Henlle Hall Lodges
Kinedo the shower of choice for Henlle Hall lodges
Henlle Hall Lodges
Nestled on the border of Wales in 17 acres of stunning Shropshire countryside, Henlle Hall is a hidden gem in the UK tourist sector.
Bought in 2006 by Cosmo Lloyd and his partner, Keeta, the grand residence was originally built in 1794 for a prominent local family before ownership passed to a court judge in the 1970’s. In its latter years the historic building had fallen into disrepair and was in need of some tender loving care.
Owner Cosmo has run his own property development company, CGL Homes, for many years and has built bespoke houses both locally and as far away as Jersey. Together with his team of in-house experts the Hall has been sympathetically refurbished over the past decade, including the adjacent stables and coach house, which lent themselves perfectly to tourist accommodation. With full occupancy and demand booming, the couple added ten luxury lodges to their portfolio in 2017 with a further eight in progress.
Roger Ballamy is CGL Home’s Chief Engineer and was responsible for sourcing a high spec, leak-free shower solution for the lodges after some leaking issues with an enclosure in the coach house. Timber structures can be susceptible to slight movement as the wood dries or swells; a cubicle with its integrated internal panels can move with the wood, whilst tiles and grout can be prone to cracking under such situations;
I have known about the cubicles for a while and the first couple of lodges gave us the perfect opportunity to try them out. We used the Kinedo Moonlight, which has an integrated tray, opaque glass internal panels and 8mm toughened glass exterior panels. The units were installed into a 1 bed and a 2 bed lodge and were easy and straightforward to install and have been leak-free ever since. We’ve now moved to the Kinedo Eden, which also has a shower valve, head and handrail as part of the package. Our plumbers love the simple, time-saving installation process and we don’t have to consider the brassware as a separate item. The valve doubles up as a neat shelf which guests find useful for bathing products. We’ve not had any issue at all with the Kinedo cubicles.
The stylish lodges are dotted round the woodland in semi-secluded spots and each boasts a luxurious, contemporary interior that unites traditional craftsmanship with modern technology to create an indulgent home-from-home completed by spacious tree-lined decking hosting hot tubs.
From a housekeeping point of view, Keeta manages a staff of 23 who all agree that the cleaning and maintenance of the cubicles is also far easier;
The glass panels on the inside of the cubicles definitely make life easier for the cleaners and they are much more hygienic than grout. These cubicles not only look good, they match our ethos of quality and they enable us to be more efficient. We will keep using them in our new lodges.