UK: Montigo Resorts, at Charlton House opens in Somerset

Posted in News on 11 July, 2023

Montigo Resorts, Somerset, at Charlton House has opened in the idyllic market town of Shepton Mallet, in the Mendip District of Somerset, England. Moments away from the rolling hills of Frome, Wells and Glastonbury, the hotel is a discreet country retreat, with a relaxed, informal vibe. 

The opening ceremony was graced by the Rt Hon James Heappey, Minister of State for the Armed Forces and MP for Wells, Mr Mayor of Wells, Cllr Tanys Pullin, Mayor of Glastonbury, Cllr Indra Donfrancesco, and Chairman of The Street Parish Council, Cllr Bryan Knickerbocker. See photo caption below.

The Regency period estate, featuring an historic 28-room country house hotel and spa, three restaurants, and beautiful gardens, is heralding its new future following its recent acquisition by luxury hospitality experts KOP Limited.

Speaking at the opening, Ms Chih Ching ONG, Executive Chairman and Executive Director of KOP Limited, said: “We are thrilled to be introducing Montigo Resorts’ warm, welcoming blend of excellence in Asian hospitality to Somerset, where our guests will feel cherished, and pampered for ‘generations to come’. Charlton House is an impressive property of distinction, and we are committed to honouring its history, and working with the local community to thoughtfully restore the estate to its full potential.”

Since purchasing the estate in March this year, considerable investment, and effort to improve the facilities has already been made by KOP Limited, using local businesses and materials wherever possible, with even more stunning restorative refurbishments still to come.

A bright botanical conservatory restaurant, a charming bistro, and an al fresco bar and grill make for three exciting on-site dining options. A thermal spa with bathhouse, with therapy treatment rooms and a fitness centre can also be enjoyed by Charlton House Members and hotel guests, as can the bucolic grounds and lounges. With 28 individually designed bedrooms and suites, and notable charms such as the glorious Regency Orangery, a whimsical folly, and Charlton’s own apple orchard, the country house is a highly desirable pet and family-friendly escape for mini-breaks, foodie and wellness retreats, weddings, and celebrations.

Individuality abounds, and accents vary throughout this Montigo Resorts’ 28 bedrooms and suites. Spread across the house’s floors and grounds, charming curiosities await behind every door: from grand wood panelling and unique Mulberry furniture, to neutral, modern suites, with open rolltop bathtubs.  The well-proportioned Courtyard Rooms feature mezzanine bathrooms, and open out onto a furnished, private patio space, some with exclusive late-night access to the jacuzzi and spa pool. Whereas spacious Garden Rooms boast spectacular views across the lawns and flowerbeds, and towards the apple orchard. Room refurbishments are expected to be completed by Q1 2024.

Final refurbishments to the spa are expected to complete by early 2024.

Photo caption:

L-R in the ribbon cutting photograph at the official opening of the Montigo Resorts Somerset, at Charlton House.

  1. Mr Mayor of Wells, Cllr Tanys Pullin
  2. Chair of Street Parish Council, Cllr Bryan Knickerbocker
  3. Minister of State for the Armed Forces and MP for Wells, Rt Hon James Heappey
  4. Mr Mark Battle, Director of KOP Properties UK
  5. Mayor of Glastonbury, Cllr Indra Donfrancesco;
  6. Ms Leny Suparman Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of KOP Limited
  7. Ms Ong Chih Ching, the Executive Chairman and Executive Director of KOP Limited

About KOP Group
A private company that invests in real estate and real estate related companies.  The Group has quickly built a reputation as a developer of niche, iconic and award-winning projects such as The Ritz-Carlton Residences (Singapore), Hamilton Scotts (Singapore) and 10 Trinity Square (London).  Today, KOP Group operates all its real estate interest through its public arm, KOP Limited.  KOP Group is a substantial shareholder of KOP Limited.

About KOP Limited
Listed on the Catalist board of the Singapore Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”), KOP Limited has a business portfolio covering real estate investment, development, and management.  KOPL’s hospitality arm, Montigo Resorts, operates two award-winning resorts in Indonesia and a country hotel in Somerset, United Kingdom. Through a broad range of iconic and award-winning real estate and hospitality projects, KOPL provides unique living and leisure experiences to its clients.

About Montigo Resorts
Montigo Resorts are upscale, fun-filled family getaways and purveyors of upscale leisure properties located in inspiring environments. Providing ultimate getaways for all generations and grounded in an ethos of dedication and attention to detail, the Montigo Resorts service promises excellence today, and ‘For Generations To Come’.  In addition to Montigo Resorts, Somerset, the Montigo Resorts portfolio also includes Montigo Resorts, Nongsa in Batam Indonesia, and Montigo Resorts, Seminyak in Bali, Indonesia.

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