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Urban Splash And Bistrot Pierre Announce Arrival Of A Unique Place To Stay At Royal William Yard, Plymouth

August 1, 2017 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

Royal William Yard is to take another huge step forward thanks to award winning regeneration company Urban Splash who have signed a lease with Nottingham-based French restaurant group, Bistrot Pierre, to create the first ever visitor accommodation at the historic ex-naval victualling yard.

Bistrot Pierre Rooms will open in Residence One, a beautiful Grade1 listed Admirals House on The Green. The interiors will be designed by Jackie Gillespie, of award-winning Devon based Gillespie Yunnie Architects, who was the lead architect on Royal William Yard.

Guests, staying in one of the 14 stylish yet simply appointed rooms, will be able to enjoy the building’s authentic Georgian features, and views of its magical walled garden, which boasts incredible views across the majestic Plymouth Sound. An authentic French bistrot breakfast will be available just a short stroll across the lawn at Bistrot Pierre itself.

“Bistrot Pierre Rooms will offer the ultimate Yard visitor experience,” said Emily Handslip, Director, Commercial Lettings, Urban Splash. “A chance to wake up in one of our stunning Grade 1 listed buildings, designed by an award winning architect. Then enjoy an incredible breakfast at Bistrot Pierre, explore everything The Yard has to offer, hop across the water to Cornwall for the day perhaps or visit the historic Barbican, then return for a sundowner and a perfect meal to end your day – before strolling across the beautiful Yard grounds to bed.”

The arrival of Bistrot Pierre Rooms is set to be as significant to the Yard, as the opening of the first restaurant, says Urban Splash. “The vision for The Yard has always been to introduce unique and high quality visitor accommodation,” said Emily. “Bistrot Pierre with Rooms will be a game changer – making it a must visit for people wishing to visit the Yard and explore Plymouth.”

The Plymouth Bistrot Pierre restaurant opened three years ago to widespread acclaim and became hugely popular for its freshly cooked, good value, French food, served in a stylish, convivial Bistrot ambiance. It is one of the most successful bistrots in the Bistrot Pierre family.

“We are really excited about the opportunity to open Bistrot Pierre Rooms in Plymouth. It’s a model that’s worked well for us elsewhere and The Yard is such a stunning place and so successful for us, it felt like the natural next step,” said Rob Beacham, Director, Bistrot Pierre.

“I am delighted to be leading the design of Bistrot Pierre Rooms,” said Jackie Gillespie, Partner, Yunnie Gillespie. “Visitor accommodation at the Yard is something we have been keen to add to its overall proposition, and I am confident we can achieve a genuinely stunning interior with the Bistrot Pierre team.”

“I’d like to congratulate Urban Splash and Bistrot Pierre for creating this unique and exciting new visitor experience in Plymouth, said Amanda Lumley, Destination Plymouth. “There is a demand for stylish, high quality accommodation in Plymouth. We hope it will attract even more people to the Yard and encourage them to experience everything Britain’s Ocean City has to offer.”

Launching in late 2017, the rooms will be generous in size with large comfortable beds, dressed with Egyptian cotton sheets and feather down duvets. Prices will start at £90 per room per night, with breakfast available in the Bistrot across the Lawn..

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