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Historic house to reopen soon
4:00pm Sunday 12th August 2012 in News
AN historic house on the outskirts of Evesham is set to reopen as a hotel this autumn after a major £4 million restoration.
Wood Norton Hall formerly served as a listening post in the Cold War and since then has been owned by the BBC.
The house is also famous for being the home of exiled French royalty, when the Duc d’Orleans Prince Philippe lived there.
Guests used to be greeted by golden gates thought to have originally come from the Palace of Versailles. The Journal reported recently how these gates are close to being returned to Wood Norton following repairs after being damaged by a car.
Earlier this year Wood Norton was bought by a private investor and when it opens again it will feature the original 19th century oak panelling, parquet flooring, carvings and fireplaces.
The hotel will have two restaurants as well as conference facilities. For more details, visit bespokehotels.
com/woodnortonhall or call 08433 575585.