Stephen Hargreaves, the North-West-based hospitality entrepreneur, has has launched a UK first by creating a unique ‘smart home’ boutique villa for guests.
Named Bon Vivant and situated in a private space in Bowness-on-Windermere with views of the Lake, the three-bedroomed detached villa is a traditional Lake District stone and slate built property, completely refurbished and designed to produce an exquisite, boutique environment.
Costing more than £1.2m to create, Bon Vivant combines the ultimate in modern luxury with state-of-the-art technology.
Hargreaves has become renowned for successfully combining technology with ‘plush’ and Bon Vivant is the next step in sumptuous.
The very best in furnishings, wallpapers and fabrics sit comfortably alongside top-of-the-range lighting and technology, with all rooms controlled with iPad technology for music and movies.
A Reako intelligent lighting system is used throughout the property. Creating an atmosphere in which to relax and unwind is a key element in all of his venues.
Other features include a five-star kitchen, a reading room, a dining room for six and stunning lounge area with speakers in the ceiling.
The pièce de résistance, however, is a purpose-built cinema room with more than 400 titles, leather reclining seats, a mini-bar, a surround sound system, laser projector and 108-inch screen.
Outside, a private, decked area houses a hot tub with moonlighting and music. With private gardens, parking for up to four cars and the bustling village of Bowness a 15-minute walk away, Bon Vivant ticks every box in terms of the ultimate 5-star getaway.
“We’re really excited about the opening of Bon Vivant which has taken holiday letting to a completely new level. We have been listening to guest feedback and have created for them, an incredible and luxurious space; a superior experience. It’s completely unique – a ‘first’ in the UK and the ultimate smart villa.”
Prices start from £995 per night (midweek) for six people. Guests also gain access to Hargreaves’ Bowness-based bar/restaurants, Baha and The fizzy Tarte, with additional access to the private concierge service.
Prices from £995 for one night midweek (Sunday – Thursday); £1,890 for two nights midweek and £2,685 for three nights midweek. Weekend prices: £2,190 for two nights (minimum stay).