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The Newt in Somerset

Luxury Hospitality by Hotel Lighting Designer Illuminationworks


Illuminationworks redefines The Newt in Somerset, a 230-year-old Hadspen House estate turned luxury hospitality haven. Our lighting design harmonizes every aspect of this transformative project, from the historic main house to ancillary buildings, spa, and public areas.


Delve into the exquisite interplay of light in the spa—layered ambient effects and subtly illuminated relaxation spaces. From the stunning indoor pool, rear-lit halotherapy salt walls, indirectly lit hammam, rasul, sauna, steam, and treatment rooms, lighting design enhances the atmosphere of luxury. 


In public areas, the threshing barn, with its soaring uplit wood-slatted ceiling, acts as a welcome centre and exhibition space. The cider press, shop, cider house, café & glasshouse all utilise similar lighting elements for continuity by the hotel lighting designer. 

Across the 720-acre landscape, our minimal yet strategic lighting preserves the countryside's charm, providing visual landmarks for safe navigation. Illuminate your journey with the nuanced brilliance of hotel lighting designer Illuminationworks at The Newt in Somerset.






Highly Commended

Hotel Project of the Year

2020 Lighting Design Awards



Simon Morray-Jones

Richard Parr Architects

B2 Architects

Studio Mark Ruthven


Electrical Engineers

BJP Consulting 

Martin Thomas Associates

Electrical Contractors



General Contractors

Beard Construction 

Stonewood Builders

Ken Biggs

Quantity Surveyors

Currie & Brown


Gavriil Papadiotis

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