Lympstone Manor is decorated with specially commissioned artwork by talented local artist Rachel Toll. Rachel is a watercolour artist who gains inspiration from the wildlife, landscapes and coasts of Devon and Cornwall. For Lympstone Manor, she has painted a series of beautiful watercolours illustrating the birds of the Exe Estuary and her work adorns each of our respective guestrooms.
Throughout the entire hotel, our walls are hung with artwork from highly regarded, local artists in collaboration and curated by FineArt@. Their collections allow us to merge breath-taking art with fine dining for a unique evening experience.
Also working with FineArt@, our ground and parkland feature a number of hand crafted sculptures from renowned sculpture artists, Take a stroll along the ladies walk and marvel at the unique shapes forms and features across the landscape.
The wildly talented Rachael Toll has created a series of watercolours for our 21 Estuary bird-named rooms and 6 Shepherd huts named after an animal of the woodland.
Each room has been inspired by its namesake, with the interior design reflecting the plumage and colours of the bird or woodland creature.
Dotted around our intimately beautiful estate are 53 sculptures created by more than 20 sculptors from around the country. Each stand proud and resolute, happily positioned amongst their surroundings to provide guests with a unique experience to appreciate not just the natural beauty of our grounds, but of these strikingly poignant and beautiful constructions too.
The variety of works on display throughout our Sculpture Park is truly remarkable, from abstract to figurative and conceptual genres, covering a range of different subjects techniques, styles, materials, methods of creation, scale and underlying philosophy. This is a carefully curated collection, with the placement of each work in the natural setting of our estate precisely considered by the artist, curator and Michael himself. The overall effect is hugely impressive, taking the concept of environmental art to another level.
Guests are invited to use their smartphone camera to scan the QR code positioned next to each piece of art which will reveal further information on the piece.