be one of the most exciting new openings in recent years, and we are delighted to be working with Tom Wortley and his team to promote the hotel to a new audience of discerning British guests.”