OUR HISTORY

Who

We Are

One Holyrood is situated in the medieval centre of Newport.  The Grade II listed buildings date from the early 17th century and have undergone a complete and sympathetic restoration.  Date marks are visible in bricks and stone. 

Over the years these historic buildings have had a variety of uses most notably a Blacksmiths shop, a Bakery, in the 1940’s a Gentleman’s Outfitters and then before becoming a hotel Nos. 1 & 2 were a well known Picture Gallery specializing in sailing and seascapes and Nos. 3 & 4 an antique shop.

Guest

Rooms

Building
Award

Newport Parish Council awarded One Holyrood the Building Design Award in 2012 for “External and Internal Refurbishment”.

Prior to renovation the buildings were neglected, decaying and in a poor structural condition.  A 2-year total renovation & conversion by the owner and architect, Richard Holden, of the London practice Holden Harper ,and the interior designer David Genty, has resulted in a 12 bedroom hotel and consequentially the rehabilitation of Holyrood Street into a pleasant part of Newport.

Our

Gardens

Prior to restoration, the garden at One Holyrood was neglected, overgrown and abandoned.   Years of accumulated waste had to be completely cleared out, the area re-leveled and then paved with the stone slabs found in the undergrowth. The flower beds & borders have been created around the paved terraces and lawns and have been stocked with scented plants to give a stimulating aromatic experience.

The Garden is a peaceful, sheltered and secluded retreat.  A sunny place to lounge or eat in throughout the day.