In the market for a coastal staycation you won’t forget? House of Hackney, the iconic east London interiors brand, have headed south west to the Cornish coast to create, quite possibly, the coolest caravaning experience ever.
Home and interiors brand House of Hackney are celebrating a milestone 10 years in the business with a unique travel experience like nothing else. Ripping up the rule book as per usual, the East London brand best-loved for their bold prints, statement wallpapers – their famous green palm print as made it’s way all over Instagram – and vintage-inspired soft furnishings, are celebrating a decade of success by launching a pop-up hotel and kooky caravan experience.
Founders Frieda and Javvy have upped sticks from their home turf of Hackney for the rustic, wild countryside of Cornwall, opening a boutique pop-up hotel in a castle no less. The Castle of Trematon has been transformed into Hotel Tremotonia for eight weeks this summer and as you can imagine it will be full to bursting with an incredible array of House of Hackney prints and magic.
The team has created a complete fantasy world – think castle rooms with antique, four-poster beds dressed in fine linens by Peter Reed and cushions and blankets from House of Hackney. Every inch of the rooms have been taken care of, from exquisite rugs to psychedelic artwork and statement-making wallpapered en-suites.
The rooms are fit for kings and queens but if you’re into a more humble approach to holidaying, in the grounds of the castle the House of Hackney team have created something just as cool but certainly more understated. The Castle Caravans are an option for those who want to get back to nature, immerse themselves in the wild Cornwall landscape but do it in fabulous House of Hackney style.
Frieda and Javvy have bought three retro 1970s-style, curved-shaped caravans and renovated them into mini House of Hackney homes on wheels. On the outside they are decked out in the brand’s signature prints – think pretty pastel hues and floral motifs. Inside, expect pure luxury from bespoke mattresses topped with hemp bed linen, the softest sink-into wool duvets and luxury pillows made by Devon Duvets. There’s cosy blankets by Johnstons of Elgin and House of Hackney cushions and snug underfoot carpets to make the caravans feel like home.
There are three to choose from but are all equally as Instagrammable. First up, the Plantasia, cloaked in verdant green tones and tree prints,it magically camouflages into the landscape around. While inside the palette of blue and green pastels and teal blue velvet give a nod to 1970s glam.
There’s the Artemis Caravan, a souped-up but super chic kind of horse box, covered in the iconic House of Hackney Artemis print. The print continues inside on the ceiling and is mixed with warm tones of woodwork, ochre velvet upholstery and a stunning landscape painting by Cornwall-based artist Kerry Harding.
Finally, the Hollyhocks Caravan is small but adorable, covered in a colourful riot of ditsy print flowers.
Guests are welcome to explore the Castle grounds, stunning gardens and fairytale woodlands, plus they’ll get the keys to one of the House of Hackney emblazoned Renegade 4xe to take in the surrounding Cornish countryside and beaches. But it’s the hotel’s reimagined, revamped Indian pool that’s really selling it to us. Sitting round that on a balmy British summer day? You don’t get better staycation vibes than that.