Offsite Solutions, the bathroom pod manufacturer, has provided high specification bathrooms for the first vineyard in the UK to open a dedicated hotel.
Llanerch Vineyard Hotel is located in the Vale of Glamorgan near Cardiff and offers five-star accommodation, providing a gateway to tourism in Wales. The stylish rooms enjoy stunning views across the Welsh countryside. Across Europe, wine hotels are increasingly popular – this new development brings that experience to South Wales.
The hotel owners specified two pod designs from Offsite Solutions’ extensive library of bathroom solutions. This significantly reduced design time and facilitated production.
The bathroom pods for the luxury suites featured a granite counter top and shelf with underside LED lighting; a large picture frame demisting mirror with halo lighting; bath with granite surround; semi-recessed vanity basin; wall-mounted toilet; separate cubicle with overhead rainfall and hand-held showers; granite floor tiles, and contemporary push button controls to the shower and bath for ease of use.
The bathrooms for the superior double bedrooms have large format grey porcelain tiles, a wall-mounted basin with granite shelf, LED lighting, and a bath with overhead rainfall and hand-held thermostatic showers.
Commenting on the project, Ryan Davies, director of Llanerch Vineyard Hotel, said: “We wanted a high standard of aesthetics for the new hotel bedrooms and suites which have been carefully designed to our exacting requirements. Pods were recommended to us as being faster on site and good quality. We think the new bathrooms are just fantastic and exceptional quality. They are low maintenance and installation was very straightforward with no trades on site and simple connections for plumbing and electrics. The Offsite Solutions team was flexible, open, helpful and organised throughout in their approach to working with us. This really was a great experience from start to finish.”
The hotel was constructed using a timber frame structure. This was engineered to create a recess in the cassette floor for the installation of the bathroom pods, allowing the application of factory-built bathrooms to work effectively within a timber frame, whilst ensuring level access floors. The application of bathroom pods in timber-framed buildings has created new markets for pod technology which includes housebuilding.
Offsite Solutions offers the UK’s largest range of bathroom pods to suit different building types and applications. Options include steel-framed pods with porcelain-tiled finishes for high-end apartments, PRS, student residences and hotels; robust and low maintenance GRP composite pods for student accommodation, care homes, social housing and healthcare; hybrid pods for specialist projects, and award-winning demountable GRP pods for ease of installation in refurbishment schemes.