Donna Ida Thornton and Robert Walton MBE are the New Owners of Langdon

The sale of the 16 Century, Grade ll* listed 4 star Jacobean Manor Home Lodge will see needed funding to revive and revive the constructing and enterprise to safe its future for a few years to return.

Coping with the sale at Vickery Holman, Mike Easton, Head of Inns and Hospitality feedback ‘The sale course of of Langdon Court docket demonstrates the continued curiosity within the South West Nation Home Lodge market proper now the place, on this instantaneous, we obtained appreciable curiosity and quite a few provides. That is regardless of appreciable challenges on the bottom with a property in want of safety and restore. We’re completely delighted that Robert and Donna are the profitable purchaser and they’ve absolutely engaged with the historical past and allure of Langdon. They’re displaying an actual concentrate on getting the constructing again into good restore so it would turn out to be a venue recognized not simply domestically however Internationally.’

Langdon Court Donna Ida
Langdon Court Donna Ida
Langdon Court Donna Ida
Langdon Court Donna Ida
Robert Walton MBE, is President of the Restaurant Affiliation of Nice Britain and founding father of The Nth Diploma World is a companion of the Michelin Information, whereas his spouse, Donna Ida Thornton, is a extremely regarded dressmaker and ‘Jean Queen’. Robert could be very well-known within the hospitality trade for encouraging expertise within the restaurant sector because the chairman of the World Younger Chef Younger Waiter competitors. He’s additionally a eager advocate of fine meals and wholesome consuming together with his common cooking collection Dazzler Does on Instagram. Donna based her eponymous vogue model in 2006 for the lady whose wardrobe is centred round denim.
Robert and Donna’s mixed abilities can be put to good use as they got down to sensitively restore and restore Langdon to its former glory.
Langdon Court Donna Ida

Robert feedback ‘When Donna and I first noticed Langdon we have been fully blown away by the fantastic thing about the constructing and the grounds and instantly agreed that this was the one we had been in search of. It’s one thing that we had been desirous to do for a while – to create a venue that provides one of the best in meals and lodging, supporting up and coming cooks in fashionable environment’.

Donna continues ‘While Langdon Court docket is a significant mission, we’ve been impressed by the fantastic thing about the historic constructing and gorgeous coastal location. We each wish to be surrounded by lovely issues so we began planning the renovations instantly so we will inject our signature fashion into Langdon Court docket. The look can be clear nation, with a giant nod to the Devon countryside. We wish to convey parts of the skin in however with out cluttering the house. Think about numerous pure clear contemporary materials and textures in a impartial color palette.”
Robert added: ‘We had been trying throughout for our subsequent mission and the South West has so many issues going for it with high quality native produce from each land and sea together with a rising repute for eating out and for prime finish holidays. The help proven already by these we now have shared our concepts with, has been extraordinary and we actually can not wait to get began. We want to notably thank Mike at Vickery Holman who has been supportive all through as the method has not been that easy, however he has been there at every step and we are going to advocate Vickery Holman companies to our contacts.’
Donna concludes: ‘There’s a lot historical past connected to Langdon Court docket. A lot of the unique Renaissance backyard nonetheless exists and it has been visited by royalty together with Edward Vll. The home was a house for tons of of years earlier than being become a lodge within the Sixties. We actually can not wait to get began.’
Langdon Court Donna Ida
Langdon Court Donna Ida
Langdon Court Donna Ida
Langdon Court docket stands in 10 acres of floor together with lovely gardens, a winery, lakes and two former outbuildings along with the 19 en-suite bedrooms in the principle property. The gardens and buildings are extremely photogenic and would make a beautiful location for photograph shoots.
Mike Easton concludes: ‘We have been delighted to obtain the directions for the sale of such a shocking and essential property for the area. Langdon Court docket has a protracted historical past and is well-known within the space as an occasions and eating venue. The subsequent episode for Langdon is one among revival and we sit up for seeing the outcomes.’

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