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Fantastic Escapes - Architecture and Design for Stylish Stays

By Maria Chatzistavrou (Editor)

2018, The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd

The ‘Fantastic Escapes’ book celebrates the global rise of the boutique hotel and stylish bed and breakfasts (B&B’s) which are becoming increasingly popular to tourists and travellers in recent decades. B&Bs originated in the United Kingdom as an alternative accommodation option, but the concept has now spread across Europe and beyond.

 The book features over 200 projects from around the world, with detailed descriptions and multi-angel pictures that give excellent insight to demonstrate how these schemes have evolved. Two PAD studio designed schemes feature in the book, Daisybank Cottage and Warborne Farm.

 Daisybank Cottage is an award-winning B&B located in the heart of the New Forest, the original building was built in 1901, PAD studio was commissioned to rebuild the small dilapidated gardener’s cottage located at the rear of the property to expand the B&B accommodation.

 Warborne Farm is a luxury ‘farm-stay’ holiday accommodation located near the Georgian town of Lymington, Hampshire. PAD studio was appointed to complete a series of conversions of agricultural buildings into award-winning holiday lets. The alterations are sympathetic, sustainable and retain the original rural character of the barns.