Seven luxury lodges with lounge areas, bathrooms, bedrooms and outdoor terraces could be erected in woodland around Moor Hall, Prescot Road, Aughton if planning permission is approved.
Moor Hall was developed in an historic barn in five acres of woodland, providing a contemporary casual dining experience and including a lakeside seating area.
It has seven bedrooms across the hall and gatehouse but its owners believe more accommodation is needed to service the nationwide interest in the restaurant and facilitate more overnight stays. Moor Hall opened in the Grade II listed building in 2017 following a £10m investment. It has since received a string of prestigious awards including two Michelin stars, five AA Rosettes and the title of Restaurant of the Year in the 2019 National Restaurant Awards.
The planning application shows the lodges have been designed to sit modestly among the trees, providing a luxury woodland experience. They are single storey. Two lodges are proposed by the lake, three lodges in the woodland to the rear of the Holly Lawn and two are planned for the Woodland Glade. A feature is the lodge structures do not require foundations and would sit on small pads so can be removed with minimal impact on their surroundings if circumstances change and they are no longer required.