The New Inn, Cerne Abbas

The New Inn in the chocolate-box village of Cerne Abbas was already a successful property for Palmers but the potential for converting & extending the derelict outbuildings to letting bedrooms had long been an ambition of the client together with a desire to update the existing services to provide facilities which the modern tourist demands.

JMDA began by undertaking a full measured survey of every nook & cranny of the buildings to ensure that the design scheme had firm foundations. The fact that The New Inn is a listed property and in a sensitive conservation area made the project even more challenging and the planners were keen to be consulted at every stage. The low eaves & roof height of the outbuildings made planning of the conversion to letting rooms very challenging but JMDA managed to fit an additional 7 en-suit bedrooms into the buildings and added a further bedroom via a sympathetic extension. Two of the rooms are duplex style with their own spacious lounge areas on the ground floor and open plan bathroom facilities within the first floor bedrooms.

The bar & restaurant areas were sympathetically refurbished to add a contemporary twist to the historic features using quirky lighting and bric-a-brac.

  • Space Planning
  • Interior Design
  • FF&E Specialists
  • Branding Concept
  • Design co-ordination
  • Statutory approvals
  • Project Management