son of William Henry Smith (
), who was later to become Viscount
Hambleden, built North Bovey Manor House in the early 20
century. This extravagant neo-Elizabethan masterpiece has a contrasting
staircase of a Jacobean style, ornate plaster ceilings, oak paneled dining
room, banqueting hall with minstrel’s gallery, open fireplace with a carved
stone chimney and an Adam drawing room.
Shine have been
entrusted with the integration of a state of the art kitchen facility within
the listed building’s fabric and finishes. The large viewing window from
the entrance to the restaurant will provide yet another juxtaposition, updating
this historical longstanding tradition.